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  • Doctor Who Stopped Shooter Will Not Lose Job, Hospital Praises Actions[The rest of the story]

    07/30/2014 4:30:35 AM PDT · by HammerT · 23 replies
    Concealed Nation. ^ | 07/27/2014 | Brandon
    There you have it. The hospital with a gun free policy is praising the actions of a Doctor who was carrying his concealed firearm while at his office. The Doctor’s name is Dr. Lee Silverman, and we are so thrilled to see this response from the hospital: Post by Mercy Health System. We are thankful for the swift action of Dr. Lee Silverman, Dr. Jeffrey Dekret, John D’Alonzo and the other colleagues and visitors who took brave and difficult action during yesterday’s tragic event. We extend our condolences to Theresa Hunt’s family, and we are praying for Dr. Silverman’s speedy...
  • Gunman was offended by hospital's 'gun-free' policy

    07/28/2014 4:14:35 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 31 replies
    nbcphilly ^ | 7/27/2014 | nbc philly
    NOTHING WAS GOING to stop Richard Plotts from carrying a gun. Not the law, not his felony record, not his questionable mental health and certainly not a sign. "There's evidence that he took offense to the issue that there were signs posted at Mercy Fitzgerald Health System indicating that it was a gun-free zone," Whelan said. "That's the only motive we have been able to determine at this point in time . . . he was upset about that policy." And, if not for an armed doctor and two other brave staffers who subdued him, Plotts may have claimed many...
  • 1 Dead, Multiple People Injured From Shooting At Darby Hospital (PA)

    07/24/2014 12:25:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    My Fox Philly ^ | July 24, 2014
    DARBY, Pa. - We are following breaking news in Darby, PA where multiple people have been shot at a wellness center inside Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital located on the 1500 Lansdowne Avenue.
  • $75K bail for off-duty officer accused of shooting into home (Illinois)

    07/23/2014 6:03:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 22, 2014 | Marwa Eltagouri
    $75K bail for off-duty officer accused of shooting into home By Marwa Eltagouri July 22, 2014 A judge set bail at $75,000 today for a south suburban police officer accused of firing his handgun while off-duty in Country Club Hills, with one of the rounds ending up in a wall inside someone's home, authorities said. Country Club Hills police officer John Silas, 38, charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, was in court today before Markham Courthouse Judge Darren Bowden, who set bail at $75,000, according to a statement from the Cook County state's attorney's office. According to Ben Briet,...
  • Just another usual weekend in the gun free zone of Chicago

    07/20/2014 5:41:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/20/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    So… how’s that whole gun free zone thing in Chicago working out? Even though they came close to setting a new record over the 4th of July, things in the Windy City aren’t slowing down much. The toll just for Friday afternoon through Saturday morning was impressive in a pretty horrid way. A 10-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically injured by a stray bullet fired into her home in the Garfield Park neighborhood Friday afternoon, authorities said.The girl, and another 12-year-old shot in the same neighborhood, are among 22 people shot between about 3:30 p.m. and...
  • Obama Signs Executive Order Banning AK-47s(Shutting Down Russian Imports)

    07/19/2014 9:00:05 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 30 replies
    The Shooters Log ^ | July 18, 2014 | Dave Dolbee
    On Wednesday—a day before the Malaysian airliner was shot down—President Obama quietly signed an executive order targeting Russian oil, natural gas, finance and defense companies. Hidden in the details, was a section that effectively bans AK-47s. As always, the devil is in the details, so read on for the straight scoop. While signing an executive order to impose new sanctions on Russia, President Obama used his pen to also further his agenda of gun control by including a ban of parts used to build or repair Russian AK-47s. That is the headline and certainly bad news for the gun community....
  • The agency that brought you the Internet has created a self-guided bullet

    07/14/2014 10:37:12 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 14 replies
    COMPUTERWORLD ^ | July 11, 2014 03:23 PM ET | Lucas Mearian
    The U.S. government says it has developed the first ever self-guided bullets that can lock onto a target more than a mile away and maneuver midflight in order to hit its mark. The .50 caliber target tracking bullets, dubbed Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO), are designed for military snipers, who must deal with changes in wind, light and ambient heat as they fire on a target. The EXACTO technology is being developed by Teledyne Scientific and Imaging with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which researches new military technologies and is known as a key developer of...
  • Six killed, including four children, in Houston-area shooting: police

    07/09/2014 9:00:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 9, 2014 | by Jon Herskovitz
    (Reuters) - At least six people were shot to death, including four children, in the Houston suburb of Spring, Texas, on Wednesday, with the suspected gunmen in a standoff with dozens of police after going on a slow-speed chase through residential neighborhoods. Houston media reports said the incident resulted from a domestic dispute in a normally quiet area of detached houses with tree-lined streets in Spring, about 25 miles (40 km) north of Houston.
  • Four children, two adults killed in Texas shooting; suspect surrenders Texas shooting

    07/09/2014 10:11:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 9, 2014
    Four children, two adults killed in Texas shooting; suspect surrenders Texas shooting The children ranged in age from 4 to 15, Harris County Constable Ron Hickman told the Los Angeles Times. The suspect surrendered to authorities after a standoff that lasted more than three hours while he sat in a car at the edge of a cul-de-sac. He is believed to be the children's uncle, Hickman told The Times.
  • Time to declare martial law in … Chicago?

    07/09/2014 7:31:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/09/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    No one doubts that Chicago has a significant problem with violence. As of Monday, the city logged its 200th homicide this year, a shooting that followed a dozen other shooting murders over the Independence Day holiday weekend, and dozens of more wounded in other incidents in the same time frame. It’s worth noting, though, that this is the latest the city hit its 200th homicide in the last four years, according to Red Eye Chicago, and that the homicide rate is down 4% over last year, which was the lowest year for Chicago homicides in nearly 50 years.Still, it’s...
  • Family Of Cop-Killer-If Officer Had Stayed In His Car, He Wouldn’t Have Been Shot

    07/07/2014 11:25:39 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 36 replies
    IJreview ^ | 7-7-2014 | Mike Miller
    The family of a man who used a semi-automatic rifle to kill an Indianapolis police officer Saturday night says it isn’t fair that the alleged shooter – Major Davis, Jr. – should “keep being dragged through the mud.” They also blamed the officer for not staying in his police car. As reported by WISH-TV, Davis was seen brandishing a semi-automatic rifle Saturday night in Indianapolis, which led to a 911 call that dispatched police to look for him: When IMPD Officer Perry Renn found Davis at 34th Street and Forest Manor Avenue, Davis opened fire on Officer Renn. Davis was...
  • Sonoma County D.A.: No criminal charges for sheriff's deputy in Andy Lopez shooting (Santa Rosa, CA)

    07/07/2014 2:49:32 PM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 10 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | July 7, 2014 | Julie Johnson
    The Sonoma County District Attorney's Office announced Monday that it will not file criminal charges against a sheriff's deputy who shot and killed 13-year-old Andy Lopez. District Attorney Jill Ravitch said in a statement that investigators concluded Deputy Erick Gelhaus “fired his weapon in response to what he honestly and reasonably believed was an imminent threat of death to himself or others. “As such, he was lawfully acting in defense of himself or others, and no basis for seeking criminal charges exists,” Ravitch said in the statement. The finding was revealed in an email announcing a 2 p.m. press conference...
  • 7 injured, 1 critically, in mass shooting in Indianapolis

    07/05/2014 5:08:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    INDIANAPOLIS - Seven people were injured, one critically, in a mass shooting in Indianapolis early Saturday. The shooting happened about 2:20 a.m. outside a shoe repair shop in the 700 block of Broad Ripple Avenue, between College and Carrollton avenues. The victims, six men and one woman, ran into an alley between two banks across the street, trying to flee the gunfire.
  • Self-Esteem, Anti-Competition and Victimhood Society Created Elliot Rodger

    06/27/2014 4:44:36 AM PDT · by IndianaJax · 11 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 06/25/14 | Rob Binsrick
    Much has already been written about Elliot Rodger and his horrific acts of murder in Isla Vista, California last month. And some may wonder why an economic policy writer would take up such a subject. But one must remember that economics is a study of human behavior, generally about financial decisions but also the underlying reasons behind those decisions. Many have speculated that Rodger was simply a troubled kid, suffered from depression and/or was just pure evil. I personally do not share that view. I believe that there was a reason why Rodger became the person who he was because...
  • Shooting Attack at Paris Synagogue Thwarted at Last Moment

    06/15/2014 8:13:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 6/15/14 | Ari Soffer
    As France continues to grapple with growing violent anti-Semitism alarming reports suggest a potentially deadly terrorist attack on a Paris synagogue in broad daylight was thwarted at the very last minute on Saturday. According to French-language JSS News, a pair of unidentified attackers approached the synagogue, located in the French capital's 20th District, armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and a handgun. According to reports they began aiming their guns at bystanders and the building itself and pretended to open fire, but fled the scene when they saw armed French police officers guarding the synagogue. Reports say they escaped on...
  • Popular chef killed at nightclub had Miami Heat ties

    06/10/2014 4:24:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 10, 2014 | Shandel Richardson
    MIAMI — The man shot and killed inside a popular Miami Beach nightclub early Tuesday morning had ties with the Miami Heat. Antaun Teasley, who was fatally shot at Mansion, was the personal chef for Miami Heat point guard Norris Cole. According to news reports, the shooting occurred after a fight started in the nightclub. No one else was injured.
  • Las Vegas Shooters Bragged About Taking Part In Bundy Standoff

    06/09/2014 11:13:49 AM PDT · by LonelyCon · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/09/14 | Catherine Thompson
    Neighbors of the couple who ambushed two police officers Sunday in Las Vegas told local newspapers the pair had bragged about spending time at Cliven Bundy’s ranch during the standoff with the federal government earlier this year. The two suspects, whose names have not yet been released, fatally shot two police officers who were having lunch at a CiCi’s Pizza restaurant before killing a third person at a nearby Wal-Mart. The female suspect then shot the male suspect and then herself in an apparent suicide pact. Neighbors in an apartment complex where the two suspects lived said they “had a...
  • Las Vegas Police Shooters ID’d: Married, Meth-Using Neo-Nazi Socialists

    06/09/2014 6:54:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-9-2014 | Jim Hoft
    The Las Vegas police shooters were identified as two Neo-Nazi socialists. Neighbors said “Jared” and “Amanda” had talked about killing police officers then going underground until the time was right to come out and kill some more. They were also meth-heads. The conspiracy nuts were drug addicts. The Las Vegas Review Journal reported: The shooters were a married couple thought to be in their late 20s who were new to the Las Vegas Valley, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation. Police are looking into their links to the white supremacy movement and found swastika symbols during...
  • Georgia woman chases, guns down hubby after argument

    06/08/2014 5:15:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 8, 2014 | Kathianne Boniello
    An argument between husband and wife at a Moe’s Southwest Grill quickly flared out of control — with the wife chasing her spouse across the parking lot and gunning him down in front of a supermarket before killing herself, police said. Bruce Strange begged for his life before being fatally shot in the Marietta, Ga., shopping center by his wife, Paula, police said. “Please don’t do it!” the 52-year-old Navy veteran screamed while trying to escape his wife of 32 years, who pursued him in her car.
  • Two Metro officers killed. 3 others dead in "suicide' pact (Las Vegas)

    06/08/2014 1:59:35 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 63 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 6-8-2014 | LV Sun
    A Metro source has confirmed that two police officers died today, victims of a shooting in the northeast part of the valley. The source said one officer was shot and killed about 11:30 a.m. at Cici's Pizza at 309 N. Nellis Ave. The other officer was shot there and died while in surgery at UMC. At a 1:30 p.m. news conference Metro said one person was killed inside Walmart and two suspects were killed in the back of the store. The two suspects told other shoppers that they were part of a revolution and wanted a shootout with Metro. However,...
  • Ignore NRA fantasy world: Good guy with pepper spray stops bad guy with gun

    06/06/2014 5:43:55 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 61 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 06-06-2014 | Yael T. Abouhalkah
    The gun lovers who preach that arming American citizens to stop even more violence always ignore the fact that Wayne LaPierre was wrong. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” LaPierre, the National Rifle Association’s executive vice president, infamously said after a gunman in 2012 killed 20 schoolchildren and six adults in Newtown, Conn. Yet looked what happened Thursday. According to police, a student building monitor named Jon Meis used pepper spray to subdue a shooter who had already killed one student and wounded a couple others at Seattle...
  • Seattle Pacific University shooting: 1 dead, multiple victims

    06/05/2014 5:14:17 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 135 replies
    KIRO-TV ^ | 6/5/14 | KIRO 7 STAFF
    Quick Facts: - At least six people shot at Seattle Pacific University. - At least one suspect in custody. Police initially said two. - School is about 10 min. from downtown Seattle with about 4,000 students. - This is the first Seattle school shooting since April 2007. At least six people were shot Thursday afternoon at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle and police have at least one person in custody. The shooting happened about 3:30 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall, 3rd Avenue West and West Nickerson Street. The campus was on lockdown and traffic around the school was blocked. It...
  • Three RCMP Officers Killed,Two Wounded in Moncton, NB

    06/05/2014 1:04:37 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 18 replies
    CTV News ^ | June 5, 2014 3:01AM EDT | CTVNews.ca Staff
    A gunman is still at large after fatally shooting three RCMP officers and injuring two others in Moncton, N.B., Wednesday evening. Police are advising people in the Moncton Coliseum area and Pinehurst subdivision to stay inside as they hunt for the shooter. “At this precise moment we are still actively looking for the shooter and he may be still in the Pinehurst subdivision of Moncton,” Const. Damien Theriault told reporters late Wednesday night. Theriault also urged residents not to divulge the location of police officers during the manhunt. Codiac RCMP said they are looking for 24-year-old Justin Bourque of Moncton....
  • Hampton man arrested in Waffle House parking lot shooting

    06/03/2014 6:47:16 AM PDT · by csvset · 32 replies
    Daily Press ^ | June 2, 2014 | Staff
    A Hampton man was arrested by police in connection to a shooting in the parking lot of a Waffle House early Saturday morning. Officers responded to a call just after 3 a.m. to the restaurant at 1811 West Mercury Boulevard, where the victim and the suspected shooter had left the scene, according to a news release from the Hampton Police Division. According to a police investigation, the suspected shooter shot the victim during an argument, and an armed security guard working at Waffle House, who saw the incident, confronted the shooter, the release stated. The shooter pointed his firearm at...
  • Questions After a Massacre

    06/01/2014 6:32:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    A young man wrote a manifesto and went on a killing spree. This murderer, Elliot Rodger, ended up taking the lives of six people, seven if you include his own death. (I’ll wait for the coroner’s report to see whether it was self-inflicted or the result of return fire.) The massacres took place on May 23, in Isla Vista, California. Immediately pundits went into overdrive, and social media was filled with mostly ideology-based opinion. Most of the opinion seems, well, a bit off. The big word is “orthogonal” … to the facts. I offer, instead of my settled opinion, a...
  • Norfolk police officer, suspect and teen all dead after shootings

    06/01/2014 6:26:11 AM PDT · by csvset · 7 replies
    Daily Press ^ | May 31, 2014 | Ryan Murphy
    Three people are dead, including a Norfolk police officer, after a series of shootings in Norfolk Friday evening. The incident began when police received multiple calls around 10:48 p.m. Friday for gunshots fired in the 8400 block of Chesapeake Boulevard, according to Norfolk Police Spokeswoman Karen Parker-Chesson. A man identified as James Andrew Brown, 29, was witnessed discharging his weapon randomly from a car he was driving south on Chesapeake Boulevard, Parker-Chesson said. A bullet from Brown's gun struck and killed Mark Rodriguez, 17, who was sitting in his own vehicle, Parker-Chesson said. Rodriguez, a Norfolk Christian Schools student, was...
  • 1 Dead After Shooting At Orlando Gas Station

    06/01/2014 5:44:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 45 replies
    WFTV ^ | 6-1-2014 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A request for money led to a fight which left one man shot dead outside an Orlando convenience store Sunday morning. Orange County deputies were called to a 7-Eleven in the 800 block of Lee Rd. around 5 a.m. Sunday in reference to a shooting. Once on scene, deputies found a man in his late 20’s in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to the chest. Investigators say the shooting victim had approached a customer at the store, identified as a man in his 40’s, and asked for money.
  • Suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum shooting in custody

    06/01/2014 2:58:50 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 10 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 1 June 2014 | Staff
    A man suspected of killing four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on May 24 was arrested Friday in Marseille, carrying a Kalashnikov and a pistol of the type used in Belgian capital AFP learned on Sunday from sources close to the investigation and judicial source. A source close to the investigation says that Mehdi Nemmouche, a 29-year-old from Roubaix in northern France, is suspected of having been in the company of jihadists in Syria in 2013. He is in custody on suspicion of murder ...
  • Assailant Dies In Detroit When Accidentally Shot By Pistol-Whipping Accomplice

    05/30/2014 9:51:42 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 49 replies
    Deadline Detroit ^ | 5/29/2014
    "An assailant died this week when his cohort’s gun discharged while the cohort pistol-whipped a man on Detroit's west side, George Hunter reports in the Detroit News...."
  • Mother charged with shooting son, 11, wanted to take her family to a ‘better place,’ police say

    05/28/2014 4:17:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | May 28, 2014 | John Taylor
    The woman accused of critically injuring her 11-year-old son in a Memorial Day shooting confessed to the crime and told police she was building up the courage to kill herself and her three children to put them in a “better place,” according to a Metro Police arrest report released today. Instead, after Shavon Jacklein Carrillo, also known as Shavon Jacklein Aguilar, 31, Las Vegas, shot the 11-year-old boy, she was confronted and had the .22-caliber rifle used in the shooting taken away, police said.
  • One Easy Reform

    05/28/2014 12:06:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2014 | Mona Charen
    The latest mass-casualty shooting spree -- this one in Santa Barbara, California -- has touched off the usual debate about how to put a stop to these hideous spasms of murder. These random massacres have become, as I wrote in a previous column, an American psychosis. Some, including the anguished father of one of the victims, point to guns and the National Rifle Association as the villains. Defenders of guns respond with the usual arguments -- which I find persuasive. That much having been said, I wish people who defend the Second Amendment wouldn't talk about their guns with...
  • Man dies after Walmart parking lot shooting

    05/26/2014 8:15:09 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 26, 2014 | Ariel Barkhurst
    A man died Monday after being shot in the parking lot of a Greenacres Walmart, according to a Greenacres Department of Public Safety news release. The victim was found in the parking lot at about 12:30 a.m. at the Walmart at 6294 Forest Hill Blvd.
  • Three dead, two injured during shootings on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach

    05/25/2014 8:40:14 AM PDT · by neal1960 · 22 replies
    Myrtle Beach Online ^ | 5/25/2014 | Maya T. Prabhu
    Three people were killed and two were injured during multiple shootings on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach late Saturday. Parts of Ocean Boulevard were shut down while police investigated the shootings. The first occurred about 9:30 p.m. at Sixth Avenue South and Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach police spokesman Capt. David Knipes said. One man was shot and taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Officers still were investigating the first shooting at about 11 p.m. when another shooting occurred at Bermuda Sands Resort, about seven blocks away at First Avenue North. Two people died immediately on the scene, and two...
  • Gunman stabbed 3 to death before spree

    05/25/2014 8:57:41 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | Kathianne Boniello, David K. Li, Laura Italiano and Linda Massarella
    Only when cops entered Rodger’s nearby apartment did they find his first victims: three multiply-stabbed men whose names were withheld Saturday night, pending family notification. It remained unclear Saturday night if any of the three were Rodger’s two roommates. He had written in the manifesto that he would “have to kill” them so he could turn the place into “my personal torture and killing chamber.” “I will start luring people into my apartment, knock them out with a hammer, and slit their throats. I will torture some of the good looking people before I kill them, assuming that the good...
  • Deadly shooting at Jewish Museum in Brussels

    05/24/2014 9:47:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/24/14 | Staff
    Brussels - Belgian officials say that at least three people have been killed in gunfire at the Jewish Museum in Brussels. Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, in a post on Twitter, said he was "shocked by the murders committed at the Jewish Museum" on Saturday afternoon. He said he had seen the bodies of the victims. Interior Minister Joelle Milquet said at least three were killed in the incident, and a Brussels fire department spokesman said one person was wounded. No details were immediately available, but according to RTBF, a Belgian broadcasting company, a person a backpack opened fire then...
  • Alleged Gunman's Apartment Now A Crime Scene-Santa Barbara

    05/24/2014 3:42:24 PM PDT · by jodster36 · 141 replies
    keyt.com ^ | Beth Farnsworth
    ISLA VISTA, Calif. - The Santa Barbara County Coroner's team has established a crime scene at the apartment complex where suspected shooter Elliot Rodger claimed he lived, prior to Friday's mass murders in Isla Vista. NewsChannel 3 witnessed forensics experts removing three bodies from the Capr apartment complex on the 6500 block of Seville Road Saturday afternoon. Seville Road Saturday afternoon There is no confirmation from authorities whether this latest discovery increases the number of people killed, which stands at seven, including the gunman The timing is significant based on a more than one hundred page manifesto Rodger allegedly published...
  • 7 dead in drive-by shootings, including attacker, in Santa Barbara area

    05/24/2014 6:10:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 108 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/24/14
    A gunman went on a drive-by shooting rampage in a Santa Barbara student enclave and at least seven people were killed, including the attacker, authorities said. Investigators believe a gunman driving a black BMW acted alone in the shootings late Friday night near the University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • 7 Dead in "Mass Murder" Drive-By Shootings Near UC Santa Barbara

    05/24/2014 9:29:58 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 108 replies
    NBCLOSANGELES.COM ^ | Saturday, May 24, 2014 Updated 8:50 PDT | Christina Cocca and Samia Khan
    A gunman in a black BMW opened fire on crowds of people Friday night in a Southern California seaside town near UC Santa Barbara, killing six people and injuring seven others in what investigators described as a "mass murder" rampage. The gunman was later involved in at least one shootout with sheriff's deputies and died of a gunshot wound to the head, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said at a Saturday morning news conference. He could not confirm whether the gunshot was self-inflicted. Seven victims were hospitalized and at least one of them had undergone surgery for life-threatening injuries,...
  • Salinas police kill man they say lunged with shears (video)

    05/21/2014 9:21:43 AM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 29 replies
    Salina Californian ^ | May 20, 2014 | Allison Gatlin
    Salinas police fatally shot a man armed with gardening shears midday Tuesday outside a Sanborn Road bakery, Cmdr. Vince Maiorana said. The officer-involved fatality is the second this month and the third for the year including the deaths of Osman Hernandez and Angel Ruiz, respectively. Last year, Salinas police killed one: Jose Ruiz, on Williams Road. Officers responded about noon Tuesday to a home on the 700 block of Elkington Avenue when a woman reported a man had jumped her backyard fence and attempted to attack her dog with scissors, Maiorana said. When officers encountered the man at the intersection...
  • California Cops Kill Man Claiming Self-Defense; Citizen Video Indicates Otherwise

    05/21/2014 7:47:22 AM PDT · by eccentric · 58 replies
    Photography is Not a Crime ^ | May 20th, 2014 | Carlos Miller
    Salinas police killed a man earlier today, claiming to the local media that they were in fear for their lives after he had waved a pair of garden shearers in their direction, indicating he was going to shred them to pieces. But then a witness posted a video online, contradicting those claims, showing the man trying to walk away from the cops as they move in on him barking orders with their guns drawn. Read the statement below and view the video above and tell me what you think. According to the Californian: Attempts at hailing the man in English...
  • Anyone hear of a big chase and/or shootout in Alamo, CA today?

    05/20/2014 7:28:50 PM PDT · by Axenolith · 28 replies
    Me | today | Axenolith
    Wife texted me that there were more police and emergency vehicles than she'd ever seen, thrashed car, one perp (female) handcuffed next to large black bag, apparently driver dead and police officer in critical condition. Anyone closer to this?
  • Longest coyote kill shot...1860 yards!!

    05/20/2014 4:43:31 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 43 replies
    Youtube ^ | Apr 30, 2014 | TheDartman76
    The Dartman and the neighbor take down a big o' male coyote at over a mile. We believe the 300 made the hit. This is our shot data. The 300 win mag - 2768 fps with 208 amax = 3.490 second time of flight. The 338 papua- 2778 fps with 300 berger = 3.019 second time of flight. The 338 should have hit about 0.4 seconds before the 300 and making us conclude the 300 made the kill. more info- 300 win bullet drop @1860 yards=84.5moa or 1645 inches=137 feet of bullet drop. Energy at target-484 fp. 338 lapua @1860yards=65...
  • Teenage girl accused of shooting dead a friend after he asked her to try out his bulletproof vest

    05/14/2014 4:51:46 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 58 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | May 14, 2014 | Snejana Farberov
    A South Carolina teenager was charged with involuntary manslaughter after police say she fired a shot at a friend in a bulletproof vest, but missed the Kevlar and struck him in the heart. Anderson County Sheriff's Lt. Shelia Cole said Blake Wardell, 26, found an old flak jacket early Wednesday morning in Greenville, put it on and asked 18-year-old Taylor Kelly to shoot him. Kelly fired a single round from a small-caliber handgun at the vest, but just missed.
  • SWAT standoff ends with 2 arrests (updt 9 mo murdered in DeKalb)

    05/13/2014 3:57:58 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 18 replies
    WSBRADIO ^ | 5/13/2014 | Ben Gray and Alexis Stevens
    Police officers busted into a southwest Atlanta hotel room late Monday, ending an hours-long standoff involving two suspects in the recent deadly crimes in DeKalb County.Nine shootings have killed four people in recent days, and DeKalb police had worked 60 hours straight to arrest suspects, Chief Cedric Alexander said early Tuesday. But the investigation and search for possible suspects continues, he said.Three adults — including two homicide suspects and one of their girlfriends — and a 5-year-old boy spent hours in the room Monday during a standoff with officers from three agencies.Cutrez Johnson, 16, and Oslushla Smith, 19, were arrested...
  • Texas officer who shot armed 93-year-old fired

    05/10/2014 4:20:01 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 112 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 05-10-2014 | The Associated Press
    HEARNE, Texas (AP) — Officials in a small Central Texas town voted Saturday to fire a police officer who shot and killed an armed 93-year-old woman during a confrontation at her home. The city council's unanimous vote to dismiss Officer Stephen Stem came after a meeting that lasted less than 30 minutes, KBTX-TV reported.
  • Search warrant: Missoula man may have been high when German student shot

    05/08/2014 1:51:17 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 46 replies
    The Missoulian ^ | May 08. 2014
    Search warrant: Missoula man may have been high when German student shot Markus Kaarma may have been under the influence of marijuana when he shot and killed German exchange student Diren Dede, according to a search warrant requested by Missoula police. The search warrant also indicates that during previous burglaries of the Missoula home, unknown suspects had taken all the marijuana and marijuana pipes out of the garage. Kaarma, 29, is charged with deliberate homicide for the shooting of the foreign exchange student, who was finishing his junior year abroad at Big Sky High School. According to the affidavit, Kaarma...
  • Detroit homeowner shoots intruder who broke in with crowbar

    05/05/2014 3:42:12 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    local 4 click on Detroit ^ | 5-4-14 | will jones
    A homeowner on Detroit's west side is thankful that she got her concealed weapons permit last year. The 50-year-old woman used it to fend off an intruder early Tuesday morning at her home on Heyden Street. The homeowner's family told Local 4 that the woman heard someone trying to break in around 12:30 a.m. She immediately called 911 and grabbed her handgun. "All she just kept saying, 'I don't want to shoot anybody,'" said Anita McGee, the homeowner's sister. The woman repeatedly warned the suspect that she had a gun. Police say the 24-year-old man used a crowbar to break...
  • Suspect reportedly in custody after shooting at Ohio VA Medical Center

    05/05/2014 10:15:18 AM PDT · by edpc · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5 May 2014 | Fox News
    A suspect reportedly is in custody after a shooting at the VA Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. According to police scanner traffic, the suspect has been taken to the Good Samaritan Hospital, Fox 45 Now reported. According to WDTN.com, there is one person injured. The shooter was described on police scanner traffic as a black male wearing a black jacket with the U.S. Marine Corps emblem, Fox 45 Now reported.
  • Use of deadly force by police rising

    05/05/2014 4:46:46 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 46 replies
    WSB radio ^ | 5/5/2014 | Pete Combs
    The GBI and several of the metro area’s largest police agencies have seen the use of deadly force rise dramatically since 2009. It’s a trend that isn’t just happening in metro Atlanta, but across the state. “Why would there be an increase in shooting deaths by police when crime has gone down?” asks Atlanta attorney Brian Spears. Spears is on the board of the National Police Accountability Project at the National Lawyers Guild. A WSB/AJC investigation of police shootings in the metro area show they’ve spiked in the past four years, from 37 in 2009 to 56 in 2013. “This...
  • 44th anniversary of Kent State shooting: victims and students remember May 4th, 1970 shooting

    05/04/2014 7:40:43 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 111 replies
    Newsnet5 Cleveland ^ | 05-04-2014 | Michael Baldwin
    KENT, Ohio - A large crowd gathered just after 11 p.m. Saturday behind the Taylor Hall at Kent State University to honor the fallen. The crowd stood near the Victory Bell holding candles in remembrance of May 4th, 1970. It was 44 years ago that four students were killed after 67 shots were fired in 13 seconds by the National Guard. The students were pushed over to the parking lot of Prentice Hall as they were protesting the Vietnam War. Students and volunteers are still standing in the parking lot area where the four students died. The students will stand...