AURORA, CO. (THECOUNT) — The man who was fatally shot by police after he allegedly shot a man breaking into his own home was a Bronze Star, Army Commendation medal and a Purple heart recipient, according to family members.
Richard “Gary” Black Jr., has been identified by a family attorney as the veteran of the Vietnam War shot and killed by Aurora police by mistake early Monday.
Black was a formal federal agent and a Purple Heart recipient, the attorney said.
Around 1:30 a.m. Monday, Aurora police responded to a report that a man had broken into a home near E. Montview Boulevard and Iola Street. Arriving officers heard gunshots and ran into Black, who lived in the home and was armed. An officer shot him and he died at a local hospital. Officers found a juvenile injured inside the home and a man shot dead on the floor of a bathroom. The child was taken to the hospital for serious, but not life-threatening injuries that were caused by the intruder, officials said. Continue reading
BRADLEY, ME. (THECOUNT) — Eugene Hill, of Brewer, ME., has been identified by the Maine Warden Service as the man who drowned Monday night at Chemo Pond in Bradley.
The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. Monday night in Bradley. Arriving Emergency responders set up command in nearby Eddington by Dean’s Landing on reports of a man in the water.
Hill, 54, had been boating on Chemo Pond with two friends around 7:30 p.m. Monday night when one of those friends fell into the water. Hill went into the water to help and did not resurface, the Maine Warden Service said in a public release.
The friend was able to grab the ladder of the boat, but wind blew the ladder out of reach of Hill, according to the Maine Warden Service. The other two people from the boat called 911 and attempted to get Hill back on board, but he slipped beneath the surface. Hill’s two friends were able to make it to safely to shore and are expected to fully recover. Continue reading
HOUSTON, TX. (THECOUNT) — A body recovered in Greens Bayou in north Houston, may be that of missing woman, Rebecca Suhrheinrich, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Suhrheinrich, 58, has not been since Friday in north Harris County, when she failed show up for work.
Detectives pulled the body from the water under the bridge at W. Hardy and Greens Bayou. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the body may be that of missing 58-year-old Rebecca Suhrheinrich. Continue reading
COLUMBUS, GA. (THECOUNT) — Rashad Williams has been identified as the man found shot and killed in Columbus, Tuesday afternoon.
Williams, 32, was found suffering from gunshot wounds after police responded to reports of a fight in the area of Dawson Street, in Columbus, GA.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say a call came in around 10:24 a.m. and there was reportedly a fight in the area. Continue reading
GREENVILLE, ME. (THECOUNT) — Joe Robertson, and his wife, Anita Robertson, and their 24-year-old daughter, Laura Robertson, have been identified as the Canadian family members who died in a plane crash Monday.
Pilot, Joseph Robertson, 58, was traveling with his wife, also 58, and their daughter Laura, 24, from Pembroke, Ontario, headed to Prince Edward Island when the fatal crash occurred in Greenville Monday.
A three died in the crash.
Police say the Federal Aviation Administration received a call at 10:40 a.m. that the plane, registered to Joe Robertson, was in distress as it was approaching the airport. The small aircraft crashed at 10:45 a.m. just shy of the runway. Police say Joseph, Anita and Laura Robertson, all from Niagara, Ontario, died at the scene. Continue reading
(THECOUNT) – A man who has spent his whole life around dogs was forced to have all four of his limbs amputated after he likely contracted an infection from the lick of a dog.
Greg Manteufel ended up in the emergency room with what he thought was the flu.
“It hit him with a vengeance,” Dawn Manteufel, his wife, told the station. “Just bruising all over him. Looked like somebody beat him up with a baseball bat.”
However, after doctors conducted several tests, they discovered Manteufel had actually picked up a infection from the bacteria capnocytophaga, which is commonly found in dog and cat saliva. One study published in the National Institutes of Health found the bacteria present in 69 percent of dogs and 54 percent of cats.
Doctors believe he most likely contracted the bacteria by a lick from his own dog.
“This type of bacteria comes from the saliva of dogs. This infection in his blood triggered a very severe response on his body,” Dr. Silvia Munoz-Price, infectious disease specialist with Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin told Fox 6 Now. Continue reading
WOMELSDORF, PA. (THECOUNT) — New Jersey man, James J. Gallagher, has been identified as the victim found dead inside a crashed and subsequently burned van Monday afternoon.
Gallagher, 63, of Middlesex, NJ., was found deceased by firefighters before 1:00 p.m. after they were called to the scene to extinguish a vehicle fire near Womelsdorf, the Berks County coroner’s office said.
Police and emergency medical responders were called about 11:45 a.m. to N Water St & Tulpehocken Forge Rd, by a witness who observed the vehicle crash head-on into a large tree and burst into flames.
Gallagher ended up in western Berks, which authorities say remains a mystery.
Officials were still trying to determine the exact cause of death, but the crash appears to have been accidental, officials said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
He drove a transit van for AAA Worldwide Transportation, a limousine service in Clinton, N.J., about an 85-mile ride by way of Interstate 78 and Route 419, but the company’s vehicles didn’t transport anyone to Berks County on Monday, reports said. Continue reading
COLUMBUS, GA. (THECOUNT) — James Richardson Jr., of Columbus, GA, has been identified as the man found shot and killed Monday night in east Columbus, according to authorities.
Richardson, 37, was killed Monday night in a shooting that occurred at a residence on Hunter Ridge Circle in east Columbus, just before 10:00 p.m. EST.
Homicide investigators on-scene said they found Richardson suffering from gunshot wounds early Tuesday morning.
Richardson Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene.
No arrests have been announced and no motive in the case was immediately provided by officials.
The shooting took place on Hunter Ridge Circle in Columbus. Continue reading
ISOM, KY. (THECOUNT) — Dempsey Cole, 61, and Tonya Cole, 55, have been identified as the husband and wife found dead in a residential garage near KY-15 in the Isom community of Letcher County around 8:23 Monday night.
Kentucky State Police say they are investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide.
Police received a call from a concerned family member stating they had located two deceased adults at a residence. When troopers arrived at the scene, they discovered the couple in the garage of their home suffering from gunshot wounds.
They were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Autopsies are scheduled for both bodies in Frankfort. Continue reading
ORANGE, CT. (THECOUNT) — Hoa Ngo, of Sacramento, California, has been identified as the man killed late Monday night while walking on Interstate 95 in Orange, Connecticut, in an effort to retrieve a cell phone he had dropped, say authorities.
Ngo, 34, was struck and killed at around 2:30 a.m., after troopers responded to reports of a pedestrian down on I-95 northbound, north of exit 41, say Connecticut State Police.
Troopers responded to reports of a crash near Milford SB Service Plaza, located on I-95 near the Connecticut Turnpike in Milford. Upon arrival, officers located an Acura MDX that had struck a person who was walking on the highway.
Ngo was pronounced dead on scene.
An investigation revealed that Ngo was traveling with three male friends in a pickup truck, towing a boat trailer, when he accidentally dropped his cell phone out of an open window. The pickup truck then stopped in the right shoulder and Ngo ran across the three lanes of I-95 to retrieve his cell phone. Continue reading