5 PEOPLE KILLED IN MASS SHOOTING …
Five people are dead and several injured after a mass shooting Wednesday night in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, just east of Pittsburgh. The incident occurred during a backyard party/cookout at 1304 Franklin Avenue. Four people, three women and a man, were found shot on a back porch and were pronounced dead at the scene, and a woman was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Police stated that party-goers appeared to attempt to run into the home when the sots were fired, at which point a person on the side or backyard adjacent to the house fired at the back porch. Some witnesses said that they heard up to 20 shots fired or more. There are presumed to have been two gunman. They are still on the loose.
Five people are dead and three people are hurt after a mass shooting in Wilkinsburg Wednesday night, Allegheny County Police said.
Emergency dispatchers confirmed that police and seven ambulances were called to Franklin Avenue just before 11 p.m.
Authorities said four women and one man were killed. Three of the women and the man were pronounced dead at the scene. The fourth woman was pronounced dead at UPMC Mercy hospital.
Three others were taken from the scene in ambulances. Of those victims, two men were listed in critical condition and a woman was listed in stable condition, police said.
A man who identified himself as the father of one of the victims told Channel 11 News his daughter, 38-year-old Tona Shelton, died at the scene.
Anyone who saw or heard anything is asked to contact the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit at (412) 473-1300. Callers can remain anonymous.
UBER DRIVER TOOK FARES BETWEEN KILLINGS … AND PASSED UBER BACKGROUND CHECK.
45 year old Jason Dalton, the Uber driver accused of shooting 8 individuals and killing 6 of them, reportedly passed a background check. Police are also saying that Dalton took passenger fares in between the random shootings. Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting stated at a press conference, the suspect, identified as Jason Dalton, was arrested early Sunday morning, about six hours after the first shooting was reported and two hours after the final shooting. Authorities have suspect Jason Dalton in custody after he was pulled over by an officer. The suspect was arrested at about 12:45 a.m. after a traffic stop near downtown Kalamazoo without confrontation.
The man suspected of shooting eight people in the Kalamazoo area, killing six, was an Uber driver who was apparently taking fares in between opening fire at various locations, police tell 24 Hour News 8.
Authorities are investigating reports that Jason Dalton dropped off a group of people at a Fairfield Inn Marriott in Texas Township, then went next door to the Cracker Barrel and allegedly opened fired on two vehicles, killing four people.
A woman at the hotel said she heard about 10 shots, then ran outside and saw the suspect driving away from the Cracker Barrel at a normal rate of speed.
The Cracker Barrel shooting was the last of three connected incidents over the course of about five hours Saturday. Detectives believe Dalton shot a total of eight people, killing six of them. A 14-year-old girl was in grave condition Sunday morning and a woman shot several times was severely injured but expected to survive.
UPDATE I: The victims have been identified:
The victims killed at a Kalamazoo car dealership, the second shooting scene, have been identified as father and son Richard and Tyler Smith, of Mattawan, Michigan. Tyler Smith is a high school senior. The Cracker Barrel victims, all from Michigan, have been identified as: Mary Lou Nye, 63, of Baroda; Mary Jo Nye, 60, of Battle Creek; Dorothy Brown, 74, of Battle Creek; and Dorothy Hawthorne, 68, of Battle Creek.
Authorities in Kalamazoo, a city of 75,000 two hours west of Detroit, plan on Monday to charge Dalton, 45, who was arrested hours after the final assault, with six counts of murder, two counts of assault with intent to commit murder, and six counts of felony with a firearm.
They are also investigating reports that Dalton looked for passengers between and after the shootings, a possibility that is sure to intensify debate about the safety of ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.
FUNERAL CRASHER: Wife Noela Rukundo Crashes Her Own Funeral, Much to Husband’s Surprise, Who Had Paid to Have Her Killed … Balenga Kalala, Ultimately Pleaded Guilty & Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison
REAL LIFE FUNERAL CRASHERS, WHERE’S WILL FERRELL …
Noela Rukundo, an Australian woman, returned to her native Africa to travel to Burundi to attend her attend her stepmother’s funeral when she was abducted by a gang of men. They had been ordered by her husband of 10 years to kill her. The amazing part, she was spared by the hitmen with principles. Hmm, I guess there is sometimes honor among thieves. After having kidnapped her, the men said, they weren’t going to kill her, they didn’t believe in killing women. Instead, they called the husband and told him the job was done. According to Australia’s The Age newspaper, two days later, they set her free on the side of a road, but not before giving her a cellphone, recordings of their phone conversations with Kalala, and receipts for the $7,000 in Australian dollars they allegedly received in payment.
Noela Rukundo was presumed dead by her partner and their entire community who held a funeral in her home in Melbourne, Australia, in her memory early last year. Much to all of their surprise, after all of the mourners had left, she approached her former love who was under the impression that his wife was not only dead, but that he had got away with his murderous plan. That’s when she approached him and replied, “Surprise! I’m still alive!” Her husband looked like he’d seen a ghost. Eventually, her husband, Balenga Kalala, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 9 years in prison.
Balenga Kalala, who arrived in Australia in 2004 as a refugee, paid almost $7,000 to a group of kidnappers to kill the mother of his three children, Noela Rukundo, when she was attending her stepmother’s funeral in Burundi in early 2015.
The group snatched Ms Rukundo at gunpoint outside her hotel in Bujumbura in February and drove her to a secret location.
Finally, she spotted the man she’d been waiting for. She stepped out of her car, and her husband put his hands on his head in horror.
“Is it my eyes?” she recalled him saying. “Is it a ghost?”
“Surprise! I’m still alive!” she replied.
Far from being elated, the man looked terrified. Five days earlier, he had ordered a team of hit men to kill Rukundo, his partner of 10 years. And they did — well, they told him they did. They even got him to pay an extra few thousand dollars for carrying out the crime.
Now here was his wife, standing before him. In an interview with the BBC on Thursday, Rukundo recalled how he touched her shoulder to find it unnervingly solid. He jumped. Then he started screaming.
“I’m sorry for everything,” he wailed.
But it was far too late for apologies; Rukundo called the police. The husband, Balenga Kalala, ultimately pleaded guilty and was sentenced to nine years in prison for incitement to murder, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corp. (the ABC).
33 Year Old Fashion Model Tara Lambert Found Guilty of Trying to Hire a Hitman to Murder the Mother of Her Husband’s Children
FASHION MODEL MURDER PLOT …
33 year old year old fashion model Tara Lambert has been found guilty of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder. According to prosecutors, Lambert of Centerville, Ohio, met with an undercover police officer posing as a hitman to make the arrangements to kill the mother of her husband’s children. It took less than an hour of deliberations before jurors returned a guilty verdict. Lambert’s attorney argued the undercover officer baited her into the murder agreement. Sure he did Mr. defense attorney. According to reports, Lambert suggested using a wood chipper to dispose of the remains. I guess the dense attorney will say that the officer suggested that as well. Following the verdict, the judge ordered Lambert held without bond and Lambert will be sentenced on Feb. 17 and faces over ten years in prison.
The jury in Circleville, south of Columbus, found 33-year-old fashion model Tara Lambert guilty of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder. The jury acquitted her of another count of the same charge alleging she also tried to have the ex-wife’s current husband killed.
Prosecutors say Lambert met with an undercover police officer posing as a hitman to make the arrangements. According to PEOPLE, records show that during those conversations, Lambert suggested using a wood chipper to dispose of the remains. She also reportedly gave the undercover officer a down payment and a photo of her stepchildren’s mother.
Lambert’s attorney called her mentally fragile and argued that the undercover officer baited her into the murder agreement.
19 Year Old Sevdet Besim Charged with Planning to Target Police with Explosive Kangaroo in Melbourne, Australia
HE DID WHAT MATE …
19 year old Sevdet Ramadan Besim has been charged with plotting to target police with a kangaroo packed with explosives in an ISIS terror attack in Melbourne, Australia. According to prosecutors, the teenager discussed packing a kangaroo with explosives, painting it with the ISIS symbol and setting it loose on police. Prosecutors also accuse Besim of communicating with a teenager overseas, as well as planning to run over and behead a police officer on Anzac Day.
A Melbourne teenager allegedly discussed packing a kangaroo with explosives, painting it with an Islamic State symbol and setting it loose on police officers.
Sevdet Ramadan Besim, 19, of Hallam, is accused of plotting an Anzac Day terror attack in Melbourne that would have included a beheading.
He was committed to trial in the Supreme Court on Thursday after pleading not guilty to four charges.
In a prosecution summary against Mr Besim tendered to court, police allege the pair spoke on March 16 last year, during which they discussed packing a kangaroo with explosives and letting it loose on police.
“The conversation continues with Besim detailing what he did that day and they have a general discussion around animals and wildlife in Australia, including a suggestion that a kangaroo could be packed with C4 explosive, painted with the IS symbol and let loose on police officers,” the summary says.
Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett Ambushed by 30 Year Old Edward Archer … Update: Suspect Confessed He Did it in the Name of Islam
THANK GOD, NOT ALLAH THAT POLICE OFFICER JESSEE HARTNETT IS ALIVE …
In what can only be described as a heinous and vile act of cowardice, Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett is lucky to be alive after he was ambushed at shot numerous times at point-blank range. The suspect, 33 year old Edward Archer, fired 13 bullets at Officer Jesse Hartnett as the cop sat in his patrol car Thursday night. According to reports, the suspect confessed and stated he shot the officer in the name of Islam.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross described the attack as an execution attempt.
I just have to tell you, when you look at the video–we have video that captured all of this–it’s one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen. This guy tried to execute the police officer. It’s amazing he’s alive,” Ross said at a press conference Friday morning.
Authorities say a Philadelphia police officer is recovering after he was shot several times during an ambush late Thursday night in West Philadelphia.
Philadelphia police commissioner Richard Ross says the officer, identified as 33-year-old Jesse Hartnett, was sitting in his patrol car around 11:30 p.m. at 60th and Spruce Streets when a gunman fired nearly a dozen shots through the driver’s side of the car.
“Shots fired! I’m shot! I’m bleeding heavily!” Officer Hartnett was heard yelling on police radio.
Police are calling it an “attempted assassination.”
The alleged radical Islamic gunman accused of shooting a Philadelphia cop used a stolen police gun in the attempted “assassination” and pledged allegiance to ISIS as he confessed to the harrowing ambush, officials said.
Suspected shooter Edward Archer fired 13 bullets at Officer Jesse Hartnett as the cop sat in his patrol car Thursday night, police said. The five-year force veteran was hit three times and suffered a broken arm and nerve damage — but was still able to chase after his assailant and fire at the fleeing gunman.
Archer, who was shot three times by the cop he targeted, was taken into custody shortly after the attack and confessed to the ambush, police said at a Friday press conference.
“He stated that he pledges his allegiance to Islamic State. He praises Allah, and that was the reason he was called to do this,” said Philadelphia Police Capt. James Clark.
Communication between officer and dispatch after shooting
Female Driver Hits Pedestrians in ‘Intentional’ Act … One Dead, Many Injured (Update: Driver Arrested)
One is dead and many are injured after a driver “intentionally” ran down many pedestrians on a crowded sidewalk on The Trip in Las Vegas. Many individuals have been treated at the scene in what authorities are calling an intentional act. According to one witness, “Everyone was running … and as I was running, I saw a car up on the sidewalk coming toward us. I saw a lady, she didn’t seem like she wanted to stop the car, she had both hands on her wheel and she was looking straight forward.” The crash happened shortly after 6:30 p.m. between Planet Hollywood and the Paris Hotel. Police closed the Strip is both directions from Flamingo Road to Harmon Avenue.
The female suspect is describes as an African-American woman in her 20′s with a 3 year old child in the back seat. Police have supposedly ruled out terrorism, how about a hate crime?
A driver careened into a crowded sidewalk several times on the Las Vegas Strip, killing one person and injuring more than 30 others, authorities said.
At least one person is dead and seven are in critical condition, fire officials said. Medics tended to 37 people.
Authorities don’t yet know whether the incident was an accident or intentional. The driver was in custody and was undergoing various tests, including one for alcohol, authorities said.
Rows of ambulances and police cars gathered at the scene, their lights flickering. A witness described a chaotic scene as people fled.
“Everyone was running … and as I was running, I saw a car up on the sidewalk coming toward us,” a witness told CNN affiliate KLAS. “I saw a lady, she didn’t seem like she wanted to stop the car, she had both hands on her wheel and she was looking straight forward.”
The woman left the scene, but police later caught up with her outside the Tuscany Suites on East Flamingo. The woman did have a toddler in the car with her. The child was not injured. Police said she had been in Las Vegas for about one week and had Oregon plates on the 1996 Oldsmobile she was driving.
The woman who has not been identified is being held in jail with charges pending. Police are investigating whether she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
BLACK LIVES DO MATTER, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE KILLED DOING A SELFLESS HEROIC ACT …
HERO … Tennessee teen killed in heroic act while shielding others from random act of gang violence. So will we hear from the Black Lives Matter crowd and the race baiting charlatans with regards to the death of 15 year old Zaevion Dobson? Who is Zaevion Dobson, you ask? He is Scared Monkeys hero of the week. God bless your soul. As stated in John 15:13, Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Such was the case in Knoxville, Tennessee when Zaevion Dobson, a football player at Knoxville’s Fulton High School, was “struck and killed after he had jumped on top of three girls to shield them from the gunfire of a shooter. The three girls were not injured; however, this heroic young teen, described as as “success story”. Sadly, he is dead.
Rest in peace Zaevion Dobson.
UPDATE I: Suspects either killed or arrested.
Brandon Perry, 23, died at the University of Tennessee Medical Center where he was taken after he rammed a black BMW through the brick wall of an East Knoxville apartment about 2 a.m., Rausch said.
Perry and two other men were responsible, Rausch said, for randomly firing guns on Badgett Drive four hours before he crashed the 2002 BMW. Perry used the same BMW, Rausch said, when randomly firing rounds that struck Dobson.
Christopher D. Bassett is a suspect arrested in connection with three overnight shootings that resulted in two deaths.
The violence came in three separate spurts Thursday, starting at around 7:18 p.m. ET, Knoxville police said, when shots were fired at a house with two people inside: 46-year-old resident Lisa Perry and an unnamed 10-year-old.
Perry was hit multiple times in the lower back, police said on Facebook, and was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The child was not hurt.
Then, about three hours later, Brandon Perry, Lisa Perry’s 23-year-old son, and several other men drove to another neighborhood in Knoxville and “randomly fired multiple times into a crowd,” police said.
Those shots pierced Zaevion Dobson, a 15-year-old football player at Knoxville’s Fulton High School, who was “struck and killed after he had jumped on top of three girls to shield them from the shooters,” police said. The girls were not injured.
The overnight shooting spree came to an end just before 2 a.m. Friday, when Brandon Perry was shot while driving a BMW. He crashed the BMW into an apartment and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, which he later died of, police said.
Two other men fled the crash, and were quickly taken into custody. One has been released. The other, Christopher D. Bassett, 20, was charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and violation of probation, and faces additional charges as the investigation unfolds. He is being held without bond.
Check out the emotional police press conference discussing the death of Zaevion Dobson and his heroic act below by Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch. Don’t tell me that the police do not care about black lives. They very much do and especially when they make such sacrifices like Zaevion did in trying to save others from senseless gang violence.
57 Year Old Robert L. Dear Arrested in Planned Parenthood Shooting, 3 Dead, No Real Info or Motive for Murders and Obama Ponces on Opportunity to Call for More Gun Control
HEY OBAMA, HOW ABOUT YOU SHOW SOME RESPECT TO THE FAMILIES WHO LOST LOVED ONES, BEFORE YOU MAKE THIS POLITICAL?
After a 6 hour standoff with law enforcement, following the shootings that took place at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, CO, 57 year old Robert L. Dear surrendered to police. The way the incident took place, the suspect was either going to leave the building in a body bag or in handcuffs. Robert Lewis Dear opted for the latter. Dear is currently being held without bond on Saturday at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center.
Mr. Dear, 57, was being held without bond on Saturday at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center. Jail records said he was scheduled to appear in court on Monday. Mr. Dear, whom the authorities described as 6 feet 4 inches tall and 250 pounds, appeared to have ties to the Carolinas. The police said they could not yet offer a motive for the shooting
Those who sadly were killed in yesterday’s senseless shooting have not yet been buried, their families, friends and loved ones are still reeling from the shock and we really know nothing about the suspect, Robert Lewis Dear, his motive or mental state. But that did not stop Barack Obama from rushing to politicize the tragedy by calling for more gun control. Because a liberal never lets a terrible tragedy go to waste. And of course Obama didn’t, because that is what community agitators do. They don’t listen for the facts, they rush to push their decisive agendas. Mr. President, one might say enough is politically enough when it comes to your ridiculous, liberal actions. Obama is so quick to rail on gun control laws, maybe he first should follow the U.S. Constitution as a president. If the president actually waited long enough, we will probably learn that Robert L. Dear probably has a mental condition and some other factors that lead to this heinous crime and more gun controls would have prevented nothing.
President Obama on Saturday called for additional gun control measures in the United States, after the slaying of three people Friday at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.
In a written statement, Obama said that regardless of the motive, it was unacceptable that these sort of mass shootings happen so frequently in the United States.
“This is not normal. We can’t let it become normal,” he said. “If we truly care about this — if we’re going to offer up our thoughts and prayers again, for God knows how many times, with a truly clean conscience — then we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them. Period. Enough is enough.”
Obama, have some class and lets wait until those that were killed have had a burial. I am sure after that yo can find all the time to politicize their deaths.
Oh and by the way, guess where President Barack Obama was when he was first notified of the active shooter situation in Colorado Springs, CO … hold it, hold it, hold it … why golfing of course. I hope the issues of the world didn’t ruin his game.
Early Sunday Morning Shooting at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina Leaves One Dead & One Injured (Update: Suspected Gunman is Jarrett Jerome Moore)(Update: Deceased Victim ID’s as 19 year old Anthony White Junior)
THERE HAS BEEN ANOTHER SHOOTING AT A SOFT TARGET COLLEGE CAMPUS …
Breaking News over night is that there has been a shooting at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. The shooting happened at about 1:20 a.m. in Lot W near Wilson Hall and Gleason-Hairston Terrace. The police received a call from the school’s campus police around 1:20 a.m. Winston-Salem city police are assisting campus police with an investigation. One student is reported dead and another student has been injured in the shooting on Homecoming Weekend. The suspected gunman is said to be 21 year old Jarrett Jerome Moore, who is not to believed to be a student. The University is current on lock-down following the shooting.
It appears we have another college shooting where the suspect was not a part of the school.
One person died and another was injured in a shooting on the campus of Winston-Salem State University, the school said. Both are believed to be students at the university.
“The suspected gunman is not believed to be a current student. The campus has been cleared; the gunman has not been apprehended,” said spokesman Aaron Singleton.
Singleton named Jarrett Jerome Moore as the suspect.
Police received a call from the school’s campus police around 1:20 a.m. Winston-Salem city police are assisting campus police with an investigation.
UPDATE I: Lockdown has been lifted at approximately 4:50 AM.
Winston-Salem State University officials placed the campus under lockdown for hours Sunday morning after a deadly shooting.
Anthony White Junior, 19, of Charlotte, was killed and another person was injured in the homecoming weekend shooting.
Officials are searching for Jarrett Jerome Moore, 21, in connection to the case. Police do not believe Moore is a current student.
In August, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested Moore on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting a public officer.
If anyone has any information about Moore’s whereabouts should contact campus police at 336-750-2900. The university has also opened a call center at 336-750-2000 for inquiries into the shooting.