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Murder/Attempted Suicide – Wounded – Man (Indianapolis, IN)

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a murder attempted suicide on Indianapolis’ south side Tuesday afternoon.

IMPD officers were dispatched to the 5800 block of South Madison Avenue on the report of a person shot just after 3 p.m. When officers arrived they found a 89-year-old man with suspected gunshot wound to the head. EMS personnel were notified and pronounced the subject deceased. In close proximity a second victim, 71, was located also suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the face.

It appeared the two men may have orchestrated the crime together. A suicide note was found at the scene.

“We don’t know who wrote the note but it does appear both of the individuals were corroborating with each other and planned the whole thing,” said Officer Christoper Wilburn of IMPD. “The individual left behind notes in the effect of the pain and suffering they wanted to end. They wanted to do it in a very public place.”

http://fox59.com/2013/12/31/two-people-shot-on-citys-south-side/#axzz2pAjkulHp

http://www.wthr.com/story/24337197/2013/12/31/two-shot-on-indianapolis-south-side

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/31/2-shot-on-far-southside/4266045/

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/indianapolis-police-respond-to-two-people-shot-on-south-side

Murder/Attempted Suicide – Killed – Man (Indianapolis, IN)

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a murder attempted suicide on Indianapolis’ south side Tuesday afternoon.

IMPD officers were dispatched to the 5800 block of South Madison Avenue on the report of a person shot just after 3 p.m. When officers arrived they found a 89-year-old man with suspected gunshot wound to the head. EMS personnel were notified and pronounced the subject deceased. In close proximity a second victim, 71, was located also suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the face.

It appeared the two men may have orchestrated the crime together. A suicide note was found at the scene.

“We don’t know who wrote the note but it does appear both of the individuals were corroborating with each other and planned the whole thing,” said Officer Christoper Wilburn of IMPD. “The individual left behind notes in the effect of the pain and suffering they wanted to end. They wanted to do it in a very public place.”

http://fox59.com/2013/12/31/two-people-shot-on-citys-south-side/#axzz2pAjkulHp

http://www.wthr.com/story/24337197/2013/12/31/two-shot-on-indianapolis-south-side

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/31/2-shot-on-far-southside/4266045/

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/indianapolis-police-respond-to-two-people-shot-on-south-side

Killed – Frank Petro (Saltsburg, PA)

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A Saltsburg man accused in the New Year’s Eve slaying of an Indiana County gun shop owner may have shot himself in the thigh as part of a bizarre plan to cover up a $130,000 extortion, prosecutors said Thursday.

Indiana County District Attorney Patrick Dougherty said he may seek the death penalty against Jack O. Edmundson Jr., 43, who is recuperating from the gunshot wound in UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh under a 24-hour police guard.

Edmundson, a former police officer, is charged with shooting Frank S. Petro, 62, multiple times in Petro’s Tunnelton shop, Frank’s Gun & Taxidermy, about 1:30 p.m., state police said.

Authorities said the video showed 43-year-old Jack Edmundson Jr. shooting 62-year-old Frank Petro four times inside the shop using Petro’s gun. Edmundson was ordered to stand trial after a preliminary hearing Friday on charges including homicide, attempted arson and aggravated assault.

In an affidavit of probable cause, Trooper Robert Valyo said Edmundson tried to extort Petro of more than $120,000 in suspected illegal lottery winnings in October. Police wrote Edmundson was posing as an undercover detective investigating the illegal lottery ring and told Petro if he gave him the winnings, he wouldn’t criminally charge him.

“The tickets, from what we understand, appear to be legitimate tickets for different organizations. To the unwitting purchaser of the ticket, you have no reason to believe it’s not a valid ticket,” Dougherty said in January.

Officials confirm Edmundson was a detective in the Lancaster County area in the 1990s but was fired for stealing from evidence. Several officials confirm that he returned to the Indiana County area, where he one time worked as a deputy coroner and an officer for the Saltsburg Volunteer Fire Department. Officials also said he worked for various emergency medical services departments in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties.

http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/5348236-74/attorney-district-edmundson#axzz3mIjrvSqq

http://www.wtae.com/news/local/coroner-called-to-shooting-at-gun-shop/23715272

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2014/01/01/Saltsburg-man-charged-in-shooting-death-of-gun-dealer/stories/201401010102

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2014/01/02/Authorities-say-gun-dealer-s-shooting-death-may-be-part-of-an-extortion-plot/stories/201401020194

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/12/31/police-investigating-indiana-co-gun-store-shooting/

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Gun-Shop-Owner-Shot-Killed-In-Store-238359171.html

http://triblive.com/news/westmoreland/5788151-74/edmundson-petro-death#axzz3mIjrvSqq

http://obituaries.triblive.com/listing/234184/Frank-S-Petro/

http://www.curranfuneralhome.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=62422

http://www.punxsutawneyspirit.com/content/frank-s-petro-62

Killed – William Heape Sr. (Colleton County, SC)

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An elderly Hampton County man was accidentally shot and killed Tuesday morning while hunting in a wooded area off Mount Carmel Road near Walterboro.

William Heape, Sr., 67, of Varnville, was with of a group of people hunting deer when another hunter accidentally shot Heape, killing him.

Members of Colleton County Fire-Rescue and the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene at approximately 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Safety forces were required to drive approximately half a mile down a dirt road located off the 3500 block of Mount Carmel Road and then walk for another half-mile before arriving at the scene of the accidental shooting.

http://www.colletontoday.com/news/update-identity-released-of-varnville-hunter-killed-in-hunting-accident/article_3aefbd0c-725f-11e3-9014-001a4bcf887a.html

http://thecolletonian.com/hunting-death-investigated/

http://www.scnow.com/news/state/article_ea469b7e-732a-11e3-9cbd-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.abcnews4.com/story/24344216/residents-still-trying-to-understand-fatal-hunting-trip

http://www.abcnews4.com/story/24336523/dnr-investigating-fatal-hunting-incident-in-colleton-county

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston/obituary.aspx?pid=168857858

Double Murder – Killed – Jorge Chavis (Camden, NJ)

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CAMDEN — Two people were shot and killed around midday Tuesday, bringing the city’s homicide count for the year to 57.

The victims, identified by authorities as 31-year-old Jorge Chavis and 23-year-old James Anderson, both of Camden, were shot around 12:15 p.m. on the 700 block of Division Street. Both victims were dead at the scene, according to authorities.

http://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2013/12/2_shot_dead_in_camden_brings_years_homicide_total_to_57.html

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/12/31/breaking-at-least-one-dead-after-shooting-in-camden/

http://articles.philly.com/2014-01-02/news/45767002_1_homicide-rate-police-data-victims

http://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2013/12/2_shot_killed_in_camden_dispatch_reports_indicate.html#incart_river_default

http://6abc.com/archive/9377381/

http://6abc.com/news/crime-fighters-reward-offered-in-camden-double-murder/651951/

http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local&id=9377381

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpostonline/obituary.aspx?pid=168882784

http://www.eternalhonors.com/i.php?id=4012

Double Murder – Killed – James Anderson (Camden, NJ)

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CAMDEN — Two people were shot and killed around midday Tuesday, bringing the city’s homicide count for the year to 57.

The victims, identified by authorities as 31-year-old Jorge Chavis and 23-year-old James Anderson, both of Camden, were shot around 12:15 p.m. on the 700 block of Division Street. Both victims were dead at the scene, according to authorities.

http://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2013/12/2_shot_dead_in_camden_brings_years_homicide_total_to_57.html

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/12/31/breaking-at-least-one-dead-after-shooting-in-camden/

http://articles.philly.com/2014-01-02/news/45767002_1_homicide-rate-police-data-victims

http://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2013/12/2_shot_killed_in_camden_dispatch_reports_indicate.html#incart_river_default

http://6abc.com/archive/9377381/

http://6abc.com/news/crime-fighters-reward-offered-in-camden-double-murder/651951/

http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local&id=9377381

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpostonline/obituary.aspx?pid=168882784

http://www.eternalhonors.com/i.php?id=4012

Killed – Dontae Hayes (Riverside, CA)

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RIVERSIDE – A man fatally shot during an armed confrontation with Riverside police was identified today.

He was Dontae Hayes, 20, of Riverside, according to the Riverside County Coroner.

The shooting occurred when Hayes pulled a handgun after making contact with officers at Arlington Park, near Miller and Roosevelt streets, at 11:40 a.m., said Lt. Guy Toussant of the Riverside Police Department.

Toussant said officers decided to handcuff Hayes before questioning him, in an area adjacent to a children’s playground.

The mother of a man who Riverside police shot to death in Arlington Park on Dec. 31, 2013, is seeking at least $25,000 from the city.

Taffy Hayes, mother of Dontae Daveon Lewis Hayes, has filed a claim for damages with the city that alleges wrongful death and violation of civil rights.

http://www.dailybulletin.com/general-news/20140101/riverside-man-fatally-shot-by-police-identified

http://www.pe.com/articles/riverside-697248-shooting-filed.html

http://www.pe.com/articles/-747480–.html

http://www.cityofriverside.org/cprc/OIDs/13-040_Hayes/2)_Press/12-31-13_Press_Release_P13-186428_OIS.pdf

http://www.pe.com/articles/-741469–.html

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/12/31/man-shot-by-officers-at-arlington-park/

http://www.riversideca.gov/CPRC/OIDs/13-040_Hayes/2)_Press/12-31-13_Police_kill_man_who_pulled_gun_on_officers.pdf

http://www.pe.com/articles/-742330–.html

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-man-riverside-ois-20131231-story.html

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Officer-Police-Involved-Shooting-Riverside-Arlington-Park-238321181.html

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Dontae-Hayes&lc=7067&pid=168998844&uuid=4cfab18f-de9b-40e0-bc16-05b8afa2d754