The shooting happened at Twin Oaks Villas Apartments at 4600 Twin Oaks Drive at about 9 p.m.
A security guard captured a suspect shortly after the shooting, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Shedrick Johnson said.
The identities of the victim and the suspect were not released Monday night.
The guard went to the area of the shooting after hearing about three gunshots, Johnson said.
“The suspect was still shooting at the victim,” he said. “(The guard) drew his gun and ordered the suspect to drop his.”
The gunman complied, Johnson said.
The guard, whose name was not released, held the gunman at the complex until deputies arrived, Johnson said.
“This guy is good,” Johnson said of the security guard. “He is one of the better security guards that I have ever come across.”
A .32-caliber gun believed to have been used by the suspect was recovered at the scene, Johnson said.
Whether the victim was armed was not immediately known.
“We haven’t moved the body,” Johnson said.
The motive for the shooting was not immediately clear, Johnson said.
“We don’t know what it’s all about,” he said. “It’s known what they were fighting for.”
Johnson said the complex is not known for having serious violent crime, like Monday night’s shooting.
According to Sheriff Peter White, Timothy Atwater of Raleigh and his mother were visiting relatives in Henderson when Atwater accidentally shot himself. The home used to operate as an in-home daycare.
Investigators believe the child picked up the gun that was left on a countertop.
No additional details are available at this time.
In a 17 page lawsuit filed in US District Court, Dr. Sonya Melton accuses Dr. Charles E. Young of pressuring her to have sex and retaliating against her for refusing to do so.
Melton says that when she refused to have sex with Young, he choked her and threatened her job. Melton also claims that she was demoted and reassigned because of her resistance to Young.
Melton’s suit also names the university and the African Methodist Episcopal Church where Young is an elder.
Attorney Steve Morrison represents Dr. Young and Allen University. When contacted for a statement about the complaint, Morrison said, “It’s the school’s policy not to comment on personnel matters while they are under litigation.”
Melton is asking for compensatory damages, economic damages and to be restored to her former position at the university.
According to the university’s website, Dr. Charles E. Young is the 23rd president of Allen University. He is married to Dr. Sandra Young and has two children.
— A private security guard working at a Duncan area car dealership has been arrested for sexually assaulting a four year old child.
The Stephens County Sheriff said investigators questioned Williams about the allegations after receieving a complaint from an unidentified person.
Williams told detectives one of the assaults took place at a car dealership near Duncan where he works as a guard but the report did not specify where the other attacks took place or how he knew the child.
It happened Tuesday at Fort Bragg’s Range 77.
According to a news release, the range control contractor was taken to Womack Army Medical Center where he died from a gunshot wound.
A second range control contractor, who also sustained a gunshot wound, was transported via air ambulance to UNC-Chapel Hill. His condition was not known.
The third person, a soldier who is a student at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, was grazed in the arm and is currently being treated at Womack Army Medical Center.
Officials did not give any more information about how it happened or the names of the dead and wounded. They said the incident is under investigation.
AL.com– If the teenage girl targeted by Tony Ray Frazier had sent him a picture of her genitalia instead of the other way around, he would have faced at least five years in prison.
Because the pictures that Frazier e-mailed of his penis did not constitute child pornography, they were considered much less serious under federal law.
U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose followed the recommendation of prosecutors in Mobile last week and sentenced Frazier to the minimum under advisory guidelines — a year and nine months.
“The fact that your guidelines are real low is just lucky for you,” DuBose said.
The judge required Frazier, 28, a former student at the University of South Alabama, to register as a sex offender and placed him on three years of supervised release after exits prison.
“If anything like this ever happens again, you’re not going to get a break again,” she said.
According to investigators, Frazier met a teenage girl through the social networking website MySpace and began communicating with her electronically. He discussed his desire to have sex with her, and in June of last year sent four separate e-mails containing pictures of his penis.
An FBI agent then posed as the girl, using her e-mail account, and made contact with Frazier. The defendant e-mailed another photo of his penis and made arrangements to meet the girl at the USA library before taking her to his dorm room for sex
Source: Montgomery Advertiser Mall goers hoping to pick up a last-minute gift for dear old dad, or just to hang out, found themselves politely turned away from Eastdale Mall by Montgomery police officers Sunday.
Officers had blocked off every entrance of the mall, while the Montgomery Fire Department’s HAZMAT team tried to find the source of an R-22 refrigerant leak near the mall’s ice skating rink and get it stopped.
R-22 is a common refrigerant used in residential and commercial heating and cooling systems for decades, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But the EPA also considers the refrigerant a factor in ozone depletion, and many countries including the United States have agreed to phase out much of its use by 2020.
Lt. Mark Drinkard, a spokesman for the Montgomery Police Department, said the Montgomery Fire Department received a call about 11:36 a.m. Sunday about the leaking refrigerant near the mall’s skating rink.
He said shortly after that the Police Department received another call reporting a man was dead at the same location.
Drinkard said law enforcement and fire and rescue units responded to the scene and evacuated the building by noon.
The deceased man, Nicholas Burdette, 22, of Millbrook apparently was at the mall performing janitorial services when he died, according to Drinkard. He added that it appears Burdette worked for Professional Facilities Management.
Drinkard said the body has been released to the coroner, but Burdette’s cause of death, and whether it was related to the leak, would not be known until an autopsy was performed.
Mall employees like Kearran Green and LaQuinta Smith, who had just arrived at the mall as it was being evacuated, were left to wait to be told they could go home for the day and to find out what actually had happened.
“When I got here it was already blocked off,” said Green who was trying to stay cool under the shade of a tree across the street from the mall. “It’s hot out here and I am ready to go home, but I’m waiting to see if they open back up.”
Both Green and Smith, who work at the Body Central clothing store, said the rumors about what was going on at the mall were flying.
“A girl told me that it was a bomb threat,” said Smith, who has worked at the mall for seven months.
Green, who has worked at the mall for a month, had been told that there was more than one dead body found.
Smith said she’s concerned about what the environmental conditions in the mall will be like once the leak is stopped.
“We have to work in there,” she said. “Whatever that is will be all over the clothes that we sell.”
The mall, which is open from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sundays, eventually was closed and employees sent home to keep them from inhaling fumes.
An attempt to reach mall manager Dave Schloss about whether the mall would open at its regular time today was unsuccessful.
Maurice Gordon, 33, was shot in front of his house, police said. The street was covered with NYPD evidence markers.
The NYPD said that one bullet struck Gordon in the chest.
A family member said that Gordon was coming back from a club and was followed to his house. He was apparently getting ready to go to work at JFK Airport.
Police have not said whether or not this shooting was job-related or an isolated, personal incident.
Just one day after Father’s Day, Gordon leaves behind a wife and 1-year-old daughter, his friends said.
The NYPD has not made any arrests.
Lonnie Rowland, 36, was shot at 10:50 p.m. on the doorstep of his home on the 2400 block of W. Elkhart Street, police say. He died at 11:07 p.m.
The victim’s grandmother told NBC Philadelphia that she was upstairs when she heard multiple gunshots.
The prison guard worked at the Cambria Community Center on the 2800 block of North 17th Street, which is part of the Philadelphia Prison System’s Alternative and Special Detention.
The Cambria Community Center is a minimum security prison, which houses inmates on work release and inmates serving sentences on weekends.
Philadelphia police are searching for the gunman. There have been no arrests and there is no description of a possible suspect.
A public visitation for Fred Stapleton will be held Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home at 2707 Gallatin Road. A private family service will follow.
In lieu of flowers, a trust has been set for the family at Suntrust Bank in the name of his daughter, Lindsay A. Stapleton.
Stapleton collapsed on Friday, June 11 near a medical tent at the CMA Music Festival. He was working a night shift as a security guard for Rock Solid Incorporated.
A benefit concert has been planned in honor of Stapleton. It will be Thursday, July 1 at Mercy Lounge. Stephen Cochran will perform along with other acts. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. All money raised will go towards the Lindsay A. Stapleton trust.
The incident occurred around 11:30pm at Super Lo Foods on the 3300-block of N. Watkins near Frayser Blvd.
The 37-year old male victim was reportedly a habitual shoplifter, who attacked the armed security guard when he refused to leave the store. The guard opened fire on the man, shooting him several times.
When officers arrived on the scene, the victim had fled the store to a nearby business and was located outside suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to The Med in critical condition.
The security guard arrived on the scene after the officers’ arrival and was taken into custody without incident for questioning.
The victim has since been released from the hospital.
This investigation is ongoing. It is unknown at this time if charges will be filed.
Rowlett Juvenile Court Judge Belinda Loveland, 59, was found dead Sunday evening in her home. The body of her attorney husband Richard, 59, was also found.
The couple’s son called 911 after receiving a text message from his father that read “I don’t know how to tell you this, but I think I just killed your mother,” according to the paper.
Police arrived at the couple’s Rowlett, Tex., home and were unable to contact anyone inside.
“It appears that Richard Loveland shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself,” the paper quoted the Rowlett Police Department as saying.
No motive for the crime has been given.
State Police Lt. Eric Garcia says two boys — ages 12 and 10 — were apparently shot with a handgun by their father, who then killed himself. Investigators say it happened Sunday or early Monday in the small community of La Puebla, about 25 miles north of Santa Fe.
The man was identified as 44-year-old Melvin Martinez, who authorities say was a state Department of Transportation employee.
Garcia says a family member alerted authorities at 2 p.m. Monday. State police are talking to relatives and neighbors to gather more information.
Investigators say the bodies were found lying on the same bed. They have been transported to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque to determine an official cause of death.