Eric Harvis Killed in No. Oakland Where He Sold BBQ to Help Pay for Wedding

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Eric Harvis Killed in No. Oakland Where He Sold BBQ to Help Pay for Wedding

TRAGEDY:  Eric Harvis, a Vallejo chef, was fatally shot in a north Oakland neighborhood Sunday night where he was selling barbecue to help pay for his wedding.

The Oakland Tribune reports Eric Harvis, 41, was shot about 7:19 p.m. in the 800 block of 46th Street as he sat in inside his truck. Police are investigating whether he was gunned down during an attempted robbery.

Eric Harvis had reportedly packed up and was about to leave the Oakland neighborhood when he was accosted by someone on foot, who shot him from outside the vehicle before fleeing the scene. Harvis’ fiancee was inside the truck at the time of the shooting, police said.

 

Darren Deon Vann ID’d as Suspect in the Murders of 7 Women in Indiana

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Darren Deon Vann ID’d as Suspect in the Murders of 7 Women in Indiana (Photo Credit: ABC7 Chicago video screen grab)

HAMMOND SERIAL KILLER:  Convicted sex offender Darren Deon Vann, 43, of Gary, Ind., has been identified as the suspect in the murders of seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend.

Police said Vann confessed to the murder of Afrikka Hardy, 19. Her body was found at 9:30 p.m. Friday in Hammond, Ind., at a Motel 6, located in the 3800 block of 179th Street. She had arranged to meet Vann for sex, according to Hammond Police Chief Doughty, and the facilitator of that encounter led officials to Vann after finding Hardy’s body. She was strangled, according to an autopsy. Source:  ABC7 Chicago

Angel Hooper, 6, Killed in Kansas City Drive-By Shooting After Buying Bubble Gum

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Angel Hooper, 6, Killed in Kansas City Drive-By Shooting After Buying Bubble Gum (Photo Credit: GoFundMe)

SHOCK: Angel Hooper, 6, was gunned down in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven convenience store Friday evening in a drive-by shooting at 10615 Blue Ridge Boulevard in Kansas City, Mo. She had gone to the store with friends to buy bubble gum.

She was murdered when someone opened fire from a passing car when she stopped in the parking lot to open the gum before getting into the car with her friends. Angel Hooper was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Police have made no arrests in Angel’s murder. Police Chief Daryl Forte sent a tweet telling the shooter “please turn yourself in. I know you have a conscience.”

Angel Hooper’s family have set up a GoFundMe page to solicit donations. It stands at $2140 with a goal of $10,000.

Father, 2 Children Dead, 1 Child Critical in Port Orange Shooting

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Father, 2 Children Dead, 1 Child Critical in Port Orange Shooting

PORT ORANGE MURDER-SUICIDE:  A father and two children are dead, third child in critical condition in Port Orange shooting. The Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson said the man shot his kids and turned the gun on himself in an apparent double murder-suicide stemming from a domestic dispute at a home located at 1927 Jackson Lane, Port Orange.

Police have not released the names of the victims, but property records show the five-bedroom home was purchased by David and Cynthia Mahoney in 2010.

Police say the woman fled to a neighbor’s home to get help before the argument with her husband turned deadly. She told the neighbor her husband had threatened her with a gun. Moments later, gunshots rang out. Police were called to the home at about 5:11 a.m. Friday.

Police say the couple’s two oldest children and their father were killed; a 9-year-old girl is in critical condition at a local hospital. David and Cynthia Mahoney had moved to Florida from South Dakota. They had filed for divorce and a temporary injunction had been served in June. According to the divorce papers, they have three kids — David, Lauren and Savanna.

2 Teens Dead, 2 Adults Wounded in Peachtree Corners Shooting

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2 Teens Dead, 2 Adults Wounded in Peachtree Corners Shooting

PEACHTREE CORNERS MURDER-SUICIDE:  Two teens are dead, two adults wounded in a Peachtree Corners shooting in Gwinnett County, Ga., Tuesday evening. The suspected gunman died after being transported to a local hospital in critical condition from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The shooting occurred at 6505 Bannor Lane. Police found five people shot, two fatal — a male and a female. A woman reportedly in her 50s is listed in serious condition, while an “elderly” woman is listed in critical condition.

The identities of the victims and the shooter have not been released. No motive has been released, though police say it appears the shooter and the victims are related.

Ex-Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon Sentenced to 44 Months on Corruption Charges

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Ex-Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon Sentenced to 44 Months on Corruption Charges (Photo credit: Video Screengrab)

#BREAKING:  Former Charlotte, NC, mayor Patrick Cannon (was sentenced to 44 months in prison for corruption charges. He was fined $10,000 and will have two years supervised release after he serves his prison sentence. The Judge Frank Whitney also asked, “Is it worth destroying your reputation and betraying your family and friends?”

Patrick Cannon apologized for his actions before he was sentenced. Another stunning fall from grace for a promising black politician.

Judge Whitney rejected the 37-month-sentence recommended by federal prosecutors because of Cannon’s cooperation and accepting the guilty plea quickly for taking more than $50,000 in bribes. The judge said Cannon’s wife, Trenna, his children and Charlotte bore the brunt of his misconduct.

 

Elliott William Orsborn Fatally Shoots Woman After She Jokingly Slaps Him

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Elliott William Orsborn Fatally Shoots Woman After She Jokingly Slaps Him

JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL:  Elliott William Orsborn, 26, is accused of fatally shooting Jamie Lee Martin, 26, after she “jokingly slapped him across the face,” the Florida Times Union reports.

Witnesses told authorities Martin, Orsborn and several other friends had been hanging out in the garage throughout the night while Martin’s two children slept in the house, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

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As the night went on and the group drank more, Martin and Orsborn were sitting at a table talking when Martin said something Orsborn didn’t like. Witnesses said Gavin Lamberth, Martin’s boyfriend of about 5 months who lives with her and her children, told Orsborn to “just chill.”

Then, Martin “jokingly slapped the defendant across the face.”

Witnesses told authorities Orsborn pulled his gun out of his shorts pocket, pointed it at Martin’s forehead and shot her, the Sheriff’s Office said. Source: Florida Times Union

Elliott William Orsborn is a convicted felon. He was charged with aggravated assault in 2011. Jamie Lee Martin leaves behind two children.

Kristofer Hunter Shot, Killed After Langston Hughes High School Football Game

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Teen Kristofer Hunter Shot, Killed After Langston Hughes High School Football Game

HORROR:  Kristofer Hunter, 17, of College Park, Ga., was fatally shot following a football game at Langston Hughes High School Friday night.

Fulton County schools said Hunter was shot in the parking lot at about 10 p.m. He was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.

Kristofer Hunter was not a student at Langston Hughes High School. The GBI and the school police are being assisted by Fulton County police in the investigation.

 

Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo Fatally Shot, Wife in Police Custody

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Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo Fatally Shot During Domestic Dispute (Photo Credit: BellGardens.org)

SHOCK: Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo was shot and killed by his wife, Levette Crespo, during a domestic dispute in his home, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Crespo, 45, was shot around 2:30 p.m. in his home in the 6300 block of Gage Avenue during an argument with his wife, 43, and his 19-year-old son [Daniel Crespo Jr.], said Nicole Nishida, Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman.

An altercation allegedly began with Crespo and his wife, at which, his son intervened, Nishida said. While father and son were fighting, Crespo’s wife allegedly got a gun and shot Crespo, Nishida said.

Crespo was alive when he was transported to a hospital, Bell Gardens Fire Department officials confirmed.

Crespo’s wife is in custody for the alleged shooting.  Source: LA Times

According to his bio on the Bell Gardens website, Daniel Crespo, who was born in Brooklyn, NY,  married his high school sweetheart in 1986. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice/Public Administration from Cal State University. He served as a deputy probation officer for Los Angeles County.

NBC Los Angeles:  Mayor Daniel Crespo punched the couple’s 19-year-old son, Daniel Jr., in the face when the teen tried to intervene during the dispute, investigators said. The wife then allegedly shot the mayor multiple times in his upper body.