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Motorcyclist killed, passenger critically injured in Dallas highway wreck

Motorcyclist killed, passenger critically injured in Dallas highway wreck

A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger was critically injured Sunday morning when their vehicle crashed into the back of a car that had run out of gas and left in a middle lane of North Central Expressway, police said.

The passenger on the motorcycle was taken to Presbyterian Hospital and placed in a medically induced coma, police said.

The name of the 34-year-old motorcyclist had not been released pending notification of relatives.

Detectives will refer a criminally negligent homicide case to a Dallas County grand jury for consideration against the 25-year-old driver of the car who abandoned the car in the middle of the highway.

Police responded to the major accident about 4:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes of North Central Expressway at Walnut Hill Lane.

The 25-year-old driver told police she ran out of gas, exited her vehicle and sat on the shoulder of the highway waiting for friends to arrive to help her.Minutes later, the motorcyclist came upon the disabled car and hit the back of it, throwing the driver and his passenger off the vehicle. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.It was the 26th traffic fatality in Dallas this year. Traffic citation issued against motorist involved in fatal […]

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Man shot in leg in Montbello neighborhood

Man shot in leg in Montbello neighborhood

Denver police are investigating a shooting outside a Montbello home Sunday afternoon that left one man with a gunshot wound to the leg. The gunfire comes two weeks after a double homicide in the same neighborhood.

Sunday’s incident occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m. in the 4500 block of Cornish Way, Denver police said. Alert: #DPD is investigating a shooting in 4500 block of Cornish Way. One victim – transported to hospital with gunshot wound to leg. Investigators developing suspect info. Road closures possible in area. pic.twitter.com/5hb0l2iJOH — Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) February 18, 2018 An adult man was found at the scene with a bullet wound that was not life-threatening. He was taken to a hospital, police said.

Further information about a suspect or suspects in the shooting or the circumstances that led to it was not immediately available.

Sunday’s violence took place less than a mile away from the scene of a triple shooting Feb. 3. Two people, 18-year-old Abisai Ponce Gutierrez and 17-year-old Byron Ware, were killed, and a third teenager was critically wounded, police said. Two other teens, Kylvito Garrette, 19, and Octavio Morales, 18, have been arrested on charges of first-degree murder in that case .

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NOPD: Man arrested for fatal shooting on Mardi Gras parade route

NOPD: Man arrested for fatal shooting on Mardi Gras parade route

Eddie Dingle booking photo courtesy NOPD NEW ORLEANS — A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a shooting death that happened Tuesday afternoon along the St. Charles Avenue parade route.

According to NOPD, Eddie Dingle turned himself in Friday (Feb. 16) at his attorney’s office.

He’s accused of shooting and killing Maurice Williams in the 2400 block of St. Charles Avenue about 4:35 p.m. Mardi Gras Day. Williams died later at a local hospital.

Dingle has been booked on a second-degree murder charge.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Detective Thaddeus Williams at 504-658-5300.

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Mum shot her husband and two grown-up kids dead before turning gun on herself, say cops

Mum shot her husband and two grown-up kids dead before turning gun on herself, say cops

A WOMAN shot and killed her husband and grown-up kids before turning the gun on herself in a murder-suicide, police have said.

Lauren Stuart, 45, was found dead beside the bodies of Daniel Stuart and their children Steven, 27, and Bethany, 24, at their home in Detroit, Michigan, on Friday. WXYZ The Stuart family home in Detroit, Michigan, surrounded by police cars after a suspected murder-suicide Investigators said Mr Stuart, 47, and his kids had died of gunshot wounds to the head, ruling their deaths as homicide, according to the Detroit Free Press .

Keith Batchelor, an investigator at the medical examiner’s office, ruled Mrs Stuart died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and determined her cause of death was suicide.

Keego Harbor police said in a statement: "The investigation at the scene and subsequent autopsy …indicate that Lauren Stuart shot and killed her family members before turning the gun on herself.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the victims." WXYZ Officers believe Lauren Stuart murdered her husband and two children before turning the gun on herself Police were called to the property by a relative concerned over the family’s safety.

Officers discovered the horror scene inside and recovered […]

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Suspected prowler captured early Saturday on security camera, later by Lincoln Police | The Sacramento Bee

Suspected prowler captured early Saturday on security camera, later by Lincoln Police | The Sacramento Bee

A 32-year-old man was arrested early Saturday on several theft-related charges after a woman watching her security camera feed spotted him attempting to open her car door, the Lincoln Police Department reports.

Authorities said at approximately 2:20 a.m., the woman notified them of the suspicious behavior and provided them with the man’s description.

Upon arrival, police found a man matching the description walking along Newbridge Lane. Alexsander Artisishuk, 32, of Rocklin, was searched and found to be in possession of items that had been stolen from another vehicle in the neighborhood, police said. Police also discovered heroin inside Artisishuk’s truck, parked within the same neighborhood.

Artisishuk was arrested and booked at the South Placer Jail on suspicion of possession of stolen property, petty theft, possession of heroin, and loitering/prowling. Never miss a local story.

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Woman killed husband, 2 adult kids before killing herself

KEEGO HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Autopsies show a suburban Detroit woman fatally shot her husband, son and daughter before killing herself.

The Oakland County medical examiner’s office says 47-year-old Daniel Stuart was a victim of a homicide, along with 27-year-old Steven Stuart and 24-year-old Bethany Stuart.

Investigator Keith Batchelor tells the Detroit Free Press that 45-year-old Lauren Stuart killed herself with a gun. The bodies were discovered Friday at their home in Keego Harbor, which is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Detroit.

A neighbor, Jacquelyn Tristani, says the family was quiet and that Lauren Stuart would occasionally borrow tools. She says sometimes “you don’t know your neighbors like you maybe should.”

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com

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Burned body found on Detroit’s east side

Burned body found on Detroit's east side

(Photo: Detroit News file) Detroit police are investigating a homicide after finding a woman’s body Saturday morning on the city’s east side.

Police received an emergency call at 6:45 a.m. Saturday saying a body had been found outside homes on the 12300 block of Evanston Street.

Upon arrival they found an unknown female lying face up between two homes. Police said she had been set on fire and was unclothed from the waist down.

The suspect is currently unknown and police have not released any further information on the victim.

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KC police investigating after male found dead inside Northland home

KC police investigating after male found dead inside Northland home

Police announced they were investigating a homicide late Friday night after finding a male with a gunshot wound inside a home in the 5400 block of North Poe Street.

Kansas City police went to the scene just after 10 p.m. Friday after a caller said it sounded like shots were being fired in the area.

Once officers arrived, they were notified of a person down inside a home. They found a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Never miss a local story.

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SUBSCRIBE NOW The death is being investigated as a homicide.Police have not yet released the victim’s name or age.Anyone with information on the shooting death is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.Kaitlyn Schwers: 816-234-7909 , @kaitlynschwers

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Man acquitted in 2014 slaying charged in October homicide

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A man acquitted in a shooting death outside an after-hours party in central Pennsylvania is now charged in a slaying last fall.

LNP newspaper reports that 41-year-old Wilberto Melendez was arrested last week after a traffic stop in York County.

He is charged with criminal homicide, firearms crimes and witness intimidation in the slaying of William Cooper Jr., who was found with gunshot wounds Oct. 27 on a Lancaster street.

Prosecutors allege that he opened fire on Cooper and another man after an argument.

Jurors acquitted Melendez in 2016 of the November 2014 death of 32-year-old Jeremy Torres, which authorities said occurred after he was denied entry to the party.

Court documents don’t list an attorney for Melendez and a listed number for him couldn’t be found Saturday.___Information from: LNP, http://lancasteronline.com

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The Deborah Danner tragedies: Her death is one; the failure to deal effectively with mental illness is another

The Deborah Danner tragedies: Her death is one; the failure to deal effectively with mental illness is another

An officer acquitted (Gregg Vigliotti) A Bronx judge on Thursday acquitted NYPD sergeant Hugh Barry of murder, manslaughter and homicide charges in the 2016 fatal shooting of Deborah Danner, for a reason as clear as the scene of the act appeared murky:

As he saw it, prosecutors for Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark had failed to prove that Barry wasn’t fearing for his life, when he fired his gun twice at the emotionally disturbed woman as she swung a baseball bat his way.

A fair application of the law diminishes not at all the tragedy that brought police officers along with EMTs to the apartment of an elderly woman in mental health crisis, the kind of call the NYPD deals with hundreds of times each day.

Recent strides in training officers by the thousands to nonviolently defuse psychiatric crises — training Barry had not received — are no match for a frayed mental health system that leaves police taking calls that should properly be answered by psychiatric pros long before distress escalates.

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