AN ARREST HAS BEEN MADE IN THE MURDER OF AMANDA BLACKBURN …
18 year old Larry Taylor has been arrested and charged in connection with the heinous home invasion murder of a pastor’s pregnant wife, Amanda Blackburn. Larry Taylor was taken into custody Sunday on a preliminary charge of murder, although it’s unclear whether he is the man whose image was captured on neighborhood surveillance video. She died last Wednesday after she was shot in the head in her Indianapolis home.
Indianapolis Police have arrested a teenager in connection to the rape and killing of Amanda Blackburn, the pregnant young wife of a local pastor.
On Monday morning, cops announced they had arrested 18-year-old Larry Taylor on a preliminary charge of murder for the gruesome Nov. 10 crime. Two other men remain in custody on parole violations and are also considered suspects, according to local TV station Fox 59.
“We are thankful to our federal, state and local partnerships that aided in the apprehension of the suspect in this terrible and senseless crime,” Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department chief Rick Hite said in a press release.
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.
4 Dead and Dozens Injured as Car Slams into Crowd Watching Oklahoma State University Homecoming Parade in Stillwater (Update: 25 Year Old Adacia Chambers Arrested, Suspicion of DUI)(Update: Suspect Charged with 2nd Degree Murder)
TRAGEDY AT HOMECOMING PARADE IN STILLWATER, OK
There are 3 dead and dozens injured as a vehicle drove straight into the crowd watching the Oklahoma State homecoming parade in Stillwater, Oklahoma on Saturday. A suspects has been arrested following the fatal motor vehicle accident. 25 year old Adacia Chambers has been arrested by police on suspicion of DUI. Look for many more charges to follow in this fatal crash.
Oklahoma State University’s homecoming parade quickly turned into pandemonium Saturday morning as a car barreled into a crowded street corner, causing massive injuries and at least three deaths.
A 25-year-old woman was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence. Authorities say the woman, Adacia Chambers is not a OSU student, “but was clearly intoxicated.”
Police announced the fatalities at a press conference.
Sadly, a 2 year old boy has died from his injuries as a result of Adacia Chambers’ car driving full speed into the crowd. Nash Lucas was identified as one of the victims by his family. Nash was at the parade with his mother, Nicolette Strauch, of Weatherford, Oklahoma.
Four people are dead and 47 hurt in a car crash involving spectators Saturday morning at an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade.
Authorities said the crash happened at 10:30 a.m. at Hall of Fame and Main Street.
Police said five people are in critical condition. Twelve others, including six children, are also hospitalized at six hospitals in Oklahoma City, Tulsa or Stillwater.
Thirty people were treated and released from the hospital including five children.
A 25-year-old woman accused of driving a car into a crowd of people at an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade over the weekend, killing four people and injuring dozens of others, is set to make her first court appearance.
Adacia Chambers of Stillwater is scheduled to appear Monday in Payne County District Court. Chambers was arrested after the Saturday crash on suspicion of driving while under the influence. Stillwater police said Sunday she was being held on four additional counts of second-degree murder.
The woman facing four second-degree murder charges after allegedly driving her car into the crowd at Oklahoma State University’s homecoming parade will face a judge Monday hours after her attorney said he believed she was suffering from mental illness.
Adacia Chambers, 25, was arrested after Saturday’s crash on suspicion of driving while under the influence. On Sunday, authorities added four charges of second-degree murder, one for each person who died in the tragedy.
Chambers’ attorney Tony Coleman said she did not smell of alcohol when he met her hours after the crash and did not appear to be someone who had been in a “drunken stupor.”
One Man Dead and 3 Women Hurt in a Shooting a Dispute Over a Dice Game at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN
One man is dead and three women have been wounded as a result of a shooting that took place at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. According to accounts, the shooting took place over a dispute over a dice game. The incident occurred outside courtyard of the Floyd-Payne Campus Center at approximately 10:52 p.m. Thursday, as witnesses heard gunshots prompting the call to TSU police.
Officials said the victim who was killed was believed to be a 19-year-old who was not a TSU student. The three females were TSU coeds. Two females that were wounded and transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The third one’s injuries did not require medical attention. None of the girls injuries were considered life threatening. The shooting suspect is also said not to be a TSU student and still remains at large.
Authorities say a man was killed and three women wounded in a shooting at Tennessee State University in Nashville Thursday night.
The gunman was at large early Friday, the campus was on lockdown and classes were cancelled for the day.
According to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department’s verified Twitter account, the gunfire was apparently prompted by a dispute over a dice game in an outdoor courtyard.
In a statement, the school said two males who weren’t TSU students “may have been gambling. It is reported the two exchanged gunfire and one was fatally wounded.”
Really, you would kill some one over a dice game? What may make this incident even more disturbing is that neither of one the individuals involved in the shooting, the victim or the suspect, were TSU students. Then why the hell were they on campus putting actual TSU students at risk?
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.
THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE … WHEN THE WALKING DEAD BECOMES THE SHOT DEAD.
People thought it was all part of the act at ZombiCon in Fort Myers, Florida until they realized the grim truth, it was real. Multiple shots were fired last night during the ZombiCon event that left 1 dead and 4 wounded. According to the police, the shooting happened at about 11:44 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers at a “ZombiCon” event, Fort Myers. As the shots were fired late Saturday night, panic began to spread through the event as those attending the Zombicon began running for their lives through the streets in terror, taking on the look of an actual zombie apocalypse we are all so accustomed to seeing on TV or Netflix. A man hunt is underway for the shooter who remains at large.
Chaos broke out at a zombie-themed street festival in downtown Fort Myers, Florida, after a shooting left one man dead and four other people wounded.
Crowds of festivalgoers fled screaming through the streets after the shots rang out late Saturday at ZombiCon.
“It cleared out fast and cop cars and ambulances came,” said Savannah Holden, who watched the panic unfold from a hotel balcony.
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One would have to think that some one caught something on video. The whole point of Zombicon is to be seen and take pictures. Everyone at these events have their cell phones rolling. Police asked attendees to share smartphone video from the incident at an event expected to draw more than 20,000 people. However, one cannot help but notice the irony, individuals who witnessed the shooting at ZombiCon said to reporters that it is the first time I have ever seen anyone dead. Imagine the fact that there be death involved with Zombies.
Public Information Officer Lieutenant Victor Medico for Fort Myers talks about the shooting at ZombiCon in Fort Myers.
The organizers of Zombicon, Pushing DaiZies, Inc. are deeply saddened by the news of what happened within the footprint of our event. We take the safety of our patrons very seriously and take precautions in hiring security and police officers for our annual event. Our prayers go out to the family members and individuals involved in the incident.
What is this world coming to when you cannot participate in a walking dead event without some one actually being shot dead?
11 Year Old Boy Faces 1st Degree Murder Charges in the Shooting Death of 8 Year Old MaKayla Dyer in White Pine, TN
YES YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS, YOU ALSO HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO USE AND CARE FOR THEM …
An 11 year old boy has been charged with the shooting death of his 8 year old neighbor, MaKayla Dyer. The unidentified boy, due to his age, is reported to have shot MaKayla Dyer with a 12-guage shotgun over a discussion about puppies. That’s correct. An 8 year old is dead today over puppies. For an eleven year old to do something this callous and heinous, there is more going on with this child than an argument over puppies. According to accounts from a neighbor, Chasity Atwood, “He asked the little girl to see her puppies. She said no and laughed and then turned around, looked at her friend and said, ‘Let’s go get the — ‘ and never got ‘puppies’ out.” The boy then shot her in the chest with a shotgun owned by the boy’s father. Look for the father to be charged with reckless endangerment or negligent homicide as well. Who the hell in their right mind owns guns and just has them out in the open with children present in the home?
Authorities were called to Robin Road in White Pine around 7:30 p.m. Saturday on a report of a shooting.
Deputies found the girl on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest. She was taken to Morristown-Hamblen Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Sheriff Bud McCoig said the young girl’s next-door neighbor, a fifth grader at White Pine Elementary School, used his father’s 12-gauge single-shot shotgun to shoot and kill the girl from inside his house. The victim was in second grade at the same school.
Officials have not released the name of the shooter or the victim, but neighbors identified the victim as Maykayla Dyer.
Sheriff McCoig would not release any details on a possible motive, but neighbors say the two were arguing over a puppy.
“Wanting to see a puppy, the little girl laughed and told him no, and that was it,” neighbor Chasity Arwood said.
Dyer was transported to Morristown-Hamblen Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The boy is being held in juvenile court on charges of first-degree murder.
At Dyer’s school on Monday, principal Bill Walker told reporters that “it’s not just the school that’s hurting — it’s the whole community,” he said, adding, “We remember her smile and her beautiful face and her interaction with her classmates.”
Oregon Shooting: 10 Dead Including Gunman at Umpqua Community College (Update: Gunman ID’d as Chris Harper Mercer)
Following the mass shooting at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College, 10 people are dead, including the gunman. According to accounts of the mass shooting, the gunman specifically targeted individuals who were Christians. As reported at CNN, the gunman asked whether individuals were Christians stating, “Good, because you’re a Christian, you’re going to see God in just about one second. And then he shot and killed them.” The shooter has been identified as 26 year old Chris Harper Mercer. The gunman was killed in a gun battle with police after officers responded to the scene at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg just before 10:40 AM.
Ten people were killed when a gunman opened fire at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College on Thursday, forcing the nation to face yet another mass shooting.
Seven other people were injured, and the shooter is dead, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told reporters. Earlier estimates had put the number of people hurt much higher.
Multiple law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation identified the gunman as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer. Investigators have interviewed members of his family and friends, they said.
“I will not name the shooter,” Hanlin said. “I will not give him the credit he probably sought.”
Authorities credited a quick response by law enforcement for keeping the death toll from climbing higher.
A law enforcement official said the shooter had body armor with him and was heavily armed, with a large amount of ammunition — enough for a prolonged gunfight.
Hanlin said tactical teams and bomb squads had cleared the buildings on campus and were working to clear hundreds of vehicles parked on campus.
UPDATE I: Shooter asks students their religion.
The shooter at Umpqua Community College on Thursday asked people to state their religion and then started firing, one student said.
Kortney Moore, an 18-year-old, told the News Review she was sitting in her writing class when a bullet blasted through the window. She saw her teacher shot in the head then noticed that the shooter was in the classroom.
Moore said the shooter told people to get on the ground. He then asked people to stand up and state their religion but started firing anywhere. She was on the ground next to people who’d been shot.
UPDATE II: Umpqua Gunman Chris Harper Mercer — What We Know.
Former acquaintances and social-media postings paint a picture of 26-year-old Christopher Harper Mercer — who was killed in a firefight with police at Umpqua Community College — as a withdrawn young man who spent a lot of time on the Internet.
Public records show that one person of that name was born in Los Angeles County in 1989. Police declined to confirm the shooter’s identity late Thursday, in an attempt to not “glorify” the actions of the gunman behind a rampage that left 10 dead and seven others wounded.
Investigators said it was too soon to identify a motive, though Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told NBC’s TODAY he wasn’t aware of any “specific red flags” for the shooter.
“He is a local resident and I know personally I haven’t heard of any warning signs coming from this person,” Hanlon said.
A MySpace page that appeared to be linked to the shooter featured Mercer holding what appeared to be a rifle while several other postings were sympathetic to the Irish Republican Army and featured masked gunmen and logos.
Body Found at Homeless Camp in Pomona, CA Identified as Missing 33 Year Old Ontario Mother Sally Mityas (Update: Manhunt Underway for Boyfriend’s Brother, Tomas Sarinina)
The body of 33 year old Sally Mityas has been found at a homeless camp in Pomona, California. The coroner has determined the cause of death as homicide by a sharp force injury to the chest. Sally Mityas was last seen on September 4, 2015 when she left her home 1600 block of Briar Avenue without taking her three children, car or cellphone. When she didn’t return, her boyfriend, Eddie Sarinina, reported her missing. The two, Eddie Sarinina and Sally Mityas, lived in the home with their children, ages 1, 5 and 7, and Sarinina’s two brothers. Mityas had just had an argument with her boyfriend’s brother over money.
According to the Ontario Police Department, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office issued a $1 million warrant for the arrest of Tomas Sarinana.
Tomas Sarinina (left) is wanted in the death of Sally Mityas (right).
A body that was found at a homeless camp in Pomona was identified as missing Ontario mother Sally Mityas.
A coroner has determined the cause of death as homicide — sharp force injury to the chest.
The 33-year-old Mityas allegedly left her home in the 1600 block of Briar Avenue on Sept. 4 without taking her three children, car or cellphone. When she didn’t return, her boyfriend, Eddie Sarinina, reported her missing. The two lived in the home with their children, ages 1, 5 and 7, and Sarinina’s two brothers.
Sarinina’s brother, Tomas Sarinina, told police Mityas packed up her clothes and left in a maroon-colored sedan at approximately 11 a.m. after the two began arguing over how they were going to split up cash from a second mortgage that the couple and Sarinina’s brothers had just taken out on the home they share.
At about 8 a.m. Monday, a security officer reported to police that a body was found in a vacant field adjacent to the park and ride at Gillette Avenue and Fairplex Drive.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ontario Police Department ay (909) 986-6711.
The murder mystery of a woman’s body – dead for weeks – found near a Pomona homeless encampment appeared to be near a solution as police announced Friday that an arrest warrant has been issued for the suspected killer who is the victim’s boyfriend’s brother.
At the time her decomposing body was discovered in a field, Pomona police said the coroner’s office estimated the woman had been dead for several weeks.
A security officer at a park-and-ride lot at Gillette Avenue and Fairplex Drive called police about 8 a.m. Monday to report that a body had been found in an adjacent vacant field frequented by transients, police said.