Shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport … 5 Dead Many More Injured … Suspect on Plane from Alaska to Ft. Lauderdale … Checked Gun Upon Boarding
SHOOTING IN BAGGAGE CLAIM AREA OF FORT LAUDERDALE AIRPORT …
According to initial reports, there are 5 dead and several other injured after a gunman opened fire in the baggage claim area of the Fort Lauderdale airport.
A shooting at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Friday, January 6, has killed five and wounded multiple people, authorities confirm.
CNN reports that the incident took place near terminal 2. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office told the site that the lone shooter was taken into custody, and it’s unclear what the motive was.
Eye Witness to Shooting
Dylann Roof Found Guilty on All Counts in the Emanuel AME Church Massacre Trial in Charleston, South Carolina
GUILTY AS SIN!!!
Dylann Roof has been found guilty on all 33 counts in his trial in connection with the Mother Emanuel church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina that left 9 black parishioners dead. It took a 12-person panel a little over two hours to convict Roof on all 33 counts, including two dozen that fall under federal hate crime statutes. The jury will break for Christmas and return after the holidays on January 3, 2017 to begin debating whether the 22-year-old mass killer spends the rest of his life in prison, or is given the death penalty.
After nearly a week of painful testimony that vividly re-created the massacre at this city’s famed Mother Emanuel church, it took jurors about two hours Thursday to convict Dylann Roof in his federal hate crimes trial.
Roof was charged with 33 counts in his federal indictment. He was found guilty on every single one. Family members of the nine parishioners gunned down last year nodded silently as each charge was read aloud. Some held hands, their eyes shut tightly, as each guilty verdict was announced in the courtroom just a mile from the church.
With Roof’s guilt effectively unquestioned, this verdict was seen as likely, and the trial largely hinged on what happens next. Mirroring what happened during the Boston Marathon bombing trial last year — the last case that saw the Justice Department obtain a rare federal death sentence — there was no real question about guilt. Prosecutors played video footage of Roof admitting his guilt to FBI agents, and Roof’s attorneys did not argue that he was innocent.
Instead, the larger question surrounding the trial has focused on the next portion of the case, which will deal with whether Roof is sentenced to death or life in prison.
Man Shot & Killed Outside of an Atlanta Bar While on a Date After He Joked About Voting for Donald Trump
SENSELESS MURDER IN ATLANTA, GA …
32 year old Mitchell Mormon Jr. was shot and killed outside of an Atlanta bar after getting into an argument. According to accounts, Shaunita Walker, who was on a date with Mormon, was walking back into the bar to retrieve her phone when a Hispanic man tried to talk to her and said something disrespectful. Mormon then confronted the man, which led to an argument between the three individuals. Walker said Mormon joked during the exchange that he had voted for Trump and would be gone next week. The Hispanic man pulled out a gun and shot Mitchell Mormon Jr. dead.
A first date went terribly wrong when a man was gunned down outside a bar after he jokingly said he voted for President-elect Donald Trump.
Shaunita Walker told WSB-TV that she and Mitchell Mormon Jr. were outside Church Bar on Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta at about 3 a.m. Saturday when her new date got into an argument with another man who pulled a gun.
Walker, 25, said the alleged shooter uttered something disrespectful to her as she went back into the bar, angering Mormon, 32, who confronted the man and began arguing with him. Walker said Mormon jokingly told the man he voted for Trump.
The argument continued and the alleged shooter — identified by Walker as a Hispanic man wearing a white coat — went around a corner, came back with a gun and opened fire.
Police said officers responded to 466 Edgewood Ave. and found both Walker and Mormon shot. Both were taken to Grady Hospital, where Mormon later died. Walker, who was shot in the arm, is recovering out of state, WSB-TV reports.
Investigators released surveillance video depicting several people outside the bar,
including two people they hope to identify in connection with the shooting: a man in
a white jacket who appears to be Hispanic and a white male in a hooded sweatshirt carrying a backpack.
Police are also asking the public for any video of the incident that may have been captured by patrons.
ONE AMERICAN WOMAN DEAD AND 5 INJURED IN LONDON …
A Somali teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was stabbed to death and five people injured in an attack in central London.
Police originally said terrorism could not be ruled out but later said they had “not found any evidence of radicalisation or anything that would suggest the man in our custody was motivated by terrorism.” However, later they called the incident a “random attack” with mental health issues at the heart of it.
The 19-year-old Norwegian, of Somali origin, was Tasered by police outside the Imperial Hotel, in Southampton Row.
He was initially in hospital under armed guard but was this morning moved to a police station and arrested on suspicion of murder, police confirmed.
Norway’s foreign ministry said the teen emigrated from the Scandanavian country to Britain in 2002 when he was five years old.
The American woman, in her 60s, was treated at the scene but she died a short time later.
Five people – two women and three men – were taken to hospital for their injuries.
None of their injuries are life-threatening, police said.
They are British, Israeli and Australian citizens.
Matthew Barzun, US Ambassador to the UK, tweeted: “Heartbreaking news that a US citizen was killed in #RussellSquare attack.
“My prayers are with all the victims and their loved ones.”
The woman who was killed was an American citizen, and the five wounded people, two women and three men, included citizens of Australia, Britain, Israel and the United States, Mr. Rowley said. All were hospitalized, but three were treated and released. Officials at the United States Embassy in London would not identify the victim, but Ambassador Matthew Barzun expressed his condolences on Twitter.
BLUE LIVES MATTER, ANOTHER POLICE OFFICER GUNNED DOWN …
FOX News is reporting that another police officer has been killed, this time in San Diego, California. Two police officers have been shot, sadly one has passed away during a traffic stip in San Diego. Which further leads to the obvious, that there is no such thing as a routine police stop. According to San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, the shooting happened at around 11 p.m. local time (2 a.m. ET Friday) in the Southcrest neighborhood. One suspect has been taken into custody.
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One San Diego police officer was killed and another one wounded when a driver they stopped Thursday night opened fire on them in the latest in a series of cop shootings around the nation.
The suspected shooter was arrested, and police said they were not pursuing any other suspects. Neither the police officers’ nor the alleged gunman’s names were immediately released.
The determination that the killer acted alone followed a long manhunt in the city’s Southcrest neighborhood involving SWAT teams, helicopters and squad cars.
Video footage showed officers out in force with numerous squad cars with emergency lights flashing lining a street, officers on foot, and a helicopter buzz overhead.
Police said the officers were shot while making a stop and immediately called for help. The officer who died was shot multiple times.
LA Times: 2 San Diego police officers shot, one fatally, in traffic stop; suspect held.
Two San Diego police officers were shot, one of them fatally, during a traffic stop late Thursday night in the Southcrest neighborhood, police said.
The names and tenures of the male officers, both part of the department’s gang suppression unit, were not released.
One of the officers suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died at a hospital despite lifesaving efforts, police Chief Shelly Zimmerman said early Friday outside Scripps Mercy Hospital. The second officer underwent surgery early Friday and was expected to survive.
Police had one suspect in custody. He had been shot and was being treated at a hospital, Zimmerman said.
The two officers had pulled over a vehicle about 11 p.m. somewhere in the area of Acacia Grove Way and 36th Street. Immediately after, they called for emergency cover, Zimmerman said.
Other officers were in the area and arrived shortly after. They found both officers suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper torso. One was rushed in a police vehicle to a hospital, where he died.
“Despite heroic efforts by officers on scene and heroic efforts by doctors to save his life, I’m heartbroken to report they were unable to save him and he is deceased,” Zimmerman said.
She said she went to the home of the officer who died and notified his wife, two children and extended family members who were at the home.