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2 Cleveland weekend shootings killed 4, injured 5

March 27th, 2017 - Comments »

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Two violent weekend shootings on Cleveland’s East Side reportedly mark a persistent problem of gun violence among teenage boys and young men.

Police confirmed Monday that four people out of nine who suffered gunshot wounds reportedly died, including professor caught in the cross fire, and a 15-year-old, a 17-year-old and a 19-year-old.

The first shootout reportedly happened about 1:30 p.m. Saturday along Woodland Avenue near East 89th Street where people inside two cars driving down the street allegedly fired shots at one another.

Woman found dead in East Side apartment

March 25th, 2017 - Comments »

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A news report states a 27-year-old woman was found dead in her apartment on Friday night on the East Side.

San Antonio Police Department Lt. Dave Berrigan said the woman’s boyfriend found her dead in the living room at about 9:45 p.m. in the Palms apartment complex, 3735 E. Commerce St.

Berrigan said the woman’s throat was slashed. The boyfriend realized she was dead when he called 911, who instructed him to check her pulse, police said.

Neighbors reportedly told investigators they heard a woman yelling for help at about 7 p.m. but did not call police.

Arrest made in Beachwood Place shooting

March 24th, 2017 - Comments »

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Authorities have arrested a man accused in connection with a shooting in the parking lot outside Beachwood Place on Thursday.

According to a police news release, investigators believe the shooting that took place in the mall’s parking lot just after 7 p.m. was related to a drug deal.

A 30-year-old Euclid man was wounded in the shooting. Police said the victim was treated at a local hospital and remains in stable condition.

Robert M. Dukes, 24, of California, is charged with drug trafficking. Police said Dukes is being held until his first court appearance, which has not yet been scheduled.

Man arrested in deadly shooting in Kamm’s Corners

March 24th, 2017 - Comments »

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Police reports say a 38-year-old man was arrested Friday in connection with the fatal shooting of a man found dead outside a car in Kamm’s Corners neighborhood.

Jail records state the Cleveland man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated murder and obstructing justice. He has not yet been formally charged.

Police reports Joseph Timko, 35, of Cleveland, was killed in the shooting that happened about 1 a.m. Friday at a home in the 7200 block of Lawn Avenue.

Timko’s girlfriend reportedly called 911 and told police they were outside a white 1997 Chevrolet Lumina in front of Timko’s home in the 4100 block of Rocky River Drive, in Kamm’s Corners.

Normangee police chief arrested after standoff

March 23rd, 2017 - Comments »

NORMANGEE, Texas – The Normangee police chief was jailed late Wednesday after an early-morning standoff that lasted 4 1/2 hours, during which he communicated with officers over police radio.

Normangee Police Chief Charles Herford, 38, was charged with deadly conduct and evading deputies in his car.

The incident reportedly started at 1:55 a.m. with a dispatcher answering a 911 call from Herford’s wife from their home on Fourth Street. The call was disconnected and the dispatcher called back.

Officials said the dispatcher thought she heard a gunshot, adding that the couple’s children were inside the house at the time. No one was injured.

Lorain officer charged with domestic violence

March 22nd, 2017 - Comments »

LORAIN, Ohio – A police report states a Lorain police officer allegedly choked, tackled and pinned his wife to the floor after a day of drinking at his son’s birthday party.

The report states James O. Connell, a five-year-veteran of the force, has been charged with domestic violence. Lorain police Lt. Ed Super said Connell is on paid administrative leave after initially being transferred to desk duty.

The alleged incident reportedly happened at 12:15 a.m. at the Connell home. The wife reportedly suffered swelling and bruising on her left arm, a raised red mark on the left side of her neck and a split lower lip in the attack.

Man arrested in NE Side shooting death of woman

March 22nd, 2017 - Comments »

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A 21-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in the shooting death of a woman on Saturday following an argument on the Northeast Side.

Montrail “Tre” Thomas Butler was charged with murder in the death of Stephanie Woodford, 34.

An arrest affidavit said Butler, who didn’t get along with Woodford, walked into the back of a home in the 4900 block of Teasdale to pick up his belongings Saturday.

Woodford reportedly saw this and she confronted him in the back yard. After they argued, Woodford reportedly went to the front yard to smoke a cigarette, a witness said. Butler went to the bathroom.

Caldwell man allegedly shot at trooper

March 21st, 2017 - Comments »

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Authorities say a 32-year-old Caldwell man was arrested after he allegedly shot at a state trooper in College Station and prompted a 45-minute manhunt in the woods.

Authorities said Charles Wayne Nelson was a passenger in a car that was stopped on the Texas 6 feeder road around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. Nelson allegedly fired at the trooper, who stepped out of his patrol car.

DPS spokesman Sgt. Jimmy Morgan said the trooper immediately returned fire. Neither the men inside nor the trooper were hit.

Texas surgeon killed in apparent murder-suicide

March 21st, 2017 - Comments »

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – A prominent transplant surgeon at Houston Methodist Hospital was reportedly killed by her husband in an apparent murder-suicide this weekend.

Dr. Sherilyn Gordon-Burroughs was found dead Sunday at her home near the Brazos River in central Fort Bend County, according to county officials on Monday.

Her husband Daniel Burroughs, 60, reportedly shot himself in the head with a shotgun as a SWAT team entered the premises.

“Sherilyn was a gifted surgeon and mentor to residents, medical students and everyone on staff,” said Methodist President Dr. Marc Boom on Monday.

Teen killed in overnight shooting at South Side home

March 20th, 2017 - Comments »

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Police said a 19-year-old man reportedly died Sunday night in a shooting at a South Side home, with the suspect still on the loose.

San Antonio Police Department officers at the scene said Mario Austin Covarrubias was found shot to death at about 10:22 p.m. inside a house in the 900 block of Grosvenor Street.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office released the victim’s identity Monday afternoon, adding that he died as a result of a gunshot wound to the head.