2 in custody, 1 dead after quadruple shooting in Philadelphia

Photos of Joel Saint-Fort, left, and Charles Davis, right, via Philadelphia Police Department.

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UPDATED 3:00 PM PT — Friday, February 21, 2020

Two people have been taken into custody following a quadruple shooting in North Philadelphia, which left one woman dead on Wednesday. According to reports, the shooting happened after two people approached a group of seven in a residential area and opened fire.

19-year-old Yaniyah Foster was struck in the head and later died at the hospital. Three other men were reportedly wounded in the incident and are expected to recover.

Screengrab of Yaniyah Foster via CBS Philly official report.

Police have said they believe one of the wounded men returned fire as the shooters fled the scene.

The shooting suspects have been identified as 25-year-old Charles Davis and 16-year-old Joel Saint-Fort. Both now face murder and stolen weapons charges.

“In the end, nobody wins. You got people mourning on both sides. Somebody in the grave, somebody in the prison for the rest of their life.” – Maurice Butts, Philadelphia resident

Screengrab via CBS Philly official report.

Following the shooting, local lawmaker Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-Pa.) issued a statement on Twitter. He said he was “heart sick” and asked, “How many ways can we say enough?”

“We can’t live like this,” stated Kenyatta. “I demanded we do something on gun violence in a special session with a few colleagues, and it didn’t happen.”

The investigation remains ongoing. Police have yet to determine a motive for the attack.

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Parents of Parkland shooting victim sue FBI for failing to investigate tips about gunman

FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)

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UPDATED 9:18 AM PT — Friday, February 14, 2020

The family of one of the victims from the 2018 Parkland school shooting has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the FBI.

The Pollack family filed suit on Wednesday, alleging that the bureau knew the accused gunman had “the desire and capability to carry out a mass school shooting,” but it failed to take any action to stop him.

The family specifically claimed the FBI had information Nikolas Cruz was collecting ammunition right before the shooting took place on Valentine’s Day two years ago.

This comes after the Pollack’s also filed suit against a former county sheriff deputy, who failed to enter the school building while the shooting took place.

“How many schools, how many children have to get shot?” asked Andrew Pollack. “It stops here with this administration and me, I’m not going to sleep until it’s fixed.”

Andrew Pollack, the father of Meadow Pollack, listens during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission meeting Thursday, Nov 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Pollack’s daughter, Meadow, was 17-years old at the time of the deadly incident. The shooting killed a total 17 students as well as teachers and wounded several others.

The suspected gunman faces multiple counts of first degree murder as well as attempted murder. His trial is expected to begin later this summer.

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Shooting in Md. leaves suspect dead, 2 officers injured

Law enforcement personnel work at the scene which appears to show a body covered under a white blanket outside of an apartment, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Baltimore. Two law enforcement officers with a fugitive task force were injured and a suspect died in the shooting, the U.S. Marshals Service said. (Ulysses Muñoz, AP Photo)

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UPDATED 8:07 AM PT — Thursday, February 13, 2020

Two Maryland law enforcement officers are recovering after being shot in the line of duty. According to reports, the officers were part of a multi-agency task force that was dispatched Wednesday to an apartment complex in northeast Baltimore.

The incident occurred while authorities went to serve an arrest warrant to former state corrections officer Michael Marullo, who was wanted for “attempted murder” in Pennsylvania. Witnesses said it wasn’t long before the confrontation escalated into a shoot-out.

One officer was reportedly shot in the leg and the other took several bullets to the stomach. While both officers were taken to the University of Maryland’s ‘Shock Trauma Center‘ for treatment, Marullo was pronounced dead at the scene.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who visited the center, told reporters the officers’ injuries are considered to be non-life threatening.

Baltimore Mayor Bernard Young also released a statement and offered prayers to the officers as well as their families. Meanwhile, local authorities are asking the public to avoid the area as investigations remain underway.

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Shooting in Md. leaves suspect dead, 2 officers injured

Law enforcement personnel work at the scene which appears to show a body covered under a white blanket outside of an apartment, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Baltimore. Two law enforcement officers with a fugitive task force were injured and a suspect died in the shooting, the U.S. Marshals Service said. (Ulysses Muñoz, AP Photo)

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UPDATED 8:07 AM PT — Thursday, February 13, 2020

Two Maryland law enforcement officers are recovering after being shot in the line of duty. According to reports, the officers were part of a multi-agency task force that was dispatched Wednesday to an apartment complex in northeast Baltimore.

The incident occurred while authorities went to serve an arrest warrant to former state corrections officer Michael Marullo, who was wanted for “attempted murder” in Pennsylvania. Witnesses said it wasn’t long before the confrontation escalated into a shoot-out.

One officer was reportedly shot in the leg and the other took several bullets to the stomach. While both officers were taken to the University of Maryland’s ‘Shock Trauma Center‘ for treatment, Marullo was pronounced dead at the scene.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who visited the center, told reporters the officers’ injuries are considered to be non-life threatening.

Baltimore Mayor Bernard Young also released a statement and offered prayers to the officers as well as their families. Meanwhile, local authorities are asking the public to avoid the area as investigations remain underway.

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Two officers shot, suspect dead following Ark. Walmart shooting

Police tape blocks off a Walmart store parking lot in Forrest City, Ark., on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Police say at least three people, including two officers, have been shot this Walmart in eastern Arkansas. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

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UPDATED 10:12 AM PT — Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Community members in Forrest City, Arkansas thanked officers for preventing an active shooter situation at a local Walmart. One suspect is dead and two police officers are now recovering from gunshot wounds.

Forrest City Police received a call from someone in the store Monday morning who reported a man acting erratically and making threats. The man reportedly drew his gun on the officers when they arrived and engaged in a brief shootout, where the suspect was shot and killed.

Walmart employees recounted the terrifying moments that led up to the encounter.

“When I heard the first shots going off, I was in shock,” stated Walmart employee Tammy Priddy.

Another employee, Allen McGowan, was sympathetic for all the victims involved in the shooting. “All I can say is I’m praying for the families’ victims that’s in Walmart, I hope they make it home safe to their families,” he stated.

One of the officers struck in the shooting was taken to a nearby hospital and released shortly after. The other was airlifted to a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee for emergency surgery and is expected to recover.

Forrest City Mayor Cedric Williams praised the officers for their quick thinking.

“We’re going to remain mindful that this is an active investigation and that we want to keep the families of the injured truly, truly in our prayers, but again, the quick response of our officers saved a lot of lives today,” stated Williams.

The Forrest City Police Department said the suspect was well known to the department. He had multiple traffic citations on his record and was arrested on gun charges back in 2012.

Walmart is assisting officers with their investigation as police still look into the incident.

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Mass shooting in Thailand: At least 20 dead, suspect at large, hostages taken

This is a photo of a wanted poster released by Crime Suppression Division of The Royal Thai Police on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 showing the suspect in a mass shooting in Northeastern Thailand. (Crime Suppression Division of The Royal Thai Police via AP)

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UPDATED 10:40 AM PT — Saturday, February 8, 2020

Authorities are trying to apprehend a man who has shot and killed at least 20 people and injured 31 more in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. Defense Ministry spokesman Lieutenant General Kongcheep Tantrawanich identified the shooter as Sergeant Jakrapanth Thomma, a member of the Thai military.

“We don’t know why he did this,” said Tantrawanich. “It appears he went mad.”

The rampage reportedly started when the man shot two people dead at a local residence before continuing the attack at a nearby shopping center. Local police said he wore full tactical gear, stole an army vehicle and posted videos to social media as he carried out the attack.

He has reportedly taken hostages inside the Terminal 21 Korat shopping center, which has since been evacuated and secured. Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said no bodies were left inside, but could not confirm “whether there are any additional injuries or deaths.”

Police said the shooting may have started over a dispute regarding a “land deal payment.” Officials have not confirmed whether the shooter was found.

This is developing news. Please check back later for updates.

Police and bystanders stand near the scene of a shooting at the Terminal 21 mall, in Korat, Thailand, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. (AP Photo)

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Alec McKinney pleads guilty to Colo. school shooting

Photo of Alec McKinney via Instagram.

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UPDATED 7:00 PM PT — Friday, February 7, 2020

The 16-year-old suspect of a shooting at a Colorado charter school is facing major jail time after pleading guilty to several charges. On Friday, Alec McKinney pleaded guilty to 17 charges in connection with the incident, including first-degree murder for the death of Kendrick Castillo.

FILE – This undated file photo provided by Rachel Short shows Kendrick Castillo, who was killed during a shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo.(Rachel Short via AP, File)

In May of 2019, McKinney and 19-year-old Devon Erickson opened fire at STEM School Highlands Ranch, killing Castillo and injuring eight others. McKinney is being tried as an adult even though he was a juvenile at the time of the shooting.

While reflecting on the trial, Castillo’s father urged legislators to work hard to deter these types of attacks moving forward.

“I wish I could say that there’s some joy here, but you know, May 7th was tragic and we have to remember that,” he said. “We need to legislate and change juvenile law so we can change the tide of domestic terror and school shootings.”

Under his plea deal, McKinney could be sentenced to life with possible parole after 40 years. His sentencing hearing is expected in May.

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4 dead in Indianapolis apartment shooting

Screengrab of the victims via CBS4 official report.

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UPDATED 5:55 PM PT — Thursday, February 6, 2020

Indiana police are searching for suspects connected to an apartment shooting that left four people dead on Wednesday. Indianapolis police stated they are looking at robbery as a possible motive for the attack, but noted it is still early in the investigation.

Authorities reportedly found three males and one female shot to death inside an apartment on Wednesday night. The victims were identified as 21-year-old Braxton Ford, 21-year-old Kimari Hunt, 19-year-old Jalen Roberts and 20-year-old Marcel Wills.

Reports said some suspects were seen fleeing the scene while the door to the flat was completely shattered by apparent gun shots.

“It is clear that last night our city experienced an incredible tragedy, one fueled by senseless violence,” stated city Mayor Joe Hogsett. “In the blink of an eye, four young lives have been lost.”

Police have expressed their condolences to families of the victims and said they are determined to find answers.

“You know, the sad thing about this is I’ll be at the viewing, whenever those are held. I’d much rather have gotten to know these young people while they were still alive. I’m sure I’d hear great stories about them from their family and realize what wonderful people they probably were.” – Chief Randal Taylor, Indianapolis Metro Police

As of Thursday evening, no one has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Screengrab via CBS4 official report.

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1 suspect arrested in connection with shooting of 2 Maryland police detectives

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UPDATED 2:35 PM PT — Thursday, February 6, 2020

Maryland police said they have a suspect in custody, who is believed to have shot two police detectives. The incident began on Wednesday, when officers responded to reports of a death at a local residence in Anne Arundel County.

Officers quickly ruled the death was a homicide and reported that the victim’s car was missing.

“We got called to a house where an adult male was found deceased, weren’t quite sure what happened to him,” explained Police Sergeant Jacklyn Davis. “Detectives went out and ruled that a homicide.”

Later in the day, the two detectives discovered the vehicle with the suspect inside and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The gunman then opened fire on the officers, injuring one of them.

The other officer was shot while chasing the suspect down. Both officers were taken to a local hospital, where they remain in serious but stable condition.

“He opened fire on our detectives, striking one right there. That detective broke off of the pursuit to get medical attention. Second detective continued to follow our suspect, chased him into the Stoney Beach community right behind you here, where another exchange of gunfire happened.” – Jacklyn Davis, Anne Arundel County Police

Authorities launched a manhunt following the shooting. Several local schools remained closed through Thursday while the manhunt continued. They are expected to reopen on Friday.

Anne Arundel Police thanked community members in a Twitter post and added they do not believe there is any further threat to the community.

An investigation into the incident remains ongoing.

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2 people dead, 2 injured in Riviera Beach shooting

Law enforcement officials stand guard outside the Victory City Church in Riviera Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (Hannah Morse/The Palm Beach Post via AP)

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UPDATED 3:31 PM PT — Saturday, February 1, 2020

At least two people are dead and two others are injured following a shooting in Riviera Beach. Police stated the incident occurred on Saturday after a funeral at a Catholic church, which was just north of Miami, Florida.

Two victims died at the scene, including a 15-year old boy and an adult male. Another juvenile and a woman, who were also shot, have been transported to local hospitals for their injuries.

The conditions and identities of the wounded are unknown at this time.

Law enforcement officials stand guard outside the Victory City Church in Riviera Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Police say a fatal shooting happened after a funeral service at the church. (Hannah Morse/The Palm Beach Post via AP)

“We solicit the prayers of the saints today as we mourn the lost of two young black men to a senseless shooting after a funeral held here at the church,” stated Pastor Tywuante D. Lupoe.

He added that no church members were involved in the shooting.

Reports said no arrests have been made. Police are continuing to investigate the scene.

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2 suspects in custody after officer-involved shooting near President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort

FILE – This Nov. 21, 2016, file photo, shows the Mar-a-Lago resort owned by President-elect Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

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UPDATED 12:20 PM PT — Friday, January 31, 2020

On Friday, two suspects were taken into custody in connection with an officer-involved shooting near President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. The incident unraveled after a driver reportedly sped through two police check points between Palm Beach and Mar-a-Lago.

Officials reportedly opened fire at the runaway car and initiated a pursuit. With the assistance of Highway Patrol and a sheriff’s helicopter, authorities were able to locate and detain the vehicle. Two suspects were taken into custody. No injuries have been reported.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement, describing the incident.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the incident. Officials held a press conference to provide updates.

President Trump was in Washington D.C. at the time of the security breach. According to his public schedule, he is expected to return to Florida later on Friday.

This is developing news. Please check back later for updates.

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Suspect charged with murder in N.Y. home invasion shooting, which left 3 family members dead

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UPDATED 9:12 AM PT — Tuesday, January 28, 2020

A mugshot of 30-year-old Kaliek Goode-Ford was provided by the Newburgh Police Department.

A suspect is in police custody after allegedly opening fire at a home in the town of Newburgh, which is located north of New York City.

The shooting happened Sunday morning and left two adults and a child dead. Another child reportedly remains in critical condition.

Officers responding to the incident found the victims inside the home as well as another child who was not injured.

Authorities have arrested 30-year-old Kaliek Goode-Ford for allegedly carrying out the shooting. He has been charged with murder, attempted murder as well as weapons possession.

Police confirmed they have established how the suspect knew the victims, but they have not given details on that connection. A motive is unknown at this time.

“Police are investigating it and we’re asking for the public’s help,” stated David Hoovler, district attorney for Orange County, New York. “If they know anything about this particular incident or any people involved in this incident…”

Goode-Ford reportedly has a criminal record, which includes weapons and drug possession charges dating back to 2016. He remains in jail and is being held without bail.

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McCarthy mocks Pelosi for shooting down impeachment questions from reporters

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Kevin McCarthy says Speaker Pelosi is admitting defeat by not sending articles of impeachment to the Senate

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., mocked Speaker Nancy Pelosi for holding a press conference the day after President Trump's impeachment, only to refuse to take questions on the matter.

During a press conference of his own on Thursday, McCarthy was asked whether he took the impeachment as a defeat. After declaring it "a defeat to the Constitution," McCarthy took a jab at the speaker.

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"The question you probably wanted to ask was to the speaker. Unfortunately, she would not take any questions when it came to impeachment," he said.

Pelosi, D-Calif., did briefly address impeachment during her session with reporters, in a bid to tamp down speculation over why she is holding off on transmitting the two articles of impeachment to the Senate for trial.

But as reporters continued to pepper her with questions on the subject, the speaker responded, "I said what I was going to say." She later asked if anyone had questions about other issues such as the "SALT tax," stating, "I'm not going to answer any more questions on this."

McCarthy minutes later torched Pelosi for shutting down impeachment-related questions.

"I would think if Nancy Pelosi thought impeachment was so important that she had to put this before the American public … the press conference the day after impeachment — that she has weekly — I thought she would have welcomed questions about impeachment," McCarthy said. "Unfortunately, she told you they were Republican talking points and she would not take your questions. I never thought a speaker would act that way."

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McCarthy hypothesized why Pelosi did not want to address the issue.

"I guess, the only thing I could take from that is she’s embarrassed of it, she understands how weak it is, she understands her own criteria was not met, constitutionally it was not met, she probably failed on all parts," he said.

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White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham also slammed Pelosi for her press conference.

Pelosi, though, did respond to speculation and criticism from Republicans that Democrats are playing games with the impeachment process.

"Frankly, I don't care what the Republicans say," she said.

Regarding the delay, Pelosi signaled the House will wait to learn more about the Senate trial process before naming so-called impeachment managers — who essentially serve as prosecutors in a trial. If that moves forward, Trump would be expected to win acquittal in the GOP-controlled Senate.

Trump was impeached on two articles alleging abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, related to his efforts over the summer to press Ukraine into investigating Democrats — all while U.S. aid money was withheld.

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Saudi Arabia ‘will be involved in taking care’ of Pensacola shooting victims’ families, Trump says

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Mark Esper discusses the challenges to US national security following Florida Navy base shooting

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper sits down exclusively with 'Fox News Sunday' anchor Chris Wallace.

The leaders of Saudi Arabia are devastated by the deadly attack at the Pensacola naval base in Florida and intend to “help out” the families of those murdered, President Trump announced Saturday.

“The king will be involved in taking care of families and loved ones,” Trump said after speaking to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman by phone. “He feels very strongly. He’s very, very devastated by what happened and what took place. Likewise the Crown Prince (Mohammed bin Salman).”

The suspected shooter is a Saudi Air Force aviation officer who was training at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola.

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Trump said the Saudi leaders “are devastated by what took place in Pensacola. I think they are going to help out the families very greatly.”

The announcement of potential assistance comes after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Saudi Arabia owed a debt to the families.

“Obviously, the government … needs to make things better for these victims. I think they’re going to owe a debt here, given that this was one of their individuals,” DeSantis said at a news conference Friday.

The attack unfolded Friday morning at the waterfront base when the shooter opened fire with a handgun in a training classroom. The attack prompted a massive law enforcement response and put the base on lockdown.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed to Fox News that three of the victims were Americans. Family members identified one of them as Joshua Watson, a 23-year-old recent graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who is credited with taking life-saving actions in his final moments of life after being shot five times by the Saudi national.

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Both Esper and Trump have declined to call the attack an act of terror.

“I can’t say it’s terrorism at this time,” Esper told Fox News’ Bret Baier on Saturday, saying that the FBI and investigators must do their work.

The suspected shooter, who was killed by a sheriff’s deputy, was in the United States for military training. The U.S. has a long-standing program to teach foreign nationals how to operate American-made military equipment purchased by their governments.

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Trump said the U.S. would “immediately” conduct a review of the training procedures and pledged to “get to the bottom” of what happened.

He signaled that investigators are trying to determine whether the shooter acted alone or planned the attack with others.

“We are finding out what took place,” Trump said, “whether it’s one person or a number of people.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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