(Houston, TX-AP) — Houston’s police chief says they’ll no long serve “no knock” search warrants after a married couple was killed in a botched raid. Police Chief Art Acevedo said during a town hall meeting Monday that no-knock warrants are “going to go away,” and will not be used to nab people suspected of using a small amount of drugs.
An informant had reportedly told police the couple’s house was being used for heroin dealing. Police found only a small amount of marijuana and cocaine during the late January raid. The couple was killed in the raid, and five officers were wounded
(SL) – Pop star Bruno Mars has a song called “24 Karat Magic in the air”. Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron was 24K magic on the field for the 5 Stripes on Saturday night. His sorcery was on full display as he registered his first Hat Trick in Atlanta’s 4-1 dominating victory over first place Houston Dynamo at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Atlanta used superior possession 63% to 37% to control the game from the start. It took a while for United to unlock the puzzle box which was the bunkered Dynamo defense but when they did, the goals came quickly.
A wickedly powerful left footed shot opened the scoring for ATL in the 30th minute of the match. Almiron picked up a pass from teammate Yamil Asad on top of Houston’s area and his first touch set up his scoring strike perfectly for the 1-0 lead.
Almiron’s second goal was more impressive. Julien Gressel’s run to the goal line and cut back cross eventually found Asad who set up Almiron, who showed incredible strength as his first shot from the top of the box was blocked by a Houston defender but Almiron kept his composure and was able to deposit a left footed sliding shot into the top of Houston’s net for the 2-0 lead.
Gressel scored the third Atlanta goal after some scrappy and persistent play in front of the Dynamos net by United. The midfielder, benefited from a good slide tackle from Hector Villalba that caused a turnover. Gressel picked up a loose ball in Houston’s area and his side footed finish beat Houston keeper Joe Willis to push the lead to 3-0.
Atlanta closed out their scoring with Almiron converting a penalty kick after Villalba was pushed down in the penalty area for a 4-0 lead. Houston did pull a goal back on a penalty kick converted by Erick Torres after handling was called on Jeff Larentowicz for the 4-1 final score. The PK should not have been awarded because Houston Attacker and Atlanta native Ricardo Clark was in an offside position when his cut back was handled by a sliding Larentowicz.
Atlanta should have revenge on their minds when they host NYCFC Sunday at 5pm at Bobby Dodd stadium. NYCFC beat Atlanta 3-1 three weeks ago in The Bronx. United seems to have righted their ship and with a boat load of home matches should have a great chance for a playoff birth
(CNN) – Instead of starting college a 19-year Houston man will be buried after accidentally killed himself Tuesday while taking selfies with a gun.
CNN reports the gun blast hit Deleon Alonso Smith in the throat. The teenager had two young children and was supposed to start attending college Wednesday. Smith’s sister said, “It’s just crazy how somebody could be here one minute. And in seconds, they gone.” She also said it wasn’t a suicide attempt.
Family members were shocked.
“It’s the worst feeling in my life,” Eric Douglas, the victim’s uncle said.
“It’s a numb feeling. It’s still unbelievable,” Smith’s grandmother Alma Douglas told the station. “Yesterday was my birthday and he came to wish me happy birthday, and then to hear this kind of news.”
Investigator’s told CNN affiliate KPRC that Smith’s cousin was in another room at the time the gun went off.
The cousin told police they found the gun earlier in the day. They’re investigating.
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(Daily Mail) – A Suburban Houston police officer who was ambushed at a gas station was shot 15 times, Harris County district attorney Devon Anderson said in court Monday. Shannon J Miles appeared briefly in state district court in handcuffs and shackles and said very little, other than to answer the judge’s questions. He is being held without bond and was appointed two attorneys.
Anderson read the probable cause statement during the hearing, saying that police received a call of an officer down at 8.20pm Friday.
When police arrived at the gas station in the Houston suburb of Cypress, they found deputy Darren Goforth face-down. Anderson said investigators saw surveillance video from the gas station, which showed that Goforth, 47, had just come out of the store after he had pumped gas and that Miles got out of his red truck and approached the deputy.j
‘He runs up behind deputy Goforth and puts the gun to the back of his head and shoots. Deputy Goforth hits the ground and then he continues to unload his gun, shooting repeatedly into the back of deputy Goforth,’ Anderson said.
Goforth was shot 15 times and a witness saw the shooting, Anderson said. She added that the shell casings match the .40-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun found at Miles’ home. Continue reading Gunman Shot Deputy 15 Times In Houston Gas Station Execution→