Friday, September 30, 2011

One Survives Attempted Triple Murder/Suicide

"CHARLESTON, TN — Deputies searched the home where three people were fatally shot and a fourth was seriously wounded Friday.

"Bradley County Sheriff's spokesman Bob Gault says Charles Boling Sr., 67, Gail Boling, 65, and their son, Charles Boling Jr., 47, were shot and killed inside Boling Jr's home. Gault said Boling Sr. shot and killed his wife and son before turning the gun on himself Friday morning.

"Gault says Boling's wife had traveled from their Etowah home Thursday night to stay with their son and his friend.

"The son's friend, who neighbors have identified as Kenneth Kilgore, 33, and also lived in the home, was flown to Erlanger with multiple gunshot wounds. Gault says he was in intensive care at last check.

"Deputies were called to the home at 325 Baker Bridge Road shortly before 7:00 a.m. They discovered the bodies when they arrived at the home.

"Neighbors [said] the property is owned by Charles Boling Jr., a man they describe as a `nice guy`.

"Investigators say a number of weapons were found inside the home and have been sent to a lab as forensic evidence. The victims' bodies have been taken to the UT Forensic Center for autopsies.

"Investigators remain at the scene, they don't believe anyone else was involved in the shooting."



10/02/2011 — Probe into incident continues...

Police Won't Comment On Motive In Double Murder/Suicide

"BEEVILLE, TX — Authorities in Bee County have identified 30-year-old Billy Coy Lowe as the man who shot and killed a couple, and injured their daughter this morning.

"When deputies arrived they found Lowe, 52-year-old Kennie Rodgers, and 49-year-old Retha Rodgers dead at a home north of Beeville. The Rodgers 25-year-old daughter, Reshay, was injured in the shooting and is now hospitalized in Corpus Christi. A 15-month-old child at the home was not injured.

"Bee County Sheriff's office investigators say Reshay Rodgers ran from the home to alert police about the shooting.

"It's believed Lowe shot and killed the couple inside the house before shooting himself in the head.

"Authorities would not comment on a possible motive for the shooting."



09/29/2012 — One year later, survivor looks back...

Business Partners Found Dead

"OWENSBORO, KY — At 2:37 AM today, September 30th, 2011, patrol officers with the Owensboro Police Department responded to a report of a person shot at 3071 Burlew Blvd Apt # 8B.

"Officers arrived and discovered two individuals suffering from gunshot wounds to the head. They were deceased. The 911 call was made by another individual in the apartment at the time of the shooting.

"Detectives with the OPD Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene along with the Evidence Collection Unit and the Daviess County Coroner’s Office.

"At this point, all indications point to a murder suicide. A firearm was recovered from the scene.

"The suspect has been identified as 47 year old Van NGuyen. The victim is 36 year old Tamlyn NGuyen. The two were not married but lived together at the Burlew Blvd apartment and were business partners at Perfect Nails located at 410 Southtown Blvd Suite 1.

"The other individual inside the apartment at the time of the shooting was a relative of Van NGuyen. He was not injured. This individual was questioned by detectives and released. The investigation is ongoing."


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Death Of Couple Officially Ruled Murder/Suicide

"SMETANA, TX — A weekend shooting in Brazos County that left two people dead has officially been ruled a murder-suicide by authorities.

"Brazos County Sheriff Chris Kirk says his investigators have determined Chance Schneider shot and killed Ashley Lenz at a home in the 5400 block of Caroline Drive near Smetana.

"Schneider, 22, and Lenz, 20, had reportedly dated for three years, and were seen Friday night drinking while out in College Station. Then, at 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning, authorities say a neighbor observed the two fighting in the driveway of the Caroline Drive residence.

"Inside, Kirk says investigators found the two bodies near each other on Saturday afternoon, along with a .40 caliber semiautomatic handgun.

"`Evidence indicates that Chance intentionally shot Ashley in the head from close range and then immediately turned the gun and shot himself in the head,` Kirk said in a statement.

"Furniture in the home had been overturned, and the truck in the driveway had been ransacked, according to Kirk, who added that there is no evidence to suggest anyone else was involved."


Dead Man Found In Murdered Woman's Car

"LAFAYETTE, LA — The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the car found at the Dubison Rest Area on I-49 north of Washington is the car reported missing from the home in Lafayette Parish where a woman was found murdered this morning.

"The woman was found dead inside of her residence on Lamas Circle. Deputies say this morning at 1:14am the Lafayette Sheriff's Office responded to the 100 Block of Lamas Circle in reference to suspicious circumstances. The caller advised he returned home from work and found the victim on the floor of the residence unresponsive and bleeding. Upon deputies arrival they found the victim a 46 year old female to have no signs of life, and the deputies observed obvious signs of foul play consistent with a homicide. The victim's vehicle a 2009 Mazda 3, blue in color bearing La. Lic SLS132 was missing from the residence.

"Deputies are working with state police to determine if the person found dead inside of the missing car had anything to do with this morning's homicide. According to state police, they are investigating the death of the man found inside of the car as a suicide."


Police Arrive To Find Dead Man, Woman

"SIOUX FALLS, SD — Around 8:00 Tuesday night, Sioux Falls police officers responded to a call at 609 S. Wheatland Avenue for a reported disturbance. The address is in a series of residential townhomes.

"At least one witness reported seeing an altercation between a man and a woman outside of a unit and heard yelling followed by gunshots.

"Upon arrival to the complex, officers located a female victim outside of one of the units deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

"In a nearby unit, officers observed an open door with a second victim inside the unit, also deceased from a gunshot wound.

"The victims are related and this appears to be a domestic situation. There is no threat to public safety and no additional victims were located.

"The victim's names have not been released, pending positive identification and notification of family members.

"The investigation is still underway, but police are calling it a homicide investigation at this time."

From KSFY...

School In Lockdown After Parking Lot Murder/Suicide

"JURUPA VALLEY, CA — A man shot a woman and then turned the gun on himself in an attempted murder-suicide Wednesday in the parking lot of a Jurupa Valley high school.

"The shooting was reported around 10:40 a.m. at Patriot High School, 4355 Camino Real, just south of the 60 Freeway, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

"Reports indicated that a man was found dead in the parking lot, with a gun lying next to him, and the woman victim was wounded.

"Her condition was not immediately known, but she was taken to Riverside Community Hospital by ambulance.

"Their names and ages were not immediately released, but authorities confirmed the two were adults.

"The campus was placed on lockdown, with students restricted to their classrooms, while deputies searched the area."


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

"She Had Been Researching This For Months"

"SANDY, UT — Detectives believe the gunshot deaths of a Sandy couple last week were a case of murder-suicide.

"Sandy police Sgt. Jon Arnold said evidence indicates that Beckie Boudreaux, 66, shot and killed her husband, Stephen Boudreaux, 69, and then turned a handgun on herself.

"`Our preliminary investigation does indicate homicide-suicide,` Arnold said Tuesday. `There is no indication that Stephen was aware of Beckie’s plans or the financial struggles that appeared to be the motive behind Beckie’s choices.`

"Arnold also said Boudreaux family members had found `documentation that indicated she had been researching this for several months.`

"The shootings occurred late Sept. 22, and the couple’s bodies were found just before 1 p.m. Friday in the Boudreaux’s garage by a neighbor near 1900 Quail Crossing Lane. The neighbor had gone to investigate after noticing the Boudreaux’s garage door had remained open overnight.

"The couple were found dead in one of the two cars parked inside the garage.

"Arnold said that early last week Beckie Boudreaux had called her lawyer asking what would happen to debt in the case of suicide."

From The Salt Lake Tribune...

Monday, September 26, 2011

Coroner: Carbon Monoxide Deaths Are Murder/Suicide

"LEVITTOWN, PA — A 92-year-old Bucks County man caring for his wife, who suffered from advanced Alzheimer's disease, took both their lives Sunday in a murder-suicide, the county coroner said Monday.

"Charles Hoez and Jeanne Hoez, 90, were found dead Monday morning in their Middletown Township home by their son, said Coroner Joseph Campbell. The cause of death was carbon monoxide poisoning, Campbell said.

"A witness had seen the husband drive his minivan around the side of their house on Sunday afternoon, Campbell said. A hose connected the minivan's exhaust pipe to the window of the bedroom where the couple were found dead."


Police Find Two Dead In Condo Hallway

"PROSPECT HEIGHTS, IL — Earlier this afternoon two people were found dead in a condominium complex in Prospect Hts.

"A man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene around 3:30 p.m. today (Monday). Their identities has not yet been released by the police.

"Officers from the Prospect Hts. Police Department responded to calls of, `shots fired,` and simultaneous accounts of `verbal altercations and shouting,` according to a police press release.

"The two victims were found on the fourth floor hallway at the Lake Run Condominium Complex, 16 E. Old Willow Road.

"Prospect Hts. police investigators along with the major case assistance team will continue the investigation throughout the night, the release said.

"`We are 100% confident that there is no threat to the community and that the situation is secure,` said Prospect Hts. Police Chief Jamie Dunne, in the release.

"`The police department needs some time to continue the investigation and gather more information.`"

Source: JournalOnline...

Three Found Dead In Town Home

"SUNRISE, FL — Three people died in a shooting inside a town home on Sunday night, police said.

"They're not seeking any suspects in the shooting, said Sergeant Rodney Hailey, because the `situation seems to have been contained.`

"`It doesn't appear anything happened outside the residence,` he said.

"Police took a 911 call around 7 p.m. for shots fired at 4004 Del Rio Way, a town home with five or six units inside, Hailey said.

"They found three people shot inside.

"`One was still alive when officers arrived,` Hailey said.

"The person was taken to Broward General Medical Center, and was pronounced dead there, Hailey said.

"Detectives were questioning neighbors and scouring the crime scene around 10 p.m. The investigation was "still very preliminary" Sunday night.

"A 5-year-old who was in the residence just prior to the shooting left to warn a neighbor of `the situation` inside the town home, Hailey said.

"The child made it safely to the neighbor's home, Hailey said, and was at the police station later Sunday night.

"The identities of the dead were not released, pending notification of their families. The relationships of the three people were also not known, and all three had different last names, Hailey said."



09/27/2001 — "She wanted a divorce, and he didn't want to give it to her..."

Family Of Four Found Dead

"MORGAN TWP, PA — State police said a married couple and their two children have been found dead in Greene County home, the result of an apparent murder-suicide.

"Troopers from the Waynesburg barracks aren't identifying the victims, except to say that the family lived in Morgan Township.

"Police said they found the victims when they were called to check on the welfare of the family shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday.

"Police did not say how the four were apparently killed, but said all were dead when police got to the Chartiers Road residence.

"Greene County Coroner Greg Rohanna is scheduled to oversee autopsies on the victims later Monday, but he did not immediately return a call for comment."



09/27/2011 — Couple had recently divorced...
09/27/2011 — Shooter's niece recently killed in Ohio Murder/Suicide...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Residents Found Dead During Welfare Check

"HIDDEN VALLEY, IN — An apparent murder-suicide is under investigation by Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit detectives.

"On Wednesday, deputies were dispatched to a home at 1808 Fieldcrest Drive in Hidden Valley Lake to do a welfare check, according to the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department.

"Inside the home, they made a shocking discovery. The two residents, Arlene Reardon, 64, and Jerry Reardon, 68, were dead.

"Preliminary investigation revealed that both subjects died of gunshot wounds to the head.

"Investigators said one of the gunshots were self-inflicted, but did not specify which one of the Reardon’s had pulled the trigger.

"It is also unclear how long the couple had been dead before being found.

"The investigation continues by the Special Crimes Unit."

From WSCH 99.3FM...

Former Cop, Ex-wife In Critical Condition

"DAVIDSON, NC — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police responded to a double shooting in Davidson around 2:00 a.m. Saturday.

"Investigators said former CMPD officer Jeremy Hester shot his ex-wife, Erin Cobb, then turned the gun on himself.

"Witnesses told police Hester drove to his ex-wife's house on Callaway Hills Lane and then they started fighting inside the home.

"Moments later, Hester and Cobb came outside of the house and witnesses said they heard mulitple gunshots.

"Police said Hester shot his ex-wife in the neck and then shot himself in the head.

"Both were taken to Carolinas Medical Center.

"Cobb was listed in stable, but critical condition. Hester remained in critical condition Saturday morning.

"According to CMPD, Hester was hired on May 14, 2007 and resigned from duty as a patrol officer with the Metro Division on March 20, 2010."


Friday, September 23, 2011

Man Wounds Three Cops Before Shooting Himself

"LAKE CITY, FL — Authorities say a man opened fire on police outside his Florida home on Northwest Irma Street, wounding three officers before he barricaded himself inside and committed suicide.

"Police say officers responded to a domestic violence complaint at the Lake City home about noon Friday. As officers set up a perimeter, authorities say the man came out of the house and opened fire. Three officers were hit, and the man ran back inside the house.

"There was a standoff for several hours. Sheriff's Sgt. Ed Seifert says a tactical vehicle entered the home around 8:25 p.m. and found the gunman dead. His name wasn't immediately available.

"The wounded officers were taken to nearby hospitals, where they were in good condition.

"Lake City is about 60 miles (96 kilometres) west of Jacksonville."

Source: Brandon Sun...

Man And Woman Pronounced Dead At Scene

"TUCSON, AZ — Tucson police are investigating a possible murder-suicide involving two adults.

"The people, a man and a woman, were found dead of gunshot wounds at an east-side home. A 1-year-old was found alive inside the home, which is in the 3400 block of South Birch Avenue.

"A woman called police this afternoon to say her brother phoned her and said he was suicidal. Police went to his residence and knocked, but there was no response. They opened the door, which was unlocked, and found two adults with gunshot wounds. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.

"Police are continuing to investigate and have not identified the deceased."

From the Arizona Daily Star...

Dead Couple Were Frequent Fighters

"MILFORD, CT — Two bodies have been found in a Milford house and police are investigating it as a possible murder-suicide.

"The house is on Branca Court, near Burnt Plains Road. The bodies were discovered Friday morning.

"Residents of the York Village development where the suspected murder-suicide occurred Friday morning said the man and woman, in their 50s, fought frequently, and the police had been called to the home several times.

"`I'd see him out walking his dog, and I'd wave but he was kind of anti-social. He'd ignore me,` said Tom Minar, a Bridgeport police officer who lives nearby. `The police were here a lot. This was a domestic, there's not much you can do about those.`

"Officer Jeff Nielsen said the bodies were still inside the two-story, white raised ranch house on Branca Court early Friday afternoon.

"Police were waiting for a search warrant and to notify the remaining family, he said. Nielsen could not immediately say whether there was a restraining order against either of the couple. Neighbors said the couple had a teenaged son, who goes to school in Trumbull.

"Police and emergency medical personnel were called to the scene shortly after 9 a.m. A Milford Animal Control officer removed a large Husky dog from the house about an hour later."



11/28/2011 — Killer may have planned attack, suicide...

Pair Found Dead At Scene By State Troopers

"SOUTHBURY, CT — State Police are reporting a possible muder-suicide in Southbury.

"According to a release, Troop A in Southbury received a request at 9:26 Friday morning to conduct a well-being check at a private home at 68 Chain Trail.

"Troopers from the barracks, along with the Southbury resident state trooper and town officers responded to the scene. Upon arrival, the release said, troopers observed what appeared to be an injured victim inside the home. Troopers and officers forced entry into the residence and discovered two deceased people inside.

"Southbury EMS responded to the scene and both subjects were formally pronounced dead. The residence was secured, and the State Police Western District Major Crime Squad resonded to conduct the investigation.

"Preliminary investigation by State Police detectives revealed information and leads suggesting the deaths may represent a muder-suicide.

"The identities of the deceased were being withheld pending notification of next of kin."

Source: Litchfield County Times...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Victim Escapes, Perp Resuscitated By Firefighters

"CALIPATRIA, CA — A man stabbed a woman over a domestic quarrel and then tried to kill himself Tuesday evening, a fire official said.

"The victim was stabbed in the upper chest area while in her residence around or before 6:30 p.m., Calipatria Fire Capt. Jesse Llanas said.

"After stabbing the victim the suspect fled the house, located in the 400 Block of Commercial Avenue, according Imperial County Sheriff’s Office call logs.

"The suspect was later found inside a deep drainage with no pulse, Llanas said, and firefighters performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation until an ambulance reached the site.

"The assailant and the victim survived, Llanas said, adding that policy prevented him from revealing further details.

"Sheriff’s office logs do not say how the suicide attempt occurred and no one in the Calipatria Police Department was available for comment by deadline Wednesday night."

Source: Imperial Valley Press...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pair Dead After Vision Center Shooting

"INGLEWOOD, CA — A man walked into an Inglewood optometric center Wednesday, shot a woman to death and killed himself in a bathroom, police said.

"The shooting occurred shortly before 11 a.m. at the Inglewood Optometric Center in the 200 block of North Market Street, Inglewood police Lt. Oscar Serrano said.

"The suspect and victim knew each other, police said. Their names and relationship were not immediately released.

"Police said the man shot the woman, entered the business and hid inside. Officers rescued the gravely wounded woman, evacuated the remaining occupants and surrounded the building.

"The woman died at a hospital.

"A special weapons team entered the building about 1:30 p.m. and found the shooter dead in a bathroom. He shot himself, Serrano said."

Source Contra Costa Times...


09/22/2011 — Victim was a teenage girl...

Villagers Found Dead In Home

"CROTON, OH — The Licking County Sheriff’s office is investigating the shooting death of two people inside a house in the village of Croton tonight.

"The sheriff’s office and Hartford Volunteer Fire Department were called at 8:25 p.m. to 89 S. High St. in Croton.

"Late tonight, the sheriff’s office confirmed that the shootings involved a man and a woman, and said it was a murder/suicide.

"The Licking County coroner’s office was at the scene.

"Diane Bauman, who lives down the street, said she noticed cruisers at the home shortly after 9 p.m.

"`There are only 400 people in this town and you don’t expect to see three sheriff’s cruisers out there,` Bauman said. Yellow tape encircled the house, she said.

"Bauman’s son said he saw a man and a woman arguing in the yard of the home at 89 S. High St. when he left for work earlier this week."

From the Columbus Dispatch...


09/27/2011 — After attending victim's funeral, cousin kills family, self...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Baby Sleeps Through Double Murder/Suicide

"KANSAS CITY, MO — A woman, her boyfriend and his brother died in a double-murder-suicide early today inside a Kansas City house, police said.

"Police were called to the home in the 5500 block of Jaudon Avenue about 5:20 a.m. A neighbor said he heard at least three gunshots, then a car `squealing its tires` as it pulled away.

"Relatives said the shootings occurred in the home’s walkout basement. Other relatives, including a 4-month-old baby, the child of the woman and her boyfriend, were at home but unharmed. The baby was asleep upstairs.

"Detectives interviewed several witnesses and said evidence at the scene indicated the 21-year-old boyfriend shot the 18-year-old mother of his child and his older brother before killing himself.

"Police did not release the victims’ names today."


Brother, Sister Found Dead In Home

"OCEANSIDE, CA — The bodies of a financially distressed 56-year-old Oceanside man and his sick 52-year-old sister were found in their home Monday afternoon in what police say appears to be a murder-suicide.

"The woman's black Labrador dog was also killed.

"Police did not release the names of the individuals and declined to give their relationship Monday night, as their relatives were still being told of their deaths. Three neighbors confirmed they were brother and sister.

"Oceanside police found the bodies shortly before 4 p.m. Monday afternoon in separate bedrooms of their house near the end of a cul-de-sac on Via Metates, just east of College Boulevard.

"A gun was found in the room with the man, according to Oceanside Police Department Capt. Leonard Mata.

"Officers went to the house after receiving a call from a staff member at a medical facility, where the man had missed a couple scheduled appointments, Mata said.

"The front door was unlocked when they arrived. They found the bodies inside.

"`Both appeared to sustain gunshot wounds,` Mata said. `The dog was dead in the room with the man and also appeared to have sustained a gunshot wound. It was pretty tragic.`

"Mata later added: `It appears, based on our preliminary findings, that it is a murder-suicide. But that hasn't been confirmed yet. The investigation is ongoing.`

"Mata said investigators don't know how long the bodies were in the house before they were discovered."


Monday, September 19, 2011

Death In The Paint Section

"CONCORD, NC — Police confirm two people, a man and a female employee, were shot and killed inside a Concord Lowe's Home Improvement store Monday. The shooting happened at the Dale Earnhardt Boulevard store just before 5:30 p.m.

"Ronnie Wilkerson, who was with his wife in the paint section, heard two shots and, at first, thought it was the sound of falling lumber.

"`We heard a real loud bang. About halfway down the aisle, then I heard another one,` he said.

"He said he approached the checkout lines and saw a man and a woman on the ground and unresponsive.

"`The shooter, you could tell he was dead. And the girl, I dont know if she was still alive or breathing. One of the employees was putting a shirt on her head to keep her from bleeding,` Wilkerson said.

"While police have yet to officially rule the shooting as a murder-suicide, authorities also said they weren't looking for anyone else.

"`There was nobody else involved in this incident and we do believe that they did know each other,` said Concord Police Chief Guy Smith.

"Police spent most of Monday evening conducting interviews and trying to piece together what happened. Concord police said to their knowledge, they had not dealt with any calls or incidents at that store before Monday's double shooting."


Argument Leaves One Dead, One Injured

"MILAN, NY — A 47-year-old Red Hook man shot his ex-wife, who survived, then killed himself Monday on a property where the two worked as caretakers, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.

"John A. Hogan died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at about 11 a.m. His ex-wife, Lisa A. Coon, 45, of Red Hook, suffered gunshot wounds to the back of her head, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

"Hogan was transported by helicopter to Albany Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Coon was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie where she was being treated.

"The shooting took place at 915 Turkey Hill Road, a property where the two worked as caretakers along with their daughter and her fiance, deputies said.

"Deputies said it appears that Hogan and Coon became involved in a dispute while they were working at the property. At some point, Hogan pulled out a gun and a struggle broke out with his daughter.

"During the fight, Hogan fell down a set of stairs. Coon and her daughter locked themselves in the bathroom and attempted to call the daughter’s fiancĂ©, who was doing yard work outside, deputies said.

"It appears that Hogan kicked in the door to the bathroom and shot Coon in the back of the head then fatally shot himself in the side of the head, deputies said.

"Deputies said authorities were trying to determine further details such as the specifics of the dispute.

"The weapon that was used was a .22-caliber pistol, and the investigation has revealed that it had been legally possessed by Hogan, deputies said."

Source: Daily Freeman...

Police Chase Ends In Killer's Suicide

"COLUMBIA, SC — A Columbia cab driver was shot to death Friday afternoon in a Waffle House parking lot, and the suspected shooter later killed himself after leading police on a 30-minute, high-speed chase through three counties in the stolen cab.

"Authorities Saturday morning identified the gunman as 20-year-old Nicholas Kyle Rivers of Camden. The cab driver's name was not released. However, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said the man killed at the Waffle House on Two Notch Road near I-20 was a driver for Checker Yellow Cab company in Columbia.

"Richland County deputies were called to the Waffle House shortly after 4 p.m. after someone called to report gunshots, said Richland County Deputy Arielle Reposta, a department spokeswoman.

"The Checker Yellow Cab driver was found in the parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds and taken to Palmetto Health Richland, where he later died from his injuries.
Richland County sheriff’s deputies responding to the shooting saw the stolen Checker Yellow cab and followed it onto I-20, Reposta said.

"Once the shooter crossed into Kershaw County, Matthews said, his deputies took over the chase. The shooter left I-20 at Exit 108 onto S.C. 34 and then drove into Lee County, where that county’s sheriff’s deputies joined the chase.

"`The guy was flying,` Matthews said.

"The shooter eventually drove back into Kershaw County and headed toward Camden, Matthews said.

"As the chase neared the Camden city limits, the Kershaw County deputy requested permission to perform a driving maneuver where he would bump the cab driven by the shooter and force it to spin out, Matthews said.

"As the deputy approached the stolen cab the two cars hit a patch of road where Camden Police Department officers had laid out spikes to stop the shooter’s vehicle . The cab tires blew out, and the car spun into a guardrail. It hit a second guardrail before coming to rest in the middle of the road, Matthews said. The spikes also punctured the tires of the deputy’s patrol car.

"`My deputy and the Lee County deputy came up to the cab and the guy had shot himself in the head,` Matthews said. `He was slumped over the steering wheel and bleeding all over the place.`

"The shooter was airlifted to Palmetto Health Richland but died from the gunshot, Matthews said."

From The State...

Woman Expected To Survive Botched Murder/Suicide

"HOLMES BEACH, FL — Holmes Beach police are investigating an attempted murder-suicide that occurred Sunday evening in the 200 block of 83rd Street.

"Officers located a 66-year-old woman outside of the single-family residence. It was apparent that she had suffered a gunshot wound to the back of the head.

"She was alert and able to communicate briefly with officers, before she was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.

"Officers then located Joseph Schon, 69, in a bedroom. He was pronounced dead at the scene from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine described the shooting as a `murder-suicide attempt.`

"`It’s pretty apparent at this time what happened,` Romine said.

"Romine said he hasn’t been able to interview the victim yet but added she is expected to recover.

"He said Schon used a .38-caliber revolver, and that several rounds were fired inside the home.

"`That’s still in the investigative stage,` Romine said.

"Romine said Schon left no note, and that his medical history is not known."


Officers Find Two Dead In "Gruesome" Scene

"GLENDALE, AZ — Authorities say the deaths of two people found at the post office of Luke Air Force Base were a murder-suicide.

"Just before 7 p.m. Sunday, security officers and Glendale police responded to the base near Glendale Avenue and Litchfield Road.

"They found the bodies of a man and his wife in the post office on the base. They had been stabbed. The couple were reported missing earlier by their son.

"Security video showed the couple go into the mail center. Officers later came upon a `gruesome` scene.

"`From what I've been told, there's a small office in the back, one victim was sitting in a chair, and the other was lying on the floor, at the feet of the other victim,` says Major Jerry Mulhollen. It is unclear at this time which person was the suspect and which was the victim.

"The mail center is closed Monday. Operations and training continue as usual at the base.

"The man is retired Navy, and worked for the Luke AFB mail center. Base security was never compromised. No names have been released."

From KSAZ-TV...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Elderly Pair Injured In Botched Murder/Suicide

"KAILUA, HI — A 69 year-old woman and her 71 year-old husband were taken to the Queens Medical Center with critical injuries.

"Police say around 10:00 Saturday morning, crews were called to a home on Kawainui St. in Kailua.

"When officers arrived, they found the woman with head injuries, and the man with a stab wound to his chest.

"Police believe the suspect may be the man. An attempted murder-suicide case has been opened."


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dead Men Found During Welfare Check

"FORT WASHINGTON, MD — Police in Prince George’s County are investigating a murder-suicide in Fort Washington, Maryland.

"Patrolling officers responded to the 10900 block of Indian Head Highway for a welfare check around 10:37 p.m. on Friday.

"Upon arriving they found the bodies of 45 year-old Graham Edmondson Hayes II, of the 7200 block of Purple Avens Avenue, and 47 year-old John Jay Bromwich, of the 10900 block of Indian Head Highway.

"Both men suffered from gunshot wounds.

"Hayes was first shot by Bromwich who then took his own life.

"Investigation reveals that the two men worked together where the shooting took place.

"The motive is still unknown."

From WTTG...

Bodies Found In Burning Home

"PORT ST LUCIE, FL — Port St Lucie police say they received a 911 call at 1:15 a.m. Saturday morning from a man who alleged to have killed his wife and threatened to shoot himself.

"Police say when they arrived at 1450 SW Kamchatka Avenue, they noticed the front door was open. Once inside, they say they found a white male dead behind the door and white female dead in a back bedroom.

"Police say the 21 year old female sustained a gunshot to the head and it is believed the 78 year old male turned the gun on himself after setting the residence on fire.

"The names of the victim and suspect are not being released at this time as next of kin have not been identified/notified.

"Police are still investigating."


Murder/Suicide Ends In Walmart Parking Lot

"TAMPA, FL — A suspect in a Saturday morning homicide shot himself in a Walmart parking lot, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.

"At 9:04 a.m., deputies responded to a shooting on 7504 North Hale Avenue in Tampa.

"A man was found dead outside of the home.

"Soon after, deputies confronted a man believed to be involved in the murder in the parking lot of the Walmart located on Dale Mabry and Waters Avenue.

"As law enforcement approached the suspect, he took a gun and shot himself.

"The man was taken to St. Jospeh Hospital.

"Information regarding his condition is not yet available."

From WFTS-TV...

Friday, September 16, 2011

"My Mommy And Daddy Are Dead!"

"OAKDALE, MN — Yesterday at 4:12 p.m., police were called to a residence in Oakdale on the 7000 block of 13th Street. They found three dead bodies at the home. Jaime Vasquez was 38, his wife Cynthia Omelas was 28, and their live-in babysitter, Angela Uscanga, was 43.

"The couple's three year old boy was home during the killings. Their six year old daughter came home from school and found the bodies. The children ran to a neighbor's home, and the neighbor made the call to the police.

"Neighbors say that the girl kept repeating, `My Mommy and Daddy are dead.` The boy repeatedly said, `Daddy shot Mommy.`

"Neighbors reported that they had heard an argument in the home earlier yesterday morning.

"The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating this case."


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Missing Couple Found Dead At Home

"SLIDELL, LA — A man killed the Slidell city prosecutor's secretary and then himself inside the eastern St. Tammany Parish home they shared, authorities discovered Wednesday. Carol Nilsson, 63, died from a bullet wound to the head, and the man she lived with on the 200 block of South Military Road near Slidell fatally shot himself in the mouth, according to Melanie Comeaux, the parish coroner's office executive director.

"Comeaux could not immediately release that man's name Thursday because the coroner's staff was still working to conclusively identify him, but he had lived with Nilsson for many years, said Sheriff's Office spokesman Capt. George Bonnett.

"Deputies were led to the couple's corpses after Nilsson failed to show up to a memorial service for her brother.

"Relatives and friends on Wednesday afternoon went to a local church to honor Ronald G. `Ron` Apro, an Army veteran of the Korean War who died Sept. 2. Nilsson, however, did not attend the service, so a family member asked the Sheriff's Office to check on the couple, who had not been seen or heard from since Tuesday morning.

"Responding deputies found Nilsson and the man lying near a handgun about 9 p.m., Bonnett said. The Sheriff's Office did not discuss what may have provoked the violence."


Suicide Of Suspect Closes Case On Murder

"PRINCESS ANNE, MD" — A 55-year-old Salisbury, Md., teacher whose body was found Sunday was murdered by her husband, who later committed suicide, Maryland State Police said today.

"The body of Alice E. Davis was found in a wooded area in Princess Anne. Her husband of 25 years, Jess Davis, was found dead in their home in Allen, Md., on Sept. 7.

"He had reported his wife missing on Sept. 4.

"In a joint statement with the Wicomico Bureau of Investigation, police said investigators determined Jess Davis was in the area of Princess Anne on Sept. 5 before he reported her missing. He later called a taxi and was picked up near where their car was later found.

"An autopsy determined Alice Davis died from blunt force trauma from a hard object such as a hammer, but the exact object used to kill her could not be determined."


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

July Murder, September Suicide

"MACON, GA — Jones County sheriff’s investigators are treating the shooting death of a homicide suspect as a suicide, officials said Wednesday.

"Sheriff’s investigator Kenny Gleaton said Debra Warren Brown, 47, was found by a family member at her home Tuesday afternoon with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Gleaton said his office is waiting for an official determination by the medical examiner.

"Gleaton declined to say who found the body or if there was a suicide note at the scene, citing the ongoing investigation.

"Brown was arrested July 9 and charged with felony murder in the shooting death of her husband, Mitchell Reid Brown, 52, at their residence at 592 Creekside Drive in Jones County. During that incident, deputies responded to a 911 call at 3:30 a.m. and found Mitchell Brown suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso during an apparent domestic altercation. He died at the scene.

"Debra Brown was released on bond about two weeks after her arrest, Gleaton said. She was indicted in August. Gleaton said a court date had not been set for her trial.
Gleaton said the gun used in the apparent suicide was different than the one used in the death of her husband. That gun was being held as evidence.

"With Debra Brown’s death, Gleaton said that will close the book on the investigation into Mitchell Reid Brown’s death.

"`There are a few things we’ll follow up with,` Gleaton said. `But there won’t be a prosecution on it, obviously.`"


Botched Murder/Suicide Hospitalizes Two

"CYPRESS, TX — A man and a woman were hospitalized following an attempted murder-suicide in northwest Harris County Wednesday morning, according to Harris County Sheriff’s deputies.

"Deputies said a man shot a woman in the chest at the Central Park Regency apartments, located in the 11300 block of Regency Green, around 10 a.m.

"After shooting the woman, deputies said the man shot himself in the head.

"Cypress Creek EMS transported both victims to Ben Taub Hospital. Their conditions were not known.

"Investigators are trying to determine what led to the shootings."


County Cops Get The Suicide, City Cops Get The Murder

"LAUREL, MD — Laurel police are investigating the Wednesday morning shooting of a woman in Laurel, followed by the suspect’s suicide.

"At 7:59 a.m., police received a call about a shooting outside of 14708 Shiloh Court in Laurel, in the Summeryln Place apartment complex, said Laurel spokesman Jim Collins.

"Collins said police cannot release the victim’s name until all family members are notified.

"Investigators believe the victim was shot by somebody she knew, Collins said.

"Collins said 10 minutes after the initial call, police received another call that witnesses saw a man shoot himself in the 9100 block of Cherry Lane, just outside city limits. The man matched the description of the man who witnesses allegedly saw flee the apartment complex, Collins said.

"`The Prince George’s County police will handle that suicide investigation and Laurel is handling the homicide,` Collins said. `The joint investigation will be to figure out the motive and why he shot her and then himself.`

"Collins said police believe the woman had four children and looked to be in her 30s.

"`I really can’t verify the age at this time,` he said."

From Gazette.Net...

Police Find Bodies After 911 Call

"COPPELL, TX — Two people were found dead inside a Coppell home Tuesday morning following what police are calling a murder-suicide.

"Police said someone called 911 at about 10 a.m. from inside the house on Parish Place and said someone there was going to commit suicide.

"When officers arrived at the location they found the bodies of a 58-year-old man and his 57-year-old wife. Their names have not yet been released because relatives are still being notified.

"Police suspect the man killed his wife and then himself.

"Officers responded to the same house this past Friday for a domestic disturbance call. They ended up arresting the couple’s teenage son.

"Neighbors believe the family was having some financial difficulties. They had become more and more withdrawn from friends.

"`That’s the tragedy of this whole thing is that now we have an only child who does not have a mother or father and that must be really hard. That’s what really hurts,` said Karen Weaver, a neighbor and friend."

From KDFW...

Two Dead After Early Morning Domestic Incident

"MEADVILLE, PA — Meadville Police are investigating an early morning homicide-suicide at a duplex on Baldwin Street.

"Police were called to the Nobilee R. Forro residence at 6501/2 Baldwin St. at 3:18 a.m. after reports of shots being fired, according to Thomas Liscinski, assistant chief of Meadville Police.

"When police arrived at the apartment they found Forro, 31, who was fatally shot once in the head by Michael D. Trout, 26, of Meadville, Liscinski said.

"Officers also found Trout lying around the corner inside the apartment home, with a gunshot wound to his head and still alive, Liscinski said. Trout was rushed to Meadville Medical Center where he passed away, police said.

"Liscinski said a gun was recovered at the scene and there had been at least three shots fired.

"A preliminary investigation by officers found there was a domestic earlier between the couple.

"Police said Trout went to her [Forro's] residence and shot out the glass in her front door to gain entry. Trout then shot Forro, police said. Just around the corner from her he shot himself, police said.

"The investigation is continuing."

From the Meadville Tribune...


09/14/2011 — Shooter was a cop...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Slasher In Custody After Botched Suicide

"WILMINGTON, OH — The death of a 24-year-old woman is being investigated as a homicide and her live-in boyfriend who is suspected of stabbing her then slit his own throat and is hospitalized.

"Christina Hill died Tuesday morning of injuries she received when she was stabbed at a residence at 695 Fife Ave., Wilmington, said Officer Duane Weyand, assistant chief of the Wilmington Police Department.

"Weyand said officers `immediately began first aid and the Wilmington Life Squad arrived moments later and continued to provide life-saving techniques.`

"The victim was transported to Clinton Memorial Hospital where she died of her injuries.

"Police report their investigation indicates the homicide is related to domestic violence. Hill’s live-in boyfriend, Paciano Sanchez, 31, is alleged to have stabbed her.

"While officers were on scene they began a search of the immediate area and report that they located Sanchez on the ground behind a vehicle.

"Sanchez had a self-inflicted knife wound to his neck. He was transported to Clinton Memorial Hospital. He was transferred to a nearby hospital where he is in custody for the death of Christina Hill.

"Police said the incident is not related to Wilmington College, which is located across the street.

"Christina Hill is survived by five children, the oldest being age 6."


Elderly Woman Shoots Husband, Self

"HARLINGEN, TX — Harlingen police are investigating a domestic violence incident where a woman reportedly shot her husband.

"It all happened at a trailer park off Business 83 and Stuart Place Road around 8 a.m. Tuesday.

"An elderly man is dead after receiving a gunshot wound to the chest while his wife is hospitalized for a gunshot wound.

"Neighbors [said] that the couple had recently moved.

"The neighbors said the woman had mental health issues and shot her husband but police are not confirming that infomation at this time.

"Further details are not immediately available but police are continuing to investigate the case.

"Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District officials put Stuart Place Elementary School under lockdown for fifteen minutes as a precaution."


Monday, September 12, 2011

Man Shoots Wife, Mother-In-law, Self

"EFFINGHAM, IL — Effingham city police have identified the three people fatally shot at an Effingham home Sunday evening.

"Police said at a Monday afternoon news conference that Jerry Smith, 52, of Salem fatally shot his estranged wife Sharon Smith, 41, and Mrs. Smith's mother, Dorothy McClelland, 71, of rural Effingham. The shootings occurred at approximately 8:45 p.m. at Mrs. Smith's home at 704 S. Willow St.

"Cpl. Matt Sager of the Effingham Police Department said Jerry Smith apparently began shooting into the home from outside before entering the home and fatally shooting his estranged wife and mother-in-law. Police said he then turned a gun on himself.

"Sager said a rifle and handgun were recovered at the scene.

"Both Smiths were pronounced dead at the scene, while McClelland was taken to St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham, where she was pronounced dead late Sunday evening.

"Several other people in the home at the time of the shootings were unharmed, including Todd Bowlin, 44, of Charleston, described by police as an acquaintance of Mrs. Smith. Three children, who police would not identify, also were spared. Sager said the children — boys aged 12 and 13, and a 5-year-old girl — were related to adults in the home.

"Sager said Mrs. Smith had been granted an order of protection against her estranged husband on Aug. 24. The order had been extended Friday."

From the Effingham Daily News...


09/13/2011 — "More than forty" rounds fired during attack...

Workers Discover Bodies In Burning House

"ESCONDIDO, CA — Escondido police are investigating the possible murder-suicide of a man and a woman whose bodies were found Monday morning inside a home after a fire.

"The fire was reported about 7:10 a.m. at the house on Valle Lindo Road. The home sits directly behind a produce stand on East Valley Parkway, just north of Beven Drive.

"Workers at the stand called firefighters after discovering the bodies in the house, which belongs to the owners of the produce business, said Escondido police Lt. Chris Wynn.

"The owner usually meets the employees to open for business and when he didn't show up they went to investigate, Wynn said.

"The employees opened a door at the house and found the bodies in the master bedroom, Wynn said.

"The man and the woman each died from a single gunshot wound to the head. A small handgun was found on the floor near their bodies, Wynn said.

"It appears the blaze, which was mostly extinguished when firefighters arrived, was intentionally set and the home smelled of gasoline, he said.

"Authorities are continuing the investigation into the deaths. They have not released the identities of the couple."


Shooter And Victim End Up In Hospital

"LEBANON, PA — Police said a Lebanon man shot his former girlfriend several times before turning the gun on himself.

"Both the accused shooter and the victim were under medical care at a local hospital.

"Lebanon police Chief Daniel Wright said 38-year-old Angel Rosa shot at 22-year-old Katherine SanJuan-Escobar several times in front of a home in the 1100 block of Walnut Street before shooting himself in the neck Sunday night.

"Rosa fled the scene and was found about an hour-and-a-half later at a Cumberland Street motel, Wright said. He also had self-inflicted cuts, but police said the injuries appeared to be superficial.

"Police said SanJuan-Escobar was able to speak and identified Rosa as the person who shot her. The gun was recovered at the scene.

"Wright said the investigation is ongoing, and charges are pending against Rosa."

From WHTM 27...

Consanguinity Links Killer, Victims

"SPRING, TX — The weight of the scene was too much for relatives to handle as they stood in front of a Spring home Sunday where a 23-year-old stabbed two young brothers to death before killing himself.

"As night fell on the site of the murder-suicide, family members held each other, shaking with emotion. `Why did this happen?,` one young relative asked.

"`We don't know the answer for that yet. We don't know why,` said Sgt. Felipe Rivera with the Harris County Sheriff Office's homicide department.

"No one witnessed the attack, and authorities were receiving conflicting reports late Sunday, but relatives confirmed that Hunter Archer, 10, was killed inside the house on 6222 Darby Way around 5:40 p.m. His brother, Jhaden Archer, 8, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Television station KHOU reported that he died overnight at the hospital.

"After stabbing the boys with an unknown object, the 23-year-old suspect—a cousin who has been staying with the family—shot himself in the head. He died at the scene.

"Neither alcohol nor a history of mental illness appeared to play a role, Rivera said.

"Mother Gina Archer was treated at Memorial Hermann after collapsing because of the incident. She and her husband Christian Shaine Archer, originally from the Los Angeles area, have been married more than 20 years and have three sons and a teenage daughter, who just announced her engagement and pregnancy, according to their Facebook pages.

"Neighbors said the family was devoted and tight-knit.

"The case remains under investigation."


Saturday, September 10, 2011

"Nasty Divorce" Suspected As Motive

"PORT ST LUCIE, FL — Port St. Lucie police are investigating what they are calling an apparent murder/attempted suicide. They say a family member who lives in New York asked them to check on their sister who they had not heard from all day. Police say they were concerned because she was going through what the family called a nasty divorce.

"When police arrived at the home on 510 NW Kilpatrick Avenue, they knocked on the door but there was no answer. When officers made entry into the home they found two bodies in a back bedroom.

"Police say they found 54 year old Robert Fein lying on a bed in a pool of blood with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the right side of his face. They also found 44 year old Sharon Fein who was already dead from a gunshot wound to her head.

"Robert Fein's condition is unknown at this time. Police say this is still an on-going criminal investigation."


Two Found Dead In Home

"DYER, IN — Dyer Police and the Lake County Crime Lab are investigating an apparent murder-suicide Friday in the 1400 block of 215th Street.

"The spokesman for the Lake County Coroner’s office said the office was called to a home at 1450 215th St. in Dyer at about 9 p.m. Friday, where they found two people dead from gunshot wounds.

"Mayumi Hashimoto, 44, who lived at the address, sustained a gunshot wound to the head. A second individual, David Henry, 45, also of the same address, was also dead from a gunshot wound to the head, the spokesman said.

"Henry’s gunshot wound was self-inflicted, he said."

Source: Post-Tribune...

Friday, September 9, 2011

Elderly Couple Found Dead Of Gunshot Wounds

"GLADYS, VA — Campbell County deputies are investigating the deaths of two people in Gladys.

"Captain L.T. Guthrie with the Campbell County Sheriff's Office says a 73-year-old woman and a 71-year-old man were found dead inside a house, located at 1710 Tabor Road in Gladys. Both victims had gunshot wounds, according to Guthrie.

"The discovery was made around 11:30 a.m. Friday, after a friend of the female victim called 911. Guthrie says the caller was concerned, because the woman had not shown up for work. The last known contact with either of the shooting victims was around 7:00 p.m. Thursday.

"Guthrie says the sherrif's office is investigating the deaths as a `murder-suicide.`"


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Two Men, One Woman Dead In Suspected Murder/Suicide

"ATLANTA, GA — Atlanta police said they are at the scene of an apparent murder-suicide.

"Investigators were called out to a home on Ridgedale Road shortly after 2 p.m.

"When they arrived, police said they found three people dead inside the home.

"Investigators said the victims are two men and one woman.

"They said they found a gun inside the home as well.

"Officers said they are still trying to determine what exactly happened and believe the three were the only ones involved."

From WSB-TV...

Fire Deaths Ruled Murder/Suicide

"ROBBINS, NC — Authorities have ruled two bodies found inside a burning home last week a murder-suicide. Firefighters called to the scene Aug. 29 found the bodies of Santana Vernal Sanchez, 28, and Apolonio Barrita Bustamonte in a front room of the house at 581 E. Lake St. in Robbins.

"`They were both burned beyond recognition,` said Police Chief Jeff Sheffield. `We had to wait for identification based on dental records.`

"Now that autopsies have been completed and determined Sanchez was murdered and Bustamonte killed himself—and families of all involved have been notified—Sheffield was able to release their names and conclude his investigation with the murder-suicide determination.

"Police originally said a Hispanic male in his late 20s ran out into the street at about 3 p.m. that Monday and flagged down a vehicle. The driver, who works at nearby American Growler, took him to the police department after he said he’d been shot.

"That man, Juan Carlos Sanchez, 29, had three .32 caliber bullet wounds in his back, Sheffield said this week. The deceased woman found in the home was his cousin. He was treated at the station by EMS and later at a local hospital. Sanchez is back home with family members now, the chief said.

"Investigation, with help from the SBI and the office of Sheriff Lane Carter, determined that Bustamonte murdered Santana Sanchez—his former girlfriend and mother of his 2 year old—then shot Juan Sanchez before setting the house on fire and killing himself, Sheffield said.

"`We are ruling this a murder-suicide,` Sheffield said."


"I Won't Be Here When You Get Here"

"IRONDALE, AL — A Birmingham police officer killed his wife and then himself early this morning in Irondale.

"Authorities identified the officer as Rodney Jerome Wilson. His wife was Uteva Monique Wilson.

"The 41-year-old detective apparently shot his 23-year-old wife and then got on his police radio and warned he was about to take his own life.

"He asked for paramedics and a supervisor to come to the scene, and then said, `I won't be here when you get here,` authorities said. The Birmingham dispatcher called Irondale police. Officers from both agencies responded to the scene.

"Wilson used his duty weapon in the murder-suicide.

"The woman's two small children were home at the time but not injured.

"Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Bill Yates confirmed the deaths happened about 3:17 a.m. inside the couple's bedroom at Sharpsburg Manor Apartments on Sharpsburg Circle.

"Yates referred other questions to police."


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"He's Always Been A Good Person"

"GEORIANA, AL — A love triangle ends tragically in Georgiana. The Butler Co. Sheriff says two men are dead and one woman was severely beaten.

"It all started around 11:00 Wednesday morning when authorities arrived to a home on Rocky Lane in Georgiana.

"Sheriff Kenny Harden says inside they found 55-year-old Edna Crenshaw brutally beaten and 76-year-old Willie Hall shot and killed. Harden says moments later, they discovered Fred Walton shot and killed on his own front lawn across town.

"At this point, authorities believe Walton took his own life, after leaving Crenshaw's home but the case is still under investigation.

"Family members tells us Hall and Crenshaw were married but had been separated. They tell us Walton was Crenshaw's boyfriend.

"`It is just unbelievable because he's not a person that would of did something like this. He's always been a good person,` says Laquita Pate.

"`You never know what to say about something like this I mean you lose a friend. It's sad anytime something like this happens, I don't care who it is. We've got families that are hurt on both sides. We've got two people that have been killed and one who has been beaten so a lot of families have been touched by this,` says Harden.

"Authorities say Crenshaw suffered head wounds and was air lifted to Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery."

From WAKA...

"He Seemed Normal"

"OVERLAND PARK, KS — Bambi Hilburn, 38, of North Kansas City, and the boyfriend she’d met on the Internet just a few months back had never been to a shooting range.

"On Tuesday, they went to the Bullet Hole in Overland Park and now both are dead.

"Police were called to the shooting range at 6201 Robinson Road about 11:20 a.m. and found a man and a woman shot. Police do not think anyone else was involved in the deaths.

"`It was just a spur of the moment thing, them going,` Christy Gregor, Hilburn’s sister, said late Tuesday. `A detective came out and told us she was dead. We don’t know what happened.`

"She said she had met the boyfriend, but did not know much about him.

"`He seemed normal,` Gregor said.

"Matthew Bregel of the Overland Park Police Department said gunfire in the building was obviously common so the shooting did not draw attention. The layout is such that Hilburn and the man could have been the only two in a section, he added."

"The man had not been identified Tuesday.

"Gregor said her sister worked at a grocery store in the Northland.

"`The detective told us he would know something else` today, Gregor said.

"The popular shooting range has seen other killings, the most recent being in March 2010 when a man committed suicide there.

"In 1997, three people killed themselves at the Bullet Hole with guns they rented there. In response, the business instituted a 24-hour waiting period for new members."

From The Kansas City Star...


09/07/2011 — "She said he treated her like a queen and kept saying, 'I'm so happy...'"

Shooter Fails At Murder & "Suicide By Cop"

"CLEVELAND, OH — A Cleveland man was in critical condition late last night at MetroHealth Medical Center after five Cleveland police officers fired at him when, police said, he refused to drop his gun and waved it at them threateningly.

"Second District Commander Keith Sulzer said the man, whose name had not been released, shot a woman he had lived with on West 37th Street during a domestic dispute about 9:30 p.m.

"The woman, whose name also was not released, was shot in the neck, Sulzer said. She was also taken to MetroHealth.

"Neighbors heard gunshots and called police, who found the man standing at West 37th Street and Mapledale Avenue holding the gun, Sulzer said.

"Police warned him repeatedly to drop the weapon, Sulzer said. He told police he wanted to have a shootout and waved the gun at them, according to police.

"He was hit by police bullets several times.

"The department will investigate the shooting and the incident that led up to it, Sulzer said."


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dad Shoots Kids, Self At Campground

"LAKE GEORGE, NY — The Warren County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide at a campground in Lake George in which a father allegedly killed his two young daughters before killing himself.

"Sheriff Bud York identified the shooter as Adam P. Parcells, 29, of Hilton, N.Y. and the two children as Noel Parcells, 10, of Rochester and Mia Parcells, 3, of Hilton, N.Y.

"York said they were shot to death sometime Monday night in a tent at Adirondack Camping Village. Both children were shot multiple times.

"They arrrived at the campground Saturday or possibly earlier.

"No one heard the shootings, but the campground owner went to check on the vehicle Tuesday and found the bodies.

"`It's a very sad day,` York said.

"It appeared the children were shot in their sleep.

"The sheriff said the children had two different mothers, and the mother of Mia was in the process of separating from Adam Parcells.

"It appeared Adam Parcells had taken his older daughter without permission of her mother. Noel Parcells had been reported missing to Rochester Police Department by her mother on Friday, authorities said.

"State Police in the Rochester area were conducting interviews of those familiar with the family, York said.

"The .45-caliber rifle used in the shootings had been purchased at a Dick's Sporting Goods store in western New York earlier this summer.

"Adirondack Camping Village is a 168-site campground on Finkle Road about two miles north of the village of Lake George off Route 9."


7 Dead In Shooting Spree Murder/Suicide

"MORGANTOWN, WV — Police say a one-day crime spree spanning three states has left six people dead, two injured, and the suspect dead after police say he shot himself in Lewis County in northern Kentucky.

"West Virginia State Police said on Monday around 6:30 p.m. police were contacted by a `concerned citizen` to check on the welfare of people living on Sugar Grove Road, just off U.S. 19, south of Morgantown, WV. When crews arrived, they found three bodies inside, all suffering fatal gunshot wounds. West Virginia State Police crime scene unit arrived and found two additional bodies, that had also suffered fatal gunshot wounds.

"Police say the victims killed, including a fetus, are Charles Richardson III, 49, of Morgantown, his wife, Karen Richardson, 50, Robert Rayber, Jr., 30, Karen Richardson's son, Kevin Hudson, 17, and Karen Richardson's daughter, Katrina Hudson, 22, who was six months pregnant).

"West Virginia State Police said the suspect, Shayne Riggleman, 22, of Morgantown left the home in one of the victim's vehicles and traveled to Fairchance, Pennsylvania, where he alllegedly ran over an elderly woman and took off. Her condition is currently not known.

"West Virginia State Police said Riggleman then traveled to Roane County, WV, where they say he randomly shot a gas station attendant, Donald Nichols, in the back of the neck. Nichols remains in critical condition, but is expected to make a full recovery.

"Riggleman then traveled to Kentucky, where he was involved in a brief chase with Lewis County Sheriff's Deputies at about 11:30 p.m. Police say when they approached Riggleman's vehicle, he shot and killed himself.

"Officials are not discussing a motive at this point. They believe they know why Riggleman did this, but will only say that some of the people killed were acquanitances of Riggleman."



Shooter's Facebook page...


09/08/2011 — Shooter's Facebook page removed...

International House Of Horrors

"CARSON CITY, NV — Two people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a Carson City, Nev., Ihop restaurant, shooting eight people before killing himself.

"`There's seven in surgery either at Renown Medical Center in Reno and RMC in Carson,` said Chief Deputy Jack Freer.

"One person besides the gunman was dead at the scene, Freer said.

"`The suspect did die of a self inflicted gunshot wound. No shots were fired by law enforcement,` Freer said.

"Preliminary information is that the shooter is an ex-employee of the pancake house, Freer [said].

"The male shooter was seen running into the restaurant at 8:58 a.m. PDT."

From abc News...


12/14/2011 — Restaurant to reopen...

Shooter Misses Twice, Held On $1M Bail

"YUCCA VALLEY, CA — A Yucca Valley man fired several shots into an occupied residence before attempting to kill himself early this morning, San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies said.

"Deputies were called to the 56000 block of Navajo Trail in Yucca Valley around 4:37 a.m., according to a sheriff's press release. They found 51-year-old John Smith standing near the street with a rifle before he shot himself, deputies said.

"Deputies later determined that Smith fired several shots into a residence in an attempt to shoot an ex-girlfriend, the release read. No one was injured.

"After being treated at a hospital, Smith was booked into jail for attempted murder. His bail is set at $1 million."

From The Press-Enterprise...

Investigators Think Domestic Dispute Led To Deaths

"WEAKLEY COUNTY, TN — Investigators suspect a domestic dispute may have led to the deaths of two people in rural west Tennessee.

"On Sunday Sept. 4, deputies from the Weakley County Sheriff's Department responded to 755 Woods Road (between Gleason and McKenzie Tenn.) after receiving a report of someone being shot.

"When deputies arrived they found 42-year-old Devnee Renee Reeder and 35-year-old Matt David Bennett both deceased from gunshot wounds. Investigators believe that some sort of domestic dispute led Mr. Bennett to shoot Ms. Reeder before shooting himself. Both bodies were sent to the forensic lab in Memphis for autopsy.

"The investigation is ongoing."

From WPSD 6...

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Two Men Dead At Apartment Complex

"LAKE ISABELLA, CA — Two men are dead in what sheriff's deputies described as a murder-suicide.

"Investigators were called to a report of a shooting late Saturday night in the 3800 block of Golden Spur Street.

"They found 24-year-old Paul Curtis lying in the parking lot of an apartment complex with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his head. Deputies were informed that another victim was inside an apartment. The second victim, identified as 60-year-old Michael Coast of Bodfish, was taken to Kern Valley Hospital where he later died.

"Witnesses told homicide detectives that Curtis confronted Coast inside the apartment and shot him multiple times. Curtis then walked across the parking lot of the complex and shot himself.

"The motive for the shooting wasn't immediately known."



09/05/2011 — "All I heard is pow, pow, pow, pow and I said, 'Oh my God!'"...

Kids Call Police After Dad Starts Shooting

"HILL, AR — Pulaski County Sheriff's Deputies are trying to figure out why a man shot his wife leaving their four kids without parents.

"It happened around 6 o'clock Saturday evening along the 2400 block of Roderweis in north eastern Pulaski County.

"The children, between the ages of 11 and 15, were home at the time. They called police and ran out. When deputies got there, they found the couple dead inside. They say the woman was shot multiple times, the man was shot only once.

"The names of the two are not being released pending notification of more family members."



09/08/2011 — Names and details released....

Police Suspect Deadly Infatuation Led To Murder/Suicide

"SPOKANE, WA — A 20-year-old Spokane woman is dead and police say her suspected murderer shot himself in an apparent murder-suicide at a North Spokane apartment complex.

"The Spokane County Sheriff's Office was called to the 200 block of Westview Avenue and Colfax Street around 9 p.m. Saturday night. When they arrived they found the woman dead in the living room of her apartment. Detectives say she was shot multiple times. The victim has not been identified.

"Witnesses helped Sheriff's Deputies quickly located a suspect, a 26-year-old man, who barricaded himself inside his apartment. Multiple law enforcement agencies responded and negotiators tried for hours to get him to come out. When police finally obtained a search warrant around 4:15 a.m. and SWAT entered his apartment it appeared he had shot himself. They also found multiple weapons inside.

"During the hours leading up to entering the 26-year-old man's apartment, detectives say negotiators were never able to make contact with the suspect.

"Police speculate the suspect may have been infatuated with the 20-year-old, who lived to the east of him in a fourplex apartment. That is still under investigation.

"Detectives are expected to still be out at the apartment Sunday afternoon."


"He Was A Good Person"

"MARLIN, TX — A community is in shock after an overnight shooting at the Plantation Apartments in Marlin left a mother of three dead. Marlin police have yet to release a statement about the shooting and the alleged suicide of the shooter.

"Residents at the apartment complex said a dispute between the man and woman, who some say are husband and wife, ended in gun shots some time between 8:30 and 9 pm Friday.

"A family member of the alleged shooter described him as a `kind, hard-working man` who she says simply snapped.

"`I was shocked,` said Shelia Watley. `I couldn't believe it. I couldn't believe it, but he was a good person and he really loved her and he loved them kids. It's still a shock to me.`

"Residents reported the man tried to take his own life at his trailer home south of the Plantation Apartments."