Archive for April 21st, 2009

Man kills ex-girlfriend and self in Philadelphia

Posted on April 21, 2009. Filed under: murder-suicide, Pennsylvania |

PHILADELPHIA, PA –  Philadelphia court clerk taking her 11-year-old daughter to school was slain this morning when her ex-boyfriend opened fire on her car in West Oak Lane before killing himself with a bullet to the head, police said.

The victim’s daughter was not physically harmed but her screams echoed through the neighborhood of neat two-story rowhomes long after the gunfire fell silent.

Neighbors identified the slain woman as Angela Jefferys, 35, a hard-working single mother of three.
City records show that she worked as a $39,000-a-year court clerk.

The 45-year-old gunman, whose name was not immediately released, had been the woman’s boyfriend until a recent break-up, investigators said. Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )

Two-year-old toddler shot herself to death in Indiana

Posted on April 21, 2009. Filed under: accident, Indiana |

Crawford County, Indiana – A two-year-old southern Indiana toddler shot herself to death after finding a loaded gun. It happened at a home in Milltown in Crawford County.

“The mother, the stepfather and child were all in the same room. Just in a split second is my understanding, the gun went off and the child possibly picked it up,” said Wilkerson.

The shot killed two-year-old Alexis Camp, who is Conrad’s stepdaughter. The deputy coroner says an autopsy performed Tuesday confirms the girl died from and accidental gunshot wound to the head.

Indiana State police are handling the investigation. They say a semi-automatic handgun was within the child’s reach. The Crawford County sheriff says the gun could be the one Conrad uses when on duty. Right now, no charges have been filed against Conrad. More on wthr.com

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Drinking Buddy Accused In Ogden Shooting Death

Posted on April 21, 2009. Filed under: dispute - acquaintance, Utah |

Ogden, Utah – Ogden police are investigating a late night shooting that left one person dead.

Just after 10 p.m., police responded to a home on the 400 block of 21st Street.

The man who called 911 was standing out in the driveway. Police took him into custody as a suspect in the case.

When they went inside, they found a man who had been shot and killed.

Ogden police arrested Brad Ricks in the shooting death of his friend. Police say Ricks told them the two had been drinking and his friend asked him to shoot him. More on KUTV.com

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16-year-old shot dead over argument

Posted on April 21, 2009. Filed under: dispute - acquaintance, Florida |

ST PETERSBURG, FL — Brian Graver makes a few bucks each week cooking food for workers in the Childs Park neighborhood. His grill is hot and sometimes too are tempers at nearby Childs Park. Some kids go there looking for trouble.

On Tuesday night at about 8:45, a fight from the neighborhood carried over into the parking lot at the Childs Park Recreation Center. Someone pulled a gun and 16-year-old Jawaun Holloway was shot.

“When I heard he had got shot, I was like, ‘Oh my God, is this really happening? Why would they want to shoot Jawuan?'” says 19-year-old Sakia Cooper, a friend from the neighborhood.

Holloway is at Bayfront Medical Center and he’s expected to recover. Police say he was an innocent victim in the shooting who was trying to get away when the gunfire started.

On Wednesday afternoon, police arrested 19-year-old Rayni Adams. He’s been charged with aggravated assault, but more serious charges are possible. More on First Coast News

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Jersey City Teen shot dead in Park by two other teens

Posted on April 21, 2009. Filed under: dispute - acquaintance, New Jersey |

Jersey City, New Jersey – Pedro Roman Jr. of Bartholdi Avenue was shot Tuesday afternoon after a confrontation with two other teens at around 3 p.m. in Ferris Triangle Park on the corner of Old Bergen Road and Bartholdi Avenue. DeFazio said Holmes is alleged to have been the shooter.

DeFazio said the alleged shooting may have stemmed from a prior dispute.

DeFazio said Holmes is changed with murder and related weapons offenses. A $1 million bail was set for Holmes after he made an appearance in front of state Superior Court Judge Kevin Callahan Wednesday afternoon.

Roman’s death is the seventh homicide in Jersey City so far this year, according to DeFazio, with six committed by handgun. More on Hudson Reporter

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