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DETROIT MI May 11 2013 – A security guard was shot inside his vehicle outside GNB Optical on McNichols on Detroit’s west side Friday morning.
EMS responded and took the victim to a nearby hospital, but he did not survive.
According to police, an altercation occurred between the victim and the suspect. Police say the suspect then fired shots into the vehicle.
The victim’s family has identified him as 65-year-old James Forth. Detroit Police are searching for the suspect.
Forth worked for Sterling Security for nearly two years, according to the company. He leaves behind a brother, nephew, and several cousins in the Metro Detroit area.
Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to call Homicide at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK- UP.
Mount Vernon, N.Y April 30 2013 Fugitive murder suspect Chauncey Cartier Lampkin, a.k.a. Fresh, was apprehended by police in Mount Vernon, N.Y. early Monday, Spotsylvania County Sheriff Roger L. Harris announced.
The 27-year-old Spotsylvania resident is wanted on five felony warrants in connection with the March 30 shooting death of security guard Marcellus “Bull” Greene at Q-Ball Cafe in Fredericksburg.
“Lampkin was involved in a disturbance in front of a local bar in Mount Vernon,” Sheriff Harris said. “He resisted arrest and was forcibly taken into custody after a brief struggle,” he said. Lampkin provided a false name to the police, but fingerprint identification exposed his true identity and revealed the warrants against him in Spotsylvania County.
Lampkin was charged by New York authorities with possession of marijuana, resisting arrest and providing false I.D. to law enforcement. He is also being held without bond on the five outstanding warrants stemming from the shooting death. Authorities in Spotsylvania County are currently undertaking extradition proceedings against Lampkin, Harris said.
MIAMI FLA April 28 2013 – The widow of a bank security guard killed in a robbery can amend her claims against city that employed a dirty cop who helped protect the thief, a federal judge ruled.
Nathaniel Moss, 34, is reportedly serving life in prison for the 2010 attempted robbery of an armored truck outside a Bank of America in Miramar, Fla., that left Brink’s guard Alejandro Nodarse Arencibia dead.
Police had found Moss hiding in the bushes after the robbery went south and his accomplices fled, the Sun Sentinel reported. The Miami Gardens man had been given a plea deal that kept him off death row after helping police lock up several of accomplices and members of the drug-trafficking ring to which he belonged.
Moss also helped take down Arthur “Art” Balom, who had been a captain with the police department in Opa-locka. Balom, now 46, admitted to helping the traffickers evade authorities and selling them bulletproof vests stolen from his department.
Authorities found Moss wearing one such vest after the robbery.
Arencibia’s widow, Maria Semana Sanchez, is suing the city of Opa-locka among others for negligence related to her husband’s murder.
On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge James King dismissed the claims against Opa-locka for negligent retention and violation of Section 1983 of federal law by operating “in an unscrupulous manner that invited mayhem and disorder often turning a blind eye to improper and illegal activities committed by its officers of an employee.”
These claims fail because Sanchez failed to that the city owed her a particular duty and that it knew about Balom’s “harmful propensities.”
“The only allegation is that bank robber who shot Arencibia wore a vest stolen by the police officer,” King wrote. “This is too attenuated from defendant city of Opa-locka’s employment of the police officer.”
Moreover, even if the city knew about Capt. Balom’s criminal activity, there is still no allegation of a violent propensity.
Sanchez also failed to support her claim about the city’s alleged mismanagement.
“The facts alleged in plaintiff’s amended complaint are simply too skeletal,” King wrote.
Sanchez nevertheless has 30 days to file a second amended complaint.
The ruling does not describe the state of Sanchez’s other claims against Brink’s, Bank of America, Bilnia Inc., Gil Leaseholds and a John Doe.
Balom is not a party to the action.
Source- Court News
BELLEVILLE, Ill. April 20 2013 (AP) — Sentencing will be next month for a man newly convicted in the shooting death of a security guard during an attempted 2011 robbery in East St. Louis.
Jurors in St. Clair County found 20-year-old Stanley Chairs III guilty of first-degree murder. He faces up to 60 years in prison when sentenced May 30.
Authorities say 22-year-old Joshua Miller was working as a security guard at a redevelopment complex in April 2011 when he was killed.
Investigators say Chairs tried to rob Miller before Miller was shot in the head. His body was found in a vehicle.
Miller was a father of two, trying to save money to buy his family a house.
HAVELOCK NC April 16 2013 — An 18-year-old high school student retaliating after being kicked out of a local bar returned with a pistol early Sunday morning and killed the head bouncer and injured five patrons in a spray of gunfire and bullet fragments, investigators said.
Jonathan Richard Pugh, 18, of Havelock, faces an open count of murder in connection with the shooting death of Todd North, 39, of Havelock, both Acting Havelock Police Chief David Bratton and District Attorney Scott Thomas said at a Sunday afternoon press conference.
The shootings, which put three or four .40 caliber bullet wounds into North and a single .45 caliber bullet into Pugh’s gut, happened after a fight in Flyers bar at 400 Fontana Blvd. early Sunday.
Based on information gathered so far in the investigation, Thomas and Bratton said North was working as the head bouncer at Flyers when Pugh, an 11th-grade student from Havelock High School, came with two drinking-age men earlier in the night.
Thomas said the investigation shows that “Pugh got into a fight, and he and one man with him were escorted by North and another bouncer into the parking lot where some additional words were exchanged.”
“He apparently calmed down and left the parking lot in a car, but shortly afterward came back, walked to the door and started firing,” the district attorney said. “North fired back, attempting to keep Pugh from entering the bar, but was shot three or four times. His body will undergo an autopsy on Monday.”
Pugh got in his car and drove away.
Havelock Police responded about 1:13 a.m. Sunday to the call of shots fired at Flyers bar and secured the scene as Havelock EMS Paramedics arrived and began to treat the wounded.
North was transported to CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern for further treatment, but died later.
Meanwhile, Pugh is recovering at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
First Responders from Cherry Point, Craven Rescue 20, Newport and Morehead City assisted with those injured, which Thomas said included two people hit directly and three others hit with bullet fragments.
Craven County Sheriff’s deputies are assisting Havelock Police in the investigation.
Havelock Police and the Craven County Sheriff’s Department have recovered two handguns, and Thomas said five shell casings and bullet fragments were recovered that appeared to match those from Pugh’s gun.
“He still had the gun on him when he was caught,” Thomas said. “Apparently after discovering he was really injured, he started banging on doors for someone to call 911.”
Bratton said, “Because the investigation is continuing — we have a lot of canvassing and interviews still to conduct — we are not releasing the names of the other victims.”
Thomas said, “Based on the ongoing investigation, we do anticipate additional charges in this case.”
When police arrived, they say they found Roland’s body inside with several gunshot wounds. Two others were also shot and taken to the hospital, but are expected to survive. “A bullet can easily go through a wall and I could have been laying in bed, and took a bullet to the head,” said Roman. Neighbors are also still shaken.
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The man then fired several shots, striking his wife, who died at the scene.
Their names have not yet been released.
The gunman then got back into the truck and fled the scene, heading toward Highway 288, Abby said. Police have located the man, but don’t yet have him in custody, officials said.
Cincinnati OH March 2 2013 A friend and former co-worker of a hotel security guard who was murdered last year is working to make the day he was killed a happy one for a family in need.
Last December 7th, Richard Campbell was working at the Hilton Netherland Plaza when he was stabbed several times in a stairwell. It was Campbell’s 58th birthday.
“He was a giving man, he was a very loving man,” said Jonathan Cody, a doorman at the hotel and close friend of Campbell. Cody knew Richard Campbell for eight years. “Richard was a well-respected man. He was loved by many, well-liked by many more.”
Cody said Campbell reached out to a lot of young men and at one time volunteered with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters organization. “Some of the stories I heard after his passing you know, really just enlightened me to want to do something,” Cody said.
In Richard Campbell’s honor, Cody said he and Campbell’s family with provide Christmas gifts to a family in need on or around December 7. On Friday, Hathaway’s Diner in Carew Tower will donate a portion of its sales to help with the effort to remember Richard Campbell. “He was the type of person who touched lives in a special way. And for us to get involved and be a part of this wonderful thing that Jonathan is doing, we’re just very happy and honored to do it,” said Chris Bronger, owner of Hathaway’s Diner.
Richard Campbell stopped in at Hathaway’s Diner daily. “He’d sit there, we’d talk, he’d tell me what he was going to be doing and then he’d go off,” said Hathaway’s manager Billy Harvey.
Jonathan Cody said giving a family in need help with celebrating Christmas around the time Campbell was killed is a way to turn a tragedy into a triumph. “I think Richard would really think that this would be a great idea. It really reflects the type of man he was.”
A fund has been set up at Fifth Third Bank in Richard Campbell’s name to help with raising money for the Christmas gifts. Cody hopes more families can be helped in the years to come.
Houston TX March 1 2013 A 19-year-old man has been arrested in a shooting that left one man dead and three others wounded outside an after-hours club in northwest Harris County last month.
Dorsey is being in the Harris County jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Deputies said a fight broke out in the club between two groups of men. Bouncers threw five of them out of the club.
One of the ejected patrons, later identified as Dorsey, opened fire on the bouncers who were standing near the door.
Dorsey left after the shooting, which was captured on surveillance tape.
However, a witness later identified Dorsey as the gunman, according to court documents in the case. The documents state investigators saw a man fitting Dorsey’s description on the surveillance video pull out a gun and open fire.
The club, which operates from about 2 a.m. to 7 a.m, has been the scene of at last one other shooting in the past, officials said.
In July 2011, two people were killed and another injured in a shooting at the club after patrons who had been kicked out returned with an AK-47.
HOUSTON TX Feb 28 2013 – A suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a security guard at a southeast Houston game room last July.
Three other suspects believed involved in the robbery remain at large. Anyone with information in this case or on the remaining wanted suspects is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. Source:KTRK
FLINT, MI Feb 24 2013 — Sandie Mick received a call on Friday she was not expecting.
It was from a Flint police detective telling her that two-and-a-half years after her husband John “Andy” Mick’s shooting death, two men were being charged in connection with the crime.
Andy Mick was just getting done with his shift around 4 a.m. Aug. 14, 2010, at Riverview Village apartments where he was a security guard when two men approached him and tried to steal his gun. A struggle ensued and Mick was shot to death, police and prosecutors say.
“It’s been a long, hard, winding road,” Sandie Mick said. “It took me by surprise. It was quite a blow. It was a good relief knowing something happened in this case.”
Floyd Gene Perkins, 19, and Kenya Ali Hyatt, 21, are charged with felony murder, armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, according to the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office.
The big break in the case came after the two were arrested in connection with another crime in Mt. Morris Township, said Flint police Sgt. David Bigelow. Police were able to obtain information that the two may have been involved the fatal shooting and sought charges, he said.
Sandie Mick, who was married to her husband for 32 years, said the arrests give some closure to her family.
“They took it upon themselves to play God,” she said. “It was a senseless, stupid thing that they did.”
Mick was retired from General Motors before he became a security guard. Those who worked with him said he was friendly and well-liked.
His wife called him a “people person.”
“No matter where he was at, he just enjoyed helping people,” she said.
Bigelow said police believe the two intended to rob Mick and the incident “got out of hand.”
“It was sad,” Bigelow said. “He was a nice guy just doing his job.”
Perkins and Hyatt were arraigned on charges on Friday. Their next court date is on Feb. 26
WILMINGTON, Del. Feb 18 2013 – A $10,000 reward is being offered in last week’s fatal shooting of a security guard in Wilmington.
Ioannis Kostikidis, 53, was shot and killed as he walked to his car after work.
It happened just before 9:00 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of North Tatnall Street.
Kostikidis worked as a security guard at the American Beauty Academy.
The owners of the school are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killers.
Witnesses reported seeing two men fleeing south on North Tatnall Street. They are described as black males, wearing black hooded sweatshirts with the hoods pulled over their faces.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Wilmington Police.
Dayton Oh Feb 16 2013 A security guard died Friday morning after suffering a heart attack while on duty at a Dayton club.
The guard, Willie Williams Jr., 32, was working at Vault on North Jefferson Street when he had the medical emergency. Around 2 a.m., workers at the club were attempting to evacuate it so medics could assist Williams, but as medics were trying to make entry, the occupants were trying to get out of the club and several scuffles ensued.
Firefighters and medics were not involved in those scuffles.
One person, Branden D. Smith, 25, was Tased for being disorderly, officials said. He faces a misdemeanor charge of misconduct at the scene of an emergency.
Club officials told News Center 7 they tried to evacuate the club as soon as Williams went down. General Manager LaToya Washington criticized the response time from safety services.
“After about 10 minutes of waiting, I called back again and they said paramedics were on the way,” she said.
A review of regional dispatch center records showed the first firefighters were sent to the club at 1:51 a.m. and they requested help four minutes later. Two minutes after that, an ambulance crew asked for police assistance.
Police attributed any delays to officers having to control Smith. Police said after he was Tased, medics were able to start providing care for Williams.
“Customers need to know that when the fire people are coming in, they need to get out of the way,” said Dayton police Sgt. Damon Caster.
The incident remains under investigation.
WILMINGTON DE Feb 8 2013 — A security officer who was walking to his car Wednesday night was shot to death in Wilmington.
Wilmington police Cpl. Jamaine Crawford said today Ioannis Kostikidis, 53, of Townsend was walking to his car in the 600 block of Tatnall St. when he was accosted and killed by two men just before 9 p.m. He worked at the American Beauty Academy at 200 W. 9th St.
Police found him lying in a parking lot. He was taken by ambulance to Christiana Hospital, where he died of his injuries. .
Cpl. Jamaine Crawford said Kostikidis was shot once in the upper torso.
Crawford said police are looking for the two men seen running south on Tatnall.
Scottsdale AZ Feb 8 2013 Police have arrested 26-year-old Tempe resident Ian MacDonald in connection with the stabbing that killed former Arizona State University football player Tyrice Thompson.
Samantha B. King, 22, , MacDonald’s girlfriend, was also arrested on suspicion of assault and hindering prosecution.
Thompson, 27, was working as a bouncer at Martini Ranch in Scottsdale on Jan. 27 when a scuffle started between patrons around 1 a.m., police said.
Club personnel removed MacDonald and King from the club, shortly after a bouncer then observed MacDonald on the ground with Thompson while King was pulling Thompson’s hair, according to police.
The club bouncer removed King from Thompson’s back and witnessed Thompson stagger for a few moments and collapse to the ground.
No one else was seen by club personnel around Thompson at the time of the stabbing, police said.
When officers arrived, Thompson was in serious condition with stab wounds to the the back, hip and arm. Thompson was unable to identify the person who stabbed him, police said.
Thompson died Saturday at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center.
King completed a voluntary interview on Jan. 29 and admitted hitting and pulling Thompson’s hair but denied any involvement with Thompson’s stabbing.
MacDonald was initially taken into custody on Jan. 29 after detectives interviewed patrons involved in the fight and reviewed security camera footage. He was later released pending further investigation and results from lab analysis from evidence collected at the scene, police said.
During interviews MacDonald admitted to fighting with Martini Ranch bouncers but denied stabbing Thompson, according to police.
No security personnel or Martini Ranch employees saw who stabbed Thompson and no knife was found at the scene, police said.
MacDonald was taken into custody on Wednesday evening.
The incident is still under investigation.
TEMPE, AZ Feb 7 2013
A 26-year-old Tempe man remains the sole suspect in the stabbing death of a bouncer at a Scottsdale nightclub.
Ian MacDonald admitted that he was involved in the fight but denied stabbing 27-year-old Tyrice Thompson on Jan. 27, police said.
Thompson was a father and former football player at Arizona State University.
Police said he was stabbed five times in the hip, back and arm outside the Martini Ranch in Scottsdale where he worked as a security guard.
Richard Thompson and his family made the decision to take his son off of life support on Saturday.
MacDonald was released pending further investigation and results of lab analysis of evidence collected from him and evidence at the scene.
Detectives continue to work to process all the information and evidence pertinent to the case, Tempe police said on Tuesday.
Police said they are actively working with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office to file the proper charges against him in the near future.
Authorities said it has not yet been determined if MacDonald will be re-arrested on new charges.
SMITHVILLE NC Feb 6 2013
POI Dispatch has just confirmed that a nightclub security guard attacked during a week-end fight involving more than 60 people has died.
Luther “Jerry” Burton Jr. was removed from life support at the request of his family.
Burton, who was knocked down in the parking lot and suffered a major blow to the head when he hit the cement had been on life support since the attack.
They said that his tongue went into the back of his throat and cut off oxygen, leading to brain damage.
Police have not made an arrest but said that the investigation into what happened continues.
FORT WORTH TX Feb 5 2013 — Two men were killed early Monday when a car traveling the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 30 crashed into another vehicle headed east on the freeway near the Beach Street overpass.
The accident occurred about 2:30 a.m. when a black BMW 740i struck a Toyota Prius, police said. The drivers of both cars were pronounced dead at the scene.
They were the only occupants of the vehicles.
The driver of the Prius security car was identified as Billy Gonzalez, 30, of Fort Worth an on duty security officer working for Securitas Security. The other driver’s name had not been released.
Shortly before the accident, a witness called 911 and said a black car was headed the wrong way on I-30 at high speed near the Oakland Bouleveard exit.
Several minutes later, police received the report of the accident.
Traffic investigators determined that the BMW swerved into the Prius, striking it head-on.
The accident forced the closure of I-30 overnight but the lanes were reopened by rush hour Monday morning.
PHILADELPHIA PA Jan 26 2013 A security officer was killed as fire ripped through a Cheltenham shopping center overnight.
The two-alarm fire broke out in a beauty supply store in the Melrose Shopping Center on E. Cheltenham Avenue Thursday night. It quickly traveled to three other stores.
Fire officials tell NBC10 that the security guard called 911 to report the fire around 11 p.m. When rescue crews arrived at the scene, they were able to pull the man from the flames. He was transported to Einstein Medical Center in very serious condition. He died at the hospital.
A police officer suffered lacerations and was treated at the scene. Two firefighters also suffered minor injuries.
The fire continued to burn into the early morning Friday. It was placed under control around 5:40 a.m.
The name of the victim has not been released.
Hempstead NY Jan 16 2013 Speaking through a Spanish interpreter, Vidal Espinal, 24, said that he fatally shot security guard David Nestor Moreno in the head in March 2010 “in order to maintain and increase my position in the MS-13 and afterward I was given more respect from other MS-13 members because I ‘put in work’ for the gang.”
A member of the MS-13 street gang admitted in court Monday that he killed a bouncer in a Hempstead bar to gain the respect of other gang members and not because he had any sort of personal beef with the victim.
Speaking through a Spanish interpreter, Vidal Espinal, 24, said that he fatally shot security guard David Nestor Moreno in the head in March 2010 “in order to maintain and increase my position in the MS-13 and afterward I was given more respect from other MS-13 members because I ‘put in work’ for the gang.”
Espinal, an undocumented native of El Salvador, said in federal court in Central Islip that he shot Moreno with a .22-caliber handgun after the security guard had an altercation with other members of the gang several weeks before.
Police at the time said that Moreno, who died of the gunshot a week after the shooting, had been shot between the eyes.
The altercation with the other MS-13 members arose when Moreno attempted to get them to pay for drinks as they were leaving the bar, sources said.
Even though Moreno sprayed the MS-13 members with mace, they fled without paying the $40 bar tab, but one of them said they would get even with him, the sources said.
Espinal, who was arrested 2 1/2 weeks after the shooting as a result of an investigation by FBI agents and Nassau County homicide detectives on the FBI’s Long Island Gang Task Force, was not involved in the initial altercation.
Espinal’s attorney, John Carman of Garden City, declined to comment, as did Eastern District federal prosecutor John Durham.
Espinal faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced by U.S. District Judge Joseph Bianco.
TAMPA, Fla. Jan 15 2013(AP) — A Tampa Bay area shoplifter has been sentenced to five years in prison because a security guard suffered a fatal heart attack while trying to stop the crime.
As part of a deal with Hillsborough County prosecutors, 36-year-old Mervin Bettis pleaded guilty Monday to third-degree murder. He could have received up to 30 years in prison.
Authorities say Bettis tried to steal about $1,100 worth of razor blade cartridges from a Tampa Target in May 2011.
Two security guards struggled with Bettis as he tried to flee. Minutes after handcuffing Bettis, one of the guards — 65-year-old Russell Horner — collapsed and later died.
Florida law says a person can be charged with felony murder if a death occurs during the commission of certain felonies.
Source-Tampa Bay News
Yaphank, N.Y. Jan 14 2013 — Police are investigating an automobile accident that killed a Longwood School District security guard in Yaphank.
Daniel Methven was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala northbound on Yaphank-Middle Island Road in Yaphank when the vehicle struck a telephone pole and came to rest in a wooded area.
Methven, 39 of Bohemia, was working for Longwood School District Security at the time of the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The vehicle has been impounded for a safety check.
At the time of the accident there was thick fog blanketing the area but there is no word if that played a role in the accident.
The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to contact the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752.
New York City Ny Jan 10 2013 An MTA security guard died of an apparent heart attack on his lonely post in Brooklyn Tuesday morning and wasn’t discovered for several hours.
William Walker, 57, was stricken a little after midnight in a guardhouse at the entrance of a transit tow-truck facility in an industrial area of East New York, footage from a surveillance camera indicates.
But he wasn’t discovered by another transit employee until about 4:30 a.m. after requests to open the gate went unanswered, an MTA spokesman said.
“It’s a very quiet post” until dawn when many workers begin reporting the truck yard and adjacent bus depot for the morning rush, a transit worker said.
Walker, the married father of two grown children, was a veteran transit worker just shy of his 20th anniversary on the job, a union spokesman said. He joined the NYC Transit division on Jan. 20, 1988, as a subway motorman, and later transferred to the security department. He became a property protection agent in 2004.
“(He) was a respected employee who served in the finest tradition of Department of Security and New York City Transit,” said Vincent DeMarino, vice president of the NYC Transit Department of Security. “This is a shock for all of us and he will be sorely missed by his co-workers.”
Source:NY Daily News