A Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy was shot in the neck at the Big Thicket Veterinary Clinic Wednesday morning, officials say.
Deputy Richard Whitten was flown to the Texas Medical Center in stable condition. He has been with the sheriff's office for four years.
Authorities say multiple people were also shot at the B Dependable Plumbing business at 26311 Highway 321.
According to officials, the shooter, identified as Pavol Vido, was living in a metal container behind the business. In the last month, the sheriff's office served Vido eviction papers.
The people who own the land where Vido was living are connected to the plumbing business, authorities say.
A secretary at the plumbing business was found dead inside the building. Officials believe she was killed on Tuesday.
At some point, two other people were shot. There's no word on their conditions.
Vido is on the run. He left the scene in a white 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis.
Chicago-Chicago police say a 24-year-old woman was fatally shot while shielding her 1-year-old daughter from gunfire.
Police say Brittany Hill was getting out of a vehicle while holding her daughter at about 8:50 a.m. Tuesday when someone started shootings in a neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side. Chicago police spokeswoman Michelle Tannehill says Hill placed her body over the baby and “shielded the baby from gunfire.” Police say the baby wasn’t injured.
Hill was pronounced dead at the suburban Chicago hospital. Police believe the shooter was targeting three people near Hill in a gang-related conflict. No arrests have been made but police say they may have found the shooter’s vehicle and are reviewing surveillance footage.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact them.
Bloomington-A man and woman are facing charges in the death of a 12-year-old boy who was restrained in a motel bathtub with shackles and a dog shock collar before he died in Indiana last Thursday.
The boy, who authorities have identified as Eduardo Posso, died in Bloomington after what investigators believe was a year of abuse and starvation. Monroe County Sheriff Brad Swain said the boy’s father, 32-year-old Luis Posso, and stepmother, 25-year-old Dayan Medina Flores, are suspected of abusing the boy.
“You don’t even want to let your mind go to imagine what this child went through,” Swain said. “I was told that the emergency room doctor has a pretty emotional experience as a result of having to do this examination and seeing firsthand the cruelty some people can place [on a child].”
Posso drove the boy to a hospital last week after he stopped breathing. The Monroe County Coroner’s office said the boy’s cause of death of has not been determined.
The boy’s father and stepmother were arrested Friday and charged with child neglect after police found video of Eduardo restrained in the tub. They are being held at the Monroe County Correctional Center awaiting trial.
Miami - A woman has been arrested after attacking the manager of a Miami Burger King after being denied free fries.
According to police, 42-year-old Natasha Ethel Bagley and another suspect, who is still on the run, initially went through the Burger King drive-thru at 18420 S. Dixie Highway, Miami, Florida, asking for free fries.
Bagley went inside the restaurant and caused a distraction while the second suspect jumped over the counter, police said. After hearing the commotion, the store manager came out of her office and noticed the second suspect.
Police said the manager tried calling law enforcement but was stopped. Both Bagley and the second suspect began to hit and kick the manager. They left the restaurant in a black SUV with the tag EBQE71.
Milwaukee, WI- A 13-year-old girl was wounded Sunday night after a stray bullet went through her bedroom wall, Milwaukee police said.
It happened around 10:30 p.m. near the intersection of 76th Street and Green Tree Road.
Milwaukee police said occupants in moving cars were shooting at each other on North 76th Street.
A stray bullet went through the back of a nearby apartment building and grazed the teenager.
The bullet brushed the girl's leg. A young child who was also in the room wasn’t hurt.
A family friend, Jolene Reit, said, ‘You can't even be safe in your own house. You can't even be in your own room without people arguing and bringing out guns. People just need to put the guns down, you know, and just talk it out because she could have been dead," Reit said.
Police are asking the public for any information in reference.
Sarasota- Two men are facing felony charges after Sarasota Police say they found guns and marijuana in their truck during a traffic stop.
Eunique Arnold, 21, and Johnny Belvin, 25, from Sarasota were arrested last Thursday, after Sarasota Police say they conducted a traffic stop on a gray Ford F-150 with dark tinted windows driving on Dixie from 21 St. E.
An officer said when they stopped the truck, the driver quickly pulled into the driveway around the 1800 block of 24th St.
Police say they walked toward the truck and asked the driver to roll down all four windows because of the tint. Police say they saw five people inside the truck and a man who was the front right passenger. The man opened his door and threw out a crystal like substance.
One officer walked toward the passenger side, smelled marijuana, then began to remove everyone from the vehicle. Police say after everyone was in handcuffs, Belvin was searched and two cell phones were taken from him. Police say after they interviewed everyone, they found a Glock model 27 .40 caliber in plain sight and two bags of marijuana containing 143.2 grams (in-bag weight) under Belvin’s seat.
Police say they also found 303.0 grams of marijuana in Arnold’s back pack and two other firearms.
Anton Carter found guilty of killing off-duty Chicago police officer Michael Bailey in botched carjacking in 2010
A jury on Thursday found Anton Carter guilty of the murder of Chicago police Officer Michael Bailey, who was shot and killed while off-duty in a botched carjacking in July 2010.
Earlier in the trial, the son and the widow of the slain officer each took the witness stand to recall in quiet and deliberate tones the chaos that erupted nine years ago in their own front yard.
Jurors also heard two men — one an inmate at the time — testify to overhearing Carter brag about the slaying.
In opening statements, Assistant State's Attorney Jennifer Keating told jurors that Bailey, 62, looked like an "easy target" to Carter. "He saw an older gentleman, salt-and-pepper hair. He was standing next to a shiny brand-new Buick Regal," she said. "He walked up to him. He pointed his gun in that target's face."
The prosecutor said Carter attempted to rob Bailey of his new car, an early retirement present, sparking a shootout in which Bailey emptied his gun but was shot three times.
Testifying at the trial of Carter, Bailey's son, Michael Jr., said he had just returned to his attic bedroom after a night out when he heard two gunshots, then a pause and at least five more shots.
He jumped up, looked out the window and spotted his father lying motionless in the street. Bailey's wife, Pamela Bailey Wilson, was asleep in bed with two of her grandchildren when she heard screaming. She rushed out the front door.
"He was laying on his back and his eyes were still open, and I touched him and his body was warm," she said, shaking her head at the memory. "But he never moved or never acknowledged me or anything."
After hearing the gunfire, Bailey's son testified, he took two guns from the house and ran outside. He pulled open the unbuttoned jersey worn by his father over his blue police uniform and saw the bullet wounds.
"Once in the neck and once in the chest," the younger Bailey said. "Was your father talking?" Assistant State's Attorney Peter Goutos asked. "He was trying, but no," Bailey replied.
Bailey said he noticed a truck speed off, its tires squealing. Assuming the truck was connected to the shooting, he said he tried to shoot at it in a rage. But neither gun worked — one was not even real, unbeknownst to the son — so he tossed them aside and ran back to his father.
Prosecutors allege Carter fled on foot and within days started to brag about the shooting to just about anyone who would listen. Antion Brown, whose parents lived near the house where Carter was staying in late July and early August 2010, said he overheard Carter talk about the shooting to his friends twice in a span of a few days."
He said he went out. He needed some money, but it didn't happen that way. The man flinched like he On cross-examination, Brown admitted that at least one of Carter's own friends disbelieved his story about killing the officer.
Floyd Payne testified he heard Carter bragging in December 2010 when both were in a lockup at the courthouse in suburban Bridgeview.
"The dark-skinned skinny guy said something like he killed a police officer," said Payne, who went on to allege Carter also mentioned the shooting occurred early in the morning and that he told other detainees where he had stashed the weapon.had a weapon and he bucked," Brown said. "He directly said he didn't give a f---. He'd do it again."
In opening statements, Carter's attorney contended all that talk amounted to nothing but bluster.
"Anton Carter at that time was a 23-year-old young man, somewhat homeless, kind of a braggart," Assistant Public Defender Ed Koziboski told jurors. "(He) liked to present as kind of a tough guy, liked to present as an outlaw, someone who did bad things. And he saw this as an opportunity to mythologize himself, make himself look like more than he was. And he started telling stories."
Yet Carter's confessions to friends and fellow inmates were inconsistent with what actually happened, Koziboski said. "He will tell them things that didn't happen," he said. "He will tell them about an event that doesn't really look like what happened here, beyond what was available to the public on the news."
Bailey was among five Chicago police officers killed in 2010, one of the department's deadliest years in decades. Carter, now 32, was not charged with the killing until a year after Bailey's death.
The Ohio State University police officer who killed the perpetrator of the Nov. 28, 2016, knife attack on Ohio State’s campus received the Medal of Valor at the White House Wednesday.
Alan Horujko shot and killed an attacker who rammed his car into a crowd of students and began slashing them with a knife. President Donald Trump awarded Horujko the Medal of Valor for his actions that day.
“Thanks to Alan’s swift action, not a single innocent person that day died,” Trump said. “Officer Horujko, we are forever grateful. Thank you very much.”
On Nov. 28, 2016, at 9:52 a.m., Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a former Ohio State student, injured 11 people outside of Watts Hall who were gathered outside for a fire drill. Artan drove his car into the crowd and then exited his vehicle with a butcher knife.
Horujko subdued Artan within one minute of the attack, during which Artan charged the officer. Artan was the only fatality in the attack.
Horujko is among 14 police officers and firefighters — two posthumously — to receive the Medal of Valor this year. The Medal of Valor is the highest decoration for bravery exhibited by public safety officers.
Monica Moll, director of Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety, said in an email that Horujko’s quick response ended the situation in seconds and prevented additional injuries.
“Ohio State remains grateful for his quick response and for all other first responders that offered support,” Moll said in the statement.
San Francisco, CA-A 74-year-old woman was kidnapped on a San Francisco Street earlier this month, held captive for five hours, and raped repeatedly before being left semiconscious on a sidewalk.
Manuel Amador, 47, was arrested last Friday in connection with the May 10 attack.
Police say the woman was walking through the Crocker-Amazon district around 8 a.m. when a man pulled her into a house. There was a pit bull inside the house that bit her. The man then locked the woman in a room and repeatedly raped her.
Police say the man then dressed her, dragged her back out, and left her barely unconscious on the sidewalk, where a passerby found her. The woman was transported to San Francisco General Hospital where she remains.
Investigators say Amador confessed to the crime.
Lee County, AL-An Auburn police officer who was critically injured in a triple shooting Sunday night was reunited with his K9 partner in the hospital.
Wednesday, the Auburn Police Department said Officer Webb Sistrunk has improved from ICU and is now in critical care at Columbus Regional Medical Center.
“The Sistrunk family thanks everyone for their continued prayers for our officer,” a statement released by the police department said, “and asks that you keep the Buechner and Elliott families in your prayers as well.”
Sistrunk had a special visitor Wednesday in his hospital room.
Family, fellow officers and hospital staff arranged for Sistrunk’s K9 partner, Leon, to visit his hospital room, according to Jessica Word Roberts with the hospital. Leon was with Sistrunk during the shooting but wasn’t injured. Photos show Leon excitedly licking Sistrunk’s face.
“Officer Sistrunk is an eight year veteran of the Auburn Police Division and is a K-9 Officer,” APD said. “Leon was with Officer Sistrunk during this incident, but was not injured. Leon’s third birthday is coming up in July and his favorite toy is a tennis ball.”
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