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Murder/Suicide – Dead – Jake Harkins Sr (Philadelphia, PA)

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A boy and his father are dead, and his mother is in critical condition after a triple shooting that police are calling a murder-suicide.

It all took place on the 3800 block of I Street in Juniata, right near Erie Avenue.

Investigators say a violent had argument erupted between 48-year-old Jake Harkin, Sr. and his wife, 41-year-old Jessica Harkin.

According to police, their 14-year-old daughter witnessed the fight, called police and locked herself in a room.

“Dad was having some type of physical altercation with mom, he then pulls out a gun and shoots her. He went into his son’s bedroom, he’s asleep, he takes the gun, fires one time at point blank range then turns the gun on himself,” said Capt. James Clark.

When police arrived around 12:45 a.m., they heard four gunshots and ran in through the front door.

On the second floor landing officers found Jessica shot twice in the back of the head. She was losing a lot of blood and was rushed to the hospital.

Officers then discovered 10-year-old Jake Harkin, Jr. lying in bed, shot once in his head. He was pronounced dead at 1:14 a.m.

Harkin Sr. was found dead on the floor next to him – a handgun by his side.

Investigators say police have responded to domestic violence calls at the home in the past, and that Harkin Sr. is no stranger to police, with dozens of prior arrests for a wide variety of offenses.

“A lot of past domestic problems between the two. There was no domestic order in effect. At the end of the day it’s very sad that she got shot and the 10-year-old died in his sleep,” said Capt. Clark.

Jessica remains hospitalized in critical condition, but is conscious and talking.

Chief Inspector Scott Small said 10-year-old Jake Harkins Jr. was found dead in his bed early Friday and 48-year-old Jake Harkins Sr. was dead on the floor next to him with a gunshot wound that appeared to be self-inflicted.

http://6abc.com/archive/9238393/

http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local&id=9238393

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/09/06/father-and-son-dead-wife-critical-in-apparent-murder-suicide-in-juniata/

http://www.delcotimes.com/20130906/philly-police-say-2-dead-1-hurt-in-murder-suicide

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Dad-Kills-Son-Self-Shoots-Wife-in-Gruesome-Murder-Suicide-Police-222643001.html

http://cumberlink.com/news/state-and-regional/pa-police-say-dead-hurt-in-murder-suicide/article_16f0366e-173f-11e3-a1a0-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.timesherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?avis=JR&date=20130906&category=NEWS03&lopenr=130909753&Ref=AR&profile=1030040

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/philly/obituary.aspx?pid=166989346

Double Shooting – Killed – Taurus Lemont Dawson (Jacksonville, FL)

Taurus Lemont Dawson

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that took place Thursday night.

Police were called to the the 400 block of Leland Street just before 11:30 p.m. to reports of two men shot, according to Sgt. Shawn Coarsey.

One man was shot in the leg and another man was shot in the head in the Lakawanna area of the Westside.

Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department was transporting both victims to a local hospital when the victim who was shot in the head died from his injuries.

The man shot in the head has been identified as 30-year-old Taurus Lemont Dawson.

The victim who was shot in the leg was transported to an area hospital in non-life-threatening condition.

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/2014/01/18/4619427/

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2013-09-06/story/law-disorder-1-dead-1-wounded-shooting-mccoys-creek

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2013-09-09/story/thursday-jacksonville-gunshot-victim-idd

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2013-09-09/story/law-disorder-suspect-shot-hungry-howie-s-robbery-attempt-id-d

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion/obituary.aspx?pid=166937689

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Jacksonville, FL)

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that took place Thursday night.

Police were called to the the 400 block of Leland Street just before 11:30 p.m. to reports of two men shot, according to Sgt. Shawn Coarsey.

One man was shot in the leg and another man was shot in the head in the Lakawanna area of the Westside.

Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department was transporting both victims to a local hospital when the victim who was shot in the head died from his injuries.

The man shot in the head has been identified as 30-year-old Taurus Lemont Dawson.

The victim who was shot in the leg was transported to an area hospital in non-life-threatening condition.

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/2014/01/18/4619427/

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2013-09-06/story/law-disorder-1-dead-1-wounded-shooting-mccoys-creek

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2013-09-09/story/thursday-jacksonville-gunshot-victim-idd

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2013-09-09/story/law-disorder-suspect-shot-hungry-howie-s-robbery-attempt-id-d

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion/obituary.aspx?pid=166937689

Killed – Wilbert Lee (Houston, TX)

Wilbert Lee

Houston Police homicide investigators are trying to unravel a chaotic scene that erupted after a basketball game Thursday night in Independence Park in Northwest Houston just after 9 p.m.

According to HPD, words were exchanged between the winning and losing teams. That’s when members of the winning team attempted to leave the area on their bikes.

Those team members were followed across the park to a grassy area around Airline and 34th street where words between the two groups were exchanged again. Witnesses say it was a confrontation that involved between 10 and 15 men in all.

That second confrontation turned into a fist fight. That’s when according to witness statements given to HPD, someone from the losing team pulled out a gun and started pointing it at several members of the winning team.

For a second time that group started to leave the scene that’s when a shots rang out and one person was shot. That victim was rushed to Memorial Hermann Northwest were he was pronounced dead.

A man who identified himself as the brother of the victim spoke to FOX 26’s Ford Atkinson and said his brother was 27 year old Wilbert Lee and played a basketball game every night in that park. Lee was also the father of a 5 year old son.

http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/23356778/post-basketball-game-brawl-turns-deadly-in-northwest-houston

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Shooting-after-basketball-game-leaves-man-dead-4791111.php?cmpid=htx

http://www.click2houston.com/news/pickup-basketball-game-ends-in-murder/21810454

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Shooting-after-basketball-game-leaves-man-dead-4791111.php

http://abc13.com/archive/9248727/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/houstonchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=wilbert-lee&pid=166929515

Killed – Male Teen – Jamal Antonio Haynes (Charlotte, NC)

Jamal Antonio Haynes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A high school student was shot and killed and another person is on the loose after a home invasion Thursday night, according to police.

The shooting happened on the 2300 block of Century Oaks Drive just after 6:30 p.m.

Police are searching for a man they believe tried to break into a home in the University City area. They said the person who lived in the home shot one of the intruders trying to break in. He later died, and the other person he was with took off.

The deceased was identified Friday as Jamal Antonio Haynes, 17. Charlotte-Mecklenburg school officials said Haynes was a student at Vance High School.

Police said the two men tried to break in through the back door of a home on Century Oaks Lane.

“They broke the door,” Capt. Todd Garrett said. “Someone was home, and he grabbed his gun.”

“He was protecting his property,” Garrett said. “Also, he fired at one additional subject that was in the home. And that subject is on the loose now.”

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/officials-1-taken-hospital-after-shooting-thursday/nZn4X/

http://www.wbtv.com/story/23354416/police-person-shot-in-northeast-charlotte

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charlotte/obituary-preview.aspx?n=jamal-haynes&pid=166893368&referrer=218

Killed – Manuel Garcia (Hilmar, CA)

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The man found floating in the Merced River Thursday was identified by the Merced County Coroner’s Office as Manuel Garcia, 27, of Modesto.

Garcia was found around 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the river near Hills Ferry Road in Newman and not far from the George J. Hatfield Park in Hilmar.

Garcia had at least one gunshot wound to the chest, according to the Merced County Sheriff’s Department.

Initial indications are that Garcia was shot somewhere else and dumped in the river, according to the sheriff’s department. Blood was found on the guardrail by the bridge and on the road.

http://www.turlockjournal.com/archives/21634/

http://www.modbee.com/incoming/article3153927.html

Killed – Walter White (Mattapan, MA)

Walter White

Update: Victim Identified in Fatal Shooting at 502 Norfolk Street, Mattapan
September 05, 2013

At about 6:02pm, on Thursday, September 5, 2013, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot at 502 Norfolk Street.

Upon arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wound. The victim with life threatening injuries was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has since been identified as Walter White, 19, of Mattapan.

Homicide detectives are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

http://boston.homicidewatch.org/2014/02/05/police-still-investigating-the-shooting-of-walter-d-white-jr/

http://boston.homicidewatch.org/victims/walter-d-white-jr/

http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2013/09/08/boston-police-identify-mattapan-shooting-victim-year-old/WG0zZgsVAncQN5tnGcHu8I/story.html

http://www.universalhub.com/crime/20130905-man-shot-mattapan-homicide-unit-called.html

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/09/10/mother-calls-victim-dorchester-homicide-loving-father-year-old-daughter/EL58GYtRt0bAJ0CrNLBLNJ/story.html

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/836870/White-Walter.php