NY Man Raekwon ‘Ace’ Nixon ID’d As Victim In Saturday Night Durham NC Fatal Hit-And-Run Motorcycle Collision

DURHAM COUNTY, NC. (THECOUNT) — Raekwon Nixon, of Brooklyn, New York, has been identified as the victim in a Saturday night fatal motorcycle collision in Durham County.

Nixon, 24, was killed in a motorcycle crash involving a hit-and-run vehicle Saturday Night near Durham.

According to reports, Nixon was operating a Honda CBR motorcycle on Holloway St near N Hyde Park Ave in Durham, when a vehicle, operated by 45-year-old Amado Lopez of Durham, came into contact with the bike around 9 p.m. Saturday.

Lopez then fled the scene of the crash and was located by authorities a short time later.

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

Lopez has been charged with felony hit-and-run resulting in death. He was placed in custody of the Durham County Jail under a $10,000 bond.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the social media influencer and musician:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Durham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 267,587, making it the sixth-most populous county in North Carolina. Its county seat is Durham – Wikipedia.

Brooklyn Man Kwesi Ashun ID’d As Victim Shot Dead By NYPD Friday ‘Known T-Shirt Seller’

BROOKLYN, NY. (THECOUNT) — Kwesi Ashun has been identified as the Brooklyn man fatally shot by NYPD officers near the Gold Mine Nail Salon on Friday, according to reports:

Ashun, 33, who was shot and killed by police in Brooklyn Friday, has been identified by neighbors as a man with a history of mental illness who is known throughout his neighborhood for selling T-shirts.

One of the two NYPD officers involved in the confrontation with Ashun remained in a medically induced coma Saturday morning.

Police said the scenario played out around 5:00 p.m. at Gold Mine Nail Salon near Mother Gaston Boulevard and Sutter Avenue in Brownsville as police tried to arrest a man who urinated in the middle of the salon.

Police said Ashun hit one of the cops in head with a metal chair. The officers then tried to use a Taser on Ashun before opening fire and shooting him six times.

Ashun was pronounced dead at the scene if multiple gunshot injuries.

Ashun, of Brooklyn, has a history of mental illness — bipolar disorder and schizophrenia – and a mobile crisis team evaluated him at his home earlier this month, reports ABC7.

He had a 2004 arrest for attacking a police officer that appears to have been sealed because he was diagnosed at that point with mental health illness. He had another interaction with police in 2008 as an emotionally disturbed person.

The injured officer, a 21-year veteran who has spent a long time in the 73 Precinct — arguably the city’s most dangerous — is in a medically induced coma. Officials said they are hopeful he will be OK.

His partner, a rookie, was also treated and released from the hospital following the incident.
In the past month alone, there were five NYPD-involved shootings. Four of the shootings were in the past 10 days — three of them were deadly.


Geo quick facts: Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with an estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017. Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, it borders the borough of Queens at the western end of Long Island – Wikipedia.

At Least 4 Dead Multiple Injured In Saturday Brooklyn Crown Heights Shooting

BROOKLYN, NY. (THECOUNT) — A shooting has occurred in Brooklyn Saturday morning that has left at least four people dead and multiple others wounded, authorities say.

Police responded after receiving a 911 call that came in after 7:00 a.m. for persons shot at 74 Utica Avenue in Crown Heights.

Two of the injured were transported to Brookdale Hospital. Another victim was taken to Kings County Hospital.

The circumstances that led to the shooting are not yet known, reports ABC7NY.


Geo quick facts: Crown Heights is a neighborhood in the central portion of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Crown Heights is bounded by Washington Avenue to the west, Atlantic Avenue to the north, Ralph Avenue to the east, and Clarkson Avenue/East New York Avenue to the south. It is about 1 mile wide and 2 miles long – Wikipedia.

NY Man Frank J Fodera Sr ID’d As Victim In Friday Fatal Bolton Motorcycle Crash

BOLTON LANDING, NY. (THECOUNT) — Frank J. Fodera, of Ballston Spa, NY, has been identified as the victim killed when the motorcycle he was operating collided with a sport-utility vehicle in Warren County on Friday.

Fodera, 64, was operating a 2018 Harley-Davidson on County Rte 11 near New Vermont Road before 4:30 p.m. Friday, when the fatal collision occurred.

Police said, a Ford Edge SUV driven by Doreen H. Martin, 62, of Bolton, attempted to cross the road at the four-way New Vermont Road intersection while heading north, when she collided with Fodera’s motorcycle.

Martin said she did not see the motorcycle, and pulled into its path. Fodera was unable to avoid the SUV, reports PostStar.

No charges were filed as of late Friday, but the investigation was continuing.


Geo quick facts: Bolton is a town in Warren County, New York, United States. It is part of the Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,117 at the 2000 census. Bolton is on the east border of the county – Wikipedia.

TN Man Gerard Leo ID’d As Victim In Monday Fatal Chattanooga Crash

CHATTANOOGA, TN. (THECOUNT) — Gerard Leo has been identified as the victim in a two-vehicle crash in Chattanooga Monday afternoon, according to reports.

Leo, 61, was operating a vehicle before 12:30 p.m. in the area of Bailey Ave & S Holtzclaw Ave, in Chattanooga Monday, when he ran a red light and was t-boned by another driver.

The name of the 62-year-old driver will be withheld because he is not facing charges from the crash, say officials.

Chattanooga police are investigating the deadly crash which occurred before 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Bailey and S. Holtzclaw Avenues.

Police say 61-year-old man Leo was driving on S. Holtzclaw Avenue, ran the red light at the intersection where he was T-boned by a 62-year-old man who was driving on Bailey Avenue, reports WRCBTV.

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

The crash shut down area roads, but all lanes have reopened.

Police say 13 crashes have been reported at the intersection of Bailey/S. Holtzclaw Avenues since January 1, 2018. That number does not include the deadly crash on July 1. Injuries were reported in the three of the 13 crashes.

Geo quick facts: Chattanooga, a city in southeastern Tennessee, is set along the Tennessee River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Its trolleylike Incline Railway scales steep Lookout Mountain before reaching Ruby Falls waterfall and Rock City, featuring sweeping views, sandstone formations and gardens. Point Park, also atop Lookout, marks the site of a Civil War battle now honored at the Battles for Chattanooga Museum – wikipedia.

NY Family Says Dyker Heights Boy Dies From Allergic Reaction To Smell Of “Cooking Fish”

BROOKLYN, NY. (THECOUNT) — Camron Jean-Pierre has been identified as the 11-year-old boy found unconscious by EMS following an allergic reaction at a Brooklyn home on New Year’s Day.

Jean-Pierre was transported unconscious and unresponsive to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead from what authorities say may have been an allergic reaction to the smell of cooking fish.

The NYPD says, the boy was found dead inside of a Dyker Heights home on 82nd Street just before 7:30 p.m. New Year’s Day after his family says “cooking fish” caused an allergic reaction.

Although rare, there are cases of children having life-threatening anaphylactic reactions to the smell of certain foods while they are cooking. Continue reading

NY Man Ron Shammas ID’d As Victim In Saturday Fatal Brooklyn Crash After Suffering “Medical Episode”

BROOKLYN, NY. (THECOUNT) — Ronald Shammas has been identified as the victim in an early Saturday morning crash in Brooklyn.

Shammas, 61, died while operating a vehicle on Fifth Avenue and 94th Street when he suffered a medical episode, sideswiped another car and struck a traffic light pole in Brooklyn early Saturday, police said.

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

Investigation revealed Shammas was traveling east on 92nd Street when he suffered a medical episode and lost control of his vehicle while making a right turn onto Fifth Avenue, said police. Continue reading

FAMILY: 6-Year-Old NY Boy Badly Hurt In Brooklyn Bus Stop Crash Doesn’t Know Mom Killed

The 6-year-old boy badly hurt when a crash sent a car careening into a Brooklyn bus stop where he was standing with his mother Tuesday night, doesn’t yet know his mom died in the crash, emotional relatives told local reporters on the scene.

Brooklyn woman, 33-year-old Shaena Sinclair, was killed after a vehicle crashed into a city bus stop. Her young son, Jayvon, was seriously injured in the wreck. He suffered a head injury and is expected to survive.

Family members who had just returned from visiting the boy in the hsopital, told local media that tragically, the boy was not yet aware that his mother had died in the crash.

He and his mother had been standing at a bus stop in Canarsie around 8:45 p.m. the night before when cops say two cars crashed in front of Remsen and Seaview avenues, sending one of the cars over the curb. The car that jumped the curb ended up smashing into 33-year-old Shaena Sinclair and her young son Jayvon. Sinclair was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later. Continue reading

RING OF FIRE: 7.8 Earthquake Strikes Ecuador

UPDATED: This earthquake has upgraded from a 7.4 to a magnitude 7.8. The quake struck 14km NNW of Pedernales, Ecuador.

No reports of injury or damage has yet been reported.

7.4 Earthquake Strikes Ecuador 2016

Nearby Places
14.0 km (8.7 mi) NNW of Pedernales, Ecuador
44.0 km (27.3 mi) S of Muisne, Ecuador
72.0 km (44.7 mi) WSW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador
93.0 km (57.8 mi) SSW of Propicia, Ecuador
181.0 km (112.5 mi) WNW of Quito, Ecuador

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