April 29, 2000 |
Toting a .357-caliber revolver and a box of bullets, a 34-year-old white attorney sped across two suburban counties Friday afternoon in a murderous rampage that police believe began with the slaying of his Jewish neighbor and ended with at least four others dead and one critically wounded, all of them minorities.
April 26, 1998 |
A 14-year-old boy was charged with homicide Saturday in a shooting at an eighth-grade graduation dance that killed a science teacher and wounded three others. Andrew Wurst, a student at Parker Middle School, was charged as an adult in Friday's shooting of teacher John Gillette, 48, on a patio outside a banquet hall. He then walked inside and fired several more shots, police spokesman Mark Zaleski said.
December 29, 1997 |
Two teenage brothers playing with a paint-ball gun given as a Christmas gift found themselves in real gunplay with an irate neighbor, police said Sunday. Joseph Bachmann Jr., 19, and his father, Joseph Bachmann Sr., 43, were both hospitalized, the father with critical wounds, his son in serious condition, police said. The neighbor, John Mazzone, 64, was jailed on suspicion of attempted murder. Police in the township near Philadelphia said the paint-ball gun was a Christmas present for Joseph Jr.
March 3, 2000 |
He was a man with a gun. And when he started firing, witnesses said, there was venom in his heart. "Racist pig," he yelled at one man. "I think I'll terrorize you for a while." It had all the hallmarks of a hate crime. In this case the gunman was black. The five victims, three of them dead, were white. Pennsylvania authorities Thursday charged Ronald Taylor, 39, with ethnic intimidation in addition to murder. The FBI also has initiated a civil-rights probe in the case.
September 8, 1990 |
A sniper armed with a rifle and handgun fired several shots from the roof of a 15-story apartment building Friday, holding police at bay for five hours before shooting himself and plunging to the street, authorities said. No one else was hurt in the incident, police said. The gunman, identified as Paul Fisher, wore an orange hunting cap and was perched on a rooftop ledge at Moorhead Towers, a high-rise unit for the elderly and handicapped on the city's east side.
March 8, 1994 |
City police said Sunday that they were hunting for a quartet of "little tykes" after four gun-toting robbers, 9 to 12 years old, shot a man. Police said Mike Molinari, 29, told authorities he was accosted by the children as he left his house Saturday night. The four demanded money and when he hesitated, the smallest boy pulled out a pistol and shot him, police said. Molinari was in the hospital with a gunshot wound to his left leg.