February 1, 2000 |
Kids playing with guns. Bang, some kid dies. Happens all the time. And in West Philadelphia early yesterday, 12-year-old Jameka Johnson watched her cousin die in her arms. There was Tyrea Spencer, just 13 years old, lying on the floor, blood pouring from a rifle bullet wound in her head. Nearby was the girls' friend, Lakesha Graham, the one who police say fired the rifle - accidentally - crying out, "I didn't mean to do it! I didn't mean to do it!" Jameka grabbed a blanket and put it to her cousin's head.
September 3, 1988 |
Several days before his boss was found shot to death, Anthony Matteo practiced target shooting with a .22-caliber rifle, according to a friend of his who testified yesterday in Chester County Common Pleas Court. Matteo, 19 of Byers Road, Chester Springs, and Timothy J. Flynn, 21, drove around Chester County shooting at road signs from Flynn's van on Jan. 10, Flynn testified. Three days later - on the day when Montgomery County golf pro Patrick Calandriello was robbed and slain - Matteo carried "a one-half-inch- (thick)
August 6, 1987 |
Robert Graves allegedly fired one shot from a deer rifle into the living room wall Tuesday night during an argument with his wife, Joyce. Yesterday, he pointed the rifle at his wife and the weapon discharged - striking his 2-year-old son, Allen, in the chest, police say. "I killed my baby, I killed my baby," Graves sobbed when police took him into custody at Children's Hospital, where he and his wife had driven their mortally wounded son....
December 27, 2012 |
WEBSTER, N.Y. - An ex-con is believed to have killed two firefighters with the same caliber and make military-style rifle used in the Connecticut school massacre after typing a note pledging to burn down his neighborhood and "do what I like doing best, killing people," police said Tuesday as another body, believed to be the gunman's missing sister, was found. William Spengler, 62, who served 17 years in prison for manslaughter in the 1980 hammer slaying of his grandmother, set his house afire before dawn Christmas Eve before taking a revolver, a shotgun, and a semiautomatic rifle to a sniper position outside, Police Chief Gerald Pickering said.
May 7, 1990 |
Two bullets fired in separate incidents at 16th and Spring Garden Streets nine days ago - one that wounded a 27-year-old man and the other that killed a 60-year-old woman - both came from a .22-caliber rifle, police said yesterday. Detectives said they now strongly suspect a link between the shootings, both of which appeared to be random attacks. They said, however, that they had no suspects. The police Ballistics Unit performed tests last week on the two bullets, one that lodged in the shoulder of Carnell Walker and one that pierced the arm and chest of Kathryn Hayes Carmichael.
June 14, 1989
Citing public disgust at congressional ethics, Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D., Texas) has just barred any sequel to the great tax giveaway of 1986, when billions of dollars worth of "rifle-shot" tax breaks were hidden in the tax- reform bill. The powerful Democrat, who has chaired the Finance Committee since 1987, has just told committee members that he'll oppose all such tax breaks, which are done in obscure language designed to fit just one or several enterprises or investors. Thanks to Mr. Bentsen's clear stand, Congress won't be cheating the average taxpayer anytime soon by slipping tax breaks to a select few. As Mr. Bentsen is saying, clearly though belatedly, the practice combines two fundamental wrongs.
June 3, 2010 |
Police are looking for two men who opened fire with semiautomatic rifles on a South Philadelphia street early today, killing a man. The shooting erupted on the 1200 block of South 21st Street in the Point Breeze section about 3:10 a.m., police said. Witnesses told police two men armed with rifles ran out from Titan Street and then opened fire on a man standing with a group of people. The victim, who was in his early 20s, fled, but was hit in the leg, chest and back. He was taken in critical condition to the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, but doctors could not save him and he died at 4:48 a.m., police said.
May 3, 2013 |
BURKESVILLE, Ky. - In southern Kentucky, where children get their first guns even before they start first grade, Stephanie Sparks paid little attention as her 5-year-old son, Kristian, played with the rifle he was given last year. Then, as she stepped onto the front porch while cleaning the kitchen, "she heard the gun go off," a coroner said. In a horrific accident Tuesday that shocked a rural area far removed from the national debate over gun control, the boy had killed his 2-year-old sister, Caroline, with a single shot to the chest.
April 14, 2011
1COPS: MAN SHOT MOM WITH RIFLE A man was arrested for allegedly shooting his mother with a rifle yesterday morning at their Kensington home, according to police. Emmanuel Butler, 34, allegedly shot his 54-year-old mother in the left shoulder about 10:30 a.m. in their second-floor apartment on Allegheny Avenue near G Street, police said. She was taken to Temple University Hospital, where she was listed in critical condition. Police said that Butler was disabled, but it was not immediately clear if his disability was mental or physical, a police spokeswoman said.
February 19, 1996 |
Police have arrested on charges of aggravated assault and related offenses a 43-year-old neighbor of the family whose home was peppered with bullets last week. Michael Iannuzzi of the 100 block of Bedford Lane was arraigned before District Justice David Keightly and sent to Montgomery County prison Thursday after he did not post $10,000 bail, police said. According to court documents, Iannuzzi told police that he was holding his rifle in his bedroom when it accidentally went off. Then, he said, he hid the rifle in his attic so police would not find it, the court documents state.