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Killed – Dujuan Walker (Rockford, IL)

Dujuan Walker

UPDATE 1:21pm Monday:
According to Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia, Dujuan Walker died of multiple gunshot wounds. Toxicological tests will not be available for two weeks.

UPDATE:
We now know the name of the man who was shot and killed is 25-year-old Dujuan Walker of Rockford. The crime was called in around 6:20 last night. Mr Walker was transported by the Rockford Fire Department ambulance to Rockford Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7:00 p.m.

REPORTED EARLIER:

Rockford Police confirm a man has been shot and killed in the 900 block of School Street. The shooting occurred around 6:15 Sunday evening.

Details are limited right now.

ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Rockford Police say their own equipment may have captured last night’s fatal shooting on video.

Detectives are looking over surveillance footage from a traffic light camera at the intersection of Kilburn and School Street. It’s one they say scans the area on a regular basis. Investigators say 25-year-old Dajuan Walker was shot multiple times outside Lee’s Cleaners on School Street on Sunday.

“It’s just not a safe area, it’s not enough security.”

Residents of the area say Dajuan Walker had gotten into his car in the parking lot and was shot twice as he was pulling out. He eventually made his way out of his car onto the stoop where he waited for the ambulance to arrive.

Detectives say Walker is one of nearly 100 shooting victims in the last nine months. Police say they’ve responded to hundreds of shots fired calls city-wide.

The shooting happened at 6:19pm. Walker was pronounced dead at Rockford Memorial Hospital 40 minutes later.

http://www.wrex.com/story/23741144/2013/10/20/man-shot-and-killed-on-school-street-in-rockford

http://www.wifr.com/home/headlines/Police-Investigate-Murder-on-School-Street–228569041.html

http://www.mystateline.com/fulltext-news/d/story/video-surveillance-catches-murder-remains-unsolved/38047/zLQor-8jtUqec25jV84SUQ/

http://www.rrstar.com/article/20131021/NEWS/131029877

http://www.mystateline.com/fulltext-news/rockford-man-dead-after-shooting-at-west-side-business/d/fulltext-news/HifBDBZTG0K5nltXYh0-Uw

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/rrstar/obituary.aspx?pid=167691149

http://www.collinsandstonefh.com/obituaries/Dujuan-Walker/#!/Obituary

Double Shooting – Killed – Germana Burlakoff (Boca Raton, FL)

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BOCA RATON, Fla. – An investigation is ongoing after a Boca Raton police officer shot and killed a man Sunday night. After the shooting, officers then found a woman’s body a few blocks away.

The incident happened around 6 p.m. in the 500 block of South Ocean Blvd.

When officers arrived, police said they encountered an armed suspect, Ian Burlakoff, in the northbound shoulder of South Ocean Boulevard.

Police said Burlakoff failed to follow officers’ commands and then reached for a handgun.

An officer, whose name has not been released, fired a shot, killing Burlakoff.

Following the shooting, witnesses told officers that Burlakoff had shot and killed a woman a short distance away.

Officers found the body of a woman, identified as Germana Burlakoff, 37, of Boca Raton in an empty lot across the street.

The couple had spent that Sunday in 2013 with three of their daughters and another family at the Boca Beach Club, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Halfway through the day, the couple got into a heated argument. It was perhaps their worst fight since Gemma filed for divorce three months earlier. Each side fired off accusations of cheating and overspending. Gemma said in court that Ian wasn’t taking medication for his bipolar disorder.

That Sunday, an upset Ian picked up two of his daughters, 5 and 7, and walked with them down Ocean Boulevard. Onlookers told authorities the girls appeared to be trying to free themselves as the dad wrapped his arms around them.

A few minutes later, Gemma and the couple’s friends showed up in an SUV. The wife confronted Ian, giving the girls just enough time to run into the car. The couple continued to argue in the street.

One witness said she saw Ian push Gemma to the ground and pull a gun from his pocket. As the witness drove away, she heard the gun shots — two quick bursts from the 9mm pistol.

http://www.wptv.com/news/report-one-dead-in-possible-officer-involved-shooting

http://bocanewsnow.com/2013/10/23/burlakoff-shooting-divorce-lawyers-may-be-questioned/

http://bocanewsnow.com/2013/10/22/burlakoff-deaths-court-records-reveal-family-history/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2471698/Ian-Burlakoff-kills-wife-Germana-hes-shot-police.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2764385/Just-kill-Chilling-final-moments-husband-shot-dead-wife-murder-suicide-row-spending-cheating.html

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/police-man-killed-estranged-wife-then-died-in-conf/nbTPb/

http://www.wpbf.com/news/south-florida/palm-beach-county-news/officerinvolved-shooting-in-boca-raton/22535744

http://www.wptv.com/news/region-s-palm-beach-county/boca-raton/for-the-first-time-ian-and-gemma-burlakoffs-daughters-return-to-the-place-their-parents-died

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-09-20/news/fl-burlakoff-shooting-folo-20140919_1_west-boca-couple-gemma-burlakoff-ian-burlakoff

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-10-21/news/fl-boca-officer-shooting-follo-20131021_1_divorce-palm-beach-county-sheriff-dad

http://www.georgianewsday.com/news/crime/182139-ian-burlakoff-kills-wife-germana-over-excessive-spending-before-he-s-shot-by-police.html

http://www.bethisraelchapel.com/obituaries/Ian-Burlakoff2/

Double Shooting – Killed – Ian Burlakoff (Boca Raton, FL)

Ian Burlakoff

BOCA RATON, Fla. – An investigation is ongoing after a Boca Raton police officer shot and killed a man Sunday night. After the shooting, officers then found a woman’s body a few blocks away.

The incident happened around 6 p.m. in the 500 block of South Ocean Blvd.

When officers arrived, police said they encountered an armed suspect, Ian Burlakoff, in the northbound shoulder of South Ocean Boulevard.

Police said Burlakoff failed to follow officers’ commands and then reached for a handgun.

An officer, whose name has not been released, fired a shot, killing Burlakoff.

Following the shooting, witnesses told officers that Burlakoff had shot and killed a woman a short distance away.

Officers found the body of a woman, identified as Germana Burlakoff, 37, of Boca Raton in an empty lot across the street.

The couple had spent that Sunday in 2013 with three of their daughters and another family at the Boca Beach Club, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Halfway through the day, the couple got into a heated argument. It was perhaps their worst fight since Gemma filed for divorce three months earlier. Each side fired off accusations of cheating and overspending. Gemma said in court that Ian wasn’t taking medication for his bipolar disorder.

That Sunday, an upset Ian picked up two of his daughters, 5 and 7, and walked with them down Ocean Boulevard. Onlookers told authorities the girls appeared to be trying to free themselves as the dad wrapped his arms around them.

A few minutes later, Gemma and the couple’s friends showed up in an SUV. The wife confronted Ian, giving the girls just enough time to run into the car. The couple continued to argue in the street.

One witness said she saw Ian push Gemma to the ground and pull a gun from his pocket. As the witness drove away, she heard the gun shots — two quick bursts from the 9mm pistol.

http://www.wptv.com/news/report-one-dead-in-possible-officer-involved-shooting

http://bocanewsnow.com/2013/10/23/burlakoff-shooting-divorce-lawyers-may-be-questioned/

http://bocanewsnow.com/2013/10/22/burlakoff-deaths-court-records-reveal-family-history/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2471698/Ian-Burlakoff-kills-wife-Germana-hes-shot-police.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2764385/Just-kill-Chilling-final-moments-husband-shot-dead-wife-murder-suicide-row-spending-cheating.html

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/police-man-killed-estranged-wife-then-died-in-conf/nbTPb/

http://www.wpbf.com/news/south-florida/palm-beach-county-news/officerinvolved-shooting-in-boca-raton/22535744

http://www.wptv.com/news/region-s-palm-beach-county/boca-raton/for-the-first-time-ian-and-gemma-burlakoffs-daughters-return-to-the-place-their-parents-died

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-09-20/news/fl-burlakoff-shooting-folo-20140919_1_west-boca-couple-gemma-burlakoff-ian-burlakoff

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-10-21/news/fl-boca-officer-shooting-follo-20131021_1_divorce-palm-beach-county-sheriff-dad

http://www.georgianewsday.com/news/crime/182139-ian-burlakoff-kills-wife-germana-over-excessive-spending-before-he-s-shot-by-police.html

http://www.bethisraelchapel.com/obituaries/Ian-Burlakoff2/

Double Murder – Killed – Deborah M. Socia (Detroit, MI)

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DETROIT, MI — Mike Reda, the 66-year-old Detroit man accused of a double-homicide, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, felony murder, assault with intent to murder and felonious use of a firearm.

Police say Reda entered the Pablo Davis Elder Living Center in the 9200 block of Vernor in Southwest Detroit about 5:15 p.m. Sunday armed with a long gun.

He opened fire, fatally wounding Deborah M. Socia, 59 and Maria Victoria Gonzalez, 61, who were residents of the center, accotding to Wayne County Prrosecutor Kym Worthy’s office.

“It is further alleged that Reda held a man at gunpoint, but the man was able to escape by running away,” a Tuesday statement from Worthy’s office said. “Both women were transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead as a result of suffering multiple gunshot wounds.”

Reda is scheduled to be araigned at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 36th District Court.

The Associated Press reported that the incident occurred after Reda, also a tenant of the senior center, had an argument and broke up with his girlfriend. He blamed the victims for the break-up.

Neighbors tell Fox 2’s Randy Wimbley they believe the incident would have been avoided if management had taken their complains about Reda seriously. Fox 2 obtained a copy of the lease which prohibits engaging in acts of violence – and that’s something neighbors say Reda did often.

“He would come out on his balcony and shoot his gun straight into Woodmere Cemetery,” Michelle O’Neal tells Fox 2’s Randy Wimbley.

A boyfriend of a resident who lived across the hall from Reda says Reda threatened him several times. “I told management somebody was going to get hurt and they just didn’t listen,” the man says. “I was taking groceries upstairs and he ran up in back of me and was trying to cut me with a box cutter.” He continues: “There’s a police report; three times he pulled a gun on me. There’s police reports each time and management never took care of it.”

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Family members of a woman who was killed in a shooting at a Detroit retirement home have filed a lawsuit as their loved one’s killer prepares to spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Mike Reda, 61, appeared in Wayne County Circuit Court Thursday morning where a judge handed down two mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole in the deaths of 59-year-old Deborah Socia and 61-year-old Maria Gonzalez. He was convicted earlier this month on first degree murder, felony murder and other charges.

WWJ Newsradio 950 has learned that Gonzalez’s family has filed a lawsuit against the Pablo Davis Elder Living Center, as well as KMG Prestige Management for the cause of the shooting. According to the lawsuit, the center was aware that Reda kept a rifle on the premises after being warned by other tenants that he had previously fired the weapon into a cemetery behind the complex.

http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2013/10/man_accused_of_gunning_down_tw.html

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/21/2-women-shot-killed-at-detroit-senior-center/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fnational+%28Internal+-+US+Latest+-+Text%29

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/23749589/neighbors-suspected-shooter-at-detroit-senior-center-has-violent-history

http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/courier/news/man-says-he-was-drunk-angry-when-shot-and-killed/article_a11f0dc5-007c-5024-8729-04bbf71079e4.html

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2014/04/24/man-awaits-2-life-sentences-in-detroit-senior-center-shooting-victims-family-files-lawsuit/

Double Murder – Killed – Maria Victoria Gonzalez (Detroit, MI)

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DETROIT, MI — Mike Reda, the 66-year-old Detroit man accused of a double-homicide, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, felony murder, assault with intent to murder and felonious use of a firearm.

Police say Reda entered the Pablo Davis Elder Living Center in the 9200 block of Vernor in Southwest Detroit about 5:15 p.m. Sunday armed with a long gun.

He opened fire, fatally wounding Deborah M. Socia, 59 and Maria Victoria Gonzalez, 61, who were residents of the center, accotding to Wayne County Prrosecutor Kym Worthy’s office.

“It is further alleged that Reda held a man at gunpoint, but the man was able to escape by running away,” a Tuesday statement from Worthy’s office said. “Both women were transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead as a result of suffering multiple gunshot wounds.”

Reda is scheduled to be araigned at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 36th District Court.

The Associated Press reported that the incident occurred after Reda, also a tenant of the senior center, had an argument and broke up with his girlfriend. He blamed the victims for the break-up.

Neighbors tell Fox 2’s Randy Wimbley they believe the incident would have been avoided if management had taken their complains about Reda seriously. Fox 2 obtained a copy of the lease which prohibits engaging in acts of violence – and that’s something neighbors say Reda did often.

“He would come out on his balcony and shoot his gun straight into Woodmere Cemetery,” Michelle O’Neal tells Fox 2’s Randy Wimbley.

A boyfriend of a resident who lived across the hall from Reda says Reda threatened him several times. “I told management somebody was going to get hurt and they just didn’t listen,” the man says. “I was taking groceries upstairs and he ran up in back of me and was trying to cut me with a box cutter.” He continues: “There’s a police report; three times he pulled a gun on me. There’s police reports each time and management never took care of it.”

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Family members of a woman who was killed in a shooting at a Detroit retirement home have filed a lawsuit as their loved one’s killer prepares to spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Mike Reda, 61, appeared in Wayne County Circuit Court Thursday morning where a judge handed down two mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole in the deaths of 59-year-old Deborah Socia and 61-year-old Maria Gonzalez. He was convicted earlier this month on first degree murder, felony murder and other charges.

WWJ Newsradio 950 has learned that Gonzalez’s family has filed a lawsuit against the Pablo Davis Elder Living Center, as well as KMG Prestige Management for the cause of the shooting. According to the lawsuit, the center was aware that Reda kept a rifle on the premises after being warned by other tenants that he had previously fired the weapon into a cemetery behind the complex.

http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2013/10/man_accused_of_gunning_down_tw.html

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/21/2-women-shot-killed-at-detroit-senior-center/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fnational+%28Internal+-+US+Latest+-+Text%29

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/23749589/neighbors-suspected-shooter-at-detroit-senior-center-has-violent-history

http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/courier/news/man-says-he-was-drunk-angry-when-shot-and-killed/article_a11f0dc5-007c-5024-8729-04bbf71079e4.html

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2014/04/24/man-awaits-2-life-sentences-in-detroit-senior-center-shooting-victims-family-files-lawsuit/

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Jonathan Pender (Brighton, NY)

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Two men are dead after a shooting in Brighton late Sunday afternoon.

Brighton Police told News10NBC several calls came in to their department about a possible disturbance at the Elmwood Court Apartments around 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Elmwood Court Apartments are located on Elmwood Avenue, right off Interstate 590.
When police arrived at the apartment complex, they made a grisly discovery. One man was dead and another man had an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Investigators say the shootings were the result of a domestic dispute over a woman. Police say her name is not being released.

Police say they found 30-year-old Jonathan Pender dead inside an apartment at Elmwood Court on Elmwood Avenue Sunday afternoon. We are told Pender, who was from Rochester, was shot multiple times. Also inside the apartment, police say they found 29-year-old Matthew Fix of Henrietta.

Investigators say Fix shot Pender and then turned the gun on himself. Fix died at strong hospital.

http://www.brightonpittsfordpost.com/article/20131021/News/131029959

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/2013/10/21/relative-recalls-man-shot-in-apparent-murder-suicide-in-brighton/3145005/

http://www.rochesterhomepage.net/story/police-investigating-murder-suicide-at-brighton-apartment/d/story/-aITxRRDq0eXAjewjbsZ8w

http://roc.democratandchronicle.com/article/20131021/NEWS01/310210026/Relative-recalls-man-shot-apparent-murder-suicide-Brighton

http://hindlefuneralhome.com/tribute/details/75/Jonathan_David_Pender/obituary.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/democratandchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=jonathan-d-pender&pid=167673240&

http://www.newcomerrochester.com/obituary.aspx?src=value&obitid=71655&name=Matthew+B.Fix&city=Rochester&st=NY

Killed – Timothy B. Bush (Macy, NE)

Timothy B. Bush

A 48-year-old Omaha man has died following a hunting incident near Macy in northeast Nebraska on Sunday, Oct. 20.

Family of Tim Bush say that he worked as a custodian at Morton Middle School.

According to Nebraska Game and Parks, the incident took place on the Omaha Indian Reservation, where an early deer hunting season was in progress.

Bush was in a five-person hunting party when he was shot in the buttocks with a rifle. He was transported to a Winnebago hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy has been ordered.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Nebraska State Patrol, Omaha tribal officers and Thurston County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

Bush’s family says he was shot in crossfire by another person in the same party.

The family also says it was a tragic accident. Bush was an avid outdoor enthusiast who loved teaching other family members about hunting and fishing.

Bush spent a lot of time with his family, a brother said Tuesday in an email. He also worked as a custodian at Morton Middle School.

“He was a great OPS employee,” said Todd Andrews, spokesman for the Omaha Public Schools. “He was greatly appreciated by the staff and students.”

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Omaha-Man-Killed-In-Hunting-Accident-228687461.html

http://journalstar.com/ap/state/omaha-man-dies-after-hunting-accident/article_6c4cf985-82fa-5b50-bebd-87971285fc48.html

http://omaha-nsn.gov/tribe-expresses-sympathies-to-family-of-fallen-outdoorsman/

http://www.omaha.com/news/omaha-man-killed-in-hunting-accident-was-an-outdoorsman-ops/article_2591687c-fa4f-57bf-a8de-38d25e018420.html?mode=jqm