According to Wisconsin investigators, 14-year-old Jason Ike Pero called 911 and made a report describing himself, after which he was shot by the police, CNN reports. The Native American teen expressed his concerns about a male walking down the Odanah street with a knife. When Ashland County Sheriff’s Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich arrived on the scene, Pero came up to him with a large butcher knife in his hand. The Deputy used his service weapon to shoot him when the boy ignored his commands to drop the knife, as stated by the Wisconsin Department of Justice. The victim was later confirmed dead at one of the medical centers in Ashland.
A Pontotoc County Oklahoma man was arrested for going to his former neighbor’s home carrying several knives, yelling at him to “come and get some”. He has taped several pornographic magazines around his midsection for protection. Donald Gauthier, age unreported, appeared to be under the influence of alcohol when he went to Troy Bagley’s home and challenged him to a fight. Gauthier was angry at Bagley as he blamed him for being kicked out of his mobile home park. He apparently thought stabbing Bagley would resolve this situation, and wore the pornographic body armor in case Bagley engaged him in a knife fight. Gauthier has a lengthy criminal history, including Aggravated Assault, robbery, possession of stolen property, and extortion. He has added Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Possession of an Offensive Weapon to his criminal history.
32 year old Kate Steinle was walking with her father in San Francisco. Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, age 54, allegedly shot her dead. Steinle’s father Jim testified that her last words were help me Dad as she held her arms out to her father. Zarate was arrested and is now on trial for her murder. Zarate was in the US illegally, and had been deported before. San Francisco is a Sanctuary City, which shelters illegal aliens by not enforcing, or minimally enforcing Federal immigration laws. The murder of Kate Steinle has been a motivating factor in the call for enforcement of existing immigration law, and the establishment of tougher immigration policies.
32 year-old Kenneth White was killed while driving in Vienna Township Michigan when teenagers threw a rock off of an I-75 overpass, striking the vehicle he was a passenger in. He was a father of four. “Several teens” were arrested on suspicion of killing Mr. White.
Cathryn Gorospe was a Deer Valley Unified School District Kindergarten teacher who disappeared October 6. She had posted bail for Charlie Malzahn, who had been incarcerated for an unspecified offense. On October 8, it is alleged that Malzahn assaulted an Arizona State University student. Malzahn was arrested October 9 when he used Gorospe’s credit and debit cards. Police found him with Gorospe’s car, which had bloodstains inside. Malzahn resisted after being taken into custody, and was charged with Aggravated Assault on two police officers. Malzahn has a criminal record in Williams, AZ for assault, theft, and alcohol related offenses. The nature of the relationship between Gorospe and Malzahn is unknown, though police said they may have been romantically involved.
Florida governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law which will charge drug dealers who sell fentanyl with a fatality resulting with first degree homicide. The minimum penalty for first degree homicide in Florida is life without possibility of parole, or capital punishment. The methods of capital punishment in the state of Florida are lethal injection or the electric chair.
A very heinous crime took place in the Brooklyn, about 3:30 PM Wednesday afternoon. Waldiman Thompson, a 91 year old man, and his 99 year old wife Ethlin were in their home when four masked intruders burst in, tied them up, and burglarized their home. The woman escaped and went to a neighbor for help. Her husband was found dead at the scene when NYPD responded.
In Burlington VT, Saturday October 7, 2017, a 41 year old homeless man, Jason Breault, was threatening people with a knife at a downtown intersection. The BPD responded, and an officer was injured while apprehending Breault. Breault was charged with felony aggravated assault and three misdemeanors. This was the 29th crime Breault has been charged with in the past 10 months. In August, 40 year old Michael Reynolds was arrested for assaulting a café owner. Since 2011, Reynolds has had 900 contacts with local PD, 117 arrests, and 31 convictions. Yet he is still out.
The Knockout game is an internet trend in which an attacker will approach an unsuspecting individual, and attempt to knock them out with one punch. This has also been called point ‘em out, knock ‘em out. In Rosenberg Texas, an 18 year old man identified as Alejandro Maldonado is seen on video walking up behind a 30 year old man wearing a red baseball cap. Maldonado punched him in the back of the head, rendering him unconscious. The man fell face down on the sidewalk, and lay there motionless as Maldonado walked away. Rosenberg police are searching for him.