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This is footage from the car chase that began in Phoenix today, and ended with the suspect shooting himself in the head on live television. Although there aren’t many details at this point, it has been said that he was being chased because he had stolen a vehicle. Please be warned, this is a guy shooting himself in the head, and that’s what you will see…
Earlier this morning, during the midnight premier of ‘Dark Knight Rises’ in Aurora, CO, a masked gunman was responsible for the death of 12 people and bringing injury to around 50. Law enforcement has confirmed the identity of the suspect as 24-year-old James Holmes and are currently searching his apartment , which they fear could have explosives, for more evidence as to why he did this.
Local reporter Justin Jones said the gunman was wearing body armour and a gas mask.
“The attacker shot a baby at point blank range,” he said.
During the opening credits, Dates saw someone in the front row answer a phone call and walk to the emergency door in the front of the theater, he said.
Less than an hour later a man, dressed in black and wearing a gas mask and what looked like body armor, marched into the theater through the same emergency exit. He lobbed two canisters and almost instantly the theater filled with smoke.
Dates and Seeger, like everyone else in the theater, thought the man and the smoke were all part of the show, they said. Right as their eyes began to tear up from the smoke, the man fired a shot at the ceiling.
The gunman moved through
the crowd and stopped in front of Seeger.
He pointed a long rifle at her face and said nothing.
He shot at the person sitting behind her, Seeger said.
“I have no idea why he didn’t shoot me,” Seeger said.
The two dove to the ground. They could feel hot shell casings hitting their legs as the tried to crawl through the dark theater now filled with smoke. Seeger’s forehead has a burned from one of the casings.
Her friends urged each other and the people around them to stay quiet, desperate not to draw the attention of the gunman who was working his way up the isle.
As she huddled on the ground, Seeger could see bodies of women and children lying around her.
Brittany Diemer showed the ticket stub for the Dark Knight Rises Friday morning. She was in the theatre when a gunmen opened fire on moviegoers. (Karl Gehring, The Denver Post)
to help a man bleeding next to her. She worked to find a pulse, but was forced to leave him behind as they tried to flee the theater.
People tried to exit through the main entrance of the theater, Seeger said. By then the gunman had worked his way to the back of the theater, shooting at people as they tried to run.
Seeger estimates she was trapped in the theater for 10 to 15 minutes. When she finally reached the lobby, she saw a police officer cocking a shot gun.
Read more:12 killed, 50 wounded at Aurora movie theater – The Denver Posthttp://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21118201/unknown-number-people-shot-at-aurora-movie-theater#ixzz21AjZN5ei
[UPDATE] Killer Has Been Identified, As Well As Possible Motive: Shooting At Oakland, CA Christian Univeristy
UPDATE: April 3rd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM – The shooter is being identified (allegedly) as 43-year-old, One L. Goh. According to some, he was often made fun of for his poor English speaking skills. As far as the authorites believe, Goh was looking for a former female administrator that had expelled him from Oikos University, earlier in the year. After realizing that she wasn’t there he went into an acupuncture room and told the students to “Get in line and I’m going to kill you all.” Although he has surrendered and been cooperative, he seems to be lacking remorse. It is believed that the death of his mother, brother and being expelled along with debt piling up, is the possible motive.
UPDATE: April 2nd, 2012 at 4:05 PM – 7 people are being confirmed dead after the shooting that took place this morning. The suspect has also been identified as a man in his 40′s and has been taken into custody by police. Along with the seven fatally shot, 3 other people were wounded as well. Pastor Jong Kim, the University’s founder, did verify that the suspect was enrolled at the school as a nursing student, but was no longer enrolled.
Although it hasn’t been verified yet, it is assumed that at least five people are dead after a man opened fire at Oikos University, a Christian school in Oakland, California at 10:30 this morning. Police are not letting people know how many are dead and/or wounded, but from the aerial shots, 5 bodies can be seen with sheets covering them.
Police described the suspect as an Asian male, 5-foot-9, wearing tan pants, according ABC station KGO-TV in San Francisco.
- Shooting erupts at Oakland religious school (sfgate.com)
- Four victims treated at one Oakland hospital (itv.com)
- Police respond to shooting in East Oakland (mercurynews.com)
- Oakland Rapper T-K.A.S.H. Running Marathon To Stem Gun Violence (allhiphop.com)
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (KABC) — A suspect armed with a crowbar was shot outside of a Carl’s Jr. restaurant in Monterey Park on Monday morning. Authorities say the incident began with the suspect breaking windows at Carl’s Jr. in the 1200 block of Avenida Cesar Chavez just before 9:30 a.m. The suspect then walked inside, while workers and customers ran outside. Police arrived as the suspect was exiting the fast-food restaurant. After repeatedly telling the suspect to drop the weapon, the suspect was Tasered. Police said the Taser was ineffective, and the suspect swung the three-foot metal bar at officers twice. At least one officer opened fire on the suspect. The suspect was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No one else was injured in the incident. The officer-involved shooting is under investigation.
- Suspect with Crowbar Shot by officer (disclose.tv)
- Police Officer in Atlantic County injured by crowbar, fires shot in scuffle (nj.com)
- Man shot dead by San Jose cops was robbery suspect (sfgate.com)
- Cops Shoot Suspect in 4 a.m. Machete Attack (laist.com)
- Give a Cop a Taser, He Will Taser Everybody [Police] (gawker.com)
Johnny D. Guillen was the suspected Butt Slasher that terrorized shopping women in Fairfax, Virginia. Apparently he’s been found far from home: Peru. Guillen was the man whom authorities believed slashed the butts of 13 young women as they shopped at various retail stores in the area.
I find this case absolutely hilarious because no one was seriously injured, and the crime itself is somewhat funny. Okay, I know that slashing a woman’s buttocks with a knife isn’t appropriate behavior, but could you imagine how funny that would be years down the line to explain to people that you are the victim of a notorious but non-violent butt slasher? Amazing.
And that he tried to avoid capture is just the icing on this story. This man was so scared of being caught that he fled to Peru! And sadly, he was aware that despite the lack of severity of his crime, police would still want to close the books on this one and assure the county that their citizens were safe from this butt cutter.
- Suspected mall slasher arrested in Peru (washingtonpost.com)
- Butt Slasher Arrested in Peru (inquisitr.com)
- Johnny D. Guillen, Accused ‘Butt Slasher’, Arrested In Peru (huffingtonpost.com)
- Suspected Virginia Butt-Slasher Flees to Peru [Butts] (jezebel.com)
- Serial Butt Stabber Caught, Butts Everywhere Rejoice [Crime] (gawker.com)
- SteVe C: Man suspected in Virginia butt slashings arrested in Peru – CNN.com (cnn.com)
UPDATE: Monday December 12th, 2001 @ 4:15 PM -
The shooting suspect has now been identified as Tyler Brehm and his ex-girlfriend, Alicia Alligood, is speaking out about the reason she believes he went on the shooting rampage. Alligood, 24, has shed light on a possible motive for the shooting, their December 1st break up.
The former girlfriend of a gunman shot dead by police after he went on a shooting rampage along a Hollywood street has described how she woke to 14 text messages informing her of his death.
Alicia Alligood, 24, had broken up with her boyfriend of four-and-a-half years Tyler Brehm, 26, just days before he went on the spree that left one man in critical condition and two injured.
But she was unaware of his involvement in the shooting until she woke at 7 a.m. the following day to 14 text messages – some from the shooter himself.
Sadly, this man seems to seriously have been a good guy who simply went crazy after the break up. It’s rather terrifying to know that someone that people described so nicely, can be capable of the fear and harm that he had caused. His family is now left with unanswered questions and other people are dealing with the consequences of his actions.
But Alligood described her former boyfriend as a ‘humanitarian’, and someone who was ‘extremely motivated to change the world for the better’, even managing a non-profit organisation for a friend.
He had met a woman he thought was a pharmaceutical saleswoman who had given him some kind of pills, Alligood said.
He began taking the pills, which Alligood found alarming as he had never taken ‘hard’ drugs before.
Police received a call in regards to a man who was apparently firing at random near Sunset Blvd. and Vine Street at around 10:30 this morning. According to one witness, Oscar Herrera, the man fired at at least three cars that he had seen.
At some point, Herrera said the suspect ran out of bullets and brandished a knife.
“He put the gun in his waist and he walked down there. And that’s when a policeman came this way, near the bank, and he saw him with the knife and the gun (and) he started shooting at him like maybe four or five times.”
Herrera said the man was screaming, “Kill me … I’m gonna die!”
The police are still trying to gather more information as well as identify the suspect turned victim. Seeing as he’s no longer alive, he will not be punished for the two police that he injured during his shooting rampage.
What a crazy pathetic son of a bitch. If you are wanting to die and too cowardly to do it yourself, that you have to put the lives of other people in jeopardy, then I would consider your death lucky. If I were that cop I would have tried my hardest to keep your sorry ass alive so that you could be imprisoned and have an even more miserable existence than you thought you had. Unfortunately, he was just trying to protect himself like many others and couldn’t think about the rightful punishment for a careless dick like yourself.
- Hollywood shootout: Gunman killed after opening fire near ArcLight Theater (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Hollywood shooting suspect killed by LAPD (abclocal.go.com)
- 1 dead, several hurt in Hollywood shootout (cbsnews.com)
- Hollywood shootout: Gunman ‘wanted to die a loud death,’ witness says – Los Angeles Times (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
Virginia Tech University is a widely known campus, mainly due to the massacre that had occurred here on April 16th, 2007. Well today, the school is facing yet another shooter, one who has already killed two people.
The school said the suspect is at large and students are being told, “Stay indoors. Secure in place.”
An alert on the Virginia Tech school’s website said: “There is an active campus alert in Blacksburg. Everyone should seek shelter or stay where you are. Blacksburg Transit service is suspended until the alert is lifted.”
A school police officer was performing a routine traffic stop around noon at the school’s Coliseum parking lot, near McComas Hall.
“During the traffic stop. the officer was shot and killed. There were witnesses to this shooting,” Owczarski said in the statement.
“Witnesses reported to police the shooter fled on foot heading toward the Cage, a parking lot near Duck Pond Drive. At that parking lot, a second person was found. That person is also deceased,” he said.
The suspect is still on the loose and there has been a description given to everyone, in case they encounter the individual. The man is apparently a white male who is wearing gray sweatpants, a gray hat with neon green on the brim, a maroon hoodie along with a backpack.
Although the last day of classes was yesterday, Wednesday, some students are still on the premises because it is Reading Day, a day of studying. All students and faculty are being urged to stay inside until the police have the situation under control.
- Virginia Tech alerts: Police officer shot, gunman at large (knoxnews.com)
- Virginia Tech: Police officer shot on campus, gunman sought (mercurynews.com)
- Shots fired in parking lot near Virginia Tech (ctv.ca)
- Virginia Tech: authorities hunt suspect after gunshots fired on campus (guardian.co.uk)
- Report: Shots Fired At Virginia Tech Campus (mediaite.com)
- Virginia Tech seeks to block fine in shooting case (sfgate.com)
Johnny D. Guillen Pimentel is now being named as the main suspect in the butt slashing case. If you’re not familiar with the case, let me give a little background.
In Northern Virginia, earlier this year, a man was targeting young women in their late teens or early twenties. How? Well, he was slashing their asses with a knife and taking off. The women were left with cuts that went through their clothing and cut into their skin. It seems unbelievable that they wouldn’t notice a man slashing their asses open, but by the time they did notice, the infamous slasher was gone.
He was seen on videotapes going in and out of retail stores and in some cases, actually attacking these women, but was not identifiable at the time. The police have received a tip that Pimentel, 40, is the man behind the notorious attacks and have issued a warrant for his arrest. They believe he has fled the area because they have not been able to locate the gentleman (I say this because he’s still just a suspect) and would really like to discuss these incidences with him.
Although the attacks were rather minor, they did traumatize some of the victims and have made them feel uncomfortable shopping. Personally, THIS is a huge issue. Our economy is in a down fall and we need as many shoppers as possible out there spending money! The butt slasher has contributed to the decline of our economy, in my opinion, and for that the government should be more involved in the hunt for this economic terrorist.