9 Dead at Church Shooting in Charleston, South Carolina at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Update: Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney Dead) (Update: Police Release Pic of Suspect)(Update: Suspect ID’d as Dylann Storm Roof)
CHARLESTON CHURCH MASSACRE …
There has been a shooting at the historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Last night at approximately 8 PM ET. According to accounts, the suspect is a white male in his 20′s, with a slender build, wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and Timberland-like looking boots. Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley has confirmed that nine died in the church. One of the shooting victims included the church’s pastor, 41 year old Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, a Democratic member of the state Senate.
According to reports, the shooting suspect sat in the church with the Congregation for about an hour before he began shooting. The authorities are treating this case as a hate crime.
Several people were killed in a shooting at an historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, a source close to the investigation told CNN.
The shooter is still at large.
The shooting took place Wednesday evening at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest AME church in the South.
Police haven’t said how many people have been shot. But the source who spoke to CNN said several bodies were in the church that were yet to be identified.
“It’s really bad. It’s a very bad scene,” local pastor Thomas Dixon said.
“Apparently the person just entered the church and opened fire. That part has not been fully articulated on what happened yet … they are still looking for the suspect.”
Police said the suspect in the shooting is a clean-shaven white man in his 20s, with a slender build. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and boots.
Soon afterward, news cameras showed officers taking a man matching that description into custody, but police said they were still looking for the shooter.
Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, Rest in Peace
UPDATE I: 9 Dead … 3 Males and 6 Females.
Police Press Conference
UPDATE II: At a 6 a.m. ET press conference, investigators released an image of the suspect and said he had left the church in a black four-door sedan.
UPDATE III: City of Charleston Police Department Facebook.
On June 17, 2015 at approximately 8:00PM, the pictured white male suspect entered the Emanuel AME church located at 110 Calhoun Street and began shooting church members. The suspect was seen leaving the church in the below pictured black four door sedan.
Suspect is described as a younger white male. He stands approximately 5’09” in height and has a slender build
Law Enforcement needs help to identify this individual as part of the ongoing homicide investigation. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s identity or whereabouts is asked to call 1-800-CALL- FBI (1-800-225-5324).
Police in Charleston, South Carolina, were searching for a white gunman on Thursday who killed nine people in a historic African-American church, in an attack that police and the city’s mayor described as a hate crime.
The shooter, a 21-year-old white man with sandy blond hair, sat with churchgoers inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church for about an hour on Wednesday before opening fire, Police Chief Gregory Mullen said.
Roof, 21, of Lexington, South Carolina, was arrested Thursday morning about 245 miles (395 kilometers) away in Shelby, North Carolina. He waived extradition and arrived back in South Carolina late Thursday.
He was taken into custody without incident shortly before 11 a.m., Shelby police said in a statement. Authorities got a call about a possible sighting of the suspect. A local newspaper filled in some of the details.
Ice Cream Truck Driver Brandon Brown Shot & Killed as Children Watched at Lucas Village, a Subsidized Housing Complex (Update: Larnell Tyran Lyles Arrested & Charged with Murder)
NOT EVEN THE GOOD HUMOR MAN IS SAFE THESE DAYS …
22 year old Brandon Brown, an ice cream truck driver, had stopped his Big Daddy Ice Cream truck when he was shot and killed as children lined up to buy ice cream. According to the police, at approximately 5:12 p.m. on Saturday police were called to the in the 400 block of Vermont Court in Frederick’s Lucas Village neighborhood. Brandon Brown was shot in the chest. Brown was pronounced dead at the scene.
Where is the outrage from the usual suspects of this murder?
Police say an ice cream truck driver in Maryland was gunned down as he was selling treats to children and a suspect has been arrested.
Frederick police say 22-year-old Brandon Brown was fatally shot Saturday afternoon at Lucas Village, a subsidized housing complex.
Lt. Clark Pennington, a police spokesman, says Brown drove into the community playing music to announce his arrival. He says children were lined up to buy ice cream when Brown stepped out of the truck and was approached by a man who shot him in the chest. Brown died at the scene.
Larnell Tyran Lyles Arrested for Murder
27 year old Larnell Tyran Lyles has been arrested early Sunday morning at a residence in the 100 block of Sandalwood Court in Walkersville, MD and charged with first degree murder. What are the odds that Larnell Tyran Lyles has a prior criminal record?
A 27-year-old man was arrested after an ice cream man was shot and killed Saturday in Frederick, according to Frederick police.
Larnell Tyran Lyles of Frederick, Md. was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, police said.
Carol Bowne Stabbed to Death by Ex-Boyfriend Michael Eitel in New Jersey While Waiting for Gun Permit (VIDEO)
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GOVERNMENTS RESTRICT THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS … NEW JERSEY WOMAN STABBED TO DEATH BY EX WHILE WAITING FOR GUN PERMIT.
39 year old Carol Bowne, a New Jersey hairdresser, feared for her life and the threat of domestic violence from her ex-boyfriend, 45 year old Michael Eitel. Carol Bowne sought to protect herself by getting a restraining order, installed security cameras and an alarm system to her home and began the long process of obtaining a handgun. Carol Brown was stabbed multiple times by Eitel in the driveway of her home Wednesday night in the 100 block of Patton Avenue in Berlin Township. Bowne was transported to Virtua Hospital in Berlin where she was pronounced dead a short time later. Michael Eitel was charged with her murder. Eitel, a convicted felon, is a fugitive and being sought by a U.S. Marshals Service.
This didn’t have to happen. Thanks to New Jersey’s restrictive gun laws, Carol Browne is dead. As reported at the Washington Free Beacon, Unlike most states, New Jersey’s restrictive gun laws require a permit to purchase a handgun of which the permit process can take several months to complete. Carol Browne could not simply buy a gun for her protection, the very equalizer of a petite female hairdresser against a crazed ex-boyfriend, convicted felon. Obviously, a retraining order means nothing, security cameras and an alarm system did nothing to protect Brown and the police cannot be everywhere at all times to protect people. Do ypu know what would have given Carol Brown a fighting chance … A Sig Sauer P238 ESP, a Rugar SR22, or a Rugar SR40.
When Carol Bowne felt the threat of domestic violence, the petite hairdresser took steps to protect herself.
The Berlin Township woman got a restraining order against a former boyfriend, installed security cameras and an alarm system to her home and began the months-long process of obtaining a handgun, friends said.
But it wasn’t enough.
Bowne, 39, was stabbed to death in the driveway of her Patton Avenue home on Wednesday night.
Her former boyfriend, 45-year-old Michael Eitel, was charged with her murder. Eitel, a convicted felon, was a fugitive Thursday, being sought by a U.S. Marshals Service task force.
NJ Woman Killed By Ex-Boyfriend While Awaiting Gun Permit Approval – News Brief
VIDEO – Western Journalism
UPDATE I: Suspect in Murder of Carol Browne Found Dead.
Like a typical coward who would take the life of a defenseless woman, Michael Eitel committed suicide rather than facing the punishment for his heinous crime. Good riddance.
Officials say the suspect wanted for allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death in Berlin Township, New Jersey has been found dead.
45-year-old Michael Eitel was found dead around 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the garage of a home on the unit block of Holly Drive in West Berlin.
He took his own life
Manhunt on For Two Convicted Murderers (Richard Matt & David Sweat) Who Escaped from Maximum-Security Prison Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY (Update: Using Power Tools to Drill out of their Cells)
THE MANHUNT IS ON FOR RICHARD MATT AND DAVID SWEAT, TWO CONVICTED MURDERERS WHO ESCAPED FROM PRISON IN UPDATE NEW YORK …
Two convicted murderers, 48 year old Richard Matt and 34 year old David Sweat, have escaped from the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. According to reports, the two men were unaccounted for during morning bed check at 5:30 AM Saturday. According to authorities, they escaped the facility by climbing through a series of tunnels and exiting through a manhole. New York state authorities state that both men are considered to be a danger to the public and should not be approached. Here is a VIDEO showing the size of Clinton Correctional Facility that hold 2400.
David Sweat (left) – Richard Matt (right)
Two convicted murderers escaped from a maximum-security prison near the Canadian border in upstate New York, authorities said Saturday.
Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, are dangerous and should not be approached, New York state police warned.
Sweat is serving a sentence of life without parole after he was convicted of first-degree murder for killing a Broome County sheriff’s deputy in 2002. Matt is serving a sentence of 25 years to life for kidnapping a man and beating him to death in 1997.
The two men were unaccounted for during morning bed check at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, state police said.
Physical descriptions of the two escaped convicts.
David Sweat is a 5-foot-11 white male with brown hair and green eyes, weighing 165 pounds, police said. He has tattoos on his left bicep and his right fingers.
Richard Matt is a 6-foot white male with black hair and hazel eyes, according to police. He weighs 210 pounds and has tattoos including “Mexico Forever” on his back, a heart on his chest and left shoulder and a Marine Corps insignia on his right shoulder.
UPDATE I: New York State Police Facebook.
On June 6, at 5:45 a.m. the New York State Police received a call from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora regarding two prisoners that were unaccounted for during a 5:30 a.m. bed check. The State Police are now currently searching for the two escaped prisoners.
Richard Matt, 48 years old, a white male, 6’ tall, 210 pounds, with black hair and hazel eyes. He has tattoos on back “Mexico Forever”, a heart on his chest and left shoulder, and a marine corps insignia on his right shoulder.
David Sweat, 34 years old, white male, 5’11” tall, 165 pounds, brown hair and green eyes. He has tattoos on his left bicep and his right fingers.
Both are considered to be a danger to the public. If located DO NOT approach them. Contact 911 or the New York State Police immediately at (518) 563-3761.
Sweat is serving a sentence of life without parole following his conviction in Broome County for one count of Murder 1st Degree after he caused the death of a Broome County Sheriff’s Deputy on July 4, 2002. Sweat was transferred to Clinton Correctional on October 30, 2003.
Matt is serving a sentence of 25 years to life following his conviction in Niagara County for three counts of murder, three counts of kidnapping, and two counts of robbery after he kidnapped a male victim and caused his death by beating him on December 3, 1997. Matt was transferred to Clinton Correctional on July 10, 2008.
Anyone in the Dannemora area should contact the New York State Police if they saw or heard anything early this morning, or find that they have a vehicle which is unaccounted for.
It appears the two convicted murderers who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY did not use a rock hammer like Andy Dufresne in the movie, ‘The Shawshank Redemption,’ but power tools instead.
Duping guards with dummies fashioned out of sweatshirts and using power tools to drill out of their cells, the men escaped late Friday or early Saturday, emerging on the other side of the prison’s 30-foot-tall walls.
In an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” broadcast early Sunday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said that investigators were trying to determine how the two men managed to acquire the tools – and use them – to drill through steel walls, pipes and stone walls in fashioning a subterranean escape route without detection.
But, even more pressing, the governor said, was the manhunt.
“The first order of business is to get these killers back,” the governor said.
Baffled New York state officials announced a $100,000 reward Sunday for the capture of two murderers who used power tools to pull off an astonishing escape from a maximum-security prison near the Canadian border.
That’s $50,000 for information leading to the arrest of each fugitive: Richard Matt, 48, who kidnapped a man, beat him to death and dismembered him in 1997, and David Sweat, 34, who killed a sheriff’s deputy in 2002.
The NY Daily News is reporting that a 14 year old boy, Christopher Duran, was shot dead while walking to school in the Bronx, NY on Friday. According to reports, the 14 year old was peppered with 16 bullets by a gunman wearing a red bandana who shot him multiple times at point-blank range. 14 year old Christopher Duran cried out “Mommy! Mommy!” as he was laying dying outside a Laundromat. Duran was shot once in the head and three times in the torso at Sheridan Avenue near East 167th Street at around 8:30 a.m. in Concourse Village. The authorities believe the shooting was gang related. Duran was no stranger to police, he had already racked-up five previous arrests, including possession of a knife, assault and battery, and robbery.
A baby-faced Bronx teenager was executed on the street Friday by a gunman wearing a red bandana who blasted him multiple times at point-blank range — and without any warning.
Fourteen-year-old Christopher Duran cried out “Mommy! Mommy!” as he was laying dying outside a laundermat, sources said.
“We have video of the shooting,” a police source said. “It’s bad, real bad. The guy runs up to him and just shoots him, bang, bang, bang. It doesn’t look like he says anything to him.”
Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce confirmed the existence of the surveillance video and agreed “it’s pretty gruesome.”
The hoodie-clad gunman may have been trying to “disguise what he looks like” with the bandana, he added.
Where is Rev. Al Sharpton an the rest of the clan protesting this murder?
UPDATE I: A surveillance image of the second suspect was released by police on Friday afternoon.
Police are looking for two suspects who fled southbound on Sheridan Avenue. They are described as a black or dark-skinned Hispanic male wearing all black, and a Hispanic male wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt with dark sleeves, blue jeans and a red bandana covering his face, police said.
A surveillance image of the second suspect was released by police on Friday afternoon. Investigators believe the shooting is gang related, but were not immediately sure if Duran was the intended target, or if the gunmen mistook him for someone else.
“(He’s) trying to disguise what he looks like. It is a red bandana, don’t know what that means just yet. But it’s a very distinctive piece of clothing. I would hope that we put that out and somebody calls,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said.
Suspect in Bronx, NY shooting – NYPD
If anyone has any information about the incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.
Robin Ficker, Fomer Defense Attorney for Quadruple Murder Suspect Daron Dylon Wint Says DC Police Have Wrong Guy … “I Knew Him to be a Very Nice, Gentle Person” (VIDEO)
WHY WE HAVE A VERY STRONG DISLIKE FOR DEFENSE ATTORNEYS … I guess this is what defense attorneys say to make them be able to live with themselves.
GO FIGURE, ANOTHER GENTLE GIANT … Thursday night, Daron Dylon Wint, the suspect in the brutal murders of three members of a prominent Washington, D.C. family and their housekeeper, was arrested Northeast Washington, DC. According to reports, Wint’s DNA was on the pizza crust of a Dominoes pizza that was ordered at the same time the Savopoulos family was being tortured and killed. The suspect??s former attorney, Robin Ficker, who represented Wint in six minor cases, appeared with Nancy Grace and said, the DC police “have ??the wrong guy” and this was a “rush to judgement”.. Ficker then went on to astonishingly say, ?”I knew him to be a very nice, gentle person”
UNBELIEVABLE … BUT WHAT WOULD YOU EXPECT FROM A DEFENSE ATTORNEY WHO HAS GOT A CRIMINAL OFF ON LESSER CHARGES ONLY TO TORTURE AND KILL 4 PEOPLE.
Court Documents Say that Daron Dylon Wint, the Man Charged in the Quadruple Murder of Washington, DC family, Did Not Act Alone
NBC News is reporting that Daron Dylon Wint, the individual charged with the quadruple murder of a DC family and their housekeeper, did not act alone. Detective Jeffrey Owens of the Metropolitan Police wrote in a statement, “The crimes described in this affidavit required the presence and assistance of more than one person,” in support of a first-degree murder charge while armed that were filed against Darron Wint. However, neither the court papers nor law enforcement officials would name one or more accomplices, or say if they were among the people arrested with Daron Dylon Wint. He was arrested Thursday night in Northeast Washington, DC.
Police investigating the murder of a wealthy Washington, D.C., family and their housekeeper suspect that the alleged killer, Darron Wint, had help from accomplices, according to court documents released Friday.
In an affidavit seeking an arrest warrant for Wint, a city detective said he believed that others helped Wint hold the three adults and a child captive before killing them and torching the family’s home.
Wint, 34, was captured Thursday in Maryland, a week after Savvas Savopoulos, 46, his wife, Amy, 47, their 10-year-old son, Philip, and their housekeeper, Veralicia “Vera” Figueroa, 57, were found by firefighters in the mansion’s second floor. Wint was arraigned Friday on charges of first-degree murder.
Two other men and three women also were taken into custody at the time of Wint’s arrest. They were questioned and released; no one other than Wint has been charged.
Kashif Parvaiz Sentenced to Life in Prison for Wife’s 2011 Murder in Boonton, NJ … Claimed Family had Been Targeted in Anti-Muslim Attack
Muslim Kashif Parvaiz sentenced to life in prison for 2011 shooting death of his wife.
30 year old Kashif Parvaiz has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2011 murder of his wife, Nazish Noorani. The judge deemed Parvaiz ‘cold-blooded’ and ‘beyond redemption. Parvaiz was previously convicted by a jury on February 26, 2015 of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree and other counts in the shooting death of his wife. Initially following the shooting, Kashif Parvaiz claimed that he and his family were the victims of an anti-Muslim attack. Kashif Parvaiz, from New York City, was on a walk with his wife, Nazish Noorani, 27, and their two-year-old son in Boonton, New Jersey, in August 2011 when Noorani was fatally shot in the chest. However, his story unraveled when his mistress, Antoinette Stephen, admitted to her role in set-up and testified against Parvaiz.
From left: Kashif Parvaiz and Antoinette Stephen (Morris County Prosecutor’s Office)
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp has announced that Kashif Parvaiz, 30, has been sentenced to life in prison in connection with the 2011 murder of his wife, Nazish Noorani.
On Feb. 26, 2015, Parvaiz was convicted when a jury returned a verdict of guilty against him on counts of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree; two counts of the second degree of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose; two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon, crimes of the second degree; prohibited weapons and devices in the fourth degree; second degree endangering the welfare of a child; and third degree hindering one’s apprehension.
This prosecution stemmed from the Parvaiz’s arrest for his role in the shooting death of his wife, Nazish Noorani, on Cedar Street in Boonton on the night of Aug. 16, 2011.
Police ID Suspect Daron Dylon Wint in Quadruple DC Murder of Savvas Savopoulos, Amy Savopoulos, Philip Savopoulos & Veralicia Figueroa Through Pizza Crust DNA
HEINOUS CRIME SUSPECT ID’D …
The Washington, DC police have identified a suspect in the heinous quadruple murders of Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy Savopoulos, their son Philip Savopoulos and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa. According to DC police, the suspects name is 34 year old Daron Dylon Wint. He is charged with first-degree murder while armed. As per reports, the police linked Wint to the murder scene by analyzing DNA from the crust of a Domino’s pizza that had been ordered to the house on the night of May 13. The man hunt is on for this individual who has a long criminal rap sheet. This sick SOB tortured, beat, murdered and then set the home on fire. During all of this, he ordered a Dominoes pizza. Can you say sociopath?
Police in Washington, D.C., issued an arrest warrant late Wednesday for a suspect in the murder of a corporate executive, his wife, their 10-year-old son, and a family housekeeper in their home last week.
The suspect is named as 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint. He is charged with first-degree murder while armed. Police told the Washington Post that they did not know his whereabouts.
WTTG reported late Wednesday that police were seen outside a home in Lanham, Md., where they believe Wint lives with his father. The station reported that Wint has an extensive criminal history that includes traffic violations and charges for domestic violence, burglary and assault.
Savvas Savopoulos, 46; Amy Savopoulos, 47; their son, Philip; and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, 57, were found dead on the second floor of their burning home in northwest Washington May 14. The home is located in an upscale area just north of Vice President Joe Biden’s official residence on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory.
The Post reported, citing three law enforcement officials close to the investigation, that police linked Wint to the murder scene by analyzing DNA from the crust of a Domino’s pizza that had been ordered to the house on the night of May 13. The delivery man told WTTG that he delivered two pizzas to the house and was paid with cash left in an envelope outside the front door.
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS KILLER?
Police believe Wint and possibly other assailants held the family captive overnight last Wednesday in the home, eventually torturing them until their deaths. But while holding the family in terror, they took time late Wednesday night to order a Domino’s pizza online, with instructions that it be left outside. The pizza may have been their undoing. Police reportedly recovered Wint’s DNA on the leftover crusts from the pizza.
“What they’ll find in this person is that he’s very psychopathic,” former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O’Toole said.
She said the ordering of pizza while holing captives in the state of terror fits the pattern of a diagnosable psychopath; someone without remorse.
“Their ability to do this, order a pizza, you have to imagine that the victims are crying, they’re scared, they may even be having a physical reaction, these offenders continue to do what they’re doing,” O’Toole said.
Hours before the Savopoulos family home went up in flames, an assistant to Washington businessman Savvas Savopoulos was instructed to drop off a package carrying $40,000 and to leave the money outside.
4th Suspect Cornelius Clark Arrested in the Murders of Mississippi Police Officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate
4TH SUSPECT ARRESTED …
A fourth suspect has been arrested in the shooting deaths of Hattiesburg, MS police officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate. 28 year old Cornelius Clark has been charged with obstruction of justice. Officers Deen, 34, and Tate, 25, were fatally shot during a traffic stop on East Fourth Street in Hattiesburg shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday night. Previously, Curtis Banks, 26, and Marvin Banks, 29, and Joanie Calloway, 22 were arrested in connection with the murder of the two police officers.
A memorial service for Hattiesburg patrolmen Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Lake Terrace Convention Center.