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UNCC shooting victim Riley Howell ‘saved lives’ by tackling gunman, police say

A gunman killed two people when he opened fire on Tuesday at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. One of those he allegedly murdered has been described by police as a “hero” because of what unfolded in his final moments.

Riley Howell, a 21-year-old from Waynesville, was most likely the last fatality in the school shooting, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney told reporters on Wednesday.

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The alleged gunman, identified as Trystan Andrew Terrell, 22, encountered Howell in a building on campus, that police said Terrell chose for a reason, with a legally purchased handgun.

Putney said that Howell “did exactly what we train people to do.”

“You’re either gonna run, gonna hide and shield, or you’re gonna take the fight to the assailant,” the police chief said. “Having no place to run and hide, he did the last.”

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Riley Howell, 21, was fatally shot on Tuesday when a gunman opened fire on the campus of  theUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte, police said.<br> (Yearbook photo)

It would be an “understatement” to say Howell tackled the gunman, but it “would be appropriate,” according to Putney. He said that if Howell didn’t approach the gunman, he “might not have been disarmed.”

“Unfortunately, he gave his life in the process. But his sacrifice saved lives,” he said of Howell. “What he did was he took the assailant off his feet, and then the heroes that we have here were able to apprehend him from there.”

Putney described Howell as “the first and foremost hero as far as [he’s] concerned” regarding the shooting, which also killed 19-year-old Ellis Parlier.

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Four students, identified as Drew Pescaro, 19; Sean Dehart, 20; Rami Alramadhan, 20; and Emily Houpt, 23, were injured in the attack.

Terrell was charged early Wednesday with two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of a firearm on educational property and discharging a firearm.

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.

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Defense seeks to shift blame for warehouse fire

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A defense attorney told jurors Wednesday that his client is a family man and artist wrongly charged with a California warehouse fire that killed three dozen people.

“My client is not some despot, cult leader, manipulator of the truth,” defense lawyer Tony Serra said of Derick Almena, who is charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a Dec. 2, 2016, Oakland fire in a warehouse that occurred during an unpermitted concert.

Serra blamed Oakland building department officials for failing to inspect the structure annually as required by city law.

He also said arson is to blame for the fire. U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigators could not determine the cause.

Almena, 49, rented the warehouse, and prosecutors say he illegally converted it to a residence and entertainment venue. Max Harris, 29, is also charged. Prosecutors say he helped Almena collect rent and schedule concerts.

A prosecutor on Tuesday painted an emotional and dramatic picture of three dozen partygoers dying in a fast-moving fire during an unpermitted concert.

Alameda County prosecutor Casey Bates recounted for the jury a survivor’s harrowing tale of mass panic and chaos as choking smoke, zero visibility and a raging fire engulfed the Oakland warehouse illegally converted into a residence and entertainment venue.

Bates said a survivor plans to testify that he lived by jumping through a second-story window while the majority of attendees couldn’t find exits in time.

Almena and Harris have been jailed since their arrest in June 2017. Prosecutors say Almena rented the warehouse, and Harris acted as “creative director,” helping book concerts and collect rent.

The two defendants are accused of failing to provide adequate safety equipment, exits and signage.

A fire alarm went off that night, but no one heard it, Bates said. The warehouse lacked sprinklers to slow the blaze so people had time to escape, he said.

“They died because they had no notice, no time and no exits,” Bates said.

Family members wept and clutched each other as Bates read the name and showed a photo of each victim.

In his opening statement, Harris’ attorney, Curtis Briggs, sought to distance his client from Almena and raised the possibility of arson as he tried to shift blame to others.

Briggs said he will call three witnesses who will testify about seeing strangers near the spot where the fire started in the rear of the warehouse. He also downplayed Harris’ title of “creative director,” telling the jury his client was a hired hand with the responsibilities of a janitor.

Prosecutors say the defendants filled the warehouse with highly flammable furniture, art pieces and other knickknacks that made it difficult for visitors to quickly find exits.

They both pleaded no contest to 36 counts of manslaughter last summer. But a judge scuttled the plea deal after victims’ families objected to the sentences as too lenient.

Almena agreed to take responsibility in exchange for a nine-year sentence, and Harris agreed to a six-year term.

Judge James Cramer said he rejected the deal because he felt Almena did not show remorse. Prosecutors insisted the plea bargains were a package deal, so Cramer reluctantly rejected Harris’ agreement as well, though the judge said he felt Harris was remorseful.

The men could face up to 36 years each if convicted on all counts.

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Daughter of Tennessee man executed in 2006 seeks DNA testing

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The daughter of a Tennessee man executed in 2006 is seeking DNA testing from the crime scene.

Sedley Alley was convicted of the 1985 murder of 19-year-old Marine Lance Cpl. Suzanne Collins in Millington. Alley confessed to the crime but later said the confession was coerced.

Barry Scheck, with The Innocence Project, helped argue for DNA testing in Alley’s case before his execution, but that request was denied.

Scheck is now representing Alley’s daughter April Alley in the new request for DNA testing. He said at a news conference Wednesday in Nashville that the effort comes after an investigator on a different homicide case contacted his office about a possible alternative suspect in Collins’ slaying.

April Alley spoke briefly Wednesday before breaking down in tears, saying it was all overwhelming.

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Drunk Florida man kicked out of library told cops he was Jason Bourne: report

A drunk Florida man wasn’t “Bourne” with the identity he allegedly gave police.

After he was kicked out of the Barbara S. Ponce Public Library in Pinellas Park for causing a disturbance, the man identified himself to police as Jason Bourne, the fictional super-spy created by author Robert Ludlum and portrayed in the movies by Matt Damon, News4Jax reported.

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Police eventually identified the inebriated man as 45-year-old Jonathan William Chapman, the station reported.

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An intoxicated man was arrested last week after he identified himself to police as Jason Bourne, the fictional super-spy. (Pinellas Park Police Department)

Chapman had also reportedly given officers a fake Social Security number.

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The 45-year-old was arrested on a first-degree misdemeanor charge of resisting an officer without violence.

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Tennessee teacher arrested after allegedly dragging child by ankles down hallway

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A teacher in Tennessee was arrested and charged with child abuse last week after she was allegedly caught on camera dragging a child down a hallway into her classroom.

Carla Haynes, a teacher at Trousdale County Elementary School, was arrested after a student resource officer saw her on the school’s security cameras grab a student by the ankles and drag the student back into her classroom.

The SRO then immediately reported it to a superior, Trousdale County Director of Schools Clint Satterfield told WTVF.

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In the video, Haynes could be seen carrying the 4-year-old student around the corner of her classroom, then pushing the girl on her back and dragging the girl about 15 feet down the hallway.

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Carla Haynes was arrested for child abuse after allegedly dragging a child down a hallway into her classroom last week. (Trousdale County Detention Center)

Satterfield told FOX17 that the camera system helped the staff see what took place within 30 minutes, which led to Haynes immediate suspension.

“We apologize that this has happened, and this is not who we are as a school system,” he told WKRN.

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Haynes, an 8-year veteran in the school system, is a Pre-K teacher and has also taught 3rd and 5th grade, according to the school’s website.

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Haynes was charged with child abuse, and has since bonded out of the Trousdale County Detention Center.

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The Latest: Defense seeks to shift blame for warehouse fire

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The Latest on the trial of two men in a deadly California warehouse fire (all times local):

11:45 a.m.

A defense attorney told jurors his client is a family man and artist wrongly charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in a California warehouse fire that killed three dozen people.

Derick Almena’s attorney, Tony Serra, also told jurors during his opening statement on Wednesday that others are to blame for the deadly Dec. 2, 2016, Oakland fire that occurred during an unpermitted concert.

Serra blamed Oakland building department officials for failing to inspect the structure annually as required by city law.

He also said arson is to blame for the fire.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigators could not determine the cause.

Almena rented the warehouse, and prosecutors say he illegally converted it to a residence and entertainment venue. Max Harris is also charged. Prosecutors say he helped Almena collect rent and schedule concerts.

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12:05 a.m.

A defense attorney is expected to counter a prosecutor’s emotional opening statement by attempting to deflect blame from his client charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a Northern California warehouse fire that killed three dozen people.

Derick Almena rented the Oakland warehouse and is accused of illegally converting it into an unlicensed living space and entertainment venue lacking fire prevention equipment like sprinklers and smoke detectors. The Dec. 2, 2016, fire killed 36 people.

Almena’s attorney Tony Serra says he will tell the jury Wednesday that others, including Oakland’s fire and building departments, are to blame for the fire for failing to inspect the warehouse annually as required by city law.

A prosecutor on Tuesday painted an emotional and dramatic picture of three dozen partygoers dying in a fast-moving fire during an unpermitted concert.

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Crooks steal wheels and tires from dozens of vehicles on dealer lot

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A Louisiana car dealership is offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who can help police find the crooks that stole the wheels and tires off 31 vehicles parked its lot.

Matt Bowers Chevrolet in Slidell was hit early on Saturday morning when thieves took out one of its surveillance cameras and dimmed the lights on a section of the property.

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(Slidell Police Department)

According to Slidell police, two black men were caught on another camera cutting the locks on a gate and letting a U-Haul in just after 3 a.m. The same vehicle can be seen leaving around 40 minutes later.

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Police suspect that unseen accomplices had been working on the grounds for hours removing 124 wheels and tires worth $120,000 from the cars and trucks, most of which were left propped up on blocks. Locals spotted the odd sight over the weekend and started sharing images on social media.

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(Slidell Police Department​​​​)

Investigators are working under the theory that the thieves were from out of state, after discovering similar recent incidents in Oklahoma and Texas.

At a police press conference, Matt Bowers said the community’s trust has been violated and that he’ll go to whatever lengths necessary to help police bring the criminals to justice.

“We’re not going to stop pursuing these individuals until I’m taking a selfie in front of them as they’re making their perp walk, and I’ll put it on Twitter when it’s done,” Bowers said.

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As Baltimore mayor scandal drags on, donors want their money back

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As Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s indefinite home leave drags on, donors to her reelection campaign – which has raised more than $1 million – say they want their money back.

Pugh has been holed up in her three-story house for more than a month as a scandal into whether she used bulk sales of her self-published children’s book to disguise kickbacks unfolds.

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The first-term Democratic mayor is facing a growing chorus of calls to resign but has retreated inside her home on paid leave from her $185,000 job. Her lawyer says she’s too fragile to make a decision about her future but residents – and donors – are quickly tiring of her open-ended retreat.

“I have requested the Committee to Retain Catherine E. Pugh return my contribution to her campaign in full,” said former state Del. Connie DeJuliis of Baltimore County, who gave $3,000 to Pugh in 2016 for her successful run and $2,000 for a recent fundraiser. “I am disappointed in the mayor’s lack of judgment, to say nothing of her lack of integrity.”

Pugh’s campaign manager, Steven Sibel, told The Baltimore Sun that the campaign committee is “reviewing the options provided under the law regarding campaign contributions, and it will be making a determination in the near future as to whether and how funds may be distributed.”

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TV crews report form outside the house of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh in Baltimore, MD., Thursday, April 25, 2019. (AP)

If Pugh decides not to run for a second term, Maryland law gives her three options for the cash she’s collected, including keeping the money for up to eight years in case she wants to run again.

If she decides to call it quits, she must first pay off all her debts and expenses. Then, she can either give back all the contributions to donors on a prorated basis or dole out the money to a variety of organizations including the state party, the Baltimore City Central Committee or Maryland’s Fair Campaign Finance Fund, Jared DeMarinis, campaign finance director at the Maryland State Board of Elections said.

State law also spells out that Pugh cannot use the money on herself or to pay her lawyers.

Baltimore resident James DeGraffenreidt told the Sun he wants his $2,000 back and doesn’t like the idea of the campaign acting as an intermediary.

“They should send me a check back,” DeGraffenreidt said.

Pugh’s lawyer Steven Silverman says he’s been discussing Pugh’s next steps with her but maintains she is too ill to make a decision. It’s an excuse that’s getting old with some residents and lawmakers who want answers.

State Sen. Jill Carter, a Baltimore Democrat who sponsored an initial reform bill that exposed alleged “self-dealing” by Pugh and other members of a Maryland medical system’s board, says Silverman should produce some kind of documentation from the mayor’s physician.

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“I imagine she is under tremendous strain which has only exacerbated her health problems. We have to take Mr. Silverman at his word, as he is an officer of the court,” Carter said. But “at the very least, he should produce a statement from a doctor as to her actual medical diagnosis, mental and physical.”

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UNC Charlotte shooting victims identified, as suspect seen smirking while in custody

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The two people killed and four who were injured when a college student with a pistol opened fire at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte on Tuesday were all students, according to the university’s chancellor.

UNCC Chancellor Phillip Dubois told WBT Radio the two students who were killed were 19-year-old Ellis Parlier, of Midland, and 21-year-old Riley Howell, of Waynesville.

The four injured students were identified as Drew Pescaro, 19, of Apex, N.C., Sean Dehart, 20, of Apex, N.C., Rami Alramatin, 20, of Saudi Arabia, and Emily Haupt, 23, of Charlotte, Dubois told WBT.

Three of the four injured students were undergoing surgery at a hospital, while one has been released.

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The Lambda Delta Chapter of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at UNCC said on Facebook one of their fraternity brothers, Drew Pescaro, was injured in the shooting. He was taken to the hospital and was listed in stable condition.

Officials said the suspect in the deadly shooting, 22-year-old Trystan Andrew Terrell, was charged early Wednesday of two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of a firearm on educational property and discharging a firearm.

Video from WBTV-TV showed Terrell being led into a police station, turning back while smirking at reporters.

“I just went into a classroom and shot the guys,” Terrell told reporters Tuesday as officers led him away in handcuffs.

The suspect’s grandfather, Paul Rold of Arlington, Texas, told the Associated Press that Terrell and his father moved to Charlotte from the Dallas area about two years ago after his mother died.

Terrell never showed any interest in guns or other weapons, and the news he may have been involved in a mass shooting was stunning, according to Rold who had not heard about the Charlotte attack before being contacted a reporter from the AP.

“You’re describing someone foreign to me,” Rold said Tuesday night. “This is not in his DNA.”

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The shooting happened around 5:40 p.m. at a classroom building on the school’s main campus. Witnesses told FOX 46 that the campus erupted into chaos as students ran frantically to get to safety.

Officers assembling nearby for a concert rushed to the classroom building and arrested the gunman in the room where the shooting took place, according to Campus Police Chief Jeff Baker.

“Our officers’ actions definitely saved lives,” Baker said at a news conference.

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Police secure the main entrance to UNC Charlotte after a shooting at the school that left two students dead, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)

During the shooting, Howell tried to jump on the gunman when he was shot and killed, WSOC-TV reported.

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The university has more than 26,500 students and 3,000 faculty and staff. The campus is northeast of the city center and is surrounded by residential areas.

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People gather across from the campus of UNC Charlotte after a shooting incident at the school Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)

A vigil was planned for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the UNCC Star Quad on the campus, according to FOX46.

Fox News’ Danielle Wallace, Nicole Darrah and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Michigan home torched after stolen car plows into it, then bursts into flames, officials say

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Michigan police are on the hunt for a mystery driver who crashed a stolen vehicle filled with oxygen tanks into the back of a home and then intentionally set it on fire.

Photos taken in the aftermath of the incident in Jackson show that the ensuing blaze around 5 a.m. Tuesday melted off the home’s side paneling, while the SUV’s insides were completely ravaged.

“It looks like whoever was driving the vehicle was doing some donuts, joyriding-type things before it was started intentionally on fire,” Elmer Hitt, Jackson’s Director of Police and Fire Services, told Fox News.

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Police investigating the scene Tuesday after a car filled with oxygen tanks plowed into the back of a home in Jackson, before being intentionally set on fire. (Michigan Live/Barcroft)

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Hitt said the incident appears to be arson. Investigators believe the oxygen canisters inside the vehicle belonged to its rightful owner and were already there when it was stolen, he added. Police believe the car belonged to an elderly couple.

David Wooden, the Deputy Director of Fire Services in Jackson, told Fox News that the oxygen canisters acted as an accelerant for the fire and that the vehicle was stolen from nearby Blackman Charter Township.

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No injuries were reported from the incident and no one was found there when fire crews arrived early Tuesday morning, reports said.

Another fire official from the city told MLive.com that the home targeted in the crash was unoccupied and is undergoing renovations.

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