Just after midnight, officers responding to allegations of a person attempting to break into automobiles at a mobile home park saw the guy, who had a history of mental health issues. When an officer approached him, he ran away from them down a street filled with trailers. Officers found him in about five minutes and took him to a hospital for evaluation.
In total, police said they responded to about 20 calls about people acting suspiciously at the trailer community over the last month. They said some of those people were later found to have mental problems and others were not.
The suspect arrested for criminal trespassing was identified as 56-year-old Robert James McKnight of Mobile. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries that police said were consistent with being hit by a car during his escape attempt.
According to authorities, McKnight has a history of mental illness and may have been taking medications that affect his thinking or behavior. Police said they're still investigating how he ended up at the mobile home community in the first place.
McKnight was charged with criminal trespass and taken to a local hospital. There, doctors determined he did not need to be held further under Alabama's Baker Act, so he was released after being detained for about three hours.
The suspect pulled Dobyns into the driver's seat of the officers' undercover car, which was soon encircled by the other agents, all of whom had their pistols drawn. During the brief standoff, the furious shooter yelled at Dobyns to drive away. When the agent refused, the gunman shot him twice in the head, killing him instantly.
Jay Dobyns was a 32-year-old veteran FBI agent who worked out of the bureau's office in Las Vegas. He is the first federal law enforcement officer to be killed in the line of duty since 1993, when an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper was shot and killed while sitting in his marked patrol car.
Why did the shooter want Dobyns to leave the scene? It's not clear why the agent refused to do so, but it may have been because he wanted to protect his identity by remaining behind in order to complete an investigation into the death of his partner.
After shooting Dobyns, the suspect fled the scene on foot. He was later found dead in a nearby parking lot with two gunshot wounds to the chest.
The cause of death has not yet been determined; however, it is believed that Dobyns was not the target of the attack.
Dobyns joined the FBI in 1996 and served in several positions including special agent in charge of the Miami Field Office.
He ran for almost 3 miles, stopping sometimes to gather his breath, until he spotted a police car approaching him. Instead of escaping in the opposite way, the man raced momentarily towards the police car before turning and sprinting into a nearby woods to hide. Why did the man rush up to the police car? He must have been afraid that they would catch him breaking into cars.
Criminals often try to escape from police by running. But why would a man run toward a police car instead of away from it? In this case, the man was probably aware that police could not chase him in their normal cars because there were too many roads in the vicinity for them to cover. So he picked out an easier target: a police cruiser. The man might have thought that if caught, he could give a good explanation about why he was in the neighborhood. For example, he could say that he had lost his memory or was on vacation and didn't know what else might happen if he was arrested.
The important thing is that he not panicked and did something irrational. It's also possible that he saw the police car as a way out of his predicament and wasn't thinking clearly due to being drunk or high on drugs.
According to Chicago police, a car struck a Chicago police officer during a traffic check on the West Side early Monday. According to Chicago police, a woman was detained after a 24-year-old male was discovered stabbed to death on the West Side on Sunday night. The suspect was identified as her son, who was found with multiple stab wounds. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in critical condition and later died.
The driver of the car that struck the officer was also injured. Her condition is not known.
This is the second fatal crash this year that has involved a Chicago police officer. In January, a motorcyclist was killed when he collided with two officers conducting a speed trap near 109th Street and South Lake Park Avenue in South Chicago.
The man suspected of being behind the wheel at the time of the accident had been wanted on warrants out of Indiana for failure to appear in court on drug charges. He was also wanted in Illinois on an outstanding warrant related to a parole violation from 1998 when he served more than three years in prison for attempted murder.
In addition to the two men killed, five other people were injured in Sunday's stabbing rampage. Three of the victims are in critical condition.
Accurate radar is also hard to obtain when moving. So he immediately got out of that ticket since, I suppose, people normally take the ticket without challenging the officer. That same officer pulled him up many times during the next year, saying he had unlawfully changed parts in his automobile. The resentful officer did not stop until he obtained a new automobile. This proved to be detrimental as it made Keith's reputation as a hot rodder-customizer spread throughout town.
When he refused to pay the fine, he was arrested and taken to court where he showed the judge his customized car. Impressed by this, the judge dismissed the charge against him.
That same day, he went back to the police station to give the offending officer a piece of his mind for arresting him without cause first. However, to his surprise, the officer apologized for pulling him over and letting him go with only a warning. He said that because of what happened last time, he had been instructed to let all hot rodders go. Apparently, the judge who dismissed the case had put the officer under some kind of spell because he kept apologizing after that even though Keith never gave him another chance to offend again.
Overnight, a fatal accident occurred on the Jackie Robinson Parkway. Four passengers were killed when their automobile spun out of control and crashed. Two persons were saved and are being treated at the Jamaica Medical Center. According to police, excessive speed was a role in this morning's fatal collision.
The accident occurred around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 17) on the southbound side of the parkway near West 181st Street in Woodside, Queens. Police said a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu was heading north on the parkway when it lost control for unknown reasons. The car went off the road and into some trees, killing all four people inside. The two survivors were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the Malibu was identified by police as Angel Landeros-Vasquez, 22, of Elmont, New York. He was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. Vasquez died at the scene.
Two other men were also fatally injured. They have not been publicly identified yet.
Police believe excessive speed was a factor in the accident. They said none of the vehicles involved in the crash had any apparent mechanical problems.
The investigation is still ongoing.