1 person dead, suspect in custody following shooting at Denver protests: Police

first_imgkali9/iStockBY: Meredith Deliso, ABC News(DENVER) — One man was killed and a male suspect is in custody following a shooting at a protest in Denver Saturday, authorities said.The shooting occurred in the courtyard near the Denver Art Museum, officials said. Police initially said one victim was transported to the hospital and their condition was unknown. Denver police later said they were investigating the incident as a homicide.The shooting occurred at 3:37 p.m. local time, police said. The shooting followed a “verbal altercation,” Division Chief Joe Montoya said at a press briefing Saturday evening. Two guns and a can of mace were recovered at the scene, he said.The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said.The Denver Police Department later tweeted that the suspect is a private security guard and has “no affiliation with Antifa.”KUSA, the NBC affiliate in Denver, said the security guard was working for them at the time of the shooting. A producer for the station was also taken into custody, KUSA said, but later released and was not involved in the shooting.“A private security guard who was hired by 9NEWS is the suspect detained by DPD,” the station said in a statement. “It has been the practice of 9NEWS for a number of months to hire private security to accompany staff at protests.”Montoya had said a second person who was initially taken into custody after the shooting was found to not be involved.Two competing protests were scheduled Saturday afternoon at Denver’s Civic Center Park, where the museum is located. One event, called “BLM-Antifa Soup Drive,” was hosted by the Denver Communists and other groups, according to a Facebook event page. The other, dubbed a “Patriot Muster” rally, called on patriots to “stand up” and “show up” in promotional materials.Montoya had said it was unclear whether either person, the victim or suspect, was involved in the protests.The protests drew a large police presence to the area Saturday.“There was a large presence because we had two groups with opposing views, and we know that can always get very tense, and there’s always potential for violence,” Montoya said.ABC News’ Matthew Fuhrman and Jeff Cook contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Jamaicans fearful as crime grips the country

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says a military type operation is needed to deal with the criminal activities in sections of Clarendon, a parish located on the south of the island as Opposition leader Dr. Peter Phillips plans to meet with the police hierarchy to discuss the crime situation in Jamaica..Phillips said crime in the area had surpassed the capabilities of a Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) after the Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mike Henry, called for the ZOSO operations after two police officers were shot and injured during a confrontation with armed bandits on Sunday.Henry, who is also the parliamentary representative for the area, had also suggested that the authorities implement a State of Public Emergency.Military operation needed But Chang said a military operation other than a ZOSO is required to deal with the criminal gangs.“ZOSO is a community-based operation. This is a criminal gang, heavily armed, which requires a response that is much different from a ZOSO. You have to chase them, hunt them down, find them and hopefully apprehend them. But if they respond, then the police will be prepared to do what they have to do. This is not a ZOSO operation. This is a military operation.Chang said if “the country needs to appreciate the severity of what the police face, they are armed with assault rifles and appear that certain M-16 they were using have what they call bomb stop magazines which carry 100 rounds. That is not the kind of thing a ZOSO deals with, this requires armed response but guided by intelligence and investigation that can make sure we find the right criminals,” he said.The May Pen Chamber of Commerce and Industry has expressed outrage at Sunday’s daylight robbery by the armed gunmen and the president of the private sector group, Winsome Witter said that the Chamber had invested in a closed circuit television (CCTV) system “some years ago” which should have been able to assist in allowing for a quicker response to incidents of crime and violence in the parish.Blatant disregard for law and orderShe said the business community as well as residents in May Pen are fearful because “it is not business as usual” and the criminals are showing “a sense of blatant disregard for law and order.“No one feels safe at this time,” she said, adding “there’s need for high police intervention”.PNP seeks urgent, effective measuresMeanwhile, the People’s National Party (PNP) said it wants urgent and effective steps taken to stem the deteriorating law and order situation across the country.The party said that Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips will be seeking a meeting with Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson on the situation and wants to know the Commissioner’s plans to reassure and protect the nation.Opposition spokesman on National Security Fitz Jackson said despite the presence of the State of Emergency in three western parishes, hardened and apparently well-trained criminals have continued their murderous rampage, carrying out daylight robberies.last_img read more

Two arrested in separate police operations

first_imgA River Street man was arrested on Friday following a search of his residenceTwo individuals were on Friday arrested following two separate search operations by the Task Force of the Dominica Police Force.Jovin Williams, 24, of Gutter village in Goodwill has been granted bail after he was charged with possession of two firearms and possession of ammunition. He was arrested during a search operation by the Task Force, on Friday 1st November at Gutter Village. One double barrel 12 gauge shotgun with 8 rounds of ammunition and one 9mm pistol with 4 rounds of .380 ammunition was found and seized during the operation. Williams appeared before a Roseau Magistrate’s Court on November 1, and was granted bail. He is expected to reappear at a Roseau Magistrate’s court on November 7, 2013.Meanwhile, a River Street man has been arrested after members of the Task Force conducted a search at his residence on Friday 1st November, shortly after 11 am. One .38 revolver with 5 rounds of ammunition and a quantity of cannabis was found and seized during the operation. He has not yet been charged, hence his identity cannot be revealed. He is expected to appear in a magistrate’s court for arraignment next week. Dominica Vibes News 56 Views   6 comments Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews Two arrested in separate police operations by: – November 1, 2013 Share Tweetlast_img read more

Former Hog Martrell Spaight drafted by Washington

first_imgMartrell SpaightMartrell SpaightFAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Univ. of Ark.) – Arkansas linebacker Martrell Spaight has been selected by the Washington Redskins with the fifth pick of the fifth round (141st overall) in the 2015 National Football League Draft.Spaight is the 23rd Razorback linebacker to be selected in the NFL draft and the 13th player to be drafted to the Redskins.The North Little Rock, Arkansas native is the sixth Razorback to be drafted under second-year head coach Bret Bielema. In his eight-year coaching career, Bielema has had three of his linebackers selected in the draft.Spaight transferred to Arkansas for his junior campaign after spending two seasons at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College. After recording just 22 tackles his junior season, Spaight completed his senior campaign as the Southeastern Conference leading tackler and a consensus first team All-SEC selection with 128 total stops on the year.Spaight is the first Razorback to lead the SEC in tackles and was the first Arkansas linebacker to be named to the coaches’ first team All-SEC team since Sam Olajubutu in 2006. His 128 tackles were the most tackles for a Razorback since 2003 and was good for 13th on the program’s single season chart.WHAT THEY ARE SAYING:“Was a two-time JUCO All-American. Plays downhill and will attack his gap. Physical at line of scrimmage and had several tackles for losses. Sees past blockers and displays good ball awareness. Uses his hands to disengage from blockers and is a leverage linebacker. Aggressive in man coverage toward the boundaries.” – NFL.com“Shorter than ideal but possesses a compact, well-developed frame. Reacts quickly once he locates the football, showing impressive burst to slip through traffic and very good closing speed. Light on his feet and balanced, making Spaight an effective open-field tackler who can deliver a pop and force the ball out (two forced fumbles in 2014). Flexible, coordinated athlete who scrapes the edge cleanly. Developing recognition for coverage but reacts well to the ball when in position, showing good hand-eye coordination to slap it away as the receiver attempts to pull it in. Speed and aggression project well to the NFL, especially on special teams or as a chase linebacker. Raw athleticism worthy of developing.” – CBSSports.comFor more information on Arkansas football, follow @RazorbackFB.last_img read more