Monday, March 28, 2016

In dispute over 7 yr old son, she shot dad, and hit son; Buying gun at gas station, shot herself

Police investigating shooting death

ENNIS, TX (3-28-16) Police are investigating a shooting death in the Ennis Housing Authority neighborhood near the 200 block of Arnold Street Thursday. As of Friday morning, Ennis police were handling the investigation as an accidental discharge of a handgun.

According to Ennis PD spokesman Lt. Mike Hopson, Justice of the Peace Bill Woody identified the
victim as Doyle Cook, born in 1941, and pronounced him dead at the scene.  Investigators said the handgun was found at the scene. As of late Thursday, the gun was undergoing forensic testing.


SOMERTON, PA (3-27-16) Police are investigating after a woman shot her husband in Philadelphia's Somerton section.  It happened around 8:50 p.m. along the 400 block of Jeanes Street.  Police arrived to find a 54-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the right thigh.  He was taken to Holy Redeemer Hospital. No word on his condition.

The woman was taken into custody and the weapon was recovered, police say.  No word if the woman will face charges.

Prospective gun buyer shoots self at Macon store

MACON, GA (3-28-16) A 27-year-old woman looking at a gun she was considering buying accidentally shot herself Easter night.

Janetta Harden met the gun seller just before 10:20 p.m. Sunday at the Circle K at 3802 Northside Drive, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

Harden took the gun into the store’s restroom and wounded herself in the shoulder as she was looking it over.  She was taken to Medical Center, Navicent Health with a wound that is not believed to be life-threatening.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting and would like anyone with information to call them at 751-7500.

Man in critical condition after shooting

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (3-27-26) Police are investigating a shooting that left one person in critical condition.

The man was shot in a home in the 5500 block of Glenridge Drive, on Fort Wayne’s north-east side around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Police say a man left the home during an argument, grabbed a gun out of a car and returned. The others inside attempted to disarm him. The gun went off, striking the man who had the gun in the abdomen, seriously wounding him.

The victim was downgraded to critical condition at the hospital.  The people involved know each other and police are not looking for any additional suspects.

Shooting reported in Harker Heights

HARKER HEIGHTS, TX (3-25-16) One man was shot in the abdomen in Harker Heights on Friday afternoon, police confirmed.

The man was found bleeding near the intersection of Farm-to-Market 2410 and Verna Lee Boulevard, said police spokesman Sgt. Roosevelt Wilson.  The victim was taken to Scott & White Hospital in Temple, where he was expected to undergo surgery, Wilson said.

As of late Friday afternoon, no arrests had been made.

“The male victim had apparently driven himself to a retail location on FM 2410 after being wounded at some other location,” Police Chief Mike Gentry said in an email to the Herald.  He said the victim was conscious when police found him. “The incident is under investigation, and the victim has not shared details with law enforcement at this point,” Gentry said at about 3:45 p.m. Friday.  “Little else is known, but there is no evidence that this was a random incident, and there is no concern for the safety of those nearby.”

Police did reroute traffic in the area to search for possible evidence in the case.  Anyone who has additional information about the incident is asked to call the Harker Heights Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 254-953-5400.

Boy, 7, remains hospitalized after shooting by mother in Dundalk domestic dispute

Baltimore, Md (3-27-16) A 7-year-old boy remained hospitalized Sunday with injuries that weren't life-threatening after his mother fired a gun at her husband, striking both him and their son, according to police.

Police have arrested the 30-year-old Dundalk woman who had wanted to take the couple's boy for the evening on Saturday, Baltimore County Police Department spokeswoman Jen Peach said.

Police received a call about a shooting in the 7300 block of School Avenue at about 7:05 p.m. The mother shot as the father turned to take their son inside, police said.

"She decided she was going to leave with the child and he said, 'No, you're not leaving,'" Peach said. "She fired one shot that struck the father in the arm and then continued on and struck the little boy on the hips and hands. The father was sort of shielding the son."

The father, 31, has been released from the hospital.  The boy, originally identified by police as a 10-year-old, remained hospitalized "to make sure he doesn't have additional damage," Peach said.

The Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit is investigating the incident.  Charges were pending, and the couple was not identified.

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