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  • Louisville Metro Police Department(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- Two Louisville police officers shot and killed a homeless man after he lunged at them with a screwdriver, according to body camera footage released Monday.The officers were responding to a disorderly conduct call on Sunday evening when they encountered 45-year-old Russell Bowman, who they said became confrontational and told them to shoot him, the Louisville Metro Police Department said Monday.Officers Devin Dawes and Matthew Aden, who joined the department in 2015, fired their weapons in self-defense, the department said.“In this situation you will see from the video that two of the officers, or actually three of the officers Tased the individual, prior to the shooting,” Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Steve Conrad said during a press conference. “Unfortunately they were not effective, which resulted in the officers having to resort to the use of deadly force.”Body camera footage from the scene shows Bowman pacing with the screwdriver in his right hand as the officers yell for him to “drop it.”“Just drop it, we’re not trying to hurt you,” one officer yells, while other officers deployed their Tasers unsuccessfully."It ain't working," Bowman screams, before charging toward one of the officers. Aden and Dawes immediately opened fire.Conrad did not take any questions after the press conference, but he did reiterate the department’s use of deadly force policy.“Police work is a dangerous job that often requires difficult split-second decisions that others will judge and scrutinize for a lifetime,” Conrad said. “We hope that we never have to fire our weapons, but when we’re forced to do so, we understand and accept the high level of public scrutiny that will result from those actions.”He said the department is investigating the shooting.
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  • Abdullatif Alnaemi(EDGEWATER, N.J.) -- A group of young dancers and their teachers avoided tragedy as they escaped from a burning second-floor dance studio Monday.The fire tore through Professional Arts Academy, located on the second floor of a mixed-use building in Edgewater, New Jersey -- just across the river from Manhattan. There was an auto body shop, car wash, health spa and restaurant on the first floor of the building. The fire started at about 6:30 p.m., according to officials.Video shot by an onlooker shows a handful of children and instructors trapped on the balcony of the dance school with people below trying to raise ladders to help them escape. A couple children jump onto the ladders, before eventually the people on the balcony are forced to fall the 10 feet to the ground.Five people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Edgewater Fire Chief Steven Curry.Mayor Michael McPartland said they were "very fortunate here tonight" more people weren't injured."I happened to be just down the block when the fire started," McPartland said. "We looked out the window, I was standing there with a friend of mine, and we started running up the street."Tony Nehmi, who owns a store nearby, was one of the men who raced to the studio to help with the rescue. Nehmi said he and a policeman saw two young girls trapped, who were standing in a large bay window. He shouted for them to break the window, but the girls were unable to do so. Eventually, Nehmi used a ladder to break the window."When I saw them trapped inside that window, screaming and crying, there's nothing they can do," Nehmi said. "I tried a couple of times, me and the policeman, to break it and finally we did."I said, 'Don't worry, don't worry, I'm here,' and ... then we grabbed the two girls and we bring them down and they were safe. ... They had a couple of cuts from the glass because when we broke the glass they had bare feet."The mayor praised Nehmi and two officers during a press conference Monday night."I'll tell you what, it was one of the bravest things I've ever seen," McPartland said. "They helped the girls and their dance studio members evacuate from the second floor. It was kind of dramatic."Curry said it appears the fire started on the first floor, but are still investigating.
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  • TBI(DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn.) -- Tennessee churchgoers this weekend mourned a 5-year-old boy whose father allegedly killed him as authorities desperately search for the child’s body.Hundreds of people gathered at the Friendship Baptist Church in Dickson County Sunday evening to remember little Joe Clyde Daniels, ABC Nashville affiliate WKRN-TV reported.The mourners observed five minutes of silence for Joe's 5 years on earth, the church said.Joe, who had autism and was nonverbal, was reported missing by his parents April 4, prompting an endangered child alert and an extensive search, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) said.Days later, authorities determined that the boy’s father, Joseph Daniels, "intentionally killed his son sometime during the night of April 3-4," the TBI said. The killing happened in their home, the agency said, after which Joseph Daniels allegedly hid his son’s body.The TBI would not comment on the whereabouts of the boy's mother that night or whether she was cooperating with the investigation. Authorities also haven't indicated why they believe Daniels killed his son.Churchgoers Sunday brought stuffed animals, candles, flowers and cards, which were left outside the building."Baby Joe has so much love, if only he had had the chance to know that when he was here on Earth," the church said in a Facebook post Sunday night. "Heaven is a little sweeter with our angel up there singing."The church said it is organizing ways for people to donate money for Joe's funeral and burial. The church said it's also looking to raise money for autism awareness.The boy's father, Joseph Daniels, 28, was arrested April 7 and charged with criminal homicide, the TBI said.The TBI did not provide any information on a motive.Joseph Daniels was booked into the Dickson County Jail on $1 million bond. He does not yet have an attorney or a court date.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • ABCNews.com(CHICAGO) -- A manhunt is underway for a suspect -- whom police say is armed and dangerous -- wanted for a triple killing in Illinois.Early Saturday morning, 22-year-old Raheem King was allegedly on a private charter limousine-style coach and shot three other passengers with an assault rifle, said police in Rockford, Illinois, which is about 90 miles northwest of Chicago.Other passengers fled on foot but the driver stayed on the bus and called 911, police said.Responding officers found three people dead inside the coach, which had been rented the day before.An arrest warrant was obtained for King. Police said he's believed to still have an assault rifle and should be considered armed and dangerous.Anyone with information is asked to call the Rockford Police Department at 779-500-6551.
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  • Jasper County Sheriffs Department(VOSSBURG, Miss.) -- A multi-state manhunt may have come to an end for a 23-year-old man who allegedly killed his mother and friend in Tennessee before fleeing and apparently detailing the alleged crimes in a disturbing Facebook post.A body found in the Vossburg, Mississippi, area is believed to be suspect Casey James Lawhorn, the Jasper County Sheriff's Office said Monday morning.Lawhorn allegedly shot and killed his mother, Vi Lawhorn, and a friend inside his mother's home in East Ridge, Tennessee, early Sunday morning, authorities said.The double killings sparked a massive manhunt for Lawhorn, whose car was found Sunday night on I-59 in Jasper County, Mississippi, according to the Jasper Count Sheriff's Department.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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