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Man Shoots 13-Year Old 9 Times for Laughing at Him

According to the Gary Post-Tribune, police have not released the shooter’s name, but said that he shot Kobe Jones, 13, nine times. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:31 p.m. on Friday by the Lake County Coroner’s office.

Gary Police Lt. Thomas Pawlak told the Post-Tribune that the gunman’s home was broken into and robbed some time on Friday afternoon. The man arrived home around 5:00 p.m. and discovered the robbery and flew into a rage.

As he was having a noisy tantrum in his back yard, a crowd of neighborhood residents gathered. Jones made the mistake of laughing at his neighbor’s histrionics, which drove the man to even greater heights of rage.

He produced a gun and shot Jones nine times, killing him. The shooter and his girlfriend fled the scene in a car, but returned at around 7:00 p.m. and surrendered to police.

Indiana man shoots and kills 13-year-old neighbor for laughing at him. The Raw Story, 10/25/2014.

A 13-year-old boy was shot and killed Friday evening in Gary by a neighbor who was upset about his house being burglarized and became enraged when the teen laughed at him, according to police.

Kobe Jones died of multiple gunshot wounds near his home in the 1000 block of Polk Street and was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:31 p.m., the Lake County coroner’s office reported.

A suspect is in custody and the residents on the block who know the connection aren’t talking.

“We know there were a lot of people out there when he was ranting and raving, but no one wants to tell us what they saw,” a frustrated investigations Cmdr. Del Stout said Saturday.

Without eyewitnesses who can connect the suspect to the shooting death of Jones, the boy’s 30-year-old neighbor may go free.

“He started then, up and down the street, knocking on doors and wanting to know who broke into his home,” Nielsen said. This continued on and off until shortly before 5 p.m., when Jones, who was sitting on his own front porch, was shot several times.

The suspect and his girlfriend were seen leaving the area immediately. They returned about two hours later, after police had completed processing the scene in front of Jones’ house.

They were both arrested then, Nielsen said. The shooting suspect told police he had just been released from Kane County Jail the day he discovered the burglary. His girlfriend had been at work during the day, police said.

Cops: ‘No one wants to tell us what they saw’ when 13-year-old was killed. Post-Tribune, 10/24/2014.

“Hurry up. I don’t want to hurt you”: Man Kills 2 Cops, Wounds 1 and Civilian

“a ‘perfect storm’ of violence”

At about 10:30 a.m., a man armed with an AR-15 rifle aimed out of the car from the parking lot of a Motel 6 at Arden Way and Ethan Way and opened fire, killing [officer Danny] Oliver with a shot to the forehead.

Over the next six hours, authorities say, 34-year-old gunman Marcelo Marquez eluded hundreds of officers from Sacramento to Auburn in a crime spree that left Oliver and Placer County sheriff’s Detective Michael David Davis Jr. dead. A third Placer deputy, Jeff Davis, was wounded and later treated and released from a hospital. A motorist was in serious condition from a gunshot to the head.

The carnage ended around 4 p.m., when Marquez meekly surrendered to deputies who converged on a home in Auburn where he had been hiding for hours as one of the largest manhunts in Sacramento history unfolded.

Marquez, who public records indicate is from Salt Lake City, was expected to be transferred to the Sacramento County jail late Friday along with a woman who authorities say had accompanied him on part of his rampage.

She was identified as Jannelle Monroy, 38, of Sacramento, although public records online suggest she is Marquez’s wife and that the couple are from West Valley City, Utah.

The ordeal began at the Motel 6 near Sacramento’s bustling Arden Fair mall and a popular movie theater complex.

Oliver and his partner were approaching a car in the motel parking lot that had a man and woman inside when the gunman suddenly opened fire, Jones said.

“As the officer approached the vehicle, the person inside the vehicle fired several rounds at Officer Danny Oliver,” the sheriff said in an afternoon press conference. “At least one of those rounds struck Deputy Oliver in the forehead, which caused his death.”

Oliver didn’t have time to react, but his partner drew his weapon and opened fire as the suspects fled the parking lot.

The suspects drove a short distance away, to the 700 block of Howe Avenue. There, they tried to carjack a vehicle driven by a man who apparently resisted and was shot in the head, then fell back into his vehicle.

That victim was identified as Anthony Holmes, 38, who was listed in serious condition Friday night at the UC Davis Medical Center.

The suspects fled that parking lot into a nearby neighborhood, where they carjacked yet another vehicle, this one a white Ford Mustang convertible, then raced a few blocks away to a home on Coronado Boulevard at Castec Drive, where they encountered Jose Cruz, a gardener working on a home.

“I need a favor,” the man told Cruz as he pointed a pistol at him with his right hand and held his left arm wrapped in a bloody shirt.

“What’s the favor?” Cruz asked.

“I need your keys,” the gunman said. “Hurry up, because they’re chasing me. Hurry up. I don’t want to hurt you.”

The suspect then helped Cruz unhitch a trailer full of gardening equipment from the truck, and he and the woman raced off to Fair Oaks Boulevard and, within minutes, a Carmichael neighborhood.

There, a county park ranger spotted them changing clothes and alerted authorities, who raced to Van Alstine Avenue and cordoned off a neighborhood.

But they were too late. By then, the pickup truck was racing up Interstate 80 and exited at Auburn, where the occupants pulled over to the side of the road and two Placer County deputies spotted it.

The deputies approached but immediately were met with gunfire from an AR-15 rifle, authorities said, striking both of the officers. Both were taken to the Sutter Roseville Medical Center, where Michael David Davis Jr. later died.

Monroy was arrested at that scene, and authorities said a pistol was found in her purse. However, they added that they believe Marquez did all the firing during Friday’s events.

As Monroy was being arrested, Marquez fled into a residential area near Placer High School, forcing that school and others to lock down their campuses, authorities said.

The gunman took refuge inside a home on Belmont Drive while a massive law enforcement response that included several helicopters converged on the area.

For the next three hours, officers carefully tightened the noose around the neighborhood, focusing SWAT teams on the home and contacting the homeowner, who helped draw a floor plan of the home for deputies.

In Auburn, meanwhile, scanner traffic that had been describing efforts to capture the suspect suddenly went silent.

After about 45 minutes of minimal traffic, the scanner came back to life just before 4 p.m. with a simple announcement: “He’s cuffed,” a dispatcher said.

Officers had entered the home and arrested Marquez, apparently without him putting up a struggle.

Gun rampage kills 2 deputies in Sacramento region. The Sacramento Bee, 10/24/2014.

Man with Hatchet Attacks Cops in NYC

The chaotic scene unfolded about 2 p.m. when a freelance photographer approached four officers assigned to foot patrol with the 103rd Precinct and asked to take their picture on Jamaica Avenue near 162nd Street, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said during a Thursday evening press conference.

As the officers posed for the shot on the rainy street, Zale Thompson, who was swinging an 18 1/2-inch metal hatchet, charged and struck Officer Joseph Meeker, 24, in the right arm, Bratton said. Thompson swung again, striking Officer Kenneth Healey, 25, in the back of the head, knocking him to the ground.

Thompson never uttered a word and investigators have no motive for the attack,….

Surveillance video released by the NYPD shows Thompson, 33, a Queens resident, in a green raincoat with the hood up run up and swing at the officers with a two-handed grip on the hatchet.

Two other officers shot and killed Thompson in front of the Conway department store.

VIDEO: Hatchet-Wielding Man Attacks Police Before Being Gunned Down. DNAinfo New York, 10/23/2014.

Canada? Gone Bad?

Really?

A little before 10 a.m. on Wednesday, police received several emergency calls reporting a gunman had opened fire at Ottawa’s National War Memorial , fatally shooting a Canadian soldier who was standing guard. The identity of the deceased soldier has not yet been released.

Witnesses told Reuters that the gunman then ran towards Parliament Hill, which is located across the street from the Memorial.

Construction worker Scott Walsh told the news service that he saw a man dressed in black with a scarf over his face running towards parliament. He added that the masked man was carrying a double barreled shotgun. He saw the assailant hijack a car and drove it to the main Parliament building.

A video released by the Globe and Mail Newspaper captured a gunfight inside the Parliament building, showing officers scrambling to take cover.

The incident comes just two days after police killed a Muslim convert in Quebec after he had hit two soldiers with his car in a parking lot near Montreal. Police say Martin Couture Rouleau fled in his car after hitting the two soldiers. He was shot by police after a car chase in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, near Montreal.

Multiple Shootings Near Canadian Parliament In Ottawa, Soldier Killed. The World Post, 10/22/2014.

Contrary to earlier reports no incident occurred near the Rideau Centre.

One shooting victim succumbed to injuries. He was a member of the Canadian Forces.  Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his loved ones.

Next of kin notification is underway and as such, the victim’s identification will not be released.

One male suspect has also been confirmed deceased. There is no further update on injuries at this time.

This is an ongoing joint police operation and there is no one in custody at this time.

Ottawa residents are asked to stay away from the downtown area while the investigation continues.  If you work in one of the downtown buildings, follow the instructions from the building management you are in.

A number of RCMP and Federal government buildings are also closed to the public; as is Ottawa City Hall and all Ottawa Police stations.

Shooting incidents in Ottawa today: ongoing investigation. Ottawa Police Service, 10/22/2014.

Cellphone video shot by a Globe and Mail reporter showed a chaotic scene in the elegant hallway leading from the front doors of Parliament’s Centre Block to the Library of Parliament during the attack.

First responders arrive after multiple shots were fired at Ottawa’s National War Memorial on Wednesday morning. A soldier was shot and one gunman is dead, and much of the downtown Ottawa area remained in lockdown. (Laura Payton/CBC)
A sustained volley of shots was fired. Startled security personnel and political staff scrambled to take cover in the limestone alcoves as bullets flew.

In the minutes after the shooting on Parliament Hill, MPs and parliamentary staff began tweeting and telling reporters that it was Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers who shot the suspect. The tweets included:

NDP MP Craig Scott: “MPs and Hill staff owe their safety, even lives, to Sergeant at Arms Kevin Vickers who shot attacker just outside the MPs’ caucus rooms.”

Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino, former head of the Ontario Provincial Police and ex-Toronto chief of police: “I am safe & profoundly grateful to Sgt at Arms Kevin Vickers & our security forces for selfless act of keeping us safe.”

Justice Minister Peter MacKay: “Thank God for Sgt at Arms Kevin Vickers & our Cdn security forces. True heroes.”

Parliament Hill attack: Soldier dies of injuries, gunman also shot dead. CBC News, 10/22/2014.

Man Beats 3-Year-Old Girl to Death over Soiled Pants

Cops found the dying girl after a 911 caller reported bloodcurdling screams echoing from the apartment in a city homeless shelter at 38 Cooper St. shortly before 4 p.m., cops said.

…Jeida Torres, 3, died at Wyckoff Hospital after her mother’s enraged boyfriend “punched and choked” the tiny child — who suffered injuries to her head and body, sources said.

“She either pooped her pants or peed on herself, and he got agitated,” a source said.

Suspect Kelsey Smith, who fled the scene and left the mortally injured child behind with her battered big brother, has a rap sheet with with 14 prior arrests dating to 2008, cop sources said.

Jeida’s 5-year-old brother, Andrew, was also beaten black and blue by Smith, 20, although a police source said the boy’s injuries were possibly inflicted before Saturday.

Neighbor Marilyn Cruz said the afternoon killing capped two solid weeks of fighting and violence inside the apartment.

Smith was busted just across the Queens border after the NYPD received a tip on the fugitive’s whereabouts. Cop sources said he tried to slash himself in a failed suicide try.

[Mother of children Kimberly] Torres — who arrived at the location 30 minutes after the 911 call — told police she left Smith alone with her two kids when she went to work Saturday.

The dead girl’s grandfather broke down completely after he learned of little Jeida’s fate, and his daughter sobbed relentlessly before police brought her to the hospital.

Battered Andrew Torres, who was placed in a police car for the trip to Wyckoff, was in stable condition with visible bruises to his face and upper body.

“Papa! Papa!” the terrified boy shouted at his grandfather, who had just come downstairs from the apartment where his granddaughter’s body was found.

The little girl was already motionless when EMTs rushed her outside in a desperate if vain effort to save her life.

“I saw the paramedics run out with little girl wrapped in a blanket,” said Best. “Her hands were just hanging out … just limp.”

Brooklyn girl, 3, beaten to death by mother’s 20-year-old boyfriend after going to bathroom in her pants: police. NY Daily News, 10/18/2014.

“rocks, skateboards, buckets, pumpkins”: Pumpkin Festival Becomes Melee

Huge crowds including Keene State College students and visitors to an annual pumpkin festival in New Hampshire became unruly Saturday, leading to injuries and arrests.

College officials provided few specifics on the melee but said Keene State students and out-of-town visitors were involved. The school said in a statement that off-campus gatherings escalated at locations around the city.

Keene State student Ellery Murray told The Boston Globe she was at a party that had drawn a large crowd when people started throwing things. She said police responded in riot gear and used tear gas to break up the crowd.
“People were just throwing everything they could find — rocks, skateboards, buckets, pumpkins,” she said. “People just got too drunk.”

The Southwestern New Hampshire Fire Mutual Aid organization said on Twitter that several people were injured from thrown bottles at a party involving hundreds of people.

Arrests, Injuries At Keene State College Pumpkin Festival After Unrest. HuffPo College, 10/18/2014.

10-Year-Old Boy Punches 90-Year-Old Woman to Death

The boy, from Damascus Township, was charged as an adult. Police say he punched Helen Novak of Tyler Hill numerous times in the throat on Saturday, placing a cane on her neck at first.

According to a press release by Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards, the boy went to visit his grandfather, Anthony Virbitsky, who lives at 349 Skylake Road in Tyler Hill. Virbitsky is the caretaker for Novak.

At about 3:20 on Saturday, Martha Virbitsky went to the state police barracks in Honesdale with her son and reported that her son told her that he had gone into Novak’s room at his grandfather’s home and Novak yelled at him, according to the DA’s press release.

Martha Virbitsky told police that her son told her that he got mad, lost his temper and grabbed a cane and put it on Novak’s throat at his grandfather’s home earlier in the day.

State trooper John Decker then met with the boy and Martha Virbitsky and agreed to sit down with them to discuss Novak’s death. Decker mirandized the boy and reviewed his rights with him and Martha Virbitsky.

The affidavit states that the boy told Decker that he pulled Novak down on the bed and held a cane on her throat and then punched her numerous times. The boy then went to his grandfather and told him that Novak was bleeding from her mouth.

Anthony Virbitsky went to check on Novak and said she was OK. Virbitsky then asked the boy if he had done something to Novak and the boy said “No,” according to the DA’s office.

Anthony Virbitsky then went back to Novak around 11 a.m., found her unresponsive and called 911.

Anthony Virbitsky also stated that after finding Novak unresponsive that he asked the boy again if he had done something to Novak and this time the boy told his grandfather that he had punched Novak and put a cane on her throat.

Police charge boy, 10, with killing 90-year-old woman; say he punched her numerous times. Pocono Record, 10/13/2014.

Cop Breaks Down Door, Shoots Man in the the Back, Kills Him

The Rocky Ford police officer involved in the shooting, James Ashby, is on administrative leave pending the investigation.

Sara Lindenmuth is the victim’s sister-in-law. She said Jack Jacquez came home just before 2 a.m.  Then, she said a police officer forced down the front door and the two men started shouting.

“He was standing next to his mom, his back turned toward the officer and then he shot him twice in the back and then pepper sprayed him. Then they handcuffed his fiancé, for reasons I don’t know why. And the mom went to call the cops and the cop took her phone and threw it against the wall,” said Lindenmuth.

Mariah Jacquez said one of the shots fired almost hit her. She said she and her soon-to-be mother-in-law were handcuffed but didn’t know why.

UPDATE: Fiancée of victim in officer-involved shooting says the couple was expecting. KRDO.com, 10/12/1014, 10/14/2014.

Asshat-at-Large Beats to Death Bear Cub, Dumps Body in NYC Central Park

Police told AFP that officers were called to Manhattan’s largest public park shortly before 10 am by a warden after the baby bear was found lying in a grassy area.

They said the bear was 3 feet long and transported to the Bronx Zoo.

The discovery baffled officials and disturbed members of the public, who go jogging, relax, walk their dogs and play with their children in Central Park.

No animals have been reported missing from any zoo in the city, leading to speculation that the bear may have been killed elsewhere and its body dumped.

The bear, somehow separated from her mother, was later on Monday transported to New York state department of environmental conservation in Albany for a necropsy.

Baby bear found beaten to death in NYC’s Central Park. Agence France-Presse/The Raw Story, 10/7/2014.

Man Shoots Woman in Forehead over “joking[...]” Slap

Elliott William Orsborn, 26, is accused of shooting Jamie Lee Martin, 26, in the head after a night of friendly drinking at Martin’s home at 2041 Ashton Street in Middleburg, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

Witnesses told authorities Martin, Orsborn and several other friends had been hanging out in the garage throughout the night while Martin’s two children slept in the house, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Orsborn had flashed his silver .22 revolver with electrical tape wrapped around the handle several times and kept playing around with it.

As the night went on and the group drank more, Martin and Orsborn were sitting at a table talking when Martin said something Orsborn didn’t like. Witnesses said Gavin Lamberth, Martin’s boyfriend of about 5 months who lives with her and her children, told Orsborn to “just chill.”

Then, Martin “jokingly slapped the defendant across the face.”

Witnesses told authorities Orsborn pulled his gun out of his shorts pocket, pointed it at Martin’s forehead and shot her, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Orsborn immediately told witnesses he didn’t mean to shoot Martin, and Martin’s boyfriend and friend started “freaking out.” He stayed at the house for a few minutes and tried to help Martin but then ran from the house.

Orsborn was arrested at his home and told authorities he didn’t wish to speak until talking with an attorney….

Orsborn is a felon who was convicted of aggravated assault in January 2011 where he pulled a knife on a courtesy officer at an Orange Park motel. According to the report, he told officers he had six or seven shots of alcohol before that 2011 incident.

Putting a gun to someone’s forehead is not “I didn’t mean to shoot.” Asshat.

Man shoots woman to death at Middleburg home after she ‘jokingly’ slapped him. FL Times Union, 10/5/2014.

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