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Seattle shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

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One person died and two others were injured in a Friday shooting in Seattle, authorities said.

Seattle Police Detective Patrick Michaud told reporters that gunfire erupted in the Central District neighborhood about 3 p.m.

As police were responding to the shooting call, they got word that a vehicle had dropped off gunshot victims at a hospital.

KOMO reports the hospital, Swedish Cherry Hill, said five people arrived in a vehicle, one dead and two with serious injuries. The two others fled the scene.

The two injured victims, men ages 20 and 46, were taken to a different hospital and were both listed in satisfactory condition.

Police were searching for suspects.

Chang Sunwoo, the owner of Union Teriyaki and Market near the site of the shooting, told The Seattle Times that he was inside his shop when he said he heard what sounded like 15 to 20 gun shots.

“I thought it was a firecracker, so I checked outside,” he told the Times.

Craig Owenby said he was in his apartment when he heard a large volley of gunshots, maybe 20 to 30. He said he looked outside and saw a black car driving south with both doors open.

“I heard some guys yelling for help and that’s when I called 911,” he told the newspaper.

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70-year-old man’s body found inside plastic container in Philadelphia home

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The body of a 70-year-old man was found inside a large plastic storage container in his Philadelphia home on Thursday night, officials said.

Robert Derer, who had been reported missing by his relatives, was found by the medical examiner to have been killed by multiple blunt impact injuries, CBS Philly reported.

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Derer was reportedly last seen on Monday evening, according to the outlet.

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His relatives reportedly filed a missing person report on Thursday afternoon and when police arrived at the residence where Derer visited, they saw things that made them suspicious, so they obtained a search warrant and soon found the body.

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“They found what they thought was blood on the steps,” Philiadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said, according to WPVI.

“And there were some other items that I don’t want to get into right now. But it was something that led those officers when they first arrived to check on the well-being to determine that further action needed to be taken,” Ross reportedly added.

According to CBS Philly, Derer’s roommate and two others are being questioned by police.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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California man who faked suicide to avoid child abuse charges found in Florida nearly 3 years later

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A California sex offender evading law enforcement for nearly three years by faking his own suicide was finally caught living in a storage container in Florida last week, authorities said.

Michael Patrick Manning, 58, was arrested on May 3 by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department after deputies responded to a burglar alarm at a business at the Stock Island Marina about 1:30 a.m., the Chico Police Department said in a press release.

Manning, who was facing charges related to the alleged sexual assault of a minor and child pornography in California, was found living in an unlocked storage container next to the property.

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The suspect falsely identified himself as William Wallace Littlejohn. He had in his possession a U.S. passport and U.S. Navy ID card to back up this claim, officials said.

Police contacted the Navy as well as U.S. Border Patrol and the FBI to verify his identity but the documents were found to be fakes. Police positively identified the suspect as Manning using fingerprint analysis.

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Michael Patrick Manning, 58, pictured on the left after his arrest on September 3, 2015, and again this month. (Chico Police Department/ Monroe County Sheriff’s Department)

According to the Chico Police Department, several search warrants were issued for Manning on Sept. 3, 2015, after a victim age 12-14 accused him of sexually assaulting her in 2008 and 2009.

An arrest warrant was also issued and Manning was taken into custody on four counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a minor under the age of 14 and one count of contacting a minor with intent to commit a felony.

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He posted bail and was released from the Butte County Jail.

Six days later, Manning was arrested again, accused of possessing and manufacturing child pornography related to the initial search of his home. He posted bail again and was released.

Between the time of his two arrests, police say Manning failed to show for a court-ordered appearance, and a bench warrant for his arrest was issued.

Over a year later, on Oct. 7, 2016, U.S. Parks Service officers located a car belonging to Manning under the Golden Gate Bridge with a suicide note, signed by Manning. Authorities, however, were unable to locate a body.

Police surveilled a “close associate” of Manning which led them to believe that he was still alive and had faked the suicide attempt.

The statewide search expanded and police said they “narrowly missed” Manning on several occasions.

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“Residences, storage facilities, and vehicles tied to Manning’s associate were frequently found full of personal property, and hastily abandoned,” Chico police said.

The U.S. Marshal’s Service received a tip in April 2019 that led them to believe he was in Florida.

Manning was booked in the Monroe County Jail last week and is awaiting extradition to California.

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Tennessee authorities charge man in connection to 7 murders

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Tennessee authorities filed a slew of charges against a man on Friday in connection to the slayings of seven people found in two locations last month.

Suspect Michael Cummins was charged with six counts of first-degree murder, one count of criminal homicide, one count of attempt to commit first-degree murder and one count of theft, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) announced in a news release.

The agency began probing the fatalities in Sumner County on April 27, as well as an officer-involved shooting that linked to Cummins, officials said.

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Six bodies were found at a residence on Charles Brown Road, as was another individual “who was alive but injured,” TBI said. Another body was discovered at a second scene on Luby Brown Road.

Cummins was identified as a suspect and a search for him ensued before he was located, the agency said.

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Tennessee authorities filed a slew of charges against a man on Friday in connection to the slayings of seven people found in two locations last month, officials said. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

“The situation escalated, for reasons under investigation, and resulted in at least one officer firing his service weapon, striking Cummins,” TBI said.

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Cummins was released from the hospital on Friday, following which he was charged and booked into jail, according to the news release.

The TBI previously said that among the deceased were Cummins’ parents, David Carl Cummins and Clara Jane Cummins, as well as his uncle Charles Edward Hosale.

Fox News’ Kathleen Joyce contributed to this report.

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Authorities say victim in Tennessee killings was decapitated

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Authorities revealed Friday that there was an eighth victim in a mass killing last month in rural Tennessee and his head was found 25 yards from his body.

Seven warrants were filed Thursday and Friday on first-degree murder charges against 25-year-old Michael Cummins, who has a criminal record and a history of court-ordered mental illness evaluation. A criminal homicide warrant was filed earlier.

According to the newest affidavit, an officer was dispatched to investigate a fire and a missing resident on April 17, 10 days before the discovery of the other bodies. The officer found Jim Dunn’s headless body about 75 yards away from a burned cabin. His head was about 25 yards away from his body, it says.

Cummins was later seen with a rifle that looked like one of Dunn’s that had gone missing, and on April 27, authorities discovered Dunn’s missing rifle at a home where six of the bodies were found, including Cummins’ parents, it says.

Footprints in blood found inside that home matched a pair of girl’s shoes that Cummins admitted to wearing and leaving at his uncle’s trailer, the affidavit says.

The eight victims died from blunt force head injuries, the affidavit states. The youngest was a 12-year-old girl.

Another person was injured but alive. Cummins is charged with criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder in that case.

Once the bodies were found, Cummins fled into the woods the night of April 27, and was shot and wounded by law enforcement officers after brandishing a hatchet, another affidavit says. He also had stolen the car belonging to one of the victims and abandoned it in a creek bed, according to court records.

Cummins was arrested and hospitalized. He was released from the hospital Friday and charged. He is being held in the Tennessee Department of Corrections Special Needs Unit, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

He had been within days of being arrested for probation violations when the bodies were discovered April 27 at two of the Sumner County homes.

Cummins, 25, had been on probation after serving just 16 months of a 10-year sentence for attempting to burn down a neighbor’s house in September 2017 and assaulting her when she tried to put out the fire.

He was released on probation in January, but his probation officer had been preparing an arrest warrant for probation violations, Sumner District Attorney Ray Whitley has said.

Cummins violated a no-contact order with the neighbor whose home he tried to burn and failed to get a required mental health evaluation, a previous affidavit says.

Cummins faced a string of charges beginning in February 2017 with the theft of a neighbor’s turkey and game camera, court records show. In April, he was sentenced to probation and ordered to seek mental health treatment, but less than a month later he assaulted his grandmother while stealing his mother’s purse, the records show.

Back in court in August, he was again given probation and this time ordered to attend a domestic violence classes. It was just the next month that he tried to burn down his neighbor’s mobile home by stuffing garbage between the insulation and the floorboards and setting it on fire.

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Driver in deadly 1981 Brink’s heist freed from prison

Judith Clark, who entered prison as a left-wing revolutionary defiantly refusing to participate in her own murder trial, walked free on Friday as a 69-year-old woman acclaimed for her work behind bars with service dogs, AIDS patients and inmates with babies.

Clark made her initial report to her parole officer after leaving prison, state corrections spokesman Thomas Mailey said.

Clark will live in Manhattan. She will “be closely supervised to ensure her full compliance with all of the conditions of her parole,” Mailey said.

Clark, sentenced to 75-years-to-life for her role as getaway driver in a deadly 1981 Brink’s heist in suburban New York, became eligible for parole after Gov. Andrew Cuomo granted her clemency in 2016. The Democrat praised her as a model prisoner. Supporters said she embodied the prison system’s ideals as an institution of rehabilitation rather than retribution.

But some law enforcement officials, politicians and families of victims opposed her release. The $1.6 million armored truck robbery led to the shooting deaths of Brink’s guard Peter Paige and Nyack police officers Edward O’Grady and Waverly Brown.

In a 2-1 decision on April 17 granting her release, the parole board noted that Clark’s original life sentence was ordered in part because of her “unrepentant behavior and refusal of counsel.” The board said she had since disavowed her anarchist political views and apologized to the community and her victims.

The board listed Clark’s numerous achievements in prison, including earning a master’s degree, training service dogs for veterans and law enforcement, founding an AIDS education program, securing a college program for inmates and working in a prison nursery mentoring new mothers.

The dissenting board member cited the violence of the crime, the impact on the families of the slain officers and guard and Clark’s involvement in the revolutionary May 19th Communist Organization that was founded by members of the Weather Underground and Black Liberation Army in the late 70s. In addition to the Brink’s robbery, May 19th committed a series of bombings at government and military buildings.

Her lawyers said Clark will live with a friend in New York City and work for Hour Children, an organization that helps incarcerated women and their children rejoin the community.

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Driver in deadly 1981 Brink’s heist freed from prison

Judith Clark, who entered prison as a left-wing revolutionary defiantly refusing to participate in her own murder trial, walked free on Friday as a 69-year-old woman acclaimed for her work behind bars with service dogs, AIDS patients and inmates with babies.

Clark made her initial report to her parole officer after leaving prison, state corrections spokesman Thomas Mailey said.

Clark will live in Manhattan. She will “be closely supervised to ensure her full compliance with all of the conditions of her parole,” Mailey said.

Clark, sentenced to 75-years-to-life for her role as getaway driver in a deadly 1981 Brink’s heist in suburban New York, became eligible for parole after Gov. Andrew Cuomo granted her clemency in 2016. The Democrat praised her as a model prisoner. Supporters said she embodied the prison system’s ideals as an institution of rehabilitation rather than retribution.

But some law enforcement officials, politicians and families of victims opposed her release. The $1.6 million armored truck robbery led to the shooting deaths of Brink’s guard Peter Paige and Nyack police officers Edward O’Grady and Waverly Brown.

In a 2-1 decision on April 17 granting her release, the parole board noted that Clark’s original life sentence was ordered in part because of her “unrepentant behavior and refusal of counsel.” The board said she had since disavowed her anarchist political views and apologized to the community and her victims.

The board listed Clark’s numerous achievements in prison, including earning a master’s degree, training service dogs for veterans and law enforcement, founding an AIDS education program, securing a college program for inmates and working in a prison nursery mentoring new mothers.

The dissenting board member cited the violence of the crime, the impact on the families of the slain officers and guard and Clark’s involvement in the revolutionary May 19th Communist Organization that was founded by members of the Weather Underground and Black Liberation Army in the late 70s. In addition to the Brink’s robbery, May 19th committed a series of bombings at government and military buildings.

Her lawyers said Clark will live with a friend in New York City and work for Hour Children, an organization that helps incarcerated women and their children rejoin the community.

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Authorities: Teen mauled to death by dogs he often cared for

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A 14-year-old Massachusetts boy was mauled to death by dogs that he regularly cared for, a prosecutor said Friday.

The teenager killed Thursday night at a property in Dighton was identified by Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn III at a news conference as Ryan Hazel, of the neighboring town of Rehoboth.

The owner of the property, who was not home at the time, is cooperating with investigators but no foul play is suspected, Quinn said.

Dighton Police Chief Robert MacDonald appeared to be visibly shaken.

“Things like that should never happen to anybody, let alone a 14-year-old boy,” he said.

Ryan was brought to the home by his grandmother at about 6 p.m. Thursday, Quinn said.

She waited in the car because he usually took no more than 45 minutes to complete his tasks. She became worried when he took longer than normal, so she called his parents, who called a neighbor.

The neighbor went to the property, found the boy and called 911 at about 8 p.m.

Ryan had “traumatic injuries to various areas of his body,” and was pronounced dead at the scene, Quinn said.

Police found four dogs running free on the property and seven in kennels. The four that were free were Dutch shepherds and Belgian malinois.

Animal control took custody of all 11, at least one which acted aggressively, Quinn said.

There had been no prior complaints to police about dogs at the property, MacDonald said.

Ryan was a student at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School in Taunton, according to a statement from Superintendent Alexandre Magalhaes.

“We are saddened by this loss in our school community, and as we come together, our leadership team will make every effort to provide assistance to our students, families and fellow employees as needed,” he said.

The towns are about 35 miles (56 kilometers) southwest of Boston.

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Man accused of killing wife in Massachusetts living in the country illegally: ICE

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A man accused of stabbing his wife to death in their Massachusetts apartment could face deportation after an immigration detainer was placed on him.

Ilton Rodrigues, a 48-year-old citizen of Brazil, is accused of brutally stabbing his wife, Telma Bras, 43, inside their Stoughton apartment on Friday in front of their two children.

He pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder Monday during an arraignment from a Boston-area hospital, where he has been after attempting to take his own life after the alleged killing, Boston 25 reported.

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said they placed an immigration detainer on Rodrigues and will seek to deport him after the criminal charges against him end. The agency did not immediately say when he first arrived in the U.S.

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Ilton Rodrigues, a 48-year-old citizen of Brazil, is accused of brutally stabbing his wife Telma Bras, 43, inside their Stoughton, Mass., apartment in front of their two children. (WBZ Pool)

Police said they received a 911 call after the couple’s 17-year-old daughter called a family member during the incident.

When they arrived, officers found Bras in the living room, dead from apparent stab wounds. Rodrigues was nearby with a knife protruding from his body and injuries consistent with a suicide attempt, prosecutors said.

The 17-year-old and a 7-year-old boy were in the home at the time of the attack. They were not injured.

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Rodrigues was taken to a Boston hospital with life-threatening injuries. There he underwent surgery and remains in police custody.

He is slated to appear in Stoughton District Court on June 11.

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Judge dismisses lawsuit over slain millionaire’s residency

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A judge in New Hampshire dismissed a lawsuit Friday against a man relatives say killed his millionaire grandfather for inheritance money, saying the grandmother was not a resident of the state.

Judge David King said John Chakalos lived in Connecticut, even though he had a New Hampshire driver’s license and was registered to vote there. King had earlier rejected a similar argument by 24-year-old Nathan Carman but Carman argued that new evidence provided by Chakalos’ former estate planner shows otherwise.

“His actual residence was in Connecticut, he had a more and significant lasting connection there, and he never intended to permanently reside outside that state,” King said.

The lawsuit, brought on by Carman’s mother’s three sisters, said his aunts don’t want him to get his mother’s share of the inheritance. After the judge’s decision, they said they will consider “further actions” in Connecticut and New Hampshire. Chakalos left more than $29 million to his four daughters.

Linda Chakalos went missing during a fishing trip with Carman in 2016 after their boat sank. She is presumed dead. Carman’s family believes he was also responsible for her death.

Carman has denied any role in his grandfather’s 2013 death. Chakalos, a real estate developer, was found shot to death in his Windsor home. He has also denied any role in the disappearance of his mother. He has not been charged with any crimes.

“I can tell you right now that I am pleased because the court got it right,” Carman told The Associated Press. “The facts are that my grandfather spent all his time in Connecticut. I would have welcomed a trial on the merits but the court got the facts right when it dismissed the case.”

The family said in a statement that it “respectfully but strongly disagrees” with the decision.

“John immersed himself in New Hampshire where all of his adult and childhood friends live and where he constantly gave back to his community,” the family said. “The family is thoroughly considering its options for filing further actions in Connecticut and New Hampshire, to make sure that Nathan is held accountable for his lies, destruction of evidence and murderous conduct.”

Carman also is fighting an insurer in federal court in Rhode Island over his insurance claim for his boat. The insurer alleges he made suspicious alterations to the boat before it sank and it is trying to avoid payment on the $85,000 policy.

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Michael Casey reported from Boston.

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