Imagine sitting in your own apartment, minding your own business, and a uniformed police officer enters your apartment, shoots and kills you, because they mistook YOUR apartment for theirs. Hard to even imagine something like this, but this is where we are in 2018.
On Thursday evening around 10 pm. a police officer with the Dallas PD walked into an apartment about a quarter-mile from the precinct she works at after she had just finished her shift. USA Today (@USAToday) reports, the officer then pulled out her firearm and shot and killed the man inside the apartment, who has been identified as 26-year old, Botham Shem Jean. Who was the legal resident of the apartment. Jean died at the hospital later on from his injuries.
Shown in photo: 26-year old Botham Shem Jean
Dallas PD has yet to release any more details about the shooting, including the officers’ identity, and how the f*ck did she not realize that she was in someone else’s apartment? Did you shop for the exact same furniture and decorate the exact same way? The Dallas PD said they were currently conducting an internal investigation. In the meantime, the officer is out on paid administrative leave.
Four people were reported killed and multiple others are reported injured after a gunman opened fire at an EA Madden tournament in Jacksonville Florida.
USA TODAY (@USAToday) reports, Sheriff Mike Williams confirmed that there had been “multiple” fatalities, although he refused to place a number on the amount of deceased persons. Multiple media outlets reported the number of deceased at four. It’s not clear if the alleged shooter, who has been described as a white male, was counted among the deceased.
Even though the shooter has been reported as deceased, spectators and participants who were at the event were still hiding inside of the riverfront mall where the event was taking place.
“We are finding many people hiding in locked areas at the Landing. We ask you to stay calm, stay where you are hiding. SWAT is doing a methodical search inside the Landing. We will get to you. Please don’t come running out.” The sheriff’s office said.
The shooting occurred at the Jacksonville Landing Complex. The event was a qualifying event for the Madden Tournament being held at the GLHF Game Bar. The Jacksonville Landing is a marketplace with multiple stores and restaurants in downtown Jacksonville along the St. Johns River.
50 Cent, Tekashi69, and a few other big names in rap found themselves in harm’s way when someone drove by the set of the video they were filming in Brooklyn, and licked off at least 11 shots before they sped off and disappeared into the night.
TMZ (@tmz) reported, the shooting happened around 10:30 pm in Brooklyn as the rappers were filming a video. Rappers Casanova and Uncle Murda were also on set to make an appearance in the video. A white Porsche that allegedly had New Jersey license plates rolled up, and at least one shooter began letting off shots from the vehicle. No one was hit in the shooting. Police found at least 11 shell casings at the scene and said the shooter likely used a 9mm semi-automatic in the shooting. Police are reviewing surveillance video from the scene. So far, there are no suspects or motives. No word on if one of the rappers were the target of the shooter, or someone else at the video shoot.
NEW ORLEANS, LA
3 people were killed and 7 more were injured after gunfire erupted outside of a daiquiri shop in New Orleans, just about three miles from the French Quarter.
NBC News (@NBC News) reported, police accounts believe that there were two shooters. Police also believe that the reckless attack was personal.
“Two individuals clothed with what we believe to be hoods, approached from behind, right in front of the daiquiri shop right behind us, and opened fire, one with, we believe, a rifle and one with a handgun on the crowd. We believe they actually stood over one of the individuals and fired multiple rounds and then after that fled. This has to be personal. Firing indiscriminately into a crowd? Shooting 10 people? Killing three? That’s personal, it doesn’t get more personal and we take it personal, whoever did this, you should know that the law enforcement takes it personal and we’re coming for you.” New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harris told reporters on Saturday.
Two women and one man were pronounced dead at the scene. The seven injured were taken to area hospitals to be treated. One person remains in critical condition.