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27-Year-Old Man Accused Of Shooting 16-Year-Old And Leaving …

A teenage girl was found dead inside a burning car on Monday in Waterbury, Connecticut. Now, the vehicle’s driver is accused of shooting her three times before the car went up in flames.

Bail was set at $3 million for 27-year-old Dominique Pittman during a Wednesday arraignment. “The state alleges the defendant committed a vicious murder of a 16-year-old,” Waterbury State’s Attorney Maureen Platt said during the hearing, according to the Hartford Courant.

That 16-year-old was Evalyce Santiago and according to People, she was shot twice in the head and once in her hand. Police found her inside Pittman’s car, which was up in flames on a home’s lawn after a single-car collision. Also discovered inside the car: a .357-caliber handgun.

Pittman, a father of three, suffered minor injuries in the crash. In court, Platt explained that Pittman “attempted to mislead police, stating a third person was responsible for the murder.”

But

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27-Year-Old Man Accused Of Shooting 16-Year-Old And Leaving Her In A Burning Car After She Threatened To …

A teenage girl was found dead inside a burning car on Monday in Waterbury, Connecticut. Now, the vehicle’s driver is accused of shooting her three times before the car went up in flames.

Bail was set at $3 million for 27-year-old Dominique Pittman during a Wednesday arraignment. “The state alleges the defendant committed a vicious murder of a 16-year-old,” Waterbury State’s Attorney Maureen Platt said during the hearing, according to the Hartford Courant.

That 16-year-old was Evalyce Santiago and according to People, she was shot twice in the head and once in her hand. Police found her inside Pittman’s car, which was up in flames on a home’s lawn after a single-car collision. Also discovered inside the car: a .357-caliber handgun.

Pittman, a father of three, suffered minor injuries in the crash. In court, Platt explained that Pittman “attempted to mislead police, stating a third person was responsible for the murder.”

But

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Teen Girls Make Shooting Threats Inspired By Plot From ‘Pretty Little Liars’ And Shut Down School

Fans of the show Pretty Little Liars know about the cryptic person “A” who sends anonymous messages to torment a group of teenage girls. According to Time, high school girls in Ohio were inspired by the show and created threatening texts to bully classmates with a school shooting.

A 15-year-old at Piqua High School created a Snapchat account using the letter “A.” She posted threats about exposing people’s secrets—which follows the storyline of the hit show—and fueling rumors about a school shooting. A 14-year-old then wrote, “I’m still going to shoot up the school. A.” on a bathroom mirror. The threats caused the school to be dismissed early on Thursday. Classes were also cancelled on Friday. 

Authorities have arrested the teenagers behind the pranks and charged them in juvenile court for the threats.

Pretty Little Liars was a teen drama mystery show based upon the book of the same name.  Premiering in 2010, the show ended on

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Kendall & Khloe Go To Shooting Range For Self Defense Against Kim’s Wishes

After run-ins with stalkers and robberies, the Kardashians want to protect themselves. Last night on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Khloe Kardashian and Kendall Jenner go to a gun range to learn how to shoot. “We want to learn how to be comfortable with a gun,” Khloe says, per E! “We just want to protect ourselves.”

The decision isn’t something that all the sisters are behind. Despite being the victim of an armed robbery in Paris, Kim Kardashian is totally against her family having guns. She says that she wouldn’t feel comfortable having her small children in a home where a legal gun is kept. “I know Kim is so against us getting guns, but for Kendall and I, it is something we feel we need to do in order to sleep better at night,” Khloe says. “I think Kim will respect it more if she sees later how

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Disturbing Video Shows North Korean Troops Shooting Defector Fleeing Across Border

In a video circulating on the internet, North Korean soldiers are seen in pursuit of a defector crossing the border of a demilitarized zone and thus violating a decades-old treaty. The situation, confirmed by United Nations Command, has caused international anxieties about the tenuousness of the agreement.

According to The New York Times, North Korean soldiers fired at and severely injured a defector who was attempting to flee the country to South Korea through the 2.5 mile-wide DMZ. In doing so (and in their retreat), the soldiers violated the 1953 truce that ended the Korean War. The American-led United Nations Command will now hold discussions on how to prevent further violations in the future.

The defector was helicoptered to a South Korean hospital where he was treated for five gunshot wounds. Doctors also found his stomach to be infested with parasitic worms. Although his physical condition is currently in a

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Police Knew ‘Madman’ Had Illegal Guns Before Shooting Spree In California

New details are emerging about Tuesday’s deadly shooting rampage in and near rural Rancho Tehama Reserve that killed six people (including the gunman, 44-year-old Kevin Janson Neal) and wounded at least 10. 

At a Wednesday press conference, described as tense by The Associated Press, police defended their decision not to arrest Neal for violating a court order that banned him from having guns. Neighbors had previously complained about Neal repeatedly firing off hundreds of rounds from his home. Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said that police responded to neighbors’ calls on numerous occasions. However, Johnston said that Neal wouldn’t open the door, so the police just left.

“He was not law enforcement friendly. He would not come to the door,” Johnston said. “You have to understand we can’t anticipate what people are going to do. We don’t have a crystal ball.”

Johnston also told reporters the shooter illegally manufactured the guns he used

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16-Year-Old Boy Accused Of Shooting Foster Mom And Siblings

A 16-year-old boy was arrested after he fatally shot his foster mom and two siblings at his Oregon home, KRON4 reported.

Kevin Wayne Adams—a high school junior—was booked into a juvenile detention facility on aggravated murder charges after his foster father, Robert Adams, called police on Tuesday night to report that his wife Donya Adams, 55; daughter Amory Adams, 26; and foster daughter Payshience Adams, 10, had been shot dead. 

Payshience is the boy’s biological sister, according to court records.

Kevin Adams allegedly admitted to investigators that he had shot his family with a handgun and waited for his foster father to return home, at which point he asked his foster father to call police and to not to come into the house.

When his foster father entered the home, he found a gun on his bed and the bodies of his family members, according to police.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is currently

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Mom Of 4 Died Using Her Body To Block Bullets From Her Children In Texas Shooting

A brave mother of four died while shielding her children from bullets during Sunday’s massacre at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. When the gunfire erupted Joann Ward reportedly pushed one of her daughters, Rihanna Garza, 9, to the ground to shield her from harm. She also used her body to block bullets from hurting her three younger children, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She saved two of her children’s lives. Rihanna was barely injured, according to the New York Post. Ryland Ward, 5, was shot four times and has undergone surgery. He is currently in critical condition. Tragically, Brooke Ward, 5 and Emily Garza, 7, died in addition to their fearless mother.

‘‘I didn’t get shot because I was hiding, and Mama covered Emily, Ryland and Brooke,” Vonda Greek Smith, a friend of the family said, repeating what Rihanna told her.

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Man Receives Ominous Text From Wife Found Wounded In Las Vegas Shooting

It’s a husband’s worst nightmare. Canadian man Joseph Lambourne knew his wife Jan was at the country music concert in Las Vegas that turned deadly before he received ominous texts from her.

On Sunday, at least 59 people were killed and over 500 were injured at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. The victims were shot from a smashed out window of a 32nd floor room of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. It marked the deadliest shooting in American history. Jan was one of the 22,000 concertgoers at the three-day festival.

Joseph told CTV News his sister-in-law called to tell him there had been a shooting.

“Her sister called me at probably, I think it was midnight, and told me,” he said, adding that he was at work at the time.

Not long after the call, Joseph received texts from his wife.

“She said ‘I’ve been shot’ and

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Strangers On Social Media Help Reunite Mom With 5-Year-Old Son After Las Vegas Shooting

Social media helped a family reunite with their 5-year-old boy after the chaos that erupted from the Las Vegas shootings pushed him away from the group, ABC News reported.

Aden Huser and his aunt were watching Jason Aldean perform when shots rang out. His mother and sister had gone to the bathroom just a few moments before. The crowd stampeded and pushed the 5-year-old boy away from his aunt, leaving his family fearing the worst for two long hours.

Fifty-nine people were killed and more than 520 people were injured in the melée at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Doris Huser, Aden’s mother, said she felt “hopeless and helpless” during those two hours, fearing that her son was dead, but tried to stay strong for her 8-year-old daughter, according to ABC.

Lindsey Rogers, 26, found Aden in the merchandise tent, and made the split-second decision to run with the young boy.

“I

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