12-year-old allegedly shot and killed home intruder during armed robbery

12-year-old allegedly shot and killed home intruder during armed robbery

A 73-year-old resident was also shot by the masked intruders, police said.

A 12-year-old allegedly shot and killed a home intruder during an armed robbery early Saturday in North Carolina, police said.

A resident of the apartment was also shot by the masked intruders during the incident, according to the Goldsboro Police Department.

Officers responding to a report of a shooting at the apartment shortly before 1 a.m. found one of the residents, a 73-year-old woman, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, police said.

A second person suffering from an apparent gunshot wound was found at an intersection half a block from the apartment, police said. He was identified by police as Khalil Herring, 19, of Goldsboro.

Both shooting victims were brought to a local hospital, where Herring died from his injuries, according to police. The 73-year-old victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and is in stable condition, police said.

Preliminary evidence suggests that Herring was allegedly one of two masked suspects who “forced their way” into the apartment, “demanded money” and shot the elderly resident, the Goldsboro Police Department said.

The 12-year-old, described by police as an occupant of the residence, then allegedly shot at the suspects in self-defense, “causing them to flee the area,” the department said.

Charges against the juvenile shooter are not anticipated, the department said.

It is unclear what the relationship is between the juvenile and the 73-year-old resident. The police department is not releasing any additional information about the case, a spokesperson told ABC News Saturday.

An investigation into the armed robbery and shootings is underway.

Police chief, officer under fire after bodycam video surfaces with racial slurs, explicit language

Police chief, officer under fire after bodycam video surfaces with racial slurs, explicit language

Video surfaced of comments both are seen making at a Black Lives Matter protest.

Hamilton Police Department Chief Gene Allmond is reported to have resigned and Patrolman John Brooks was terminated according to the assistant to the Hamilton mayor, Julie Brown, WTVM reported.

Both officers were wearing bodycams at a BLM protest in Hamilton in June 2020. The video has since been made public.

In the video, a man speaking off-camera and a man on-camera make several comments with racial slurs and explicit language.

The off-camera speaker presumably makes reference to the June 2020 fatal police shooting of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks, who was shot after allegedly grabbing a police officer’s Taser, following a struggle during a field sobriety test. The incident led to BLM protests, the resignation of Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields and the firing of Officer Garrett Rolfe.

Brown told WTVM that “the mayor and city council acted quickly to remove the Chief and patrolman after viewing the video for the first time,” on Monday.

“It was disgusting,” Hamilton Mayor Pro-Tem Ransom Farley told ABC News. “The fact they were on duty … when we found out they were terminated in an hour-and-a-half time,” he said.

“I thank God, we caught it,” Farley said. “When you’re a police officer and you have that type of frame of mind …. how can you protect and serve?”

Attempts to reach the Hamilton Police Department, Allmond and Brooks were unsuccessful.

Florida teen body-slammed by school resource officer traumatized, family says

Florida teen body-slammed by school resource officer traumatized, family says

Her family’s lawyer said the teen was knocked unconscious.

A Florida teenager seen in a viral video this week being body-slammed by a school resource officer has been “traumatized” by the incident, her family said.

Taylor Bracey, 16, a student at Liberty High School in Kissimmee, is suffering from memory loss, headaches, blurry vision and sleep deprivation, her mother told reporters at a press briefing Saturday.

“She’s depressed, I’m depressed. We all are traumatized about what happened,” Jamesha Bracey said outside the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, which employs Deputy Ethan Fournier, the school resource officer involved in the incident. “I think, if this was a white girl, would this have happened to the white child?”

According to civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing the family, Taylor was knocked unconscious during the incident and suffered a concussion.

“He’s supposed to be trained,” he said. “It’s foreseeable that children may get in altercations at school. You’re not supposed to knock them unconscious. You’re supposed to be the person who knows how to de-escalate the situation. It’s just mind-boggling.”

“This is the adultification of Black children — that our children are seen as adults,” he added. “No, no, this was a child.”

The incident occurred on Tuesday in the school’s hallway, as Fournier was attempting to break up a fight between Taylor and another student, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

“The student was not complying with lawful commands,” Sheriff Marcos Lopez said during a press briefing Wednesday.

On the day of the incident, Jamesha Bracey said her daughter told her there were “some girls wanted to jump her after school.”

In video of the incident, after Taylor’s head audibly hits the concrete floor, Fournier can then be seen handcuffing her while students look on.

According to Crump, Fournier did not render aid. Taylor received medical attention at the scene, Lopez said.

The sheriff’s office handed a criminal investigation of the deputy over to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement “to make sure that this is completely independent of our agency,” Lopez said. “We want to make sure it’s a complete, thorough investigation without my influence in this case.”

Fournier has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. He does not have a history of misconduct other than minor property damage, Lopez said.

Fournier also was the girls’ flag football coach at Liberty High and will not be coaching, pending the outcome of the investigation, the Osceola School District confirmed to ABC News.

“It has been a difficult week for Liberty High students and staff,” Osceola School District spokesperson Dana Schafer said in a statement to ABC News. “The entire staff and administration of Liberty High School remain committed to ensuring that we have a safe and positive learning environment for all students.”

The school district is cooperating with the investigation, she said.

School resource officers are not school district employees but rather employed through their law enforcement agency, she added.

Community leaders who joined Taylor’s family Saturday called to repeal a Florida law requiring at least one school resource officer at each school in the state.

They also called for Fournier to be fired and not work as a school resource officer elsewhere in the future, and for the investigation to be led by a community task force, not law enforcement, among other demands.

Taylor’s parents are weighing sending their daughter back to the school, Crump said.

“That will be a family decision, but think about it — you’re going to send your daughter back to the school that has a school resource officer that was supposed to protect her, but body-slammed her and knocked her unconscious?” he said. “As a parent, how confident do you feel sending your child back to that environment?”

ABC News’ Sabina Ghebremedhin contributed to this report.

Skier dies after being found buried upside down in snow at Mammoth Mountain

Skier dies after being found buried upside down in snow at Mammoth Mountain

The California ski resort received in excess of 7 feet of snow this week.

A skier has died after being found upside down in several feet of snow at Mammoth Mountain ski resort in California.

The man was found by guests of the resort buried head first at about noon on Thursday “in deep snow near the intersection of Redwing and Hully Gully,” Mammoth Mountain said in a statement.

The Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol arrived on the scene, where skiers had already begun digging out the man. The ski patrol started CPR immediately and used a defibrillator as the man did not have a pulse, the resort said.

The man was taken to Mammoth Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The victim was not identified by authorities, but San Diego ABC affiliate KGTV said he was a 52-year-old from Oceanside, California, about a half hour north of San Diego.

Circumstances into the skier’s death are still being investigated, authorities said.

The Sierra Nevada Mountains are getting hammered by a snow storm this week. Mammoth Mountain said it had received 87 inches — or more than 7 feet — of snow since Tuesday.

Mammoth Mountain warned of the danger the weather posed to skiers on the same day the victim was found, and specifically alerted skiers to suffocation danger.

“This storm is another reminder about the power of Mother Nature. Conditions are currently dangerous,” the resort wrote on Instagram. “It will take considerable time and extreme caution and care by our team to dig out and prepare the mountain to open the next few days.

“Snow Immersion Suffocation (SIS) danger will remain a threat through the weekend – ski and ride with a buddy and keep your buddy in sight at all times,” it added.

ABC News’ David Herndon contributed to this report.

70-year-old duck hunter who allegedly murdered 2 men found dead in swamp

70-year-old duck hunter who allegedly murdered 2 men found dead in swamp

David Vowell was found near the alleged murder scene on Saturday.

David Vowell, the 70-year-old man accused of killing two fellow duck hunters in rural Tennessee earlier this week, was found dead on Saturday.

Vowell was found dead in Reelfoot Lake, not far from where the two men were fatally shot on Monday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.

Chance Black, 26, and Zachery Grooms, 25, were at Reelfoot Lake in northwest Tennessee on Monday morning when Vowell approached them and got into a verbal altercation, District Attorney Tommy Thomas told ABC News. Vowell allegedly opened fire and killed both Black and Grooms.

Thomas said earlier this week that it was unknown whether Vowell knew the two victims.

Vowell’s body was found around 3 p.m. local time on Saturday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said. Authorities said he was positively identified, but an autopsy would be conducted. A cause of death was not announced.

Vowell had fled the shooting scene on foot as his boat was recovered and the car he drove to the boat ramp was also seized, Thomas said Wednesday.

He had been wanted on two counts of first-degree murder. He was considered armed and dangerous, authorities said.

The search was conducted in a large, extremely rural area — Reelfoot Lake State Park — near the Missouri and Kentucky borders. Reelfoot Lake itself is 15,000 acres and is surrounded by thick, murky swampland filled with cypress trees.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation posted footage of them searching the area on Friday, showing the adverse conditions they were dealing with.

ABC News’ Emily Shapiro and Matt Foster contributed to this report.

Western storm moving east with heavy snow from Chicago to New York

Western storm moving east with heavy snow from Chicago to New York

Chicago, New York and Boston could see 6 to 10 inches of snow.

From the Midwest to the Northeast, people are bracing for a snowstorm that’ll begin Saturday and end Tuesday.

Here’s the latest forecast:

The snow will begin in Chicago Saturday afternoon and become heavier Saturday night and overnight. The Windy City should see 6 to 10 inches of snow in what’ll become its second snowstorm within one week.

Chicago officials are warning of rough wind gusts and are urging residents to drive carefully.

Throughout Sunday, areas of snow will linger in parts of the Midwest and Great Lakes.

On Sunday morning, snow showers will begin in Washington, D.C.

D.C. could see 4 to 6 inches of snow in what’ll become the city’s biggest snowstorm in two years.

By Sunday evening, the snow will move into Philadelphia.

On Monday morning, snowfall will begin in New York City as D.C.’s weather turns to sleet and freezing rain.

By the evening commute, snow will fall heavily along Interstate-95 from Philadelphia to New York City to Boston.

Snowfall rates could reach 1 to 2 inches per hour on Monday and Monday night, the National Weather Service in New York said.

New York state also faces gusty winds and possible flooding in low-lying areas in coastal locations. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office warned of potential power outages and dangerous roadways.

Near blizzard conditions are possible for the coast, the National Weather Service added.

The snow will continue for the Northeast into Tuesday morning, ending Tuesday night.

Snow totals are expected to reach 5 to 11 inches in Philadelphia and 6 to 10 inches in New York and Boston.

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