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Killed – Boy – Tyrese Short (St. Louis, MO)

Tyrese Short


Update: A nine-year-old St. Louis boy who was shot in the head in an early morning drive-by incident on Wednesday has died, police say. Our original coverage of the shooting is below.
Police officials have identified the homicide victim as Tyrese Short who lived on Switzer Avenue in the North Pointe neighborhood in St. Louis. Cops say the boy was shot while sitting in the passenger seat of a car with his father and two other males, ages eighteen and 22.

They were driving at around 3:30 a.m. on Goodfellow Boulevard by Laura Avenue when an SUV allegedly drove up behind them and a shooter with a handgun opened fire, shattering the rear window — and hitting the young boy in the back of the head.–year-old-boy-fatally-shot-in-st/article_5ad70475-19ec-5dc0-8a58-1ff973587299.html

Killed – Antoine Taylor (Gary, IN)

Antoine Taylor

GARY, Ind. (STMW) – A Gary teenager died Saturday morning after he was shot, according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office.

Antoine Taylor, 19, of the 400 block of Grant Street, was pronounced dead at 5:32 a.m. after he was taken to Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus.

The coroner’s office ruled Taylor’s death a homicide.

It was unknown Saturday afternoon where the shooting occurred. Gary police were not immediately available to provide additional information.

Taylor was driving with a friend down Fifth Avenue about 9:50 p.m. Friday when he spotted two men walking in the middle of the 500 block of Delaware Street, police said. Taylor got out of the car and began talking to the two unidentified men.–year-old/article_034a31ac-2bb1-5ae0-9e9b-e2adcc9d59ed.html–year-old-gary-man-died-from-gunshot-to/article_4a358dcc-06ca-5ff8-a4d2-246c753e8e5e.html


Killed – Carl Bost (Gallatin, TN)

Carl Bost1

GALLATIN, Tenn. – Investigators have released the identity of a man found dead in a Sumner County driveway. They’re hoping someone with information will come forward to help them find a suspect.

Detectives with the Gallatin Police Department identified the man as 26-year-old Carl Bost. They believe Bost wandered into Jessie Carter’s yard late on West Eastland Street Friday night.

Gallatin police continue to search for who shot and killed a man back in July.

Police told News 2 Carl Bost, 26, was found shot and killed around 9 p.m. on July 5, in the front yard of a home on West Eastland Street.

No one reported hearing gunshots in the area that evening.

Killed – Male Teen – Monquize Edwards (Indianapolis, IN)

Monquize Edwards

Indianapolis Metro Police were out in force with extra officers on targeted patrols as tens of thousands of people celebrated the holiday downtown Thursday. Despite the extra police presence, violence broke out and a young life was taken.

An Indianapolis mother is grieving the loss of her 16-year-old son and pleading with the community to help catch his killer.

Monquize Edwards was found shot near Meridian and Maryland Streets at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday night.

Fox59 News learned that Edwards was watching the fireworks downtown on top of a parking garage along Delaware Street.

When the fireworks were over, Edwards started walking South towards Meridian and Maryland. That’s when a fight broke out. The fight ended in gun fire and Edwards was hit.

police nearby responded to the scene, but the gunman took off. Edwards was transported to Wishard Hospital where he later died.

Killed – Eric Roopnarine (Poinciana, FL)

Eric Roopnarine

Osceola County detectives are now treating a death investigation from July 4 in Poinciana as a homicide.

Detectives said 22-year-old Eric Roopnarine’s mother found him dead in their home on Mendoza Lane. Investigators said he died from a gunshot wound.!LYCZZ!LYBnW

Killed – Muhyadin Mohamud Farah (Minneapolis, MN)


The man killed in an early morning apartment shooting Thursday morning has been identified.

Mohamud Muhyadin Farah, 26, died as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. His death was ruled a homicide.

Farah was shot and killed just before 3 a.m. on the 3000 block of Grand Avenue South in Minneapolis, according to the medical examiner.

Killed – John Vencill (Trenton, MO)


TRENTON, Mo. — A 24-year-old northwest Missouri man is charged with killing a man and dumping a car with his body inside in a pond.

Trenton County authorities say Jameson Read of Trenton is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 54-year-old John Vencill of Trenton.

Police Chief Tommy Wright says Read was charged after Vencill was reported missing on Friday night. Wright alleges Read shot Vencill several times at Read’s home in Trenton.

Wright told The St. Joseph News-Press that Read dumped the victim’s vehicle in a farm pond in a remote part of Sullivan County. Police recovered the vehicle Saturday with Vencill’s body inside.


Killed – Darren Gay (Shawnee, KS)

Darren Gay

SHAWNEE, Kan. — Johnson County prosecutors charged a 14-year-old boy on Wednesday with premeditated first-degree murder. They allege that he shot and killed his father Tuesday afternoon in Shawnee.

Police have identified the victim as Darren E. Gay, 46, of Kansas City, Kan. Police said the shooting happened around 3 p.m. at the Lindsay Auction Service, 4795 Frisbie.

According to police, the boy was in the middle of a custody exchange between his mother and father. When he walked to get inside his father’s car he fatally shot him.

Killed – Terrence Graves (Chicago, IL)

Terrence Graves

A man selling newspapers and fruit early Tuesday was shot and killed in Chicago’s Washington Heights neighborhood, police said.

Terrence Graves, 23, had been at work for less than two hours when the shooting occurred at 5:50 a.m. at 99th and Halsted streets, police said.

Graves’ family said someone approached him and shot him seven to 10 times. They told reporters the shooting may have stemmed from a confrontation with gang members Monday night. Police have not confirmed this.

Killed – Jesus Eduardo Vargas (Los Angeles, CA)

Jesus Eduardo Vargas

Jesus Eduardo Vargas, a 27-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Monday, July 1, in the 2100 block of West Pico Boulevard in Pico-Union, according to L.A. County coroner’s records.

Two men chased Vargas into a Jack in the Box restaurant about 7:20 p.m. during an altercation, police said. One man fired multiple shots at Vargas, LAPD Det. Jeff Cortina said.

Vargas was taken to a hospital where he died at 8 p.m., coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter said.

Police described the two men as Latinos.

Death date
July 1, 2013
2100 W. Pico Blvd.
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Cause: Gunshot
Race/Ethnicity: Latino,0,


Killed – Lelve Watkins (Montgomery, AL)

Lelve Watkins

The Montgomery Police Department has arrested one suspect in the July 1 shooting death of Lelve Watkins, 25, of Montgomery and arrested a second suspect on drug-related charges in connection with the incident.

MPD charged Dontavious Jones, 23, with capital murder in Watkins’ death. Jones, who was shot and wounded during the incident, was arrested following his release from a local hospital. Officers transported Jones to the Montgomery County Detention Facility, where he is being held without bond.

MPD also charged Shon Wright Jr., 20, with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance following the fatal shooting. Wright, who sustained injuries during the incident, was arrested following his release from a local hospital. Wright was transported to the Montgomery County Detention facility where he was being held under a $30,000 bond.

At about 4 p.m. Monday, July 1, Montgomery Police and Fire Medics responded to the 4700 block of Narrow Lane Road after receiving a report of shots fired. Prior to their arrival, a lookout was issued for two vehicles that had left the scene. MPD located the first vehicle, occupied by Watkins and Wright, at a Montgomery hospital, where Watkins was pronounced dead and Wright was treated for his injuries.

MPD located the second vehicle, occupied by Jones and another adult male, in the vicinity of Sussex Drive. Following a brief vehicle pursuit, MPD took both subjects into custody. Both had sustained gunshot wounds and were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Jones later was released and transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility. The second subject is receiving treatment in a local hospital and currently is listed in critical/stable condition.

Killed – David Ruth (Kansas City, MO)

David Ruth

Victim: David Ruth Location: 4700 N Bennington Ave, KCMO Homicide CRN #13-045584 Occurred: June 30th, 2013 On June 30th, 2013 at about 1300 hours, police officers responded to the residence at 4700 N Bennington Ave, regarding a check the welfare call. Upon arrival they found the victim deceased in his home. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474- TIPS (8447) or contact Detective Steve Shaffer at 816-889-1643 or 816-234-5043.

Murder/Suicide – Ladetric Jenkins (Victorville, CA)

Ladetric Jenkins

VICTORVILLE ( — Authorities responding to an early morning call of a possibly suicidal adult found two males — brothers — dead of gunshot wounds.

Officials determined the two men died as a result of a murder-suicide.

At approximately 4:17 a.m Sunday., deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call in the 13200 block of Crossroads Ct..

Upon arriving, deputies conducted a search of the home.

While checking the residence, deputies located a deceased male, 34-year-old Ladetric Jenkins. Deputies then located a second deceased male, 40-year-old Dennis Jenkins.

It is believed that the two siblings had an argument. Officials allege Ladetric shot Dennis to death and then turned the gun on himself.

Killed – Rachel Harrington (Memphis, TN)


(WMC-TV) – Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies have a suspect in custody following the fatal shooting of a mother and the kidnapping of her daughter from their home in East Memphis Sunday morning.

Deputies say shots were fired at a home on Barkshire Drive early Sunday morning.

The homeowner, 41-year-old Rachel Harrington, was killed and her daughter was kidnapped.

According to Shelby County Sheriff’s spokesperson Chip Washington, “When we arrived on the scene we found an individual in the house we believe to be the victim’s mother had been shot and we believe that the estranged boyfriend shot her.”

Investigators identified that boyfriend as 26-year-old Brandon Lee Spicer, who has also gone by the name Brandon Banks. Officers say he recently broke up with 25-year-old Tyranny Boyd.

Around 5 Sunday morning, Boyd called the sheriff’s office and said that her ex was trying to break into her house.

Deputies say that the bedroom window on the house is apparently where the suspect tried to break in. The screen has been torn off and there’s debris on the ground.

Investigators say after getting into the home Spicer shot and killed Boyd’s mother. He killed two of the family’s dogs as well, and then kidnapped Boyd at gunpoint.

Deputies put out an all points bulletin for Spicer. After about 8 hours on the run, Boyd was able to call a relative and tell them where her ex was keeping her.

Minutes later SWAT officers found them at The Trails Apartment complex located at Mt. Moriah and Kirby Parkway and arrested Spicer. Spicer is now locked up at the CJC facing murder and kidnapping charges.

His ex-girlfriend, Tyranny Boyd, was not hurt.

Killed – Eliakim Shabazz (West Columbia, SC)

Eliakim Shabazz

West Columbia, SC (WLTX) – West Columbia police say one of their officers shot and killed a suspect Monday night.

The incident took began around at 11:15 p.m.

According to officers, they’d gotten a report that a man had been threatening another person with a handgun in the 1100 block of Sunset Boulevard. Officers tracked the suspect to the 1100 block of Leaphart Street.

Police say when one of their officers approached the suspect, he pulled a gun from his waistband. The officer responded by shooting the suspect.

The suspect, identified as 48-year-old Eliakim Tipan Shabazz, died from his wounds.–212123791.html

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Triple Shooting – Killed – Tiara Green (Trenton, NJ)

Tiara Green

TRENTON – A young city woman hanging out with friends behind the Rowan Towers apartment complex was killed and two people with her wounded in a shooting late last night, police said today.

The small group was in the rear of the apartment complex at 620 West State Street when a car drove by shooting, Lt. Mark Kieffer said. The occupants of the car then parked and returned to let loose another round of gunfire on the victims, he said.

Tiara Green, 19, was shot once in the stomach and died in surgery at Capital Health Regional Medical Center this morning, Mercer County First Assistant Prosecutor Angelo Onofri said.

Another woman shot alongside Green was struck in the back, he said. That victim had also been rushed into surgery and was listed in “extremely critical condition” today, but expected to survive.

Also wounded alongside the two women was a young man who was shot in the buttocks, Onofri said.

The shooting happened at 11:22 p.m. in Gilbert Alley, which runs behind Rowan Towers, Mercer County First Assistant Prosecutor Angelo Onofri said. Green was shot once in the stomach, while another young woman was hit once in the back. Green was rushed to Capital Health Regional Medical Center, where she died during surgery early yesterday, Onofri said.

TRENTON — The gunman who killed 19-year-old Tiara Green and wounded two other people late Saturday night had opened fire into a group of 30 people gathered behind a city high-rise, police said.

Killed – Juan Jimenez (Fresno, CA)


FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Police are searching for a suspect in a Central Fresno murder.

Authorities have identified him as 30-year-old Victor Rosas, a known gang member.Fresno policed believe Rosas is responsible for a shooting at an apartment complex at Ashlan and Marks Saturday night.

Investigators found 43-year-old Juan Jimenez shot to death in his red Toyota pickup truck.Authorities said just moments before the shooting the suspect was on foot.

They said he was chasing the victim from one end of the parking complex to the other. The driver was trying to get away in his truck but ended up being shot multiple times. He then crashed into a dumpster and died.

Killed – Alonzo Darryn Lewis Jr. (Los Angeles, CA)


Alonzo Darryn Lewis Jr., a 48-year-old black man, was fatally wounded Saturday, June 15, in the 2500 block of 4th Avenue in Jefferson Park, according to L.A. County coroner’s records.

At 11:30 a.m., Lewis was visiting his grandmother’s home, LAPD Det. Sal LaBarbera said. It is unclear what happened next, but neighbors heard a heated argument and moments later, a single gunshot, LaBarbera said. A black male was seen leaving the home, and is believed to be the gunman.

Detectives are looking for the man.

Lewis was taken to a hospital, where he died at 11:52 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

Investigators believe that Lewis was involved in a family dispute with his stepbrother.

Killed – Adam Riley (Danville, IL)

Adam Riley

DANVILLE — A Danville teen was arrested late Thursday morning in connection with the shooting death of another Danville teen late Wednesday night near Lincoln Park.

According to Vermilion County Coroner Peggy Johnson, an autopsy performed on Thursday determined that 18-year-old Adam R. Riley of Danville died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Danville police were notified at 11:58 p.m. Wednesday a person had been shot and was in the area of Voorhees and Sherman streets. Police, however, believe the shooting incident took place in the area of English and Sherman streets near Lincoln Park.

Triple Shooting – Killed – Ronald Berry (Leander, TX)

Ronald Berry

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a triple shooting that left two dead and one injured near Leander, early Sunday morning. Detectives say the shooting took place just after 12:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Kathleen Lane.

When deputies arrived on scene they discovered the resident, 45-year old Forest Tervin, had been shot twice. He was transported to a local hospital with two non-life threatening gunshot wounds. When investigators walked inside they found the body of Tervin’s wife, 40-year old Kimberly Tervin and the body of a neighbor, 45-year old Ronald Berry. Both were pronounced dead at the scene from apparent gunshot wounds.

Detectives believe sometime earlier in the evening Berry came to the home and had a verbal disagreement with his neighbors that eventually turned physical. Detectives say Berry left the Tervin’s home and went back to his own home down the street to retrieve a handgun. He returned to the Tervin’s and forced his way in. Investigators tell FOX 7 they are still trying to determine who is responsible for the multiple shots fired in the home.

An 18-year old son was home at the time. Deputies say he was able to escape without injury.

Killed – Gary L. Martin (Temple, TX)

Gary L. Martin

A Central Texas businessman was killed in a shooting Saturday northwest of Temple, according to the Bell County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s officials said deputies found Gary L. Martin, 56, with a fatal gunshot wound about 4:45 p.m. on FM 2601 just west of Highway 317.

Martin is the owner of Gary Martin’s Wrecker Service in Moody, officials said.

A former McLennan County constable was shot and killed Saturday night in what authorities are calling a road rage incident.

56-year-old Gary Martin was found dead on FM 2601 just west of Texas 317. Martin had gun shot wounds to his face, neck, chest, and leg. Martin is the owner of Gary Martin’s Wrecker Service and was with his tow truck at the time of his death.

The Bell County Sheriff’s Office have arrested 27-year-old Adam Edmond Demirs for the shooting and have charged him with murder. Deputies say the Temple man turned himself in after the shooting.

“It was kind of a road-rage incident, they wound up here and had an exchange of words. The shooting took place, the shooter left the scene, went to Temple where he called 9-1-1 and waited for deputies to arrive,” Bell County Sheriff’s Office deputy Donnie Adams said.

Martin was pronounced dead by Bell County Justice of the Peace Ted Duffield who ordered the body to be taken to the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas for an autopsy.

Demirs told Bell County Sheriff’s Office in an interview that he passed Martin’s truck on 317, and Martin continued to follow him. Once Demirs pulled over, he says Martin would not stop shouting at him, provoking a confrontation. He warned Martin to not get any closer to his truck. Once Martin began to approach the truck, Demirs shot Martin before taking off.

Demirs was charged with aggravated assault in 2005, and was sentenced to ten years probation. The status of his probation is currently unknown.

Killed – Steven Spradling (Sterling, VA)

Steven Spradling

A Sterling man shot to death Friday by his wife in their Blossom Drive home was described by a neighbor as a tyrant who threatened anyone who came near his lawn.

Steven Spradling, 52, a member of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department, had reportedly twice threatened the life of one neighbor in the last three years.

His wife, Rosangela Spradling, 42, was arraigned today on a first-degree murder charge. She is being held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

Deputies were called to the home about 9 p.m. Friday after a neighbor reported hearing gunshots coming from the residence.

Lori Cole, a next door neighbor of the couple, said her initial thought when she first saw the cul-de-sac inundated with police cars was that Steven Spradling had “finally taken her out.”

Cole said Steven Spradling was an alcoholic who called her vulgar names and “the dead woman” after he mistakenly thought her dog defecated in his yard.

Cole said she reported the incident to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office but deputies never charged him with making the threat.

On another occasion, the neighbor said Steven Spradling yelled out that he thought she “should die in a [expletive deleted] hole of death.”

According to Liz Mills, spokesperson for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, deputies had responded to the couple’s home “continuously since 2003 for issues of domestic assault and issues with neighbors.”

In 2012 alone, deputies were called to the home at least three or four times, Mills said.

Killed – Rigoberto Arceo (Cudahy, CA)

Rigoberto Arceo1

CUDAHY, Calif. (KTLA) — A deputy fatally shot a man who tried to grab his gun during a struggle on Saturday night in Cudahy, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

The shooting happened at about 10 p.m. on Walnut Street near Otis Avenue, just south of East Los Angeles.

Initially, East L.A. deputies responded to a report of a fight and a man with a gun.

Deputies were also told that a vehicle had been seen leaving the location and the man may have been inside.

The man and the car were found a short time later.

When approached, he tried to take a deputy’s gun and was shot in the upper torso, the sheriff’s department said.

The man was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to the sheriff’s account, Arceo exited the vehicle at Walnut Street and Otis Avenue, advanced on the deputy and attempted to take the deputy’s gun. The deputy fired a single shot, striking Arceo in the upper torso.

Maria Arceo, was in the driver’s seat and said she saw her brother exit the van and walk toward the rear of the van with his hands up. She heard a gunshot, then saw her brother disappear from the window where she’d been watching.

“His hands were in the air the entire time,” she said.

Killed – Charles Burns (Antioch, CA)


A drug suspect under surveillance was shot and killed by Concord police in Antioch, authorities said Saturday.

The man was identified by his father as Charles Burns, 21. Police said Burns was a passenger in a truck and that two officers shot and killed him after he ran from the truck moments after its driver had rammed a police car.

Charles Burns was a drug suspect under police surveillance when he left his home in the 2700 block of Barcelona Circle in Antioch around 9 p.m. and got into a truck driven by Lawrence, authorities said.

ANTIOCH, Calif. (KGO) — The father of a young man who died in an officer-involved shooting late Friday night says he’s going to take action against the Concord Police Department.

A drug suspect under surveillance was shot and killed by Concord police in Antioch, authorities said Saturday.

The man was identified by his father asCharles Burns, 21. Police said Burns was a passenger in a truck and that two officers shot and killed him after he ran from the truck moments after its driver had rammed a police car.

Killed – William McKnight (Plainfield, IN)


PLAINFIELD, Ind. – A bank robbery suspect was fatally shot by police in Plainfield, police said.

The incident happened just before 11 a.m. at the State Bank of Lizton at 2100 Stafford Road in Plainfield.

Police said two men were seen walking out of the bank with bags of money before they got into a getaway car driven by a woman.

After a short police chase, the car stopped. The suspects got out of the vehicle and police said the men were uncooperative when officers asked them to surrender. Shots were exchanged, fatally striking one of the suspects, later identified as William McKnight, 43, officials said.

The other two suspects were taken into custody, police said. They were later identified as Demetrius Worley, 24, and Lori Armstrong, 44, both of Indianapolis.

Worley and Armstrong were in custody at the Hendricks County Jail, police said.

Killed – John F. Moutz (Pittsburg, KS)

John F. Moutz

A man was killed Thursday night, and his wife was arrested for his murder shortly thereafter.

Thursday evening at 7:20 p.m., officers responded to 506 W. 6th St. in Pittsburg on a report of a shooting. There, they found John F. Moutz, 49, with a gunshot wound. Moutz was taken to Via Christi Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Shortly after 9 p.m., law enforcement arrested Carla C. Moutz, 51, at Forest and Olive streets. Carla Moutz was booked into Crawford County Jail on first degree murder.


Killed – Antonio James Hill (Denver, CO)

Antonio James Hill

DENVER – The murder victim discovered outside a Denver Denny’s Sunday had been shot in the head.

The coroner identified the victim on Wednesday as Antonio James Hill, 41. He was found inside a white SUV in the parking lot of the Denny’s restaurant at 1605 Federal Boulevard.

Employees of the restaurant called Denver Fire shortly after 6:30 a.m. Sunday after seeing a bullet hole in the driver’s side window of the SUV.

Killed – Deborah Castellano (Columbia, MD)

Deborah Castellano

A 47-year-old woman with multiple gunshot wounds was found dead in the driver seat of a parked car in a Columbia neighborhood Saturday morning, marking Howard County’s first homicide of the year, police said.

Police identified the victim as Deborah Castello.

A North Carolina man has been indicted/formally charged with the murder of a former Ilion woman living in Maryland.

Deborah Castellano moved to Columbia, Maryland, for a fresh start, but what she found there was an untimely, violent end, police say, at the hands of her ex-boyfriend.

Around 4:21 a.m. on May 4, a person living in Castellano’s apartment complex called 911 to report shots fired. Police checked out the area, but found nothing. Then, nearly five hours later at 9:06 a.m., another caller reported a woman’s body in a car in the complex parking lot.,0,1118773.story!/Obituary

Killed – Brandon Deandre Myers (Los Angeles, CA)

Brandon Deandre Myers

Brandon Deandre Myers, a 21-year-old black man, was shot to death Saturday, May 4 in the 1200 block of West 69th Street in Vermont-Slauson, according to Los Angeles police officials.

Myers was in front of a home at a small party about 2 a.m., when a vehicle stopped nearby, someone got out and fired several shots toward the residence, according to a police incident report. A second suspect also fired shots, according to the report.

Myers, who worked at LAX for Elite Line Services, ran inside the home to escape the gunfire and collapsed in the hallway. A woman was also injured.

Myers was taken to California Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:39 a.m.

Police have not determined a motive for the attack.

Killed – Devon Mack (Spokane, WA)

Devon Mack

That shooting victim is expected to survive, but 33-year-old Devon Mack wasn’t so lucky.  He was shot and killed at a home in North Spokane Friday, and police have an arrest warrant out for Joshua Tillery, 33, for second-degree murder.

SPOKANE, Wash.– A Spokane man will serve a little more than 13 years for a deadly May 2013 shooting. A judge sentenced Josh Tillery, 33, for First Degree Manslaughter on Tuesday.

The shooting happened at a home in the 4500 block of North Lincoln around 5:30p.m. Friday, and the major crimes unit was there for hours to investigate.–220390151.html–206999071.html

Killed – Trevor B. Atchison (Alpha, IL)

Trevor B. Atchison

PDATE: 5-6-13 The Henry County State’s Attorney amended the charge of reckless discharge of a firearm against Robin Atchison to involuntary manslaughter of a family member. Mrs. Atchison is also charged with obstruction of justice.

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The victim of a shooting in Alpha, Illinois has been taken off life support and pronounced dead at a Peoria hospital. The Henry County Sheriff reports that 21-year-old Trevor B. Atchison died on May 2nd.

Mr. Atchison was shot in the head with a .22 caliber rifle on the morning of Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at a home on S. First Street in Alpha. He was taken to the hospital and his wife, 29-year-old Robin Atchison, was taken to jail on a charge of reckless discharge of a firearm. She was later charged with possession of a weapon by a felon. The sheriff says additional charges are pending.

In addition, a man from Woodhull was arrested in connection with the case. Clint David Cole, 23, is charged with one count of unlawful sale of a firearm to a felon.

Henry County sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call for a shooting at 504 S. 1st St., Alpha, at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday. They found that Trevor Atchison had suffered a single gunshot wound to the head.

Murder/Suicide – Colen Burke (Live Oak, TX)

Colen Burke

Autopsy results released Tuesday confirmed that a Live Oak couple died in a murder-suicide at their home over the weekend.

Colen Burke, 44, and Esther Burke, 40, were found dead Sunday evening at their home in the 11600 block of Lone Shadow Trail, according to a Live Oak police statement.

Sgt. Anita Seamans said Monday that it appeared Colen Burke fatally shot his wife before turning the gun on himself.

The Bexar County medical examiner’s office said Tuesday that Esther Burke was shot dead and her husband died from a gunshot wound to the mouth.

The autopsy report didn’t specify where Esther Burke was shot.

Seamans said the couple died sometime before 5 p.m. Sunday and that there were no signs of a break-in.

Killed – John E. Noble (Milwaukee, WI)

John E. Noble

DOVER — A 57-year-old man from Dover has been identified as the victim of an early Sunday morning shooting in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Police responded to a call for a shooting at approximately 3:45 a.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of West Hayes Avenue.

There they found John E. Noble of Dover, known to most as “Jack.” He was shot and died later at the scene, according to police.

It appeared he died after a robbery attempt, police initially said, but the investigation was still ongoing Monday and no one was in custody.

She didn’t know what he was doing in Milwaukee. But she guessed it could have had something to do with his job. He worked for a repossession business and would repossess vehicles that people hadn’t made payments on. Sometimes he worked late at night.


Killed – Brandon Sparks (Springfield, MA)

Brandon Sparks

SPRINGFIELD — Police have identified the victim of a fatal overnight shooting on Kent Road as 29-year-old Brandon Sparks.

Sgt. John M. Delaney, aide to Police Commissioner William Fitchet, said police responded to a report of shots fired on Kent Road at 11:50 p.m. Officers found Sparks in the driver’s seat of an Acura in the driveway of a duplex at 121 Kent Road.

A man who answered the door at 121 Kent Road said he awoke to the sound of a vehicle crashing into his car, which was parked in the driveway.

“I was expecting a drunk driver,” said the man, who declined to give his name

The man said he called 911 and when he went outside he saw the victim laying face down on the ground, with one of his legs still inside the car. Police, arriving on the scene, performed CPR on the victim. The man said he saw four bullet holes in the driver’s side window and a fifth in the right rear window.

Springfield police are investigating what they believe may have been a drug-related murder Wednesday night.


Killed – Brandon Paige (Mobile, AL)

Brandon Paige

MOBILE, Alabama — Officers are investigating the death of a 27-year-old who died at the University of South Alabama Medical Center after a shooting on Stanton Road Monday night, according to the Mobile Police Department.

Brandon Paige, 27, and a 22-year-old woman were shot in a parking lot at 634 Stanton Road, according to Cpl. Christopher Levy, public information officer for MPD.

Paige was the passenger in the vehicle while an unnamed 22-year-old woman, who suffered from non-life-threatening injuries, was in the vehicle’s backseat during the shooting.

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Mobile police say 27-year-old Brandon Paige died from his injuries following a shooting on Stanton Road. The shooting happened Monday, April 8 around 6:15 p.m.

Killed – Pregnant Woman – Tara S. Cutlip (Lima, OH)

Tara S. Cutlip

LIMA — A pregnant 21-year-old woman is dead, and police are searching for a person of interest in the shooting on Bahama Drive.

Tara S. Cutlip was found shot to death at her home at 1157 Bahama Drive, after Lima Police Department officers responded at 3:40 p.m. Saturday to a report of a nonresponsive woman, police officials said.

Police were looking for Marquavius Shurelds, 22, with a last known address of 820 Ashton Ave., Lima. Police officials identified him as a person of interest in the case, Cutlip’s boyfriend, and the father of Cutlip’s child. His street name is “Bra-Bra,” police officials said.

The two had a small child together; it was unclear if Shurelds was also the father of Cutlip’s unborn child. The child the two did share was not at the home when police responded and is safe with other family members, police officials said.

Killed – Federico Rolando Garza (Houston, TX)

Federico Rolando Garza

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 14320 South Post Oak Road about 3:45 a.m. on Saturday (April 6).

The victim, Federico Rolando Garza, 39, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officers M. Miller and T. Miller reported:

Mr. Garza was operating a barbeque stand near the above address when an unknown suspect(s) apparently attempted to rob him.  During the course of the incident, Garza was shot in the head.  The suspect(s) fled in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JKS/JFC   4-8-13

Killed – Karson Stewart (Corinth, MS)

Karson Stewart

CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) — A Corinth man faces murder charges in the shooting death of a woman in the city last night.

Captain Ralph Dance tells Demarlyn Obryan Davis, 25, of Dickey Street was taken into custody at the scene of the shooting Tuesday night.

He says officers responded to a call about a woman being shot on Martin Luther King Drive around 9:40 p.m.

Dance says officers found Karson Stewart, 22, of Corinth sitting in a vehicle in the driveway of a vacant home.

He says she had been shot once in the face.

Stewart was transported to the Magnolia Regional Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead.

Dance says Davis was standing next to the car and was taken into custody at the scene.

He says Davis and Stewart were in a relationship and the shooting was apprently the result of a domestic altercation.

Killed – Osh Totter Williams (Tampa, FL)

Osh Totter Williams

outside a Tampa convenience store turned himself in to authorities at Orient Road Jail Thursday evening. Deputies booked Rodney D. Speights, 22, of Tampa, into jail on charges of first degree murder.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated the incident. They told us, a group of men got into an argument outside the Snack Attack Food Store at 6825 50th Street around 3 p.m. March 24.

Deputies say the fight escalated until someone pulled a gun and shot 20-year-old Osh Totter Williams. Williams died from injuries, his attackers fled the scene.

A surveillance camera captured images of Speights. Detectives identified him as a possible shooter and released his photo to public the day after the attack.

Killed – Benge Carlos Bennett (Tampa, FL)

Benge Carlos Bennett

Tampa, FL March 25, 2013 –

DATE/TIME: March 24, 2013 at 2:48 a.m.

LOCATION: 1102 East Busch Boulevard, Tampa

VICTIM: Benge Carlos Bennett, B/M, DOB: 6/23/82


Tampa Police detectives are seeking information on a shooting that left one man deceased over the weekend. The victim was leaving Fatso’s Billiard, located at 1010 East Busch Boulevard, with a group of friends and relatives around 2:48 a.m. Shortly after the group started walking towards their vehicle, which was parked behind an adjacent business, an officer who was patrolling the area heard gunshots. The officer quickly responded to the parking lot behind Jon’s Bridal and observed patrons fleeing the area and the victim lying next to a vehicle. The victim was transferred to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Detectives are actively working to identify the suspect(s) involved in the early morning shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call the Tampa Police Department at 813-231-6130.

Janelle McGregor

**Previous Release**

At 0250 hours, Tampa Police Officers responded to 1010 E. Busch Blvd in reference to shots being fired.

Officers arrived and found a B/M on the ground who was a victim of a gunshot wound. He was rushed to a nearby hospital and is currently in critical condition. He has not been identified.

At this time there are no suspects.

Lt. John Pryor is on-scene.

Lt. Bill Ferguson
Tampa Police Dept.

Killed – Baby – Nazario Boykins (Birmingham, AL)

Nazario Boykins

The uncle of a two-year-old boy killed this weekend in Birmingham is in custody.

Andre Boykins Jr., a 24-year-old from Birmingham, is suspected of shooting his two-year-old nephew Nazario Boykins to death and wounding the boy’s mother, who is his sister.

The incident happened around 12:10 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at 913 8th Avenue West. Police say they are investigating the homicide as a domestic incident.

The mother is expected to recover from her injuries, police say.


Killed – Terrence Barry (Alameda County, CA)

Terrence Barry


A Castro Valley man shot by sheriff’s deputies Friday in a bizarre confrontation first with his family and then with deputies died in a hospital on Sunday, the sheriff’s office announced the next day.

The man, identified Monday as 49-year-old Terrence Barry, allegedly threatened sheriff’s deputies who came to his home and shouldered a homemade replica firearm at an approaching sheriff’s vehicle, prompting a sergeant to shoot him, sheriff’s officials said.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office first received reports at about 7 p.m. Friday from Barry’s family in the 3400 block of Seven Hills Road. The family told dispatchers that Barry was acting belligerent, threatening and that the rest of the family was fleeing and leaving him in the house.

Barry allegedly then called sheriff’s dispatchers and said that he was going to “shoot up the world.” He called again minutes later and said he had a machine gun and would shoot any deputies who arrived at his home, sheriff’s Sgt. J.D. Nelson said.

Murder/Suicide – Carolina Stanco (North Bellmore, NY)


Nassau Police have confirmed named Felice Stanco, 60, and Carolina Stanco, 61, as the deceased in the apparent murder-suicide in North Bellmore Thursday.

Police, now investigating a murder-suicide, responded to a 12:44 p.m. call on Leonard Street and were met by a 32-year-old man who said his parents were dead, Insp. Kenneth Lack said.

The 60-year-old North Bellmore man is believed to have shot and killed his 61-year-old wife with a rifle, and then killed himself in their home.

Killed – Megan Pettis (Panama City, FL)

Megan Pettis1

PANAMA CITY — The victim of a broad daylight shooting at the 23rd Street Plaza on Tuesday has been declared clinically dead but remained on life support late Thursday.

Megan Pettis, 24, of Panama City Beach, was on life support to facilitate organ donation, according to the Panama City Police Department. She was shot in the head and crashed a car around 1 p.m. Tuesday. Her ex-boyfriend, 42-year-old Joseph Moody, was arrested at the scene after he was captured by bystanders and Bay County Sheriff’s deputies.

Moody was initially charged with attempted felony murder and discharging a firearm in public. After the victim was declared clinically dead  Thursday, detectives filed an amended criminal complaint charging Moody with an open count of murder. He will be in court today at 2 p.m. for a first appearance hearing on the new charge.

Killed – Joseph Ruffing (Daytona Beach, FL)

Joseph Ruffing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a bicyclist has died after being shot while riding in Daytona Beach.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports 30-year-old Joseph Ruffing died Sunday, hours after being shot.

Police say Ruffing was about a block from his apartment when he was shot. A witness told officers he heard a single gunshot around 5:30 a.m. Sunday. He then saw a man face down on the ground. Investigators are trying to find out whether Ruffing knew his assailant.

They say it appears he was shot while riding the bike and either fell or jumped off. His body was found about 30 feet from the bicycle.

Killed – Esau Castellanos-Bernal (Chicago, IL)


CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was shot and killed by police in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood early Saturday.

Police shot a person about 2:55 a.m. in the 3300 block of West Wilson Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

Esau Castellanos-Bernal, 26, was shot multiple times and was dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. His home address was not known as of Sunday morning.

Killed – Harold Davis Jr. (Jacksonville, FL)

Harold Davis Jr.

A woman who police said shot and killed a man outside a Westside post office Sunday afternoon was the victim’s ex-girlfriend, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Killed – Barbara Strain (Duncanville, TX)

Barbara Strain

A 74-year-old woman was shot through the door of her home Wednesday morning in the 1300 block of Highland Street in Duncanville, police said.

Police identified the woman as Barbara Strain but couldn’t yet say if she was targeted or a victim of a random crime.

The Duncanville Police Department said it received a 911 at around 7:25 a.m. Strain was taken to Dallas Methodist and was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.

Killed – Javier Salomon Reyes (Las Vegas, NV)

Javier Salomon Reyes

The fugitive involved in a shooting with an FBI agent has been identified as Javier Solomon Reyes, age 32. Reyes had no current Las Vegas address at the time of the incident.

The Criminal Apprehension Teams (CATS) Task Force, consisting of the FBI Las Vegas Division, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and Henderson Police Department, was executing an arrest warrant on fugitive Javier Solomon Reyes that led to a foot pursuit. The fugitive was being arrested for robbery with a deadly weapon and was a suspect in multiple carjacking incidents.

Gunfire was exchanged between Reyes and an FBI agent.

The FBI agent, who was wearing a protective vest, was hit and sustained non-life threatening injuries. The FBI agent has since been treated and released from University Medical Center (UMC).

Javier Solomon Reyes was also hit and transported to UMC. Reyes later died from the injuries he sustained.

The shooting happened about 3 p.m. Tuesday in a neighborhood northeast of downtown Las Vegas.

When authorities came in contact with the Reyes at about 2:45 p.m., gunfire was exchanged between him and an FBI agent.

Both Reyes and the agent were taken to University Medical Center to be treated.

The FBI agent, who was wearing a protective vest at the time of the shooting, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was released overnight.

Reyes suffered serious injuries and died at the hospital.

Killed – Lisa Marie McQuirt (Clarksville, IN)

Lisa Marie McQuirt2

CLARKSVILLE, Ind.  (WDRB) — Family and friends of a woman shot and killed in Clarksville Monday say she worked hard to support her five children.

Police and her family and friends believe a relationship that developed where she worked led to her death.

They say Lisa McQuirt met her accused killer at the strip club where she worked.

Police say 44-year-old Ronald Shewmaker of Harrison County, shot McQuirt at a Clarksville home just before 5 a.m. Monday.

They believe Shewmaker followed McQuirt to a friend’s home on Kenwood Avenue, for what would be the end of several weeks of stalking.

“The male subject inside answered. He knew this person, our suspect Ronald Shewmaker. He told our victim he was out there. She went out there to talk to him, and that’s all we know. The next thing you know, she was coming in the side door where she had been shot,” said Clarksville police Maj. Darrell Rayborn.

McQuirt died at University Hospital in Louisville. She was 32 years old.

Officers later arrested Shewmaker at his home in Harrison County, Indiana.  They recovered the handgun they believe was used in the killing. He’s now charged with murder.