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jesse-holtonELMORE COUNTY, AL – Police say 17-year-old Jesse Holton fatally shot both of his parents in the head after they found a marijuana pipe in the house and tried to punish him.

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.…

alexandro-garibaldiTAMPA, FL – We have another Darwin Award nominee after a man was charged with fatally shooting his cousin to see if a bulletproof vest was in working order.

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.…

Valerie FowlerPAOLI, OK – A woman in Oklahoma has been accused of shooting her 16-year-old daughter’s 31-year-old boyfriend after finding them in bed together.

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.…

Derrick DearmanCITRONELLE, AL – Five people are dead, including a pregnant woman, after a coward who was pissed at his girlfriend murdered them as they were sleeping.

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.…

Amina El-ZayatDELAND, FL – A Florida woman is facing serious charges after police say she encouraged her three sons to use BB guns to shoot a homeless man hanging around her car wash.

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.…

King's BeautyBELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, MO – A 13-year-old girl has turned herself into police after being accused of shooting an elderly couple working inside a beauty supply store.

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.…

David Daniel McCraryPORTLAND, OR – A mother of two young children shot and killed a man after she returned home Sunday night and found him inside her 10-year-old daughter’s bedroom.

Police say 33-year-old Tara-Alexis Ford returned home with her daughter, aged 10, and five-year-old son at around 1:20 a.m. Sunday morning. Inside her daughter’s bedroom, Ford would encounter 59-year-old David McCrary who had entered the home through the back bedroom ‘s window.

After a brief confrontation, Ford used a personal handgun to shoot McCrary one time. Ford then called 911 to report she had fatally shot a home intruder. Responding officers would find McCrary dead in the bedroom.

Police have confirmed that McCrary had no connection with Ford or her family, but that he did suffer from mental illness. No charges have been filed against Ford, who is cooperating with investigators, but detectives are still determining if the shooting was self-defense.

As for why McCrary was in the home to begin with, we may never know for sure. However, a neighbor said that the home had been vacant for a while before Ford moved in and that squatters would often stay inside the home.…

Sarah Jo DeleonKANSAS CITY, KS – Police say they have identified a female suspect in the 1989 murder of 19-year-old Sarah Jo DeLeon and the 1994 murder of 26-year-old Diana Ault.

In December of 1989, DeLeon left her boyfriend’s house and was headed home. The next morning, a railroad crew found her dead body alongside the railroad tracks. The teen had suffered a head wound and had been stabbed multiple times.

In January 1994, Ault was found shot to death inside her home. She was found with her crying 4-year-old son and 6-month-old daughter next to her body. Her husband told police that that they had received threatening phone calls from a woman in the days before Ault’s murder.

Police identified the woman caller, but did not have enough evidence for any kind of prosecution. This same woman also knew DeLeon, police saying she was a romantic rival linked to the men in the murdered women’s lives.

“The investigation has revealed that the suspect and an accomplice have been involved in other incidents involving the harassment and intimidation of romantic rivals,” Detective Scott Howard said in a prepared statement.…

Jeff WillisNORTON SHORES, MI – Three years after 25-year-old Jessica Heeringa went missing from her job as a gas station attendant, police have named a person of interest in her disappearance.

Heeringa was last seen in April of 2013 as she prepared to close up the Exxon Mobil gas station where she worked the late shift. A concerned customer called police 15 minutes after Herringa had made her last sale to report there was no employee at the open gas station.

Police believed Heeringa had been abducted from the store as her purse and keys were still there, and there was evidence she had been in the process of closing the store. Unfortunately, the gas station was not equipped with surveillance cameras but there were reports of a van in the area at the time.

Now, three years later, police think they may have the person responsible for Heeringa’s disappearance – and he may be a serial killer. Last week, 46-year-old Jeffrey Willis was charged with trying to abduct a teenage girl in April.…

Ricci BraddenARLINGTON, TX – New details have merged regarding the shooting death of a Good Samaritan at a Texas Walgreens on Monday.

Now that more details have come out, a clearer picture of events has emerged that shows why a Fort Hood soldier has been charged with the shooting death of a Good Samaritan in a Walgreens’ parking lot.

Quinisha Jones said she was surprised to see her husband of two months, 22-year-old Ricci Bradden, show up outside the Walgreens where she worked because he was supposed to be at Fort Hood. Turns out her husband was angry over a selfie she had posted on Facebook and had come to her work to confront her about it.

“He was just saying I was tripping, and I wanted attention from other people and attention from my husband just wasn’t enough,” Johnson said. “And I was trying to explain it to him, that I married you. You’re all the attention that I needed. And I could feel that he was getting mad, so I tried to walk off, and that’s when I heard him pull the gun out.”

Bradden fired two shots at her feet — the second shot hitting her ankle.…

Patrice PriceMILWAUKEE, WI – The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office say a woman was killed while driving down Highway 175 after a child in the backseat got his hands on a gun and shot her in the back.

Police responded to the scene Tuesday morning and found 26-year-old Patrice Price with a single gunshot wound to her back.

Despite life-saving efforts by police and paramedics, the mother of three was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to her father, the car Price was driving belonged to her boyfriend who works as a security guard. He had left his gun inside the vehicle and Price’s 2-year-old son found it and shot his mother from the backseat.

Price’s death comes less than two months after we reported on a Florida mom who was driving when she was shot in the back by her kid.

In that case, 31-year-old Jamie Gilt was driving when her 4-year-old son found a loaded handgun and shot his mother from the backseat. Gilt, a vocal gun enthusiast, survived her injuries but may be facing a misdemeanor charge of allowing a child to access a firearm.…

Victoria ReidMELBOURNE, FL – Some poor son-of-a-bitch ended up with a bullet lodged in his testicles after his wife shot him during an argument over an alleged affair.

Victoria Reid, 60, reportedly confronted her 60-year-old husband about an affair he was allegedly having.

She had him sit on a sofa, then pulled out a gun that she used to taunt him with by aiming it at his head and chest.

According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, she told her husband of 16 years that she wanted to maim him and give him post-traumatic stress disorder – a condition she reportedly suffers from.

She may very well have succeeded, because she shot her husband in the knee. If that weren’t bad enough, the bullet traveled up the man’s thigh and took up residence in his testicles.

The man’s condition is not known, but Reid was arrested on Wednesday and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated domestic violence, false imprisonment and firing a weapon inside a home. She’s currently in the Brevard County Jail on a $35,000 bond.…

David PressleyWALTON COUNTY, GA – A genius shooting at a lawnmower stuffed with explosives blew off one of his legs, and the incident was captured on video.

Before I go on, the explosives the man was using is called Tannerite. It is often used with shooters in small amounts because when it is hit by a bullet, it will create a small explosion.

The manufacturer recommends using about 1/2 a pound but, as you can imagine, people often use a shitload more and like to stuff it into things to blow up – things like vehicles, wild hogs, and even barns.

In this case, 32-year-old David Pressley and his friends decided to load three pounds of Tannerite in an old lawnmower.

As you can see in the following video, Pressley takes multiple shots at the lawnmower with a rifle before he finally triggers an explosion. The resulting blast sent debris flying, and Pressley lost his left leg below the knee in the process.

Pressley’s friends used a tourniquet around his leg and drove him to a nearby road where EMS met the group and he was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.…

7-11BURIEN, WA – A 7-11 customer with a concealed weapons permit shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man attacking a store clerk Sunday morning.

Early Sunday morning, an unidentified man walked into a 7-11 wearing a mask and wielding a hatchet. He reportedly said nothing to the clerk behind the counter or the customers in the store when he began swinging his weapon.

“What everybody says is that he didn’t say anything. He just walked in the store, had the hatchet, and started attacking people,” King County PIO Cindi West said.

The man first swung the hatchet at a customer before going behind the counter and attacking a 58-year-old convenience store employee. What the attacker probably did not expect was that one of the customers in the store is a regular, and he has a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

The 60-year-old man, who comes to the store every morning to get coffee and talk with the employees, pulled out a handgun and shot the man as he was attacking the employee.…

Rafael McCloudVICKSBURG, MS – A murder suspect who escaped from a Mississippi jail last week was shot to death Monday by one of the people he had taken hostage.

Rafael McCloud, 33, escaped from the Warren County jail where he was awaiting trial for the kidnap, rape and murder of 69-year-old Sharen Wilson.

Wilson’s body was found outside an abandoned hospital last year after a group of ghost hunters followed a blood trail out of the building. McCloud was quickly arrested after he was found driving Wilson’s car.

He’s been in jail awaiting his trial ever since, until March 2 when he escaped his cell by taking a jail guard hostage with a homemade shank and forced the guard to give him his clothes.

McCloud was able to escape the building and police have been scouring the area looking for him. It took a week, but police finally found McCloud – shot to death in a family’s bathtub.

At around 4:30 a.m. Thursday, a man went out to his garage to start his wife’s car and encountered McCloud.…

Jamie GiltPUTNAM COUNTY, FL – A pro-gun activist was shot in the back while driving after her 4-year-old son found her handgun in the backseat of her vehicle.

According to reports, 31-year-old Jamie Gilt was driving down the road when her son found a handgun in the backseat. The boy fired the gun and the bullet traveled through the back of the driver’s seat and entered Gilt’s back.

Gilt pulled over and was noticed by a passing police officer who stopped to offer assistance. Gilt was taken to a hospital in stable condition and her son was placed with family members. The Department of Children and Families has been contacted but, at this time, the shooting is being investigated as accidental.

However, Capt. Joseph Wells said investigators are trying to determine how the boy got his hands on the gun and if he was fastened to his booster seat at the time of the shooting.

“There was a booster seat in the back of the vehicle, but however the boy was not strapped in when the deputy got to them,” Wells said.…

Nick HawkinsDORA, AL – Police have arrested a 6th person in connection to the shooting death of 19-year-old Nicholas Hawkins, whose body was found shortly after telling his mother someone was trying to kill him.

On February 13, Hawkins made a frantic phone call to his mother to tell her someone was trying to kill him before his cell phone disconnected. After his vehicle was discovered at a residence the following day, police used search dogs to search a nearby wooded area.

The teen’s body was found at a construction dump site the next day, wrapped in sheets. According to reports, Hawkins had been shot to death.

Police quickly arrested 21-year-old Joshua Reese, the man who Hawkins told his mother was trying to kill him, as well as 28-year-old Cory Daniel Conner and 22-year-old Danny Lee Jarvis. All three have been charged with Hawkins’ murder. Reese is being held on a $500,000 bond, while Conner and Jarvis are each being held on $250,000 bonds.

Reese already has pending charges in Alabama for attempted murder after he was arrested in 2013 for allegedly hitting a man over the head with a gun and then trying to shoot him.…

boy with gunNASHVILLE, TN – Police have a 16-year-old boy in custody after he opened fire on his family because he was angry they woke him up.

The shooting happened on Tuesday morning when the teen’s mother and grandmother tried waking him up to go to school.

The teen became so angry at their repeated attempts to get his ass up, that he grabbed a handgun from his closet and opened fire.

His grandmother was shot twice while his 12-year-old sister and 6-year-old nephew were only grazed. The teen fled the scene after the shooting, dropping the gun off at a neighboring apartment complex.

His grandmother was taken tot he hospital where she is expected to recover. The two children were treated and released.

The boy was found a short time later walking along nearby railroad tracks and was taken into custody without incident. He was charged in Juvenile Court with four counts of attempted homicide and one count of reckless endangerment.

His family is cooperating with the investigation and stated they had no idea he was in the possession of a handgun.…

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