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Killed – Man (Austin, TX)

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Case: 2013-3651487

Date: December 31, 2013

Time: 11:49 p.m.

Location: 601 E. 15th St.

Deceased: 47 year old Black Male

Arrested: Jesus Rodriguez, Jr., Hispanic male, D.O.B. 11-3-81

Narrative:
On Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at approximately 11:49 p.m., Seton Hospital Security and Austin Police Officers responded to a disturbance outside of the University Medical Center at Brackenridge. Witnesses reported someone had been shot.

Officers arrived on scene and discovered the deceased lying on the ground with apparent gunshot wounds. Jesus Rodriguez, Jr. was seen running away from the victim after the shooting and was detained by officers. The subsequent investigation determined Rodriguez and the deceased were involved in a verbal disturbance prior to the shooting.

The incident has been ruled a homicide by the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Rodriguez has been charged with Murder, First Degree Felony. He is currently in custody at the Travis County Jail.

http://www.austintexas.gov/news/murder-24-1

http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/one-in-custody-in-shooting-at-brackenridge/ncZdT/

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Killed – Man (Philadelphia, PA)

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Around 11.30 p.m. Tuesday, an 18-year-old man was shot twice – once in the head and once in the chest – at 7th Street and Girard Avenue in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia, according to authorities.

The victim was transported to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:47 p.m., according to police.

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/New-Years-Eve-Murder-238350121.html

http://guncrisis.org/2014/01/01/one-teen-killed-three-teens-and-two-men-wounded-tuesday-night-as-philadlephia-counts-down-to-new-year/

Killed – Carlos Rueda (Rio Rancho, NM)

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RIO RANCHO, N.M. —Police have made an arrest in a New Year’s Eve slaying in Rio Rancho.

Authorities with the Rio Rancho Police Department said they were called to a shooting in the 1600 block of Evelyn Drive NE about 10:40 p.m.

Police said this was a case of negligence. Officers told KOAT Action 7 News that Ryan Wathen, 20, picked up a gun without checking if it was loaded and then shot and killed his friend, Carlos Rueda, 22, during a party.

“The suspect did not make sure that the chamber was clear, that the gun was safe, before pulling the trigger,” Rio Rancho police Officer Janet Garcia said.

Investigators said Rueda, of Rio Rancho, suffered a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

A 911 caller reported that Rueda, an employee of Rio Rancho Archery and Armory, was shot about 10:30 p.m. in the bedroom of a house in the 1600 block of Evelyn Drive NE in Rio Rancho.

Wathen later told family member that he did not intentionally shoot Rueda, police wrote in the complaint.

Instead, Rueda asked Wathen to pick up a pistol that was lying next to a computer in the bedroom, the complaint said.

Rueda allegedly gave Wathen assurances that the pistol was unloaded and said, “don’t you trust me?” police wrote in the complaint.

Rueda told Wathen to point the pistol at Rueda’s head and pull the trigger, the complaint said.

After the gun discharged, Wathen dropped the pistol and ran from the house because he was scared, it states.

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/police-make-arrest-in-new-years-eve-slaying/23727280#mid=17366364http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/1-man-killed-another-hurt-in-2-separate-shootings-in-milwaukee-b99175466z1-238326111.html

http://www.abqjournal.com/330171/news/police-victim-asked-friend-to-shoot-him-in-the-head.html

http://www.abqjournal.com/329456/abqnewsseeker/station-20-year-old-rio-rancho-man-accused-of-new-years-eve-killing.html

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/man-allegedly-shot-by-friend-had-posted-gun-safety-story-on-facebook-hours-before-death/23742938

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/police-make-arrest-in-new-years-eve-slaying/23727280

http://www.rrobserver.com/news/article_316050fc-74d1-11e3-823a-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.rrobserver.com/news/local/article_316050fc-74d1-11e3-823a-001a4bcf887a.html

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/06/weekend-gun-report-january-3-5-2013/?_r=0

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Carlos-Rueda-99384163

Killed – Jose Mendoza (Berwyn, IL)

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Three suburban men were ordered held today after they were charged with committing a botched New Year’s Eve robbery that ended in the death of a Berwyn man.

Eddie Garcia, Salvador Alvarado and Jonathan Ivory each face first-degree murder and attempted robbery charges for the shooting death of 20-year-old Jose Mendoza, Assistant State’s Attorney Brooke Shupe said Sunday.

Ivory, 24, of Westchester, picked up Alvarado and Garcia on Dec. 31, she said.

The three smoked marijuana and talked about doing a robbery, according to Shupe.

Ivory drove the trio to the 2100 block of South Oak Park Avenue, near the Millennium Cutz barbershop, and dropped Garcia off, she said.

Garcia, 21, of Alsip, waited in a back alley for Mendoza, Shupe said, and attempted to rob him when he walked up at about 9:40 p.m.

A struggle, ensued, and Garcia shot Mendoza once in the chest, she said. He got no cash from Mendoza.

Mendoza, of the 2600 block of South East Avenue in Berwyn, was pronounced dead just after 11 p.m. on Dec. 31, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Garcia fled to the getaway car after the shooting, but dropped his phone, the handgun’s clip and one of his shoes in the process, all of which were recovered by police, Shupe said.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-01-05/news/chi-3-ordered-held-in-new-years-eve-barbershop-killing-20140105_1_eve-robbery-getaway-car-eddie-garcia

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/berwyn-shooting-2100-oak-park-avenue-238375991.html

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/01/06/three-charged-with-murder-of-berwyn-man-on-ny-eve/

Killed – Ashlee Walker (Oakland, CA)

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OAKLAND — A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder and will be prosecuted as an adult in the fatal shooting on New Year’s Eve of a 21-year-old woman in East Oakland, authorities said Tuesday.

Authorities said Dashawn Cooper is charged with killing Ashlee Walker, of Oakland, a college student and fast-food restaurant worker. She was shot while in a car with three other people who had stopped about 9:15 p.m. Dec. 31 in the 2000 block of 22nd Avenue to meet someone.

Cooper is also charged with three counts of attempted murder because there were other people in the car, none of whom were wounded.

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_24908831/oakland-17-year-old-boy-charged-new-years

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_24828229/oakland-woman-slain-last-2013-homicide-identified

http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_26648864/oakland-judge-orders-18-year-old-stand-trial

http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_24827427/oakland-one-person-injured-new-years-eve-shooting?source=rss

http://sfist.com/2014/01/01/woman_killed_man_injured_in_two_sep.php

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/01/01/police-id-woman-shot-killed-in-oakland-on-new-years-eve/

Killed – Fernando Winters (Milwaukee, WI)

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MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) – A Milwaukee father and son are charged in the murder of a man who refused to hand over $50 in a New Year’s Eve robbery attempt.

45-year-old Eric Hill was being held under a quarter-million dollar bond on charges of first-degree intentional homicide and attempted armed robbery. 25-year-old Deonte Hill is charged with felony murder, bail jumping, and illegally possessing a gun as a convicted felon. He’s under a $150,000 bond.

According to prosecutors, both Hills and 36-year-old Fernando Winters were at a northwest side hotel to collect money that a woman owed them. Eric Hill then allegedly tried robbing Winters of his $50 just outside the hotel. Prosecutors said Hill ended up shooting Winters twice, and never got his money.

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — He’s one of two people (a father and son) charged in connection with the final homicide of 2013, and now, he’s been sentenced in the case against him.

46-year-old Eric Hill faced two felony charges in the case: first degree intentional homicide and armed robbery.

Eric Hill on Thursday, October 9th was sentenced to life in prison on the first degree intentional homicide (with credit for 275 days served). He will be eligible for extended supervision after 32 years (in 2046).

On the armed robbery charge, Eric Hill was sentenced to 12 years in prison and seven years of extended supervision, to be served concurrently.

A criminal complaint filed against these two says police were dispatched to the area of 72nd and W. Appleton Avenue on the evening of December 31st. There, they spoke with Fernando Winters, who told them he had been shot in the chest by someone he had never seen before following an attempted robbery as he was walking home.

http://wxerfm.com/news/articles/2014/jan/14/milwaukee-father-son-charged-in-murder-over-50/

http://fox6now.com/2014/10/09/life-in-prison-for-man-accused-in-final-homicide-of-2013-his-son-was-previously-sentenced/

http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/1-man-killed-another-hurt-in-2-separate-shootings-in-milwaukee-b99175466z1-238326111.html

http://www.milwaukeerenaissance.com/MothersAgainstGunViolence/MemorialToHomicideVictims2013

http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/father-son-charged-in-new-years-eve-homicide-over-50-b99183199z1-239982731.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/jsonline/obituary.aspx?pid=168948431

Killed – Vincent Rogers (Chicago, IL)

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Vincent Rogers was shot and killed New Year’s Eve in the West Englewood neighborhood.

Rogers, 26, got into an argument with a person who walked up to him in the 7100 block of South Vincennes Avenue at 8:18 p.m., authorities said.

Rogers, 26, of the 7100 block of North Damen Avenue, was shot during the argument and died at the scene, authorities said.

Another man was shot on the same block about two minutes later.

The 23-year-old was shot in his hip and taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, police said.

It’s unknown if those two shootings are related, police said.

http://homicides.suntimes.com/2014/01/01/vincent-rogers-shot-dead-during-west-englewood-argument/

http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/vincent-rogers/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-01-01/news/chi-newyear-homicide-20131231_1_crime-scene-englewood-homicide

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-shootings-violence-20150514-story.html

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140101/englewood/one-man-killed-another-wounded-new-years-eve-shooting-englewood