MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017




Tiger Woods’ 2015 Mercedes-Benz showed signs of “fresh damage” on the driver’s side of the vehicle when he was found asleep at the wheel the morning of his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, police records show.

New documents released late Tuesday afternoon by Jupiter, Florida, police reveal that both tire rims on the driver’s side of the Mercedes had minor damage and the front and rear tires on that side of the vehicle were flat.
Police also observed damage to the bumper on the driver’s side, white scrapes and scuffs on the rear bumper, and the passenger side rear taillight was not working, according to the documents.

Jupiter police discovered Woods early Monday on the side of the road, with his car running, its brake lights illuminated and right turn signal flashing, according to the arrest report released earlier Tuesday. He was by himself and wearing his seat belt.
The report said Woods had to be awakened and that his speech was slurred. Woods told police he was coming from golfing in Los Angeles and he didn’t know where he was, the document said. According to the report, he later changed his story and asked how far he was from his house. Woods has a home on Jupiter Island.
The report said Woods also told police he “takes several prescriptions.”

Woods took a Breathalyzer test, registering 0.000 on it, and a urine test, the report said. The report noted the golfer was cooperative.
On Monday, Woods said in a statement that alcohol was not involved and that he had “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.”

In a statement to CNN and other media outlets, Woods, rehabbing from back surgery, said he did not realize the mix of medications “had affected me so strongly.”
“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Woods said.
Woods is set to make his first court appearance July 5, according to records released Tuesday.

PORT RICHMOND (WPVI) — Philadelphia police have identified a 14-year-old boy killed in a shooting on Monday night that left another teen injured.

Tymier Fraiser died after being shot around 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of Frankford Avenue and Orleans Street in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.

Police say Fraiser was shot multiple times.

He was taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in critical condition. He died from his injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital.

The shooting also left a 16-year-old boy wounded. He was hit in the shoulder and is hospitalized in stable condition.

Shontay McClam says she’ll never forget the haunting image of Frasier bleeding to death on the street just feet away from her window.

McClam’s 12-year-old son witnessed the horrific aftermath too.

“It’s to the point that I cried last night with my kids. And it’s a shame because it’s somebody else’s child,” she said.

Residents say though it’s a tragedy, it’s a common occurrence in this neighborhood.

“I’m not surprised. Shootings are going on everyday around here,” said Morgan Baker.

For parents of young children, like McClam, the same frustration of living among such violence is often accompanied by a palpable fear that next time a tragedy like this will hit closer to home.

“It could’ve been my child. My kids hang out here every day. We can’t sit outside with our kids without somebody getting killed or getting shot at,” she said.

No arrests have been made and there was no word on a motive for the shooting.

GLUCKSTADT, Mississippi — Three young Mississippi men were arrested hours after a 6-year-old boy was found shot dead in his mother’s stolen car and the suspects will be charged with capital murder, authorities said.

Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest announced at a news conference Thursday that authorities plan to charge Byron McBride, D’Allen Washington and Dwan Wakefield in the death of the child.

Authorities found Kingston Frazier shot at least once in the back seat of his mother’s stolen car, which Jackson Police Cmdr. Tyree Jones said was abandoned in a muddy ditch about 15 miles (20 kilometers) north of the city.

Frazier had gone missing after 1 a.m. Thursday when a man was seen on video taking the car from the parking lot of a supermarket in Jackson, the state capital, authorities said. About nine hours later, following a child-abduction alert and widespread publicity, a man reported the missing Toyota Camry was beside a dead-end road in the northern suburb of Gluckstadt.

Authorities publicly disclosed the boy’s death Thursday morning while surrounded by grieving family members.

“A 6-year-old is gone,” said Kingston’s cousin, Kolby Irby. “His mother has to deal with this. That’s her baby.”

The three suspects were arrested within hours of the child’s body being found, authorities said, adding video and a witness helped identify them.

Authorities said Washington and Wakefield are both 17. McBride’s age was not immediately released.

In Mississippi, 17-year-olds accused of capital murder are tried as adults. The capital murder charge means prosecutors could seek the death penalty if the three are convicted, Guest said.

The district attorney also said it was possible the charges might change, adding the three are expected to make initial court appearances on Monday.

One lawyer said he is not yet officially representing one of them and declined requests for comment. Guest said the other two do not yet have lawyers.

Authorities did not answer questions at the news conference with reporters, and it’s unclear what role each of the three suspects is alleged to have played.

Wakefield was a quarterback last year at a high school in Madison County, north of Jackson, county Superintendent Ronnie McGehee told The Clarion-Ledger. McGehee also said Wakefield had been dismissed from the team but didn’t elaborate.

The mother, Ebony Archie, left the boy in the car, its engine running, while she went inside the supermarket early Thursday, sheriff’s deputies have said. The store’s parking lot is patrolled by sheriff’s deputies, including one in a golf cart.

Security video shows that after Archie left, another car drove up and a man got out and then drove off in the Camry.

A child abduction alert was played repeatedly on local newscasts and police and family members issued public appeals for help.

The child’s body was taken for an autopsy at the state crime lab and the car was towed away by police as they continue to investigate.

KENSINGTON (WPVI) — A toddler was shot four times after gunmen opened fire on a man sitting on a porch with his son Friday night in the Kensington section of Philadelphia

It occurred after 9:16 p.m. on the 3300 block of Malta Street.

Police say the 26-year-old man was targeted, and his 2-year-old child was caught in the crossfire.

There were barbecues underway and kids were playing outside when the gunshots rang out.

Police say the toddler was struck four times in the back. He was taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital in critical condition.

His father was also shot. He was hit in the right knee and taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition.

Witnesses say two males were seen fleeing the area on bicycles.

“It makes me want to cry because it’s a baby. It’s not something you want to hear from nobody, that you’re out there just barbecuing or doing whatever else with your kids, just trying to have fun, and then your kid winds up getting hurt,” said Marisol Colon.

So far, there are no arrests.

Residents say there are shootings almost daily, with stray bullets sometimes flying through some of their homes.