Category Archives: Female Teen

Killed – Female Teen – Aubrey Peters (Noblesville, IN)

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The man charged with reckless homicide in the shooting death of a Noblesville teenager in December has pleaded guilty in Hamilton County court.

Jacob Travis McDaniel, 20, Noblesville, was arrested after he fatally shot 16-year-old Aubrey Peters with a handgun he thought would be empty, police said.

McDaniel pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and pointing a firearm, both felonies, according to a plea agreement he signed Friday. The court issued an order on the plea Monday.

According to a probable cause affidavit, McDaniel, Peters and two other men were in McDaniel’s house in the 8200 block of River Run Place about 11:20 p.m. Dec. 8 when the shooting happened.

Court documents say McDaniel was showing Peters and the two others a shotgun and a handgun. Dajuan Williams, one of the men, told police that “McDaniel tried to get Aubrey to hold the gun, but she didn’t want to.”

At that point, Williams told police, McDaniel ejected the magazine from the gun, pointed the weapon at Peters, took the safety off and pulled the trigger.

McDaniel apparently thought the gun was empty, the affidavit said, but when he pulled the trigger, a round fired. Peters was taken to St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The killing prompted an outpouring of support for Peters, who two years earlier was hailed as a hero for saving two children who fell through the ice on Morse Reservoir.

Killed – Female Teen – Destinee Ford (Jackson, MS)

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JACKSON, Miss. —Two teens were arrested after a Wingfield High School freshman was shot and killed not far from school.

Friday morning, Jackson police said they arrested 18-year-old Dennis Pickett and 17-year-old Demonte Finch. Both teens are charged with murder.

Authorities said 15-year-old Destinee Ford died after someone opened fire on the corner of Castle Hill Drive and Anna Lisa Lane, which is near Wilkins Elementary and Wingfield High School.

Police said several students were at the intersection where a fight broke out just after school was dismissed.

Saturday night, family and friends of Destinee Ford held a candle light vigil in her honor. The 15- year- old was shot and killed Thursday, as an innocent bystander to a fight.

Vance says during the fight, one person pulled a large caliber handgun and started firing into a group of students.

Destinee Ford was shot right outside of Wingfield High School Thursday just before 4 o’clock. She died at the hospital later, from a gunshot to the chest.

Double Shooting – Wounded – Female Teen (Kalamazoo, MI)


KALAMAZOO, MI — Two people were shot, one critically, early Saturday morning at a club on Portage Street in the Edison neighborhood, police said.

A 30-year-old man was shot in the head and is listed in critical condition at Bronson Methodist Hospital, according to a news release from the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.

A 17-year-old girl was shot in the arm. She was taken to Bronson with non-life-threatening injuries.

The news release said officers responded at 12:30 a.m. to Club Fire in the 1200 block of Portage Street.

KALAMAZOO, MI — A Kalamazoo man faces a charge of open murder and several firearms charges in connection with the Nov. 30 death of Jeffery Orlando Pratt.

Deondra Liggion, 35, was arraigned Friday by Kalamazoo County District Court Judge Richard Santoni on charges of open murder, assault with intent to murder, felon in possession of a firearm and three counts of felony firearm, according to a press release from Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Capt. Victor Ledbetter.

Pratt, 28, was shot and killed at a party near Club Fire in the 1200 block of Portage Street in Kalamazoo’s Edison neighborhood.

Deondra Liggion, 38, was found guilty of one count each of second-degree murder, attempted murder, firearm possession by a felon and three counts of felony use of a firearm, Kalamazoo County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Carrie Klein said.

Double Shooting – Killed – Female Teen – Alyssa Jackson (Macon, GA)

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A 16-year-old girl was shot to death in a drive-by and a 13-year-old boy wounded Thursday night in Macon.

The shootings happened shortly before 8:20 p.m. near a home at 2008 Cedar Ave. near Moseley Avenue, according to Macon police.

Officers responded to the scene after getting a 911 call about shots fired. They found the two teens shot, police spokeswoman Ms. Jami Gaudet said.

“The female teen was standing outside of a house with several other people at the time the shots were fired,” Ms. Gaudet said. “The 13 year-old male was in a vehicle traveling down Moseley Avenue with a relative when he was struck.”

The boy was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening gunshot wound to the head. But the girl died later from her injuries, Ms. Gaudet said.

Bibb County Coroner Mr. Leon Jones identified the girl as Alyssa Jackson, a student of Southwest High School.

She died about 20 minutes after being shot in the lower back at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mr. Jones said.

Prosecutor John Regan said two witnesses have identified Mintz, an alleged member of the Bloomfield Crips street gang, as one of two people who fired shots on Nov. 21, 2013, when Jackson was shot.

Jackson was shot while talking with Damion Bernard “Little Petey” Clayton on Cedar Avenue. Clayton, an alleged member of the rival 10-12 gang, was the alleged intended target.

Police have said then-13-year-old Charleston “Brother” Burnett III., was grazed on the head by a bullet while traveling in a vehicle on Moseley Avenue. He survived.

Clayton was killed months later, Feb. 22, 2014, at the Macon Little League ball field on Anthony Road, about a month after Mintz’s Jan. 17, 2014, arrest.

Mintz was 16 when he was arrested.

A Macon man pleaded guilty to murder Monday in the 2013 fatal shooting of 16-year-old Alyssa Jackson.

Dontavius “Man Man” Mintz, 18, entered his plea as part of an agreement with prosecutors that he will “truthfully” testify in a pending case in exchange for a recommended sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole.

He pleaded guilty, standing before a judge in Bibb County Superior Court on Monday afternoon, but was not sentenced.

Mass Shooting – Killed – Female Teen – Veronica Hernandez (Houston, TX)


Authorities are searching for a 25-year-old man charged with capital murder in connection with a northwest Harris County shooting that left three people dead and injured two others Wednesday.

Johnathan Sanchez, also known as “J Boi,” is accused of killing two women and a man.

The three killed were identified Thursday as Yosselyn Alfaro, 21, and Daniel Munoz and Veronica Hernandez, both 17.

The injured, a man and a woman, were taken via Life Flight helicopter ambulance to the Memorial Hermann Hospital trauma center, according to hospital staff.

Harris County Detective Sgt. Ben Beal said on Friday that the woman remains on life support. She has a gunshot wound to the head.

Beal said the man is in stable condition.

Harris County sheriff’s investigators said they believe a gunman was in an apartment at Peppermill Place, in the 8200 block of Sunbury in the Copperfield area, when he opened fire about 4:25 p.m. Wednesday.

Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia said Wednesday that all of the five were shot several times before the gunman closed the door behind him and fled. Deputies at the scene said the victims were seated and had been shot in the head.

The Houston shooter suspected of killing three people at the Peppermill Place apartment building near Houston Nov. 20 has been arrested by the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitives Task Force.

Johnathan Sanchez, 25, was arrested early Sunday morning for shooting and killing three people and seriously injuring two others. He will be charged with capital murder by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Sanchez was nabbed in east Harris County, not far from where the shootings occurred.

Killed – Female Teen – V’ondra Olivaria (Clayton County, GA)

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CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — A Clayton County high school student was shot to death in her own bedroom.

Police said a teenager confessed to accidentally shooting V’ondra Olivaria, 16, in her Clayton County house on Silverwood Drive on Saturday.

Brandon Williams, 17, is facing involuntary manslaughter charges, along with reckless endangerment, and possession of a handgun by a person under 18.

“She was bubbly. She was loving, caring, givin , unselfish, just the sunshine. She was the sunshine,” Yolanda Rincon, the teen’s mother, told Channel 2’s Rachel Stockman.

A Clayton County mother says a teenage boy shook her hand when he and a friend came to her house to visit her daughters Saturday night.

Minutes later, that same teenager allegedly shot and killed her 16-year-old daughter, V’ondra Olivaria.

Sunday night, Williams was arrested, Officer Charlene Watson-Fraser with Clayton County police said. Williams, of Jonesboro, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless conduct, possession of a handgun by a person under 18, obstruction and criminal trespassing and booked into the Clayton County jail. He was being held without bond Tuesday night.

Late Monday night, Vitto was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, jail records show. He was also being held Tuesday without bond.

Mass Shooting – Killed – Female Teen – Audrey Sanders (Phoenix, AZ)

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PHOENIX — The man who killed his child, wife and brother-in-law Tuesday night in Phoenix before turning his gun on himself, once drove his family into the desert, forced them to the ground and threatened them with a gun, according to court records.

“It all ends now,” the 53-year-old Michael Sanders told his terrified wife and daughter, 51-year-old Carol Sanders and 14-year-old Audrey as they cowered on the ground, according to a restraining order petition filed by the woman in October.

The document depicted Sanders as erratic and prone to violent outbursts.

“He kept remarking what a nice day it was,” she wrote. “We strongly believed he was saying ‘nice day to die.’ We believed he planned to kill us all.”

The incident, which started with an argument between Michael Sanders and his daughter during a family outing, was one of numerous episodes in which he threatened his family members, according to Carol Sanders.

On one occasion, he raged at his wife because she purchased some fish at the grocery store and forgot it in the car, according Carol Sanders’ account in the document. When she arrived at home, Michael Sanders screamed expletives at her, threw the remaining groceries around the house and punched several holes in the wall of the family’s garage.

Later, he told his wife that she had “30 days” to get money from her mother to pay off the home or he’d “burn it down with me inside.”

The threats became a reality Tuesday when Michael Sanders fatally shot Carol, Audra and Carol’s brother, 49-year-old Tom Fitzpatrick at their home in northeast Phoenix, police said. He then turned the gun on himself, police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump said.

Police believe he contacted his wife as she was gathering her belongings from their house.

The victims were found scattered throughout the property. Carol Sanders was found on fire in the backyard, Audra Sanders was found dead inside the home and Carol’s brother was found in the front yard.

Michael’s body was found in the alley behind the home, Crump said.

Just seven hours before the killings, Michael and Carol Sanders appeared at an order-of-protection hearing in a Maricopa County courtroom at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Michael, an unemployed Phoenix man, was challenging the restraining order his wife got in October. She had filed for divorce Oct. 14, citing domestic violence.

The judge declined to lift the order, Carol’s attorney Leslie Satterlee said. Another judge that day had just authorized supervised visits between Michael and his daughter Audra.

“After the judge entered the order, there was nothing to indicate that he would react in this way. He did not blow up. He did not storm out. There was no indication that this was coming.”

Police first started receiving calls about 4 p.m. Tuesday with reports of shots being fired in the residential neighborhood, Crump said.

Police dispatchers could hear gunshots in the background while the neighbors were on the phone, he said.

Investigators now believe Michael Sanders forced his way into the home as his wife was removing belongings with Audra and her brother, police said.