on April 30, 2019

UNC Charlotte Shooter ID’d As Trystan Andrew Terrell Moved To Area 2 Years Ago With Father

CHARLOTTE, NC. (THECOUNT) — Police have identified the suspect in a fatal UNCC campus shooting as 22-year-old Trystan Andrew Terrell.

Authorities have said Terrell used a pistol to open fire on students in a classroom building at UNC-Charlotte, killing two and wounding four.

His grandfather, Paul Rold of Arlington, Texas, says Terrell had moved to Charlotte two years ago with his father, reports PIX11.

Rold told The Associated Press that the actions don’t sound like his grandson. He said: “This is not in his DNA.”

Shots fired were reported at about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. near the Kennedy Building at UNCC.

“Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself, immediately,” officials at UNCC tweeted.


on April 30, 2019

Mayor Of Inglewood In Collision With LAPD Motorcycle Officer Who Crashed Into Fountain Near USC

LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — ABC7 has released a video appearing to show Inglewood Mayor James Butts involved in a collision with an LAPD motorcycle officer near USC Tuesday.

The LAPD motorcycle officer was literally thrown off his bike and into a fountain from the collision which occurred near Exposition Boulevard and Figueroa Street in Los Angeles.

One of the vehicles that was involved appears to have been carrying the mayor of Inglewood, reports ABC7.

An ABC helicopter flew over the scene near an entrance to the university around 9 a.m. when first responders were seen treating a woman and her 4-year-old child, who was not hurt.

The officer suffered substantial injuries but is expected to fully recover.

“He was stationary in front of the water fountain and struck by the black SUV at that position. It struck him and threw him into the fountain,” explained LAPD Capt. Giselle Espinoza.

One of the vehicles involved, a black SUV, is registered to the Inglewood Police Department. Video shot by helicopter appears to show the mayor at the scene with police officers and another unidentified man.

The city has not commented about whether the mayor was involved in the accident.

The longtime LAPD motor officer was stopped near the fountain when the black SUV and sedan suddenly collided as the SUV was turning onto the campus near Exposition Boulevard and Figueroa Street.

The crash remains under investigation.

on April 30, 2019

At Least 3 People Shot At University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Shooter In Custody Say Reports

CHARLOTTE, NC. (THECOUNT) — Three people were shot at UNCC Tuesday afternoon, a source said in Charlotte. The condition of the injured is unknown at this time.

WSOC also reports that the shooter is in custody.

Shots fired were reported at about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. near the Kennedy Building at UNCC, reports said.

“Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself, immediately,” officials at UNCC tweeted.


on April 30, 2019

Rapper Soulja Boy Sentenced 240 Days Jail Over Probation Violation

LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — Nineteen days after his arrest for probation violation, rapper Soulja Boy, has received 240 days behind bars.

The violation stems from the 28-year-old rapper’s 2016 firearms conviction.

A judge sentenced the 28-year-old rapper to 240 days in jail as well as 265 days’ worth of community service. He’s reportedly been granted 40 days of time served behind bars, reports TMZ.

The legal punishment Soulja currently faces comes after a judge determined that he violated his probation terms related to a 2016 case where police found a weapon in his home. After authorities found ammunition in Soulja’s California home this past February, Soulja was arrested for probation violation on March 15. He was released the same day, reports XXLMAG.

After an April 19 hearing for the case, a judge determined that Soulja had falsified evidence meant to indicate that he’d completed his required community service for his 2016 case. He’s been held in jail without bond since.

Soulja Boy’s camp has yet to comment.

Soulja Boy was taken into custody April 19 while appearing at his own court hearing after a judge informed him he had failed to complete his court-ordered community service. He is being held on a no-bail order. And that’s not all.

DeAndre Cortez Way, 28, violated the conditions of his probation in several ways including conspiring to falsify evidence that the work had been completed, according to officials.

TMZ is reporting, Soulja walked into an L.A. courtroom Thursday for his hearing and was taken into custody at the end. But, the big no-no came during a raid at Soulja’s San Fernando Valley home in February. TMZ broke the story … police went to his house to investigate a claim by one of his ex-girlfriends that Soulja had tied her up and held her captive in his garage, reports TMZ.

The rapper’s probation forbid him from possessing ammunition which was discovered during a recent raid of his residence.

Way was placed on probation for a weapons case that dates back to 2014.

on April 30, 2019

IL Woman Jamie Poulos ID’d As Victim In Sunday Fatal Uber Involved Chicago Crash

CHICAGO, IL. (THECOUNT) — Jamie Poulos of Berwyn, Illinois, has been identified as the victim killed in a fiery fatal crash on Interstate 55 involving an Uber vehicle.

Poulos was killed while out celebrating her 23rd birthday with friends. Rami Matariyeh, 23, of Homer Glen, is due in court Tuesday on reckless homicide charges in the I-55 vehicle death of Poulos.

The Chicago Tribune reports authorities say Matariyeh fled in a ride-hailing car after causing the crash. Police say he was drunk when he fled Sunday after his sedan crashed into Poulos’ Uber ride. Illinois State Police ran the license plates on Matariyeh’s vehicle and Will County sheriff’s police were at his home when he arrived, asleep in his Uber ride, reports WGNTV.

Matariyeh was treated for his injuries and taken into police custody.

According to social media, Poulos was a popular shift manager at Starbucks. She attended Morton College and Morton West High School.


Geo quick facts: Chicago, on Lake Michigan in Illinois, is among the largest cities in the U.S. Famed for its bold architecture, it has a skyline punctuated by skyscrapers such as the iconic John Hancock Center, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. The city is also renowned for its museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago with its noted Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works.

on April 30, 2019

Former UNI Softball Star Micalla Rettinger Dead In Apparent Random Waterloo Vehicle Shooting

WATERLOO, IA. (THECOUNT) — Former University of Northern Iowa softball player, Micalla Rettinger, has been identified as the victim in a fatal random shooting in Waterloo early Sunday morning.

Rettinger, 25, was operating a vehicle in the area of the Cedar River between the Highway 218 Bridge and the Conger Ave Bridge, when a bullet entered the vehicle’s driver side window and struck her in the neck, the Waterloo Police Department said.

Rettinger was traveling with two passengers around 2:30 a.m. Sunday when she was struck in the neck by a bullet, officials said.

A second passenger, 32-year-old Adam Kimball, was injured and is being treated at the University of Iowa Hospitals. The third passenger was uninjured, reports WSMV.

“There is nothing to indicate the victims in this case were in any way involved in any activity that would have caused them to be targeted in this manner,” the police department said in a news release, reports

Rettinger graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2016 with a degree in biology. She was a member of the Panthers softball team.

“We are devastated to learn of the senseless death of Micalla Rettinger,” David Harris, the university’s director of athletics, said in a news release. “This news is heartbreaking to our softball team, UNI Athletics and the entire campus. Our thoughts and prayers are with Micalla’s family and friends.”

According to the release, Rettinger was an “outstanding outfielder for the Panthers.” In her junior and senior years, she earned Second-Team Missouri Valley All-Conference honors, the school said.

Anyone with information on the deadly shooting should contact police t 911 immediately.

Geo quick facts: Waterloo is a city in and the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census the population decreased by 0.5% to 68,406; the 2016 Census estimates the population at 67,934, making it the sixth-largest city in the state – Wikipedia.

on April 30, 2019

Lauren “Lolo” Braxton Niece Of Singer Toni Braxton Dead In Maryland At 24

MARYLAND. (THECOUNT) — Lauren Braxton, the niece of singer, Toni Braxton, has been found dead in Maryland, reports say Tuesday. She was 24.

“Lolo” Braxton, the daughter of Toni’s younger brother, Michael Conrad Braxton Jr., died Monday, according to her father, who said her death was related to a heart condition.

Law enforcement told TMZ, they received a 911 call around noon on Monday, and Lauren — who went by the nickname Lolo — was unresponsive when they arrived. She was pronounced dead by paramedics.

Michael, a Maryland native, is the only son of the Braxton siblings. He and Toni are the elder siblings to Traci, Towanda, Trina and Tamar. Like most of his sisters, Michael is also a singer and songwriter and he’s appeared on episodes of his sisters’ reality show “Braxton Family Values.”

Michael started singing with his sisters in church choirs when they were young.

Geo quick facts: Maryland is a Mid-Atlantic state that’s defined by its abundant waterways and coastlines on the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Its largest city, Baltimore, has a long history as a major seaport. Fort McHenry, birthplace of the U.S. national anthem, sits at the mouth of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, home to the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center – wikipedia.

on April 29, 2019

Portland Hit-And-Run Involving Child Reported Monday Night

PORTLAND, OR. (THECOUNT) — Portland Police are reporting a hit-and-run involving a child on Monday evening.

The vehicle involved in the hit the child and then fled the scene. The victim is expected to survive.

Via Portland Police Bureau. On Monday, April 29, 2019, at 6:05 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to Southeast 107th Avenue and Southeast Division Street on a report of a child who had been hit by a vehicle. The involved vehicle and driver sped off. The vehicle was described as a white sedan and an unknown driver was operating the car. It was last seen Eastbound on Division, then possibly Westbound from Southeast 111th Avenue from Powell Boulevard.

The 6 year-old female child was treated on scene, then transported to an area hospital for what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Preliminary information suggests the child and her mother had activated the lights for the marked cross walk in the intersection and cars had stopped. As they started crossing in the cross walk, the suspect vehicle passed the stopped vehicles on the right hand side, in the bike lane, then struck the child. The vehicle continued without stopping. The mother was not hit.

If anyone has information about this hit and run crash or the involved parties, they are encouraged to call non-emergency police dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

on April 29, 2019

Joe Biden Base Worried After Candidate Seems To Slur Words Throughout First 2020 Speech

ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE. (THECOUNT) — Former Vice President Joe Biden seemed to be slurring his words as he delivered his first speech as a 2020 Democratic candidate for president on Monday leaving many to ask if he is okay.

Biden appeared to slur his words during many parts of his speech, leaving some people on social media to question his health and even suggest drinking on the job.

Watch the video below:

Biden struggled with simple words like “incredible” and “successful.” It really gets uncomfortable at times, reports UpDateAmerica.

on April 29, 2019

Virginia ‘Mystery Boom’ Heard From Chesapeake To Suffolk Monday Still Unexplained Navy Quiet

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. (THECOUNT) — Multiple reports came in Monday night after a loud boom was heard around the area of Virginia Beach into Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Suffolk.

Countless residents from a wide area reported hearing a loud noise around 6:30 p.m. Several individuals reporting said they had items “fall off the walls” as their houses shook.

So far no damage or injuries have been reported, reports WAVY.

10 On Your Side reached out to the Navy to figure out if it was a sonic boom from a jet, and Navy spokesperson Cmdr. Dave Hecht says an F-18 Super Hornet was operating in the area at the time, but that he cannot confirm whether it was the cause of the noise. Hecht was originally unaware that jets were operating in the area at the time.

NAS Oceana and Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress are both in the area of where many of the callers are located. Many viewers say they saw and heard jets operating around Fentress Airfield Rd, in Chesapeake, VA, between 6 and 7 p.m.

The U.S. Geological Survey also says no earthquakes were recorded, and there are no major power outages. Dominion says no transformers or power poles are on fire, despite rumors that something exploded in Sandbridge.


Geo quick facts: Portsmouth is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 95,535. It is part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area – Wikipedia.