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.

5 People Shot, 2 Dead in Bartow County Shooting, Carjacking

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5 People Shot, 2 Dead in Bartow County Shooting, Carjacking

Bartow County Shooting:  Five people shot, two dead in Bartow County shooting, carjacking Tuesday afternoon. WSB-TV reports three people were shot at a home on Brent Circle in Cartersville. One person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap said the gunman then took a vehicle at the home and drove to another on Milam Bridge Road, where he shot a man in the hand. The gunman then went to a location on River Oaks, where he carjacked an elderly man and his grandson. Both were unhurt.

The gunman then took the second vehicle, crashed into a lawn-care truck near Westgate Drive and Euharlee, causing a fire. He then committed suicide.

3-Year-Old Tynirah Borum Killed in Quadruple Shooting in Philadelphia

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3-Year-Old Tynirah Borum Killed in Quadruple Shooting in Philadelphia (Photo credit: Instagram)

Philly Gun Violence:  3-year-old Tynirah Borum was shot in the chest Friday in a quadruple shooting as she got her hair done at a home in the 1500 block of S. Etting Street in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia.

The shooting followed an altercation by the suspect with another man, who is listed in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head. A 21-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, who police say were bystanders, were also injured.

Tynirah Borum was rushed to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in a squad car, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

 

ArrowStream CEO Steven LaVoie in Critical Condition After Workplace Shooting

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ArrowStream CEO Steven LaVoie in Critical Condition After Workplace Shooting

ArrowStream CEO Steven LaVoie is in critical condition after recently demoted executive Anthony DeFrances shot him inside the building before turning the gun on himself in an apparent suicide.

The shooting occurred on the 17th floor of the Bank of America building at 231 S. LaSalle Street in Chicago.

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Anthony DeFrances “was apparently despondent over the fact that he got demoted.”

LaVoie is listed in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after being shot in the head and stomach.

 

 

Jakari Pearson, 8, Fatally Shot As He Slept After Gunman Fired On Detroit House

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Jakari Pearson, 8, Fatally Shot As He Slept After Gunman Fired On Detroit House (Photo Credit: WWJ News Radio)

Detroit Gun Violence:  Jakari Pearson, 8, died after he was hit by a bullet fired at his Detroit home early Wednesday morning. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Pearson was shot in the chest as he slept in his upstairs bedroom when a gunman opened fire on the house several times.

Jakari Pearson’s mother was also shot and taken to a hospital, but there is no word on her condition, WWJ reports.

WWJ reports sources said the shooting occurred after a domestic incident between the boy’s mother and a man other than Jakari Pearson’s father.

 

 

13-Year-Old Samuel Walker Killed, 6 Shot in Drive-by Shooting on Chicago’s West Side

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13-Year-Old Samuel Walker Killed, 6 Shot in Drive-by Shooting on Chicago’s West Side (Credit: CBS News Video screengrab)

Gun violence rocked Chicago for yet another weekend. Samuel Walker, 13, was fatally shot, six others wounded, Friday evening in what police have called a drive-by shooting on the city’s west side. Separately, a 3-year-old boy was among a total of 10 people shot in throughout Chicago as of Friday night. He was shot while standing outside with his mother and another male in the 4400 block of South Sacramento Avenue at about 10:10 p.m., police said.

It was a beautiful Friday evening, and members of the Nu Church Movement had arrived to set up its mobile ministry on a vacant lot in East Garfield Park neighborhood, on Lexington Street near California Avenue.

Youth on the block had flocked to the lot and joined the church group, some playing games, some in prayer, when church leader Lavieda Stewart, 24, saw from the corner of her eye, a car drive by slowly.

Five minutes later, she heard a barrage of gunshots, looked up, and saw two men standing outside that car at the corner of California, shooting.

When the gunfire was over, 13-year-old Samuel Walker was killed and six others were wounded, according to officials.

“I immediately gathered together the kids that I had,” Stewart said. “We circled together in the grass and started to pray. I was a little in shock. I’ve never seen someone shot. But because someone was fatally wounded, we decided to get the kids we brought out of here but stick around and pray with the community.”

About 6 p.m., multiple people were standing in the 700 block of South California Avenue when they were shot, police said. Source: Sun Times

Samuel Walker was pronounced dead at the scene from a gunshot wound to the head. He died two blocks from his home, the Sun Times reports. This latest homicide comes days after Tevin Lee, 18, was charged with two counts of murder and one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm in connection with the death of Shamiya Adams, who was shot in the head as she attended a sleepover. She was laid to rest on Saturday.

Jury Selected in Theodore Wafer Murder Case in Shooting Death of Renisha McBride

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Jury Selected in Theodore Wafer Murder Case in Shooting Death of Renisha McBride

A jury has been selected in the murder trial of Theodore Wafer, the Dearborn Heights, Mich., homeowner charged in the shooting death of a drunk but unarmed teen Renisha McBride as she sought help after a car accident.

A jury of seven men and seven women — four black (two men and two women) — was seated after nearly 70 potential jurors were questioned on Monday and Tuesday.

Renisha McBride’s aunt had expressed concern that too many black women were being dismissed from the jury. This comes as defense attorney Cheryl Carpenter wasn’t happy that the prosecution dismissed several jurors who were gun advocates.

Opening statements in the Renisha McBride murder case will start on Wednesday.

There are parallels to the Trayvon Martin murder case, as the defense sought to introduce information about Renisha McBride holding what appears to be a gun, having wads of money and marijuana. The judge did not allow that to come into evidence. You will recall, Trayvon Martin was on trial even though George Zimmerman was the one who pulled the trigger.

40 Shot, 4 Killed Including 11-Year-Old Shamiya Adams, in Chicago Weekend Violence

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40 Shot, 4 Killed Including 11-Year-Old Shamiya Adams, in Chicago Weekend Violence

About 40 people were shot, four killed in Chicago weekend violence. At least 18 people were shot in a little more than 12 hours overnight, bringing the total to 40 since Friday afternoon, NBC News reports.

Among the victims was 11-year-old Shamiya Adams, who was gunned down inside a Chicago home during a sleepover, after a stray bullet struck her, police said.

A 24-year-old man was shot in a bar on Chicago’s Southwest Side early Sunday morning. He was pronounced dead at the scene from a gunshot wound to the chest.

A 21-year-old man was shot multiple times as he and a woman got into a cab in the 900 block of North Mayfield Avenue. He was later pronounced dead at the West Suburban Medical Center. A 30-year-0ld man was found dead in a car in the South Austin neighborhood. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the back, shoulder and neck.

The weekend hasn’t come to a close yet. I suspect there will be more violence in the Windy City.

 

4 Children, 2 Adults Killed in Spring Subdivision Shooting, SWAT Standoff with Shooter

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Police Launch Manhunt After 7 Shot, 6 Dead in Spring Subdivision Shooting

Seven people were shot, six dead in a Spring subdivision shooting in Texas. Police have launched a manhunt for the suspect. The shooting occurred at a home in the 700 block of Leaflet in the Enchanted Oaks subdivision. The victims, four kids and two adults, range in ages from 5 to 40.

Here’s more from ABC News affiliate Click 2 Houston:

When emergency crews arrived, deputies say a woman with a gunshot wound to the head was able to tell them who the shooter was and that she believed he was headed to another residence at Anvil and Ella to possibly attack more family members.

But law enforcement officials intercepted the suspect and he took off. The suspect led deputies on a 30-minute chase until he drove into a cul-de-sac at Countrymeadow and Country Canyon.

The suspect is sitting in his vehicle surrounded by deputies with guns drawn and at least a dozen patrol cars. A large SWAT vehicle rammed into the vehicle, crushing the front of it. A second SWAT vehicle pulled directly behind the suspect’s vehicle and rammed into the back of it.

 

IMPD Officer Perry Renn Killed During Gunfight, Suspect Major Davis Jr. Critical

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IMPD Officer Perry Renn Killed During Gunfight, Suspect Major Davis Jr. Critical (Credit: IMPD)

Indianapolis Patrolman Perry Renn was shot and killed during a shoot-out in an Eastside alley Saturday night. Renn, a 21-year veteran of the force was the second Indianapolis police officer killed in the line of duty in less than a year.

Police say Patrolman Perry Renn and two other officers responded to a report of shots fired at 34th Street and Forest Manor Avenue shortly after 9 p.m. The officers encountered Major Davis Jr., 25, brandishing an assault rifle. A shoot-out ensued and Patrolman Renn was shot. The suspect was struck and is listed in critical condition.