Update January 5th, 2021 as of 4:30 PM EST:
Officers will NOT be charged in the murder of Jacob Blake, the Black Man Shot 7 Times in the Back in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced Rusten Sheskey will not face charges in the shooting of Jacob Blake.
“It is my decision now that no Kenosha law enforcement officer will be charged with any criminal offense based on the facts and laws,” Graveley said in his statement. Gravely also announced there will be no charges for the other two officers, Vincent Arenas and Brittany Meronek, involved in the incident.
This story is developing and we will release more information as it becomes available.
Original Story: August 23rd, 2020:
Kenosha police shot a man Sunday evening.
What We Know:
- The Kenosha News reported that neighbors said the shooting victim was trying to break up a fight between two women. Bystanders said the man was Tased and then shot several times.
- A video circulating on social media shows a man in a white shirt and black shorts walking to a gray van, followed by two male police officers with weapons drawn. The video does not show what happened before the man walked away from the officers, nor what was said, if anything.
- Police were called to a domestic incident in the 2800 block of 40th Street where the shooting later occurred.
- Officers provided immediate aid to the shooting victim, who was taken by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Kenosha police reported. The man was in serious condition at Froedtert.
State Sen. Chris Larson of Milwaukee tweeted that the man’s name is Jacob Blake.
Hoping against hope that Jacob Blake survives his injuries. Another unarmed black man shot multiple times by police, this time in Kenosha.
My heart goes out to his family and friends, whose pain I cannot even fathom.
— Senator Chris Larson (@SenChrisLarson) August 24, 2020
The incident was being turned over to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation, which will be investigating the officer involved shooting.
This is 29-year-old Jacob Blake who was shot by Kenosha police. His fiancé shared this picture with us. pic.twitter.com/6Si9lkCPFu
— Sarah Thamer (@SarahThamerWISN) August 24, 2020
Man Arrested After Shooting At Gilroy Cops During Pursuit
A 36-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night after he led Gilroy police officers on a high-speed pursuit.
What We Know:
- The chase occurred around 9 p.m after police attempted to stop a man named Joshua Munoz. According to authorities, Munoz had warrants out for his arrest and was wanted for outstanding felony and misdemeanor charges.
- Munoz was charged with possession of a firearm, resisting arrest, child endangerment, brandishing a weapon, burglary, and violating probation. Munoz was pursued by officers onto Highway 101 where he allegedly opened fire. Reportedly, he held a pistol out of the driver’s side window and fired a round at officers. Nobody was injured during the incident.
- The pursuit reached Monterey County and then the California Highway Patrol took over the chase. Munoz eventually lost control of his vehicle and crashed. Afterward, Munoz attempted to flee, but officers managed to capture him.
- Police recovered a handgun and rifle on the scene. Munoz was later booked into Santa Clara County jail. In addition to previous warrants, Munoz has also been charged with attempted murder of a police officer, felony evasion, felon in possession of a firearm, and resisting arrest.
Police are still investigating and are asking anyone with additional information to contact detectives at 408-046-0335 or the anonymous tip line at 408-846-0330.
Teen Couple Joked About Dad’s Killing in New Video Evidence
A 16-year-old girl and her 18-year-old boyfriend allegedly stabbed her father to death in April.
What We Know:
- The couple allegedly made vlogs about the crime in the aftermath of the incident. The videos are being used as evidence in the case and have been presented to a Nevada grand jury this week. The videos were recorded with the intent to post them online but were never posted.
- Aaron Guerrero and Sierra Halseth are charged with murdering Daniel Halseth, Sierra’s father. The couple then burned down the Halseth’s home, which incinerated Daniel’s corpse. In the video, Guerrero can be quoted as saying, “It was worth it.”
- Sierra and Aaron both face counts of conspiracy to commit murder. Other charges include murder with a deadly weapon, first-degree arson, fraudulent use of credit cards, conspiracy to commit robbery, and robbery with a deadly weapon. The couple was caught on surveillance footage from Home Depot and WinCo purchasing the supplies needed to start a fire.
- According to CBS 8, the couple’s credit card and debit card receipts match the purchases. Authorities revealed that the couple had been dating for seven months before their parents agreed they shouldn’t date. After the incident, the couple fled to Salt Lake City. The pair was arrested in Utah, and a bloody rug was found in the teenager’s trunk.
The couple was extradited to Clark County, Nevada, and denied bail.
Man Accused of Kidnapping Dallas Boy Faces New Murder Charge
A Dallas man initially accused of kidnapping four year old Cash Gernon is now being charged with capital murder.
What We Know:
- An 18-year-old from Dallas allegedly kidnapped a sleeping Gernon from his bed last month. He is now being charged with capital murder after the toddler was found stabbed to death a few blocks away. Darriynn Brown’s charges have been upgraded on Wednesday night. This is after new evidence has been found linking him to the murder.
- Dallas police say “evidence submitted to the lab has been returned linking” Brown to the young boy. Authorities have not specified what DNA evidence they have. Police did not immediately identify Brown as the suspect. Brown was identified later on via surveillance footage taking Gernon from his bed around 5 a.m.
- Two hours after the incident, a jogger came across Gernon’s dead body lying in the street with multiple stab wounds. At the time, Cash and his twin brother Carter were staying with their father’s girlfriend, Monica Sherrod. Their father allegedly skipped town to outrun drug charges. Carter is now in the custody of his mother, Melina Seagroves.
- Police allege that Brown knew Sherrod and her teenage son, but their exact relationship is unclear. Before the DNA was returned, Brown was already facing kidnapping and burglary charges. In February, Brown walked into another Dallas home attempting to snatch a two year old girl but was stopped by her grandfather. Brown attacked the man and fled the scene without the girl.
Brown was charged with burglary and injury to an elderly person in that incident.
News4 days ago
Val Demings Officially Announces Senate Bid to take on Marco Rubio
Business4 days ago
Biden Reverses Trump’s Ban on TikTok and WeChat
Business4 days ago
Twitter Rolls Out New Subscription Service ‘Twitter Blue’, Includes Undo Tweet Function
Coronavirus4 days ago
Journal of Neuroscience Study Finds Psychological Importance of Face-to-Face Interaction
Headlines4 days ago
Barack Obama Addresses Daughters Sasha and Malia Participating in Black Lives Matter Protests
Headlines5 days ago
Rep. Byron Donalds Calls Out Congressional Black Caucus for Blocking his Membership
Headlines3 days ago
Senate Announces Bipartisan $1 Trillion Infrastructure Deal
Sports5 days ago
Miami Heat President Pat Riley Fined $25K for Tampering Over Comments About Los Angeles Lakers Star LeBron James