Category Archives: Woman

Killed – Ashlee Walker (Oakland, CA)

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OAKLAND — A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder and will be prosecuted as an adult in the fatal shooting on New Year’s Eve of a 21-year-old woman in East Oakland, authorities said Tuesday.

Authorities said Dashawn Cooper is charged with killing Ashlee Walker, of Oakland, a college student and fast-food restaurant worker. She was shot while in a car with three other people who had stopped about 9:15 p.m. Dec. 31 in the 2000 block of 22nd Avenue to meet someone.

Cooper is also charged with three counts of attempted murder because there were other people in the car, none of whom were wounded.

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_24908831/oakland-17-year-old-boy-charged-new-years

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_24828229/oakland-woman-slain-last-2013-homicide-identified

http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_26648864/oakland-judge-orders-18-year-old-stand-trial

http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_24827427/oakland-one-person-injured-new-years-eve-shooting?source=rss

http://sfist.com/2014/01/01/woman_killed_man_injured_in_two_sep.php

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/01/01/police-id-woman-shot-killed-in-oakland-on-new-years-eve/

Mass Shooting – Killed – Ashley Carpenter (Barberton, OH)

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Two men have been arrested in connection with the New Year’s Eve shooting deaths of a Barberton father and his two teenage children.

Michael Deon Hendon, 22, and Eric Donta Hendon, 30, both of Akron, were arrested Friday on three counts each of aggravated murder.

Additional charges, including a potential death penalty specification indictment, will be considered when the case is reviewed later this month by a Summit County grand jury.

The arrests came on the same day that John Kohler, the Barberton father whose home was targeted by armed robbers on New Year’s Eve, died of apparent gunshot wounds.

He was shot in the home invasion burglary that also claimed the life of his 18-year-old stepdaughter, Ashley Carpenter, and his son, David Kohler Carpenter, 14.

Kohler’s girlfriend, Ronda Blankenship, 38, survived the shooting and is recovering at an area hospital.

Autopsies this week showed that Ashley died of a single gunshot wound to the head. Her brother, David, died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head. He also suffered defensive wounds to his arms, reports show. They were found together in a back bedroom.

The haunting 911 call from a Barberton woman paints a picture of the aftermath of a shooting New Year’s Eve that left her and her boyfriend wounded and his two teenage children dead.

“Help, help,” a wounded Ronda Blankenship pleads to a dispatcher in the conversation released Thursday by Southwest Summit Communications. “I’m bleeding everywhere … my boyfriend is here. I have two kids here … Help, help, help. Oh God.”

The teens were visiting their father, John Kohler, 42, at his 7th Street Northeast home on New Year’s Eve.

His girlfriend, Rhonda Blankenship, 38, was also shot, but survived.

A call for help was made around 6:50 p.m.

AKRON, Ohio — One of two brothers accused of killing three people and shooting a fourth during a home invasion robbery in Barberton is mentally unfit for the death penalty, a judge ruled on Monday.

Michael Hendon, 23, of Akron, still faces aggravated murder charges in the Dec. 31, 2013 attack. Summit County Judge Amy Corrigal Jones ruled that Hendon mental disabilities barred him from being executed under state and federal laws.

Hendon is scheduled for a court hearing Tuesday to determine how the case will proceed.

Hendon and his brother, Eric Hendon, 32, are accused of breaking into a 7th Street S.W. home in order to steal drugs and money, according to police.

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/barberton-police-arrest-two-in-slaying-of-teens-father-1.456772

http://www.cleveland.com/akron/index.ssf/2015/08/judge_rules_barberton_triple_m.html

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/family-prepares-to-bury-teen-victims-in-barberton-shooting-1.456621

http://fox8.com/2014/01/03/autopsy-results-on-barberton-teens-released/

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/01/victim_in_fatal_barberton_quad.html

http://www.toledonewsnow.com/story/24627406/prosecutors-get-confession-from-suspect-in-barberton-triple-murder

http://raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/27409507/brothers-in-barberton-triple-murder-seek-plea-deal-to-avoid-death-penalty

http://www.cleveland19.com/story/27409507/brothers-in-barberton-triple-murder-seek-plea-deal-to-avoid-death-penalty

http://www.fox10tv.com/story/24543218/death-penalty-sought

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ohio/obituary.aspx?pid=168932974

http://www.coxfuneralhomeinc.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2367494&fh_id=13548

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Woman (Barberton, OH)

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Two men have been arrested in connection with the New Year’s Eve shooting deaths of a Barberton father and his two teenage children.

Michael Deon Hendon, 22, and Eric Donta Hendon, 30, both of Akron, were arrested Friday on three counts each of aggravated murder.

Additional charges, including a potential death penalty specification indictment, will be considered when the case is reviewed later this month by a Summit County grand jury.

The arrests came on the same day that John Kohler, the Barberton father whose home was targeted by armed robbers on New Year’s Eve, died of apparent gunshot wounds.

He was shot in the home invasion burglary that also claimed the life of his 18-year-old stepdaughter, Ashley Carpenter, and his son, David Kohler Carpenter, 14.

Kohler’s girlfriend, Ronda Blankenship, 38, survived the shooting and is recovering at an area hospital.

Autopsies this week showed that Ashley died of a single gunshot wound to the head. Her brother, David, died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head. He also suffered defensive wounds to his arms, reports show. They were found together in a back bedroom.

The haunting 911 call from a Barberton woman paints a picture of the aftermath of a shooting New Year’s Eve that left her and her boyfriend wounded and his two teenage children dead.

“Help, help,” a wounded Ronda Blankenship pleads to a dispatcher in the conversation released Thursday by Southwest Summit Communications. “I’m bleeding everywhere … my boyfriend is here. I have two kids here … Help, help, help. Oh God.”

The teens were visiting their father, John Kohler, 42, at his 7th Street Northeast home on New Year’s Eve.

His girlfriend, Rhonda Blankenship, 38, was also shot, but survived.

A call for help was made around 6:50 p.m.

AKRON, Ohio — One of two brothers accused of killing three people and shooting a fourth during a home invasion robbery in Barberton is mentally unfit for the death penalty, a judge ruled on Monday.

Michael Hendon, 23, of Akron, still faces aggravated murder charges in the Dec. 31, 2013 attack. Summit County Judge Amy Corrigal Jones ruled that Hendon mental disabilities barred him from being executed under state and federal laws.

Hendon is scheduled for a court hearing Tuesday to determine how the case will proceed.

Hendon and his brother, Eric Hendon, 32, are accused of breaking into a 7th Street S.W. home in order to steal drugs and money, according to police.

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/barberton-police-arrest-two-in-slaying-of-teens-father-1.456772

http://www.cleveland.com/akron/index.ssf/2015/08/judge_rules_barberton_triple_m.html

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/family-prepares-to-bury-teen-victims-in-barberton-shooting-1.456621

http://fox8.com/2014/01/03/autopsy-results-on-barberton-teens-released/

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/01/victim_in_fatal_barberton_quad.html

http://www.toledonewsnow.com/story/24627406/prosecutors-get-confession-from-suspect-in-barberton-triple-murder

http://raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/27409507/brothers-in-barberton-triple-murder-seek-plea-deal-to-avoid-death-penalty

http://www.cleveland19.com/story/27409507/brothers-in-barberton-triple-murder-seek-plea-deal-to-avoid-death-penalty

http://www.fox10tv.com/story/24543218/death-penalty-sought

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ohio/obituary.aspx?pid=168932974

http://www.coxfuneralhomeinc.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2367494&fh_id=13548

Double Shooting – Killed – Achievia Upshaw (Columbus, GA)

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Shots fired during a possible attempted burglary at a Veterans Parkway shopping center Tuesday has left one woman dead, one in critical condition and investigators searching for a third suspect, Columbus police said.

Police said Achievia Upshaw, 21, and Deaisa Ransom, 24, were shot at the Courtesy Shuttle at 5870 Veterans Parkway, just before the West Britt David Road intersection during a burglary attempt.

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said Upshaw was fatally shot in her lower back. She was pronounced dead at 8:21 a.m. at Midtown Medical Center, almost two hours after the 6:30 a.m. shooting. An autopsy on Upshaw’s body is scheduled for Thursday in Atlanta.

Ransom was in critical condition at the hospital. Police said she fled on foot from the scene toward the back-end of the nearby Brittwood Apartments.

Both women were shot near the business’ front door. A Courtesy Shuttle van, parked immediately facing the door, was towed away from the scene with a small bullet hole in its front windshield.

Police Lt. John McMichael said the shooter, a part-owner of the business with his fiancee, was inside sleeping when he “heard the crash of the glass breaking” and confronted the pair.

Someone threw a large object through the front door of the building. Police responded around 6:30 a.m. after the fiancée called 911, police said.

“(The women) were attempting a burglary of the business,” said Maj. Gene Hillhouse.

A black SUV was also involved, McMichael said; it was towed away from the scene along with the van.

Upshaw was fatally shot by business owner Kenneth Hayes while she allegedly attempted to burgle the business, reportedly accompanied by Xavius Donnell Table, 21, and Deaisa Ransom, 24.

During a Monday Recorder’s Court hearing, Sgt. Joseph Hart said Hayes told police he heard the sound of glass breaking during the burglary, and grabbed his Smith & Wesson hand gun to investigate. The part-owner saw one suspect in the store, but was unable to give a clear description of the suspect.

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/crime/article29316946.html

http://www.wtvm.com/story/24334352/one-killed-after-break-in-attempt-at-courtesy-shuttle

http://raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/24351061/police-tattoo

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29317771.html

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29317408.html

http://www.sconiersfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1205611

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ledger-enquirer/obituary-preview.aspx?n=achievia-s-upshaw&pid=168886149&referrer=1379

Double Shooting – Wounded – Woman (Columbus, GA)

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Shots fired during a possible attempted burglary at a Veterans Parkway shopping center Tuesday has left one woman dead, one in critical condition and investigators searching for a third suspect, Columbus police said.

Police said Achievia Upshaw, 21, and Deaisa Ransom, 24, were shot at the Courtesy Shuttle at 5870 Veterans Parkway, just before the West Britt David Road intersection during a burglary attempt.

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said Upshaw was fatally shot in her lower back. She was pronounced dead at 8:21 a.m. at Midtown Medical Center, almost two hours after the 6:30 a.m. shooting. An autopsy on Upshaw’s body is scheduled for Thursday in Atlanta.

Ransom was in critical condition at the hospital. Police said she fled on foot from the scene toward the back-end of the nearby Brittwood Apartments.

Both women were shot near the business’ front door. A Courtesy Shuttle van, parked immediately facing the door, was towed away from the scene with a small bullet hole in its front windshield.

Police Lt. John McMichael said the shooter, a part-owner of the business with his fiancee, was inside sleeping when he “heard the crash of the glass breaking” and confronted the pair.

Someone threw a large object through the front door of the building. Police responded around 6:30 a.m. after the fiancée called 911, police said.

“(The women) were attempting a burglary of the business,” said Maj. Gene Hillhouse.

A black SUV was also involved, McMichael said; it was towed away from the scene along with the van.

Upshaw was fatally shot by business owner Kenneth Hayes while she allegedly attempted to burgle the business, reportedly accompanied by Xavius Donnell Table, 21, and Deaisa Ransom, 24.

During a Monday Recorder’s Court hearing, Sgt. Joseph Hart said Hayes told police he heard the sound of glass breaking during the burglary, and grabbed his Smith & Wesson hand gun to investigate. The part-owner saw one suspect in the store, but was unable to give a clear description of the suspect.

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/crime/article29316946.html

http://www.wtvm.com/story/24334352/one-killed-after-break-in-attempt-at-courtesy-shuttle

http://raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/24351061/police-tattoo

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29317771.html

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29317408.html

http://www.sconiersfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1205611

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ledger-enquirer/obituary-preview.aspx?n=achievia-s-upshaw&pid=168886149&referrer=1379

Double Shooting – Killed – Woman (Andover, MN)

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ANDOVER, Minn. – Police say one person is dead and another is injured following a shooting in Andover early Tuesday morning.

Anoka County officials say they were called to a shooting incident in the 2200 block of 138th Lane NW just after 4 a.m. When officers arrived on the scene they found a 42-year-old man alive with gunshots wounds and a 43-year-old female dead with gunshot wounds.

Authorities say both individuals resided at the address and were relatively new to the area.

The man was taken to the hospital with what police describe as non life-threatening injuries.

Deputies from the sheriff’s office were dispatched 4:06 a.m. Dec. 31 to an Andover home on the 2200 block of 138th Lane NW on a 911 call of a shooting taking place.

There are no suspects being sought and the sheriff’s office does not believe there is any further threat to the general public.

http://www.kare11.com/story/news/local/2013/12/31/1-dead-1-injured-in-andover-shooting/4260433/

http://abcnewspapers.com/2013/12/31/one-killed-one-wounded-in-shooting-at-andover-home/

Double Murder/Suicide – Killed – Akesia Jones (Louisburg, NC)

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A preliminary autopsy report suggests that Ricky Junior Toney, one of the suspects in a Dec. 31 double homicide in Franklin County, died of a self-inflicted wound, according to Warren County Sheriff Johnny Williams.

Toney, 34, and his brother, Joey Lamont Kearney, 16, both of Franklin County, led law enforcement officers on a manhunt that covered areas of Franklin and Vance counties before ending in southwestern Warren County.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence on West River Road in Franklinton at 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 31 to the scene of what was believed to be a domestic dispute. According to the sheriff office’s report, there was no answer at the door when deputies arrived. Deputies were able to enter the residence through an unsecured door and found broken glass on the bedroom floor, blood pooling at the base of the bathroom door, and a mirror in the bathroom that appeared to have been shattered by a gunshot.

According to the report, the bodies of a woman and her teenage daughter were found in the bathroom. They later were identified as Akesia Michelle Toney, 37, Ricky Junior Toney’s estranged wife, and Brianna Nicole Jones, 16.

http://www.warrenrecord.com/news/article_3a622014-77e1-11e3-8397-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.wral.com/mother_daughter_killed_by_estranged_husband/13258841/

http://abc11.com/archive/9376800/

http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local&id=9376800

http://www.wilsontimes.com/News/Feature/Story/28048226—Deputies–Man-fatally-shot-after-killing-2

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24333284/suspect-wanted-in-louisburg-home-invasion-double-homicide

http://www.hendersondispatch.com/homepage/third-murder-charge-coming-for-teenager/article_d81904b5-212d-5353-849d-6f6fbcbb306d.html

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Brianna-N.-Jones-98967780

http://www.thefranklintimes.com/news.php?viewStory=29042

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Akesia-M.-Jones-98980914

https://www.facebook.com/LHS94Akesia

http://www.wakeweekly.com/akesia-michelle-jones-toney-37/