Showing posts with label attempted murder-suicide. Show all posts
Showing posts with label attempted murder-suicide. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Eglin Air Force Base supporting Airman after 3 year old son was murdered

Eglin Air Force Base community rallies around airman after her son's murder

The Northwest Florida Daily News
Published: March 18, 2019

EGLIN AFB (Tribune News Service) — The full range of Eglin Air Force Base resources are being marshaled around a relatively new airman whose husband killed their 3-year-old son and then attempted to kill himself last Friday.

Airman 1st Class Darrelly Franken, 38, had been assigned to Tyndall Air Force Base, but was reassigned to Eglin AFB in December, in the wake of Hurricane Michael, according to Eglin spokesman Andy Bourland. The October hurricane scored a direct hit on Tyndall as it roared across the eastern Florida panhandle on Oct. 10, all but destroying the installation.

Bourland wasn't certain in a Monday interview, but said he believed the home where Franken and her husband, 61-year-old Frederick Franken, had lived with their young son, Frederick Franken Jr., while stationed at Tyndall was destroyed by the hurricane.

On the afternoon of March 15, Darelly Franken arrived at the family's home to find her husband and son on the floor. Shortly afterward, Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies responded to the residence, according to witnesses. Details of the incident have not yet been released by the Sheriff's Office.

The child was pronounced dead at the scene, and the medical examiner's office was scheduled to perform an autopsy on Monday.

Frederick Franken was listed in critical condition at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center on Friday, and had improved to fair condition as of Monday morning, according to hospital spokeswoman Denise Kendust. Frederick Franken is not in military service, Bourland said.
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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Four Year Old Called 9-11 After Finding Parents on Floor

Wife dead, husband critically injured in Graham domestic shooting
News Tribune
Brynn Grimley
April 23, 2016

A woman is dead and her husband hospitalized in extremely critical condition after what a sheriff’s spokesman called an attempted murder-suicide at their Graham home.

A 4-year-old girl called 911 shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday to say her parents were on the floor after a problem at the house in the 19400 block of 91st Avenue East, said Ed Troyer, spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

Investigators learned the man, 36, a former member of the military, had just been fired from a hospital job while suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Troyer said.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Laughlin Air Force Base Pilot Stops Tragedy at Walmart

Air Force Pilot Saves Life during Stand-off
Air Force News
by Joel Langton
October 28, 2014

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- It was just another trip to Wal-Mart for 2nd Lt. Joshua Nelson when he popped in to grab some fish hooks for a family trip to the lake this past Spring. Little did he know that a quick shopping trip would turn into so much more.

The West Virginia Air National Guardsman was walking to the Hunting and Fishing section when he heard a woman say, "Stop, put it down!"

"I could tell she was stressed and she sounded frightened," said Nelson. "I looked into the aisle, and this young man had a knife to a woman's stomach."

According to police reports, the young man was mad at his mother, who he had a knife to, because she wouldn't buy him a gun. Nelson told his wife Brittany to go alert the store manager and call the police. Nelson, who has a concealed weapons permit stepped up beside the woman.

"I put my hand on my pistol where he'd notice, and then I stepped in between them," said Nelson. "I kept demanding he hand me the knife. I wanted him to see only one option. As I was standing beside that lady, I felt like I was responsible for her life. I was going to do whatever I had to do to protect her." Then, according to the police report, Nelson went from trying to stop a murder to trying to stop a suicide when the assailant turned the knife on himself.
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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Man suspected in murder-attempted suicide was Camp Smith soldier

Man suspected in murder-attempted suicide was Camp Smith soldier
Star Adviser
By Gregg K. Kakesako
Nov 01, 2013

The military today released information on the soldier suspected of killing his 33 year-old wife from Singapore before turning the gun on himself in the couple's Waikiki apartment in an apparent murder-attempted suicide.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner's Office officially confirmed the identity of Monday's apparent murder victim as Tara Insin.

Police have indicated that there is only one suspect after classifying the case as a murder and attempted suicide -- the husband, Leonardo Chavez, of the Dominican Republic.

Chavez is still hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his right cheek. No charges have been filed.

The couple had been married for only two months, but had been together for at least a year, according to friends in Singapore.

Although Chavez is assigned to the Pacific Command's Special Operations Command he is neither a Green Beret or a Navy SEAL, said Lt. Col. Brad Dobsenzenski, Special Operations Command spokesman.

Chavez enlisted in the Army in December 1995 and has been stationed at Camp Smith for the past 19 months.

Doboszenski said Chavez served in Iraq for two months from late November 2009 to early February 2010.
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Friday, January 4, 2013

Florida mother kills infant son in murder-suicide attempt

Florida mother kills infant son in murder-suicide attempt, police say
By CNN Staff
updated 4:17 PM EST, Fri January 4, 2013
The mother is in critical condition
Her 6-month-old son died of his injuries
Her family says she posted her plans on Facebook

(CNN) -- A 20-year-old Florida woman was in critical condition Friday after she shot and killed her 6-month-old son and then turned the gun on herself, police said.
Authorities found Melanie Reyes and her baby after performing a welfare check at the request of Reyes' family, who called 911 to report a statement on her Facebook page in which she "indicated she was going to shoot her child and herself," according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Man shoots wife, self in west Killeen

Police: Man shoots wife, self in west Killeen
Jan 1, 2013
Brandon Janes
Herald staff writer

A Killeen man is dead and his wife seriously wounded after what police are calling an attempted murder-suicide.

Just before noon Monday, Killeen police received a 911 call from a woman who had been shot multiple times by her husband during a domestic dispute, police said.

Police believe that, after shooting his wife, a 65-year-old man turned the gun on himself in the bedroom of their southwest Killeen home in the 2800 block of Lavender Drive, Killeen Police Department spokeswoman Carroll Smith said.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Death at Keesler campground a suicide

Death at Keesler campground a suicide
Published: November 19, 2012 Updated 40 minutes ago
Sun Herald

BILOXI -- A woman's death Sunday in a shooting at a campground for military families has been ruled a suicide.

The woman's name is not being released because of the nature of her death, Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said Monday.

Hargrove said she was 57 years old and had a Louisiana driver's license, but it appeared she may have had a house in Ocean Springs.

Her estranged husband, a 66-year-old retired Army major, was wounded and required hospital treatment, but his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

"It is my understanding she did fire shots at her husband and took her own life," Hargrove said.
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Camp Lejeune Marine kills self, injures wife in Bermuda Run shooting

Marine kills self, injures wife in Bermuda Run shooting
Winston-Salem Journal
Published: September 23, 2012

Davie County investigators are trying to figure out why a Marine based at Camp Lejeune shot his wife in front of his father's house in Bermuda Run and then killed himself Sunday morning.

Sarah Browder Harris, 29, was in intensive care at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Sunday night. Although she was in critical condition, she is expected to live, said Davie County Sheriff Andy Stokes.

Kirk Walter Harris, 26, of Jacksonville was found dead in the driveway of 675 Riverbend Drive. Harris' father, Dean Harris, and his wife live at the house, which is in the gated community of Bermuda Run Country Club. They were not home at the time.

Stokes said Harris had served tours of duty in Africa and Afghanistan and was a member of a Marine expeditionary force.
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Thursday, March 1, 2012

"Military woman" survives attack in attempted murder-suicide

One dead after attempted murder-suicide in Portsmouth
8:12 p.m. EST, February 29, 2012

According to police, 41-year-old Loring Larry Walker drove over from his apartment, less than a mile away on Gateway Drive, and broke into a home where his ex-girlfriend lived. He shot her in the stomach and the leg before killing himself.

Neighbor Teirra Jackson says that a sequence of gunshots woke her up just before 5:30 Wednesday morning.

When she looked outside of her window towards Canoe Court, police were already pulling up.

“Went downhill from there, emergency vehicles, whole line of cop cars there,” says Jackson.
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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fort Bragg soldier charged with murder in shooting of girlfriend in May

Fort Bragg soldier charged with murder in shooting of girlfriend in May
Oct 28, 2011
A staff report

Fayettevile police Friday arrested a Fort Bragg soldier on charges that he murdered his girlfriend in May.

Sgt. Michael Lloyd Williams, 46, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend of seven years, 24-year-old Stephanie Thompson, police said.

Williams was arrested Friday after being released from a hospital for injuries he sustained when he shot himself in the head in the attempted murder-suicide, police said.
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Iraq Vet given probation and treatment for planning to kill self, kids

Father sentenced for planning to kill self, kids
Thursday, October 13, 201
October 13, 2011 (APPLETON, Wis.) -- An Iraq war veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder has been sentenced to probation and treatment in Outagamie County for his plans to kill his four children and himself.

Deke Suri faced up to 104 years in prison, but both the defense and prosecutors agreed treatment was best for the 37-year-old Town of Oneida man.
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ex-officer shoots ex-wife, self

Ex-officer shoots ex-wife, self

CMPD police say argument in Davidson ended when their former colleague fired.

By Meghan Cooke
Posted: Sunday, Sep. 25, 2011
A former Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer and his ex-wife were hospitalized with serious injuries Saturday, police said, after he apparently shot the woman, then turned the gun on himself in Davidson.

Just after 2 a.m. Saturday, Davidson police responded to a report of a shooting at a home on Callaway Hills Lane. When officers arrived, they found a man and woman in the front yard, both with gunshot wounds.

Witnesses told police that Jeremy Allen Hester, 31, drove to the home of his ex-wife, Erin Marie Cobb, 28, and they began arguing inside. Moments after the pair walked outside, multiple gunshots were fired, witnesses told police.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, who are investigating the shooting, said that evidence gathered at the scene suggests Hester shot his ex-wife in the neck and then shot himself in the head. Police called the incident a "domestic violence-related shooting."

A neighbor who lives across the street told the Observer she heard three gunshots and then saw police cruisers rush to the home.

"I think everybody in the neighborhood called 911," she said.

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Victim’s family: No anger at soldier from Jacksonville

Victim’s family: No anger at soldier from Jacksonville
The Atlantic Beach mother of a woman shot in Alaska says she wouldn’t press charges.
By Dana Treen
The picture pulled from the refrigerator door in an Atlantic Beach apartment shows a daddy and baby cheek to cheek in the way thousands of those moments are captured.

"Does he look upset?" Christina Kulik asks, passing the photo of her son-in-law and 8-month-old granddaughter. "Does he look like he's, 'Aw, get the kid away from me?' No."

Thursday, baffled family members of Kip Lynch and his wife Raquell were left with memories like the one caught on camera and confusion over why the 21-year-old soldier would kill his wife and daughter in what police are calling murder and an attempted suicide outside an Alaska Army base.

Kulik said her daughter and Lynch met when they were in high school and even split time living with her or with his family while they were in school. He joined the Army and was on deployment in Afghanistan while she stayed home and finished a medical business course.

She joined him at his Anchorage station when he returned in February.

On Monday police there found Raquell and Kyirsta dead and Kip Lynch gravely wounded in their apartment near Fort Richardson. All had been shot, police said.

Kip Lynch remained in critical condition Thursday and may never be able to answer police questions, said Lt. Dave Parker of the Anchorage Police Department.

An account to help defer the expenses has been set up in Kulik's name at BB&T banks in Jacksonville
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Soldier suspected in double homicide of wife, baby

Soldier suspected in double homicide of wife, baby

The Associated Press
Tuesday, April 27, 2010; 6:39 PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska police say the person responsible for killing a 19-year-old woman and her 8-month-old daughter likely was the woman's husband, a military policeman who returned from Afghanistan two months ago.

The bodies of Racquell Lynch and Kyirsta Lynch were found Monday morning in their Anchorage apartment.

Military police had gone there looking for 21-year-old Spc. Kip Lynch, who had not shown up for duties at Fort Richardson Army Post.
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Soldier suspected in double homicide of wife, baby

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Man fatally shoots woman, then shoots himself at Fort Lewis


Woman fatally shot at Fort Lewis in attempted murder-suicide

A retired U.S. soldier opened fire on a female vendor during the packed lunch rush at Fort Lewis' Post Exchange, fatally wounding her before turning the gun on himself, Army officials said. The alleged shooter is in emergency surgery for a gun shot wound to the head and is listed in serious condition at Madigan Army Medical Center

Man fatally shoots woman, then shoots himself at Fort Lewis
Military police are investigating a double-shooting today at the Fort Lewis after a man fatally shot a woman inside the base's main post exchange and then shot himself.

By Lewis Kamb and Hal Bernton
Seattle Times staff reporters

Military police are investigating a double-shooting today at Fort Lewis after a man fatally shot a woman and then shot himself inside the base's main post exchange.

The woman was pronounced dead shortly after noon, officials said. The man is still being treated for a gunshot wound.

"Preliminary indications are there are two victims, one man and one woman," said Fort Lewis spokesman Joe Kubisteck. "Indications are that the man shot the woman and turned the gun on himself."
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Man fatally shoots woman, then shoots himself at Fort Lewis

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Marine dead, wife critically hurt in apparent domestic dispute

Marine dead, wife critically hurt in apparent murder-suicide
San Diego Union Tribune - United States
By Angela Lau

7:46 p.m. October 27, 2008

FALLBROOK – A young Marine sergeant is dead and his wife critically hurt in what may be the outgrowth of a marital argument, sheriff's deputies said.

According to sheriff's homicide Lt. Dennis Brugos, two sergeants from nearby Camp Pendleton had gone to the sergeant's house on Elbrook Drive near Fallbrook Street after he had failed to report to work Monday morning.

They saw cars parked at the house, but got no response when they knocked on the door. At that point, they called the Sheriff's Department, Brugos said.

A deputy forced his way inside and found the sergeant's body in the garage. He then found the sergeant's wife in a bedroom with serious head injuries, Brugos said.

The couple's two small boys were found about an hour later at the home of the couple's child care provider.
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