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Music mogul J Prince is mourning the death of his nephew, who was gunned down in Houston, Texas recently.

Prince took to Instagram to mourn his nephew and call out the gang bangers who killed him:

"There are a few renegade young punks, who went into one of my boys' garage and shot my unarmed nephew in his heart and killed him," Prince wrote.

"These clowns have no principles, with an 'anybody can get it' type of attitude. I wish I could go back to the western days and put a “WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE- MILLION DOLLAR REWARD” on them but that's illegal, so I won’t do that.

"To all the real ones in every hood in H-Town, let's not wait on the police to solve every problem for us. We have legal rights that need to be exercised to protect.

I have NO respect for you niggas around the world that call yourselves gangstas, killing unarmed, innocent people at nightclubs, homes, schools, malls, restaurants, churches or wherever!

This is weak sh-t NOT gangsta!

Real niggas around the world need to come together to deal with these bad apples.
I wish immediate karma to all those who intentionally kill innocent people.

Reap what you sow!"

There were 10 murders throughout Houston from Friday afternoon through Monday evening, local news station KPRC 2 reported.

Prince, 56, is best known as the CEO of Rap-A-Lot Records. He also served as boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr's first manager.

His son, music producer J. Prince Jr., is credited with discovering rapper Drake.

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Minneapolis police are refusing to enter the George Floyd Autonomous Zone even when responding to homicide calls.

Shootings are a nightly occurrence in the eight blocks surrounding 38th Street and Chicago Ave, known as "George Floyd Square," where Floyd died.

Multiple Black people have been killed in the zone since its creation last September.

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In one incidence of violence, a Black woman was pushed out of a window during a domestic dispute. Despite her severe injuries and profuse bleeding, police refused to accompany paramedics inside the zone.

"Is it possible to have her move at least a block away, maybe [to] 38 and 10th?" asked the police officer in audio of the 911 call.

The 911 dispatcher replied, "She is bleeding and cut everywhere, but we'll call her back and ask her to move a block away."

Another shooting resulted in the death of a pregnant Black woman late last month. Leneesha Columbus was shot in the zone. Despite her serious injury, police refused to go into the zone.

"We'll meet at 34th and Elliot, see if we can get the victim extracted to a closer location to us. And no lights or sirens, please," an officer told dispatch. When police finally extracted her from the zone, Columbus was pronounced dead.

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Imaz Wright and a second victim, both Black women, were shot during a gang-related incident on March 6th.

Police were told that the victims would be carried to them at the edge of the zone. Wright died before she could receive medical treatment.

Business owners and residents, many of them black, have pleaded with the police to enter the zone because they fear for their lives. The merchants feel abandoned by the police and the city.

"The city left me in danger," Alexander W, owner of the Smoke in The Pit restaurant, told the New York Post last month. "They locked us up in here and left us behind."

Some of the business owners created a GoFundMe page for donations to help them survive in the zone. So far, the account has raised over $13,000 of the stated $400,000 goal.

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Boxing champion Felix Verdejo has been charged with the murder of his pregnant mistress, Keishia Marlen Rodriguez Ortiz, whose body was found floating in a lagoon.

Rodriguez Ortiz, 27, went missing Friday, April 30, after telling Verdejo she was pregnant with his baby.

According to published reports, she was last seen at the 27-year-old boxer's home where she allegedly went with a blood test that confirmed her pregnancy.

She was reported missing by her sister, Bereliz Nichole, who posted a message on Facebook asking for help finding Rodriguez Ortiz.

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Verdejo, a lightweight boxing champ who represented Puerto Rico in the 2012 Olympics, turned himself in to police on Monday.

He was charged with intentionally killing an unborn baby and kidnapping and carjacking resulting in death.

He was denied bond and remanded to prison. "This is a death penalty-eligible case," said Judge Camille Vélez.

Police say Verdejo arranged to meet with Rodriguez Ortiz on Friday morning, after she told him she was two months pregnant with his child "based on a pregnancy test."

"She was meeting him that morning. That was the last thing she told me when I spoke to her, that he wanted to see the pregnancy blood test," her mother, Keila Ortiz told Puerto Rican news outlets.

A witness who was with Verdejo at the time of the murder confirmed the details to investigators.

Verdejo contacted the unidentified witness and asked his help to terminate the pregnancy of the victim, according to a police report obtained by the NY Daily News.

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As Verdejo and Rodríguez Ortiz sat in his car talking, the boxer punched her in the face, knocking her out, then injected her with "a syringe filled with substances purchases from a drug point," according to the complaint.

Verdejo allegedly tied her arms and feet with wire, placed her in her own car, and drove it to a bridge over the San José lagoon. He then tied a concrete block to her body and tossed her into the water, according to the FBI.

He also shot her with a handgun after throwing her into the water, the FBI said. Her body was found floating in the lagoon on Sunday night.

The FBI used surveillance footage from the crime scene, cellphone data from towers near the area and interviewed witnesses, including the unidentified person who drove with Verdejo to the bridge before the killing.

Documents describe the "witness" as a male, however, Facebook sources claim the witness is Verdejo's wife, who is cooperating with the investigation in exchange for immunity from prosecution.

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The woman seen in chilling video executing her ex-girlfriend on a Brooklyn, NY street has been identified.

Nichelle Thomas, 52, was shot in the head just before 1 p.m. Wednesday outside a bodega at Fourth Avenue and St. Marks Place in Park Slope.

The shooting was captured on surveillance video. The footage obtained by The NY Post shows a woman wearing all black sprinting up behind the victim. The woman pulled a gun and shot the victim point blank in the head before fleeing.

Thomas is seen crumpling to the ground. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Latisha Bell, accompanied by her criminal defense attorney, turned herself in at the 78th Precinct police station hours later.

Police say the women used to be in a relationship. It isn't clear when they broke up.

The fatal shooting was the first recorded in the Park Slope neighborhood this year, according to the NYPD.

Andrea Iglesias, 52, told The Post the surge in gun violence in New York is "unbelievable".

"This is a good area. People don’t get shot here, especially in broad daylight on a busy intersection. There’s so little enforcement anymore, people feel emboldened."
 

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The Internet claims a 7-year-old Chicago girl was killed in a McDonald's drive-thru because her father received a PPP loan.

Jontae Adams, 28, and his daughter Jaslyn were in the drive-thru at a McDonald's fast food restaurant when she was shot on Sunday, April 18.

A McDonald's employee who asked to remain anonymous told the Chicago Sun-Times that two men got out of a gray car in the drive-thru and started shooting into Adams' car.

Jaslyn died from multiple gunshot wounds and her father was seriously injured in a shooting, according to THV11 News.

Facebook users say the thugs targeted Adams because his name appeared on a list of PPP loan recipients published by the Small Business Association.

A search of the database shows a Jontae Adams in Chicago received a $20,000 emergency pandemic loan for his small business.

After the list was published, Adams took to Facebook and joked that his opposition was probably downstairs waiting for him.

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No arrests have been made in the case. The girl's death is the latest shooting in Chicago involving children.

Riots broke out after 13-year-old Adam Toledo, a gang member whose nickname was "Lil Homicide", was killed by a police officer in a dark alley in March.

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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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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.

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A 14-year-old Michigan girl who allegedly stabbed her grandmother to death in her bedroom won't be charged as an adult.

Police say Cynthia Mosby, a 65-year-old nurse, was stabbed multiple times on Sunday, Feb. 21, and left for her son to find the following day.

Mosby's son called 911 after he found his mother lying face down on the bedroom floor of her home in Canton Township. The suspect wasn't at home when police arrived. Mosby was the girl's sole guardian, authorities said.

The suspect's father, who lived in the home with his mother and daughter, said the girl probably snapped because Mosby pushed her to focus on her studies.

After the murder, the teen fled about 25 miles away to a motel in Southgate, where she checked in using her late grandmother's credit card.

Police located the girl at the motel with a young man on Monday, Feb. 22, the day after the murder.

The male was not charged. Police believe the murder was premeditated.

The teen was arraigned Saturday morning on both first and second-degree murder, 10 News reported.

The girl is being charged as "adult designated," although she is not being charged as an adult.

"In this case, the 14-year-old girl is being adult designated because upon conviction it gives the judge the most flexibility during sentencing to provide options for rehabilitation of this very troubled youth," said Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy in a statement.

According to reports, the teen was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation. She is scheduled for a competency hearing on April 15.

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A 14-year-old Michigan girl reportedly stabbed her grandmother to death before fleeing 25 miles away to a motel with her boyfriend on Saturday.

Cynthia Mosby's son called 911 around 7 a.m. when he found his mother unresponsive on a bedroom floor.

Mosby, of Canton Township, was her granddaughter's sole guardian, according to her son.

Police say Mosby, 65, was stabbed multiple times by the girl whose name was not released, according to the Detroit News.

The teenager was found at a motel with a young man about 25 miles away in Southgate. The male was not charged.

The girl is being held at the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility in Detroit, Wayne County.

A judge will determine whether to charge the girl as a juvenile or adult. If she is charged as an adult offender she will be transferred to an adult jail to await trial.
 

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A Florida teenager was found dead in a swamp after his family tracked his iPhone to a nature preserve in Central Florida.

Sumter County officials organized a massive search for 18-year-old Charlie Roberts, Jr., whose phone was tracked to the Green Swamp Wildlife Management Area.

Searchers combed the densely wooded, 50,000 acre swamp that spans three counties.

They used helicopters, ATVs and drones until they found his body Wednesday night, according to People magazine.

Detectives say Roberts was shot to death and his body dumped in the swamp.

On Thursday, detectives arrested David Anthony Gracia, 19, of Lakeland, and charged him with first-degree murder in Roberts' death.

Investigators declined to explain the relationship between Roberts and Gracia.

"I want the person to be prosecuted to the fullest, of course. This was a family member, a child, nobody deserves death," the teen's cousin William Gamble told Fox13.

"What would cause you to want to kill a child? What did he do so wrong that it deserved death... and to be left where he was left at?"