Category Archives: Boy

Mass Shooting – Killed – Boy – Ramon Miranda Jr. (Fontana, CA)


Relatives discovered the bodies of four family members, including two children with multiple gunshot wounds, inside a Fontana, Calif. home after what appears to be a murder-suicide.

Police obtained a search warrant overnight and are continuing the investigation Tuesday morning at the home in the 7300 block of Palmetto Avenue. Authorities received a call from a 16-year-old boy who said his family members had been injured or possibly killed in the house, according to Fontana police Sgt. Doug Imhof.

“We located four bodies, two children, a female about 12 years old, a male about 10 years old, a female victim adult 35 to 40 (years old) and a male about the same age,” Imhof said. “It appears as though they all lived there.”

The victims were identified as 38 year-old Ramon Miranda, 34 year-old Silvia Miranda, 10 year-old Rayna Miranda, and 12 year-old Ramon Miranda Jr., according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office.

Silvia, Rayna and Ramon Jr. suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to police. The man, Ramon Miranda, suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, police said.

At about 8:30 p.m. Monday, Fontana police officers were called to the home in the 7300 block of Palmetto Avenue, where they discovered the bodies of Ramon Miranda, 38, and Silvia Miranda, 34, and their son Ramon Jr., 12, and daughter Rayna, 10, according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s office.

Boy, 16, finds bullet-riddled bodies of his mother and two siblings after ‘stepfather gunned them down in grisly murder-suicide’
Bodies found in blood-smeared home late Monday in Fontana, California
Stepfather Ramon Miranda, 38, apparently shot and killed 34-year-old Silvia Miranda and her children, 12-year-old Ramon Jr. and 10-year-old Rayna
They were discovered by Silvia Miranda’s son, 16, who had gone to check on the family after he’d been unable to contact them
Neighbors reported hearing arguing before family was found dead

Killed – Boy (Opelika, AL)


A 14-year-old male has been arrested for the Dec. 30, 2013 shooting death of a 10-year-old boy in Beauregard, Ala.

Authorities say the investigation has been ongoing, and a petition was issued earlier today, Feb. 28, charging the youth with Manslaughter.

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones told News Leader 9 in December that The young victim, his 12-year-old brother, and their 14-year-old friend had returned from a hunting trip, and were in a bedroom.

At the time, it was reported that one of the boys was putting his rifle away when it accidentally discharged and struck the 10-year-old in the head, killing him instantly.

The mother of the victim and another boy were in the kitchen of the home at the time of the shooting.

The juvenile suspect has been taken into custody. A hear

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Boy – Markell Beasley (Cape Girardeau, MO)

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St. Louis man and a 6-year-old boy were found shot to death Tuesday night in an apparent murder-suicide at a house on South Hanover Street.

Cape Girardeau police identified the victims as Demetrius Beasley, 40, of St. Louis and Markell Beasley, 6, of Jefferson City, Mo.

In a news release Wednesday, the Jefferson City Police Department reported it had received information Sunday that Markell’s mother had allowed him to travel to St. Louis to be with Beasley’s family for a holiday party, and Beasley did not intend to bring him back.

Jefferson City police issued an “endangered person alert” and began investigating possible locations or other people who might know where Beasley and the boy were, the release stated.
An Amber Alert was issued for Markell on Tuesday.

Jefferson City detectives worked with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies statewide to find Beasley and Markell, the release stated.

Jefferson City police received word Tuesday evening that Beasley and Markell were in Cape Girardeau. A short time later, Cape Girardeau police responded to a call of shots fired, the release stated.

About 8:35 p.m. Tuesday, someone flagged down officers in the 300 block of South Hanover Street to report two people had been found dead in a residence, Cape Girardeau police Sgt. Jason Selzer said in an email to local media late Tuesday night.

The victims were found in a residence at 308 S. Hanover St., Selzer wrote.

Selzer sent out another email Wednesday morning identifying the two dead people as Beasley and Markell.

Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton said the cause of death was gunshot wounds.

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Boy – Jaden Thacker (Grainger County, TN)


The case of a woman and her grandson found shot to death in a Rutledge yard Saturday has been ruled a murder-suicide, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

According to a TBI news release, the victims have been identified as Deidre Thacker of Sharps Chapel and her 10-year-old grandson, Jaden Thacker. Both bodies were taken for autopsy to the East Tennessee Regional Forensic Center in Knoxville.

A neighbor found the bodies shortly before 6:15 a.m. in the yard of an abandoned home at 8926 Lakeshore Drive in Rutledge, Grainger County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Charles Biddle said.

Officials said a 1995 green Taurus was found in the driveway of the abandoned home.

Authorities said evidence discovered in the vehicle as well as evidence at the scene indicated a murder-suicide. The two had no known association with the address where their bodies were found, officials said.

“It appears it happened earlier in the morning,” Biddle said. “We’ll be able to determine more about the time of death after an autopsy.”

Deputies found a .38-caliber pistol at the scene.

A woman, who lived next door to the abandoned house, found the two bodies on the 8800 block in Rutledge shortly before 8 a.m. and called police.

(WBIR) Officials said they believe a grandmother shot her 10-year-old grandson before killing herself near an abandoned house in Grainger County Saturday morning, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations.

Triple Shooting – Killed – Boy – Taalib Pecantte (Los Angeles, CA)

Taalib Pecantte

Taalib Pecantte, a 7-year-old black male, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, one day after he was shot in the 1900 block of South Corning Street in Mid-City, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 9 p.m. on Dec. 2, Taalib along with his mother and a man were shot, said LAPD Det. John Skaggs. What led to the shooting is unknown.

The gunman and three others, described as black men in black hooded sweatshirts, fled in a white compact car.

Taalib’s mother and the man were treated at a hospital for graze wounds. Taalib was also taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:18 p.m. Tuesday, said Los Angeles County Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

Skaggs said detectives are investigating the incident.

“It fits some similarities of gang activity, but we don’t know for sure yet,” Skaggs said.

Authorities on Tuesday announced charges in two killings, including the fatal shooting in December of a 7-year-old boy in Mid-City.

Charles Adam Hall, 17, was killed Sept. 1 in a drive-by shooting in Mid-Wilshire. Police said a gun was fired at Charles from a white four-door sedan in the 1400 block of South Redondo Boulevard. On Dec. 2, Taalib Pecantte, 7, was a passenger in a car along with his mother and a man, when he was fatally shot about two miles away from the first killing.

The two shootings were linked to an ongoing gang feud, said LAPD Det. Steven Katz.

Four black men, including two brothers, Tradel Billy Faniel, 28, and Windel Roman Faniel, 26, were charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with Taalib’s killing, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Paul Eugene Jamar, 19, and Danielle Peters, 31, were also charged with murder and attempted murder, according to the criminal complaint

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Boy – Michael Cyrus Green (Richmond Hill, GA)


The Richmond Hill Police Department released the names Wednesday afternoon of a mother and son found dead Monday in a Mainstreet subdivision home and say evidence points to a murder-suicide.

The victims are Michael Cyrus Green, 8, and his mother, 40-year-old Ivette Christine Greene. Both died of apparent gunshot wounds, RHPD said in a press release, and the woman left a note at the scene.

According to police, the bodies were discovered by the father, Mike Greene, who also lives at the home on 744 Bristol Way. Greene told investigators he left for work around 6 a.m. and got a text from his wife to return home. When he got back to the house he found the two bodies and called police.

The case is being investigated by RHPD and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Police said the mother was estranged from her immediate family, who live outside the U.S. and police were still trying to notify family members late Wednesday.

Killed – Boy (Paragould, AR)


Officials with the Paragould Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting that left a 4-year-old boy dead on Tuesday.

Officers responded to a call of a boy with a gunshot wound to an unknown location, according to a statement on the Paragould Police Department’s website.

Once there, authorities contacted the Greene County Coroner’s Office, which pronounced the boy dead at the scene.

A spokesman for the department said no further information would be released at this time. Greene County Coroner Dick Pace was able to confirm the boy’s age but could not immediately provide other details.

According to Paragould Police Chief Todd Stovall, the coroner pronounced the four-year-old child dead at the scene.

The shooting happened at an apartment on the corner of North End Avenue and 4th Street.