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Killed – Rakeem Holmes (New Orleans, LA)

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Rakeem Holmes, the father of 2-year-old Keira Holmes, who was killed when gunfire erupted while she played outside the B.W. Cooper housing development in December 2011, was shot to death Saturday night. He was 25 years old.

Holmes was identified at the scene by his foster mother, the Rev. Lisa Fitzpatrick.

Police responded to the shooting about 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of South Gayoso and Eden Street. Holmes was found lying on the sidewalk; he had been shot in the face, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/10/father_of_keira_holmes_shot_to.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/10/slain_father_of_murdered_toddl.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2012/04/orleans_parish_grand_jury_indi_2.html

http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/2014/09/04/14617502/

http://uptownmessenger.com/2013/10/man-shot-to-death-in-broadmoor/

http://video.wgno.com/2yearold-murder-victims-father-shot-dead-25278739

Double Murder – Killed – Erica White (Tampa, FL)

Erica White

TAMPA — Two people are dead and one seriously injured following a neighbors’ dispute that led to a multiple shooting in North Tampa on Saturday night.

Tampa police and fire rescue paramedics received a call about a shooting in the 2300 block of 110th Avenue about 8 p.m., Tampa police spokeswoman Laura McElroy said.

When emergency crews arrived minutes later, they found a deceased person in the street and a second body in a home at 2304 110th Ave.. The victims’ names are being withheld until notification of next of kin, McElroy said.

A short time later, a third victim arrived at an unidentified local hospital with a serious gunshot wound, she said.

The name of the third person also was not released.

TAMPA — It started with a knife and ended with a gun.

That’s according to the family of one of the two people shot and killed Saturday night in what Tampa police describe as a neighborhood feud.

Police said Juan Molina, 45, of 2311 E 110th Ave., shot and killed neighbors Erica White, 42, a mother of five, and Percy Basden, 53, after an argument. Molina faces two counts of second-degree murder and aggravated assault.

White’s mother, Patricia White, said Monday the weekend’s dispute started when Molina’s son, Juan C. Molina Fernandez, 25, threatened Erica White’s sons, Deanio, 17, and Zion, 9, with a knife earlier Saturday as they walked to a nearby park to play basketball.

Erica White, who lived on E Liberty Street one street away from Molina, walked over to discuss the incident with Molina Fernandez’s mother, Patricia White said.

But Molina Fernandez’s father shot and killed Erica White in the street in front of his house, police said.

Police said Molina, after killing White, fired a shot through the front door there, killing Basden. Then Molina, police said, tried to get inside through a window but was stopped when Basden’s adult stepson shot him in the face.

Molina underwent surgery at Tampa General Hospital, but is expected to survive, police said. Nobody answered the door Monday at Basden’s home.

TAMPA — A 45-year-old Tampa man killed two neighbors, then was shot in the face, during an ongoing dispute that escalated Saturday night from sharp words to gunfire, police said.

Juan Molina was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree murder and aggravated assault. Tampa police said he shot and killed Erica White, 42, and Percy Basden, 53.

http://tbo.com/news/crime/two-wounded-in-n-tampa-shooting-police-say-20131019/

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/family-tampa-double-killing-started-with-knife-threat/2148437

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/tampa-police-arrest-man-in-fatal-shooting-investigation/2148232

http://tbo.com/news/crime/suspect-arrested-in-shooting-deaths-of-two-neighbors-in-north-tampa-20131020/

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/two-people-shot-saturday-night-in-tampa-identified-injured-suspect-faces-charges

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/23738798/2013/10/20/neighbors-dispute-turns-deadly

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sptimes/obituary.aspx?n=erica-t-white&pid=167796491&

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tbo/obituary.aspx?n=erica-t-white&pid=167799950&

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sptimes/obituary.aspx?n=percy-cornilious-basden&pid=168003850&fhid=3622

Double Murder – Killed – Percy Badsen (Tampa, FL)

Percy Badsen

TAMPA — Two people are dead and one seriously injured following a neighbors’ dispute that led to a multiple shooting in North Tampa on Saturday night.

Tampa police and fire rescue paramedics received a call about a shooting in the 2300 block of 110th Avenue about 8 p.m., Tampa police spokeswoman Laura McElroy said.

When emergency crews arrived minutes later, they found a deceased person in the street and a second body in a home at 2304 110th Ave.. The victims’ names are being withheld until notification of next of kin, McElroy said.

A short time later, a third victim arrived at an unidentified local hospital with a serious gunshot wound, she said.

The name of the third person also was not released.

TAMPA — It started with a knife and ended with a gun.

That’s according to the family of one of the two people shot and killed Saturday night in what Tampa police describe as a neighborhood feud.

Police said Juan Molina, 45, of 2311 E 110th Ave., shot and killed neighbors Erica White, 42, a mother of five, and Percy Basden, 53, after an argument. Molina faces two counts of second-degree murder and aggravated assault.

White’s mother, Patricia White, said Monday the weekend’s dispute started when Molina’s son, Juan C. Molina Fernandez, 25, threatened Erica White’s sons, Deanio, 17, and Zion, 9, with a knife earlier Saturday as they walked to a nearby park to play basketball.

Erica White, who lived on E Liberty Street one street away from Molina, walked over to discuss the incident with Molina Fernandez’s mother, Patricia White said.

But Molina Fernandez’s father shot and killed Erica White in the street in front of his house, police said.

Police said Molina, after killing White, fired a shot through the front door there, killing Basden. Then Molina, police said, tried to get inside through a window but was stopped when Basden’s adult stepson shot him in the face.

Molina underwent surgery at Tampa General Hospital, but is expected to survive, police said. Nobody answered the door Monday at Basden’s home.

TAMPA — A 45-year-old Tampa man killed two neighbors, then was shot in the face, during an ongoing dispute that escalated Saturday night from sharp words to gunfire, police said.

Juan Molina was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree murder and aggravated assault. Tampa police said he shot and killed Erica White, 42, and Percy Basden, 53.

http://tbo.com/news/crime/two-wounded-in-n-tampa-shooting-police-say-20131019/

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/family-tampa-double-killing-started-with-knife-threat/2148437

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/tampa-police-arrest-man-in-fatal-shooting-investigation/2148232

http://tbo.com/news/crime/suspect-arrested-in-shooting-deaths-of-two-neighbors-in-north-tampa-20131020/

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/two-people-shot-saturday-night-in-tampa-identified-injured-suspect-faces-charges

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/23738798/2013/10/20/neighbors-dispute-turns-deadly

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sptimes/obituary.aspx?n=erica-t-white&pid=167796491&

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tbo/obituary.aspx?n=erica-t-white&pid=167799950&

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sptimes/obituary.aspx?n=percy-cornilious-basden&pid=168003850&fhid=3622

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Man (Tampa, FL)

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TAMPA — Two people are dead and one seriously injured following a neighbors’ dispute that led to a multiple shooting in North Tampa on Saturday night.

Tampa police and fire rescue paramedics received a call about a shooting in the 2300 block of 110th Avenue about 8 p.m., Tampa police spokeswoman Laura McElroy said.

When emergency crews arrived minutes later, they found a deceased person in the street and a second body in a home at 2304 110th Ave.. The victims’ names are being withheld until notification of next of kin, McElroy said.

A short time later, a third victim arrived at an unidentified local hospital with a serious gunshot wound, she said.

The name of the third person also was not released.

TAMPA — It started with a knife and ended with a gun.

That’s according to the family of one of the two people shot and killed Saturday night in what Tampa police describe as a neighborhood feud.

Police said Juan Molina, 45, of 2311 E 110th Ave., shot and killed neighbors Erica White, 42, a mother of five, and Percy Basden, 53, after an argument. Molina faces two counts of second-degree murder and aggravated assault.

White’s mother, Patricia White, said Monday the weekend’s dispute started when Molina’s son, Juan C. Molina Fernandez, 25, threatened Erica White’s sons, Deanio, 17, and Zion, 9, with a knife earlier Saturday as they walked to a nearby park to play basketball.

Erica White, who lived on E Liberty Street one street away from Molina, walked over to discuss the incident with Molina Fernandez’s mother, Patricia White said.

But Molina Fernandez’s father shot and killed Erica White in the street in front of his house, police said.

Police said Molina, after killing White, fired a shot through the front door there, killing Basden. Then Molina, police said, tried to get inside through a window but was stopped when Basden’s adult stepson shot him in the face.

Molina underwent surgery at Tampa General Hospital, but is expected to survive, police said. Nobody answered the door Monday at Basden’s home.

TAMPA — A 45-year-old Tampa man killed two neighbors, then was shot in the face, during an ongoing dispute that escalated Saturday night from sharp words to gunfire, police said.

Juan Molina was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree murder and aggravated assault. Tampa police said he shot and killed Erica White, 42, and Percy Basden, 53.

http://tbo.com/news/crime/two-wounded-in-n-tampa-shooting-police-say-20131019/

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/family-tampa-double-killing-started-with-knife-threat/2148437

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/tampa-police-arrest-man-in-fatal-shooting-investigation/2148232

http://tbo.com/news/crime/suspect-arrested-in-shooting-deaths-of-two-neighbors-in-north-tampa-20131020/

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/two-people-shot-saturday-night-in-tampa-identified-injured-suspect-faces-charges

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/23738798/2013/10/20/neighbors-dispute-turns-deadly

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sptimes/obituary.aspx?n=erica-t-white&pid=167796491&

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tbo/obituary.aspx?n=erica-t-white&pid=167799950&

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sptimes/obituary.aspx?n=percy-cornilious-basden&pid=168003850&fhid=3622

Double Shooting – Killed – Rene Balbuena (Los Angeles, CA)

Rene Balbuena

Rene Balbuena, a 41-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Oct. 19 near the 9100 block of South Gramercy Place in Gramercy Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 7:40 p.m., Balbuena and his 15-year-old son drove to the area in response to a Craigslist ad for a cell phone, according to a news release from the Los Angeles police.

When the father and son arrived at the location, two people approached the vehicle and demanded money.

Balbuena got out of the car and one of the people began shooting. Then, the two people fled.

Balbuena was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:17 p.m., according to coroner’s records. His son was treated and released.

Markell Thomas, 18 and Ryan Roth, 17, were arrested on Oct. 24 and Oct. 25, respectively. Roth and Thomas have been each been charged with murder with special circumstances, attempted murder and two counts each of second-degree robbery with gang enhancements, according to the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office.

http://homicide.latimes.com/post/rene-balbuena/

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Craigslist-Murder-Shooting-Father-South-LA-92nd-Street-Gramcery-Place-Arrests-Rene-Balbuena-229578961.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/dad-shot-death-front-kid-responding-craigslist-ad-article-1.1491802

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/10/28/2-suspects-arrested-in-fatal-shooting-of-man-in-front-of-his-teen-son/

http://ktla.com/2013/10/21/father-killed-in-front-of-son-in-south-l-a/

http://ktla.com/2013/10/28/2-arrested-in-slaying-of-man-responding-to-craigslist-phone-ad/

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/10/father_shot_dead_son_wounded_i.html

http://abc7.com/archive/9294377/

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/oct/28/local/la-me-ln-craigslist-killing-arrest-20131028

http://homicide.latimes.com/post/two-charged-murdering-man-who-answered-craigslist-ad/

http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20131021/man-killed-in-front-of-son-answering-craigslist-ad-in-los-angeles

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/21/father-craigslist-killed-front-son_n_4137642.html

Double Shooting – Wounded – Male Teen (Los Angeles, CA)

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Rene Balbuena, a 41-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Oct. 19 near the 9100 block of South Gramercy Place in Gramercy Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 7:40 p.m., Balbuena and his 15-year-old son drove to the area in response to a Craigslist ad for a cell phone, according to a news release from the Los Angeles police.

When the father and son arrived at the location, two people approached the vehicle and demanded money.

Balbuena got out of the car and one of the people began shooting. Then, the two people fled.

Balbuena was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:17 p.m., according to coroner’s records. His son was treated and released.

Markell Thomas, 18 and Ryan Roth, 17, were arrested on Oct. 24 and Oct. 25, respectively. Roth and Thomas have been each been charged with murder with special circumstances, attempted murder and two counts each of second-degree robbery with gang enhancements, according to the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office.

http://homicide.latimes.com/post/rene-balbuena/

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Craigslist-Murder-Shooting-Father-South-LA-92nd-Street-Gramcery-Place-Arrests-Rene-Balbuena-229578961.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/dad-shot-death-front-kid-responding-craigslist-ad-article-1.1491802

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/10/28/2-suspects-arrested-in-fatal-shooting-of-man-in-front-of-his-teen-son/

http://ktla.com/2013/10/21/father-killed-in-front-of-son-in-south-l-a/

http://ktla.com/2013/10/28/2-arrested-in-slaying-of-man-responding-to-craigslist-phone-ad/

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/10/father_shot_dead_son_wounded_i.html

http://abc7.com/archive/9294377/

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/oct/28/local/la-me-ln-craigslist-killing-arrest-20131028

http://homicide.latimes.com/post/two-charged-murdering-man-who-answered-craigslist-ad/

http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20131021/man-killed-in-front-of-son-answering-craigslist-ad-in-los-angeles

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/21/father-craigslist-killed-front-son_n_4137642.html

Murder/Suicide – Dead – William Hewitt (Mayer, AZ)

William Hewitt

Just before 6 p.m. Saturday, a Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputy located the vehicle of a murder suspect in an area off State Route 89A and the Prescott’s Granite Dells Parkway. The wanted murder suspect, 29-year-old William Hewitt of Mayer, was found dead inside the vehicle from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Friday afternoon, Sheriff’s officers were called to the Antelope Creek Road area south of Mayer where the body of a woman was found and determined she had been shot. The woman was discovered around 1:30 p.m. Friday.

The woman killed has been identified as 38-year-old Kristina Webb, a resident of Mayer. Hewitt was Webb’s boyfriend and lived with Webb and her 5-year-old son in the Mayer area. Webb suffered a gunshot wound in the incident.

The victim’s son was present when Hewitt killed his mother, according to the report. After the homicide, Hewitt dropped the child off at a friend’s house on Main Street in Mayer before driving off in his truck. When the child told the friend his mother had been shot, they called law enforcement.

The child told deputies he saw “Bill” shoot his mom.

William Hewitt, 29, is believed to have killed 38-year-old Kristina Webb, said Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn.

http://cvbugle.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=40185

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/story/23734640/2013/10/19/ycso-mayer-man-wanted-for-girlfriends-death

http://www.bigbugnews.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubsectionID=1&ArticleID=52936

http://www.kpho.com/story/23738409/boy-5-tells-deputies-his-moms-boyfriend-shot-her

http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/23738409/boy-5-tells-deputies-his-moms-boyfriend-shot-her

http://www.abc15.com/news/region-northern-az/prescott/search-for-william-hewitt-authorities-searching-for-mayer-man-in-murder-case

http://cvbugle.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=40144

http://www.bigbugnews.com/main.asp?SectionID=163&SubSectionID=447&ArticleID=52975

http://dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=167&SubSectionID=468&ArticleID=124607

http://dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=14&SubSectionID=468&ArticleID=124607

http://verdenews.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1188&ArticleID=56829