The child is currently on life support and is not expected to survive.
Wendy Lavarnia, who was home with three other children at the time, reportedly told police that she had put the loaded gun on the bed, well within reach of two of the children involved, and then turned around to grab the holster.
She said she heard a shot and turned around and saw her 2-year-old holding the gun and her 9-year-old, who had been standing nearby, shot in the head.
Kansas returned to the home shortly after first responders arrived. He was promptly detained and questioned about the gun used in the shooting.
Kansas, a convicted felon, was arrested on suspicion of prohibited possession of a firearm. Wendy has been charged with four counts of child endangerment.
It is unclear whether the three other children are in protective custody, or with relatives.…
Richard Matte told police he just wanted to scare his son by shooting into a wall.
Zak Matte reportedly told police his father entered his bedroom while he was injecting heroin into his right arm. Richard asked Zak if any money he had recently given to him had been used to buy heroin. Zak replied that it hadn’t — it was used to buy pot.
Zak claims his father asked him to turn and look at a hole in the wall. He then shot him.
“I shot my son in the arm on accident,” Richard told a 911 dispatcher. At some point in the conversation with the dispatcher, Richard expressed his frustration with his son’s drug use and said he just snapped. “I just got pushed to the point where I couldn’t take it anymore.”
Richard was charged with one count of reckless endangerment and remains free on $15,000 bail.…
Tarentum, PA — Police allege Teresa Drum, 38, shot and killed her husband after arguing about a casserole she’d burned, then snapped a quick pic of the body and texted it to a friend, before taking a quicky shower and calling 911.
When police and paramedics arrived at the couple’s home late Monday night, Teresa apparently attempted to convince them her husband, 42-year-old Dennis Drum Sr., killed himself.
Teresa claimed the two had argued over the charred casserole, and the fact that she had sucked down his last beer, and he just put a bullet in his head all on his own. She told police he did this as she was calling 911.
She showed police a picture of the body. She took the pic and texted it to a friend, she explained, because she didn’t know what to do. The friend apparently told her to call 911.
Heh. A good friend would have been over 15 minutes later with a shovel and a bottle of wine. Or a dead hooker.…
Somehow, dude survived.
According to police, Flores called 911 Saturday night to report her boyfriend had been shot. She initially told police her boyfriend informed her that he had been shot and asked her to call for help.
She later changed her story, telling police it was she that shot him because she believed he was cheating on her.
The victim reportedly told police he had fallen asleep sitting up in a chair, and woke to what he thought was the sound of fireworks. Oh, and excruciating pain in his lower extremities.
He had been shot once in the dick, and twice in the scrotum. Plus, there were additional gunshot wounds — neck, upper back, and thigh.
The man told officers he owned three 9-mm guns but said he didn’t think his Flores owned a handgun, let alone know how to use one.…
According to authorities, the unidentified couple hit up a food truck just before 2:00 Monday morning. The taco the woman ordered was apparently a little on the cool side.
The woman got kinda pissy when the man in the window refused to warm said taco.
The boyfriend told the woman to calm down, and that’s when the gun came out and he got shot.
He apparently didn’t read the “Boyfriend Handbook.” Article 5 — Section 74-5-2(b) clearly states: “Do not tell the woman to “Calm down.” Especially if the word calm is used with a capital C. Even more especially if food is involved.” (Rule subject to change at any moment). I kid. There is no handboook… we make that shit up as we go along.
It is unclear at this point exactly where the man was shot. He is, however, expected to survive.
It is also unclear exactly who the woman was aiming(?) for, and whether the shooting was purely accidental.…
Frederick Jay Bowdy was building an acting career, including a role in the 2016 film, Prepper, some television roles, and was in the middle of starring in a sports film, Going Vertical.
To make ends meet, the 33-year-old father of at least six children also worked as an exotic dancer in Hollywood. But everything changed for Bowdy last Thursday after he was arrested in Santa Clarita on suspicion of sexual assault.
Not a lot of details on the sexual assault allegation, but he was the following day after posting $100,000 bail, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Janice Banks.
Days later, Bowdy was using Facebook’s livestream to broadcast from inside his car, telling anyone watching that he was going to commit suicide. This prompted an out of state family member to call police.
However, before authorities could intervene, Bowdy fatally shot himself in the head while sitting in his vehicle.…
Video from a surveillance camera inside the classroom at American School of the Northeast shows the boy stand up and use a .22 caliber pistol he brought from home to shoot a boy sitting in front of him.
He then shoots the teacher before shooting two other students point blank in the head.
Afterwards, it looks as if he tries shooting himself in the head, but the gun either jams or misfires. He seems to be telling other students to leave the classroom just before the teen puts the gun in his mouth and fires.
According to Nuevo Leon state Gov. Jaime Rodriguez, the 24-year-old teacher, a 14-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy were shot in the head and currently “fighting between life and death.” A 15-year-old classmate was shot in the arm and is expected to survive.
A motive behind the shooting is not known at this time, but reports are that the teen was being treated for depression.…
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.…