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Bobby Womack, the legendary soul singer whose career spanned seven decades, died Friday at age 70. A representative for Womack’s label XL Recordings confirmed the singer has died to Rolling Stone, but said the cause of death was currently unknown.
The NYPD has captured the maniac they believe stabbed two children in a Brooklyn elevator, killing one, by using DNA evidence from the murder weapon, police sources said Wednesday.
Daniel St. Hubert, 27, was taken into custody Wednesday evening, three days after he allegedly killed Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, and severely injured Mikayla Capers, 7, with a kitchen knife at the Boulevard Houses on Schenck Avenue.
St. Hubert is a convicted felon who was released from prison nine days before he ambushed the youngsters in their East New York building on Sunday.
Not long before his capture, Mayor de Blasio held a press conference with Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, urging New Yorkers who may have seen the suspect to come forward.
“The human dynamic here is so disturbing,” Mayor de Blasio said at a press conference Wednesday evening. “Two kids on a summer evening going out for ice cream.”
“The parents are in such pain and all New Yorkers need to help find this individual. We owe it to the parents.”
St. Hubert was released from prison on May 23 after serving a seven-year sentence for attempted murder and several felony-assault charges.
“He’s a violent individual.” said Chief of Detectives, Robert Boyce. “He assaulted a corrections officer, he assaulted a police officer…”
“We have a task force working 24 hours to try and apprehend this particular individual,”
Brooklyn North Borough commander Chief Gerald Nelson said Wednesday.
Little P.J. and Mikayla were going for ice cream when the killer entered the elevator just before 6 p.m., according to police.
The fiend was apparently bothered by the children’s chatter and told them to “shut up” — and became enraged when they didn’t listen.
Mikayla survived, despite being stabbed 16 times, and remains in critical condition at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
A lack of security cameras in the building allowed the murderer to slip away unseen.
P.J.’s father, Nicholas Avitto, said Tuesday that the sketch closely resembles a homeless man seen lurking around the area.
Police believe the same suspect may have killed 18-year-old Tanaya Grant-Copeland just two days earlier. She was stabbed with a similar kitchen knife.
“The message I have to every young one out there is one message: Be aware of your surroundings,” urged Rochelle Copeland, Tanaya’s mom.
“A lot of young people walk around with their cellphones not focusing on where they are going. Maybe in that one split second, if my daughter wasn’t on her phone, she would have known her assailant was there.
“We all have to be aware of everything around us.”
A reward for information leading to the killer’s arrest reached $62,000 after supermarket chain Western Beef agreed to kick in $50,000.
A Pennsylvania couple died from carbon monoxide poisoning as they had sex in a car parked in a garage, police said.
meanwhile we complain about everything. we don’t have it this bad. be thankful
QUEENS – The medical examiner has confirmed that human remains found in Queens last week are missing autistic teenager Avonte Oquendo.
A gunman clad in a ski mask unloaded on an SUV full of people in southeastern Queens on Friday afternoon, hitting four people, and killing one of them, officials and witnesses said.
Police in Alabama are investigating the killings of rapper Doe B. and another person in a shooting Saturday that also wounded six others inside a bar and grill.
Police say the gunfire happened around 1 a.m. about a half-mile north of Alabama State University.
Police identified those killed as 21-year-old Kimberle Johnson and 22-year-old Glenn Thomas, both of Montgomery. They said Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene. Thomas — an up-and-coming rapper known as Doe B — was taken to Baptist Medical Center South, where he was later pronounced dead.
DJ Frank White of Montgomery, who managed Doe B.’s career, said the shooting took place at a Centennial Hill Bar & Grill in Montgomery and that Doe B wasn’t performing at the time.
White said the rapper had two young children and a third on the way.
Police said in a statement that officers found six other victims with gunshot wounds. They said all of them were taken to local hospitals for treatment. Lt. Regina Duckett told The Montgomery Advertiser that those people were listed in stable condition on Saturday morning.
No arrests had made by mid-day Saturday.
Three 6 Mafia founding member Ricky “Lord Infamous” Dunigan was found dead in his mother’s Memphis, Tennessee home on Friday night. The cause of death is currently unknown. He was 40 years old.