LOS ANGELES, California – A Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant said Death Row Records founder and rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was injured in an early Sunday shooting in a packed nightclub.
Sgt. C. Tatar said Knight, who was expected to survive, was one of three club patrons struck by gunfire around 1:30 a.m. at 1OAK on West Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard.
Two other victims, a man and a woman, were also being treated at local hospitals and were expected to survive.
Authorities continue to search for a suspect and declined to release additional information, citing the ongoing investigation.
FORT WORTH, Texas – According to an arrest warrant affidavit on Friday, a former first-grade teacher in Fort Worth allegedly abused a student in a classroom or in a bathroom every day until the student told a parent this summer.
The affidavit states the first-grader kept quiet out of fear that the man, Juan Jose Soto Rangel, would retaliate. The affidavit states Rangel, 52, repeatedly denied any wrongdoing to detectives when questioned a few days ago.
Rangel reportedly taught at W.J. Turner Elementary, 3000 Northwest 26th St., and was arrested Aug. 17. He faces a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14.
LOS ANGELES, California — Police said three people were killed and four others injured in random attacks that may have been carried out by the same gunmen within the span of an hour on Sunday in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles.
According to Sgt. Frank Preciado, a police spokesman, witnesses reportedly spotted two men in a tan- or gold-colored SUV at two of the three crime scenes in the San Fernando Valley area Sunday morning.
The spokesman said investigators determined that the same type of weapon was used in the attacks and the manner of the shootings seems to be similar, although the victims appeared to be randomly targeted.
ELMENDORF, Texas — Authorities said the Chief of the Elmendorf Police Department was shot to death Saturday during a traffic stop.
Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau said Police Chief Michael Pimentel was conducting the traffic stop near South First Avenue and East Ninth Street just before noon when he gunned down.
Pamerleau said authorities have arrested the suspect, identified as Joshua Lopez, 24. He is to face a charge of capital murder of a police officer.
NAVASOTA, Texas – A news report states a 22-year-old Navasota man was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison after being convicted by a Brazos County jury this week of raping a teenager in 2011.
Jacob Andrew Bohannon
Earlier in the week, Jacob Andrew Bohannon was found guilty of sex assault of a child after prosecutors presented evidence that Bohannon had sex with a 14-year-old when the defendant was 19.
The incident reportedly took place after the two had gone to a bar in South Brazos County together where they’d both been drinking.
PHARR, Texas — A grand jury reportedly indicted a former Pharr police officer late last month after being accused of sexually assaulting an underage girl multiple times.
Court records show Erasmo Mata Jr., 25, is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 17-year-old girl during work hours on five separate incidents from July to October 2013.
Court records show Mata, whose arraignment is set for Sept. 3, has not yet hired a defense lawyer. He faces between five and 99 years in prison if convicted of the first-degree felony.
BRYAN, Texas — Four people, arrested this summer for allegedly robbing people at gunpoint on the street, were indicted this week in Brazos County.
Two of the men indicted for aggravated robbery, Katrell Dewayne Lindsey, 26, of Brenham, and Deandrea Lavan Phillips, 29, of Bryan, were accused in June of an armed robbery of a 25-year-old man.
Police said the victim reported that his phone, cash and other personal items were stolen by the men, who had stopped to ask him for directions in the 600 block of Commerce Street.
AMARILLO, Texas — It has been reported that two people remain in custody following a southwest Amarillo chase that endangered the lives of two children on Sunday, according to police.
Taylor Jajuan Meander
Taylor Jajuan Meander, 23, was arrested and charged with endangering two children and evading arrest or detention. Meander was also wanted on eight traffic warrants.
Estlyn Shakil Reed, 21, was arrested for Potter County warrants on a criminal mischief charge and a probation violation that stemmed from an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon conviction.
AMARILLO, Texas — Potter County grand jurors reportedly indicted a 44-year-old man on an alleged stabbing that took place April 11 in Southwest Amarillo.
Bobby Wayne Shoemaker
It has been reported that Bobby Wayne Shoemaker was indicted Thursday on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge after he allegedly stabbed a teenager with a knife.
He remained in jail Monday in lieu of $50,000 bond for the second-degree felony charge, records show.
According to a report, police responded about 10:15 p.m. on April 11 to the parking lot of Westminster Apartments in the 2415 S. Coulter St., where they found the injured teen.