Category Archives: Florida

Killed – Nicole Grier (Lauderhill, FL)

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A suspect has been arrested in the murder of a teen mother who was shot and killed in front of her infant daughter in Lauderhill.

Jalil Allen, 26, was arrested Sunday and charged with premeditated murder and two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm in the death of 19-year-old Nicole Grier, Lauderhill Police said.

According to Lauderhill Police, Grier had just picked up her child at a babysitter’s home in the 3300 block of Northwest 18th Street when she was murdered on Dec. 30. The young mom was placing her little boy in his car seat when police say she was gunned down in the driveway. Grier’s father insists he does not know the suspect, nor does he believe his daughter was the target.

A young mother gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Lauderhill appears to have been the victim of a feud, according to a police report.

It’s unclear, however, whether Nicole Grier, 19, was part of the feud or an innocent victim.

Lauderhill police on Monday released a heavily redacted arrest report for Hallandale Beach resident Jalil La’Quentin Allen, 26, who is facing one count of premeditated murder in connection with Grier’s death.

“We actually had an officer in the area on an unrelated call, an alarm call, who actually did hear a series of shots,” Lauderhill Lt. Greg Solowsky said of the shooting, which happened around 6:30 p.m. on the 3300 block of Northwest 18th Street.

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/Man-Arrested-in-Murder-of-Teen-Mom-in-Lauderhill-238838181.html

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-12-30/news/fl-lauderhill-fatal-shooting-20131230_1_crime-scene-drive-by-shooting-domestic-dispute

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Nicole-Grier-Picked-Up-Her-Son-From-Babysitters-Before-She-Was-Shot-to-Death-in-Lauderhill-238304941.html

http://www.local10.com/news/family-of-woman-fatally-shot-with-baby-in-car-raises-money/23728810

http://www.local10.com/news/man-charged-accused-of-fatally-shooting-woman-with-baby-in-car/23785092

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-01-06/news/fl-accused-of-killing-nicole-grier-20140106_1_lauderhill-police-feud-report

http://www.local10.com/news/trial-to-begin-for-man-accused-of-killing-lauderhill-mother/34760596

Killed – Christopher Smith (Opa-locka, FL)

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MIAMI (CBS4) – An Opa-locka man died in a hail of gunfire Sunday night.

Family identified the victim as 25-year-old Christopher Smith, the father of a 7-year-old girl and an aspiring rap artist.

Smith was in the parking lot of his apartment complex on NW 135th Street and 26th Court in Opa-locka, just steps away from his front door, when his family claims he was ambushed.

The shooting happened shortly after 10 p.m. at the apartment building at 2605 Northwest 135th Street.

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/12/30/opa-locka-man-gunned-down-in-ambush/

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/Man-Shot-and-Killed-in-Hail-of-Gunfire-in-Opa-locka-237946291.html

http://www.local10.com/news/father-finds-son-dead-after-shooting/23692324

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3106552/posts

Killed – Lisa Marie Veney (Jacksonville, FL)

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A woman is dead and police say they have a suspect in custody following a shooting at a restaurant on the Westside.

44-year-old Sheridan Veney has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting. Police say he admitted to shooting and killing his estranged wife, Lisa Marie Veney.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to the Applebee’s on Lane Avenue just before 8 p.m. Sunday night to reports of a woman shot in the entrance area of the restaurant. She was taken to a local hospital where she later died. Veney’s 18-year-old daughter was apparently also there. She was also taken to the hospital but was not hurt.

http://www.wokv.com/news/news/local/woman-dead-suspect-custody-after-applebees-shootin/ncX5f/

http://jacksonville.com/breaking-news/2013-12-30/story/jacksonville-police-release-details-applebees-shooting

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2014-09-19/story/grand-jury-indicts-man-accused-killing-wife-jacksonville-applebees

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/30/applebees-shooting_n_4520547.html

http://www.news4jax.com/A-vigil-for-Lisa-Veney/23776626

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion/obituary.aspx?pid=168924722

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Latalia Robinson (Marion, FL)

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Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives confirmed Tuesday that the couple found dead inside a Dunnellon-area home on Sunday were the victims of a murder/suicide and that the woman had been shot multiple times.

Latalia Robinson, 32, was shot with a Taurus .40-caliber handgun that belonged to her husband, Dean Hamilton, according to the man’s friend.

The friend also told detectives Mark Peavy and Felix Rodriguez that the 33-year-old Hamilton, the woman’s estranged husband, usually kept the firearm in his vehicle. He later turned the gun on himself, officials said.

The woman was discovered in the bed, while her husband was found close by.

Three children — a boy and two girls, ages 11, 8 and 7 — discovered the bodies inside the bedroom. The kids have been referred to counseling, authorities said.

Officials said the boy was from a previous relationship and was Robinson’s son. Her two daughters were with Hamilton, officials said. Robinson was a biology teacher at West Port High School.

“This is a clear-cut case of domestic violence that ended tragically, and now three children are without their mother and father,” said Maj. Tommy Bibb, head of the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit.

Court records show one of them filed fordivorce on November 26, 2013. Robinson was a biology teacher at West Port High School in Ocala. According to her Facebook page she started working here this year.

http://www.ocala.com/article/20131231/ARTICLES/131239936

http://www.ocala.com/article/20131230/ARTICLES/131239972/1422/news09?p=1&tc=pg

http://www.ocala.com/article/20131229/articles/131229680

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/couple-found-dead-in-marion-county-home/23690992

http://www.wcjb.com/local-news/2013/12/marion-county-teacher-and-husband-found-dead

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/12/30/new_report_shows_chi.html

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/12/29/marion_county_domest.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ocala/obituary.aspx?pid=168926579

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Dean Hamilton (Marion, FL)

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Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives confirmed Tuesday that the couple found dead inside a Dunnellon-area home on Sunday were the victims of a murder/suicide and that the woman had been shot multiple times.

Latalia Robinson, 32, was shot with a Taurus .40-caliber handgun that belonged to her husband, Dean Hamilton, according to the man’s friend.

The friend also told detectives Mark Peavy and Felix Rodriguez that the 33-year-old Hamilton, the woman’s estranged husband, usually kept the firearm in his vehicle. He later turned the gun on himself, officials said.

The woman was discovered in the bed, while her husband was found close by.

Three children — a boy and two girls, ages 11, 8 and 7 — discovered the bodies inside the bedroom. The kids have been referred to counseling, authorities said.

Officials said the boy was from a previous relationship and was Robinson’s son. Her two daughters were with Hamilton, officials said. Robinson was a biology teacher at West Port High School.

“This is a clear-cut case of domestic violence that ended tragically, and now three children are without their mother and father,” said Maj. Tommy Bibb, head of the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit.

Court records show one of them filed fordivorce on November 26, 2013. Robinson was a biology teacher at West Port High School in Ocala. According to her Facebook page she started working here this year.

http://www.ocala.com/article/20131231/ARTICLES/131239936

http://www.ocala.com/article/20131230/ARTICLES/131239972/1422/news09?p=1&tc=pg

http://www.ocala.com/article/20131229/articles/131229680

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/couple-found-dead-in-marion-county-home/23690992

http://www.wcjb.com/local-news/2013/12/marion-county-teacher-and-husband-found-dead

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/12/30/new_report_shows_chi.html

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/12/29/marion_county_domest.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ocala/obituary.aspx?pid=168926579

Triple Shooting – Killed – Mabel Figueroa (Miami, FL)

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A suspect killed his estranged wife and brother-in-law, shot another man and struck his father-in-law when he backed up his truck into a southwest Miami-Dade home Sunday, police said Monday.
Ivan Wong, 41, opened fire on his wife Mabel Figueroa, 42, and brother-in-law Michel Figueroa, 44, at 15940 Southwest 103rd Place at about 4 p.m. Sunday, Miami-Dade Police said. Officers discovered them dead on the scene.

Wong also wounded family friend Ernesto Cardenas, 42, before he drove his white pickup in reverse towards the home of his father-in-law Modesto Figueroa, 70, police said. Wong struck the house several times and struck his father-in-law, police said.

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/2-Killed-2-Injured-in-Shooting-in-West-Perrine-237944911.html

Police: Brother & Sister Dead In Suspected Domestic Dispute

http://www.local10.com/news/2-dead-2-hospitalized-in-domestic-shooting/23695924

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1958890.html

Bond Denied For Man At Center Of Deadly SW Dade Domestic Dispute

http://www.local10.com/news/judge-denies-bond-for-ivan-wong/23711620

http://baldwinfairchildoviedo.tributes.com/dignitymemorial/obituary/Michael-Figueroa-102046139

Triple Shooting – Killed – Michael Figueroa (Miami, FL)

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A suspect killed his estranged wife and brother-in-law, shot another man and struck his father-in-law when he backed up his truck into a southwest Miami-Dade home Sunday, police said Monday.
Ivan Wong, 41, opened fire on his wife Mabel Figueroa, 42, and brother-in-law Michel Figueroa, 44, at 15940 Southwest 103rd Place at about 4 p.m. Sunday, Miami-Dade Police said. Officers discovered them dead on the scene.

Wong also wounded family friend Ernesto Cardenas, 42, before he drove his white pickup in reverse towards the home of his father-in-law Modesto Figueroa, 70, police said. Wong struck the house several times and struck his father-in-law, police said.

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/2-Killed-2-Injured-in-Shooting-in-West-Perrine-237944911.html

Police: Brother & Sister Dead In Suspected Domestic Dispute

http://www.local10.com/news/2-dead-2-hospitalized-in-domestic-shooting/23695924

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1958890.html

Bond Denied For Man At Center Of Deadly SW Dade Domestic Dispute

http://www.local10.com/news/judge-denies-bond-for-ivan-wong/23711620

http://baldwinfairchildoviedo.tributes.com/dignitymemorial/obituary/Michael-Figueroa-102046139

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Man (Miami, FL)

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A suspect killed his estranged wife and brother-in-law, shot another man and struck his father-in-law when he backed up his truck into a southwest Miami-Dade home Sunday, police said Monday.
Ivan Wong, 41, opened fire on his wife Mabel Figueroa, 42, and brother-in-law Michel Figueroa, 44, at 15940 Southwest 103rd Place at about 4 p.m. Sunday, Miami-Dade Police said. Officers discovered them dead on the scene.

Wong also wounded family friend Ernesto Cardenas, 42, before he drove his white pickup in reverse towards the home of his father-in-law Modesto Figueroa, 70, police said. Wong struck the house several times and struck his father-in-law, police said.

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/2-Killed-2-Injured-in-Shooting-in-West-Perrine-237944911.html

Police: Brother & Sister Dead In Suspected Domestic Dispute

http://www.local10.com/news/2-dead-2-hospitalized-in-domestic-shooting/23695924

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1958890.html

Bond Denied For Man At Center Of Deadly SW Dade Domestic Dispute

http://www.local10.com/news/judge-denies-bond-for-ivan-wong/23711620

http://baldwinfairchildoviedo.tributes.com/dignitymemorial/obituary/Michael-Figueroa-102046139

Killed – Robert Santos (Miami, FL)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Police in Miami are searching for a killer after a man was found dead in an Overtown apartment Saturday. The search kept some people who live in the apartment complex out of their homes for hours.

Police say the body of Robert Santos, 23, was found shortly before 1:00 a.m. at 1132 NW 2 Avenue, a three-story a courtyard building in Overtown. He’d been shot.

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/12/28/police-set-up-perimeter-where-a-man-was-found-dead/

http://www.local10.com/news/police-search-for-overtown-shooting-suspect/23686310

http://www.local10.com/news/swat-called-out-to-the-scene-of-a-man-shot-to-death/23678550

http://www.local10.com/news/police-search-for-shooting-suspect/23683972

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1958845.html

Double Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Palatka, FL)

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PALATKA, Fla. – A traffic stop turned deadly when a fleeing suspect was killed by a Florida Highway Patrol officer after the suspect allegedly shot him in the face.

FHP officer Lawrence Andrew Litzell stopped a maroon Mercury Grand Marquis close to downtown Palatka around 12:44 a.m., according to FHP public information officer Sgt. Dylan Bryan. Two men were inside the car, including 24-year-old Somourian Jamal Wingo, both men fled on foot and split up. Litzell followed one of the suspects in his patrol car for a brief period, then began to chase him on foot. “When one of the subjects then brandished a firearm, displayed a firearm, and shot the trooper, the trooper immediately returned fire, striking the suspect, and killing that suspect,” Bryan said.

Litzell was shot in the face and airlifted to UF Health in Gainesville.

Wingo was found dead near 2nd Street and Laurel Street. A .25 semi-automatic handgun was found at the scene near Wingo, according to Sgt. Bryan. The other suspect is still at large.

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/2014/01/18/4632145/

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Trooper-Injured-Suspect-Killed-in-N-Florida-Shooting-237949151.html

http://jacksonville.com/breaking-news/2013-12-28/story/trooper-shot-face-kills-chase-suspect-putnam-county

http://www.theledger.com/article/20131229/NEWS/131229191

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20131228/ARTICLES/131229686

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/fhp-trooper-shot-suspect-killed-during-traffic-sto/ncXKf/

http://www.examiner.com/article/fhp-trooper-shot-palatka-saturday-stable-condition

Double Shooting – Killed – Somourian Jamal Wingo (Palatka, FL)

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PALATKA, Fla. – A traffic stop turned deadly when a fleeing suspect was killed by a Florida Highway Patrol officer after the suspect allegedly shot him in the face.

FHP officer Lawrence Andrew Litzell stopped a maroon Mercury Grand Marquis close to downtown Palatka around 12:44 a.m., according to FHP public information officer Sgt. Dylan Bryan. Two men were inside the car, including 24-year-old Somourian Jamal Wingo, both men fled on foot and split up. Litzell followed one of the suspects in his patrol car for a brief period, then began to chase him on foot. “When one of the subjects then brandished a firearm, displayed a firearm, and shot the trooper, the trooper immediately returned fire, striking the suspect, and killing that suspect,” Bryan said.

Litzell was shot in the face and airlifted to UF Health in Gainesville.

Wingo was found dead near 2nd Street and Laurel Street. A .25 semi-automatic handgun was found at the scene near Wingo, according to Sgt. Bryan. The other suspect is still at large.

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/2014/01/18/4632145/

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Trooper-Injured-Suspect-Killed-in-N-Florida-Shooting-237949151.html

http://jacksonville.com/breaking-news/2013-12-28/story/trooper-shot-face-kills-chase-suspect-putnam-county

http://www.theledger.com/article/20131229/NEWS/131229191

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20131228/ARTICLES/131229686

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/fhp-trooper-shot-suspect-killed-during-traffic-sto/ncXKf/

http://www.examiner.com/article/fhp-trooper-shot-palatka-saturday-stable-condition

Killed – Arturo Vigo (Hialeah, FL)

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HIALEAH (CBSMiami) – An argument between two men in Hialeah Friday night left one man dead and another arrested.

Hialeah Police were called to a dispute at Hialeah Cabin Motel, located at 508 W. 1st Avenue Friday around 7 PM.

Upon responding, 38-year-old Arturo Vigo, according to Hialeah Police Department, was found on the first floor, in the hallway of the building dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

After investigating, police believe Vigo, and 31-year-old Alain Alvarez, got into argument.

According to police, Vigo armed himself with a machete and allegedly attacked Alvarez. Alvarez, armed with a firearm, shot once and killed Vigo.

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/12/28/argument-leads-to-fatal-shooting-arrest-in-hialeah/

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/hialeah/article1958847.html

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/Man-Arrested-After-Fight-Involving-Machete-and-Stolen-Gun-at-Hialeah-Hotel-Cops-237827571.html

http://www.tbo.com/news/crime/machete-attack-leaves-one-man-dead-in-hialeah-20131229/

http://www.southdadenewsleader.com/news/miami-dade/miami-man-shot-and-killed-after-pulling-machete/article_8e496ac8-f919-5956-aa1b-19e325b24daa.html

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20131229/WIRE/131229652

Killed – Shawn Moore (Brooksville, FL)

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BROOKSVILLE — A lengthy history of unreported domestic abuse preceded the death of Brooksville contractor Shawn Moore, who was shot by his wife, Jeanne, inside their Weatherly Road residence Thursday evening, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said.

According to a Sheriff’s Office news release issued Friday, Shawn Moore, 44, left home Wednesday, on Christmas Day, after a domestic dispute with his wife, but returned Thursday shortly before 6 p.m., at which time another disturbance ensued.

Authorities said they found Shawn Moore dead at the scene. They did not reveal how many times he had been shot.

No charges have been filed against Jeanne Moore, who, according to a friend, remained at her home Friday. A call to the house by the Times was not answered.

Jan 25th, 2014

BROOKSVILLE – The wife of a man shot to death last month after the couple had a domestic dispute has died.

Jeanne Moore, 49, whom Hernando County deputies have questioned in relation to the shooting, died after what authorities believe was a heart attack at her home Friday afternoon, said Peyton Hyslop, Moore’s attorney.

Hernando sheriff’s detectives have been investigating the shooting death of Moore’s husband, Shawn Moore, on Dec. 26.

Shawn Moore, 44, was killed after a domestic dispute at their 9478 Weatherly Road home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hyslop said Jeanne Moore, who worked for the City of Brooksville in the past, had not been charged with a crime.

“She was always a hard worker, willing to tackle whatever was put to her,” said Hyslop, who has known Moore for about 20 years. “She was very bright, friendly, just a fun person to be around.”

Hyslop said the Moores have two children, ages 11 and 13.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/hernando-authorities-say-history-of-domestic-violence-preceded-fatal/2158749

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/reports-sheds-light-on-turbulent-relationship-that-led-to-shooting-death/2165136

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/brooksville-woman-who-shot-husband-dies-after-apparent-heart-attack/2162677

http://www.tbo.com/news/crime/deputies-couple-in-fatal-brooksville-shooting-have-history-of-domestic-violence-20131227/

http://hernandotoday.com/woman-involved-in-shooting-dies/

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/hernando-detectives-investigating-fatal-shooting/2158632

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sptimes/obituary.aspx?n=shawn-moore&pid=168849440&fhid=16807

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tbo/obituary.aspx?pid=168852446

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tbo/obituary.aspx?pid=169372649

http://www.merrittfuneral.com/obits/obituary.php?id=445178

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tbo/obituary.aspx?pid=169372649

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Austin Duink (Orlando, FL)

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Authorities today publicly identified two men shot — one fatally — at a Pine Hills apartment on Christmas Day.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, a gunman forced his way into a unit at West Oaks Apartments through a window about 5:30 p.m. and shot two men, before shooting himself to death.

Investigators say the shooter, whose name has not been released, fired shots through the door of the apartment, then shot out a side window and broke into the unit, which houses two couples.

Once inside the apartment, the gunman shot 24-year-old Austin Duink and 21-year-old Donovan Cope, deputies say. Two female occupants fled the apartment, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The gunman then shot himself, according to investigators.

Duink was also fatally wounded. Cope, who was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, suffered serious but not-life-threatening injuries, the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement today.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, George Gerald Easterly Jr. forced his way into a unit at West Oaks Apartments and shot two men, 24-year-old Austin Duink and Donovan Cope, 21.

Deputies say two couples lived inside the apartment and the shooter knew one of the women who stayed there. The two women inside fled the apartment during the shooting and were not injured, deputies said.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-12-26/news/os-murder-suicide-pine-hills-investigation-20131226_1_pine-hills-apartment-2-shot-gunman-shot

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-12-27/news/os-pine-hills-shootings-gunman-identified-20131227_1_pine-hills-apartment-pine-hills-area-christmas-day-shootings

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/12/25/orlando_triple_shoot.html

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/orange-county/man-who-shot-2-in-pine-hills-apartment-identified-as-george-gerald-easterly-jr/23670250

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/orange-county/3-injured-in-pine-hills-shooting/23649604

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/2-dead-1-in-critical-condition-in-triple-shooting/23649722

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sptimes/obituary.aspx?n=austin-g-duink&pid=168849502&

Murder/Suicide – Wounded – Man (Orlando, FL)

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Authorities today publicly identified two men shot — one fatally — at a Pine Hills apartment on Christmas Day.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, a gunman forced his way into a unit at West Oaks Apartments through a window about 5:30 p.m. and shot two men, before shooting himself to death.

Investigators say the shooter, whose name has not been released, fired shots through the door of the apartment, then shot out a side window and broke into the unit, which houses two couples.

Once inside the apartment, the gunman shot 24-year-old Austin Duink and 21-year-old Donovan Cope, deputies say. Two female occupants fled the apartment, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The gunman then shot himself, according to investigators.

Duink was also fatally wounded. Cope, who was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, suffered serious but not-life-threatening injuries, the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement today.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, George Gerald Easterly Jr. forced his way into a unit at West Oaks Apartments and shot two men, 24-year-old Austin Duink and Donovan Cope, 21.

Deputies say two couples lived inside the apartment and the shooter knew one of the women who stayed there. The two women inside fled the apartment during the shooting and were not injured, deputies said.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-12-26/news/os-murder-suicide-pine-hills-investigation-20131226_1_pine-hills-apartment-2-shot-gunman-shot

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-12-27/news/os-pine-hills-shootings-gunman-identified-20131227_1_pine-hills-apartment-pine-hills-area-christmas-day-shootings

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/12/25/orlando_triple_shoot.html

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/orange-county/man-who-shot-2-in-pine-hills-apartment-identified-as-george-gerald-easterly-jr/23670250

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/orange-county/3-injured-in-pine-hills-shooting/23649604

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/2-dead-1-in-critical-condition-in-triple-shooting/23649722

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sptimes/obituary.aspx?n=austin-g-duink&pid=168849502&

Murder/Suicide – Dead – George Easterly Jr. (Orlando, FL)

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Authorities today publicly identified two men shot — one fatally — at a Pine Hills apartment on Christmas Day.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, a gunman forced his way into a unit at West Oaks Apartments through a window about 5:30 p.m. and shot two men, before shooting himself to death.

Investigators say the shooter, whose name has not been released, fired shots through the door of the apartment, then shot out a side window and broke into the unit, which houses two couples.

Once inside the apartment, the gunman shot 24-year-old Austin Duink and 21-year-old Donovan Cope, deputies say. Two female occupants fled the apartment, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The gunman then shot himself, according to investigators.

Duink was also fatally wounded. Cope, who was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, suffered serious but not-life-threatening injuries, the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement today.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, George Gerald Easterly Jr. forced his way into a unit at West Oaks Apartments and shot two men, 24-year-old Austin Duink and Donovan Cope, 21.

Deputies say two couples lived inside the apartment and the shooter knew one of the women who stayed there. The two women inside fled the apartment during the shooting and were not injured, deputies said.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-12-26/news/os-murder-suicide-pine-hills-investigation-20131226_1_pine-hills-apartment-2-shot-gunman-shot

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-12-27/news/os-pine-hills-shootings-gunman-identified-20131227_1_pine-hills-apartment-pine-hills-area-christmas-day-shootings

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/12/25/orlando_triple_shoot.html

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/orange-county/man-who-shot-2-in-pine-hills-apartment-identified-as-george-gerald-easterly-jr/23670250

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/orange-county/3-injured-in-pine-hills-shooting/23649604

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/2-dead-1-in-critical-condition-in-triple-shooting/23649722

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sptimes/obituary.aspx?n=austin-g-duink&pid=168849502&

Killed – Bruce Fleming (Deltona, FL)

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The man who fired the shotgun that killed a 69-year-old man in the yard of his Deltona home on Christmas will not be charged, a Volusia County grand jury decided on Thursday.

Bruce Fleming was in his yard when he was struck by the stray pellet from a shotgun fired by Julio Lemus, who was shooting at a bird on a nearby property, authorities said. The grand jury ruled there is not enough evidence to prove a crime has been committed.

According to a Volusia County Sheriff’s Office report, Fleming and his son were outside doing some work in the yard when three shots were fired. Lemus told police he was shooting at a bird that was in a tree.

Lemus apparently wanted to shoot the bird because it was causing problems with his livestock, according to the report.

When he fired the first shot, the bird was up in a tree about 12 feet. The bird then moved to another tree and perched on it about 6 feet high, and Lemus fired again.

“The importance of the second shot is the backdrop for the shot is closely in line with where (Fleming) was working on his property at the time Lemus fired the second shot,” the report said.

The report states there were about 550 feet separating where Lemus fired the shots to where Fleming was standing.

It was after the second shot that Lemus told deputies he heard screaming. Fleming’s son found his father with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Lemus fired a third shot after the bird flew to the other side of the property, the report said.

After 911 was called, Fleming’s son drove his truck to get help when he encountered Lemus and another man who were driving away. When Lemus learned someone was shot, he said “I’m sorry, I don’t know what happened,” according to the report. He said he did not see anyone on Fleming’s property when he was shooting.

Lemus said he bought the shotgun about a year previous. He said he didn’t have any formal firearm safety training but did learn some tips from the previous owner of the shotgun.

“Among the things Lemus admitted to being told was not to shoot in the direction of homes or people,” the report said. “Lemus said that he shot in the direction of (Fleming’s property) because he thought it was high enough and none of the shots would be able to make it that far.”

It’s legal to fire a gun on private property in that part of the county “as long as it’s done in a safe and prudent manner,” the sheriff’s office has said.

Volusia sheriff’s investigators said Fleming was shot in the chest at 10:02 a.m. Wednesday while in his backyard at 3220 Cadehill Drive. Thursday’s autopsy confirmed Fleming died from the gunshot wound he suffered.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2014-07-10/news/os-bruce-fleming-deltona-20140710_1_shotgun-bird-office-report

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Florida-Man-Fatally-Shot-in-Backyard-on-Christmas-237291491.html

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2014-05-12/news/os-bruce-fleming-shooting-beth-kassab-20140512_1_deltona-man-florida-law-gun-owner

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/stray-bullet-kills-man-in-yard-on-christmas/23653216

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/12/26/no_charges_yet_in_de.html

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/volusia-county/deputies-stray-bullet-from-shooting-range-may-have-killed-deltona-man/23647884

http://newsdaytonabeach.com/vcso-charges-still-pending-in-christmas-day-killing-of-deltona-man/

http://www.ocalapost.com/grandfather-bruce-fleming-shot-christmas-day/

http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20131226/NEWS/131229644

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/news-journalonline/obituary.aspx?pid=168770937

Killed – Wilbert Faison (Panama City, FL)

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PANAMA CITY – Panama City Police aren’t revealing much information in the shooting death of a local man early Christmas morning.

Investigators say 56 year old Wilbert Faison was shot and killed Wednesday morning in the 500 block of East 13th Street.

About 1:00 Wednesday morning police responded to reports of shots being fired in the area and an injured person.

Faison was taken to Bay Medical Sacred Heart where he was pronounced dead about 1:30.

A Panama City Man accused of first degree murder on Christmas Day last year is now in custody.

32 year old former state prison inmate Stephen Trusty was caught without incident Friday during a traffic stop in Marion County.

Panama City Police considered him a person of interest in the death of a 56 year old man found shot in front of his home, Wilbert Angelo Faison.

http://www.wjhg.com/home/headlines/Police-Search-for-Gunman–237242531.html

http://www.wjhg.com/home/headlines/Christmas-Day-Murder-Suspect-in-Custody-262302981.html

http://www.wjhg.com/home/headlines/Police-Identify-Person-of-Interest-in-Christmas-Shooting-Incident-237351151.html

http://www.newsherald.com/article/20131225/NEWS/312259988

http://www.newsherald.com/article/20131230/NEWS/312309969

http://www.ocala.com/article/20140607/ARTICLES/140609756

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsherald/obituary.aspx?pid=168867043

Killed – Male Teen – William Goodman (Pensacola, FL)

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The fatal shooting of a Gulf Breeze teenager by a Pensacola police officer Christmas Eve 2013 was justified, according to a report issued by the State Attorney’s Office on Thursday.

No criminal charges will be filed against Officer Chad Willhite in the death of 17-year-old William A. Goodman III, who was shot to death after leading officers on a high speed chase around the city and ramming his vehicle into a pair of patrol cars.

Investigations by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the State Attorney’s Office concluded Willhite was faced with a suspect who “exhibited no indication he would obey commands of any officer,” wrote Assistant State Attorney John Molchan in the report.

The report said officers spotted Goodman driving a Corvette through the city at speeds of 80-90 mph in the early morning hours of Dec. 24. Officers reportedly initiated pursuits of the Corvette several times, but discontinued them when Goodman began to drive even more recklessly.

Goodman was eventually intercepted and stopped at the intersection of 17th Avenue and Bayfront Parkway at about 5:30 a.m. After being boxed in at the intersection and surrounded by officers, Goodman began repeatedly ramming the Corvette into the police vehicles in an attempt to escape, the report said.

When Officer Sgt. Steve Bauer was struck in the leg by the Corvette after exiting his vehicle to detain Goodman, Willhite fired into the vehicle three times and hit Goodman twice in the torso, the report said.

Goodman died shortly after being taken to a hospital. A toxicology report found that his blood-alcohol content was .13, which is over the legal limit in Florida.

http://www.pnj.com/story/news/2014/04/25/pensacola-police-state-attorney-fdle-fatal-shooting/8137115/

http://www.pnj.com/story/news/2014/04/24/pensacola-police-fatal-shooting-gulf-breeze-/8108365/

http://pensacolapolice.com/12242013-fdle-investigating-officer-involved-shooting/

http://www.wjhg.com/home/headlines/Teen-Driver-Shot-by-Police-Officer-After-Chase-237193911.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/panhandle-police-shoot-and-kill-teen-driver/

http://www.pnj.com/article/20131224/NEWS11/131224001/Pensacola-Police-Department-investigating-shooting-on-Bayfront-Parkway

Triple Shooting – Killed – Monroe Z. Finley (West Palm Beach, FL)

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —A man was fatally shot and two women were injured after gunfire erupted inside a car early Monday morning in West Palm Beach.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said it happened near Military Trail and Orlando Avenue shortly before 3 a.m. Monday.

Investigators said a man and a woman got into an argument, pulled out guns and started shooting.

The man, who has not been identified, was found dead in the car. The woman was shot in the jaw and taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Another woman inside the car was also shot and was being treated at a local hospital.

A woman found guilty of killing her former lover was sentenced to life in prison Monday.

Kizzie Shanika Styles, 36, a mother of five from Rivera Beach, will serve life in prison for murdering Monroe Z. Finley, 38 of West Palm Beach. Finley left behind two children.

In August, a jury found Styles guilty of first-degree murder in the Dec. 23, 2013, shooting of Finley. She was acquitted of an attempted murder count in the shooting of Finley’s girlfriend, Anntwenette Jones, 32.

According to Styles’ attorneys, she acted in self-defense when she fired the shots and inaccuracies by the prosecution warranted a new trial.

Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Barry Cohen denied any new trial motions Monday morning and sentenced Styles to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Attorneys involved in the case suspect that alcohol, anger and jealousy pushed Styles to use a Glock pistol to fatally shoot Finley and injure Jones last year.

“We believe she was angry at him that evening because he had another girlfriend,” Assistant State Attorney Jill Richstone told the Sun Sentinel on Monday.

Two days before Christmas last year, Styles, Finley and Jones were in the parking lot at the former Coco Plum Plaza in the 2800 block of North Military Trail near West Palm Beach when shots were fired.

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/man-killed-2-women-injured-in-west-palm-beach-shootout/23623466

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-kizzie-styles-murder-sentencing-20141215-story.html

http://www.wpbf.com/news/south-florida/palm-beach-county-news/riviera-beach-woman-faces-murder-charges-in-december-shooting/24905666

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/harrowing-shooting-threesomes-in-trial-of-woman-ki/ng2fw/

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/woman-who-shot-killed-man-in-love-triangle-to-be-s/njSNM/

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-08-20/news/fl-kizzie-styles-murder-trial-closes-20140818_1_first-degree-murder-james-snowden-jury

http://www.wpbf.com/news/south-florida/palm-beach-county-news/man-killed-2-women-injured-in-west-palm-beach-shootout/23622912

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/riviera-beach-woman-charged-with-first-degree-murd/nd9Qt/

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/man-killed-2-women-injured-in-west-palm-beach-shootout/23623466

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/palmbeachpost/obituary.aspx?n=monroe-z-finley&pid=168757781&

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/palmbeachpost/obituary.aspx?pid=168860397

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Woman (West Palm Beach, FL)

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —A man was fatally shot and two women were injured after gunfire erupted inside a car early Monday morning in West Palm Beach.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said it happened near Military Trail and Orlando Avenue shortly before 3 a.m. Monday.

Investigators said a man and a woman got into an argument, pulled out guns and started shooting.

The man, who has not been identified, was found dead in the car. The woman was shot in the jaw and taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Another woman inside the car was also shot and was being treated at a local hospital.

A woman found guilty of killing her former lover was sentenced to life in prison Monday.

Kizzie Shanika Styles, 36, a mother of five from Rivera Beach, will serve life in prison for murdering Monroe Z. Finley, 38 of West Palm Beach. Finley left behind two children.

In August, a jury found Styles guilty of first-degree murder in the Dec. 23, 2013, shooting of Finley. She was acquitted of an attempted murder count in the shooting of Finley’s girlfriend, Anntwenette Jones, 32.

According to Styles’ attorneys, she acted in self-defense when she fired the shots and inaccuracies by the prosecution warranted a new trial.

Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Barry Cohen denied any new trial motions Monday morning and sentenced Styles to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Attorneys involved in the case suspect that alcohol, anger and jealousy pushed Styles to use a Glock pistol to fatally shoot Finley and injure Jones last year.

“We believe she was angry at him that evening because he had another girlfriend,” Assistant State Attorney Jill Richstone told the Sun Sentinel on Monday.

Two days before Christmas last year, Styles, Finley and Jones were in the parking lot at the former Coco Plum Plaza in the 2800 block of North Military Trail near West Palm Beach when shots were fired.

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/man-killed-2-women-injured-in-west-palm-beach-shootout/23623466

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-kizzie-styles-murder-sentencing-20141215-story.html

http://www.wpbf.com/news/south-florida/palm-beach-county-news/riviera-beach-woman-faces-murder-charges-in-december-shooting/24905666

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/harrowing-shooting-threesomes-in-trial-of-woman-ki/ng2fw/

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/woman-who-shot-killed-man-in-love-triangle-to-be-s/njSNM/

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-08-20/news/fl-kizzie-styles-murder-trial-closes-20140818_1_first-degree-murder-james-snowden-jury

http://www.wpbf.com/news/south-florida/palm-beach-county-news/man-killed-2-women-injured-in-west-palm-beach-shootout/23622912

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/riviera-beach-woman-charged-with-first-degree-murd/nd9Qt/

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/man-killed-2-women-injured-in-west-palm-beach-shootout/23623466

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/palmbeachpost/obituary.aspx?n=monroe-z-finley&pid=168757781&

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/palmbeachpost/obituary.aspx?pid=168860397

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Woman (West Palm Beach, FL)

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —A man was fatally shot and two women were injured after gunfire erupted inside a car early Monday morning in West Palm Beach.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said it happened near Military Trail and Orlando Avenue shortly before 3 a.m. Monday.

Investigators said a man and a woman got into an argument, pulled out guns and started shooting.

The man, who has not been identified, was found dead in the car. The woman was shot in the jaw and taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Another woman inside the car was also shot and was being treated at a local hospital.

A woman found guilty of killing her former lover was sentenced to life in prison Monday.

Kizzie Shanika Styles, 36, a mother of five from Rivera Beach, will serve life in prison for murdering Monroe Z. Finley, 38 of West Palm Beach. Finley left behind two children.

In August, a jury found Styles guilty of first-degree murder in the Dec. 23, 2013, shooting of Finley. She was acquitted of an attempted murder count in the shooting of Finley’s girlfriend, Anntwenette Jones, 32.

According to Styles’ attorneys, she acted in self-defense when she fired the shots and inaccuracies by the prosecution warranted a new trial.

Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Barry Cohen denied any new trial motions Monday morning and sentenced Styles to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Attorneys involved in the case suspect that alcohol, anger and jealousy pushed Styles to use a Glock pistol to fatally shoot Finley and injure Jones last year.

“We believe she was angry at him that evening because he had another girlfriend,” Assistant State Attorney Jill Richstone told the Sun Sentinel on Monday.

Two days before Christmas last year, Styles, Finley and Jones were in the parking lot at the former Coco Plum Plaza in the 2800 block of North Military Trail near West Palm Beach when shots were fired.

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/man-killed-2-women-injured-in-west-palm-beach-shootout/23623466

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-kizzie-styles-murder-sentencing-20141215-story.html

http://www.wpbf.com/news/south-florida/palm-beach-county-news/riviera-beach-woman-faces-murder-charges-in-december-shooting/24905666

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/harrowing-shooting-threesomes-in-trial-of-woman-ki/ng2fw/

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/woman-who-shot-killed-man-in-love-triangle-to-be-s/njSNM/

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-08-20/news/fl-kizzie-styles-murder-trial-closes-20140818_1_first-degree-murder-james-snowden-jury

http://www.wpbf.com/news/south-florida/palm-beach-county-news/man-killed-2-women-injured-in-west-palm-beach-shootout/23622912

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/riviera-beach-woman-charged-with-first-degree-murd/nd9Qt/

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/man-killed-2-women-injured-in-west-palm-beach-shootout/23623466

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/palmbeachpost/obituary.aspx?n=monroe-z-finley&pid=168757781&

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/palmbeachpost/obituary.aspx?pid=168860397

Killed – Frederick Carter (Belle Glade, FL)

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BELLE GLADE — A Belle Glade man was shot to death Sunday night in an encounter with two men at his front door, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

Frederick Carter died at Delray Medical Center, where he had been flown by Trauma Hawk after the shooting, said Teri Barbera, sheriff’s spokeswoman.

Detectives are investigating the shooting as a homicide, Barbera said. It is the 74th homicide in Palm Beach County in 2013, according to Palm Beach Post records.

Two men approached Carter’s home in the 600 block of Southwest Seventh Street around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. They knocked on the door and shot Carter numerous times, Barbera said. The suspects then fled.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/belle-glade-man-dies-after-shooting-late-sunday-pa/ncSQB/

http://www.wptv.com/news/region-the-glades/belle-glade/frederick-carter-killed-after-being-shot-by-two-unknown-suspects-in-belle-glade

http://www.wpbf.com/news/south-florida/palm-beach-county-news/frederick-carter-shot-killed-after-answering-door/23623258

http://florida.newszap.com/belleglade/128382-113/belle-glade-man-killed-after-answering-knock-on-the-door

Triple Shooting – Killed – Gjon Hila (Kenneth City, FL)

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KENNETH CITY —
An investigation is underway after Sunday night’s triple shooting at a Kenneth City home.

According to Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, the gunman who opened fire on two people in the home was shot and killed moments later by one of the shooting victim’s son, who lives next door.

Deputies said Gjon Hila, 38, showed up at the home in the 4000 block of 58th Street Sunday night. Once inside, Hila shot and injured 52-year-old Tonin Poti and 38-year-old Gzim Rrgalla.

Authorities said Tonin Poti’s 28-year-old son, Elton, heard the shots, grabbed his own gun and went over to the home.

Elton Poti found Hila still in the home and shot and killed him.

Tonin Poti and Gzim Rrgalla were rushed to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with life-threatening injuries.

Authorities said all of the people knew each other.

KENNETH CITY – A family get-together erupted in violence when a man shot and wounded the patriarch hosting the event and his son-in-law before the patriarch’s son showed up and killed the intruder, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

No one at the home at 4806 58th St., where the party was held on Sunday, was willing to would comment on Monday. The dead intruder was identified as Gjon Hila, 38, who lived about four miles away, at 6351 18th St. N., St Petersburg,

Hila showed up at the home about 8 p.m. and fired upon Tonin Pati, 52, and Pati’s son-in-law, Gzim Rrgalla, 38, who lives nearby at 5790 60th Ave. N. Then Pati’s son, Elton Pati, 28, whose home is directly behind his father’s, came to the home and killed Hila, sheriff’s spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda said.

Tonin Pati and Rrgalla were transported to Bayfront Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Barreda said the shooting was the result of an ongoing feud between Hila and the Pati clan. The nature of the feud was unavailable.

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2013/12/23/kenneth_city_triple_.html

http://www.tbo.com/pinellas-county/one-man-killed-two-injured-as-feud-erupts-in-violence-20131223/

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-south-pinellas/kenneth-city/deputies-1-dead-2-injured-in-two-shootings-at-a-kenneth-city-home

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sptimes/obituary.aspx?pid=168757281

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Man (Kenneth City, FL)

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KENNETH CITY —
An investigation is underway after Sunday night’s triple shooting at a Kenneth City home.

According to Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, the gunman who opened fire on two people in the home was shot and killed moments later by one of the shooting victim’s son, who lives next door.

Deputies said Gjon Hila, 38, showed up at the home in the 4000 block of 58th Street Sunday night. Once inside, Hila shot and injured 52-year-old Tonin Poti and 38-year-old Gzim Rrgalla.

Authorities said Tonin Poti’s 28-year-old son, Elton, heard the shots, grabbed his own gun and went over to the home.

Elton Poti found Hila still in the home and shot and killed him.

Tonin Poti and Gzim Rrgalla were rushed to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with life-threatening injuries.

Authorities said all of the people knew each other.

KENNETH CITY – A family get-together erupted in violence when a man shot and wounded the patriarch hosting the event and his son-in-law before the patriarch’s son showed up and killed the intruder, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

No one at the home at 4806 58th St., where the party was held on Sunday, was willing to would comment on Monday. The dead intruder was identified as Gjon Hila, 38, who lived about four miles away, at 6351 18th St. N., St Petersburg,

Hila showed up at the home about 8 p.m. and fired upon Tonin Pati, 52, and Pati’s son-in-law, Gzim Rrgalla, 38, who lives nearby at 5790 60th Ave. N. Then Pati’s son, Elton Pati, 28, whose home is directly behind his father’s, came to the home and killed Hila, sheriff’s spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda said.

Tonin Pati and Rrgalla were transported to Bayfront Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Barreda said the shooting was the result of an ongoing feud between Hila and the Pati clan. The nature of the feud was unavailable.

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2013/12/23/kenneth_city_triple_.html

http://www.tbo.com/pinellas-county/one-man-killed-two-injured-as-feud-erupts-in-violence-20131223/

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-south-pinellas/kenneth-city/deputies-1-dead-2-injured-in-two-shootings-at-a-kenneth-city-home

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sptimes/obituary.aspx?pid=168757281

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Man (Kenneth City, FL)

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KENNETH CITY —
An investigation is underway after Sunday night’s triple shooting at a Kenneth City home.

According to Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, the gunman who opened fire on two people in the home was shot and killed moments later by one of the shooting victim’s son, who lives next door.

Deputies said Gjon Hila, 38, showed up at the home in the 4000 block of 58th Street Sunday night. Once inside, Hila shot and injured 52-year-old Tonin Poti and 38-year-old Gzim Rrgalla.

Authorities said Tonin Poti’s 28-year-old son, Elton, heard the shots, grabbed his own gun and went over to the home.

Elton Poti found Hila still in the home and shot and killed him.

Tonin Poti and Gzim Rrgalla were rushed to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with life-threatening injuries.

Authorities said all of the people knew each other.

KENNETH CITY – A family get-together erupted in violence when a man shot and wounded the patriarch hosting the event and his son-in-law before the patriarch’s son showed up and killed the intruder, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

No one at the home at 4806 58th St., where the party was held on Sunday, was willing to would comment on Monday. The dead intruder was identified as Gjon Hila, 38, who lived about four miles away, at 6351 18th St. N., St Petersburg,

Hila showed up at the home about 8 p.m. and fired upon Tonin Pati, 52, and Pati’s son-in-law, Gzim Rrgalla, 38, who lives nearby at 5790 60th Ave. N. Then Pati’s son, Elton Pati, 28, whose home is directly behind his father’s, came to the home and killed Hila, sheriff’s spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda said.

Tonin Pati and Rrgalla were transported to Bayfront Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Barreda said the shooting was the result of an ongoing feud between Hila and the Pati clan. The nature of the feud was unavailable.

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2013/12/23/kenneth_city_triple_.html

http://www.tbo.com/pinellas-county/one-man-killed-two-injured-as-feud-erupts-in-violence-20131223/

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-south-pinellas/kenneth-city/deputies-1-dead-2-injured-in-two-shootings-at-a-kenneth-city-home

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sptimes/obituary.aspx?pid=168757281

Killed – Jose Javier Roque-Apaulaza (Tampa, FL)

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UPDATE: Detectives have made an arrest in the Attempted Murder of Security Guard Anmar Al Nueimy that occurred on November 24, 2013. Based on forensic evidence left at the scene in addition to a witness, detectives were able to identify Ricardo Carmenate as the shooter.

Carmenate was already in custody for the homicide of Jose Roque Apaulaza. On December 26, 2013 at approximately 6 p.m., detectives arrested Carmenate at his home without incident. He was booked into the Orient Road Jail without bond.

Original News Release (13-465):

On the evening of November 24, 2013, Security Officer Ammar Akram Al-Nueimy was patrolling the Royal Oaks Apartment complex located at 7307 Casitas Court in Town-n-Country. Just before 10 p.m., Mr. Al-Nueimy confronted two unidentified male suspects trespassing on the apartment complex property. During the course of trespassing both men, one of the suspects pulled a gun and shot Mr. Al-Nueimy twice. The suspects then fled the property.

Original News Release (13-518):

On December 21, 2013 at approximately 9:40 p.m., HCSO received a 9-1-1 call about a shooting at 8830 Beacon Lakes Drive in Tampa. When deputies arrived, they found Jose Javier Roque-Apaulaza deceased in the parking lot from multiple gunshot wounds.

HCSO homicide detectives began an extensive investigation that included examination of forensic evidence and multiple interviews.

Detectives determined that Roque-Apaulaza and Carmenate met in the parking to conduct a drug transaction. It was during that time that Carmenate pulled a gun and shot Roque-Apaulaza multiple times in the upper body.

http://www.hcso.tampa.fl.us/About-HCSO/Press-Releases/Releases/2014/February/14-067-(13-484).aspx

http://www.hcso.tampa.fl.us/About-HCSO/Press-Releases/Releases/2013/December/13-518-(13-513).aspx

http://www.tbo.com/news/crime/suspect-in-shooting-death-faces-new-charge-20140213/

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/arrest-made-in-fatal-town-n-country-shooting/2158658

http://www.tbo.com/news/crime/tampa-man-arrested-in-shooting-death-20131226/

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2013/12/27/fatal_tampa_shooting.html

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-tampa/deputies-charge-ricardo-carmenate-with-first-degree-murder-in-tampa-mans-death

Killed – Ahmad Franklin (Jacksonville, FL)

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A man who was caught in the crossfire of a shooting on the Northside on Friday night has died, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Ahmad Franklin, 53, had been in the hospital since the shooting near the intersection of Linda Drive and Kennard Street, a neighborhood that’s known to be relatively quiet with many senior citizens.

Franklin was a father, grandfather and a neighbor to many Linda Drive in North Jacksonville. Monday he became a homicide victim from a shooting that neighbors say was senseless.

Franklin’s family says they are devastated, and one of his closest neighbors says she wants want the people responsible to come forward.

On Dec. 20, Ahmad Miles Franklin, 53, was waiting outside for a child to return home about 7:30 p.m. when two men near Linda Drive and Kennard Street started shooting. Franklin was hit by three bullets and ran inside his home on Linda Drive. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

http://www.news4jax.com/news/jacksonville-man-shot-friday-dies/23630178

http://jacksonville.com/business/columnists/2014-10-06/story/residents-shaken-jacksonville-shooting-left-three-dead-two

http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/news/local/family-past-victim-say-triple-fatal-shooting-could/nhc9W/

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/2014/10/06/family-relives-loss-quadruple-shooting/16839325/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion/obituary.aspx?pid=168860762

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion/obituary.aspx?n=ahmad-franklin&pid=168810874

Double Shooting – Killed – Sharrod Freeman (Titusville, FL)

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TITUSVILLE, Fla. —One man was killed and a second was shot in the leg in two shootings Friday.

Authorities with the Titusville Police Department said officers were called to Pine Street and Grannis Avenue about 6 p.m.

Investigators said Sharrod Freeman, 20, was found in a yard along Pine Street and had suffered gunshot wounds. He died at the scene.

Officials said another man was taken to a hospital about the same time with a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening. His name was not released.

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/brevard-county/1-teen-killed-another-injured-in-titusville-shooting/23599790#mid=17366074

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/12/21/titusville_shooting.html

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/17yearold-shot-and-killed-in-titusville/23598962

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/police-titusville-man-killed-shooting/ncRSj/

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/brevard-county/1-teen-killed-another-injured-in-titusville-shooting/23599790

http://www.my65orlando.com/story/24279479/young-titusville-man-killed-in-shooting

http://www.northbrevardfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Sharrod-Freeman/#!/Obituary

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/floridatoday/obituary.aspx?n=sharrod-freeman&pid=168767614&

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Titusville, FL)

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TITUSVILLE, Fla. —One man was killed and a second was shot in the leg in two shootings Friday.

Authorities with the Titusville Police Department said officers were called to Pine Street and Grannis Avenue about 6 p.m.

Investigators said Sharrod Freeman, 20, was found in a yard along Pine Street and had suffered gunshot wounds. He died at the scene.

Officials said another man was taken to a hospital about the same time with a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening. His name was not released.

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/brevard-county/1-teen-killed-another-injured-in-titusville-shooting/23599790#mid=17366074

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/12/21/titusville_shooting.html

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/17yearold-shot-and-killed-in-titusville/23598962

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/police-titusville-man-killed-shooting/ncRSj/

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/brevard-county/1-teen-killed-another-injured-in-titusville-shooting/23599790

http://www.my65orlando.com/story/24279479/young-titusville-man-killed-in-shooting

http://www.northbrevardfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Sharrod-Freeman/#!/Obituary

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/floridatoday/obituary.aspx?n=sharrod-freeman&pid=168767614&

Killed – Alberto Esquijarosa Jr (Collier, FL)

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The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim in the Golden Gate Estate homicide that occurred Thursday.

The victim was identified as 28-year-old Alberto Esquijarosa Jr.

According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, at 4:15 p.m. authorities responded to 780 20th Avenue NW in Golden Gate Estates where they discovered a deceased male with a gunshot wound.

They have since arrested Michael Lee Trissler, 23, in connection to the incident. He was booked into the Collier County jail on a charge of second-degree murder Thursday night.

Trissler’s father prompted the discovery after calling the sheriff’s office saying his son had stolen his loaded gun and left a suicide note.

The note read: “Dear mom and dad, I’m sorry I (expletive) up. I’m tired of living this life. I love both of you so much. Don’t call 911.”

Deputies say Trissler, who lives next door to the victim, admitted he went over to the victim’s house to buy drugs, and the victim let him borrow his car. He denied the two ever argued or got into a fight.

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/24268342/suspect-arrested-in-collier-co-slaying#.Ve5IMNJViko

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/2013/12/21/collier-man-held-in-slaying-police-escape/4152109/

http://www.fox4now.com/features/4inyourcorner/Victim-ID-in-Golden-Gate-murder-236743841.html

http://www.naplesnews.com/tablet-showcase/courts-and-crime/28-year-old-man-killed-golden-gate-estates-neighbo

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/crime/alberto-esquijarosa-jr-and-his-family

Killed – David Avant (Pasco County, FL)

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PORT RICHEY — Pasco sheriff’s investigators are searching for a 27-year-old suspect in connection with a fatal shooting outside a strip club early Thursday.

David Avant, 27, of Clearwater was shot and killed about 2:15 a.m. Thursday at the Brass Flamingo at 9034 U.S. 19. Authorities have issued a murder warrant for the arrest of Taurezs Leigh Bullock.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office says police in Broome County New York arrested Taurezs Leigh Bullock, 28, on Pasco warrants for first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. The shooting in question took place around 2:15 a.m. Dec. 19 outside the 9034 U.S. Highway 19 strip club. David Avant, 27, died as a result.

http://www.tbo.com/news/crime/one-dead-in-shooting-outside-pasco-strip-club-20131219/

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/man-found-dead-in-pasco-strip-club-parking-lot/2157744

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2013/12/19/port_richey_strip_cl.html

http://www.tbo.com/pasco-county/suspect-in-pasco-homicide-arrested-in-new-york-20140812/

http://patch.com/florida/newportrichey/port-richey-strip-club-murder-suspect-arrested-new-york

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/suspect-in-port-richey-murder-arrested-in-new-york/2192553

Killed – Man (Hollywood, FL)

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Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed in Hollywood Tuesday morning.

The shooting was reported in the 2400 block of Jackson Street. Police said the man’s body was found in his apartment around 2 a.m.

Neighbors say former tattoo artist killed

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Man-Found-Shot-in-Hollywood-236168711.html

http://www.local10.com/news/-shooting-leaves-one-dead-in-hollywood/23523346

http://www.wsvn.com/story/24246386/man-found-shot-dead-inside-apartment

http://www.local10.com/news/one-person-killed-in-hollywood-shooting/23522250

http://www.local10.com/news/man-shot-and-killed-in-hollywood/23523036

Killed – Antonio Carrasquillo-Irizarry (Orange County, FL)

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A 24-year-old man was shot to death near an east Orange County home late Monday.

Two witnesses saw the man lying in the neighborhood street in front of 2908 Curry Village Lane about 9:30 p.m. when they called 911, according to Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jane Watrel.

Antonio Carrasquillo-Irizarry of Chicago was pronounced dead at Florida Hospital East.

Detectives on the scene found masks and think the victim was shot through the door of the home.

Antonio Carrasquillo-Irizarry, 24, was gunned down in east Orange County, Fla., late Monday. The victim was wearing an Iron Man mask and black gloves when two witnesses spotted him lying dead on their street. A gun was also found near his body. The victim reportedly has links to a Chicago gang. The incident does not appear random.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-12-17/news/os-shooting-kills-man-dead-20131217_1_jane-watrel-deputies-florida-hospital-east

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/18/the-gun-report-december-18-2013/

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/orange-county/one-person-shot-in-orange-county-police-say/23520144

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/12/17/man_found_shot_to_de.html

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/1-dead-in-shooting/23519882

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/deputies-scene-fatal-shooting-east-orange-county/ncMhW/

Killed – Felton Stubbs (West Palm Beach, FL)

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Monday night, just before 8, West Palm Beach police responded to a report of gunfire in the 900-block of Douglas Avenue.

Officers say that when they arrived they found gunshot victim identified as 26-year-old Felton Stubbs.

Stubbs, according to police, was pronounced dead at the scene.

http://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/west-palm-beach/man-shot-and-killed-in-on-douglas-avenue-in-west-palm-beach

http://www.wpbf.com/news/south-florida/palm-beach-county-news/man-shot-dead-in-front-of-cousins-home-in-west-palm-beach/23528098

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/man-killed-in-west-palm-beach-on-monday-identified/ncNpk/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/palmbeachpost/obituary.aspx?pid=169062009

Killed – Craig James Brown (Jacksonville, FL)

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Police are investigating a neighborhood on the Westside after a shooting left one man dead, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

JSO said it happened around 10 a.m. Sunday at a house on Cranberry Lane. When officers arrived, they found a man in his early 20s shot in his car.

Police later identified the man as 21-year-old, Craig James Brown.

Brown was taken to UF Health Jacksonville where he later died.

JSO said there was some type of verbal argument that took place between Brown and the shooter and that the two knew each other.

Police said it appears the shooter was waiting for the victim to come out of the house when he shot him. He then fled on foot.

A man wanted in Jacksonville on a charge of murder died in the Miami area after fleeing from a routine police stop and crashing.

An initial report that the crash occurred during a police chase was incorrect, according to Miami-Dade police.

Andrew Jackson Carter, 22, was accused of killing 21-year-old Craig James Brown on Sunday. Tuesday morning the Sheriff’s Office identified Carter as a suspect.

Police said the shooter and Brown knew each other and had been arguing. Brown was shot multiple times while sitting in a car in the 6000 block of Cranberry Lane. He drove about a half-block crashing into mailboxes and the side of a house before dying.

http://www.news4jax.com/news/man-fatally-shot-on-west-side/23502002

http://jacksonville.com/breaking-news/2013-12-17/story/jacksonville-murder-suspect-dies-police-chase-miami

http://jacksonville.com/breaking-news/2013-12-16/story/man-shot-and-killed-cranberry-lane-identified-jacksonville-police

http://archive.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/article/338638/3/Man-shot-killed-during-argument-on-Westside

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion/obituary.aspx?pid=168645261

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion/obituary.aspx?n=craig-brown&pid=168618399&fhid=18639

Double Shooting – Killed – Pregnant Woman – Salatheia Smith (Tampa, FL)

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Tampa, Florida — A pregnant woman is dead and a suspect is in critical condition after a violent home invasion in Tampa.

Witnesses say two masked men entered an unlocked home along N. Brooks Street around 5 a.m. Sunday, intending to rob the residents.

During the home invasion, one of the suspects shot 22-year-old Salatheia “Sunshine” Smith. Tampa Police say Smith, who was six to eight weeks pregnant, later died from her injuries.

Police say Smith’s boyfriend then released his pit bull on the intruders. One of the suspects managed to shoot the female dog in the leg as she attacked.

A suspect dropped his handgun as he struggled with the pit bull, which police say the boyfriend then picked up and opened fire, shooting 35-year-old Anthony Robinson.

Both suspects then fled the from the house, with Robinson collapsing on the sidewalk. He was taken to the hospital, where he remains in critical condition. The other suspect remains at large.

Female Victim: Salatheia (Sunshine) Smith, DOB: 12-25-90, B/F, 8214 North Brooks Street (deceased)

Male Victim: Charles Patrick Duefrane Jr. DOB: 11-01-90, W/M, 8214 North Brooks Street (uninjured)

Female Victim: Sylvia Lynn Gilley, DOB: 11-17-75, 911 East Ellicott Street, Tampa (uninjured victim who was visiting her son’s home)

Female Victim: 4-year-old girl (uninjured, visiting her brother’s home with her mother)

Injured Suspect: Robinson, Anthony Robinson, DOB 8-20-78, B/M, unknown address (hospitalized in critical condition)

Detectives have determined that two masked suspects targeted the unlocked home with the intent to rob the victims. During the home invasion, one of the suspects fired and shot the female victim. She later died from her injuries. She was 6-8 weeks pregnant. Her boyfriend then released his Pit Bull and it attacked the intruder. One of the suspects shot the Pit Bull once in the leg. The female dog was transported to an emergency vet clinic and is currently listed in stable condition. As the suspect struggled with the dog, he dropped his handgun. The boyfriend picked it up and shot one of the suspects. Both suspects fled from the home. One collapsed on the sidewalk outside of the house. He remains in critical condition this morning. The second suspect fled from the scene.

The boyfriend and girlfriend lived together at the home. His mother and 4-year-old sister were visiting when the home invasion took place. The mother shielded her daughter during the attack. Neither was injured. Anyone with information about the fleeing suspect is urged to call Crime Stoppers. Anonymous tips from the public that lead to an arrest are eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.

http://www.wtsp.com/story/local/2013/12/15/2048146/

http://www.tampagov.net/news/one-victim-killed-and-one-suspect-critically-injured-weekend-home-invasion

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/police-release-new-details-on-violent-tampa-home-invasion/2157248

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2013/12/16/tampa_home_invasion_.html

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/woman-killed-in-early-morning-home-invasion

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/2014/03/12/2048146/

http://www.tbo.com/news/crime/pregnant-woman-killed-suspect-wounded-in-tampa-home-invasion-20131216/

http://www.theledger.com/article/20131216/NEWS/131219363

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Tampa, FL)

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Tampa, Florida — A pregnant woman is dead and a suspect is in critical condition after a violent home invasion in Tampa.

Witnesses say two masked men entered an unlocked home along N. Brooks Street around 5 a.m. Sunday, intending to rob the residents.

During the home invasion, one of the suspects shot 22-year-old Salatheia “Sunshine” Smith. Tampa Police say Smith, who was six to eight weeks pregnant, later died from her injuries.

Police say Smith’s boyfriend then released his pit bull on the intruders. One of the suspects managed to shoot the female dog in the leg as she attacked.

A suspect dropped his handgun as he struggled with the pit bull, which police say the boyfriend then picked up and opened fire, shooting 35-year-old Anthony Robinson.

Both suspects then fled the from the house, with Robinson collapsing on the sidewalk. He was taken to the hospital, where he remains in critical condition. The other suspect remains at large.

Female Victim: Salatheia (Sunshine) Smith, DOB: 12-25-90, B/F, 8214 North Brooks Street (deceased)

Male Victim: Charles Patrick Duefrane Jr. DOB: 11-01-90, W/M, 8214 North Brooks Street (uninjured)

Female Victim: Sylvia Lynn Gilley, DOB: 11-17-75, 911 East Ellicott Street, Tampa (uninjured victim who was visiting her son’s home)

Female Victim: 4-year-old girl (uninjured, visiting her brother’s home with her mother)

Injured Suspect: Robinson, Anthony Robinson, DOB 8-20-78, B/M, unknown address (hospitalized in critical condition)

Detectives have determined that two masked suspects targeted the unlocked home with the intent to rob the victims. During the home invasion, one of the suspects fired and shot the female victim. She later died from her injuries. She was 6-8 weeks pregnant. Her boyfriend then released his Pit Bull and it attacked the intruder. One of the suspects shot the Pit Bull once in the leg. The female dog was transported to an emergency vet clinic and is currently listed in stable condition. As the suspect struggled with the dog, he dropped his handgun. The boyfriend picked it up and shot one of the suspects. Both suspects fled from the home. One collapsed on the sidewalk outside of the house. He remains in critical condition this morning. The second suspect fled from the scene.

The boyfriend and girlfriend lived together at the home. His mother and 4-year-old sister were visiting when the home invasion took place. The mother shielded her daughter during the attack. Neither was injured. Anyone with information about the fleeing suspect is urged to call Crime Stoppers. Anonymous tips from the public that lead to an arrest are eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.

http://www.wtsp.com/story/local/2013/12/15/2048146/

http://www.tampagov.net/news/one-victim-killed-and-one-suspect-critically-injured-weekend-home-invasion

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/police-release-new-details-on-violent-tampa-home-invasion/2157248

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2013/12/16/tampa_home_invasion_.html

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/woman-killed-in-early-morning-home-invasion

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/2014/03/12/2048146/

http://www.tbo.com/news/crime/pregnant-woman-killed-suspect-wounded-in-tampa-home-invasion-20131216/

http://www.theledger.com/article/20131216/NEWS/131219363

Killed – Jermaine Williams (Melbourne, FL)

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MELBOURNE, Fla. —A man who allegedly broke into a Melbourne home was killed Sunday morning when the homeowner shot him, police said.

Jermaine Williams, 28, was shot around 2:13 a.m. at a home in the 1100 block of Mathers Street. He was pronounced dead at Holmes Regional Medical Center.

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/brevard-county/man-shot-dead-during-melbourne-breakin-police-say/23499318

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/police-investigate-deadly-shooting-melbourne/ncLnp/

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/12/16/man_shot_to_death_in.html

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/police-melbourne-resident-shoots-kills-home-invade/ncMQc/

http://spacecoastdaily.com/2013/12/melbourne-police-identify-man-shot-on-mathers-street/

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20131216/NEWS01/131215001/Police-ID-man-shot-killed-Melbourne

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/floridatoday/obituary.aspx?n=jermaine-c-williams&pid=168651881&

Murder/Attempted Suicide – Killed – Sally Young (Cape Coral, FL)

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(December 19, 2013)- Michael G. Young (W/M, DOB: 07-26-1964), the suspect in a weekend murder-attempted suicide that left Sally Young dead and their 9-year old son displaced, has been released from Lee Memorial Hospital following treatment for an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Around 2:50 PM, Young was discharged from the hospital where he was immediately taken into custody by Cape Coral Police.

Young was transported to the Lee County Jail where he will be booked in on a Second Degree Homicide charge.

“Even though an arrest has been made, our work continues as we build our case and ready it for the State to carry through to successful prosecution. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and especially the Young’s 9 year-old son who has to live with the aftermath of this horrific crime for the rest of his life. “-Det. Sergeant Dana S. Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.

Prior releases after the break.

Cape Coral Police Department Release Names of Parties Involved in Weekend Shooting

(December 16, 2013)- The Cape Coral Police Department has made notification to family members of the victim from Saturday night’s shooting.

The victim, Sally A. Young (W/F, DOB: 08-18-1964) was pronounced dead on scene after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim’s husband, Michael G. Young (W/M, DOB: 07-26-1964), was transported from the scene with a critical injury from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He remains at Lee Memorial Hospital.

The couple’s child, a 9 year old boy, was unharmed and is in the care of family members.

The investigation is ongoing and criminal charges against Michael G. Young are pending.

(December 15, 2013)- The Cape Coral Police Department is currently on the scene of a shooting that occurred at a residence in the 2900 block of SW. 1st Pl., Cape Coral.

Officers were dispatched at around 11:18 PM to reports of multiple shots fired. A second caller called in, also reporting shots fired, just two minutes later. While en route to the call, officers were advised that one subject had been shot and that another possibly had shot themselves.

Officers arrived on scene to find one subject deceased from an apparent gunshot wound, and another subject critically injured from a apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. That subject has been transported to Lee Memorial Hospital.

A child at the residence was unharmed and has been taken into protective custody.

There are no suspects at large in this case, and there is no danger to the general public.

Currently, Forensics and Detectives along with uniform Patrol Officers are on scene, gathering evidence. Cape Coral Police Department personnel will be here for the next several hours conducting the investigation.

The Cape Coral Police Department is not releasing names of the involved parties pending notification of next of kin.

No additional information will be released until later today or possibly Monday. When there is more information, an updated news release will be sent.

http://www.capecops.com/newsroom/2013/12/19/cape-coral-shooter-released-from-hospital-charged-with-second-degree-murder

http://www.cape-coral-daily-breeze.com/page/content.detail/id/537723/Man-charged-with-fatally-shooting-his-wife.html?nav=5011

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/24231581/cape-police-id-two-involved-in-weekend-shooting#.VeplZdJViko

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/fox4now/news/Arrest-in-Cape-Coral-murder-236607541.html

http://www.fox4now.com/features/4inyourcorner/Cape-Coral-police-release-details-on-weekend-murdersuicide-236043281.html

http://www.dmefuneral.com/obituary/Sally-Ann-Schoulthies-Young/Cape-Coral-FL/1325192

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nky/obituary.aspx?pid=168711992

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Sally-Ann-Young-97370422

Murder/Attempted Suicide – Wounded – Man (Cape Coral, FL)

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(December 19, 2013)- Michael G. Young (W/M, DOB: 07-26-1964), the suspect in a weekend murder-attempted suicide that left Sally Young dead and their 9-year old son displaced, has been released from Lee Memorial Hospital following treatment for an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Around 2:50 PM, Young was discharged from the hospital where he was immediately taken into custody by Cape Coral Police.

Young was transported to the Lee County Jail where he will be booked in on a Second Degree Homicide charge.

“Even though an arrest has been made, our work continues as we build our case and ready it for the State to carry through to successful prosecution. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and especially the Young’s 9 year-old son who has to live with the aftermath of this horrific crime for the rest of his life. “-Det. Sergeant Dana S. Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.

Prior releases after the break.

Cape Coral Police Department Release Names of Parties Involved in Weekend Shooting

(December 16, 2013)- The Cape Coral Police Department has made notification to family members of the victim from Saturday night’s shooting.

The victim, Sally A. Young (W/F, DOB: 08-18-1964) was pronounced dead on scene after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim’s husband, Michael G. Young (W/M, DOB: 07-26-1964), was transported from the scene with a critical injury from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He remains at Lee Memorial Hospital.

The couple’s child, a 9 year old boy, was unharmed and is in the care of family members.

The investigation is ongoing and criminal charges against Michael G. Young are pending.

(December 15, 2013)- The Cape Coral Police Department is currently on the scene of a shooting that occurred at a residence in the 2900 block of SW. 1st Pl., Cape Coral.

Officers were dispatched at around 11:18 PM to reports of multiple shots fired. A second caller called in, also reporting shots fired, just two minutes later. While en route to the call, officers were advised that one subject had been shot and that another possibly had shot themselves.

Officers arrived on scene to find one subject deceased from an apparent gunshot wound, and another subject critically injured from a apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. That subject has been transported to Lee Memorial Hospital.

A child at the residence was unharmed and has been taken into protective custody.

There are no suspects at large in this case, and there is no danger to the general public.

Currently, Forensics and Detectives along with uniform Patrol Officers are on scene, gathering evidence. Cape Coral Police Department personnel will be here for the next several hours conducting the investigation.

The Cape Coral Police Department is not releasing names of the involved parties pending notification of next of kin.

No additional information will be released until later today or possibly Monday. When there is more information, an updated news release will be sent.

http://www.capecops.com/newsroom/2013/12/19/cape-coral-shooter-released-from-hospital-charged-with-second-degree-murder

http://www.cape-coral-daily-breeze.com/page/content.detail/id/537723/Man-charged-with-fatally-shooting-his-wife.html?nav=5011

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/24231581/cape-police-id-two-involved-in-weekend-shooting#.VeplZdJViko

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/fox4now/news/Arrest-in-Cape-Coral-murder-236607541.html

http://www.fox4now.com/features/4inyourcorner/Cape-Coral-police-release-details-on-weekend-murdersuicide-236043281.html

http://www.dmefuneral.com/obituary/Sally-Ann-Schoulthies-Young/Cape-Coral-FL/1325192

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nky/obituary.aspx?pid=168711992

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Sally-Ann-Young-97370422

Mass Shooting – Killed – Man (Florida City, FL)

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Florida City Police are investigating a shooting that left four injured Saturday morning.

Investigators responded to the shooting at 710 SW 13th Terr. just after 11:30 a.m.

Two victims were airlifted to Kendall Regional Trauma Center and two others were taken to Homestead Hospital.

One of the victims who was shot in the head later died, reported The Miami Herald.
Officials at the scene said the incident does not appear to be gang related or domestic.

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/4-Injured-in-Florida-City-Shooting-Police-235869831.html

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/16/weekend-gun-report-december-13-15-2013/?_r=0

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/12/14/florida-city-shooting-leaves-four-in-the-hospital/

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Man (Florida City, FL)

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Florida City Police are investigating a shooting that left four injured Saturday morning.

Investigators responded to the shooting at 710 SW 13th Terr. just after 11:30 a.m.

Two victims were airlifted to Kendall Regional Trauma Center and two others were taken to Homestead Hospital.

One of the victims who was shot in the head later died, reported The Miami Herald.
Officials at the scene said the incident does not appear to be gang related or domestic.

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/4-Injured-in-Florida-City-Shooting-Police-235869831.html

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/16/weekend-gun-report-december-13-15-2013/?_r=0

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/12/14/florida-city-shooting-leaves-four-in-the-hospital/

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Man (Florida City, FL)

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Florida City Police are investigating a shooting that left four injured Saturday morning.

Investigators responded to the shooting at 710 SW 13th Terr. just after 11:30 a.m.

Two victims were airlifted to Kendall Regional Trauma Center and two others were taken to Homestead Hospital.

One of the victims who was shot in the head later died, reported The Miami Herald.
Officials at the scene said the incident does not appear to be gang related or domestic.

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/4-Injured-in-Florida-City-Shooting-Police-235869831.html

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/16/weekend-gun-report-december-13-15-2013/?_r=0

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/12/14/florida-city-shooting-leaves-four-in-the-hospital/

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Man (Florida City, FL)

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Florida City Police are investigating a shooting that left four injured Saturday morning.

Investigators responded to the shooting at 710 SW 13th Terr. just after 11:30 a.m.

Two victims were airlifted to Kendall Regional Trauma Center and two others were taken to Homestead Hospital.

One of the victims who was shot in the head later died, reported The Miami Herald.
Officials at the scene said the incident does not appear to be gang related or domestic.

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/4-Injured-in-Florida-City-Shooting-Police-235869831.html

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/16/weekend-gun-report-december-13-15-2013/?_r=0

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/12/14/florida-city-shooting-leaves-four-in-the-hospital/

Killed – Michael Ward (St. Petersburg, FL)

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ST. PETERSBURG — The gun authorities say a woman was holding when she fatally shot her boyfriend Wednesday evening was treated like a plaything in the house the couple was sharing with another couple, St. Petersburg police said Thursday.

Mandy Marie Evelyn Avis, 20, was charged with manslaughter in the death of her boyfriend, Michael Ward, 23, at 1945 Second Ave. N.

According to St. Petersburg police spokesman Mike Puetz, the couple had been in the house for roughly 18 months, with Ward recently purchasing a firearm. Another man and woman also lived there.

Ward frequently played with the gun while it was unloaded, Puetz said,

“It was treated like a plaything — doing fast draws, things like that,” Puetz said.

But Wednesday, Ward had reloaded the gun and put it on a nightstand in the bedroom he shared with Avis, Puetz said. She picked it up, thinking it was unloaded, pointed it at Ward and fired, Puetz said.

Ward suffered a single wound to his chest and was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where he died, authorities said.

About 6 p.m. Wednesday, police said, Avis and Ward were playing with the .22-caliber gun when she pointed it at his chest and pulled the trigger, believing it wasn’t loaded. A bullet hit him in the chest.

http://www.tbo.com/pinellas-county/police-gun-that-killed-boyfriend-treated-like-plaything-20131212/

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/police-st-petersburg-woman-accidentally-shot-boyfriend-to-death/2156742

http://www.tbo.com/pinellas-county/st-pete-woman-gets-probation-in-boyfriends-death-20140217/

http://www.tbo.com/news/crime/police-st-pete-woman-accidentally-kills-boyfriend-with-gun-20131211/

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-south-pinellas/st-petersburg/woman-arrested-after-shooting-boyfriend

Killed – Rodney Wayne Stevens (St. Augustine, FL)

Rodney Wayne Stevens

The St. Johns County man who was shot on Katnack Road on Wednesday died from a gunshot wound to the head, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.

District Medical Examiner Predrag Bulic performed an autopsy on Rodney Wayne Stevens, 64, and released the findings today.

The deputy who fired the shot, Thomas Coward, 29, has been placed on administrative leave, according to the Sheriff’s Office. That is standard procedure when an officer is involved in a shooting.

Deputies went to the house around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday after someone reported that another person at the house was armed and threatening people.

http://staugustine.com/news/police/2013-12-12/update-man-shot-deputy-died-gunshot-wound-head#.VeUIBSVViko

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2013-12-11/story/armed-man-shot-dead-deputy-st-augustine-home-during-disturbance

http://archive.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/article/338197/3/Man-shot-in-head-by-SJSO-deputy

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/North-Florida-Deputies-Fatally-Shoot-Man-235557951.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/staugustine/obituary.aspx?pid=168575810

Double Murder – Killed – Delsi Smith (Hollywood, FL)

Delsi Smith

Detectives are following leads as they investigate a double homicide in Hollywood Tuesday night, police said.

Troy Harris, 40, and Delsi Smith, 41, were both shot several times at 5225 Fletcher St. and were pronounced dead on the scene, Hollywood Police said Wednesday.

Officers discovered the victims after they responded to 911 calls at about 8:16 p.m.

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Double-Homicide-in-Hollywood-Police-235328741.html

http://www.local10.com/news/police-identify-2-men-killed-near-washington-park/23434624

http://www.local10.com/news/shooter-sought-in-double-homicide/23422798

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/12/11/two-found-dead-in-hollywood-home/

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-12-11/news/fl-hollywood-double-fatal-folo-20131211_1_hollywood-home-boom-two-men

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/hollywood/sfl-delsi-smith-photo-20131211-photo.html

Double Murder – Killed – Troy Harris (Hollywood, FL)

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Detectives are following leads as they investigate a double homicide in Hollywood Tuesday night, police said.

Troy Harris, 40, and Delsi Smith, 41, were both shot several times at 5225 Fletcher St. and were pronounced dead on the scene, Hollywood Police said Wednesday.

Officers discovered the victims after they responded to 911 calls at about 8:16 p.m.

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Double-Homicide-in-Hollywood-Police-235328741.html

http://www.local10.com/news/police-identify-2-men-killed-near-washington-park/23434624

http://www.local10.com/news/shooter-sought-in-double-homicide/23422798

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/12/11/two-found-dead-in-hollywood-home/

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-12-11/news/fl-hollywood-double-fatal-folo-20131211_1_hollywood-home-boom-two-men

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/hollywood/sfl-delsi-smith-photo-20131211-photo.html

Double Murder – Killed – Shelley Tompkins (Lehigh Acres, FL)

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Lee County deputies are looking for a man who may have been involved in the deaths of two people in Lehigh Acres Tuesday night.

Deputies say just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a call about two adults found dead at a home on Jefferson Avenue in Lehigh Acres.

Friends concerned for the well-being of the homeowner and one of her sons found the victims and called 911.

Deputies responded to the home and confirmed the caller’s information.

A third member of the household, 24-year-old Steven David Tompkins, has not been found. Deputies consider him a person of interest in the case.

http://www.lehighacrescitizen.com/page/content.detail/id/529527/Double-murder-reported-Lehigh-mars-holidays.html?nav=5100

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/24189681/deputies-looking-for-suspect-in

http://thetandd.com/news/teen-pleads-no-contest-to-helping-boyfriend-flee-murder-charges/article_2a401bee-cd01-11e3-b17c-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.naplesnews.com/tablet-showcase/top-stories/murders-mother-brother-lehigh-captured-tompkins

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/fox4now/news/Suspect-in-Lehigh-Acres-double-murder-captured-235718291.html

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/fox4now/news/Death-penalty-sought-in-Lehigh-Acres-double-murder-case-260934331.html

http://wach.com/news/local/man-wanted-for-murder-in-florida-spotted-in-south-carolina?id=982633

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20131214/ARCHIVES/312141044

http://thetandd.com/news/man-faces-murder-charges-in-florida-woman-held-as-accessory/article_cc2a0494-6418-11e3-bde8-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/news-press/obituary.aspx?n=shelley-tompkins&pid=168516185&

http://www.lehighacrescitizen.com/page/content.detail/id/529561/Shelley-Tompkins.html?nav=5101

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/news-press/obituary.aspx?n=daniel-tompkins&pid=168516186&