The incident started when [John Leo] Davis got angry at one of the kids for playing video games and hit them in the face, court records show. The child told Michele [Davis], who reportedly confronted her husband and an argument ensued.
The children saw Davis wield a knife and chase his 35-year-old wife from the kitchen to the front door where police later found her in a pool of blood, records show.
Kutis said police responded to a call regarding a family fight at approximately 6:15 p.m. at the home near Lower Buckeye Road and Cotton Lane.
Michele was transported to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, Kutis said.
In 2008, police arrested Davis in Utah on suspicion of assault against Michele and child abuse, court records show. He was also reportedly arrested in 2006 and twice in the 1990s on suspicion of battery against a spouse.
The kids were immediately removed form the home at 168th Drive and Watkins Street and were being cared for Friday morning by relatives, said Lisa Kutis, a Goodyear police spokeswoman.
Three of the seven children – ages 3, 5 and 9 – belong to the couple, according to Kutis. Two children – ages 11 and 15 – belong to Michele only. Two others – ages 12 and 14 – belong to Davis.
A 16-year-old child, who was not at home when the incident occurred, also belongs to Davis, Kutis said.
Goodyear murder suspect has history of domestic violence. AZCentral.com, 3/27/2015.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office received a call about the shooting at 6:19 p.m. local time in the city of Hudson, some 45 miles (72 km) north of Tampa, the office said in a statement.
The three brothers were squabbling over dinner, the statement said, when the 13-year-old grabbed a handgun and shot his two brothers before killing himself. The children were home alone at the time.
The older brother was taken to a hospital and his injuries were not considered life-threatening, the statement said. The names of the children were not released by authorities.
The Times said that the children’s mother was at work and a fourth son, who is 18-years-old, was not at the house.
Further details were not immediately available.
Florida teen shoots and kills 6-year-old brother, then himself, after argument over food. Reuters/The Raw Story, 3/26/2015.
One suspect dead, officer wounded.
The fight happened Saturday night after Cottonwood Police Department received a call at 11:52 p.m. from a Cottonwood Walmart reporting that multiple suspects assaulted a female employee in the store, according to a press release from the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
When officers arrived, the suspects were in the parking lot and attacked the officers, the release said. One suspect was shot and killed during the fight, another was shot in the abdomen, and a total of seven others were taken into custody.
The suspects are from the same family, according to DPS spokesman Bart Graves.
A Walmart employee and eight officers were involved in the fight. One officer was shot in the leg and the other seven were left with cuts and bruises.
Cottonwood Walmart brawl leaves 1 dead, officer shot. AZ Central, 3/22/2015.
Henry Solis was off-duty on Friday morning when gunfire killed 23-year-old Salome Rodriguez, Jr. in Pomona, 30 miles east of Los Angeles, the Pomona Police Department said in a statement on Sunday.
A 27-year-old probationary officer assigned to the Devonshire Division in the San Fernando Valley, Solis later failed to show up for work on Saturday following the shooting, and his car was found on Sunday abandoned near the scene.
“Solis’ whereabouts is unknown, and we have reason to believe that he knows the police are looking to talk with him,” the statement said.
A preliminary investigation found that Rodriguez and another man “were engaged in a physical altercation” just before the shooting,” the police said in the statement. “It is unknown if the suspect and the victim knew each other.”
Rookie LAPD officer’s whereabouts unknown after deadly shooting. Reuters/The Raw Story, 3/16/2015.
Around 10:15 p.m. Thursday, a 15-year-old girl, wearing only a nightgown and no shoes in near-zero temperatures and with cuts on her legs from running through thickets and hardened snow, pounded on a neighbor’s door.
“She was crying so hard,” the neighbor, who declined to be identified out of concern for his safety, said. “I finally got out of her, ‘My mom and dad have been shot.'”
The girl called 911 from the neighbor’s home. Sigman said that as officers responded to that call, they received word of another shooting.
The victims at both addresses were related to each other, and to Aldridge. Authorities identified them as two couples, Garold Dee Aldridge, 52, and his wife, Julie Ann, 47; and Harold Wayne Aldridge, 50, and his wife, Janell Arlisa, 48. Both men were cousins of Joseph Aldridge, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Kinder.
At some point over the next few hours, Joseph Aldridge killed two more men and another woman at two different locations, Sigman said, and injured another woman. Names of those victims, and details about the woman’s injuries, were not released.
The case took another strange twist when authorities went to the home that Joseph Aldridge shared with his 74-year-old mother, Alice. She was found dead at the home, but apparently of natural causes, authorities said. An autopsy was planned to determine if her death was related to the shooting spree.
She had been under a doctor’s care and appeared to have been dead at least 24 hours, Texas County Coroner Tom Whittaker told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Whittaker speculated that the son “came home and found her deceased and then for whatever reason went on a rampage and started killing people.”
Sigman said many of the residents of Tyrone are Aldridges….
Around 5:30 a.m. Friday, in neighboring Shannon County, some 25 miles from Tyrone, Joseph Aldridge was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted wound inside a GMC pickup. Sigman said the truck was running and in the middle of a two-lane highway.
Around town, Aldridge was described as a recluse, and it was unclear what, if anything, he did for a living.
Tiny Missouri Town Mourns After Gunman Kills 7, Then Himself. HuffPo Crime, 2/28/2015
And then the family calls her “Brian” in the obituary.
Ohio man has been charged with murder after police said that he stabbed his transgender daughter to death during an altercation.
In a statement on Sunday, Trans Ohio said that it was “saddened to learn of the murder of Bri Golec, a 22yr old trans woman who resided in Akron, Ohio.”
But as the Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents blog noted, nearly every local media outlet had described the killing by referring to Bri Golec as the 22-year-old “son” of Kevin Golec.
According to Cleveland.com, Akron police said Kevin Golec lied to 911 dispatchers when he called officers to his home at around 10 p.m. on Friday.
“Oh my God, are you guys for real man?” Kevin Golec asks the dispatcher a 911 recording. “This is like the fourth f*cking time I’ve tried to call 9-1-1.”
The father went on to explain that his “son is dying” on his front porch.
“They attacked us, they came into our house,” he says. “I don’t know who did. A bunch of them came in, and attack us in our house f*cking — just bring and ambulance! Because I think he’s dead!”
“He’s in to a cult and all this sh*t,” the father continues. “These guys came in. I fought them off. They got him. They got me.”
When detectives arrived, however, they found that Kevin Golec had stabbed his daughter to death. Bri Golec was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kevin Golec was charged with murder and felony domestic violence.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Kevin Golec was referring to the transgender support group Trans Ohio when he said that his Bri Golec belonged to a “cult.”
Ohio dad stabs alleged transgender daughter to death, tells police that ‘son was in a cult’. The Raw Story, 2/16/2015.
Brian K. Golec, 22, of Akron, went to be with our Creator on February 13, 2015. He was born in Alliance on May 1, 1992 and graduated from Ohio Virtual Academy. Brian was a drummer in the band Murphy’s Children. He was a deeply spiritual and artistic person. His interests included painting, jewelry making, meditation, martial arts, video games, and anime. He loved attending outdoor festivals and raves.
In Memory of BRIAN K. GOLEC 1992 – 2015
Jason C. Hendrix, 16, is believed to have shot and killed his mother, father and sister after a dispute with his parents over computer use before driving from Corbin to the East Coast, where he was killed in a shootout with police in Maryland, Corbin police Chief David Campbell said Sunday.
Baltimore County Police in Maryland confirmed Sunday that it was Hendrix who was shot and killed Saturday.
Hendrix had a 9mm semiautomatic handgun, two .38-caliber pistols, a double-barreled shotgun and backpack “completely full of ammo,” Campbell said in an interview.
Hendrix, a high school Junior ROTC student and active church member, apparently went to a church youth meeting Wednesday night after his family had been slain, Campbell said.
“At a church youth meeting he had told them he had found his dad’s guns,” Campbell said. “He didn’t say if he had them in the vehicle or not.”
Kevin and Sarah Hendrix and daughter Grace were found dead at their Forest Circle Drive home in Corbin on Saturday afternoon.
“All three were shot in the head at least twice,” Campbell said. “A pillow was used to try to muffle the gunshot used on all three individuals. The pillows were still on their faces.”
Police think the victims were gunned down late Wednesday afternoon, Campbell said. The father still had on his sport coat and tie from work. The mother was ambushed as she stepped into the kitchen from the garage after arriving home from work.
Jason Hendrix took his mother’s SUV, Campbell said. Police were uncertain why he chose to drive to Maryland.
The teen “was mad at his parents over the usage of his computer. They had taken his computer rights away,” Campbell told the Herald-Leader.
Drew Mahan, founding pastor of Forward Community Church, which the family attended, said officers questioned him extensively about Jason on Saturday night after discovering the bodies. He described Jason Hendrix as a faithful member of his three-year-old church, which held services at a movie theater.
Hendrix would arrive every Sunday at 7 a.m. to help set up the church’s equipment and was baptized in December.
Corbin teen killed in shootout after family slain argued with parents over computer use, police say. Kentucky.com/Lexington Herald-Leader, 2/15/2015.
A mother, 39, was babysitting her friend’s 2-month-old baby, Zuri Whitehead, on Thursday night in Wickliffe, which is north of Cleveland. Speaking at a news conference Monday, Police Chief Randy Ice said the girl had hoped to provide a break for the baby’s mother, Trina Whitehead, who has three other children.
The 39-year-old woman said she fell asleep at 3 a.m. on a couch with the baby on one side, and her daughter, who is 11, on the other side, Ice said.
About an hour later, the woman said she was woken up by her daughter, who was holding the infant. The baby appeared to be badly beaten with her head swollen.
The woman immediately called 911 and the baby was airlifted to a children’s trauma center in Cleveland, where she died on Friday.
Police officials said they believe the 11-year-old took the infant into another room and beat her.
An autopsy later revealed that the baby suffered massive blunt-force trauma to the head an torso, Sgt. Len Nosse told the Los Angeles Times.
“It was really horrific,” Noose said. “We’ve never seen anything like this.”
The police chief said he was considering counseling for those who responded to the scene.
The 11-year-old girl, whose name is not being reported due to her age, showed no remorse, Ice said.
“I’m not sure she appreciated the gravity of what she did,” he said.
She cannot be tried as an adult in Ohio, where a child must be at least 14 to be charged as an adult, the AP reported. The girl, though, could be sentenced to a state Department of Youth Services facility until age 21.
Ohio Girl, 11, Charged With Murder In Beating Death Of 2-Month-Old. BuzzFeedNews, 2/9/2015.
Authorities say Adrian Loya, 31, of Virginia, entered the Bourne home Lisa shared with her wife, Anna Trubnikova, and shot them both. Anna Trubnikova, also a Coast Guard petty officer, remains hospitalized.
Bourne police Officer Jared MacDonald, who was shot in the back in the chaotic scene, also remains hospitalized.
Lisa Trubnikova’s relatives said that Loya was stationed with the two women in Alaska several years ago, and became infatuated with Lisa. After the couple moved to the Cape, he continued to pursue her romantically, although she showed no interest, relatives said.
“He became obsessed,” one family member said, who asked not to be identified in deference to the criminal investigation. “He was fixated on her.”
Relatives said they did not believe Lisa Trubnikova had reported his behavior to the Coast Guard, believing she could handle the situation on her own.
Investigators are also looking to see whether Loya had visited Massachusetts before Tuesday, when he checked into a hotel near the condominium complex.
“I think there was a significant amount of planning involved,’’ O’Keefe said.
Berlanga said the attack was clearly calculated, and that Loya should be held criminally responsible.
“He wasn’t crazy,” he said. “He knew what he was doing.”
O’Keefe said that during the attack, which was carried out early Thursday, Loya allegedly was armed with two rifles, both of which fired .223 caliber ammunition, the same as used by the military, and a shotgun. He also had a 9mm pistol. When he was taken into custody, Loya was not near any of the weapons, which were recovered from several locations.
He also opened fire on police who rushed to the scene, authorities said, then used a burning car to block the road into the condominium complex.
O’Keefe said that despite coming under heavy gunfire, and seeing an officer shot down, police did not return fire. Police used “great restraint’’ in the chaotic situation, keenly aware that many people lived nearby, he said.
We know this “restraint” is because he’s a white guy. Just saying.
Accused gunman ‘fixated’ on Bourne shooting victim. BostonGlobe.com, 2/6/2015.
The 17-year-old John Ehret High School student told investigators she rode the same public bus from Terrytown to school in Marrero each morning. She had spotted [Leroy] Dillon  — also a regular — staring at her on several different occasions, an arrest report said.
The girl told Sheriff’s Office investigators the behavior creeped her out, the report said.
On Jan. 21, Dillon tried to make his move and spark up a conversation with the girl. But instead of sticking to current events, the girl said he pulled out his penis and started to masturbate while staring at her, the arrest report said.
The girl told investigators she refused to look at Dillon until he exited the bus at his usual stop, Barataria Boulevard and the Lafitte Larose Highway in Marrero, according to an incident report. She told her mother about the encounter when she got home from school.
The girl’s mother called the Sheriff’s Office. Detectives spoke with a representative from Jefferson Transit who helped them obtain surveillance video footage from the bus which they used to identify Dillon as the suspect, the report said.
Authorities arrested him the next day on the bus at Stumpf Boulevard and West Bank Expressway in Gretna, Fortunato said. During questioning, Dillon admitted taking out his genitals and shaking them at the victim, an arrest report said.
Dillon told detectives he thought that would get the girl to like him, the report said.
JPSO: New Orleans man flashed genitals on bus in hopes of impressing teen. nola.com, 1/28/2015.