@NBCNews confirms American killed by gunmen in Benghazi, Libya, was Ronnie Smith, a secondary school chemistry teacher originally from Texas.
BREAKING: Two killed, one wounded in a shooting near Wingate University. The university is on lockdown as of 6:17 p.m. WCNC reports two victims were found on East Wilson Street. It is not clear if they are students.
Wingate University sent the following text alert to students:
“There has been a shooting on East Wilson Street near the entrance to the College Park community. Law Enforcement is on the scene and directing that the University shelter in place until further notice.”
Students are being told to remain in a safe location pending further investigation.
#Wingate PD: assailants not on campus, lockdown is a precaution. 3 different crime scenes within the city. Doesn't believe student at risk
— Wingate University (@WingateUniv) December 5, 2013
HORROR: Adrian Laroze Briskey, 28, was charged with murder in the killing of Michelle Shepherd, over Alabama’s loss to Auburn University last weekend. Briskey was angry that the victim and others didn’t seem upset over the loss.
Michelle Shepherd’s sister, Nekesa Shepherd, said she witnessed the killing and had no doubt it was over the loss. She said Briskey flew in a rage when she saw the sisters and others joking about the Crimson Tide’s loss wasn’t as bad as if the Miami Heat had lost a game.
Michelle Shepherd, a mother of three, was gunned down in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Hoover, a suburb of Birmingham. The women met at a party.
Christian Massey, 21, was fatally shot for his Dr. Dre Beats headphones during a robbery attempt Saturday in Philadelphia. According to NBC Philadelphia, Christian Massey was shot in an alley as children played nearby on Lebanon Avenue sidewalk. The fact that children were nearby didn’t deter the gunman.
The armed man first demanded Massey’s Dr. Dre Beats headphones. Massey did not comply and tried to run, witnesses say. The suspect shot five rounds, striking and killing Massey. The headphones lay near Massey’s lifeless body. He had purchased them for about $300 on Black Friday. Source: NBC Philadelphia
We live among savages who have no qualms about taking what’s not theirs. If you have any information about the shooting and the suspect, please call the Philadelphia Police Department.
Another trigger-happy homeowner fatally shoots an unarmed person. Ronald Westbrook, a mute Air Force veteran with advanced Alzheimer’s was fatally shot by Joe Hendrix after he rang the bell at the his house when he became lost and confused in rural Walker County, Ga. This comes weeks after Renisha McBride was fatally shot by homeowner Theodore Wafer as she sought help after a car accident.
Ronald Westbrook reportedly rang the door bell and turned the door handle of the home where Joe Hendrix had recently moved with his fiancee. The woman, who wasn’t identified, called 911 and was on the phone with the dispatcher when Hendrix confronted the unarmed elderly man in the yard with a .40-caliber handgun.
According to The Chattanoogan, Westbrook didn’t respond to the commands Joe Hendrix issued to him because the Alzheimer’s disease had left him mute. He was fatally shot in the chest after Hendrix fired four shots. It is unlikely that Joe Hendrix will be charged with a crime, though his use of lethal force was uncalled for.
Gun-toting thug Anthawn Ragan Jr., 19, was arrested for the murder of 10-year-old Aaron Vu, who was killed during an armed robbery at his father’s business, Hong Kong Nails salon last Friday.
Anthawn Ragan Jr. was charged with first-degree murder with a firearm, armed robbery with a firearm, and attempted first-degree murder with a firearm, WTVJ-TV reports.
Aaron Vu’s father, Hai Vu, was wounded in the shooting. A second suspect is still at large.
If you have any information about the shooting, please call 305-471-TIPS. Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers is offering a $25,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest. Anthawn Ragan Jr.’s accomplice needs to be brought to justice for murdering a child.
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Police have launched a manhunt for David Cornell Bennett Jr., of Cherryvale, KS, after Cami Umbarger and her three children — Avery, Jaxon and Hollie — were found murdered.
David Cornell Bennett Jr. is described as a black male, 22 years old, with brown eyes, 5-feet-5-inches tall and weighing approximately 145 pounds. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Police haven’t released any information about the murders but KOAM-TV reports that the Parsons Police Department received a call for a welfare check on Cami Umbarger and her children. David Cornell Bennett is Cami Umbarger’s ex-boyfriend.
SHOCK: Armed robbers killed 10-year-old Aaron Vu after they raided the Hong Kong Nail Salon in Miami. According to media reports, two men started shooting as they broke into the premises, owned by Aaron’s father, Hal Vu, who was also wounded in the shooting.
The two suspects were caught on security cameras but fled the scene before being caught. The men fled the scene in a black Dodge Ram pickup truck, CSB Miami reports.
WEEKEND GUN VIOLENCE: Four people killed, one injured after a shooting near Pine Street and Harvard Avenue Saturday night in north Tulsa, Okla.
KJRH reports the suspect entered through the back door of a home where several people were gathered on New Haven Avenue. A man and woman were killed at the scene, while two others died at a local hospital.
The suspect in the north Tulsa shooting is described as a white male in his 30s or 40s, 5’10″ to 6’00″, and medium build, KJRH reports.
Police haven’t released a motive for the shooting, but believe the suspect knew one of the victims and the residence.
Pleasant Valley, NY, pharmacist Abbas Lodhi killed his wife, Sarwat Lodhi and his two sons, 13-year-old Mujtabah and 9-year-old Zain, in a triple murder-suicide. His wife’s body was found Friday afternoon by a homeowner along a road in Wappingers Falls. Abbas Lodhi and his children’s bodies were found Thursday morning in their home. Police have called this a “senseless tragedy.”
According to media reports, Abbas and Sarwat Lodhi migrated to the US from Pakistan during the 1990s. Lodhi, who had been a state-licensed pharmacist since 1993, recently closed his pharmacy in Hyde Park.