Congressman among victims in baseball shooting

A Louisiana congressman was among four people wounded by a gunman while at a congressional charity baseball practice on Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia.

Rep. Steve Scalise, the House Majority Whip, was shot in the hip while standing on second base. On Wednesday night, the hospital where Scalise is being treated described his condition as critical and said he will need to undergo additional operations.

Authorities identified the gunman as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois.

President Donald Trump announced Hodgkinson died from injuries he sustained during the gunfire exchange with law enforcement.

Hogkinson posted several anti-Republican messages to his Facebook page and appears to have been a big supporter of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.

Sanders appeared on the Senate floor and said he was informed Hodgkinson had been a volunteer on his presidential campaign. Sanders strongly condemned the shooting and offered best wishes to the shooting victims.

Two U.S. Capitol police officers, who serve in Scalise’s protective detail, were also hurt. Officer Crystal Griner was shot in the ankle and Officer David Bailey suffered another minor injury during the incident.

Congressional aide, Zachary Barth, was shot in the leg, according to his boss, Congressman Roger Williams, of Texas.

Matt Mika, a former congressional aide and current lobbyist for Tyson Foods, was shot twice in the chest. Tyson Foods said Mika, a former college baseball player, was helping coach the practice. The company said he was in critical condition late Wednesday night.

The Washington Post has a detailed look into the shooting and responses from politicians.


UPDATE: The second suspect, 39-year-old Wes Doughty, was captured in South Carolina.


PEABODY, MA – One person is in custody after the bodies of a couple were found in a basement on Saturday.

Authorities arrested Michael Hebb, 45, of Peabody, Massachusetts

Michael Hebb, murder suspect

Hebb is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Authorities are still looking for a second suspect.

The victims were identified as Mark Greenlaw, 37, and Jennifer O’Connor, 39. They were reportedly dating and lived at the house where their bodies were discovered.

Sources told CBS Boston that their bodies had been wrapped in rugs and plastic.

The Fox station in Boston reports that an X-ray machine was used to help police determine the number of bodies at the crime scene because there were so many body parts.

Mark Greenlaw and Jennifer O’Connor

A woman, who has not been identified, discovered the bodies on Saturday morning and flagged down a passing motorist, who took her to a state police office so she could report the crime.

Police said they were familiar with the house where the victims were found, saying they had been called to the residence for other activities. They don’t believe the killings were random.

A neighbor told the Boston Fox station that she was not surprised by the murders because of what she knows about the people in the house.

“I’m not in shock, definitely not,” said neighbor Rachel Hrubes. “I’m very sad, but not in shock.”

The house is being rented by a 67-year-old man, according to public records and neighbors.

Relatives of O’Connor told CBS Boston reporter Christina Hager that she had struggled with drug abuse.

On Monday morning, authorities said they were looking for two people in a 1992 Acura.

After taking Hebb into custody, authorities said the second suspect remains on the run.

Hebb is expected in court on Tuesday.


Main Suspect in Double-Homicide

DELPHI, IN – A man who was seen walking along the trail where two Indiana teenagers disappeared is now considered a suspect in their murders.

Investigators had previously told the public they wanted to speak to the man to see if he could provide them with any information about the girls.

Abigail Williams and Liberty German

“He’s not just someone we want to talk to; we consider him a suspect in these murders,” said Sgt. Tony Slocum. “We’re officially calling him a suspect versus a subject we’re looking to speak to. He’s going to be our main suspect at this time.”

A relative dropped off Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, so they could spend the day hiking. But the girls never showed up to the location where they were supposed to meet another relative later that day.

Their bodies were found last Tuesday near Deer Creek near Delphi, about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis.

While authorities have not disclosed how the girls died, they are treating the deaths as a double-homicide.

Authorities released a photo of the man, but said he did not contact them in the days after, according to CBS News.

“That doesn’t make him a suspect by not contacting us. It’s the totality of the evidence we’ve been developing so far that leads us to that, said Slocum.

Anyone with information about the man or about the investigation should call the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department at 765-564-2413, the Delphi Police at 765-564-2345 or the Indiana State Police at 765-567-2125. Callers can remain anonymous.


NEW YORK – Neighbors say they often heard the couple who lived in a fourth floor apartment in Brooklyn fighting.

“I remember the last time I seen them they was fighting. They had police up and down,” recalled Denise Cork, one of Phillip Martin and Diana Rodriguez-Martin’s neighbors.

“I would hear them arguing all the time, like, ‘I’ll kill you. I’ll f—you up,’ always cursing and fighting, so I’m kind of shocked,” said Cork.

Cork never imagined the arguments and fights would go beyond that.

Diana Rodriguez-Martin

But on Friday, police arrested 42-year-old Phillip, charging him with his wife’s murder.

According to WABC, Phillip confessed to murdering and dismembering his wife.

Diana was last seen at the couple’s apartment in mid-January. The 43-year-old was reported missing on Monday, nearly a month later.

Investigators examined evidence in the couple’s apartment on Friday.

So far, police have not been able to locate Diana’s remains.


DELPHI, IN – Two bodies found near a creek in northwest Indiana have been identified as two girls who went missing on Monday. Investigators said their deaths are being treated as homicides.

The bodies of Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, were found on Tuesday near Deer Creek near Delphi, about 60 miles outside of Indianapolis.indiana-girlsThe bodies were found less than a mile away from where they were dropped off on Monday to go hiking, ABC News reports.

State police Sgt. Kim Riley said a relative of one of the girls dropped them off near a railroad bridge. Another relative agreed to pick them up later, after the girls went hiking, but the girls never showed up to the location they were supposed to.

Riley would not reveal the girls’ manner of death, citing the investigation.

On Wednesday, authorities released the photo of a man seen walking on a trail near the location where the girls went missing. They want to talk to him to see if he saw anything, reports Fox 59.

The FBI is assisting local and state police with the investigation.

Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby said there are currently no suspects.

“There is someone out there that did this crime and we’re going to track them down,” said Leazenby.

Son of Jerry Sandusky arrested for child sexual abuse

HARRIS TOWNSHIP, PA – The son of Jerry Sandusky was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police on Monday on charges of child sexual abuse.jeffrey-sandusky

Jeffrey Sandusky, 41, faces 14 charges, including child sexual abuse, statutory sexual assault and child porn, reports CBS Philadelphia.

His father, a former Penn State football coach, is in prison after he was convicted for sexually abusing 10 boys.

The younger Sandusky is being held on $200,000 bail and is expected in court on Feb. 22.