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North Carolina man charged with murdering Missouri officer shot while responding to call: police

A 26-year-old man from North Carolina has been charged with murder for shooting and killing a Missouri officer who was responding to a call in North St. Louis County on Sunday, police said Monday.

Bonette Kymbrelle Meeks, 26, has also been charged with armed criminal action, unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest.

Officer Michael Langsdorf, who had been with the North County Police Cooperative for three months, was responding to a bad check report at a food market on Sunday when Meeks shot and killed him, police said.

Police added that Meeks was trying to cash the bad check.

MISSOURI OFFICER SHOT WHILE RESPONDING TO CALL HAS DIED, SUSPECT IN CUSTODY: POLICE

North County Police Cooperative Major Ron Martin, who introduced himself as a friend of Langsdorf’s while holding back tears, told reporters on Monday he has known the officer for 20 years.

“Mr. Meeks was successful in executing a cop yesterday and a good one,” Martin said.

The North County Police Cooperative’s chief, John Buchanan, told reporters that Langsdorf responded to Clay Wellston Food Market Restaurant, about a 15-minute drive from St. Louis, around 4:30 pm on Sunday and about five minutes later, a call came in for “one of our officers down.” Langsdorf, 40, was pronounced dead at a St. Louis hospital about 40 minutes later.

Martin told reporters on Monday that when Langsdorf confronted Meeks inside the market “a struggle ensued between both of them,” adding that “the entire incident was captured on surveillance video.”

Martin told reporters he watched the surveillance video and described what he saw.

“At some point Officer Langsdorf was on top of Meeks. I don’t know how looking at the video Mr. Meeks was able to do it, but he was able to pull a gun from his waistband, strike Officer Langsdorf on the side of the head a few times which caused Officer Langsdorf to be in kind of a daze and lose his hold on Mr. Meeks,” Martin said.

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“Mr. Meeks was able to stand up and stand over Officer Langsdorf as Officer Langsdorf was on the ground, face down, stomach down,” Martin continued.

“Mr. Meeks had the gun in his hand, pointed the gun to the back, pointed the gun to the back of Officer Langsdorf’s head and fired one shot,” Martin said as he got emotional and his fellow officers consoled him.

Martin said after Meeks shot Langsdorf in the neck, Meeks fled on foot “gun in hand” and assisting officers caught him shortly thereafter.

Martin said that when Meeks was arrested, “he was armed with the pistol he used to murder Officer Langsdorf.”

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North County Police Cooperative officer Michael Langsdorf is shown in an undated photo provided by the North County Police Cooperative. Officer Langsdorf was shot and killed Sunday, June 23, 2019 in Wellston, Mo., near St. Louis while responding to a bad check complaint at a food market. (North County Police Cooperative)

Officer Langsdorf had 17 years of prior police experience, according to a post on the North County Police Cooperative’s Facebook page.

“Michael was an outstanding officer. In his short time with our department, he has taken our young officers under his wing and was mentoring and guiding them,” Buchanan told reporters on Monday.

MISSOURI OFFICER IS SHOT TWICE BY TEEN CAUGHT BREAKING INTO VEHICLE, POLICE SAY

He added, “When we first met he said to me several times, ‘All I wanted to be was a police officer and do police work. It was really all I knew how to do.’ He told me that numerous times.”

“He [Langsdorf] had a lot of police experience. You never would have thought that this type of police officer would have been put in that position but it happened,” Martin told reporters on Monday. “There’s no such things as a routine call. This is the dangers that our police officers in this community face every day.”

He added, “I can tell you that Mike was a pretty big part of us even though he was here a short time.”

Martin told reporters that officers interviewed Meeks and “ultimately he confessed to murdering Officer Langsdorf.”

“Meeks remains in custody with NO BOND ALLOWED,” according to a post on the North County Police Cooperative’s Facebook page.

Police said Meeks has an extensive criminal history and is a multi-convicted felon in North Carolina.

According to criminal records obtained by Fox News, Meek’s criminal history includes numerous convictions for the possession or sale of narcotics.

“We never had an officer involved shooting in the four years we’ve been here and we’ve never had a police officer killed in the line of duty,” Martin said.

“It’s tough to get a grasp on it all,” he added.

Langsdorf left behind two children, a fiancé and his parents.

“The North County Police Cooperative asks that you continue to keep the family, friends and co-workers of PO [Police Ofiicer] Langsdorf in your thoughts and prayers,” the North County Police Cooperative’s Facebook post read.

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Buchanan told reporters Monday that The North County Police Cooperative will offer support to Langsdorf’s family.

“Our department is going to wrap our arms around you and support you through this difficult time,” Buchanan said, addressing Langsdorf’s family.

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New Hampshire man accused of stealing police cruiser, biting officer

Police in New Hampshire say a man tried to steal a police cruiser during a traffic stop by jumping inside the vehicle and later bit the officer in the car.

Lt. Daniel Mederos of the Nashua Police Department told the Associated Press that Officer Michael Kekejian was conducting a stop on Sunday when 24-year-old Oscar Alicea hopped into his car.

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Oscar Alicea (Nashua Police Department)

Kekejian leaped into the driver’s seat on top of Alicea and ordered him out of the vehicle, only for the suspect to begin driving away with the door open. The officer and the suspect fought as the cruiser struck a fence and porch.

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Police say Alicea bit the officer at one point during the struggle, which they said “recklessly placed several pedestrians in the area as well as Officer Kekejian in danger.”

The two managed to drive around an intersection before hitting a park bench and coming to a stop.

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Authorities say Kekejian was treated at a hospital and released after taking Alicea into custody.

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WHDH reported that Alicea faces multiple felony charges, including reckless conduct, theft of a motor vehicle, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and operating without a valid license.

Fox News’ Francesca Walton and the Associated Press contributed to this report

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Ex-University of Illinois doctoral student guilty in slaying of visiting Chinese scholar

A former University of Illinois doctoral student was convicted Monday of killing a visiting scholar from China after abducting her at a bus stop as she headed to sign an off-campus apartment lease.

Jurors deliberated less than 90 minutes at the federal death-penalty trial in Peoria, Ill.

The swift conviction was expected because Brendt Christensen’s attorneys acknowledged from the start that he raped and stabbed Yingying Zhang in June 2017.

Prosecutors said he beat her to death with a baseball bat and decapitated her.

Jurors found Christensen guilty of kidnapping resulting in death, which carries a possible death sentence. Prosecutors are expected in the penalty phase to focus on Christensen’s brutality, with the defense broaching mental health issues.

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The swift conviction was expected because Brendt Christensen’s attorneys acknowledged from the start that he raped and stabbed Yingying Zhang in June 2017. Prosecutors say he beat her to death with a baseball bat and decapitated her. (AP)

The judge has said there will be a break of a week or more before the penalty phase, a sort of mini-trial that could last several weeks.

Illinois no longer has capital punishment, but he could be sentenced to death because he was convicted in federal court.

The federal death-penalty case is the first in Illinois since the state struck capital punishment from its books on grounds that death-penalty processes were too error-prone. Some Illinois anti-death penalty activists criticized what they said was the government’s imposition of a death-penalty case on a non-death penalty state.

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The defense began the trial with the rare admission that their client killed Zhang, but said they said they disagreed with prosecutors over how and why. The surprising strategy was a bid to start immediately trying to persuade jurors to spare Christensen’s life.

Jurors heard evidence that Christensen boasted he killed 12 others before killing Zhang, starting when the Stevens Point, Wisconsin native was 19 and still living in Wisconsin. He began his studies in Champaign at the university’s prestigious doctoral program in physics in 2013.

His lawyers said he made the claim about being a serial killer when he was drunk and that it was not true, but the FBI did not rule it out.

Christensen, now 29, lured Zhang into his car posing as an undercover officer when she was running late to sign the apartment lease on June 9, 2017. The muscular Christensen forced the 5-foot-4 Zhang into his apartment in Urbana, Champaign’s sister city 140 miles southwest of Chicago, where he raped and killed her.

Zhang was unlucky enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, prosecutors said, adding Christensen — who had fantasized about killing — determined to kill someone that day and had been cruising in his car looking for a victim. Earlier, he approached a different young woman posing as an officer, but she refused to get in the car.

He and his girlfriend, Terra Bullis, attended a vigil for Zhang on June 29, during which Bullis wore an FBI wire recording him detailing how he killed Zhang. As they left at night, she said she’d rather not call a ride-sharing service, telling him: “My version of safer is walking at night with a serial killer.” He responds: “Yeah. That’s me.”

Christensen was arrested on June 30, 2017, his birthday.

Christensen sought help from mental-health counselors at the school for homicidal and suicidal thoughts in the months before Zhang vanished, according to his lawyers, who said his life was spinning out of control. In his first few semesters as a doctoral student, Christensen was making straight As but by late 2016, was getting Fs in all his classes.

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There are more than 5,000 Chinese among the 45,000 students attending the University of Illinois in Champaign, one of the largest such enrollments in the nation.

Zhang had been in Illinois for just three months — her only time living outside China. The daughter of working-class parents, she aspired to become a professor in crop sciences to help her family financially. Friends and family described her as caring and fun-loving.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Suspected California cop-killer under psychiatric watch after smashing head in jail cell

The man charged with killing a California police officer was hospitalized Sunday after smashing his head against his bed frame, authorities said.

Adel Sambrano Ramos, 45, was placed under 24-hour psychiatric watch after he was returned to jail. He was expected to make his first court appearance later Monday afternoon.

Ramos is facing murder charges in the killing of Sacramento County Police Officer Tara O’Sullivan, the attempted murder of her training officer and illegal possession of assault-style rifles. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

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This still image taken from bodycam video released by the Sacramento Police Dept. shows the gunfight in which Sacramento Police Officer Tara O’Sullivan was shot (Sacramento Police Dept. via AP)

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tess Deterding described Ramos’ injuries as “nothing major” and noted that the suspect was out of jail for “only 12 hours.”

Ramos, who has a history of domestic violence, was moved to the psychiatric wing of the jail, where Deterding said, “we’ve taken further precautions to make sure he doesn’t hurt himself like that.”

She added that there are mental health employees in Ramos’ unit and he was given a thin mattress and a suicide smock — a piece of clothing that is tear resistant so inmates can’t turn it into a noose.

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O’Sullivan, a 26-year-old rookie cop, was shot several times after she was ambushed while on a domestic violence call. Ramos allegedly kept firing at police for 45 minutes after shooting O’Sullivan, preventing them from reaching her until they brought in an armored vehicle.

Authorities said Ramos was heavily armed with assault rifles, a shotgun and a handgun and fired dozens of times at officers over an hours-long standoff before surrendering.

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O’Sullivan was the first Sacramento police officer to be killed on the job in twenty years.

Fox News’ Tyler Olson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Alligator may have killed South Carolina man found in pond with ‘bite marks’ on body: police

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A South Carolina man found dead in a pond with “bite marks” on his body Saturday may have been killed by an alligator, authorities said.

A police helicopter discovered the body in a large pond on Kiawah Island while conducting a search for a man who had been reported missing hours earlier, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

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“The deceased individual had bite marks and wounds consistent in appearance with an alligator encounter,” the statement read.

Police said they suspect the body is of the missing man based on appearance, although it has yet to be confirmed. The man first went missing at 10 a.m. Saturday. The helicopter was called in after police dogs tracked the victim to the pond behind his property.

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An autopsy will determine the unidentified man’s cause of death – and whether he was mauled by the gator after he died, the department said. The state’s Department of Natural Resources is assisting in the investigation.

There have been two known deaths in South Carolina resulting from an encounter with an alligator, the Post and Courier reported. Less than a year ago, a New York kindergarten teacher was walking her pet border collie near a lagoon when an alligator came out of the water and dragged her under.

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In July 2016, a 90-year-old woman with dementia died from gator wounds after wandering from an assisted-living facility and falling into a nearby pond, according to the paper.

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Colorado bus carrying church group kills 2, leaves 13 injured

Two people were killed and over a dozen were injured when a charter bus carrying a church group ran off a highway in southern Colorado and struck a bridge support, according to officials.

The Colorado State Patrol said the crash happened around 2:40 p.m. Sunday on the southbound lanes on Interstate 25 about 10 miles north of Pueblo.

“Our condolences go out to the families of those involved in this crash,” the agency said on Twitter.

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The bus was carrying 15 members of a church group from Albuquerque, New Mexico when it struck a bridge structure and then veered off the side of the highway into a ditch, according to State Patrol Cpl. Ivan Alvarado.

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Two people were killed and 13 were injured when a charter bus carrying a church group crashed in Colorado on Sunday. (Colorado State Patrol)

The driver, a 22-year-old man, may have had an unspecified medical issue that contributed to the crash. The driver, whose identity wasn’t released, was ejected from the bus and died, according to Alvarado.

State Patrol said the 13 passengers sustained injuries that varied from minor to critical. Five people had to be extricated from the bus.

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Emergency crews respond to a bus crash on southbound Interstate 25 in Pueblo County, Colo., Sunday afternoon, June 23, 2019. (Zach Hillstrom/The Pueblo Chieftain via AP)

The bus was returning to New Mexico from a convention in Denver, The Pueblo Chieftain reported, citing Colorado State Police officials.

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The group on board included high schoolers who were returning from a meeting from the Steubenville of the Rockies Youth Conference in Denver, according to the Archdiocese of Denver.

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A charter bus carrying more than a dozen people ran off the highway after striking a bridge support Sunday in southern Colorado, killing a few people and injuring several others, a state patrol official said. (Zach Hillstrom/The Pueblo Chieftain via AP)

Three medical helicopters and dozens of ambulances were dispatched to the scene. One person had to be airlifted to a hospital in Colorado Springs, while 12 others were transported by ambulances to area hospitals.

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The accident caused extensive backups in both directions of the interstate, FOX31 reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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California man jumps into river to elude homeowner, police: cops

Officials say a California man jumped into a river to elude a homeowner and police following a report of a burglary.

The Sacramento Bee reports that 40-year-old Michael Hernandez leapt into the St. John’s River in Visalia following pursuit by a homeowner Saturday.

Hernandez was arrested on suspicion of burglary, resisting arrest, methamphetamine possession, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Police in the city 211 miles south of Sacramento responded to a 3 p.m. report of a resident interrupting a burglar before chasing the man’s vehicle in his own car.

Authorities searched for three hours before Hernandez was spotted.

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Police say Hernandez jumped back into the river but the swift current forced him to shore, where he struggled with officers and a police dog in knee-deep water.

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This Day in History: June 24

On this day, June 24 …

1997: The U.S. Air Force releases a report on the so-called “Roswell Incident,” suggesting the “alien bodies” that witnesses reported seeing in 1947 were actually life-sized dummies. 

Also on this day:

  • 1947: What’s regarded as the first modern UFO sighting takes place as private pilot Kenneth Arnold, an Idaho businessman, reports seeing nine silvery objects flying in a “weaving formation” near Mount Rainier in Washington.
  • 1957: The U.S. Supreme Court, in Roth v. United States, rules 6-3 that obscene materials are not protected by the First Amendment.
  • 1983: The space shuttle Challenger — carrying America’s first woman in space, Sally K. Ride — coasts to a safe landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
  • 1992: The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, strengthens its 30-year ban on officially sponsored worship in public schools, prohibiting prayer as a part of graduation ceremonies.
  • 2004: Federal investigators question President George W. Bush for more than an hour in connection with the news leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity.
  • 2004: New York’s Court of Appeals rules the state’s death penalty unconstitutional.
  • 2009: South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admits he had secretly flown to Argentina to visit a woman with whom he was having an affair, and says he would resign as head of the Republican Governors Association.  
  • 2012: Mohamed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, is announced as the winner of Egypt’s presidential elections.
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  • 2016: British Prime Minister David Cameron resigns after the Brexit vote.
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Indiana HS cuts ties with gay teacher to stay in archdiocese: report

A high school in northern Indianapolis said Sunday that it will cut ties with a gay teacher in order to stay in the city’s archdiocese, a decision made about a week after another school in the area declined to terminate a gay teacher and split from the archdiocese.

In a letter addressed to the “Cathedral family,” a board member at Cathedral High School announced its decision to end the employment of a teacher in a same-sex marriage, The Indianapolis Star reported.  School administrators said it was an “agonizing decision” but said it was forced to part ties or it would have had to forfeit its Catholic identity.

The report said Cathedral relies heavily on the archdiocese, unlike Brebeuf Jesuit Prep, that refused to terminate the teacher. The archdiocese announced last week that to “effectively bear witness to Christ, whether they teach religion or not, all ministers in their professional and private lives must convey and be supportive of Catholic Church teaching.”

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The paper noted that statement was in response to Brebeuf, not Cathedral.

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4 bodies, including 2 infants, discovered by border agents, sheriff says

Federal border patrol agents found four bodies, including two infants, in a brushy area near the Rio Grande River on Sunday evening and an investigation into their deaths is underway, reports said.

Eddie Guerra, the sheriff of Hidalgo County, Texas, announced the grim finding on Twitter. The bodies were recovered on the southeast side of Anzalduas Park, which is in the Las Paloma Wildlife Management Area. The area is federal property and the FBI will lead the investigation.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection did not immediately respond to an inquiry from Fox News early Monday. KRGV.com reported that the other bodies included a toddler and a 20-year-old woman.

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The report said the area—Known as the Devil’s Corner— is known for human smuggling. The station said it is believed that they died of dehydration.

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