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Man allegedly shot friend to death inside moving car

August 22nd, 2016 - Comments »

AUSTIN, Texas — A man allegedly shot his friend to death over the weekend while they were inside a moving vehicle.

Police said Mario Gamez, 20, was transported to University Medical Center at Brackenridge Hospital at 2:14 a.m. Sunday by several people.

Police said he was taken into the emergency room but was pronounced dead at 2:21 a.m.

Police believe that one of the five passengers in the car that took Gamez to the hospital allegedly fired a gun and killed Gamez while inside the vehicle, which was traveling on William Cannon Drive toward Interstate 35.

8 people shot in 15 hours in Cleveland

August 21st, 2016 - Comments »

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Eight people were shot in a span of 15 hours on Saturday and Sunday, including seven on the city’s East Side.

Authorities said they have not yet arrested suspects in any of the shootings.

The first shooting reportedly occurred about 11:40 a.m. Saturday in the 900 block of Amesbury Avenue, off 93rd Street in the Rosalind Amesbury Estates. The victim was taken to University Hospital for treatment.

An alleged home invasion reportedly occurred about 11 p.m. in which someone broke into a home in the 6400 block of Belvidere Avenue and shot two people.

Cleveland woman charged in duplex fire that killed man, dogs

August 21st, 2016 - Comments »

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A 49-year-old Cleveland woman is charged with aggravated murder after she intentionally set a fire at her West Side duplex, killing her friend and two dogs.

Elizabeth Scott is in the Cleveland City Jail awaiting her first court appearance.

The fire reportedly killed 46-year-old Frank Salamone, who was a border and a friend of Scott’s.

A police spokeswoman said the two were boyfriend and girlfriend. Neighbors said two German Shepherds also died in the fire.

The death would be the city’s 68th this year if officially ruled a homicide. Police said Salamone appeared to suffer from smoke inhalation and that he also had a cut on his forehead.

Texas A&M linebacker arrested on domestic assault

August 20th, 2016 - Comments »

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Authorities said a Texas A&M junior linebacker was arrested Friday on charges of assaulting his girlfriend and then interfering with her call to 911.

Josh Walker was being held in the Brazos County Detention Center on $9,000 bond as of early Saturday evening.

An A&M spokesman said Walker has been suspended immediately per A&M athletic department policy.

According to a statement obtained from the College Station Police Department, Walker’s longtime girlfriend accused him of assaulting her in their apartment on Friday afternoon.

2 teens arrested in Calle Parque slaying

August 19th, 2016 - Comments »

EL PASO, Texas — Officials said Friday that two male teenagers have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting Monday during a drug deal in West El Paso.

Police said Christian Jorjorian, 20, was shot dead when two men allegedly tried to steal drugs from him during a drug deal near Park Hills Park on Calle Parque Drive.

Officials said Marco Antonio Nava, 17, and Marcelo Mailland, 18, both of El Paso, were arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of capital murder in the slaying.

Police said Nava was arrested in El Paso and booked into the El Paso County Jail.

Gunman who fired shots at officer sought

August 19th, 2016 - Comments »

AMARILLO, Texas — Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly fired six shots at an officer before fleeing in a pickup that was later found on fire near Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport.

The gunman could be charged with the attempted murder of a police officer if caught. The charge is a first-degree felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.

According to reports, an officer attempted to pull over a GMC or Chevrolet pickup about 9:45 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Southeast 22nd Avenue and South Nelson Street.

Couple dead in apparent murder-suicide at North Side apartment

August 19th, 2016 - Comments »

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A man and a woman were found dead Friday in an apparent murder-suicide at a North Side apartment complex.

San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus said the man shot his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself in their home at about 4 p.m. in the Nest apartments, 8607 Jones Maltsberger Road.

Investigators said the couple, who appeared to be in their late 20s or early 30s, were found dead in the back of the apartment. Their bodies each had a gunshot wound to the head, investigators said.

3 men allegedly killed woman, burned her body

August 17th, 2016 - Comments »

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Two men were charged with murder for their alleged roles in the slaying of a woman whose body was found burning near a road in Wilson County.

Ronald Jacobs, 31, and Christopher Kine, 36, were initially charged with felony arson in the death of 25-year-old Jessica Edens.

However, those charges were upgraded last month to first-degree murder, engaging in organized criminal activity and tampering with physical evidence, according to the Wilson and Bexar County Sheriff’s Offices.

2 men charged in 2015 fatal Cleveland shooting

August 16th, 2016 - Comments »

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A news report  states two men are being held on $1 million bond in connection with the shooting of a 23-year-old man during an argument in May 2015.

Tony Sullivan, 25, and Taylor Sullivan, 26, are charged with aggravated murder in the shooting death of Dominique Vinson. They are being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail after their arraignments on Tuesday.

The men also face charges of felonious assault, firing a gun near a roadway and possessing weapons as felons.

Akron man allegedly shot woman in head

August 15th, 2016 - Comments »

AKRON, Ohio – A 27-year-old Akron man is charged in federal court after he allegedly shot a woman three times in the head and left her in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

An affidavit filed by FBI agent Christopher Fassler said Dezay Ely allegedly shot Ayauna Bush, 18, in the head on July 3.

Bush was found by hikers, lying in the fetal position in a field along the Valley Bridle Trail. She was placed in a medically-induced coma.

FBI agents and park rangers were able to interview her last week. She was left blind from the shooting, but was still able to identify Ely as the shooter, the affidavit says.