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3-Year-Old Killed In Apparent Accidental Shooting Inside Howard County Home, Police Say 3-Year-Old Killed In Apparent Accidental Shooting Inside Howard County Home, Police Say
3-Year-Old Killed In Apparent Accidental Shooting Inside Howard County Home, Police Say A 3-year-old boy was found shot inside a Maryland home in what is believed to be an accidental shooting involving an unsecured handgun on Monday, police say. An investigation has been launched by the Howard County Police Department following the fatal shooting, which was reported inside a home on Harpers Ferry Road in Columbia on July 1. At the time the child was struck, his parents and 5-year-old brother were home at the time. Police say that investigators are still working to determine if the gunshot was self-inflicted; however, they said they do not believe anyone else was involved…
3-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Adult In Northampton County: Police 3-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Adult In Northampton County: Police
3-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Adult In Northampton County: Police A 33-year-old woman was hospitalized after being shot in the back by a toddler on Monday, July 1,  according to Wilson Borough police.  The shot woman was taken to a hospital for emergency surgery and is expected to survive, investigators say.  The shooting happened on the 2200 block of Forest Street, authorities said. The gun owner, 41-year-old Brian Siegfried, cocked the gun and left it on a front porch table before walking across the street, according to police.  He told investigators he was "tired of holding the gun and put it down," authorities said.  Four ch…
Child Recovering At Hospital After Accidentally Shooting Herself In Montgomery Village: Police Child Recovering At Hospital After Accidentally Shooting Herself In Montgomery Village: Police
Child Recovering At Hospital After Accidentally Shooting Herself In Montgomery Village: Police A 3-year-old girl is recovering at an area hospital and a teen is facing a weapons charge after the child accidentally shot herself inside a Montgomery Village apartment, police say. Shortly after noon on Tuesday, June 4, officers were called to the 18700 block of Walkers Choice Road, where there was a report of an injured child. The girl was taken by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel to an area hospital, where she underwent surgery. During a subsequent search of the residence, police say that they found a .40 caliber privately manufactured weapon, and a 15-year-old, who does not…
Girl Accidentally Shoots Self Playing Hide And Seek In Cheverly; Relative Charged: Police Girl Accidentally Shoots Self Playing Hide And Seek In Cheverly; Relative Charged: Police
Girl Accidentally Shoots Self Playing Hide And Seek In Cheverly; Relative Charged: Police A 20-year-old man was charged after a young girl in Prince George's County got her hands on a loose gun and she shot herself, police say. Cheverly resident Jayvon Thomas, a relative of a girl under the age of 5 who suffered a gunshot wound to her arm over the weekend is facing charges following an investigation into the shooting. Officers from the Prince George's County Police Department were called late on Sunday night to an apartment in the 6400 block of Landover Road in Cheverly to investigate after a child gained access to the gun and suffered a gunshot wound. The girl was taken to an …
No Questions Asked: Gun Buyback Event To Be Held In New Rochelle No Questions Asked: Gun Buyback Event To Be Held In New Rochelle
No Questions Asked: Gun Buyback Event To Be Held In New Rochelle To celebrate the beginning of National Gun Violence Awareness Month, authorities in Westchester will soon be holding a buyback event to take firearms from circulation and to keep residents safe.  The gun buyback event, hosted by the Westchester County District Attorney's Office and the New Rochelle Police Department, will be held on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shiloh Baptist Church in New Rochelle at 185 Lincoln Ave.  Participants who sell their firearms will be given the following in the form of pre-paid gift cards:  $250 for assault rifles; $200 fo…
Suspect ID'd In Assault, Robbery Of Off-Duty Philly Cop Suspect ID'd In Assault, Robbery Of Off-Duty Philly Cop
Suspect ID'd In Assault, Robbery Of Off-Duty Philly Cop Police have identified a suspect in the attack of an off-duty Philadelphia police officer on Sunday, May 12.  Yusef Coleman is charged with criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault, assault of a law enforcement officer, and related counts, according to PPD.  Authorities said the incident happened on the 2100 block of West Oxford Street in North Philadelphia.  The off-duty officer was waiting in traffic and honked his horn before a man identified as "Duke" came up and punched him in the face, PPD said. When the officer got out of his car and identified himself as a police…
Woman Shoots Herself Trying To Reinsert Magazine Into Gun, Philadelphia Police Said Woman Shoots Herself Trying To Reinsert Magazine Into Gun, Philadelphia Police Said
Woman Shoots Herself Trying To Reinsert Magazine Into Gun, Philadelphia Police Said A 40-year-old woman was hospitalized after accidentally shooting herself in the chest early Sunday, May 12 in Philadelphia, police said. Police were called to the 1900 block of N. Croskey Street around 12:55 a.m., where the woman had suffered gunshot wounds to her chest before being taken to Temple University Hospital in a private vehicle, police said. At the scene, officers found a firearm on the second floor of the home, which had no magazine and was found near blood. The woman claimed the injuries were self-inflicted and told detectives that the gun had accidentally discharged as the wom…
Bystander Struck By Gunfire During Pottstown Shootout, Police Say Bystander Struck By Gunfire During Pottstown Shootout, Police Say
Bystander Struck By Gunfire During Pottstown Shootout, Police Say One alleged gunman and one bystander were hospitalized after an exchange of gunfire in Pottstown on Thursday night, May 2, police say.  Authorities were called to the corner of Beech and North Evans streets around 9:20 p.m. for reports of gunfire, authorities said in a release.  They arrived to find a 40-year-old man on a porch with a gunshot wound to the back, police said. The man said he was entering his home when he heard gunshots and realized he was struck. He was not involved in the incident and was taken to the hospital for treatment, police said.  A second man, 18-ye…
Woman Shot By Neighbor Through His Garage, Her Kitchen Wall In Stafford: Police Woman Shot By Neighbor Through His Garage, Her Kitchen Wall In Stafford: Police
Woman Shot By Neighbor Through His Garage, Her Kitchen Wall In Stafford: Police A 56-year-old Stafford was jailed for a shooting involving an innocent victim: His neighbor. The female victim, a resident of a home in North Stafford, said she was not sure what happened, but that she was bleeding profusely from her stomach around 12 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, the county sheriff's office said. Arriving officers noticed a bullet-sized hole in the wall that directly lined up to where the victim was standing in her kitchen when she was struck. As the victim was taken to a nearby hospital, officers launched their investigation. Deputies made contact with a neighbor, Derek A…
Suicidal Man Kept Shotgun Under Toddler's Crib In Taneytown: Police Suicidal Man Kept Shotgun Under Toddler's Crib In Taneytown: Police
Suicidal Man Kept Shotgun Under Toddler's Crib In Taneytown: Police An allegedly suicidal man who stored a shotgun and ammo under his toddler's crib is facing multiple charges following a strange situation that played out overnight in Carroll County. On Sunday night, officers from the Taneytown Police Department on patrol on Baumgardner Avenue say that they heard gunshots in the area of Roth Avenue, and were later advised about an active domestic incident involving an armed suspect on Chestnut Court. ❗️POLICE ACTIVITY❗️ 4/28/24 7:35pm Avoid the area of Chestnut Court. More information will be released as it becomes available. Thank you for your coope…
Man Threatens Woman's Family Members With Shotgun At Old Bethpage Home: Police Man Threatens Woman's Family Members With Shotgun At Old Bethpage Home: Police
Man Threatens Woman's Family Members With Shotgun At Old Bethpage Home: Police Two people are facing charges after an incident in which a man threatened a woman's family with a shotgun at a Long Island home, leading to the discovery of firearms and other weapons, according to police. Officers responded to a call for a disturbance at a residence in Old Bethpage at around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20.  Upon arrival, officers were notified of an argument between Patrick J. Jackson, age 54, Dorothy Scotto, age 42, both of Old Bethpage, and her immediate family members, Nassau County Police said. The argument escalated, and Jackson picked up a loaded shotgun, which p…
Mom Believed Killed By BF In Lorton Was Texting Relatives Right Up Until Deadly Shooting Mom Believed Killed By BF In Lorton Was Texting Relatives Right Up Until Deadly Shooting
Mom Believed Killed By BF In Lorton Was Texting Relatives Right Up Until Deadly Shooting She was spunky. She was fun. She was a friend to all. This is how Alison Kate LaPorta is being remembered. The 38-year-old mother was killed by her boyfriend, 47-year-old Huy Tien Nguyen, on Wednesday, April 17 in Lorton, as previously reported by Daily Voice. According to Jessica Harris, a relative and "sister" to LaPorta, the two had been texting right up until the deadly shooting. Harris said it was only then that she learned Nguyen had been abusive toward LaPorta.  And far too late. In screenshots obtained by Daily Voice, LaPorta communicates that Nguyen had fired shots at or ne…
Former Newark Public Safety Director Accidentally Shot Himself — With Someone Else's Gun: PD Former Newark Public Safety Director Accidentally Shot Himself — With Someone Else's Gun: PD
Former Newark Public Safety Director Accidentally Shot Himself — With Someone Else's Gun: PD Anthony Ambrose, who has a lengthy career in law enforcement in Essex County, accidentally shot himself with another person's gun on Friday, March 22, police said. Responding to many unanswered questions about the shooting, Cedar Grove police issued a news release laying out what happened to Ambrose at 2 Village Park Road, where Ambrose keeps an office as a private investigator.  Ambrose previously served as chief of detectives for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office and public safety director for the City of Newark. After the discharge, Ambrose was taken to the hospital by another m…
Traveler Caught With Loaded Gun During Security Screening At Albany Airport Traveler Caught With Loaded Gun During Security Screening At Albany Airport
Traveler Caught With Loaded Gun During Security Screening At Albany Airport Security screeners stopped a man from carrying a loaded gun onto a plane at an airport in the region. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers made the discovery Tuesday, May 9, at Albany International Airport, the agency announced. During a routine screening, the Guilderland man was found to be carrying a semi-automatic 9mm handgun loaded with seven rounds. None of the bullets were chambered. It was not immediately clear whether the man would face civil penalties, as the agency reiterated it has the right to do for travelers found to be carrying guns or gun parts. Tuesday’s…
Pistol-Packing Elementary School Student Busted With Handgun On Washington County Bus: Sheriff Pistol-Packing Elementary School Student Busted With Handgun On Washington County Bus: Sheriff
Pistol-Packing Elementary School Student Busted With Handgun On Washington County Bus: Sheriff Members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office had to be called to an area elementary school after a young student was caught with a weapon while riding the bus, according to officials. During the afternoon dismissal, an elementary school student was found to be in possession of an unloaded handgun during his bus route, raising some alarms for the bus driver and other students being taken home on Wednesday, April 5. The incident was reported to the bus driver by other students, who was then able to secure the student’s belongings, including the handgun, and they returned to the school. …
Father Charged With Child Neglect After 7-Year-Old Manassas Boy Shoots Self In Hand: Police Father Charged With Child Neglect After 7-Year-Old Manassas Boy Shoots Self In Hand: Police
Father Charged With Child Neglect After 7-Year-Old Manassas Boy Shoots Self In Hand: Police Police say that a father in Maryland was arrested this week after his 7-year-old son accidentally shot himself while playing with an unsecured handgun in their Prince William County home. Erik Christopher Brown, 35, is facing charges following the investigation into a shooting involving a boy in the 11000 block of Stagestone Way in Manassas earlier this week, officials announced. Members of the Prince William County Police Department were called to the home shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, when a shooting was reported. The investigation determined that the 7-year-old found an un…
Alec Baldwin From Massapequa Charged With Manslaughter After Accidentally Shooting Crew Member Alec Baldwin From Massapequa Charged With Manslaughter After Accidentally Shooting Crew Member
Alec Baldwin From Massapequa Charged With Manslaughter After Accidentally Shooting Crew Member Alec Baldwin will face criminal charges after a cinematographer was accidentally killed by a prop firearm on the set of the movie Rust. Earlier Report - Alec Baldwin Discharges Prop Gun, Killing Crew Member, Injuring Director On Movie Set The charges were announced by Santa Fe County District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies on Thursday, Jan. 19. In her announcement, Carmack-Altwies said that Baldwin and Rust armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed would both be charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Halyna Hutchins on the film’s set on Oct. 21, 2021.  On the day of the i…
Photo Released Of Accidental Mall Gunman Who Fired Shots While Fixing His Pants Photo Released Of Accidental Mall Gunman Who Fired Shots While Fixing His Pants
Photo Released Of Accidental Mall Gunman Who Fired Shots While Fixing His Pants Police have released a picture of the suspect accused of accidentally firing shots in the food court area of the Arundel Mills Mall while adjusting his pants, authorities say. Witnesses say the suspect appeared to have been adjusting his pants when the firearm he had been concealing went off into the floor of the food court area of the mall around 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, according to Anne Arundel County Police. The suspect, described as a Black male with a dark complexion, medium build, black hair and wearing black cargo type pants, black sneakers with white soles, a black shirt and t…
Valley Stream Man Nabbed With Illegal Guns During Domestic Dispute, Police Say Valley Stream Man Nabbed With Illegal Guns During Domestic Dispute, Police Say
Valley Stream Man Nabbed With Illegal Guns During Domestic Dispute, Police Say A Long Island man was allegedly nabbed with numerous illegal guns during a domestic dispute. The incident took place in Valley Stream around 10:45 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18. According to detectives, officers responded to a disturbance at a residential home. Upon arrival, officers were notified that during an argument that occurred between the Tayarik Perez-Vargas, age 42, and s woman, he grabbed a 121-gauge shotgun and racked it back, putting the victim in fear. The shotgun was recovered Perez-Vargas, of Valley Stream, was placed under arrest without incident, police said. During a…
Reported Building Explosion Leads To Arrest For Man Who Nearly Shot Infant In Frederick: Police Reported Building Explosion Leads To Arrest For Man Who Nearly Shot Infant In Frederick: Police
Reported Building Explosion Leads To Arrest For Man Who Nearly Shot Infant In Frederick: Police An infant was nearly shot in Maryland after a man accidentally discharged a weapon in a Frederick County building, coming dangerously close to striking the child, according to police. Paul Viera, 25, was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm in city limits following an investigation into what was initially reported as a building explosion in Frederick County. The alleged incident happened at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30 in the 1400 block of Key Parkway in Frederick. Police said that upon arrival at the scene, officers and emergency personn…
DC Man Charged After Baby Kills Himself With Unsecured Gun: Police DC Man Charged After Baby Kills Himself With Unsecured Gun: Police
DC Man Charged After Baby Kills Himself With Unsecured Gun: Police A DC man has been charged with murder following the death of a baby who accidentally shot himself after getting ahold of an unsecured gun, authorities say. Legend Wheeler, 1, was pronounced dead after accidentally shooting himself in a home in the 2300 block of Chester Street, Southeast on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, according to Metropolitan police. On Tuesday, Aug. 23, authorities arrested JD Wheeler, 23, in connection to the death of baby Legend, officials announced.  Police say that the firearm had been left unsecured in the home at the time Legend had gotten ahold of it, tragically…
Want A Gun In NY? Be Ready To Share Your Social Media Accounts Under New Law Want A Gun In NY? Be Ready To Share Your Social Media Accounts Under New Law
Want A Gun In NY? Be Ready To Share Your Social Media Accounts Under New Law New Yorkers hoping to carry concealed handguns will soon have to share their social media accounts as part of a more stringent application process under a new state law. Starting in September, concealed carry applicants will have to go through several new steps, including an in-person interview with a licensing officer “to determine character and trustworthiness to handle a firearm,” according to a statement from Democratic Senator Anna Kaplan, who co-sponsored the legislation. Applicants will also have to give authorities at least four character references and provide a list of current an…
Gun Accidentally Discharges Injuring 12-Year-Old In Lehigh Valley: Police Gun Accidentally Discharges Injuring 12-Year-Old In Lehigh Valley: Police
Gun Accidentally Discharges Injuring 12-Year-Old In Lehigh Valley: Police A 12-year-old child was injured when a gun was accidentally discharged inside a Lehigh Valley home, authorities said. Officers were called to the 100 block of Railroad Street in Catasauqua around 1:30 a.m. Monday, May 23, borough police said. The incident apparently began when a 35-year-old man went outside with a loaded shotgun to investigate a noise. He went back inside when he didn't find anyone, police said. He began unloading the shotgun, but it accidentally discharged, police said. A projectile pierced the wall and struck a television, while a pellet hit the child in the neck. The v…
PA Hunter Shot Neighbor In Head Instead Of Deer: Police PA Hunter Shot Neighbor In Head Instead Of Deer: Police
PA Hunter Shot Neighbor In Head Instead Of Deer: Police A 40-year-old Pennsylvania hunter has been arrested for accidentally shooting a man on his own lawn instead of the deer he was targeting, authorities said. Police arriving at the scene at Lenape Lane in College Township on Dec. 4, 2021, found Michael Lloyd, of Boalsburg, tending to the elderly victim according to State College police. The victim, only identified as an 81-year-old man, was airlifted to UPMC Altoona, where he had a piece of his skull removed due to a hole from the bullet, approximately 1 to 2 inches long and half-inch wide, police said in a criminal complaint obtained by Sta…
3 Guns Seized At Philadelphia International Airport In Past Week: TSA 3 Guns Seized At Philadelphia International Airport In Past Week: TSA
3 Guns Seized At Philadelphia International Airport In Past Week: TSA TSA officers at Philadelphia International Airport have seized three guns in the past week, officials said Monday. On Friday, Jan. 28, a Georgia man tried to bring a .40 caliber handgun onto a plane, the Transportation Security Administration said. The man claimed that the gun found in his carry-on bag was a training weapon, however, it was an actual functioning firearm, according to TSA officials. It was the third handgun discovered by TSA officers at airport checkpoints in seven days. Officers also stopped a Philadelphia woman on Saturday, Jan. 22, and a Harleysville, Pa., man…
Mother Charged In Fatal Collegeville Shooting Of 12-Year-Old Daughter By Son Mother Charged In Fatal Collegeville Shooting Of 12-Year-Old Daughter By Son
Mother Charged In Fatal Collegeville Shooting Of 12-Year-Old Daughter By Son A mother has been charged in connection to the fatal shooting of her 12-year-old daughter by her son in a Collegeville home earlier this month, authorities said. Daisy Vasquez, 31, turned herself in to police Monday and is facing third-degree felony charges of endangering welfare of children, possession of a firearm by a minor–responsibility of adult, and hindering apprehension or prosecution, and other related charges, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and Upper Providence Township Police Chief Mark A. Toomey. An investigation discovered that the ch…
Man Accidentally Shoots Himself At Long Island Gun Range Man Accidentally Shoots Himself At Long Island Gun Range
Man Accidentally Shoots Himself At Long Island Gun Range A man was transported to the hospital after shooting himself in the foot in Islip. The incident took place around 12:45 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Islip Rifle & Pistol Range at 200 Freeman Ave., said the Suffolk County Police. The range is operated by the Town of Islip. Police said the man accidentally shot himself in the foot and was transported to the hospital for treatment.
Prosecutor: Paterson Teen Playing With Gun Accidentally Shot Friend, 13, Dead Prosecutor: Paterson Teen Playing With Gun Accidentally Shot Friend, 13, Dead
Prosecutor: Paterson Teen Playing With Gun Accidentally Shot Friend, 13, Dead A 13-year-old Paterson boy was arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of his friend that was later ruled an accident, according to authorities who charged him. City police responding to a 3:45 p.m. call on Oct. 6 found the victim's body behind a home in the Incca Village housing complex off Harrison Street, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald said. An investigation revealed that the two teens were hanging out and playing with a handgun when it accidentally discharged, striking the victim -- K’Zure "Kay Kay" Credle -- in the back of the h…
NYPD Officer From Hudson Valley Shot In Chest During Fatal Incident Involving Armed, Naked Man NYPD Officer From Hudson Valley Shot In Chest During Fatal Incident Involving Armed, Naked Man
Nypd Officer From Hudson Valley Shot In Chest During Fatal Incident Involving Armed, Naked Man An NYPD officer from the Hudson Valley was shot during a call involved an armed, naked man. The incident took place around 1:50 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, when eight police officers responded to a 911 call by a resident in Harlem, saying a male neighbor was harassing her, banging on doors and breaking glass, said NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill. The officers went to the second floor of the building to investigate the complaint and to locate the man, O'Neill said. As the officers fanned out to search the second-floor hallway, one officer, identified as Christopher Wintermute, 34, of …
Man Buys Two Guns, Opens Fire From His Car Near Park In Stamford Man Buys Two Guns, Opens Fire From His Car Near Park In Stamford
Man Buys Two Guns, Opens Fire From His Car Near Park In Stamford A 68-year-old Stamford man was arrested after firing shots from inside his car, that went into Scalzi Park while two youth football practices and an adult softball game were underway. James Denardo was charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, interfering with police, 50 counts of reckless endangerment and 22 counts of risk of injury to a minor, after being pulled from his maroon Cadillac by Stamford Police, said Capt. Richard Conklin. The event unfolded around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, when a neighbor called police after Denardo began firing from his car on the dead-end section of …
Authorities: Paterson Ex-Con Who Showed Up At Hospital Shot Himself With Kids In Home Authorities: Paterson Ex-Con Who Showed Up At Hospital Shot Himself With Kids In Home
Authorities: Paterson Ex-Con Who Showed Up At Hospital Shot Himself With Kids In Home A Paterson ex-con who showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound last week was arrested by authorities who said he shot himself with an illegal firearm while two children were present. Prosecutors said they were going to ask a judge to order that 26-year-old Denzel Shepperson, who was taken into custody Tuesday, remain held in the Passaic County Jail in connection with the April 25 shooting. They didn't say what made the gun discharge. Shepperson was charged with three weapons offenses – including being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm -- as well as hindering, drug possessi…