CONCORD, N.C. – Some patrons inside a North Carolina Lowe’s were treated to a gruesome spectacle yesterday afternoon when a man shot his wife, a Lowe’s employee, then turned the gun on himself.
Witnesses state 31-year-old Por Ye Lor came into the store and got into an argument with his wife, 25-year-old Vivian Xiong, who worked as a cashier.
Lor eventually pulled out a gun and shot Xiong to death before using it to commit suicide.
Police say there were dozens of employees and customers inside the store at the time, but that no one else was injured.
Lor’s brother told reporters he last talked to his brother earlier that day and nothing seemed wrong. He also said both his brother and sister-in-law were from Laos and had three children.
Grief counselors are expected to be at the store today for any employees who need help dealing with what happened to Xiong, a six-year employee of the store.
POOLER, GA – We were contacted by someone asking if we would post about the death of Timothy Moore, the 27-year-old man police say was murdered by three teenagers on Labor Day.
Two women were with their children looking for bugs in the woods when they stumbled across Moore’s corpse. They ran away not knowing if the culprit(s) were still nearby and contacted police.
It was determined that Moore, who lived nearby, had been shot to death at around dusk the previous day. Not long after, police would arrest 17-year-old Nathanial Quinton Betterton (Facebook) and charge him with murder and armed robbery. Last Thursday they would also arrest two 16-year-olds and charge them with murder and armed robbery as well.
Police say the three teens knew Moore and that Betteron lived in a trailer park near Moore’s home. They have not released a motive for killing Moore although going by the charges and comments by family members, money seems to be the motivating factor.
Police say they’re not releasing the names of the two younger teens until they are indicted.…Continue Reading
PINE CITY, Minn. — Police have arrested 16-year-old David Doberstein and charged him with shooting his sleeping stepfather in the head with a revolver.
Police were called to Doberstein’s home early Wednesday morning after he woke up his mother and told her that he thought something was wrong with 41-year-old Mark McKeller, who was sitting in a chair bleeding from his head with his right eye drooping.
McKeller was conscious and talking, but had no clue what the hell was going on or why he was bleeding. Thinking the man may have had a stroke and hit his head, paramedics rushed him to the hospital where a CAT scan would find the reasons behind the man’s injuries. It was in the form of a bullet lodged behind McKeller’s right eye.
When police began asking Doberstein questions, he told them that it was an accident. He told them he was trying to sneak out of the house and the .22 caliber revolver he had taken to scare a dog had accidentally discharged as he was leaving, striking his stepdad in the head.…Continue Reading
Montrose, PA - A Pennsylvania woman resorted to shooting her 36 year-old son in the chest after he allegedly, and completely, lost his shit.
It all started just after midnight on Monday. Police responded to a domestic disturbance and removed 36 year-old Shane Hazlett from his family’s home, telling him not to return. Hazlett went to a friend’s house and, apparently unsatisfied with what had transpired so far, took to facebook with harassment and threats.
There’s very little information on what the initial spat was about, but what happened after Hazlett left the keyboard and ventured back out into the real world makes for one hell of a tale.
Hitching a ride with a friend, Hazlett returned to the house and threatened to kill his family members. Likely stemming from a desire to not be killed, they closed and locked the front door. Hazlett reportedly used a fire extinguisher to smash the front door open and unlock it.
Once inside, Hazlett pulled an Olivia Newton-John and decided to get physical.…Continue Reading
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Police have arrested three men in connection to the brutal murder of a family found dead in their home on Tuesday.
Police were called to the home after concerned relatives asked them to check on their welfare. Once inside, police would find someone had murdered Lorenzo Graves, his wife Cheryl, and their 4-year-old daughter Ozzie.
Graves’ sister says he and his wife were found shot to death downstairs, while Ozzie was found dead upstairs on the side of her parent’s bed where it seems she had been hiding. She had been stabbed to death.
Chief Rodney Monroe said robbery was the motive. He called the crime barbaric. “(It’s) very hard,” Monroe said. “(It’s) senseless. There’s nothing that that 4-year-old child could’ve done (or) said to harm any of those individuals.”
Later that day, police would have 25-year-old Joseph Amous and 27-year-old Lorenzo White in their custody. Detectives honed in on Amous after learning he had been charged with breaking into the family’s apartment in June. Charges against Amous were dismissed the next month when Graves refused to give police a written statement.…Continue Reading
London, UK - Two days after being shot with a paintball in the chest, a 26 year-old woman found out the impact had ruptured one of her fake boobies.
What the woman initially thought was simply a bruise from a closely-fired projectile was confirmed to be much more by her doctor. Her implant had been punctured. The woman called the park to inform them, but no legal action is planned. You’ll be happy to know that the sweater-puppets are expected to make a full recovery.
This is the first incident of its kind ever reported. Despite the unlikely nature of the accident, the company who owns Paintzone Paintball Park, where the accident happened, is issuing additional warnings and gear to customers with breast implants.
Said a spokesperson: “We’re now providing additional padding around the chest region to any surgically enhanced female participants.” I like that phrase, ‘surgically enhanced.’ Sounds a lot closer to ‘sexy robot’ than ‘stripper.’
Furthermore, the company added a line to its standard waiver, which reads: “Paintballs can damage/ rupture breast implants.” This is in addition to two separate items already on the waiver that state, in layman’s terms, that ‘paintballs can hurt like fuck.’ Sure, it seems as obvious as ‘Coffee may be hot’, but I didn’t think to wear a cup the first time I went, and I damn near got my dick shot off.…Continue Reading
PAHRUMP, NV – A man in Nevada is sitting in jail on murder charges and his daughter’s boyfriend learned a crappy lesson regarding good deeds and dating a chick whose family has some severe anger issues.
Police say 21-year-old Christopher Mundy was at the home of his girlfriend early Thursday morning, helping her move her belongings out. Mundy’s girlfriend had been arrested after getting into a fight with her sister and she had asked Mundy to go to her parent’s home and retrieve some of her belongings.
Before Mundy went to the home with his roommate’s 14-year-old brother early Thursday morning, he was supposedly threatened by his girlfriend’s mother several times on his Facebook profile. If anyone tracks those down, I’d love to know what was said.
Once there, his girlfriend’s parents told Mundy to get off their property. Mundy refused and chose to sit in his car parked in their driveway.
That’s when police say the girl’s father, 46-year-old Daniel Robbins, fired a round into the vehicle before he walked up to the car window, put a gun to Mundy’s head and shot him.…Continue Reading
SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah – Roy Fritts, 33, served 10 years in prison for attempted murder after he was convicted of firing at police while his pregnant girlfriend drove down an Oregon highway at speeds that reached over 100 mph.
On Monday, he found himself involved in yet another shooting and once again leading police on a high speed chase with a female companion.
This time it was with his new wife, 35-year-old Jessica Fritts. The couple were married behind bars after meeting on an online prison pen-pal program. She had previously been incarcerated for robbing a bank in 2001.
Now the pair were headed to Nevada. Roy was wanted out of Oregon after leaving the state without permission, and the couple had already eluded a state trooper after having stole a car that they later abandoned.
Police were finally able to locate the Fritts after a 54-year-old man was found on the side of the road on Sunday, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he explained he had been travelling with the couple when they shot him and stole his van.…Continue Reading
Pensacola, FL — Elena Rendell, 17, is being held on charges of manslaughter in the shooting death of her 14-year-old foster sister, Christina Sneary, after the two reportedly argued over a cell phone.
According to an arrest report released late last week, Rendell retrieved a 9 mm handgun from a high shelf in a bedroom and shot Sneary in the neck after the two argued. Rendell then reportedly ran outside and informed neighbors her sister had been shot.
She was arrested at the scene, but later told police that had she known she would be charged with a crime, she’d have run. Police say Rendell claimed the shooting was an accident.
The girls’ mother, Troyce Sneary, claims Rendell isn’t even aware of what she’s done. Sneary reportedly told police both of the girls are severely learning disabled, and said Rendell suffers from problems with aggression. Ummm, obviously?
“The guns were put away. Don’t know how they got them. And I get a phone call and this is it,” Sneary said.…Continue Reading
Joshua Seto, 27, was walking to the store with his girlfriend, 26-year-old Cara Christopher, when he learned that just because it looks cool in the movies, doesn’t mean you should do it.
Like shooting a gun while holding it sideways, Seto learned that pointing a loaded gun at your junk is retarded when he stuck his girlfriend’s loaded pink handgun in the front waistband of his pants.
Most of us realize what a bad idea this is because well, you run the risk of shooting off your dick. Which is exactly what happened when the pink gun somehow fired.
Seto was not lucky enough for this bullet to just hit the sidewalk, his foot or even his brain. Nope, this bullet hit his dick and continued through his thigh. The bullet. Hit. His dick.
I don’t even want to imagine what an injury like this looks like, but I can’t help it.…Continue Reading
COPLEY TWP., Ohio - Judging by the 1800+ news articles, I am guessing most of you have already heard about the shooting massacre in Ohio over the weekend. Now that more details have come to light, I felt like writing it up because it is as tragic as it is horrifying.
I am putting this all together via the articles I am linking to, so some of it may be incorrect and clarified later. But what is clear is that 51-year-old Michael Hance went on a shooting rampage in his neighborhood, killing seven people before police killed him in a gunfight.
From the reports, Hance lived with Becky Dieter, his girlfriend of two decades. Hance had been in an ongoing dispute with Dieter’s family and their neighbors. Ever since they had moved into the home left to them by Becky’s parents, who had died a couple years ago, other family members felt they were not keeping up with the property. Also involved in the argument were Dieter’s neighbors, longtime friends of Becky’s parents, Gudrun “Gerdie” Johnson, 64, and her husband 67-year-old Russell Johnson.…Continue Reading
St. Petersburg, FL. - Following on the heels of a bumbling crook in St. Petersburg getting shot with his own gun during an attempted robbery at an ATM, a masked man was shot four times during a botched robbery attempt outside of an Applebee’s in St. Petersburg late Sunday.
Raven Smith, a 34 year-old aircraft mechanic, exited his vehicle along with his girlfriend, Lesley Tanner, in the parking lot of Applebee’s on Sunday night. As Tanner exited the vehicle, she was approached by a masked man wielding a gun.
Smith, who has a license to conceal and carry a firearm, whipped out his .38 and popped four shots into the assailant. As he was being turned into Swiss cheese, the man pulled off his mask and yelled for Smith to stop shooting, claiming that the gun he carried was fake.
Imagining that part in my head has me laughing my balls off. Police say, though, that the loaded .25 caliber pistol he had was a very real, loaded .25 caliber pistol.…Continue Reading
St. Petersburg, FL - A would-be robber ended up taking a bullet from his own gun Friday after the intended victim’s boyfriend thwarted him.
Almedin Muratovic, 25, approached Cristina Hopkins as she used the ATM at Regions Bank. Muratovic was brandishing a .22 handgun and demanded cash from the woman.
What he didn’t count on was 28 year-old Anthony Hall, Hopkins’ boyfriend, to emerge from a parked car to confront him. A struggle ensued, during which the pistol was fired, striking Muratovic in the chest. Hall tossed the gun out of reach and held the assailant on the ground until police showed up.
Muratovic was transported to the hospital and, being that he’s expected to survive, will have two charges of attempted armed robbery and one count of felon in possession of a firearm waiting for him when he gets out.
Based on the scoring system of my yet-to-be-written ‘Man Handbook’, Hall has officially reached the status of ‘Badass’. With this epic fail and two particularly funny past charges of fleeing and eluding and resisting arrest without violence (how exactly that works is beyond me) Muratovic has been demoted to ‘Girl Scout’.…Continue Reading
Deerfield Township, Ohio - As 17-year-old Amanda Borsos stood outside of Four Paws Pet Care where she worked, her ex-boyfriend, 18-year-old Troy Penn, leveled a shotgun at her chest and pulled the trigger.
Her co-workers ran out to find Amanda laying wounded in the grass and called 911. She was rushed to the hospital but sadly, did not make it. It was her 17th birthday.
Shortly after the shooting, Penn was seen by a neighbor running through yards with a shotgun. He also called his mother and father, informing them both of what he had done before barricading himself in the family’s home.
When police arrived at Penn’s home, they tried to communicate with Troy through his two siblings who were also inside with him. But before contact could be made, Penn used a hanger to pull the shotgun’s trigger, shooting himself in the chest, killing him.
The 911 transcript notes that Penn also had the shotgun, “rigged to the curtains so if the curtain moved, the gun will fire.”
Friends say all of this came as a surprise as the teens had only been dating a few months, and just broke up a week ago.…Continue Reading
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — I’m working on a handful of stories that probably won’t get published until tomorrow, but I did find this quick one involving a man who has confessed to shooting his neighbor’s car to death. Figured some of you would get a kick out of it.
Police were called to the home of 60-year-old Charles T. Tidwell after his neighbors complained that the man was sitting on his porch and shooting at a neighbor’s car parked in a nearby driveway.
When officers arrived, Tidwell admitted to using his Bushmaster 223 and a Winchester 22 semi-automatic to shoot at the passenger side of the car. When asked why he shot the car, he told them he hated it, so he killed it.
Tidwell was charged with criminal mischief and wanton endangerment. They should put him and Donald Finnegan in an apartment together and make a reality show out of it.…Continue Reading
Police were called after witnesses observed a man holding a gun to the head of an unidentified woman at around 1:30 p.m. Monday. Responding officers observed that 50-year-old Richard W. North had a woman in a headlock with a gun pointed at her head, forcing her to walk down the road.
North tried to take the woman into a Sunoco gas station, but the doors were locked. So he just held the woman by the gas pumps while pointing the gun at her, himself and police officers. He refused numerous demands to drop his weapon and witnesses say North fired several shots, at least one towards the police.
Police attempted to negotiate with North, who wanted a drink and a cigarette, but would not give him the items he requested because he refused to put the gun down and continually posed a threat to the woman and other officers.…Continue Reading
Houston, TX – I started writing about 24-year-old Amber Elkins on Saturday. She’s young mother who went missing on July 24 and whose car was discovered the next day covered in blood. Now there’s been two major developments that extinguished anyone’s hopes of her ever returning home safely.
Elkins was last heard from as she headed to court to attend a custody hearing regarding her 9-month-old daughter. She never made it. The next day her car was discovered at an abandoned car wash. The front passenger window was busted and there was a substantial amount of blood inside the car, but there was no sign of Elkins.
On Friday, Texas Equusearch joined the search, combing the 2-3 mile area around the abandoned car wash and on Sunday the group’s founder and director Tim Miller confirmed a body was found by volunteer searchers. This body has not been identified, but they seem pretty sure it’s Elkins.
Today, during a probable cause hearing, prosecutors learned Elkins’ boyfriend of a few weeks, 31-year-old James David Clarke, allegedly confessed to an ex-girlfriend and another woman that he shot Elkins in the head and placed her body in a duffel bag.…Continue Reading
Stafford, Va. - Remember Ashleigh Dye? She’s the 17-year-old chick I posted about last week who was charged with murdering her mother during some kind of domestic altercation. Well it looks like my comment of about a guy being involved was 100 percent correct after the teen’s boyfriend was also arrested and charged.
For those of you who aren’t aware of this story, and cannot click links, Brenda Dye, 62, was found dead inside her home sometime around 6 p.m. on Tuesday. She was found by her husband and son in one of the home’s bathrooms where she had been shot in the upper torso with a shotgun. Ashleigh, her daughter, was quickly picked up and charged with committing the murder.
Details from court records reveal that the house had been rummaged through with papers, medications and other items having been tossed around in multiple rooms. One affidavit states Ashleigh admitting to detectives that she shot her mother and then left in her mother’s vehicle.
Ashleigh’s 18-year-old boyfriend, Eddie Wayne Chewning, was charged with being an accessory before the fact of first-degree murder and being an accessory before the fact of using a firearm in the commission of a felony because, according to the affidavits, Ashleigh reportedly texted him before and after murdering her mother.…Continue Reading
Jackson, MS — According to officials, 56-year-old Betty Walker opened fire on a pit bull puppy that had supposedly threatened neighborhood children, but wound up shooting and killing her husband instead. Oopsie!
Betty told police the 8-month-old puppy named “Cocaine” had lunged at some children Friday afternoon and tried to attack them. Witnesses say Walker’s husband, Robert, ordered the children inside and scooped the critter up. At that point, Betty reportedly aimed her .38-caliber and shot twice, hitting the dog in the leg and her husband in the chest. 59-year-old Robert later died at the hospital.
Cocaine was confiscated by animal control…the extent of his injuries is unknown. Police say Montgomery face charges.
So far, the incident is being classified as an accident – that may change after the grand jury hears the case.…Continue Reading
LIGONIER, Pa. – Police have arrested a man after they say he shot a man to death in a bar after the victim refused to change the television channel.
Donald Holler, 65, was holding the remote to the television at Fat Daddy’s Place on Monday evening. When a news story came on talking about the war in Iraq, 40-year-old Stephen Fromholz, an army veteran, asked him to change the channel. An argument erupted between the two men when Holler refused.
Fromholz reportedly left the bar and retrieved a semi-automatic rifle from his vehicle. Witnesses say he staggered back inside and opened fire, shooting Holler once in the back. Two other patrons grabbed the gun and detained Fromholz until police arrived.
Holler was pronounced dead at the scene and Fromholz allegedly told the arresting officer’s he shot Holler and asked them to kill him. They didn’t oblige and arrested him instead. Fromholz is being held without bail on one count of criminal homicide.…Continue Reading