Bronx, NY- An NYPD officer was shot Sunday morning, just 12 hours after two officer were ambushed by a gunman in the same precinct.
An NYPD lieutenant was shot Sunday morning inside the 41st precinct.
Law enforcement officials say a man was taken into custody around 8 a.m. Sunday, immediately after the second shooting. He reportedly walked into the 41st precinct headquarters, fired at officers, and then place his gun on the floor and surrendered.
Sunday morning’s shooting occurred at the 41st precinct at the corner of Southern Boulevard and Longwood Avenue, just blocks away from Saturday night’s attack.
Sources say the man in custody is believed to be the same shooter responsible for Saturday evening’s ambush that injured an officer.
The lieutenant shot Sunday was hit in the arm, and is in stable condition.
The gunman has been identified as Robert Williams. Williams was paroled in 2017 after an attempted murder conviction.
Governor Cuomo called the "multiple attacks on NYPD officer in the Bronx" horrifying in a tweet Sunday morning.
On Saturday night, the gunman approached two officers around 8:30 p.m., engaged them in conversation, and then fired at the officers sitting inside a marked police van.
The officer in the driver’s seat was struck by two bullets, in the chin and the neck. The officer attempted to drive away when the suspect pulled out the gun and fired several times.
"Let me be very clear: this was an assassination attempt of two New York City officers," Commissioner Shea said Saturday night from Lincoln Hospital.
Alamance County, NC- A paramedic lost his daughter in a fire at his own home near Elon.
The Altamahaw-Ossipee Fire Department responded to the house fire at about 9:45 a.m. Tuesday. It was the home of paramedic Eddie Thomas, who was one of the responders, Fire Chief Edward Lipscomb Jr. said.
On the way to the home, emergency personnel learned that one person was possibly trapped inside the home. Crews found Thomas’s daughter and took her out of the home.
Emergency personnel and Thomas worked to save his daughter’s life, but she later died at the hospital.
The Alamance County Fire Marshall Office and North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshall are investigating the fire.
“The A-O Fire Department is saddened by this tragic event,” the fire department said in a news release. “… Please keep the member of our department and his family in your thoughts and prayers in this difficult (time). A Go Fund Me has been setup for him and family to help with medical expenses, funeral expenses and property loss.”
Richmond, VA- A 3-year-old Virginia boy was shot and killed as he played in his Richmond neighborhood.
The shooting occurred about 4 p.m. Saturday as Sharmar Hill Jr. and his siblings played along Southlawn Avenue in Hillside Court. A bullet struck the boy, and his 14-year-old sister carried him inside and called 9-1-1.
Police were called to the 1700 block of Southlawn Avenue in the Hillside Court neighborhood for a shooting. When they arrived, they found the child suffering from a gunshot wound.
The child was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died.
Richmond police are looking into whether a suspect in a Friday carjacking may have been involved with the shooting. Police arrested Antonio L. Harris, 21, on carjacking and weapons charges early Sunday. He is not currently facing charges in the boy’s death.
“It’s just sickening… disgusting man. My own community… my own people, “said Hill, Sr. “I’m trying to make something for my family and trying to get them out of here,” said Hill, Sr. “I know it’s going to take some time. I can’t imagine having to live like this every day.”
Anne Arundel County, MD-Two Anne Arundel County detectives were shot late Wednesday night while pursuing a person of interest in a death investigation.
During a press conference Thursday morning, Sgt. Jacklyn Davis said detectives were investigating a death that occurred earlier that day. Police responded to the 600 block of Newfield Road where a man was found dead inside the location.
The victim’s vehicle was taken in that incident and was later located in the Fort Smallwood area of Baltimore.
"Detectives went to initiate a traffic stop on that suspect. That suspect fired on officers, striking a detective. He has been transported to an area hospital. He was able to break off the pursuit to get medical attention," Davis said. "A second detective continued the pursuit of the subject, who was shooting at him, chased him into the Stoney Beach community, they exchanged gunfire again and that detective was also shot. So we have two detectives shot. Our suspect is still outstanding in the Stoney Beach community."
The suspect is described as a white male, tall, approximately 6 feet tall, skinny, with possible face and/or neck tattoos.
The second shooting was in the Stoney Beach community.
"Anybody in that community, look out your windows. If you see somebody in your yard give us a call. We consider him armed and dangerous. He shot two of our guys. He's armed, he's dangerous, and we're out looking for him," Davis said.
The first officer that was shot is in critical, but stable condition. He was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The second officer shot is in stable condition.
The detectives were identified as Detective Scott Ballard, a 22-year veteran assigned to the fugitive apprehension team, and Detective Ian Preece, a 13-year veteran assigned to the homeland security investigations team.
Police Chief Timothy Altomare urged the shooter to turn himself in to police.
"Every minute you stretch this out, it makes it more dangerous for my cops, and thus it makes it more dangerous for you. We need you to come and turn yourself in. We will treat you with respect to a human being. You will be safe and we will respect your rights. But you need to come in and end this lunacy before another person gets hurt."
Gov. Larry Hogan released a statement, saying, "We have absolutely no tolerance for the violence committed against two Anne Arundel County Police detectives last night. These brave officers are now in stable condition, and all Marylanders are praying for their full and speedy recovery."
Austintown, OH-An Ashtabula County man who tried to seduce and underage victim with Chicken Alfredo and Sprite will serve seven days in the county jail.
Albert Maruna, 23, was arrested in 2017 in an Austintown sex sting.
Maruna thought he was talking to a 15-year-old boy online, but he what he didn’t know was that he was actually talking to an undercover Austintown police officer.
Maruna arranged to meet the officer in Austintown and he planned to bring lubricant, Sprite, and Chicken Alfredo to the date.
He will have to register as a Tier one sex offender.
Milwaukee-A Milwaukee police officer was shot and wounded and the suspect later took his own life.
The 33-year old officer is hospitalized and is expected to be to recover. Police say officers spotted a car driving recklessly about 1 a.m. Tuesday and attempted to stop it, but the driver refused to pull over.
The vehicle crashed and three people fled on foot with two officers giving chase.
Officials say one of the suspects turned and fired at the officers, striking one. The two other suspects were arrested.
Officers searching the area about an hour later found the suspect dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.
Dallas, TX-Erika Benning, 42, was preparing to be sworn in as the Irving Police Department’s newest officer, but little did she know her son was there to pin her badge on her uniform.
Her son, 21-year-old Army Sgt. Giovanni Pando, whom she hadn’t seen in over two years because he was stationed overseas, arrived at the ceremony on Friday to pin the badge on her uniform.
“When my son came around the corner and I realized that this was real, my breathing just started to slow down, and everything just felt really tight,” Benning said. “I just didn’t want to pass out because I wanted to enjoy every moment of it.”
The police department in the Dallas, Texas, suburbs posted the moment on Facebook, writing, “All swearing-in ceremonies are special but every once in a while one tugs at your heart strings a little more than others.”
“It was overwhelming. I felt every emotion you could think of just from being happy for her and also missing her. I was also trying to keep my composure as well,” Pando said, while admitting that a “little bit of tears” came out.
“He’s the reason why I breathe every single day. He’s the reason why I wake up every morning. He’s my world,” said Benning, an immigrant from Honduras. Once he finishes in the Army, Pando said he plans to become a police officer and follow in his mother’s steps.
“She’s never let something stop her from achieving what she wants. And while raising me, that’s always something she’s preached to me. If you want something, work for it and you’ll achieve your goal,” Pando said.
“The only other moment that I will never forget that is more meaningful than this was the day I gave birth to him,” Benning said. “So, this moment of him pinning my badge, I have to say is up there with that.”
Chicago-A Chicago firefighter was shot at the scene of a care fire in Albany Park early Sunday.
Police say after 1 a.m. Sunday in the 3300 block of W. Wilson Ave, the 36-year-old firefighter was responding to a car fire when an “unknown individual” began firing shots.
One of the shots struck the firefighter in the left leg. He was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in fair condition. Trauma surgeon, Dr. Juan Santiago Gonzalez, said the victim was doing very well. "We are expecting a full recovery in six to eight weeks," Dr. Gonzalez said.
CFD officials said they are confident this was no a targeted attack. "We don't believe that to be the case," CFD Commissioner Richard C. Ford II said. "95% of the time the public, in fact, is very caring about the fire department...I just think this is something that was unfortunate.”
“Our motto is ‘we’re there when you need us,’” Ford said. “We go when the bell rings.”
Police also said three illegal guns have been recovered from an apartment near the scene.
Tennessee-A Tennessee woman shot and killed her husband, a local police officer, Saturday night.
According to the Sevierville Police Department, James Smith, a 41-year-old officer with the Red Bank Police Department, was hospitalized in Kodak after suffering an apparent gunshot wound to the abdomen. Several hours later, Smith was pronounced deceased.
Smith’s wife, 37-year-old Melissa Smith, has been arrested and charged with his murder, according to police. A handgun was located on the scene of the shooting. Smith has been charged with first-degree murder and carrying a weapon while under the influence, according to online records.
Brooklyn, NY-A man arrested for attempting to rape a woman in a Bay Ridge subway bathroom last week has been free under the state’s new bail reform law.
Arjun Taylor, 20, was arrested Friday after the brutal attack on a 31-year-old woman at the 95th Street station in Bay Ridge which occurred on Jan.27.
Tyler is accused of following the victim into the bathroom at the 95th Street station around 10:15 a.m. on Jan. 27 and brutally attacked her. Tyler punched the woman in the face several times and trying to pull down her leggings.
Police say she was saved by a Good Samaritan who heard her screams and intervened. The passerby knocked on the bathroom door and scared off the attacker.
“Inaction by the governor is no different than him holding down the hands of a victim while they’re being raped, robbed and, in some cases, murdered,” said Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeant’s Benevolent Association. “He’s as much to blame as the perp committing the crime.” In a statement Sunday, the Legal Aid Society, which represents Tyler, countered that “bail reform has already worked to free thousands of New Yorkers, many of whom could not afford to buy their freedom, from pretrial detention back to their families….”