Friday, March 7, 2014
"NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH — Police are investigating an apparent murder/suicide that happened along Siebert Hill Road in the New Philadelphia area.
"According to police, a woman called dispatch around 1:13 p.m. Wednesday saying her husband, Randy Wallick, was threatening to commit suicide in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church on the south side of New Philadelphia.
"The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the scene within 7 minutes. The caller further informed police that she believed her husband shot and killed Carter Ames. Police responded to that location as well.
"Policed said Wallick shot and killed Ames at the Seibert Hill Road location. Wallick then left the scene and drove to the parking lot of the church and turned the gun on himself.
"He was life flighted to Akron General at 1:56 p.m. and was pronounced dead at 3:28 p.m. as a result of a self-inflicted wound to the head.
"The weapon used was recovered immediately at the scene of the suicide.
"The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office and the coroner’s office will continue their investigation."
"ELLENWOOD, GA — With three children inside their Ellenwood home, a 40-year-old man shot his girlfriend several times in the torso area before turning the gun on himself, the spokesman for the DeKalb County Police Department said Thursday.
"About 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, officers went to the home in the 3200 block of Rockmill Drive, Capt. Steven Fore told [reporters].
"Inside the kitchen, police found the man's girlfriend. The man, also 40, was found dead in the den of the residence from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Fore said.
"The three children inside the home with another adult at the time of the shooting did not witness the incident and were not injured, he said. They were with a family member Thursday, Fore said.
"The injured woman was at Grady Memorial Hospital in critical, but stable condition, he said. Medical personnel believe she is going to survive, Fore said.
"The dead man's name was not released pending notification of next of kin. Fore said he did not know if the man was the father of any of the children. Their ages were unknown.
"The double shooting remains under investigation.
"`Detectives currently investigating the incident believe it will be domestic related,` he said."
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
"LONG BEACH, CA — Homicide detectives were investigating a reported murder/suicide Thursday evening at 59th Street and Rose Avenue in North Long Beach.
"Investigators at the scene said they received a call around 3:30 alerting them to an incident in the 5800 block of Rose Avenue. Initial reports suggested that a murder/suicide had occurred.
"Jerry Robinson, a neighbor of one of the dead people, said, `He shot her, and then he shot himself,` adding that the two involved were a couple. `Nobody deserves this,` he added.
"Robinson said he had known the victim, whom he identified as a woman named Christy, since she was 14.
"Three people arrived who neighbors identified family of the couple and were visibly distaught after speaking with investigators.
"The identities of the couple have not been released."
Thursday, March 6, 2014
"DAYTONA BEACH, FL — A family from South Carolina is safe after their minivan became submerged in the Atlantic surf on Daytona Beach.
"The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the woman and her children—ages 3, 9, and 10—somehow ended up in the water around 5 p.m. Tuesday.
"Beach Safety Capt. Tammy Marris says the woman was already driving on the beach, where cars are allowed. It is not clear how the vehicle ended up in the water.
"Rescuers ran to the scene and got the woman and children out of the water. The family was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center for treatment. Their vehicle was towed.
"A witness told [reporters] that one of the children inside was screaming that their mom was trying to kill them."
From The State...
"PORT ST LUCIE, FL — Police investigating suspected murder/suicide at the St. James Golf Club community in St. Lucie West.
"According to a police spokesperson, officers got a phone call from a concerned relative to do a welfare check at 814 NW Greenwich Court at 5 p.m. today.
"When officers arrived, an unidentified male met them at the front door and invited them in.
"Police say after entering the home, the male grabbed a handgun and shot himself in the head.
"A second deceased body was found in the garage of the home, according to police.
"At this time detectives are ruling it a murder/suicide.
"Detectives are currently on scene and are awaiting a search warrant to continue their investigation."