#AceNewsReport – Jan.09: The suspect, Gregory Allen (b/m, 28), is charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 338th State District Court. A booking photo of Allen is attached to this news release.
#AceDailyNews HPD UPDATE Report: Charges have been filed against one suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a woman and the wounding of two men that occurred at 11750 South Wilcrest Drive about 2:10 a.m. on January 1.
Published: January.07, 2022:
A second unidentified male suspect remains at large. He is described as a black male, 26 to 29 years old, medium to heavy build with a full beard. Surveillance photos of the unidentified suspect are attached to this news release.
The female victim, Italia McGregor, 24, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The male victims, 23 and 31 years of age, sustained non-life-threatening wounds.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant B. Roberts and Detective L. Lange reported:
Officers were dispatched to a shooting call outside a club/lounge at the above address and found Ms. McGregor and two men with gunshot wounds. Paramedics pronounced McGregor deceased at the scene. One male victim was treated and released from an area hospital and the other male victim was treated at the scene.
Detectives learned that as the victims exited the club a verbal argument began in the parking lot. The argument escalated with multiple people involved in a fist fight. During the altercation, two black male suspects pulled out guns and began firing shots in multiple directions. The suspects then fled the scene in a white Dodge Charger.
Further investigation, in addition to tips and assistance form the community, identified Allen as a suspect in this case. Allen was taken into custody on Thursday (January 6) without incident. He was subsequently charged for his role in the shooting.
Anyone with additional information on the identity or whereabouts of the second suspect wanted in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
#AceNewsReport – Jan.02: Officers have established a cordon and will remain in the area to carry out forensic, CCTV, house-to-house and witness enquiries, and to speak to the local community
#AceDailyNews Merseyside Police Report: Officers were called to the car park of The Netherton pub on Church Road at 7.10pm on Saturday to a report a man had been shot as he entered a car: The 33-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment to a gunshot wound to his torso, and his condition is described as serious: It was reported the offender was around 5ft 6in tall and was wearing a light grey or blue jacket. He reportedly arrived at the scene and left in a car: At this stage, the shooting is believed to have been targeted.
Chief Inspector Rob Ross said:
” The use of a firearm in a pub car park on a Saturday evening is an incredibly reckless and dangerous act, and we share the anger the community will feel at news of this attack.
“Our officers are currently speaking to witnesses and studying CCTV footage for clues as to why this happened, and most importantly who is responsible so they can be brought to justice.
“We’re keen to hear from anyone we have not yet spoken to who witnessed the incident, or saw or heard anyone acting suspiciously in the area around 7.10pm.
“You may live near the pub or have been passing the area at the time on foot or in a vehicle. Any information you have, or dashcam or CCTV footage, could help us find the person who did this and remove them from the streets.
“Through intelligence from our communities and a number of proactive policing operations and tactics, we have seen a decrease in firearms incidents over the past two years.
“We’re determined to keep preventing them from happening so that our communities can continue to live, work and enjoy going out of an evening free from the fear of such incidents.
“If you tell us anything you know about this incident, we will take positive action and make Merseyside safer.”
If you have information, get in contact with reference 22000003342 via DM our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.
#AceNewsReport – Dec.30: This individual was on the radar of law enforcement,” said Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen. “There were two previous investigations into this individual’s actions. Neither of those investigations resulted in state or federal charges.”
#AceDailyNews according to CBSLocal Police Update Report: Lyndon McLeod Knew 4 Of 5 Victims Killed In Shooting Spree, Was ‘On The Radar’ Of Law Enforcement: Alan GionetDecember 29, 2021 at 10:34 am
Pazen declined to elaborate on what those investigations involved or whether there were prior threats from McCleod.
However, information emerged of McCleod’s previous connections to the tattoo business and publishing.
McCleod formed a publishing company in the mid-2000s called Flat Black Ink. The company’s status with the state has been delinquent for several years. But McCleod published three books via the company entitled Sanction, Sanction II and Sanction III, under the pseudonym Roman McClay. Online readers note on Amazon that the books contain rants about topics like diversity, women, globalization and fantasies about killing people.
On an Instagram page, called @sanctionthebook, which has now been taken down, McLeod posted a photo of himself holding a long gun.
Police believe McLeod was targeting most of his victims.
“Certainly the Denver incidents, the one Broadway, the Williams, the individual he was targeting on 6th Avenue, those were known to him… There were prior relationships either personal relationships, business relationships that were involved there,” said Matt Clark, supervisor of Denver’s Major Crimes Division.
On Wednesday, the coroner confirmed 67-year-old Michael Swinyard was shot to death in 1200 block of North Williams Street, and 44-year-old Alicia Cardenas and 35-year-old Alyssa Gunn were shot and killed at Sol Tribe Tattoo at 1st and Broadway.
The worker at the Hyatt House who died Tuesday, becoming the fifth victim in the shooting, 28-year-old Sarah Steck, was likely not known to McCleod. Clark said there were, “Previous interactions with the hotel, not necessarily that clerk.”
The Lakewood Police Department agent who was shot continues to recover. Police said she was in stable condition, at last word, with an abdomen injury and would likely need a second surgery. The agent was wearing a protective vest when she was shot at South Vance Street and West Alaska Drive.
Investigators now say her actions likely prevented further tragedy.
“I just cannot emphasize enough is how heroic this Lakewood agent is,” said Lakewood Public Information Officer John Romero.
Investigators say that even after being shot, she returned fire, killing McCleod.
“She took a situation that was already horrendous and put herself in harm’s way to stop it before it got even worse,” said Romero. “We are beyond proud of her actions and the lives that she likely saved because of her acts last night.”
The agent’s identity will likely be released Wednesday Romero said. She is a three year veteran of the force.
#AceDailyNews says according to USAToday News Report: At least five dead and three others injured in Denver-area shooting spree, authorities say and also suspect was also killed…
Authorities say the suspect, who they have not yet publicly identified, is among the dead. Police believe the suspect fired a firearm in at least seven different locations across Denver and Lakewood, Colorado, Monday evening.
Denver Police Department Chief Paul Pazen said the shooting spree began a little after 5 p.m. on Monday in Denver. The suspect shot two adult women and one adult male. Both women died, and the male was injured, Pazen said.
According to police, shortly after, the suspect shot another male in a different part of Denver, killing him. Police believe there was a third shooting in Denver, but no injuries have been reported there, Pazen said.
“To see this type of spree take place is not normal in our community,” Pazen said. “This one individual was responsible for this very violent crime spree that took place this evening.”
Following the three shootings in Denver, police officers identified a car associated with the suspect which led to an exchange of gunfire between police and the suspect. Pazen said the suspect was able to disable the police vehicle, then fled to the adjoining suburb of Lakewood, Colorado.
John Romero, Lakewood Police’s Public Information Officer, said the Lakewood police department’s agents identified the suspect’s car shortly after he fled Denver. The suspect opened fire on the agents, then fled on foot, Romero said.
The suspect then threatened another business with a firearm, Lakewood police said, before entering a Hyatt hotel and shooting the clerk there.
Again, the suspect fled, firing their gun at and hitting a Lakewood police agent in the process. The agent is currently at the hospital, undergoing surgery, Romero said.
According to authorities, the suspect was shot dead in Lakewood, but police don’t know if an officer killed the suspect.
Dozens of people were stuck inside neighboring businesses after the shootings, and around 10 p.m. local time, a SWAT team entered the nearby Nordstrom Rack store, with guns drawn. Authorities said SWAT teams checked the buildings out of caution.
Lili Gilbert, 18, said she was working at the Nordstrom Rack when the shooting occurred, but didn’t hear anything immediately. But police told workers to lock the doors, and customers and staff huddled in the backstock area for hours, sharing bottled water.
Leaving the parking lot at about 10:30 p.m., Gilbert said she and some customers had seen a man’s body lying on the ground outside the store near the hotel.
“I was freaked out because the body was right there,” she said.
#AceNewsReport – Dec21: According to police, Valencia shot at a red SUV from an apartment complex along Willits Street at about 5 p.m. on Dec. 8. Security video released by Santa Ana police show a gunman aiming over the top of a block wall at a red SUV driving northbound on the street, then rushing to get into a parked car with a companion. Investigators say the shooting was gang-related.
#AceDailyNews says according to CBSlocal News Report: It also wounded an innocent mother driving nearby: Veronica Flores, 29, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Anthony Valencia, 26, faces the same charge, along with attempted murder, after being arrested Friday in connection with the Dec. 8 shooting on Willits Street.
December: 20, 2021 at 8:43 am
The gunfire instead hit a vehicle going southbound, and a woman in her 30s who was driving with her two daughters was hit in the right shoulder. The two girls were not hurt, but their mother was hospitalized for six days. She has since been released.
According to Orange County jail records, Valencia remains in custody, but Flores has been released. No further information was available.
#AceNewsReport – Dec.20: It was then that Norwalk deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop of the car, but the driver fled, leading to a pursuit.
#AceDailyNews says according to CBSlocal Suspect Allegedly Armed With 3 Guns Wounded In Deputy-Involved Shooting In Downey”
The shooting unfolded around 7:40 p.m. Saturday in the 9500 block of Raviller Drive after deputies observed a car that was suspected of being involved in a shooting earlier in the month.
December: 19, 2021 at 9:39 am
During the chase, the suspect crashed into another vehicle. He then exited and bailed on foot. Deputies say the suspect at one point attempted to gain access to a home.
“As deputies approached the suspect, he turned toward them with a gun in his hand,” authorities said in a news release. “At this time, both deputies were involved in deputy-involved shooting. The suspect was struck in the upper torso several times.”
The suspect was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries.
Authorities said three firearms were recovered from the suspect at the scene.
Anyone with information about this incident was asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
#AceNewsReport – Dec.18 : Police are investigating whether Peterson knew her attacker, CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon reported.
#AceDailyNews says according to CBSlocal News Report: Dawn Peterson, Mother Of 2, Shot To Death Outside Jamaica, Queens Home: A preliminary investigation found Peterson, 39, was approached by a man in front of her home before she was shot multiple times: The shooting happened near Foch Boulevard and 155th Street in Jamaica just before 6:30 a.m: CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon contributed to this report.
Peterson’s family and friends gathered outside her home and were unable to contain their grief.
“She was a great girl, wonderful woman,” said JaNean Mercer, a family friend. “She has two children, a son, 18, who is very distraught right now and the little girl, 3 years old, a preschooler.”
Hours earlier, Peterson was found lying in the street with multiple gunshot wounds to her chest and back. She was rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and later pronounced dead.
It’s believed Peterson was ambushed when she went outside to start her car before going to work.
“I think it’s disgusting. I think it’s sad, and it’s most of all scary,” said Trisha Dupree, a neighbor.
Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz went to the scene and described the situation as tragic and horrific.
Peterson’s family, friends and neighbors were left desperately searching for answers.
“We’re just praying. We want to know who did it most of all. You don’t expect to wake up in the morning to go to work and not make it,” said Dupree.
“A week before Christmas. I can’t imagine what they’re going through and definitely my thoughts and prayers are with them,” said another person.
So far, no arrests have been made. Police have yet to release more information on a possible suspect or motive.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.
He was rushed to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
So far, there’s no word on a suspect.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.
#AceNewsReport – Dec.17: Preliminary information indicates the shooting occurred just after 3:00 Thursday morning in the 900 block of Old Hickory Boulevard in Madison, where officers responded to a 911 call reporting a car parked in the middle of the road. When officers arrived, they heard yelling and gunfire from a nearby woodline. When officers located the man responsible, they repeatedly urged him to surrender for more than half an hour. Instead, the man continued to fire his weapon, which ultimately resulted at least one officer firing his service weapon, striking the man and killing him. No law enforcement officers were hurt in the incident.
#AceDailyNews says according to an UPDATE by Josh DeVine over ‘ ‘Investigating Nashville Shooting’ are continue into the circumstances that led to the shooting death that occurred during an interaction with a police officer from the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department
TBI agents are working to independently determine the set of events leading to the shooting, including collecting evidence and conducting interviews. Throughout the process, investigative findings will be shared with the district attorney general for his further review and consideration. The TBI acts as fact-finders in its cases and does not determine whether the actions of an officer were justified in these types of matters. That decision rests with the district attorney general requesting TBI’s involvement.
The TBI does not identify the officers involved in these types of incidents and, instead, refers questions of that nature to the respective department to answer as it sees fit.
Any available updates on this case will be added to this post.
#AceNewsReport – Dec.15: Meanwhile, the propaganda campaign over Jammu and Kashmir continues, as the aggressors once again affect a posture of aggrieved victimhood. It has worked so well for the “Palestinians” that it is easy to see why others would adopt the same technique.
#AceDailyNews says that are at least 2 Dead & 12 Injured As Terrorists Open Fire On Police Party in Srinagar, Jaish-e-Mohammed Claims Responsibility,” according to India.com, December 14, 2021:
Two policemen were killed and terrorists carried out a deadly attack on a bus carrying Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police personnel on the outskirts of Srinagar on Monday — the 20th anniversary of the Parliament Attack — officials said.
The bus, carrying 25 police personnel, came under fire from terrorists in Zewan in Pantha Chowk area this evening, police officials said. They said at least 14 personnel of the ninth battalion of the Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police sustained injuries in the attack. The injured were evacuated to various hospitals where two of them died. The deceased included an assistant sub-inspector of the armed police.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Kashmir Vijay Kumar said two to three terrorists were involved in the attack and they managed to escape from the spot taking advantage of darkness.
The area has been cordoned off and a search operation launched to track down the assailants, the officials said. No terrorist outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the firing on the police bus which came on the 20th anniversary of the attack on the Parliament building….
#AceNewsReport – Dec.12: A Cumberland County deputy responding to the area found the vehicle unoccupied, on the shoulder of the interstate. Another deputy located the driver standing on the outside lane of the interstate, and told him to show his hands:
#AceDailyNews says TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Cumberland County according to a report by Susan Niland: Preliminary information indicates that around 9 p.m. Friday, dispatchers received a report of a pick-up truck traveling eastbound in the westbound lane of I-40 near mile marker 311.
Initial information from the scene indicates the man brandished a handgun and ran towards the deputy. The deputy fired at the man, striking him. The individual was pronounced deceased at the scene. No officers were injured in the incident. The identity of the man who was shot is being withheld at this time pending notification of relatives. The Tennessee Highway Patrol Critical Response Team provided assistance during this incident.
TBI agents are working to independently determine the set of events leading to the shooting, including collecting evidence and conducting interviews. Throughout the process, investigative findings will be shared with the district attorney general for his further review and consideration.
The TBI acts as facts-finders in its cases and does not determine whether the actions of an officer were justified in these types of matters. That decision rests with the district attorney general requesting TBI’s involvement.
The TBI does not identify the officers involved in these types of incidents, and instead refers questions of that nature to the respective department to answer as it sees fit.
#AceNewsReport – Dec.12: The man was then seen to get into a vehicle and leave the area: Shots were fired and a man sustained gunshot wounds: Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at 16:08hrs.
#AceDailyNews MET Report: Firearms incident in Kensington At 15:19hrs, armed officers stopped a vehicle at the junction of Kensington Road and Palace Gate, SW7.
11 December 2021 17:45
The London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance were called and the man was treated at the scene.
Efforts are under way to confirm the man’s identity and to inform his next of kin.
The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and the incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
A number of road closures are in place in the local area and are likely to remain in place for some time. The public are advised to avoid the area.
#AceNewsReport – Dec.09: Family members identified the man as Ahmad Fawad Yusufi, and said he was taking a break from a long night of working as an Uber and Lyft driver. Yusufi was parked along the curb on southbound Potrero just before the U.S. Highway 101 on-ramp near the children’s play structure at the James Rolph Jr. playground. A suspect pulled up near Yusufi’s vehicle, brandished a gun and demanded Yusufi’s wallet and phone.
#AceDailyNews says according to the LATEST CBSLocal News Report: Afghan Refugee Who Moved Family To NorCal Shot Dead In San Francisco While Working As Driver: San Francisco Police said at approximately 4:56 a.m. on November 28, officers responded to the area near Potrero Avenue and Cesar Chavez, and found a 31-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound.
“My brother tried to move his body to get the wallet and everything for him. Then he shot him. Exactly in the heart,” said Mohammad Dawood, the victim’s brother.
Yusufi was taken to a hospital, where was pronounced dead.
According to Dawood, Yusufi served alongside U.S. troops in Afghanistan for nine years but fled the country as American forces began pulling out. Yusufi relocated his family to Sacramento in 2018.
Yusufi is survived by his wife, and three children ages 10, 3 and 4 months.
Family members have set up a GoFund Me account that has collected more than $22,000 of its $100,000 goal as of Tuesday evening.
San Francisco police said the investigation is still open. No suspects have been arrested.
Dawood expressed frustration over the lack of information and offers of help for the family, and said the situation would be “very different” if Yusufi were an American citizen.
“But they know, we have no one. Just God. No one has helped us here. No one,” said Dawood.
#AceNewsReport – Dec.06: One soldier was also killed in the clashes and nine other civilians were being treated for gunshot wounds in local hospitals: Nagaland police officer Sandeep M. Tamgadge told AFP that the situation in the region was “very tense right now.”…..Nagaland state’s top elected official, Neiphiu Rio, said the whole incident was unfortunate.
#AceDailyNews says Indian troops kill villagers protesting in remote state according to PressTV an army officer said on Sunday that Indian troops, operating on intelligence about a movement of militants in the area, had mistakenly shot dead six laborers after firing on a truck in an ambush. The soldiers later opened fire at a crowd that had gathered to protest the incident by burning two army vehicles, killing eight more people.
Sunday, 05 December 2021 9:01 AM [ Last Update: Sunday, 05 December 2021 9:37 AM ]
The chief minister called on the residents of the area to be calm and announced an investigation into the incidents.
The Indian army confirmed that one soldier had been killed and an unspecified number of troops wounded after the laborers’ family members and other villagers went looking for the missing men and confronted the troops after finding the dead bodies.
The army added that the troops had set up the ambush based on “credible intelligence” that militants were operating in the region.
“The cause of the unfortunate loss of lives is being investigated at the highest level and appropriate action will be taken as per the course of law,” the army statement said.
India’s Home Minister Amit Shah too expressed regret over the tragic incident. He gave assurances to the victims’ relatives that New Delhi would “ensure justice to the bereaved families.”
Anguished over an unfortunate incident in Nagaland’s Oting, Mon. I express my deepest condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives. A high-level SIT constituted by the State govt will thoroughly probe this incident to ensure justice to the bereaved families.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) December 5, 2021
Left-wing Maoist insurgents launched a peasant uprising across India in the early 60s.
The Maoist guerrillas, who say they are fighting for the rights of tribal people and landless farmers, are referred to as Naxals. The name is derived from a Maoist rebellion originating in the Naxalbari village of the eastern West Bengal state in 1967.
The Maoists are believed to be present in at least 20 of India’s 36 states and union territories.
The decades-long insurgency has cost thousands of lives in the guerrilla-dominated “Red Corridor” stretching through central and eastern India. It was described by then-prime minister Manmohan Singh as New Delhi’s most serious internal security threat.
Over the years, the insurgency has waned after many groups signed deals with New Delhi for more autonomy. However, India maintains a large garrison of troops in the region.
Critics believe attempts to end the insurgency through harsh military attacks were doomed to fail, saying the real solution is better governance and development of the region.
#AceNewsReport – Dec.05: German police have launched a homicide investigation after five people found stabbed and shot in Brandenburg on Saturday……
#AceDailyNews says according to a DW News Report: German police have found the bodies of five people in a home south of the capital, Berlin: The victims showed signs of having been shot and stabbed, the public prosecutor’s office and police said in a joint statement.
“We are working on the assumption that this is a homicide,” a police spokesperson said.
What do we know so far?
Police said they received a call from a person shortly before noon, who was concerned that the residents of the home were nowhere to be seen. Witnesses also reported seeing lifeless people in the house. Once police arrived at the scene, it was established that the occupants had died.
Three of the dead were children aged 4, 8 and 10. The two adults were both aged 40, police said.
The bodies were found in a family home located in the state of Brandenburg, which borders the capital, Berlin.
The scene was cordoned off while forensic investigators combed the area. Among those assisting with investigations was an expert from the Brandenburg Institute for Forensic Medicine.
#AceNewsReport – Dec.04: The couple had failed to show up in court on Friday after being charged with involuntary manslaughter: They are accused of ignoring warning signs before their son’s alleged rampage.
#AceDailyNews says according to latest media news reports on Michigan school shooting: Suspect’s parents arrested in Detroit: James and Jennifer Crumbley were found unarmed hiding in a warehouse after a tip-off from someone who saw their car according to BBC World
Prosecutors say Ethan Crumbley, 15, used his father’s gun to shoot classmates in the nearby Michigan town of Oxford, killing four and wounding seven.
Detroit Police Chief James White told reporters that Ethan’s parents had been taken into custody without incident.
“They were very distressed as they were walking out,” he said.
He said they had been aided in getting into the building, which he said was used as an art studio, and that the person who helped them could face charges.
Earlier the US Marshals – a federal law enforcement service – had offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to their arrest.
The Crumbleys’ lawyer had told the BBC that the couple had left town on the night of the shooting “for their own safety” and were not fleeing police.
But reports in the US say police knew the couple had withdrawn $4,000 (£3,000) from an ATM in Rochester Hills on the edge of Detroit and had turned off their mobile phones.
The Crumbleys were found in a Detroit basement
Ethan Crumbley is alleged to have opened fire on fellow students and teachers at his school in Oxford, about 35 miles (60 km) north of Detroit, on Tuesday.
The four killed were Tate Myre, 16, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, Hana St Juliana, 14, and Justin Shilling, 17.
Ethan Crumbley is being charged as an adult, and is facing one count of terrorism, four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of assaults with intent to murder and 12 counts of possession of a firearm.
US Marshals announce reward, release wanted posters for James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of the accused Oxford HS (Michigan) shooter pic.twitter.com/CbtWwdTHuj— U.S. Marshals (@USMarshalsHQ) December 4, 2021
Oakland County lead prosecutor Karen McDonald said the terrorism charge was neither “usual” nor “typical” but reflected the wider impact the shooting would have.
“What about all the children who ran, screaming, hiding under desks? What about all the children at home right now who can’t eat and can’t sleep and can’t imagine a world where they could ever step foot back in that school?” she said.
“Those are victims, too, and so are their families and so is the community. The charge of terrorism reflects that.”
Why have the parents been charged?
On Friday, Ms McDonald acknowledged that charging parents in a child’s alleged crime was also unusual.
According to her office’s investigation, the boy was with his father last Friday when Mr Crumbley bought the firearm believed to have been used in the shooting.
A post on the boy’s social media later that day showed off his dad’s new weapon as “my new beauty”, adding a heart emoji.
Just one day before the shooting, a teacher said she saw the boy searching online for ammunition, which prompted a meeting with school officials, Ms McDonald said. After being informed of the incident, Mrs Crumbley texted her son: “LOL I’m not mad at you. You have to learn not to get caught.”
And on Tuesday morning – hours before the rampage – Mr and Mrs Crumbley were called into the school for an urgent meeting after teachers found a note by their son, including several drawings of guns and bloodied people alongside captions like “the thoughts won’t stop. Help me”, and “blood everywhere”. The boy had also written “My life is useless” and “The world is dead”, according to the prosecutor.
Reuters: Thousands gathered in Oxford on Friday to remember the victims
School officials told the pair they would have to seek counselling for their son.
But the boy’s parents did not want him to be removed from school that day, Ms McDonald said, and did not ask him whether he had the gun with him, or search his backpack.
At 13:22 later that day, Mrs Crumbley texted her son to say: “Ethan, don’t do it.” Minutes later her husband called police to report his gun was missing, said the prosecutor.
But authorities say the boy had already emerged from the school bathroom and opened fire on fellow students.
Ms McDonald said the charges were meant to hold the Crumbleys accountable and to send a message about responsible gun ownership.
“The notion that a parent could read those words and also know that their son had access to a deadly weapon that they gave him is unconscionable, and it’s criminal,” she said.
The prosecutor had previously noted that, although the gun had been purchased legally, it “seems to have just been freely available” for the child’s use. According to her, the suspect took the gun from an unlocked drawer in his parents’ bedroom and brought it to school.
Neither federal nor state law requires gun owners to keep their weapons locked away from their children.
In a video message posted to YouTube on Thursday, the school’s superintendent Tim Throne said that – while the boy and his parents had been called to the office – “no discipline was warranted” at the time.
He added that the school looked like a “war zone” and would not be ready to operate again for weeks.
Ms McDonald alleged on Friday that, when James Crumbley heard about the shooting, he “drove straight to his home to look for his gun” before calling authorities to say he suspected his son was the perpetrator.
“I’m angry as a mother. I’m angry as a prosecutor. I’m angry as a person that lives in this county,” she said. “There were a lot of things that could have been so simple to prevent.”
She said her office had “a mountain of digital evidence” to show the suspect had planned the attack “well before the incident”.
#AceNewsReport – Dec.02: I would say it’s likely a life-threatening injury,” Roxanne Vainuku, a spokeswoman for the West Valley City Police Department, told the station. Neither the officers nor the suspect were named.
FOX News: The gunfire occurred as police were working to track down a suspect wanted on rape and robbery charges, a report said
West Valley City is a suburb of Salt Lake City. Police there were working to track down a suspect wanted on rape and robbery charges, KUTV-TV reported.
The officers located the suspect inside an SUV that was parked outside a convenience store, according to the station. An infant was inside the vehicle as well, the report said. It wasn’t immediately clear what the relationship was between the suspect and the baby, KUTV reported.
As police approached, the suspect refused to comply with orders to get out of the vehicle, authorities told the station. Eventually, the man got out and fired at police, striking the two officers.
Police returned fire and struck the suspect, the report said.
The second wounded officer was in serious condition while the suspect’s medical condition was not immediately known, KUTV reported.
The suspect was said to be known to police before the incident and was considered armed and dangerous when officers approached, the station reported.
The infant was reported to be unharmed.
Streets in the immediate area were expected to be closed into Thursday morning as police continued an investigation, KUTV reported.
Police urged any witnesses to contact them with information at 801-840-4000.