Archive for May 3rd, 2009

11-year-old arrested in father’s shooting death

Posted on May 3, 2009. Filed under: dispute - domestic, Montana | Tags: , |

KALISPELL, Mont. –  Kalispell police say an 11-year-old boy has been arrested in the shooting death of his father.

Officials say Patrick Gretsch was shot in the chest with a 20-gauge shotgun at his residence at about 6 p.m. Monday.

Police Chief Roger Nasset says an investigation revealed that a domestic disturbance was occurring between Gretsch and another adult and the boy fired two rounds from a 20-gauge shotgun, one into the ceiling and the second at his father.  More on KXMC.com

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Gun slay of homeless teen marks deadly night in city

Posted on May 3, 2009. Filed under: dispute - strangers, New York | Tags: , |

A Harlem teen trying to turn his life around was gunned down during a street fight, one of three murders across the city before the sun rose Sunday, police said.

Cory Squire, 17, was tossed out of his Harlem home by his fed-up mother last year but was looking for work and had been pleading for her forgiveness, his friends said.

“He called and said, ‘Mom, I have nowhere to go [and] I don’t have any food,'” said Jennifer Moore, one of several friends who provided shelter for Cory in recent months. “He was on the streets fending for himself,” said Moore.

Those same streets were Cory’s undoing at 5:30 a.m. when he tangled with a group of men on W. 141st St., police said.

The encounter soon grew heated, and one of the men drew a handgun and shot Cory in the chest. The teenager died instantly.  More on NY Daily News

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Local man arrested in College Park shooting death

Posted on May 3, 2009. Filed under: Georgia, self defense |

College Park, Georgia – Cordele Police Department arrested Jamal Hill on a warrant from College Park.

Hill is accused of participating in a home invasion that ended in the death of his alleged accomplice and injury to a female victim, according to http://www.wsbtv.com.

Hill and 23-year old Calvin Lavant of College Park allegedly burst into an apartment located in the Southern Lakes apartments on Lakemont Drive in College Park around 3 a.m. Sunday.

The resident of the apartment, Charles Bailey, told police that he thought it was the end of his life. He and ten other people were in his apartment celebrating at a birthday party when two masked gunmen burst through the patio door.

“They just came in and separated the men from the women and demanded wallets and cell phones,” said George Williams of the College Park Police Department.

Bailey further informed authorities that the suspects counted their bullets. Apparently Hill was guarding the men when one of the victims retrieved a gun from a backpack and turned the tables on the situation. Hill reportedly fled the scene.

The victim with the gun then proceeded to the next room where Lavant had watch over the females at the party. The guy with the gun called for the girls to get down and he started shooting. The suspect just jumped out of the window.”

Lavant’s body was found later just outside his apartment building which was near the scene of the crime. More on Cordele Dispatch

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Teen Fatally Shot at Party

Posted on May 3, 2009. Filed under: dispute - acquaintance, Nevada | Tags: , |

Las Vegas, NV – Metro Police are looking for suspects in the shooting death of a teenage boy at a weekend party.

It happened around 1:30 Sunday morning at the Safari Apartments near Nellis and Sahara. Police say three suspects arrived at the party and showed a gun, causing several people to flee on foot. The victim, 14-year-old Jared Flemming, was shot multiple times in the back as he was running away.

The suspects are described as three black males, ages 17 to 19. More on KXNT.com

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