Broward, FL – On Saturday morning, a 52-year-old man died after he walked into a Florida shooting range, rented a gun, and then shot himself. When police went to his home to alert his wife, they found her dead inside the house.
Police say the man entered the Arizona Shooting Range & Emporium in Lauderdale Lakes at 10:18 a.m. and rented a gun. A short while later, he shot himself in the head while in the target-shooting area. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
A detective arrived at his home a few hour later but could not get anyone to answer the door, even though his wife’s car was parked in the driveway. Because of the day’s earlier events, the detective entered the house and found the man’s wife dead in a bedroom. Investigators are calling the deaths a murder-suicide.
Last October, another man committed suicide at the same gun range, leaving suicide note in the parking lot. In August of 2010, we reported on a very similar story out of Florida where a 24-year-old man killed his girlfriend before going to the Gallery Gun Range and committing suicide.…Continue Reading
Walpole, NH – On Friday, a 14-year-old boy pulled out a shotgun while inside a school cafeteria and shot himself in the face. Surprisingly, the boy is currently still alive.
Police say Hunter Mack was upset over a relationship with a girl when he shot himself in the face with a 20-gauge shotgun at around 11 a.m. at Walpole Elementary. There were around 70 other students in the cafeteria at the time of the shooting.
On student told reporters that when one their friends noticed the gun Mack had hidden under his clothing and asked what it was for, that Mack stated he was “making things better” before shooting himself.
Mack was rushed to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery for his significant facial injuries. His relatives say that his vital signs are good, but that he will have a challenging recovery.
Classes have resumed today and crisis response counselors will be available for students and staff.
All I can think of when I read the word “challenging” is James Vance, the guy who tried to kill himself with a shotgun blast to the head but only managed to blow off the lower half of his face.…Continue Reading
Edmonton, Canada – Colton Barry Ferguson, 20, is on trial for the killing of Heather Rae Thurier, 23. Thurier was shot in the head at a light rail station in north Edmonton in May of 2010.
According to testimony, Jordan Arcand (the victim’s nephew, now 18), Travis Thurier (the victim’s brother), and Thurier had been drinking and smoking marijuana earlier in the evening. While walking home, the trio reportedly stopped at the Stadium LRT station so that Arcand could use a payphone.
Arcand testified that after Heather Thurier gave Arcand change and he began to make his call, Thurier and her brother spoke to a man with a backpack and red ball cap.
Travis Thurier told court that his sister approached a man and asked for a cigarette. When the man did not respond, her brother said that she repeated her request more loudly. Travis Thurier then testified that the man flashed a gang sign and said, “Do you know who I am and what I could do to you?”
Thurier then, reportedly, asked for a cigarette a third time while throwing change at the man’s feet.…Continue Reading
William Carr Oller Jr., 50, was apparently belting out a country tune at his home Thursday, when Oller Sr. essentially told him to shut the f*ck up. When the younger Oller failed to do so, the elder Oller reportedly exited the man’s home, declaring, “I’m going to shut you up.”
Police say Oller Sr. then retrieved a .22 caliber from his pickup and pointed it at his son, who had followed him outside to speak with him. With that, Oller Jr. beat feet back into the trailer, locking the door behind him.
Believing his father had left the area, Oller Jr. opened the door and popped his head out. There was dad, on the porch, gun in hand.
Police say that triggered another fight – a fight that reportedly left the younger Oller with gunshot wounds to the head, chest, hand and shoulder.…Continue Reading
Duluth, GA - Donald Ray Ayro, 31, was clearly not pleased with the ruckus being caused by two 49ers fans after the 49ers had scored against the Saints. The three, who were at a Georgia Applebee’s, ‘exchanged words’ over the outburst.
“The only thing me and my buddy said was, we were excited that the 49ers scored,” Corey Adams said. “It was only one touchdown.”
Adams said that Ayro paid for his food and left in a hurry saying that he would be back – as in “I’ll be bock.” Not long after, police responding to a report of shots fired in the parking lot of the Applebee’s found Adams, 30, with a grazing gunshot wound to his head and friend Christopher Middleton, 30, with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Witnesses provided police with a description of the alleged shooter and his vehicle. Not long after, police spotted Ayro on a nearby highway and stopped him for questioning. Ayro was then charged with two counts of aggravated assault, being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.…Continue Reading
BROWNSVILLE, TX - Police in Texas had to shoot an kill a 15-year-old boy who was brandishing a firearm inside a Texas middle school.
Not a lot of details yet, but what is being reported is that an 8th-grader brandished a firearm in the main hallway of Cummings Middle School this morning.
School administrators initiated lockdown procedures and contacted the Brownsville Police Department and BISD Police and Security Services.
Responding officers encountered the teen in the hallway outside the principal’s office and ordered him to drop his weapon. The teen reportedly ignored their requests and aimed the gun at police before they shot him three times. He was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.
Someone who knew the teen told reporters that the teen played sports and was in the band. They said that shortly before the shooting, he had been in a fight and that both he and his opponent had been sent to the principal’s office.…Continue Reading
HENDERSON, N.C. — A North Carolina teen used a shotgun to give an uninvited guest, who had broken into his home, a few new holes to breathe out of.
Last Thursday, a 17-year-old girl called 911 to report that she was hiding in her bedroom closet while a man was banging on the front door trying to get in. She said that she and her 14-year-old brother were home alone, but that her brother was armed with a shotgun.
Her brother eventually gets on the phone with the 911 dispatcher and calmly tells her he has just shot a man who had gained entry into the home.
“I just shot the man. He came around the corner. I shot him. He broke the whole glass out,” the teen told the 911 dispatcher.
The man who received the teen’s gift of buckshot was 19-year-old Anthony Henderson Jr., and after acquiring his sucking chest wound, he stumbled outside to die on the front lawn.
As the boy and his older sister waited for police to arrive, the dispatcher asks if they are ok. …Continue Reading
BLANCHARD, Oklahoma – A young mother in Oklahoma killed a man trying to break into her home by giving him a new hole with the aid of a shotgun.
For 20 minutes, 18-year-old Sarah McKinley says she was alone with her 3-month-old baby while two men repeatedly attempted to get inside her home.
“He was from door to door trying to bust in,” said McKinley. “I don’t know what he had in his hand besides the knife. I believe he actually had a hammer in his hand at some point because he was hitting that back door with it.”
In an attempt to stop them from coming inside, she had armed herself with a shotgun, pushed a couch against the back door and called 911 who told her she could use the shotgun if the men entered the house. When 24-year old Justin Shane Martin got the back door open and made his way in the home armed with a knife, that’s exactly what McKinley did, killing Martin with a shot to the upper torso.…Continue Reading
TAYLORSVILLE, UT – A man in Utah proved to be one of the worst roommates ever when he decided to forgo a standard mousetrap and accidentally sent one roommate to the hospital with a hole in his chest, and sent another to jail for raping a 13-year-old girl.
Police were called to a home early Tuesday morning on a call of an accidental shooting. Once there they found a man suffering from a bullet wound to the chest. The 28-year-old had been accidentally shot by his 27-year-old roommate who had used a 9mm handgun to shoot at a mouse in the kitchen. The bullet had passed through the kitchen wall and hit the man while he was in the bathroom.
The wounded roommate was taken to the hospital in critical condition but later upgraded to stable. Police said alcohol played a role in the dumbassery. Normally the story would end there and it would have been a pretty good one, but there was one other idiot in the home doing something stupid that night.…Continue Reading
Police were dispatched to the Lincoln Vineyard apartment complex after a call was made to 911 at around 11:30 a.m. Christmas day in which no one would respond to dispatchers.
When police and firefighters arrived at the apartment the call originated from, located at the back of the complex, they would find a massacre had taken place.
Inside the living room and kitchen area of the apartment police would find seven people, four women and three men aged 15 to 60, dead beside open gifts near a Christmas tree. Some were still sitting on furniture while others were on the floor.
“We think he was just inside there celebrating Christmas with the rest of them and decided for whatever reason that’s how he’s going to end things,” Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling told The Associated Press.
The identities of the victims have not been released yet, but all were related either by blood or marriage, according to Grapevine Police Lt.…Continue Reading
Fredericksburg, OH — A 15-year-old Amish girl named Rachel Yoder was riding home alone Thursday night after attending a Christmas party at a nearby produce farm. Inexplicably, as she approached her home, she fell out of the buggy onto the ground. Her brother found her after he saw her horse and buggy circling around her.
The teen died of an apparent head injury. At first, authorities reportedly believed that she had fallen out of the buggy and hit her head. A hospital examination revealed that, in fact, she had been shot in the head.
Wayne County sheriff’s Capt. Douglas Hunter said his department traced a trail of blood along the road the girl had traveled back about three-eighths of a mile into neighboring Holmes County – an area of farms and rolling hills. Although the site of the shooting had been pinpointed, the cause was unknown.
The residents in the area were left to speculate for days. Then, Holmes County Sheriff Timothy Zimmerly said a family who lived about 1.5 miles from the site of the teen’s fatal gunshot wound contacted authorities with the probable cause.…Continue Reading
BATON ROUGE, LA – A teenager robbed an 89-year-old man on Sunday, and was rewarded with the elderly man’s wallet, a bullet to the leg and a trip to jail.
According to police, the victim was washing his car Sunday evening when he was approached by 18-year-old Riki Ingram. The teen demanded money and grabbed for the older man’s wallet.
The man wasn’t gonna let his wallet go that easily and began fighting with Ingram. In response, Ingram pulled out a handgun and fired it into the air. When he put the gun back in his pocket, he accidentally fired it again and shot himself in the leg.
That’s when police say 17-year-old Terrione Booker pulled up in a vehicle and picked up the wounded teen. Police would pull them over later and charge them both with attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery.
LETHBRIDGE, Canada — Here’s a story out of Canada proving to our readers that jealous ex-boyfriends with guns who go on a murder spree are not specific to the good ol’ US of A.
Police say early Thursday morning, 21-year-old Derek Jensen was out looking for his ex-girlfriend, 21-year-old Tabitha Stepple, after Jensen went “berserk” when he saw her with friends at a bar Wednesday night.
Stepple was at the bar celebrating Tanner Craswell’s 22nd birthday with her friend 21-year-old Shayna Conway and Craswell’s best friend, 20-year-old Mitchell MacLean. The group left after Jensen confronted them, pushing Stepple out of her chair and yelling at her like a giant douche. He then tried calling her over and over again, leaving an ominous message that stated “This night’s not going to end well for you. I hope you know that.”
Jensen would self-fulfill his prophecy later that night as Conway and Stepple drove to Calgary airport to drop off Craswell and MacLean so they could catch a flight back home for Christmas.…Continue Reading
Las Vegas, NV – Grief counselors were at a Las Vegas elementary school last Wednesday after one of their schoolmates was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Last Tuesday afternoon, police responded to a home on a call of a boy who had been shot. Inside the home they would find 10-year-old Kameron Asgari dead from what police are now saying was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
There have been little in way of details regarding the shooting or the events that lead up to Asgari deciding to end his life. The only info I could find was that he was a fifth-grader at Helen Jydstrup Elementary School where friends say he was “smart, intelligent, and he had lots of friends.”
No word on bullying, disciplinary issues, or possible abuse at this point but the really odd thing about this story is that Asgari wasn’t the only kid in Vegas to shoot themselves that day.
Nine hours after Asgari killed himself, a 13-year-old girl tried to do the same thing but survived the shooting.…Continue Reading
Emington, Ill – Residents of a small farming community 80 miles southwest of Chicago are still dealing with the horrifying events that unfolded in their neighborhood Friday, when a woman shot her boyfriend and three children to death before turning the gun on herself.
Shortly after kids had arrived home from school to start their Christmas break, people reported hearing a series of gunshots coming from the home of 30-year-old Sara McMeen.
One of McMeen’s neighbors told the press that after hearing the gunfire she ran out of her home and saw McMeen in her backyard standing over her daughter, 10-month-old Maggie Warren. The baby was wrapped in a blanket and lying on the ground as if she had been dropped. The neighbor, whose backyard butted up against McMeen’s backyard, asked if everything was all right.
“No, everything is not all right,” McMeen reportedly told the neighbor before bending over at the waist and shooting her baby at point-blank range. Horrified, the neighbor ran for help only to find McMeen lying beside her infant when she returned, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.…Continue Reading
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Police in Indiana found three dead bodies in a home on Saturday after a woman in Washington called police concerned over a Facebook post made by one of her friends.
This past Saturday the woman was on Facebook doing whatever women do on there, like checking out how badly things are going for their high school classmates or playing Castleville, when she saw a disturbing post by Facebook friend Bart Heller, who she talked with occasionally.
“someone call 911. three dead bodies at 3229 lima road fort wayne indiana. I’ve killed ryann, erin, and myself. people were warned not to f*cking play me and ruin me. they didn’t listen. sorry about your luck.”
She contacted police in Fort Wayne and told them about the post while providing them with Heller’s name and listed address. When police arrived at the location, they found a car running in the driveway with no one inside. They busted into the home after looking through a window and seeing the body of a man who wasn’t moving.…Continue Reading
Hollywood, CA – LAPD officers were forced to shoot and kill a 26-year-old man from Pennsylvania who went on a shooting rampage on a downtown street in Hollywood this past Friday.
No one knows for sure why 26-year-old Tyler Brehm decided to use his Smith & Wesson handgun to randomly shoot at motorists on Sunset Blvd, but friends and family say he had been stressed out lately and a recent breakup with Alicia Alligood, his hot ass girlfriend, may not have helped his mental state.
The pair had dated for four years and known each other since they were five. His last entry on his Facebook page was made two days before he began shooting at cars, and it was changing his relationship status to being single. The couple had just recently moved out of an apartment and she told reporters that Brehm recently started taking pharmaceutical drugs.
Witnesses say Brehm was walking in the middle of the street screaming that he wanted to die. He shot at a Mercedes-Benz, hitting the driver in the jaw and chest, then walked to Sunset Blvd.…Continue Reading
Pasco County, FL – A little over a week ago we posted a story about a dog who “accidentally” shot a duck hunter in the ass. Now we have this story out of Florida in which a man riding in a truck with a dog was shot after the excited canine bumped into a loaded gun.
Reports say 78-year-old Billy E. Brown and his hunting partner of 25 years were driving down a bumpy road one-and-a-half miles into the woods when a bulldog named Eli got excited and bumped into a loaded Browning 308. The gun fired and Brown was shot in the right thigh.
Brown was rushed to the hospital where he underwent surgery. As of Saturday he was in critical but stable condition.
I’m starting to suspect that these stories have less to do with careless gun owners and their loaded firearms and more to do with dogs becoming aware of the negative press they receive when they maul someone to death. They’ve simply switched tactics.
Since things always seem to happen in threes, let’s wait and see if a similar story comes out in the near future that lends my theory any credence.…Continue Reading