Homicide And Gun Crime News 01/20/2023

homicide & gun crime news Jan 22, 2023

(January 18) Man Gets Life For Fatally Stabbing Beloved Baltimore Woman In Church Bathroom | Baltimore City, MD

Church employees found 69-year-old Evelyn Player fatally wounded in a locked bathroom after she received 38 stab wounds and 54 "cutting wounds" to her face and body. Two days later, the suspect attempted to pawn two of the victim's gold rings, according to prosecutors.

A Maryland man is expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars for the murder of an elderly church volunteer.

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(January 18) Three Women Shot Outside Far Rockaway Storefront Church | New York

Three women were shot in front of a storefront church in Far Rockaway on Tuesday evening, Jan. 17, according to authorities.

Police from the 101st Precinct are searching for the gunman who allegedly opened fire on a crowd that was reportedly waiting to get into a vigil for Quayshawn Samuel, who was killed last month in an officer-involved shooting at the Ocean Bay apartments complex in Arverne.

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(January 16) Louisville Pastor Asking For End To Violence After 14-Year-Old Boy Killed In Wyandotte Neighborhood | Louisville , KY 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville pastor is begging for an end to violence after a 14-year-old boy was killed just down the street from his church. 

On Sunday afternoon, Brentwood Avenue was filled with flashing lights and yellow tape as Louisville Metro Police started a homicide investigation in the Wyandotte neighborhood. Javarius Hendrix was shot and killed just a few blocks from Churchill Downs.

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(January 14) DOJ Appeal In Texas Mass Shooting Case Pleases NRA And Puzzles Gun Control Advocates 

It's been more than five years since the mass shooting in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas killed 25 people, including one pregnant person, and injured 22 others. Officials put the total death toll at 26.

A District Court ruled in 2021 that the government was 60% responsible for the massacre after shooter Devin Kelley, who was discharged from the Air Force after a felony conviction, wasn't entered into the national database that would have prevented him from buying a gun. A judge said the government also owed victims $230 million in damages.

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