At around 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, the driver received a request to pick up from a man named “MJ” at a restaurant in the 7600 block of Westheimer in Houston.
As the driver dropped off the men at an apartment complex at 2929 Dunvale, one of the suspects pulled out a handgun while demanding he get out of the vehicle.
One of the men exited the rear passenger door, opened the driver’s side door, and attempted to take the driver’s cell phone.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police on Tuesday released body camera footage of the minutes leading up to and the exchange of gunfire between police and a 60-year-old woman in her south Charlotte home last August. The woman, Brenda Donahue, was shot and killed by a CMPD officer. The video captures the moment a CMPD officer was shot by Donahue, believed to have been saved when the bullet lodged in camera equipment the officer was wearing on her chest. Police were at Donahue’s house to serve an involuntary commitment order.
Officials, in a video statement also released Tuesday, said they were not told beforehand that Donahue had a gun. Involuntary commitment orders are executed by police officers, under a judge’s order, when a person in mental health distress is deemed to be a danger to themselves or others. Donahue fired at three officers — striking one in the chest — on Aug. 19. She died six days later in the hospital. The shooting unfolded just after 5:30 p.m. at a home in the 8900 block of St. Croix Lane, near Four Mile Creek Road in the Raintree community, The Charlotte Observer previously reported. The footage shows police officers speaking with a male resident of the home for about two minutes while standing outside the home. The man says Donahue is asleep and officers explain that she must come with them whether willingly or in handcuffs.
The male resident leads them inside and shows them Donahue’s room. In the video, the door appears closed and several officers are seen in a narrow set of stairs leading to the room, first attempting to talk to Donahue through the door. An officer — the first to enter the home and the officer standing closest to Donahue’s bedroom door — says “It’s the police, ma’am. Can you open up the door?” Donahue is heard in the video replying she will not open the door, followed immediately with gunfire through the door. The officers had been inside the home attempting to make contact with Donahue for less than 15 seconds, the footage shows.
The first shot struck one officer in the chest and knocked off her body camera. The officers were not injured, police have said. The officers rushed back down the stairs and took cover. Inaudible shouting is heard in the video along with additional shots, which police say again came from Donahue. Roughly 30 to 40 seconds after the first shot, Donahue left the room with her gun and looked over the railing and Officer Brandon Graham shot at her, police officials say.
That moment is not seen in body-worn camera footage released Tuesday. In the video, Graham is heard telling someone else right after that Donahue was holding the gun, pointed in his direction over the stair railing.
From the Pedro Juan Caballero Regional Hospital, they confirm the death of Selva Soledad Morales Fernández, 23, who was injured in an attack on Tuesday night in the San Gerardo neighborhood of this city. Selva Soledad, was shot during the night of this Tuesday (24) in the San Gerardo neighborhood. The victim was helped by relatives to the Regional Hospital, but she did not resist the wound received on her face and she died. The attack occurred on Primero de Diciembre street, between Juan de Ayolas and Juan Emilio Oleary in the San Gerardo neighborhood. The victim was identified as 23-year-old Selva Soledad Morales Fernández, who was assisted at the Regional Hospital. According to the first information provided by Commissioner Abel Cantero, deputy head of the Investigations Department, the young woman reportedly had been shot in the face that caused her death. Cantero added that they are carrying out the rigorous procedures in the home of the affected person where the shots against her physical integrity occurred. At the same time, the data of the alleged perpetrators and the background of this homicide are unknown.
A man who lost his cool during TV game show dashed a female fellow contestant to the floor before smacking her in the face in a sudden and unpleasant outburst. The bikini-clad victim was left bleeding and sobbing after the sudden attack, which was filmed as part of a television program broadcast across Russia. The abruptness of the attack appears shocking, but commenters on the video uploaded to YouTube who have apparently watched the entire program say there was provocation leading to the attack.
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