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November 12, 1992 | From Associated Press
Police investigating a string of attacks on motorists announced the arrests Wednesday of two teen-agers believed to be involved in one shooting. Jacksonville Sheriff Jim McMillan said the two youths, ages 16 and 17, fired a weapon from a moving vehicle into the car of Debra Lewis. The bullet hit her in the ear and lodged in her jaw. The two have been charged with attempted murder. The July 29 attack on Interstate 295 was one of several along the highway.
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November 26, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
When Dwayne McDowell Smith, 31, drove to his father's Jacksonville house, he found his father struggling with a man in the yard, police said. Smith retrieved a gun from his car and shot the man in the shoulder, killing him. "He grabbed me with a chokehold and we scuffled for about three minutes when my son came up and I said, 'Shoot him, Dwayne,' and he did," said James McDowell Smith, 66.
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August 2, 1994 | Associated Press
In her first interviews since a protester shotgunned an abortion doctor and his escorts arriving at a clinic Friday, the only survivor of the attack, June Barrett, recalled the horror of discovering that Dr. John Britton had been killed, then getting out of the truck to find the body of her husband, 74-year-old James Barrett. Mrs. Barrett said she ducked to the floor and stayed there as pellets and shards of glass blew through the cab.
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July 25, 2000 | Reuters
A suspected carjacker shot and killed a Miami police dog just three months after the animal joined the canine unit, police said Monday. Atlas, a 2 1/2-year-old Belgian Malinois, was chasing the suspect through a Miami schoolyard late Saturday when the man shot the golden-haired dog in the stomach, police said. No one else was injured.
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June 19, 1990 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A man apparently distraught over the repossession of his car walked into a finance office here Monday morning and began spraying customers and employees with gunfire, killing eight and critically wounding five before fatally shooting himself. Police later said they had "confirmed" that the same man was responsible for gunning down a man and woman on a Jacksonsville street 33 hours earlier. The gunman was identified as James E.
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April 4, 1993 | From Associated Press
A German tourist who got lost while leaving the airport died after being beaten and robbed as her young sons looked on, police said Saturday. Barbara Jensen Meller, 39, of Berlin had just arrived with her mother and 6- and 2-year-old sons when they got lost Friday driving out of Miami International Airport. The slaying is the latest in a series of recent crimes against visitors to Florida, where the economy is closely tied to tourism.
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November 7, 1987 | Associated Press
A stockbroker who was wounded when an angry investor opened fire in a Merrill Lynch office has filed a $25-million suit against the gunman's widow and the company that sold the gun. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Dade County Circuit Court by Lloyd Kolokoff, who was paralyzed from the waist down in the shooting Oct. 26, a week after the stock market's record 508-point collapse. Office manager Jose Argilagos was shot in the head and killed.
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December 31, 1999 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four workers at a Tampa hotel were gunned down Thursday by a fellow employee, who then fled the scene and killed a fifth person who apparently refused to give in to the suspect's demands that she give up her car, police said. Three others were wounded in the midafternoon rampage. The suspect, identified as a 36-year-old employee of the Radisson Bay Harbor Hotel, was apprehended without incident about a mile from the hotel, police said.
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March 12, 1990 | Associated Press
A bullet tore through a bus run by strike-beset Greyhound Lines Inc. in Florida on Sunday, showering passengers with glass and debris and injuring at least seven people, authorities said. The attack apparently involved just one shot, a sheriff's spokesman said. Although none of the injuries appeared life-threatening, two people underwent surgery for shrapnel wounds in the throat and side, and all seven were taken to hospitals, he said.
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August 8, 1996
A fugitive wanted in connection with a fatal shootout in a Miami nightclub four years ago appears to have eluded FBI agents and Long Beach police who thought they had cornered him in his apartment early Wednesday. Investigators searched four apartments in the 3400 block of Andy Street in Long Beach before concluding that 25-year-old Carl Anthony Flowers had escaped. After staking out his apartment most of Tuesday, FBI agents called Long Beach police about 4:30 a.m.
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June 13, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A 13-year-old boy accused of shooting a teacher to death after being sent home for throwing water balloons was indicted as an adult in West Palm Beach on first-degree murder charges. That means Nathaniel Brazill will get life in prison without parole if convicted. Nathaniel was charged in the May 26 slaying of Lake Worth Community Middle School teacher Barry Grunow. The boy's lawyer has said the gun accidentally went off when Nathaniel pulled it out.
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May 27, 2000 | From Associated Press
A 13-year-old student sent home from school for throwing water balloons on the last day of classes returned and fatally shot a teacher with a semiautomatic pistol Friday, police said. Police Chief William Smith said that seventh-grader Nathaniel Brazill returned to Lake Worth Community Middle School shortly before 3:30 p.m. He spoke to teacher Barry Grunow, pulled out a .25-caliber pistol and fired a single shot, killing the 35-year-old language arts teacher, the chief said.
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December 31, 1999 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four workers at a Tampa hotel were gunned down Thursday by a fellow employee, who then fled the scene and killed a fifth person who apparently refused to give in to the suspect's demands that she give up her car, police said. Three others were wounded in the midafternoon rampage. The suspect, identified as a 36-year-old employee of the Radisson Bay Harbor Hotel, was apprehended without incident about a mile from the hotel, police said.
NEWS
November 26, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Two men who police suspect were shot in a drug deal gone bad have won a $1.7-million jury verdict against Ramada Inn for failing to provide security that the men claim would have prevented the shooting. Jerry Woods, 53, of Detroit and Eddie Talley, 58, of Columbus, Ga., sued Ramada for negligence after the December 1995 shooting at a Ramada parking lot in Hialeah, Fla. The hotel's attorney and police say the verdict was preposterous but not surprising.
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August 19, 1999 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 68-year-old woman was acquitted of attempted murder charges Wednesday, a day after jurors watched a videotape of a dramatic deathbed deposition by the victim: the defendant's paralyzed daughter. "There's no way, no way she would shoot me," Georgette Smith, 42, said of her mother, Shirley Egan, just hours before she died. "There is no way. I'm sure it was an accident. I know it was. She can't see that good."
NEWS
May 26, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A mother who shot and paralyzed her daughter will not be charged with murder even though her daughter died after winning the right to be taken off life support, a state official in Orlando, Fla., said. Shirley Egan, 68, who has emphysema and is blind in one eye, is accused of shooting her daughter in March after overhearing her discuss putting her in a nursing home. She was charged with attempted murder before Georgette Smith, 42, died May 19.
NEWS
October 23, 1997 | Associated Press
Strangers who burst into a funeral chapel before dawn Wednesday ejected three women who were mourning a relative, then performed Santeria rituals and started a gunfight among themselves, police said. One man was in serious condition after surgery for a gunshot wound to the chest. There were about 10 men in the group that burst into the funeral home in Little Havana. Police would not identify the dead man. "These men started performing Santeria acts to the body of the deceased," said police Lt.
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February 3, 1990 | Associated Press
Roy Lee Snelling Sr. was watching the TV program "Rescue 911" when a bullet crashed through a window, an interior wall and his chair and struck him in the back. Moments later, his wife was calling 911. "I was standing right beside him doing some ironing when we heard a shot. My husband grabbed his chest and said, 'I've been shot.' I thought he was kidding at first, then I saw the blood," said his wife, Rosa Lee Snelling.
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May 21, 1999 | From Associated Press
A paralyzed woman who won the right to go off life support made peace with her mother, who is accused of shooting her, before she died, the mother's attorney said Thursday. Georgette Smith spoke to her mother during a videotaped deposition from her hospital bed Tuesday, one day before Smith was removed from a ventilator at her own request. "It was very emotional. They were at peace with one another," the mother's attorney, Bob Wesley, said Thursday.
NEWS
May 19, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A woman who was left paralyzed from the neck down after allegedly being shot by her mother won the right to be taken off life support. If she dies, her mother could face murder charges. Georgette Smith, 42, can be removed from the ventilator keeping her alive after 5 p.m. today, Judge Richard Conrad ruled in an Orlando, Fla., court. Smith's lawyers had asked the judge last week to let doctors disconnect the ventilator.
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