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The Nicest Guy: Good Samaritan Killed After Woman Reportedly Became Upset When He Didn’t Pay For Her Meal

(Gainesville, FL) – Craig Arttez Brewer, 41, was paying it forward early Sunday morning at a Waffle House in Gainesville, Fl on West Newberry Rd near the University of Florida.

56627411_10100364643699629_4116105624931008512_nThere were dozens of people dining at around 3am when Brewer decided to randomly pay for people’s food and pass out money.

Reportedly, one young lady became upset that Brewer hadn’t paid for her food and the young man that she was with, 25-year old Ezekiel Hicks, allegedly grew angry as well.

“The victim was engaging folks at the restaurant, and there was a disagreement with a female customer,” said Lt. Brett Rhodenizer, according to The Gainesville Sun.

Authorities say that’s when Hicks confronted Brewer and the two got into an argument.

Brewer’s cousin, Rasheeda Johnson told WGFL that Craig was just helping others and she still doesn’t understand why Ezekiel was so angry.

On the first 911 call, a Waffle House employee said they needed help with a large group of about 30-40 people that were arguing with each other.  She told the dispatcher that it hadn’t gotten physical yet and no weapons were present but that they needed help controlling the situation.

All that changed within minutes.

According to reports, Hicks went and got a gun out of his car.  At least one person tried to stop him from going back inside, but he went anyway.  Upon reentry, he confronted Brewer and within seconds it turned physical and Hicks pulled a gun from his pants, believed to be a 9mm, and shot Brewer in the head.

Officers were already en route and arrived just moments after Brewer was shot.  Ezekiel ran off but apparently didn’t get too far.  He was arrested near the scene. Brewer’s cousin says she tried to help him, but his injuries were too severe.

“When he shot him I instantly tried to stop the bleeding,” Johnson said. “That’s all I was really focusing on trying to stop the bleeding. Maybe I could save him, maybe I could help him. But there was nothing I could really do.”

Before EMS arrived, police had already covered Brewer with a white sheet. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


The whole situation was caught on surveillance video and is naturally being used as evidence. Ezekiel Hicks was arrested and charged with premeditated first degree murder and carrying an unlicensed firearm.

He’s being held without bond.

A Go Fund Me page has been set up for Brewer’s children. You can donate here.

Protesters March Against Chicago Violence

(Chicago, IL) -Thousands of activists are marching on the Dan Ryan Expressway today to protest against violence in Chicago. Organizer Reverend Michael Pfleger says their goal is to interrupt traffic near 79th Street to bring attention to the crisis in the city.

Just this year, 61 children have died because of gun violence. The organizers are calling for better schools, economic development, gun legislation and better opportunities for the community.

Cop Who Shot Unarmed Pittsburgh Teen Charged

(East Pittsburgh, PA) – The policeman who fatally shot an unarmed teenager earlier this month is now facing charges. Prosecutors in Allegheny  County, Pennsylvania are charging East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld with criminal homicide in the death of 17-year old Antwon Rose Jr.

The officer shot Rose in the back three times when the teenager ran from a traffic stop on June 19th. Rose was taken to a hospital where he died.

One Dead, One Injured In Graduation Shooting

(Clayton County, GA) – One woman is dead and another is in the hospital following a shooting near a high school outside of Atlanta. Police say an argument led to the shooting last night after a graduation ceremony near Mt. Zion High School in Clayton County. Officials from the Perry Learning Center say the victims were not students.

The woman who died was reportedly shot three times in the chest, while the woman recovering was shot in the leg. Police say the suspect of the shooting is at large.

Australia Mass Killing Worst In 20 Years

(Perth) – Seven people have been found dead in a small town on Australia’s western coast. Local news reports say it’s the worst mass shooting in Australia in over 20 years. Four children are among the dead in what police are calling a murder-suicide.

The bodies were found at a house in the rural community of Osmington, south of Perth. Western Australia Police Commissioner Chris Dawson says two bodies were found outside the house and five others were discovered inside.merlin_137981805_9529752d-19f3-45ee-aec4-a43949c78e57-jumboThe police were called just after 5 a.m. on Friday to the modest home in Osmington, a village near the tourist town of Margaret River, 170 miles south of Perth. There, in the main house and a converted shed, they discovered the victims, who the police identified on Saturday as Cynda and Peter Miles; their daughter, Katrina Miles; and her four children, two boys and two girls, aged 8 to 13.OYQGQ6FKRA5EJLGOZEMAQVJYCEThe commissioner says police are not looking for a suspect. Three rifles licensed to Mr. Miles were found at the property.

“Police are still some way from completing our investigation,” Commissioner Dawson said, declining to provide more details about whether an emergency call came from Mr. Miles, who is believed to have shot his family members before calling the police and then taking his own life.

Manhunt For Deputy’s Killer Ends With Suspect In Custody

(Norridgewock, ME) – The nationwide manhunt for the suspect accused of fatally shooting a Maine sheriff’s deputy has ended. Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster said 29-year-old John Daniel Williams is now in custody.

Officers arrested Williams shortly after noon today in a heavily wooded area of Norridgewock ending a four-day manhunt. Authorities say Williams shot and killed Somerset County Deputy Corporal Eugene Cole on Wednesday.

Williams was found only about a quarter mile away from an area of interest in the search. Corporal Cole’s handcuffs were used to detain the suspect.

YouTube Shooter IDed As Nasim Aghdam

(San Bruno, CA) – The woman police believe opened fire at YouTube’s headquarters is being identified as Nasim Aghdam. Aghdam appears to have a strong presence on YouTube and has even posted videos complaining that the company “discriminated and filtered” her content. A website attributed to her makes similar claims about what she says is YouTube’s efforts to keep her videos from getting views. The website also features several references to her being vegan and has graphic content of animals being killed.

Aghdam died of what police believe is a self-inflicted gunshot wound after she opened fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California. Four people were taken to the hospital for injuries, three of them for gunshot wounds and one for an ankle injury.

Houston Man On Life Support After Woman Shoots Him In The Head On Facebook Live

(Houston, TX) – 26-year old Devyn Holmes is on life support after being shot in the head. Holmes, a father of one, was in a car with two other people Cadillac Coleman and Cassandra Damper when gunplay turned serious quick. And it all played out on Facebook live.

Social media has been fueling stupidity for some time now, but this incident rates at the top of when seeking attention goes wrong. In a matter of seconds, the three go from

talking to Damper grabbing a gun that’s sitting on top of the middle console. Devyn grabs her hand to try and prevent her from playing with the firearm. Telling Damper, “You’re making me nervous.”

The man in the backseat tells Holmes, “She ain’t got no clip, bud.” After he says that, Damper positions her hand on the trigger. Holmes asks, “Where you from again?” Damper points the gun at him and says, “Say something, b***h.”

The gun then goes off and Holmes is struck in the head. Reportedly, Damper and Coleman exited the car and ran off. He was shot around 2.30am in the parking lot of a Valero gas station in Houston.

Holmes is no stranger to gunplay. He’s photographed with a gun on his twitter page. But in a totally different light, there are several pictures and videos of his daughter. Ironically, another image from about 7 months ago shows a conversation between two people, one believed to be Holmes, and someone asking him if he’s okay because there were rumors that he had been shot.

Devin Holmes Twitter

According to Click2Houston, Damper was charged with tampering or fabricating of evidence after she tried to wipe gunshot residue from her hands.  A jury will decide if additional charges will be filed.




Miami Man Charged With Killing His 4-Year-Old Niece After Argument With Her Mother

(Miami, FL) – A suspect is in custody after a shooting left a four-year-old girl dead. According to Miami Police, 24-year-old Ronald Jones is charged with aggravated battery and second-degree murder. He’s accused of killing Nyla Jones, who was rushed to a hospital in critical condition and later pronounced dead.

According to Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, police told him Nyla and two other kids were in a car with Nyla’s mother Saturday morning around 10am when Nyla’s mother began arguing with Jones about money. Jones fired into the car.

The two children sustained minor injuries from shattered glass or bullets grazing them, but they’re expected to be okay. Ronald initially fled the scene, but later turned himself in to police.

Jones is in Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on one count of second degree murder and three counts of attempted second degree murder with a deadly weapon. He’s being held without bond. Jones’ only prior conviction in Miami-Dade County was for petty theft in 2012.


Defense Expected To Rest Today After Latest Motion At Pulse Trial Rejected

(Orlando, FL) –The trial of the Pulse gunman’s widow continues today after a defense motion for a mistrial or dismissal of the case was rejected. Attorneys for Noor Salman contended that the prosecution failed to reveal key information about the gunman’s father, including the facts that he had been an FBI informant and was under investigation for money transfers to Turkey and Afghanistan.

But U.S. District Judge Paul Byron ruled that the trial is not about Seddique Mateen, it’s about Noor Salman. She is charged with obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting Omar Mateen’s massacre at the Orlando nightclub that left 49 people dead. The defense is expected to rest today with closing arguments taking place tomorrow before the case goes to the jury.

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