on May 30, 2019

Lil Durk Attempt Murder Arrest Warrant Issued In Atlanta Over Feb 5 ‘The Varsity’ Shooting

ATLANTA, GA. (THECOUNT) — Rapper Lil Durk is wanted by police in connection to a February 5 shooting that left an Atlanta man fighting for his life. That man survived.

Atlanta police say, a person was found suffering from gunshot wounds around 5:45 AM Feb. 5 at a restaurant called The Varsity, according to TMZ. Police recovered 13 shell casings from a rifle and pistol at the scene and found a firearm.

According to officials, the shooting victim was rushed to a hospital were he underwent successful emergency surgery.

Investigators say they later interviewed a pair of witnesses to the shooting who said the victim appeared to be in a verbal dispute with an unknown black male before the shooting.

Police say they’ve reviewed surveillance footage, and are still investigating.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ cops want to bring Lil Durk in to book him on 5 FELONY charges, including criminal intent to commit murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and another charge of associating with a criminal street gang to participate in a crime.

“Durk Banks” took to his Instagram Wednesday night to say he’s turning himself into police on Thursday. According to TMZ, he has not yet remanded himself into custody.


on May 30, 2019

IL Woman Kimberly Mashburn ID’d As Victim Found Deceased In Vehicle Wednesday In Decatur

DECATUR, IL. (THECOUNT) — Kimberly D. Mashburn has been identified as the victim found deceased inside a truck in Decatur, Illinois on Wednesday afternoon.

Mashburn, 29, was found dead inside a vehicle in the 1300 block of East Walnut Street after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

She was pronounced dead just after 7 p.m.

A cause of death was not provided by the Macon County coroner.

An autopsy is scheduled Thursday afternoon at the McLean County morgue, according to Herald-Review.

“We are currently investigating the circumstances around the death,” Decatur police Sgt. Chris Copeland said.


Geo quick facts: Decatur is the largest city and the county seat of Macon County in the U.S. state of Illinois, with a population of 76,122 as of the 2010 Census. The city was founded in 1829 and is situated along the Sangamon River and Lake Decatur in Central Illinois. In 2017, the city’s estimated population was 72,174 – Wikipedia.

on May 30, 2019

L.A. Coroner: Model Stefanie Sherk Committed Suicide While Detoxing From Lunesta

LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — Stefanie Sherk, model and the wife of Oscar-nominated actor Mexican TV and film actor Demian Bichir, committed suicide 2 days into detoxing from Xanax and Lunesta, which had reportedly become ineffective sleep aids.

Sherk, 43, was sleeping just 2 hours a night while detoxing off anxiety meds before she took her own life April 12, TMZ reported. She was found by Bichir at the bottom of the family pool with weights strapped to her arms and legs.

Efforts were made to resuscitate her, however, she died in a hospital 8 days later.

According to L.A. County Coroner, Sherk was 2 days into detoxing from Xanax at the time of her death but was also suffering crippling insomnia due to her sleep aid, Lunesta, which had lost its efficacy.

The Coroner says she also had a history of depression and experienced “recent suicidal ideations.”

Sherk’s depression got worse at the end of 2018 following the deaths of her grandmother and her dog. She reportedly called a friend just 9 days before her suicide and described how she wanted to kill herself … but the friend talked her out of it and notified the family, reports TMZ.

Days after Sherk’s death, Bichir wrote on social media:

“It is with inconceivable pain that I announce that on April 20, 2019, our dearest Stefanie Sherk, my beloved and loving wife, passed away peacefully. It has been the saddest and toughest time of our lives and we don’t know how much time it will take for us to overcome this pain. Stefanie’s beautiful, angelical and talented presence will be immensely missed.”

Bichir played Fidel Castro in “Che” and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in “A Better Life.”

The Coroner’s report ultimately revealed Sherk’s cause of death was “the result of the effect of lack of oxygen, mainly on the brain, produced by a purposeful drowning episode.”

on May 30, 2019

Fmr U Of Maryland Football Player David Mackall Jr ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Fatal Baltimore Shooting

BALTIMORE, MD. (THECOUNT) — David Mackall Jr. has been identified as the victim in a fatal shooting in Walbrook neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland Wednesday afternoon, according to officials.

Mackall, 28, was identified as the former Maryland football player found suffering from fatal gunshot injuries following a shooting in the city’s western district.

Police responded to a call of shots fired in the area of the 1700 block of Braddish Avenue after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Mackall was discovered suffering from gunshot wounds to the head and torso.

He was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.

Police did not name a suspect or anyone arrested in his death, reports BaltimoreSun.

The Edmondson graduate played football at the University of Maryland from 2010-11 before finishing his career at the University of Delaware from 2012-13.

According to BlueHens, Mackall was a third-year member of the squad after transfer from the University of Maryland coming off a solid 2013 campaign, his first on the field for Delaware after missing the entire 2012 season with an injury after starting 10 games at outside linebacker a year ago, will move into the middle this season, switching spots with All-CAA senior Pat Callaway could also contribute on special teams solid run-stopper tough-minded, aggressive defensive player who has a good motor had three tackles for loss in the Blue-White Spring Game.

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

Geo quick facts: Walbrook is a neighborhood in West Baltimore, located along West North Avenue. Coppin State College is located in Walbrook. Several major streets, North Avenue, Windsor Mill Road, Bloomingdale Road, and Hilton Street, meet in the Walbrook area in a location known as Walbrook Junction – Wikipedia.

on May 30, 2019

KY Man Michael Coleman ID’d As Victim Killed After Flying Roof Strikes Vehicle During Wednesday Prestonsburg Storm

PRESTONSBURG, KY. (THECOUNT) — Michael Coleman of Pikeville, Kentucky, has been identified as the victim killed while driving during a flash storm in downtown Prestonsburg Wednesday.

Coleman, 62, was operating a vehicle as a severe thunderstorm moved through the area when his vehicle was struck by a roof that had blown off a business near West Court Street

The National Weather Service Office in Jackson reports the storm that caused the damage has been ruled a Downburst with peak winds at 70 miles per hour, reports Mountain-Topmedia.

High winds caused a roof to blow off one business falling on four vehicles on Court Street.

Prestonsburg Police have confirmed the victim was Coleman.

East and West Court Street remains closed until structural engineers can fully assess the damage done by the storm.

Geo quick facts: Prestonsburg is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Floyd County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 3,255 at the time of the 2010 census, down from 3,612 at the 2000 census – Wikipedia.

on May 29, 2019

WA MV Wenatchee Ferry Chief Engineer Sean Wall Dies On Vessel Following ‘Health Emergency’

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA. (THECOUNT) — Sean Wall, Washington State Ferries Wenatchee chief engineer, died suddenly while on-duty Wednesday, the company said.

Wall experienced some kind of a “health emergency” while on watch at about 11:30 a.m. and that crew and first responders attempted to resuscitate him but were unsuccessful, say officials.

Wall’s cause of death is being investigated, according to kitsapsun.

Wall had been employed with Washington State Ferries for almost 35 years.


Geo quick facts: Bainbridge Island is a small city in western Washington state. It’s connected to Seattle by ferry. The forested Bloedel Reserve has landscaped gardens and trails. Nearby, coastal Fay Bainbridge Park and Campground features an east-facing beach with views of the Cascade Mountains and Puget Sound. Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, in an eco-friendly building, offers rotating exhibitions by contemporary local artists – wikipedia.

on May 29, 2019

TX Suspect Pavol Vido Accused Of Shooting 4 Including Woman, Deputy, Found Dead

CLEVELAND, TX. (THECOUNT) — Pavol Vido, the Texas man identified as the suspect accused of shooting four people, including a Liberty County sheriff’s deputy, and killing a woman, has been found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Vido, 65, was the subject of a massive manhunt after opening fire at B Dependable Plumbing, in Cleveland, TX, around 7 a.m. Authorities confirmed that he shot himself just after 2 p.m.

Officials say it all started at B Dependable Plumbing on Highway 321, where 65-year-old suspect Pavol Vido waited for two employees and then shot them.

There’s no word on the victim’s current conditions.

B Dependable Plumbing is located at, Texas 321, Cleveland, TX.


Geo quick facts: Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area and Liberty County. The population was 7,954 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

on May 29, 2019

FL Father Felipe Casanova Arrested After Admits Burned Daughter’s Hand On Stovetop As Punishment

POLK COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Felipe Casanova, of Bartow, Florida, has been identified as the suspect arrested after his young daughter showed up to school with a black eye and a severe burn to her hand.

Casanova, 39, admitted to placing his 9-year-old daughter’s hand on a hot stovetop to punish her for “stealing from the family.”

According to reports, the child’s school notified the Department of Children and Family Services after reportedly attending school Wednesday with a bruised left eye and what appeared to be a significant burn on her right palm.

The girl told school officials that she was burned when her father put her hand over a burning hot stovetop.

Detectives visited the child’s home and interviewed Casanova who admitted to placing her hand over the stovetop to “teach her a lesson” after she stole from the family. When the girl pulled away from the stove, she fell over a stool near the stove and got a black eye, Casanova said, reports WFLA.

Casanova was arrested for aggravated child abuse and booked into Polk County Jail.


Geo quick facts: Polk County is located in the U.S. state of Florida. The county population was 602,095, as of the 2010 census. Its county seat is Bartow, and its largest city is Lakeland. Polk County comprises the Lakeland–Winter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

on May 29, 2019

SC Man Aaron Eric Smith ID’d As Victim In Tuesday Night Fatal Auto-VS-Tanker Truck Crash

COLUMBUS, NC. (THECOUNT) — Aaron Eric Smith of Pauline, SC, has been identified as the victim in a fatal vehicle-tanker truck crash in Western North Carolina near the SC state line Tuesday night.

Smith, 43, was killed after he rear-ended a tanker truck carrying hazardous liquid while traveling along I-26 westbound near Mile Marker 70 in Polk County after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

The tanker truck driver was transported with unknown injuries.

As a result of the collision, troopers the tanker spilled a large amount of hazardous material onto the roadway. The Town of Columbus Fire Department says approximately 1,000 gallons of gasoline spilled into drainage pipes, reports FoxCarolina.

Geo quick facts: Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,510. Its county seat is Columbus. The county was formed in 1855 from parts of Henderson County and Rutherford County. It was named for William Polk, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War – Wikipedia.

on May 29, 2019

Man Sets Himself On Fire Near The White House Wednesday

WASHINGTON, DC. (THECOUNT) — The Secret Service says a man set himself ablaze outside the White House gates on Wednesday afternoon.

Officials said the man lit himself on fire at the Ellipse near 15th and Constitution Avenue at approximately 12:20 p.m.

U.S. Secret Service via Twitter: “@SecretService At approximately 12:20 p.m. a man lit himself on fire on the Ellipse near 15th and Constitution Ave., Secret Service personnel are on scene assisting @NatlParkService and @usparkpolicepio in rendering first aid.”

Law enforcement is investigating the incident, according to WJLA.

The Ellipse is a park just south of the White House, where the National Christmas Tree is located.

ABC News reports D.C. Fire and EMS have transported a burn victim to an area hospital.