Thursday, February 21, 2013
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Posted by James Veverka at 5:14 PM
KUSA - Police are investigating a shooting near East 49th Avenue and Pearl Street where three people died, including two children, Wednesday morning.
According to Denver Police, four people were shot, including one woman and three young children. 9NEWS has learned that Mayra Nunez, 23, shot her kids and then herself.
A boy and a girl were found dead in the home in the 4900 block of Pearl Street when police arrived, along with Mayra. Tony Nunez, Mayra's older brother, spoke to 9NEWS. He said Eric, who would have been 2 years old soon, as well as his 6-year-old sister Neveah, were the children who were killed at the scene.
One other girl, who Tony identified as 3-year-old Isabelle, was taken to Denver Health Hospital and immediately underwent surgery. She is still in critical condition.
Tony claims she was having an argument Tuesday night when he offered to come get her.
"No, no, we're fine, just a married couple thing," Mayra reportedly told Tony Tuesday. "We have our discussions like everybody."
Tony said his brother-in-law called and said he was staying at a friend's place Tuesday night.
"Maybe I should have [come to get her,] maybe I would have changed things," Tony told 9NEWS.
Tony said the family had recently moved from El Paso, Texas to the area to find a better job. Neveah had just started school.
"I just want everybody to know that she was not a bad person or my brother in law. They were just like any other couple. They had good days and bad days," Tony said.
The medical examiner arrived on scene late Wednesday afternoon.
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Posted by James Veverka at 4:39 PM
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Posted by James Veverka at 4:14 PM
Woman's excuse for firing gun: Sheriff Clarke said it was OK
By Steve Schultze of the Journal Sentinel
Jan. 29, 2013
A 36-year-old Milwaukee woman had a ready excuse when Milwaukee police approached her Saturday about firing a gun on the 2300 block of W. Burleigh St.
Makisha Cooper told police that Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. had said it was OK for her to arm herself, according to a criminal complaint accusing her of endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon while intoxicated and carrying a concealed weapon.
Clarke got heavy news coverage last week after airing a radio ad telling residents not to count on a rapid police response to 911 calls and instead to take a gun safety course "so you can defend yourself until we get there."
Cooper told police "that she knows her rights regarding having a firearm because she heard Sheriff Clarke on the radio stating that she could own a gun to protect herself," the complaint says. She showed police a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson semiautomatic handgun that one officer determined had been recently fired.
Cooper later told police she had gotten into a fight with her niece, then went to her car to retrieve the gun. She fired it once in front of a house, she told police.
She faces up to 18 months in jail and $20,000 in fines on the two misdemeanor counts.
Critics have said Clarke's radio message was irresponsible and encouraged "amped-up vigilantism." Supporters say Clarke should be commended for speaking the truth about the need for citizens to take an active role in protecting themselves and their families.
Posted by James Veverka at 4:10 PM
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
Posted by James Veverka at 5:09 AM