Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Chance Encounter Leads To Argument, Violence, And Death

"BICKNELL, IN — At approximately 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, Indiana State Police, Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Bicknell Police responded to 707 Durbin Street in Bicknell after a 33-year-old Knox County man was shot and killed during an argument with another man.

"Police said, in a release, Paul Ryan Russell, 33, Bruceville, was standing outside of Durbin and Cherry streets in Bicknell when he noticed Todd Godare, 48, Bicknell, coming toward him.

"Russell ran into a nearby residence and grabbed a baseball bat. The two argued and Godare allegedly shot and killed Russell with a .22-caliber handgun. Godare then left the scene in a 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck.

"At approximately 4 a.m., Vincennes City Police spotted the vehicle near McDowell and Washington Avenue. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but Godare failed to stop and continued driving the speed limit on various city streets. Shortly later, Godare stopped on SR 61 near Kimmell Road and used a handgun to take his own life.

"Knox County Coroner Gordon Becher said autopsies are scheduled for Thursday morning."

Source: Times Herald Online...

Mother And Son Found Shot To Death

"TULSA, OK — Police say a mother and her teenage son found shot to death inside a Tulsa home may have planned their own deaths.

"Kimberly Crabtree, 50, was discovered Tuesday afternoon with her son, 17-year-old Joseph Crabtree, inside their house on 2215 South Delaware Place in Tulsa's midtown district.

"Police say both had been shot and were deceased.

"Investigators say Kimberly Crabtree's sister asked police to go to the home to check the well-being of the residents.

"According to a news release issued this morning by Tulsa Police:

"`There was no signs of a struggle inside the residence. The investigation is ongoing however it appears that the shooting was planned by both parties. The OK Medical Examiner's Office will attempt to determine the sequence of events that led to the deaths. The evidence recovered at the scene indicates to investigators that Joseph Crabtree shot Kimberly and then shot himself.`"


Welfare Check Reveals Bodies

"COLUMBUS, OH — Police said a man killed a woman before taking his own life inside a South Columbus home.

"Officers said 51-year-old Kathy Shonkwiler's son hadn't heard from his mother and asked police to check on her Lewis Road home Tuesday.

"When officers arrived, they say they found Shonkwiler and Troy Stone, 46, dead.

"Investigators believe Stone killed Shonkwiler and then himself."


Female Shooter Had Prior Record Of Gun Violence

"HUDSON, FL — Deputies say they deaths of two people in Hudson appear to be the result of a murder/suicide.

"It was around 10 p.m. Monday night when deputies were called to a home on 6601 Clark Street for a welfare check. Inside, they found the bodies of Rhonda Patterson, 46, and Robert Clark, 53.

"Investigators believe Patterson shot and killed Clark, then turned the gun on herself.

"Deputies say they had been called to the home over a year ago to investigate a report that Patterson had fired off a gunshot while Clark was leaving the home, but the state attorney's office did not file charges in that case.

"No other information was immediately available."

From FOX Tampa Bay...

Ex-Husband With A Gun Cancels Rural Rendezvous

"LOGAN, OH — A man is dead and a woman hospitalized after the woman’s ex-husband opened fire at a cabin in the Hocking Hills. That suspected gunman is also injured due to an apparent self-inflicted wound.

"Michael Napoli is accused of shooting his ex-wife, Kimberly Napoli, and James Boergers, Jr. on Saturday night. It happened at the Wildwoods Backwood Retreats Cabins on State Route 678 in Hocking County.

"Kimberly survived the attack.

"She was injured but managed to drive four miles looking for help. She arrived at a home of a Logan firefighter, and his wife called for help just before 9 p.m. on Saturday.

"Kimberly can be heard in the recording saying that her ex-husband was the shooter and that he found her by hacking her email.

"When authorities arrived at the cabin, they discovered James Boergers Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida dead of a single gunshot wound.

"Police say Michael Napoli used social media accounts and email to track down his ex and the man she was with.

"According to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, Michael Napoli was spotted around 24 hours after the shooting at the Econo Lodge on West Lancaster Road in West Lancaster, about an hour west of the cabin.

"After police confirmed that it was Michael in the motel, they surrounded the building around 6:00 a.m. Monday. Authorities tried to get him to surrender using tear gas, but he refused to come out.

"Michael Napoli then realized he was trapped and called for a negotiator. After several hours, talks broke off and police say the suspect’s conversation became disoriented. That's when deputies felt he would not exit the motel room alive, and they made the decision to go in.

"Upon entry, they found Napoli with a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton in critical condition."

From WBNS...