Woman shot and killed by officer who was trying to shoot her dog

first_imgAuthorities in Texas are reporting that a patrol officer who was conducting a welfare check on a woman, accidentally shot and killed the woman while trying to shoot her dog.The incident occurred Thursday in a commercial district in Arlington.Officials reported that they received a call about a woman who seemed to be passed out in a grassy area. The officer went to the area and found the woman, however, when he began calling out to her, the woman’s dog began barking and then charged at the officer.The officer fired several shots at the dog, however, he struck the woman who was said to have “cried out” during the incident.The woman was taken to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead.Authorities are now reviewing the officer’s bodycam to determine what exactly happened.It is unclear if the dog was shot.last_img read more

Police: Broward Mom Left Toddler in Hot Car for Three Hours While Shopping

first_imgA Broward woman is behind bars this weekend, facing a child abuse charge for allegedly leaving her toddler in a hot car for hours.Police say that 32-year-old Lauderhill resident Shantrell Mitchell told them she forgot her daughter in the back seat of her car while she shopped for three hours at BJ’s Wholesale Club on North Powerline Road in Fort Lauderdale last Tuesday.However, surveillance video shows the woman looking into the back seat of her car during that timeframe.According to the arrest report, Mitchell tried to cool the child down when she found her suffering from heat exhaustion. The report states, “Mitchell described that she poured iced tea on the victim child’s head and also had her drink some.”An employee at the market called 911.When paramedics arrived, they recorded the girl’s body temperature at 105 degrees, and said that she was experiencing convulsions.The report adds that her condition “drastically improved due to treatment,” first at Holy Cross Hospital, then at Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood.Mitchell’s police report states that she tried to get family members to watch her daughter on Tuesday afternoon before driving to the market with the girl.Surveillance video shows the woman getting out of the car and opening the passenger door on the driver’s side, “where the child victim is seated.” She then locks and shuts the door, and walks away.“Common sense — unreasonable to believe she would not have seen her child in the car seat while manually locking the side passenger door where the child was seated,” said prosecutor Eric Linder.Police also describe Mitchell’s actions as “intentionally leaving the child victim in the locked vehicle.”She has no prior criminal record, and is charged with aggravated child abuse, which is a first-degree felony. Bond was set at $10,000, and Mitchell remains in custody.last_img read more

Poppleton joins GB&I squad for St Andrews Trophy

first_img England’s Nick Poppleton has earned a place in the GB&I squad for the St Andrews Trophy match against Continental Europe with his superb victory in the Brabazon Trophy.The 24-year-old from Wath in Yorkshire won the English men’s open strokeplay championship in a two-hole play-off after coming from five shots back in the final round (image copyright Leaderboard Photography).Now he joins 19 other players in the St Andrews Trophy squad. The match will be played at Linna Golf in Finland in July and the final nine-strong team will be announced after the European Men’s Team Championship.Craig Watson, Great Britain and Ireland captain, said, “Nick played exceptional golf to win the Brabazon Trophy last week and his selection for the Great Britain and Ireland squad is a reflection of his overall form.“Nick’s inclusion shows there is still time for players to play their way into contention for the match and we are following the key amateur events closely. We are very much looking forward to what will be a challenging match against the Continent of Europe in Finland next month.”The squad is:Todd Clements, Braintree, England. Age 21Robin Dawson, Tramore, Ireland. Age 22Alex Fitzpatrick, Hallamshire, England. Age 19Calum Fyfe, Cawder, Scotland.  Age 20Alex Gleeson, Castle, Ireland.  Age 24David Hague, Malton & Norton, England.  Age 21Harry Hall, West Cornwall, England.  Age 20Benjamin Jones, Northamptonshire County, England.  Age 19Matthew Jordan, Royal Liverpool, England.  Age 22Sam Locke, Stonehaven, Scotland.  Age 19Ryan Lumsden, Royal Wimbledon, Scotland.  Age 21Billy McKenzie, Rowlands Castle, England.  Age 23Gian-Marco Petrozzi, Trentham, England.  Age 21Nick Poppleton, Wath, England. Age 24Caolan Rafferty, Dundalk, Ireland.  Age 25Sandy Scott, Nairn, Scotland.  Age 19Jamie Stewart, Old Course Ranfurly, Scotland.  Age 18Euan Walker, Kilmarnock (Barassie), Scotland.  Age 22Robin Williams, Peterborough Milton, England.  Age 16Andrew Wilson, Darlington, England.  Age 24 8 Jun 2018 Poppleton joins GB&I squad for St Andrews Trophy Tags: Continental, Europe, GB&I, St Andrews Trophylast_img read more