THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017


Former NBA All-Star guard Brandon Roy was injured in a shooting over the weekend in the Los Angeles area, according to authorities.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Joseph Williams said Wednesday that Roy was one of four people shot in Compton on Saturday.

He said Roy and the three other victims were attending a party when two men walked up and opened fire without saying a word.

Williams said all four victims were shot in the upper body but suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting. No arrests have been made.

The Portland Trail Blazers, with whom Roy spent the majority of his career, issued a statement on Tuesday night:

“Like many others, we’re just learning of the injury suffered by former Trail Blazers player Brandon Roy in a shooting over the weekend in California. According to those reports, Brandon was wounded as a bystander but is expected to recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brandon and his family during this time.”

Roy played five seasons in Portland before retiring in 2011 because of ongoing trouble with his knees. He attempted a comeback in 2012 and appeared in five regular-season games for the Minnesota Timberwolves, before undergoing another knee surgery. He was released in March 2013.

Roy took over Seattle’s Nathan Hale’s boys’ basketball program in 2016 and was named the Naismith National High School Coach of the Year after leading his team to an undefeated (29-0) record during the regular season.

Angelica Colon, 29, of East Stroudsburg, faces several charges after allegedly beating a 6-week-old infant to the point of multiple skill fractures. (Courtesy photo | For lehighvalleylive.com)


EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Police say a Pennsylvania woman fractured her infant’s skull and tried to blame the injuries on her 6-year-old son.

Stroud Area Regional police say doctors determined the injuries to the 6-week-old were “massive” and “consistent with a punch, kick or slam.” Doctors also found evidence of past head trauma and say the boy likely will be disabled because of brain injuries.

Twenty-nine-year-old Angelica Colon is jailed on attempted homicide, aggravated assault and other charges. A public defender for the East Stroudsburg woman didn’t immediately comment on the charges Tuesday.

Police interviewed Colon after the infant was first hospitalized April 13. They say she told them her 6-year-old son grabbed the boy out of his crib then accidentally dropped him, waking her up.


At first, Texas cops claimed they shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards because he was in a car driving in an “aggressive manner” towards an officer.

But Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber has since said the car was driving away from officers before the cop fired, killing the teen who was riding passenger in a car driven by his brother.

Haber said this after viewing the body cam footage that still has not been made public but it might not be long considering how frank the chief is being on its content.

Edwards’ brother said he did not realize his little brother had been shot until after seeing smoke coming out of his head about a block away.

That was when he pulled over and asked police for help, apparently thinking somebody other than police shot his brother.

After all, both police and the teens say they heard gunshots prior to Edwards being shot and killed, but they could have just been firecrackers because police did not make a single weapons arrest that night.

But the sound of gunshots is what prompted, along with his brother and three other teens, to leave the house party where somebody had called police to report on drunk teens walking the streets.

Police were inside the house when the sounds of gunshots shattered the night.

Even if somebody was discharging a firearm, it had nothing to do with the teens in the car, who were not arrested for being under the influence.

Even the chief is saying the shooting was unjustified.


PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Philadelphia police say four people have been charged, and one more is being sought, for the alleged human trafficking of a 14-year-old girl.

The investigation began on the afternoon of April 25, when the teen walked into Temple University Hospital saying she had been sexually assaulted multiple times by several men.

The victim told detectives the she had run away from home on Sunday, April 23, and met up with 18-year-old Shaikey Copper.

The girl considered Copper to be a friend, police say. He allegedly told her he had work for her to do.

They went back to his home in the 4200 block of North 8th Street where, police say, the girl was sexually assaulted.

Copper then allegedly took her to the home of 23-year-old Reggie Jamal Fields in the 1800 block of North 20th Street.

There, police say, Copper had 21-year-old Fantasia Gale post an online advertisement, offering sex with the girl for money.

The girl was then forced into sex with multiple men over the course of two days, police say.

“She was actually transported to different locations to do the dates, and she was being driven to those locations by the offenders,” said Detective Kate Gordon of the Special Victims Unit.

Detectives say the teen was able to escape by convincing the suspects she was going to buy them something at a bodega near where she was being held.

At that bodega, police say, she was given a bus token by a good Samaritan.

“She was able to take the bus and get to the hospital,” said Gordon.

Copper, Fields and Gale have been arrested.

“These particular defendants were very much aware that this was a child,” Gordon said.

Another man, 23-year-old Shawn Jackson, was also arrested for his alleged involvement in this case.

Police are currently seeking yet another man, 24-year-old Angelo Romero from the 1600 block of North Worrell Street.


NORTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — One man was killed, and another was injured after gunfire erupted in North Philadelphia.

More than 20 gunshots rang out before 12 a.m. Monday on the 300 block of North 10th Street.

Police say a 29-year-old man was chased inside a home and shot in the face.

He later died at the hospital.

The second man was taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition.

Witnesses told police the suspect ran from the scene.

Police are working to determine who fired the shots and why.



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