dispute – acquaintance

Fatal shooting likely in self-defense

Posted on May 17, 2009. Filed under: dispute - acquaintance, Texas |

San Antonio, Texas – Police said a Northwest Side shooting death Sunday night could be justified in self-defense.

26-year-old Boanegres Najera broke into a friend’s home in the 9600 block of Timber Laurel after he was kicked out of a bar for causing a disturbance. Najera allegedly stole a gun from the home.

Later in the evening, the owner of the gun confronted Najera in the 5200 block of Northwest Trails.

The men struggled over the weapon before a third man, the gun owner’s brother, shot the suspect about 10:45 p.m., police said. Najera died at the scene, while the shooter fled.

Police said the shooter likely would not face charges because he was defending his brother.  More on MySanAntonio.com

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Richmond teen shot to death during argument

Posted on May 17, 2009. Filed under: California, dispute - acquaintance |

Richmond, CA – A Richmond teen is dead after someone pulled a gun during an argument.Police say the 15-year-old boy died after being shot multiple times as he argued with a group of friends around 6 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators are hoping witnesses will come forward. They’re offering a reward of $10,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case. More on Mercury News

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Neighbor charged in woman’s death

Posted on May 8, 2009. Filed under: dispute - acquaintance, Montana |

Evergreen, Montana – An Evergreen man arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 42-year-old woman was charged Monday with deliberate homicide.

Baron James Foster, 47, is accused of using a 9 mm handgun to shoot his neighbor, 42-year-old Michele Miller, in the head late Friday after an argument escalated into violence. Miller and her roommate had gone next door to Foster’s apartment for a visit, court records show. A man who was in the apartment when the shooting occurred said Miller arrived for dinner about 10:30 p.m.

But Foster and Miller soon got into an argument that eventually escalated into a physical confrontation. Investigators are still attempting to determine the reason for the fight.

Foster, who had brought out a rifle, a pistol, and a knife to show another guest, allegedly picked up the handgun and held it to Miller’s neck before firing twice. More on Daily Inter Lake

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Altercation results in shooting death

Posted on May 8, 2009. Filed under: Alabama, dispute - acquaintance |

Shorter, Alabama -An altercation that began at a club in Shorter, on May 8 led to the shooting death of Adarius Woods.

According to Macon County Sheriff David Warren, 28, Willie Oliver, who lives on Robin Lane in Shorter, was allegedly involved in the altercation with Woods at the club. At approximately 12:45 a.m. on May 8, Oliver fired a gun into the air inside the club to dispel the altercation before immediately leaving the premises and returning home.

Warren said based on witness testimony that Woods contacted his uncle, Tim Woods, after Oliver’s departure. Tim Woods, Adarius Woods and Antione Jerido then allegedly went to Oliver’s home to rob him.

Warren said witnesses said Tim Woods allegedly exited his vehicle on Oliver’s property with an assault rifle. Oliver’s girlfriend, who’s name was not released, allegedly grabbed the gun after a heated exchange between all parties, knocking the magazine from the rifle.

Warren said allegedly Adarius Woods and Oliver fought as Tim Woods and Oliver’s girlfriend wrestled. Warren said witnesses said at that point in time Oliver fatally shot Adarius Woods in the chest. More on The Tuskegee News

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Man turns in self in shooting death investigation

Posted on May 6, 2009. Filed under: dispute - acquaintance, Texas | Tags: , |

PORT LAVACA, Texas – One of the men possibly involved in Wednesday’s shooting death of Joseph Martinez turned himself in Friday.

The man was not arrested, but was interviewed, said Port Lavaca Police Chief John Stewart.

Martinez, 26, of Houston, was shot in the neck about 10:33 p.m. Wednesday at the top of a staircase of a Port Lavaca apartment at 404 Holiday Lane. He was transported to the Memorial Medical Center, and pronounced dead at 12:20 a.m. He suffered heavy bleeding in his neck.

The shooting occurred after an argument, witnesses said. More on Victoria Advocate

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14-year-old girl shot dead by 16-year-old boy at home

Posted on May 5, 2009. Filed under: dispute - acquaintance, Illinois |

West Frankfort, IL – Charges have been filed in a West Frankfort shooting death.

Austin Sandefur, 16, faces two counts of first degree murder for the death of Elizabeth Obrecht.  Obrecht, 14, died Tuesday night after being shot at a home on West 7th Street in West Frankfort.

In court documents, authorities allege Sandefur shot Obrecht in the chest with a semi-automatic handgun. More on WSILtv.com

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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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Man shot to death over game of beer pong

Posted on May 1, 2009. Filed under: dispute - acquaintance, Pennsylvania | Tags: , |

Bridgeport, PA – One Montgomery County, Pa. man is dead and another is behind bars after an argument sparked by a drinking game and subsequent trash talking got out of hand Friday night in Bridgeport.

Authorities Monday announced the arrest of Joseph B. Jimenez, 24, of Bridgeport, Pa. for the weekend shooting death of an acquaintance, 25-year-old Scott Riley, also of Bridgeport, over a game of beer pong.

The two men were playing a game of beer pong with others when an argument between the two broke out, according to authorities. Beer pong is a drinking game in which players attempt to throw ping pong balls into cups of beer, requiring opponents to drink the beer when the balls hit their target.

That dispute continued when the two met in an alley behind the home where they had gathered that night.

Riley mocked Jimenez by telling him “shoot me” and taunted him by saying he didn’t have the guts to do it, according to the criminal complaint.

Jimenez drew out a .40-caliber handgun he had concealed in his waistband and fired one shot that struck Riley in the neck, the complaint said. More on Phillyburbs.com

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Man shot to death on Poughkeepsie Street by another resident

Posted on May 1, 2009. Filed under: dispute - acquaintance, New York |

POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – Shanta Gaines, 27, was found shot at 195 Mill Street at the corner of North Bridge and Mill shortly after 12:30 p.m.  He was found lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his upper body and was pronounced dead about a half hour later at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie.

After an investigation, police arrested Daryl Rogers, Jr., 24, inside an apartment on Charles Street at 4:30 p.m.  Roger, a Poughkeepsie resident, has been charged with second-degree murder. A gun was recovered at the scene of the arrest.

This is the latest in a rash of violent attacks that have occurred in Poughkeepsie in recent months.

John Pardovich lives right down the street from the shooting.  He’s got two kids and he told MidHudsonNews.com he is worried about the neighborhood because “there’s always a crack dealer, there’s always a weed dealer, there’s always somebody over arguing other there, fights are breaking out at least every month.” More on Mid-Hudson News

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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 WLBT.com

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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 KTUU.com

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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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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 Post-Gazette.com

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21-year-old man shot dead during argument at a memorial event

Posted on April 25, 2009. Filed under: dispute - acquaintance, Ohio |

Dayton, Ohio – One person is dead after a shooting in West Dayton. It happened around 7 p.m. Saturday at an event in memory of the victim of a different fatal shooting.

When the fight broke out, there was one shot fired and a 21-year-old victim was shot in the abdomen. The victim was pronounced dead at Miami Valley Hospital around 7:45 p.m.

Johns said the shooting happened as more than 100 people were having a cookout in memory of the victim of another fatal shooting. More on WHIOtv.com

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81-year-old man shot dead his neighbor over dispute

Posted on April 25, 2009. Filed under: dispute - acquaintance, Florida |

SHADY HILLS, Florida – A dispute between neighbors this afternoon has left a 29-year-old man dead and an 81-year-old man a suspect.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office says John Croft, 17654 Connie Court, shot neighbor Seth A. Sigmon, 17642 Connie Court, multiple times.

Croft has been arrested on manslaughter charges, according to sheriff’s spokesman Kevin Doll.

Croft has been taken to the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center and should be booked in the next few hours, Doll said. More on Tampa Bay Online

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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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Skowhegan Man Charged In Shooting Death Of Friend

Posted on April 18, 2009. Filed under: dispute - acquaintance, Maine |

South Portland, Maine – Two friends were in Fred Wilson’s Willard Beach house just before dawn Saturday, when the 50-year-old computer programmer was fatally shot.

50-year-old Bruce Lavallee-Davidson has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of 50-year-old Fred Wilson.

Wilson’s body was found in the basement of his home. The two men were friends.

Wilson died from a gunshot wound, whose two friends who were in the home during the shooting. More on WCSH6.com

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