March 22, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - It was 11 p.m. Thursday when loudspeakers abruptly blared at the Marine Corps Base Quantico in northern Virginia, ordering all residents to stay inside behind locked doors. The grisly explanation emerged Friday: A Marine had shot and killed another male Marine, and then seized and fatally shot a female Marine. He then took his own life. Col. David Maxwell, the base commander, said the incident was not a terrorist attack nor an attempt to cause mass casualties. All three Marines were employees at the officer candidate school and knew one another, he said.
February 27, 2013 |
After picking up her two young grandsons from day care Tuesday afternoon, an unstable Connecticut woman couldn't be reached by family members, triggering a statewide Amber Alert that was called off after all three were found dead that night, according to state police and family members. About two hours after Debra Denison, 47, picked up her grandsons - Ashton Perry was 6 months old and Alton Perry died on his second birthday - the boys' concerned mother called police, who launched a search and an alert, Connecticut State Police said in a statement.
December 1, 2012 |
The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Carolina Panthers in an NFL game as scheduled at 10 a.m. PST on Sunday, barely 24 hours after starting linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend at their home and minutes later took his life at Arrowhead Stadium. “After discussions between the league office, Head Coach Romeo Crennel and Chiefs team captains, the Chiefs advised the NFL that it will play tomorrow's game vs. the Carolina Panthers at its originally scheduled time,” read a statement on the Panthers' official website.
December 1, 2012 |
Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs shot and killed his girlfriend, then drove to the team's practice facility and killed himself in front of team officials, police said Saturday. Police confirmed to the Kansas City Star the player was Belcher , 25, one of the team's starting linebackers and a four-year veteran of the NFL. PHOTOS: Jovan Belcher's NFL career In a briefing outside of Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City Police Department spokesman Darin Snapp said the player shot his girlfriend “several times” at about 7:50 a.m. local time Saturday.
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November 21, 2012 |
Three people were found shot to death Tuesday in the lobby of a Torrance senior-living facility in an apparent murder-suicide, allegedly at the hand of a resident who had a history of violent outbursts, according to law enforcement and witnesses. About noon, the man was seen holding a gun near the business offices of Golden West Tower, a high-rise facility in the 3500 block of Maricopa Street. One witness, Arturo Ramirez, a maintenance worker at the complex, said he spotted the gunman and dashed to the maintenance office, where he locked himself inside and called 911. He said he could hear one of the women killed - a caregiver who tended to about 20 residents - plead for mercy.
September 26, 2012 |
Police have determined that the deaths of four members of a family in Herndon, Va., were the result of a murder-suicide, officials said Wednesday. In a statement , Fairfax County police said the husband shot and killed his wife and their two sons, then killed himself. All four died from gunshots to their upper bodies. Police gave no indication of motive. Autopsies were completed on Wednesday by the medical examiner's office. After receiving concerned telephone calls from co-workers, police on Tuesday entered the Point Rider Lane home and found the four bodies.