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Henry Ruggs III has been let go by the Las Vegas Raiders following a drunk driving crash that left a female motorist dead early Tuesday.

Stores selling Ruggs' Las Vegas Raiders merchandise have pulled the items from their shelves, according to TMZ.

The 22-year-old star wide receiver faces two felony charges of driving while under the influence and reckless driving, ESPN reported.

Ruggs was released from the hospital and taken straight to jail on Tuesday to await a bond hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Ruggs was behind the wheel of a custom wrapped Chevrolet Corvette when it plowed into the back of a Toyota RAV4 on a busy roadway several miles west of the famed Las Vegas strip at about 3:39 a.m. local time.

When police arrived at the scene, the Toyota was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters put out the blaze and discovered the deceased female driver inside.

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Photos taken at the scene show the extent of the damage to both vehicles. The Toyota was a charred shell and the Corvette's front end was completely demolished.

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Cones mark the direction of travel and the wreckage from both vehicles littering the street.

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Ruggs and his passenger, Kiara Je'nai Kilgo-Washington, with whom he has a baby daughter, remained at the scene. Police say he "showed signs of impairment," but the LVMPD declined to disclose the results of his breathalyzer test.

Police are barred by federal privacy law from disclosing medical information, Officer Larry Hadfield, a department spokesman, told ESPN.

Probation is not an option in Nevada for a DUI that causes death. Ruggs faces a maximum of 20 years in prison if convicted.

The Raiders selected the Alabama standout in the first-round of the 2020 NFL draft. At the time, team owner Mark Davis said, "He was the only person I wanted in this draft."

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Actress Janet Hubert blames Trump supporters for giving actor Alec Baldwin the loaded weapon that he used to accidentally kill a camerawoman.

Baldwin fired a prop gun that accidentally killed Halyna Hutchins and injured a director on the set of his low-budget independent film, "Rust," on Thursday.

A 24-year-old, non-unionized armorer with no experience, was given the assignment of handing the prop gun to Baldwin.

The Sante Fe, New Mexico Sheriff's Office investigated the shooting and no charges are expected.

However, Hubert took to Twitter on Wednesday to blame a Trump supporter for the tragic accident.

"Am I crazy, but my first thought was Baldwin was given this gun on purpose from someone to get back at him for his Trump impersonations? I have never seen prop guns sitting out on set EVER Then to photograph his pain and give it to the press! Hmmmm, so very heartless, TRUMPERS?"

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Baldwin was a vocal Trump hater who frequently impersonated the former President on Saturday Night Live while Trump was in office.

Other Trump-hating conspiracy theorists on Hubert's timeline agreed with her.

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Actor Alec Baldwin may face federal manslaughter charges after shooting and killing a cinematographer and injuring a director on the set of his low budget independent film, "Rust."

Chicago-based attorney Andrew Stoltmann believes Baldwin "needs to start thinking like a potential defendant instead of just somebody who made a tragic mistake."

"I'm certainly not saying he's going to be charged," Stoltman told Fox News, "but what I am saying is anytime somebody shoots another human being – even on accident, even in self-defense – the police and eventually prosecutors look very, very carefully at what happened.”

According to an affidavit released Sunday night, Baldwin, 66, was practicing firing into a camera when camerawoman Halyna Hutchins was shot in the chest on Thursday.

The bullet went through Hutchins and struck director Joel Souza in the clavicle. Hutchins, 42, was pronounced dead at a hospital. Souza was treated and released from a hospital the same day.

A sheriff's investigation is ongoing, but no charges are expected to be filed against Baldwin.

However, federal prosecutors are considering filing charges against the volatile actor who reportedly angered unionized crew members earlier in the day.

The crew members say they walked off the set because of poor working conditions and gun safety issues.

They crew was fired and replaced by non-union workers. One of those non-union workers, a 24-year-old woman with no experience, was given the assignment of preparing a prop gun for Baldwin.

It was revealed in the affidavit that some crew members used the same gun for target practice on the desert set earlier.

Investigators say Baldwin and his crew violated the 1st rule of gun safety: never point a gun at someone. Always assume the gun is loaded.

There's a difference between a "prop gun" and a real firearm -- and the crew members knew the gun was real.

At least one scripted television series, ABC's cop show "The Rookie," has banned the use of real guns on the set going forward.

Whether Baldwin is charged or not, his acting career is over.

Hollywood insiders say the low budget movie he was filming at the time of the incident will never see the light of day.
 

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A cinematographer was killed and the director injured when a prop gun fired by actor Alec Baldwin apparently was loaded with live amunition.

According to Deadline, Baldwin, 68, was filming a scene for a movie that required him to fire a gun loaded with blanks. However, the gun was loaded with live ammunition and fired projectiles at the crew.

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Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, was struck by shrapnel or a bullet and died at a hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Wednesday.

Writer-director Joel Souza, 48, was transported to a hospital with a non-life-threatening injury and has been released.

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Baldwin, pictured with his wife, Hilaria, is starring in a new western called "Rust."

Baldwin was not injured and is said to be "distraught", according to the film company.

Earlier Thursday, Baldwin posted a picture of himself in character on the set. No criminal charges have been filed and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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There is an update in the tragic story of a Florida mom who was fatally shot by her toddler while on a Zoom call.

On August 11, Shamaya Lynn, 21, was on a Zoom call with co-workers when they heard a loud bang and she fell backwards off her seat. A co-worker who called 911 said she saw Lynn's toddler crying behind her.

First responders arrived at the apartment off Wymore Road in Altamonte Springs, and found Lynn unresponsive with a single gunshot wound to the head. Investigators determined that her 2-year-old son shot her with an unsecured gun.

On Oct. 7, the boy's father, Veondre Avery, 22, was arrested and charged with leaving an unsecured gun in the child's Paw Patrol backpack.

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Avery appeared in court on Wednesday, Oct. 13, to face charges of manslaughter, neglect, and failure to secure a weapon. He is being held without bond in the Seminole County Jail, Yahoo! News reports.

Avery's next court date is set for November 23.

Avery, who lived with Lynn and their son, was arrested because the gun belonged to him and he left it loaded and without the safety on, police say.

According to advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety, deaths involving children have increased 31 percent in the US.

128 deaths were reported from unintentional shootings by children between March and December 2020.
 

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Michael K. Williams' final Instagram post was a video clip of comedian/actor Tracy Morgan passionately urging his fans "Don't cry for me," as he recalled his fatal limousine accident in 2014.

Williams, 54, captioned the post, "I love u brother! @tracymorgan #realOG."

Just six days later, on Sept. 6, Williams' nephew found his body in his penthouse apartment in Brooklyn.

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Police suspect the actor died of a heroin overdose due to the drug paraphernalia scattered around his body.

Twitter remembered Williams' most memorable TV characters, including the homosexual stick-up man, Omar Little, in HBO's The Wire, who robbed Baltimore drug dealers to give back to the poor.

"I don't get to assimilate into anything other than the black experience," he said in a September 2020 interview.

"For me to be given the opportunity to be a storyteller and to tell a narrative of people in my community that look like me, I wear that as a badge of honor — and a huge responsibility. I'm grateful for the gift of art — if nothing else, just for that."

In the HBO drama Boardwalk Empire, Williams played Albert "Chalky" White, the sensitive leader of a crime syndicate in Atlantic City during prohibition.
 

 
Earlier this year, Williams was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a drama series for his portrayal of Montrose Freeman in HBO's Lovecraft Country.

Williams went to therapy to address his struggles with drug addiction after wrapping his Emmy nominated role.

Colleagues remembered Williams' most memorable roles in emotional and poignant Twitter messages on Monday.

Many users posted a video clip of The Wire co-star Wendell Williams earnestly describing Williams as one of the greatest actors in television history.

Datpiff.com shared a video of Williams paying tribute to rapper DMX, who died of a drug overdose in April at age 50.

Actor Freddie Gibbs recalled losing his first big role to Williams.

Bevy Smith remembered her friend as a sensitive man who "fought hard for his humanity".

And actress Vivica A. Fox referred to Williams as "an AMAZING man, friend & AWESOME actor!"

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Actor Michael Kenneth Williams was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment Monday afternoon, law-enforcement sources told The NY Post. He was 54.

Williams was found dead in the living room of his Kent Avenue penthouse by his nephew, sources said.

Police responded to a 911 call around 2 p.m. and suspected a heroin overdose after finding drug paraphernalia in the apartment, sources told The Post.

Williams is best known for his role as fictional Baltimore stick-up man Omar Little on HBO's crime drama "The Wire."

Williams also played Chalky White in "Boardwalk Empire."

Williams was born in Brooklyn, the son of a Bahamian mother from Nassau and Booker T. Williams from Greeleyville, South Carolina. He was raised in the Vanderveer Projects in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, and attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School.

He was sexually molested as a child. He told The New York Times that the molestation left him confused about his own sexuality.

After leaving school, Williams went on tour with Kym Sims as a background dancer. He toured with singer George Michael and Madonna, as well as worked in 50 music videos by age 22.

He also choreographed Crystal Waters' 1994 single "100% Pure Love"

Williams got his start as an actor after being discovered by rapper Tupac Shakur who cast him as High Top in the 1996 film Bullet.

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Williams, left, is pictured with The Wire co-star Tristan Wilds.

The Wire actress Felicia Pearson credited Williams with discovering her in a nightclub and suggesting her for the role of Snoop in the series.
 

 

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Aspiring comedian Fuquan Johnson has died from a suspected overdose of cocaine laced with the powerful opioid painkiller fentanyl.

Johnson, 42, was found dead along with aspiring comedian Enrico Colangeli, 48, and Natalie Williamson, 33, at a house party in the Venice Beach neighborhood of Los Angeles, California on Saturday.

Johnson and Colangeli were longtime friends who once shared an apartment together, the Dailymail.com reports.

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Aspiring comedienne Kate Quigley, left, was found alive but unresponsive inside the home. She was rushed to a hospital where she was listed in critical condition.

According to Dailymail.com, Quigley's condition improved overnight.

Fellow comedian Brian Redban shared a text message from the comedienne-model that read "I'm alive. Not great. But im OK."

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In a follow-up text, Quigley allegedly wrote: "I have had a bad month...and this has ruined me.. hug everyone you love."

Johnson, right, and Colangeli, left, were friends who regularly performed at the HaHa Comedy Club in North Hollywood.

The comedy club changed its marquee to read: "Rest in peace Fuquan Johnson Enrico Coangelo [sic]. The post was captioned: "RIP to these legends."

It is unclear how many people attended the house party or who provided the tainted cocaine.

Fentanyl, which was developed for pain management in cancer patients, is 50-100 times more potent than morphine.

The LAPD is not investigating the overdoses as homicides.

Other celebrities who died from fentanyl overdoses include Prince, Tom Petty and Mac Miller.

According to the CDC, more than 83,000 people died from fentanyl overdoses in the United States in 2020.

The majority of cocaine seized by drug enforcement officers is "cut" with other substances by drug lords or street dealers to sell less pure cocaine and maximize profit.

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A Florida woman was accidentally shot in the head by her 2-year-old son while she was on a Zoom work call.

Shamaya Lynn, 21, was on a Zoom call with co-workers Wednesday when they heard a loud bang. They watched as Lynn fell backward in her chair and saw the toddler standing behind her.

A co-worker called 911 to conduct a welfare check on Lynn at the Oaks of Spring Valley apartments off Wymore Road in Altamonte Springs.

First responders found Lynn, 21, dead from a gunshot wound to the back of the head, according to a police statement.

"Investigators determined that the injury was caused by a toddler who found a loaded handgun, which was left unsecured by an adult in the apartment," the statement said.

"To anyone and everyone tuning into this story if you don't have a firearm please keep it locked and secured this incident could be avoided," Officer Roberto Ruiz Jr. said.

WESH reported that the unsecured weapon belonged to the child's father. Another infant was in the home at the time. Neither child was injured. The children are now in the custody of relatives.

Detectives are working with the Seminole County State's Attorney's Office to determine if the gun's owner will face charges.
 

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A massive search and rescue operation is underway at the site of a partial building collapse in South Florida.

Officials have confirmed at least one death and 35 people injured when a section of the oceanfront Champlain Towers condominium fell around 1:30 a.m. Thursday in Surfside, Florida.

Surfside is located about 6 miles north of Miami Beach, Florida.

Officials said the 12-story condominium, built in 1981, was undergoing renovations on the roof. They do not believe the renovations caused the disaster.

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Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue sent 113 units to the site of the collapse. Rescue teams and K9 dogs continue to search the rubble for survivors.

At least 99 people are still unaccounted for, while 102 people have been accounted for and are safe.

Residents in nearby buildings describe hearing a loud cracking sound before part of the building fell.

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Section of the building that collapsed. View is from 88th Street and Collins Avenue.

Security camera footage shows the middle section of the L-shaped building crumble to the ground. Seconds later the rest of the structure fell in a cloud of debris.

The rising sun revealed the total devastation of the pre-dawn collapse. Furniture, carpets and bunk beds can be seen on one floor.

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A child was rescued by a passerby who heard him screaming and saw his hand sticking up from the rubble.

A Twitter user shared video from her home surveillance camera that shows a shower of debris falling before the walls begin to shake and the camera loses connection. The woman was not at home at the time of the collapse (watch video here).

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Engineers will determine the cause of the building collapse when the search and rescue phase is completed. One building expert called it "an oddity of biblical proportions" for the 40-year-old structure to fall unexpectedly.

"Buildings just don't fall down," Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said. "There's no reason for this building to go down like that unless someone literally pulls the supports out from underneath."