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November 11, 1987 | United Press International
A man who was sleeping after a crack-smoking session with his girlfriend awoke and killed her 3-year-old son, who was found with 36 bullet holes from submachine gun fire, police said. Officers said they stormed the house after a 2 1/2-hour standoff and took Darren Bradford into custody. They said that the couple had gone to bed after using the solidified cocaine all day and when Bradford awoke, he began shooting at the child's bed. The mother fled.
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BUSINESS
July 24, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Stocks ended with slim gains Wednesday as investors picked through a mixed bag of earnings reports and searched for signs that the U.S. economic recovery will match Wall Street's lofty expectations. Bright spots emerged amid the barrage of corporate America's quarterly results, including those of Internet retailer Amazon.com, which managed to top Wall Street's second-quarter revenue estimates.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 1992 | RICK DU BROW
The tragedy was all too common: a young black man shot to death on the streets of Harlem. But this 1985 incident was a special case, and a talented cast offers up the tale Monday in the NBC film "Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story."
NEWS
March 13, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The lawyer defending Sean "Puffy" Combs portrayed witnesses who testified against the rap mogul as liars hoping to profit from lawsuits they've filed against him. "Bad people came into this courtroom and made bad accusations because they wanted to get rich," said attorney Benjamin Brafman, alluding to the billion dollars in lawsuits filed against Combs as a result of the shooting at Club New York on Dec. 27, 1999.
NEWS
December 9, 1995 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eight people were killed Friday after a shouting gunman burst into a Harlem clothing store that had been the target of recent demonstrations, seizing hostages and setting the building on fire. Police said the intruder, found with a revolver at his side, was among the victims, who were trapped in the blaze. Four people were wounded, three critically, by gunshots. Some customers doing Christmas shopping managed to escape before the building was engulfed by flames.
NEWS
March 8, 2001 | From Associated Press
Telephone calls were made between Sean "Puffy" Combs or his entourage and witnesses who later testified Combs did not have a gun during a nightclub shooting, according to records presented Wednesday at his gun possession and bribery trial. The three witnesses had testified about events during a Dec. 27, 1999, shooting at a Times Square club in which three people were wounded. Each witness denied speaking with the rap entrepreneur after the incident.
NEWS
April 15, 1990 | from Newsday
Detectives searching for the gunman who killed an assailant on a Brooklyn subway train sought help Saturday in identifying the shooter from a teen-ager charged in the mugging. Melvin Kirkland, 17, was arrested Friday night after being questioned about the shooting, police said. Kirkland was the first to be arrested from among the group of men who had been on a Manhattan-bound express Thursday night when the mugging victim pulled out a gun and fired.
NEWS
August 11, 1989 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
A confrontation between the leaders of two militant Jewish organizations erupted into gunfire in New York's Greenwich Village Thursday, resulting in the wounding of a 69-year-old bystander. Police arrested Brooklyn-born Mordechai Levy, 27, chairman of the Jewish Defense Organization (JDO), for firing a semiautomatic assault rifle at Los Angeles resident Irv Rubin, national director of the Jewish Defense League (JDL), and two others.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1994 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND
A 21-year-old Mission Viejo man spending the summer in New York has been shot during an apparent robbery attempt, according to New York police. Matthew Charles Blek, 21, a graduate of Trabuco Hills High School, was walking a girlfriend home early Wednesday in Queens when two robbers accosted them, New York police said. Blek, a student at Cal State Fresno, was shot in the chest and eye and died later. His companion was not injured.
NEWS
January 14, 2000 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A grand jury in Manhattan Thursday indicted Sean "Puffy" Combs, one of the wealthiest and most powerful entrepreneurs in the sometimes violent world of rap music, on two charges of weapon possession stemming from a December argument punctuated by gunfire at a Times Square dance club. Combs' bodyguard Anthony "Wolf" Jones, 34, was indicted on the same charges. Three people were wounded in the shooting at the Club New York two days after Christmas.
NEWS
March 8, 2001 | From Associated Press
Telephone calls were made between Sean "Puffy" Combs or his entourage and witnesses who later testified Combs did not have a gun during a nightclub shooting, according to records presented Wednesday at his gun possession and bribery trial. The three witnesses had testified about events during a Dec. 27, 1999, shooting at a Times Square club in which three people were wounded. Each witness denied speaking with the rap entrepreneur after the incident.
NEWS
February 16, 2001 | From Reuters
Hip-hop mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs tucked a gun in his waistband and pulled his shirt over it before entering a nightclub where gunfire later wounded three people, the key prosecution witness testified Thursday in the rap star's trial on weapon and bribery charges. "I saw Mr. Combs holding a black handgun, an automatic," testified Wardell Fenderson, 42, a part-time driver for Combs. "It was in his right hand. The gun was pointing at me and I thought: 'What in God's name is he doing holding a gun?
NEWS
May 26, 2000 | From Newsday
Police Thursday night were seeking a former restaurant worker for questioning in the grisly slaying of five employees in a Wendy's restaurant in Queens. The workers--two more were wounded--were systematically shot execution-style by two gunmen who apparently used inside information in robbing the Wendy's late Wednesday. They failed to get $20,000 left in two locked safes in the basement, sources said.
NEWS
March 9, 2000 | From Associated Press
The city agreed Wednesday to pay a total of $1.87 million to three young men shot in Harlem by police officers investigating a shooting, lawyers in the case said. The deal averted a trial in the youths' federal lawsuit, which was scheduled to start in six weeks. Robert Raynoso, Juval Green and Caesar Ramos had originally asked for more than $100 million in damages, alleging that they were unarmed when two plainclothes officers fired at them in 1997.
NEWS
January 14, 2000 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A grand jury in Manhattan Thursday indicted Sean "Puffy" Combs, one of the wealthiest and most powerful entrepreneurs in the sometimes violent world of rap music, on two charges of weapon possession stemming from a December argument punctuated by gunfire at a Times Square dance club. Combs' bodyguard Anthony "Wolf" Jones, 34, was indicted on the same charges. Three people were wounded in the shooting at the Club New York two days after Christmas.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2000 | CHUCK PHILIPS
Rap tycoon Sean "Puffy" Combs is expected to be indicted today on felony weapons charges stemming from a Dec. 27 shooting at a New York nightclub, sources said.
NEWS
April 16, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The defense of subway gunman Bernard Goetz is being partly financed by a legal group founded by the National Rifle Assn., the New York Times reported. The Firearms Civil Rights Legal Defense Fund has contributed $20,000 to Goetz's defense in the civil trial; it gave the same amount for his criminal trial, the paper said. The civil trial included the testimony of a now-dead witness who said he saw Goetz shoot an unresisting, terrified black youth in 1984.
NEWS
March 13, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The lawyer defending Sean "Puffy" Combs portrayed witnesses who testified against the rap mogul as liars hoping to profit from lawsuits they've filed against him. "Bad people came into this courtroom and made bad accusations because they wanted to get rich," said attorney Benjamin Brafman, alluding to the billion dollars in lawsuits filed against Combs as a result of the shooting at Club New York on Dec. 27, 1999.
NEWS
January 6, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Manhattan grand jury indicted a 19-year-old associate of rap mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs on charges of attempted murder, assault and other counts stemming from a Dec. 27 shooting that wounded three patrons at a Times Square dance club. But gun possession charges against Combs, his driver and his bodyguard are still awaiting action, the prosecutor's office said.
NEWS
February 17, 1999 | Associated Press
Hundreds of people lined up in the shade of a giant mango tree Tuesday to pay their respects to the family of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed Guinean gunned down by New York City police. Standing in the grounds of the city morgue, shaded by the tree from the blazing equatorial heat, mourner after mourner waited to shake hands with Diallo's parents. Other people stood and watched from outside the gates and high walls of the seaside morgue.
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