If Only They Had A Gun

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

Archive for February, 2010

Man Found Stabbed to Death in Chicago’s Chatham Neighborhood

54-year-old Willie Anderson, of the 9400 block of South Michigan Avenue, was pronounced dead at 8 a.m. at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Police responded to an emergency call at 7:09 a.m. to the 600 block of East 79th Street where they found Anderson on the sidewalk with multiple stab wounds, according to Officer Daniel O’Brien. More information here.

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February 28th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

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Charlotte, NC police seek rape and robbery suspect

Police spent Saturday searching for a man they believed rammed into two cars in separate incidents Monday morning, raping one woman who got out to investigate the crash and robbing another. Police say the crimes happened in Dilworth and Myers Park, and officers have urged women to use caution and even not to get out of their cars if they get into a wreck. More information here.

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February 28th, 2010 at 10:22 am

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Man Critically Stabbed in Lincoln Park Car Wash Robbery

Police are searching for a man who stabbed his former co-worker during an armed robbery Saturday morning at a Lincoln Park car wash, on Chicago’s north side. The victim, a man in his 30s, was stabbed about 8:29 a.m. at a car wash at 1415 W. Shakespeare Ave., police say. The robber was the man’s former co-worker at the car wash and fled with an unknown amount of cash, according to police.  More information here.

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February 27th, 2010 at 7:02 pm





Robbers Carjack Cleveland Man, Shoot Him in the Back

Police are searching for two robbers who shot a 40-year-old man in the back during a robbery about 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The man was reportedly loading in his car at 1597 East 30th St. when two teenage robbers approached him. One of the robbers pulled out a gun and took the man’s wallet, but after opening the wallet said “that’s not enough. Get in the car. We are going to the ATM,” according to police. The suspect drove to East 30th Street and Payne Avenue, where he had to stop in heavy traffic. The victim jumped out of the car and ran. The robber fired, shooting the man in the back, and both robbers fled. More information here.

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February 15th, 2010 at 8:21 pm





2 Shot in California Church

Police are searching for a hooded gunman who horrified the congregation of a California church when he paced the aisles then pulled out a gun and shot two teenagers. No arrests have yet been made in the Sunday shooting at New Gethsemane Church of God in Christ in Richmond, California, according to police. The gunman and two companions walked into the church, scanned the pews and fired about five shots, hitting a 14-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man, as about 100 people looked on, police say. More information here.

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February 15th, 2010 at 12:01 pm





3 Killed 3 Injured in University of Alabama Shooting

Huntsville, Alabama police say that a female professor at the University of Alabama opened fire on her colleagues at a biology faculty meeting.  It is alleged that the professor, reportedly identified as Amy Bishop, opened fire after she learned that she was being denied tenure.  Three faculty members were killed, and three other people — two faculty members and one staff member — were taken to Huntsville Hospital, with injuries ranging from serious to critical. More information here.

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February 12th, 2010 at 8:59 pm





Baby Killed, Mother Critically Injured by Man with Battle Ax

A Las Vegas man reportedly attacked a mother and her 4 month old son, using a medieval-style battle ax.  The crime appears to be a random act, and the suspect in custody, reportedly identified as 33 year old Harold E. Montague, denies remembering the attack, police say.   Montague also is reportedly accused of stabbing his sister-in-law, a mentally disabled woman, more than 20 times with a point of the ax shortly before he allegedly attacked the mother and her baby. More information here.

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February 12th, 2010 at 7:23 pm





Vallejo, CA Ice Cream Truck Driver Shot by Armed Robbers

39 year old ice cream truck driver Amarjit Kaur was reportedly shot in the chest by a pair of armed robbers as she was parked near Springstowne Middle School. A 15 year old and a 14 year old have reportedly been arrested in connection with the crime, and Kaur remains hospitalized. More information here.

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February 11th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

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Knoxville, TN Principal and Assistant Prinipal Shot

The principal and assistant principal of Inskip Elementary School here were shot on Tuesday.  Elise Luna and Amy Brace were both shot in the office area just before 1 p.m., police said. Knoxville Police Chief Sterling Owen IV didn’t provide specifics but said one victim was headed into surgery, and the other had already been treated. The man taken into custody has been confirmed by police as an employee at the school. Police said that means he was authorized to be in the building, but did not elaborate on what role he had in the school. More information here.

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February 10th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

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Bicyclist Stabbed in Concord

A bicyclist was stabbed by one of five men who attacked him in a residential neighborhood late Monday night, police said. Officers were called about 9:55 p.m. to the intersection of Tilson and Nicholas drives and found the 18-year-old man with stab wounds to his abdomen, said Cpl. James Carroll. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. More information here.

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February 9th, 2010 at 9:54 pm





Murdered Woman was Failed By UK Police

Rabina Bibi, 35, died after being stabbed at least 15 times in Foleshill, Coventry, in September 2007. She called police twice on the night of the stabbing and her daughter, aged seven, reported the fatal attack. The Independent Police Complaints Commission said it would never be known if Ms Bibi would still be alive if police had acted appropriately. More information here.

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February 8th, 2010 at 8:38 pm





70 Year Old Landlord David Queen Stabbed to Death

Bond has reportedly been set at $4 million for a man accused of first-degree murder after authorities said he stabbed his 70-year-old landlord about 50 times near Antioch, Illinois last week. Jason Baker, 37, and his girlfriend Kimberly Caldwell, 37, had been living with David Queen in the 40200 block of Deep Lake Round for about a week before Baker robbed and stabbed Queen sometime around midnight Thursday night, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran said today. More information here.

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February 8th, 2010 at 8:28 pm





West Columbia Man Stabbed to Death with Butcher Knife

Lexington County deputies are hunting the killer of a West Columbia, South Carolina area man who died early Sunday after being stabbed with a butcher knife. William Lee “Willie” Adams, 41, was stabbed to death at his home at 233 Pine St. The Lexington County coroner’s office said Monday that an autopsy showed that Adams had died within minutes of being stabbed. The knife perforated his aorta, causing massive internal bleeding, the coroner said. More information here.

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February 8th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

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Man Robbed and Beaten in Downtown Chicago Nightclub Bathroom

A man required hospitalization after he was beaten and robbed in the bathroom of a night club, on the 150 block of West Ontario Street in Chicago early today. The robbery appeared to be a random act, police reportedly said. More information here.

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February 8th, 2010 at 5:51 pm





Joliet, IL Man Found Stabbed to Death

Alfredo Preciado-Ortega, 22, of the 500 block of Scribner Street in Joliet, was found dead with 23 stab wounds to his chest and back about 3 a.m. this morning in Joliet. It is the first homicide of the year in the southwest suburban city.  More information here.

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February 8th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

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Sex offender convicted in WI triple homicide

A convicted sex offender was found guilty Tuesday of strangling and stabbing his neighbor and her two teenage children in their trailer home in southern Wisconsin. Jurors deliberated for only about 90 minutes before convicting James Koepp of Janesville of three counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the deaths of 38-year-old Danyetta Lentz, her 17-year-old daughter, Nicole, and her 14-year-old son, Scott. Koepp faces mandatory life in prison when he is sentenced April 27. District Attorney David O’Leary said the victims’ DNA on Koepp’s clothes and his DNA under Lentz and Nicole’s fingernails was crucial in convincing jurors. Koepp could not explain how it got there, O’Leary said. More information here.

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February 8th, 2010 at 5:12 pm