Detroit Police Officer, Charles Armour, died Sunday one week after he was ran down by a man in downtown Detroit.
The incident happened early last Sunday at the intersection of Monroe Ave. and St. Antoine near Greektown Casino. Officer Armour was on foot when he was hit by a car driving the wrong way on St. Antoine. After hitting the officer, the driver turned the wrong way on Monroe Ave. where police arrested him. Officer Armour was taken to Detroit Receiving hospital and listed in critical condition.
The driver of that vehicle was 30-year-old Saddam Mohsin from Buffalo, New York. Mohsin is being held in police custody. He is charged with assault with intent to kill but those charges could change now that Officer Armour has died.
No information has been released on funeral services for Officer Armour.
Honolulu HI June 12 2011 Thirty-six Transportation Security Administration workers at Honolulu Airport, including the top director, were given termination notices today, and 12 more were suspended because they allegedly were not screening checked-in baggage for explosives as their jobs require.
Nico Melendez, TSA spokesman, said the federal agency delivered letters of “proposed termination” to 36 workers, including five members of its leadership team here. The top two are the agency’s federal security director and the assistant federal deputy director for screening.Melendez said privacy laws prevented him from naming the 36 individuals who are being removed.
Melendez said the 36 workers are on paid administrative leave while they go through the appeals process. The workers have seven days to respond to the letter. If the TSA goes through with the termination after that, the workers have 30 days to appeal the firing.
The 12 suspended TSA workers, meanwhile, are on unpaid leave but also are allowed to appeal. Melendez said the appeal process can run from a week to 30 days. The suspensions, effective today, range from two weeks to 30 days.
Glen Kajiyama was removed as the federal security director. Stanford Miyamoto, who currently serves as deputy area director, has been named the acting federal security director, effective today. Kajiyama, who served as a deputy chief during his 30-year-old career at the Honolulu Police Department, was named in July 2007 to replace Sidney Hayakawa as head of the TSA here.
Former HPD Maj. William Gulledge is the assistant federal deputy director for screening at TSA who received his termination notice today. He joined TSA in 2003.
A six-month TSA investigation revealed some bags weren’t checked properly by one shift of screeners at the airport, officials said.
The 36 employees who received letters of termination had been placed in nonsecurity roles pending the outcome of the investigation which began late last year. Melendez said that 100 of the 750 TSA employees who work in Honolulu were interviewed during the investigation.
“TSA holds its workforce to the highest ethical standards and we will not tolerate employees who in any way compromise the security of the traveling public,” said TSA Administrator John Pistole. “We have taken appropriate action through our newly established Office of Professional Responsibility and are committed to ensuring our high security standards are upheld in Hawaii and throughout the country.”
Colleen M. Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, today issued a statement of support for the nonsupervisory TSA employees. “This unfortunate situation is a matter of considerable concern, but should not be taken as indicative of the behavior and professionalism of the vast majority of TSA officers,” said Kelley in a written statement. “In fact, it was TSA employees that brought these problems forward.
“While no one condones compromising security measures designed to keep the traveling public safe, it is NTEU’s understanding that pressure from airlines and supervisors to ensure that morning international flights departed from Honolulu on time led to the events triggering the investigation and resulting discipline.”
Dina Long, spokeswoman for NTEU, said her union is vying with the American Federation of Government Employees to become the exclusive bargaining agent for 43,000 TSA front-line workers. Voting is ongoing nationally and will end June 21, Long said.
Melendez said only the TSA screening operations at the Honolulu Airport were investigated.
In March, Melendez said the TSA officers worked at Lobby 4 at Honolulu Airport, which services 12 airlines.
The allegations surfaced in December when two TSA employees reported that luggage was allowed to go on flights without being screened or checked for explosives.
The alleged misconduct affected a “limited number” of flights daily during the last few months of 2010, according to the TSA.
Most of the flights where bags were not screened took off in the morning. Lobby 4 is used by Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Air Pacific, Alaska Air, All Nippon Airways, China Airlines, Delta Airlines, Jetstar Airways, Korean Air, Philippine Airlines, Qantas and WestJet.
Melendez said transportation security officers are required to operate explosive detection and explosive-trace detection systems. The job requires operation of machines, as well as checking bags by hand. Minivan-sized machines are installed at airports, and each piece of luggage must be manually placed into, and removed, from the machines.
Training for the job includes about 40 hours in the classroom and as much as 60 hours of on-the-job training, Melendez said. Officers also go through three hours of training each week.
This is not the first time that TSA workers in Hawaii have come under scrutiny.
In April, Dawn Nikole Keka, a lead TSA officer at Kona Airport, pleaded guilty in federal court to misdemeanor theft charges of stealing cash from Japanese travelers passing through her screening lane. She will be sentenced in July.
She was caught in a sting operation when a TSA special agent posing as a Japanese tourist went through Keka’s lane with 13 marked $100 bills in her wallet. The agent placed the wallet in a Hello Kitty backpack.
Following the publicity of Keka’s arrest in March, other travelers and even some of Keka’s former coworkers, stepped forward with more theft accusations. One man claims he lost $9,000.
The TSA conducted the sting and arrested Keka on March 11. Keka resigned from her job the following Monday. She said she took two $100 bills from the undercover agent’s backpack while searching it for contraband.
Robert Sean Bennett starts Monday as security director for Clark County courts including the Regional Justice Center, Clark County Family Court and several other court facilities.
Clark County District Court Chief Judge Jennifer Togliatti says Bennett has 24 years of FBI experience in Las Vegas law enforcement, counterterrorism and criminal investigations.
Court spokeswoman Mary Ann Price says Bennett was awarded a Navy commendation as a Marine unit commander in 1983. His salary will be about $95,000, and his supervisor is court executive Steven Grierson.
The Clark County courts are the busiest in Nevada, with up to 8,000 visitors daily at the 17-floor downtown court building.
Perth AU June 12 2011
BOUNCERS, council rangers and security guards could act as quasi police during Perth’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
Authorities are struggling to find enough police for the top-security event in October, but under proposed CHOGM laws, “authorised officers” would have the power to:
•Search people using electronic “wands”.
•Order them to give their names and personal information.
•Staff traffic cordons and roadblocks.
But the State Opposition criticised the idea yesterday, saying it would “blur the lines of authority”.
“With extraordinary powers comes added responsibility,” Opposition police spokeswoman Margaret Quirk said. “That should be impressed on all personnel working on CHOGM.
“Just by looking at someone you won’t know if someone is authorised to take your name and address, to frisk you or whether their powers are just limited to roadblocks. People will not know any better what these people are and are not able to do.
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.”The Government says they will be supervised by a police officer but if a police officer has time to oversee that interaction, why are these officers needed in the first place?”
Ms Quirk said authorised officers were not used in place of police at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit in Sydney in 2007.
WA Police would not say how many authorised officers would support them during CHOGM.
Hundreds of WA police officers will be seconded to the event, along with 700 from interstate and New Zealand.
The biennial summit, to be held in Perth from October 28-30, will host more than 50 world leaders, including the Queen, and 5000 delegates and visitors.
Authorised officers would be appointed by Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan under the CHOGM Special Powers Bill now before the Upper House. The police union objected to giving untrained people powers of search, but had no problem with them manning road cordons.
“To give powers to people who have had no formal training, I see absolute danger in that. That is a sworn police officer’s job,” president Russell Armstrong said.
Police Deputy Commissioner Chris Dawson said the authorised officers would perform duties in line with their experience and training would be provided.
“Powers in the Bill that will involve any exercise of search powers of people or vehicles are, unless the security threat changes, ordinarily expected only to be exercised by sworn police officers,” Mr Dawson said.
“However, the Bill will allow the Commissioner of Police to authorise additional persons should the security environment substantially increase.”
GRAND MOUND WA June 12 2011 – A security guard at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound is left with some lacerations after being attacked in the lodge’s parking lot.
It happened around 4 a.m. Friday in the parking lot south of the resort’s main building.
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office says the security officer was hit in the side with some object after encountering the suspect.
Police are now on the hunt for a white man who’s 21 to 25-years-old.
He’s described as having a stocky build, and ‘scruffy’ facial hair. Authorities were looking into whether it was related to a incident of domestic violence which also happened outside the resort overnight.
Deputies were not saying what caused the confrontation but said that the security officer is fine and that they hope to make an arrest in this assault soon.
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. June 12 2011– Their job is to secure the only nuclear power plant in Arkansas, but four security guards were caught sleeping while on duty.
Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR) visited Arkansas Nuclear One in Russellville on Thursday and 40/29 was with him.
Four security guards at Arkansas Nuclear One, in Russellville, are accused of sleeping on the job.
“We take this very seriously. None of our employees are allowed to be inattentive,” said Chris Schwartz, Arkansas Nuclear One site vice president for Entergy.
Schwartz confirmed to 40/29 News that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating whether the security guards were being inattentive — possibly sleeping — while on duty at the plant.
A series of photos taken last fall shows three guards reclining with their eyes shut and a fourth with a cap pulled over his eyes.
“We went back and validated, and they were in an area that was characterized as a ready room. They were not in active post, actively protecting a facility,” Schwartz said.
But Schwartz said he’s not defending what they did, adding that they operate the plant at a high state of readiness.
“We have rules in place that if they feel fatigued they’re to contact their supervisor and we’ll get them the assistance they need,” Schwartz said.
Two of the security guards are no longer with the nuclear power plant. The other two accused of sleeping on duty are on administrative hold, meaning they are still employed at the facility and no decision will be made about their future until the investigation is complete.
Schwarz said this is an isolated incident and that security is their top concern.
“We do not have an issue here at Arkansas Nuclear One. Our security officers are dedicated to this facility, they’re hard-working people, and they live in this community. They take great pride in protecting this facility,” he said.
Richmond VA June 12 2011
Kathryn Hardy had just entered Hermitage High School on Tuesday morning when she collapsed. Her heart stopped beating.
She was facedown in the stairway of the school’s gymnasium, her book bag still on her back, when physical education teacher Nancy M. Steiner arrived, responding to students’ calls for help.
Steiner called for help through her two-way radio. In seconds, nurses Sandra M. Ruder and Catherine T. Brawley were assisting Hardy, who was revived with the help of an automated external defibrillator.
The 19-year-old Henrico County junior, with no history of heart disease, had suffered a cardiac arrest at about 8:40 a.m. as students were heading to their first-period classes.
Friday afternoon — a day after doctors at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital installed a pacemaker on her chest that will help her control an abnormal heart rhythm — Hardy returned to Hermitage to surprise and thank the people she said saved her life.
She was smiling, energetic and looking as healthy as if nothing had happened to her just three days earlier.
“Did you save me? I can’t remember who saved me,” she told Ruder as she entered the school clinic in surprise.
“I think it’s the man upstairs,” the nurse responded and hugged her. “I’ll tell you one thing. I never ever want to see this happen to you again!”
Hardy’s father, Antonio Hardy, said his daughter is alive today thanks to the people at the school who did the right thing, including grabbing an AED and using it properly.
“I don’t think there is a word in any language to express how grateful I am,” Hardy said. “I am grateful to everybody that was involved in saving her life.”
“The students that were involved, the staff that was involved, the police officer that was involved went above and beyond what they were supposed to do,” he said.
As Ruder and Brawley arrived in the gym, they thought Hardy had fainted or had suffered a seizure, more common among teenagers, they said. But an application of ammonia didn’t help Hardy regain consciousness and her skin turned blue, the nurses said.
“At that point we knew the situation was a little bit deeper than just fainting or maybe even a seizure,” Ruder said. “Ms. Brawley and I figured she wasn’t breathing. … We could not feel her pulse whatsoever and we started CPR.”
Steiner ran to get an AED that was in the gym while Ruder, Brawley, and senior police officer Glenn “Chip” Holder tried to resuscitate Hardy. They then applied the device and it determined that a shock was needed.
After a second shock, Hardy’s pulse resumed and she was breathing. It took approximately 10 minutes from the moment Hardy collapsed to when she was resuscitated, school officials said.
Though AEDs are not required, there is at least one at every Henrico school, district spokesman Mychael Dickerson said. The devices cost roughly $1,000 and lead users through the steps needed so they can be used with little or no training.
At a school where the two nurses stay busy treating sports injuries or minor health problems, as well as keeping an eye on students with more significant health concerns, a student suffering cardiac arrest was unexpected.
“It is uncommon for a child to have cardiac arrest,” Ruder said. “Kids do have seizures. We have kids that have diabetes that pass out. … But this is the biggest thing that has ever happened to all of us.”
The closest to something similar was two years ago when a parent suffered heart failure outside the school and died, Principal Omega W. Wilson said Thursday afternoon as she recalled Tuesday’s scene at the gym.
So many things could have gone wrong, but everything happened in perfect timing and it was a true team effort, said a teary Wilson who, with Associate Principal Diane R. Saunders, was also at the scene Tuesday.
“They were the ones that brought her back to life,” Wilson said of her staff and Holder. “These are my heroes because they are humble and they saved a life. They saved the life of a child.”
SAVANNAH, GA JUNE 12 2011 – Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Chief Willie Lovett said Friday morning that an officer was shot by a suspect with his own gun.
Just after 12:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a radio call went out on an officer down at the intersection of Lathrop Avenue and Love Street.
Police say Michael Broome tried to stop a man on the street after a burglary in the neighborhood. The suspect had a knife, quickly charged Broome. During the struggle, he was able to get to the officer’s gun, according to police.
Chief Lovett said two gunshots were fired. He said one shot resulted in the bullet and Broome’s nameplate going a quarter-inch into his chest. The second bullet this the side of Broome’s bulletproof vest. Broome was released from the hospital Thursday night.
The suspect didn’t leave the scene with the gun.
Lovett said the attack on an officer is something he takes personally.
“This is my family away from home. We’re all family here. When you attack a police officer, it’s like attacking my family. I do take it personal,” he said.
On Thursday afternoon, police blocked off an entire west Savannah neighborhood after a tip that the suspect was in a home there, but that tip turned up nothing.
“[It was] huge let down. When you’ve searched an entire area and you’ve gone down to one house and you wait all afternoon for a search warrant sure you hope you find the suspect you’re looking for,” said Savannah-Chatham Metro Police spokeswoman Gena Moore.
Now police are starting over with a vague description of the suspect.
It’s not the first time Broome’s put his life on the line. When he was with the Chatham County Police Department, they gave him an award for valor.
In August 2001, a man plowed into parked cars and police officers after a fight at a football game nine years ago. Broome risked his life to stop the man and save his fellow officers.
“I had to do everything I could to stop it,” Broome told WTOC in 2002.
Those who have any information that can help police in this case, CrimeStoppers at 912.234.2020.
INDIANAPOLIS IN June 12 2011 — An announcement concerning the possible takeover of Indianapolis Public Schools police by the city could come as early as next week.
Director of Public Safety Frank Straub told 6News’ Rafael Sanchez on Friday that a plan was being put together to absorb the district’s 71-member force into Indianapolis police.
“I believe it is essential we have dedicated school police officers,” he said.
Straub said the officers would continue their regular beat of school security with an emphasis on preventing kids from falling into the criminal justice system.
“Every time we take a young person and incarcerate them, or place them in the juvenile justice system, we’ve created a tremendous negative impact on their lives,” he said.
The current IPS police force is responsible for security at 63 buildings across Marion County, handling everything from fights to drugs and vandalism.
The officers and dispatchers cost the district $4.3 million a year, four times the budget of the Danville Police Department and nearly rivaling Speedway Police Department’s $4.6 million annual budget.
IPS officers undergo certification at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield. Any takeover would require school police to get more training because the Indianapolis police force has its own academy.
Compensation, retirement and command of a potential merged department could also be sticking points.
Still, after cutting $20 million from its budget, including more than 300 teachers, IPS is considering all of its options.
“We can’t do without school police officers, but what we can do is look at every possible means of saving money so that all of our dollars are driven as closely into the classroom as possible,” district spokeswoman Mary Louise Bewley said earlier this week.
District officials declined to discuss any specifics of a possible deal with the city, saying they would communicate it with their employees first.
NORTH MONMOUTH ME June 12 2011 — The educator arrested Thursday on charges of possessing child pornography is “sensitive, hard working and compassionate,” according to a neighbor whose children attended school in his classroom.
According to Maine State Police, Christopher B. Brown, 54, of North Monmouth, a fifth-grade teacher at Monmouth Middle School, had sexually explicit images of minors on school-issued laptops stored in the woods behind his house.
The minors do not appear to be children from the school, police say.
Angela Krehbiel-Vancil, who lives across from Brown on Back Street and has an 11-year-old daughter in his homeroom, said Friday that Brown was one of her favorite teachers.
Another of her daughters, now 15, had Brown as a teacher as well.
She said her younger daughter’s class was out of the school Friday on a trip, and that Brown’s class was being covered by another teacher.
“I will say I have never felt unsafe living across from them,” Krehbiel-Vancil said. “It is a very shocking piece of information to gain.”
Police say they were tipped off when a school technical administrator reported close-up pictures of girls’ faces stored on a classroom computer. Upon further questioning, police said Brown admitted he took the pictures and morphed those girls’ heads onto other bodies.
Krehbiel-Vancil said Brown and his family have been supportive neighbors since she has known them. Brown has a wife and two grown children, according to police.
“He has a wife and children and a grandson. Those are the people we need to support,” Krehbiel-Vancil said. “Up to this point, we’re choosing to be neutral.”
In a comment attributed to her on the Bangor Daily News website, Krehbiel-Vancil said she was leery of initial news reports about the alleged crime.
“We need to remember how many times the media has misled us and that at the very least, we should NOT gossip about this for the sake of his family, our community and even for Chris,” she wrote.
In an interview, Krehbiel-Vancil said she stood by the comment and referenced two other commenters who said they were former students of Brown.
“How confusing for them,” Krehbiel-Vancil said. “Mr. Brown is one of my daughter’s favorite teachers.”
Brown was released on bail shortly after the arrest, according to police. The bail bond expected to reach court by next week. Meanwhile, Brown has been placed on administrative leave from the school.
According to Maine Department of Education spokesman David Connerty-Marin, Brown was first licensed to teach in 1983. His current certificate is valid and expires July 1, 2013. He is licensed to teach general elementary school and special education in grades kindergarten through 12.
Connerty-Marin said individuals convicted of offenses similar to what Brown is accused of surrender typically their certificates voluntarily.
A court procedure is available for the department to take the certificate, but that option is rarely used.
According to police, Brown’s bail conditions stipulate that he not have any contact with children younger than 18, and he has been served with a trespass notice preventing him from returning to Monmouth Middle School.
“We could go to court tomorrow, spend a lot of money and duplicate what’s already going on,” Connerty-Marin said. “But we’re not going to do that.”
Upper Dublin PA June 12 2011 An Upper Dublin High School teacher was arrested Friday for allegedly having sexually explicit conversations with a student and other inappropriate behavior.
Cheryl Bremble was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child, corruption of minors, unlawful conduct with a minor and related offenses, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman and Upper Dublin Police Chief Terrence Thompson announced in a press release.
Bremble allegedly began spending time with a female student outside of school, including shopping trips when Bremble purchased the student expensive clothing, according to the release.
Bremble allegedly had sexually explicit conversations with the student both in person and by text message, according to the release. Additionally, while on school property during a school day, Bremble gave the student a “sex device” and, through text messages, encouraged the student to use it on many occasions.
The Upper Dublin School District has suspended Bremble, according to an email from Superintendent Michael Pladus sent to parents Friday afternoon.
“The teacher has been suspended pending the results of the investigation,” Pladus wrote. “While the district is not able to comment on any of the specifics of the case, the district is cooperating fully with the authorities.”
A letter with further information will be mailed to parents, according to Pladus.
Bremble was arraigned before District Judge Patricia Zaffarno, and bail was set at $25,000 unsecured.
Assistant District Attorney Samantha Cauffman will be prosecuting the case.
Las Vegas NV June 12 2011 Nine executive security officers and a driver for Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson filed lawsuits Friday claiming violations of overtime law and other laws.
The suits were filed in federal court in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas law firm Campbell & Williams — the same firm representing fired Sands Macau executive Steven Jacobs in his lawsuit against Las Vegas Sands and Sands China Ltd.
One lawsuit was filed against Las Vegas Sands on behalf of Vincent Burlingame, Richard Carty, James Jackson, Christopher LaCascia, James Martin, Jonathan Molnar, Benjamin Ness, DeJuan Robinson and Michael Statkiewicz.
The suit described these plaintiffs as “executive protection agents” who provide or provided security services to Adelson, his wife and children on a 24-hour basis, including frequent air travel in the United States and around the world.
The lawsuit says these agents include a former Secret Service officer assigned to the White House, a former Defense Department security specialist responsible for the personal protection of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Ambassador Lawrence Butler (who focused on Iraq), several U.S. combat veterans and several former law enforcement officers.
The lawsuit claims Las Vegas Sands employed the agents routinely in excess of 40 hours per week and frequently for more than 150 hours per week.
“The defendants knowingly and willfully failed to pay the lawfully compelled legal overtime rate of one and one-half times the regular rate of pay at which plaintiffs were employed” in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the suit charges.
Zohar Lahav, vice president for executive protection for the company, was also named as a defendant.
The suit says Ness, a former Secret Service officer assigned to the White House who received overtime pay in that job, was well acquainted with the obligation of employers to pay overtime to qualified and eligible employees.
The suit says that when Ness confronted Lahav about this, Lahav angrily replied to the effect: “I don’t care what the law says! You work for me. I don’t pay overtime.”
Ness was eventually singled out, discriminated against and ultimately fired for his request for overtime, which the lawsuit alleged was unlawful retaliation under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
He was also fired for raising “concerns about the violation of other laws,” including Lahav’s insistence that Ness and others carry and transport firearms in violation of state law, that they transport a large bag of pharmaceutical drugs in foreign nations and that they operate an unregistered X-ray screening machine without appropriate health, safety and security safeguards, the suit alleges.
“Although Lahav stated that Ness was being fired for countermanding a policy directive, that was simply a pretext,” the suit charges.
“Ness was terminated because he raised serious questions regarding the violation of federal and state laws which the defendants in general — and Lahav in particular — viewed with disdain and contempt and he refused to engage in the requested illegal conduct,” the suit charges.
Ness was fired on March 8 and Burlingame and Carty were terminated in May, the lawsuit says. The other plaintiffs remain employed with Las Vegas Sands, the suit says.
A second lawsuit was filed on behalf of Kwame Luangisa against Adelson personally and one of his companies, Interface Operations LLC.
That suit says Luangisa was hired in July 2007 as Adelson’s personal driver and that he drove Adelson primarily in Las Vegas and Malibu, Calif.
He regularly worked seven days a week between 12 and 18 hours per day, but didn’t receive overtime because he was told he was a supervisory employee, the lawsuit says.
“Following a particularly abusive tirade by Adelson,” Luangisa resigned on March 25, and believes he’s owed more than $100,000, the lawsuit says.
The suits seek unspecified back pay and damages including — for Ness — punitive damages.
Chicago IL June 12 2011 An ongoing gang conflict that may have resulted in the deaths of five people on the West Side since noon Friday, according to a police source.
At least 10 other people were wounded during unrelated shootings in other areas of the city Friday night into early Saturday.
A police source said late Saturday morning that a gang conflict that started about two weeks ago at Lexington Streets and Pulaski Road is to blame for the five slayings. Details were not immediately available about the reported conflict.
About noon Friday, Aaron Brown was with several other young people on a corner in the 3600 block of West Ohio Street when someone shot him and killed him, according to a Harrison District police lieutenant.
advertisement Brown, 26, of the 3000 block of West Washington Street, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital shortly after 12:30 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
At 9:25 p.m., Jovan Richardson, 23, was inside a vehicle at Jackson and Kilpatrick when a black vehicle approached alongside his and someone inside fired a handgun numerous times, striking him at least once in the head, police said. His vehicle then crashed into a tree.
Richardson, of the 3700 block of West Lexington Street, who police said was the only person in the vehicle, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. hospital of Cook County where he was pronounced dead shortly before 10 p.m., a medical examiner spokesperson said.
Another West Side shooting at 9:25 p.m. involved a 19-year-old man named Jonathon Banks, of the 3800 block of West Arthington Street, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.
Someone shot Banks in the head at 1448 S. Trumbull Ave., and he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after midnight, according to the medical examiner’s office.
Someone opened fire into a parked four-door Chevrolet about 1:45 a.m. in the 2000 block of West Polk Street, killing two, police said. Officers riding in a police wagon were already in the area when they heard the shots. They responded to the Polk Street address and found the two victims inside the car.
Nicole Robinson, 37, was pronounced dead at 2:14 a.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital. She and her still-unidentified companion, a man believed to be in his 30s, were dead on the scene, according to the medical examiner office.
No one is in custody for any of the five deaths as of 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Harrison Area detectives are investigating.
In other other areas of the city, 10 other people were wounded during shootings from Friday night into early Saturday. Belmont, Calumet and Wentworth Area detectives are investigating these shootings.
On the North Side, in the Rogers Park neighborhood, two men were walking in the 1700 block of West North Shore Avenue shortly after 7 p.m. Friday when they heard a noise. One man, 39, realized he’d been shot in the leg, according to a Rogers Park District police lieutenant.
They did not see the shooter and called for an ambulance, which took him to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, the lieutenant said.
A girl was shot while riding a bicycle near Hoyne Park, on the south side, at about 9:45 p.m., police said. An unidentified male on a bike fired shots into a crowd in the 3400 block of South Hamilton Avenue, hitting the 17-year-old girl, who was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. At last check, she was listed in “stable” condition.
Two boys, both aged 17, were shot during separate incidents about a half a mile apart on the south side late Friday and early Saturday. The first victim told police he was walking down the street in the 6600 block of South Drexel at 10:45 p.m. when he felt a sharp pain in his right knee, and found he was shot, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Hospitals where he was in good condition.
Two hours later, in the 6600 block of South Langley, the other 17-year-old was sitting on the front porch when two unknown gunmen approached on foot and fired shots in the his direction, officers said.
The boy was shot in the arm, leg and hand and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was in “stable” condition.
A gas station at the intersection of South Michigan Avenue and East 47th Street, was the site of another south side shooting that wounded a man and a woman at about 10:45 p.m., said police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines.
A shooter opened fire into the crowd, striking a 45-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman. Gaines said the man was taken in good condition to the University of Chicago Hospitals while the woman was shot in the arm and was taken in good condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Gaines said.
Police are also investigating an attack that wounded two 16-year-old boys that occurred just before midnight in the 1300 block of West 79th Street. Someone confronted the teens and shot them, leaving both wounded in the legs, according to officers.
They were both taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where they were in “stable” condition.
At 2 a.m., someone shot a male in the head at South Paulina and West 52nd streets, leaving him in critical condition, according to Gaines. Gaines said the victim was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.
About 45 minutes later, Chicago Lawn District police officers responded to a call about a man who had been shot in the leg at 55th Street and South Lowe, police said.
DURHAM COUNTY, N.C.June 12 2011 — Four people are dead after an overnight shooting in Durham County.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Highway 54 and Park Office Drive just after midnight Saturday.
When they arrived, they found three females dead in a vehicle. All had sustained gunshot wounds.
The body of a fourth person, a male, was found outside the vehicle. He too had a gunshot wound.
Investigators say evidence at the scene indicates the shootings were not random.
Identities are being withheld pending notification of family members.
Officials are asking anyone with information, or who may have been in the area between 11:00 p.m. Friday and midnight Saturday to call the Durham County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at (919) 560-0880.