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.

GRUESOME DOUBLE MURDER, COUPLE FOUND IN BASEMENT

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

ORIGINAL STORY:

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

MAN IN PHOTOS MAIN SUSPECT IN INDIANA TEEN GIRLS’ DEATHS

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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.

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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.

BROOKLYN MAN CHARGED WITH WIFE’S MURDER

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.

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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.

BODIES OF MISSING GIRLS FOUND IN INDIANA

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.

KKK leader’s wife, stepson charged with his murder

LEADWOOD, MO – The wife and stepson of a man who called himself the “imperial wizard” of the Ku Klux Klan have been charged with his murder.

The body of Frank Ancona, 51, was found on Saturday.

His wife, Malissa Ancona, initially told police that her husband had left to go on a work assignment across the state. However, according to KMOV, Malissa later told investigators that her son, Paul Edward Jinkerson, Jr., shot and killed Frank while he was asleep. She also admitted to helping her son try to destroy blood evidence and alter the crime scene.

Both Malissa Ancona and Jinkerson, Jr., were charged with murder.

On Monday, Frank Ancona’s son posted a message to Facebook, saying, “They have the story, they found the evidence, this was a very violent murder and they tried to cover it up. Thank you for Washington County and St. Francois County for getting the closure my family needed.”

He went on to say that he personally questioned Malissa and PJ (Paul) about his father’s disappearance. He said deputies promised to find him.

“They did end up finding him in a way I feared and absolutely heart broke me,” he wrote.

Ancona’s vehicle was found in a remote area on Friday. He was last seen alive on Wednesday.

KU KLUX KLAN LEADER’S BODY FOUND NEAR MISSOURI RIVER

BELGRADE, MO – The imperial wizard of the Traditionalist Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Frank Ancona, was found dead on Saturday.

Ancona, who lived in Leadwood, Missouri, had been missing since Wednesday. Police called the 51-year-old’s disappearance suspicious, according to the Associated Press.

A U.S. Forest Service employee found Ancona’s vehicle on a remote road in Potosi on Friday. Authorities searched the area, but didn’t find Ancona. However, according to Washington County Sheriff Zach Jacobsen, they did find evidence of a burn pile near Ancona’s vehicle.

On Saturday, a family fishing near Big River found Ancona’s body, according to the Daily Journal of Park Hills.

“We processed the scene and the body was transported by the Washington County Coroner’s office for an autopsy to determine a cause of death,” said Jacobsen. “The body was positively identified as Frank Ancona and his family was notified.”

Jacobsen said the search wasn’t easy, especially because of comments posted on social media.

“Law enforcement was attacked terribly on Facebook and officers were called in on their days off to help,” said Jacobsen. “At the end of the day, the professionalism shined through all the negativity and we were able to bring some closure to the family.”

Ancona’s wife, Malissa Ancona, told authorities that her husband got a call from his job and had to drive across the state to deliver a part. However, his job said they never sent such a request, according to the Daily Journal Online.

Authorities also said they could not initially reach Malissa after Frank was reported missing. After officers decided to search their home, Malissa and Frank’s stepson showed up. Authorities found a safe inside the home that appeared to have been beaten with a crowbar. All of the contents inside were gone, although police did not believe it was a robbery.

Police questioned Malissa about a Facebook post she wrote on the day Frank disappeared, in which she said she was looking for a new roommate. Malissa told investigators Frank intended to divorce her when he returned from his work assignment, and she figured she would need a roommate to pay bills.

Authorities said all of Frank’s firearms were missing. Malissa told investigators her husband took them with him.

An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday afternoon.