dispute – domestic

19-year-old Woman shot to death by boyfriend

Posted on April 19, 2009. Filed under: dispute - domestic, North Carolina |

A 19-year-old woman died after being shot in the head at a Franklin County home early Sunday, Sheriff Pat Green said.

David Bishop, 24, pulled out a gun and began firing in a house at 609 Fox Ridge Road in Fox Ridge Farms subdivision, south of Louisburg, Green said. He then aimed at Gabrielle Reece, 19, of Abercrombie Road in Wake Forest, and fired, the sheriff said.

Another young woman managed to flee from the house and called 911.

Bishop fled the scene, but deputies followed him to a wooded area near the home, Green said. However, he was still on the run Sunday evening.

Bishop was Reece’s boyfriend, deputies said. He was on probation following a March arrest for carrying a concealed weapon. He was arrested again last month for causing damage to personal property, but was released on bond, deputies said. More on NC wanted

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Man shot wife and mother-in-law

Posted on April 17, 2009. Filed under: dispute - domestic, Wisconsin |

GRAND CHUTE, Wisconsin – An Appleton police officer in the area of 909 East Edgewood Drive arrived just minutes after a 911 call came in of a possible shooting at around 10:45 Friday morning.

“When the officer arrived he encountered an armed gunman in the driveway and also noted two victims down in the driveway.” said Sargent Pat DeWall of the Appleton Police.

Dewall says the suspect, 38-year-old Scott Schmidt, threw down his handgun when he saw the officer and was taken into custody without incident.

Grand Chute police are handling the investigation and the interim chief says one of the victims, Schmidt’s estranged wife 39-year-old Kelly Schmidt was shot in the head, and died at the hospital.

The other person shot was Scott Schmidt’s mother-in-law 56-year-old Barbara Wing. She was shot in the chest and released from the hospital. Police believe this is a domestic incident, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions.

Greg Peterson, Grand Chute’s interim police chief said “We don’t know what time he arrived here. We did discover his car and it was parked about a half mile from here but we have no idea what time he parked that vehicle, nor do we know where was was waiting or how long he was waiting before the incident actually took place.” More on Fox11 online

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Man Shot to Death in Domestic Incident

Posted on April 16, 2009. Filed under: dispute - domestic, Nevada |

Las Vegas, NV – One person is dead and another in jail after a domestic violence incident in a southwest valley neighborhood. It happened this morning at a home on Endora Drive, near Rainbow and Flamingo. Police say just around 10 a.m., a woman called saying a man was firing a gun at the residence. When officers arrived, they found the woman unharmed, but a man standing in the doorway with a firearm. That man, identified as 48-year-old Tracy Petkovich, was arrested.

After entering the house, police discovered another man shot to death. Petkovich was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on a charge of murder with a deadly weapon. The incident remains under investigation. More one KXNT.com

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Husband shot dead by wife

Posted on April 13, 2009. Filed under: dispute - domestic, Oklahoma |

WALTERS, Okla. – Authorities say a Cotton County woman has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of her husband at their home near Walters.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jessica Brown says Iona Allen called the sheriff’s office about 2:20 p.m. Monday and said she shot her 74-year-old husband, Harry Williams, outside the residence.

The 66-year-old Allen was arrested on a murder complaint after deputies found Williams’ body in the back yard with a shotgun wound to the face and shoulder.

Brown says the sheriff’s department had responded to the home in the past for domestic arguments, but the incidents weren’t physical. More on KSWO

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boy, 12, kills his 11-year-old nephew

Posted on April 12, 2009. Filed under: dispute - domestic, South Carolina |

ST. MATTHEWS, S.C.  – Authorities say a 12-year-old South Carolina boy killed his 11-year-old nephew by shooting him in the head during an argument in their rural home.

Calhoun County Coroner Donnie Porth says Langley Rudisell IV was pronounced dead at a Columbia hospital about 10:15 p.m. Sunday, more than an hour after his 12-year-old uncle pointed a shot gun at him and fired a single bullet.

An autopsy Monday determined Rudisell died from the gunshot wound to his brain.

Sheriff Thomas Summers said he expects to decide Tuesday whether to file any charges. He said he does not foresee any charges against the victims’ grandparents, who had custody of Rudisell and were home at the time.

Summers said the two were being raised together.

St. Matthews is about 35 miles south of Columbia. More on WBTV.com

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Man dies after shooting family, self

Posted on April 12, 2009. Filed under: dispute - domestic, Florida |

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — A Miami Beach, Fla., man died hours after shooting his wife, daughter and himself, police said.

The man, whose name was not immediately disclosed, shot his family before turning the gun on himself Sunday, The Miami Herald reported Monday.

The man’s 14-year-old daughter knocked on a neighbor’s door just before 4 a.m. Sunday, saying her father had shot her and her mother, the newspaper said.

The family was taken to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where the man subsequently died.

His wife was in critical but stable condition Monday after surgery and the daughter was in stable condition, the newspaper said.

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Half brother shot to death in dispute

Posted on April 10, 2009. Filed under: dispute - domestic, Pennsylvania |

Allegheny, PA – Police in Blair County are investigating a shooting death in Allegheny Township involving two brothers.

Police arrested 22-year-old Brandon Ott of Duncansville late Friday night. Ott is facing charges for the death of his half brother 26-year-old John Purcell III of Lancaster.

The shooting happened at a house on Deerfield Drive around 11:30 p.m. Police said the brothers were fighting when Ott went into his room to get a pistol and can of pepper spray. Ott came out of the room and sprayed Purcell in the face. Police said the Purcell grabbed the gun and it discharged.

The Blair County Coroner said Purcell died of a gun shot wound to the head. Ott is in the Blair County Prison facing charges of involuntary manslaughter and recklessly endangering another person.

More on wjactv.com

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South Tulsa Teen Shot To Death

Posted on April 5, 2009. Filed under: dispute - domestic, Oklahoma |

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Police are investigating the murder of a South Tulsa teen.  They say another teenager shot and killed 18-year-old Kaitlyn Finnegan Saturday night.

“It’s not supposed to happen that your child dies before you do,” Jeanne Finnegan said between sobs. She was their oldest and only daughter.  Jeanne and Jim are trying to accept that she’s gone. “It’s hard to see your daughter in the hospital and you can’t even touch her,” Jim Finnegan said. His daughter died at the hospital before he could say goodbye.

“I don’t understand how it could happen, why it happened. It doesn’t make sense- kids with guns,” Jim said.
Tulsa police told Fox 23 the Bishop Kelly High School student was shot at a friend’s house.  No one called police after the shooting; instead a friend drove her to the hospital.

Officers arrested 17-year-old Theo Fleming on a first-degree murder complaint. They say he shot Kaitlyn.

Her parents say the two were beginning to date.

“He knew what he was doing. He had a gun. He knew what a gun would do. To point it at her and pull the trigger, just to be screwing around. He still should go to jail for murder,” Jeanne said.

More on Fox23.com

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Man charged in brother’s death in Baltimore

Posted on April 5, 2009. Filed under: dispute - domestic, Maryland |

BALTIMORE, Maryland – Baltimore police say a Pittsburgh man has been charged with fatally shooting his brother.

Officers responding to a report of a shooting in the 4700 block of Homesdale Avenue in Baltimore on Sunday found the brothers in the basement of a home.

Police say 31-year-old Curtis Pounds was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Pounds was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police wrote in charging documents that Pound’s brother, 36-year-old Curtis Warren, admitted that he shot Pounds and disclosed the location of a gun.

Warren has been charged with first-degree murder and related charges. A motive was not disclosed. More on Philly.com

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Son Shot Father over argument

Posted on April 2, 2009. Filed under: dispute - domestic, Iowa |

SIGOURNEY, Iowa – 61-year-old Kenneth W. Lundy of rural Sigourney (SIG-ohr-nee) and his son, 32-year-old Kenneth E. Lundy, got into a heated argument over money. The argument escalated and both men retrieved firearms. Authorities say Kenneth E. Lundy shot his father, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Kenneth E. Lundy was arrested and is currently being held in the Keokuk County jail, pending an initial appearance before a district judge. More on Chicago Tribune

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Riverview woman charged in death of Maine man

Posted on March 5, 2009. Filed under: dispute - domestic, Florida |


A Riverview woman has been charged in the March 5 death of a man who was staying at her residence.

Tamra Suzanne Leasure, 43, of 12920 Shadow Run Blvd., Riverview, was arrested today and charged with the second-degree murder of Arthur R. Tilley Jr., 57, of Dedham, Maine, according to a release by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Leasure shot and killed Tilley, then placed the gun in his hand to make it look like a suicide, the release said.

The pair was arguing in the kitchen when Leasure used a .38-caliber handgun to shoot the victim three times. The victim was shot in the head, neck and body. According to the release she told deputies, “The third shot was not necessary.”

She then called 911 to report a suicide, and put the gun in the victim’s hand. More on Brandon News & Tribune

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15-year-old boy shot dead half-sister

Posted on July 26, 2008. Filed under: Arizona, dispute - domestic |

Vail, Arizona – Shelden Andrew Pruitt was sentenced to six years in prison and a lifetime of probation Monday in the shooting death of Empire High School student Alexandria Salinas.

Pruitt, who was 15 when the shooting occurred, told police he did not know the gun was loaded, and was only trying to scare Salinas, who was 14 at the time of her death.

A few months before the shooting, Pruitt had moved to Corona De Tucson to live with his biological father Roland Salinas, leaving behind his mother in Colorado.

Days before the shooting, Pruitt’s biological mother had reported her gun missing, and the Vail School District later confirmed that friends had seen Pruitt with the gun at Empire High School.

According to court documents, Pruitt and Salinas were arguing over use of the landline telephone when the shooting occurred. Pruitt, who has stated he thought the safety was on, said he got the gun to scare his half-sister. More on VailSun.com

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17-year-old Seattle boy shot to death by his stepbrother

Posted on September 21, 2006. Filed under: dispute - domestic, Washington |

Seattle, Washington – On Sept. 21, 2006, Jordan Tautua-Jantoc shot and killed Michael Miller while handling a pistol at the family’s South Seattle home. In the years that followed, Tautua-Jantoc and his family wrestled with the legal implications of the shooting; Tautua-Jantoc ultimately pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to home detention.

At the time of his death, Michael Miller was living with his father, Tim Miller, and Lena Jantoc, his stepmother and Tautua-Jantoc’s mother. All three are named as defendants in the suit filed last month in King County Superior Court by Michael Miller’s mother, Michele Lucero.  More on SeattlePi.com

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