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Killed – Robert Nelson (Miami, FL)

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Miami-Dade Police have made an arrest in connection to the shooting death of a Southwest Miami-Dade security guard over the weekend.

Quintin Lamarr Vicks, 18, is charged with first degree murder and armed robbery in the killing of Lt. Robert Nelson.

According to the bond court judge, Vicks was already on probation for another crime when he was arrested for the Saturday night slaying.

Security guard Robert Nelson was doing his rounds at the Hidden Grove apartment complex on SW 137 Ave. and SW 270 St. Saturday night when he was gunned down after 10 o’clock.

According to police, Vicks and some other teenagers ambushed Robert Nelson, who was inside his car patrolling the apartment complex at Southwest 137th Avenue and 207th Street late Saturday, shooting him several times. They killed him and stole his gun.

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/08/19/teen-charged-in-south-miami-security-guards-murder/

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/18-Year-Old-Held-Without-Bond-in-SW-Miami-Dade-Security-Guards-Murder-220227661.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1954240.html

http://www.local10.com/news/teenager-accused-of-killing-security-guard/21525836

Killed – Jacoby Taylor (Shreveport, LA)

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A suspect has been arrested in the deadly shooting of a Shreveport man in the Lakeside neighborhood.

According to the Shreveport City Jail booking page, 21-year-old Raco Allen was arrested just before 9:45 p.m. Tuesday. Allen was wanted by police in connection to the murder of 25-year-old Jacoby Taylor.

Police say officers responded to a reported shooting in the 2900 block of Poland Street just after 10 p.m. Saturday, August 17th. When they arrived, they were met by members of the Shreveport Fire Department, who confirmed that Jacoby had died of a gunshot wound to the upper body.

Detectives say Allen was reportedly seen firing a number of shots from a vehicle nearby into the crowd standing in the area at the time, and it is believed that was when Jacoby was struck and killed. They say Allen then ran from the vehicle on foot. Police searched the area, but were unable to find Allen that night.

http://www.wbtv.com/story/23202692/spd-suspect-arrested-in-deadly-lakeside-shooting

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20130819/NEWS01/308190012/Two-killed-deadly-weekend-Shreveport

http://www.arklatexhomepage.com/story/a-suspect-has-been-arrested-in-the-deadly-shooting-that-claimed-the-life-of-a-shreveport-man-in-the-lakeside-neighborhood/d/story/FxrnLFa6AkuTsXxGi_25LA

http://www.wsfa.com/story/23165042/spd-investigate-late-night-shooting

http://www.caddoda.com/index.php?src=gendocs&link=HighProfileCases

http://archive.shreveporttimes.com/article/20130823/OBITUARIES01/308230009/Death-notices-Friday-Aug-23-2013

 

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Oakland, CA)

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Oakland, CA — On Thursday, August 22, 2013 the Alameda County District Attorneys Office charged Rasheed Strane, 23, of Oakland in connection with the homicide of Rebecca Viera, 39, of Oakland.

Rasheed Strane- was charged with murder and attempted murder

Oakland Police Department Investigators credit the good work of patrol officers who on august 21, 2013 at 12:48 AM, observed wanted suspect Strane in another part of East Oakland walking down the street and safely arrested him.

BACKGROUND: On August 17, 2013, at 9:40 PM, officers responded to the 7200 block of MacArthur Boulevard on a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on scene they located two victims, Rebecca Viera suffering from a fatal gunshot wound and the second victim who suffered a non fatal gunshot wound.

A woman was killed and her boyfriend was hurt in a shooting in East Oakland as they rode in a car with her 5-year-old son, the latest in a spate of violence in the city in the past two days, police said.

The slaying happened about 9:40 p.m. Saturday near 72nd and Lacey avenues, just blocks from the Oakland Police’s Department’s Eastmont Substation.

https://local.nixle.com/alert/5052314/

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Woman-fatally-shot-in-East-Oakland-4741095.php

http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_26501104/shooter-convicted-murder-2013-killing-mother-east-oakland

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_23927779/oakland-police-woman-fatally-shot-was-involved-property

http://abc7news.com/archive/9216885/

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Man-charged-in-East-Oakland-gun-slaying-4756466.php

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_26330994/trial-begins-oakland-mothers-2013-killing

Double Shooting – Killed – Rebecca Viera (Oakland, CA)

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Oakland, CA — On Thursday, August 22, 2013 the Alameda County District Attorneys Office charged Rasheed Strane, 23, of Oakland in connection with the homicide of Rebecca Viera, 39, of Oakland.

Rasheed Strane- was charged with murder and attempted murder

Oakland Police Department Investigators credit the good work of patrol officers who on august 21, 2013 at 12:48 AM, observed wanted suspect Strane in another part of East Oakland walking down the street and safely arrested him.

BACKGROUND: On August 17, 2013, at 9:40 PM, officers responded to the 7200 block of MacArthur Boulevard on a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on scene they located two victims, Rebecca Viera suffering from a fatal gunshot wound and the second victim who suffered a non fatal gunshot wound.

A woman was killed and her boyfriend was hurt in a shooting in East Oakland as they rode in a car with her 5-year-old son, the latest in a spate of violence in the city in the past two days, police said.

The slaying happened about 9:40 p.m. Saturday near 72nd and Lacey avenues, just blocks from the Oakland Police’s Department’s Eastmont Substation.

https://local.nixle.com/alert/5052314/

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Woman-fatally-shot-in-East-Oakland-4741095.php

http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_26501104/shooter-convicted-murder-2013-killing-mother-east-oakland

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_23927779/oakland-police-woman-fatally-shot-was-involved-property

http://abc7news.com/archive/9216885/

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Man-charged-in-East-Oakland-gun-slaying-4756466.php

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_26330994/trial-begins-oakland-mothers-2013-killing

Killed – Miquisha Nash (Marrero, LA)

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MARRERO, La. – Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says the 19-year-old Algiers woman murdered in a drive-by shooting Saturday night in Marrero may have been killed by bullets meant for her boyfriend.

A roadside memorial marks the spot along the Westbank Expressway where Miquisha Nash lost her life.

According to investigators, Nash was a passenger in a black 2005 Monte Carlo when a van pulled up and occupants started firing at the car with AK-47 assault rifles.

She was hit in the side and back.

Ronnie Videau, 25, was driving the car that was fired on.

The pair was in the 5400 block of West Bank Expressway Saturday about 9:24 p.m. when a shooter riding in a burgundy or reddish-colored mini-van pulled alongside and opened fire at Videau’s car. Videau put the vehicle in reverse and pulled into the 1000 block of Robinson Avenue to wait for help. But Nash died of her injuries shortly after she arrived at West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero.

http://www.wwltv.com/story/local/2015/03/30/14603852/

http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/crime/2014/09/04/14603852/

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/08/19-year-old_girl_killed_saturd.html

http://theadvocate.com/news/neworleans/6814701-148/19-year-old-woman-shot-to-death

http://wgno.com/2013/08/19/marrero-drive-by-shooting-investigation/

http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/jpso-woman-in-passenger-seat-shot-killed-by-occupants-of-another-vehicle/21516106

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theadvocate/obituary.aspx?pid=166636762

Killed – Robert Bellfleur (East Millinocket, ME)

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Late on Saturday night, August 17, 2013, Robert Bellfleur, 78, was shot and killed during an armed confrontation outside his home in Grindstone by Officer Seth Burnes of the East Millinocket Police Department. It is the responsibility of the Office of the Attorney General to determine whether the officer was acting in self-defense or in the defense of someone else at the time he employed deadly force. Facts

Brian and Marlene Badger reside on the Frazier Road[1] in Grindstone Township, a seasonal residence from which they have operated a bear hunting guide service for the past three years. Their closest neighbor was Robert Bellfleur, Sr., 78, who lived alone in a residence across the road. Frazier Road is a dead-end road and the two residences are at the terminus.

On Saturday evening, August 17, 2013, the Badgers’ attention was drawn outside to the flashing of headlamps from what turned out to be Mr. Bellfleur in his vehicle at his residence. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Badger looked out the window and observed Mr. Bellfleur staggering up the steps to the Badgers’ front door. Mr. Bellfleur fell on the steps, got up, and continued to the front door. Mrs. Badger opened the door and was met by Mr. Bellfleur, who immediately started yelling and cursing at Mr. and Mrs. Badger over the hunting practice of baiting bears. Mrs. Badger could smell an odor of intoxicants emanating from Mr. Bellfleur. Mr. Bellfleur threatened to kill the Badgers and burn their house down. Mr. and Mrs. Badger had seen Mr. Bellfleur intoxicated on many occasions during the three years they were neighbors, but on this occasion he was more agitated than before. Mr. Badger told Mr. Bellfleur to go home. Concerned about the tenor of Mr. Bellfleur’s behavior, and especially the threats to kill the Badgers and burn their house down, Mr. Badger directly telephoned Patricia McLaughlin, a Penobscot County deputy sheriff, for advice. The call was made at 8:39 p.m. Deputy McLaughlin said that she would come to the Badger residence to be sure that Mr. Bellfleur had in fact left.

At the time she received the call from Mr. Badger, Deputy McLaughlin had been assisting East Millinocket police officers Seth Burnes and Brad Fitzgerald with a traffic stop. Deputy McLaughlin requested assistance from the two officers with Mr. Bellfleur because she knew from past information and experience that Mr. Bellfleur could be aggressive toward law enforcement. For example, as recently as April 2013, Mr. Bellfleur called the Penobscot County Regional Communications Center after having been issued harassment warnings by the Sheriff’s Office and said that he would shoot any officer who came to his house and attempted to arrest him. At 8:42 p.m., Mr. Badger called Deputy McLaughlin back and told her that Mr. Bellfleur had left the residence. Mr. Badger asked her not to respond because he was concerned that a police presence might anger Mr. Bellfleur even more, causing him to follow through with the threat to burn their house down. However, at 8:49 p.m., Mr. Bellfleur returned to the Badger residence, and again threatened to kill the Badgers and burn their house down. He also continued to harangue them over their bear hunting practices. Mrs. Badger called Deputy McLaughlin back and informed her that Mr. Bellfleur was back and was continuing his threats.

At approximately 9:00 p.m., Deputy McLaughlin and the two East Millinocket police officers, Seth Burnes and Brad Fitzgerald, arrived at the Badger residence. Each officer arrived in separate, marked cruisers; all three officers were in uniform. Deputy McLaughlin illuminated the front of the Badger residence and observed Mr. and Mrs. Badger on their porch attempting to persuade Mr. Bellfleur to leave their door step and go home. Deputy McLaughlin approached Mr. Bellfleur, who she observed to be very intoxicated, instructed him to leave the property, and told him not to return or he would be arrested for criminal trespass. Mr. Bellfleur argued with Deputy McLaughlin and she ordered him at least four separate times to leave the Badger residence or face arrest. Mr. Bellfleur, in preparing to leave, stated that if any of the officers went onto his property, they would be shot. As he was leaving, he yelled, “This isn’t going to be another Ruby Ridge! You are not going to shoot me in the back.” The officers watched Mr. Bellfleur walk out of sight in the direction of his residence.

Standing outside her residence with her husband and the three officers, Mrs. Badger noticed all of the lights in Mr. Bellfleur’s residence go out, which she found unusual. Mr. Bellfleur could still be heard yelling from his residence. A few moments later, the Badgers and the three police officers, all still standing outside the Badger’s residence, heard a gunshot, which appeared to have come from Mr. Bellfleur’s residence. The Badgers ran into their residence and the officers used their vehicles for cover.

Officer Fitzgerald turned his vehicle around and illuminated the front porch area of Mr. Bellfleur’s residence, a distance of approximately 200 feet, with the headlights and spotlight of his cruiser. Officer Fitzgerald could see Mr. Bellfleur standing in his doorway on the porch holding a long gun (rifle or shotgun) in his hands.

Officer Burnes retrieved his carbine rifle from his vehicle, took a position using his vehicle for cover, and focused on Mr. Bellfleur’s front porch. With the area illuminated by Officer’s Fitzgerald’s lights, Officer Burnes observed Mr. Bellfleur step out of his residence onto the porch with the long gun in the “ready position,” which he described as not quite raised at shoulder height, but with both hands on the weapon and pointed directly at the officers. The long gun was later determined to be a 12 gauge shotgun.

Officer Burnes fired three rounds at Mr. Bellfleur and Mr. Bellfleur immediately fell backward through the open door, which shut behind him. It was unknown immediately if Mr. Bellfleur had been injured or if he was hiding in the residence. The officers waited for the State Police Tactical Team to arrive and approach the house in a protected vehicle. It was then determined that Mr. Bellfleur was deceased.

Later investigation determined that one of the rounds missed altogether, one round struck the side of the residence, and one round struck Mr. Bellfleur in the chest. The impact of the bullet caused him to drop his weapon and fall backward through the open door of his residence. Examination of the scene during the subsequent investigation determined that Mr. Bellfleur had stood on his front porch with his right shoulder leaning against a screen door. An interior door was open. When Mr. Bellfleur was shot, he dropped his weapon, fell into his residence, and the screen door closed behind him.

Detectives from the Office of the Attorney General went to the scene in Grindstone to conduct an investigation. They were assisted by several members of the State Police, including evidence technicians and detectives. A later postmortem examination and autopsy performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta determined that Mr. Bellfleur died from blood loss as a result of a single gunshot wound to the chest that perforated a lung. It was also determined that Mr. Bellfleur’s blood-alcohol content at the time of his death was 0.146%. The scene investigation and post mortem examination were consistent with the accounts given by the officers and witnesses.

Analysis and Conclusion The Attorney General is charged by law with investigating any law enforcement officer who uses deadly force while acting in the performance of the officer’s duties. The sole purpose of the Attorney General’s investigation in this matter was to determine whether self-defense or the defense of others, as defined by law, was reasonably generated by the facts so as to preclude criminal prosecution of Officer Burnes. The review did not include an analysis of potential civil liability, whether any administrative action is warranted, or whether the use of deadly force could have been averted. Under Maine law, for any person, including a law enforcement officer, to be justified in using deadly force in self-defense or the defense of others, two requirements must be met. First, the person must actually and reasonably believe that deadly force is imminently threatened against the person or someone else, and, second, the person must actually and reasonably believe that deadly force is necessary to counter that imminent threat.

Whether a use of force is reasonable is based on the totality of the particular circumstances, and must be judged from the perspective of a reasonable officer on the scene, allowing for the fact that police officers are often forced to make split-second decisions about the amount of force necessary in a particular situation. The analysis requires careful attention to the facts and circumstances of a particular case, including the severity of the crime at issue, whether the suspect poses an immediate threat to the safety of officers or others, and whether the suspect is actively resisting arrest or attempting to evade arrest by flight.

Attorney General Janet T. Mills has concluded that at the time Officer Burnes shot Mr. Bellfleur, he reasonably believed that unlawful deadly force was being imminently threatened against him and the other officers, and it was reasonable for him to believe that it was necessary for him to use deadly force to protect himself and the other officers from deadly force. The officer acted in self-defense and in the defense of the other persons present.

http://www.maine.gov/ag/news/article.shtml?id=610725

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/08/18/news/penobscot/grindstone-incident-involves-penobscot-county-special-response-team-officer-involved-shooting/

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/12/20/news/penobscot/east-millinocket-police-officer-cleared-in-shooting-of-grindstone-man-in-august/

http://bangordailynews.com/2014/01/16/news/penobscot/police-agencies-to-review-grindstone-shooting-east-millinocket-chief-says/

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/08/19/news/penobscot/grindstone-man-shot-by-police-died-of-neck-chest-wound/

http://wabi.tv/2013/08/18/ags-office-man-killed-after-confrontation-with-police-in-grindstone/

Double Shooting – Killed – Xavier Shivers (Atlanta, GA)

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Two men were shot – one of them fatally – in southwest Atlanta Saturday night, and Sunday, police charged the surviving man with killing the other.

Police responding to the scene in the 3600 block of Ginnis Road around 7:30 p.m. Saturday found one man grazed in the head, and the other shot in the chest, Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said.

Both men were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where the man with the chest wound later died.

Sunday, homicide investigators charged the surviving man, 22-year-old Nicholas Corwin Sanders, with murder, aggravated assault and obstruction of a law enforcement officer, Jones said.

“Investigators served Sanders with the arrest warrant while Sanders was in Grady Hospital receiving treatment for injuries acquired during this incident,” Jones said. “City of Atlanta Detention Officers were notified about Sanders’ arrest and received custody of Sanders.”

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office identified the dead man as Xavier Shavers, 21, of Union City.

The 21-year-old was shot at 3612 Ginnis Rd. at about 5:30 p.m. in an apparent shoot out.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/1-killed-in-double-shooting-in-southwest-atlanta/nZR4R/

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/county-by-county-news-for-tuesday/nZSrx/

http://www.cbs46.com/story/23164161/apd-wounded-suspect-charged-in-shooting

http://www.examiner.com/article/hospitalized-suspect-charged-after-shootout-leaves-a-21-year-old-man-dead

http://www.11alive.com/news/article/303051/40/One-dead-from-gunshot-to-the-head

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?pid=166566667