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June 8, 2013 |
The shooting rampage that left five people dead in Santa Monica on Friday was a premeditated act by an emotionally troubled man who armed himself with high-powered weapons and at least 1,300 rounds of ammunition, law enforcement sources said Saturday. Authorities have not named the gunman, but law enforcement sources in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles identified him as John Zawahri, 24. Several of the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said Zawahri struggled with his parents' bitter divorce.
October 18, 2012 |
A gunman in central Florida who shot four women - killing three - before turning the weapon on himself has been identified as 36-year-old Bradford Baumet of Sanford. About 11 a.m. Thursday, Baumet walked into the Las Dominicanas M&M hair salon in the Orlando suburb of Casselberry and shot his estranged girlfriend, 44-year-old Marcia Santiago, and three others. Santiago was listed in "serious condition" at a local hospital, police said. Santiago was scheduled to appear before an Orange County judge Thursday afternoon to seek a permanent restraining order against Baumet, court records show.
January 15, 2014 |
Curtis Reeves, who faces second-degree murder charges in the killing of a moviegoer who refused to stop texting, had a similar dispute with another moviegoer at the same theater two weeks earlier, a Florida couple said Wednesday. Jamira and Michael Dixon of Wesley Chapel, Fla., told CNN affiliate WTSP that they were watching the latest installment of "The Hobbit" at the Cobb Grove 16 movie theater in their neighborhood on Dec. 28 when Reeves, 71, snapped at Jamira for texting.
June 25, 1986
These are partial transcripts of telephone conversations Monday between United Press International and the gunman inside the Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry store. He later was identified as Steven Livaditis, 22. Livaditis: My intention was to take jewelry and leave, with nobody hurt. It didn't turn out that way. UPI: What happened? Livaditis: I looked out the window and I saw police officers in front of the store. UPI: And then what happened? Livaditis: And then I took them hostage.
August 24, 2012 |
The shootout outside the Empire State Building between police and a gunman apparently bent on revenge was captured in grainy surveillance video released by the New York Police Department. The video, recorded by an NYPD surveillance camera, picks up at the end of a narrative police described Friday: Outside an apparel store near the tourist-packed landmark in Midtown Manhattan, 58-year-old Jeffrey Johnson pulled a pistol on a former colleague and repeatedly shot him in the head. In the pandemonium that followed, at least nine other people were wounded, some hit by police gunfire.
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August 5, 2012 |
Tattoos on the body of the slain Sikh temple gunman and certain biographical details led the FBI to treat the attack at a Milwaukee-area temple as an act of domestic terrorism, officials said Sunday. The shootings in Oak Creek, Wis., left seven dead, including the gunman, and three critically wounded. One of the injured was a police officer who was expected to survive. A federal official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media refused to say whether the gunman was thought to belong to a hate group or some other violent group because the investigation was still unfolding.
February 27, 2012 |
Five students were shot when a gunman opened fire at an Ohio high school Monday morning, authorities reported. The gunman was quickly taken into custody. The shooter was apparently chased from the building and surrendered, Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland told reporters in a televised news conference outside Chardon High School about 30 miles east of Cleveland. Early reports suggested that the gunman was also a student, though officials were still investigating.
December 24, 2012 |
Days before the massacre of schoolchildren in Connecticut, another mysterious young man with an assault rifle attacked an Oregon mall, slaying two people and seriously wounding a third before killing himself. This weekend, the surviving victim opened up about the Dec. 11 rampage at Clackamas Town Center in a Portland suburb. Kristina Shevchenko, 15, took a round in her chest from an AR-15 assault rifle. The bullet fragmented and collapsed one of her lungs. A doctor had told the Los Angeles Times that she was a "fighter" but that her wounds were more like those sustained by police or soldiers.
February 11, 2013 |
Three people, including the alleged shooter, are dead in Wilmington, Del., after a gunman opened fire in a courthouse Monday morning, officials said. Two police officers were injured in the exchange of gunfire and have been hospitalized. The wounds are not considered to be life-threatening, officials told reporters. “Our thoughts and prayers right now are with the victims of this senseless violence and the Capitol police officers who put their lives on the line to protect the courts and public every day,” Delaware Gov. Jack Markell said in a prepared statement released by his office.