Category: Crime

Study: 9mm Most Commonly Used in Fatal Shootings

According to the published results of a recent study that analyzed U.S. shooting cases with known firearm size, the most common caliber was 9mm in both nonfatal shootings, and gun homicides. In fact, the 9mm was used more often in homicides than in nonfatal shootings.

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Crack dealer busted on street with large amount, cash, guns – Uptown, Harrisburg

Antoine Maurice Black, Jr. was detained on the 500 block of Forrest Street. Prior to his arrest, Black discarded a black Glock 23 .40 semi-automatic pistol, and additional ammunition. During a search of his person, Officers found a large amount of cash, as well as crack cocaine.  A probable cause search of Black’s vehicle revealed 6 ounces of crack cocaine, street valued at approximately $17,000.  There was additional cash found in the vehicle, bringing the overall total cash to $7,398.80.

Most U.S. shootings are drug/ gang related and occur in minority neighborhoods

Although mass shootings have been covered extensively in the media, mass shootings in the US account for a small fraction of gun-related deaths.
Gun violence is most common in poor urban areas and frequently associated with gang violence, often involving male juveniles or young adult males.

Three young children abandoned in vehicle as felon with loaded gun runs from Police in Uptown Harrisburg

As the vehicle pulled over in the 2600 block of Jefferson Street, Karelle Middleton exited the driver’s seat and began running south.
When the suspect fled he left three small children in the vehicle: a 3-year-old, a 5-year-old, and an 8-year-old. Police found a loaded Smith and Wesson .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol in his jacket. The firearm had an obliterated serial number.

Juvenile with gunshot wound to chest taken to hospital; *13 y.o. Suspect in custody – Highspire, PA

A *13 year old boy is in custody after shooting a 17 year old boy in the chest. The victim is in the hospital and has lost a lung.
An argument preceded the shooting that occurred Sunday evening at a home along the 400 block of Market Street in Highspire, PA.

100 mph DUI car chase from Steelton to Harrisburg

The chase started during an attempted traffic stop near Second and Pine streets, Steelton police said.
“The vehicle did flee from police into the city of Harrisburg at over 100 mph.”

$3.7M welfare fraud scheme in Florida – 100’s of suspects scam SNAP food stamp program

The conclusion of a multi-agency, undercover investigation into the exchange of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for cash and, in at least one case, cocaine, show more than 22,000 fraudulent transactions resulted in $3.7 million of stolen taxpayer money.

Defense Fund for Illegal Immigrants Paid with Baltimore Tax Dollars

Maryland’s largest city (nation’s highest per capita homicide rate) will hire immigration attorneys to help those facing removal. Baltimore prosecutors ordered staff not to charge illegal immigrants with minor, non-violent crimes because it could get the offenders deported.

Mom confronts robber after juvenile son mugged at gunpoint in public housing project – Harrisburg PA

The male pulled out a hand gun, then pointed it at the juvenile’s head and went through his pockets.
Within minutes the victim’s mother confronted the suspect at a nearby corner store. The suspect pulled out the gun and pointed it at the mother.

Armed Robbery of AR-15 and Shotgun in Broad Daylight – Uptown Harrisburg

The suspects ordered the victims to roll down the window and empty their pockets. The suspects then noticed the firearms in the backseat and proceeded to take two of them. After taking the firearms, the suspect with the gun pushed the muzzle of his pistol into one of the victim’s left eye.