Wanted man shot by police on Penn Avenue in Wilkinsburg

A shooting happened near the beginning of the Monday morning rush hour in the Penn Avenue business district that straddles the Pittsburgh-Wilkinsburg border.

Allegheny County homicide detectives said two Wilkinsburg police officers fired a total of three shots at the driver of a car, after officers said the driver hit one of their vehicles when they tried to approach him in the McDonald’s parking lot.

Source: Wanted man shot by police on Penn Avenue in Wilkinsburg

Authorities identify 2 dead in overnight McKeesport shooting | TribLIVE

Officers discovered one man dead on the ground on Grandview Avenue in front of building 39, Schurman said. A woman was found dead in a car in the parking lot. Both had been shot to death, he said.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said the man is Raffel Greene, 49, of Clairton; the woman is Jessica Taylor, 32, of Finleyville.

Source: Authorities identify 2 dead in overnight McKeesport shooting | TribLIVE

What Are Weed Smokers Really Celebrating on 4/20? – Milwaukee Community Journal

Each year on April 20th, advocates for marijuana around the world celebrate cannibis culture.   Last year, more than 1,000 people gathered in London’s Hyde Park to mark the weed holiday. For the longest, smokers have been celebrating this world renowned underground “holiday.” From Amsterdam to California 4/20 is widely respected by many.

This cannabis culture is celebrated all over but few really know the meaning behind the 4:20 numeric tradition. It has often been believed that 4:20 originated from police code, referencing to marijuana smoking in process.

Source: What Are Weed Smokers Really Celebrating on 4/20? – Milwaukee Community Journal

‘Facebook killer’ dies after three-day police pursuit in Pennsylvania

Steve W. Stephens was wanted on a charge of aggravated murder after the horrific slaying of a 74-year-old man in Cleveland.

Pennsylvania State Police said they chased him from the McDonald’s for about two miles, finally ramming his car.

“The vehicle spun around — came to a stop,” police Maj. William Teper Jr. said at a news conference. “He immediately pulled a weapon out and shot himself in the car.”

Source: ‘Facebook killer’ dies after three-day police pursuit in Pennsylvania

Three dead in Fresno shooting rampage; suspect caught, linked to Motel 6 slaying | The Fresno Bee

Three people were shot and killed after a man went on an apparent shooting rampage in Fresno and at Catholic Charities Tuesday at Divisadero and Fulton streets in central Fresno. He is the suspect in a shooting last Thursday at a Motel 6 in Fresno.

The 39-year-old suspect, identified as Kori Ali Muhammad, opened fire on four men, hitting three and missing the fourth, before he was taken into custody, police Chief Jerry Dyer said. Muhammad, who is facing four counts of murder for Tuesday’s shootings and the shooting last Thursday at Motel 6 and also two counts of attempted murder, shouted “Ali Akbar” after he spotted approaching officers and dove to the ground on Fulton Street, Dyer said.

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Source: Three dead in Fresno shooting rampage; suspect caught, linked to Motel 6 slaying | The Fresno Bee

AGGRAVATED MURDER WARRANT ISSUED FOR STEVE STEPHENS, BM 37 – Cleveland Div of Police

Cleveland Police are currently investigating a homicide at 635 E. 93.
No additional victims have been located and officers continue to search multiple areas.
The deceased victim from East 93rd Street has been identified as Robert Godwin Sr. age 74.
Suspect did broadcast the killing on Facebook Live and has claimed to have committed multiple other homicides which are still NOT verified.
Suspect in this case is a bm Steve Stephens 6’1 244 bald with a full beard. Wearing dark blue and grey or black striped polo shirt. Driving a white Ford Fusion with a temp tag. Armed and dangerous. If seen call 9-1-1. Do not approach.
At this time, there are still NO known additional victims. We ask that the public remain aware and report any suspicious activity to police immediately. Officers and agents continue to investigate leads as they come in.

Source: AGGRAVATED MURDER WARRANT ISSUED FOR STEVE STEPHENS, BM 37

Teen shoots two Detroit cops through door – NY Daily News

A teen gunman in Detroit blasted a cop’s face through a door — believing the two officers outside his home were burglars after reporting a Sunday night break-in attempt, police said.

The 19-year-old opened fired on two officers with a shotgun “fearing for the safety” of his mother and brother, Detroit police Chief James Craig said at a media briefing on Monday.

Source: Teen shoots two Detroit cops through door – NY Daily News

Ancestry.com helps family find man posing as dead son

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who assumed the identity of a baby who died in Texas in 1972 has been arrested on charges of Social Security fraud and aggravated identity theft after the baby’s aunt discovered the ruse on Ancestry.com.  Jon Vincent, 44, was arrested in Lansdale, near Philadelphia, on Monday, but had also lived near Pittsburgh and York, Pennsylvania since 2003

Source: Ancestry.com helps family find man posing as dead son

Manhunt in Cleveland After Killing Broadcast on Facebook Live – NBC News

The suspect has claimed to have committed multiple other homicides, which haven’t been verified, police said.

The suspect, identified as Steve Stephens, is considered armed and dangerous, police said after the homicide in northeast Cleveland near the Lake Erie shore. The FBI was providing assistance, a spokeswoman told NBC News

Source: Manhunt in Cleveland After Killing Broadcast on Facebook Live – NBC News

Woman fatally stabbed in Jerusalem amid Good Friday gatherings

A British exchange student was fatally stabbed Friday by a Palestinian attacker just steps from Jerusalem’s Old City, where thousands of Jews and Christians gathered for religious holidays at one of the busiest times of the year, officials said.

Thousands of people filled parts of the ancient city: Jews to celebrate Passover, which ends Monday, and Christian pilgrims for Good Friday. The attack took place inside a car of the city’s light-rail train not far from the entrance to the Old City’s Christian Quarter.

The victim was identified by an Israeli news agency as a British tourist.

Source: Woman fatally stabbed in Jerusalem amid Good Friday gatherings

‘Assassins!’: A Confederate spy was accused of helping kill Abraham Lincoln. Then he vanished.

Maryland native John Surratt was arrested nearly two years after the assassination in Alexandria, Egypt, wearing the uniform of the pope’s private army. But his saga didn’t end there.

It was the trial of the century: a presidential assassin who had led authorities on a global manhunt for nearly two years. Some even speculated that Surratt, 23, was the key to tying Confederate leaders to Lincoln’s killing.

Source: ‘Assassins!’: A Confederate spy was accused of helping kill Abraham Lincoln. Then he vanished.