Update: Police say woman who was unintentionally shot is in stable condition
Floyd County, Ga (3-24-16) Upate: A woman who police say was unintentionally shot Wednesday night at 520 Elliott Drive is in stable condition at Floyd Medical Center today following surgery, Floyd County Police reported.
According to Floyd County Police Deputy Chief Mark Wallace:
The victim, later identified as Shambria Sams, 23, was sitting in the driver’s seat of a gold 1997 Nissan Maxima. Sitting behind Ms. Sams was Devon McDougald, 25, who allegedly was handling a .38 caliber revolver. As Ms. Sams was coming to a stop in the driveway, the firearm discharged with the bullet passing through the driver’s seat and struck Ms. Sams.
McDougald was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and reckless conduct. He remains in the Floyd County Jail where is remains without bond.
At this time it is believed that this incident is accidental in nature, however it is still under investigation and additional charges have not been ruled out.
Previously posted: A Rome man was in jail Wednesday without bond after he accidentally shot a woman while handling a gun earlier that afternoon, reports stated.
According to Floyd County Jail reports and Floyd County police Sgt. Greg Beck:
Devon Lavan McDougald, 25, of 520 Elliott Drive, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and reckless conduct.
McDougald was sitting in the back of a car in a driveway on Elliott Drive on Wednesday afternoon. He told police the gun accidentally fired and hit a woman who was sitting in the front seat of the car.
Beck said the .38 caliber bullet went straight through the woman and she seemed to be doing OK at the scene. She was taken to Floyd Medical Center where she was still being treated late Wednesday according to FMC spokesman Dan Bevels.
Beck said police will conduct a gunshot residue test on McDougald to confirm that he shot the gun.
Witness to Cleveland killing now says gunfire was accidental
CLEVELAND, Ohio (3-24-16) One of the men who told investigators that he found his now-dead friend lying in a front yard with gunshot wounds Monday night now says he witnessed the gunfire.
Quinton Norman told cleveland.com in a phone interview late Wednesday that he, Antony Henderson and another man were smoking Black and Milds in Henderson's SUV on East 80th Street near Cedar Avenue when the third man fired his pistol. The shooting appeared accidental, Norman said.
In the hours after the shooting, Norman and the other man told police that they found Henderson lying in a front yard with several gunshot wounds, and drove him to the Cleveland Clinic's emergency room.
But Norman said he went to police the next afternoon and told them a different story. "It was eating my conscious up bad," he said.
Henderson was pronounced dead at the hospital just after midnight Tuesday morning. While he suffered many gunshot wounds, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office has yet to rule on Henderson's official cause of death. Cleveland police homicide detectives are still investigating the death, and declined to say Thursday whether Norman came forward or if his new story checks out.
Norman said he was on his way to meet up with this girlfriend Monday night when he stopped by East 80th Street to hang out with Henderson, whom he had known since Henderson was 10 years old. "Anthony was like my little brother," Norman said. "His mama is like a mama to me."
Norman, Henderson and a third man got into Henderson's 2002 Ford Explorer and started smoking, Norman said. Cleveland.com is not naming the third man because he did not return requests for comment, and has not been charged in connection with the incident.
Norman said that he got light-headed and decided to lie down in the backseat. Henderson sat in the driver's seat with his head in his hands, and the third man sat in the front passenger seat and played with a gun. Norman, with his eyes fixed on the SUV's ceiling, told the third man to put the gun away, he said. "As I said that, the next thing I know I see a big, white flash," Norman said. "I sit up, and look at (him), and he's looking at me with the gun in his hands and Anthony's sliding down the front seat.
"I didn't know what to do," Norman said. Norman said he and the third man drove Henderson the few blocks to the Cleveland Clinic in the Explorer. The shooter, who is on probation for weapons violations and currently facing forgery charges, suggested that he and Norman concoct a cover story on the way to the hospital, Norman said. "I didn't know what he would do," Norman said. "Now he's got a body on him, and I thought he's capable of doing anything. I thought he might kill me if I try to say something."
Norman and the man told investigators at the hospital that they found Henderson about 11:50 p.m. lying in the front yard of a home on East 80th Street. Henderson was already shot, they said. They scooped him up and drove him to the hospital in Henderson's SUV, they said.
Police towed Henderson's SUV from the hospital to search for evidence, according to a police report. Norman said he allowed investigators to swab his cheek for DNA and check his hands for gunshot residue when he went to give a new statement Tuesday. "I haven't been to sleep since it happened," Norman said.
Woman claims she accidentally shot, killed boyfriend
SAN ANTONIO, TX (3-24-16) A woman who claimed she accidentally shot and killed her boyfriend at a South Side home early Thursday morning has been charged with murder.
Police were called to the home on Ansley near Pleasanton Road just before 1a.m. where the found the victim with a gunshot wound to the torso. He was declared dead at the scene.
Investigators did not share details of what may have led up to the shooting, but said the suspect, identified as 42-year-old Amanda Marie Montoya, said she accidentally shot the man.
Montoya was taken in for questioning and later charged with murder. Her bond was set at $100,000.
The identity of the victim has not been released.
Man sought after bizarre Fairfax Co situation (two in one shot)
SPRINGFIELD, Va. (3-24-16) Police attempting to serve a warrant ended up finding two shooting victims, Fairfax police said.
The bizarre situation unfolded late Wednesday night as Fairfax County police went to serve a warrant to Rashad James residence in Springfield.
Officers were responding to a home located in the 7500 block of Tralee Woods Court, where James was wanted for reckless discharge of a firearm.
However before officers turned onto the street they saw two vehicles leaving the townhouse. One of the cars hit a police cruiser on Creedmore Drive.
Police arrested that driver. In the second car, police found two men wounded, one shot in the hand the other the leg.
According to police, one of the men took his gun out to show it off and it accidentally discharged. The shot hit one man in the hand, went through his hand and hit another man in the leg. Neither of the men had life-threatening injuries.
Police determined that the shooting was accidental. Neighbors were not surprised after what he hears in his neighborhood. "A couple times a week,” Greg Lawrence said. “And it's not a firecracker you can tell the difference a single shot sometimes more I heard one Tuesday. Sounds like firing just to fire. I don't know what they're firing at, the air I guess." Other neighbors fear the trouble doesn't stop with random gunfire. "My concern is the drug trafficking is really out of control, it's bad. It's not all the black youth, there are white kids, mixed children all of them coming in bringing the drugs. Parents need to be informed," Geraldine Reed said.
Fairfax County police said after a search of the home they did not locate James and are still on the lookout for him. He is described as a black male, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and around 165 pounds. Police said he likes to frequent the areas of Springfield and Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Man literally shoots himself in foot in pizzeria robbery attempt: Police
Philadelphia, Pa (3-24-16) The shop owner and employees subdued the would-be thief until cops arrived
When officers arrived on the scene, they found employees holding down the suspect, whom they said was a 47-year old man but did not identify. He was armed with a gun and had accidentally shot himself in the left foot during a brief struggle, according to NBC10 Philadelphia.
Police confirmed Thursday they arrested the man and took him to Hahnemann Hospital, where he was last listed in stable condition. Once released, he will be charged with aggravated assault, robbery, simple assault and related offenses.
BHC man injured in accidental shooting
FORT MOHAVE, AZ (3-25-16) A Bullhead City man was injured Thursday morning in a shooting that authorities have dubbed accidental.
At about 11:17 a.m. Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies contacted the man at his workplace in the 4400 block of South Highway 95.
Investigators determined that another employee was repairing a 9mm handgun that had been having jamming issues, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Trish Carter said, when the weapon accidentally discharged.
Neil Anthony Petrillo, 59, was standing about 10 feet away and was struck with one round.
Petrillo was taken by paramedics to Valley View Medical Center with a non-life threatening gunshot injury to his buttock.
Authorities investigate area shooting
MAHASKA COUNTY, IA (3-24-16) Authorities are investigating a shooting after a man was shot yesterday evening at 3300 block of Plymouth in Mahaska County.
According to a press release issued by the Mahaska County Sheriff's Department, on Wednesday, Mar. 23, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Mahaska County Sheriff's Office received a call that a 58 year old male had been shot in the left shoulder. Deputies and medical personnel arrived on the scene and later transported the man to Mahaska Health Partnership due to a non-life threatening wound to his left shoulder.
This investigation is ongoing and at this time it is not clear whether the shooting was accidental or not. More details will be released to the public as the Sheriff's Department conducts and concludes their investigation.
Man reportedly shot in Power County
Power County, Id (3-24-16) Though the incident is still under investigation and few details have been released, the Power County Sheriff's Office confirmed that a man was hospitalized due to a gunshot wound earlier this week. The shooting victim's condition is currently unknown.
Initial reports indicate that the man was accidentally shot while he was with a small group of friends. No foul play is suspected.
Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries said more information on the incident will be released on Friday.
Miami County Sheriff’s Office reports
Miami County, Fl (3-24-16) GUN SHOT: A deputy responded to the UVMC for a male that had accidentally shot himself while cleaning his gun.