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Woman fatally shot while shielding another

July 22nd, 2016 - Comments »

SAN ANTONIO Texas – San Antonio Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect in the shooting death of a 28-year-old woman who shielded another from gunfire in an early morning shooting Friday on the Northwest Side.

Authorities are looking for James Edward Striblin, 39, saying that he is the suspect in the fatal shooting of Margarita Natividad.

Police are also looking for a person of interest in the case, Priscilla Danielle Cueva, 30, who is believed to be with Striblin.

The San Antonio Police Department said Cueva may be in danger.

Toddler shot in drive-by on Cleveland’s East Side

July 16th, 2016 - Comments »

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Authorities said a drive-by shooting on Cleveland’s East Side left a 2-year-old girl wounded on Friday night.

Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said the toddler was shot during a drive-by shooting about 7 p.m. on the 4100 block of East 146th Street in the city’s Corlett neighborhood.

The girl was hit once in the head and once in the arm. Cleveland EMS Capt. James said she was taken to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in “unstable condition.”

Ciaccia said the girl was in surgery for several hours and was admitted to the intensive care unit about 11:30 p.m.

Texas prison inmate kills female corrections officer

July 16th, 2016 - Comments »

ABILENE, Texas — Authorities said a 55-year-old female corrections officer was allegedly killed by a male inmate at a prison in west central Texas early Saturday.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark said Mari Johnson was found unresponsive about 3 a.m. near the kitchen area of the Robertson Unit, a prison in Abilene.

Johnson was taken to Hendricks Medical Center in Abilene where she was pronounced dead, the spokesman said.

The name of the inmate and circumstances surrounding the killing were not immediately released.

Clark said the agency’s Office of Inspector General was investigating and that no additional details would be released yet.

9 people shot in 13 hours in Cleveland

July 14th, 2016 - Comments »

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Nine people were shot in shootings across Cleveland during a 13-hour span Tuesday and into Wednesday.

According to police reports, the first shooting happened about 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 7100 block of Colgate Avenue.

A truck drove by an abandoned home where several people were gathered. The car circled around the block and opened fire on the group. The car drove off and an SUV pulled up and also fired shots at the group.

A 24-year-old man told police he was smoking marijuana on the front porch of the home when the shooting began. He jumped a fence and was shot while running away.

Austin man allegedly tried to set woman on fire

July 11th, 2016 - Comments »

AUSTIN, Texas — Authorities are searching for an Austin man who allegedly tried to set a woman on fire after he poured lighter fluid over her in Pflugerville.

U.S. Marshals said 26-year-old Joshua Collins physically abused a woman he was in a relationship on the Fourth of July weekend.

Pflugerville police reportedly responded July 4 to a 911 call of a woman screaming in the 500 block of Broken Feather Trail near Heatherwilde Boulevard and Settlers Valley Drive.

A news release from the U.S. Marshals office states that authorities found the woman with red scratch marks on her face, a swollen lip and abrasions on her upper chest.

Man fired shots at police in West Houston

July 10th, 2016 - Comments »

HOUSTON, Texas – A suspect reportedly hid himself inside a West Houston home after he allegedly fired shots at police, prompting the Houston Police Department to send a SWAT team Saturday night to the residence.

“The suspect did fire at officers. Nobody was struck and he has receded inside of his residence,” said Houston Police Department spokeswoman Jodi Silva.

Officers initially responded to calls of a domestic disturbance, but SWAT was deployed when shots were fired.

A SWAT team reportedly tried to talk to the suspect as police officers blocked off several blocks near his home in the 12800 block of Kingsbridge Lane.

3 stabbings across Alamo City investigated

July 9th, 2016 - Comments »

ALAMO CITY, Texas – Authorities said three stabbings occurred overnight in the Alamo City in various parts of town.

The first stabbing reportedly occurred at about 11:10 p.m. Friday in the 13300 block of Nacogdoches Road where two men argued in the parking lot of a Chevron gas station.

Police say a man in a red pickup got out of his vehicle and allegedly stabbed another man in the chest.

The victim, who was critically wounded, was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center. Police are still looking for the suspect, who fled the scene.

Dallas gunman killed 5 police officers

July 9th, 2016 - Comments »

DALLAS, Texas – An alleged shooter reportedly ambushed 12 people in downtown Dallas on Friday leaving five police officers dead.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said late Friday that the gunman appeared to have been the lone shooter.

The gunman, Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, also had a manifesto that described how to avoid gunfire and how to shoot police officers.

Johnson was reportedly killed in an explosion after hiding in the parking garage downtown of El Centro College.

Dallas police said authorities searched Johnson’s home Friday in Mesquite northeast of Dallas and found bomb-making materials, ballistic vests, rifles, ammunition and a personal journal of combat tactics.

Man admitted to murder

July 6th, 2016 - Comments »

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas — A 19-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and charged with capital murder for fatally shooting a 22-year-old man and stealing several items from an Atascosa home over the weekend.

Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies reportedly arrested Jonathan Moreno without incident at a home near Lytle on Wednesday morning for his alleged role in the death of Rudolfo Mendiola.

Mendiola’s dead body was found after a deputy spotted a vehicle parked on railroad tracks in the 15300 block of Luckey Road around 7 a.m. on Sunday.

Man shot wife, brother-in-law before killing self

July 3rd, 2016 - Comments »

CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Authorities said a man allegedly shot his estranged wife and her brother before killing himself Saturday night in Clearcreek Township.

Officers responded to 1353 Whispering Woods Lane just north of Springboro at about 6 p.m. and found a deceased man in the driveway of the home, according to Clearcreek Township Police Chief Jim Terrill.

Terrill said the woman and her brother are both hospitalized, but are expected to survive the alleged shooting.

The woman was taken by medical helicopter to an area hospital. Police have not released any information about her injuries.