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Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms expressed outrage following a shooting spree at three Asian massage parlors that left 8 people dead, including six Asian women, and 1 wounded on Tuesday.

"A motive is still not clear, but a crime against any community is a crime against us all," she said in a statement obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I have remained in close contact with the White House and APD as they work with federal, state and local partners to investigate the suspect who is responsible for this senseless violence in our city."

She also thanked law enforcement for capturing the suspect swiftly.

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Crisp County Detention Center

Police say Woodstock resident Robert Aaron Long, 21, went on a shooting rampage beginning at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday in Acworth, northwest of Atlanta, where he shot five people, killing four at Young's Asian Massage Parlor.

He then drove 30 minutes to Atlanta, where he killed four people at two massage parlors on busy Piedmont Road near the intersection with Cheshire Bridge Road.

The deceased victims are six Asian women, a white woman and a white man. A Hispanic man survived and is being treated at a hospital.

Long was captured about 3 hours later in Crisp County, Georgia, when a Georgia State Trooper spotted his SUV and performed a PIT maneuver, causing his vehicle to spin out on I-75, about 150 miles south of Atlanta.

He was taken into custody without incident and charged with multiple counts of murder.

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Eight people are dead following separate shootings at three Asian spas in the Atlanta area on Tuesday.

Two of the shootings occurred at massage parlors across the street from each other in northeast Atlanta, WSB TV reported.

A third shooting, that left four people dead, was at a massage parlor in Cherokee County, about 30 miles northwest of the city.

Atlanta police responded to a robbery call at the Gold Massage Spa on Piedmont Road around 5 p.m. in Atlanta. They found three people dead at the scene. All three were Asian women.

While there, police received another call of a shooting at Aroma Therapy Spa across the street, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Officers found one person dead at that location, Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant said. The victim was an Asian female, according to AJC.com.

About an hour later, deputies responded to 911 calls of shots fired at Young's Asian Massage near Acworth, Georgia, where five people were found with gunshot wounds.

Two people were pronounced dead at the scene. Three were transported to a hospital, where two died, Cherokee County Sheriff's spokesperson Jay Baker said.

The victims were two Asian women, a white woman and a white man, Baker said. The fifth victim, a Hispanic male, is being treated at a hospital.

Police initially said it was too early to connect all three shootings. A video image of a white male suspect was circulated in the news media.

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Crisp County Detention Center

Law enforcement later apprehended Robert Aaron Long, 21, in Crisp County, about 150 miles south of Atlanta, around 8:30 p.m., CNN reported.

A Georgia State Patrol officer spotted Long's SUV and performed a PIT maneuver as he traveled south on I-75, AJC.com reported.

Long, of Woodstock, was captured about 3 1/2 hours after the murders, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office confirmed.

Officials in three jurisdictions are investigating the cases. Long is being held without bail in the Crisp County Detention Center.

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An Indiana man went on a rampage, killing four people -- including a child -- after an argument over a $1,400 stimulus check went horribly wrong.

Indianapolis police say Malik Halfacre, 25, fatally shot four people inside a home at 338 N. Randolph Street on Saturday, March 13.

Police were dispatched to investigate a report of a shooting at a residence at 253 Randolph Street just after 9:35 p.m. They found an adult female, Jeanettrius Moore, suffering from a gunshot wound. She was transported to Eskananzi hospital in critical condition.

Information gathered at the scene led police to the residence at 338 Randolph Street, where officers found Moore's 7-year-old daughter, Eve Moore, 23-year-old Daquan Moore, Anthony Johnson, 35, and 44-year-old Tomeeka Brown.

Relatives identified the adult victims as Moore's mother, brother, and a cousin.

All four were pronounced dead from gunshot wounds. A six-month-old child who was missing from the home was later found safe.

Relatives told WXIN that Halfacre argued with Moore and demanded half of her $1,400 stimulus check.

"He wanted some of Jeanettrius' tax money, stimulus money," cousin Wendy Johnson told the station. "She said, No, you don't deserve any of this. I work. I take care of our child. You don't do anything."

She said Moore offered Halfacre $450, telling him "take it or leave it."

Moore reportedly told a neighbor that Halfacre shot her and killed her family over her stimulus money, according to WISH.

On Sunday, March 15, a tip from the public led police to Halfacre's hiding place in an attic at a residence on the 6200 block of Eastridge.

After several hours of negotiations, a SWAT team made entry into the residence and apprehended Halfacre.

He is being held without bail on preliminary charges of murder, attempted murder, robbery, abduction of a minor child, and other charges, according to the Marion County Prosecutors Office.

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There's a new sheriff in town. Chicago's violent crime has gone unchecked for far too long. Now the Biden administration is doing something about it.

Chicago's violence has impacted victims as far south as Georgia. Gun violence and murders spiraled out of control in Atlanta and the surrounding suburbs during the lockdowns in 2020.

Frightened Chicago residents reached out to Washington for help. That help has come in the form of severe prison sentences for federal crimes such as carjackings.

A carjacker in Chicago now faces life in prison rather than the customary bail and a slap on the wrist.

The FBI's field office in Chicago tweeted on Thursday: "Federal time for a federal crime. If you carjack a vehicle in #Chicago, you could face a lifetime behind bars."

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The FBI continued:

"...but it's just a car.

In reality, it's so much more. It's a victim, it's a trauma, and sometimes it's a life.

Violent carjackings happen at gunpoint with repeat offenders pointing weapons at innocent people. Rushing to escape, carjackers cause accidents that claim more lives.

No one should have to live in fear of being carjacked. It's a big issue, and it deserves a big response. We’re partnering with law enforcement and the courts—both federally and locally—to investigate and prosecute these crimes to the fullest extent of the law."

Chicagoans who are wary of lenient Chicago lawmakers expressed relief on Twitter.

On Twitter user wrote: "Bout f---in time."

Another wrote: "We Must take All Carjackings prosecutions Away from Kimberly Foxx. Charge these so call teenagers Federally as adults. Additionally, FBI Chicago must look into any and All connections between Kim Foxx and the Chicago gangs. Look under the hood."

And a third Twitter user wrote: "Thankfully there are honorable men and women that will do the job that @SAKimFoxx refuses to do!"

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Police in Queens, New York are investigating a possible hate crime against Asians after a man spat on an Asian woman carrying a baby.

The incident occurred on Tuesday in the vicinity of 186th Street and Peck Avenue in Fresh Meadows around 10:30 a.m.

The 25-year-old victim told police the male suspect spit on her three times before calling her a "Chinese virus."

She reported the incident to the New York Police Department three hours later. The NYPD Asian Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.

Police are asking the public to help identify the man who is described as a male in his 30s, about 200 pounds, and 5 feet, 5 inches tall.

In another incident, Nancy Toh, an 83-year-old Asian woman in Westchester County, was spit on and punched in the nose by an unidentified male.

Culturally, Asians are taught not to speak up when they are assaulted.

Police arrested 40-year-old Glenmore Nemherd and charged him with felony assault for injury to a person over 65. The suspect is homeless with a long violent history, according to Yahoo News.

Crimes against Asians are on the rise in America due to the Covid-19 coronavirus originating in a laboratory in Wuhan, China.

Dr. Anthony Fauci reportedly approved a $3.4 million grant to the same Wuhan lab in 2014.

In 2020, Fauci said there is "No scientific evidence the coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab."

Fauci, who has a financial interest in Moderna vaccines, is director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to the president.

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Wales, a country in the United Kingdom, is considering a radical intervention to protect women who walk the streets after dark.

First Minister Mark Drakeford, pictured left, says he is considering "temporary" local curfews for men to make the streets safer for women.

Green Party peer Baroness Jones said a 6 p.m. curfew for men would make women feel safer at night.

Drakeford is considering the measure to curb violent attacks against women on the streets.

He made the statement to BBC Breakfast on Friday after the body of 33-year-old marketing executive Sarah Everard was found in southeast England this week after she went missing.

Everard disappeared after she left a friend's house in Clapham on her way home to Brixton on March 3.

Her body was found in a wooded area in Kent in southeast England. A UK police officer was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and murder.

Authorities believe she was kidnapped by a police officer as she walked through Clapham Common.

20% of women report experiencing sexual assault (including attempts) since the age of 16 in England and Wales. Women are 94% more likely to be raped or attacked violently than men in the UK.

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Five Oklahoma City police officers were charged with 1st-degree murder in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager robbery suspect.

Stavian Rodriguez, 15, was shot multiple times after robbing a convenience store on November 23.

The teenager was shot after he dropped a gun and raised his arms in the air outside an Okie Gas Express in Oklahoma City.

The officers were identified by police as Bethany Sears, Jared Barton, Corey Adams, John Skuta and Brad Pemberton.

Attorneys for the cops say they opened fire when he refused an order after climbing out of a drive-thru window.

"Show us your hands, sir," one officer said. "Nobody has to get hurt. Just show us your hands."

Rodriguez raised his shirt, taking the gun out of his waistband and holding it out by its extended magazine. "Oh, don't do that," one officer said, as Rodriguez dropped the gun on the ground.

Rodriguez reached toward his back pocket when cops told him to get on the ground. About a dozen gunshots rang out and Rodriguez is heard moaning.

The shooting of Rodriguez, a white Hispanic, led to protests in Oklahoma City last year and a negligence claim against the city. "How many more?" one protester wrote on a sign held outside a police station Dec. 12.

"No one should be executed because they made 'furtive movements.' Our systems are broken and need to be re-imagined and need rebuilding," Ward 6 Councilwoman JoBeth Hamon wrote on Twitter last year.
 

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A Louisiana real estate agent who died during a transaction for a dirt bike was a Black Lives Matter activist, friends say.

Joseph Vindel, 29, was shot and killed as he sat in his SUV around 10 a.m. Sunday. Police say Vindel left his New Orleans home in his black SUV to meet with Jalen Harvey, 20, at his apartment complex in Jefferson Parish.

Harvey shot Vindel multiple times, then shoved his body into the back seat of his SUV before driving the SUV with the dirt bike on a trailer to New Orleans' Garden District.

Harvey abandoned the SUV with Vindel inside and rode the dirt bike back to his apartment complex.

Police traced the victim to the apartment complex, where they found the dirt bike on a patio outside Harvey's apartment.

Harvey was arrested Monday and charged with first-degree murder.

Friends say Vindel was a Black Lives Matter supporter who posted a black square on his Instagram page to show solidarity with the Democratic fundraising organization.

Instagram users left racist messages in the comments section under Vindel's black square post.

One IG user wrote: "What a sad situation. When will whitey learn?"

Another user wrote: "Did we all learn a valuable lesson here?"

And a third wrote: "You can never let your guard down around these people."
 

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A South Florida teenager is in jail charged with kidnapping and killing a Fort Lauderdale real estate agent.

Henry Lee Lewis III, 15, is being held without bond following his arrest on second-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the shooting death of 37-year-old Stefano Barbosa.

Police say Lewis accosted Barbosa who was on his way to meet with tenants on February 1, Fox News reported.

The masked teen forced Barbosa to drive to a nearby bank at gunpoint and ordered him to withdraw $1,000 out of an ATM machine.

Barbosa made two separate $500 withdrawals, according to investigators who reviewed bank records.

After withdrawing the cash, Lewis allegedly ordered Barbosa to drive a few miles away and then shot him point blank in the chest.

The car swerved off the road, crashed through a fence and hit a tree. Lewis then fled on foot.

A resident heard the crash and called 911, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. Police found Barbosa unresponsive in his car with a bullet wound to the chest.

School workers were able to identify Lewis from surveillance video, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.

Lewis was already in police custody on unrelated charges.

He has a lengthy criminal history dating back to a firearms charge when he was just 12, according to the news outlet.

The boy will be tried as an adult to ensure that he will not be released from a juvenile jail at age 18.

"These types of decisions are very difficult to make but I believe this is the correct decision in this case and in these circumstances," Broward State Attorney Harold F. Pryor said in a statement.

"This young person's issues are so significant that they require treatment, help and services beyond what the juvenile justice system can provide at this time. If this case were to be handled as a juvenile matter, he would have to be released from the juvenile justice system at age 18."
 

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A Louisiana realtor was fatally shot during the sale of a dirt bike that he arranged on social media.

Joseph Vindel, 29, was shot and killed as he sat in his SUV around 10 a.m. Sunday. Police say Vindel left his New Orleans home in his black SUV to meet with Jalen Harvey, 20, at his apartment complex in Jefferson Parish.

JPSO Captain Jason Rivarde tells PEOPLE Harvey shot Vindel multiple times, then shoved his body into the back seat before driving the SUV with the dirt bike on a trailer to New Orleans' Garden District.

Rivarde said Harvey abandoned the SUV with Vindel inside and rode the dirt bike back to his apartment complex.

Vindel's family called police to report him missing after he failed to return home.

Police traced the victim to the apartment complex, where they found the dirt bike on a patio outside Harvey's apartment.

Text messages between the two men confirmed the attempted sale, Riverde said.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto said, "It is a $2,800 dirt bike it is not anything that anybody should be shot over," Lopinto said.