Archive for April 30th, 2009

Shooting death of 12 year old boy under investigation

Posted on April 30, 2009. Filed under: dispute - domestic, Texas |

Jasper County, Texas – The Jasper County Sheriff’s Department tells KFDM News it’s investigating the shooting death of a 12 year old boy.

Chief Deputy Ralph Nichols says the sheriff’s office received a 9-1-1 call at about 4 p.m. Thursday from someone reporting that a 12 year old boy had been shot in the head with a 20 gauge shotgun.

It happened at a home on Walton Drive in Cougar Country near Buna.

Nichols says the sheriff’s office is still investigating the details surrounding the death. More on KFDM

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Neighbor suspected in shooting death of Jackson woman

Posted on April 30, 2009. Filed under: dispute - acquaintance, Mississippi |

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – The 911 call came in as a burglary in progress on South Valley Falls Road. “One of the occupants of 922 called in, said someone was trying to break into his house,” says Jackson Police Lieutenant Jeffrey Scott.  “Once police arrived, they found the deceased body of a white female, she had been shot multiple times in the living room of this house.”

Police believe the man who called 911 is the man who pulled the trigger. The victim, 49-year-old Kalia Sprayberry, lived at 918 South Valley Falls Road, next door to the house where she died.

Sprayberry had been shot four times.  “She’s got gunshot wounds in her abdomen, shoulder and lower torso,” says Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart.

Police weren’t ready to say whether Mississippi’s Castle Doctrine would apply in this case. The two-year-old state law allows anyone with or without a gun license to shoot an intruder who unlawfully enters their house or dwelling. It may depend on whether the occupant’s life or property was threatened, and police have taken the alleged triggerman in for questioning to find out exactly what happened. More on

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Man killed over suspicion of stealing money

Posted on April 30, 2009. Filed under: Alabama, dispute - acquaintance |

Montgomery, Alabama – Samuel Washington Jr., 51, of 3435 Doris Circle was charged with murder in the death of Jerome Herman Adams, 45, of Hope Hull.

Both men have extensive criminal histories, and illegal narcotics were found on the ground next to the victim when officers arrived, Maj. Huey Thornton, police spokesman, said.

Washington’s criminal record includes theft- and drug-related offenses, and Adams also has faced drug charges in the past, court records show.

The killing apparently stemmed from a dispute between the two involving $200 Washington suspected Adams of stealing from his garage, Thornton said.

Officers found Adams about 5:51 p.m. Thursday lying in front of a residence in the 3400 block of Doris Circle. He was bleeding from a gunshot wound to the head. More on Montgomery Advertiser

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Woman charged in shooting death of 75-year-old man

Posted on April 30, 2009. Filed under: Alaska, dispute - acquaintance |

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage police have charged a 28-year-old woman for the shooting death of a man in east Anchorage early Thursday morning.

The man, 75-year-old Samuel Black, died after police found him shot at a home on Kimberlie Court off East 42nd Avenue near Lake Otis Parkway.

Sherrie Ina Wilson, 28, is charged with second-degree murder and drunken driving.

Residents at the home told police that Wilson stayed there on occasion and that her and Black had been drinking and arguing that evening, according to the APD.

After a neighbor reported a disturbance at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday, patrol officers responded to the area and noticed Wilson nearby driving a pickup truck erratically. They arrested Wilson for DUI.

When officers responding to the initial disturbance call reached the Kimberlie Court home, they found Black, the home’s owner, dead from gunshot wounds.

Thursday’s shooting is Anchorage’s seventh homicide of 2009. More on

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Teen shot dead and two others wounded in neighborhood shooting

Posted on April 30, 2009. Filed under: dispute - acquaintance, Illinois |

Chicago, IL -Two men were being held without bail Saturday on charges they fatally shot a teen and wounded two others in what authorities said was a gang-related slaying last week in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood.

Cortez Powell, 25, of the 700 block of North Lockwood Avenue and Brian Ward, 22, of the 9500 block of Maple Drive in Rosemont each face one count of first-degree murder and other gun-related charges in the death of 16-year-old Damier Love.

Cook County Assistant State’s Atty. Emily Stevens said Love and two men, age 45 and 53, were in front of a liquor store in the 5300 block of West Chicago Avenue around 12:45 a.m. Thursday when three men approached and started shooting.

Love, of the 4800 block of West Hubbard Street, died at the scene. The Marshall High School enrollee was the 34th Chicago Public Schools student killed this year. More on Chicago Tribune

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