If Only They Had A Gun

Cases where a having a gun could have made all the difference

Archive for April, 2009

Woman Fatally Stabbed While Helping a Family Member with Laundry

On Monday morning, 73 year old Florence McCollum of Chicago was fatally stabbed in a building owned by her cousin, who had asked for her help with the laundry. She was in a downstairs apartment of her cousin’s building in the 3400 block of South Giles when she was attacked, possibly by a burglar. McCollum was known as an individual who volunteered at a food pantry, taught religion, and cared for her older cousin, according to friends and family. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

April 29th, 2009 at 10:57 pm





Woman’s Father, Sister, and Grandmother Killed; Mother Critically Injured

Enraged that his girlfriend walked out on him with their child, a Hoffman Estates man fatally stabbed the woman’s father, sister and grandmother and critically injured her mother during a bloody attack outlined by prosecutors Saturday. Most of the eight people there were sleeping when Howard showed up at 1:30 a.m. Friday, prosecutors said. Soon the couple began arguing again—waking those sleeping above the first-floor family room. A bloody killing spree soon followed.  More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

April 18th, 2009 at 10:23 pm





Woman stabbed to death, police seek boyfriend

Chicago police are searching for a 19 year old man who is wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend. Police say that they have probable cause to believe that 19 year old Orlin Ortiz fatally stabbed his girlfriend, Maribel Moreno, of the 4300 block of West Thomas Street. Moreno was found dead Thursday at 2:30AM in her home. Witnesses say that multiple people were fighting in the residence immediately before the stabbing occurred. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

April 10th, 2009 at 1:45 pm





Bethany police looking for rape, kidnapping suspect

A manhunt is under way in Bethany as Bethany police, Oklahoma City police and US marshals look for a man accused of kidnapping, beating and raping a woman earlier today. Ivan Harrison, 22, is believed to have kidnapped a woman at gunpoint on N Rockwell Avenue in Oklahoma City at 4:30 p.m., said Bethany police Lt. Phillip Wise. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

April 6th, 2009 at 11:02 pm





Suspect Arrested In Rape and Burning Of Elderly Woman

Police have arrested a door-to-door magazine salesman accused of raping an elderly Grand Prairie, TX woman and then setting setting her on fire. The 78-year-old victim was assaulted Monday at home, doused with rubbing alcohol and set on fire. Brimmer said the woman was hospitalized Wednesday with second-degree burns. Her name has not been disclosed. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

April 1st, 2009 at 4:57 pm

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