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Man killed at Sacramento Halloween party identified

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Keylen Ellis
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SACRAMENTO, CA – The man shot and killed after attending a Halloween party over the weekend has been identified.

According to the Sacramento Coroners website, 19-year-old Keylen Jeff Ellis of Fairfield was the victim of a drive-by shooting that left one dead and at least six others wounded.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, a Halloween party being held at The Studio located at 1811 Del Paso Blvd turned deadly, when someone driving a sedan opened fire on a crowd of party goers at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

The Studio
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The victims included both men and women in their 20s and 30s. Most were hit in the lower extremities. Some victims drove themselves to the hospital, while others were taken by ambulance. One woman, who was hit with shrapnel, drove herself to a Fairfield hospital.

The party had ended and people were exiting the building when a sedan going southbound on Del Paso opened fire on the crowd.

According to police the promoters were holding an illegal party at the location, since they were charging people to attend an event that was supposed to be private.

The party was advertised online as the “Illuminaughty II — Nor Cal’s Naughtiest Halloween Party” and was attended by guests 18 and older.

Anyone with information on the shooting should call Sacramento police at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357).

Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie diagnosed with cancer

John McVie performs with Stevie Nicks in Sacramento Click for more photos Credit: Randy Miramontez

John McVie performs with Stevie Nicks in Sacramento
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LOS ANGELES, CA – Fleetwood Mac has canceled their upcoming shows for their world tour after co-founder John McVie was diagnosed with cancer.

Just finishing up with their European tour, the rock band announced on their website that shows scheduled for the last two months of the year in Australia and New Zealand have been canceled due to McVie’s diagnosis. The 67-year-old is scheduled to undergo treatment during this time.

“We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates,” the band said in a statement, “We hope our Australian and New Zealand fans as well as Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best.”

John McVie performs with Fleetwood Mac in Sacramento, CA Credit: Randy Miramontez

John McVie performs with Fleetwood Mac in Sacramento, CA
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After a three year break, original members Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Stevie Nicks got back together to go out on tour last April. They completed their U.S. tour in July at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, CA, before heading to Europe.

READ: Fleetwood Mac wraps up US Tour

Earlier this year, Fleetwood Mac released their classic 1977 “Rumours” album which included unreleased studio and live tracks.

McVie and Mick Fleetwood started the group in 1967.

Chris Brown arrested for felony assault

Chris-Brown

Chris Brown
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WASHINGTON, DC – Chris Brown found himself behind bars in Washington, DC on Sunday morning after being arrested on felony charges.

According to Washington Metropolitan police, Brown and his body guard, Christopher Hollosy, were arrested Sunday morning at 4:25 a.m. outside the W Hotel and are being held at the 2nd District police station.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Brown’s twitter feed said the 24-year-old was in Washington to host a “homecoming party” at The Park at Fourteen nightclub on Saturday.

According to Metropolitan Police, Brown got into an argument with a man outside the W Hotel on K Street. The victim said he was hanging out with friends at the W when they saw 2 women getting ready to take a picture with Brown.

The victim and his friend photo bombed the 2 women, which is when Brown punched the victim, breaking his nose. The victim has stated he may require surgery.

According to police Brown was heard saying, “I’m not into this gay s**t, I’m into boxing,” just before punching the victim.

This does not bode well for Brown.

This arrest could set the stage for a violation of his probation and send the singer to jail, something the Los Angeles District Attorney has been trying to do for some time.

Brown has been dodging jail time since his arrest in 2009 for punching Rihanna while driving a rented Lamborghini on a Hollywood street. The altercation left Rihanna bruised and bloody on the eve of the Grammy Awards.

Read: Chris Brown avoids hit-and-run charges

Brown entered a guilty plea and received five years’ probation and ordered to spend more than 1,400 hours in “labor-oriented service.” However, Brown came under fire earlier this year for forging documents showing he had completed his service.

Los Angeles prosecutors filed probation violation charges against Brown  after the prosecution investigated his log of service for completing his probation. The prosecution could not validate his community service hours. They charged that Brown falsified documents and are sought to have him redo his service in Los Angeles County. According to Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray, their investigation “provided no credible, competent or verifiable evidence that defendant Brown performed his community labor as presented to this court.”

Brown was ordered to complete an additional 1,000 hours of community services for the violation.

Brown has continued to have anger management issues and problems with women in general. Most recently he went on a rant about women while performing at the Emerson Theatre in Hollywood.

Read: Brown threatens valet

In a video posted on TMZ.com, Brown told the audience that a man should keep a woman in her place. We won’t quote it all here since it was pretty crude. Suffice it to say he told the crowd, “So every person in this motherf**king building, if you got a bad b**ch you better say that sh*t to her, or she might f**k another n*gga.”

In a fender bender Brown went “ballistic” on the woman in the other vehicle, causing charges to be filed.

Brown also threatened a parking valet after the attendant wanted to, of all things, get paid.

There was that brawl earlier this year between Brown and fellow artist Frank Ocean a number of months ago. Ocean ended up dropping the charges.

Let’s not forget the incident involving Brown throwing a chair through a plate glass window while being interviewed on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” this after being asked a question about him punching Rihanna.

Read: Chris Brown picks a fight with Frank Ocean

Anger management issues?

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Brandlin will get to decide on November 20, since the singer is scheduled for a probation status hearing.

#neededjailtime4brown

Sacramento Halloween party turns deadly

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – A drive-by shooting has left 1 person dead and 6 others injured early Sunday morning.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, a Halloween party being held at The Studio located at 1811 Del Paso Blvd turned deadly, when someone driving a sedan opened fire on a crowd of party goers at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

The Studio
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A 28-year-old male was shot and killed with six others injured by gunfire.

The victims included both men and women in their 20s and 30s. Most were hit in the lower part of their bodies. Some victims drove themselves to the hospital, while others were taken by ambulance. One woman who was hit with shrapnel drover herself to a Fairfield hospital.

The party had ended and people were exiting the building when a sedan going southbound on Del Paso opened fire on the crowd.

According to one report the man fatally shot was a father of three.

According to police the promoters were holding an illegal party at the location, since they were charging people to attend an event that was supposed to be private.

The party was advertised online at the “Illuminaughty II — Nor Cal’s Naughtiest Halloween Party” and was attended by guests 18 and older.

Anyone with information on the shooting should call Sacramento police at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357).

Roseville Police reveal more details in standoff

Sammy Duran
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ROSEVILLE, CA – The Roseville Police Department held a news conference on Saturday to provide the public more details surrounding the shootout with at-large parolee, 32-year-old Sammy Nathan Duran.

Since 2002, Duran has been on parole no less than eight times. This last time the Roseville native was out on parole from Placer County Jail and was being sought for violating his most recent parole.

A few nights prior to Friday’s incident the fugitive was spotted, but he alluded capture.

A crime-suppression team was working the area when a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Officer, who recently joined the team, spotted Duran riding a bike near a park on the 200 block of Sixth Street just after 3 p.m. Friday.

The ICE agent gave chase on foot, while two other officers remained with their vehicle.

According to Chief of Police Daniel Hahn, “The suspect ran from the officers and it soon became very clear that he was intent on getting away and even murdering any officer that stood in his way.”

Duran opened fire with a handgun hitting the ICE officer in the foot. Some witnesses said the officer may have accidently shot himself/herself, but Hahn stated that does not appear to be the case.

Only a few minutes later there was another exchange of gunfire as Duran made his way through the neighborhood of older homes.

It didn’t take long for over 100 law enforcement officials to converge on the area and set up a perimeter with over 10 agencies on scene.

Duran finally broke into a home in the 600 block of Hampton Drive, where a terrified couple and their small child were allowed to leave.

During the standoff, officials noticed a strong gas odor in the area and evacuated an estimated 15 homes. “The last thing we wanted was for that house and all the surrounding houses to blow up from all the gas igniting,” Hahn said. “We believe he turned on that gas.

A crew from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was called in to shut-down the gas lines leading into the neighborhood.

During the standoff at the home, Duran fired on Roseville officers twice, hitting one officer in the jaw. Four other officers were injured by flying shrapnel. All are expected to survive, and only one remains hospitalized and listed in serious condition.

After a long night of trying to negotiate Duran’s surrender, officers sent in a robot to communicate. He agreed to surrender and emerged from the house at approximately 12:30 Saturday morning.

“It took a lot of work on the negotiators’ part to have it end the way it did,” Hahn said.

Duran suffered minor scrapes to his head and face and a bullet wound to his hand. He was treated for his injuries and transported to the Placer County jail, where he now faces numerous attempted-murder charges.

The investigation continued through the weekend as officers collected evidence from what they consider three different crime scenes.

Hahn went on to reject claims by Duran’s relatives that officers fired on Duran first, and that the ICE agent had shot himself in the foot trying to draw his weapon.

Hahn would not confirm any details around the weapons Hahn had in his possession, only that he had a handgun. It’s believed that he was armed with an assault style weapon, but Hahn would not confirm that fact.

According to records from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Duran had a laundry list of convictions that started back in 2002 including, possession of a controlled substance, assault with a deadly weapon, corporal injury upon a spouse, attempted carjacking and resisting an officer with the threat of violence.

4 children and mother stabbed to death

Police-lightsBROOKLYN, NY – A Brooklyn condominium was the grisly scene of a massacre Saturday night, after a mother and her four children were stabbed to death.

Brooklyn New York Fire Department spokesman Jim Long, said the stabbings occurred on 57th Street in the Sunset Park neighborhood at around 10:45 p.m.

Police responded to the home after receiving a report that one person was stabbed inside the home, but when officers arrived they found five victims.

It was unknown at the time what had led to the stabbing, but all five victims lived at the home.

The victims were identified as 37-year-old Qiao Zhen Li, 9-year-old Linda Zhuo, 7-year-old Amy Zhuo, 5-year-old Kevin Zhuo and 1-year-old William Zhuo.

Officers took one man into custody, but it wasn’t clear what the relationship was. According to police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Antonetti, no charges have been filed.

Roseville standoff ends after suspect surrenders

Sammy Duran Courtesy Roseville PD

Sammy Duran
Courtesy Roseville PD

ROSEVILLE, CA – The man responsible for shooting four officers including an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer and three Roseville police officers has surrendered.

The Roseville Police reported around 12:30 a.m. Saturday that 32-year-old Samuel Nathan Duran surrendered to police. Following standard procedures after an incident of this nature, Duran was transported to a local hospital to be evaluated before being booked into Placer County Jail.

According to Roseville police spokesman Cal Walstad, Duran had been at-large for at least 10 days with several law enforcement agencies on the lookout. Once officers located Duran Friday at around 3 p.m., he opened fire on officers, wounding a federal immigration officer, who was on scene providing support for Roseville police.

Area of standoff Google Maps

Area of standoff
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The initial shooting occurred in the area of Riverside Blvd and Cirby Way, where Duran wounded the ICE officer. However, there are some witnesses that claim the ICE officer may have shot himself in the leg, but that has not been confirmed.

Duran ran from the bike park located on Riverside and broke into a house located in the area of 6th and Hampton Streets, where he barricaded himself inside. At least 10 separate law enforcement agencies converged on the area during the manhunt. It’s unclear who lived at that home.

Negotiators from the Hostage Negotiations Team began talking to Duran via phone and bullhorn on and off during the 9 hour standoff. Duran’s family continued to plead with him to surrender.

There were several times when Duran shot at officers while barricaded in the home, shooting three Roseville police officers. One was hit by bullet fragments, one was shot in the jaw and the other shot in the shoulder.

One of the injured was in serious condition

A robot was sent into the home sometime after 10:30 to communicate instructions to Duran on how to surrender.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Duran came out of the house with his hands held up, where he was placed onto a gurney and loaded into an ambulance.

All the victims were at Sutter Roseville Hospital. The ICE agent, with Homeland Security, was listed as stable and alert after being shot in the leg.

One at-home day care center locked down the center into the night. Area schools also went into lockdown during the initial stages of the incident.

Bicyclist killed in Carmichael identified

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SACRAMENTO, CA – The bicyclist that was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday night in Carmichael has been identified.

According to the Sacramento Coroner’s website, the man killed Thursday night while riding his bike along El Camino Avenue was 21-year-old Richard Aaron Leeper.

Area of accident Google maps

Area of accident
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The California Highway Patrol said the driver of the vehicle that struck Leeper was heading east on El Camino Avenue near Laurence Avenue around 8 p.m., when the vehicle hit the cyclist.  Leeper was heading in the same direction near the shoulder of the road when the accident occurred.

It was dark at the time of the collision and Leeper was not equipped with any lights, or wearing a helmet.

The driver said they swerved to try and avoid the rider, but didn’t see Leeper until it was too late. The driver crashed into a light pole, but no one was injured in the vehicle.

 

4 officers shot in Roseville – man barricaded in home

Sammy Duran Courtesy Roseville PD

Sammy Duran
Courtesy Roseville PD

ROSEVILLE, CA – The man responsible for shooting an ICE officer and several Roseville officers remains barricaded tonight in a home in Roseville.

READ UPDATE: Suspect surrenders

Officers are communicating with the man through their Hostage Negotiations Team. There have been a number of times when the suspect appeared to be ready to surrender and then refuses to come out of the home. Several shots have been heard during those times.

It all started around 3 p.m. Friday when the suspect shot an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer during a gang-related sweep. The shooting occurred in the area of Riverside Blvd and Cirby Way.

ICE spokesperson Virginia Kice said in a statement:

“A special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) was shot Friday afternoon shortly after 3 p.m. while conducting a joint enforcement action with investigators from the police department in Roseville, Calif. The special agent was rushed to a local hospital where he is now reported to be stable and alert.  Additional HSI agents are en route to the incident scene and will be assisting the Roseville Police Department with the ongoing investigation.”

A number of agencies converged on the area and narrowed the search for the shooter to a home in the area of 6th and Hampton Streets.

The suspect, 33-year-old Sammy Duran, is an outstanding parolee. He fired several shots at officers while they were surrounding the home where he had barricaded himself. Three veteran Roseville officers were wounded during the shooting. One was hit by bullet fragments, one was shot in the jaw and the other shot in the shoulder.

One of the officers is listed in serious condition.

All the victims are at Sutter Roseville Hospital. The ICE agent, with Homeland Security, is listed as stable and alert after being shot in the leg.

The officers were taken to Sutter Roseville Hospital. The special agent, from Homeland Security, was stable and alert, according to a statement from ICE officials.

Earlier Roseville Police ordered all media helicopters out of the area and has requested that the media refrain from reporting exact locations.

2nd officer shot in stand-off in Roseville

Sammy Duran Courtesy Roseville PD

Sammy Duran
Courtesy Roseville PD

ROSEVILLE, CA – A second officer has been shot in a stand-off with Roseville Police officers and other agencies.

This is after an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer had been shot earlier this afternoon.

A number of agencies are on scene in the area of Riverside Blvd. and Cirby Way.

A non emergency public information line has been established. Please call 916-774-5030 for information on the officer-involved shootings.

UPDATE: 6:47 p.m.: There are reports that several officers have been shot. There is a Hostage Negotiation team in contact with the suspect, who is attempting to negotiate a surrender.

UPDATE: 5:40 p.m.: Roseville Police has released the name and photo of the suspect. His name is Sammy Duran.

UPDATE 5:15 p.m.: Officers have located the suspected  holed up in a house. Shots have been fired at officers on scene and a second officer was injured. It’s unknown if the injury is from a bullet or flying shrapnel caused by the shot.

The suspect is described as an Hispanic adult male, wearing a dark colored beanie, grey short sleeved shirt & white pants. Roseville PD is warning residents to not approach the suspect, but to call 911 immediately.

Earlier Roseville Police ordered all media helicopters out of the area and has requested that the media refrain from reporting exact locations.

Schools in the area went into lock down were:

St. Rose
St. Albans
Cirby Elementary
Joyland Preschool
Maidu Elementary

The officer was rushed to the hospital and is in stable condition.

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