CHARLOTTE, NC – A Charlotte Mecklenburg police officer has been charged with manslaughter within a few hours of shooting and killing an an unarmed man.
There are still some unanswered questions regarding this incident and what we do know is that Jonathan Ferrell got into a single-car accident in a wooded area early Saturday morning. The wreck was so bad that Ferrell had to crawl through the back window of the vehicle to get out.
Ferrell wandered a half mile before emerging from the wooded area into a nearby neighborhood. He went to a home and began banging “violently” on the front door. The woman inside opened the door, thinking it was her husband returning home from work. When she saw a large black man standing on her front porch, she shut the door and called 911.
What happened when police arrived on the scene is where some of the details are lacking. Camera footage taken from responding officer’s patrol car show an unarmed Ferrell running towards the officers while lifting up his shirt.…
WEST MELBOURNE, FL – Investigators say a Domino’s delivery driver shot and killed a man who tried to rob him in a motel parking lot.
Byron Park, 54, was in the parking lot of a Days Inn after delivering a pizza to one of the rooms. While sitting in his vehicle and counting his money, he was approached by 32-year-old Frederick Kelly Jr.
Kelly pulled out a knife and demanded Park give him his money or he would kill him. Park responded to this demand by pulling out a firearm and shooting Kelly once, killing him. No charges are expected to be filed against Park, a former law enforcement officer.
“Preliminary evidence in the case demonstrates that the intended victim of the robbery acted in self-defense while being robbed by a violent criminal who was armed with a knife,” said Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
Investigators say Kelly had a lengthy criminal history that included armed robbery, false imprisonment and aggravated battery.
“The suspect in this investigation was released from prison in 2009, after serving a reduced sentence for similar violent crimes,” said Ivey.…
Slaughter, LA — Police say that an 8-year-old boy blew his grandmother’s brains out moments after playing the video game, Grand Theft Auto IV.
On Thursday afternoon, at the Country Breeze mobile home park, 90-year-old Marie Smothers was watching television when her 8-year-old grandson shot her in the head with a Colt .38-caliber Detective Special revolver.
The Sheriff’s Office release says the boy initially told investigators that he accidentally shot Smothers while playing with the revolver, but the investigation led them to believe the child shot her on purpose. The motive? The boy was reportedly playing Grand Theft Auto IV in the moments before the shooting.
The boy has since been released to his parents and will not face charges because, according to Louisiana state laws, any child under the age of 10 cannot be held responsible for any criminal act they may commit.
Of course the media will be all over this story, ignoring the real issues while featuring “experts” who will push long turds out of their mouth-holes while claiming violent media is turning our children into psychopathic automatons.…
BAKERSFIELD, CA – Miracle Jackson, 16, made her first court appearance yesterday to face charges from a double murder at a medical marijuana shop in July.
According to court documents, Jackson and 32-year-old Aaron Patrick Burris entered First Reliable Marijuana Collective on July 17 intent on robbing it. Burris pulled out a gun while Jackson ran out to their car to grab rags and pillow cases.
While Jackson was outside, Burris chased the store owner, 55-year-old Tony Conrad Sherman, and shot the man three times. Burris then instructed 23-year-old employee, Devin Daniels, to start removing marijuana from the display shelves and money from the register.
Jackson had returned to the store but was unable to get to the sales area because of a security gate that had activated. After trying the door several times, she used the rags she’d retrieved from the car to wipe down counters and the door in an attempt to remove her and Burris’s fingerprints.
Burris shot Sherman a fourth time, then shot Daniels in the head after he had given Burris the weed and money he had demanded.…
Duncan, OK – Just when you think it’s safe to go for an afternoon jog, you get shot by a group of bored teenagers. That’s exactly what happened to 22-year-old Christopher Lane on Friday afternoon.
Lane was a student from Australia attending East Central University on a baseball scholarship. He was in Duncan visiting his girlfriend when he decided to go for a jog, which his father says was part of his daily routine.
Despite the upper-class neighborhood he was jogging in, there were some bad apples hanging around that afternoon. Three teenagers, identified as James Edwards, 15; Chancey Luna, 16; and Michael Jones, 17; spotted Lane jogging past the house they were hanging out at and decided to kill him.
“They saw Christopher go by, and one of them said: ‘There’s our target,'” Police Chief Danny Ford said. “The boy who has talked to us said, ‘We were bored and didn’t have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody.'”
The three teens got into a car and followed Lane, then shot him one time in the back before driving off.…
Manchester, NH – A reportedly depressed father killed shot is 9-year-old son to death during a supervised visit at a YWCA before turning the gun on himself.
Muni Savyon, 54, and son Joshua Savyon were together for a supervised visit with an adult monitor when, halfway through the hour-long visit, Muni pulled out a handgun, shot Joshua and then himself. The monitor was unharmed. A police tactical team entered the building and found the bodies of Muni and Joshua inside.
According to those who knew him, Muni had a lot going on lately. In February Muni was a defeated candidate for the New Hampshire Legislature, the relationship between him and his ex-wife was described as “contentious” by police, and he’d just returned home from his brother’s funeral in Israel.
Rabbi Levi Krinsky said that Muni was distraught when he saw him a week ago. “He was going through a very, very difficult battle over his son,” Krinsky said. “He was visibly distraught, so my guess is that’s what led to this.”
He went on to say that Muni had sent an email to a friend that warned of what he was going to do.…
Sao Paulo, Brazil – A 13-year-old in Brazil killed his parents, his grandmother and his great-aunt before going to school then returning home to kill himself.
Normally I stay away from crime stories in different countries, but I decided to go ahead and report on this one. Not just because of the crime itself, but also because how the news is trying to associate this with the Amityville murders.
On Tuesday, the parents of Marcelo Pesseghini were found shot to death in their bedroom. Luiz Pesseghini, 40, was found in his bed while 30-year-old Andreia Pesseghini, was found on her knees. Both had been shot in the head with a .40 caliber pistol.
The boy’s grandmother, 65-year-old Benedita de Oliveira Bovo, and great-aunt, 55-year-old Bernadete Oliveira da Silva, were both shot to death in their beds in a different area of the house. Marcelo was found dead from a single gunshot wound to the head. His father’s police-issue service revolver was found nearby.
Investigators believe Marcelo killed his family members sometime Sunday night or early Monday morning.…
COLUMBIA, SC – Police announced they have arrested Jeremy Moody after he admitted to killed a man because he was a sex offender, and that he’d planned on killing more people on the sex offender registry before he got caught.
The bodies of Charles and Gretchen Parker, ages 59 and 51, were discovered Monday when some one saw their front door wide open and called police. Police arrived and found the Parkers dead from gunshot and stab wounds, but investigators had to wait over an an hour to begin examining the scene because several Chihuahuas were threatening emergency workers on the scene. Animal control officers were called and ended up removing 18 dogs, several cats and a half-dozen chickens.
Sheriff David Taylor said they were able to identify two suspects by reviewing surveillance footage captured by cameras on the victim’s property. The video showed Jeremy and Christine Moody, ages 30 and 36, driving up Sunday and popping the hood on their car as if it wasn’t working, Taylor said. The Moodys and the Parkers spoke to one another for about 10 minutes, before the Moodys were invited inside.…
CLAYTON COUNTY, GA – A 13-year-old boy was shot and killed during an attempted carjacking late Monday night.
Steven Diaz-Galindo was helping put air in the tires of his sister’s pickup truck when a red SUV pulled up and two Hispanic men approached them with bandanas covering their faces. One man had a baseball bat while the other was carrying a shotgun.
The men demanded the keys to the truck and their belongings, said 22-year-old Samaria Diaz. She told police she and her brother offered no resistance and did everything the men instructed them to do. Things didn’t go to hell until one man ripped the jewelry off her neck and another tried starting the truck.
When the man was unable to get the pickup truck to crank, they became enraged. One man started the hitting the truck with the bat while the other started shooting out the truck’s windshield.
“When we heard the first shot, we tried to run,” said Diaz. “I took a few steps. He fell on the ground so I grabbed his hand so we could run together and he said, ‘Samaria, come back.…
Saginaw, TX – A police officer is in critical condition and the teen suspect in the Alanna Gallagher murder has been shot in the head.
A team of five or more law enforcement officers were at the home of 17-year-old Tyler Holder to serve an arrest warrant in connection to the murder of Alanna Gallagher, the 6-year-old found under a tarp in the middle of a neighborhood street.
When some teens found her body, she was wearing only purple underwear, her feet and legs were bound and she had a plastic grocery bag over her head.
Police were serving the warrant after DNA evidence came back linking Holder to the murder of Gallagher, who lived two doors down. Holder came to the front door with a gun concealed in his waistband, pulled it out, and opened fire at the officers, hitting one in the groin.
In return, another officer shot Holder in the head. He was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth with life-threatening injuries. The cop he shot was taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth where he is listed in critical condition.…
Dearborn, MI – I haven’t seen a lot of news reporting on this, but police are looking Brenna Kathleen Machus, a Dollar Store employee who hasn’t been seen since her co-worker was shot dead inside the store Monday night.
Detectives believe Machus was abducted from the store after her co-worker, Joseph Orlando, was shot. His body was found by staff on Tuesday morning when they arrived to open for the day and found his body. They also found the store was in disarray and someone had targeted the cash drawer as well as the store safe.
What they did not find was 20-year-old Machus, although her car was found outside in the parking lot. Police reviewed surveillance footage inside the store that captured a suspect dressed in a dark hooded jacket, blue jeans and white shoes, as he entered the store at around 7.30 p.m. on Monday.
Despite the heat, he is wearing a jacket with a hooded sweatshirt over his head and drawn to cover the majority of his face.…
Athens, TN – A woman in Tennessee shot and killed her abusive husband minutes after he was released from jail where he’d been locked up for threatening to kill her and their children.
Last Saturday, police were called after Robert Marshall threatened to kill his wife, Melissa Marshall, and their children. Police were informed that Marshall was irate, suicidal and armed with a gun.
Police would find Marshall in his car outside of a local motel armed with a gun and in possession of a variety of prescription pills. Marshall was arrested and taken to jail where deputies learned Melissa had filed an order of protection against him that hadn’t been served.
“When they found out there was an order, they went to her residence, got her copy, made a copy and then served him off of that. So we made sure that once we got it, he was going to be served,” said Sheriff Guy.
A couple of hours later, Marshall was released from jail with explicit instructions not to go near his wife.…
PHOENIX, AZ — Police in Arizona have arrested a man who threw up on a dog, then shot the dog’s owner and two children.
According to police, a 41-year-old man was walking his dog in the courtyard of the Casa Mia Apartments when 22-year-old Anthony Jamar Houston leaned over a second-floor balcony and puked on the man’s dog.
An argument between the two men ensued, but the dog’s owner realized he done goofed when Houston began pursuing him, and made a hasty retreat back to his own apartment.
“It appears that he may have actually seen that the suspect had a weapon because something motivated him to get inside of that apartment as quickly as possible when the suspect started walking along the landing,” said Phoenix Police spokesperson James Holmes.
The victim almost made it to safety, but Houston pulled his gun and opened fire on the victim as he tried to get inside his apartment, hitting him several times. The victim’s 14-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old boy, both of whom were in the living room, were wounded by stray bullets.…
FLORIDA – Police in Florida have arrested two teens and two young adults in connection to a week long shooting spree that left two people dead. The youngest of the accused, 15-year-old Konrad Schafer, shot another teen because he thought it would be fun.
Police had been working around the clock trying to determine who was responsible for a rash of shootings that mostly targeted homes and parked cars in the county. Bullet casing left at the scenes had investigators convinced they were dealing with the same gun in all of the incidents.
The shootings appeared to stop on July 2, the day police arrested a man in connection to a drive-by shooting that occurred within 1,000 feet of where 17-year-old David Guerrero was fatally shot on June 26 while waiting for a bus to take him to work. The man was described as a person of interest in Guerrero’s death, but that is no longer the case thanks to some solid police work and a group of murdering morons.…
LAPORTE COUNTY, IN – A man died inside the home he broke into after the homeowner shot him once in the chest.
At around 9:15 a.m. Monday, the sheriff’s department received a phone call from a homeowner who informed them he had just shot a man who had broke into his home. When police arrived at the home they found the “extremely upset” homeowner and the suspect, 23-year-old Jason Rabe, dead from a single gunshot wound to the chest.
The homeowner told police that he was sleeping when he was awoke by the sound of breaking glass. After arming himself with a pistol he went to investigate and encountered Rabe, who was armed with a hatchet. The two exchanged words and got into a a physical altercation that ended when the homeowner shot Rabe and the bullet ruptured Rabe’s heart.
Police say the suspect arrived at the home on a moped with the intent of breaking into it and had entered the home after breaking a rear window. The homeowner says he does not know Rabe, who police believe chose the home because it is hidden by woods.…
CINCINNATI, OH – Two half-brothers were found dead after police say a 12-year-old boy fatally shot his 9-year-old half brother before turning the gun on himself.
The boys were found on Wednesday inside their grandparents’ home where they lived. In an upstairs bedroom, investigators say 12-year-old Austin Wiseman shot and killed his 9-year-old half-brother, Blake Campbell, before he killed himself with the same gun.
Investigators will now try to determine if this was a murder-suicide, a suicide pact or an accidental shooting followed by suicide. I’m going with the latter.
“There was no sign of a struggle,” Jackson County Coroner Dr. Gregory Hawker said. “The younger boy was just sitting in a children’s chair, sitting there like he was watching TV.”
Only two shots were fired from a .44-caliber handgun that belonged to the boys’ grandfather, Police Chief Carl Eisnaugle said Friday. The grandparents were not home at the time of the shootings, having left earlier to take care of some personal business.
Investigators have taken Wiseman’s computer in hopes that it contains clues to what might have led up to the shootings, but Eisnaugle said there’s the possibility that there may never be an explanation.…
The poor guy just couldn’t do shit right Friday night when he finally mustered the courage to shoot his defenseless wife with a small caliber handgun. According to police, after shooting her once, the gun malfunctioned and allowed his wife, who thought her husband had hit her with the gun, to jump out of bed and run out of the house.
“She told a neighbor that he had hit her in the face with the gun, but actually he had shot her and she didn’t know it because she was sleeping,” Bradenton Police Chief Michael Radzilowski said. “It must have felt like a massive blow, like a punch, which is why she thought she had been hit with a blunt object.”
While his wife was next door, Pinel jumped into his car clad only in his underwear and sped away.…
PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ – Police said a 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his father, 35-year-old Justin Thomas, while they were visiting at a friend’s house.
Thomas and his son had driven to Prescott valley from Phoenix for an unannounced visit to see his former roommate. Within minutes of being inside the home, Thomas’ son found a gun, picked it up and asked what it was while pulling the trigger.
The gun fired, and Thomas was hit. He was rushed to the hospital in extremely critical condition, and later died from his injuries. Police said it’s standard procedure to investigate any death as a homicide anytime someone dies of anything other than natural causes, but probably will not be filing charges against the owner of the gun.
“At this point, it does appear that this is just a tragic accident from this child, and we will look to see if there’s any negligence issues there,” said Prescott Valley police Sgt. Brandon Bonney. “But, at this point, the information we have is it’s just a tragic accident that was unforeseen.”
Bonney also said the gun should have been locked away, but that Thomas’ friend was caught off guard by the unannounced visit and that no kids lived in the home.…