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Man kills two at liquor store, shots his parents and is killed by cops

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Sunday’s shootings started after Jeffrey Scott Pitts, 36, had a run-in over an unpaid bill with a clerk at the Magnet Package store in Conyers, near Atlanta.

A Georgia man shot and killed two people inside a liquor store and then shot his parents before he was killed in a shootout with a deputy.

The dispute began on Sunday afternoon when Jeffrey Scott Pitts, 36, had a run-in over an unpaid bill with a clerk at the Magnet Package store in Conyers, about 25 miles southeast of Atlanta.

The clerk kept Pitts’ ID and a few hours later, Pitts returned with an assault rifle, shooting and killing the clerk and a customer.

Video from inside the store, released by police late on Sunday, shows Pitts calmly walk into the store and immediately start shooting at both people behind the counter and customers.

A customer who was reportedly standing next to another customer who was shot, told a group of bystanders, ‘He didn’t even say anything.’

The two men, whose names have not yet been released, both died from their injuries, police said.

From the store, Pitts drove about five miles to his home on Ebenezer Road, where he shot both of his parents, according to police.

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Man survives lightning strike to head which burned off his clothes

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Ryan Cross, 34, from Nampa, Idaho, was left with a vicious red scar down his torso after the bolt entered the top of his head and exited through the base of his back.

A married father was lucky to be alive after surviving a direct lightning strike to the head this Memorial Day weekend.

Ryan Cross, 34, from Nampa, Idaho, was left with a vicious red scar down his torso after the bolt entered the top of his head and exited through the base of his back.

Mr Cross was hit by lightning during a camping trip with friends near Idaho City, when he got caught in a storm while riding his four-wheeler.

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Man finds casket with body inside on southwest Houston road

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

A man says he came across a casket with a body inside on a roadway in southwest Houston.

(KTRK) — A man says he came across a casket with a body inside on a roadway in southwest Houston.

Walter Rubio says he made the discovery around 8am Tuesday where Honeywell dead ends with South Braeswood.

“I was on my bike and when I came, I seen the casket and I got a little scared so I had to go to the main street and get the cops,” Rubio said.

Police opened the casket and found a body inside.

Authorities believe the casket was unearthed from the Riceville Cemetery and belongs to a woman who died in February 2007.

Houston police are still trying to positively identify the body inside the casket. A woman at the scene says the casket may belong to her friend. She tells Eyewitness News that seeing the body is something that she’ll not soon forget.

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Man tied to bed and set on fire – survives after jumping from window

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Christina Leach (pictured) offered to give the man a massage at his home in Silver Springs, Pennsylvania, before setting him on fire and stealing his van.

A man who was tied to a bed and set on fire has miraculously survived after jumping from a second storey window.

Christina Leach, 27, was inside the man’s house after offering to give him a massage when she poured a flammable liquid on to his chest and set it alight, police said.

Leaving him to burn, Leach allegedly stole the keys to the man’s work van and drove off, but was later arrested.

Police in Silver Spring Township, Pennsylvania, said the man, who was not named, had invited Leach into his home on Saturday because she offered him a massage, the NY Daily News reported.

Sergeant Leroy Hippensteel said: ‘She tied him to the bed and poured a flammable substance on his upper torso and lit him on fire.’

After he was set alight, the burning man wriggled free and jumped out of his bedroom window before driving to a nearby Turkey Hill dairy ice cream store.

A shop assistant there called the emergency services before the victim was flown to a burn center. His current condition is not known.

Fire crews were also called to his home later put out the blaze at his home.

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Man dies after being shot near the FedEx Forum

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Police say the suspects are still at large. They were last seen going southbound on Fourth Street in a silver or green Ford Taurus.

Memphis Police are investigating the shooting of a man at the corner of Fourth and MLK Avenue early Sunday morning.

Police tell WREG they found the victim lying in the street and not responding.

The victim was transported to Regional Medical Center in critical condition where he later died.

The victim’s girlfriend told police she and her boyfriend were walking on Fourth towards Beale Street when the victim got into an argument with two male suspects about them trying to talk to her.

When the victim turned to walk away, the suspect on the passenger side of the car fired several shots hitting the victim.

Police say the suspects are still at large.

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Man wrongly imprisoned for nearly 40 years sues detectives

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

In March, the state of Ohio paid plaintiff Ricky Jackson, now 58, just over $1 million in compensation for the decades he spent in prison.

A man who spent nearly 40 years in prison for a murder he did not commit filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against the city of Cleveland and the police officers whom he says helped frame him in 1975.

Ricky Jackson was convicted at age 18 along with two others because of the testimony of a 12-year-old boy. Jackson, 58, was exonerated in November after that witness, a man now in his early 50s, recanted his testimony.

The witness, Eddie Vernon, said in 2013 that police detectives threatened to put his parents in jail and coerced him into implicating Jackson and brothers Wiley and Ronnie Bridgeman in the slaying of salesman Harold Franks outside a corner store.

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Man, 23, arrested after ‘liking’ his own wanted poster on Facebook

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Levi Charles Reardon, 23, featured on the Cascade County Crime Stoppers Facebook page as an April ‘most wanted’ suspect and couldn’t resist clicking ‘like’. He was arrested on Friday evening.

A man wanted for theft and forgery has been arrested in Montana after posting a Facebook ‘like’ to his own online wanted poster.

Levi Charles Reardon, 23, featured on the Cascade County Crime Stoppers Facebook page as an April ‘most wanted’ suspect and couldn’t resist clicking ‘like’.

Reardon appeared in court on Monday on a $2,500 warrant after being arrested on Friday evening. He did not enter a plea. An arraignment date has not been set.

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Man leaves $3,000 tip for waitress who was facing eviciton

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

One man left a $3,000 tip for a waitress facing eviction.

It’s common to leave a nice tip for restaurant waitstaff who do a good job. But one man went above and beyond with his restaurant gratuity, leaving behind a $3,000 tip on a $43.50 check for a struggling waitress.

Mike, a resident in New York City, left the massive tip for a waitress who was facing some hard times. “This woman had been serving us for almost a year now. She’s a lovely individual, and she talked about how she was served an eviction notice last month,” Mike

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Man killed in front of daughter was person of interest in murder case

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

A man who was killed in front of his daughter at a bus stop was a person of interest in an active murder case.

A man who was killed in front of his daughter at a bus stop was a person of interest in an active murder case.

According to College Park police, Dantavious Chatman, 31, did not have a murder warrant out, and was not a suspect, but was a person of interest in the death of 32-year-old Xavier Barnes.

Barnes was killed in Oct. 2014 in College Park.

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