Wednesday, June 19, 2013
"OXNARD, CA — A man was rushed to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and another man was found dead on Sunday.
"It happened on the 4500 block of Syracuse Drive near Lincoln Court.
"Oxnard Police found a victim who was shot numerous times. He was taken to the Ventura County Medical Center for treatment. He's listen in stable condition and expected to survive.
"Officers learned of another male at the scene but was unsure if he was a suspect.
"The SWAT team was called in an homes evacuated.
"Police deployed a flash bang grenade to get the suspects attention, but there was no response.
"A K-9 and officer entered the home and found the body of an Oxnard man in his 30s."
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
"NORTH CHARLESTON, NC — A 26-year-old man who authorities say shot and killed a 34-year-old woman before taking his own life Tuesday morning was released from jail last month for allegedly assaulting the woman earlier this year.
"Peter Centil Williams was charged last month with second-degree criminal domestic violence in connection with an incident that happened in February where he is accused of punching Zakiya Lawson in the face.
"According to a police report, Williams was picked up on May 16 at the Berkeley County Jail, where he was locked up on another charge, and served an arrest warrant for criminal domestic violence.
"Court records state Williams was given a bond of $25,000 on May 17.
"Coroner Chris Nisbet said Williams shot and killed Lawson before he turned the gun on himself and took his own life Tuesday morning.
"According to North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor, police responded to a home in the 4600 block of Thoroughbred Drive around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday after receiving reports of a domestic disturbance between Williams and Lawson, who both live at the home.
"Once at the scene, Pryor said officers were able to clear several people from inside of the residence.
"Nisbet said Lawson was running in and out of the door, shouting that "he had a gun." Nisbet said officers tried to get Lawson to say outside, but she kept going back in. Officers were also trying to call him out of the residence, according to the coroner.
"The female went back in once more, and when the officers were getting ready to breach the door, shots were heard from inside the home, according to Nisbet.
"Once inside, officers located Williams and Lawson.
"Nisbet said Lawson leaves behind seven children, five of whom were inside the home at the time of the shooting.
"The couple was not married, according to the coroner."
"GUN PLAIN TOWNSHIP, MI — Allegan County deputies say they found a man and a woman dead inside a home in Gun Plain Township Tuesday after what appears to be a murder/suicide.
"23-year-old Caussandra Pell and 24-year-old Robert Burnam-Pratt were found with gunshot wounds in a home they share on 10th Street just north of downtown Plainwell.
"All night police have been inside a house and talking to some of the neighbors who witnessed what led up to this.
"Deputies went there just after midnight after receiving a call that a man and woman who lived there could be heard fighting.
"When they arrived they found the couple already dead inside. They both were shot to death, a shotgun was near the bodies.
"Investigators say Burnham-Pratt likely shot Pell and then turned the gun on himself."
"HAVANA, IL — Authorities in Mason County believe the apparent murder-suicide at a rural Havana home Thursday afternoon was likely caused by issues stemming from an impending divorce.
"The evidence found at the scene and discovered during an autopsy suggests that Mark E. Hindahl, 63, shot his wife Julianne, 53, four times with a revolver before turning the gun on himself in the driveway of his residence at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.
"As of Friday, the Sheriff’s Office could confirm only that a 911 call had been received at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday reporting gunshots fired in the area of 19468 County Road North in rural Havana and that the Hindahls were found unresponsive at the residence and pronounced dead at the scene by Mason County Coroner Michael Hurley.
"Following a Friday autopsy that Hurley ordered, the Sheriff’s Office said Monday the Hindahls were indeed killed by gunshot wounds and that the evidence, according to Chief Deputy Paul Gann, points to the husband as the killer. Julianne Hindahl was shot four times and Mark Hindahl was shot once, the Sheriff’s Office statement said, and a revolver was found at the scene.
"According to the official statement, the two were found dead in the driveway to his residence.
"Issues stemming from the couple’s pending divorce are believed to have prompted the incident, according to the sheriff’s statement. Neither alcohol or drugs are suspected to have played a role in the incident, Gann said in an email Monday to the Daily Times.
"According to Gann, the couple had been living in two separate houses next door to each other.
"Online court records show Julianne filed for divorce Jan. 8."
"WASHINGTON, DC — A man shot and wounded a 74-year-old relative before turning the gun on himself Tuesday morning, D.C. police said.
"Officers were called to a home in the 500 block of Quincy Street NW, blocks from the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro station, for reports of a shooting just before 6 a.m.
"Police believe the 54-year-old man shot the older man and then shot himself in the head. The shooter was pronounced dead at the scene.
"The victim was conscious and breathing when he was taken to an area hospital. There is no word on his condition.
"Investigators are working to confirm how the two are related. Their names have not been released.
"Neighbors said they'd never had any trouble with the men.
"`Everyone in the neighborhood knew them,` said one resident. `Some of the newer neighbors are a little louder, but no violent complaints. I never even saw them argue that much, so I'm really shocked.`"
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