GoFundMe For TX Uber Driver ‘Kim Williams’ In Coma After Shot Thursday Night During SA Robbery Now At Over $10K

SAN ANTONIO, TX. (THECOUNT) — The GoFundMe set up to help San Antonio, Texas Uber driver, Kim Troy Williams, who was shot twice in the abdomen while transporting a pair of men, has reached half its goal of raising $20,000.

Williams was driving for Uber to earn extra money for his daughter’s birthday party, according to a GoFundMe account started for him, when he was shot and robbed by a fare, two men who have since been identified as Jesus Luna, 18 and Joe Gover, 25.

Luna and Gover were later taken into custody by SWAT and charged in the brutal shooting of the father.

Police say Williams picked up two passengers Thursday morning, when according to police, the men produced a firearm, shot him and took everything he had, reports Fox8.

Williams was able to make it to a tire shop before collapsing. He is now in a medically induced coma and has had multiple surgeries since the shooting.

Via GoFundMe:

“Kim Troy Williams was an uber driver and did this to support his family. On the morning of March 21st he picked up two individuals for a ride, sometime during that ride they shot him in the abdomen twice. He got out of his car and made it to a tire shop for help. The men made off with his car, wallet and cell phone and left him fighting for his life. He was taken to SAMC where he is in critical but stable condition now.

He has already had 3 surgeries and has at least 3 more needed. His small intestine, liver and other organs were severely damaged. He has an 8 year old daughter and wife he was supporting. He will now no longer be able to work for an undetermined amount of time and the people who did this have not been apprehended. Kim is the most gentle soul you could imagine and has never uttered a bad word about one person. This has left the family distraught, angry and filled with questions. Anything you can give to help would be greatly appreciated.

Uber driver stable after being shot twice during carjacking, officials say https://www.ksat.com/news/watch-live-police-investigate-reported-shooting-on-southwest-side

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His brother Adam and I (Kim’s sister in law) have set this up in hopes of relieving some of the burdens the family is feeling in order to allow them time to process and be there with him in this terribly tragic time.”

Geo quick facts: San Antonio is a major city in south-central Texas with a rich colonial heritage. The Alamo, an 18th-century Spanish mission preserved as a museum, marks an infamous 1836 battle for Texan independence from Mexico. Following the San Antonio River, the miles-long River Walk is a landmark pedestrian promenade lined with cafes and shops. HemisFair Park’s 750-ft. Tower of the Americas overlooks the city – wikipedia.

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OH Man Tate Arick ID’d As Victim In Saturday Night Fatal Alliance Two-Vehicle Ejection Crash

STARK COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Tate Arick, of Akron, Ohio, has been identified as the victim in a Saturday night fatal two-vehicle crash in Alliance, Ohio.

Arick, 22, was traveling as a passenger in a vehicle when it was involved in a fatal crash on W. Main Street & S. Lincoln Avenue, in Alliance, Ohio, on Saturday just after 7 p.m.

A Toyota Avalon, driven by Larry E. McKitrick, was traveling on W. Main when McKitrick failed to stop at a red light at the intersection. His vehicle, in which Arick was a passenger, was struck by a vehicle driven by a 71-year-old female operating a Chrysler 200.

The impact caused the Avalon to roll over into the eastbound lane of W. Main Street and collide with a parked vehicle.

Police said Arick was partially ejected from the vehicle during the violent crash.

He was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The female driver of the Chrysler sustained non-incapacitating injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

McKitrick sustained non-incapacitating injuries during the crash. He was transported from the scene to an area hospital for observation.

Alcohol and Arick’s lack of seat belt are believed factors in the crash, reports CantonRep.

The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with possible information on the fatal wreck may contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Stark County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 375,586. Its county seat is Canton. The county was created in 1808 and organized the next year. It is named for John Stark, an officer in the American Revolutionary War – Wikipedia.

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Family Of Missing MN Man Ralph Bell Confirm Body Found In Roseville Friday

ROSEVILLE, MN. (THECOUNT) — Ralph Latrez Bell has been identified as the body found in a vacant lot in Roseville on Friday, according to family members.

Kaila Holmes, Bell’s fiancee, confirmed the sad news Saturday saying on Facebook Bell, 24, was “no longer missing.”

“We found him,” she posted, “but not what happened to him.”

The couple have three children, one born Saturday.

The Roseville Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension have not yet confirmed the identity of the body that was discovered by someone looking for shed deer antlers. The body was found near some trees on the lot northeast of Dale Street and Roselawn Avenue, reports TwinCities.

Family told police that Bell departed his apartment in the 1600 block of Greeley Street around 10 p.m. Dec. 20 after having an argument with his fiancee.

The blue Chevrolet Impala he was believed to be driving was found an hour later with the engine idling in the 800 block of Cope Avenue West in Roseville, about 1.3 miles north of the vacant lot. Witnesses told police that they saw the car speed to the end of the dead-end street and stop, and that a man got out and ran off.

When Bell never returned, the family called the police and began handing out fliers and posting Bell’s information on social media, hoping to find him.

Geo quick facts: Roseville is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, just north of Saint Paul and east of Minneapolis. It is one of two Twin Cities suburbs that are adjacent to both Saint Paul and Minneapolis – Wikipedia.

CA Woman ‘Martha Thy’ ID’d As Victim Stabbed To Death By BF ‘In Plain View’ Following AZ Crash

PEORIA, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Martha Thy, of Spring Valley, California, has been identified as the woman stabbed to death following a Loop 101 crash on Friday.

Fernando Acosta, 25, was arrested and booked into the Fourth Avenue jail on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated assault. According to the police report, Thy suffered more than 20 deep cuts to her face, upper torso and body.

According to the police report, the couple lived together.

The deadly incident happened just before 7 a.m. Friday in the middle of rush hour traffic after a white Lexus careened off the highway, through a dry canal embankment and into a fence, reports AZFamily.

Witnesses say Acosta stabbed Thy as she sat in the crashed vehicle and then continued stabbing her to death outside the vehicle in plain view of passing cars.

Thy was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead of stab wounds.

Acosta made his first court appearance on Saturday.

His bond is currently set at $1 million.

The investigation is ongoing.

Geo quick facts: Peoria is a city in Maricopa and Yavapai counties in the State of Arizona. Most of the city is located in Maricopa County, while a tiny portion in the north is in Yavapai County. It is a major suburb of Phoenix. According to 2017 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 168,181 – Wikipedia.

Bowling Green HS Student MO Teen Kaleo Dade ID’d As Victim In Friday Fatal Pike County Vehicle-VS-Deer Collision

PIKE COUNTY, MO. (THECOUNT) — Kaleo Dade has been identified as the Bowling Green High School student killed in a vehicle collision with a deer in Pike County Friday night.

Dade, 18, was operating a Ford Focus with passenger 17-year-old Kyle Horner, when they struck a deer crossing the road. The collision caused the Focus to exit the roadway and crash on Friday.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report says the pair were traveling on Route MM in Pike County, Missouri, when they struck a deer and then collided with an embankment.

Dade was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

Horner was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Columbia with serious injuries, according to WGEM.

Geo quick facts: Pike County is a county on the eastern border of the U.S. state of Missouri, bounded by the Mississippi River. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,516. Its county seat is Bowling Green. Its namesake was a city in middle Kentucky, a region from where many early migrants came – Wikipedia.

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IL Man Rober Powell ID’d As Pedestrian Struck Friday Near Collinsville Columbus Plaza

COLLINSVILLE, IL. (THECOUNT) — Robert L. Powell of Collinsville, Illinois, has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle Friday night.

Powell, 45, was on-foot in the area of South Bluff Road near Columbus Plaza when he was struck by a vehicle before 10 p.m. on Friday.

Powell was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force injuries.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and is fully cooperating with officials.

No further information was provided by law enforcement.

The Metro East Crash Assistance Team is conducting an investigation of the incident, reports KSDK.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident may contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Collinsville is a city located mainly in Madison County, and partially in St. Clair County, both in Illinois. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 25,579, an increase from 24,707 in 2000 – Wikipedia.

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US Soldier Joseph Collette ID’d As One Of Two Fatalities Friday In Kabul Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (THECOUNT) — Joseph Collette has been identified as one of two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan Friday.

A representative of Frank E Smith Funeral Home in Lancaster confirmed the sad news on Friday. The other fallen soldier has not yet been named.

According to Jim Wickilin, Collette’s step-father, Collette’s father and mother are on the way to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

The U.S. and NATO Resolute Support mission said the names of the service members killed in action were being withheld until after notification of the next of kin, in accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, reports NBC4i.

The statement also did not specify the location of the combat or say who the soldiers were fighting.

“The incident is under investigation and we have no additional information to provide,” said Sgt. 1st Class Debra Richardson, a Resolute Support spokeswoman.


Geo quick facts: Kabul is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan, located in the eastern section of the country. It is also a municipality, forming part of the greater Kabul Province. According to estimates in 2015, the population of Kabul is 4.635 million, which includes all the major ethnic groups of Afghanistan – Wikipedia.

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TN Man Josh Edwards ID’d As Victim In Friday Night Single-Vehicle Nashville Fatal Crash

DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN. (THECOUNT) — Joshua Edwards, of Franklin, Tennessee, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Friday night single-vehicle crash in Nashville.

“Josh” Edwards, 28, was operating a Honda Civic on Old Harding Pike & Big East Fork Road, in Nashville, Tennessee, when for unknown reasons, crossed centerlines and exited the roadway.

The vehicle then entered a ditch causing it to roll over. The Honda came to a rest on its side after striking a tree.

Edwards was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:30 p.m. of multiple blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the violent crash.

A crash report noted the victim was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.

Police say there were no signs of alcohol or drugs at the crash site, reports WKRN.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with possible information on the crash may contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Davidson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 626,681, making it the second-most populous county in Tennessee. Its county seat is Nashville, the state capital – Wikipedia.

LA Man Glenn Williams Jr ID’d As Victim In Saturday Fatal Cadillac-VS- Semi ‘Distracted Driver’ Ejection Crash

SLIDELL, LA. (THECOUNT) — Glenn Williams Jr., of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Saturday morning two-vehicle crash in St. Tammany Parish.

Williams, 33, was operating a Cadillac Catera traveling on Interstate 12 near Airport Road when the fatal crash occurred after 12 a.m. Saturday in Slidell.

State Police say, a Freightliner semi-truck operated by Rolando J. Rivas, 60, of Denver, CO. was traveling eastbound in the left lane when he became distracted by a dropped cell phone. As Rivas reached for the phone, his tractor trailer traveled into opposing lanes and collided with Williams’ Cadillac.

The impact caused both vehicles to exit the right side of the roadway.

Williams was ejected from his vehicle during the violent collision.

He was pronounced dead of multiple blunt for trauma injuries at the scene.

Rivas was transported to Ochsner Medical Center-North Shore, and was treated for minor injuries, reports WAFB.

Troopers do not believe impairment played a role in the crash, however, blood samples were collected from the drivers and will be submitted to the crime lab for analysis.

Rivas was cited at the scene and charged with “Improper Lane Use,” according to police.

Troopers will forward their findings to the St. Tammany Parish District Attorney’s Office. More charges are possible.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the beloved man:

The investigation is ongoing.

Geo quick facts: Slidell is a city on the northeast shore of Lake Pontchartrain in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 27,068 at the 2010 census. Greater Slidell has a population of about 90,000. It is part of the New Orleans−Metairie−Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

Barbra Streisand Under Fire Over MJ ‘Leaving Neverland’ Comments – Victims Were “Thrilled To Be There”

MALIBU, CA. (THECOUNT) — Barbra Streisand is facing backlash after saying she believes Michael Jackson was a child molester, but she also believes his victims made out pretty well in the deal seeing as the sexual attacks didn’t kill them, according to a new interview.

Streisand, 76, appeared in an interviewed conducted by The Times in the UK, and shared her thoughts about Jackson and the accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who were prominently featured in “Leaving Neverland.”

The award winning crooner seemed sympathetic to Jackson, saying, “His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has.”

She believes Robson and Safechuck were indeed molested by MJ, saying the HBO documentary was painful to watch.

That said, she went on to dismiss the horror of child molestation, saying, “You can say molested, but those children, as you heard them say [in the documentary] they were thrilled to be there. They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them,” reported TMZ on Saturday.

Streisand wasn’t done. She said, “I feel bad for the children. I feel bad for him. I blame, I guess, the parents who would allow their children to sleep with him. Why would Michael need these little children dressed like him and in the shows and the dancing and the hats?”

Streisand says Jackson once asked her to do a duet, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” … but she turned him down.