Category Archives: Girl

Mass Shooting – Killed – Girl – Kierra Adams (Alma, AR)

Kierra Adams

The names of the victims killed in Tuesday’s shooting in rural Crawford County were revealed Wednesday, but a motive remains unclear.

Investigators believe 51-year-old Tim Adams shot and killed his 4-month-old grandson, Chayston Williams, his 4-year-old granddaughter, Kierra Adams, and 31-year-old Michael Williams, the father of Chayston and boyfriend to Tim Adams’ daughter, Ashley Adams, said Chief Deputy Jimmy Damante with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.

The shooting happened north of the Alma city limits at 2127 Old Rudy Road, the home of Tim and Regina Adams, just before 3 p.m. Tuesday. Damante said Ashley Adams and Michael Williams had arrived at the home with the 4-month-old to pick up Kierra and another of Ashley’s daughters, a 3-year-old.

Investigators believe Ashley Adams went inside the home where her two daughters and Regina and Tim Adams were. Ashley Adams and Tim Adams got into an argument over Ashley Adams’ scheduled court appearance for Tuesday and what she would do with her children, Damante said.

Tim Adams went outside and retrieved a shotgun from of his pickup and shot Michael Williams, who had been waiting in the passenger side of the car with Chayston Williams in the back seat. Ashley Adams ran outside and got into a scuffle with her father, who broke free, went to the driver’s side of the car and shot the baby, Damante said.

Ashley Adams grabbed the infant and returned to the home, where Tim Adams pursued her. Regina Adams ran through the house with the 3- and 4-year-old girls to get away from Tim Adams. A shot was fired inside the home, but no one was injured, Damante said.

Regina and Ashley Adams ran out the back door with the two children. Tim Adams came outside. Regina Adams hid behind a pickup with the two girls, but Kierra stepped out and was shot in the back. Regina Adams then ran into the house with the 3-year-old, and Ashley Adams ran through the front door and placed the baby on a bed, Damante said.

A Crawford County deputy arrived at the scene to find Tim Adams outside talking on a cellphone behind the house. The deputy recognized Adams and pleaded with him to stop and put down the gun. Tim Adams then shot himself, Damante said.

Investigators are unsure with whom Tim Adams was talking on the cellphone. The bodies will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory in Little Rock for examination, Damante said.

Wounded – Girl (Indianapolis, IN)


A 7-year-old girl was shot Tuesday evening on the city’s Northwestside.

The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. in the 3900 block of Gateway Court. Police found the girl shot in the arm. She was transported to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in serious condition.

Police were still investigating how the shooting happened, but say they found several people inside and that the incident was not believed to be random. No one had been arrested as of Tuesday night, but police had obtained a search warrant.

Killed – Girl – Jamerica Ragsdale (Warren County, MS)

Jamerica Ragsdale

Warren County Coroner Doug Huskie says that 6-year-old Jamerica Ragsdale died at 1:36 Thursday morning. She was shot in the head Tuesday at her grandmother’s home on Cooper Drive, west of Vicksburg.

There was a 16 year old in the house in an adjacent bedroom handling a 22 caliber pistol,” said Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace. “The firearm discharged. The projectile went through the wall of the bedroom into the living room where the child was standing and struck the child in the head.”

“Yeah it was an accident,” said Nikia Ragsdale, Jamerica’s uncle. “But he shouldn’t been playing with guns.”

Those in the house say Jamerica and her four sisters were staying there temporarily with their grandmother while their family moved. The teen shooter, is not being identified, nor do we know how he’s related to the family.

“At this time the 16 year old is being detained in youth detention for possession of a handgun by a minor,” said Sheriff Pace. “As this investigation continues all that information will be presented to the Warren County Youth Court to see if any charges are applicable to the injury of the child.”

Investigators are also looking into where the gun came from, and how it made it’s way into the hands of the teen.

Jamerica was playing at her grandmother’s house while a 16-year-old family friend was in a different room handling a gun. The .22-caliber handgun discharged, sending a bullet through a wall and into Jamerica’s head. She died two days later.

Double Murder – Killed – Girl – Mia Lopez (Hemet, CA)

Mia Lopez1

MURRIETA – Criminal charges that could result in the death penalty were filed today against a Hemet man accused of fatally shooting his wife and 5-year-old daughter and stabbing and raping his ex-girlfriend.

Johnny Lopez, 33, is charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of Joanna Angel Barrientos Lopez, 36, and Mia Lopez, along with a special circumstance allegation of multiple murders. A decision on whether to seek capital punishment will be made at a later date by District Attorney Paul Zellerbach.

If convicted, Lopez would face a minimum of life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to District Attorney’s spokesman John Hall.

He is slated to be arraigned on Dec. 6 at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta.

About 8:15 p.m. last Saturday, deputies responded to a call of a bloodied man standing in the street in front of a home in the 41000 block of Sunset Lane in Hemet. The man, identified as Lopez, struggled with deputies before he was taken into custody, Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Torrenti said.

Inside the home, deputies found his former girlfriend with serious neck lacerations that were initially considered life-threatening. She remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Lopez is charged with attempted murder for allegedly inflicting the stab wounds, and is also charged with raping the woman, whose identity was withheld.

About an hour later, dispatchers received a call from the 26000 block of Girard Street in Hemet, just more than a mile away from the Sunset Lane home.

There, deputies found the bodies of the defendant’s wife and daughter, Torrenti said. Mia was a child from a previous relationship Johnny Lopez had with a woman other than Barrientos, according to broadcast reports.

Lopez is also charged with burglary and allegations that he used a knife, an ax and a cord in the attack against his ex-girlfriend, Hall said.

At 9:16 p.m. on Saturday, deputies received a suspicious circumstance call at a residence in the 26000 block of Girard Street in Hemet. The caller reported that two people were dead inside the residence.–_Arraignment_continued_to_next_month_for_man_charged_with_murdering_his_wife_and_5-year-old_daughter.pdf–.html

Killed – Toddler – Zoie Dougan (Rogersville, MO)

Zoie Dougan

A 4-year-old Branson girl was accidentally shot and killed Monday in the Rogersville area by a man target practicing, according to a Christian County official.

Christian County Coroner Brad Cole said that Zoie Dougan had been playing in the front yard of a house on U Highway with other children while a man was shooting at targets with a .22-caliber rifle behind the house.

“They went behind the house and she ended up in the line of fire,” Cole said.

The shooting happened at about 3 p.m., Cole said.

He said Doughan was air-lifted to a Springfield hospital where she was pronounced dead.

A southwest Missouri prosecutor will not file charges against a man who shot a 4-year-old girl to death while he was target shooting.

Christian County Prosecutor Amy Fite said she decided not to file charges against the man, whose name has not been released, after reviewing statements in sheriff’s department documents, the Springfield News-Leader reported.

The documents indicate the man did not know that the child, Zoie Dougan, of Branson, was in front of him when he fired a rifle Oct. 28 at a home near Rogersville. Records show the man was not drinking, was distraught after the shooting, and said he had not seen the child when he fired the shot, according to the documents.

Zoie’s mother, who was present at the scene, also told investigators she believed the shooting was an accident and that the man should not be punished.

The deputies’ reports, the first public records released in the shooting, indicate Zoie and her mother, Alyssa Dougan, were visiting friends at the house and were outside when a man who lived there decided to shoot at items in a burn pile in order to prepare a rifle for squirrel hunting. He aimed at a bottle about 70 feet away, keeping one eye closed while he focused, according to the reports.

The women told investigators that Zoie and another girl were running toward a swing set in the yard about the same time. The area in the yard where Zoie was shot was between the shed and the swing set.

The man said he fired one shot, then heard one of the women yell, “What was that?” He turned around and saw both women running to the area where he had just fired, the reports say. He then saw Zoie lying on the ground.

“(The man) said he never saw Zoie enter his sight picture as he looked through the scope,” the report says.

Alyssa Dougan told investigators she saw her daughter in the grass and ran over when the girl didn’t respond to her calls.

When deputies arrived, they reported Alyssa Dougan was crying and saying, “This can’t be real” and “Why?”

The reports say she also told deputies, “Don’t let (the man) get in trouble, it was an accident.”

Emergency personnel reported Zoie was unconscious and struggling to breathe when they arrived. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

“(The man) was crying and emotionally upset as he described the chain of events, claiming it was a complete accident,” the report said.

He also told officers he knew shooting at that location “wasn’t good judgment. I understand that.”

Mike Brooks with the Missouri Department of Conservation says gun owners can sometimes get complacent. He says even people who handle guns on a regular basis can pick up bad habits.

“You really have to know what your target is and what lies beyond your target. A lot of responsibility comes into play when anytime you handle a firearm for any reason,” he said.

Police say a 25-year old man was target shooting in his backyard on Monday when the four year old girl ran in front of him.

“We will treat this as a crime because there’s a potential possibility of negligent manslaughter, that’s not for me to decide but we will work it as the worst case scenario,” said Christian County Sheriff Joey Kyle.

The girl was shot in the head and died on the way to the hospital.

“It’s real easy to lose track of where everyone is and before you know it you have a tragedy on your hands,” said Brooks.

Killed – Girl – Marina Rybak (Delta Junction, AK)

Marina Rybak

A 6-year-old boy fatally shot a 12-year-old girl with a pellet gun at a birthday party in Delta Junction on Saturday, the Alaska State Troopers said.

The girl, identified by troopers as Marina Rybak, was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Saturday with a gunshot wound to her neck. Troopers were notified of her death at 9:19 p.m., according to the dispatch.

Another child at the birthday party had gotten a hold of the pellet gun and given it to the boy, said trooper spokesman Megan Peters. The gun belonged to a relative of the boy.

“The six year old was taking the gun back in the house when he pulled the trigger,” Peters wrote in an e-mail Sunday. “He didn’t know the gun was loaded.”

The children ran inside and told the mother of the 6-year-old what had happened right away, Peters said.

The name of the 6-year-old has not been released.

More details were released Sunday afternoon surrounding the death of a 12-year-old girl who was shot with a pellet gun by a 6-year-old in the Interior community of Delta Junction, 95 miles southeast of Fairbanks on the Richardson Highway. Alaska State Troopers reported they received a report of the shooting shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, and that the shooting appeared to be a tragic accident.–year-old-delta-girl-dies-from-pellet-gun/article_21599140-3f53-11e3-8aa0-0019bb30f31a.html

Double Murder/Suicide – Killed – Girl – Susana Castrillon (Brooksville, FL)

Susana Castrillon1

Daniel Castrillon-Oreggo seemed to be coming to grips with the end of his marriage.

His wife, Luz Jimenez, moved out of the couple’s home in the Trillium development earlier this month and filed for divorce last week. Then the 39-year-old learned she was already seeing someone new.

On Friday, his 7-year-old son, Sebastian, made a startling statement to reassure his father: Don’t worry. You’re still my dad. The other guy is just my stepdad.

“I think that’s what really pushed him over the edge,” said Jose Guerrero, a friend of Castrillon-Oreggo’s who was there during the encounter.

At some point between Friday night and Sunday evening, Castrillon-Oreggo fatally shot both of his children — Susana, 8, and Sebastian — at his home, then turned the gun on himself, Hernando Sheriff Al Nienhuis said Monday during a news conference in front of the house on Nodding Shade Drive.

A case of domestic violence involving a soon-to-be divorcing couple ended tragically with the deaths of two young children and their father, according to Hernnado County Sheriff Al Nienhuis.

The sheriff said during a news conference Monday that Daniel Castrillon, 39, shot and killed his two children, Susana, 8, and Sebastian, 7, while they were sleeping during the weekend in their Brooksville home before turning the gun on himself.

The dad left a note saying he was distraught over the divorce.–daughter-turns-gun-on-self