DEFOREST, WI – Theodore Peterson, 47, killed his disabled, teenage son before shooting himself in the head with a nail gun at Token Creek County Park.
On July 21, Peterson sent his wife a text saying he was at the park taking their 16-year-old son Maxwell for a walk. Maxwell suffered from Angelman syndrome, a rare neuro-genetic disorder that requires lifelong care.
While there, Peterson killed Maxwell by slitting his throat with a knife, then used a nail gun to shoot himself in the head. Peterson didn’t do as good of a job on himself as he did with his son, as he was still alive when a woman riding a horse found the pair lying on a trail.
Peterson was flown by helicopter to University of Wisconsin hospital where he was charged with the murder of his son before dying of his injuries a day or so later. No official word on a motive behind Peterson’s actions, but his wife told police that a respite care provider for Maxwell was no longer allowing a female worker into the Peterson home because of something posted on Facebook.…
PRYOR, MT – Jesus Mendoza, 18, has been accused of shooting and killing a couple after they stopped to help him after he became stranded on the side of the road.
Tana Shane, 50, was driving on Pryor Gap Road when she saw Mendoza was stranded on the side of the road. Tana continued home and picked up her husband, 52-year-old Jason Shane, and her daughter, 24-year-old Jorah Shane, with intentions of returning to help Mendoza.
The three first stopped at a nearby corner store to buy gasoline, but found the store was closed. They then went back to where Mendoza was stranded and found out the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished.
Instead of accepting their help, Mendoza opened fire on the family, killing Tana and Jason. He also shot Jorah, but the bullet grazed her head and she was able to run to a nearby school for help. She returned to the scene with family members before being transported to the hospital.
Law enforcement from the FBI, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Big Horn County Sheriff’s Department and the Montana Highway Patrol responded to the scene and immediately began searching for Mendoza who’d fled the scene in Tana’s car.…
CHARLESTON, WV – A prostitute in West Virginia shot and killed 45-year-old Neal Falls with his own gun after he tried to kill her, and may have very well stopped a serial killer’s cross-country murder spree.
According to “Heather” she had arranged a hookup with Falls via her online ad on Backpage that described her as a “sexy, red-headed sweetheart.”
But things turned bad real quick when Falls burst into Heather’s apartment brandishing a gun and asked, “live or die?”
Falls then grabbed Heather by the throat and tried to choke the life out of her. But Falls underestimated the 5-foot-6-inch, 130-pound Heather, who had no intentions of dying that day.
“When he strangled me, I grabbed my rake, and when he laid the gun down to get the rake out of my hands, I shot him,” Heather said. “I grabbed the gun and shot behind me I knew he was there to kill me.”
Heather, suffering from a separated shoulder and a broken vertebrae, ran to a neighbor’s apartment and called 911.…
Lewis was with Christopher Lynch, 21, and a man that she had just met, Clayton Webb Jr., 21, when they went to the home of a man selling a Ruger .22 caliber rifle that Webb was interested in purchasing.
The seller was not home, but he had left the rifle in his truck so they could check it out. According to Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Joel Fish, Lewis suggested they take a picture of the rifle.
Webb told officers that he didn’t realize that there was a magazine in the rifle, and everyone figured it out the hard way when he accidentally fired the rifle and hit Lewis in the chest as she was taking a picture of him. Lewis was rushed to a nearby hospital, but died before she could be flown to a Charlotte hospital.
No charges have been filed against Webb or Lynch at this time, but the sheriff’s office is continuing their investigation into the incident.…
WICHITA, KS – Police say Damion Looney has been charged with attempted murder and is also the person responsible for posting a video online of himself repeatedly throwing his girlfriend’s kitten against a wall, killing it.
The 27-year-old man was initially arrested after he pepper-sprayed his 23-year-old girlfriend at a nightclub. Later, at his girlfriend’s home, he fired a couple of shots into the floor. Instead of calling police, the girlfriend contacted four male friends.
When those men showed up at the home, Looney pistol-whipped a 21-year-old man on the head and then shot a 24-year-old man through the door, striking him in the head.
Looney fled the scene on foot and was arrested Friday morning on one count of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of aggravated kidnapping, and one count of robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Here’s where things get real nasty. Looney used his girlfriend’s Snapchat account to post a video of himself repeatedly throwing the woman’s 16-week-old kitten into a wall.…
CITRUS COUNTY, FL – Robert Doyle, 51, has been charged with murder after shooting 41-year-old Candelerio Gonzalez to death in front of his family during a road rage incident.
What do you get when you put two men with anger issues in the same place, at the same time, if one of them also happens to be armed with a gun? If you guessed one man dead in the middle of a neighborhood street and the other man charged with murder, you would be correct.
Doyle was with his wife in one vehicle, while Gonzalez was in another with his wife, daughter and grandchild. No word on what happened, exactly, but Doyle did something on the road that really, really pissed Gonzalez off. So much so that Gonzalez decided to follow Doyle home to get an address for police.
So while Doyle was being chased home by Gonzalez, both parties were on the phone with 911 reporting the other. You can listen to portions of the 911 calls in the video below, but basically it entailed Doyle telling 911 he was being followed to his home by an unknown individual who he was going to “shoot in the head” with the gun he had “cocked, locked and ready to go.”
Gonzalez’ wife was also talking with 911, explaining they were following an “idiot” who had been driving like a moron and who someone needed to “smack the crap out of.” Despite the dispatcher telling them to disengage and to let the police handle it from there, hot heads prevailed and Doyle pulled in front of his house with Gonzalez pulling up behind him.…
LITTLE ROCK, AR – Police in Arkansas have arrested a 14-year-old boy and charged him with the murder of his grandparents, who were found shot to death outside their home.
According to the Conway Police Department, police found the bodies of Robert Cogdell and his wife Patricia, both 66, after a co-worker of Robert’s called police when he failed to show up for work.
Police would go to the couple’s home and find their bodies in a tree line behind their home. Investigators believe they were killed Tuesday night and that Robert was shot inside the house while Patricia was shot in the garage. Their bodies were then dragged out to the backyard and dumped in the woods.
After speaking with family and friends, the teen was interviewed and subsequently arrested Wednesday evening. He’s currently being held at the Faulkner County Jail.
Family and friends say the the teen lived with his grandparents, adding that Robert and Patricia had custody of the teen. “This is the same grandson I know that he and Pat got custody of to raise, so what do you say to that?” said Jim Narey, who worked with Robert for more than 12 years.…
The shooting happened 20 minutes into a showing of Trainwreck, when a dumbass in the audience started randomly shooting at approximately 75 other movie patrons. After he was finished, the unidentified coward committed suicide.
One of his victims died on the scene, while eight others were taken to local hospitals. One of those victims would later die from their injuries.
“We heard a loud pop we thought was a firecracker,” theatergoer Katie Domingue said. She then witnessed “an older white man” standing up and shooting down into the theater. “He wasn’t saying anything. I didn’t hear anybody screaming either,” Domingue said.
Police know the identity of the man, but have not released it to the press at this time. They say the shooting appears to be random, but are checking to see if he was connected to the victims in any way.…
According to investigators, a realtor helping the couple sell their house stopped by on Sunday with some potential buyers. He found that the doors were locked and barricaded with furniture before hearing Agren crying for help in an upstairs bedroom.
The realtor broke into the house and made his way to the master bedroom where he discovered a gruesome scene. Agren was alive on the floor with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Her husband, 59-year-old Michael Jordan, and her son, 17-month-old Miles, were both lying dead on the bed.
Agren was taken to the hospital to treat her wound and would admit to police that she was the one who fatally shot her husband and son before turning the gun on herself. Police believe Agnes shot them two or three days before being found.
As for motive, it is looking like another case of postpartum depression.…
The bodies of 30-year-old Elizabeth Flores and her kids, 7-year-old Xavier Neff and 2-year-old Sofia Chiddo, were found by a friend on Saturday after not hearing from them since Friday.
Police have confirmed that all four of the victims died from gunshot wounds, and have since called the case a murder suicide. Police do not have a motive for the killings and are continuing to investigate.
The shootings may have taken place Friday night, as one neighbor reported hearing noises at that time but thought it was fireworks.
“We were in the house last night and I got there at 8 p.m. We heard like firecrackers and I said to my daughter are you sure it was fireworks,” said the neighbor. “She said ya mom it had to be fireworks last night so we didn’t think about it.”
Neighbors say that the family was often seen outside playing, but that they were very private and keep to themselves. …
Investigators were called to St. Francis Hospital last Wednesday after receiving a report about an accidental shooting. Upon making contact with Adam Hirtle, however, they learned the horrible truth — it wasn’t an accident.*dundunduuuun*
Hirtle apparently informed the responding officers that he had intentionally shot himself in the foot. He told police he walked into his garage that evening and, for whatever reason, removed his boot and shot it with a .22. He then returned the boot to his foot and pulled the trigger again, injuring himself. Kinda. I mean, it was a .22.
He’s been arrested on suspicion of a prohibited use of a weapon, reckless endangerment and child abuse. The last charge had me scratching my head for a minute — I’m assuming there were young ‘ens somewhere in the vicinity.
Stupid may not hurt a lot, but I’m guessing it stings a little….…
At around 9:45 Friday night, Lambert and some others were hanging out on the American River Bike Trail near Bannister Park, messing around with a handgun and a bulletproof vest.
At some point the group decided to test out the effectiveness of the vest, so 19-year-old Miguel Martinez agreed to put it on and allowed Lambert to shoot him. Their test results revealed the vest to be a tad lacking in the bulletproofing department.
“The bullet penetrated the top of his vest,” said Martinez’ brother, Tom Cline. “my brother was hit, my brother said he couldn’t breathe.”
Cline said that after the shooting, one girl ran for help while two guys tried carrying Martinez out of the woods. Police arrived on the scene but it was too late for Martinez, who would be pronounced dead at the hospital.
The sheriff’s department said the killing was unintentional but have charged Lambert with homicide and have booked him into Sacramento County Main Jail without bail.…
On Thursday, police received phone calls reporting gunshots coming from Janzen’s home, followed by a loud bang. A SWAT team arrived at the home, beginning a four hour standoff before a fire was started inside the home.
After firefighters put out the blaze, members of the SWAT made entry into the home and found the bodies of Randy Janzen, his wife, Laurel, and their 19-year-old daughter, Emily. The body of his sister, Shelly, was found shot to death at another location.
According to a post made under Rand Janzen’s Facebook account the murder of his daughter was a cure for the migraines that had plagued his daughter since elementary school. He states that “he shot her in the head and now she is migraine free.”
He claims he murdered his wife and sister because it was in their best interest. His wife was killed because “a mother should never hear the news that their baby has died,” and he murdered his sister so she would not have to live with the shame he’d caused.…
JEMISON, AL – Authorities charged Eric “Heath” Price with murder after he shot and killed his wife inside a doctor’s office before turning the gun on himself.
Leaj Price, 24, got into a a domestic situation with her husband that got so bad she felt the need to run from the home and to a doctor’s office next door. She was frantically trying to get in while screaming for someone to call the police.
Dr. Jay Patel went to the main entrance and found Leaj struggling with her husband, 26-year-old Eric “Heath” Price. “He wouldn’t let go of her hand and he just stood at the doorway,” Patel adds.
Patel said Eric Price threatened him with a gun, so he locked a dozen other patients and employees in a back room. “Before anything could happen, I heard a pop then I heard her stop screaming,” Patel says.
After shooting Leaj in the head, Eric walked back to the couple’s rental home next door and staged a standoff with police that lasted several hours.…
HUDSON, FL – A 13-year-old boy shot and killed his 6-year-old brother and wounded his 16-year-old brother before committing suicide, following a heated argument over food.
The three siblings were home alone Wednesday while their mother and an older brother were at work. At some point they were eating dinner and an argument broke out over food.
That’s when authorities say the 13-year-old retrieved a handgun and used it to fatally shoot his little brother. He then shot his older brother before turning the gun on himself.
The 16-year-old suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was able to call police. The scene was reportedly so grisly that a crisis intervention team was brought in for the responding deputies.
“This is a nightmare when you hear about the ages of these boys,” said Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco. “A 6-year-old that was probably playing in his room, an argument over food, and he lost his life.”
Details regarding the argument, the names of those involved and how the boy was able to get his hands on a gun have not been released at this time.…
GARLAND, TX – Police have taken a 12-year-old boy into custody for the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Matthew Cisneros, a death police initially thought was a suicide.
Back in February, police were called to a home where Cisneros was found dead from a gunshot wound with a gun lying near his body. According to Joe Harn with Garland Police, it wasn’t immediately certain if the shooting was self-inflicted.
But the resulting investigation revealed Cisneros and a 12-year-old friend were playing with the gun and that the younger boy wasn’t aware the gun was loaded when he pulled the trigger and fatally shot his friend.
The 12-year-old has been placed in custody and is now facing a manslaughter charge. I couldn’t find any details on how the boys got possession of the gun in the first place, but Texas law is pretty clear that anyone who allows a child to gain access to a loaded firearm can be charged with criminal negligence.
A friend of the Cisneros family has setup a GoFundMe page to help with the boy’s funeral expenses.…
BATON ROUGE, LA – Police have arrested 58-year-old Eldridge Dukes after they say he shot his 18-year-old son in the ass during an argument over orange juice.
Dukes and his son got into an argument on Sunday about having no orange juice that led to the teenager breaking a vase.
In response, Dukes grabbed a handgun and chased his son out of the house and down the street, firing several times. His son was hit once in the ass and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, say police.
Dukes was arrested and placed in the parish prison on counts of attempted manslaughter and illegal use of a dangerous weapon.
Some people just take their food seriously, man. A couple of months ago a 14-year-old stabbed his older brother to death over a soft drink and a bag of chips, and last year a man choked the shit out of his cookie eating roommate.…
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Three juveniles have been accused of murdering 51-year-old James Stuhlman as the man pleaded for his life during an armed robbery.
According to police, Stuhlman and his 13-year-old daughter would take his dog for a walk around the neighborhood every night. But on March 12, Stuhlman told his daughter it was getting a little late and walked his dog alone.
At around the same time, Brandon Smith (pictured) and Tyfine Hamilton, both 15-years-old, were with an unnamed 14-year-old boy playing basketball. Afterwards, they decided they wanted to rob someone.
They settled on Stuhlman because “he looked soft” and his dog did not look aggressive. After confronting Stuhlman and announcing he was being robbed, the man begged for his life and pleaded with the teens not to shoot him.
Hamilton ignored his pleas, according to police, and shot the man once in the chest. Being the cowards that they are, the teens ran off without taking anything from Stuhlman.
Stuhlman would be found on the ground holding a flashlight in one hand and his dog’s leash in the other. …