3rd suspect charged in fatal shooting of security guard at SW Houston game room privateofficer.com

 

HOUSTON TX Nov 11 2014
A third suspect has been charged in the death of a security guard who was ambushed and shot at a southwest Houston game room on March 27.
Marlon Alexis Galo Soriano, 30, is charged with capital murder.
According to police, Galo Soriano and four accomplices entered the Lucky Star Game Room in the 10900 block of Bissonnet around 12:30 p.m. and began playing the electronic slot machines. Without warning, one of the men attacked Rueben Portillo, a security guard. As the two struggled over Portillo’s weapon, a second man joined in the attack. During the struggle, Portillo was shot.
The men then robbed the people inside the game room before all five suspects fled in a silver, two-door Honda Accord and a red Nissan Sentra with tinted windows and a rear spoiler, police said.
Portillo, 53, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Luis M. Riva, 21, and Maria Veronica Valle, 41, were arrested in April and charged with capital murder. Both were being held without bond.
Galo Soriano was arrested on Friday and is also being held without bond.
It was initially believed that the suspects were three men and two women, but only one woman and two men have been taken into custody and two more men remain on the loose.  Surveillance photos of the  remaining suspects were released in April.
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Suspect Charged In May Shooting Death Of Dallas Security Officer privateofficer.com

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DALLAS TX Nov 7 2014 Police have charged a 31-year-old man with capital murder in the May shooting death of a security guard at a Dallas business.

Donald Kovar was shot and killed at 4639 Irving Boulevard on May 14 when the location was robbed by two men.

Physical evidence ties Rico Lara, 31, to the crime. Lara was also positively identified in a photo line-up as being involved in the offense.

Lara is currently in jail on unrelated charges. He has been charged with capital murder and is being held on $1,000,000 bond.

A second suspect, known only as “Primo”, has not been identified. He is described as a 30- to 35-year-old Latin male, standing 6-foot and 200 lbs.

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Baltimore County police make arrest in fatal shooting of security officer privateofficer.com

 

Devin Jones

WINDSOR MILL, Md. Nov 1 2014Police made an arrest Friday in the fatal shooting of a security guard at a restaurant in Windsor Mill in December.
Authorities with the Baltimore County Police Department said Devin Jones, 24, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the Dec. 13 death of Eugene Flanagan, 38, at the Windsor Inn.
Investigators said Jones fired at least one shot that hit Flanagan in the upper body. He was taken to Northwest Hospital, where he died.
Officials said Flanagan and other guard were escorting some people from the restaurant after a fight. The fight continued in the parking lot and led to gunfire.
Authorities said Jones wasn’t directly involved in the fight.
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1 Year After Fatal LAX Shooting, Officers’ Union Says Security Gaps Remain privateofficer.com

 

Los Angeles CA Oct 31 2014 One year after a gunman shot and killed a TSA officer and wounded three other people at Los Angeles International Airport, the union that represents the facility’s police officers and firefighters said few safety improvements have been made and that the likelihood of a similar incident is high.
No other airport in this country has split policing like LAX’s dangerously disjointed model of having” airport police supplemented by LAPD officers, the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association said Thursday in a new release.
After 23-year-old Paul Ciancia, the shooter in the November 2013 shooting, was apprehended, three chains of command were established; they were later merged into a unified command “but chaos ensued,” the release said, adding that a subsequent report commissioned by airport officials questioned the Los Angeles Police Department’s response to the shooting.
Ciancia, who was allegedly carrying a note that said he wanted to kill Transportation Security Administration agents, is scheduled to stand trial in December.
The report noted that police resources at the airport, the nation’s third-largest, are underfunded — including the LAXPD’s incident command post vehicle, which the union described as “woefully inadequate.” The vehicle was stocked with only basic supplies and lacked access to closed-circuit television feeds and aerial video, the union said.
Airport police said they have repeatedly requested an upgrade to the vehicle, and in response have been informed that a modern mobile command center could not be purchased due to funding restrictions.
LAX officials disputed the union’s assertions regarding safety protocols at the airport.
“Despite the union claims, much has been done to improve security and emergency preparedness and response,” Mary Grady, an LAX spokeswoman, said in an email Thursday.
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TX SECURITY OFFICER MURDERED- 2 MEN GUILTY IN OTHER MURDERS privateofficer.com

 

 
 
   

October 28 2014
AUSTIN TX.
 
A security officer is dead and another one has been shot while courts in two other states have found two men guilty of shooting and killing two other security officers while on duty.
In all four shootings, the common denominator here has been where the security officers were employed. All four employers were nightclubs and bars.In Austin Texas, police are searching for two people in a black Nissan who may be connected to the death of a security officer outside of a Southeast Austin bar Sunday morning.
Officers responded to El Agazajo Bar & Grill at 2408 U.S. 183, near ABIA, at about 12:20 a.m. They found the security guard in the parking lot with traumatic injuries.
While police declined to provide details on what caused the man’s injuries due to their ongoing investigation or give his name, the mother of the victim identified him as 28-year-old Richard Escalante.
Homicide detectives are searching for the driver and front seat passenger of a four-door, black Nissan they believe was involved in this incident. Witnesses describe the driver and passenger as Hispanic men.
Escalante’s mother told local media that her son had also been attacked several weeks ago which required a trip to the emergency room.
Austin is known for its nightlife and thousands of people work in the metro’s bar industry.  Security workers say this type of thing does not happen often, but it’s something to be aware of.
Detectives interviewed witnesses overnight, but made no arrests. They continue to investigate. Authorities ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call the APD Homicide.
Police in San Jose California are also investigating a shooting of a nightclub security officer over the week-end.A security guard possibly working at a N. 13th Street bar that officials are trying to shut down for alleged widespread criminal activity was shot and wounded late Friday night when he tried to intervene in a robbery on the sidewalk, authorities said.
The shooting occurred outside the El Tarasco bar and the guard does not have life-threatening injuries — perhaps because he was wearing a protective vest.
Sgt. Heather Randol, a spokesperson for the San Jose Police Department, said police responded to the scene at 11:23 p.m. and discovered a man shot on the sidewalk. Police are searching for least two people who fled the scene in a vehicle.
Law-enforcement source said the guard was inside the bar when he noticed three people being robbed and went outside to help. He was shot multiple times and was transported to a local hospital. It is believed that his life might have been saved by the bulletproof vest.
On Friday, a U.S. Marine learned his punishment for stabbing a nightclub security guard to death at a Scottsdale Arizona bar that has since shut down.
A judge sentenced Ian MacDonald to 18 years in prison for killing Tyrice Thompson who was a former Arizona State University football player.
In court, MacDonald watched as the victim’s family and friends asked for the maximum sentence.
“My son lost his life because Ian lost control,” said Thompson’s mother, Nancy Taylor.
Thompson was a bouncer at Martini Ranch.  He was stabbed to death while escorting MacDonald and his girlfriend out of the club.
MacDonald claimed self-defense.  He was found guilty of manslaughter.

Also on Friday in Fredericksburg Virginia a man convicted of killing a security guard outside the Q Ball Cafe in Spotsylvania County during a drive-by shooting last year will serve 15 years in prison.
Chauncey Cartier “Fresh” Lampkin, 29, of Gainesville, Fla., was sentenced to 37 years in prison with all but 15 years suspended in Spotsylvania Circuit Court Friday.
In a plea agreement, he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and shooting from a vehicle. In exchange for his guilty pleas, four other charges were dropped, and his sentence could not exceed 40 years. For the first time since the March 30, 2013, shooting that killed 45-year-old Culpeper native Marcellus “Bull” Greene Sr., Lampkin publicly gave his side of what happened. He said after he had been beaten by a gang in the parking lot and was shooting to scare those men, not the security guard.

Austin police investigate death of bar security officer privateofficer.com

 

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AUSTIN TX OCT 27 2014  Police are searching for two people in a black Nissan who may be connected to the death of a security officer outside of a Southeast Austin bar Sunday morning.
Officers responded to El Agazajo Bar & Grill at 2408 U.S. 183, near ABIA, at about 12:20 a.m. They found a Hispanic man in the parking lot with traumatic injuries. Police declined to provide details on what caused the man’s injuries due to their ongoing investigation.
Paramedics transported the victim to University Medical Center Brackenridge where he died about an hour later. The man, who was in his 20s, worked security for El Agazajo, according to officers.
Homicide detectives are searching for the driver and front seat passenger of a four-door, black Nissan they believe was involved in this incident. Witnesses describe the driver and passenger as Hispanic men.
Monica Gault, who says she is the victim’s mother, identified the victim as 28-year-old Richard Escalante. She says she’s still struggling with the news.
“I have not been able to sleep,” she said. “You know that’s my first born and it hurts.  It hurts to see him leave like that.  Until now I still can’t believe he’s gone.”
Austin is known for it’s nightlife and thousands of people work in the metro’s bar industry.  Security workers say it does not happen often, but it’s something to be aware of.
“If we had to get some people out of the bar because they were acting up, then we really worried or thought about, ‘hey, be on the lookout’.  Because you never know.  They might come back and they might come back with friends or with a weapon,” said Nicholas Bludau, who works bar security in Austin.
Escalante’s mother believes the killers knew her son. APD has not yet said whether the homicide was a personal, isolated, incident, or whether something just got out of hand at the bar.
Detectives interviewed witnesses overnight, but made no arrests. They continue to investigate. Authorities ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call the APD Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS. You can also text “Tip 103″ along with your message to CRIMES.
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Man convicted of killing VA. security guard will serve 15 years in prison privateofficer.com

 

 Chauncey "Fresh"  Lampkin

Fredericksburg VA OCT 27 2014 The man convicted of killing a security guard outside the Q Ball Cafe in Spotsylvania County during a drive-by shooting last year will serve 15 years in prison.
Chauncey Cartier “Fresh” Lampkin, 29, of Gainesville, Fla., was sentenced to 37 years in prison with all but 15 years suspended in Spotsylvania Circuit Court Friday.
In a plea agreement, he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and shooting from a vehicle. In exchange for his guilty pleas, four other charges were dropped, and his sentence could not exceed 40 years.For the first time since the March 30, 2013, shooting that killed 45-year-old Culpeper native Marcellus “Bull” Greene Sr., Lampkin publicly gave his side of what happened.He said after he was kicked out of the Q Ball Cafe club that night, he was attacked by about a dozen guys, who he referred to as the “Hustle Nation guys.”He said he learned in jail that they attacked him and two others because they thought they had robbed and beaten one of their friends.Lampkin admitted that when the group of men attacked him, Greene was one of the security officers that pulled the men off him so he could get away.He said Lavon Chew, the getaway driver, fired two rounds at the club and he fired one shot in the air as they drove away before the gun jammed.“We were trying to scare them like they scared us,” Lampkin said. “Mr. Greene was shot by accident. I let adrenaline and fear get away from me for a stupid act that could have been prevented.”Some members of Greene’s family testified that while they are hurt and angry, they have learned to forgive Lampkin for taking away such a wonderful person.“I forgive that young man because things happen,” said Greene’s younger brother Stephen. “I forgive him and I love him like a brother.”Greene’s older sister, Barbara Brooks, wanted to know why this happened to her brother.“I have to look at this young man who took my brother’s life. I don’t know why he didn’t go home. Why didn’t he just go home,” she said behind a flood of tears. “You took away somebody special. I’m so angry I don’t know what to do.”Greene’s longtime girlfriend, Lisa Jewell, said she has had to file bankruptcy because Greene, who worked three jobs, had been the breadwinner. The family had to live off of money that she and Greene had saved for their 19-year-old son’s college fund.“Everything that he worked so hard for to go down the drain for such a stupid act of violence,” Jewell said. “Everybody says you can forgive but you can’t forget, but I can’t do either one.”Lampkin and several members of his family pointed out that he is not this hard-core gang-banger that he has been portrayed to be.They said he was a great athlete, had numerous college scholarships and had the potential for a bright future.“He went to the best private schools, he was a great basketball player, he was in the newspaper all the time,” his mother, Claudia Lampkin Banton, said. “He was just a great kid.”But when tragedy struck his family and a close relative passed away in October 2013, he changed for the worse.She said he started smoking marijuana and for some unknown reason, he came to Virginia, where he has no family or other ties.Lampkin said he came to Virginia with a friend and had a job as a painter on the Marine Corps Base in Quantico.Prosecutor Ryan Mehaffey argued that despite what Lampkin says, his actions, gang-affiliated tattoos and expression of gang symbols make him a gang-banger.He has a five-point star, which is a symbol affiliated with the Bloods gang, on his chest and shoulder and MOB on his hands.Lampkin said it meant “mother’s only blessing,” while prosecutors said it means member of Bloods.“He’s dangerous. Zero tolerance. Remove him from our community and protect our families,” the prosecutor told Judge David Beck.Defense attorney Jack Randall argued that while the outcome was tragic, it was not intentional.“You got a young man who’s immature and a young man that made a tremendous mistake,” Randall said. “A young man who’s taking responsibility and owning up to his actions.”The judge said he took account of Lampkin’s minimal criminal history and potential to do good in the future in his decision, but wanted him to know the impact of what he did.“Nothing that we do today or nothing that has been said will bring Mr. Greene back,” Beck said. “What a role model Mr. Marcellus Greene would have been, could have been, and if not for this tragedy, might have been.”After court, the Greene family and Lampkin’s family all embraced each other with hugs and handshakes.“It’s just a no-win situation that got crazy,” said Lampkin’s father, Kenneth Banton. “Both families are good people and they have been very forgiving and I appreciate everything they have done.”
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U.S. Marine sentenced to 18 years in prison for killing club bouncer privateofficer.com

 

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Scottsdale AZ Oct 26 2014 A U.S. Marine learned his punishment for stabbing a bouncer to death at a Scottsdale bar that has since shut down.

On Friday, a judge sentenced Ian MacDonald to 18 years in prison for killing Tyrice Thompson who was a former Arizona State University football player.

In court, MacDonald watched as the victim’s family and friends asked for the maximum sentence.

“My son lost his life because Ian lost control,” said Thompson’s mother, Nancy Taylor.

Thompson was a bouncer at Martini Ranch.  He was stabbed to death while escorting MacDonald and his girlfriend out of the club.

In court, Thompson’s mother wore her son’s ASU jersey.

“As he replays the events from January 27th,” said Taylor, “I hope that he asks himself this question: why didn’t I just leave?”

MacDonald claimed self-defense.  He was found guilty of manslaughter.

The former Marine was accused of leaving the scene and hiding evidence.  His mother asked the court to be lenient.

“He also suffers from a very real affliction called PTSD,” said Susie MacDonald.  ‘Prison is the worst place for him to be.”

Before sentencing, MacDonald brought up his time in the military.

“I just want to start by giving my absolute deepest condolences to the Thompson family.  Sir, I have been in hell once before and if you were to send me there again, so be it, but I know I will make the court proud. My family and my friends proud as I serve my time and say Semper Fidelis to the country I have given my all to.”

As he handed down the sentence, the judge criticized MacDonald’s lack of remorse.

“It was nice that he said he was sorry, but what does his heart say?  If he really was remorseful, then my brother would be here today,” said Torrie Thompson.

“What I want to say to those people who were lenient to him, shame on you and to those on the jury who didn’t see murder. Shame on you,” said Richard Thompson, the victim’s father.
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US Marshals arrest Chesapeake Va man sought for murder of security guard privateofficer.com

 

VIRGINIA BEACH VA Oct 26 2014
A Chesapeake man sought for five months in the fatal shooting of a nightclub security guard was caught Friday morning in Georgia, the U.S. Marshals Service announced.
Marshals Service deputies and task force agents arrested Andrew Wesley Roberts at a home in Stone Mountain “without much resistance,” the service said.
Roberts, 27 at the time he was charged, is accused of shooting Tyrone Martin after an argument at Tropical Delights Restaurant & Lounge at 6220 Indian River Road on May 21. The 53-year-old guard died two days later.
The task force seeks those wanted for violent crimes, with members from the Marshals Service, the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office, and the Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News police departments.
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Three charged in murder of security officer privateofficer.com

 

Dallas TX Oct 24 2014 Three men were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the fatal shooting of a security officer last month, police announced at a news conference today.
Rickey Varnell Manning, 19; Brandon Okeith Small, 23; and a juvenile male face capital murder charges in the case.
Rodney Rone, 46, was employed as a guard at the Bruton Food Deli in the 2000 block of North Masters Drive.
The night of Sept. 30, investigators say, a group of robbers rushed Rone and two female clerks inside the store, shooting the guard.
Rone was taken to Baylor University Medical Center, where he died.

Teen convicted of Orlando security officer’s murder given life sentence privateofficer.com

 

Terrance Anthony
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Oct 22 2014
A teenager who was convicted of murdering a security guard at an Orlando apartment complex in 2012 was sentenced to life in prison on Monday.
The family of Allen McPherson pleaded for justice during the sentencing hearing at the Orange County Courthouse.
“Please your honor, never unleash this person on society to cause more unnecessary havoc and pain,” said the victim’s wife, Darlene McPherson.
Terrance Anthony was 16 years old when he fatally shot Allen McPherson, who was on duty at the Sabal Palms apartments off Raleigh Street. Prosecutors said the 44-year-old victim had previously confronted Anthony for being at the complex when he didn’t live there.
Anthony’s defense attorney argued that life in prison was a harsh sentence for a teenager and cited another Florida case that found it to be cruel and unusual. But the judge disagreed and sentenced the 19-year-old to life in prison with a review in 25 years.
The victim’s family has filed a lawsuit against the apartment complex for only having one security guard on duty, despite a lot of issues at the property.
“He was kind, goodhearted, he would do anything for anyone,” said the victim’s sister, Amanda Stubblefield.
Anthony’s attorney said he will be appealing the sentencing.
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Man sentenced to 30 years for shooting of Denver security officer privateofficer.com

 

DENVER CO Oct 21 2014  — The man who shot and killed a security guard at the Grizzly Rose in Denver was sentenced to 32 years in prison after agreeing to a plea deal on Monday.
Gerald Michael Anthony Gurule, and two other men, went to the Grizzly Rose, a popular country western dance club, in December 2008 where they planned to break into cars in the parking lot.
They were confronted by a security guard and an off-duty police officer who went to investigate after seeing three men with bandanas in the parking lot.
During the confrontation, Gurule opened fire and killed Minnick.
Gurule was indicted in 2013 and plead guilty to reckless manslaughter and two counts of attempted first-degree assault. He received the maximum sentence under the plea agreement, said court spokeswoman Sue Lindsay.
“This was a very difficult cold case,” said District Attorney Dave Young in a statement. “Under the circumstances, I am very satisfied with the sentence. I want to thank the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and our prosecutors for their work in bringing Mr. Gurule to justice.”
Jennifer Lewis and Stanley Gurule were also indicted in the murder case.
Prosecutors said Lewis drove the getaway vehicle. She was convicted of first-degree murder and given a life sentence in prison.
Stanely Gurule was charged with being an accessory to a crime but the case against him was dismissed in 2013.

Garda armored truck driver killed in crash privateofficer.com

 

Newbury Township OH Oct 12 2014 A Cleveland woman has died following a crash between a dump truck and an armored car Sept. 30 in Newbury Township.
Bobbiejean Phillips, 25, who was driving the armored car, died at Hillcrest Hospital according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The crash occurred at 11:07 a.m. on Route 87 just east of Munn Road in Newbury Township, according to an OHP news release. The vehicles involved were a 2000 Ford F-650 armored car owned by Garda CL Great Lakes and driven by Phillips and a 2004 International dump truck driven by Andrew Housholder, 37, of Roaming Shores.
Both vehicles had one passenger. Delano Harris, 35, of Euclid, was riding in the armored car, and Charles Rohr, 24, of Chardon, was in the dump truck.
Housholder, Rohr and Phillips were taken to Hillcrest Hospital with serious injuries. Harris was taken to Geauga Hospital with minor injuries.
According to police, the armored car was traveling east on Route 87 when it lost control on the wet roadway, crossed the center line and struck the dump truck, which was traveling west on Route 87.
Forced off the road by the collision, the truck spilled its load of gravel. Spilled diesel fuel caught fire from the crash, but was extinguished by two employees from a local business, Dave Kelly and Danny Dick. The business was not identified.
None of the injuries were burns as a result of the fire, according to the release.
Speeding on the part of Phillips was the cause of the accident according to OHP.
Phillips cause of death is still pending according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Security Officer Hit by Car Dies privateofficer.com

 

 

GUAM Oct 12 2014 A US citizen working security for a government contract has died after being struck by a motor vehicle that was trying to flee the property.
Authorities say that there was some type of incident, possibly a theft or a burglary when the security officer attempted to stop the driver from leaving. The driver was eventually stopped by police away from the scene.
The name of the security officer has not yet been released.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Natividad Medical Center -Monterey County privateofficer.com

 

SALINAS CA Oct 11 2014  The families of two women who were run over in front of Natividad Medical Center in 2013 have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against several parties.
The civil lawsuit, filed in mid-September, targets the State of California, Monterey County, the hospital and several of its employees, as well as Francisco Miranda, who is accused of being the man behind the wheel of the car that hit and killed Cynthia Lane, 57, and Linda Rascon Williams, 24.
Jim Pocrass of Pocrass & De Los Reyes LLP who represents some of Lane’s children and Williams’ mother in the lawsuit said the case is about people who are “mentally ill” and not being given the proper treatment.
The hospital’s “negligent acts include but are not limited to improperly discharging” Lane, who arrived at the hospital intoxicated about three hours prior to being discharged, according to the complaint.
Pocrass said Lane had a history of mental illness and was discharged by a nurse, Maria Jimenez, who did not have the authority to do so.
After being released, she went outside to flag down a car to get a ride home, but collapsed in the street.
Williams, who was a security guard at the hospital witnessed Lane’s fall outside of the hospital and tried to help her. That’s when the car driven by Miranda hit and killed both of them, police said.
Because Williams and Lane died in a public street and the hospital is considered a government entity, the complaint is holding the City of Salinas, the county and the state accountable, Pocrass said.
The families representation claim Lane and Williams would not have been run over if the defendants would’ve “properly discharged” Lane.
After the crash, police said Miranda left the scene, but returned shortly after in a car allegedly smelling of marijuana.
In addition to being named in the lawsuit, Miranda faces 34 years to life in prison if convicted of second degree murder and other charges related to this case. He also had two driving under the influence convictions earlier in 2013.
“Williams’ mother has been to every single hearing,” Pocrass said.
Miranda’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.
The families also named Eugene Rodriguez, Lane’s son, and David Williams, Williams’ father, in the complaint. Pocrass said they were named not because the families want to sue them, but because they haven’t contacted Pocrass and the law requires them to be present in court because they have been involved in the case in the past.
Although the exact compensation in damages the family seeks is unknown, they are asking for funeral and burial expenses, attorney’s fees, “financial support in the future” and further compensation the “court may deem just.”
“We can’t evaluate the price on their lives at this point,” Pocrass said.
He said all the defendants have yet to respond to the complaint and have until Oct. 19 to file a written response in court.
A case progress conference has been scheduled for March, 24, 2015 at the Monterey County Superior Court, where a date for trial will likely be set.
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Washington University security officer collapes-dies on campus privateofficer.com

 

St. Louis MO Oct 10 2014 A Washington University security officer passed away Saturday night while on duty after collapsing on campus.

Henry F. Bollinger, also known as “Hank the Barracuda”, had responded to the Theta Xi fraternity house on the Washington University campus when he experienced a medical emergency.

St. Louis County paramedics administered CPR to Bollinger, who was transported to St. Mary’s from campus, according to Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Jill Friedman.

Bollinger was employed by B&D Security. The cause of death has not been released.

Reward offered in murder of Los Angeles security officer privateofficer.com

 

Los Angeles CA Oct 7 2014 Officials on Monday announced a $30,000 reward in the shooting death of an off-duty security officer for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department who was killed in July after dropping off his son at a relative’s home.
Los Angeles police officers responded to the 1000 block of West 76th Street in Vermont Knolls about 8:30 p.m. on July 29 and found Calvin Eugene Gray, 33, in the driver’s seat of his dark-colored SUV with multiple gunshot wounds. Gray had just picked up his 8-year-old son from a basketball game and was dropping off the child at a relative’s home. He died at the scene.
Police said that at least two people in a vehicle pulled up and a passenger opened fire. Detectives, though, still have no description of the vehicle or shooter.
“This is one of the crimes where we need the public’s help,” said LAPD Det. Tim Marcia at a news conference Monday.
Though residents in the neighborhood have been cooperative, police said they still need more information.
“There was nobody out on the street,” Marcia said. “When they heard the gunfire, they sought cover.”
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas also encouraged the public to speak up.
“The public can make a difference,” he said. “The fact of the matter is, somebody knows something.”
Gray, who had worked for the sheriff’s department since 2010, was a security officer with the County Services Bureau. He was ethical and hard-working, said Richard Barrantes, an assistant sheriff of Countywide Services.
“He was recognized as a professional,” Barrantes said.
Gray’s mother, Margaret Gray, held up a photo of her son at the news conference. Calvin Gray’s 8-year-old son wore a T-shirt that read “RIP Daddy.”
“All the people who came into contact with him loved him,” Margaret Gray said.
Her son, whose was just days from turning 34 when he was killed, volunteered monthly with his church to feed the homeless on skid row.
“He loved to help people,” she said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division at (213) 486-6890. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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Chicago security officer gunned down-weapon stolen privateofficer.com

 

CHICAGO IL Oct 4 2014  A security officer was shot to death Thursday morning and his firearm stolen as he arrived home from his shift.
Police believe that the guard was targeted and possibly followed home.
Raymond Murray, 25, was as a “computer geek,” a music lover and a family man, his uncle said and he attended college on a music scholarship before returning home to tend for his mother.
“He was artsy, and really goofy,” said Taron Cain, Murray’s cousin. “He had a huge personality.” After graduating high school, Murray attended Saint Augustine University in Raleigh, N.C. for two years on a band scholarship, playing the trombone. He returned to Chicago to take care of his mother, who suffered from a seizure disorder, his uncle said.
“He loved his mother and wanted to make sure she was taken care of,” Muhammad said.
“He was always home. Even when he would hang out with friends, they would come over to his place.
” Three years ago, Murray received certification to be an armed security guard and had been working as an armed guard at a Chicago Housing Authority complex, his uncle added. Murray was gunned down outside his apartment on the 7700 block of South Jeffery Boulevard early Thursday as he returned home from work. His firearm was stolen and the killers fled.
About 3:25 a.m., Murray was standing on the 7800 block of South Jeffery when someone in a dark-colored car opened fire, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a Chicago Police spokeswoman. “He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one is in custody,” Sedevic said. His uncle said he was missing a wallet, a phone and his licensed handgun. “He didn’t have any problems with anyone, no prior records, nothing,” Muhammad said. “He didn’t bother anyone.” “He wasn’t about the gangs. This is just another senseless killing,” Cain said. “He was a free spirit. Loved his family and enjoyed life. He just wanted to take care of his mother,” Muhammad said.

Salinas man pleads guilty to murder for stabbing death of security guard privateofficer.com

 

SALINAS, Calif. – Oct 3 2014
A 23-year-old Salinas man has pleaded guilty to murder for stabbing a security guard to death.
Richard Gutierrez pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Wednesday and is expected to be sentenced to 26 years to life.
Gutierrez entered the 99 Cent Store on Laurel Drive in Salinas on Aug. 1, 2013 and confronted Victor Sosa, who was working as a security guard. Gutierrez attacked and stabbed Sosa repeatedly. Customers tried to help the victim by throwing canned goods at the attacker.
Gutierrez ran out of the store, and was immediately arrested.
Sentencing is set for Nov. 19, according to Monterey County prosecutors.
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Man charged in fatal accident at Naval Station Newport privateofficer.com

 

NEWPORT, R.I. – Oct 2 2014
A man has been indicted by a federal grand jury after he struck and killed a security officer at Naval Station Newport.
Alan Bradley, 53, of Middletown was charged with reckless driving, death resulting.
Authorities say Bradley, who was also a Navy employee, was driving a government vehicle when he struck and killed 70-year-old Frank Lema on Sept. 26, 2013.
Lema had worked for 21 years in the base’s security office. He was a retired Middletown police captain.
If convicted, Bradley could be sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison.
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