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Breaking News!!: Erie, PA: Nationwide manhunt for Steve W. Stephens ends with Facebook murder suspect killing himself.

Breaking News!!: Erie, PA: Nationwide manhunt for Steve W. Stephens ends with Facebook murder suspect killing himself.

The nationwide manhunt underway for Facebook murder suspect accused of shooting death of an elderly man in Cleveland, Ohio has ended on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 when his body was found in a vehicle in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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The Pennsylvania State Police confirmed that 37 year old Steve W. Stephens was spotted by employees at a McDonald’s fast food restaurant on Buffalo Road.

An employee at a McDonald’s fast food restaurant called 911 well employees held up the suspect’s order until authorities arrived.

According to TMZ, Steve W. Stephens’ order of a 20 piece McNugget and a large fry, and employees at a McDonald’s fast food restaurant made it seem the fries weren’t ready so they could buy time.

Steve W. Stephens later shot and killed himself as authorities approached his vehicle.

Steve W. Stephens was filmed himself killing an elderly man, identified as 74 year old Robert Godwin Sr., who walking along East 93rd Street collecting aluminum cans on Sunday, April 16, 2017 then posting the video on Facebook.

A nationwide manhunt was launched for Steve W. Stephens on Monday, April 17th, 2017 with the Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $30,000 for information leading to his arrest.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

News Alert!!: Cleveland, OH: Nationwide manhunt for Facebook murder suspect Steve W. Stephens.

News Alert!!: Cleveland, OH: Nationwide manhunt for Facebook murder suspect Steve W. Stephens.

A nationwide manhunt underway for Facebook murder suspect accused of shooting and killing an elderly man in Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday, April 16, 2017 then posting the video on Facebook.

The Cleveland Division of Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the United States Marshals Service are working together on the nationwide manhunt for the murder suspect, identified as 37 year old Steve W. Stephens,

According to the Cleveland Police Department, Steve W. Stephens filmed himself killing an elderly man, identified as 74 year old Robert Godwin Sr., who walking along East 93rd Street collecting aluminum cans.

Steve W. Stephens is seen in the video walking up to Robert Godwin Sr., ask him to say some name, pointed a gun at him, and shooting him.

Steve W. Stephens then is seen running to his vehicle where he then driving off leaving Robert Godwin Sr. behind on the sidewalk.

The video of the killing was then posted to Facebook where Steve W. Stephens bragged about having committed many other homicides.

The video has since been removed from Facebook, but has been spotted reported on YouTube.

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Mourners gathered at a vigil on Monday, April 17th, 2017 to remember Robert Godwin Sr., who’s described by family and friends as a man who loved his kids and would never hurt anybody.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $30,000 for information leading to Steve W. Stephens’ arrest.

Steve W. Stephens may be driving a white, 4 door 2017 Ford Fusion with temporary Ohio tags: E363630.

Steve W. Stephens has ties to Euclid, Ohio and Cleveland, Ohio.

Steve W. Stephens is considered armed and dangerous.

Anybody with information should call 911 or 1 (800) CALL-FBI.

** Tips may also be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Tips Website at: **

https://tips.fbi.gov

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Breaking News!!: Hesperia, CA: Suspect arrested in shooting of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy during gas station robbery.

Breaking News!!: Hesperia, CA: Suspect arrested in shooting of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy during gas station robbery.

A man suspected of shooting of a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy in the chest on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 in Hesperia, California has been arrested.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has identified the suspect who was arrested as 37 year old Kenneth Scott Welch from Redlands, California.

Kenneth Scott Welch was found at his home on Colton Avenue in Redlands, California and taken into police custody without incident,

Deputies responded to a robbery at 12:45am PT near a Chevron Gas Station located on Ranchero Road and Escondido Avenue.

The deputy confronted a robbery suspect at the gas station and tried to pepper-spray the man, who then brandished a gun and opened fire.

The deputy has been identified by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as Pat Higgins, who was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said that the deputy’s bulletproof vest likely saved his life.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

Needles, CA: Deputies arrested a person as detectives search for another person wanted in connection with child abuse.

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Needles, CA: Deputies arrested a person as detectives search for another person wanted in connection with child abuse.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, over a long period of time, 30 year old Suzanne Torres from Needles, California physically and emotionally abused 4 of her 6 children.

The abuse ranged from the children being beaten with objects to being forced to eat a sucker made from a marijuana by-product known as wax.

The oldest victim was kept out of school to care for her five younger siblings as Suzanne Torres and her husband, Victor Lawrence, consumed illegal drugs inside the home and often in the presence of the victims.

At approximately 11:53pm PT on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016, deputies arrested Suzanne Torres at her residence in the 1000 block of Lilyhill Drive in Needles, California.

Victor Lawrence is also wanted in connection with the abuse of the victims.

It is believed Victor Lawrence has fled the area and could be in Arizona or Utah.

Torres was booked into the Colorado River Station Jail in Needles, California on a $100,000.00 bond.

This investigation is ongoing and detectives are seeking the whereabouts of Victor Lawrence.

Anybody with information about Victor Lawrence or has additional information reference this case is urged to contact Detective Caronna at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-877- CRIME (27463) or can go the We-Tip Hotline website and leave information at: http://wetip.com

** Press Release: **

https://nixle.com/alert/5802098/

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/MediaCenter/SheriffPressReleases/PressReleasesfor2016/December/Needles-CrueltytoaChild.aspx

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News Update!!: Palm Springs, CA: Latest Information: Deadly Shooting of 2 Palm Springs Police Department Officers.

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News Update!!: Palm Springs, CA: Latest Information: Deadly Shooting of 2 Palm Springs Police Department Officers.

Here is the latest information regarding the deadly shooting of 2 Palm Springs Police Department Officers in Palm Springs, California.

** As of 9:00am PT on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016: **

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Memorial For Fallen Palm Springs Officers being held at 11:00am PT on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, California.

** Live News Coverage: NBC affiliate KMIR Channel 6: **

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** As of 11:00am PT on Sunday, October 9th, 2016: **

A news conference will be held at 11:00am PT to provide more information regarding the arrest of the suspect.

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http://livestream.com/kesq/live

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A memorial continues to grow for 2 Palm Springs Police Department Officers shot and killed in the line of duty.

 

** As of 12:51am PT on Sunday, October 9th, 2016: **

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The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department have taken into police custody the suspect in the deadly shooting of 2 law enforcement officers.

According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect surrendered peacefully to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department SWAT members and was taken into police custody after a lengthy standoff.

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The suspect has been identified as 26 year old John Felix from Palm Springs, California.

John Felix received non-life threatening injuries during this incident and was treated at a local hospital.

John Felix will be booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center, located in Riverside, California on 2 counts of murder on a peace officer.

John Felix’s booking photograph is not available at this time. The Palm Springs Police Department officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave per their department policy.

The involved officers’ names will not be released at this time.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Division took over the investigation, and the search and arrest of the shooter.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Loureiro at: 1 (760) 393-3524.

 

** As of 11:40pm PT on Saturday, October 8th, 2016: **

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A memorial is growing as the community comes and pay their respects to the fallen Palm Springs Police Department Officers who were killed by a suspect.

 

** As of 10:00pm PT on Saturday, October 8th, 2016: **

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According to the Palms Springs Police Department, at least 2 law enforcement officers are dead and another law enforcement officer was injured and is hospitalized after a shooting in Palm Springs, California.

The deadly shooting occurred just after 1:00pm PT on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at a house on the 2700 block of Cypress Avenue in Palm Springs, California.

The law enforcement officers were reportedly responding to a family disturbance call before the shooting occurred.

A woman reported that her adult son was causing a disturbance. When law enforcement officers arrived, a man threatened that he would shoot through the door.

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All 3 people were taken to a hospital, where the 2 law enforcement officers, identified as Palm Springs Police Department Officer Jose Gil Vega and Palm Springs Police Department Officer Lesley Zerebny, died from their injuries.

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According to the Palm Springs Police Department, 63 years old Jose Gil Vega was a 35 year veteran officer with the Palm Springs Police Department.

Jose Gil Vega is survived by his wife and 8 children.

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According to the Palm Springs Police Department, 27 years old Lesley Zerebny was a officer with the Palm Springs Police Department for a year and a half.

Lesley Zerebny had just returned to work after giving birth to a 4 month old baby.

Lesley Zerebny is survived by her husband, a Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy, and a child.

Several law enforcement agencies and SWAT teams were assisting with the investigation, with the police perimeter stretching several blocks.

According to the Palms Springs Police Department, the shooter who remains at large and an actively searching is happening.

The investigation was being conducted by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit.

 

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** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the families and friends of Palm Springs Police Department Officer Jose Gil Vega and Palm Springs Police Department Officer Lesley Zerebny. **

 

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​News Update!!: Linden, NJ: Latest Information: New Jersey and New York Bomber Captured.

News Update!!: Linden, NJ: Latest Information: New Jersey and New York Bomber Captured.

Here is the latest information on the capture of the bomber in the bombings in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and in Chelsea, New York.

** As of 11:20am PT on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016: **

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The suspect in the New Jersey and New York Bombings was charged on Monday hours after being captured by authorities following a shootout battle with authorities in Linden, New Jersey on Monday.

The suspect, 28 year old Ahmad Rahami, the naturalized native of Afghanistan, was charged with 5 counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer during the shootout battle that left at least 2 law enforcement officers wounded.

Authorities identify the 2 wounded law enforcement officers are Angel Padilla and Peter Hammer.Angel Padilla was shot in the torso, but he was not seriously wounded because he was wearing a bulletproof vest.

Authorities say Angel Padilla is expected to make full recoveries.It’s wasn’t clear where Peter Hammer was hit, but authorities say that Peter Hammer is expected to make full recoveries.

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According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the suspect, Ahmad Rahami, was shot 10 times, including once in the leg, was taken to a hospital by ambulance, and is expected to survive.

The suspect was seen being rolled out on a stretcher into an ambulance and was alert and conscious.Federal charges were still pending, and the United States Attorneys in New York and New Jersey will likely charge him with terrorism in the coming days.

Authorities say that a fingerprint found on one of the unexploded devices was key in leading authorities to Ahmad Rahami as a suspect in the bombings at a Marine 5K Race in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and the blast in Chelsea, New York.

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Authorities also say surveillance video appears to show the suspect on 23rd Street and 27th Street before a bomb rocked Chelsea, New York on Saturday.

 

** As of 2:00pm PT on Monday, September 19th, 2016: **

The suspect in the New York and New Jersey Bombings has been taken in police custody in Linden, New Jersey on Monday, September 19th, 2016.

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Authorities say 28 year old Ahmad Rahami was wanted in connection with a series of blasts that terrorized New York and New Jersey over the last 3 days was taken into police custody after a gun battle with law enforcement officers.

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Ahmad Rahami was shot in the leg and possibly the arm but managed to shoot a law enforcement officer in the hand and another in a bullet proof vest during the 10:30am ET confrontation in Linden, New Jersey.

The injuries sustained by Ahmad Rahami, who was being treated at a local hospital, and the law enforcement officer did not appear to be life threatening, officials.

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According to Linden Police Department Captain James Sarnacki, the search for Ahmad Rahami ended after law enforcement got a call about a man sleeping in the doorway of a local bar. When law enforcement officers arrived, a law enforcement officer tried to rouse him.

“The gentleman on the ground picked up his head, and the officer saw that he had a beard and resembled the wanted person from the poster … from the bombings,” said Linden Police Department Captain James Sarnacki.

According to Linden Police Department Captain James Sarnacki, when the law enforcement officer ordered Ahmad Rahami to show his hands, the suspect pulled out a handgun and fired one shot at the officer, striking him in the abdomen, but the law enforcement officer had a bullet-proof vest on.

The Linden Police Department Officers returned gunfire hitting Ahmad Rahami several times.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is saying that Ahmad Rahami is directly linked to bombs in New York and New Jersey.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke about the bombings during a press conference saying, “We have every reason to believe this was an act of terror.”

Ahmad Rahami, who lives in Elizabeth, New Jersey, was identified by authorities as a suspect after a fingerprint was found on the devices that failed to detonate.

Authorities also found more information that pointed to Ahmad Rahami on cell phones that were wired to the unexploded bombs.

Ahmad Rahami was not on any terror watch lists before the bombings attacks.Authorities continue to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity in both states.

After the arrest of a terror suspect, people are wondering and asking if there are other terror suspects area or if there are any terror cell operating in New York and New Jersey.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, there are no indication of a terror cell operating.

According to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, “No other individual that we’re looking for at this time.”

Meanwhile, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is saying that 5 people taken into police custody on Verrazano Bridge were not arrested and have been released.

Untied States of America President Barack Obama spoke about the terror acts on New York and New Jersey.

“Moments like this, I think it’s important to remember what terrorists and violent extremists are trying to do. They are trying to hurt innocent people and create fear in all of us, to disrupt the way we live,” said Untied States of America President Barack Obama.

Untied States of America President Barack Obama then praised New Yorkers and New Jersey residents after their states were again targeted by terror.

“Folks around here, they don’t get scared. They’re tough. they’re resilient. they go about their business every single day,” said Untied States of America President Barack Obama.

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Breaking News!!: Linden, NJ: Suspect in the New York and New Jersey Bombings has been taken in police custody.

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Breaking News!!: Linden, NJ: Suspect in the New York and New Jersey Bombings has been taken in police custody.

The suspect in the New York and New Jersey Bombings has been taken in police custody in Linden, New Jersey on Monday, September 19th, 2016.

 

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Authorities say 28 year old Ahmad Rahami was wanted in connection with a series of blasts that terrorized New York and New Jersey over the last 3 days was taken into police custody after a gun battle with law enforcement officers.

 

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Ahmad Rahami was shot in the leg and possibly the arm but managed to shoot a law enforcement officer in the hand and another in a bullet proof vest during the 10:30am ET confrontation in Linden, New Jersey.

The injuries sustained by Ahmad Rahami, who was being treated at a local hospital, and the law enforcement officer did not appear to be life threatening, officials.

 

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According to Linden Police Department Captain James Sarnacki, the search for Ahmad Rahami ended after law enforcement got a call about a man sleeping in the doorway of a local bar. When law enforcement officers arrived, a law enforcement officer tried to rouse him.

“The gentleman on the ground picked up his head, and the officer saw that he had a beard and resembled the wanted person from the poster … from the bombings,” said Linden Police Department Captain James Sarnacki.

According to Linden Police Department Captain James Sarnacki, when the law enforcement officer ordered Ahmad Rahami to show his hands, the suspect pulled out a handgun and fired one shot at the officer, striking him in the abdomen, but the law enforcement officer had a bullet-proof vest on.

The Linden Police Department Officers returned gunfire hitting Ahmad Rahami several times.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is saying that Ahmad Rahami is directly linked to bombs in New York and New Jersey.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke about the bombings during a press conference saying, “We have every reason to believe this was an act of terror.”

Ahmad Rahami, who lives in Elizabeth, New Jersey, was identified by authorities as a suspect after a fingerprint was found on the devices that failed to detonate.

Authorities also found more information that pointed to Ahmad Rahami on cell phones that were wired to the unexploded bombs.

Ahmad Rahami was not on any terror watch lists before the bombings attacks.Authorities continue to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity in both states.

After the arrest of a terror suspect, people are wondering and asking if there are other terror suspects area or if there are any terror cell operating in New York and New Jersey.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, there are no indication of a terror cell operating.

According to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, “No other individual that we’re looking for at this time.”

Meanwhile, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is saying that 5 people taken into police custody on Verrazano Bridge were not arrested and have been released.

Untied States of America President Barack Obama spoke about the terror acts on New York and New Jersey.

“Moments like this, I think it’s important to remember what terrorists and violent extremists are trying to do. They are trying to hurt innocent people and create fear in all of us, to disrupt the way we live,” said Untied States of America President Barack Obama.

Untied States of America President Barack Obama then praised New Yorkers and New Jersey residents after their states were again targeted by terror.

“Folks around here, they don’t get scared. They’re tough. they’re resilient. they go about their business every single day,” said Untied States of America President Barack Obama.

** More information is still coming into ZachNews. **