Chicago-Two people were charged after a 1-year-old boy was shot in the head following a struggle between his parents inside their home.
Travis McCoy, 26, was charged on Wednesday with felony false alarm and complaint to 911 and one misdemeanor county of child endangerment. Adriana Smith, 28, was charged with felony obstruction of justice and destruction of evidence and one misdemeanor charged with child endangerment.
Police say the initial report from the child’s 26-year-old father was that the child was shot in the 800 block of West Leland Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Monday. He said he was the target of gunfire, but the boy was hit by mistake.
Police later stated no shooting ever occurred at that location. The initial story told to police was a lie.
Detectives said there was a physical struggle between the boy’s mother and father over a handgun. The gun went off and struck the 1-year-old, who is almost 2, in the head. The father took the boy to Weiss Hospital, where he was then transported to Lurie Children’s Hospital in serious condition.
McCoy and Smith were then taken into custody.
Philadelphia- A North Philadelphia man told police his son was shot and killed during a home invasion early Thursday.
Police responded to a call for a home invasion robbery before 1 a.m. on Thursday. Police say the father had been home with the 4-year-old victim and a younger child, while their mother was at work.
"He reported that it was a home invasion robbery when he called it into police radio and to the first responding officers," according to Acting Philadelphia Police Commissioner Christine Coulter." We don't have any viable flash at this time regarding the person involved, but hopefully, as he is questioned at Homicide we will be able to get a clearer picture as to what exactly happened."
When police arrived the father was downstairs with the younger child, and the 4-year-old was found upstairs in a bedroom unconscious and unresponsive.
The child was rushed to the hospital and was pronounced at the hospital.
"Unfortunately, officers throughout the city over the last year have been in that situation, you know, and we are very conscious of the help they may also need, too. A lot of them, themselves are parents of young children- to just put a kid, who was shot, in the car, try to save their life, and not have those results," Coulter said.
Florida police issue amber alert for missing newborn last seen at home where 3 women found shot dead
Miami, FL-Authorities in Florida have issued an Amber Alert for a newborn baby after police discovered three dead women in a Miami home Tuesday.
Officials said 1-week-old Andrew Caballeiro has been missing since Tuesday, the same day that police found the women’s bodies at a home on Southwest 187th Ave.
He is believed to be with his father, 49-year-old Ernesto Caballeiro. The elder Caballeiro had not been named as a suspect as of early Tuesday.
“We are seeking the assistance of the community to locate Ernesto Caballeiro and his newborn infant son, out of concern for their welfare. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to contact 9-1-1,” Miami-Dade Police tweeted.
Ernesto is a Hispanic male with brown eyes and black hair. He stands 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 240 pounds.
It is believed that the father is operating a 2001 white Chevy Express with the Florida tag HETY13. The van may have decals saying “Nesty School Services” and “Caution: Transporting Children.”
If the vehicle is seen, police are urging the public to not approach. Please call Miami Dade Police at (305)471-2400 or 9-1-1.
Munford, AL- A 16-year-old boy is accused of killing his mother and two younger brothers with a knife before leaving the house to go to school.
The bodies of 36-year-old Holli Durham and 13-year-old twins Branson and Baron Durham were found late Tuesday in Munford, AL. by two family members.
Landon Durham was driving in a car Wednesday morning when he was arrested and charged as an adult with capital murder.
Talladega County District Attorney Steve Giddens said, “I don’t have any motive I can talk about at this time.”
Giddens said he was told the suspect then attended classes later that day at Munford High School.
“This is the kind of crime that you see on TV or the media or the internet that happens in other places,” Giddens said. “To have it here, really hits home. Munford, like all communities in this county, is pretty close-knit, and I know they are hurting and we are too.”
Bloomington, Indiana-A 4-year-old boy died Thursday after he was accidentally struck by a bullet from a gun that discharged while he was wrestling with his father.
Tripp Shaw died at 8:17 a.m. Thursday from head injuries in the shooting Sunday night at his home south of Bloomington, Indiana, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office reported.
The child’s father, Tyler Shaw, 36, was struck in the head with the same bullet that killed his son, however his injuries were not serious.
Police reported that the two were struck with a bullet from a Glock semi-automatic handgun tha Shaw had tucked into his pants.
Sheriff Brad Swain said the boy's mother and 2-year-old sister also were in the house. He said the weapon has been sent to be tested for any defects that may have caused it to fire unexpectedly.
This case remains active by Monroe County Sheriff’s Office investigators," according to a news release sent Friday afternoon reporting the child's death. It was not known whether criminal charges would be filed.
Ocala, FL- A 9-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder after stabbing his 5-year-old sister multiple times.
Police responded to an apartment complex in Ocala, FL on Monday around 4:20 p.m. for reports of a stabbing. When police arrived, they found a 5-year-old with multiple stab wounds inside the apartments where they lived. The victim was allegedly alert and able to communicate with authorities when they found her.
Her brother was discovered a short time later hiding close by in a maintenance shed. He told detectives that he wanted to kill his sister and that the “thought had entered his head two days earlier.” He allegedly took a knife from the kitchen and grabbed the girls by her neck and began stabbing her.
The 5-year-old girl was airlifted to a nearby hospital where she is currently being treated for stab wounds suffered in the incident.
“The juvenile suspect is in custody and juvenile victim has been air lifted to a nearby hospital,” Ocala authorities said in their statement.
The 9-year-old boy was then arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder.
The condition of the 5-year-old girl is not immediately known.
Birmingham, AL-An off-duty police officer was shot and critically injured on Sunday morning while responding to a robbery call.
The shooting happened around the 5400 block of Georgia Road in the Woodlawn neighborhood.
Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said the officer was off-duty, identified as narcotics Detective John Finke, and working as security at Church of the Highlands when a call came in about a robbery in the area.
Detective Finke was shot twice in the stomach nice under the arm.
Chief Smith said he was not wearing a bullet proof vest, and the bullets struck his intestines and vital organs. He is currently listed in critical condition at UAB hospital.
Chief Smith said two suspects are in custody after an extensive manhunt.
The two phones that were stolen during the robbery were tracked to one suspect in Ensley who's in custody. Police also recovered a handgun from that suspect.
Police arrested a second suspect after further investigation on Sunday.
The investigation is ongoing at the time.
Kobe Bryant died in helicopter crash in Calabasas Sunday morning.
Kobe was traveling with at least four other people in his private helicopter when it went down and a fire broke out.
Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived.
Five people are confirmed dead at this time. We're told Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Brooklyn, NY-A federal prosecutor in New York said Friday that the case of a suspected serial bank robber accused of committing a heist in Brooklyn hours after being released from custody shows that the state’s newly enacted bail reform is making New Yorkers less safe.
Prosecutors say Gerod Woodberry, 42, entered a Chase Bank branch in Brooklyn on Jan. 10 and handed a note to a teller that said, “THIS IS A ROBBERY BIG BILLS ONLY NO DYE PACKS.”
Woodberry fled with approximately $1,000 in cash.
Authorities say the robbery followed a spree in which Woodberry robbed four New York City banks between Dec 30 and Jan 8.
Woodberry was arrested after the Jan 8 robbery, but was released on Jan 10 under the stated bail reform law. He then robbed a Brooklyn bank hours after being released from jail.
“No sound, rational and fair criminal justice system requires the pretrial release of criminal defendants who demonstrate such determination to continuously commit serious crimes,” U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue said in a statement, adding, “The recent reforms have made a bad situation worse by entirely excluding classes of purportedly “nonviolent” felonies — like the bank robberies here — from pretrial confinement eligibility.”
Woodberry turned himself in Friday after being sought by federal agents who took over the case because he continued to be released.
William F. Sweeney Jr., assistant director in charge of the FBI’s New York Office, tweeted about Woodberry’s arrest Friday, saying “You may think you can walk away from your crimes, but when the FBI/NYPD task forces have jurisdiction and the ability to stop criminal behavior, you will be held accountable.”
“If you think bail is an issue, what happens if he posted it?” said New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, a longtime advocate of bail reform. “All bail reform does is equalize people who have money with people who don’t have money.”
Kansas City, MI-Two people are dead and 15 injured in shooting outside of a bar.
Kansas City Police Captain David Jackson said shortly before midnight Sunday responding officers found a “chaotic scene.” A man and woman were found dead. Officers had to call for help from around the city.
At this time, police be,eve the shooter is the deceased man. The shooter opened fire on a line of people waiting at the bar, however the motive is unknown at this time. Police said the shooter was shot by an armed security guard.
During the investigation, police learned that at least 15 people showed up to hospitals with injuries from the shooting. At least three people are in critical condition.
The shooting occurred outside of a bar called 9ine Ultra Lounge. A Facebook post on the club’s page advertised Sunday night’s “Sold Out Sundays” event, which appeared to be a celebration of the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs — featured on the event’s artwork — beat the Tennessee Titans on Sunday to advance to the Super Bowl.
“It just put such a tragic end to such a wonderful day in Kansas City,” Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said at the scene, referencing the win. “It’s just hard to stand here and talk about this kind of tragedy on really one of the best days Kansas City has had in a long time.”