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« Reply #435 on: May 28, 2020, 11:11:14 am »
Thursday, 28th May 2o2o
White Man Arrested After Allegedly Grabbing Reporter and Shouting Profanity While She Was Live On-Air
by Ashley Boucher





An Illinois man has been arrested after allegedly grabbing a television reporter while she was giving a live news update.

During Gaynor Hall's live shoot on Saturday's 10 p.m. WGN News broadcast, 20-year-old Eric Farina "grabbed the reporter around her shoulders and uttered a profane and disturbing statement," according to a Shorewood police news release obtained by PEOPLE Wednesday.

The incident took place while Hall, 37, was reporting on wind damage about 45 miles south of Chicago, NBC News reported.

Farina has been charged with disorderly conduct and battery, according to the news release.

"Shorewood Detectives located Farina on Sunday morning at his residence," the police statement said.

"Farina made a full confession and was placed under arrest, bonded, and released."

Farina was released on a $2,500 recognizance bond.

It was not clear if Farina has legal representation, or if he has entered a plea.

Hall asked for help identifying her assailant on Fakebook Saturday, later updating the post for the public's help in identifying him.

"Thanks to your help, he was identified and arrested. Thank you all so much for your kind words and support. I am ok and I appreciate you more than you know," she wrote.


"A brief note to the young man who jumped in my liveshot tonight: It was not funny," Hall previously wrote, sharing a still from the broadcast of Farina's face.


"You violated my personal space. You grabbed me. You scared me. Was it worth it?"

Fellow WGN reporter Jackie Bange also asked for help finding out Farina's identity.

"To the good people of Shorewood: do you recognize this guy??" Bange wrote on Fakebook Saturday, sharing the same photo. "He just assaulted our reporter during her 10pm live shot. He’s an absolute idiot and should be charged with assault!"















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Re: THE "WHO CAUGHT A CASE TODAY" THREAD
« Reply #436 on: June 02, 2020, 01:59:17 pm »
Tuesday, 2nd May 2o2o
CASTLEVANIA
by Luke Money



Authorities are investigating whether a convicted murderer who claimed to be an ancient vampire and drank the blood of his victims after slashing their throats may have killed a fellow inmate in a prison shower.

Joshua Rudiger, 42, has been placed into segregated housing pending an investigation, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Authorities say he was in the showers at the California Health Care Facility in Stockton at the same time that 40-year-old Aaron Coderre was attacked.


Prison staff found Coderre unresponsive about 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

They attempted to revive him, but he "succumbed to an injury consistent with being attacked by a weapon," authorities said.

The death is being investigated as a homicide.

Coderre was serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole for first-degree attempted murder, authorities said.

Rudiger, of Oakland, was convicted of second-degree murder and assault after attacking four homeless San Francisco residents in 1998 so he could drink their blood, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

One of Rudiger's victims died after he slashed her throat, the newspaper reported.



According to the Chronicle, Rudiger has a history of mental illness and told police in a videotaped statement that he was a 2,000-year-old vampire.

During the trial, Rudiger's attorney said his client drank his victims' blood to obtain "vitality," the newspaper reported at the time.

Rudiger was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole, according to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The facility where he is being held provides mental and medical health care "to inmates who have the most severe and long-term needs," department officials said.
























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Re: THE "WHO CAUGHT A CASE TODAY" THREAD
« Reply #437 on: June 04, 2020, 03:37:36 pm »
Thursday, 4th June 2o2o
White Man who drew bow and arrow on Salt Lake City protesters charged with three felonies
by Nate Carlisle





Prosecutors on Thursday charged Brandon E. McCormick, who is seen on video driving his car to Saturday’s downtown protest and aiming a bow and arrow at demonstrators, with two felony weapons counts and one count of aggravated assault.

All three counts are Utah’s lowest grade of felony and are each punishable by up to five years in prison.

McCormick was also charged with a misdemeanor count of threatening or using a weapon in a fight.


That count carries up to a year in jail.

The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office, which filed the charges, also asked a warrant be issued for McCormick’s arrest with bail set at $100,000.

There was no record of McCormick being booked into the county jail as of 3:30 p.m.

McCormick created one of the most-talked-about scenes on a day when hundreds of protesters gathered near Salt Lake City Hall and the downtown library to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and against racism and police violence.

He parked his car in front of the library on the corner where many of the demonstrators had gathered and exited the vehicle.


Then he lifted his bow and aimed an arrow at those around him.



The crowd responded by attacking McCormick and flipping his car.

The vehicle was burned.


Police pulled McCormick out of the melee.

Police arrested scores of people Saturday and Sunday in relation to the protests.

McCormick wasn’t one of them, though Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown promised his department would investigate McCormick.

Brown asked witnesses and anyone with video to come forward.

Although prosecutors decide whether to file charges, police in Utah can arrest and book into jail anyone based on probable cause that the suspect committed a crime.

Some of Saturday’s demonstrators have complained that McCormick, who is white, should have been arrested immediately.

Midvale resident Sky Montiero, who describes herself as being of mixed race, said she saw McCormick draw the bow and arrow.

Failing to take him directly to jail, she said, makes the demonstrators’ point about bias at the Salt Lake City Police Department.

















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« Reply #438 on: June 06, 2020, 11:40:59 am »
Saturday, 6th June 2o2o
Cyclist caught on video assaulting 3 people posting flyers in support of Black Lives Matter arrested

by Mallika Kallingal





Police in Maryland have arrested and charged the cyclist who was caught on video Monday accosting three people posting flyers in support of Black Lives Matter.

Sixty-year-old Anthony Brennan III of Kensington, Maryland, has been arrested and charged with three counts of second-degree assault, according to the Maryland-National Capital Park Police.


The incident took place on Monday when a man and two women were walking the Capital Crescent Trail in Montgomery County posting flyers in support of Black Lives Matter.

According to police, the suspect started to argue with them about the flyers and forcibly grabbed some flyers from one of the victims.



He then pushed his bicycle towards the male victim causing him to fall to the ground, according to police.

The male victim recorded the entire incident.

After the incident Maryland-National Capital Park Police asked the public for help finding the suspect and community members sent in hundreds of tips over the past few days.

Police used various sources to further corroborate that information before identifying Brennan.

Park police contacted Brennan and his legal counsel on Friday and they consented to having Brennan's home searched while members of the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office and Park Police were present.

Police say they found and seized evidence at the home.

Police then served Brennan with an arrest warrant Friday evening, after he had voluntarily turned himself in, a police statement said.


The Maryland-National Capital Park Police has thanked the victims for their courage and civic engagement for coming forward in the matter.

They also thanked the community for coming forth with tips and information.

The man who shot the video of the cyclist confronting him and his friends while posting the signs has asked CNN not to identify him for fear of retaliation.

















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« Reply #439 on: June 09, 2020, 10:22:34 am »
Tuesday, 9th June 2o2o
Pit bull killing in Holly Hill draws criminal charges

by Frank Fernandez




A Holly Hill man could have remained inside his house and called police when his neighbor's pit bull scaled a fence and ran loose on his yard, police said, but instead he shot the dog dead.

Police said that late last month Daniel Robinson got his gun, walked outside and shot the dog, and in the process also endangered a child nearby.

He was arrested Monday.

Robinson, 53, said in an interview with The News-Journal on Tuesday that he was just defending himself from the vicious pit bull which he said had attacked him and others previously.

Robinson has no prior arrest record in Volusia County. "We all know the reason for that!"

He is charged with animal cruelty and infliction of physical or mental injury to a child, both felonies, and discharging a firearm in public, a misdemeanor.

He was arrested Monday and released from the Volusia County Branch Jail after posting $6,500 bail.

Robinson, who said he is a disabled Army veteran, said in a phone interview that the dog had previously menaced him and two other neighbors who lived down the street.

He said he had repeatedly warned the family about the dog and had reported its past behavior to police.

He said the last time the dog was in his yard he remained inside as the pit bull pushed its nose through a screen door.

"I told the cops and anyone who would listen, 'Hey the next time, I'm shooting the dog.' I can shoot a man who is attacking me but, I guess for some reason, I can't shoot a dog."

The incident happened about 11:30 a.m. May 29th on Marlene Drive.

Robinson was putting his lawnmower in his shed when the neighbor's pit bull dragged an anchor out of the ground and became free, a report said.


The dog next scaled a 6-foot wooden privacy fence, the report said.

Robinson yelled at his neighbor Teresa Culver, who was with her son, to get the dog or he would shoot it, the report said.



The son tried to pull the dog back but the dog got free of the harness and into Robinson's yard, the report said.

Robinson went inside his house and walked back out with a gun, firing twice and striking the dog, the report said.

Both Culver and her son were standing nearby when Robinson shot the dog, the report said.

"Robinson believes he was in his rights to defend himself against his neighbor's dog even though he could have stayed in the house and called police," the report said.




















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Re: THE "WHO CAUGHT A CASE TODAY" THREAD
« Reply #440 on: June 10, 2020, 09:05:51 am »
Wednesday, 10th June 2o2o
White ___itch Arrested After Spitting in Teen’s Face at Protest
by K.C. Baker




A Wisconsin lawyer was arrested twice in a span of 24 hours after allegedly spitting in the face of a young protester at a rally on Saturday and then pushing a protester and kneeing an arresting officer in the groin on Sunday, say police.

On Saturday afternoon at about 4:30 p.m., attorney Stephanie Rapkin, 64, of Shorewood, a suburb of Milwaukee, showed up at a peaceful protest on N. Oakland Ave. and parked her car across the road, blocking the march, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Leaving the car in the middle of the road, Rapkin got out and walked up to protesters, where she was caught on camera shouting at them, Patch.com reports.

When protesters asked her to move her car, Rapkin spit on Eric Patrick Lucas III, 17, a Shorewood High School junior who helped organize the rally and march, the Journal Sentinel reports.

Onlookers were stunned.

"I continue to be mentally and physically shaken to be assaulted by an adult in my community during the pandemic," Lucas said later, ABC 7  reports.

"Again and again, I am viewed not as a child but as a color."

Rapkin, a probate and estate planning lawyer, was arrested on Saturday night “for spitting on a juvenile male during a verbal altercation that took place in the 4000 block of Oakland Avenue,” the Shorewood Police Department says in a press release.

She is charged with suspicion of battery and disorderly conduct.

Her bail was set at $950.

She was not taken to the Milwaukee County Jail for this initial arrest because of COVID-19 policies.

On Sunday, she was arrested again after allegedly pushing an Ithaca college student in front of her house.

On Sunday at 3:41 p.m., police were called about a battery that had allegedly taken place in front of a residence in Shorewood, police say in the press release.

The student was among a group protesting in front of Rapkin’s home when she “came out and engaged in a verbal altercation with the protesters,” the release says.

“The victim reported the suspect then slapped both of her hands on the victim’s chest and physically pushed him” and went back inside her house, the release says.

After “numerous unsuccessful attempts,” officers were finally able to make contact with Rapkin.

When they told her she was under arrest for battery and disorderly conduct, she allegedly “became physically resistive” when one of the officers tried to handcuff her.

During the struggle, Rapkin allegedly kneed one of the officers in the groin, the release says.

Rapkin is seen on video being led backward from her home to the car by officers who escorted her by her elbows.

She was taken to the Shorewood Police Department to finish being booked.

It is unclear if Rapkin has retained an attorney who can speak on her behalf.

Sherwood Police contacted the Milwaukee County Jail who said staff “would be willing to accept the suspect into custody for this incident,” the release says.

Shorewood police will be seeking charges of battery, disorderly conduct, resisting an officer and battery to a law enforcement officer, the release says.

A complaint has been filed with the State Office of Lawyer Regulation, claiming multiple violations.

State Representative David Bowen, who attended the protest, has called for Rapkin to be disbarred, the Journal Sentinel reports.
















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« Reply #441 on: June 12, 2020, 04:33:14 pm »
Friday, 12th June 2o2o
white Man Charged With Threatening To Burn Down Black Church
by Pete Williams




Federal and state authorities arrested a North Carolina man Friday on charges of threatening to burn down a Black church in Virginia.

John Malcolm Bareswill, 63, of Catawba, North Carolina, telephoned the church in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on the morning of June 7th, several days after one of the church leaders took part in a prayer vigil and demonstration related to the death of George Floyd, according to court documents.

Two people in the church who heard the call said the man told them, "you niggers need to shut up" and threatened to set fire to the church.

Investigators checked phone records and discovered that the church received one call that morning and traced the number to a cellphone belonging to Bareswill, who works in Virginia Beach.

He told them he did not call any churches that morning and that he was asleep at the time, they said.

But a review of the phone showed that Bareswill had searched for information about predominately Black churches in the area, including the one that received the call, according to the court documents.

His cellphone data also revealed that a call to the church was placed the morning of June 7th.

"No one should be made to fear for their safety or the safety of their church for speaking out, and we will seek justices for victims of those who allegedly violate that right," said G. Zachary Terwilliger, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, where the charges were filed.



















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« Reply #442 on: June 16, 2020, 08:40:25 am »
Tuesday, 16th June 2o2o
5 White People Are Charged With Hate Crimes
by Rebeka Riess and Hollie Silverman




Five people have been charged with hate crimes in Virginia and the black pastor they are accused of attacking is no longer facing charges for pulling out a gun during the incident.

Leon McCray Sr. was arrested and charged with brandishing a firearm during a June 1st incident in the town of Edinburg in Shenandoah County, a news release from the Shenandoah County sheriff said.

McCray, a 61-year-old pastor at Lighthouse Church & Marketplace Ministries International, told CNN affiliate WHSV that the incident started when he noticed two people dragging a refrigerator toward the dumpsters at an apartment building he owns in Edinburg.

When he confronted them and asked them to leave they "got irate" with him before leaving and then returned with three more people who began to threaten him and use "all types of racial slurs," McCray told WHSV.

He told the station the group began using "racial epithets and nigger," saying,



"your Black life, your M-F Black life don't make, it doesn't make a difference in this country, it doesn't make a difference to me, and we will kill you."

McCray pulled out his weapon after the group surrounded him and one man began headbutting him, he told WHSV.

"It got to the point where this is really getting really, really bad," he told the affiliate.

"I couldn't leave, I couldn't do anything, and with the threats, I felt to save my life, I had to draw my gun."

However, when deputies arrived they arrested McCray and no one else.

Two supervisors in the sheriff's office have been placed on unpaid administrative leave and an administrative review has been launched into their handling of the incident, Sheriff Timothy Carter said in a video message.

Carter met with McCray on June 3rd to discuss the incident.

Following the meeting, Carter met with the Shenandoah Commonwealth's Attorney, who agreed that the charge against McCray was unwarranted and dropped it.

"After talking with him about the incident, it was apparent to me that the charge of brandishing was certainly not appropriate," Carter said.

"If I were faced with similar circumstances, I would have probably done the same thing."

"I want the people of Shenandoah County to know I and the Sheriff's Office staff appreciate and care about the minority communities, and especially our black community, in Shenandoah County," he said.


"Also, I continue to support and recognize the importance of your Constitutional rights, especially your 2nd Amendment right to protect yourself and your family."

All five people accused in the attack were arrested Thursday and face a variety of charges related to the attack, including hate crime charges, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

Donny Salyers, 43, and Dennis Salyers, 26, were charged with felony abduction, assault-hate crime, assault by mob, and assault and battery.


Farrah Salyers, 42, was charged with felony abduction, assault-hate crime, and assault by mob.

Christopher Sharp, 57, was charged with felony abduction, assault-hate crime, assault by mob, and trespassing.

Amanda Salyers, 26, was charged with assault-hate crime, assault by mob, and trespassing.

The Salyerses and Sharp are being held without bond and the investigation is ongoing, the sheriff said.

 



















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« Reply #443 on: June 18, 2020, 09:35:19 am »
Thursday, 18th June 2o2o
white man unlawfully discharges weapon into motorists' vehicle

by Joshua Rhett Miller





A furious, gun-toting Texas man shot another man’s car after he mistakenly drove onto his driveway — and threatened to blast the startled driver in the “f–king head,” wild video shows.

Michael Alan Truelock, 50, of Honey Grove, faces up to 20 years in prison on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the July 2019 encounter in Fannin County, where he’s due back in court next month.

A newly released 45-second clip shows the heated encounter between Truelock and Charles Landers, who was looking for a place to fish as he drove along a roadway in northeast Texas when he apparently made a wrong turn onto the man’s property.

“I didn’t know this was your house,” Landers tells Truelock as the man holds him at gunpoint, video shows.

“Yeah, you f–king did, too!” Truelock replies.

“No, I did not,” Landers insists, further aggravating the armed man as he tries to leave. “I’ma — I’ma go now.”

“No, you’re gonna f–king end up dead,” Truelock replies.

“That’s what’s fixin’ to happen to you.”

Truelock then threatens to shoot Landers in the head, telling him,

“You ain’t driving nowhere.”

“I promise you, I’ll put it in your f–king head,” Truelock continues in the video.

“You’re in my driveway.”

Landers claims he was actually parked on the road, but Truelock is unmoved, according to the footage.

“Put it in f–king park right now,” Truelock tells Landers.

“’Cause you’re fixin’ to go to jail … Put it in park or I’ll put a f–king bullet in your head!”


Landers then drives off as Truelock opens fire, hitting the man’s car, video shows.

Landers was left so terrified by the confrontation that he reportedly crashed into a nearby ditch.

Truelock was indicted by a grand jury in October, Fannin County District Attorney Richard Glaser told The Post.

In addition to 20 years in prison, he faces up to a $10,000 fine if convicted, Glaser said.

A message seeking comment from Truelock’s attorney was not immediately returned Tuesday.














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« Reply #444 on: June 18, 2020, 06:10:08 pm »
Thursday, 18th June 2o2o
Sucka who sucker-punched a peaceful Black Lives Matter protester in Ohio Arrested
by Brian Niemietz







Police have identified the 64-year-old biker who sucker punched a seemingly peaceful Black Lives Matter protester in Ohio as Johnnie Bryon Devault, according to an affidavit posted to The Smoking Gun.

The protester, identified by the Clermont Sun as Nicholas Reardon, is seen on video surrounded by an unruly group of counter protesters who reportedly arrived on motorcycles.

The mob surrounds the man, chanting “USA” and berating him with obscenities.

While the victim calmly looks forward at the angry counterprotesters, the scrawny assailant punches him in the back of his head.

A police officer standing in front of the man claimed not to have experienced the attack.

He pointed for Reardon to leave the area, which Reardon did.

Cops in Bethel, Ohio, roughly 30 miles from Cincinnati, are on the hunt for Devault, thanks to video of the incident.

“During a Black Lives Matter Protest Johnnie Byron Devault did punch a protester in the back of his head in an attempt to cause physical harm. This incident was recorded on several devises (sic) and surrendered to police as evidence of a crime,” the affidavit reads.

“Several crime tips from the public assisted in identifying Johnnie.”

Devault lives 15 miles from where the protest took place, but was at one point registered to vote in Florida, where he was twice charged with driving without a license.
















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« Reply #445 on: June 19, 2020, 06:43:03 am »
Friday, 19th June 2o2o
White Virginia man arrested after pointing AR-15 at Black men
by Blue Telusma






A Virginia man has been charged after he pointed an assault rifle at a group of Black men who’d simply parked near his home.

According to reports, Sunday evening the group of men were riding their motorcycles when they decided to take a break and pull into a nearby neighborhood, Whelan Ridge Estates.

However, they say within minutes of making the stop, a creepy white guy came out and pointed his semi-automatic rifle at them, accusing them of trespassing.

The man, who was later identified as Dennis Lee Berry, allegedly cocked and seemingly loaded his AR-15 as he approached the squad making threats.


A portion of the confrontation was captured, which shows the group, four of whom are Black,  attempting to talk Berry down and inquiring as to why he seemed so primed to shoot then.

The men also pointed out they actually didn’t appear to be on his property.

In the clip, Berry can be heard saying “I’m gonna take you out first,” to which one of the riders responds,

“I used to live down the street, so why are you pointing a gun at us.”

Fortunately, law enforcement showed up to deescalate the situation before Berry was able to make good on his promise.
He was ultimately arrested for brandishing a firearm.


He was later released on bond and his rifle was seized as evidence.
















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« Reply #446 on: June 19, 2020, 11:24:01 am »
Friday, 19th June 2o2o
white guy arrested after threatening the Black Lives Matter movement

by WWSB (an ABC News affiliate)






(SARASOTA COUNTY, Florida) - A Nokomis man is in jail after sheriff’s officials say he posted several threatening messages on social media targeted at the Black Lives Matter movement.
 

An anonymous tip led officials to posts on Instagram and Snapchat by Quintin Adkins, 22.

The videos appeared to depict Adkins brandishing, loading, and firing several weapons including at least three assault rifles, while threatening to attend a Black Lives Matter demonstration with the intention of shooting everyone in attendance.
 
Detectives located Adkins Thursday and took him into custody on a single count of Written Threats to Kill.


The statute was amended in 2018 after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting to include threats of mass shootings or terrorism.

He was booked into the Sarasota County Correctional Facility where he remains without bond.










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« Reply #447 on: June 20, 2020, 12:35:53 pm »
Saturday, 20th June 2o2o
Florida man is dead after asking friend, ‘What, are you going to shoot me?’
by Brian Niemietz





“What, are you going to shoot me?”

Those are believed to be the last words 26-year-old Florida man Sean Cook asked his pal Shea Harkins before a rifle shot took his life and landed his buddy in jail, according to WFLA.

The pair were playing video games at Harkins’ Palm Harbor, Florida home Thursday evening when the host started showing off a Colt M4 rifle he’d been customizing.

Harkins, also 26, reportedly pointed the gun he believed to have been unloaded at Cook’s chest.

Cook then asked Harkins, apparently kidding, if he planned to shoot him.

Later claiming he didn’t know there was a bullet in the rifle’s chamber, Harkins reportedly did just that.

“Victim and (defendant) are best friends,” according to a police report obtained by the Daily News.


“(Defendant) was showing off a new attachment to his Colt M4 rifle (and) attempted to clear the firearm, but did not.”

Cook was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, roughly an hour after being shot.

Harkins was charged with manslaughter and jailed in Pinellas County, west of Tampa.

The police report made it clear there was no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved.













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« Reply #448 on: June 20, 2020, 01:17:10 pm »
Saturday, 20th June 2o2o
WHITE WOMAN HUNT!






According to Atlanta Fire Rescue, "An arrest warrant has been issued by Atlanta Fire Investigators for Ms. Natalie White. She has been identified as a suspect in the arson fire that burned down the Wendy’s Restaurant (125 University Ave) on Saturday, June 13th. Call 404-577-TIPS or 1-800-282-5804 with any info."

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« Reply #449 on: June 20, 2020, 08:43:12 pm »
Saturday, 20th June 2o2o
Rent-A-Cop is facing manslaughter charges
by Minyvonne Burke and Cristian Santana






A white security guard is facing manslaughter charges in the fatal shooting of a Black man in a Tulsa motel parking lot earlier this month.

The guard, Christopher Straight, was taken into custody on June 6 and charged with first-degree manslaughter for the death of Carlos Carson that day, according to a Tulsa police statement and police homicide unit Lt. Brandon Watkins.

Police were called to the Knights Inn around noon for a report of a shooting.

Authorities said in a fakebook statement that Straight had been involved in an altercation with Carson.

"Based on our investigation, we discovered that the victim was walking past the suspect's vehicle when the suspect emerged and sprayed the victim with pepper spray, seemingly without warning," the statement said.

Straight and Carson got into a fight and Straight pulled out a pistol and shot Carson, who died at the scene, according to the police statement.

Carson, 36, was a guest at the motel and was planning to book a room for another night when he went to speak with the manager about his car being vandalized, his brother, Ananias Carson, told NBC News on Saturday.

Carlos Carson wanted the manager to look at the security footage, but the manager said he needed to contact the police, the brother said.

Ananias said his brother got upset and the two men exchanged words.

Ananias Carson, who is a Tulsa police officer, said he believes his brother was walking back toward his motel room when he was confronted by Straight.

The shooting was captured on surveillance video.

Lt. Watkins told NBC News in a phone interview Saturday that Straight was sitting in his truck talking with the owner of the motel when Carson walked by.

Watkins said that Carson was "minding his own business" and "wasn't making any kind of threatening gestures or anything like that."

"The security guard just stepped out and sprayed him," Watkins said. Carson threw a cup of coffee at Straight, and the two got into a physical altercation before Carson was shot.

Straight claimed he shot Carson in self-defense because he was being attacked, the police lieutenant said.

"You don't get to pick a fight and claim self-defense," Watkins added.

Straight was booked into the Tulsa County jail and was released after posting a $50,000 bond, according to Tulsa World.

Online court documents show that he has a court appearance scheduled for June 26th.

The manager of the Knights Inn did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment on Saturday.

Ananias Carson said the family is handling the death of his brother, a father of three, as best they can.

A funeral for Carlos, whom Ananias said was a family man who enjoyed fishing, was held on Friday.

"It was an unprovoked situation," Ananias said.

"That's what makes it so hard to really deal with."

He said he wouldn't speculate on whether race was a factor in the shooting.

But, the brother said,

"he didn't deserve to be killed in that manner, and it speaks to the climate and speaks to what's been going on in the country and why the country is in the state it's in."

Protests have been held across the country in response to the killings of African Americans, including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Rayshard Brooks.

A few weeks prior to the shooting, Straight was given a citation for pepper-spraying a woman, Watkins said.

The woman later declined to press charges.

According to the Tulsa World, Straight was previously a sergeant with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office and worked at the jail.

He resigned in 2018 amid an internal investigation, the newspaper said.

The sheriff's office did not immediately respond to a phone call requesting comment Saturday.

Three lawsuits were filed by inmates against Straight for his behavior while on duty, Tulsa World reported.

All three suits were dismissed by the courts, according to the The Washington Post.
















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