Wednesday, April 13, 2016

"It can happen to any of us" but sadly it happened to 11 year old Abram; St Louis man unloading gun dies, shot in face

River Ridge man, 75, accidentally shoots girlfriend, JPSO says

Jefferson Parish, La (4-12-16) A 68-year-old woman is in critical condition after her boyfriend accidentally shot her, according to authorities. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Ben Caronia, 75, of River Ridge and booked him with negligent injuring and illegal use of a weapon, according to Glen T. Boyd, spokesman for the department.

Deputies were dispatched to 336 Marmandie Ave., after receiving a report of a woman injured in a shooting about 5 a.m. Friday (April 8), according to an arrest report. They arrived and found the victim, Caronia's girlfriend of 26 years, suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

The woman told deputies Caronia shot her, but he didn't mean to, according to the report. The woman told them, "He thought there were people in the house," the report said.

Deputies found Caronia in a bathroom. As they took him into custody, he told the deputies, "Get that man out of my bathroom," the report said. But deputies found no one else inside the restroom.

The woman was taken to local hospital for treatment, Boyd said. Though she is in critical condition, she is expected to recover.

Caronia was booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna. Bond on the negligent injuring charge was set at $500. But he was being held without bond for illegal use of a weapon.

Vigil for 11-year-old hospitalized after self-inflicted gunshot wound

RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. (4-7-16) A young boy remains in critical condition after the Rutherford County sheriff says he suffered a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.

That happened to Abram Brown, 11, of Rutherford County on Monday night.

While he's recovering in the pediatric ICU at Mission Hospital, people county-wide gathered to pray for him Thursday night.

There are a lot of questions about how this happened to Abram, so his supporters are clinging to prayer.

"My son hunts with my dad and my brother. He's been around guns," Heather Guffey, whose son plays baseball with Abram, said. "It can happen to any of us. It's just hard not to put yourself in their shoes."

That vigil was organized by his little league family and about 200 people showed up.

First, Abram's baseball team had practiceand his teammates batted for him before walking over to the vigil.  "This one's for Abram!" Jacob Arrowood, a teammate, said.  "When somebody from the little league family is hurting, we all hurt. So we're hurting, but we're going to get through this and they're going to get through it," Steve Guffey, the president of the little league, said.  Abram probably didn't know everyone there, but they all know him and came to pray for his family, for him, and for healing.
"When you play baseball together, you're a team. You're a family," Heather Guffey said.  An update on how Abram is doing was announced at the vigil and gave everyone hope.  "He tried to breath on his own, so that was a really positive thing," Kristin Holmstrom, a church family friend, said. "He moved his fingers, he moved his toes, and those are all really positive things."  None of the Abram's family attended Thursday night's vigil. Friends say they aren't leaving his side until he goes home.

Accidental Shooting    Update:

BAKER CITY, OR (4-12-16) After concluding its initial investigation, the Baker County Major Crime Team has determined that Amanda Marie Murray accidentally shot herself in the leg on April 10, 2016. The gun was discharged during the disassembly process. Murray indicated she was unaware that the gun, a semi-automatic hand gun, had a bullet in the chamber during the disassembly process. She is currently in stable condition. The Baker County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case for potential charges.

Previous:   On April 10, 2016, at around 9:00PM, a 19 year old Baker City woman received a life threatening injury when a single bullet fired from a 40 caliber handgun struck her in the left thigh. There were multiple people inside the apartment when the firearm went off. The incident, which occurred at 2920 Elm Street, apartment #20, is being investigated by the Baker County Major Crimes Team.

Man fatally shoots self while unloading gun

ST. LOUIS, MO (4-12-16) A 31-year-old man fatally shot himself while unloading his gun inside his home Tuesday morning.

According to officials, Willie Crowder shot himself in the head when the firearm he was unloading discharged in the home in the 8500 block of Riverview shortly after 6 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is being investigated as a “suspicious death” pending autopsy results.

The investigation is ongoing.

Woman assaulted and man shoots himself in Richmond’s East End

RICHMOND, Va (4-12-16) Richmond Police were called to an East End neighborhood overnight Monday after reports of a shooting and stabbing within blocks of each other.

Officers were called to 21st and Selden Streets for an assault around 11:40 p.m. Monday. When officers arrived, a woman told them she was hit in the face and cut with a knife by two known suspects.

Both suspects drove away and police are searching for a white Chrysler 300 with extensive front-end damage. Paramedics treated the woman on scene for non-life threatening injuries.

Police were then called to the 1600 block of Spotsylvania Street just after 1 a.m. Tuesday for a shooting. The area is near Mosby Court and about five blocks from the assault scene.

The victim told detectives he was shot in the knee. An investigation revealed the injuries were self-inflicted and accidental, according to police.

Neighbors told CBS 6’s Brendan King that they heard several gunshots.

“I woke up out of my sleep,” Dajha Jones said. “There were ambulances and police cars everywhere.”
A CBS 6 crew noticed a police presence in the area shortly after that. Police dogs could also be seen.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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