Police: Correctional Officer Javier Acevedo, Police Officer Wife, Dead in Murder-Suicide

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Police: Correctional Officer Javier Acevedo, Police Officer Wife, Dead in Murder-Suicide

Cook County Sheriff’s correctional officer, Javier Acevedo, killed his wife, Chicago Police Officer Veronica Acevedo, then turned the gun on himself in what appears to be a murder-suicide in their Southwest Side home Sunday.

Cook County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cara Smith said someone inside the home, located in the 5300 block of South Austin Avenue, called 911 shortly after 5 a.m. Police found the couple unresponsive when they arrived at the Garfield Ridge home.

Veronica Acevedo, 50, served with the CPD for 18 years and won 23 department awards during her career, Chicago Police Officer Jose Estrada said.

Javier Acevedo, 50, worked as a Cook County Sheriff’s correctional officer for 25 years. He had been working in Division 8 of the county jail, Smith said. Police have launched a homicide investigation.

 Police: Correctional Officer Javier Acevedo, Police Officer Wife, Dead in Murder Suicide

Mom Says Chicago Teens Jordan Means, Friend Killed Over Facebook Dispute

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Mom Says Chicago Teens Jordan Means, Friend Killed Over Facebook Dispute

Chicago teens Jordan Means and his 18-year-old friend were among five killed and 13 wounded in gun violence in the Windy City over the Easter weekend.

Jordan Means and his friend were found shot to death in an apartment in the 8200 block of South Houston Avenue on the South Side. They were reportedly killed over a dispute on Facebook, Means’ mother, Camille Cochran, said. She said her son and the shooter had exchanged words on Facebook.

As of Saturday night, the police have made no arrests in the murders of Jordan Means and his unidentified friend. They have not confirmed the details given by Cochran.

Jordan Means was a sophomore at Bowen High School.

Among those killed in separate incidents in Chicago were Nicholas Ramirez, 19, who was found shot to death early Saturday in the 1600 block of West Hubbard Street. Trevolus Pickett, 20, was shot to death Friday night in a gangway in the 5200 block of West Congress Parkway on the city’s West Side. An unidentified 43-year-old man was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds Saturday morning in an alley in the 2900 block of West Flournoy Street.

 

 Mom Says Chicago Teens Jordan Means, Friend Killed Over Facebook Dispute

Ex-NYPD Officer Kevin Canty Fatally Shoots Wife in Front of Their Kids in Queens

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Ex-NYPD Officer Kevin Canty Fatally Shoots Wife in Front of Their Kids in Queens

SHOCK: Former NYPD officer Kevin Canty, 43, shot and killed his wife, Jessica Mera, in front of their two young children Saturday morning, in Ozone Park, Queens.

Jessica Mera was shot in the upper body inside their home on 104th Street in Ozone Park just before 11 a.m., police said. She was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital.

Kevin Canty was arrested nearly two miles from their home, officials said.

A neighbor took the couple’s kids to a nearby deli. The neighbor said, “They said, my daddy just shot my mommy.”

Canty confessed to killing his wife saying her infidelity to drove him to murder. He shot Jessica Mera 10 times with a 9-mm pistol.

Shanique Varlack, 22, told the NY Daily News Canty often threatened his wife. She also said, “He told one more person, I’m gonna kill this b*tch one day.”

 Ex NYPD Officer Kevin Canty Fatally Shoots Wife in Front of Their Kids in Queens

Richard Holcomb, Suspect in Security Officer Zakeem Berry’s Murder, Commits Suicide

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Richard Holcomb, Suspect in Security Officer Zakeem Berry’s Murder, Commits Suicide

Zakeem Berry, 23, a security officer with Town Center at Cobb, was found shot to death early Saturday morning near the Red Lobster on George Busbee Parkway. The suspect, identified as Richard Holcomb, of Rydal, Ga., was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Town Center at Cobb released a statement: “We are deeply saddened by this tragic event, our sincere condolences go out to the family of the security officer involved in the incident. Mall management is working closely with the Cobb County Police to share any details that may assist in the investigation of this senseless crime that is extremely shocking to all of us.”

Cobb County Police Officer Mike Bowman said, “We have no idea why the suspect shot the victim.”  Police are asking anyone with information about Zakeem Berry’s murder to call 770-499-3945.

6-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots and Kills Alexandra Anita Santos

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6-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots and Kills Alexandra Anita Santos

Alexandra Anita Santos was accidentally shot and killed by a 6-year-old boy Thursday afternoon. The boy shot Santos, who was riding in the passenger seat of the car, with a semiautomatic gun in the car.

The boy is the son of the driver, who is said to be a friend of Alexandra Anita Santos.

Police said a single gunshot when through the seat and struck Santos in her back and traveled into her chest.

Police said The car was moving at the time of the shooting. It is not clear who owned the gun or why it was on the floorboard when it was found by the boy.

Police Veteran’s Son, Matthew de Grood, Charged in Calgary Mass Stabbing

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Police Veteran’s Son, Matthew de Grood, Charged in Calgary Mass Stabbing (Credit: St. Francis yearbook)

SHOCK: Matthew de Grood, the 22-year-old son of a veteran Calgary police officer, is facing murder charges after he allegedly stabbed five people to death at a party near the University of Calgary early Tuesday. The mass killing is the worst in the city’s history.

Matthew de Grood, who attended the University of Calgary, has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder, CBC reported.

Four men and a woman, between the ages of 22 and 27, were killed. Two of the victims, Zackariah Rathwell, 23, and Josh Hunter, 22, were members of a local band that held a party on Saturday to celebrate the release of their debut album, the Calgary Herald reported.

Police said Matthew de Grood arrived at the party carrying a weapon the police described only as a “an instrument” that he reportedly brought from work. He then grabbed a large kitchen knife and repeatedly stabbed the victims he targeted. No motive in the mass stabbing has been disclosed.

 Police Veterans Son, Matthew de Grood, Charged in Calgary Mass Stabbing

Frazier Glenn Cross Held on $10 Million Bail in Jewish Center Shooting

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Frazier Glenn Cross Held on $10 Million Bail in Jewish Center Shooting

White supremacist and ex-Ku Klux Klan grand dragon Frazier Glenn Cross (Frazier Glenn Miller) is being held on $10 million bail in the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom shootings that left three dead.

Authorities announced that additional charges could be forthcoming. Frazier Glenn Cross murdered Dr. William Corporon and his grandson Reat Griffin Underwood outside the Jewish Community Center and killed Terri LoManno at Village Shalom where she went to visit her mother.

Frazier Glenn Cross was charged with one count of capital murder and one count of 1st-degree murder. The US attorney for Kansas said he believes federal hate crime charges are likely in Jewish community site shootings, KMBC reports.

 Frazier Glenn Cross Held on $10 Million Bail in Jewish Center Shooting

11-Year-Old Sameed Jenkins Hit by Stray Bullet in North Philadelphia

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11-Year-Old Sameed Jenkins Hit by Stray Bullet in North Philadelphia

Police say 11-year-old Sameed Jenkins was hit by a stray bullet in the 2500 block of North 9th Street in Philadelphia on Monday.

Authorities said Sameed Jenkins had just left his home and got on his bicycle, at about 6:30 p.m., when he was struck by a stray bullet.

Jenkins, who is listed in stable condition at St. Christopher’s Hospital, suffered a gunshot wound to the torso. Philadelphia police are looking for the occupants of a silver Camry that fled the scene after the shooting.

Separately, Gama Droiville, 13, was shot twice in the head after being caught in a gunfire in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Monday afternoon, police and witnesses said. He is listed in stable condition at Kings County Hospital. Cops said the suspect was wearing a dark-colored, hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, the NY Daily News reports.
 11 Year Old Sameed Jenkins Hit by Stray Bullet in North Philadelphia

TN ‘Pastor’ Randy Giulliani Charged with Raping Stepdaughter Starting When She Was 5

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TN ‘Pastor’ Randy Giulliani Charged with Raping Stepdaughter Starting When She Was 5

Tennessee pastor Randy Giulliani was arrested and charged with child rape for repeatedly sexually assaulting his step-daughter starting when she was five years old in Gallatin.

Giulliani has been charged with aggravated sexual battery and the rape of a child after the girl, now 14, accused him of performing sexual acts on her eight to 10 years ago. She said the alleged assaults took place when she was five or six years old.

Randy Giulliani was arrested after being interviewed several times during the investigation.  He was arrested on Friday in Sumner County, Tenn.

Randy Giulliani is being held at Sumner County Jail on a $200,000 bond.

 TN Pastor Randy Giulliani Charged with Raping Stepdaughter Starting When She Was 5

3 People Dead After Shots Fired at 2 Jewish-Related Sites in Overland Park

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2 People Dead, 1 Critical, After Shots Fired at 2 Jewish Sites in Overland Park (Credit: @41ActionNews)

Two people were reportedly shot to death in separate shootings at two Jewish sites in Overland Park, KS, on Sunday. One person, described as a 16-year-old, is in listed in critical condition.

One person was killed in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. A suspect was arrested at the Valley View Park Elementary School. The suspect reportedly appeared to shout “Heil Hitler” as he was being led away by Overland Park cops.

Another shooting occurred at Village Shalom, an assisted living center at 5500 West 123rd Street.

Teens were auditioning for KC Superstar at the Lewis and Shirley White Theater inside the Jewish Community Center. CBS 46 is reporting that three people are dead in the Overland Park shootings.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City posted the following on their Facebook page:

 3 People Dead After Shots Fired at 2 Jewish Related Sites in Overland Park