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A gunman shot and killed four people in a shooting spree that stretched from Chicago to Evanston, Ill., north of the city, on Sunday.

Police say Jason Nightengale, 32, randomly shot four people before he was killed by police.

The shooting rampage began in Chicago's Hyde Park section, where Nightengale shot a 30-year-old man in the head, killing him. The gunman then drove a short distance, where he fatally shot a security guard after asking to use a phone at an apartment building in the Kenwood neighborhood.

In the same building, the gunman fired on a 77-year-old woman who was checking her mailbox. She is listed in critical condition at a hospital, Fox 32 reports.

Nightengale then took an elevator to the 19th floor of an apartment building, where he threatened a person and later stole their car. He drove to a convenience store, where he robbed it, killing a 20-year-old man and critically wounding an 81-year-old person in the process, Fox 32 reported.

After exchanging gunfire with police, Nightengale fled the area in the stolen vehicle. About 19 miles north, police received 911 calls reporting a gunman at a local pharmacy.

Nightengale fled from the pharmacy to a nearby IHOP restaurant, where he took a woman hostage and shot her. She is hospitalized in stable condition.

Officers eventually shot and killed Nightengale in the parking lot of a Dollar General store.

Nightengale's sister wrote on Facebook that he "hadn't been in his right mind for a long time," the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

"But for the brave conduct of Evanston police officers, many more people would have been injured," Chicago police Supt. David Brown told the Sun-Times.

In addition to the 5 deaths, dozens of people were wounded in shootings in Chicago over the weekend.

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A MAGA supporter who ransacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Capitol Hill office has been arrested.

A viral photo showed MAGA supporter Richard Barnett with his feet propped up on Pelosi's desk in her office inside the Capitol building during rioting in Washington, DC on Wednesday.

According to The Washington Free Beacon, Barnett, 60, was arrested at his home in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Friday.

He was charged with entering and remaining on restricted grounds, violent entry and theft of public property.

Barnett was among a group of protesters who entered the Capitol building and ransacked Pelosi's office, breaking picture frames, and scrawling messages on her desk.

Barnett is one of 26 protesters wanted for rioting in the U.S. Capitol that left 5 people dead, including Ashli Babbitt, a 14-year U.S. Air Force veteran who was shot in the neck by a DC police officer. The officer, who has not been identified, has been placed on leave.

Just days before the DC protests, someone spray-painted messages on the garage door of Pelosi's San Francisco home.

Vandals also left a severed pig's head on her driveway in the early morning hours of New Year's Day.

Police responded to a 911 call of a disturbance at the property at 2 a.m. in the city's wealthy Pacific Heights neighborhood. The graffiti read: "CANCEL RENT! WE WANT EVERYTHING."

Protesters also hit the Kentucky home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and spray-painted his garage door with the words: "WERES MY MONEY [sic]," and "MITCH KILLS THE POOR."

The vandalism occurred hours after McConnell refused to pass a bill for $2,000 Covid-19 stimulus checks.

Also on Friday, MAGA supporters mobbed South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham as he arrived at Ronald Reagan Airport in Washington, DC.


 

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Brooklyn DA

19 violent gang members were taken off the streets of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn this week as federal authorities unveiled two indictments Wednesday.

According to Patch.com, 19 members of the notorious 900 street gang were arrested and charged with at least 13 shootings and other acts of violence, including 2 murders.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced the indictments in law enforcement's ongoing efforts to curb gang violence in the Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights neighborhoods.

"I'm confident this takedown of these gang members will make a difference to the people of Brooklyn, especially people who live in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area and Crown Heights," Gonazalez said at a press conference. "Many of these defendants were charged with multiple acts of violence and shootings, so there's a multiplying impact toward peace when they are taken off the streets."

The defendants face 77 charges, including the fatal shootings of 22-year-old Tracey Washington and Tyler Felder last year.

Washington, a member of the rival Hoolie gang, ran a stolen credit car ring and believed he was meeting a girl to join the scheme.

He was shot before he could exit a cab on Dean Street in June, prosecutors say. According to the indictment, members of the 900 gang "catfished" Washington by posing as a girl on Instagram.

Three gang members -- Kaireil Haynie, Alexander Williams and Tysean Devonshire -- were charged in the murder case.

Williams and 21-year-old Wydeem Rudd are also charged in the fatal shooting of Felder, whom Rudd and Williams incorrectly blamed for the shooting of a 900 gang member.

Felder was shot six times, including once in the head, on Sept. 28.

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Heartless criminals who saw the news that Dr. Dre was hospitalized with a brain aneurysm attempted to break into his mansion, law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

TMZ sources say four hapless burglars were on Dre's Pacific Palisades property Wednesday around 2 a.m. Security guards spotted the four as they were casing the house.

Before they could get into the main structure, security confronted them and the men fled. Security called police, who arrived almost immediately and caught the burglars near the property.

Law enforcement believes the men saw an opportunity to rob Dre of his valuables while the mega producer was hospitalized after suffering a brain aneurysm.

The 4 suspects were charged with attempted burglary and are currently in custody.

Dre, 55, suffered an aneurysm Monday and was rushed by ambulance to the hospital where he is "resting comfortably" in ICU, his lawyer tells Billboard.

Dre, real name Andre Romelle Young, issued a statement through his publicist Tuesday night, saying, "Thanks to my family, friends and fans for their interest and well wishes. I'm doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team. I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!"

Dre is in the midst of a bitter divorce battle with estranged wife Nicole Young, who wants $2 million a month in temporary spousal support and $5 million for attorneys fees, but a judge refused her request for $2 million a month.

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Lakeyria Doughty, star of HBO's dirt bike culture film Charm City Kings, is charged with murdering her girlfriend.

Doughty, 26, is charged with first- and second-degree murder, misdemeanor and felony assault and possession of a deadly weapon in the stabbing death of Tiffany Wilson, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Baltimore police responding to a 911 call around 4:15 p.m. Friday, found Wilson unresponsive with stab wounds to the chest. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

"It was a domestic situation where cooler heads didn’t prevail," police spokesman Donny Moses told the Sun.

Doughty is best known as "Wheelie Queen" in the coming-of-age documentary on the dirt bike culture in Baltimore.

The film, which premiered in October on HBO MAX, is an adaptation of Lofty Nathan's documentary "12 O'Clock Boys" starring Meek Mill and Jahi Di'Allo Winston.

Wilson's death is the first homicide of 2021 in Baltimore. Doughty faces life in prison if convicted on all charges.
 

 

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms declined an invite to attend today's City Council meeting to address Atlanta's violent crime.

Police are searching for a gunman who fired into a crowd outside a crowded Buckhead lounge early Sunday. A woman and two males were wounded during the shooting and transported to local hospitals.

"Recent events throughout the city have generated a steady stream of public discussion regarding the role and effectiveness of leadership in Atlanta," Council President Felicia Moore wrote in a letter obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"It could be helpful to the Council and the public to receive updates relative to the implementation status of any resulting recommendations associated with these initiatives."

Bottoms responded to Moore's letter on New Year's Day, saying her administration will continue to update the City Council on the specific steps being taken to address the city's violent crime.

"I will continue to engage the public and City Council on the important matters of public safety," Bottoms wrote, while politely declining the invitation. "As always, my staff will be available during your City Council conference call meeting."

Bottoms also encouraged Moore and the City Council to conduct their meetings via Zoom, or similar platforms.

Moore's letter comes after 7-year-old Kennedy Maxie died days after she was shot in the head while riding in a car with her aunt and mother near Phipps Plaza in Atlanta's trendy Buckhead neighborhood.

The child's shooting death fueled calls for a private police force to patrol Buckhead. City Council members have pledged to donate money toward the private force.

Kennedy's killer, 24-year-old Daquan Reed, is still at large.

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Maricopa County jail

A 32-year-old Arizona woman was arrested and charged with assault after she beat her three children for not wearing face masks.

Police were called to Michelle Boone's Wickenberg home Saturday night. Officers were told that she punched one child in the face, kicked a second child and picked up a minor child by the neck for not wearing masks despite all three children testing positive for the virus.

Charging documents obtained by AZ Central show Boone is facing three counts of child abuse, three counts of assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Boone fled the home before police arrived but officers found hr walking down the street and arrested her, according to the documents.

Police say refused their command to stop and then fought them like a man when they tried to arrest her. She stopped resisting after an officer tased her with a stun gun.

She was transported to the Maricopa County jail and released on $5,000 bond.

Boone is seen smiling in her mugshot photo with a blue face mask tucked under her chin.

Court documents show Boone is no stranger to law enforcement. She was arrested for three previous incidents of domestic violence.

Studies have shown face masks do not stop the transmission of the coronavirus. A recent CDC report showed 74% of people who always wear masks still tested positive for Covid-19.

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Former Chicago Bears star Michael Richardson has been arrested in connection with a shooting death in Phoenix.

The former Arizona State standout was arrested Wednesday and booked into the county jail in connection with the murder of 47-year-old Ronald Like. Phoenix police say Richardson, 59, shot Like on Tuesday near 40th and Van Buren Street.

The victim was rushed to a local hospital where he later died.

Richardson was an All-Pro cornerback for the 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears.

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Richardson rapped in the Bears' "Super Bowl Shuffle" music video. "I'm LA Mike and I play it cool. They don't sneak by me because I'm no fool," Richardson rapped.

Richardson was arrested twice in 2020 for drug possession. He was also arrested in 2018 in Maricopa County on drug possession and theft charges.

He has been convicted of more than 20 crimes since 2008.

Richardson is being held without bail. He is charged with murder, misconduct involving weapons, and a felony warrant, according to ABC15.
 

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A St. Louis police officer is recovering from a concussion after she was beaten with her own baton for telling a female customer to wear a face mask.

Police are still searching for the woman who beat the sheriff's deputy at a Shell station on North Tucker in downtown St. Louis on Christmas Day.

The altercation took place after the woman walked into the gas station with face mask in hand.

The 59-year-old deputy who was moonlighting as security asked the customer to put her mask on. Police say the woman became belligerent, fought with the deputy then beat the law enforcement officer about the head with her own baton.

Bystanders rushed over to help the wounded officer, who then used her baton to pummel the woman in her car before she managed to drive off.

Sheriff Vernon Betts said the deputy "performed admirably while injured and under duress. This incident points to the dangers law enforcement officers face every day."

Some states have mask mandates making it illegal to be in public without face masks or face coverings.
 

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Police have arrested one of the juveniles seen in viral videos attacking a BMW on a Manhattan street this week.

Video footage shows dozens of teens surrounding the vehicle, kicking the car and punching the windows as the driver's frantic mother called 911 while screaming, "We're going to die!

The 70-year-old woman and her son had just dropped off a donation to a nonprofit organization that benefits Black Lives Matter when the attack happened.

Max Torgovnick told the NY Post he and his mother were headed to his father's neurology office on Fifth Avenue when his BMW was surrounded by a pack of 50 teenagers on BMX bicycles -- Christmas gifts from a nonprofit organization.

Torgovnick said he was worried the teens would smash out his car windows, get inside the car and pull them out.

According to the NY Post, the juvenile detainee, who lives in Queens, is being charged with vandalism to Torgovnick's car and other misdemeanors.

More arrests are expected.