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Officials: Officer, robbery suspect dead in coastal Georgia

Westlake Legal Group og-fox-news Officials: Officer, robbery suspect dead in coastal Georgia Savannah (Ga) fox-news/us/crime fnc/us fnc Associated Press article 1153c5b5-b01c-5729-ac90-4d71dd597716

Authorities say a robbery suspect in coastal Georgia fatally shot a police officer and wounded his colleague before running away and being fatally shot afterward by another officer during a manhunt.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says 50-year-old Savannah Police Sgt. Kelvin Ansari and 49-year-old robbery suspect Edward Fuller III were pronounced dead at a hospital.

A statement from Georgia’s top law enforcement agency says Ansari and Officer Douglas Thomas had answered a call about a person robbed outside a Savannah barber shop Saturday evening. It says the suspect got out of a vehicle and fired on them, striking Ansari and Thomas.

Authorities say Fuller was later spotted emerging from a backyard shed, pointing a gun at officers, when he was shot.

Thomas was treated at the hospital and released.

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No-contest plea in machete attack: ‘He owes me choke ahi’

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A Kauai man who told police he was under the influence of a hallucinogenic when he used a machete to wreak havoc on his former boss’ home because of a fish dispute pleaded no contest.

Forrest Broyles pleaded no contest last week to burglary, criminal property damage and terroristic threatening, the Garden Island reported . Prosecutors agreed to drop an attempted murder charge.

Broyles told police he was on ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic brew from the Amazon, when he broke into his former boss’ home on Dec. 3 to get his share of fish they caught together, according to a detective’s report.

“He owes me choke ahi,” he told police.

Broyles’ ex-boss told police he was at home watching football with his wife when he heard a horn honking and then a loud bang. He then heard glass shattering from his front door and saw Broyles headed to the living area carrying a machete.

According to police, Broyles threatened his former boss and wife, “saying that he owed him fish and that he was going to kill him and chop him up.”

Broyles started hitting their television with his machete and then “broke out all the windows, the sliding door, broke the living room stand, chairs, the table, kitchen cabinets, the stove and microwave, canoe paddle among other things,” police said.

His defense attorney, Melinda Mendes, said Broyles accepted a plea deal with prosecutors because he wanted to take responsibility for what he did.

A judge is expected to sentence him to seven years in prison in August.

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Information from: The Garden Island, http://thegardenisland.com/

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Florida: Police investigating shooting near Trump resort

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Police are investigating a shooting near one of President Donald Trump’s resorts in Florida.

The Miami Herald reports the shooting happened Sunday afternoon near the Trump International Beach Resort Miami in Sunny Isles Beach. The president was not there and there didn’t appear to be a political connection.

There were also reports of a second and possibly related shooting on a nearby causeway.

Witnesses told the Herald a fight broke out across the street from the Trump property.

No details of what happened were immediately available. The Herald reported the situation apparently has some connection to the Rolling Loud hip-hop festival this weekend at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

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Georgia police officer killed, another injured in shooting, officials say

A police officer in Georgia died from his injuries after a shooting Saturday night that injured another officer and a suspect, officials said.

The Savannah Police Department said in a Facebook post the shooting happened around 8:10 p.m. on the 2300 block of Bull Street as officers were following up on a robbery call.

The officers were notified of a suspect’s car and were approaching the vehicle when the shooting took place, according to police.

Two officers, in addition to the suspect, sustained injuries and were transported to an area hospital. Police said Sunday morning one of the officers died due to his injuries, while the second officer was treated and released.

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A police officer died of his injuries after a shooting Saturday night in Savannah, Georgia, according to local police. (WTOC-TV via NNS)

“Please keep our officers and their families in your thoughts and prayers at this time,” police said. “We want to thank the community for their continued support.”

2019 SO FAR IS THE LEAST DEADLY YEAR FOR AMERICA’S POLICE OFFICERS IN DECADES

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said on Twitter it that has been requested to assist in the investigation, and is “gathering details” from the scene on Saturday night.

Students from the Savannah College of Art and Design told WTOC-TV they heard some shots and waited a few minutes before looking out the window as additional shots rang out.

Another area resident said the incident unfolded fast.

“I was going home. I was over at that party there and then I heard about six shots go off,”  Stephen Facea told WTOC. “It wasn’t seconds, and I saw two cop cars racing down.”

OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY IN 2019

Surrounding roads were closed off with crime scene tape, and neighbors told FOX28 they were told they could not leave the confines of their homes as authorities investigated.

Authorities did not disclose the condition of the suspect, who was also injured in the shooting. A news conference is planned for Sunday afternoon to release further information, according to police.

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So far in 2019, 41 officers have died in the line of duty, from causes ranging from being hit by vehicles to suffering medical emergencies, according to data from the Officer Down Memorial Page. The last time the overall number was at 40 at this point in the year was in 1965.

Fox News’ Greg Norman contributed to this report.

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Georgia officer dies after suffering injuries while on duty

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Police in coastal Georgia say an officer has died after being injured while responding to a call.

The Savannah Police Department said in a news release Sunday that officers were following up on a previous robbery call a little after 8 p.m. Saturday. As they approached a vehicle that matched a description they’d been given, gunshots were fired.

Two officers and a suspect were injured and taken to a hospital. Police did not reveal their identities.

Savannah police say the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate the shooting. The second officer involved was treated and released. The suspect’s condition was not immediately available Sunday.

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Man who reported girl missing arrested in her disappearance

The man who reported 4-year-old Maleah Davis had been abducted from him last weekend was arrested near Houston Saturday in connection with her disappearance and police say they have found blood in his apartment linked to her.

Darion Vence, who had lived with Maleah and her mother, was arrested without incident at his brother’s home in Sugar Land, Texas, about 22 miles (35 kilometers) southwest of Houston, a statement from Houston police said. He was charged with tampering with evidence. Police spokesman Kese Smith declined to give more detail on the charge.

Vence told police last Saturday that men in a pickup truck abducted him, Maleah and his 2-year-old son before freeing him and the boy. But Sugar Land police, who initially interviewed him, said his story kept changing and didn’t add up.

Houston police set out in the press release Saturday some of those false claims.

Vence reported that his silver Nissan Altima was taken in the abduction but surveillance video showed that vehicle was used to drop Vence off later at a hospital, where he first reported the abduction, police said.

“His story turned out not to be the case, including the fact that there was that blood evidence in the apartment linked to Maleah,” Smith said.

Asked if police believe Vence killed Maleah, Smith said: “At this point in time those are the charges we have filed and I can’t say any more than that.”

He said authorities have not found the girl and the investigation is continuing.

The police statement said Vence was observed carrying a full laundry basket from the apartment. That basket was later found in the trunk of the Nissan along with a gas can.

Maleah’s mother Brittany Bowens, said through a spokesman that Vence is her former fiance. Bowens appeared outside her apartment Friday as Quanell X, a local civil rights activist, addressed reporters on her behalf.

Quanell X said that Vence had abused Maleah and that Bowens believes Vence harmed the girl.

Police have described Vence as Maleah’s stepfather. But Quanell X said that Vence and Bowens were recently in a fight and she broke off their engagement.

Child Protective Services removed Maleah and her brothers from the home Vence and Bowens shared in August after the girl suffered a head wound, but the children were returned in February, according to an agency spokeswoman.

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5 teens arrested, accused of using Tinder to trap dates and rob them at gunpoint

Five teenagers who allegedly lured their victims from Tinder using fake profiles were arrested in connection with a string of armed robberies and carjackings in San Jose, Calif., police announced on Thursday.

Bryan Gonzalez, 19, Yadira Villarreal, 19, Jonathan Jimenez, 18, Lesly Portillo, 18, and an unidentified 15-year-old male were arrested at different times and locations after police saw surveillance footage near the scene of one of the attacks, which took place March 16-29, according to police.

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Bryan Gonzalez, 19, and Jonathan Jimenez, 18, two of the suspects accused of luring robbery victims via the dating app Tinder. (San Jose Police Department)

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The suspects used the false names “Becky” and “Victoria” to match with male victims and scheduled late night meetings on secluded streets near parks, where they then beat, robbed and carjacked the victims at gunpoint wearing masks, according to a press release from the San Jose Police Department.

Each of the five teens faces multiple counts of robbery, carjacking, auto theft and hit-run.

At least 11 men fell prey to the Tinder trap allegedly set by the teens.

Tinder’s site includes tips for dating safely through the app and encourages users to do their due diligence before meeting matches in person.

“Meet for the first time in a populated, public place – never in a private or remote location, and never at your home or apartment,” Tinder advises.

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Dating apps have come under scrutiny after crimes related to the sites spiked from 329 in 2015 to 658 in 2018, according to BBC 5 Live in the U.K.

In 2018, a 27-year-old man was arrested in North Hollywood California in connection with the death of a 29-year-old nurse he met on Tinder.

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The Latest: Police: blood in man’s apartment linked to girl

The Latest on the disappearance of 4-year-old Maleah Davis (all times local):

6 p.m.

Houston police say they found “blood evidence” in the apartment of Darion Vence that matches that of the missing 4-year-old girl, Maleah Davis.

In a statement on the arrest of Vence, Houston police say that he has been charged with tampering with evidence.

They also say that Vence was observed carrying a full laundry basket from the apartment.

The laundry basket was found in the trunk of Vence’s silver Nisson Altima, which was recovered in Missouri City, Texas, Thursday.

Vence reported last Saturday that Maleah had been abducted from him.

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5:30 p.m.

The man who reported a 4-year-old Texas girl had been abducted from him last weekend has been arrested near Houston.

U.S. Marshals’ southern district spokesman Alfredo Perez says that Darion Vence was taken into custody Saturday at his brother’s house in Sugar Land, Texas, about 22 miles (35 kilometers) southwest of Houston.

Perez says the Houston Police Department requested U.S. Marshals assist in serving the arrest warrant. It was not immediately known if the arrest was related to the disappearance of Maleah Davis. Houston police could not be reached for comment.

Vence told police last Saturday that men in a pickup truck abducted him, Maleah and his 2-year-old son before freeing him and the boy. But Sugar Land police, who initially interviewed him, said his story kept changing and didn’t add up.

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Murder suspect wounded in shootout with California police

A man suspected of killing a liquor store owner near Los Angeles is hospitalized with at least one gunshot wound suffered during a shootout with police at the end of a chase.

The county sheriff’s department says the man is in critical condition Saturday.

He is believed to be the gunman who walked into a Downey liquor store on Tuesday and shot down its owner.

The high-speed chase began Friday afternoon when a black Prius he was riding in refused to pull over. During the pursuit, the suspect fired a large-caliber revolver at police.

It ended when traffic trapped the Prius and police who pulled up in the next lane riddled the car with gunfire.

Authorities said a woman driving the Prius was shot, but her injury was not life-threatening.

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Missouri man accused of killing cats he found on Craigslist

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A Missouri man is charged with felony animal abuse after authorities say he killed and dismembered cats he found in online want ads.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says 20-year-old Kaine Louzader was charged Friday. Prosecutors say more charges are expected.

Court documents say dead cats have been turning up on or near Louzader’s street outside St. Peters since January. Police contacted Louzader after someone reported seeing him dump a dead cat near his house.

St. Charles County police Sgt. Jeff Ochs says Louzader told police he would scour Craigslist ads for free cats, then would take them home and stomp or strangle them. Police say he dismembered some cats before dumping their remains.

Louzader is being held on $50,000 bond and could not be reached Saturday for comment. No lawyer is listed for him in online court documents.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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