on December 31, 2019

Bryce Gowdy Death Ruled Suicide After Struck By Florida Freight Train

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL. (THECOUNT) — The death of Georgia Tech signee Bryce Gowdy has been ruled a suicide, according to Tuesday reports.

The Deerfield Beach star wide receiver, defensive back and Georgia Tech bound, died Monday after he was struck by a freight train. He was only 17.

Gowdy was struck by a freight train around 4 a.m. on Monday in the area of Southeast Fourth Avenue and Southeast 10th Street in Deerfield Beach, according to a preliminary incident report from the Broward Sheriff’s Office, reports Sun-Sentinel.

Gowdy was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“Our entire Georgia Tech football family is devastated by the news of Bryce’s passing,” Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins said in a statement. “Bryce was an outstanding young man with a very bright future. He was a great friend to many, including many of our current and incoming team members.

“On behalf of our coaches, players, staff and families, we offer our deepest condolences to Bryce’s mother, Shibbon, and his brothers, Brisai and Brayden, as well as the rest of his family members, his teammates and coaches at Deerfield Beach High School, and his many friends. Bryce and his family will always be a part of the Georgia Tech football family.”

Gowdy played wide receiver and defensive back at Deerfield Beach High School. He committed to Georgia Tech in July and signed his letter of intent during the early signing period in December. Gowdy chose Georgia Tech over schools like Auburn, Florida, Florida State and Georgia, reports CBSSPORTS.

Geo quick facts: Deerfield Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States, just south of the Palm Beach County line. The city is named for the numerous deer that once roamed the area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 75,018 – Wikipedia.

on December 31, 2019

MO Man John ‘Liljohn’ Turner ID’d As Victim Found Shot Dead In Fayette Vehicle Monday

FAYETTE, MO. (THECOUNT) — John L. Turner, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, has been identified as the victim found fatally shot inside a vehicle in Fayette on Monday.

“Liljohn” Turner, 29, was discovered shot to death inside a vehicle during a welfare check by officials on Monday afternoon.

According to the police, officers responded to the 200 block of South Linn Street in Fayette at about 1:30 Monday afternoon to perform a welfare check on Turner. Police had been advised that an unknown man was seen running from the vehicle.

Officials then found Turner inside the car dead from at least one gunshot wound.

Investigators are looking for the individual seen running from the vehicle, described as a black male, 5’6″ tall, and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, reports KRCG.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident should contact police at (660) 248-2241 or your local 911.

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


Geo quick facts: Poplar Bluff is a small city in Butler County in Southeast Missouri, United States. It is the county seat of Butler County and is known as “The Gateway to the Ozarks” among other names. The population was 17,023 at the 2010 census. The Poplar Bluff Micropolitan Statistical Area consists of all of Butler County. Fayette is a city in Howard County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,688 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Howard County. It is part of the Columbia, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

on December 31, 2019

Chesterfield Polo Store Outlet Shoplifting Ends In Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Tuesday

CHESTERFIELD, MO. (THECOUNT) — St. Louis County Police confirm an officer-involved shooting occurred at the Polo Ralph Lauren factory store in Chesterfield, Missouri.

An employee at a store at Taubman Outlet Mall said the incident happened in the parking lot.

FOX2 is reporting that the suspect was with a group of people shoplifting at the Polo Store and ran outside to the getaway car.

The getaway car backed up and hit a pursuing officer.

The outlet is located at, 17057 N Outer 40 Rd in Chesterfield, MO.

The officer fired in defense and shot a suspect.

The suspect has since died.

Chesterfield Police are asking people to avoid the area. Roads are blocked in the area as police conduct an investigation into the shooting.


Geo quick facts: Chesterfield is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States, and a western suburb of St. Louis. As of the 2010 census, the population was 47,484, making it the state’s fourteenth-largest city – Wikipedia.

on December 31, 2019

IN Man Charles Finney ID’d As Victim In Tuesday Fatal I-69 Gas City Crash Involving Fire Truck

GRANT COUNTY, IN. (THECOUNT) — Charles LLoyd Finney, of Elkhart, Indiana, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Tuesday morning crash near Gas City, according to reports.

Finney, 43, was killed in a vehicle crash on Interstate 69 near Gas City around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

According to officials, Finney was operating a Honda Element SUV on I-69, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the lane. The vehicle then rear ended a parked fire truck.

The Jefferson Township Fire Department had arrived on scene to assist with the crash and was parked in front of the state police vehicle at the time of the crash. Both vehicles were then put in the middle of the road in the left lane, reports WANE.

Finney was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma.

The crash is still under investigation by the Indiana State Police.

Police say the use of alcohol or drugs are not suspected.


Geo quick facts: Gas City is a city in Grant County, Indiana, along the Mississinewa River. The population was 5,965 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

on December 31, 2019

Panola County TX Deputy Chris Dickerson ID’d As Officer Shot In Line Of Duty Tuesday

PANOLA COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Panola County deputy Chris Dickerson has been identified officer shot and killed in the line of duty early Tuesday morning, according to reports.

According to officials, Dickerson was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop around 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Panola County Sheriff Kevin Lake confirmed the incident on Twitter.

The Texas Rangers are on scene and a press release, expected to be issued later in the day, will provide more information on the fatal shooting, according to CBS19.

Dickerson’s next of kin have been notified.


Geo quick facts: Panola County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 23,796. The county seat is Carthage. Located in East Texas, the name of the county is derived from a Choctaw word for cotton – Wikipedia.

on December 31, 2019

Missing WI Teen Jeremiah Young ID’d As Body Pulled From Beloit Rock River Monday

BELOIT, WI. (THECOUNT) — Missing Wisconsin teen, Jeremiah Young, has been identified as the body pulled from Rock River on Monday. Young had been missing since last month.

Authorities say, Young 18, who was last seen walking to classes at Beloit Memorial High School Nov. 19, was pulled from the river on Monday.

In a Facebook post, Beloit police detective’s said they had been investigating Young’s disappearance since he was reported missing, reports WKOW.

The preliminary investigation does not indicate anything criminally suspicious.


Geo quick facts: Beloit is a city in Rock County, Wisconsin, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 36,966 people – Wikipedia.

on December 31, 2019

OH Teen Bryce Hizer ID’d As Victim In Monday Fatal Franklin County Single-Vehicle Crash

FRANKLIN COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Bryce L. Hizer, of Oxford, Ohio, has been identified as the victim in a fatal single-vehicle crash in Franklin County, Ohio on Monday afternoon.

Hizer, 15, was killed and four other teens were seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in rural Franklin County, Indiana.

According to police, A Pontiac operated by Zachary Ferneding, 18, Hamilton County, was traveling eastbound on Oxford Pike at Dorrel Road in Franklin County, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway.

The vehicle then entered a culvert and rolled over.

Several occupants of the vehicle were ejected during the violent crash.

Hizer, a passenger, was pronounced dad at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

Ferneding was airlifted to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with serious injuries.

Three more passengers, Vivian Hilbert, age 16, Zachary C. Dockery, age 16, and Tyler D. Heatherly, age 15, all from Hamilton County, Ohio sustained serious injuries and were transported to Cincinnati area hospitals for treatment, reports Indiana State Police.

Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors at this time however, toxicology results are pending.

The investigation is ongoing.

The families of the victims have been notified.


Geo quick facts: Franklin County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of 2018 census estimates, the population was 1,310,300, making it the most populous county in Ohio. Its county seat is Columbus, the state capital and most populous city in Ohio – Wikipedia.

on December 31, 2019

AR Man James Phillips ID’d As Pedestrian Fatally Struck In Little Rock Monday Night

LITTLE ROCK, AR. (THECOUNT) — James E. Phillips Jr., has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck on Monday evening while attempting to cross I-30 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

According to Arkansas State Police, Phillips, 64, was crossing I-30 near I-630 West interchange when he was struck and killed by a passing vehicle.

Phillips was in dark clothing when he was hit by a car around 5:44 p.m Monday, reports KATV.

The driver was not injured during the deadly incident.

Conditions were clear and dry at the time of the crash.

No other information has been released at this time.


Geo quick facts: Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas, is a city on the Arkansas River. It’s home to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, with exhibits including a replica of the Oval Office and presidential artifacts. In an 1800s Greek Revival building, the Old State House Museum traces Arkansas history. MacArthur Park has a pond, plus the Arkansas Arts Center, known for its large collection of drawings – wikipedia.

on December 31, 2019

PA Man Devon Garrow ID’d As Victim In Monday Bridgewater Twp Fatal Vehicle Crash

BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP, PA. (THECOUNT) — Devon A. Garrow, of Springville, Pennsylvania, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Monday evening vehicle crash in Bridgewater Township.

Garrow, 24, was killed in a three-vehicle crash that occurred around 5:30 p.m. Monday on State Route 29.

According to officials, Garrow was operating a vehicle, when for unknown reasons, he swerved into the opposing traffic on State Route 29. The vehicle then came into contact with another vehicle, which caused that vehicle to strike a third vehicle head-on.

Garrow was ejected from his vehicle during the violent crash.

The driver of the third vehicle is listed with a “suspected” major injury, reports WBNG.

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

According to social media, Garrow was originally from Kirkwood, New York. He worked at RC Testing LLC.


Friends and family members took to Facebook to Remember the beloved young man:

Geo quick facts: Bridgewater Township is a township in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,844 at the 2010 census, but is now estimated to be 2,754 – Wikipedia.

on December 31, 2019

LA Woman Angela Haymon 74 ID’d As Victim Shot Dead In Baton Rouge Carport By 15-Year-Old

BATON ROUGE, LA. (THECOUNT) — Angela Haymon, of 16623 Morel Ave, Baton Rouge, LA, has been identified as the victim brutally shot dead while she stand in her carport Monday night. A 15-year-old male has been arrested in the deadly shooting.

Officials say, the teen shot and killed 74-year-old Haymon in Woodlawn Acres area of Baton Rouge. The teen suspect was then injured by gunfire, Monday night.

Officials say a 15-year-old intruder approached Haymon around 9:38 p.m. and shot and killed her while she was in her carport, near Woodlawn Acres Park.

Haymon had exited her residence after hearing a commotion outside.

A short time later, her husband heard gunfire, so he armed himself with a gun and confronted the intruder.

As the teen and the older man exchanged gunfire, the teen was struck by gunfire.

Injured, the young man fled the scene and sought assistance from a nearby residence.

Shortly after this, the teen was taken to an area hospital for treatment, reports WBRZ.

Deputies say when the unidentified teen is released from the hospital, he will be charged with first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, attempted armed robbery, and illegal use of a weapon.


Geo quick facts: Baton Rouge is a city on the Mississippi River, and the capital of Louisiana. Antebellum landmarks include the castle-like Old Louisiana State Capitol, now a museum, and Magnolia Mound Plantation, with its French Creole house. LSU Rural Life Museum is a complex of refurbished buildings illustrating 18th- and 19th-century life. On the river, the USS Kidd is a retired WWII destroyer that is now a museum – wikipedia.