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Shooter’s crime spree before murder, crash

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said the man involved in a deadly-deputy involved shooting that shut down part of I-95 Wednesday is also responsible for two other shootings less than 48-hours.

Around 1:15 am Wednesday, Boynton Beach Police were called out to a home on Bentwater Circle.

When they arrived on scene they learned a 21-year-old man had been shot and taken to the hospital by a friend.

“I saw the bulletholes,” said neighbor Wayne Mattox, referencing the two bullets thatpierced through the garage of the victim’s home.

Thankfully, police said the victim’s gunshot wounds were not life-threatening.

“he’s a good guy. He really is,” said Mattox.

In west palm beach, a similarscene played out 12-hours earlier

Police said a man was shot at a motel on South Dixie Highway. He was also rushed to the hospital and his injuries were not life-threatening.

Police have not released any

Read more at: http://www.wpbf.com/article/shooters-crime-spree-before-murder-crash/16754239

Capital murder trial starts for suspect in 2015 crime spree, co-defendant pleads guilty

DECATUR, Ala. – A jury will spend the next several days listening to witnesses and attorneys as they determine the fate of Cortez Mitchell.

The 19-year-old is one of four young men police say gunned down Antonio Hernandez, 27, and Joshua Davis, 25. During their crime spree, police say they also committed multiple armed robberies. Mitchell, as well as Amani Goodwin, Cedric Cowan, and Joseph Cowan were arrested in May 2015, all charged with eleven felonies, including capital murder.

The four were between ages 16-20 at the time of the violent acts, and have all been denied youthful offender status.

Mitchell’s trial was first to be scheduled, starting Monday. He pleaded not guilty by reason of mental defect. During his youthful offender hearing, a psychologist testified his IQ was 70 and he has the mental capacity of a 12-year-old.

One of the co-defendants has accepted a plea deal.

Amani Goodwin entered a guilty plea to

Read more at: http://whnt.com/2018/02/05/suspect-in-capital-murder-case-pleads-guilty-gets-life-in-prison/

Capital murder trial starts for suspect in 2015 crime spree, co …

DECATUR, Ala. – A jury will spend the next several days listening to witnesses and attorneys as they determine the fate of Cortez Mitchell.

The 19-year-old is one of four young men police say gunned down Antonio Hernandez, 27, and Joshua Davis, 25. During their crime spree, police say they also committed multiple armed robberies. Mitchell, as well as Amani Goodwin, Cedric Cowan, and Joseph Cowan were arrested in May 2015, all charged with eleven felonies, including capital murder.

The four were between ages 16-20 at the time of the violent acts, and have all been denied youthful offender status.

Mitchell’s trial was first to be scheduled, starting Monday. He pleaded not guilty by reason of mental defect. During his youthful offender hearing, a psychologist testified his IQ was 70 and he has the mental capacity of a 12-year-old.

One of the co-defendants has accepted a plea deal.

Amani Goodwin entered a guilty plea to

Read more at: http://whnt.com/2018/02/05/suspect-in-capital-murder-case-pleads-guilty-gets-life-in-prison/

Teen’s capital murder trial begins in Decatur random killings crime spree; 3 others charged

Joshua Davis and Antonio Hernandez-Lopez 

A capital murder trial begins today for one of four young people charged in a 2015 Decatur crime spree that included random killings, armed robberies and shootings.

Cortez Mitchell, a 19-year-old from Decatur, faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole if a jury convicts him of capital murder in the May 2015 crime spree that left two men dead. Mitchell was just 16 when authorities say he and three others gunned down Antonio Hernandez-Lopez and Joshua Davis.

Hernandez-Lopez and Davis were chosen at random by the suspects, police have said. The killings were part of a crime spree that included six armed robberies and two shootings into homes. The spree spanned several days during mid-May.

“They seemed to just be going around thinking they were

Read more at: http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/02/cortez_mitchell_decatur_crime.html

7 arrested to quell 3-month wave of murder and mayhem, prosecutor says

Homicide, stabbings, carjackings, assault and armed robbery — for three months authorities say members of a major gang carried out a wave of crime and mayhem mostly throughout Middlesex County.

An investigation into the crime wave has resulted in the arrests of seven gang members on a myriad of charges, including murder and armed robbery, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and New Brunswick police Director Anthony Caputo announced in a statement.

The crime spree, officials said Wednesday, began on the night of Sept. 7 with a shooting on Throop Avenue in New Brunswick.

Three days later, a gas station was robbed on French Street in New Brunswick.

Then, on Sept. 16, at 2:40 a.m., an attempted carjacking took place on Beachwood Court, in the Monmouth Junction-section of South Brunswick.

Three days after that, at about 9:30 p.m. another shooting occurred on Throop Avenue in New Brunswick, resulting in three men being wounded. They were

Read more at: http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2017/12/7_charged_in_3-month_crime_spree.html