Police were called to the home of Larry and Courtney Taylor on Friday night after a relative went to check on the family after not hearing from them all day.
“He went over there to check on them. No one had heard from there that day,” said Sheriff Colan Harrell. “He saw a body, left and called 911.”
When deputies arrived at the home, they had to kick in a back door to gain entry. Once inside, they encountered 41-year-old Courtney Taylor who was brandishing a pistol.
“He told her to put the weapon down and she didn’t,” Harrell said.
When Taylor aimed the pistol at the deputies, Deputy Sanders shot Taylor twice, once in the chest and once in the abdomen. She was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Deputies would then find the dead bodies of Taylor’s 56-year-old husband Larry, 18-year-old daughter Jesse and 13-year-old daughter Jolee.…
According to police, 65-year-old Rebecca Rawson went to the home of 83-year-old Eugene Matthews to retrieve a dog, Bart, that belonged to Rawson’s estranged husband, who died last week.
Matthews was a friend Rawson’s estranged husband, and took the dog in after his death.
When Rawson showed up to the home with her daughter and brother-in-law, she stayed in the car. When her brother-in-law knocked on the door, a woman answered the door and he called the dog’s name.
When Bart came to the door, he picked him up and took him back to the car. That’s when Matthews came out of the house and fired a handgun into the air twice before firing once at the car Rawson was sitting in.
The shot went through the windshield and hit Rawson in the face, killing her. Matthews’ family is saying he acted in self-defense, and that the Rawson family blasted through the gate and kicked down the front door, but the sheriff’s office said that account contradicts the evidence gathered from the scene.…
Last Friday, police found 30-year-old David Gorski dead inside his car that was stopped on the center median of Milwaukee Avenue near Hollister Drive.
Gorski had been killed by a bullet that went through his right arm and into his chest.
Investigators learned that Gorski had been on a date with an unnamed woman earlier that evening, and that the couple had visited the AMC Hawthorn 12 theater half a mile away in Vernon Hills.
During their interview with the woman, she told police about 37-year-old Kenneth Seplak. She claimed Seplak was a prior acquaintance of hers who has been stalking her and had shown up uninvited to her home on a previous occasion.
Police found Seplak at his home on Saturday and checked his mobile phone’s GPS records. They discovered he was at the Vernon Hills theater at the same time as Gorski and his date, and near the location where Gorski had been shot.…
Police were making a welfare check at a home Monday afternoon after 40-year-old Sheri Shermeyer made a disturbing post on Facebook to her husband.
The entire post can be read below (it is scathing), but in the message she expresses her unhappiness with the way her husband, John, treated her and their son, as well as his drinking.
In the message she flat out tells him he would never see his son again and that he doesn’t deserve a son to carry on his name. She also tells him she hopes he drinks himself to death thinking about all he had lost.
“Hope I don’t see you in Hell,” she tells him near the end of the message. This message, as you can imagine, is what had someone call police to check on her and her son.…
The two boys had been home alone when the 13-year-old called his parents, who in turn called police.
Responding officers found the 12-year-old in a bedroom dead from a gunshot wound. It was first thought that the gunshot had been self-inflicted, but after examining the evidence they felt his death was in fact a homicide.
After multiple interviews throughout the night, the 13-year-old was arrested on first-degree murder charges and placed in the Richard L. Bean Juvenile Detention Center.
Police have not released a motive behind the shooting, or if the boys’ parents will also face charges. The principal of Northwest Middle School, where both boys attended, released the following statement:
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic event that occurred Tuesday night involving two of our students. Our hearts are heavy as we offer our thoughts and prayers to the family during this very difficult time.”
On Dec.7, a relative found the body of 25-year-old Amanda Suarez in her home suffering from a gunshot wound to the back of the head.
Detectives would find Suarez’s missing cell phone nearby on the side of the road. On the blood covered phone, police found a picture of 21-year-old Christopher Shows sleeping on her couch.
When police located and interviewed Show, who was dating Saurez’s cousin, he admitted to a couple of heinous crimes.
After Saurez allowed Shows into her home and ended up rejecting his sexual advances, Shows shot the mother of four in the back of the head with a .22 caliber rifle as she tried running out the back door.
He then admitted to dragging her body into the kitchen where he positioned her in the form of a crucifix before having sex with her body. As for a motive, well, it was just for kicks.…
According to state police, Jacob Remaley woke up retrieved his father’s Ruger LCP .380 Auto handgun from the kitchen after his father left for work.
After loading the gun, he went into his mother’s bedroom and, at close range, shot her in the forehead as she slept. He then went into his younger brother’s bedroom and shot him in the head, also at close range.
Afterwards, he tossed the gun in his bed and called 911 to report his father had killed his mother and brother.
“Why didn’t he kill me? I need help,” he told the operator before hanging up. The operator called him back and he told them he didn’t know why his father put the gun in his bed.
When emergency services arrived at his home, Jacob told them that the firearm was still inside. Citing safety concerns, they gave the kid a blanket and moved down the street to wait for police to arrive.…
On Oct 17th, 44-year-old Reyes broke into the home of his his estranged wife who had recently filed for divorce. The couple married in 2009 and had three children together, but were no longer together.
The woman was able to flee the house with three of her children and her boyfriend, but Reyes took her 2-year-old daughter hostage. Reyes was not the father of the toddler and, over a course of three hours, repeatedly pointed a gun at police as well as the girl.
After negotiations with Reyes failed, an order was given to shoot Reyes in the head if presented with the opportunity. That opportunity came at around 3 a.m. as Reyes came out on a balcony holding the girl with one hand and a gun in the other.
Officer Jason Lawless took aim and shot Reyes in the head, dropping him instantly.…
On Nov 10, a family stepped outside of their home to investigate what their dog was barking at.
That’s when 56-year-old Leonard Trevino emerged from his hiding space under a flight of stairs armed with a handgun.
Trevino, who is a suspect in a child indecency charge involving the family, demanded he be let into the home.
Despite Trevino brandishing a firearm, the mother and son refused to let him in. Trevino said he was going to kill the boy and began beating him in the head with a pipe.
During this assault, the mom maced Trevino and her son managed to get the gun away from Trevino and used it to shoot the man once in the face.
Trevino was taken to the hospital for treatment and has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
He was initially arrested on a felony charge of indecency with a child by exposure in July of last year, with a trial date set for next month.…
The shooting happened Saturday night at the home of 38-year-old Misty Michelle Flowers, a Lincoln County deputy, who was hosting a Halloween party.
At some point, Flowers decided to show off her service weapon and accidentally fired it. The bullet went through a wall and struck Flower’s 11-year-old daughter in the stomach.
Someone at the party called 911 immediately after the shooting and Flower’s daughter was rushed to the hospital. She has underwent surgery and was last reported in stable condition.
Sheriff David Carpenter fired Flowers, has worked for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office since August 2015, stating officers are responsible for their weapons at home and that failure to do so could result in criminal charges.
“I find gross negligence and the disregard for the safety of others was displayed in the incident Saturday night and therefore Officer Flowers was terminated today,” said Carpenter.…
The incident happened early Sunday morning at around 1:40 a.m. after the store had closed. Three armed men came into the restaurant and were in the process of robbing it when they found out one of the employees had a gun of his own.
The employee shot at the armed robbers, hitting and killing 28-year-old Michael Renard Grace. Police said Grace was carrying a gun when he was shot and that they recovered the weapon at the scene.
His two accomplices fled the scene and have not been captured at this time. When they are, they are in for a world of hurt as they will more than likely be charged with Grace’s death.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
Pizza Hut released the following statement regarding the shooting:
“The local Pizza Hut franchisee is fully cooperating with the Charlotte Police Department as they continue their investigation, but want to stress that the security of its staff is of upmost concern.…
According to family members, 42-year-old Martha Teran’s daughter wanted to sell her iPhone 7 and used an app called “Offer Up” to find a buyer.
The buyer wanted to meet at a specific location but Teran, being cautious, refused and had them meet in a Medieval Times parking lot off of Interstate 35 at around 6 p.m.
Within seconds of meeting, Teran was shot in the stomach in front of her horrified daughter. According to family, there was little-to-no communication between the two parties before the shot was fired.
The shooter fled the scene in a vehicle while Teran was rushed to a nearby hospital. She would die from her injuries shortly after.
Dallas police say they are looking for three suspects and are asking that anyone with information pertaining to the crime to call Det. Scott Sayers at 214-671-3647, or call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS.…
April and Mike Holton returned home Sunday to find a marijuana pipe in their home left over from a party Jesse had at the house.
The couple have had issues with Jesse in the past and decided to teach him a lesson. Bill handcuffed his son, placed him on a couch, and called police.
“Mike greeted the deputy, he said ‘hey look, trying to teach my son a lesson, when you go in, I’ve pretty much handcuffed him and put him on the couch,'” Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin said.
The deputy collected the evidence and the couple walked with him back to his car leaving their son inside the home. Twenty minutes later, Jesse went to a neighbor to say his parents were fighting.
The neighbor called police who arrived at the home to find both Mike and April suffering from gunshot wounds to the head.…
Police found 23-year-old Joaquin Mendez outside of a home with a gunshot wound to the chest. They were told by his cousin, 24-year-old Alexandro Garibaldi, that he found his cousin like that after hearing a gunshot.
However, witnesses told a completely different story. They said Mendez had put on a bulletproof vest and sat in a chair while wondering aloud “whether it still worked.”
The cousins found out it didn’t after Garibaldi allegedly pulled out a handgun and said “Let’s see,” before shooting Mendez in the chest. Police would find the bloody vest inside the home.
Mendez would be pronounced dead at the hospital while Garibaldi was arrested and charged with manslaughter. He was being held Sunday without bond.
Before anyone decides to post the obligatory “Floriduh” comment, these two are not the only ones we have featured on DD who found out a bullet-proof vest did not work.…
On Monday, 34-year-old Valeria Fowler was armed with a gun when she kicked in the door to her daughter’s bedroom and found the 16-year-old in bed with a 31-year-old man.
Her daughter jumped out of bed and Fowler allegedly shot the man as he tried to get out of the bed. Fowler allegedly shot the man a second time as he was walking down the hall towards the front door.
When police arrived on the scene after Fowler called 911 to report she had shot a man in her daughter’s bedroom, they found the wounded man on the front porch of a nearby home.
“He was treated at the scene and transported to an Oklahoma City hospital by medical helicopter,” said Larry Rhodes, Garvin County sheriff. “His injuries were non-life-threatening. It did appear to the chief and I that he suffered a gunshot wound to an extremity. ”
Fowler was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon.…
Police say they received a 911 call from the residence Saturday night after someone there said 27-year-old Derrick Dearman was trespassing on their property.
Dearman was on the property because his girlfriend, Laneta Lester, had gone to the house to stay with her sister in order to get away from Dearman and their “abusive relationship.”
Police arrived on the scene but were unable to locate Dearman and left. Hours later, police say Dearman returned to the home and used multiple weapons, including a gun, to attack the occupants as they were sleeping.
When he was done, Dearman had brutally murdered five people. The victims are Robert Lee Brown, 26; Chelsea Marie Reed, 22, who was five months pregnant; Justin Kaleb Reed, 23; Joseph Adam Turner, 26; Shannon Melissa Randall, 35.
Dearman then kidnapped Lester and a three-month-old infant and drove them to his father’s house in Mississippi.…
According to reports, 35-year-old Travis Martin called police at about 1:16 a.m. Sunday to let them know that he was shot at by some young boys in an SUV.
Martin, who is homeless, said he did not want to press charges and just wanted police to know what happened. However, Martin called back to say the SUV had returned and the kids had shot at him again while yelling vulgarities.
When an officer arrived at the location, Martin flagged them down and pointed out the SUV. The officer stopped the SUV, driven by 36-year-old Amina El-Zayat, and had her and her three juvenile sons get out of the vehicle.
Inside the vehicle the officer would find two air soft rifles, both replicas of M4 assault rifles, and one of which was fully automatic that could fire 15 pellets at a time.…
Police say that on Tuesday morning, the couple were working in King’s Beauty when they caught the 13-year-old girl and a friend shoplifting items from the store.
The couple, both in their 70s, opened the store 20 years ago and often forgave shoplifters. In this case, the couple retrieved the stolen items from the girls and kicked them out of the store without calling police.
However, the girls came back and this time were able to get away with some merchandise. The couple called police and the two girls were located in an adjacent lot. One girl was taken into custody for an outstanding juvenile warrant, but the 13-year-old was let go with a warning after the couple refused to press charges.
“The shop stewards that were there were kind enough to not press charges, since the crime was, in their eyes, petty,” said Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Chief Jeremy Ihler.…