Archive for April 28th, 2009

Teen shot to death by an 18-year-old man over argument

Posted on April 28, 2009. Filed under: dispute - acquaintance, Pennsylvania |

Pittsburg, PA – The suspect, Donald Jones, 18, is being held without bail in the Allegheny County Jail in connection with the fatal shooting of Walter Boyd, 16.

Pittsburgh homicide detectives said the two had been among several youths arguing in the 600 block of Brushton Avenue when one of them pulled a pistol and began firing.

Mr. Boyd, wounded several times in the shooting, ran a short distance to Mac Can Do’s Bar at Brushton Avenue and Kelly Street. He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian, where he died. More on

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Man Charged in Defense Attorney’s Death

Posted on April 28, 2009. Filed under: dispute - domestic, Hawaii |

HONOLULU, Hawaii — Honolulu police on Thursday charged a man with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a defense attorney at his Kailua home.Police arrested Daniel Kahanaoi, 45, shortly after Tuesday night’s shooting at his home in the Ahuimanu area in Kaneohe.

Kahanaoi shot attorney Craig Kimsel twice, in the neck and the back, according to court records.

Police said they believe the shooting may have stemmed from a jealous rage over an ex-girlfriend. Rusty Anoba said she was hiding from Kahanaoi at Kimsel’s home on Oneawa Street that night.

Anoba was once Kimsel’s client and girlfriend.

Both Anoba and Kimsel had separate restraining orders against Kahanaoi prior to the shooting. More on

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Boyfriend Charged In Woman’s Shooting Death in bed

Posted on April 28, 2009. Filed under: dispute - domestic, Texas |

EL PASO, Texas — Las Cruces police arrested a man they accuse in the shooting death of 19-year-old Noel Brown Tuesday morning. Police found Brown lying on a bed with a gunshot wound to her stomach. She was taken to Mountain View Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

Christopher Michael Mata, 21, told detectives that he and Brown were drinking and having a barbeque at her apartment Monday evening. Mata said they went back to his house and were getting into bed when a loaded weapon that he keeps nearby fired, striking, Brown said police. More on

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Roommate charged in 18-year-old man’s shooting death

Posted on April 28, 2009. Filed under: accident, Oregon |

Portland, Oregon – Andrew Gabriel Perez, 11750 E. Burnside St., was arrested Tuesday after Portland police were called to the house at about 2:30 p.m. and found 18-year-old Chance Domingo Caron dead from a single gunshot wound to the head. Perez and Caron lived together at the house.

Perez was lodged in the Multnomah County Detention Center on one count of criminally negligent homicide.

Homicide detectives investigating the incident think the shooting might have been an accident. More on Outlook Online

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Pacific man, 19, arrested in shooting death

Posted on April 28, 2009. Filed under: murder, Washington |

Seattle, WA – A 19-year-old Pacific man was arrested Tuesday morning after he allegedly shot and killed another man, according to a spokesman for the Auburn Police Department.

The identity of the slain man, who was 29, has not been released.

The victim, an Auburn resident, was shot in the chest shortly after 11 a.m. in an alley in the 500 block of K Street Southeast. More on Seattle Times

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Man shot by police while lunging for officer’s gun

Posted on April 28, 2009. Filed under: Pennsylvania, shot by police |

Philadelphia, PA – A 28-year-old year old Logan man was killed by police yesterday during a violent confrontation with officers.

The incident began about 1 p.m. when the patrolman, Officer Richard DeCoatsworth, asked a group of people to move from the corner of Warnock Street and Lindley Avenue. That’s when Anthony Temple, whose mother described him as schizophrenic, confronted DeCoatsworth and lunged for his gun, police sources said.

During a struggle, DeCoatsworth’s gun went off, striking Temple, who then ran off, according to sources.

As Temple fled down Lindley, he encountered Officer Sean Boyle, who works for neighborhood services, police sources said. A second confrontation unfolded, with Temple grabbing Boyle’s gun as the two struggled. An officer from the 35th District, James Kelly, arrived as backup and shot Temple, who collapsed and was pronounced dead at the scene by medics a short time later. More on Philadelphia Inquirer

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Florida Law protects SUV owner who shot, killed woman

Posted on April 28, 2009. Filed under: Florida, self defense |

MIAMI, Florida (CNN) — Authorities do not plan to file charges against a Florida orange grove owner who fatally shot a 21-year-old woman, saying he is protected under the state’s controversial “no retreat” law.

But the woman’s boyfriend faces second-degree murder charges in her death, because the woman was shot to death during an alleged felony — the theft of an SUV.

Tony Curtis Phillips, 29, didn’t fire a single shot. He didn’t even know his girlfriend, Nikki McCormick, was dead until police showed him an online news story.

Police said McCormick accompanied Phillips as he attempted to steal the SUV from a barn in an orange grove near Wahneta, Florida, before daylight Tuesday.

Grove owner Ladon “Jamie” Jones opened fire as the SUV approached him, according to an affidavit released by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Phillips fled; McCormick was shot in the head and later died. More on

Authorities said Jones is protected by Florida’s “no retreat” law, which gives him the right to use lethal force if he reasonably believes his life is in danger. Phillips, however, faces charges because police allege he was committing felony grand theft auto at the time of McCormick’s death. More on

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