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Texas bank robbery suspect killed in crash after police chase where speeds topped 130 mph

A bank robbery suspect in Texas was killed after trying to escape police on Thursday when he lost control and crashed during a chase that saw speeds topping 130 mph, officials said.

The Lufkin Police Department said in a news release posted to Facebook that investigators were looking for two men who robbed a bank in Wharton around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.

The men — identified as LeEdward Hopkins, 43, and Tony Mitchell 42, both of Houston — then sped off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Around 7 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety learned that Hopkins may have been in the Lufkin area, traveling north on Loop 287 in a black Dodge Challenger. A Lufkin police officer then spotted the vehicle and tried to conduct a traffic stop, but officials said Hopkins refused to pull over.

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The mangled remains of the vehicle after the crash on Thursday. (Lufkin Police and Fire)

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Hopkins then continued on U.S. 59 toward the city of Nacogdoches as multiple agencies joined the pursuit. Officers made an attempt to shoot out Hopkins’ back tire but were unsuccessful.

“Hopkins broke away from law enforcement as he neared Nacogdoches city limits, reaching speeds of more than 130 mph,” police said. “He lost control of the vehicle after one of his tires was spiked near Woodland Hills Golf Course.”

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Top speeds during the pursuit exceeded 130 mph before the crash, according to police. (Lufkin Police and Fire)

Dashcam video released by the department showed the vehicle veering off the road, striking a power pole and going airborne before crashing into some nearby trees.

FIVE PEOPLE INJURED WHEN SUV TUMBLES 200 FEET DOWN CALIFORNIA CANYON, DRIVER SUSPECTED OF DUI

“The car’s engine block caught fire, but it had been thrown from the vehicle,” police said.

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Police said that bank robbery suspect LeEdward Hopkins, 43, of Houston, was killed in the crash. (Lufkin Police and Fire)

Hopkins was believed to have died on impact and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police recovered an undisclosed amount of cash from the vehicle, along with a loaded pistol and additional magazines.

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No one else was injured in the pursuit, police said. The crash and subsequent investigation kept part of the roadway closed for several hours.

Mitchell was not with Hopkins at the time of the crash and remained at large, according to police.

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Child shot in head by brother in Texas home, sister injured by shrapnel: report

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A 6-year-old boy was shot in the head Sunday evening in Texas by his brother and is said to be in grave condition, according to local authorities.

The young victim was shot at an Arlington home about 4 p.m. while playing in a room with a group of children, the Dallas-Morning News reports. The boy’s older brother, 10 or 11, reportedly found a rifle and pointed it at the child before pulling the trigger. 

It was not clear whether the shooting was an accident.

CHILD WOUNDED IN SHOOTING AFTER DISPUTE AT TEXAS PEE-WEE FOOTBALL GAME

The 6-year-old was taken to Methodist Mansfield Medical Center but was later flown to another medical facility. Police said Sunday night that the boy was in grave condition.

The child victim’s sister, reportedly 6 or 7, was struck with shrapnel during the shooting but is expected to be fine, according to Lt. Christopher Cook.

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An older teen in the home told authorities that he purchased the .22-caliber rifle. The parents told officers that they did not know that there was a firearm in the home, Dallas News reports.

Police said they will conduct a criminal investigation to determine where the gun came from and how the children were able to access it.

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Child shot in head by brother in Texas home, sister injured by shrapnel: report

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A 6-year-old boy was shot in the head Sunday evening in Texas by his brother and is said to be in grave condition, according to local authorities.

The young victim was shot at an Arlington home about 4 p.m. while playing in a room with a group of children, the Dallas-Morning News reports. The boy’s older brother, 10 or 11, reportedly found a rifle and pointed it at the child before pulling the trigger. 

It was not clear whether the shooting was an accident.

CHILD WOUNDED IN SHOOTING AFTER DISPUTE AT TEXAS PEE-WEE FOOTBALL GAME

The 6-year-old was taken to Methodist Mansfield Medical Center but was later flown to another medical facility. Police said Sunday night that the boy was in grave condition.

The child victim’s sister, reportedly 6 or 7, was struck with shrapnel during the shooting but is expected to be fine, according to Lt. Christopher Cook.

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An older teen in the home told authorities that he purchased the .22-caliber rifle. The parents told officers that they did not know that there was a firearm in the home, Dallas News reports.

Police said they will conduct a criminal investigation to determine where the gun came from and how the children were able to access it.

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Child shot in head by brother in Texas home, sister injured by shrapnel: report

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A 6-year-old boy was shot in the head Sunday evening in Texas by his brother and is said to be in grave condition, according to local authorities.

The young victim was shot at an Arlington home about 4 p.m. while playing in a room with a group of children, the Dallas-Morning News reports. The boy’s older brother, 10 or 11, reportedly found a rifle and pointed it at the child before pulling the trigger. 

It was not clear whether the shooting was an accident.

CHILD WOUNDED IN SHOOTING AFTER DISPUTE AT TEXAS PEE-WEE FOOTBALL GAME

The 6-year-old was taken to Methodist Mansfield Medical Center but was later flown to another medical facility. Police said Sunday night that the boy was in grave condition.

The child victim’s sister, reportedly 6 or 7, was struck with shrapnel during the shooting but is expected to be fine, according to Lt. Christopher Cook.

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An older teen in the home told authorities that he purchased the .22-caliber rifle. The parents told officers that they did not know that there was a firearm in the home, Dallas News reports.

Police said they will conduct a criminal investigation to determine where the gun came from and how the children were able to access it.

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O’Rourke claims Trump has ‘blood… on his hands’ after El Paso mass shooting

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Beto O’Rourke, who has aimed to rebuild his struggling campaign on a platform of confiscating firearms, declared Sunday at a rally in Plano, Texas, that President Trump has the “blood” of the 22 El Paso mass shooting victims “on his hands.”

O’Rourke specifically referenced a May rally in Florida — although commentators have disputed that Trump, in fact, endorsed mass shootings during his speech.

“At a rally in Florida in May of this year, the president was ranting and railing,” O’Rourke said, referring to Trump’s comments about illegal immigration. “He says, ‘How do we stop these people from coming here?’ Someone yells out, ‘shoot them.'”

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O’Rourke continued: “The crowd roars their assent. The president smiles and he laughs his consent. What the president of the United States is doing cannot be more dangerous. He has the blood of those 22 people in El Paso on his hands. And, the answer to this has got to be beyond defeating Donald Trump, as important as it is. It has to go to the root of this problem.”

O’Rourke went on to name white supremacy as an “existential threat.”

Video of the Trump rally showed that Trump started discussing a migrant caravan making its way to the southern border: “Don’t forget, we don’t let them and we can’t let them use weapons. Other countries do. We can’t. I would never do that.”

After someone yelled, “shoot them,” Trump smiled, shook his head, and replied, “That’s only in the Panhandle you can get away with that statement.”

The National Review’s Rich Lowry wrote that the president, in context, clearly was joking.

“Clearly, this is not meant as an endorsement of the statement, but a good-natured way to acknowledge its outrageousness,” Lowry wrote. “The idea that this shouted interruption, in the midst of a long Trump riff about how we need to make lawful changes to address the border crisis, somehow constitutes presidential incitement to mass murder is manifestly absurd.”

TEXAS REP WARNS O’ROURKE: ‘MY AR IS READY FOR YOU, ROBERT FRANCIS’

O’Rourke has flip-flopped on the issue of gun confiscation. When he was running for the Senate last year in Texas, he explicitly opposed the government taking AR-15 rifles. But, during last week’s presidential primary debate, O’Rourke said flatly, “hell yes,” when asked if the government should confiscate AR-15s.

The former Texas representative later clarified that he did not anticipate the need for government agents to go door-to-door, because people simply would comply with the law voluntarily.

Last Thursday, Briscoe Cain, a Republican in the Texas House of Representatives, posted an incendiary message on Twitter after O’Rourke promised to take away citizens’ guns.

“My AR is ready for you Robert Francis,” Cain responded, using O’Rourke’s birth name.

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“This is a death threat, Representative,” O’Rourke wrote back. “Clearly, you shouldn’t own an AR-15—and neither should anyone else.”

Cain replied: “You’re a child Robert Francis.”

Fox News’ Andrew Craft in Plano, Texas, contributed to this report.

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Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher sues his ex-lawyers, military nonprofit

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Decorated Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who was acquitted of murder in a war crimes trial this past July, has sued two of his former lawyers and a military legal defense nonprofit, according to court documents filed in Texas Friday.

Attorneys Colby Vokey and Phillip Stackhouse and the United American Patriots (UAP) are named in the complaint brought by Gallagher, who alleges that Vokey and UAP orchestrated a “money-making scheme” and purposely delayed his case.

According to the filing, they “allowed [Gallagher] to languish in pre-trial confinement for several months while engaging in delay tactics and needlessly running up the legal bills.” Gallagher was kept in pre-trial confinement at Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar in San Diego for more than seven months.

“Vokey induced [Gallagher] to allow him to represent him in the criminal case by promising that all legal fees would be covered by UAP and that [Gallagher] would not be personally liable for any legal fees or expenses,” court documents state.

Gallagher terminated Vokey in March and severed his relationship with UAP, according to the filing. Stackhouse represented Gallagher until mid-April, when he stepped down.

Vokey filed a lawsuit against Gallagher last month demanding $1 million in alleged unpaid legal fees, according to the complaint. Gallagher is seeking a declaratory judgment stating he doesn’t owe any legal fees and that if fees should be rendered, then UAP should pay them – not Gallagher.

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Gallagher, a 15-year Navy SEAL, was found not guilty of murdering an Islamic State (ISIS) fighter in Iraq in 2017, as well as charges of witness intimidation and assault. He was convicted on one count of taking a photo with a terrorist’s corpse and was sentenced to reduced rank and partial pay.

Tim Parlatore joined the Navy SEAL’s legal team in March and was Gallagher’s lead defense attorney during his court-martial. Marc Mukasey, one of President Trump’s personal attorneys, joined the legal team in April.

“It’s unfortunate that it came to this,” Parlatore told Fox News on Saturday. “But when attorneys and supposed nonprofits are taking advantage of our service members, they need to be held accountable.”

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UAP says it “generates public awareness and funds legal representation,” according to its website. Gallagher’s complaint alleges that “UAP targets service members in need to use for their advertising campaigns, raising millions of dollars to line their pockets while providing very little to the actual legal representation.”

“We know who was committed to our family and we know who saw us a means to their own ends,” Andrea Gallagher, Eddie Gallagher’s wife, told Fox News on Saturday night. “Eddie and I firmly believe that the truth will be fully exposed.”

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Stackhouse told Fox News on Saturday that he had not been served with any papers.

“It’s disappointing it’s come to this, but I’m confident a court will sort it out in the most appropriate manner,” he said.

Vokey did not return Fox News’ request for comment.

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Woman, child wounded in shooting after dispute at Texas pee-wee football game

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A suspected gunman is at large after a shooting that followed a dispute between parents at a pee-wee football game in Fort Worth, Texas, police said Saturday.

Fox 4 News reported that a woman was hit in the leg and a girl was grazed in the back. Both were hospitalized and police said their injuries were not life-threatening.

Investigators believe the son of one of the parents involved in the argument came to the game armed with a handgun and opened fire.

A woman working at the concessions stand described the scene to Fox 4 News.

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“It’s just unbelievable, because it’s like, you hear people say that all the time, but you don’t see nothing happen, and this time, it actually happened,” the concession worker said. “I ran outside, and was on the side of that truck, and just said, ‘Come in. Get in.’ Then one lady said she tried to get out of her chair, she said, ‘I’ve been hit,’ and fell to the ground.”

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It was not clear what caused the initial dispute and police have not identified the suspect publicly. Police are investigating what caused the dispute.

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Border Patrol agent wounded, suspect killed in Texas traffic stop shooting

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Border Patrol agent was shot and injured Friday night while conducting a traffic stop near the Texas-Mexico border and another agent shot and killed the gunman, authorities said Saturday.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), two agents from the Brackettville station and a Kinney County sheriff’s deputy pulled over a vehicle on Ranch Road 674.

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A passenger in the vehicle fired at the agents, injuring one of them. The second agent returned fire and hit the gunman, who was later pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle’s driver was taken into custody.

CBP later identified the deceased passenger as a 25-year-old man and a U.S. citizen. The driver was identified as a 32-year-old woman, also a U.S. citizen.

The agent who was shot was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was later airlifted to a San Antonio hospital, according to CBP. Neither the second agent nor the sheriff’s deputy were injured.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted about the incident Saturday night, saying, “Border Patrol Agents go out and do their duty each and every day despite the dangers. My prayers are with the agents involved and their families.”

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The FBI and Texas Rangers are investigating the incident, along with CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility.

Brackettville is located about 115 miles west of San Antonio near the southern border with Mexico. The CBP statement about the incident noted that the area “is frequently used by smugglers to move narcotics and people from the border to San Antonio and other destinations.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Gutfeld: Beto’s gun control vow would lead to ‘many violent confrontations’

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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s vow to confiscate civilians’ AR-15s, AK-47s and similar rifles would lead to dangerous situations, according to Greg Gutfeld.

Gutfeld said Friday on “The Five” that O’Rourke’s plans essentially validate concerns raised by the National Rifle Association (NRA) about red flag laws and gun buybacks — and that the Texas Democrat will not be the one physically demanding people’s weaponry.

“If his fantasy came true, do you think he would be the guy that would be knocking on the doors? No, it’ll be a poor police officer — a cop who’d be forced into high-risk situations a million times over,” Gutfeld said.

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“Beto is advocating a plan that would lead to many violent confrontations.”

Gutfeld said it’s often not the law enforcement officers whose actions lead to violent confrontations with civilians, but rather the lawmakers passing laws that put the police in tough situations.

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He pointed to the case of Eric Garner, a black man who died following a 2014 confrontation with NYPD officers who detained him on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes. The officer in the case, Daniel Pantaleo, was accused of applying a banned chokehold to subdue Garner and was recently fired by New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill.

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“I think about Eric Garner,” Gutfeld said. “Eric Garner died in a police action, but the police action wouldn’t have happened if they didn’t have a stupid law banning the selling of loose cigarettes. That was what led to that confrontation, to that death.”

“Now when I see this self-absorbed twerp basically saying he’ll report you, he’s basically validating every NRA apostle,” the “Greg Gutfeld Show” host went on.

In addition, co-host Jesse Watters cautioned that O’Rourke’s rhetoric could lead to people “fake-ratting on” conservative gun owners to “weaponize the red flag laws.”

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Shootout mile from Democratic debate; suspect dead, officer seriously wounded

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A Houston police officer was seriously wounded Thursday after being shot multiple times by one of four suspects who allegedly stole a car at gunpoint and later beat up a priest.

The shooting occurred about a mile south of the Democratic presidential debate at Texas Southern University in Houston. One of the debate’s key topics was gun control.

Chief Art Acevedo asked for prayers for the unidentified 29-year-old officer, who he said was in guarded condition. He said one of the suspects was shot and killed in the exchange of fire, two other men were in custody and police were searching for the fourth.

Acevedo said the chaotic evening of violence began about 9:56 p.m. Thursday with the carjacking, but the vehicle soon ran out of gas and the suspects fled.

Police believe the men then assaulted a priest and stole his cell phone. The firefight took place about 15 minutes later. At least one officer, potentially two, exchanged gunfire with the armed suspect. He was shot and killed, Fox 26 reported.

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The wounded police officer is a five-year veteran on the force. KHOU11 reported that he was shot three times and the bullets hit him just below the vest. He was awake and talking while he was rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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