Monday, February 29, 2016

In separate incidents 7 and 9 yr olds negligently shot in Virginia

Man in critical condition after accidental shooting in North Lubbock

LUBBOCK, TX   (2-28-16)  A man is at UMC with critical injuries after a shooting in Lubbock. At approximately 1:01 a.m. on February 28 the Lubbock Police Department responded to 100 North University Avenue. Lubbock Police tell KCBD they believe this was an accidental shooting. 

According to police two males were sitting in a car on North University Avenue when one person in the car accidentally shot the other. 

The injured man, Trace Johnson, was taken to UMC in critical condition after the incident. 

Two juveniles shot in separate incidents Sunday morning in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (2-27-16) - Police in Portsmouth are investigating two separate incidents in which two juvenile males were shot on Sunday morning.

The first of these was reported at around 10:40 a.m. in the 700 block of Lancer Drive. According to police, a mother was driving her seven-year-old so to Maryview Hospital with a gunshot wound to the hand. Police subsequently went to the home where the incident occurred to continue their investigation.

The second incident happened just after 11:15 a.m. in the 4200 block of Morgate Lane, in Churchland. In this instance, a nine-year-old child received a gunshot wound to the leg, and was transported to a hospital by medics to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Detectives learned that both shootings were the results of accidental shootings. Authorities say the seven-year-old child was playing with an unsecured firearm in his home. The nine-year-old was accidentally shot by another juvenile male who found a gun outside.

Holley took the opportunity to stress the importance of gun safety and the need for adults to educate their children about the inherent danger associated with firearms.

Stay with 13 News Now and for more on this developing story.

Sheriff’s Office: Baton Rouge man accidentally shoots, kills friend; thought magazine empty after firing gun New Year’s Eve

Baton Rouge, La  (2-28-16)  A Baton Rouge man who fatally shot his friend Saturday inside his Prescott Road home told Sheriff’s Office detectives he thought the handgun was unloaded.

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies booked Nicholas Matthews, who turns 24 Monday, into Parish Prison on counts of negligent homicide, illegal use of a weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Matthews admitted to detectives that he shot 30-year-old Dalina “Demarkis” Stansberry while the two were standing in the living room of Matthews’ home at 7584 Prescott Drive, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.

Matthews told investigators he thought he’d emptied the handgun’s magazine when he fired a number of rounds on New Year’s Eve and didn’t realize any bullets remained in the gun, the report says.

Frederick Matthews, Stansberry’s friend and the brother of the shooter, said he’d gone to his brother’s house with Stansberry to pick up DJ equipment and was in another room when the shooting happened, the report says.

Although he originally told detectives he’d seen the front door open and an unknown assailant running down Prescott Drive immediately after the shooting, Frederick Matthews eventually changed his story under questioning, the report says.

He also said that he had noticed a handgun tucked into his brother’s front waistband when he arrived at the house with Stansberry Saturday, the report says.

He walked into the kitchen and heard a gunshot seconds later, the report says.

After hearing the gunshot, Frederick Matthews said he went back into the living room and saw his brother holding a gun and standing over Stansberry’s body, repeatedly saying, “I f***** up. I f***** up,” the report says.

Frederick Matthews said he called his father who told him to call 911, the report says.

Nicholas Matthews drove away from the house with the handgun, the report says. He initially hid the weapon on a vacant lot in the 4000 block of Fairwoods Drive but told deputies where to find it after turning himself in around 5 p.m. Saturday.

Stansberry, who was shot in the head, was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, said Dr. William “Beau” Clark, the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner.

Although Stansberry was born a woman and is referred to as such in the Sheriff’s Office report, Myesha Brown, who said she was Stansberry’s girlfriend of fours years, said Stansberry identified as a male and went by the first name of “Demarkis.”

Brown said Sunday Stansberry had known both of the Matthews brothers “for a very long time” and was friends with both of them.

A number of former high school classmates and other friends of Stansberry took to Facebook over the weekend to express shock and sadness over Stansberry’s death, using both “Dalina” and “Demarkis” to refer to the victim in comments.

Bail for Nicholas Matthews, who remained in Parish Prison Sunday afternoon, is $90,000.

SAPD: Man dies after possible accidental shooting

SAN ANTONIO (2-28-16) - A man is dead after what police say could be accidental shooting on Sunday.   The shooting happened just before 2 p.m. at the Perrin Square Apartments off Perrin Beitel near Sun Gate Drive. 

When police arrived on the scene, the found a 43-year-old man with a gunshot in the stomach. The victim's shooter is reported to be a friend of his. 

The victim was rushed to San Antonio Military Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.
Police questioned the suspected shooter about the incident, and he was later arrested and charged with manslaughter. "(Victim's roommate) was given several warnings to be careful with the gun, to stop pointing the gun," said San Antonio Police Department spokesperson Douglas Greene. 

No word yet on the identity of the victim or the suspect at this time.

Midland man accidentally pulls the trigger

MIDLAND, TX  (2-28-16)  Midland Police responded to a shooting in the 3200 block of Dentcrest around 3:00 A.M. Sunday Feb. 28.

A 23-year-old man accidentally shot himself.

MPD Officials said the man is doing fine.

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