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A St. Louis woman fought back against an armed carjacker who attempted to rob her and drive away in her car.

According to KSDK News, the victim told police she was robbed and carjacked after stopping to get her paycheck at a business in the 1000 block of North Vandeventer.

She said an armed robber approached her as she returned to her car in the parking lot. She jumped into her car, grabbed her own gun and shot the robber as he drove off in her car.

Moments later, police responded to a 911 call about an accident with injuries in the 3700 block of Finney Avenue, about a half mile away from the scene of the carjacking.

Police found the victim's stolen car with a man inside who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The carjacking victim was treated for a leg injury, which she told police happened after she fell from her car during the carjacking.

The victim was not charged.

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A Miami teenager is charged with murdering Miami Senior High School football coach Corey Smith.

Charles Alexander, 15, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon and charged with murdering Smith and taking $7,450 in cash from his home.

Charles, who has a history of mental problems, faces charges of second-degree murder and armed grand theft. He will be charged as an adult, the Miami Herald reported.

The teenager was staying overnight in Smith's home when he used the coach's own 9mm handgun to shoot him dead in his den on Monday morning.

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Smith's wife said they hadn't seen the teen in a year.

"He asked to come over," said Amina Smith. "Corey picked him up Sunday night and he spent the night. I left to go to work."

Hours later, police responded to a 911 call of shots fired inside the house on the 2100 block of Northwest 97th Street. Charles told police he was studying when he heard gunshots.

He was interviewed for four hours at the Miami-Dade Police Department and released. Police say he gave "inconsistent statements" about what happened inside the house, and he denied any involvement in the murder.

On Wednesday, his mother called police and said she was "in fear of the defendant," according to the arrest report obtained by The Herald.

She said Charles confessed to her that he had killed Smith, the report said.

The murder weapon was found in a trash can outside the home. Over $7,000 in cash was also found inside his jeans hidden in a black bag.

A Miami-Dade juvenile circuit judge on Thursday ordered that Charles be held without bail in a juvenile detention center.

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Former NBA star Stephon Marbury (left) is not a fan of fellow Brooklyn native Jay Z.

In a recent interview, Marbury (pictured in 2001 with his daughter, Xaviera) explained his ongoing beef with the husband of Beyonce Knowles.

In an interview with Heavy.com, Marbury, 43, said Jay Z sold drugs to pregnant women and created crack babies who are causing most of the crime in the inner cities.

Marbury is baffled that the aging rapper was never forced to take responsibility for his past behavior.

"I look at Jay-Z and I say, 'Wow, here you are trying to be something that you're not. You're not an advocate for Black people, you sold drugs to Black people and you rapped about it and talked about it.

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"How do you do that? Like, I'm trying to figure that part out; like, you can't make that right. This ain't snitching, this ain't telling on nobody, you told on yourself already... You sold drugs to people where you're from Jay-Z in Brooklyn in Marcy [Projects], you got them on crack — whatever it is cocaine whatever it is that you were selling to them. Whatever you say you was ‘cooking up’, that’s what you did."

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Some say Jay Z redeemed himself when he married then-pop superstar Beyonce. The 50-year-old rap mogul carefully cultivated his public image by donating to charitable causes and speaking out against police brutality and the criminal justice system.

But Marbury says Jay Z is a fraud masquerading as the Black community's savior.

"So now, you got your people high, you sold drugs to people that was pregnant now you created crack babies — these same babies that are going out killing grandparents … I'm confused. But that's what it is. That's what happened."

Why does Marbury harbor so much hate for Jay Z? He hints that Jay Z may have set him up to get robbed. Two gunmen stole his $150,000 diamond studded chain while his car was stopped at a traffic light.

Jay Z later dissed Marbury in a track on the Bad Boys II soundtrack in 2003, titled "La-La-La (Excuse Me Miss Again)."

The track - a remix to Jay Z's "Excuse Me Miss" - includes the lyrics:

"Pink diamond necklace, strawberry wrist/Please excuse yourself, you're very sick/Don't confuse me with Marbury out this bi***/Run up on me at the light, you could lose your life."

Marbury recalls where he was the first time he heard the track.

"I was in Atlanta,” he told Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson. "I was in Atlanta inside of a club and when I heard it, I knew exactly what it was about."
 

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A Macon youth pastor told police he was kidnapped and robbed at gunpoint by two Black men in a hotel room.

Christopher Keys called 911 to report an armed robbery at the Regency Inn motel on Eisenhower Parkway on May 19.

Keys, who is also a teacher, initially said he heard a knock at the door. When he opened it, two armed Black males wearing face masks robbed him of his wallet, $70 in cash and a cellphone at gunpoint.

After some questioning, Keys finally admitted he stretched the truth a little bit. He said he routinely solicited sex from male prostitutes on Craigslist.com.

An employee said Keys was a regular at the hotel. According to the police report, Keys said he "liked to play around" with men, but he was married to a woman.

He pleaded with police not to tell his family about his extracurricular activities.

Keys's cellphone was found in a nearby Walmart parking lot and returned to him.

Sheriff's deputies charged Keys with solicitation of sodomy. The investigation into the armed robbery continues.

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Arrest warrants have been issued in Florida for two NFL defensive backs accused of robbing party guests of over $50,000 in cash and jewelry.

A spokesman for the Miramar Police Department told ESPN they have issued arrest warrants for NY Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar.

Baker is charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm while Dunbar has been charged with four counts of armed robbery.

Neither man is in custody. The Miramar police are in discussions with one of the player's reps to turn himself in.

Police say Baker, Dunbar and another man held up guests at a house party in Broward County, Florida, after they lost $70,000 gambling at a party in Miami several days earlier.

The three suspects robbed guests at gunpoint taking $12,000 in cash, an $18,000 Rolex watch and a $25,000 Hublot watch.

The third man, wearing a red mask, was allegedly told by Baker to shoot a party guest. But the unidentified robber refused to shoot the man.

The three suspects left in three different vehicles -- a Mercedes Benz, a Lamborghini and a BMW.

The NFL says it is aware of the charges but they had no further comment.

Baker was a first round draft pick by the Giants in 2019. Dunbar spent the first 5 seasons of his career with the Washington Redskins before the Seahawks acquired him for a 2020 fifth-round draft pick in March.

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DeKalb County police announced an arrest in the 2012 shooting death of 18-year-old Vanessa "Honey" Malone.

Donald Ash, 34, was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, and was being held at the DeKalb County jail, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The DeKalb County police did not release details regarding how investigators linked Ash to Malone's murder.

Malone was shot multiple times when she walked into a Stone Mountain apartment and interrupted a home invasion in progress.

According to AJC.com, Malone entered a unit at Hampton Village Apartments on Tree Mountain Parkway and interrupted three to six armed robbers who had tied up the apartment's occupants.

The couple, who'd been in bed, said the men broke in armed with handguns and shotguns. Moments later, they heard Malone scream and gunshots rang out.

The woman told police she heard the men take Malone to the back of the apartment after the shots.

The couple waited several minutes before untying themselves and calling police, she said.

Malone's murder went viral on social media, and spawned a "Justice for Honey" Facebook group with 137,000 members.

Malone's cold case was featured on The Dr. Oz Show last month.

Last Friday, Malone's mother pleaded for justice for her daughter.

"You still have time to do the right thing and speak up," she wrote on Facebook. "I am just saying it would make you feel better and help get all those involved arrested."

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Yung Berg, who has a history of putting his hands on women, is crying foul over the latest allegation that he brutally pistol-whipped his "girlfriend" and broke her nose.

In response to the media coverage, Berg, real name Christian Ward, who also goes by Hitmaka, posted a statement from his lawyer on Instagram.com on Tuesday.

According to Ward's lawyer, Talia Tilley is not the rapper's girlfriend. She arrived at Ward's house around 3:40 a.m. on Saturday, March 14. Ward's lawyer said Tilley knew the layout of his house and the grounds.

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Although it was late and 50-degrees outside, Tilley talked Ward into taking a dip in the Jacuzzi. After some physical intimacy, Tilley made a "calculated, unprovoked attack on Ward, slapping and punching him repeatedly," according to Ward's legal team.

Ward defended himself by retrieving a gun and delivering some street justice to his alleged attacker (Tilley).

In the middle of the assault by Tilley, Ward's ADT home alarm sounded at the back door. A Ring camera captured footage of two armed men jumping the back fence into Ward's yard and attempting to breach the back door. They were unsuccessful because of a heavy chain and lock on the door. Then the gunmen went around to the front of the house and tried to kick in the front door.

During the attempted home invasion, Ward glanced at Tilley's cell phone screen and noticed she was "sharing her location with an unknown person." The person was "calling and texting her before, during, and after this attempted home invasion robbery," the lawyer wrote.

Ward provided security videos and phone records to the LAPD to assist in their investigation of Tilley and the home invaders.

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Rapper DaBaby was arrested in Miami, Florida on a battery charge in connection with an armed robbery investigation.

The 28-year-old rapper was taken into custody by officers on Thursday, Jan. 2.

TMZ.com reports there were seven police cars on the scene when the popular musician was taken into custody.

The rapper was initially detained for questioning about the robbery involving members of his entourage who allegedly jumped a man and stole his money. TMZ later reported that DaBaby had been arrested.

His bond was set at $1,500, according to the website.

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DaBaby's arrest is the latest in a string of legal troubles for the rising rap star. Just two weeks ago, the "Suge" hitmaker, real name Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, was arrested on weapons and drug charges following a concert in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina.

After being detained for concealing a weapon and being in possession of marijuana, the star hit back at authorities for targeting him whenever he plays in the area, writing on his Instagram Stories: "Dirty a*s police department try to take me to jail every time I got a show in the city."

DaBaby is already on probation for a weapons charge stemming from an altercation inside a Huntersville Walmart that left one man dead. Police say Jalyn Craig, 19, was shot once in the abdomen. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Saturday, the "Kirk" rapper bumped into Sean "Puffy" Combs outside Club Story on Miami Beach. Combs, 50, told DaBaby he is the hottest rapper in the game right now.

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The mother of the 14-year-old boy suspected of fatally stabbing Barnard College student Tessa Majors was arrested for stabbing a woman over a decade ago.

According to The NY Post, the suspect's mother, identified by police sources and neighbors as Katima Minton, 35, was arrested for knifing a woman during a street fight in Jamaica, Queens 13 years ago.

According to a story published in The Post on August 6, 2006, "Katima Minton pulled a knife and lunged at the victim, whose identity was withheld..."

The victim was treated at a hospital for stab wounds and released, according to the article.

Minton was arrested and charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment, according to The Post.

Minton was 21 at the time and living with her 16-month-old son in Jamaica, Queens.

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13 years later her son is suspected of brutally stabbing 18-year-old Tessa Majors as she walked through Morningside Park on the evening of Dec. 11.

The suspect and two other boys - ages 13 and 14 - allegedly tried to rob the college freshman.

The 13-year-old suspect told investigators the older boys removed a plastic baggie containing marijuana from Majors' back pocket.

She resisted the robbery and was stabbed repeatedly when she allegedly bit the 14-year-old suspect on his finger.

After a 2-week manhunt for the 14-year-old suspect, he was detained on Thursday and his cheek was swabbed for DNA. The test results are expected back this week.

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A NYPD detective working the murder case of 18-year-old college student Tessa Majors was previously accused of falsifying evidence in an unrelated case.

The Gothamist identified the detective as Wilfredo Acevedo who has been sued at least twice for making false statements in a previous case.

Acevedo and another officer were sued by a New York man who claimed they planted evidence in his apartment and accused him of a shooting in 2015.

The man was held in custody for one year and released after the charges were dropped.

Acevedo was sued by another New York resident who accused the detective of falsely arresting him on drug and gun charges. The city later settled the lawsuit for $50,000.

The manhunt has expanded for a 14-year-old boy believed to have stabbed Majors multiple times during an attempted robbery in a park on Manhattan's west side.

Police released three photos of the unnamed suspect and asked the public to call in with tips. The MYPD normally does not release photos of or identify underage suspects, but the boy is a fugitive and considered extremely dangerous.

The boy was being driven to a police station by a relative on Dec. 16, when, the relative claims, the boy jumped out of the car and fled at a Harlem intersection.

But investigators don't believe that story and the relative has since stopped cooperating with the investigation.

Police have a 13-year-old boy in custody who will be charged as a juvenile in the murder case. The boy told investigators that he and two friends - both 14 - went to Morningside Park around 8 p.m. on Dec. 11 to rob someone.

They spotted Majors walking alone in the park and attempted to steal her backpack. But Majors resisted and fought back.

The 13-year-old told police the 14-year-old suspect stabbed Majors in the face and upper body. She died from internal bleeding that same night.

Surveillance video supports the 13-year-old boy's account of the murder, his lawyer says.

The third suspect was taken into custody and questioned in the presence of his mother and a lawyer. He was released after he invoked his right to remain silent, police told the New York Times.

Majors was a journalism and music student in her freshman year at Barnard College when she was killed.

Anyone with information on the 14-year-old suspect's whereabouts is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).