ST. PETERSBURG, FL – A 34-year-old St. Petersburg man was fatally shot Monday in the 2000 block of Seminole Boulevard South.
At 5:30p.m., police were called to the scene where they found Dio Marquell Lindsey of the 2500 block of Auburn Street South, St. Petersburg, in an empty lot with a gunshot wound.
He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Detectives are interviewing witnesses to discover what transpired.
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In almost 100 pages of confidential case files, multiple instances indicate a system that failed Belliveau. (Spectrum News image)
New documents released indicate the child was exposed to gangs, drugs and guns during his short life.
In almost 100 pages of confidential case files, multiple instances indicate a system that failed Belliveau.
The problems started just weeks after Belliveau's birth.
According to documents, Jordan was taken from his parents in November 2016 and placed in foster care based on a report that read:
"The home is filthy, disgusting ..."
"The home was shot up 3 times in the past."
"There is concern that Jordan Jr. is exposed to firearms and drugs."
And that young adults visiting the home were "... gang members and felons with firearms."
During an unsupervised visit with his mother on June 18, 2017, a confidential document said Charisse Stinson was holding then 1-year-old Jordan, when she "walked in to the middle of a fight" at a Burger King restaurant.
Jordan was injured in the fight.
In the same report, investigators note a dirty home and drug sales and that Jordan's parents were both known to be dangerous people.
During the next year, law enforcement records showed a history of domestic abuse between Jordan's parents. Some instances showed Stinson being the aggressor. Other times, Jordan's father was accused of battery on Stinson.
The instances have left questions about how Jordan could be allowed to go back to his parents — especially considering that Jordan's foster parents were willing to adopt him.
On Wednesday, Sam and Juliet Warren made a public statement, sharing memories of Jordan.
From January 2017 until May 31, 2018 they cared for Jordan. While in their home, he learned to walk and talk.
They wanted Jordan to stay in their family, but a court order forced them to give him back to his mother.
"We hope that Jordan’s loss will lead to the change that is needed to protect other endangered children in the system," said Sam Warren. "Jordan was failed by the system. He was failed by many people."
Multiple people were shot Thursday morning (Sept. 6) in downtown Cincinnati, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Officials say there are fatalities. (Stock image, ThinkStock) (Brian Jackso)
4 total dead, 5 injured two critically in Downtown Cincinnati shooting
Four are dead including the shooter and several injured in what dispatch called an "active shooter" situation in Downtown Cincinnati at the Fountain Square Fifth Third location.
The scene was announced as secure at about 9:15 a.m., but there were multiple victims in the area of 511 Walnut Street.
One victim was located at 5th and Walnut streets, according to police. Another victim was located inside the nearby Graeter's ice cream shop.
Three men and one woman were transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, hospital officials said. One has died, two are in critical condition and one is in serious condition. Each suffered gunshot wounds, officials said.
Radio traffic indicated other victims may have been transported to Good Samaritan Hospital.
Capt. Jeff Butler said no more victims will be brought to the UCMC emergency room.
Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld tweeted "multiple shot, and tragically there are fatalities." He also said the gunman is suspected to be dead.
Terrible shooting incident in the heart of our city this morning. Multiple shot, and tragically there are fatalities. Details still emerging. Pray for our city.
— P.G. Sittenfeld (@PGSittenfeld) September 6, 2018City Councilman Chris Seelbach also tweeted that two people are dead as a result of the shooting. He said one is the shooter. "The number of victims may increase to five," he said.
Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said the shooting took place in the loading dock and lobby of Fifth Third tower. Isaac said three or four police officers engaged the shooter, ending the threat.
"There's something deeply sick at work here and we as a country need to work on it," Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said.
A witness to the shooting said there were at least three people injured in the shooting.
Leonard Cain was going back inside the bank when someone alerted him of the shooting. He said a woman was also walking into the bank and people tried to get her attention but she had headphones on.
"She walked in the door and he shot her," Cain told The Enquirer.
Cain said he heard up to 15 shots fired.
Other witnesses said saw at least two people on stretchers being loaded into ambulances on 5th Street in front of Greater’s.
Zach Fritzhand, who works on the second floor of the Westin hotel building, said the people he saw on the stretchers were not moving.
“There was definitely a lot of blood involved,” he said.
Michael Richardson, who works in the Fifth Third Bank building, was just outside the main doors on Fountain Square, smoking a cigarette when he heard gunshots.
He saw a man firing a gun inside the bank lobby.
LARGO, Fla. — The mother of the 2-year-old Largo boy that had been the subject of an Ambert Alert for several days has been arrested and charged in the boy's death.
Charisse Stinson, 21, faces aggravated child abuse and first degree murder charges in connection with Jordan Belliveau's death.
A judge Wednesday afternoon set no bond for the murder charge and $500 on the child abuse charge.
Meanwhile, the child's foster parents, who had custody of Jordan from January 2017 to May 2018, said the boy was "failed by the system."
"He flourished and grew in a community that loved him deeply," Sam Warren said. "Jordan was failed by the system."During a news conference Wednesday morning, Largo Police Lt. Randall Chaney confirmed the charges and added multiple details of the case.
Chaney said Stinson acted alone in the boy's death and there was no one else involved. He added that police are searching for a person that may have come in contact with Stinson last Saturday evening at Largo Central Park.
Police added Stinson showed little emotion during her confession.
Largo Police converged on a wooded area near Lake Avenue and McMullen Booth Road late Tuesday afternoon. Shortly after, they made a short announcement confirming they had found the boy's body.
In an exclusive interview with Spectrum News conducted earlier Tuesday, Stinson, who did not want to be on camera, maintained her story that Jordan was abducted.
"There's a lot of concern because my son, we have DCF involved, but it is not towards me being a horrible parent or anything like that," Stinson said. "And I just really want people to know that I am a good mom. I am a good mother. I am a damn good mom."
Jordan was last seen in the area of Lake Avenue and East Bay Drive in Largo on Saturday.
According to police, Stinson told them she and her son were walking from their home Saturday evening when she accepted a ride from a stranger. She claimed that the man, named Antwan, attacked her and beat her unconscious. When she woke up in Largo Central Park, Jordan was gone, she said.
The story though was all a lie according to police, who added that Stinson's wounds were self-inflicted.
According to a police report, Stinson became upset with Jordan and struck the child across the face with the back of her hand. Police say the back of his head then hit a wall causing severe injuries.
He suffered seizures throughout the night, until he eventually died, authorities said. Police said Stinson then took the body to the wooded area and left the boy there.
Authorities said Jordan spent the majority of his life in foster care. He was taken away from Stinson at 3 months old, but she regained custody in May.
Police reports dating back to July of this year show a history of domestic violence between Jordan 's parents.
Also, Stinson is pregnant and due to give birth in December. It is not known who the father is.
An investigation is ongoing but police did say that it remains unknown if this weekend's discovery of bloody items at Stinson's apartment is related to the child's death.
Lana Clayton, 52, was arrested weeks after her husband, Stephen Clayton, 64, was found dead at home.
She was detained when a toxicology test discovered a chemical called tetrahydrozoline in his body. The substance is found in over-the-counter eyedrops and nasal sprays that are available without a prescription. On Friday, York County police also charged her with unlawful malicious tampering of food between the dates of 19 and 21 July, when the alleged murder occurred.
In a statement, police say she admitted to poisoning her husband "without his knowledge".
She was arrested and held in custody on Friday. Police have not announced any potential motive.
Mr Clayton, who founded a physical therapy company, was pronounced dead after appearing to suffer a fall down stairs in the foyer of his home in the upmarket neighborhood of Clover - about 20 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina.
A funeral was held for him in the couple's backyard in early August - friends and neighbours say - before investigators discovered his cause of death.
According to the Herald newspaper, Mrs Clayton has no previous criminal record, and has not been arrested before.
Prosecutors say they are now reviewing a 2016 incident, in which she shot her husband in the head with a crossbow as he slept.
Police determined that that shooting was "accidental", according to a police report obtained by the Charlotte Observer.
Investigators found Mrs Clayton at home "crying and upset" after the crossbow incident, according to the report.
She said at the time that her husband was mentally abusive to her, and had "mood swings" but never physically hurt her.
Tetrahydrozoline can cause seizures, stop breathing and induce comas, according to the US National Library of Medicine.
Even a few drops of the drug, which is intended to reduce redness, can cause "serious adverse events".
The couple had been together for eight years, friends told WSOC-TV. Others added that she was known to attend the neighbourhood Bible study group.
Mr Clayton's family told the station that they were "shocked and mortified at the cause of Steven's death".
"All of our family and friends know how much he loved his wife, Lana, and how devoted he was to her. We are all still trying to process this."
According to the York County Probate Court, Mrs Clayton was appointed to represent Mr Clayton estate after his death.
Mrs Clayton's Facebook page states that she worked for the US Department of Veterans Affairs in Charlotte.
Their home, worth about $800,000 (£620,000), was modelled on the Mount Vernon estate of the first US President, George Washington.
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Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) 106-year-old mother, Roberta McCain, visited Washington, D.C., on Friday to attend her son's memorial services.
Roberta McCain, Sen. John McCain's 106-year-old mother, pays her respects to her son at the Capitol https://t.co/P7OvLtsMTZpic.twitter.com/8mz3eIhijn
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) August 31, 2018John McCain credited his mother in one of his books with "the strengths she taught [him] by example."
"My mother was raised to be a strong, determined woman who thoroughly enjoyed life, and always tried to make the most of her opportunities," John McCain wrote. "She was encouraged to accept, graciously and with good humor, the responsibilities and sacrifices her choices have required of her. I am grateful to her for the strengths she taught me by example."
Roberta McCain married John McCain Jr. at age 21 and moved around to accommodate his posting with the Navy.
The elder McCain would later go on to become a Navy admiral. The late senator’s mother also traveled abroad often with her twin sister and accompanied her son on the campaign trail during his 2008 presidential bid, despite being well into her 90s, according to The Associated Press.
John McCain died Saturday at age 81 after being diagnosed last year with an aggressive form of brain cancer. His death came one day after his family announced their decision to discontinue medical treatment.
The late Arizona Republican received an outpouring of tributes and respect from friends and colleagues across the political spectrum following the news of his death.
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said the investigation into the Markeis McGlockton fatal shooting is still taking place.
The July 19 shooting in Clearwater has sparked controversy as the stand your ground law is back in the spotlight again.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office hasn't arrested Michael Drejka, citing the self-defense law which allows people to use force without retreating if they feel threatened.
Pinellas County prosecutors are determining whether Drejka will face charges for McGlockton's death.
Gualtieri, who met with the Upper Pinellas County Ministerial Alliance and NAACP Clearwater last week, was set to be joined at the news conference by their representatives but Gualtieri said they canceled.
"My decision not to arrest is not condoning or approving," Gualtieri said of the shooting.
The sheriff reiterated that the investigation is ongoing and that the the results likely would go the State Attorney's Office this week.
Gualtieri said Drejka's actions are protected under stand your ground. However, McGlockton's family's Attorney, Michele Rayner, and Benjamin Crump, attorney for McGlockton’s longtime girlfriend, disagree.
Meanwhile, scores of people turned out at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Largo Saturday for McGlockton's funeral.
On Sunday, a crowd gathered at the intersection of Haines Road North and 38 Avenue North to protest Florida's stand your ground law. Gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Gillum, in Clearwater this weekend, also weighed in on the law on Sunday, saying "stand your ground needs to be repealed in this state."
McGlockton's girlfiend Britany Jacobs says Drejka confronted her because she was parked in a handicapped-accessible space outside a Clearwater convenience store.
Video shows McGlockton exited the store and shoved Drejka to the ground. Seconds later, Drejka pulled out a handgun and shot him as McGlockton backed away.
Gualtieri said Tuesday's news conference was important to let the public know what is happening behind the scenes with the case, an investigation is ongoing and his own agency and viewpoints are following the law.
"I support the concept of stand your ground," Gulatieri said. "But do I think there is room for discussion of tweaking it? Yeah I think there is room for discussion. Tweaking it so it is less ambiguous.
"These decisions are not final as to whether (Michael) Drejka should be charged. That will be made by the state attorney's office. I've never said the investigation is over."
Michael Hurley, 34, is accused of stuffing a baby wipe down his 5-month-old's throat while he was home alone with the special-needs child. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. -- A Tarpon Springs father has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after police say he tried to kill his 5-month-old baby with a baby wipe.
Michael Hurley, 34, is accused of stuffing a baby wipe down the infant's throat while he was home alone with the special-needs child.
The baby's mother came home moments later to find the child not breathing. When she screamed for help, her next-door neighbor, who's a medical professional, came running over, Tarpon Springs Police say.
"I just ran in, and she was sitting on the sofa with the baby -- and he was blue. Blood was running out of his nose and mouth," Caliyah Anderson said.
Anderson said she knew she needed to act fast.
"I flipped the baby over, held his head back, tapped the back and told her to put the tip of her finger in his mouth and pull it out. She did, and it fell out on the floor," Anderson said.
Investigators said a balled-up baby wipe drenched in blood fell out on the floor.
"When I asked him, 'What is this? How did the baby get this in his mouth?' he said, 'I don't know; he must've got it.' I said, 'He can't crawl. He can't walk. That's not an explanation,' " Anderson said.
Police said the baby is still in intensive care, and the father is being held on a $500,000 bond.
Investigators said Anderson's medical knowledge helped save the baby's life, even though the aspiring doctor said she just did what any mother would do.
"There's a mom that's screaming. She needed help. That's what I did. I just ran and helped," she said.
Kyle Jackson Freeman "Freeman,"35, passed Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Kyle was born in Clearwater, Florida on February 13, 1981. He graduated from Largo High School and followed his passion for music receiving a Recording Arts Degree from Full Sail University. As a child Kyle was the entertainer of the family with his endless impersonations as Jim Carrey being his primary influence. He played football and basketball and loved skateboarding with his friends. For the last fifteen years Kyle has written and produced music and collaborated with many local musicians in his home studio in St. Petersburg. Kyle was best known for DJ'ing in the downtown St. Pete area. He loved the "Burg" where he felt most at home and never met a stranger. Kyle met his Marie at the local Kahwa Coffee Shop where he touched many people. Kyle will always be remembered for his love and kindness and sweet soul, his outrageous sense of humor, mad dance moves, the human sound machine, beat boxer, freestyler, his love for roots reggae, unique fashion sense, infectious laugh and smile and the freedom to be himself. He is survived by his partner in life, Marie Parham and their 21 month old son, Naji Zen Freeman; Mother, Sarah McAdoo and Dad, Chris McAdoo; Father, Jack Freeman and wife Nani Freeman; brother Chad Freeman and wife Jesika Freeman and nephew Miles Freeman; sister Martha McAdoo. And countless other duders.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks any donations be made to NAMI
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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. -- Four Hillsborough Fire Rescue paramedics have been suspended for botching a 911 call that resulted in a woman's death.
Thirty-year-old Crystal Galloway died from a stroke. The incident happened at an apartment complex on the Fourth of July.
The county says the victim's mother called 911 and by the time paramedics arrived, there was confusion about the transport.
The County Administrator said the victim's mother told paramedics she wanted to transfer her daughter because of the cost.
However, the mother said that the paramedics told her, "We are not transporting Crystal because she cannot afford the ambulance ride."
The administrator says the mother had a discussion with Hillsborough deputies about cost and not the paramedics.
Regardless, the administrator says the paramedics violated a number of procedures, including not getting the patient to sign a formal refusal, failing to document the true nature of the call by stating they never found the victim, and failing to properly assess the patient when they arrived on scene.
"They didn't take any vitals. They didn't do any assesment of her. That is a violation of standard operating procedure," said County Administrator, Mike Merrill.
Merrill previously spoke with Dr. Michael Lozano, the Medical Director of Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, as part of the internal investigation.
Merrill said, "Based on, as I said, the review of Dr. (Michael) Lozano, he concluded that based on these three points, I'm quoting him now, 'I cannot trust these individuals to work under my medical license. I feel they do not meet the minumum standards set by myself and the department.'"
The mother said she ended up having to drive her daughter to the hospital herself.
Crystal was then airlifted to Tampa General Hospital. Following a coma, Crystal died a few days later.
The mother said she's very upset about this incident and wants the paramedics fired.
Those paramedics will attend a preliminary discipline hearing next Tuesday.