shooting

creative commons

31 year old Troy Short of Hurlock has been identified as the suspect who was show by two local law enforcement officers last Saturday night.

He is reported to be in stable condition at the Christiana Hospital in Newark.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Short fled Worcester County Sheriffs who tried to make an initial stop in Ocean City.

Short apparently crossed state lines into Delaware where the Ocean View Police also became involved.

creative commons

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia lawmaker wants school boards in the state to designate employees who can carry concealed handguns on school property.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that the bill from Republican Del. Bob Marshall of Prince William County would require those who carry guns on school grounds to be trained and certified. They'd get training either from the state or from the National Rifle Association.

family photo

GREENVILLE, Del. (AP) - A Delaware man wounded in an attack at a New Year's Eve celebration in Istanbul says he survived the attack by playing dead.

William Jacob Raak told NBC News he survived the attack by playing dead and staying silent and motionless, even after being shot.

WCAU-TV  reports that Raak's brother says the 35-year-old, a small business owner from Greenville, Delaware, called around 7:30 p.m. ET on New Year's Eve to say he'd been shot in the leg. Michael Raak says his brother was visiting friends in Istanbul.

123rf

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) - Classmates are mourning the death of a Maryland teenager who authorities say was fatally shot by a 15-year-old who then tried to kill himself.

WMAR-TV reports students at Howard High School in Ellicott City wore black on Monday in honor of 16-year-old Charlotte Zaremba, who was slain a day earlier.

School district spokesman John White says Charlotte was "a great spirit" with lots of friends. He says the district is providing counseling for students.

creative commons

POCOMOKE CITY, Md. (AP) - State police say they've made arrest in a fatal shooting in Pocomoke City on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Police announced Sunday that 36-year-old Anthony Tunnel has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of 26-year-old James Allen Jr.

Police say Tunnel was arrested Sunday morning at a hotel in Salisbury and is being held at the Wicomico County jail.

Allen was shot several times on the evening of Dec. 1. Police say he staggered into the middle of a roadway after he was shot and died at the scene.

delaware stae court website

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - A 22-year-old man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that on Thursday, a Wicomico County jury convicted Delonte Bryant in the death of 21-year-old Dommeir Deshields.

Prosecutors say on Aug. 3, 2015, Deshields was found lying in the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Authorities say Deshields was walking when someone approached and shot him.

Deshields died at a local hospital.

creative commons

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A jury will be allowed to hear testimony that a police officer joked about shooting to death a mentally ill black man. 

The Virginian-Pilot reports that a judge is allowing the testimony at the officer's upcoming trial on manslaughter charges.

Newport News Facebook

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Authorities in Virginia are offering a reward for help identifying the person who fired shots at the Newport News Police headquarters building early Tuesday, damaging several windows but causing no injuries.

A police statement posted online says surveillance video shows a person with a handgun firing shots into the main entrance, an empty office and a secondary building at about 2:30 a.m.

Newport News Police Facebook

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Authorities say someone fired a gun at the Newport News Police headquarters, damaging several windows.
 
Police spokesman Brandon Maynard tells news outlets that the shooting was reported early Tuesday.
 
Maynard says the building was occupied at the time, but there were no injuries reported.
 
Investigators say they have watched surveillance footage and believe one person on foot fired the shots. They did not release any additional information about the suspect.
 

creative commons

BALTIMORE (AP) - Police say five people attending a candlelight vigil in for a man killed in west Baltimore were shot when a gunman opened fire on the crowd.

Detective Donny Moses said in a phone interview that about 25 people had gathered about 6:30 p.m. Monday at Fulton and North avenues, where 24-year-old Jermaine Schofield was shot and killed early Sunday.

creative commons freefoto.com

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - New Castle County Police say a University of Delaware student was fatally shot in his car while he was on his way to work.

The department said in a news release that early Saturday, 19-year-old Malcolm Evans was driving to work when a single gunshot was fired into his car.

Police say the car crashed on Country Path Drive. Evans was taken to a hospital, where officers say he died Sunday afternoon.

youtube

BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore police say local rapper Tyriece Travon Watson, who was known as "Lor Scoota," has been fatally shot.

Police said in a statement that witnesses reported that 23-year-old Watson was driving when an unknown suspect stepped into the street and opened fire Saturday evening. Police say it appears that the shooting was "targeted." Police described the suspect as a black male wearing a white bandanna.

Police say Watson was taken from the scene at Harford Road at Moravia Road to a hospital where he died.

official photos

Senator Chris Coons and Congressman John Carney joined the sit-in last night on the House floor where congressional Democrats protested the failure of Speaker Paul Ryan to bring a gun control measure to a vote.

Congressman John Lewis, a legend of the Civil Right era, led the protest urging a vote on measures that would expand background checks and keep some suspected terrorists from obtaining firearms.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Carney who is running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination said that he strongly supported Lewis’s efforts.

Over The Rainbow Shop

The Firefly Music Festival wrapped up last night with Mumford and Sons as thousand flocked to the annual event in the Woodland near Dover’s International Speedway.

During Saturday night’s performance Florence + The Machine dedicated the song “Dog Days are Over” to the LGBT community.

In the background a rainbow flag was draped behind the band as the crowd sang with Welsh.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the dedication comes in the wake of the mass shooting at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida in which 49 lost their lives and over 50 were wounded.

creative commons

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Police in Wilmington say three boys and a girl ranging in age from 12 to 16 have been injured in a shooting.

Police said in a statement that officers responding to a report of shots fired Tuesday night near Elm and South Van Buren streets found a 16-year-old boy shot in the legs and arm. Police say a 15-year-old boy was found a block away shot in the hand, abdomen and leg and a 13-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy were found shot in a nearby home.

candel light, creative commons wikimedia

A vigil was held in Rehoboth Beach by the LGBTQ community in the wake of the night club shooting that left around 50 dead and similar number wounded in Orlando.

Around a hundred showed up to comfort each with several noting that June is gay pride month.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that one told the paper their first reaction was whether they knew someone there and then that it could have been one of them.

The paper reports that LGBT groups expressed grief and frustration at the attacks on social media.

creative commons

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Dover police say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested and charged as an adult after the shooting of another 17-year-old.

The shooting occurred on Saturday afternoon. Police said in a news release that the 17-year-old victim was wounded in the upper torso and was taken to a hospital, where his condition was stable.

Police say officers quickly identified 17-year-old Michael Taylor as a suspect, and he was arrested without incident. He's been charged with first-degree assault, numerous weapons offenses and illegal gang participation.

Salisbury Police badge website

The man who was shot and killed at a Salisbury apartment complex has been identified as Keonte Gaskins by his grandmother Thelma Russell.

That’s according to the Salisbury Daily Times.

Police say that his body was found outside the Waterside apartment complex in a stairwell.

The paper reports that police were called around 7 a.m. yesterday about the discovery of a body.

Salisbury police also say that someone heard gunshots sometime after midnight.

creative commons freefoto.com

One man is dead after being shot in Salisbury on Parsons Road this morning.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that police received a call around 7 a.m. about an incident at the Waterside Apartments.

Salisbury Police Captain Rich Kaiser told the paper that it has not been determined whether it was a homicide or a suicide.

As of mid-morning he told the paper there was no sign of a break in and no one was in custody.

north branch cumberland

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - A man convicted of killing a teenager when he shot into a crowd in a hotel parking lot has been sentenced to life in prison.

Nineteen-year-old Jarrett Stokes had been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Rakim Russell of Fruitland. Stokes was sentenced Thursday in Wicomico County Circuit Court.

WMDT-TV reports  that on Aug. 2, three men got into a fight with another group at a party at Americas Best Value Inn in Salisbury. Prosecutors say the men left, picked up Stokes, and drove back to the parking lot.

creative commons

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police have charged three people in the shooting death of a man whose body was found on the Port Mahon Pier in Dover.

Troopers said in a news release that 19-year-old Chelsea Braunskill of Camden-Wyoming and 22-year-old Daiquan Bordley of Dover were arrested last week. Twenty-two-year-old Zhyhee Harmon of Dover was arrested Wednesday.

Police say all three are charged with first-degree murder and other offenses in the death of 24-year-old Dontray Hendricks of Dover.

official photo

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - Mourners will gather to remember a Virginia state trooper who was killed by a gunman at a Richmond Greyhound bus station.

A funeral for Trooper Chad P. Dermyer will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton. A private burial will follow in Gloucester County.

Authorities say Dermyer was fatally shot by James Brown III at the busy bus terminal, where police were holding a counterterrorism training exercise. Brown, of Aurora, Illinois, was killed by two other state troopers after he opened fire.

official photo

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police have announced funeral services for the trooper who was killed by a gunman at the Greyhound bus station in Richmond.

Trooper Chad P. Dermyer's funeral is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton. A private burial will follow in Gloucester County.

Visitation is scheduled form 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the church in Hampton.

Baltimore Police Badge

BALTIMORE (AP) - A police union attorney says the Baltimore officers who fatally shot two armed men were videotaped being read their Miranda rights after declining to give statements.

The attorney, Michael Davey, told The Baltimore Sun  that prosecutors required the Miranda warnings. He said he could not recall such a move by prosecutors in 16 years working with the union. Davey says the officers were "treated like criminals" after he advised them not to immediately give statements.

official photo

Authorities have identified an Illinois man as the gunman who fatally shot a Virginia state trooper at a bus station in Richmond.

State Police identified him as 34-year-old James Brown III of Aurora, Ill.

Police say Brown shot Trooper Chad Dermyer several times at the Greyhound bus station yesterday before Brown was killed by two other troopers.

Police have not said what motivated the shooting.

Authorities say two women were also injured in the shooting but are expected to recover.

creative commons freefoto.com

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Authorities say the death of a 24-year-old man found dead at the Port Mahon Pier in Dover has been ruled a homicide.

Delaware State Police said Friday in a statement that an autopsy determined Dontray Hendricks of Dover had been shot.

The State Police said previously that Hendricks was unresponsive when he was found at the fishing pier on Wednesday. State Police say specific details of the case are not being released in order not to jeopardize the investigation.

creative commons freefoto.com

HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say a man was shot outside a home in Harrington.

Troopers said in a news release that the man standing in the driveway at a home on Flat Iron Road early Sunday. Police say there was a party at the home and someone fired several shots at the house.

Officers say the victim was shot in the lower leg and was taken to the hospital by private vehicle.

official photo

CHEVERLY, Md. (AP) - Police say they're seeking answers for why a gunman opened fire outside a police station in a Maryland suburb of the nation's capital, killing an officer in what the police chief called an "unprovoked attack."

Prince George's county police chief Hank Stawinski says the shooter opened fire on the first officer he saw outside the station around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. A gun battle followed, with several officers shooting at the suspect, who was wounded.

creative commons

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal prosecutor says no charges will be filed against a security guard who shot and killed a man wielding a knife at Union Station in the District of Columbia.

U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Bill Miller said Tuesday there's not enough evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights or local charges against the guard, whose identity has not been released. In a news release, the office said its staff and the Metropolitan Police Department reviewed the Sept. 11, 2015, incident.

Metro Map

WASHINGTON (AP) - The transit agency in the nation's capital says a man was shot on a commuter train, and two teenagers have been arrested.

Metro spokeswoman Sherri Ly (LEE) said the 24-year-old male victim was in stable condition and able to talk to detectives after the Tuesday afternoon shooting. She had no information on a motive, but said it was not terrorism. Nobody else was injured.

Ly said Metro Transit Police were seeking two other "persons of interest."

Pages