BEAN STATION TN May 24 2013 - Two people were killed and another two hospitalized after a shooter opened fire in a Grainger County business.
RENO, Nev. May 15 2013 AP–
A 25-year-old person of interest has been arrested after five people were found dead in one morning in northern Nevada.
Lyon County officials say Jeremiah Bean was arrested on suspicion of burglary after he was found with items from one of the crime scenes. Detectives believe all the killings are connected, including one at the exit for the Mustang Ranch brothel.
Detectives investigating a string of five homicides in two northern Nevada counties have made one arrest and believe all the killings are connected, including one at the interstate exit for the Mustang Ranch brothel.
A married couple was found dead Monday in a Fernley home about 30 miles east of Reno and another dead man and woman were discovered in a house a few blocks away. Police determined those deaths apparently are tied to a fifth victim who was found in a ditch along the Interstate 80 exit for the infamous brothel just east of Reno.
“We do believe that from talking to all of our detectives that they are connected,” Lyon County Undersheriff Albert Torres told KRNV-TV.
KOLO-TV reported Tuesday one suspect had been arrested in connection with the case, but he has not been identified.
The first dead couple was discovered after firefighters were called to a house on fire in Fernley about 6 a.m. Monday. About two hours later, Washoe County sheriff’s deputies were called to the Mustang exit with the report of a dead man. A short time later, deputies responding to a call for a welfare check found the other two victims in a Fernley home within 100 yards of the house where the first two dead were found.
“This is the most horrific thing I’ve ever seen,” said Stacee Dickey, a neighbor of the Fernley victims. She said she was acquainted with the husband of one of couples killed and he was friendly and “always helping kids.”
“Just an all-around nice man,” she said.
The arrest was made two doors down from the site of the initial house fire after a homeowner called police about a man hiding in his garage.
Officers surrounded the man, who initially ran out the back door but confronted police and tried to run back out the front of the garage, Torres said.
“We caught him right outside the garage,” he said.
Police were looking for a white pickup truck they believe the man found dead near Mustang was driving – a 1998 GMC Silverado with Nevada plates, 336-UNB. KRNV-TV reported that victim was a 52-year-old man from Spanish Springs, a Reno suburb.
NEW ORLEANS LA May 13 2013 (AP)New Orleans on Sunday, wounding at least 12 people, police said.
— Gunmen opened fire as dozens of people marched in a Mother’s Day second-line parade in
Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas told reporters that a 10-year-old girl grazed by a bullet was among those wounded in the shooting around 2 p.m. She was in good condition. He said three or four people were in surgery but their conditions weren’t known. No deaths were reported.
Serpas said that the procession had been accompanied by officers, who saw two or three suspects run from the scene in the city’s 7th Ward.
The Times-Picayune reports there were about 200 people at the event when gunfire erupted.
Nobody has been arrested. It’s unclear what sparked the gunfire.
Second-line parades are loose processions in which people dance down the street, often following behind a brass band. They can be impromptu or planned and are sometimes described as moving block parties.
A social club called The Original Big 7 organized Sunday’s event.
COLUMBUS, Indiana May 13 2013 (Reuters) – An Indiana man returning to a home he shared with his mother discovered two people dead in his living room and called police, who found two other bodies in the house including the man’s mother, officials said on Sunday.
All four were apparently shot to death, and the shooter or shooters remained at large, the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office said.
“Several agencies are following up all leads at this time. We’re working around the clock and will continue to do so until we can bring those responsible to justice,” Bartholomew County Sheriff Mark Gorbett told reporters. The sheriff declined to take questions.
When Daniel Burton, 27, returned to his home in Waynesville on Saturday night, he found two men lying in the living room, apparently shot, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
When Burton could not enter his mother’s bedroom, he called 911.
Police arrived and discovered a third body in the living room, and after forcing open a bedroom door, found Katherine Burton, 53, shot in her bed, the statement said.
The Bartholomew County coroner spelled the woman’s first name as Kathrn.
The sheriff’s office identified the three dead men as Thomas Smith, 39; Aaron Cross 41; and Shawn Burton, 41, who was no relation to the other Burtons. All were listed as from Columbus, Indiana.
Smith was believed to be the live-in companion of Katherine Burton, Coroner Larry Fisher said.
Smith was a former Marine, according to his uncle, Jack Haesely.
“We have our own theories (about what happened) but have been asked not to say anything about it,” said Jayla Haesely, who said he was Smith’s cousin.
Waynesville is in southern Bartholomew County, about 50 miles south of Indianapolis.
Levy County FLA May 2 2013 On Saturday deputies responded to reports of shots fired east of the City of Williston large annual gathering of people labeled as “Crab Festival,” according to a news release from the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.
Five people were shot, including a 36-year-old man who died.
But it really wasn’t a “Crab Festival,” even though that’s how this annual gathering– which attracted 10,000 people this year — is labeled, dies said.
So you won’t find booth after booth of crab legs, crab-cakes or crab ravioli at this fest.
The Crab Festival is unsanctioned and no individuals or organizations take credit for hosting the event, which is advertised underground primarily through social media, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The agency also said the “Crab Festival” is actually a series of “Hip Hop” style street parties in which violence have been reported in the past.
The Levy County Department of Public Safety was prepared for emergencies. The agency had pre-staged ambulances and a Medical helicopter in the area but the large crowds made it impossible for ambulances to reach the wounded. Instead deputies and EMS personnel had to evacuate the injured in law enforcement and private vehicles which had to maneuver the throngs of folks walking and dancing in the roadways.
WCBJ ABC News-20 in Gainesviile later reported that Devonte Tremaine Ocasi, 19, had been nabbed in Marion County for the shootings.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. April 30 2013 (AP) — Just as the St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church choir began its final hymn, a man vaulted over pews and lashed out at the singers, sending several churchgoers to the hospital with stab wounds, authorities said.
Worshippers screamed as the shocking and chaotic scene unfolded Sunday with the attacker continuing the onslaught until he was tackled and held by church members for officers, who raced to the scene, police said.
Four parishioners were injured, including church choir director Adam Alvarez and flutist Gerald Madrid, police spokesman Robert Gibbs said. All four were treated at hospitals and listed in stable condition.
Three other church members also were evaluated by Albuquerque Fire Department on scene and didn’t go to the hospital, investigators said.
Police identified the suspect as Lawrence Capener, 24. He was charged late Sunday on three counts with aggravated battery and ordered held on $75,000 bail.
Court records do not list an attorney for Capener.
It was not immediately known what sparked the bizarre attack at the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass on the city’s west side.
St. Jude Thaddeus’ pastor, the Rev. John Daniel, said Capener’s mother was “very active” in the parish and serves as a Eucharistic minister there.
“He was here occasionally but not very often,” Daniel said.
Daniel said that Capener had just graduated from a community college and appeared to be doing well after getting a job.
An off-duty firefighter and others at the church held Capener down until police arrived.
Madrid told KOB-TV that he tried to stop Capener by wrapping his arms around him but was stabbed in the neck and back.
“I bear-hugged him. We were chest on chest. I was wrapping about to take him down to ground, but I didn’t have his arms. I had just my arms around his chest, so his arms were free. So that’s when he started stabbing me,” he said.
Madrid said he thought the suspect was punching him. It wasn’t until other parishioners rushed the man that Madrid realized he had been stabbed five times.
The choir’s pianist, Brenda Baca King, told KRQE-TV that the attacker was looking at the lead soloist. “I just remember seeing him hurdle over the pews, hurdle over people and run (toward) us and I thought, ‘Oh my God, this is not good,’” Baca King said.
Daniel said he didn’t see the attack because he had turned his back away from the congregation in order to return the sacrament in the tabernacle.
Archbishop of Santa Fe Michael Sheehan released a statement Sunday afternoon saying he was saddened by the attack.
“This is the first time in my 30 years serving as archbishop in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and as bishop of Lubbock, that anything like this has occurred,” Sheehan said. “I pray for all who have been harmed, their families, the parishioners and that nothing like this will ever happen again,” Sheehan said.
Daniel said Mass schedule has resumed at the church. A 6 p.m. Monday Mass is scheduled at the 3,000 member church, he said.
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. April 23 2013– Gunfire erupted at an apartment complex in a city south of Seattle and five people were shot to death, including a suspect who was shot by arriving officers, police said early Monday.
Officers responding to an emergency call at 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the apartments in Federal Way found two injured men on the ground in a parking lot.
“When we arrived, there was a lot of gunfire already being fired and multiple calls, 911 calls of gunfire,” said Federal Way police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock. One of the men reached for a gun as police moved in to assist the two on the ground, she said.
At that point, other officers opened fire. The suspect died but police said it wasn’t immediately clear if it was from their gunfire.
The other man on the ground and a third man in the parking lot were found dead.
In a search of the complex, police found a fourth man dead in one apartment and a slain woman in another unit.
Schrock said police were trying to determine if the woman was accidentally hit by gunfire.
There was no immediate word what set off the shooting.
“We’re gonna continue to go door to door in hopes that we can find some additional witnesses, and hopefully we won’t be finding any more victims.” Schrock said.
After police flooded the scene and carried out searches of the area, authorities said they did not think another shooter was on the loose or that there was an immediate threat to the public.
There were no reports of any officers being injured, and the names of the five people who were killed were not immediately available.
Federal Way is about 20 miles south of Seattle.
Christiansburg, VA April 13 2013 - Police have released the name of the suspected shooter. Police say 18-year-old Neil Allen MacInnis of Christiansburg was a student at New River Valley Community College.
In a press conference police said MacInnis drove to the mall, parked his car, took out his weapon, walked into the college and fired at two women. We’re told one woman was a part-time employee at the college. Police are still looking into the other woman’s relationship with the school.
MacInnis was subdued at the scene by an off duty security guard and two Christiansburg police officers. He was in custody within five minutes of the shooting.
MacInnis has been charged with two counts of malicious wounding and two counts of the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Police are still working to determine a motive, but they do believe he acted alone. Police also revealed that MacInnis completed the Christiansburg Citizens Police Academy last year.
As for the college and mall, there is no anticipated reopening time as of yet. But, New River Valley Community College has canceled classes tomorrow at both its main and satellite campuses.
Update 5:40 p.m.:
Christiansburg, VA – Police are still on the scene of a shooting at New River Ridge Mall in Christiansburg that injured two women Friday.
Police have confirmed the shooter was an adult man who is being questioned by detectives.
The college security guard says the shooter willingly surrendered to a mall security guard. He also says the suspect was carrying a shotgun.
Dr. Mark Rowh, a vice president at the New River Ridge Community College, says students were in a conference video call with other students at the main school in Dublin when the shooting happened.
Rowh says there are 1,300 students enrolled in that satellite location at the mall.
Police are still clearing the mall as they continue to investigate.
There will be a press conference will more information at 8 p.m. Stay with us for the latest.
Christiansburg, VA – Two women are being treated after Christiansburg police say they were shot Friday afternoon at the New River Valley Community College location in the mall in Christiansburg.
Police say they got the call around 1:55 p.m. When officers arrived, they found two women with gunshot wounds.
They say one woman was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The other woman was taken to Lewis-Gale Medical Center and is in stable condition.
Officials took the suspect into custody.
While this was going on, the mall was evacuated. Montgomery County Schools were briefly on lockdown as a precaution, but that lockdown has been lifted.
Police believe there is no continuing threat to the community.
The Harris County Sheriff’s department confirmed at least 14 people were wounded in the attack Tuesday on the Lone Star Community College System’s campus in Cypress. Authorities say at least four of those injured were taken by medical helicopter to hospitals in critical condition. Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department spokesman Robert Rasa says several patients refused treatment at the scene and all the wounds were consistent with stabbing. Harris County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Thomas Gilliland says authorities don’t believe a second suspect was involved. Lone Star had earlier posted an alert on its website warning of two armed suspects.
Quantico VA March 22 2013 Three Marines are dead after a shooting at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia.
The suspected shooter, a male Marine, was killed from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound when authorities found his body inside a barracks building near the Officer Candidate School early this morning, Lt. Agustin Solivan told ABC News. Solivan could not say what prompted authorities to enter the barracks.
Authorities found a second victim dead in the Officer Candidate School, Solivan said. The gender of that Marine was not given.
The gunfire started at 11 p.m. Thursday when the suspected gunman killed a male Marine, Solivan said. The suspect barricaded himself inside the barracks, setting off a standoff with authorities.
The base had been put on lockdown but it has since been lifted.
“Marine Corps Base Quantico is Code Green at this time. All normal activities are cleared to resume,” Quantico said on Twitter.
No further information on the victims have been released.
Herkimer County NY March 14 2013 Police in Upstate New York’s Herkimer County were looking for a suspect wanted for killing four people and wounding two others Wednesday in a shooting spree in the villages of Mohawk and Herkimer.
The villages are about 65 miles east of Syracuse, on opposite sides of the Mohawk River in a region known as the Mohawk Valley.
Joseph Malone, chief of police for the two villages, identified the suspect as Kurt Myers, 64, of Mohawk. He was described as “armed and extremely dangerous.”
Officials say guns and ammunition were found inside Myers’ apartment after emergency crews were sent to a fire there Wednesday morning. The Observer-Dispatch quoted police as saying they were “familiar” with Myers but could not comment on any criminal record he may have.
The shooting spree began at mid-morning when a man armed with a long gun killed two people and injured two at John’s Barber Shop in Mohawk then apparently drove to Gaffney’s Fast Lube in nearby Herkimer where the second shootings occurred.
Amanda Viscomi, Herkimer’s acting clerk-treasurer for the village of 7,700, told the Associated Press the shooting at Gaffey’s happened a few blocks from Village Hall. She said she was told the shooter was at large and that state police, sheriff’s deputies and other police were swarming the area.
“Everybody’s on lockdown, all the schools, the college, the village,” Viscomi said. “It’s very, very scary.”
Herkimer County Community College sent an automated cell phone alert around 10:40 a.m. ET telling students and staff that there was an “active shooter” in the area.
“It’s very unusual for our small community to have such a horrific situation happen,” said Herkimer County legislator Robert Schrader, 49, who represents Herkimer village and town. “It’s a very nice community. We have never had anything like this happen, not in my lifetime.”
The county has a population of almost 65,000 people.
The FBI defines a mass killing as when four or more are killed. There have been 201 such cases since 2006 in the United States.
The barber shop and car wash slayings, if committed by the same gunman, would represent the third mass killing of 2013. All have been shootings.
What police say was an attempted apartment robbery in Tulsa ended with four women slain in January. Police have arrested two brothers, both of whom have been charged with murder.
Later that month, a 15-year-old boy was charged with five counts of murder after his family was found shot at their Albuquerque home.
CHARDON, Ohio Feb 27 2013 — T.J. Lane admitted today that he used a Ruger .22-caliber handgun to spray the Chardon High School cafeteria with bullets a year ago, killing three students and wounding three others in a shooting rampage that became a flashpoint in the national debate for gun control.
Lane, 18, pleaded guilty in Geauga County Common Pleas Court to charges of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and felonious assault. Judge David Fuhry will sentence Lane at 9:30 a.m. on March 19 after a background investigation is completed.
When Lane was asked if he understood that he was pleading guilty to the charges, he answered, “Yes, your honor.”
When asked if his lawyers agreed with his decision to enter a guilty plea, Lane said “No.” Lane made no other statements other than answering the judge’s questions on whether he understood the plea agreement.
The plea came a day before the one-year mark of his early-morning shooting. This week, Chardon and its schools will honor the three students who died — Demetrius Hewlin, 16; Russell King Jr. 17; and Daniel Parmertor, 16.
With his grandparents behind him — and the families of his victims seated nearby — Lane told Fuhry that he was guilty of the charges. As he has in all of his court appearances, Lane lacked any emotion, and he simply admitted to the charges. He made no other statements. His attorneys last year had filed a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity to the charges.
He is expected to address the victims’ families when he is sentenced; the families also will speak to Fuhry, marking, for some, the first time they have made a public comment about the shooting.
“Today’s guilty plea by the defendant hopefully will give closure to the families, victims and the community and allow all of us to move forward,” Geauga County Prosecutor James Flaiz said afterward. “All of (victims’ families) are in 100 percent support of the plea agreement that was reached today.
“Today’s result is the same that would have occurred had we had a jury trial.”
Lane faces life in prison. Because he was a juvenile when the shootings took place, he cannot face the death penalty. It will be up to Fuhry to determine when or if Lane will be eligible for parole. The earliest could be in 26 years, but he also could be sentenced to a term without parole.
It is unclear where Lane will serve his sentence or whether he would obtain mental health care in the prison system. Wherever he is placed, it will be a change from the Geauga County jail, where he has been placed in solitary confinement.
Last year, Dr. Phillip Resnick, a professor of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University, testified at a hearing in the case that Lane suffers from serious mental problems, including auditory hallucinations, depression and involuntary fantasies that fill his mind.
Lane has admitted to police that he fired 10 shots from the Ruger, which he had obtained from a relative’s home, according to interviews and court records.
Besides killing Demetrius, Russell and Daniel, Lane also shot three other students. Joy Rickers was released from the hospital soon after the shooting, while Nick Walczak is undergoing extensive rehabilitation for his wounds. A sixth student, Nate Mueller, was grazed on the ear by a bullet.
After the shooting, Lane bolted from the school. Geauga County Sheriff’s Deputy Jon Bilicic testified at a hearing in December that he arrested Lane while the youth was sitting in a ditch alongside the road. The boy’s clothes, including a shirt with the word “Killer” in large letters across the front, were wet and muddied. Bilicic said he immediately told Lane of his rights.
After the two began speaking, Lane admitted what he had done.
“I shot people,” Bilicic’s said, quoting Lane. Asked why, Lane replied, “I don’t know,” the deputy said.
Lane lived with his grandparents, Jack and Carole Nolan, in Munson Township, just outside Chardon. He attended Lake Academy in Willoughby, an alternative school. Authorities said he fired the shots as he waited for the bus that took him from Chardon High School each morning.
TUSTIN CA Feb 20 2013 – Four people are dead and two others wounded in a shooting rampage that led authorities from Ladera Ranch to Orange, authorities said.
One man is believed to be behind all of the shootings.
In Ladera Ranch, a woman was shot several times and killed before 4:45 a.m., said Jim Amormino, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
Property records show the home is owned by Irfan and Sarwat Syed, who bought it in 2008.
The gunman is believed to have then headed north in an SUV, where three carjackings were reported in Santa Ana and Tustin. The gunman was reported to have fired several times, killing two people.
Officers caught up with the man believed to be the gunman and stopped his vehicle near Wanda Road and Katella Avenue. The man, described only as in his 20s, apparently killed himself after officers stopped his vehicle, said Lt. Paul Garaven of the Tustin Police Department.
The relationship between the woman shot in Ladera Ranch and gunman was not clear, Amormino said. At least one other person was inside the home on Red Leaf Lane, a street lined with live-work units.
Deputies were called to the home, but the man suspected of being the gunman fled in an SUV, Amormino said.
A neighbor said he heard what sounded like gunshots before 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, followed by a lot of noise at about 4 a.m.
“I was in the garage and the door was cracked,” said Jason Glass. “When I opened my garage door this morning, my whole house was covered in tape. What a way to wake up.”
Tustin police then received reports of a carjacking at Red Hill Avenue and Nisson Road, where a bystander was shot, Garaven said. That person was wounded.
A second carjacking was then reported along Village Way and the 55 freeway, where the same man is believed to have shot and killed a driver before taking the vehicle.
Another driver in that area also drove in reverse on the southbound lanes of the 55 at about 5:20 a.m., trying to avoid a gunman, a witness said.
Damita Cunningham said the driver in front of her backed into her car and she chased after him trying to get the license number.
“We got off Edinger and he said, ‘You don’t know what happened,’ ” Cunningham said.
The driver told her he backed into her car because a man was pointing a gun at him.
“He panicked and backed into my car so he could get away,” she said.
Police continued to search for the gunman in the area until they received reports of a man with a gun near Edinger and Newport avenues. Two people were shot there before the man took yet another vehicle, Garaven said. One of the victims was taken to a hospital. The other victim died.
Officers were dispatched to multiple shooting scenes, but authorities found the man believed to be the gunman driving on the 55 freeway, Garaven said.
The vehicle was stopped by officers near Wanda and Katella.
“The suspect shot and killed himself,” Garaven said, before officers were able to contact him.
Residents stood outside the crime scene tape, where the body of the gunman was visible under a yellow tarp.
“I’ve never seen anything like this in this neighborhood,” said Leo Kueny, a 44-year-old resident. “It’s a very strange day.”
Orange County Register
APPOMATTOX, Va. Feb 16 2013 – The man accused of killing eight people at an Appomattox home has plead guilty in court.
Christopher Speight, 42, was arrested in 2010 and charged with three counts of capital murder after he shot and killed his sister and her family.
He was sentenced Friday to five life sentences.
In addition to the capital murder charges, Speight also plead guilty to attempted capital murder of a Virginia State Police helicopter pilot. Speight fired a weapon at the helicopter as police searched for him following the Jan. 2010 shootings.
Chesterfield County, S.C. Feb 14 2013
Two people were shot outside of the Chesterfield County, SC Courthouse in a vehicle Wednesday afternoon.
Sheriff Sam Parker said the incident happened just before 1 p.m. at the courthouse on Main Street.
Deputies say someone pulled up to a car sitting outside the courthouse and fired shots at the two people inside the car.
Deputies chased the suspect 12 miles into Pageland, forcing the suspect to crash his vehicle.
The suspect has been arrested but his identity has not been released.
No word on any injuries.
The investigation at the courthouse is ongoing.
WILMINGTON, Del. Feb 12 2013 — A gunman who spent years in court battles over child custody disputes opened fire Monday in the lobby of a Delaware courthouse, leaving two women dead before police fatally shot him, authorities said.
“It happened so fast,” said Jose Beltran, 53, an employee at the New Castle County Courthouse who was entering the lobby when he heard two shots. He said he turned around and heard three or more shots as he ran.
Delaware State Police Sgt. Paul Shavack said the suspected gunman and two women are dead. Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams said in a phone interview that one of the women killed was the shooter’s estranged wife, but Shavack said police had not confirmed that was the case and cautioned against information from other sources.
Shavack did not say how the gunman died. He said two police officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden said at an afternoon news conference that the shooting was not a random act of violence but the result of a custody dispute.
It’s developed out of a long — over the course of many years — custody dispute in the courts of this state,” he said.
Earlier, Shavak said the gunman opened fire before he passed metal detectors in the lobby.
Chick Chinski, 62, of Middletown said he was entering the courthouse to report for jury duty when he heard popping sounds.
“It didn’t sound like gunfire first at all,” said Chinski, adding that he saw the gunman pointing his weapon.
He said it seemed that the shooter deliberately targeted the two women who were shot as they stood in the middle of the lobby.
“Absolutely,” he said. “It’s right what he went after when he come in the door. That’s exactly what he did instantly.”
Chinski said that before the shooting, he shared an elevator with the gunman and others from the parking garage. The gunman was quiet and did not appear agitated, Chinski said.
In the hours after the shooting, dozens of police cars and emergency vehicles were on the streets surrounding the courthouse. Police searched the courthouse room by room as a precaution.
Dick Lawyer works part time across the street at the law office of Casarino, Christman, Shalk, Ransom & Doss. He said his office building was on lockdown for a few hours, starting about 8:15 a.m. The shooting occurred about five minutes earlier. He said he and colleagues were shaken at first but calmer hours later. “We have a couple of people whose relatives work at the courthouse,” said Lawyer, who works as a document management specialist for the firm.
He said the parking garage in the basement of the building — called the Renaissance Center — was still on lockdown as of 3:20 p.m. Monday.
Robert Vess, 68, dropped off his wife, Dorothy, 69, for jury duty at the courthouse Monday morning. He said it wasn’t until after 10:30 a.m. that she was able to call him and let him know she was safe. Vess said his wife, who works as a baker at a grocery store, was crying when she called, but he thought she would be all right.
“She had said, ‘If I had my way, I’d do jury duty every day,’ but I don’t think so after this,” Vess said.
Diana Dorn of Wilmington, who lives right behind the courthouse, said she heard the shooting from her bedroom window.
“You could hear it really clear. It was like pow, pow, pow, pow,” she said. “That’s normal in my neighborhood with the drug dealers and everything.”
She said there was a heavy police response within minutes. She said a shooting at the courthouse was shocking.
“This is like way out of the norm for him to go in there and start shooting,” Dorn said. “And the police station is right there. What was he thinking?”
A news release from the state court administrator said the county courthouse would be closed Tuesday for the investigation and repairs.
“The violence today has saddened and horrified all of us,” Delaware Chief Justice Myron T. Steele said in the statement. “I know I can speak for our entire judiciary in thanking the Capitol Police for risking their lives to protect as many of our citizens and employees as they could.”
Gov. Jack Markell’s office said he will return from his trade mission to India early.
PHOENIX AZ Jan 31 2013 AP— A gunman opened fire at a Phoenix office complex on Wednesday, killing one person, wounding two others and setting off a manhunt. Police warned the public that he was “armed and dangerous.”
Authorities identified the suspect as 70-year-old Arthur Douglas Harmon, who they said opened fire at the end of a mediation session. They identified a man who died hours after the late morning shooting as 48-year-old Steve Singer.
Police said a 43-year-old man was listed in critical condition and a 32-year-old woman suffered non-life threatening injuries.
“We believe the two men were the targets. It was not a random shooting,” said Sgt. Tommy Thompson, a Phoenix police spokesman.
Thompson said authorities believe Harmon acted alone and fled the scene in a car after the 10:30 a.m. shooting.
Harmon allegedly shot at someone who tried to follow him after the shooting in an attempt to get his license plate number, according to authorities.
Police didn’t immediately release the names of the wounded. But a Phoenix law firm, Osborn Maledon, said one of its lawyers, Mark Hummels, was among the wounded. The firm said he “was representing a client in a mediation” when he was shot.
According to court documents, Harmon was scheduled to go to a law office in the same building where the shooting took place for a settlement conference in a lawsuit he filed last April against Scottsdale-based Fusion Contact Centers LLC, where Singer was the CEO.
The company had hired him to refurbish office cubicles at two call centers in California, but a contract dispute arose.
Fusion said Harmon was paid nearly $30,000 under the $47,000 contract. But the company asked him to repay much of the money when it discovered that the cubicles could not be refurbished, according to the documents.
Harmon argued Fusion hung him out to dry by telling him to remove and store 206 “worthless” work stations after the mix-up was discovered. Harmon said Fusion then told him that the company decided to use a competitor.
Harmon’s lawsuit had sought payment for the remainder of the contract, $20,000 in damages and reimbursement for storage fees and legal costs.
Pro tempore Judge Ira Schwartz, who scheduled the meeting, did not immediately return an email seeking comment. A message left Wednesday at the home of Singer also wasn’t immediately returned.
Hummels was representing Fusion in the lawsuit.
As police searched for the shooter, SWAT teams and two armored vehicles surrounded a home about 7 miles from the shooting scene. Police served a search warrant to enter the house, which county property records show was sold by Harmon to his son last year for $26,000.
For a time, officers used a megaphone to ask Harmon to surrender, believing he might be inside the home.
The gunfire at the office complex prompted terrified workers to lock the doors to their offices and hide far from the windows. SWAT officers searched the building.
“Everyone was just scared, honestly, just scared,” said Navika Sood, assistant director of nursing at First at Home Health Services who along with her co-workers locked the entrances to their office.
Sood said police evacuated the office about 30 minutes after she first heard the popping noises.
The shooting took place on the same day that hearings on legislation to address gun violence were convened in Washington, with former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords testifying for stricter gun controls.
A gunman shot Giffords in the head during a shooting rampage in Tucson in January 2011.
Around 10:30 a.m., the gunman arrived at the office building and got into a dispute with someone, a conflict that escalated to the point where he drew a gun and shot three people, Thompson said.
Vanessa Brogan, who works in sales support at an insurance business in the three-story complex, said she heard a loud bang that she thought at first was from somebody working in or near the building.
She said others at the business thought they heard multiple loud noises. She said people locked themselves in offices until authorities evacuated the complex that houses insurance, medical and law offices.
Becky Neher, who works for a title company in the building, said the two gunshots she heard sounded like two pieces of metal banging against each other.
Watching from her second-story office, she saw people leaving the building.
“Someone yelled, `We have a shooter,’” she said. She saw two victims lying on the ground outside the back side of the building. She said health care workers who have offices in the complex came out to help.
Don Jaksa, a software consultant who works in the building, said he was listening to the radio when he suddenly heard “two pops.” He said he didn’t think they were gunshots.
“My co-worker goes to the range all the time,” he said. “He identified it as gunfire.”
His co-worker then locked the door. After five minutes, they left and ran into police and someone carrying a stretcher. The police escorted them back to their office and told them to lock the door again.
They were eventually evacuated, and as he sat on a rock outside the complex, his wife called to make sure he was OK after seeing the shooting on the news.
Workers were later allowed to leave the building. Two hugged each other when they got outside.
“You don’t expect this when you come to work,” worker Lindsa Rincon said.
NEW ORLEANS LA Jan 23 2013 — Police say five people have been wounded in a shooting near a New Orleans intersection where a parade passed earlier celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Police spokeswoman Remi Braden said the victims were all between 17 and 18 years old and investigators believe none of their wounds is life-threatening.
She said surveillance video from a store where the teens had gathered Monday afternoon showed a white car driving up and an occupant shooting at them from the car’s sunroof. The car then drove off.
The shooting happened less than an hour after the parade in honor of the slain civil rights leader had passed by. Police said officers rushed to the area after the shooting and the situation was quickly brought under control.
HARRIS COUNTY TX Jan 23 2013 — Officials have identified the shooter in Tuesday’s shooting on the Lone Star College campus.
Dozens of law enforcement officers rushed to the campus while panicked students ran away from the campus when three people were shot near the library.
The shooting happened during an argument between a student and another man.
The shooter has been identified as Carlton Berry, 22.
The men both ended up with gunshot wounds, and one of them shot and wounded a maintenance man who was an innocent bystander, according to acting Harris County Sheriff Armando Tello.
“He said, ‘I don’t want to fight you, I’m not trying to go to jail,” said Eyyonna Fontenot, a student who witnessed the argument and shooting.
She said the gunman initially walked away, but then changed his mind when the other man said something else.
“Whatever ticked him off, whatever they said, [the gunman] got it out of his backpack and just started shooting,” she said. “I just ran out of there cause I didn’t want to die, I have two kids.”
The shooting led to a campus lockdown and two-hour search for the gunman who got away. Several nearby Aldine ISD schools were also put on lockdown as a precaution.
A law enforcement source said the gunman shot the man he was arguing with, then accidentally shot himself in the buttocks.
Lone Star College student Brittany Mobley said she saw the whole thing happen.
“I saw two dudes basically get into an altercation and the dude that shot, he basically got angry and started shooting the other guy,” said Mobley. “A lot of people heard a lot of shots.”
Mobley said the suspect had the gun hidden in his clothes.
“Basically, I seen the dude that shot him and as soon as I heard the bullets flying and the gun being fired off, then everyone started running and it was a hint for me to start running as well,” Mobley said.
The shooting happened in the central courtyard of the campus in the 2700 block of W.W. Thorne Drive in north Harris County.
While many ran from the scene, other students and faculty took cover inside classrooms.
“They said there was gunshots and somebody was shot so we cut off the lights, we cut off all the computers and we just kinda like got down and was quiet,” said a woman named Mary.
Mark Zaragosa, an EMT student, got some hands-on experience when he spotted two wounded men before police arrived.
“I actually had just come out of EMT class and I noticed that there were two downed victims so I stopped to render assistance,” Zaragosa said.
Berry has been charged with aggravated assault and is still in the hospital.
The man involved in the argument was shot three times and is reportedly in critical condition at Ben Taub Hospital.
The maintenance man was shot in the leg and is expected to be OK. He was also taken to Ben Taub.
Another student on the campus was taken to the hospital after suffering a possible heart attack.
The campus and nearby Aldine ISD schools were put on lockdown while dozens of law officers searched each building for the second suspect. They also searched a nearby wooded area and the neighborhoods surrounding the campus.
Some parents rushed to the scene to make sure their children were OK.
“I really, like, panicked,” said one young man as his relieved mother kissed him repeatedly.
“I love you,” said another tearful mom as she hugged her daughter.
“I love you too, mom,” the girl answered.
Around 2:15 p.m., the suspected gunman turned himself in at Northwest Medical Center with a gunshot wound, according to law enforcement sources.
Lone Star College closed for the rest of day, but students and faculty were allowed to return to pick up their cars and other belongings.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Jan 22 2013 (AP) – A 15-year-old boy remained in custody Sunday night as detectives tried to piece together what led to the shooting of his parents and three of their children who were found dead in a New Mexico home.
The teenager was arrested on murder and other charges in connection with the shootings, which happened Saturday night at the home in a rural area southwest of downtown Albuquerque, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department said.
Authorities identified the victims late Sunday as Greg Griego, 51, his wife Sara Griego, 40, and three of their children: a 9-year-old boy, Zephania Griego, and daughters Jael Griego, 5, and Angelina Griego, 2. The suspect was identified as Nehemiah Griego.
Word of the shootings traveled quickly through the law enforcement community, and officials began offering their condolences for Greg Griego, a spiritual leader known for his work with firefighters and the 13 years he spent as a volunteer chaplain at the county jail.
“Chaplain Griego was a dedicated professional that passionately served his fellow man and the firefighters of this community,” Fire Chief James Breen said in a statement. “His calming spirit and gentle nature will be greatly missed.”
Jail Chief Ramon Rustin said Griego was instrumental in the creation of the Metropolitan Detention Center’s chaplain program and worked to get inmates integrated back into the community.
Griego also was a former member of the pastoral staff at Calvary, a Christian church in Albuquerque. As part of his work there, he oversaw the Straight Street program for jail inmates.
Authorities said each victim suffered more than one gunshot wound, and several guns were found at the home, one of which was a semi-automatic military-style rifle. Investigators were trying to determine who owned the guns.
“Right now we’re to the meticulous points of processing the scene and collecting physical evidence, and this is a vast scene with a lot of physical evidence,” sheriff’s department spokesman Lt. Sid Covington said.
Authorities declined to release details of any conversation that the 15-year-old had with investigators, but they said he was the Griegos’ son. The sheriff’s office said he is charged with two counts of murder and three counts of child abuse resulting in death.
The sheriff’s office said it wouldn’t release any further information about the case until Sheriff Dan Houston holds a news conference Tuesday morning.
On Sunday, a police roadblock cut off public access to the narrow dirt road that leads to the home, which is surrounded by trees and an agricultural field on one side.
Neighbors said they saw the first police cars and ambulances arrive at the home Saturday night. The road was blocked and word of the shootings began to make its way through the neighborhood.
Peter Gomez, a 54-year-old carpenter who lives about 200 yards from the home, said he had seen the family – a husband and wife and their four children – pass by many times but didn’t know them personally.
“It’s a horrible thing,” Gomez said. “You see all this stuff that happens all over the country, the shootings in the schools and theaters, and then it happens right here. It’s sad.”
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Jan 21 2013– A teenage boy fatally shot two adults and three children inside an Albuquerque home, authorities said Sunday.
The boy was arrested and booked on murder and other charges in connection with the shootings Saturday night, Bernalillo County sheriff’s spokesman Aaron Williamson said.
The victims’ identities haven’t been released, and the boy’s motive and connection to the five victims weren’t immediately unknown. Williamson said investigators were trying to determine if the victims were related.
Investigators also were seeking to determine who owned several guns that were found at the home, one of which was a semi-automatic military-style rifle.
Authorities weren’t releasing the name or age of the teenager accused in the attack. He was booked on two counts of murder and three counts of child abuse resulting in death.
HAZARD, Ky.Jan 16 2013 (AP) — A gunman firing into a vehicle killed two people and wounded a juvenile Tuesday as they sat in the parking lot of an eastern Kentucky community college.
The campus was locked down for more than an hour while police searched the two buildings of Hazard Community and Technical College in Hazard, Ky., to ensure there was no further danger before allowing students to leave, police told a news conference broadcast live on WYMT-TV’s website.
College President Stephen Greiner said that at the time of the shooting, there were probably about 30 students on campus, which is based 90 miles southeast of Lexington, Ky.
Police recovered the weapon, a semiautomatic pistol, at the scene, Hazard Police Chief Minor Allen said. He said a man who walked into an office of the Kentucky State Police in Hazard and said he knew something about the shooting was being questioned as a suspect. The man had not been charged with a crime and no other suspects had been identified at the time of the news conference, which was held about three hours after the shooting.
A male and female were already dead when police arrived about 6 p.m., Allen said. The wounded juvenile, a female, was taken to University of Kentucky Hospital, he said.
A hospital spokeswoman said she could not provide any information about the juvenile’s condition without a name, which police did not release.
Police believe the shooting may have been the result of a domestic dispute, Allen said. He didn’t know the relationship between the victims and the shooter.
In a statement released late Tuesday, college officials said they did not think the school was specifically targeted or that any of the people involved in the shooting were either students or employees of the college.
Conor Duff, the college’s evening coordinator, said the outbreak of violence was startling.
“Everybody here’s been pretty shook up,” he said. “This is definitely something people around here are not used to. We have our fair share of problems, but normally this isn’t one of them.”
Classes had resumed Monday at the campus after the holiday break, according to the college’s website, which also posted that there had been an incident and asked students to stay away from the main campus. The school called off classes for Wednesday.
The college’s academic programs range from associate’s degrees in arts and sciences to career-focused training in mining technology and heavy-equipment operation.
St. Louis MO Jan 16 2013
[Updated at 5:38 p.m. ET] A part-time student at a business and arts college in St. Louis shot and wounded a school employee Tuesday before wounding himself at the institute, St. Louis police said.
The suspect, who apparently shot himself, and the Stevens Institute of Business and Arts employee were taken to a hospital, where they were in surgery Tuesday afternoon, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief Sam Dotson said.
Police officers responding to a 911 call found the employee, identified only as a man in his late 40s, wounded in the school in downtown St. Louis. Officers then found the wounded suspect in a stairwell, as well as a handgun that investigators believe was used in the shooting, Dotson said.
Other students, faculty and staff members “headed for the doors” after the shooting and were taken to “an offsite location” to be interviewed by investigators, Dotson said.
[Initial post, 3:59 p.m. ET] Two men have been taken to a hospital in critical condition after a shooting at a St. Louis business college Tuesday, St. Louis fire Capt. Dan Sutter said.
A suspect was in custody after the shooting at Stevens Institute of Business and Arts, according to a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officer.
No names or details about the injuries were immediately released. Check this page for updates.
SAN DIEGO CA Jan 14 2013 — A Saturday afternoon at the movies was interrupted by gunfire when police shot an armed domestic violence suspect in a Carmel Mountain theater among startled patrons.
No one else was wounded in the 3:50 p.m. shooting at Reading Cinemas Carmel Mountain 12 on Carmel Mountain Road.
The suspect, identified as Tom Billodeaux, 20, of Escondido, was taken to Palomar Medical Center with gunshot wounds to the arm and chest, said homicide Lt. Ernie Herbert. Billodeaux is expected to survive and be jailed after his released from the hospital.
About 15 moviegoers were in the theater when officers spotted the suspect sitting alone, said San Diego homicide Capt. Terry McManus.
He lifted his hands briefly at the officers’ commands, McManus said. But then he put his hands back in his lap and brought them up again, this time holding a handgun, the captain said.
The officers felt their lives were in jeopardy, “and more importantly, they thought the lives of others were in jeopardy,” McManus said.
One of the two officers opened fire, wounding the man. Herbert said the officer who fired has been on the department for a year and a half.
People ran out of the theater and hid behind cars or took refuge in nearby businesses, witnesses said.
“We saw four cops with assault rifles go by us, toward the theater,” said Todd Cope, an employee at the Wave Lines store nearby. “Moments later, a lady came in here and said she had heard a gunshot.”
His co-workers locked the gate that covers the front door of the store.
“It was a little bit crazy,” he said.
The shooting comes just a day after an employee at a San Marcos movie theater was injured by a stray shot fired in the parking lot during a gang fight, and six months after a gunman fired on a theater in Aurora, Colo., leaving 12 moviegoers dead.
“Certainly it’s safe to go to the movies,” McManus said of the heightened sensitivity around recent assaults.
The incident began about two hours earlier, when the suspect left a suicide note at his home and went to confront his girlfriend in a parking lot across the street from the theater.
The 19-year-old woman was in her car taking a lunch break from work about 2 p.m. when he approached, police said. She tried to return to her job at a business nearby, but he grabbed her from behind. Witnesses who saw the violence tried to intervene, but he threatened them with a handgun.
The woman’s boss saw the scuffle and called 911. The gunman then ran across the street, to the busy shopping plaza with the movie theater.
Officers arrived within three minutes and began to search the area.
Employees at surrounding businesses said officers swarmed the parking lot and stopped all cars, checking back seats and asking drivers to pop their trunks in their search for the suspect.
Officers with dogs checked each storefront, while a police helicopter assisted overhead.
It was about 3:40 p.m. when a pair of women exited the theater and asked police what all the commotion was about. When they described the man they were looking for, the women said that he sounded like a man who had just been in the theater with them, watching a movie.
The manhunt then shifted to Reading Cinemas as police with guns drawn methodically combed each theater and evacuated staff and customers.
It was not clear how close the other patrons were seated to the man when he was shot. Authorities did not say what movie was being shown at the time. The gunmen never made any threats to customers in the theater, McManus said. It was more a place where he likely thought he could escape and blend in. The man had bought a ticket to enter the theater, authorities said.
The moviegoers who were with the man during the shooting gathered at a carpet business as they waited to be interviewed by investigators.
A woman who answered the phone at Contract Carpet said the moviegoers recounted that they were told at some point to get on the ground by police during the incident, and that they were all pretty shaken.
Reading Cinema’s district manager, Jennifer Deering, released a statement saying theater staff worked with police to evacuate the building
“We are thankful that everyone, including our guests and staff, involved in today’s incident is safe and was unharmed,” Deering said.
She said patrons can get refunds for any tickets purchased in advance for movies that would have shown during the police activity. Theater guests may call (858) 674-6164 for inquiries or assistance with refunds.
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Tulsa OK January 8, 2013
Police in Tulsa say four women were found shot to death inside an apartment and authorities are searching for a suspect in the deaths.
A 4-year-old boy found in the same apartment was unharmed.
Police spokeswoman Officer Jill Roberson says police received a 911 call shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday about the victims. It was not immediately clear what relationship the boy has with the victims.
Roberson says investigators are on the scene to identify the victims and determine how they died.
Tulsa police spokesman Officer Leland Ashley says the women all suffered gunshot wounds. Ashley tells Tulsa television station KOKI that the child has been taken into protective custody.
Ashley says police are hopeful someone in the community will come forward with more information about the shootings.
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa.Dec 22 2012 (AP) — A man fatally shot a woman decorating for a children’s Christmas party at a tiny church hall and killed two men elsewhere in a rural central Pennsylvania township Friday before he was fatally shot in a gunfight with state troopers.
The woman had cooked food the day before for the funeral of Juniata Valley Gospel Church’s longtime pastor, said the Rev. James McCaulley, his brother. The central Pennsylvania church was still reeling Friday from the Rev. David McCaulley’s death when the woman returned to decorate the church hall — named after the pastor of 58 years — and bullets ripped through a window, he said.
The gunman then entered and shot one of two women before he left, the Rev. James McCaulley said.
Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio said that there “might be some relation” between at least two of the victims but that they were shot at multiple places in and around the tiny village in Geeseytown, about 70 miles west of Harrisburg. The names of the victims and the gunman weren’t immediately released.
The shootings began in Frankstown Township at about 9 a.m. and troopers encountered the gunman as they sped to the township from their barracks in nearby Hollidaysburg, Consiglio and state police said.
State police spokeswoman Maria Finn said troopers responded to a 911 call of a shooting in the township — though she couldn’t immediately say if that was at the church or elsewhere — when they heard calls reporting at least one other shooting elsewhere.
Authorities said at a news briefing Friday afternoon that investigators were processing five crime scenes within about 1.5 miles of each other.
Two troopers driving to the scene of one shooting were fired upon by the driver of a pickup truck headed in the other direction, and the truck smashed head-on into a cruiser driven by a third trooper. The truck driver — believed to be the gunman who killed the other victims — exited the truck and immediately fired at the troopers, who returned fire and killed him, Finn said.
All three troopers were being treated at a hospital for what Finn called “non-life threatening injuries.”
One trooper was hit by two bullets, one that hit the body armor on his chest and the other which wounded the trooper’s wrist, Finn said. A second trooper was hit by shattered glass and shrapnel. Those two troopers were expected to be released from the hospital Friday.
The third trooper was being evaluated for injuries he suffered from the head-on crash with the gunman’s truck.
McCaulley, who is the pastor of another church about 50 miles away from the site of Friday’s carnage, said his older brother began leading the Frankstown church in 1954.
“He preached his last sermon at the church in October before he fell ill,” McCaulley said.
The church, which lists about 150 members in an online want ad posted this month for an associate pastor, is close-knit and the woman killed Friday was among its more active members, McCaulley said. She had made food for him to bring home Thursday since his wife had died this year, he said.
“The only thing I can say good at this time is that (the gunman) didn’t do this 24 hours earlier when there was a big crowd in the church hall,” McCaulley said. “We’re devastated.”
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.Dec 17 2012 (AP) — Police in Alabama say a SWAT team shot dead a man wielding an assault rifle following a chase touched off by a triple killing, hours after a separate weekend shooting at a hospital in the state.
Saturday’s shootings continued a violent several days in Alabama.
East of Birmingham, police said the man armed with an AK-47 assault rifle was shot at the end of a pursuit following a triple killing in Cleburne County, near the Georgia state line, authorities said. Residents of a mobile home park reported hearing gunshots Saturday morning and alerted police, touching off the chase, Cleburne Sheriff’s office Investigator Michael Gore told The Anniston Star.
Investigator Dennis Green of the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office told the newspaper that the three gunshot victims in the triple killing were males but authorities did not immediately identify them further. Green also said a child under the age of 2 also was hurt and had been taken to a hospital in Georgia.
Authorities said officers pursued the suspect into the Alabama community of Oxford, where the man crashed a car near a busy interchange. Authorities said the suspect fired at police with the AK-47, wounding one police officer, who was reported in critical condition.
The suspect “exited the vehicle and started shooting at the officers,” Oxford police Chief Bill Partridge said. “The officers returned fire.”
Authorities said the suspect then carjacked a vehicle at the intersection, though the occupants were able to escape. Police said they caught up with the suspect nearby as he crashed the car into another vehicle while being pursued by authorities.
Partridge said the suspect reached for the assault rifle as he exited the car. Two members of an Oxford police SWAT team fatally shot him about 12:40 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. Late Saturday, Oxford police identified the deceased suspect as 33-year-old Romero Roberto Moya of Heflin.
Hours earlier on Saturday, Jason Letts, 38, of Jemison opened fire before dawn at a hospital in Birmingham, wounding a police officer and two employees before being shot and killed by another officer, according to authorities.
Police were sent to St. Vincent’s Hospital around 4 a.m. to respond to a report of an armed man inside. Two officers who arrived separately converged on the suspect on the hospital’s fifth floor.
“When the officer encountered the suspect, there was immediate gunfire from the suspect,” Birmingham Police Sgt. Johnny Williams said. He said detectives were still trying to establish a motive.
A handful of cardiac patients and several staff members were on the fifth floor, hospital spokeswoman Liz Moore told reporters at a news conference later Saturday. She said patient care was not interrupted despite the events.
Alabama has been dealing with a rash of shootings of late.
In the Alabama community of Homewood, police continue to investigate Friday’s slayings of a 30-year-old woman and her two sons, ages 4 and 5, at the family’s apartment. Authorities said they received a call from a man returning to the apartment from work Friday who said he’d found his family dead. Police said the man was being held in “protective custody.”
CEDAR LAKE, Ind. Dec 17 2012 — Authorities say an Indiana man who had 47 guns and ammunition in his home has been arrested after allegedly threatening to kill people at an elementary school near his home.
Cedar Lake police were called to the home of 60-year-old Von I. Meyer early Friday after he allegedly threatened to set his wife on fire. A police statement says Meyer also said he would enter Jane Ball Elementary School and “kill as many people as he could.”
Authorities found 47 guns and ammunition worth over $100,000.
Prosecutors filed felony intimidation charges against Meyer on Saturday, one day after the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. He is being held without bond.
Cedar Lake is about 45 miles southeast of Chicago.