Saturday, August 31, 2013

Murder/Suicide Suspected In YMCA Fire

"WHITE PLAINS, NY — Two people were found dead in a possible murder/suicide in a White Plains YMCA after fire tore through the facility, officials said.

"The blaze is believed to have been set intentionally by a long time resident just after 4 a.m. and is currently being investigated as a homicide, according to a police department spokesman.

"The body of the man who is believed to have started the fire, identified by fellow residents only as Eddie, was found in his third-floor room at the Y. The body of another man was found on the first floor.

"`I was trying to go to sleep but I heard a noise and smoke started coming in my window,` said a man who claimed to have lived next door to the supposed firebug. `I ran into the hallway and it was so hot. I couldn't see anything because of the smoke. The explosion made a wall cave in in someone’s room. He was screaming 'fire, fire.'`

"Those who lived at the Y on Mamaroneck Avenue said the incident may have been the result of an ongoing fight between the two men.

"`Eddie was not very friendly and didn’t react well to people,` said Joel Halpera, 73."

From the New York Post...

Couple Pronounced Dead At Scene

"FONTANA, CA — A man and a woman are dead following what police believe was a murder-suicide in Fontana on Saturday.

"Fontana police received a 911 call about a possible stabbing in the 15000 block of Rosemary Drive at about 12:10 a.m. The reporting party said two people were down and unresponsive at the location, possibly after a man stabbed his girlfriend and then cut his own wrists.

"When officers responded to the scene, they found the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Louis Clouston, with severe head trauma from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The female victim was found nearby and appeared to have blunt force trauma to the head and a possible gunshot wound to the body.

"Both the victim and suspect were pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel."

From KABC-TV...

Friday, August 30, 2013

Domestic Dispute Leaves Husband & Wife Dead

"WINCHESTER, KY — Two people are dead after a shooting in Clark county after what investigators are calling a murder/suicide.

"The shooting happened shortly after one o'clock Friday at a home in Winchester, where Clark County Sheriff Purdue says a husband and wife got into an argument, then the husband pulled a gun on the woman and shot her in the head before turning the gun on himself.

"They have been identified as 49-year-old Jeffrey Bishop and 38-year-old Mary A. Bishop.

"Purdue says they were a middle aged couple and appeared to be long time residents of the home on Railroad Lane. He said it appeared the violence resulted from a domestic dispute.

"They say a family member who was at the home Friday afternoon originally notified police about the shooting."


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Neighbors Make Horrifying Discovery

"SUMMERFIELD, FL — Investigators believe an elderly man may have killed his elderly wife before taking his own life in Summerfield Monday night.

"The Marion County Sheriff's Office said 74-year-old Elmo Hines shot and killed his wife, 77-year-old Doris Hines, in the couple's Stonecrest subdivision home.

"`Apparently his intentions were to murder his wife and to take his own life,` said Capt. James Pogue.

"According to the incident report, days before the bodies were found, Elmo Hines told a neighbor that he was going to pick his wife up from an assisted living facility.

"The neighbor told investigators Hines said he was going to `take care of the problem.`

"Neighbors said they heard noises Monday night but didn't know they were gunshots.

"`But they didn't know where it came from or anything else like that and so they just kind of dismissed it,` said Pogue.

"The neighbor said they noticed Hines' car hadn't moved so they looked through the windows of the home and made the horrifying discovery."


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Pair Survives Attempted Double Murder/Suicide

"BLANCHARD, PA — State police at Rockview are investigating an attempted homicide that led to a suspect committing suicide early Friday in Liberty Township.

"Police said the incident happened sometime late Thursday or early Friday at a private residence on 112 Primrose Lane, part of a mobile home park just outside of Blanchard.

"A 33-year-old York woman and a 30-year-old Howard man were identified as victims, though police did not release their names. Police said Friday evening that one of the victims suffered minor injuries and that the other was uninjured.

"According to a person familiar with the case, the suspect, 32-year-old Howard resident John E. Kelly Jr., was found dead after a search of the area. Police said he committed suicide.

"Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers said the man died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot.

"Sayers said an official ruling on the cause and manner of death are pending the results of an autopsy scheduled for Saturday.

"He said the man was found in a field near the home where police said the attempted homicide occurred.

"The residence is located in a mobile home community that overlooks Foster Joseph Sayers Dam.

"Neighbors said they heard a commotion at the residence early Friday morning, but did not report hearing gunshots.

"They said the woman who lives in the home mostly keeps to herself, as do many in the small mobile home community, and that they did not know her."


Moped Mayhem

"EDINBURGH, IN — A husband and wife have died after a shooting in Edinburgh on Monday evening, officials said.

"A neighbor said the shooting happened outside of a house near Franklin and East Main Cross streets in southern Johnson County around 7 p.m.

"Police said Kevin Stitt rode to the scene on a moped and fired multiple shots before shooting himself.

"Officials confirmed Stitt died during the incident and Amber Stitt was taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, where she later died from her injuries.

"Police said the couple was married, but had been separated. They had an adolescent son together, officials said.

"Few other details were released."



06/06/2014 — A family story...

Two Dead After Feud Ends With Gunfire

"CULLMAN, AL — Police have identified the two men who died in an apparent murder/suicide.

"It happened just after 8:00 p.m. Monday in the 1400 block of 3rd Street SW, which is about a block from West Elementary School in Cullman. Police say David Eugene Abney, 42, of Cullman was found shot to death in the front yard of the home. The man suspected of shooting him was Terry Glen Bailey, 54, of Cullman.

"`They had been friends at one time and it had developed into some kind of feud and it even reached a physical point back in December,` said Police Chief Kenny Culpepper. `There had been a physical fight to which we were called.`

"Police say neither of the men involved lived at the home on 3rd Street SW. Police say Abney was apparently visiting a woman and child who lived there. It appears Bailey pulled up to the home and shot Abney at least four times and then turned the gun on himself.

"Police say they found Bailey in his car. He was taken to Cullman Regional Medical Center where doctors pronounced him dead.

"Police say they still do not know the specifics of why the two had been feuding."


"Relationship Problems" Ends With Death Of Pair

"MOUNTAIN HOME, ID — Two people are dead in what Elmore County deputies are calling a murder/suicide.

"The deaths happened in a home on 3725 NE McCoy Lane in Mountain Home on Sunday evening, according to the Elmore County Sheriff's Office.

"Detectives identified the homicide victim as 42-year-old Michelle G. Gutierrez, a long-time Mountain Home resident.

"The suspect is identified as 49-year-old Jaye M. Houtcooper of Mountain Home.

"Detectives believes the pair was having some relationship problems that started Saturday night, and when Gutierrez attempted to leave the home on Sunday evening Houtcooper shot and killed her, then turned the gun on himself.

"Detectives were on scene until early Monday morning. The investigation is ongoing."


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Troopers Find Dead Victim, Dying Shooter

"GREENE TOWNSHIP, PA — Pennsylvania State Police, Chambersburg are investigating what they are calling a murder/suicide of two Chambersburg individuals that occurred overnight at 431 Allen Drive.

"Gordon Michael Brown, 60, Chambersburg, allegedly shot Kelley Renee Brown, 40, Chambersburg, killing her.

"Pennsylvania State Police responded to a possible shooting at the Allen Drive residence late Saturday evening and upon arrival at the scene, troopers located both of them.

"Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey Conner declared Kelley's time of death around 3:42 a.m. Gordon was taken to Chambersburg Hospital where he was pronounced dead at approximately 5:00 a.m. on Sunday.

"Conner has pronounced the cause of death for both individuals as a single gunshot wound to the head."


Father & Infant Son Found Dead In Vehicle

"CHANDLER, AZ — Police are investigating the death of a 25-year-old father and his 3-month-old son in an apparent murder/suicide.

"It happened early Sunday morning near Linda Lane and North Iowa.

"Police responded to the scene after receiving a 911 call from a family member.

"That's when they discovered the father dead inside of a vehicle. The dead baby boy was on his lap.

"Investigators have learned there was a family gathering at the home which the father and infant attended.

"`We have no motive. We have no reason why this individual did this,` said detective Seth Tyler with the Chandler Police Department.

"The father's girlfriend was at the home when the murder/suicide occurred, according to Det. Tyler.

"The couple does not have any other children together."


3 Dead, 2 Wounded In Florida Shooting Spree

"LAKE BUTLER, FL — Authorities say a longtime employee of a Florida trucking company killed himself after fatally shooting his former boss and a coworker and wounding two others.

"A news release from the Union County Sheriff's Office says gunman Hubert Allen Jr. drove to several locations Saturday morning and shot the four men. Three of them were Allen's former co-workers at Pritchett Trucking Inc., and the fourth was company owner Marvin Pritchett.

"The sheriff's office says the gunman fatally shot Pritchett and Rolando Gonzalez-Delgado.

"One of the wounded men was in critical condition and undergoing surgery in Gainesville. The other victim is hospitalized in good condition.

"Authorities say the 72-year-old Allen returned to his home in North Florida's Lake Butler and fatally shot himself.

"Investigators declined to discuss a motive."


No One Else Was Home

"SALEM, VA — Police say the couple found shot in a Salem home Thursday died when a man shot his wife and then took his own life.

"A department news release Friday said investigators determined that Bonnie Hager, 51, was fatally shot by her husband, Timmy Hager, 55, who then shot himself.

"Police were called to the Hager home in the 100 block of Ferrum Drive about 4:38 p.m. Thursday. They found Timmy Hager dead. Bonnie Hager, still alive, was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where she later died.

"Sgt. Stacey Sheppard of the Salem police said no one else was home at the time. She said investigators are still trying to piece together what led up to the shooting.

"She said she could not comment on the gun used, and she said investigators are still speaking with friends and family to determine what may have spurred the violence.

"Other than the police and investigators that moved in and out of the house Thursday night, the Hagers' home looked like every other house on the block. A TV was still on in the second floor, and two cars were parked in the garage.

"Timmy Hager was an accountant with the Roanoke firm Spencer, Hager & Mosdell P.C. The Hagers have two college-age sons, Britt and Michael.

"Bonnie Hager's death marks Salem's first homicide since January 2010, when Joshua Louis McCoy was stabbed to death. His roommate and friend Samuel Hale was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter in that case."


Saturday, August 24, 2013

2 Dead, 1 Injured After Card Game Argument

"DUNDALK, MD — A Maryland man shot and wounded his 25-year-old daughter before killing his wife and turning the gun on himself during a weekend card game at the family’s home early Saturday, police said.

"The violence erupted after James Burnham, 51, and his wife, 47-year-old Terri Ann Burnham, walked away from a card game inside their Dundalk home and went to an upstairs room where they began to argue about 3:30 a.m., police [said].

"Their daughter, Shannon Nicklas, went to check on her parents after some people heard a commotion, cops said.

"Suddenly, a gun shot was heard and Nicklas came running downstairs bleeding from a wound to her upper body, police said.

"The group scurried from the Kavanagh Road home in the Baltimore suburbs before another round was fired, cops said.

"Emergency workers soon responded and took the wounded Nicklas to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was expected to survive."

From the New York Daily News...

Officers Find Bodies In Home

"COVENTRY, CT — Two people are dead after an apparent murder/suicide at a home on Stage Road Friday night.

"Police found the bodies inside of a house at 6 Stage Rd. at about 1 a.m. Saturday, said state police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance.

"Their names were not released.

"Coventry police were called to 6 Stage Road, at the corner of Grant Hill Road, just after 10 p.m. Friday for a report of a disturbance involving a firearm, Vance said. Officers established a perimeter around the home and tried to contact the occupants but were not successful.

"A regional tactical team was then called to the scene. Officers entered the home at around 1 a.m. and found two people dead.

"Preliminary investigation by the state police Eastern District Major Crime Scene Squad has determined the deaths to be the result of a murder/suicide involving a firearm, Vance said.

"Autopsies will be performed to determine the manner and cause of the deaths, Vance said."

Source: The Courant...

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Father And Son Dead In Rural Kentucky

"HILLSBORO, KY — Kentucky State Police Post 8 Morehead is investigating an alleged murder/suicide on Colfax Road in the Hillsboro community of Fleming County.

"According to KSP, troopers along with the Fleming County Sheriff’s Department responded to Colfax Road in Hillsboro.

"Ricky D. Crawford, 50, of Hillsboro was fatally shot.

"His son David W. Crawford was a person of interest, police said.

"David W. Crawford was located on Lower Licking Road in Rowan County after a short vehicle pursuit.

"During the traffic stop David W. Crawford fatally shot himself.

"The incident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police."

Source: The Ledger Independent...

Two Dead, Two Critical After Dad's Shooting Rampage

"SHALER TOWNSHIP, PA — Allegheny County Homicide Detectives are looking into a deadly shooting early Thursday morning in Shaler.

"According to police, the incident happened around 3 a.m. in the 400-block of Winterset Drive.

"A family of four lived inside the home, including a father, mother, 19-year-old daughter and a 21-year-old son.

"The father is the suspected shooter and has been identified as, 52-year-old Jim Edwards.

"Police say Edwards grabbed two .44-caliber revolvers and attempted to kill his family.

"`The children were in the respective rooms and he went room to room, for lack of a better term, and shot at all the people,` Allegheny County Police Lt. Andrew Schurman said.

"His wife, Charlene, survived as did the couple’s 21-year-old son, Jim, who is a pharmaceutical student at Duquesne University.

"However, 19-year-old Laurin Edwards, who just celebrated her birthday on Wednesday and was about to head back to Saint Francis University, did not survive.

"According to police, Edwards worked as a electrician and last Friday was `placed on suspension pending further action by his employer.`

"Some neighbors also said there were harassment problems between Edwards and a few people on the street. While the wife was able to tell police a brief account of what happened, a motive is still under investigation.

"`He’s obviously the best source of information for that. And without him to tell us, we may never know exactly. We didn’t find any manuscripts or anything like that,` Lt. Schurman said.

"Edwards was an employee at the Allegheny County Airport.

"Both the mother and son remain in critical condition.

"The family’s dog was also shot and killed in the incident."

From CBS Pittsburgh...

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Teens Found Dead In Home

"PRATTVILLE, AL — Two 19-year-old males were found dead in a Prattville home in what police are now calling a murder/suicide. Police responded to the scene last night after the parents of one of teens discovered the bodies.

"Prattville Police Chief Mark Thompson says the two teenagers were friends. They graduated last year together from Prattville Christian Academy.

"He says they do not know why one of them would turn on his friend, kill him and then kill himself.

"Police Chief Mark Thompson says Warren stabbed Owen in the neck. He says there was no sign of a struggle. Thompson did not release how many times the two were stabbed and did not indicate if drugs were involved.

"`It was determined last night it was a murder/suicide, but it was confirmed in the autopsy report,` says Thompson.

"Thompson says police have not found any notes or anything online to indicate why Warren killed Owen. Thompson says he's determining this case closed."


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Two Dead In Nursing Home Incident

"MILWAUKEE, WI — The question remains why a man shot a wheelchair-bound resident at a nursing home facility on Milwaukee’s south side.

"It happened at around 5:00 p.m. Monday at the Cameo Care Campus near South 27th Street and West Ramsey Avenue.

"Police say 56-year-old Allen Silva went in the main door at Cameo Care Campus, signed the guest book, then shot and killed 59-year-old Debbie Tyszko. It appears Silva took his own life with a knife.

"Investigators say this man and woman knew each other, but they will not say anymore about that relationship.

"Tyszko worked at Cameo Care Campus as a receptionist for more than six years, said co-owner Milan Kresovic. Tyszko moved in as a resident patient about four months ago after suffering a stroke.

"Kresovic said Tyszko relied on a wheelchair and had trouble communicating. Tyszko was well-known to staff and patients at the facility.

"The shooter used a small, easy-to-hide pistol, Kresovic said.

"The shooter appeared inside the building on surveillance video that has not been made public. The co-owner said the gunman appeared `calm and methodical` in that video."


Monday, August 19, 2013

Father And Daughter Found Dead

"OAKLAND, CA — An elderly father recently diagnosed with a terminal illness shot and killed his quadriplegic daughter and then himself early Monday in their home near Dimond Park, police said.

"William K. Roberts and his daughter Marian, 57, were found dead about 4:30 a.m. by the man's son, who also lived at the home and was asleep when the shooting happened, police said.

"A gun was recovered at the scene.

"The family had lived in the home, in the city's Oakmore District, since 1978. The daughter had been injured in a fall in 1987 and had since been a quadriplegic. It was not immediately known what illness her father was diagnosed with, authorities said."


Sunday, August 18, 2013

SWAT Standoff Ends After Two Gunshots Heard

"MARGATE, FL — An hours-long standoff involving dozens of police officers and a man holed up in a Margate apartment ended after two gunshots sounded from inside the home.

"When police burst inside, they found the man and an elderly woman shot dead. Neither was identified by authorities.

"Margate police said the man, who was about 60, called 911 at about 6:35 p.m., telling the emergency dispatcher there would be a murder/suicide before hanging up, said Margate police spokesman Efrain Suarez.

"But he’d phoned from a land line, and police tracked him to an apartment complex at 1700 NW 80th Avenue.

"Officers tried to contact the man, said Suarez, but couldn’t.

"He briefly stepped out of the home, but then went back in and didn’t reply when police tried calling him on a public address system.

"They called out a special response team and a crisis negotiation team."

Source: Miami Herald...

Three Men Dead In Suspected Murder/Suicide

"PULASKI, VA — A Christiansburg man and his stepson are among the victims of what police suspect is a murder/suicide that occurred Friday night.

"Police have identified all three men killed in shootings in Christiansburg and Pulaski.

"Derek Scott Roberson, 36, of Christiansburg, was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound at his home on 10 Kay's Drive at about 6:15 p.m., according to Christiansburg police.

"Barry Roberson, 45, of Pulaski, and Clinton Morris, 69, of Christiansburg, were both later found dead from apparent gunshot wounds in Pulaski at approximately 7 p.m., according to the Pulaski Police Department. A news release from the department said the incident `appears to be a situation involving a murder/suicide.`

"Christiansburg police Maj. Dalton Reid said Derek Scott Roberson is the stepson of Morris and they both lived in the home on Kay's Drive.

"The relationship between Derek Roberson and Barry Roberson is unclear.

"Reid said police responded to a call about gunshots about 6:15 p.m. Friday at the home near Kay's Drive and Majestic Drive. He said when they arrived, they found Derek Roberson, but no suspect at the scene.

"According to a release from the Pulaski Police Department, at 7 p.m. law enforcement officials went to the intersection of North Jefferson Avenue and Northwest Sixth Street after a call about shots fired. Officers discovered two people dead from gunshot wounds when they arrived, the release said.

"The release said one of the victims was involved in the earlier shooting in Christiansburg."


"He Brought A Gun With Him"

"FORK UNION, VA — Two days after a shooting on Old Gravel Road in Fork Union left two people dead, police aren’t changing their original theory of the crime: murder/suicide.

"Jerry A. Palmer Jr., 41, died at the scene. Crystal A. Trent, 28, died the next day.

"Palmer and Trent were in a relationship, said Investigator Forrest Lawhorne, and had been arguing. There was evidence, Lawhorne said, that the disagreement had happened prior to Aug. 14.

"After Trent took her three older children to school and drove back to her home at 44 Gravel Hill Road, Palmer pulled his Bronco beside her Toyota sedan in the driveway. `He went there that morning to confront her,` said Lawhorne, who was one of the first officers on the scene. `He brought a gun with him.`

"Lawhorne said there was an altercation at Trent’s car, because the passenger side window was kicked out.

"`We found fragments of her cell phone in the driveway and throughout the front yard,` Lawhorne said. `He demolished it.`"

Source: Fluvanna Review...

Bodies Found In Nevada Desert

"LAS VEGAS, NV — Las Vegas police are investigating an apparent murder/suicide case in the Valley.

"Officers responded to the desert area near East Lake Mead Boulevard, about three miles east of Hollywood Boulevard, around 9:45 p.m. Friday night.

"They were investigating a report of a male lying outside of a vehicle and a female inside the vehicle, who appeared to be deceased.

"Both people were dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

"Responding homicide detectives learned that at approximately 7 p.m., dispatch had received a call about a female who had been taken from her home, located in the 300 block of Steelhead Lane, by her ex-boyfriend.

"Patrol officers were investigating this incident when the bodies were discovered.

"Detectives determined the people and the vehicle located in the desert area were the subjects of the earlier call to police.

"The preliminary investigation into this incident indicates an apparent domestic-related murder/suicide.

"The Clark County Coroner has identified the male as 25-year-old Angel Omar Cruz. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

"The woman has been identified as 22-year-old Sinthia Stephanie Cruz. She died from multiple gunshot wounds and the manner has been ruled a homicide."


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Police Find Bodies Behind Locked Doors

"JONESBOROUGH, TN — Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal said Friday that marital problems are believed to be the cause of an alleged murder-suicide in Jonesborough.

"Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to 113 Smith Lane, a home in the Leesburg area in the town’s west end, for a welfare check called in by a neighbor.

"According to Graybeal, when deputies arrived they noticed a strong odor and insects, giving them reason to enter the residence, where they located two bodies—a man and a woman—near the back door.

"Police noticed all doors were secure and believed the double shooting to have taken place Wednesday.

"The sheriff’s department found bullet holes exiting the residence, with one bullet hitting the neighboring house at 115 Smith Lane, which is owned by WCSO Deputy Dewayne Sparks.

"Sparks, who knew the deceased, said he had recently mowed their yard, saying, `they were super-good neighbors.`

"He said he had never heard any arguments between the couple and said he had been working at the courthouse when he heard the call.

"`If I had been there, I might have heard it,` Sparks said, pointing out that the bullet that struck his house was near his bedroom.

"Graybeal called it `a very sad situation,` and said they weren’t looking into prosecuting anyone at the time.

"He said it is believed the man killed the woman, then committed suicide.

"Graybeal said .40-caliber bullets were also taken from the scene.

"The bodies were transported to the James H. Quillen College of Medicine for an autopsy.

"The deceased’s names were being withheld until next of kin had been notified. The investigation is ongoing."

Source: Johnson City Press...

Kids Find Bodies Of Parents

"MATTAWANA, PA — A Bratton Township man shot and killed a woman he was living with and then fatally shot himself early Friday morning, according to a press release from Mifflin County Coroner Daniel Lynch.

"Lynch said Clifton L. Fisher, 30, shot Mindy Day, 29, and then shot himself with a rifle at around 3 a.m. Friday at 110 Ten Acre Lane in Mattawana.

"Lynch said Fisher's and Day's children later discovered their bodies. The coroner pronounced both dead at the scene.

"Pennsylvania State Police Lewistown was dispatched to the scene shortly before 1 p.m. Friday, according to a police report.

"The troop forensics unit and investigators are continuing to collect evidence and conduct interviews, police said."

From The Sentinel...

Suspected Killer Found Dead In Apartment

"PARKVILLE, MD — Police confirm a body found in East Baltimore overnight is the man accused of killing his estranged wife outside her car in Parkville.

"`We believe a domestic issue was at play in this circumstance,` said Chief James Johnson, Baltimore County Police.

"Tuesday, Victoria Glover, 28, was shot and killed in the 1300 block of Dalton Road while putting her 3-year-old son into the car. The child was not injured.

"Police named her ex-husband, 38-year-old Cory Bowman, their only suspect. The search for Bowman led police to an apartment in the 1500-block of May Court.

"Inside, they found a man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"Police had linked the gun used in Glover’s murder to Bowman and say he made statements confessing to the crime."

From CBS Baltimore...

Friday, August 16, 2013

SWAT Finds Women Dead At Scene

"HOUSTON, TX — Authorities have released the identities of two women who died in a murder/suicide that brought out the Houston Police Department SWAT unit.

"Barbara A. `Annie` Mayes, 60, was identified as the shooter in the incident about 12:50 p.m. Aug. 13 at Emerson Court Apartments, 239 Emerson in the Montrose area.

"Terry Sullivan, 67, was also found dead at the scene, according to a Houston Police Department news release.

"Patrol officers went to the apartment after someone called 911 reporting a murder/suicide.

"The officers found one dead woman inside the apartment and, while checking for other possible victims, found a second female in the bedroom, armed with a gun, the release said.

"Despite repeated commands to drop the weapon, the woman didn't respond, so the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team was called out.

"When the SWAT team entered the apartment, members found the second woman dead, according to the release.

"Further investigation and autopsies by the Harris County Insititue of Forensic Sciences determined the cause of death to be a murder/suicide, the release stated."


Perp Calls 911 Before Shooting Himself

"BEACHWOOD, NJ — A man shot and killed his brother-in-law during a domestic dispute, called 911 to report the shooting, then turned the handgun on himself Thursday night, detectives said.

"Kamran Ahmadimarandi, 56, shot his brother-in-law Richard Quattrone, 62, in the home they shared with Fatemeh Quattrone, 57, said Capt. Jack Sramaty of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.

"The Quattrones were having a verbal domestic argument in front of Ahmadimarandi, Sramaty said.

"Richard Quattrone and Ahmadimarandi went into a bedroom during the argument. Ahmadimarandi allegedly grabbed a 9mm handgun, and shot the husband two times, which killed him, Sramaty said.

"Ahmadimarandi then called 911 at 9:23 p.m., detectives said. After he hung up the phone, he turned the gun on himself, authorities said.

"When detectives arrived at the home on Compass Drive, they found Fatemeh Quattrone inside the house—and both men inside the bedroom, Sramaty said. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene, he added.

"The handgun used in the shootings was on the floor near Ahmadimarandi, the captain said."


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Gunshot Victims Found In Burning Home

"NASHVILLE, NC — A 10-year-old boy and his father had been shot before they were found inside a burning apartment in Nashville on Monday afternoon, police said.

"Police said Tuesday that it appears Joseph Christopher Williams shot his son multiple times before turning the gun on himself. When the apartment on 239 North Lumber Street went up in flames, police found Williams and the boy inside.

"Authorities have not said whether Williams intentionally set fire to the home.

"Williams, 53, and his son, whose name was not released, both died on the way to a local hospital Monday.

"The State Bureau of Investigation's arson unit traveled to Nashville on Tuesday to investigate their deaths. The Nash County Sheriff's Office is also assisting with the investigation.

"Williams last made news in August 2012, when he and his wife, Cyndi Williams, were charged with 10 counts of animal cruelty after authorities removed 28 Great Danes, Mastiffs and Dobermans from outdoor kennels behind the couple's mobile home on Evansdale Road in Wilson."

From WRAL...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Body Of Shooter Found In Cemetary

"PINEVILLE, KY — A man and his two adult children were shot in Bell County Tuesday in what authorities say was a murder/suicide. The suspected gunman, a former Knox County, Ky. judge-executive, was found with a fatal gunshot wound in a Knox County cemetery.

"Kentucky State Police investigators say three victims with gunshot wounds were discovered at 9:42 a.m. in a home on Laurel Lakes Road near Pineville.

"Two men were found dead at the scene, Michael Smith, 50, and his son, Mychael Dustin Smith, 21.

"Robin Smith, 21, a daughter of the elder Smith, was wounded. Troopers say she was alert and speaking when she was airlifted to University of Tennessee Medical Center.

"A short time later Raymond Curtis Smith, 51, was found with a gunshot wound at his father's grave in Hammond Cemetery in Knox County, Ky. He died a short time later in a hospital of what troopers say appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"Raymond Smith was the judge-executive for Knox County from 2003 to 2007.

"Authorities say the gunman is not related to the three victims.

"Investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the shootings."


Police Find Bodies In Apartment

"FRENCH ISLAND, WI — Town of Campbell Police and the La Crosse County Sheriff's Department are investigating what's believed to be a murder/suicide in an apartment building Tuesday morning.

"Authorities were called to 236 Tellin Court Tuesday morning at around 10:45 a.m. Police [said] that neighbors heard a bang around that time. When officers arrived on the scene, they found two adults dead in an apartment in the building.

"Officers and investigators remain on the scene as of this afternoon.

"More details have not been released by either Campbell police or the county. That includes the names of the people found in the apartment. Their names won't be released until family is notified.

"An autopsy is planned for both individuals."


Blood On The Porch

"COLEMAN, OK — A Texoma community is in shock after a teen and his grandmother are found dead in what investigators say appears to be a murder/suicide. It happened Monday in Johnston County, south of Coleman.

"`It was terrible. It was really terrible,` neighbor Dorothy Cross said.

"Cross says she'd just picked fresh watermelons and tomatoes from her garden to deliver to a neighbor across Highway 48 South when she stumbled upon a scene she'll never forget.

"`I could tell by the front porch, well the blood on the front porch, she was hurt but I never imagined anything like that,` Cross said.

"The OSBI now says it appears the woman at the home died from a gunshot wound to the head.

"At a mobile home next door, Johnston County deputies found Ross Whitmire, 14, dead from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

"Family members say Whitmire shot and killed his grandmother before turning a gun on himself."


Family Of Three Found Dead

"PITMAN, NJ — Police said the man who killed his wife and son before taking his own life has been identified as Francis Adolf, 49, of Pitman.

"Authorities said Adolf left writing to indicate he intended to harm himself and his family—wife Bonnie, 44, and their son, Francis Adolf Jr., 6.

"Their bodies were found inside their home at 65 Kenton Avenue after Pitman police performed a well-being check around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. No one else lived in the home besides the three people, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office said.

"Autopsies on the three to establish the cause and manner of death are pending, said Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton. There was no reported domestic violence history between the Adolfs. Francis Adolf was a nurse and according to his Facebook page, he was employed at Virtua Health System.

"The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Pitman Police Department are investigating the incident."


Pair Found Dead In Kitchen

"FAIRLEE, VT — Two people were killed Tuesday in what police say was a murder/suicide that arose from domestic violence in Fairlee.

"The Vermont State Police found Rhonda Gray, 43, and Troy Gray, 45, dead in a home at 14 Sunrise Drive at about 7:45 a.m. Police did not specify in a statement releasing the names whether the Grays were married, divorced or separated.

"The deaths occurred one day after state troopers from Bradford responded to the home to investigate a report that Troy Gray was inside in violation of his conditions of release from a July 25 domestic assault charge in which Rhonda Gray was the victim, Detective Sgt. Fred Cornell said in a statement Tuesday evening.

"When police arrived that day, Rhonda Gray denied that Troy Gray violated his conditions, and there was no other evidence indicating he had been at the home, Cornell said.

"In Tuesday’s case, a preliminary review of the evidence showed that Troy Gray used a rifle to shoot and kill Rhonda Gray, Cornell said. Troy then turned the weapon on himself and died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"Police say a family member living in the home heard two gunshots in an upstairs portion of the residence, and then found the bodies of Rhonda Gray and Troy Gray in the kitchen."


Shooter In Critical Condition After Killing Wife And Daughter

"CHICAGO, IL — Two people were killed and another 11 wounded in shootings across the city Monday evening to early Tuesday.

"In the Little Village neighborhood, a man killed his wife and 5-year-old daughter before trying to kill himself, authorities said.

"Officers discovered the three when they arrive at the single-story home in the 2800 block of South Kildare about 12:15 a.m., finding 28-year-old Kelly Coca and her daughter, Carla Eguez, each with a gunshot wound to the head, authorities said. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.

"The man, who has yet to be identified, survived his suicide attempt and is listed in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said."

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Monday, August 12, 2013

"We're All Going To Die Today"

"BATON ROUGE, LA — The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting in a Baton Rouge neighborhood Sunday that ended with what they said was a suicide.

"Deputies secured a portion of Bluebonnet Highlands neighborhood, manning every corner of the area.

"Police said Jerry Lee Foster, 53, shot a family member after having an argument with his wife.

"`He pulled out a gun and told her, 'We're all going to die today,' and he took her at gunpoint to his relative's house, where their teenage son was and he held entire family at gunpoint,` said Casey Rayborn Hicks of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.

"Investigators said Foster misfired at his wife and then shot a family member in her leg when they tried to run from the house. The victim's husband then returned fire with his own gun, but Foster got out through a window.

"`He was looking for everyone that had run away and at that point, he saw deputies and ran to his vehicle and tried to flee. Deputies pursued him and that's when he stopped the car and deputies thought he would turn himself in, but instead, he shot himself,` Hicks explained."


Sunday, August 11, 2013

SWAT Team Finds Bodies At YWCA

"MANCHESTER, NH — A man and a child were found dead in a possible murder/suicide Sunday at a New Hampshire YWCA, according to police and local news reports.

"Further details were scant as the state attorney general's office began an investigation.

"The discovery came after police received a report of gunshots at the YWCA building in Manchester, New Hampshire's largest city, at 10:11 a.m., Police Chief David Mara told WMUR-TV.

"Police surrounded the building, which Mara said had other people inside, before a SWAT team entered and found the bodies.

"`There is no threat to the public at this time,` Mara [said], declining to answer further questions about the deaths. At one point, he corrected himself to refer to the pair as `people` instead of `victims.`

"Messages left at the Manchester YWCA were not immediately returned."

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

"He Was A Good Man"

"MONTGOMERY, NJ — Authorities are investigating a possible slaying and suicide of an elderly couple early Friday morning at an estate on Belle Meade-Griggstown Road.

"The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office on Friday afternoon was waiting for autopsy results, but investigators already were categorizing the incident as a `murder/suicide` by gunshots.

"Investigators revealed few other details but a woman who identified herself as the couple's caregiver and who has lived at the home for about seven years said Friday that Eric Solomon had shot his wife, Marguerite, before shooting himself.

"The caregiver, who did not want to be identified, said she heard gunshots and alerted the couple’s daughter, who called police.

"`He was a good man. I never expected anything like this,` the caregiver said, wiping away tears as she sat outside the home Friday morning. `She did not deserve this. She is a Catholic and a good woman.`

"The couple had been contending with illness and physical weakness, she said.

"Police said they found the couple in a first-floor bedroom of the home after responding to the 911 call about 1 a.m."


Friday, August 9, 2013

Couple With History Of Domestic Abuse In Critical Condition

"MIAMI, FL — Authorities say a man who’d been recently estranged from his wife showed up at her Flagami apartment Friday morning and stabbed her repeatedly.

"After the attack, the man then drove to his apartment less than 2 miles away and shot himself in the head.

"Both are in critical condition at the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, said Kenia Reyes, a spokeswoman for the Miami Police Department. Their names have not been released.

"The woman is expected to survive the attack, said Reyes. The man is not. Police have not released their names.

"It all started about 7 a.m. when the man arrived at the apartment building at 4725 NW Seventh St. where his wife and their three children lived, Reyes said. The couple married 19 years ago and had recently separated.

"At some point, the couple began arguing in a hallway in a common area on the building’s first floor.

"`The man grabs a knife and stabs her multiple times,` Reyes said.

"The couple’s children—ages 18, 9 and 7—were inside the fourth-floor apartment when the stabbing took place and do not appear to have been witnesses.

"The man then drove to his own apartment, an efficiency behind a home at 3675 NW First St. He attempted to commit suicide with a shotgun.

"The couple has a history of domestic violence, said Reyes, who could not immediately provide more details."

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One Dead, One In Serious Condition After Argument In Vehicle

"BELTON, SC — The shooting death of a woman and gunshot wound to a man Wednesday in Belton was ruled a murder/attempted suicide, an Anderson County sheriff’s spokeswoman said.

"Spokesman Tommy Clamp said a man and woman were arguing in the parking lot of Cheers and Spritz, 301 Anderson St., which is a nightclub.

"He said that the couple were involved in a `domestic argument` while in a vehicle.

"Both suffered head wounds, authorities said.

"Theresa Lee Scott Williams, 47, died, said Greg Shore, the Anderson County Coroner.

"She was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:15 a.m., he said. An autopsy showed Williams died of a single gunshot wound to the head, Shore said.

"A man believed to be in the car with Williams was being treated at AnMed Health Medical Center in Anderson for a gunshot wound to the head, Major said.

"His condition was serious, but he is expected to recover, he said.

"The man has been charged with murder and possession of a firearm, Clamp said."


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Shooter Dead, Victim Critical In Workplace Incident

"FT THOMAS, KY — The suspected gunman is dead and his soon to be ex-wife is critically injured after an attempted murder/suicide Tuesday morning in Ft. Thomas.

"It happened just after 8:00 a.m. at a medical office building at 20 Grand Avenue in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky.

"Police report that the suspect showed up to the medical office building, located at 20 Grand Avenue, around 8:00 a.m.

"`Witnesses are saying that [the shooter] parked around another office complex, ran after [the victim] and chased her into the building,` said Ft. Thomas Police Lieutenant Rich Whitford. `That's where he caught up with her and shot her multiple times.`

"Police say the victim is Alisha Waters, 31.

"Police say that Waters, who works on the third floor of the office building as a receptionist for Personal Touch Home Care, was attempting to get into the elevator when she was shot.

"After shooting Waters, police say the shooter turned the gun on himself. Police say the suspected shooter is dead.

"Although she was barely conscious, police say Waters was able to identify the shooter as her estranged husband, Dennis Joseph Mathis, II.

"Police say Waters was taken to UC Medical Center for surgery. She is now listed in critical condition."


"They Never Bothered Anyone"

"MOUNT VERNON, OH — Authorities in Knox County said evidence shows that a man shot his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself inside a home west of Mount Vernon Monday.

"According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a home on 6833 New Delaware Road at about 2:40 p.m. after receiving a 911 call from the residence.

"According to Sheriff David Shaffer, a man called 911, saying he was checking up on one of his employees who did not show up to work on Friday. When he attempted to make contact with his employee inside the home, he discovered the bodies of 41-year-old Charles Duffy and 49-year-old Christy Robinson.

"`They were just real quiet, very nice and never bothered anyone,` said Jerry Frazee, a neighbor.

"Frazee has lived next door to Duffy for the last 15 years and said he knew the pair well.

"`I just couldn't believe it. What got him down so bad to do that after going three to four tours in Iraq. To do this, it just doesn't add up,` Frazee said.

"Shaffer said a handgun was found near Duffy's body.

"`He had what appears to be an antique military firearm collection, so we took those firearms for safekeeping and security since they were inside the residence,` said Shaffer.

"The sheriff said that deputies had never been called to the home in the past, but Duffy had a brush with the law in the past.

"`It appears Mr. Duffy was arrested in 2001 on a domestic charge, but was found not guilty,` Shaffer said.

"An autopsy is being performed."


Death Comes Home From Vacation

"NEW CARLISLE, IN — Two adults died from gunshot wounds to the head this morning in an apparent murder/ suicide.

"The call came in shortly after 7:00 a.m. from a home in the 700 block of Thunderbird.

"Two young girls, ages 9 and 14 were apparently home when their mother and step-father died. The children were not injured physically.

"Autopsy results show that the death of 39 year old Michelle Zarobinski was listed as a homicide, while the death of 42 year old Andrew Zarobinski was determined to be a suicide.

"Sources [said] that Michelle Zarobinski was a mortgage consultant for Wells Fargo and worked in Mishawaka.

"She was also active in the community, serving for four years on the board of the New Prairie Little League, and for several years with the New Carlisle Business and Community Association.

"The outgoing message on Michelle’s work phone said that she would be returning from vacation on August 5th. A motorhome and a boat were parked in the driveway of the family home.

"At this time, the children are at Metro Homicide with their biological father, as police decide what to do next."


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Medical Condition May Have Prompted Shooting

"HEMET, CA — A 91-year-old man shot to death his elderly wife and then committed suicide in their Hemet home, police say.

"`I believe the wife had some type of medical issue,` Lt. Duane Wisehart said Thursday, Aug. 1. `I think that may have precipitated it.`

"The violence was discovered Wednesday afternoon along the 2500 block of Beech Tree Street.

"Sam Miller died of a self-inflicted gunshot, coroner’s officials said in a written statement.
His wife—88-year-old Janice Miller—also had been shot.

"Police went to the house after a family member reported that the couple hadn’t been heard from in about two days, Wisehart said.

"It’s unclear exactly when the shootings happened."


Four Dead Over Missing Wallet

"JENKINS, KY — An eastern Kentucky coroner says a man fatally shot three people whom he suspected of theft and then turned the gun on himself.

"Authorities found the four bodies early Friday morning in two different homes about a mile apart in the tiny community of Jenkins on the Kentucky-Virginia border.

"Letcher County Coroner Marty Baker says 58-year-old Timothy Shelby used a Glock pistol. Killed were 35-year-old Jennifer Walters, 25-year-old Joshua Wyatt and 31-year-old Amy Ratliff.

"Baker says Shelby suspected the trio of stealing from him. Shelby and Walters lived together in a home on 86 Oak Street, where Walters' body was found. Wyatt and Ratliff's bodies were found in a home on 11 Ginseng Drive.

"Police were called after two juveniles found a body around 2 a.m. on Friday morning."


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Pending Grand Jury Investigation Leads To Abduction, Shooting

"LAS CRUCES, NM — Las Cruces Police believe a grand jury proceeding scheduled for Thursday may have led to Wednesday night’s double-shooting that left two people dead. Preliminary information from the investigation leads detectives to believe the incident is likely a murder/suicide.

"Detectives learned that sometime around 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, Richard J. McIntyre, 70, of the 1800 block of Ash Avenue, was seen by a witness walking on the 2200 block of Solarway, near the residence of Lisa Cash, his 59-year-old sister-in-law. Witnesses told detectives that Cash got into her silver Toyota Tacoma, left the residence and apparently stopped to talk with McIntyre.

"Detectives believe that’s when McIntyre abducted Cash at gunpoint and forced her to drive. The two ended up on the 2200 block of Bellamah Drive where they apparently argued before McIntyre used a .38 caliber revolver to shoot Cash at least once in the head while she sat behind the wheel of the Tacoma. It appears that McIntyre then got out of the pickup and fired one shot into his head.

"Area residents heard the gunshots and called 911. Cash and McIntyre were transported to a local hospital where they both were pronounced dead Wednesday evening.

"McIntyre had been under investigation for the alleged abuse and sexual assault of a relative of Cash’s. The case against McIntyre was supposed to be heard by a grand jury today. Detectives believe McIntyre was upset at Cash for her involvement and possible testimony against him before a grand jury."


Bodies Found In Driveway

"YORKTOWN, VA — A Richmond man is suspected of shooting a woman in front of her home, then turning the gun on himself, deputies said.

"The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office responded to the 100 block of Runaway Lane in Yorktown in response to a call of shots fired at 2:09 p.m. today in the Edgehill subdivision.

"The deputies found two people dead in the driveway in an apparent murder-suicide, Sheriff J.D. “Danny” Diggs said. The pair, one man and one woman, are related but are not husband and wife.

"Though police are not currently aware of eyewitnesses, neighbors who had been working in their yards reported hearing the gunshots.

"The suspect, the male, is from the Richmond area. The victim lives in the home. Both bodies were found outside, feet away from the garage door, Diggs said. Nobody else was home at the time of the incident.

"The identities and ages of the suspect and victim have not yet been released. The bodies will be transported to a medical examiner in Norfolk."


One Man Dead, One On Life Support After Shooting

"NEW YORK MILLS, MN — One man is dead and another in critical condition after a shooting near News York Mills on Wednesday night, the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said.

"According to a written report released by the sheriff’s office:

"Authorities received a call about 9:10 p.m. Wednesday from a 21-year-old woman who reported gunshots in the 57000 block of Highway 56.

"Deputies found two men with gunshot wounds, a 20-year-old who was dead at the scene and a 23-year-old who was unconscious.

"The wounded man was taken to a hospital in Wadena, Minn., and later transferred to a hospital in St. Cloud, Minn., where he is in critical condition and on life-support.

"Witnesses told investigators the 23-year-old shot the 20-year-old and then shot himself.

"The identities of the people involved have not been released."

Source: Duluth News Tribune...