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Kerrville councilman dead in possible murder-suicide

September 25th, 2016 - Comments »

KERVILLE, Texas — A councilman in Kerrville city was found shot to death with his wife on Saturday in a suspected murder-suicide case.

Kerrville police say Place 3 Councilman Gary Stork and his wife Peggy were found dead from gunshot wounds to the head inside their Tanglewood Lane home about 8:30 p.m., Saturday.

Authorities say Gary Stork was the subject of active criminal investigation. The couple, whose bodies were discovered by a neighbor, is believed to have been dead for about 24 hours.

“I was absolutely shocked and astounded,” said Kerrville Mayor Bonnie White upon learning of the deaths on Sunday morning. “It’s a tragedy for everyone.”

5 violent Cleveland deaths reported in 24 hours

September 25th, 2016 - Comments »

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police are investigating five homicides reported in a span of 24 hours.

The victims, all males, were pronounced dead between 8 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday.

Irvin Greene Jr., 22, was pronounced dead at MetroHealth after he had been shot in the stomach during a robbery-turned-shootout at the Marathon at East 55th Street and Woodland Avenues.

Greene and a group of men went to the gas station about 2:30 a.m. Friday, when two armed men approached their car.

Man arrested after Northeast Side chase, standoff

September 24th, 2016 - Comments »

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A 32-year-old San Antonio man was arrested in a Northwest Side home after a chase with officers on Friday.

Stephen Larson is charged with evading arrest, criminal trespass and discharging a firearm in a municipal population.

Authorities said he also turned out to be wanted on two felony warrants, including assault of a public servant and theft of a vehicle between $15,000 and $20,000.

SAPD Chief William McManus said officers were investigating reports of a suspicious person about 6 p.m. near Liberty Bell Street and Independence Avenue when they saw a man standing outside.

Man killed 5 in Washington mall shooting

September 24th, 2016 - Comments »

BURLINGTON, Washington — Police have arrested a 20-year-old suspect in the Burlington mall shooting that left five people killed.

A State Patrol spokesperson said the man was arrested in Oak Harbor shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday.

The suspect, who police say shot and killed five people in the Cascade Mall, apparently entered the mall without a gun, obtained a rifle inside the mall and fatally shot five people before fleeing the building.

The weapon was recovered at the scene.

Linndale robber survived gunshot to the head

September 23rd, 2016 - Comments »

LINNDALE, Ohio — Police said a 22-year-old man shot in August during an armed robbery attempt reportedly survived even after the bullet shot out part of his brain.

Linndale Police Chief Tim Franczak said Varshaun Dukes was able to communicate while he still has a .45-caliber bullet lodged in his head.

He is cooperating with police and is now charged with aggravated robbery, kidnapping, felonious assault and possessing a gun as a felon.

Two other men, brothers Nathan and Mario Hubbard, ages 30 and 23, are charged with complicity to aggravated robbery, kidnapping and felonious assault.

Sixth Street bouncer allegedly raped woman

September 22nd, 2016 - Comments »

AUSTIN, Texas — A 43-year-old former bouncer at a Sixth Street bar is facing a charge after he allegedly took a woman into a back room in the bar and sexually assaulted her.

Records show an arrest warrant was issued Thursday for Willie Curtis Harvey IV, who is not yet in custody.

Harvey admitted to police that he had sex with the woman but said it was consensual, according to his arrest affidavit. He told police he was fired from the club for having sex on the job.

Man charged with capital murder in motel slaying

September 22nd, 2016 - Comments »

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A 26-year-old man was arrested Thursday afternoon after being accused of fatally shooting a man in the doorway of his motel room Saturday on the West Side.

Jon Kyle Brock faces a charge of capital murder in the death of Kerry Troy Patrick, 26, according to the San Antonio Police Department.

Officer Douglas Greene, a San Antonio Police Department spokesman, said police are pressing the capital murder charge because items were stolen from Patrick’s room during the incident.

Patrick was shot at about 5 p.m. on the second floor of the InTown Suites, 7490 Culebra Road, investigators said Saturday. He died at the scene, police said.

Haslet man arrested in death of TWU student

September 19th, 2016 - Comments »

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Police said Monday that a 30-year-old Haslet man faces a murder charge in the death of Texas Woman’s University student, whose body was found burned and dismembered at a park near Lake Grapevine.

Grapevine Police Sgt. Robert Eberling said Charles Dean Bryant was arrested after police and the FBI searched a home in Haslet Sunday afternoon. Bryant works at Urban Cowboy Saloon in Fort Worth, Eberling said.

Jacqueline “Jackie” Vandagriff, 24, of Frisco was found dead Wednesday morning after firefighters responded to a fire at Acorn Woods Park about 6:30 a.m. Police said they extinguished the fire and found her body.

Boyfriend arrested in Texas A&M student slaying

September 19th, 2016 - Comments »

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Police records show a 22-year-old man has been charged with murder in the death of a 21-year-old Texas A&M senior who was found dead in her apartment on Anderson Street Saturday night.

The records say Victor Manuel Garcia-Loyo was taken into custody near Fort Worth on Sunday.

Maricarmen Quiroz-Octaviano was found with several bullet wounds just before 8 p.m. Saturday.

A probable cause statement says Garcia-Loyo, who also went by Eduardo, was in a relationship with Quiroz-Octaviano.

Garcia-Loyo told investigators that he and the woman reportedly got into an argument before the shooting and that he also injured his hand in the incident.

2 officers injured in Wedgwood shooting

September 17th, 2016 - Comments »

FORT WORTH, Texas — Officials said two Fort Worth police officers were shot Friday night while responding to a call about a possible suicide in a house in Wedgwood.

The officers, expected to survive, were taken to JPS Hospital. One was in serious condition, the other had minor injuries, officials said.

A man, who had a lengthy criminal history and drug problems, allegedly opened fire on police Friday night. His father was found fatally shot inside his home.

Carl Fleece, 81, and his son, Martin Craig Fleece, 55, both died Friday night during a bizarre series of gunfire that is still being investigated by police.