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Police officers responded to a domestic violence call just after 3:30 a.m. Saturday. When they arrived they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead on scene by Medic, and has been identified as Jamario Bernard Jackson.
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are interviewing family members who were inside the residence at the time of shooting and are presently not looking for additional suspects.
Detectives are also searching the neighborhood to determine if there are any witnesses to this incident.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334- 1600.
Check with wsoctv.com for updates about this story.
The man accused of plowing into a group of people at the South By Southwest festival has been charged.
"A man suspected of drunken driving is charged with capital murder in the deaths of two people at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas." (Via NBC)
KCEN reports police attempted to pull over 21-year-old Rashad Owens around 12:30 a.m. Thursday for not having his vehicle's headlights on, but Owens allegedly took off. (Via KCEN)
â€‹"Police say Owens sped up as he drove through the crowd on Red River Street then got out of the car and ran." (Via KHOU)
According to KSAT, the police affidavit states Owens admitted to seeing flashing lights in his rearview mirror, but he was scared to pull over because there are warrants out for his arrest and did not want to go to jail.
The Daily Texan reports Owens allegedly injured 23 people and killed two others, 35-year-old Steven Craenmehr and 27-year-old Jamie West. The police affidavit reads, â€‹"Victims were reported to have been flying everywhere as they were being struck by the Honda."
According to KXAN, Owens was allegedly driving under the influence. "Police say Owens took a breath test and blew a .114. The legal limit in Texas is .08."
The Austin American-Statesman reports this would not be Owens' first DUI, "Public records show Owens pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge in Fairbanks, Alaska, in 2011."
According to KVUE, Owens' penalty is not yet clear. "A judge set Owens' bail at $3 million. Even if the the District Attorney's office does not pursue the death penalty, he could spend the rest of his life in prison."
WFAA says six people are still in the hospital.
"Tonight, we know Deandre Tatum is still listed in critical in the ICU. His girlfriend, Kartisha Davis, is listed in good condition."
KVUE added there is a long legal process facing Owens due to the large number of victims and witnesses involved in the incident.Sat, 15 Mar 2014 15:02:43 -0400
A federal judge in Nashville ruled to recognize the marriage of three same-sex couples in Tennessee Friday. This comes after the couples filed a lawsuit asking the state to reconsider its ban on gay marriage.
"Judge Aleta Trauger issued a preliminary injunction against the state saying it can not enforce Tennessee's ban on same-sex marriages." (Via WTVF)
"Now, Friday's ruling did not say Tennessee's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, however, the judge in this particular case believes the U.S. constitution does protect the rights of same sex couples." (Via WSMV)
In the order Judge Trauger wrote, "At this point, all signs indicate that, in the eyes of the United States Constitution, the plaintiffs' marriages will be placed on an equal footing with those of heterosexual couples and that proscriptions against same-sex marriage will soon become a footnote in the annals of American history." (Via USA Today)
Now, the ruling only applies to the three couples, all of whom were married while living in New York or California and later moved to Tennessee. WATE talked to one of the couples involved in the lawsuit who are expecting their first child.
"All of the protections and rights that nay married spouse would have over their child. So it means an incredible amount to me that we can go into the hospital without me having to worry about having those rights in place."
The couple says they hope this is a step in the direction of overturning Tennessee's ban altogether — something that has some of the state's conservative lawmakers on edge.
In a statement, Republican senator Mike Bell said, "I am saddened that a federal judge has chosen to, at least in a narrow way, overturn the will of over 81 percent of the people of the state of Tennessee who voted to define marriage as between a man and a woman... I am hoping that the higher courts — which I am assuming this will be appealed — will overturn this activist judge’s ruling." (Via The Tennessean | Tennessee General Assembly)
The Los Angeles Times points out Tennessee is just one of the many states battling to overturn same-sex marriage bans. Last week four Indiana same-sex couples sued to for recognition.
whichThe ruling is being reviewed by the Tennessee Attorney General's office, which could ultimately overturn it. Seventeen states and D.C. currently allow same-sex marriage.Sat, 15 Mar 2014 15:02:43 -0400 News Source: MedleyStory More Local News Stories