2 arrested in child's shooting in Harbor Gateway Re: War within the U.S.: 6 Found Dead in Memphis Home/California High School Football Star Gunned Down in Random Gang Attack
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- Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 12:17:41 -0800 (PST)
2 arrested in child's shooting in Harbor Gateway
Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times
LAPD detectives work at scene where a red Yukon stopped after a
youngster inside was shot several blocks away, prompting LAPD officers
to search for the shooting suspect along 226th Street near Denker.
By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
8:14 AM PST, March 5, 2008
Los Angeles police arrested two suspects today in connection with the
shooting of a 6-year-old boy wounded Tuesday as his family drove
through the Harbor Gateway neighborhood on their way to an auto
The suspects were arrested early this morning, according to police
spokesman Richard French, but police have not released their names,
and French could not say whether the pair fit descriptions police
released Tuesday that identified them as Latino gang members.
Police Chief William J. Bratton and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are
expected to release more details concerning the suspects during an 11
a.m. press conference at the Universal Hilton hotel, French said.
Bratton has said the attack began when two Latino males flashed gang
signs before opening fire on the family's red GMC Yukon, which
contained six people, including a woman who is eight months pregnant,
Bratton said. The rear window of the SUV was shattered by the gunfire,
and one of the rounds hit the boy in the head, he said.
On Mar 4, 8:35 am, rst0wxyz <rst0w...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
6 Found Dead in Memphis Home
By WOODY BAIRD - 2 hours agohttp://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5ipvUldxt3XcfSY6a9mjNakU9_NRAD8V6L8EG3
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Police were trying Tuesday to piece together the
violent events inside a brick home where six people were found dead in
an apparent mass shooting. Three children who survived the attack were
Authorities forced their way into the home Monday night and found the
bodies of four adults and two children. Police said they were
investigating the case as a multiple homicide, but released few other
details -- including whether they believed the killer was at large or
among the victims.
Most victims had been shot, police said, and at least one child had
"We just don't know the motive or cause of death," Memphis police Lt.
Jerry Guin told The Commercial Appeal newspaper.
Children ages 7 and 4 and a 10-month-old baby were taken to Le Bonheur
Children's Medical Center, Memphis Fire Department spokeswoman Melanie
Young told The Associated Press. She did have details about the other
victims, but police told the newspaper all the children were under the
age of 12.
The Commercial Appeal reported that one of the children had been
updated to stable condition and another upgraded to critical while the
third remained in extremely critical condition. Hospital spokeswoman
Jennilyn Utkov told The Associated Press the family has requested that
no information be released on the children's conditions.
Authorities were called to the house by a relative who knocked on the
door around 6 p.m. Monday but did not get an answer.
Wayne Bolden, who lives across the street from the scene of the
shooting, said that a man who lived in the house periodically fired
shots in the yard.
"He'd shoot on the 4th of July and New Year's Eve," Bolden said. "He'd
have company over and I'd hear the shots."
He said the family there kept to themselves, but he would see four or
five children from the house riding bicycles occasionally.
"It's a pretty quiet neighborhood; nothing of this magnitude has ever
happened here," Bolden said.
Rob Robinson, who owns the brick, single-family home where the
shootings occurred, told The Commercial Appeal the house was rented,
and that a man, his girlfriend, a baby, and at least one other child
"They were very nice, very polite to me," Robinson said, adding that
the man paid $550 in cash every month for rent. "It's kind of
surprising, actually. I've never had any trouble with them, no damage
to the property. They paid their rent and even helped with repairs and
Police were uncertain whether the man was among the victims.
Robinson said the man living at the home had problems with a former
girlfriend. "When I was over there, there were a lot of heated
conversations over the phone," he said.
Neighbors said there had been a disturbance over the weekend, and a
woman was outisde the home, blowing her car horn.
California High School Football Star Gunned Down in Random Gang Attack
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
LOS ANGELES -- A high school football star described as "a Houdini on
the football field" was shot dead on Sunday in random gang violence
and his mother was returning from her second tour of duty in Iraq,
Jamiel Andre Shaw, 17, was shot multiple times on a sidewalk a few
yards from his home after he didn't respond when two men pulled up in
a car and asked him "Where you from?" -- code for which gang did he
belong to, police said. He was not a gang member.
Authorities are calling the shooting a random, unprovoked gang attack.
Shaw, a standout running back at Los Angeles High School and the
Southern League's most valuable player last season, was shot about
8:40 p.m. Sunday in the Crenshaw area.
He died later at a local hospital.
His mother, Army Sgt. Anita Shaw, on Monday was her way back from
Iraq, where she has been serving her second tour of duty.
His father, Jamiel Shaw Sr., said he called Jamiel on Sunday night,
telling him to hurry home from the mall. A few moments after hanging
up, Jamiel Sr. said, he heard the shots outside.
"They killed him while his mother is in Iraq fighting, dodging
bullets, and she gets a phone call to say her son is on the streets of
L.A., dead. For what?" Jamiel Sr. said.
His son's ultimate goal was to be a sports agent.
"I would tell him, 'I'm going to get you to 18, and if you do what
you're supposed to do, you'll get to college' " the father recalled.
"He was almost there."
Hardy Williams, football coach at Los Angeles High, said Jamiel was "a
very special kid. Not only was he an outstanding athlete, he was a
And, Williams said, he was "a Houdini on the football field."
Jamiel was an all-city first-team selection last season after he
rushed for 1,052 yards, averaging more than 14 yards per carry, and
scored 10 touchdowns. He also ran track.
In the past week, Williams said, Stanford and Rutgers universities
contacted him about Jamiel. "He was elated," Williams recalled.
Police said they are seeking the public's help in identifying the
suspects, whom officials described only as two Latino men in a white
compact sedan. Investigators believe the shooting was not racially
motivated. Jamiel was black.
"Unfortunately, it's not uncommon in L.A. that we have some gang
members approaching victims at random just to see if they are (gang
members) or not," said police Detective Frank Carillo. "But to shoot
them anyway, that's just disgusting."
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