WALTON COUNTY, GA – A genius shooting at a lawnmower stuffed with explosives blew off one of his legs, and the incident was captured on video.
Before I go on, the explosives the man was using is called Tannerite. It is often used with shooters in small amounts because when it is hit by a bullet, it will create a small explosion.
The manufacturer recommends using about 1/2 a pound but, as you can imagine, people often use a shitload more and like to stuff it into things to blow up – things like vehicles, wild hogs, and even barns.
In this case, 32-year-old David Pressley and his friends decided to load three pounds of Tannerite in an old lawnmower.
As you can see in the following video, Pressley takes multiple shots at the lawnmower with a rifle before he finally triggers an explosion. The resulting blast sent debris flying, and Pressley lost his left leg below the knee in the process.
Pressley’s friends used a tourniquet around his leg and drove him to a nearby road where EMS met the group and he was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.…
Early Sunday morning, an unidentified man walked into a 7-11 wearing a mask and wielding a hatchet. He reportedly said nothing to the clerk behind the counter or the customers in the store when he began swinging his weapon.
“What everybody says is that he didn’t say anything. He just walked in the store, had the hatchet, and started attacking people,” King County PIO Cindi West said.
The man first swung the hatchet at a customer before going behind the counter and attacking a 58-year-old convenience store employee. What the attacker probably did not expect was that one of the customers in the store is a regular, and he has a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
The 60-year-old man, who comes to the store every morning to get coffee and talk with the employees, pulled out a handgun and shot the man as he was attacking the employee.…
Rafael McCloud, 33, escaped from the Warren County jail where he was awaiting trial for the kidnap, rape and murder of 69-year-old Sharen Wilson.
Wilson’s body was found outside an abandoned hospital last year after a group of ghost hunters followed a blood trail out of the building. McCloud was quickly arrested after he was found driving Wilson’s car.
He’s been in jail awaiting his trial ever since, until March 2 when he escaped his cell by taking a jail guard hostage with a homemade shank and forced the guard to give him his clothes.
McCloud was able to escape the building and police have been scouring the area looking for him. It took a week, but police finally found McCloud – shot to death in a family’s bathtub.
At around 4:30 a.m. Thursday, a man went out to his garage to start his wife’s car and encountered McCloud.…
According to reports, 31-year-old Jamie Gilt was driving down the road when her son found a handgun in the backseat. The boy fired the gun and the bullet traveled through the back of the driver’s seat and entered Gilt’s back.
Gilt pulled over and was noticed by a passing police officer who stopped to offer assistance. Gilt was taken to a hospital in stable condition and her son was placed with family members. The Department of Children and Families has been contacted but, at this time, the shooting is being investigated as accidental.
However, Capt. Joseph Wells said investigators are trying to determine how the boy got his hands on the gun and if he was fastened to his booster seat at the time of the shooting.
“There was a booster seat in the back of the vehicle, but however the boy was not strapped in when the deputy got to them,” Wells said.…
On February 13, Hawkins made a frantic phone call to his mother to tell her someone was trying to kill him before his cell phone disconnected. After his vehicle was discovered at a residence the following day, police used search dogs to search a nearby wooded area.
The teen’s body was found at a construction dump site the next day, wrapped in sheets. According to reports, Hawkins had been shot to death.
Police quickly arrested 21-year-old Joshua Reese, the man who Hawkins told his mother was trying to kill him, as well as 28-year-old Cory Daniel Conner and 22-year-old Danny Lee Jarvis. All three have been charged with Hawkins’ murder. Reese is being held on a $500,000 bond, while Conner and Jarvis are each being held on $250,000 bonds.
Reese already has pending charges in Alabama for attempted murder after he was arrested in 2013 for allegedly hitting a man over the head with a gun and then trying to shoot him.…
The shooting happened on Tuesday morning when the teen’s mother and grandmother tried waking him up to go to school.
The teen became so angry at their repeated attempts to get his ass up, that he grabbed a handgun from his closet and opened fire.
His grandmother was shot twice while his 12-year-old sister and 6-year-old nephew were only grazed. The teen fled the scene after the shooting, dropping the gun off at a neighboring apartment complex.
His grandmother was taken tot he hospital where she is expected to recover. The two children were treated and released.
The boy was found a short time later walking along nearby railroad tracks and was taken into custody without incident. He was charged in Juvenile Court with four counts of attempted homicide and one count of reckless endangerment.
His family is cooperating with the investigation and stated they had no idea he was in the possession of a handgun.…
Gaston County Police were called by Crystal’s brother-in-law who told them that Crystal had informed the family she had caught her husband in bed with another woman and had shot them both.
Crystal also told her family that she had cleaned up the scene “and took care of the bodies,” claiming to have put the dead woman’s body in a wheelbarrow and dumping her on a “burn pile” behind the couple’s home.
However, police say when they went to the home they found the naked bodies of Giovanni Gambino, 39-year-old Geoffrey Gilliland, and 33-year-old Stephanie Sanchez shot to death inside a bedroom.
Gilliland and Sanchez lived together in a $55-a-night motel in Charlotte and were visiting the home, according to police. How Giovanni knew the couple hasn’t been made real clear, but it’s not hard to come up with a couple of scenarios – especially with the following quote:
“These are people that met, had interaction and then came together,” said Gaston County Police Capt.…
The man was with his girlfriend at a residence where they were each taking pictures of themselves holding the gun.
The girlfriend said that they had done this several times throughout the day and that the dead man had repeatedly unloaded and loaded the gun.
However, the last time the man posed with the gun he was unaware he had left a bullet in the chamber. He ended up with a new hole to his head that severely hindered his ability to be alive anymore, and the gene pool got another drop of chlorine.
Skagit County Sheriff’s Office Chief of Patrol Chad Clark said no charges will be filed at this time and that the death is being investigated as accidental.
Not surprisingly, this is not the first person we’ve reported on who fatally shot themselves while taking selfies with a gun.
Last year, 19-year-old Deleon Smith accidentally shot himself in the throat while taking selfies with a gun.…
According to Salisbury police Chief Thomas Fowler, the two victims rented the guns from Bob’s Tactical Shooting Range at around 5:30 p.m. yesterday.
With six to eight people inside the business, the pair blew their brains out in the shooting range area of the store. Both were transported to the hospital where they were pronounced dead with gunshot wounds to the head.
Their identities have not been released at this time, but Fowler did say they were in their early 20s and resided in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He also added that police found what they believe to be a suicide note.
Their suicides were caught on the store’s surveillance camera, so no doubt it will be online eventually.
If you have been reading our site for any length of time, then you are aware people committing suicide at gun ranges is nothing new.
One of the weirder ones involved identical twins who went to a Denver shooting range and shot themselves in the heads.…
Isabella Heffernan was reported missing on Sunday morning after her family woke up and discovered she was not inside the home. The 10-year-old was last seen alive when she went to bed at around 10 p.m. the night before.
Police organized a search team that included deputies, K-9 units, and an air unit. At around 4:30 p.m. that afternoon, Heffernan’s dead body was found in a field behind her home. She had been shot to death.
Sheriff McKeithen said they began looking at Heffernan’s teenage brother as a suspect after his father told police he believed his son may have had something to do with her disappearance, and had actually handcuffed the boy earlier in the day.
When interviewed by police, Lochridge told investigators different stories as to how his little sister ended up shot to death behind their home. First he said he shot her with a .22 caliber rifle after mistaking her for a deer.…
Police were called to the home early Tuesday morning after a young female inside the home called to report a domestic incident.
When police arrived on the scene they were confronted by Andrews, a partner at Manhattan law firm Andrews and Andrews, who was armed with a knife. An officer shot and killed Andrews when he refused to listen to commands.
“We actually came to the home and one of our officers was immediately confronted by an individual who would not comply with any demands to stay where he was,” said Lt. James Perez, Fairfield police. “That individual made a lunge at our officer, our officer in self-defense, fired.”
Inside the home, police would find Andrews’ family members in various rooms suffering from a myriad of beating and stabbing injuries.
According to reports, Andrews first attacked his wife and inflicted severe stab and blunt force wounds to her face.…
According to reports, Evans was sitting inside the restaurant looking “sketchy” and disheveled. Evans was known to the workers and, going by statements made to the press, has a history of mental issues.
A sheriff’s deputy was called to the location to check on a report about Evans causing a problem. According to witnesses, the officer sat down beside Evans and asked him how he was doing. Evans responded by pulling out a handgun and shooting the officer in the head.
“I saw him fall back out of his chair and the blood started coming out,” said one patron sitting 10-feet away from the shooting.
Evans fled the scene and witnesses gave responding officers a description the direction Evans was headed. One deputy caught up to him, leading to an exchange of gunfire that left both Evans and the officer dead.
The names of the two police officers have not been released yet, at least not while I am writing this up, but it was reported that one was a 30-year veteran and the other served 16 years.…
Neighbors called police to perform a welfare check Tuesday afternoon at the home of 78-year-old James Earl Reed and 59-year-old Sharon Reed.
Police would find Laster outside of the home when they arrive. Inside the home the would find Laster’s grandparents had both been shot and decapitated.
Police would also find three small children inside the daycare, but they were in the garage and reportedly did not see the murders.
“Luckily, they weren’t injured in any way, shape or form,” said Sgt. Ashley Peters, with the Oklahoma City Police Department.
Laster was taken into custody and charged with multiple counts of murder. No motive has been revealed at this point.…
CHICAGO, IL – Not a lot of details on this yet, but Chicago police say six people, including a child, were found murdered in a home Thursday afternoon. I am sure some of the following details will change as more information is released.
Police discovered the bodies after being called to the home to perform a well-being check after a co-worker of one of the victim’s called to report they had not been at work for the last two days.
When police arrived, they could see a body from outside of the home and made entry. Once inside, they found five more bodies. The identities of the victims have not been released, but police said the victims were four men, one woman and a 12-year-old child.
According to reports, some of the victims had been stabbed to death, while others were fatally shot.
One neighbor said the family that lives at the home had been there for at least three years and included a woman with two sons, who were grade-school age; and her parents.…
Anna Nosova, 25, was hired to help lure customers into a clothing store near the Lyublino metro station.
This tactic aggravated some of the residents who lived nearby, but not nearly as much as it aggravated 58-year-old Sergei Galakhov, who lived above the clothing store.
The nuclear engineer had been fired the day before and was drinking when he became increasingly aggravated by Nosova’s use of a loudspeaker to advertise the shop’s wares.
So instead of asking her to stop, Galakhov shot the woman dead from his apartment as she stood on the sidewalk. Nosova’s horrified co-workers carried her into the clothing store, but she was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
Police arrived and spoke with Galakhov, who confessed to taking the law into his own hands and shooting Nosova without any warning. He was taken into custody on suspicion of murder and is facing 15 years in prison if convicted.…
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, two men showed up to a home after responding to a Craigslist ad.
No word on what the homeowner was selling, but reports are that the two men weren’t interested in buying anything, anyway.
Instead, the suspects allegedly tied the homeowner up and took the keys to his SUV. As one man left in the vehicle they arrived in, the other tried taking the victim’s vehicle.
Unfortunately for the would-be car thief, the homeowner had gotten himself freed from his restraints, retrieved a handgun, and was firing shots at him and his accomplice. The unidentified man driving the victim’s SUV was hit and crashed the vehicle into a home a short distance away.
His accomplice got away, but he would die after being transported to the hospital. The homeowner and his wife weren’t hurt during the incident.…
Early Sunday morning, Carlopoli called 911 to report three dead bodies in his apartment. When police arrived, Carlopoli met them outside in blood splattered clothes.
“They are in there,” he said to the officers while directing them inside his apartment. As he was being detained, he allegedly stated that he had shot his wife.
Inside the master bedroom, police would find the body of Carlopoli’s girlfriend, 37-year-old Tammy Modlin, and Modlin’s 16-year-old daughter from a previous relationship. Both women had been shot to death.
The couple’s 3-year-old daughter, Jeanne Carlopoli, was found nearby with the family dog. Both had been stabbed to death.
Carlopoli was taken into custody and has been charged with second-degree murder, two counts of conspiracy to commit second-degree murder, two counts of aggravated child abuse and one count of felony animal cruelty. He is currently in the Lee County jail under no bond.
“I often tell people when I speak publicly that we’re in the business of whatever happens next,” Sheriff Mike Scott said.…
Nelson and the girl had been dating since September of last year until the girl’s mother found out about the relationship and stopped it.
The two continued to see each other secretly, until earlier this month when the girl told Nelson she didn’t want to lie to her parents anymore and broke up with him.
This did not sit well with Nelson, so he allegedly vandalized his ex-girlfriend’s car in the school parking lot. When that didn’t win her over, he posted pictures of him having sex with the girl on social media.
Then, on Monday morning, police say Nelson went to the girl’s home and confronted the girl’s mother, 46-year-old Teresa Ryan, as she pulled up to the home with her 5-year-old daughter in the backseat.
An argument ensued, and Nelson fatally shot Ryan once in the chest and twice in the back before fleeing the scene on foot.…