Don Charles Spirit ID’d as Gilchrist County FL Shooting Suspect

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Don Charles Spirit ID’d as Gilchrist County FL Shooting Suspect (Photo Credit: Florida Dept. of Corrections)

BELL MURDER-SUICIDE:  Gilchrist County, Fla., sheriff Robert Schultz III confirmed that the suspect in Bell murder-suicide is Don Charles Spirit. He shot his son to death in a hunting accident in 2001.

Don Charles Spirit killed six children, ranging in ages from three months to 10 years old, his daughter, before committing suicide. The names of Spirit’s grandchildren have not been released. There are reports that his daughter has been identified as Sarah Spirit.

The Orlando Sentinel reports Spirit had pleaded guilty to a felony arms violation in 2003, in connection to the shooting death of his son in 2001.

Bell is located about 35 miles west of Gainesville.

Aunt and Uncle Charged in 2-Year-Old Kamarri Lewis Shooting Death

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Aunt and Uncle Charged in 2-Year-Old Kamarri Lewis Shooting Death (WSB-TV Video Screengrab)

JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL: The aunt and uncle of 2-year-old Kamarri Lewis have been charged after he was found shot to death in a Stone Mountain, Ga., home Monday.

Police say Alexia Thomas, 23, and Detray Shiver, 25, were charged with child cruelty and reckless conduct in the shooting death of Kamarri Lewis. They were also charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, WSB-TV reports.

Shiver was also charged with tampering with evidence after the gun allegedly used in the shooting death was found in a storm drain.

Alexia Lewis was supposed to be babysitting Kamarri, while his mother was at work. She told police she was asleep.

3 Dead, 2 in Critical Condition, Kansas City Shooting in 2 Locations

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3 Dead, 2 in Critical Condition, in Shooting at 2 Different Kansas City MO Locations

Three people killed, two in critical condition in a shooting at two different locations in Kansas City, Mo. Police are looking for a suspect, described as a black male, wearing a ‘black hoodie.’ The suspect stole one of the victim’s 2002 beige Toyota SUV with license plate number KC5A4X, KCMO reports.

The shooting occurred neared Woodbridge Lane and Wornall, near the Blue Ridge County Club, on Tuesday.

UPDATE: The shooter has been identified as Brandon Howell. He was charged with first degree murder in the shooting deaths of 88-year-old Alice Hurst, 63-year-old son Darrel Hurst and 69-year-old Susan Choucroun. He also faces first-degree assault, burglary, car theft and felon in possession of a firearm charges.

Here’s are tweets from the Kansas City Police:

New Dad Mario Washington Shot, Killed in Double Shooting in St. Louis

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New Dad Mario Washington Shot, Killed in Double Shooting in St. Louis

The gun violence continues in St. Louis as new dad Mario Washington was fatally shot, another wounded in a double shooting near the intersection of 19th Street at Ferry on Sunday.

Police say a vehicle with several males opened fire as Washington and the woman left a store, Fox2Now reports. The woman was shot in the leg and is expected to make a full recovery.

Family members told Fox2Now that 25-year-0ld Mario Washington had just celebrated the birth of his child on Saturday. They say he was shot multiple times after he turned around to help the wounded woman. His brother, Greg Washington, said he had no criminal history.

Statistics from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department show that the number of homicides in St. Louis is up about 20 percent compared to last year.

BREAKING: Active Shooter at Fort Lee Army Base

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BREAKING: Active Shooter at Fort Lee Army Base

BREAKING NEWS:  Active shooter reported at Fort Lee Army base. Lockdown in effect. The base houses the Combined Arms Support Command.

13-Year-Old Nizzear Rodriguez Shot to Death While in Bed in Carrolltown

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13-Year-Old Nizzear Rodriguez Found Shot to Death While in Bed in Carrolltown (Photo Credit: WSB-TV Video Screengrab)

SHOCK: Nizzear Rodriguez, 13, was found shot to death while in his bed on Sunday in the 100 block of Chancery Lane in Carrollton, Ga.

Authorities initially believed the teen was shot in a drive-by shooting, but later changed their theory. Carrollton Police Department spokesman Captain Chris Dobbs said they believe someone entered the home and fatally shot Nizzear Rodriguez.

Carrollton police served a search warrant on the townhouse next to the teen’s home and several arrests were made. Gang activity has been on the rise in the community.

Nizzear Rodriguez celebrated his 13th birthday on Saturday.

 

Dawnn Jaffier Fatally Shot While Marching in Boston Caribbean Carnival Parade

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Dawnn Jaffier Fatally Shot While Marching in Boston Caribbean Carnival Parade (WCVB Video Screengrab)

Weekend Gun Violence:  Dawnn Jaffier, 26, was shot and killed while marching in the Jouvert parade for the annual Caribbean Carnival in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.

Police say, Jaffier, who was shot in the head, was standing on the side of the parade at some point, when the suspect walked up and shot her in the head, and also wounded another woman in the leg.

Police spokeswoman Rachel McGuire said officers who responded to the scene shortly before 8 a.m. found Dawnn Jaffier suffering from gunshot wounds near Charlotte and Blue Hill Avenues. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Police say both Dawn Jaffier and the other shooting victim were innocent bystanders.

Keith Williams, 18, of Dorchester was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with the shooting, WCVB reports.

Dawnn Jaffier graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She also coached at the Boys & Girls Club.

 

Eric Johnson ID’d as Shooting Victim After Wiz Khalifa Concert in Mountain View

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Eric Johnson ID’d as Shooting Victim at Wiz Khalifa Concert

Friends and family have identified 38-year-old Eric Johnson as the shooting victim at the Wiz Khalifa concert Friday night. No suspect has been arrested. The shooting occurred in the backstage area of the Shoreline Amphitheatre. Johnson was reportedly shot multiple times shortly after 11 p.m., just after the concert ended.

Eric Johnson died Saturday morning after being taken to a local hospital. There were no other injuries during the shooting.

Police are searching for the suspect, who witnesses say used a black handgun with a large clip. The police have not released a motive for the shooting, nor have said if there is a connection between Eric Johnson and his killer. It’s also unclear as to how the suspect could have brought a firearm into the Shoreline Amphitheatre.

The suspect in Eric Johnson’s shooting is identified as a black male in his 20s, with short hair, about 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall, Mountain View police spokeswoman Shino Tanaka said. He was reportedly wearing a black shirt, a red baseball cap and possibly white pants, Tanaka said.

Wiz Khalifa’s tweet on the shooting:

Suspect Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting in North St. Louis MO

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Suspect Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting in North St. Louis MO

Another police-involved shooting has occurred in St. Louis County, Mo. KMOV is reporting that one person is dead after an officer-involved shooting in north St. Louis. The suspect has not been named. Police say is a 23-year-old black male, Kajieme Powell, who was involved in a theft, was shot and killed.

Kajieme Powell was killed near Riverview Boulevard and McLaran Avenue. The Powell reportedly brandished a knife within three feet of the police officers and failed to respond to their verbal commands.

The suspect had stolen two bottles of energy drinks from the 6-Star Market  convenience store and left. He later returned and took a pack of muffins. When he was approached by the store owner to pay for the muffins, he threw them in the street. He was shot by two officers after brandishing a knife and telling the officers to “shoot me now, kill me now.”

This comes 10 days after unarmed black teen Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The fatal shooting sparked protests, riots and looting.

 

Gov. Jay Nixon Declares State of Emergency, Curfew Amid New Ferguson Riots After Video Released

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Gov. Jay Nixon Declares State of Emergency, Curfew Amid Ferguson Riots

FERGUSON CURFEW:  Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declares a state of emergency and a curfew amid new Ferguson riots following the release of video by Police Chief Tom Jackson, showing unarmed black teen Michael Brown allegedly engaged in robbery incident at convenience store. He was shot 10 minutes later. The curfew runs from 12 midnight to 5 a.m. CDT.

#Ferguson official says they want to “clear streets” so they can get to people if they get sick in middle of night. There were cases in which the police was unable to get to people in need of help last night due to the looting.

Why is it that the onus is on the residents to control their anger via curfews, but the police officer in question is protected.

This latest round of rioting and looting could have been avoided had Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson heeded the Department of Justice’s request not to release the video. But Jackson sought to frame the cop’s excessive use of force by tearing down the victim.