Monday, August 18, 2014

Three Dead, Two Escape Shooting Rampage

"MEMPHIS, TN — The man who Memphis Police said shot and killed two of his children later died at the Regional Medical Center.

"The murders happened Friday night in the 400 block of Chinaberry Drive.

"Investigators say 42-year-old Abel Gomez killed his 5-year-old daughter Lupita, who was in a wheelchair and his 24-year-old son Gustavo.

"An 11-year-old son was able to escape as did the man’s wife.

"When police arrived, they found the children dead and Abel Gomez with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"Police were at the house on a domestic disturbance call involving a man and his wife when the shooting happened."


Two Dead, One Critical After Domestic Dispute

"CHICAGO, IL — Police say a 37-year-old man shot and killed his wife, then shot her sister before turning the gun on himself late Sunday in a murder/suicide in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.

"James Sterling, who lived on the block of the shooting, got into an argument with his wife and fired shots about 9:55 p.m. in the 400 block of West 104th Street, police said.

"Sterling and his 29-year-old wife, Amy Holmes-Sterling, were both pronounced dead at the scene at 10:26 p.m., authorities said. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office listed Holmes-Sterling’s home address in the 300 block of East 53rd Street.

"A 26-year-old woman, identified as Holmes-Sterling’s sister, was shot in the shoulder and taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said."

Source: Chicago Sun-Times...

Domestic Dispute Leaves Three Dead

"DISTRICT HEIGHTS, MD — Prince George's County Police have identified the three people shot to death Friday in an apparent double murder/suicide at a home in District Heights.

"The shooting victims, two women and a man, were found in a townhouse in the 1500 block of South Addison Road around 4:40 p.m. by officers responding to a shots-fired call who forced their way inside.

"Police believe Leroy Johnson, Jr., 45, of Oxon Hill shot his estranged wife, Angela Lynette Johnson, 43, of Oxon Hill, and Zonita Monia Roberts, 42, of Smyrna, Georgia, and then shot himself.

"`They told the residents they had about 10 to 30 seconds to come out of the house, then about seven police officers kicked the door in,` said neighbor Ronell White.

"Police found one woman who had been shot to death; the other two victims were critically injured and died shortly afterward at the hospital.

"Investigators said they believed the deaths to be a double murder/suicide that stemmed from a domestic dispute.

"Police said they were trying to determine the relationship between the estranged couple and the other woman.

"Neighbors told [reporters] the victims may have been making funeral arrangements for a relative when the shooting broke out."


Shooter Found Dying After Calling 911

"SHELBY, NC — A Shelby man killed his wife and then took his own life Friday at their home on Midway Avenue, according to the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office.

"Authorities did not release names but family members identified the couple as Glen Haynes and Linda Allen Haynes.

"`The initial investigation revealed that the male took his wife’s life, called 911, and then took his own life,` according to a written statement from the sheriff's office. `Information gathered from family and friends indicate the wife had been suffering from a serious illness for a long period of time.`

"Deputies responded around 10:10 a.m. and found the woman deceased from a gunshot wound and the man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was transported and later died at Cleveland Regional Medical Center, according to authorities.

"Authorities said there is no call history for this residence and no history of domestic violence between the two."


Closing Time

"BROCKPORT, PA — Police are investigating an overnight attempted homicide/suicide in Brockport, Elk County.

"Police [told reporters] that it happened around midnight at the Brockport Army & Navy Club.

"State police say 31-year-old Eric Carlson became upset with the bartender as she was trying to close the bar.

"An argument broke out between the two when the 20-year-old bartender attempted to get Carlson to leave.

"Police say Carlson shot the victim multiple times with a pistol.

"Police say he then shot himself.

"The victim, whose name has yet to be released, was flown to UPMC Altoona.

"Her condition is unknown at this time.

"Carlson died at the scene."