A man who had threatened his mother while holding an ax was shot dead by a McKinney police officer during a chase Friday afternoon, the department says.
In a statement Friday evening, the McKinney Police Department said officers were called at about 4 p.m. Friday to a report of a domestic disturbance at the Magnolia Ranch Apartments, located on the 3100 block of Medical Center Drive in McKinney.
According to police, a woman reported that she had been confronted by her 30-year-old son, who was holding an ax and threatening her. She was able to get away safely while police responded.
The man tried to run away from officers when at some point, shots were fired by one of the officers who was chasing him. The man, who has not yet been named, was wounded and “immediately taken to Medical City McKinney where he was pronounced deceased,” the police statement read.
The statement noted the investigation was in the early stages. Police did not say if the man was armed at the time of the shooting or how many shots were fired by the officer.
Newport News, VA – The repeat felon who dragged 24-year-old Newport News Police Department (NNPD) Officer Katie Thyne to her death in 2020 was convicted of the young police officer’s murder late last week.
A Virginia jury deliberated for just two hours before convicting Vernon Green on charges of hit-and-run and second-degree murder on Nov. 17, WVEC reported.
“We wanted justice for Katie, and we got that today,” Officer Thyne’s aunt, Cassie Thyne-Fenlon, told the news outlet. “We feel a step closer to closure. It will always be a loss for us and nothing can take that away.”
What does his race have anything to do with his incident?? Oh yeah, media pouring gas on fire again. How about the facts? “Anderson can be seen unholstering his Taser at which point a struggle ensues, with Kittling grabbing the deputy’s wrist and both men seen falling to the ground.”- Game over – You take on a cop wou are as good as being armed yourself. Stop resisting and take your ticket!
Big angry nut with prior violent episodes. Related to a conservative politician so this story will be around a while….for the wrong reasons. This was the act of a lone individual with a violent history and mental illness. This is a mental health issue……again.
The active-shooter burst into the nightclub with a long rifle and opened fire inside just before midnight, Colorado Springs Police Lieutenant Pamela Castro said in an early morning news conference on November 20. Aldrich was subdued by heroic patrons, who were credited with saving lives, Castro said. One disarmed Aldrich and beat him with the suspect’s own gun, according to NPR.
Heavy has confirmed that Aldrich is the grandson of outgoing Republican State Assemblymember Randy Voepel, the former mayor of Santee, California. Voepel represents the 71st district in the San Diego area. There were calls to expel Voepel from the state Assembly after he made comments comparing the January 6 attacks to the Revolutionary War. Aldrich’s mother, Laura Voepel, has written posts praising Randy Voepel on Facebook and confirming he is her father.
“This is Lexington and Concord. First shots fired against tyranny,” Randy Voepel, who was defeated in a Republican primary in August 2022, said in a San Diego Union-Tribune article three days after January 6. “Tyranny will follow in the aftermath of the Biden swear-in on January 20th.” According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voepel “later tweeted that he condemned violence and lawlessness.” Voepel and his office did not immediately respond to requests for comments from Heavy.
The first two victims named were bartenders Derrick Rump and Daniel Aston, who were remembered in tributes for their kindness and vibrant personalities. You can read more about the victims here. The mass shooting occurred just before the Transgender Day of Remembrance; Aston identified as transgender.
1. Anderson Lee Aldrich, Whose Grandfather Ran for Office on a Platform Against ‘the Swamp’ & Whose Mother Once Tried to Find a Private Boxing Coach for Him, ‘Immediately Began Shooting People Inside,’ Police Say
2. Anderson Lee Aldrich Was Previously Involved in a Standoff Following a Bomb Threat
3. The Club Promoted an ‘All Ages Musical Drag Brunch’ & Held Another Drag Show the Evening of the Mass Shooting; Club Q Called the Tragedy a ‘Hate Attack’
4. A Woman Who Rented a Spare Room to Aldrich’s Mom Described Him as ‘Aggressive’ & Says He Once Slammed a Door in Her Face
5. A Witness Wrote That Anderson Aldrich ‘Entered Club Q With a Rifle & Began Shooting People’
Club Q, where police said the first call came in minutes before midnight, described it as a “hate attack.”
Lt. Pamela Castro, a police spokesperson, told reporters the suspect was injured, in custody and receiving treatment at a hospital. She declined to comment on a motive and said the FBI was assisting in the investigation.
“We thank the quick reactions of heroic customers that subdued the gunman and ended this hate attack,” Club Q said in a statement on its Facebook page, which had posted hours earlier that it was planning a drag brunch to celebrate Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday.
In one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history, a gunman killed 49 people and wounded 53 at a gay nightclub in Orlando in 2016. People were trapped for hours until the shooter, who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State terrorist group, died in a gun battle with a SWAT team