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Man, woman charged in deadly Waco home invasion shooting …

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A man and a woman who were originally charged with capital murder in a deadly home invasion shooting in 2015 near the Baylor campus are headed to prison after pleading guilty to lesser offenses Tuesday.

Garrett Gage, 19, and Cierra McKenzie Barber, 22, were charged in connection with the February 2015 incident that left Braeden Freeman, 20, of Waco, and Keith William McClure, 19, of Temple, dead.

Gage was injured by gunfire during the robbery.

They both pleaded guilty Tuesday to the lesser offense of aggravated robbery.

Barber was sentenced to 30 years in prison and Gage received a 40-year sentence.

In December, Gage refused a plea deal in the case.

Police say Barber drove Gage and McClure to the target apartment in the 1900 block of South 16th Street on the night of the crime.

Gage was arrested several blocks away from the apartment at 1900 South 16th Street after gunfire erupted

Read more at: http://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Man-woman-charged-in-deadly-Waco-home-invasion-shooting-plead-guilty-423877894.html

Two charged in deadly Waco home invasion shooting plead guilty

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A man and a woman who were originally charged with capital murder in a deadly home invasion shooting in 2015 near the Baylor campus are headed to prison after pleading guilty to lesser offenses Tuesday.

Garrett Gage, 19, and Cierra McKenzie Barber, 22, were charged in connection with the February 2015 incident that left Braeden Freeman, 20, of Waco, and Keith William McClure, 19, of Temple, dead.

Gage was injured by gunfire during the robbery.

They both pleaded guilty Tuesday to the lesser offense of aggravated robbery.

Barber was sentenced to 30 years in prison and Gage received a 40-year sentence.

In December, Gage refused a plea deal in the case.

Police say Barber drove Gage and McClure to the target apartment in the 1900 block of South 16th Street on the night of the crime.

Gage was arrested several blocks away from the apartment at 1900 South 16th Street after gunfire erupted

Read more at: http://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Man-woman-charged-in-deadly-Waco-home-invasion-shooting-plead-guilty-423877894.html

Shooting down myths of ‘gun-free zones’ in schools

Two years ago, California passed a restriction concerning concealed carry on school campuses. Now, permit holders can only carry a handgun with school administration approval. Out of the 977 school districts in California, only five decided to allow concealed carry on their campuses. But the state Assembly is about to vote on a bill that would prohibit carrying in even these five school districts.

There seems to be a particular fear of allowing concealed handguns on school property. Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, is sponsoring Assembly Bill 424 to take away local control over concealed carry on school grounds. He argues: “A safe learning environment is … not possible if a school district allows armed civilians to roam California school campuses.”

But the simple fact is that there haven’t been any problems. Prior to the early 1990s, there were no state laws specifically restricting concealed carry on K-12 property. In 2015, when California

Read more at: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/05/18/shooting-down-myths-of-gun-free-zones-in-schools/

Shooting down myths of ‘gun-free zones’ in schools – Orange …

Two years ago, California passed a restriction concerning concealed carry on school campuses. Now, permit holders can only carry a handgun with school administration approval. Out of the 977 school districts in California, only five decided to allow concealed carry on their campuses. But the state Assembly is about to vote on a bill that would prohibit carrying in even these five school districts.

There seems to be a particular fear of allowing concealed handguns on school property. Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, is sponsoring Assembly Bill 424 to take away local control over concealed carry on school grounds. He argues: “A safe learning environment is … not possible if a school district allows armed civilians to roam California school campuses.”

But the simple fact is that there haven’t been any problems. Prior to the early 1990s, there were no state laws specifically restricting concealed carry on K-12 property. In 2015, when California

Read more at: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/05/18/shooting-down-myths-of-gun-free-zones-in-schools/

Man guilty of attempted murder in shooting of Somali men in Mpls.


Anthony Sawina
Anthony Sawina Hennepin County Jail

Updated: 5:27 p.m. | Posted: 2:37 p.m.

A jury on Thursday found Anthony Sawina guilty of shooting and wounding two Somali-American men in Minneapolis who were on their way to prayers after playing basketball.

The Lauderdale man was found guilty on all nine felony counts he faced, including attempted premeditated murder.

Jurors heard testimony during the trial from eyewitnesses — including the two men Sawina shot — and from Sawina himself, who said he shot in self-defense.

• Earlier: Defendant’s friend says shooting of Somali men wasn’t justified

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said jurors made the right decision, adding that the incident could’ve been much worse.

“This was shooting directly at people who were sitting in a car, defenseless,” Freeman said. “We’re just glad that the driver himself wasn’t hit. Although we understand the bullet went

Read more at: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/11/man-guilty-shooting-somali-men-minnepolis

Man guilty of attempted murder in shooting of Somali men in Mpls …


Anthony Sawina
Anthony Sawina Hennepin County Jail

Updated: 5:27 p.m. | Posted: 2:37 p.m.

A jury on Thursday found Anthony Sawina guilty of shooting and wounding two Somali-American men in Minneapolis who were on their way to prayers after playing basketball.

The Lauderdale man was found guilty on all nine felony counts he faced, including attempted premeditated murder.

Jurors heard testimony during the trial from eyewitnesses — including the two men Sawina shot — and from Sawina himself, who said he shot in self-defense.

• Earlier: Defendant’s friend says shooting of Somali men wasn’t justified

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said jurors made the right decision, adding that the incident could’ve been much worse.

“This was shooting directly at people who were sitting in a car, defenseless,” Freeman said. “We’re just glad that the driver himself wasn’t hit. Although we understand the bullet went

Read more at: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/11/man-guilty-shooting-somali-men-minnepolis

Oak Park man, 19, charged in shooting of 2 cops

A 19-year-old Oak Park man who told police he fired a shotgun blast through his door because he feared for his life was charged Wednesday in the shooting that wounded two Detroit Police officers.

Wayne County prosecutors allege Juwan Alexander Plummer shot the officers as they were responding to reports of a burglary just before midnight Sunday at a vacant home in the 20500 block of Lesure on the city’s northwest side.

Plummer is charged with two counts each of: Intentional discharge of a firearm in a building causing serious injury; intentional discharge of a firearm in a building causing injury; felonious assault; and four counts of felony firearm. The charges carry more than 20 years in prison.

The house where the shootings occurred — which was across the street from the vacant home — had been burglarized Thursday. The grandfather of the home’s 19-year-old occupant had given him a shotgun to protect

Read more at: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/04/19/detroit-police-officer-shooting-charges-filed/100658526/

Oak Park man, 19, charged in shooting of 2 cops – Detroit News

A 19-year-old Oak Park man who told police he fired a shotgun blast through his door because he feared for his life was charged Wednesday in the shooting that wounded two Detroit Police officers.

Wayne County prosecutors allege Juwan Alexander Plummer shot the officers as they were responding to reports of a burglary just before midnight Sunday at a vacant home in the 20500 block of Lesure on the city’s northwest side.

Plummer is charged with two counts each of: Intentional discharge of a firearm in a building causing serious injury; intentional discharge of a firearm in a building causing injury; felonious assault; and four counts of felony firearm. The charges carry more than 20 years in prison.

The house where the shootings occurred — which was across the street from the vacant home — had been burglarized Thursday. The grandfather of the home’s 19-year-old occupant had given him a shotgun to protect

Read more at: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/04/19/detroit-police-officer-shooting-charges-filed/100658526/

Witnesses testify about deadly NAU shooting

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) –

Witnesses to a deadly shooting on the campus of Northern Arizona University in October 2015 took the stand Friday in the murder trial of Steven Jones, 20.

Jones is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing fellow student Colin Brough. He’s also charged with three counts of aggravated assault for allegedly shooting and injuring three of Brough’s Delta Chi fraternity brothers, Nicholas Piring, Nicholas Prato and Kyle Zientek.

Prosecutors say Jones’ actions were premeditated when he retrieved his gun from his vehicle and shot the four students.

Jones’ attorney says his client was punched, bullied and scared, and shot in self-defense.

Many of those who testified Friday saw at least part of what happened from their dorm room windows.

Several of them were alerted when they heard two groups of guys having an intense argument outside Mountain View

Read more at: http://www.azfamily.com/story/35101137/witnesses-testify-about-deadly-nau-shooting

Witnesses testify about deadly NAU shooting – azfamily.com 3TV | Phoenix Breaking News, Weather, Sport

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) –

Witnesses to a deadly shooting on the campus of Northern Arizona University in October 2015 took the stand Friday in the murder trial of Steven Jones, 20.

Jones is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing fellow student Colin Brough. He’s also charged with three counts of aggravated assault for allegedly shooting and injuring three of Brough’s Delta Chi fraternity brothers, Nicholas Piring, Nicholas Prato and Kyle Zientek.

Prosecutors say Jones’ actions were premeditated when he retrieved his gun from his vehicle and shot the four students.

Jones’ attorney says his client was punched, bullied and scared, and shot in self-defense.

Many of those who testified Friday saw at least part of what happened from their dorm room windows.

Several of them were alerted when they heard two groups of guys having an intense argument outside Mountain View

Read more at: http://www.azfamily.com/story/35101137/witnesses-testify-about-deadly-nau-shooting