Sixty-two slayings in July, police source says
Violent crime continued to rise in Chicago after a deadly July in which 62 people were killed, according to unofficial numbers provided by a police source.
For the first seven months of 2008, murders rose by 18 percent over the same period in 2007 and by 9 percent for the same period in 2006. According to internal police data, 291 people were killed from January through July, up from 246 in 2007 and 266 in 2006.
Desroy Lowe, 21, died after he was shot several times.
Police say two men fired eight to 10 shots at Timothy Davis, 20.
BELLE GLADE — Investigators are hoping some of the dozens of people who might have witnessed five separate shootings in Belle Glade and Pahokee Tuesday night can say what happened.
One man is dead and four others hurt after the two hours of gun play.
The mother of… Continue
KSDK -- An employee of a Town and Country store conspired with an armed robbery suspect to hold up a Linens & Things more than a week ago, police said.
According to Captain Gary Hoelzer, a spokesman for the Town and Country Police Department, the robbery took place on July 28 around 9 p.m., in the 13000 block of Manchester Road. The suspect approached an employee outside the business around closing time and demanded money. He stole an… Continue
This is a news release sent to Eyewitness News Everywhere by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office:
Deputies Arrest Two for Carjacking in Southeast Shelby County
Shelby County Sheriff’s detectives charged two teenagers early this morning for carjacking and robbing another teenager last night in southeast Shelby County. The victim and one of the suspects were both shot.
Dallas police were busy Wednesday investigating three deaths, including that of a woman who appeared to have been beaten to death and whose son was arrested in her slaying.
Mother slain, son arrested
In that case, Keith Asbry Rose, 38, called police at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and said his mother was on the floor of his kitchen apartment in the 4700 block of Bryan Street in northeast Dallas, but she wasn't moving or breathing.
Antioch -- A scheme by two friends to rob a marijuana dealer in Antioch ended with the shooting death of one of the men and the arrest of the other on murder charges, police said. The marijuana dealer who fired the shots, meanwhile, was not arrested and was described by police as a victim.
Police say the incident began Sunday when Jahnathan Cox, 20, and his friend, Curtis Pounds, decided to rob an Antioch resident who sold… Continue
In what may be his first big screen role since 'Blade II', Entertainment Weekly posted the first look of Wesley Snipes, along with Don Cheadle, in 'Brooklyn's Finest', which is being directed by Antoine Fuqua.
Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths.
Snipes will play a drug dealer and Cheadle is an undercover officer, respectively.
Officers arrested and charged Jermaine Canada, 27, with first-degree murder. A resident called 911 around 9 a.m. on Monday and reported seeing a man matching the description of the gunman in the 2600 block of W. Camelback Road, police said.
"The children were not with him at the time he was taken into custody, and that was a great concern for us," said Detective Stacie Derge with the Phoenix… Continue
*The Jacksons will be honored as BMI Icons at the 8th Annual Urban Music Awards scheduled for Sept. 4 in Los Angeles.
Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Michael and, joining in 1976, younger brother Randy, will be saluted with an all-star musical tribute during the ceremony to be held at the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills. Whether or not all six siblings will show up for the unofficial reunion remains to be seen.
*Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown is seeking a court order to stop Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. and Electronic Arts Inc. from using his likeness in a video game without his permission.
The character, part of the "Real Old School Teams and Players' series, sports the number 32 jersey and is featured as a muscular, African-American running back in the game's "All Brown's Team,' stated the complaint filed Friday in state court in New… Continue
DALLAS -- A tour bus carrying hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg was pulled over and two people were arrested on marijuana possession charges Thursday a few hours before a concert in Dallas, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety said. DPS spokesman Charlie Morgan said members of a commercial vehicle inspection team pulled the bus over on Interstate 45 in Corsicana because the vehicle had an expired registration sticker. Troopers searched the… Continue
New Orleans police officers shot and wounded an armed robbery suspect late Wednesday evening in a Gert Town shootout, following an odd chain of events that included a robbery and an apparent kidnapping.
The abducted man, Roy Wolfe, 34, of Slidell, is still missing, police said.
Police have arrested two suspects, including the 19-year-old man an officer shot in the arm, who is in stable… Continue
Police continue to investigate whether a Richardson High School coach who is accused of having sex with two female students may have had other improper relationships, authorities said. Brent M. Archie, 31, remained in the Richardson jail on four charges Friday evening after two teenagers told police that they had sexual relationships with him. One of the girls said they had sex more than 10 times in Mr. Archie's athletic office at Richardson High… Continue
Charges against two more suspects in Tuesday’s gangland-style, rolling shooting spree indicate that the gun battle started as an effort to retaliate for an incident the night before. Tyrone Fleming, 30, and Mark Lee, 19, are each charged with four counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of using a firearm to commit a felony.
Brandon Johnson, 16, was charged earlier this week with… Continue
Two Philadelphia social workers were among nine charged yesterday in the death of a Danieal Kelly, a 14-year-old girl who starved to death in 2006, her body eaten by bed sores to the bone.
Unveiling a blistering grand jury report today, District Attorney Lynne Abraham blasted the city's Department of Human Services as an indifferent and callous agency that had let Kelly die needlessly.
Drawing gasps at a news conference in which she… Continue
A 20-year-old man, out on bond on a charge of second-degree murder, will be arraigned today on a first-degree murder charge in the death of his 2-year-old daughter.
Police believe D'Andre Blake hit his daughter, Dre-Ona, several times Monday night while potty-training her. He lived with the girl and her mother in the second floor, corner unit in the 1200 block of Turkey Run Lane at Highland Creek Apartments off Winchester.
The toddler was… Continue
Jasmine Sanders was hit by a bullet last week in South Los Angeles while playing with other children, police say. By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
July 31, 2008
In a twist that left a neighborhood stunned, the 13-year-old cousin of an 8-year-old girl who was shot and killed while playing outside a South Los Angeles apartment building last week was charged Tuesday with her murder, authorities said.… Continue
Police were searching for an inmate from the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail.
Shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, Danyashi Terrell Wood escaped custody, one day after he was sentenced to serve 93 months on several charges including assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and being a habitual felon, according to a news release from the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office.