Suspect Confessed to Police That He Began Shooting Students ‘in the Hallways’


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PARKLAND, Fla. — The suspect in one of the deadliest school shootings in modern American history confessed to the police that he “began shooting students that he saw in the hallways and on school grounds,” according to a police arrest report released Thursday.

The suspect, Nikolas Cruz, 19, carried a black duffel bag and backpack, where he hid loaded magazines, the report said. He arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in an Uber at 2:19 p.m. on Wednesday and pulled out a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle, according to details described by the authorities at a news conference on Thursday.

Mr. Cruz also shot people inside five classrooms on the first and second floors of the freshman building. He eventually discarded the rifle, a vest and ammunition in a stairwell, blended in with fleeing students and got away, the authorities said.

After leaving the school, Mr. Cruz walked to a Walmart, and bought a drink at a Subway. He also stopped at a McDonald’s. He was arrested by the police without incident as he walked down a

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Mugshot of Nikolas Cruz Released as Details on Florida School Shooting Suspect Emerge


The mugshot of suspected Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz has been released as dark details of the teen’s life continue to emerge.

The 19-year-old reportedly posted threats to “shoot people with my AR-15” to social media prior to the attack, which left at least 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Wednesday.

At least one student recognized Cruz from an Instagram photo in which he posed with a gun in front of his face, according to CBS News. Another online comment reportedly read, “I wanna die Fighting killing s**t ton of people.” 

The teen had been expelled from the high school for disciplinary reasons in the last school year, according to reports. He also associated with a white supremacist group, according to social media posts. 

In November, his adoptive mother, Lynda Cruz, died of complications from pneumonia. Cruz had reportedly since been living with a friend’s family in Broward County.

Along with his mugshot, police released a list of charges against Cruz following his arrest: 17 counts of premeditated murder. 

Cruz was booked after police escorted him from a hospital where he’d been treated for labored breathing he had apparently suffered during his arrest.

At a Thursday press conference, the officer who arrested Cruz described the moment he

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Florida Shooting: Nikolas Cruz Confessed to Police That He Began Shooting Students ‘in the Hallways’


PARKLAND, Fla. — The suspect in one of the deadliest school shootings in modern American history confessed to the police that he “began shooting students that he saw in the hallways and on school grounds,” according to a police arrest report released Thursday.

The suspect, Nikolas Cruz, 19, carried a black duffel bag and backpack, where he hid loaded magazines, the report said. He arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in an Uber at 2:19 p.m. on Wednesday and pulled out a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle, according to details described by the authorities at a news conference on Thursday.

Mr. Cruz also shot people inside five classrooms on the first and second floors of the freshman building. He eventually discarded the rifle, a vest and ammunition in a stairwell, blended in with fleeing students and got away, the authorities said.

After leaving the school, Mr. Cruz walked to a Walmart, and bought a drink at a Subway. He also stopped at a McDonald’s. He was arrested by the police without incident as he walked down a residential street at 3:41 p.m.

“He looked like a typical high school student,

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Arrest details, mugshot released of Parkland shooting suspect


The Broward County Jail has released the arrest information for suspected Parkland gunman Nikolas Cruz.

Cruz was arrested Wednesday after allegedly shooting several students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17.

The 19-year-old has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.

Police said Cruz was armed with multiple magazines and at least one AR-15 style rifle.

The AR-15 was traced and two law enforcement officials told ABC News the firearm was legally purchased by Cruz within the past year from a federally licensed dealer. 

The legal age to purchase a firearm from a federally licensed dealer is 18.

Investigators believe the suspect pulled the school’s fire alarm to draw people out and get a higher death toll, according to a law enforcement source.

Cruz was a student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School before being expelled for disciplinary reasons.

He is being held without bond.

“They took this kid in. They had no predilection that anything like this was going to happen,” said attorney James Lewis. “He was a very mild mannered kid. He’s going through some tough times with losing his mom, but he obeyed all the house rules. He lived there without any concerns or issues for almost three months and they are shocked and horrified by the allegations

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Suspect charged in shooting deaths of 2 Westerville police officers


“In respect of the ultimate sacrifice made by Officers (Anthony) Morelli and (Eric) Joering, I am ordering the lowering of flags until they are laid to rest,” Kasich said in a tweet Monday. 

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Suspect arrested, another sought in fatal shooting near South Beach karaoke bar



MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – One man has been arrested and another man is being sought in connection with a fatal shooting in a South Beach alleyway last month, police said Thursday.

Jeremiah Dorvilus was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center early Thursday on a charge of first-degree murder.

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Man killed in fatal East Moline shooting identified, Davenport man arrested


EAST MOLINE, Illinois — An arrest has been made in the shooting death of 52-year-old Jon Keener, who was shot in the head and killed near the intersection of 3rd Street and 15th Avenue in East Moline on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

Arrested was Willie Minor, 29 of Davenport. He facing a charge of 1st Degree Murder and is being held in the Rock Island County Jail on $5 million bond.

The shooting happened shortly before 11:30 a.m., when officers responded to a 911 call of shots fired. When officers arrived, Keener was lying injured along the side of the road, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Eyewitnesses reported that a subject had left the scene of the shooting and went into a home near the intersection of 15th Avenue and Kennedy Drive. Multiple police units, including the Crisis Containment Unit, surrounded the home and began negotiating with occupants inside the home to get them to exit the home. Initially three male subjects came out and surrendered. A male and a female subject remained inside the home. They finally were persuaded to surrender shortly after 4 p.m. A gun

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Man arrested, charged with murder of 18-year-old in Smithfield shooting


A man was arrested Monday in Smithfield and charged with the murder of an 18-year-old.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a shooting at 120 Neuse Bend Road in Smithfield just before 1 p.m. Monday, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Capt. Jeff Caldwell.

When deputies arrived at the home, 18-year-old Carlos Mejia Escamilla, of the 100 block of River Oaks Drive in Selma, was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Detectives interviewed multiple people and searched the home on Neuse Road.

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The investigation led to the arrest of Tony Lee Hines, 19, who lives at the Neuse Road home..

No other information was immediately available. Hines’ mugshot was not available as of about 7 p.m. Monday.

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Hampton police arrest two suspects in deadly shooting – WAVY


HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton police are investigating a Tuesday night homicide that left a man dead. Two suspects are now under arrest in connection with the shooting.

Officers were called to the Colonial Landing Apartments in the 2100 block of Kecoughtan Road around 6:15 p.m.. When they arrived, officers found a man inside of an apartment suffering from a single gunshot wound.

Medics pronounced the man, 32-year-old Joshua Williams, dead on scene.

According to police, it was determined Williams was shot during an argument with two suspects.

Police identified 20-year-old J’Quan Malik Vinston and 18-year-old Isaiah Lashawn Smith as the suspects in this case and arrested them the day after the homicide.

 

They each face charges of murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Police have not provided a mugshot of Smith at this time.

Anyone with information that will assist police is encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 757-727-6111 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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