If Only They Had A Gun

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

Archive for March, 2010

Philadelphia, PA man found fatally stabbed

A man was stabbed to death in West Philadelphia last night, police said. The victim, whose age and name were not available, was stabbed in the back with an unknown object around 10:30 p.m. in the area of 56th and Walnut Streets, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No arrests were reported.  More information here.

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March 31st, 2010 at 9:28 pm

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Woman kidnapped and raped in Kansas City

A 28-year-old woman told police she was raped today by a man who attacked her as she was getting cigarettes from her car in her driveway. The incident began about 3:10 a.m. near 18th Street and Elmwood Avenue. The woman said the man forced her into the car at gunpoint. They drove several blocks away and parked, where the man raped and sodomized her. After the woman bit the suspect’s cheek, the man fled. The victim drove to a patrol division station and reported the crime. More information here.

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March 27th, 2010 at 8:41 pm





Australian man stabbed in his own bed

The 43-year-old was airlifted to the Alfred Hospital after allegedly being stabbed twice in the chest and slashed on his arms. Police have arrested a 31-year-old man. Police said the incident took place in Bilson St about 8.30pm. It is believed two men went to the house following a dispute with the alleged victim earlier in the day. “When the pair arrived at the house they called out to the resident and then went inside,” Sen-Constable Wayne Wilson said. They spoke briefly with the man before they allegedly produced a knife. After the attack the two men fled. More information here.

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March 24th, 2010 at 9:05 pm





Georgia man murdered by home invader

Shortly before 2 a.m., a man entered the front door of a split-level home in the 600 block of Adams Landing Court in unincorporated Lawrenceville, Georgia and went to a lower bedroom, police said. “Gunshots were heard, and the victim was struck at least once with a large-caliber weapon,” Gwinnett County police spokesman Officer Brian Kelly said. The man died from his wounds, and was found on the floor of his bedroom, Kelly said. He was identified as Yassin Mahmoud, 36, of Lawrenceville. The shooter, who had his face obscured, fled in a dark-colored sedan, witnesses told police.  More information here.

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March 21st, 2010 at 2:46 pm





Woman Found Murdered in Cell Phone Store

A woman was reportedly found murdered inside Cellular Superstore on South Madison Street around 6:30 this afternoon. The victim’s name was reported to be Sandra Robinson, a store employee. Investigators reportedly believe the motive was robbery, but don’t have any suspects at this time. Police reportedly say Robinson’s boyfriend went to the store and noticed the doors to the business were locked, but saw blood through the window. When officers arrived, they found the woman’s body, according to news reports. More information here.

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March 20th, 2010 at 2:47 pm





Car Accident Victim Stabbed in Oakland, CA

Just before 9PM, police responded to an incident at Scotia Avenue and Golf Links Road in Oakland, CA. Two vehicles had gotten into an accident, and afterward, a passenger in one car stabbed an individual in the other car, according to police. The victim was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, and the suspect was reportedly arrested. More information here.

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March 15th, 2010 at 9:19 pm





Springfield, MA Clerk Shot by Impatient Robber

A clerk at Wheeler’s Convenience Store, 142 Dickinson St., was shot in the abdomen by a masked gunman during a robbery Sunday morning, police said. The 38-year-old male clerk was rushed into surgery at Baystate Medical Center following the 11:30 a.m. shooting, and is expected to survive, said Sgt. John M. Delaney. Police say a man in a hooded sweatshirt and wearing a mask entered the store, pointed a small-caliber handgun at the clerk and demanded money from the register, Delaney said. He shot the clerk apparently because he felt the man was not emptying the register quickly enough, Delaney said. After the shooting, the robber jumped over the counter, grabbed money out of the register, and fled, he said. More information here.

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March 14th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

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Woman Jumps from Cliff to Escape from Rapist

Authorities say a man tried to sexually assault a Southern California jogger who escaped by jumping off a cliff. The woman was reportedly taken to a hospital Friday with cuts and bruises from the fall in Malibu. She told deputies she had finished a run at about noon at Point Dume State Beach and was standing at the edge of a cliff when she was grabbed from behind. She says she and the man struggled for several minutes before she was able to break away. That’s when the woman ran and jumped off the cliff. Deputies say the suspect then escaped in the woman’s Toyota Land Cruiser. More information here.

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March 13th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

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Moviegoer stabbed for complaining about another’s cell phone use

The California theater was packed for a 9 p.m. Saturday screening of the Martin Scorsese film when the moviegoer complained about a woman near him using a cellphone. The woman and two men with her left the theater. But sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said two men returned a few minutes later and stabbed the victim. “It was a vicious and cowardly attack,” Whitmore said. The victim, who was not identified, was hospitalized with serious wounds. Two other moviegoers who came to the victim’s aid were also hurt during the attack, officials said. More information here.

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March 12th, 2010 at 8:58 am





Toledo Police Issue Warrant for Serial Rape and Robbery Suspect

Toledo police have issued a warrant for the suspect accused of targeting women in five robberies, including one that escalated to rape. In at least two of the crimes committed in the last 10 days, the suspect hid in the backseat of the female victim’s unlocked car and ordered her at gunpoint to drive to an ATM and turn over cash, police said. More information here.

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March 12th, 2010 at 8:54 am





Ohio woman fatally stabbed in front of her child

A woman was stabbed to death in front of her son by a former boyfriend who died of self-inflicted stab wounds after a police chase, Lebanon, Ohio police said this morning. Shena Lee Nolan, 32, was stabbed several times by her ex-boyfriend after an argument in front of her 8-year-old son at her apartment about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Lebanon Assistant Police Chief Bob Hawley. The boy was not injured. “What kind of a person stabs a mother anyway, but then to do it front of a child?” Hawley reportedly said Thursday morning. Nolan was taken to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, where she was pronounced dead. More information here.

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March 11th, 2010 at 5:33 pm





Mexican journalist’s burned body found

Mexican authorities reported Monday they have found the dismembered, burned body of a Mexican journalist kidnapped in 2007. Officials believe the journalist, Rodolfo Rincon Taracena, was killed by members of the Los Zetas cartel killed Taracena for his reporting on drug activity in the Gulf Coast city of Villahermosa. More information here.

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March 10th, 2010 at 3:29 pm





Woman Raped by Man Seeking Revenge Against her boyfriend

A Yonkers man, who reportedly raped and robbed a woman over a three hour period in an act of revenge against her boyfriend, has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison and 25 years parole. Kevin Denham, 28, had been convicted by a Westchester County Court jury of two counts of rape in the first degree, two counts of burglary in the first degree, two counts of criminal sexual act in the first degree, one count of robbery in the first degree, one count of assault in the second degree, and one count of criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, according to news reports. The attack reportedly took place on March 1, 2009 when Denham broke into the woman’s Yonkers apartment through a rear window and attacker her as she slept in her bed. More information here.

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March 10th, 2010 at 12:36 pm





2 Women Kidnapped and Raped

A Woodhull, Illinois man is reportedly facing six felony counts for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting two women March 1 on Big Island in Rock Island County. Jason W. Kugler, 29, was reportedly charged in Rock Island County Circuit Court with six Class X counts, which each carry up to 30 years in prison upon conviction. He faces two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, two counts of armed robbery and two counts of aggravated kidnapping. According to the charges, Kugler was armed with a weapon when he committed the crimes. The robbery counts allege that he stole each victim’s purse. The two women are 25 and 23 years old. More information here.

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March 9th, 2010 at 4:21 pm





Joliet, IL man fatally stabbed while helping assault victim

Joliet, Illinois police say a 47-year-old man died of stab wounds today after coming to the aid of the victim in an alleged domestic battery incident. Police Chief Fred Hayes said officers found Reuben T. Abbott, 0-100 block of York Avenue, lying in a pool of blood on the front porch of a home on the 100 block of Nicholson Street at 4:04 a.m. Abbott, who was unresponsive, “had been stabbed in the back, stomach and neck,” Hayes said. More information here.

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March 8th, 2010 at 10:18 pm





Gunman shoots father and son at Dallas office building

Police say that a gunman shot a 63-year-old man in the legs and his 39-year-old son in the neck at a business they own on the third floor of a Dallas office building. Dallas Police Lt. Andrew Harvey said the gunman pointed his gun at arriving police, who fired at him and missed. The suspect then shot himself, police said, causing critical injuries. “This is not a random offense. They were targeted. The suspect knew both of the victims,” stated Lt. Andrew Harvey. More information here.

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March 8th, 2010 at 9:18 pm





NH Landlord Beaten to Death

Prosecutors allege a New Hampshire man obsessed with getting a Harley-Davidson motorcycle beat his landlord to death, assumed his identify, and then stole his pickup truck in order to trade it for a motorcycle.  It is alleged that Paul McDonald traded his landlord’s new truck for the motorcycle and an older truck before fleeing to Vermont, where he was reportedly arrested.  Wilcox was found dead in June 2008 in the basement of the Danville home where McDonald lived as his tenant, according to police. More information here.

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March 8th, 2010 at 9:11 pm





Woman Raped, Word “Mine” Carved into her Stomach

A North Carolina man has been arrested and charged with raping a woman and carving the word “Mine” on her stomach, according to police. Keith Alan Campbell, 41, of Hickory, NC was reportedly charged with first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a female and two counts of communicating threats. The arrest warrant reportedly alleges that Campbell tied up the woman and used a box cutter to carve the word “Mine” on her stomach. More information here.

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March 8th, 2010 at 3:35 pm





Chicago Taxi Driver Stabbed in Robbery Attempt

A taxi cab driver was stabbed and critically injured Thursday night by a passenger in the West Town neighborhood during a robbery attempt, according to police. The attack occured at about 11:30 p.m. near Western Avenue and Hirsch Street, said Chicago Police Officer Hector Alfaro. The male assailant then fled the scene, and the cab driver was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, Alfaro said. No suspects are in custody. More information here.

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March 7th, 2010 at 5:36 pm





KY Woman Robbed and Stabbed by Home Invaders

The victim, Patricia Hall, said two men she did not know forced their way into her home wearing masks and gloves. She also told investigators stole some items, and stabbed her before leaving. Hall is reportedly hospitalized and listed in fair condition. No suspects are in custody, police say. More information here.

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March 7th, 2010 at 5:33 pm