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Moped-Riding Gunman Opens Fire At Football Game, Pregnant Teen, 4 Others Shot In Dramatic Video

Five people were shot during a football game in Texas Sunday night, including a pregnant teen, police said.

The shooting started as a disturbance among attendees at a neighborhood game in Dallas, police said in a statement to Oxygen.com. Then a man got on a moped, drove onto the field and “opened fire on the crowd,” the statement said.

When the man opened fire on the crowd, “multiple people” within that crowd pulled their own guns and returned fire at the shooter on the moped, the statement added.

In all, police said five people were shot, including two women in critical condition, and another woman and two men in stable condition at a local hospital.

One of the wounded was a pregnant 17-year-old, according to 11/21 CBS DFW, the local CBS affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. She gave birth to a healthy baby after an emergency C-section, the station reported.  

The shootout happened in the Dallas

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Florida Man With Distinct Face And Neck Tattoos Keeps Stealing Trucks And Cars, Police Say

A man with an array of face and neck tattoos just can’t stop stealing trucks, according to police.

Robert Hardister, 26, was arrested on Wednesday in Palatka, Florida after he allegedly stole a Chevy truck from a Tractor Depot, according to the Palatka Police Department. Officials later located that truck in another county. They found Hardister with a different stolen vehicle, one from Okeechobee, Florida. Police handcuffed the tatted-up man and charged him with burglary and grand theft of a motor vehicle. He’s being held on a $7,000 bond.

This isn’t the first time Hardister — whose facial tattoos include teardrops, stars, x’s over his lips and tattoos of extra teeth — has been caught allegedly trying to steal vehicles. He’s been arrested at least three times over the past two years for grand theft auto. Police arrested him in November 2017 after he allegedly attempted to steal a 2005 Hyundai from

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Three Arrested, One At Large For Killing Young Father And Leaving His Body In Canyons

Three teens have been arrested in connection with the brutal kidnapping, robbery, and murder of a man whose body was dumped in a canyon on the outskirts of Los Angeles, and the victim’s mother is begging a fourth man to turn himself in.

Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday found the body of 20-year-old Julian Hamori-Andrade (pictured above), who had a 9-month old baby and another child on the way, in a canyon along Highway 39 in Azusa, a town at the edge of Angeles National Forest and the San Gabriel Mountains, according to a KCAL in Los Angeles.

Authorities believe he was beaten unconscious inside an Azusa home occupied by the four suspects before they left him for dead in the canyon, authorities said.

Police on Wednesday night initially investigated a disturbance at the home of the suspects, where they found a large amount of blood inside the home and leading

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Julian Hamori-Andrade: 3 Arrested, One At Large For Killing Young …

Three teens have been arrested in connection with the brutal kidnapping, robbery, and murder of a man whose body was dumped in a canyon on the outskirts of Los Angeles, and the victim’s mother is begging a fourth man to turn himself in.

Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday found the body of 20-year-old Julian Hamori-Andrade (pictured above), who had a 9-month old baby and another child on the way, in a canyon along Highway 39 in Azusa, a town at the edge of Angeles National Forest and the San Gabriel Mountains, according to a KCAL in Los Angeles.

Authorities believe he was beaten unconscious inside an Azusa home occupied by the four suspects before they left him for dead in the canyon, authorities said.

Police on Wednesday night initially investigated a disturbance at the home of the suspects, where they found a large amount of blood inside the home and leading

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/Julian-Hamori-Andrade-father-dead-arrested-canyons

Stand Your Ground Defense Won’t Spare Florida Cop A Trial For Shooting Black Man, Judge Rules

Florida’s notorious Stand Your Ground self-defense law won’t be enough to spare a cop from trial for shooting an armed black man.

A judge ruled Friday that she found the police officer’s testimony about the killing of Corey Jones to be “unreliable and not credible.” 

In a 27-page ruling, Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer of Florida’s 15th Judicial Circuit Court denied a motion to have the case dismissed. She noted several inconsistencies between the officer’s testimony and the evidence of the case.

Former Palm Beach Gardens Police Officer Nouman K. Raja had shot and killed Jones, a musician and house inspector, while inspecting Jones’ car that had been parked at the side of an interstate on October 18, 2015. Jones was 31.

What happened between Raja approaching the car and Jones’ death has been disputed. 

Raja fired six shots at Jones — who was armed — only moments after arriving at the scene. Three of the

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Dallas Woman Shoots And Kills Husband Because He Beat Their Cat, Police Say

He beat the cat and it got him killed.

A woman in Dallas admitted to fatally shooting her husband because he attacked the family cat. 

Mary Harrison, 47, was arrested and charged with murder on Saturday after officers were called to her home in response to a shooting, the Dallas Police Department said.

Officers arrived around 6:45 a.m. and Harrison told them she had shot her husband, Dexter Harrison, 49. 

They were having an argument and she shot him when he was abusing the furry feline, police said. Dexter Harrison was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Cops took Mary Harrison to the police station, interviewed her and charged her. She was transported to a local jail and is being held on $100,000 bond.

The Harrisons had only just recently moved into the neighborhood, according to KTVT-11 in Dallas. Neighbors told the TV station the family had been living in their duplex for

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FBI Agent Accidentally Shoots Patron At Nightclub After Doing A Backflip

His backflip backfired.

An off-duty FBI agent who busted a move at a Denver nightclub on Saturday accidentally set off his gun and shot a patron.

“Everyone was kind of shocked after it happened because [the agent] kind of put his gun back away and then he walked away,” a witness who was only identified as Julie told KDVR in Denver.

The agent attracted a crowd at Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar with his flashy dance moves. He then went for a backflip. He pulled off the move, but it caused his gun to slip out of his pants and fall onto the dancefloor. Video of the incident shows the agent trying to pick up the gun and accidentally pulling the trigger.

A patron was shot in the leg and is expected to survive. Neither the agent nor the victim has been identified. 

Bystanders said the agent didn’t check to see if the

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Criminal Profiler Who Worked On Ramsey, Arias, Columbine Cases Shot In Mysterious Series Of Killings

A forensic psychiatrist and criminal profiler who worked on the JonBenet Ramsey, Jodi Arias and Columbine High School cases was one of several people killed last week in a series of shootings police believe could be related.

Dr. Steven Pitt, 59, was fatally shot outside his office Thursday in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale. Witnesses heard a loud argument before gunshots.

“We are not ruling anything out, but at this point, a loud argument probably suggests they knew each other either professionally or personally,” Phoenix Police Sgt. Vince Lewis told NBC News.

A day later, two paralegals were shot to death inside a law office in Scottsdale: Veleria Sharp, 48, and Laura Anderson, 49. Police said one of the paralegals was able to walk to an intersection and find help, but later died in a hospital. 

Police believe that all three deaths are connected, according to the Associated Press, though it is unclear how. Police are

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Brother And Sister Convicted Of 1978 Murder And Dismemberment Using Chainsaw

In June 2007, an excavator digging up land in the backyard of a residence in Puyallup, Washington made a gruesome discovery while on the job: a black plastic bag filled with human bones. Investigators descended upon the scene, discovering 51 more bones connected to the same individual.

The forensic team determined that the bones had been dismembered using a chainsaw, and had been buried for approximately 30 years.

While the owner of the home said it had been rented as far back as the 1970’s to multiple tenants, investigators eventually received a call from a Missing Person’s Unit that had learned about the bones on the local news.

Turns out, the Unit had a missing person connected to the address of the residence: a man named Joseph Terricone. The case is the subject of Oxygen’s new show, “Buried in the Backyard,” airing Sundays at 7/6c.

After Terricone’s daughter, Gypsy, confirmed she hadn’t seen

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Paramedics Were Denied Access Six Times To Help Those Wounded In Parkland, Fire Rescue Says

When paramedics heard about the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, they were ready to save lives, they said — they just couldn’t get into the school.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office denied six requests to send police and paramedics into the school during the Valentine’s Day massacre that left 17 people dead, according to a newly released incident report.

“The [BSO] incident commander advised me, ‘She would have to check,” Coral Springs Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Michael McNally wrote in his report, according to The Miami Herald. After another request minutes later, “Once again, the incident commander expressed that she ‘would have to check before approving this request,'” McNally wrote.

McNally said he wanted to send in two Rescue Task Force teams. Each team had three paramedics and three to four officers. Some of the rejected requests were made before suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz, 19, was caught, he said.

McNally said additional

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