September 4, 2008 |
A somber police motorcade carried a slain deputy's body away from the scene of a bloody rampage Wednesday as investigators tried to determine what set off a shooting and stabbing spree that left six people dead and four wounded. The mother of suspect Isaac Zamora, who was released from jail less than a month ago, said he was "desperately mentally ill" and had been living in the woods. Dennise Zamora said one of those killed Tuesday was a sheriff's deputy who had tried to help their family for years.
September 3, 2008 |
A shooting rampage in Skagit County left six people dead, including a sheriff's deputy, the State Patrol said. A suspect surrendered hours after the shootings. Authorities did not immediately identify him but said he was known to have mental problems. The dead included a deputy who was shot while responding to a call and a second person killed at the same location, near the small town of Alger. Two construction workers were found dead nearby, and another body was found a few houses away, Trooper Keith Leary said.
July 28, 2008 |
A gunman opened fire at a church youth performance Sunday, killing two people, including a man witnesses said had shielded others. Seven adults were injured but no children were harmed at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. Members said they dove under pews or ran from the building when the shooting started. Congregants tackled the gunman. Jim D. Adkisson, 58, was charged with first-degree murder and held on $1-million bail, according to city spokesman Randy Kenner.
June 13, 2008 |
"I'm going to kill people in Akihabara. I'm going to crash into a crowd of people and when the car is down I'll use a knife. Goodbye everyone." -- Text message believed to have been posted on the Web by Tomohiro Kato at 5:21 a.m. the day seven people were slain in Tokyo's Akihabara district.
June 8, 2008 |
There were seven wakes. Seven funerals. For nine days in a row, residents of this town of nearly 2,000 wore the same suits and black dresses each day, and carefully hung them up at night to wear again the next. They all knew -- or were related to -- the six young people slain here at a homecoming house party in October, a fusillade of violence that changed this logging town forever.
February 16, 2008 |
The gunman who killed five students and then himself at Northern Illinois University on Thursday was an award-winning graduate student, described by professors as friendly and respectful. Stephen Kazmierczak, 27, donned a dark coat and black ski cap before he began firing into a crowded lecture hall. But that was an image in sharp contrast to the well-adjusted man who was attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.