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The shooting took place during the busy commuter period at about 8:24am on an N train travelling to Manhattan. That was when a gunman donned a gas mask and opened a gas canister inside the carriage, police said.
He then opened fire inside the train and on the station platform as it pulled into 36 Street at Sunset Park. More than two dozen people suffered non-life-threatening injuries from gunshot and shrapnel wounds to smoke inhalation, reports said.
A gun, magazines, gas canisters and fireworks were recovered from the scene, with the investigation suggesting the gun may have jammed. NYPD chief James Essig said a U-Haul van connected to the shooting was rented in Mr James’s name, with the key found among the possessions of the shooter left behind on the train.
The security of New York mayor Eric Adams has been upgraded after disturbing videos emerged of a man, identified as person of interest in the shooting, appeared with him ranting about the Democrat by name. A manhunt is ongoing.
Shu Ming Tang died of a single gunshot wound during an alleged daylight robbery in 1993. His killer’s trail went cold for the next three decades.A San Carlos murder that stumped investigators for nearly 30 years has finally been solved, with California authorities announcing Thursday the recent arrest of a 61-year-woman in Oklahoma. Rayna Hoffman-Ramos, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, is suspected of fatally shooting a corner store owner in April 1993, in what is believed to have been a daylight robbery gone wrong. The victim, Shu Ming Tang, was hospitalized with a single gunshot wound and later died. Despite learning that a woman had been seen leaving the Devonshire Little Store shortly after the 1 p.m. shooting, the case remained unsolved for 29 years. Detectives reopened the case in 2018. “We owe it to the families and victims, however long it takes, to give some measure of justice,” said San Mateo County Sheriff’s Lt. Jacob Trickett. Hoffman-Ramos, who had a criminal record prior to her arrest, is believed to have acted alone. As of Thursday, she was charged with first-degree murder and awaiting extradition to California
An apparent hit-and-run left at least three vehicles damaged in Pittsburgh’s Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood.
The incident happened a little after 11:55 p.m. Thursday on the 3100 block of Brighton Road.
No injuries were reported.
One man whose vehicle was damaged told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 he heard that a silver car hit several cars and then sped off.
No arrests have been announced.
Prosecutors, who are in the early stages of the investigation, said there were no elements to suspect terrorism was behind the incident. Ten other people suffered life-threatening injuries.
BRUSSELS — A car slammed at high speed into Carnival revelers in a small town in southern Belgium early Sunday, killing six people and leaving 10 more with life-threatening injuries, authorities said, adding many others were lightly injured.
“What should have been a great party turned into a tragedy,” said Belgian Interior Minister Annelies Verlinden.
The prosecutor’s office, which gave the death toll, also said two local people in their thirties were arrested at the scene in Strépy-Bracquegnies, 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of Brussels. Prosecutors said, in the early stages of their investigation, there were no elements to suspect a terror motive.
In an age-old tradition, Carnival revelers had gathered at dawn, intending to pick up others at their homes along the way, to finally hold their famous festivity again after it was banned for the past two years to counter the spread of COVID-19. Some dressed in colorful garb with bells attached, walking behind the beat of drums. It was supposed to be a day of deliverance.
Instead, said mayor Jacques Gobert, “what happened turned it into a national catastrophe.”
ALLEGHENY COUNTY — Police say an arrest has been made in connection with four separate armed robberies throughout Allegheny County, including two where someone was shot.
32-year-old Eric Jones of Pittsburgh’s East Hills neighborhood, was identified as the person responsible for all four robberies as a result of collaborative effort.
According to a criminal complaint, Jones’ robbing spree began on March 6 at Fox’s Pizza Den in Oakmont. Police said Jones made off with cash after shooting the owner, 34-year-old Greg Scampone.
MONROEVILLE, Pa. — As families were wrapping up dinner inside of the Monroeville Olive Garden, a 19-year-old employee was shot in the leg outside in the parking lot.
It happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night when the restaurant was still open with customers inside.
Many customers can’t believe this family restaurant turned into a crime scene.
“It could have even penetrated the restaurant and hit somebody inside. You just shouldn’t do that,” said customer Michaelene Tomina.
Police said the victim was rushed to the hospital and has since been released. They believe the victim got in a fight with someone else before being shot.
We reached out to Olive Garden for comment, but the restaurant declined to share a statement and referred us to the police department.
Monroeville police are following leads and are still investigating the shooting.
No arrests have been made.
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WILTON MANORS, Fla. – Detectives announced late Friday night that they had arrested a suspect in connection to seven overdoses of fentanyl-laced cocaine at a home in Broward County.
The victims included West Point cadets, according to the U.S. Military Academy. Three still remained hospitalized on Friday — including two whose condition were critical.
The group of college students on spring break from New York needed help shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday, at a short-term rental, at 811 NW 29 Court in Wilton Manors.
Six were hospitalized first and a woman later in the day, according to the Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue Department.
It started with a group of friends playing video games and ended with one person dead.
A woman who didn’t want to be identified said she knew the 21-year-old man who was shot and killed just steps from her front door.
She told KDKA that the victim, Maurice Cole, and the suspect were both at her house playing video games with her son right before the shooting.
“It just happened so fast. I saw the boy running out the door and I saw the other boy running after him and he just shot him on the steps,” she said.
Crime scene tape still surrounds part of her home on Frayne Street, where police said the shooting happened around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday night. When officers got to her house, Cole took off.
Cole drove off in a black Jeep and led police on a high-speed chase to the Homestead Grays Bridge, where he got stopped in traffic. Officers helped Cole until the medics arrived. He later died at the hospital.
Neighbors on the quiet street are still trying to process what happened.
Sarah Williams, who lives a few doors down, said, “My heart always goes out to anybody that is involved in violence and their family. I have a son and somebody’s mom is having to deal with that today and that makes me sad.”
If you have any information, you’re asked to call the police.
A downtown hospital is seeing a stream of young gunshot victims—some for a second time. Suburbs are debating strategies to curb violence. Community groups are trying to steer troubled teens on a peaceful path.
A Greensburg man convicted earlier for smuggling drugs into the Westmoreland County Prison pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony weapons offense and was ordered to serve up to 23 months behind bars. Jamel Miles, 34, was originally jailed March 3, 2021, after he was arrested by Greensburg police on charges
A state trooper’s duties have been restricted after he was cited this week in connection with an incident at his Mt. Pleasant Township home. Michael S.J. Predajna, 37, is facing two counts of harassment. Citations filed by state police indicate that he slapped someone at his home at 2:10 a.m.
A man is in the hospital in critical condition after being shot multiple times in Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Heights neighborhood.
The shooting was reported a little after 3 a.m. on the 1400 block of Grandview Avenue.
Paramedics took the man to the hospital from the scene.
Pittsburgh Public Safety said the investigation is ongoing.
Noel I. Medrano-Abreu, 29, and Wilson Antonio Burgos Hernandez, 23, were both arraigned early Monday morning.
Bethel Park police said the pair called an elderly couple pretending to be a public defender and claimed their son was in a car crash and now under arrest.
The pair allegedly told the couple their son was on special bond which they needed to pay immediately and asked them not to contact him.
Police said the couple recognized the scam, called their son to confirm he was OK and then called police.
Officers stepped in and set up a sting, leading to the arrest.
Police said Burgos Hernandez already had nearly $6,000 in cash on him which they believe to be part of another scam.
The suspects have a court date later this month.
PITTSBURGH — Imagine running to the grocery store after work to grab a few items, only for the place to be robbed in broad daylight and during peak hours. That’s what happened at the Giant Eagle on Murray Avenue.
“Yes, I’m afraid,” said Juda Kohenbash.
Kohenbash lives in Squirrel Hill and said yesterday’s robbery has him on edge.
At about 5:30 p.m. Monday, a man wearing a yellow hoodie went into the Giant Eagle on Murray Avenue. He said he had a weapon – but no one saw it.
The man demanded money from the register and then ran off. Police wouldn’t say how much he got. Regardless, it’s unnerving for people who live here.“
Pamela’s closed down, Eat N Park closed down. This neighborhood has become like a ghost town,” said Kohenbash.
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man has pleaded guilty to shooting another man to death in the parking lot of a motel in Robinson Township.
Jaquay Murray pleaded guilty to one count of third degree murder and two firearms violations in Christopher Langham’s death.
Langham was found dead in the parking lot of the Pittsburgh Motel in June of 2020. Police said Langham was invited into a room and Murray came out of the bathroom with a gun, shooting as Langham tried to leave. Witnesses said they heard several gunshots.
A certified nurse anesthetist who worked at Excela Health Westmoreland was arrested by agents from the state Attorney General’s office on accusations of stealing powerful painkillers from locked cabinets in the Greensburg hospital’s operating rooms, according to court papers.
Todd A. Hrtyanski, 59, of Unity, who worked at the hospital as a nurse anesthetist, was arrested Friday after a months-long investigation by the hospital and state narcotics agents, according to court documents filed by agents of state Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office.
Agent Erin P. Kabler reported that hospital officials notified the attorney general’s office late last year that Hrtyanski was observed entering locked OR cabinets “to which he was not assigned” between Oct. 14 and Nov. 15.
Kabler reported that after learning of the questionable activities involving the secure cabinets where narcotics were stored, a pharmaceutical audit revealed that amounts of fentanyl and hydromorphine were found missing during the period.
During an interview with hospital officials, Kabler said that Hrtyanski admitted taking the painkillers for personal use.
In Jan. 14 interview between Hrtyanski, his attorney Lee Westbrook of Mt. Lebanon, and Kabler, Hrtyanski again admitted taking the painkillers for his own back pain “that was uncontrolled with his own prescription medications,” according to court documents.
PITTSBURGH — A man is in the hospital after Pittsburgh police found him shot in Homewood early this morning.
Police responded to reports of a man shot on the ground in the 1000 block of Brushton Avenue at 2:12 a.m.
When they arrived, police found the victim shot in the upper back.
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Fourteen people were shot before dawn on Saturday at a hookah lounge in Las Vegas. Police said one man died and two people suffered critical injuries.
The shooting happened at about 3.15am and preliminary information indicated there was a party during which two people got into an altercation and exchanged gunfire, striking multiple people, said police captain Dori Koren.
Koren told reporters no arrests had been made and no suspect descriptions were immediately available but added that authorities did not believe there was any danger to the general public.
SEVEN SPRINGS, Pa. —
State police said they’re looking for a man who punched a 16-year-old in the face at Seven Springs Ski Resort in Somerset County and then snowboarded down the mountain.
The incident happened a little before 4 p.m. on Feb. 13.
State police said the assault happened following a brief verbal altercation.
The suspect was described as a man who was wearing all-tan snowboarding equipment.
Anyone with information should call state police at 814-445-4104.
State police said on Saturday night, two men paid for nearly $2,000 worth of items at the Delmont Walmart with $20 bills that turned out to be counterfeit. The fake bills also turned up at a Speedway gas station.
Police said at first glance, the fake bills are easy to mistake for the real thing. They said you should check the $20 bills to see if any of the serial numbers are duplicated. Fuzzy watermarks are another indicator that the bills might be fake.
Trooper Stephen Limani said the fake 50s and 100s going around are also missing a security strip.
If you receive fake cash, contact the business you got it from.
In a statement, Allegheny County police said the man arrived at a hospital with injuries to his face and head, and that he reported being pistol-whipped by a woman who demanded cash.
“Through their investigation, detectives learned that the suspect followed the victim to his residence after the suspect observed the victim redeem winnings at the Rivers Casino on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. The suspect made off with approximately $1,500 from the victim’s pocket,” police said in a statement.
Police identified the suspect as 28-year-old Jaimeca Johnson, of Forest Hills, and said she was detained in Forest Hills at about 9:30 a.m.
PITTSBURGH — A man was robbed at knifepoint early Monday morning in Pittsburgh’s Mount Washington neighborhood, police said.
The man told officers he believes he was followed from an ATM at Shiloh Street and Virginia Avenue before he was robbed about 12:15 a.m. at Bailey Avenue and Cushman Street.
The man’s wallet and cellphone were taken, police said.
No arrests have been made, but police said it is believed two men are responsible for the robbery.
Spicuzza was reported missing by family members after they didn’t hear from her while she was working as an Uber driver.
Police found her body in a wooded area in Monroeville on Saturday afternoon. On Feb. 13, police said an autopsy was performed on Spicuzza and it was determined that Spicuzza died from a single gunshot wound that entered her head on the back left side. The cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death was homicide.
According to the criminal complaint, she was found lying face down and was wearing a COVID-19 face mask. Police said one 9mm casing was found behind her.
While on scene, investigators learned that she was reported missing by her boyfriend on Feb. 11. She was working as an Uber driver on Feb. 10 when he had last heard from her.
Investigators also learned that her car was found earlier that day in Pitcairn.
While interviewing Spicuzza’s boyfriend, the criminal complaint said he told officers that he had purchased a dash camera for Spicuzza and it is normally inside her vehicle.
Police said when they searched her vehicle, the camera was not in its usual place.
Police then contacted Uber to obtain trip information for Spicuzza. It was learned that her last completed trip began at 9 p.m. on Feb. 10 from Brinton Road.
On Feb. 12, police said they were contacted by a person who was working along the railroad tracks beneath the TriBoro Expressway. The person found a pink cellphone with a cracked screen. The phone was determined to be Spicuzza’s.
Police then checked license plate readers for Spicuzza’s license plate numbers and found several “hits,” with someone along the TriBoro Expressway.
Detectives were then able to download Spicuzza’s cellphone and learn the locations she traveled. They also were able to find out when her phone stopped tracking new locations.
On Feb. 14, detectives in Penn Hills contacted a woman, later identified as Crew’s girlfriend, and asked to speak with her. When she arrived at the Penn Hills police station, she was with her boyfriend Calvin Crew.
The criminal complaint said Crew’s girlfriend told detectives that she was in Swissvale on Feb. 10 when she got a call from Crew asking her to order an Uber for him. She said Crew gave her an address to enter into the ride request.
In another interview with Crew’s girlfriend, police said she told them she purchased a 9 mm gun at a store in McKeesport and it went missing. She said she never reported the gun missing/stolen.
The criminal complaint also said she told investigators that she had a feeling that Crew had her gun because he was the only person around her. When police went to retrieve the gun box and paperwork from her home, both were missing.
During an interview with Crew, police said he told them he got out of the Uber after the trip was completed then walked to the bus station in Wilkinsburg and took the Trafford bus to Pitcairn.
Police later reviewed the surveillance camera from the bus station and did not see anyone matching Crew’s description.
On Thursday, Feb. 17 detectives were canvassing an area in Penn Hills when a detective found the dash camera that was missing from Spicuzza’s vehicle.
The camera was found .1 mile from where Crew requested the Uber, police said.
A mini-SD card was found inside the camera and police were able to view the footage from the card.
The video recorded from the front and rear of the camera and also records audio from inside of the vehicle.
This evidence resulted in Crew being charged with criminal homicide, robbery and tampering with evidence.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police are looking for the person accused of firing shots during a road rage incident in downtown Pittsburgh.
The victim told police he was behind a red Chevy Impala that was blocking two lanes at the intersection of Smithfield Street and Fort Pitt Boulevard around 12:30 Thursday.
He said he honked his horn and when he pulled up alongside the Impala, the passenger fired several rounds at his car before taking off, heading downtown.
While the victim’s car was hit twice in the rear driver’s side door, he wasn’t injured.
No one has been arrested yet. Police are investigating.
SAUGERTIES, N.Y. —
A girl who was missing for more than two years has been found alive in Ulster County, New York.
Paislee Shultis, then 4 years old, was reported missing in July of 2019, but police found her Monday night in a secret room under a staircase in Saugerties, New York, WCBS-TV reported.
The little girl was said to be in good condition. She was found more than 150 miles away from her home.
Police had been at the location before looking for the girl, but after a two-year search she was found in a cold, cramped secret space under a set of stairs.
Paislee was initially reported missing from the Tompkins County village of Cayuga Heights, near Ithaca.
Police have long suspected her biological parents, Kimberly Cooper and Kirk Shultis, of kidnapping the girl, but previous searches of their home in Saugerties, New York, came up empty.
Then a tip came in to police this week that the girl was being held in the home.
A man was found inside a Downtown Pittsburgh apartment building with gunshot wounds to both of his legs.
The shooting happened a little before 9:45 p.m. Monday inside a building on the 600 block of Stanwix Street.
Pittsburgh Public Safety said the victim was found in an 11th-floor suite and officers applied tourniquets until paramedics got on scene.
The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
No arrests have been announced.
Police said they questioned Ronald Roessler, 57, about the incident after he was identified as the owner of the AirTag.
The victim had an active protection from abuse order against Roessler.
Police said Roessler denied involvement and said it was a mistake though a trooper said he saw Roessler delete an AirTag from his phone after he agreed to show the phone to the trooper.
Roessler is charged with stalking and other offenses, and faces a preliminary hearing later this month.
(CNN)At least 11 people were stabbed Sunday in Albuquerque, New Mexico — and police believe the same suspect was responsible for each attack.”Officers are investigating 7 possible scenes — stretching from Downtown to Central and Wyoming — with reports of 11 stabbing victims,” the Albuquerque Police Department tweeted Sunday evening.Tobias Gutierrez, 43, was arrested in connection to the stabbings. He is charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, police said.
Allison Matthew stopped halfway through her court statement Monday, unable to continue because she was sobbing.
About a year earlier, Matthew had been drunk while driving a car that reached speeds of nearly 102 mph before crashing on Pittsburgh’s Saw Mill Run Boulevard, killing her cousin.
“I’ve not been able to understand how I let this happen. I will never forgive myself for that night,” Matthew said at a sentencing hearing before Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Jill E. Rangos.
Rangos ordered Matthew to serve 6 to 12 months at Allegheny County Jail, followed by three years of probation during which she must complete 400 hours of community service.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Pittsburgh Police responded to a bank robbery in Downtown Pittsburgh Tuesday morning.
Officers were called to the First National Bank at 307 Fourth Avenue around 9:15 a.m.
According to police, the suspect said that he had a gun and demanded money.
The suspect tried to get away on a bus.
The suspect left the bank on a bus and police were able to take him into custody in the Midtown area.
Police have not released the name of the suspect but said that charges are pending.