Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Judge overturns security officer’s murder conviction in teen killing privateofficer.com

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PALMDALE, Calif. Jan 24 2017 A Los Angeles judge on Monday overturned a murder conviction for a former security guard who served time over the shooting death of an 18-year-old woman in Palmdale nearly 17 years ago.
Raymond Lee Jennings served 11 years in prison for the slaying of Michelle O'Keefe, who was shot in a Palmdale park-and-ride parking lot in 2000.
Superior Court Judge William Ryan said new evidence seems to undermine the prosecution's case.
L.A. County prosecutors earlier in January asked the judge to throw out the conviction, citing the new evidence found. Ryan then took the matter under submission.
Throughout the hearings, Jennings maintained he had nothing to do with O'Keefe's murder. He was now officially clear of any charges.
On Feb. 22, 2000, O'Keefe was shot four times after she returned to her car, which she left at the park-and-ride lot where Jennings worked as a security guard.

As of Monday, the search for O'Keefe's killer continues.
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Man dies after fight with bouncer at Sunrise strip club privateofficer.com

Sunrise FL Jan 24 2017 A Broward County man fought with a bouncer at Goldfinger Gentlemen's Club in Sunrise and died early Sunday after the confrontation, police said.
"A male showed up at Goldfinger's, caused a disturbance, started a physical altercation with a bouncer in the club and went unconscious during the altercation," Sunrise Police Officer Chris Piper said.
The man was Michael T. Johnston, Jr., 33, Piper said. Police did not provide an address for him but records show he has lived in Broward County.
Officers happened to be at a business next door to the club that is at 3801 N. University Dr., and were called by staff, Piper said.
"Police found [Johnston] outside the club, and were led to assist him by bouncers," Piper said.
Sunrise Fire-Rescue took Johnston to Florida Medical Center in Lauderdale Lakes, where he was declared dead, according to Piper.
Detectives were still interviewing witnesses Monday and no criminal charges had been filed.
The investigation will likely be sent to the state attorney's office for review, according to Piper.
Leonard Del Percio, a club owner, said he was not able to comment at this time.

Sunrise Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call 954-764-4357
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Arrested shoplifter wanted on 21 arrest warrants privateofficer.com

WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. Jan 24 2017- When authorities in Lehigh County on Saturday arrested a 34-year-old man for shoplifting, police discovered 21 active arrest warrants, including the theft of more than $1,000 of skin care products from an Allentown CVS.
Joseph G. Darracott faces five felony counts and one misdemeanor count of retail theft in connection with a series of alleged thefts over the last nine months. District Judge Michael D’Amore arraigned Darracott late Saturday night, setting bail at a combined $30,000 on three sets of charges.
Security personnel at Kohl’s in Whitehall Township alleged Darracott walked out of the store on Friday with $837 in merchandise and nearly $800 on Saturday, according to court records. Whitehall Township police stopped a car on Crescent Court East matching the description provided by security.
Security personnel identified Darracott as the alleged shoplifter, and police later discovered the 21 active warrants, including 11 felony arrest warrants and warrant out of Alabama seeking extradition, according to court records.
Records do not indicate the charges Darracott faces in Alabama.
Pennsylvania State Police with the Fogelsville barracks were dispatched to the Giant grocery store in Lower Macungie Township to investigate a retail theft that happened in August. The suspect, later identified through a tattoo as Darracott, allegedly lifted four boxes of Crest White Strips, an Axe deodorant and a Mederma skin cream worth about $276, according to records.
Security personnel at the Giant grocery store in South Whitehall Township reported to police that a shoplifter later identified as Darracott in May allegedly stole $211 worth of Olay skin cream and in August returned to pilfer four packages of Flonase worth about $96, according to records.
Allentown police in May were dispatched to the CVS in the 1600 block of Liberty Street to investigate a reported theft of more than $1,000 worth of skin creams and cleansers. Authorities allege it was Darracott who swiped 37 facial products.

Court records list addresses for Darracott in Lehigh Township, Northampton County, and Huntsville, Ala. He failed to post bail and was sent to Lehigh County Jail to await a preliminary hearing tentatively scheduled for Jan. 30.

Man arrested at Nashville airport after 200 grams of heroin found in bag privateofficer.com

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. Jan 24 2017 A man was arrested Saturday night after more than 200 grams of heroin were allegedly found in his bags at the Nashville International Airport.
According to an arrest affidavit, an airport police officer conducted a traffic stop on the ground level of the airport, due to a car’s expired registration.
Abdalmuhse Aldhufiri, 23, was reportedly driving the car and did not have a valid driver’s license.
At the same time as the traffic stop, two unattended bags were discovered on the second level of the airport.
They were allegedly marked with Aldhufiri’s name. According to the arrest affidavit, Aldhufiri consented for the bags to be searched by police.
They were allegedly wrapped in plastic and had Arabic writing on them.
Inside, police found 285 grams of a white, crystalized substance which they say field tested for heroin.
Aldhufiri was charged with possession with the intent to sell, deliver, or manufacture a controlled substance.

He also faces one charge for driving without a license.
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Virginia House endorses armed school security guards bill privateofficer.com



RICHMOND, Va. Jan 24 2017— The GOP-controlled Virginia House of Delegates has given preliminary approval to a bill that would allow retired police officers to carry guns while working as school security guards.
The House voted Monday to advance the legislation.
Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed a similar bill last year, saying he had concerns about whether the armed guards would have sufficient training.
Republican Del. Scott Lingamfelter said he added new training provisions to this year’s bill in an attempt to allay the governor’s concerns. He said the bill was needed because we live in “very dangerous times” and schools need to be protected against “the unthinkable.”

House Democrats voted against the bill, saying it would lead to more exceptions about who can carry guns on schools.
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Wayne NJ police charge shoplifter with robbery-assault privateofficer.com



WAYNE, N.J. Jan 24 2017— A man reportedly stole a coffee maker and assaulted a store security guard while fleeing Macy's Saturday afternoon.
Luca Ferrigno, 47, of Elmwood Park, allegedly beat a Macy's security guard in the face and head after he tried to stop Ferrigno from stealing a Breville coffee maker from the store, said Detective Capt. Laurence Martin.
Detective Sgt. James Celentano was in the area when he saw Ferrigno and recognized him from prior arrests and convictions for stealing credit cards and other items from gym members' lockers and vehicles, the captain said.
Ferrigno told Celentano that he just left Macy's, but could not explain why he was profusely sweating and nervous, Martin said.
The assault victim identified Ferrigno as the person who stole the coffee maker and assaulted him, Martin said.

Ferrigno was charged with robbery and released from custody pending future court dates, police said.

Little Rock shoplifter charged with assaulting Target store security privateofficer.com

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Little Rock AR Jan 24 2017 A Little Rock man was arrested Friday at Target after he attempted to steal items from the store and then tried to hit and kick a security guard who stopped him, police say.
Officers arrived at the Target at 420 S. University Ave. around 10 p.m. and found 24-year-old Nicholas Miller being detained by two security guards, according to a police report.
One of the guards told police Miller had hidden items in a backpack and attempted to leave the store without paying for them.
When confronted, Miller tried to run away, then swung and kicked at the guard before he was forced to the ground and handcuffed, the report said.

Miller was taken into police custody. He faces charges of robbery and theft of property, records show.

Terryville CT woman charged with assaylting nurse-security officer privateofficer.com

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BRISTOL CT Jan 24 2017— A Terryville woman has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a nurse and a security guard at Bristol Hospital last month.
Kimberly Bishop-Caperton, 45, is accused of kicking a security guard twice in the chest and a nurse once in the arm on Dec. 25, according to the arrest warrant in the case. She had been admitted to the hospital after she was involved in a motor vehicle accident, and because police believed she may have had intentions of hurting herself, the document continued.
Bishop-Caperton was not charged in the case until Jan. 12, when she was released on a $2,500 non-surety bond and told to go to Bristol Superior Court on Monday. Her case was continued to March 1 without any pleas.
According to the warrant, police were called Dec. 25 at about 11:23 p.m. to Bristol Hospital on the report of an assault. One of the complainants, a security guard, told officers he was stationed in Bishop-Caperton’s room because she had been disruptive during the evening and was refusing treatment. At one point, a doctor told her she would be administered medication and she agreed to cooperate, according to the warrant.
But when a nurse went to give Bishop-Caperton an injection, she tried to pull away from the nursing staff and kicked the security guard in the chest twice, according to the warrant. She also kicked a nurse in the arm, police allege. Neither victim sustained serious injuries, according to police.
Both complainants wished to press charges.

Bishop-Caperton is facing two counts each of assault on a peace officer or medical personnel and second-degree breach of peace.
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Center Ice Security Guard arrested on weapons and drug charges privateofficer.com

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WESLEY CHAPEL, FL Jan 24 2017 — As Florida Hospital Center Ice in Wesley Chapel prepares for its grand opening, one of its security guards faces criminal charges after Pasco County deputies say they found him in possession of an AK-47-style firearm and marijuana.
Stephen Clifford Ford, 53, of Sarasota was brought into custody at the 3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd. ice rink on Sunday, Jan. 22, according to a probable cause affidavit. Deputies say they were called to the property Sunday evening after Ford was allegedly seen carrying an “AK-47 style firearm about his person in full public view.”
Ford, the report said, brought the weapon with him to question a person about being on the property. That person, in turn, notified deputies.
When deputies spoke with Ford, they noted he wasn’t wearing a security guard uniform. Deputies reportedly asked about the firearm and Ford “walked into his RV to retrieve it – at which time deputies could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside,” an email from the sheriff’s office said.
When asked about the smell, deputies say Ford admitted to having a small amount of marijuana inside. Deputies were given permission to look inside the RV and found a pipe and about 13.5 grams of marijuana, the email said.
Contact was made with Center Ice staff that did confirm ford as the security guard for the property, but at no time did they authorize him to carry any type of firearm or contact and engage any subject on the property with a firearm,” the email said. Ford also lacked “any type of security guard licenses that would allow him to carry a firearm for his position,” the email said.
The weapon in question was described in the email as an “AK-47-style pistol grip rifle,” according to the sheriff’s office email.
Ford was charged with openly carrying a firearm, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He remained in the Pasco County Jail Monday in lieu of $800 bond, according to jail records. All three charges are misdemeanors.

Florida Hospital Center Ice is a new multi-rink skating facility that opens later this week.

Airline contractor exposes himself to 16-year-old girl privateofficer.com

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. Jan 24 2017- Police arrested a man accused of exposing himself while working at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.
Airport sources told Channel 9 that Oliver Webb is an employee with Prospect Air, which is the service that helps escort people with disabilities and minors to their terminals.
Sources said Webb exposed himself Sunday morning to a teenage girl. They said the girl told her father who called police.
Webb is charged with indecent exposure.
The teen was a passenger of American Airlines, officials with the airline said.
A spokesperson told Channel 9 that the teen's flight was canceled, and being a minor, she needed help booking a hotel room. That's when the alleged incident happened.
Airline officials said the teen texted her parents immediately who contacted police and the airport.
American Airlines said a manager stepped in right away to take care of the young girl.
Prospect Air released a statement on the incident:

Prospect is aware of a very serious allegation involving one of its employees at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and is cooperating fully with law enforcement in its investigation into the matter. Prospect does not tolerate any behavior or activity that endangers passenger safety.
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Grand Junction security guard charged with impersonating police to obtain sex privateofficer.com

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Grand Junction CO Jan 24 2017
A Grand Junction man arrested for alleged sexual assault of a teenager last week also is involved in a 3-year-old case where a woman reported he pretended to be a police officer and demanded sexual favors or he would put her in jail.
Aaron Allon Vann, 29, was arrested on Jan. 17 after police found him in Basalt with a 16-year-old girl who had been reported missing. Police had contacted him when he was with the girl earlier the same day, when they saw Vann and the girl sitting in a car at Riverside Park, shortly after midnight.
Vann and the girl initially told police they were going for a walk and were cousins, but later admitted that was false, according to arrest records.
Police contacted the girl’s mother and were given permission to access her cellphones for information. A search of the phones revealed that Vann requested sexual images and videos from the girl and had also sent sexual images, the arrest records said.
Vann is suspected of having sex with the girl in a storage unit and at his ex-girlfriend’s house as well, according to the arrest affidavit. He was arrested after police found him with the missing girl at a trailer he stays at when he’s working in Basalt.
The previous case from December 2014 involved a report from a 25-year-old woman who said a man came to her door, claimed to be an undercover cop and threatened to arrest her if she didn’t have sex with him, which she did. The victim identified Vann but declined to pursue criminal charges, according to police records.
Vann, who had a handgun, two knives, a shotgun and rifle with him when police contacted him last week, said he works as a contract security officer and wears a badge.
Vann appeared Thursday in Mesa County Court, and Chief Deputy District Attorney Mark Hand said his office will be investigating his involvement in the 2014 case. Deputy State Public Defender Clinton Knorpp said Vann was not a risk to the community or the victim, and said he shouldn’t be incarcerated. He called the incident with the girl a “bad situation.”

Mesa County Court Judge Bruce Raaum sided with prosecutors and issued Vann a $50,000 cash-only bond, a decision met with sobs from Vann.
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Monday, January 23, 2017

Jewelry store employee accidentally shot to death by security guard during robbery privateofficer.com

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Henderson NV Jan 23 2017 A robbery at the Jared Jewelry store at the Galleria mall ended with a store employee being fatally shot by an armed security officer inside the store.
Police said that the suspect entered the store located at 1071 W. Sunset Road, near Marks Street, just before 9 p.m. Saturday.
A security guard inside the store saw the man brandishing a gun and tried to shoot him. The security guard’s shot missed the gunman and struck the 57-year-old employee, police said.
The suspect fled the store and Henderson police are still searching for the suspected gunman.
The robbery suspect is described as a black man 5 foot 6 to 5 foot 10, weighing about 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red-and-black hoodie, black pants, a black mask and a dark-colored hat or beanie.
Henderson police said the robbery suspect will face murder charges because the woman was killed during a robbery or attempted robbery.
The security guard will not face charges in connection with the accidental shooting, Henderson police spokeswoman Michelle French said Sunday.
The Clark County coroner will release the woman’s name after her next of kin has been notified.
Flowers were arranged outside the closed jewelry store Sunday night to honor the employee who died. A pink, heart-shaped wreath was placed around a handicap parking sign.
Workers at businesses neighboring the Jared reported receiving visits from detectives and seeing strong police presence after the attempted robbery.
On Twitter on Sunday, Jared posted a statement about the employee who died: “We are shocked and saddened to learn of the loss of our team member and extend our sympathies to her family, friends and colleagues.”
Kim Kanary, an Akron, Ohio-based spokeswoman for Jared’s parent company, Signet Jewelers, wrote in an email that the company has reached out to the employee’s family and is cooperating with Henderson police.
“We will continue to do everything possible to support those impacted by this tragic situation,” she said.

Anyone with information about the robbery can call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4911 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 to remain anonymous.

Man accidentally shoots, kills wife mistaken for burglar privateofficer.com

The woman returned home from work early, and her husband thought she was trying to break into the house, authorities say. (Source: Williams Family/WRAL/CNN)

GOLDSBORO, NC Jan 23 2017– A man accidentally shot and killed his wife Friday when she returned home from work early and he assumed she was a burglar.
When deputies arrived at the Williams home early Friday morning, they found Gina Williams, 48, lying on the front porch with a gunshot wound to her neck.
The woman’s husband – Billy Williams, 49 – was also on the porch, administering first aid, according to the sheriff’s office.
Gina Williams had returned home from an overnight work shift hours earlier than expected. A child heard a noise at the front door and alerted her father.
Thinking someone was trying to break in, Billy Williams got a gun from a safe, opened the front door and fired one shot, authorities say.
The bullet hit his wife in the neck, and she did not survive.
Neighbors say the family is tight knit and happy.
"You pray for the family. It’s going to be a tough one,” neighbor George Ezzell said.

Authorities are calling this case an accidental shooting. No charges have been filed.
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ST Cloud bouncer charged with assault privateofficer.com

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ST. CLOUD MN Jan 23 2017 – A man has been hospitalized, and a bar bouncer arrested, after an altercation at a downtown St. Cloud bar.
St. Cloud police say just before 2:00 a.m. Sunday officers working in the area were flagged down by pedestrians regarding an unconscious man that was bleeding from the head. Officers found the 21 year old man lying unconscious on the sidewalk outside the south doors to the Press Bar at 502 West St. Germain. Both Gold Cross Ambulance and the St. Cloud Fire Department were called to assist with providing medical treatment.
Officers investigating the incident spoke to several witnesses and employees of the Press Bar. Through the investigation it was determined that a security employee of the bar had been removing the victim from inside the bar for being overly intoxicated and having a lit cigarette. The security employee had placed the victim in some type of headlock and as he was removing him out the doors, threw the male to the ground causing the male to strike his head on the sidewalk. The security employee provided no medical attention and immediately returned inside the bar.
The victim was ultimately taken to St. Cloud Hospital for what was eventually considered non-life threatening injuries.
As a result of the investigation the security employee, 20 year old Patrick McNeely of St. Cloud, was taken into custody for alleged assault. McNeely was taken to the Stearns County Jail where he was held for court on the charge of 3rd degree assault.
This is currently an active investigation being conducted by Investigators with the St. Cloud Police Department Criminal Investigative Unit.
Anyone with information regarding the above incident is urged to contact the St. Cloud Police Department at 320-251-1200, or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301,1-800-255-1301, or at www.tricountycrimestoppers.org

Crime tips can also be texted to Tri-County Crimestoppers. Enter 274637 (“Crimes”) into the destination box, start your text with TRITIP, enter a space, then type in the tip information.
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Shoplifter pulls gun on Greensboro NC Walmart security privateofficer.com

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GREENSBORO, N.C. Jan 23 2017– Police are looking for a man accused of stealing several items from a Walmart in Greensboro and threatening the security guard with a gun.
Officers responded to the incident shortly before 11:30 p.m. Saturday at 121 W. Elmsley Drive, Greensboro police said in a press release.
Police said the man took several items after pushing and then threatening the security guard with a concealed handgun in his pocket.
The suspect left in a red sedan toward Randleman Road. No injuries were reported.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information can call Greensboro police at (336) 373-1000 or text the tip to 274637 using the keyword badboyz. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.
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Man accused of ramming truck into security guard's golf cart privateofficer.com


KEY LARGO, Fla. Jan 23 2017- A Sunrise man was arrested Saturday after he rammed his truck into a security guard's golf cart at a Key Largo campground, Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said.
Christopher Soccol, 40, faces charges of aggravated battery and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Herrin said deputies were called to the Calusa Campground Resort & Marina. A security guard told deputies that he was investigating a report of a disturbance and was sitting in his golf cart when a man, later identified as Soccol, got into a pickup truck parked in front of the golf cart and backed into it.
Soccol pulled the truck forward, parked it, then got back into the truck and backed into the golf cart a second time, Herrin said.

When deputies arrived, they found an intoxicated Soccol, who refused to speak with them, Herrin said. Witnesses corroborated the security guard's story, and Soccol was taken into custody.
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Las Vegas security officer chases murder suspect privateofficer.com

Police at the scene of a fatal shooting at a nightclub in northeast Las Vegas on Jan. 21, 2017. (Cherney Amhara/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS NV Jan 23 2017
Police said they are investigating a deadly shooting after a fight broke out at a Las Vegas nightclub in the northeast part of town Saturday morning.
Officers reported two people were shot at the OK Corral nightclub, located in the 1600 block of N. Nellis Blvd. near Owens Avenue, after a fight took place inside the business.
One man was shot and killed in the incident according to Metro and another woman was transported to a local hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to her leg. 
Citing the investigation, the shooter and the male victim were involved in a physical confrontation. Detectives say the shooter left the club, then returned with a gun and shot the victim.  Police say the woman, who is an employee at the bar, may have been struck unintentionally.
Police said they continue to search for the suspected shooter involved. They described the wanted man as a Hispanic male in his 20s, with a ponytail and was last seen wearing jeans, a black shirt and glasses.
Metro is calling a security guard at the nightclub brave for chasing the suspect after the shooting.
A heavy police presence was reported Saturday morning in the area at about 7 a.m. Viewers informed FOX5 that numerous Metro vehicles had blocked traffic near the nightclub.
Police said the shooting remains under investigation. This is the 9th homicide investigated by Metro in 2017.

Anyone with further information on this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
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Richland County SC security officer stabbed multiple times privateofficer.com

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RICHLAND COUNTY, SC Jan 23 2017
A security officer was stabbed at a bar near Columbia after a fight broke out early Saturday morning, Richland County sheriff’s deputies say.
The stabbing happened around 3 a.m. at My Place Bar and Grill in the 7700 block of Claudia Drive, near Columbia Place mall off Parklane Road.
Deputies say a fight took place at the bar, and one person became combative with a security officer working there.
The security officer was stabbed multiple times and was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, deputies say.
One person has been detained by the sheriff’s department in connection with the stabbing.

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One dead, six injured in shooting at Rolling Oaks Mall privateofficer.com


SAN ANTONIO TX Jan 23 2017 - One victim is dead and six others were injured in a shootout at Rolling Oaks Mall on Sunday afternoon.
Two suspects attempted to rob a Kay Jewelers inside the mall, San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus said.
As they were escaping, they ran into two citizens outside who tried to intervene.
One of the good Samaritans was shot and killed. The second had a concealed carry license and shot the suspect who had fired the gun.
The suspect who was shot was transported to a local hospital.
The second suspect ran back into the mall and started shooting as he ran.
McManus said six other people were shot and transported to a local hospital. There is no word on their conditions or ages.
McManus said the two good Samaritans appeared to be in their mid to late 30s.
There were still people inside the stores within the mall following the shootings. McManus said the stores were on lockdown and the people were being escorted out. He said everyone inside the stores was secure and safe.
The FBI, Comal County Sheriff's Department and Bexar County Sheriff's deputies are assisting San Antonio police with the investigation.
The second suspect was still on the run. According to police, he is a Hispanic male wearing a hoodie.

Chief McManus called this incident “absolutely senseless.”
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Nashville club security guard purposely struck by car privateofficer.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Jan 23 2017 Police are searching for a driver who they say attempted to run over a security guard outside a Nashville gentlemen’s club early Sunday morning.
It happened at Pure Gold’s Crazy Horse on McCann Street around 2 a.m.
Metro police told News 2 bouncers removed a patron, who became upset and tried to run over one of the security guards with his vehicle.
The suspect drove onto the sidewalk, struck one of the bouncers and another vehicle before fleeing the scene, according to police.
The security guard sustained minor injuries and declined to be taken to a hospital for medical treatment.
The man was described as a black man driving a white Jeep Cherokee.
No additional information was immediately released.
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Target store shoplifter threatens to shoot loss prevention agent privateofficer.com


SPRINGFIELD OR Jan 23 2017 — A 31-year-old Springfield man is accused of shoplifting more than $200 worth of clothing from the Target store in Gateway and threatening to shoot store security guards ­before making his getaway on Thursday evening.
Warren Sengei Millington was arrested at 7:16 p.m. at the Dari Mart store on Harlow Road near Beverly Street, 45 minutes after the robbery was reported. Millington was in possession of the stolen clothing, methamphetamine, heroin and two counterfeit $20 bills, Springfield police said.
A Target employee called police at 6:35 p.m., claiming a man had come into the store, taken ­several items of clothing and shoved the items into his backpack before walking toward an exit. When confronted by the store’s security guards and told to return the stolen items, Millington allegedly refused. The guards threatened to handcuff Millington, but he ran away, bumping into a woman who was leaving the store, police said.
Millington then tripped and fell in the parking lot as the guards chased him, police said. Millington got up, then allegedly turned toward the officers with his hand in his jacket pocket and said, “If you touch me again, I will shoot you with my pistol.”
The guards backed away and waited for ­police.
With the help of a police dog, authorities searched the area, eventually locating Millington inside the Dari Mart.
He did not have a gun, police said.
Millington was booked into the Lane County Jail on charges of second-degree robbery, second-degree theft, drug possession, possession of a forgery instrument, trespass and parole violations.

Second-degree robbery is a Measure 11 offense that carries a mandatory minimum jail sentence of nearly six years.
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Armed robbery reported at Chicago Walmart store privateofficer.com

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Chicago IL Jan 23 2017 A man pulled a gun inside a crowded Walmart on the South Side on Saturday night during an apparent attempted robbery, according to police and a staffer.
Officers were called to the Walmart at 8331 S. Stewart Ave. in the West Chatham neighborhood about 8:15 p.m., according to police.
No injuries have been reported, police said.
A cashier at the Walmart said a man wearing a red jacket and blue jeans entered the store and was in the line at the Money Center when he suddenly brandished a gun and apparently tried to rob another customer in the line.
He did not shoot the gun and ran away after pulling it out, she said.
Police officers rushed in and searched the store as frightened staffers and patrons tried to run out.
“Everybody ran; it was real crowded in the store,’’ the cashier said.
“It made everybody freak out because that's dangerous – there was babies in line at the front registers ... people with kids shopping ... were tripping over each other,'' she said.
“No one’s shot,’’ she said. “Everyone’s OK,’’ the cashier said.
Serena Brown, 20, of Englewood, said she was in the customer service area with her baby cousin in his stroller when a woman ran past her toward the back of the store yelling, "He got a gun! He got a gun!"
Brown also ran toward the back of the store. She said she didn't hear any gunshots, but there were a few people screaming.
"It was a normal Walmart day; it was busy," Brown said.
Brown's cousin, Terry Brown, 47, of Englewood, who was in a self-checkout line, said she heard a lot of commotion and saw people dropping to the ground. Her first instinct was to find her cousin, so she ran outside.
"I'm all shook up, I'm still shook up," Terry Brown said. "We thinking we won't be back over here."

Police were reviewing video surveillance form the Money Center.
Chicago Tribune

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Fort Worth security officer shoots man at nightclub privateofficer.com

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Fort Worth TX Jan 22 2017 Police are conducting an investigation of a shooting at a nightclub after a security officer shot a man at least one time.
Officers were called to Caballo Blanco bar in the 3200 block of North Main Street, near West Long Avenue, just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Fort Worth police spokeswoman Tamara Valle said.
Upon arrival police found one person shot and a security officer who stated that he did the shooting.
The victim was struck once but police did not say where. He is reported to be in stable condition.

Police have few other details available at this time.

Seventy Years In Police Work And Still Going Strong privateofficer.com

 Bill Hardin, 93, has worked as a policeman for 70 years, spending most of it with the Fort Worth Police Department, then with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department, and, now, as a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy. (credit: CBS11 News)
FORT WORTH TX Jan 22 2017– This week’s shooting death of Little Elm police Detective Jerry Walker was another jolt, reminding us just how dangerous a police officer’s job is.
When yet another officer goes down, “I get a gut-hurting right here,” said 93-year-old Bill Hardin, pointing to his stomach – just under the badge that shows, despite his age, he remains an on-duty North Texas lawman.
Hardin has been a policeman for 70 years, spending most of it with the Fort Worth Police Department, then with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department, and, now, as a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy.
Despite his years on patrol, it still strikes deep for Hardin when he hears another officer has been struck down.
“I’ve learned over the years, it’s not the body inside the uniform, it’s the uniform,” he said, adding: “I don’t understand why … every time you get out on the street, you’re a target.”
Hardin, who turns 94 in March, is from all accounts the oldest – and most veteran – law enforcement officer in Texas. He spent 40 years with the FWPD, eight with Tarrant County, and has been with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department for 24 years.
It’s Hardin’s enduring devotion to keeping North Texans safe that makes him this week’s feature for CBS 11’s ‘Ones to Know.’
“It’s not an ego thing,” he told us. “As long as I can make a contribution, how little or how much, it makes me feel good.”
Hardin has plenty of stories to tell, about his days on patrol, including one in the 1950s in Fort Worth when he was dispatched to what sounded like a horrific scene.
“We got a call that there was this woman’s head, laying on the sidewalk in the 4600-block of Hemphill,” he recalled.
Hardin and his partner carefully put it in a bag and rushed to the police station. There, his partner poured the head out of the bag, onto a table surrounded by reporters and news photographers.
“It just rolled. It was a mannequin’s head,” Hardin said, grinning as he added, “We made the front page of the paper, holding that head.”
Despite repeatedly being threatened, including the time a gangster tried to run over him on Fort Worth’s north side, Hardin was never forced to pull the trigger of his service revolver.
“You know, I said a prayer every day when I went to work. I would say, ‘Lord, not today.’ I didn’t want to kill anybody. And I never had to shoot anybody,” he said.
Hardin said it’s a prayer many police officers abide by, even if it might place them in danger.
“What it comes down to, you’ve got a split second to decide what you’re going to do” when confronted by an armed suspect, Hardin said. “If it’s anything over a split second, you’re going to be dead.”
Hardin is finally considering retirement, reluctantly, but he hasn’t set a firm date.
But before he goes, he has a piece of advice for today’s young officers, faced with dangers that seemed inconceivable when he began walking the beat:
“All I’d say is, watch your back.”
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Security officer fatally shoots teen during armed attack privateofficer.com



ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. Jan 21=2 2017 A Colorado sheriff’s department confirmed that they are wrapping up their investigation into the fatal shooting by a security officer.
Authorities said on Friday that Luis Javalera Hinojos, 16, died early on Jan. 8 when he was hit by a gunshot.
The incident took place at Players Club on Federal Boulevard near 67th Avenue.
Adams County Sheriff’s officials said three male customers were kicked out of the club and returned hours later. At that point, they fired shots from their car toward an armed security officer who then returned fire fatally wounding Hinojos.
Deputies detained several people after the shooting, which was the third shooting incident at that location in the last year and a half.

At this time no charges have been filed.