Category Archives: Male Teen

Killed – Male Teen – Bidal Taito (Los Banos, CA)

Bidal Taito

Surveillance video captured the moments after a deadly shooting in the North Valley.

A homicide investigation is underway in Los Banos and detectives say a 17-year-old boy has died after being shot Saturday night. The shooting happened in a neighborhood near K Street and California Avenue.

Family members are trying to piece together what led up to the death of Bidal Taito. Investigators say he was in an alleyway not far from his home when he was shot. Authorities are working to figure out what happened in the moments leading up to the gunfire.

Surveillance cameras installed on a neighbor’s house captured video of Los Banos police crowding around a wounded teenage boy. Police went to a call of shots fired just before 10 p.m. Saturday. Taito was transported by ambulance to a hospital where he later died.

Taito, 17, died at a Modesto hospital after being shot in an alleyway near the 100 block of West K St. at 9:51 p.m. Family members say the boy was shot in the back.


Family members identified him as 17-year-old Bidal Taito, known as Tarzan to his friends.

Killed – Male Teen – Tyrus Spraggins (Cleveland, OH)


CLEVELAND – A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed on Cleveland’s east side Friday evening.

The incident happened at about 6 p.m. near East 89th Street and Crawford Avenue.

Cleveland police said two males, in their late teens or early 20s, chased the victim while riding bicycles. The 17-year-old victim, identified as Tyrus Spraggins, was shot multiple times in the back before the suspects fled, according to police.

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Male Teen (Milwaukee, WI)


Milwaukee police identified on Monday the 39-year-old man who was shot to death Friday as Frederick C. Burks.

Burks was shot to death in the 2300 block of N. 1st St. No suspects have been arrested and the investigation continues, Lt. Mark Stanmeyer said.

Two other people, a 34-year-old man and 14-year-old boy, were wounded in the shooting and are expected to recover. The shooting began about 5 p.m. Friday and possibly started because of an earlier argument, police said.

Killed – Male Teen – Cole Davis (Hominy, OK)

Cole Davis

Family members and friends identified the teenager shot and killed in Hominy Thursday morning, after what officials say was an attempted break-in.

According to reports, 15-year-old Cole Davis was banging on the door of a Hominy home early Thursday morning around 1 a.m. The homeowner’s 10-year-old girl went to answer the door and Davis started screaming that someone was out to kill him, according to Channel 6 News. The girl went to open the door, David put one foot in the doorway as he continued to scream, so the mother slammed the door shut, Channel 6 reported. It was at that time Davis allegedly broke the window on the door.

The homeowner then woke her 17-year-old son, who then got a gun and fired it at the door, according to a statement released by Osage County Undersheriff Lou Ann Brown. Davis was transported to the Cleveland Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to Brown’s statement.

Killed – Male Teen – Ashton Foxx (Fayetteville, NC)

Ashton Foxx

Update to Homicide Investigation (Arrest Warrant Obtained)

Detectives have obtained a 1st Degree Murder Warrant for the arrest of Tabari Ali Hashim (B/M, 23 years of age) in connection with the shooting death of Ashton Foxx on July 18, 2013. Hashim has a last known address of 1657 Greenock Avenue in Fayetteville and also may frequent 6420 Newcastle Road. Tabari Hashim should be considered armed and dangerous.

Update to Original Release

Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department received information that the victim from the shooting during the early morning hours of July 18, 2013 has died as a result of the injuries he sustained. The victim has been identified as Ashton Fox (B/M, 16 years of age) of 5217 Foxfire Road in Fayetteville.

Anyone with information concerning the shooting or the identity of the suspect, is asked to call detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1856 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

Aggravated Assault / Shooting

On Thursday, July 18, 2013 at approximately 12:30 am, officers with the Fayetteville Police Department responded to the 4200 block of Tatum Drive located within the Reserve at Carrington apartment complex, in reference to a report of a shooting. The investigation revealed individuals had been attending a gathering at the listed address, when a verbal altercation began to ensue between persons in attendance. During the altercation, an unknown suspect produced a weapon and fired a gunshot. As a result of the gunfire, a male victim was shot and critically injured. The victim has been transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and remains in critical condition.

Detectives have responded to the scene of the shooting and are actively investigating the incident. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Killed – Male Teen – Akwaski Landers (Philadelphia, PA)


Police have charged a Crescentville man with murder in last month’s gun slaying of a North Philadelphia teen.

Rodney Blackshear, 20, of Rosalie Street near Rising Sun Avenue, was arrested yesterday and jailed without bail in the death of Akwaski Landers, 17, who lived about two block away from his alleged killer on Vankirk Street near Rising Sun Avenue, said Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman. Blackshear allegedly shot Landers in the abdomen on July 17 on 2nd Street near Champlost Avenue in Olney, Russell said. Landers died 10 days later at Albert Einstein Medical Center, she added.

Killed – Male Teen – Dustin Wade (Springfield, OH)

Dustin Wade

Springfield teenager Tuesday night faces charges in the teen’s accidental shooting death just minutes later, police said Wednesday.

Dustin Wade, 17, of Hillside Avenue, died after being taken by a friend to Springfield Regional Medical Center.

According to Springfield Police Division Chief Stephen Moody, Wade accidentally was shot in the upper torso.

Brian Aaron Lee Hill, 26, also of Springfield, was charged Wednesday afternoon with improperly furnishing firearms to a minor and involuntary manslaughter, both of which are felonies.

Hill sold a pistol to Wade, knowing he was a minor, Moody said. About 10 to 15 minutes after Wade purchased the gun, it went off in his hands as Wade and his friend were driving in a vehicle, the chief said.

“We certainly believe he did not mean to harm himself,” said Moody.