Authorities arrest ‘possible serial gunman’ in Texas after 4 similar shootings

first_imgaijohn784/iStock(ODESSA, TX) — All of the shootings involved a suspect targeting broken down cars, Gary Duesler, a spokesman for the Ector County Sheriff’s Office, told ABC News.The suspect is believed to be driving a white pickup truck, likely with an extended cab or crew-cab, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. Authorities said descriptions of the suspect have varied.Three of the shootings occurred on Tuesday, between 12:45 a.m. and 4:42 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office.One man was shot in the abdomen while he was sitting in his parked car and transported to Medical Center Hospital, the sheriff’s office said. He has since been released. The other two shootings on Tuesday did not result in any injuries.The fourth incident, on Thursday night at 10:42 p.m., left one man dead.A suspect approached the victim under the guise that he would help with his broken down car, but instead shot and killed him, Duesler said.The weapons used in the shootings all appear to be a handgun, but with different calibers, authorities said.Sheriff Mike Griffis said multiple agencies are involved in the search for the suspect.“We will bring him to justice,” Griffis said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 64-51 loss at Miami

first_img Published on January 2, 2016 at 4:38 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ MIAMI — Syracuse (10-5, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) lost to No. 13 Miami (12-1, 1-0), 64-51, at the Bank United Center on Saturday. Here are three quick reactions from the Orange loss, in which Syracuse fell to 0-2 in conference play for the first time in 17 years.That’s defensiveMiami has the seventh most efficient offense in the country, per KenPom, but struggled to score mightily in the first half to Syracuse. The Hurricanes were held without a field goal for an 11:38 stretch, was 0-for-11 from 3 and made just five shots before the intermission.The offensive frustration climaxed on the last play of the first half when Tonye Jekiri missed a layup while taking contact. Angel Rodriguez’s rebound didn’t leave him with enough time to cut into the Syracuse lead, which had just been extended by a Malachi Ricahrdson layup.The script totally flipped in the second half. An eight-point SU halftime lead turned into a 13-point loss. Syracuse fell apart in a similar fashion as it did against Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Down the stretch, the Orange committed three straight fouls. The two possessions after ended with Syracuse misses in which fouls were committed on the rebound.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Trevor Cooney caught the ball in the backcourt for an over-and-back violation, he slammed the ball three times on the hardwood. Syracuse again stayed in the game, but gave it away late on the back of 18 turnovers.King Mali In games that Syracuse has lost this season, Richardson has shot just 2-of-27 from behind the arc. On Saturday, it was his offense that kept Syracuse alive. He scored a career-high 20 points and shot 5-of-6 from 3.He hit two big 3s in the first half that both came off of offensive rebounds. In the second half, with Syracuse down by five and in the midst of a comeback, he pulled up from a couple feet behind the 3-point line and drilled his fifth 3-pointer of the game.With the score tied, he got to the hole and was fouled and the Orange fans in attendance gave him a standing ovation heading back to the bench.His strong offense didn’t make up for the 2-of-16 performance from 3 that Syracuse shot without him.Silent GMichael Gbinije played easily his worst game of the season on Saturday. He shot 3-of-14, including 0-of-7 from the 3. He committed a career-high eight turnovers and was shut down all game.He had one highlight dunk in the first half to spur a 15-0 Orange run. But coming out of a timeout with Syracuse up 3, he air balled a 3-point attempt.When he gave the ball up to Ja’Quan Newton with four minutes left in the game, he flailed his arms in frustration as another player had to foul Newton to prevent a runaway layup. On the next possession, Richardson gave the ball away, and Gbinije committed an and-one foul on the other end of the court.Miami’s Angel Rodriguez hounded him defensively and his inability to lead the comeback put Syracuse 0-2 in the ACC. Commentslast_img read more

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Magic Johnson takes four tweets to congratulate Rob Pelinka for Anthony Davis trade

first_imgJohnson even doubled down with not bringing up Pelinka in a follow-up tweet.”Laker Nation, you wanted the great Jeanie Buss to step up and bring a championship team back to LA and she’s doing just that!” he wrote.Laker Nation, you wanted the great Jeanie Buss to step up and bring a championship team back to LA and she’s doing just that!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 15, 2019And in a third effort he brought up the team’s cap space rather than Pelinka.And the Lakers still have over $30 million of cap space to spend on free agents starting June 30th.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 15, 2019There’s probably good reason for this as Johnson said Pelinka was backstabbing him during the season on ESPN’s “First Take” after he resigned from his position with the Lakers on the final day of the regular season.”If you’re going to talk about betrayal,” he said, “It’s only with Rob.””If you’re going to talk betrayal, it’s only with Rob [Pelinka].”—@magicjohnson on the Lakers pic.twitter.com/K0sSLK2rhB— First Take (@FirstTake) May 20, 2019Johnson told “First Take” agents contacted him and told him to “watch out for” Pelinka during the season.”If you want to elevate yourself, I’m all for that,” Johnson said. “But there’s a way to get that, and it’s not talking about the person that’s above you.” NBA free agency rumors: Anthony Davis deal makes Kemba Walker a ‘top target’ for Lakers Magic Johnson knew exactly what he was doing.The former president of basketball operations for the Lakers congratulated the Lakers for making a reported deal for Anthony Davis on Saturday, but he left out one notable name in his first complimentary tweet. He eventually did get to congratulating Pelinka but it took him four tweets and 13 minutes to do so.”Great trade Rob Pelinka!” he wrote. “Job well done.”Great trade Rob Pelinka! Job well done.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 15, 2019Johnson might not be over the alleged “backstabbing” from Pelinka.center_img NBA reacts to Lakers acquiring Anthony Davis “Great job by Owner Jeanie Buss bringing Anthony Davis to the Lakers!” Johnson wrote on Twitter. “Laker Nation, the Lakers are back in a championship hunt! Congratulations to the entire organization. I know LeBron James has a big smile on his face. I’m loving this!!”Great job by Owner Jeanie Buss bringing Anthony Davis to the Lakers! Laker Nation, the Lakers are back in a championship hunt! Congratulations to the entire organization. I know LeBron James has a big smile on his face. I’m loving this!!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 15, 2019Notice the name which does not appear in this tweet. It’s none other than general manger Rob Pelinka who is now making all of the organizational moves for the team. Related Newslast_img read more

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