32 Year Old Tony Torrez Confesses to Road Rage Shooting & Charged with the Murder 4 Year Old Lilly Garcia in New Mexico
Tony Torrez charged with murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in the road rage murder of 4 year old Lilly Garcia.
32 year old Tony Torrez was arrested Wednesday and according to police has confessed to the road rage shooting that resulted in the death of 4 year old Lilly Garcia. Tony Torrez has been charged with murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, assault with the intent to commit a violent felony, shooting at or from a motor vehicle, child abuse, child abuse resulting in death and tampering with evidence. On Tuesday in a road rage incident, Tony Torrez fired shots at the vehicle driven by Alan Garcia, the father of murdered Lilly Garcia. According to police reports, Garcia and Torrez exchanged words before Torrez pulled out a gun and fired at Garcia’s truck. Who the hell in their right mind does this? He had to have seen that there were children in the car.
Albuquerque police said late Wednesday that a suspect had confessed to a road rage shooting that killed a four-year-old girl on Interstate 40.
Authorities said Tony Torrez, 32, had been charged with murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, assault with the intent to commit a violent felony, shooting at or from a motor vehicle, child abuse, child abuse resulting in death and tampering with evidence. He was being held on $650,000 bail.
Police said Torrez had confessed to Tuesday’s shooting, which killed Lilly Garcia as she rode in a vehicle driven by her father Alan, who had just picked Lilly and her brother up from school.
This is the precious child, 4 year old Lilly Garcia who was murdered
Police said Alan Garcia was traveling westbound on Interstate 40 and was attempting to exit the freeway when Torrez’s vehicle cut across traffic and forced Garcia out of his lane. Investigators said Garcia and Torrez exchanged words before Torrez pulled out a gun and fired at Garcia’s truck.
Lilly Garcia was struck at least once in the head. She was rushed to a local hospital, but was later pronounced dead. Her father and brother were unhurt.
UPDATE I: Anonymous Tipster turns Torrez into Police.
Torrez told an acquaintance that “he shot the girl on Interstate 40″ and that Garcia’s “red truck tried to run Tony off the road,” the court documents said. The acquaintance later became an anonymous tipster to police, and his information was used in Torrez’s arrest warrant.
After he was arrested, Torrez “confessed” to the shooting, said police Chief Gorden Eden.
The anonymous tipster told police that Torrez’s address on his driver’s license and registration weren’t correct, and gave two other addresses for Torrez on the same street.
It appears the family did not know the suspect, police told CNN affiliate KOAT.
NYPD Officer 33 Year Old Randolph Holder Shot and Killed Pursuing a Suspect in Harlem (Update: Suspect Arrested)
WE ASK THE QUESTION AGAIN, DO POLICE LIVES MATTER … THE 4TH NYPD OFFICER KILLED IN THE LAST 11 MONTHS.
33 year old NYPD officer Randolph Holder was shot and killed while responding to an incident of a man with a gun in East Harlem, NY. Holder and his partner responded to a report of shots fired at East 102nd Street on the city’s Upper East Side where witnesses told the officers a man had fled on a foot path and where the suspect came across another man and stole his bicycle at gunpoint. Holder and his partner ran toward the danger, not away, but toward the danger. Shots were fired and sadly officer Holder was shot in the head and later died at Harlem Hospital. The suspect was shot in the leg and arrested. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said during a somber press conference that Holder, who emigrated from Guyana, was a third-generation police officer, following in his father and grandfather’s footsteps in the line of duty.
Rest in Peace Officer Holder
A New York City police officer was shot and killed late Tuesday in the East Harlem section of the city after he responded to a report of shots fired and an armed robbery.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton identified the murdered officer as Randolph Holder, 33, a five-year veteran of the force. Holder was an officer in the department’s Housing Bureau, which polices the city’s public housing developments.
“Tonight, he did what every other officer in the NYPD does,” Bratton said. “When the call comes, he ran toward danger. It was the last time he will respond to that call.”
Bratton said Holder and his partner responded to a report of shots fired at East 102nd Street on the city’s Upper East Side. Witnesses told the officers a man had fled on a foot path and the officers encountered another man who told them an assailant had stolen his bicycle at gunpoint. Bratton said the officers confronted the suspect and pursued him to the intersection of East 120th Street and the FDR Drive, where gunfire rang out. One witness told Fox 5 that she heard at least five shots.
Holder was shot in the forehead and rushed to Harlem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:22 p.m. Dozens of uniformed and plainclothes officers lined the hospital hallway while other officers held each other as they arrived.
43 Year Old Karen Dolley’s Fends Off Home Intruder (Jacob Wessel) With Japanese-Styled Sword, Ninjato
NEXT THING YOU KNOW OBAMA AND DEMOCRATS WILL BE LOOKING TO TAKE AWAY OUR RIGHT TO BEAR NINJATO’S TOO.
SCARED MONKEYS HERO OF THE WEEK GOES TO KAREN DOLLEY, HOME OWNERS GETS MEDIEVAL WITH HOME INVADER …
Why do I get the feeling that this would be robber would rather have been shot than be sliced and diced with a razor sharp ninja sword. 30 year old Jacob Wessel went into the wrong house to rob Thursday night on 10th Street and Emerson Avenue on Indianapolis’ Eastside. 43 year old Karen Dolley said that she awoke around midnight to the voice of a man in her house and began punching him about 10 times and cornering him in her bedroom. Then it got real. It turns out that Karen has had medieval combat training. Karen reached for her gun but opened the wrong drawer. Karen then reached for her backup weapon, a Japanese-styled sword called ninjato, which she keeps near her bed. Folks, this thing could fend off and cut the heads off Zombies let alone a home invader. This is a classic as she held the 5 ft. 10 inch Wessel at sword point until the police arrived.
When a man broke into Karen Dolley’s home on Thursday night, her training in medieval combat came in handy. So did her sword.
The 43-year-old woman said she awoke around midnight to the voice of a man in her house near 10th Street and Emerson Avenue on Indianapolis’ Eastside.
She leapt out of bed, turned on the lights and saw him standing in her living room, she said. Then her instincts kicked in.
Dolley, standing 5-foot-6, said she immediately attacked, punching him about 10 times and cornering him in her bedroom.
She reached for her gun in a nearby drawer, but she accidentally opened the wrong drawer during the chaos of the moment, so her gun wasn’t there.
She reached for her backup weapon, a Japanese-styled sword called ninjato, which she keeps near her bed. Her intruder crouched in the bedroom as she held him at sword-point until police arrived, she said.
Jacob Wessel of Greenwood was later arrested by the police after forcing his way through the house’s backdoor and was later charged with residential entry, a Level 6 felony. There was no mention as to whether he soiled himself.
21 Year Old Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. Indicted on 15 Felony Counts, Including Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm and Others
21 year old Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. was indicted Friday by a grand jury on 15 felony counts, including aggravated assault, unlawful discharge of a firearm, disorderly conduct, endangerment and carrying out a drive-by shooting. However, prosecutors did not file terrorism charges against Merritt in the highway shootings. Authorities had called these shootings an act of domestic terrorism. Mettitt was arrested on September 18 at a Wal-Mart. Merritt remains in jail on a $1 million bond.
A grand jury on Friday indicted a man suspected in four of the freeway shootings that have rattled the Phoenix area since late last month.
The indictment of 21-year-old Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. replaces a 16-count criminal complaint announced earlier in the week.
Merritt, of suburban Glendale, was indicted on 15 felony counts, including aggravated assault, unlawful discharge of a firearm, disorderly conduct, endangerment and carrying out a drive-by shooting.
Prosecutors did not file terrorism charges that authorities originally sought against the landscaper and father of two who was arrested Sept. 18 at a Wal-Mart. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery previously said Arizona’s terrorism laws enacted after 9/11 focus mostly on protecting public utilities from attack and would not apply to the freeway shootings.
Using ballistics tests, Arizona Department of Public Safety detectives tied Merritt to four of the 11 shootings that occurred on Phoenix-area freeways between Aug. 27 and Sept. 10.
Arizona Police Investigating Oscar De La Torre Munoz in Freeway Shootings … Arrested Person of Interest on Unrelated Marijuana Possession Charge (VIDEO)
Possible break in the Arizona highway shootings …
19 year old Oscar De La Torre Munoz is being investigated by Arizona police as a person of interest in the numerous shootings that have occurred on the heavily-traveled Interstate 10 near Phoenix. Oscar De La Torre Munoz was arrested on a separate marijuana possession charge and booked into jail. At least 11 shootings have taken place in I-10 which the authorities are calling an act of domestic terrorism. According to Fox News, the man taken into custody in Phoenix Friday allegedly boasted to friends of his involvement in a rash of freeway shootings over the last 12 days.
Authorities in Arizona arrested a 19-year-old man considered a person of interest in a spate of shootings on the heavily-traveled Interstate 10 near Phoenix on an unrelated marijuana possession charge.
Oscar De La Torre Munoz was booked into the Maricopa County jail late Friday. Munoz, 19, of Avondale, was taken into custody along with his mother Friday morning at a gas station a few miles from I-10, officials with the state’s Department of Public Safety said.
His mother was questioned but later released.
Is Oscar De La Torre Munoz the Phoenix Highway shooter?
Earlier Friday, the man was taken into custody and questioned as police sought to find whoever is behind the shootings that have terrified Phoenix drivers, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said. The shootings on or near Interstate 10 occurred over nearly two weeks. Only one person has been injured.
The department said the man is not a suspect in the shootings but called him “a person of interest” in a statement Friday night.
“This person that we detained is for questioning, it’s not solely about this I-10 shooting situation. We’re interviewing and asking him about a number of things,” Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves told reporters Friday.
BREAKING NEWS: Second Prison Escapee David Sweat Shot and Captured by Police in Constable, NY Near the Canadian Border (Video: Police Press Conference)
THE THREE WEEK MANHUNT IS OVER … DAVID SWEAT SHOT AND CAPTURED.
David Sweat, the convicted killer who had escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York has been shot and captured in the upstate New York town of Constable, less than six miles from the Canadian border. In a press conference following the arrest of convicted murderer David Sweat, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said “The nightmare is finally over.” Sweat was shot twice in the torso by authorities and was taken to the Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, NY in stable condition. The shooting occurred about 3:20 PM after Sgt. Jay Cook saw a suspicious man walking down a roadway in the Town of Constable.
Convicted murderer and escaped inmate David Sweat was shot near the Canadian border Sunday by a New York state police officer, according to authorities.
“The nightmare is finally over,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference late Sunday. “It took 22 days but … let’s give a big applause to the men and women of law enforcement who did a great job.”
Sweat was wounded but is alive and was taken into custody, according to the New York State Police. He was spotted by New York State Police Sgt. Jay Cook at about 3:20 p.m. in the town of Constable, less than six miles from the Canadian border, police said in a statement.
Police Press Conference Following the Capture of David Sweat
New York Prison Guard Gene Palmer Arrested for Providing Tools to Escaped Prisoners Richard Matt & David Sweat
57 year old prison guard Gene Palmer has been arrested in connection with the prison escape of convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. Palmer was charged Wednesday with promoting prison contraband in the first degree, two counts of tampering with physical evidence, and one count of official misconduct. According to court documents, Gene Palmer is accused of accepted paintings from the two convicts in return for tools. Palmer is said to have destroyed the paintings following the prison escape. Palmer attorney stated that his client “did not know that Joyce Mitchell had conned him into giving contraband to these two individuals.” Palmer worked at the prison for 27 years. Bail was set at 50,000 bond or $25,000 cash bail.
NBC News – New York Prison Guard Gene Palmer Arrested.
A guard at the New York prison where two convicted killers escaped earlier this month accepted paintings from them in return for tools, according to court documents.
Gene Palmer is alleged to have later destroyed the paintings — burning some of them in a fire pit at his home and burying others in woods nearby — after Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora on June 6.
Palmer was charged Wednesday with promoting prison contraband in the first degree (a class D felony), two counts of tampering with physical evidence (a class E felony) and one count of official misconduct (a class A misdemeanor). The charges carry prison terms ranging from 15 months to seven years.
The documents allege that Palmer provided a flat-head screwdriver and needle-nose pliers on “at least four separate occasions” beginning as early as November 2014. According to the complaint, this was a result of Palmer receiving paintings from the Matt and Sweat.
Police Investigate Possible Sightings in Steuben County of Two Escaped NY State Prison Convicts Richard Matt & David Sweat (Also, Male Corrections Officer Placed on Leave)
The authorities are investigating two possible sightings in Steuben County, NY of the the two convicts who escaped from the maximum-Security Prison Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. One witnesses spotted two men on June 13 walking near the Gang Mills rail yard on Rita’s Way in the town of Erwin. The next day, two men with the same description were spotted walking along County Route 115 in the town of Lindley, heading toward the Pennsylvania Border. Convicted murderers, Richard Matt and David Sweat, have been added to the U.S. Marshals’ most wanted list.
The list “is reserved for the worst of the worst,” said U.S. Marshals Service Director Stacia Hylton. “There is no question David Sweat and Richard Matt fall into this category.”
Authorities warned that it could take some time as the massive manhunt enters its second week in the area of the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora.
Police are pursuing possible sightings of two men who may fit the descriptions of the murderers who broke out from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York.
The sightings happened in Steuben County last weekend, New York State Police said in a news release Friday evening.
The development is another lead in the search for escapees Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 35, which is now on its 15th day.
“Witnesses spotted two men on June 13 walking near the Gang Mills rail yard on Rita’s Way in the town of Erwin,” police said. “The next day, two men with the same description were spotted walking along County Route 115 in the town of Lindley, heading toward the Pennsylvania Border.”
The unconfirmed sightings came from two separate individuals, police spokesman Beau Duffy told CNN on Saturday.
A correction officer was suspended Friday as part of the investigation into the escape of two inmates who broke out of a New York state prison and are still at large, officials said.
A statement by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said that due to the ongoing investigation, no more information was immediately available.
Joyce Mitchell Arrested and Charged with Helping Escaped Inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat from Clinton Correctional Facility
Prison worker Joyce Mitchell has been arrested …
51 year old Joyce Mitchell was arrested and arraigned Friday night on a felony charge of promoting prison contraband and a misdemeanor charge of criminal facilitation. Her lawyer, Keith Bruno, entered a plea of not guilty for Joyce Mitchell. If convicted, she faces up to eight years behind bars; however, her charges could get much worse if the two escaped murderers, Richard Matt and David Sweat, commit more crimes while they are on the run. Mitchell’s arrest came after she provided information about the escape. She was ordered held in jail on $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 bond and is due back in court Monday morning.
Prison worker Joyce Mitchell is in custody, accused of aiding in a daring prison escape. The two convicted killers she allegedly helped are free, but on the run.
Mitchell allegedly provided Richard Matt and David Sweat with the tools to cut through cell walls for their escape from an upstate New York prison a week ago.
“The defendant did intentionally … and unlawfully introduce hacksaw blades, chisels, a punch and a screwdriver bit, dangerous contraband, into Clinton Correctional Facility,” court records said.
Mitchell allegedly brought the items to the prison on May 1.
She was arraigned Friday night on a felony charge of promoting prison contraband and a misdemeanor charge of criminal facilitation. She pleaded not guilty.
If convicted, she faces up to eight years behind bars.
Female Prison Worker Questioned in Escape of Convicted Murderers Richard Matt & David Sweat from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY
WAS IT AN INSIDE JOB?
ABC News is reporting that a female prison worker is being question by police in conjunction with the prison escape over the weekend by two convicted murderers. The unnamed woman, who is said not to be a prison guard, was interrogated Sunday as a possible accomplice to the prison break. The NY Post reports, that the female worker may have been wooed by one of the escaped cons. She has since been removed from her post. Richard Matt and David Sweat remain at large as the manhunt continues for the two convicted murderers. 48 year old Richard Matt and 34 year old David Sweat escaped from the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY near the Canadian border. There currently is a $100,000 reward for their capture.
A female prison worker was questioned by police and removed from her post after two convicted murderers escaped from a maximum security prison in New York, a source close to the investigation told ABC News.
Richard Matt and David Sweat remain on the run after escaping Saturday from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, about 20 miles south of the Canadian border.
New York State is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to their apprehension and arrest, a step that Gov. Andrew Cuomo called “appropriate.”
“These are dangerous men,” Cuomo said, adding that they are “capable of committing grave crimes once again.
David Sweat (left) – Richard Matt (right)