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’Mentally ill’ man attacked officers with pickax, fatally shot

March 14th, 2018 - Comments »

AUSTIN, Texas — A 46-year-old man who reportedly lunged at officers with a pickax before officers shot and killed him was identified by Austin police on Wednesday.

Family members reportedly described Victor Ancira as mentally ill. He was shot and killed by officers on March 7 outside an East Austin home in the 4800 block of Tanney Street.

Police responded at 4:18 a.m. to a 911 call from a man claiming he had killed his father and brother and that police could “find the bodies and the murder weapon inside the residence.”

San Antonio man allegedly raped, beat woman during hours-long drive

March 13th, 2018 - Comments »

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A 24-year-old San Antonio man has been accused of raping, strangling and beating his ex-girlfriend over the course of a night spent driving around San Antonio.

Jonathan Ernesto Cruz was arrested Sunday and faces a charge of aggravated sexual assault. He was booked into the Bexar County Jail on a $75,000 bond.

Police said the hours-long assault began Friday when Cruz confronted his ex-girlfriend outside her work.

Authorities said the two reportedly fought, but she eventually got into his car and Cruz drove off.  Police said Cruz began assaulting her in the car.

Man arrested, woman found dead after Bexar standoff

March 7th, 2018 - Comments »

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas — A woman is dead and an injured man in his 60s was arrested following a 24-hour standoff in northwest Bexar County on Wednesday evening.

The standoff reportedly started about 7 p.m. Tuesday at the man’s home in the 9200 block of Saddle Trail.

Deputies with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office mental health unit reportedly tried to serve the man with a mental health warrant and to do a welfare check on the woman, who lived with him.

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said the man had been having mental health problems and deputies had gotten the warrant in an effort to get him help.

Houston university student sexually assaulted under I-45 bridge

March 6th, 2018 - Comments »

HOUSTON, Texas – Authorities in Houston are looking for a suspect in an alleged sexual assault that reportedly occurred late last week near the University of Houston campus underneath a freeway bridge.

Police said the 21-year-old UH student was walking to campus from an off-campus location on March 2 the student was approached by a male subject.

The suspect reportedly led her to a nearby outdoor location and sexually assaulted her.

Police said the assault allegedly happened on Cullen Boulevard under the I-45 bridge between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. The woman reported the incident on Monday.

Security guard wounded at Fort Worth Whataburger in drive-by shooting

March 5th, 2018 - Comments »

FORT WORTH, Texas – Authorities said a security guard was wounded early Sunday in a drive-by shooting following a disturbance at a fast-food restaurant.

At least three shots were fired during the incident at the Whatabuger on Beach Street, just north of Airport Freeway. Authorities continue to search Sunday for the gunman.

Police responded to the shooting call shortly before 4 a.m. at 955 N. Beach Street where a caller told police everyone was on the ground.

Detectives say they believe there was a disturbance at the location and the guard was shot during a drive-by. The guard, who suffered a gunshot wound to his arm, reportedly drove himself to a local hospital.

2 arrested after teen shot in San Antonio neighborhood

March 1st, 2018 - Comments »

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Authorities reportedly arrested two suspects on Wednesday night after an 18-year-old man was shot in the leg on the Southwest Side.

Police said the suspects reportedly approached the victim around 11:15 p.m. in the 8700 block of Five Palms Drive and shot him in the leg. The victim was taken to University Hospital for treatment.

Police began investigating the area and soon found one suspect in the 4600 block of Southwest Military Drive.

They also found a backpack stashed nearby behind a building, leading them into a wooded area where they found the second suspect hiding under a bridge.

Alleged robber caught by Cleveland restaurant workers

March 1st, 2018 - Comments »

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A 22-year-old South Euclid man who robbed a restaurant in Cleveland’s Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood was chased down and captured by employees.

Records say Phillip Robinson is may have targeted the same business twice in four days. He is charged with second-degree robbery in the Monday robbery.

Cleveland police said employees at the Local West restaurant on Detroit Avenue near West 74th Street reportedly told them that they were certain Robinson was the person who previously robbed their business.

Court records show there have been no charges filed against Robinson in any other robberies.

Bloodied woman found inside Memorial City Mall bathroom

February 26th, 2018 - Comments »

HOUSTON, Texas — A 31-year-old woman was reportedly found bloodied inside a bathroom in Memorial City Mall.

Houston police say the victim was approached from behind by a man who had made a rope from a trash bag and wrapped it around her neck, strangling her until she lost consciousness.

They also say the victim was repeatedly kicked.

Ashley Hill, who reportedly walked around the mall Sunday morning and took a restroom break around 8:30 a.m., saw the woman face down in a pool of blood near the sinks, moaning for help.

Florida woman died in Lakewood double shooting

February 26th, 2018 - Comments »

LAKEWOOD, Ohio – Authorities said a 21-year-old woman shot by her boyfriend in an apparent murder-suicide early Friday at a Lakewood home has died.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner states Sarah J. Mahmood, of New Port Richey, Florida, reportedly died at MetroHealth.

A news release says Lakewood police are still waiting for the medical examiner to provide an exact manner and cause of death.

Police said Mahmood was shot before her boyfriend, 23-year-old Amer A. Ahmad, shot and killed himself.

The shooting reportedly occurred about 2:30 a.m. Friday at a house on the 1400 block of Olivewood Avenue, just south of Detroit Road.

Arrest made in fatal East Side shooting

February 25th, 2018 - Comments »

EL PASO, Texas — An El Paso police spokesman said Saturday a 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting Friday in an apartment on the East Side.

Sgt. Robert Gomez said a 21-year-old man died after being shot at about 4:20 p.m. Friday at the Dos Santos Apartments on Shannon Place.

The apartments are located near to the intersection of Yarbrough Drive and Montana Avenue. Gomez said that the man who was arrested was located at the scene.

Names and further details were not immediately available. The case remains under investigation by detectives with the Crimes Against Persons Unit.