Thursday, May 29, 2014

Musician Incident

Musician Incident --- ===
Terroristic Security Incidents by Category |Timeline

Musicans are sometimes targeted by mock terrorist violence for no apparent motive
Similar: teachers, students, police, public officials, athletes

* Reference

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Murdered_musicians


* Timeline


Year 2016

2 killed mock terrorist suspect suicide  June 11, 2016  Kevin Loibl shooting Christian Voice star of Christina Grimmie    suspect, who is believed to have had two firearms and a hunting knife (terrorist combat gear) , then shot and killed himself, according to reports in the US.

Japan pop star stabbed two dozen times after refusing man's gift  Chicago TribuneMay 23, 2016 - The pop star had two dozen cuts and stab wounds to her neck, back, arms and chest, reports the Japan Times. Tomita, who had previously ... Japanese pop star Mayu Tomita fighting for her life after being stabbed ... Daily Mail May 23, 2016 - A Japanese pop star has been stabbed more than 20 times by a crazed fan who 'lost his temper' after she returned a watch he had sent her as ...

May 25, 2016 Rapper Arrested in T.I. Concert Shooting That Killed 1 - ABC News

1 killed 1 arrested April 9, 2016 Will Smith Wikipedia  Raymond Smith III  was an American football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL). Smith was involved in a traffic collision in which a Hummer, driven by 28-year-old Cardell Hayes, rear-ended Smith's Mercedes SUV, causing a multiple collision with the vehicle in front of him. Moments earlier and less than two blocks away, in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans, Hayes' vehicle had been hit by Smith's vehicle, which contained Smith, his wife Racquel, and two as-yet-unnamed passengers.[17][18] In the second collision, Smith and Hayes exchanged words, when Hayes fired a handgun, killing Smith and injuring his wife. Hayes was arrested at the scene.[19] During investigation, a fully loaded 9-millimeter handgun was found in Smith's car.[20] Hayes and a passenger in his vehicle claimed self-defense. After an investigation, the New Orleans Police Department charged Hayes with second-degree murder. Results of a postmortem toxicology report concluded that Smith had a BAL of .235 at on the night of the incident, or nearly three times the legal limit in Lousiana. Smith was buried on April 16, 2016.


Year 2015

1 killed 1 injured 2 suspects May 25, 2015 Oregon: Teenager fatally shot at Portland recording studio was innocent bystander Portland Press Herald‎ parents of the 19-year-old Treyjon Arsenault killed in a flurry of gunfire late Monday ...police told them that their son was not being targeted when one or more people began firing inside Da Block Studios Inc., an independent recording studio on Market Street. Arsenault and a 20-year-old Portland man were shot “The detective said he was just an innocent person at the wrong place... caught in the crossfire.” police seeking “at least two” shooters, who remain at large.

1 killed 1 injured 2 suspects May 25, 2015 Oregon: Teenager fatally shot at Portland recording studio was innocent bystander Portland Press Herald‎ parents of the 19-year-old Treyjon Arsenault killed in a flurry of gunfire late Monday ...police told them that their son was not being targeted when one or more people began firing inside Da Block Studios Inc., an independent recording studio on Market Street. Arsenault and a 20-year-old Portland man were shot “The detective said he was just an innocent person at the wrong place... caught in the crossfire.” police seeking “at least two” shooters, who remain at large.One dead, one injured in shooting at Old Port recording studio WCSH-TV‎ Detectives continue to search scene of fatal music studio shooting WMTW Portland‎

1 killed February 16, 2015 Shooting death at Delaware Rose Hill Community Center housing services and schools The News Journal Someone walked into the busy Rose Hill Community Center – bustling with daycare activities, dance classes, computer users and other activities on a busy Presidents Day – and shot a man to death Monday. The center houses several schools and programs serving children including a Boys & Girls Club, De La Warr Senior Center, daycare center, HeadStart program, dance academy and classes including Zumba, computer use and ... Victim was a young man "in the recording studio when someone ran in and shot him."the shooter fled on foot tags: school incident, music victim

2 killed 2 critical injuries September 3, 2014  EunB, a singer with the Korean pop group Ladies’ Code, has died after a rear wheel fell off her minvan, sending it spinning and slammed into a protective wall on a rain-slicked road in Incheon, South Korea, also killing her driver. 2 other members were critically injured.

1 killed 2 arrested August 20, 2014 New York Violinist Mary Whitaker Murdered by Front Door Intruders   Jonathan Conklin, 43, and Charles Sanford, 30, are being federally charged in connection to the murder of violinist Mary Whitaker in her summer home. They are charged with stealing property, taking it across state lines, carjacking and murdering its owner, and using a firearm during a crime of violence She opened the door to men who said they need to use her phone when they ran out of gas, but was found dead in her garage, and two men were soon arrested with her stolen car in nearby Erie, PA. Officials believe Whitaker was not targeted – as it initially had been suggested – and that her murder was random. Suspects told the judge old the judge they are homeless and have been receiving food stamps.  The victim lived in upper Manhattan with her life partner violinist, Suzanne Gillman. She performed with the Westchester Philharmonic and worked as a freelance violinist in Broadway pit orchestras

1 killed, 1 arrested black victim, Somali suspect August 5, 2014  Ibrahim Abdullahi Murder of Jeffery Earl Willingham Sr. On Tuesday night, the 24-year-old St. Paul rapper Jeffery Earl Willingham Sr. was shot in the city's Lexington-Hamline neighborhood, and died the next day. That afternoon, police arrested Ibrahim Abdullahi, 26, on suspicion of murder in connection with the shooting, but has not been charged. He was with friends at Dunning Park when a man said something to them, pulled a gun and fired into the air. They tried to disarm him when he started firing into Jeffery, The victim had two CDs, and his third will be released this year (Pioneer Press)

2 killed in terrorist drive-by shooting July 23, 2014 Assassination of Somali MP lawmaker Saado Ali Warsame Somali lawmaker Minister of Parliment Saado Ali Warsame renowned for her popular folk singing has been killed along with her driver in a shooting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu in the second such incident this month. A police captain saw gunmen driving in a car following the MP, then they opened fire and killed her  instantly. Al-Shabab terrorists took credit for the attack.

May 26, 2014 Slasher Attacks 2 Members of Japan's AKB48 Girl Band   NBCNews In northern Japan an attacker with a nearly 2 foot saw slashed two members of a popular all-female Japanese pop group at a fan greeting event. Both Rina Kawaei,19, and Anna Iriyama, 18 received surgery for broken bones in their hands and cuts on their arms and heads after the crowd pounced on the attacker. A 24-year-old unemployed high school dropout Satoru Umeta was arrested for attempted murder. He told police "I attempted to kill people" and "I didn't care whom"

1 killed connected to 2 other home killings  February 6, 2014  Piano Teacher Ruthanne Lodato Shot At Front Door  In Alexandria, Virginia, an older white man with a beard knocked on piano teacher Ruthanne Lodato's door, and shot her, killing her and also shot injuring the woman caring for her mother. The surviving caregiver was shot in the arm. A man was arrested in connection with the killing as well as killing of transportation official Ronald Kirby in his home and wife of Sheriff Nancy Dunning who was gunned down in her home.

January 27, 2014 Universal Allah Taser Leads to Milwaukee Stolen Stradivarius Violin  January 27th, two armed suspects, a man and a woman, approached concertmaster violinist Frank Almond of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in a parking lot where he was felled by a taser. The suspects then stole the violin, valued at approximately $6 million. The taser was tracked to a purchase by a man named Universal Allah, while another trip led to Salah Jones. Their arrests were announced

February 6, 2014  Tributes for violinist killed in motorcycle accident  www.canberratimes.com.au › ACT News Mar 20, 2013 - The talented violinist died on Saturday during a horror weekend on Canberra's roads, when accidents claimed the lives of two women in  The Australian Chamber Orchestra is in mourning for the loss of one of its longest-serving musicians, Lorna Cumming. The talented violinist died on Saturday during a horror weekend on Canberra's roads, when accidents claimed the lives of two women in separate crashes. Cumming was riding pillion on a motorcycle that crashed on the Cotter Road about 2.30am on Saturday. An ACT Policing spokeswoman said the male driver of the motorcycle was taken to the Canberra Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. 

8 total 3 killed 5 injured February 21, 2013 Las Vegas rapper Maserati crash and shootout Ammar Asim Faruq Harris was the suspect in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting that left three people dead and injured five others.An innocent taxi driver and passenger were killed during Las Vegas shooting and crash when rapper Kenneth Cherry was shot dead and his Maserati crashed into their taxi. Harris is due for trial Sept. 28, 2014 in the Strip shooting

October 21, 2011 source  Violinist Richard Pollett killed during visit to hometown ... Oct 24, 2011 - VIOLINIST Richard Pollett had the world at his feet when he was killedduring a visit to his hometown of Brisbane to play with the Queensland   The state's musical fraternity has been left shattered, and police are still uncertain about what happened on the day the brilliant young musician, 25, was hit by a cement truck as he rode his bike along Moggill Rd. Pollett, whose bike and body were left mangled at the scene, was killed instantly in the accident on September 27.

UK man killed violinist 'because he was a Jew' | The Times ...  The Times of Israel Jan 19, 2014 A British man who stabbed a local violinist to death had been discharged from a mental institution less than two weeks before the attack, an inquest has found.Michael Kahan, 39, was stabbed to death in June 2008 outside of a kosher bakery in Crumpsall in suburban Manchester, according to an ongoing inquest in Manchester Coroners Court that resumed five-and –a-half years after the attack, British media reported Jonathan Mills, then 37, told police he carried out the attack, which police say was unprovoked, because, he said, he “needed to kill a Jewish person.” The attack came ten days after he was released from a psychiatric ward at North Manchester General Hospital.

4 killed Monday November 11, 2013 Murder of Three in Iranian Indie Band in NYC by secret police  New York City: Just after midnight a non-terrorist stalks and shoots 3 people to death with a semi-automatic .308 rifle, wounds another at at Brooklyn before killing himself on the roof of a 3 story home in Williamsburg. He hopped from roof to roof and then scaled down the side spy-style then shot through the window, Then he fired at U.S. Coast Guard members who had locked themselves in another room. Three Iranian-expatriate musicians living in Brooklyn, New York with the indie band Yellow Dogs were shot dead by a bass player with close ties but was not a member of the band who was accused of stealing and selling off their equipment in a murder-suicide. They had risen to the top of top of the underground music where mullahs have condemned rock music. They were featured in a Cannes Film Festival prize winning documentary "No One Knows About Persian Cats". They fled Iran in 2010 fearing that the government might want to kill them and were granted asylum.

Friday September 27, 2013 Assassination of Louisiana Pastor Ronald J. Harris At 8:20 p.m. at the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, a black gunman Woodrow Karey walked up to black pastor Ronald J. Harris as he was singing and preaching before 60 people. Karey shot him once at close range, and hit him again when Harris fell to the floor. A 22 caliber pistol and shotgun were found nearby in the woods, and Karey called the police to turn himself in afterwards. No motive has been given, and the pastor's daughter has no idea why Karey stopped going to the church and then came back to murder. Karey later told police he had seen inappropriate text message sent by his wife to the pastor and Karey's wife had  filed rape charges against Harris two days before the murder.

4 injured by stabbing April 28, 2013 Four people were stabbed at the St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  He told police who found his hands stained by paint that he was "99 percent sure" the singer was a mason, and confessed that just hours before he had vandalized a nearby Masonic Lodge with red and blue spray paint. Some believed the recent community college graduate was under a lot of pressure and struggling with mental health issues.


1 killed, 3 arrested Monday June 4, 2012: Gang Shooting of Youth Pastor Oscar Duncan In Venice CA, four men drove up to Oscar Duncan and jeered at his girlfriend as the two stood on a Venice street. They shouted a "Shoreline Crips" (a gang name), and fired a single fatal shot to the head. Duncan was a black youth pastor at Greater Zion Church in Compton, dubbed "choir boy" because of his love of music. Detectives could not determine the motive for choosing Duncan as a target. In June 2013 Co-defendants Kevin Dwayne Green, 29, and Nichole Sheran, 18 were arrested, and later charged with one count of murder with gang enhancements. In January 2013, Hopeton Parsley, 23, a Playboy Gangster Crip was also charged with the shooting


1 killed, 1 arrested September 6, 2010 Bonney Lake Pastor and Worship Leader Killed in Head-on Crash A horrific crash in Pacific claimed the life of a Pastor Sam Stevens. The talented musician had been pastor and worship leader at the East Point Church in Bonney Lake, Washington for four years. He was due to be married in two weeks. At 2 a.m. he was returning home after dropping off his sister and brother-in-law when a Ford F-350 pickup truck crossed the center line on Stewart Road and slammed head-on into his tiny Toyota Echo. Joseph McNeil was charged in Stephens' death and eventually pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide. McNeil told police he only had a couple of beers, but police found he was drunk when he crashed. He was sentenced to 31 months or more than two years in Pierce County Jail.


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Maryland piano teacher killing

Seattle conductor George Shangrow killed in median crossing head-on crash near ... KING‑TV Aug 1, 2010 - A well-known Seattle music conductor was killed in a car crash near ... lecturer and teacher and was a longtime radio host on KING FM.  - A well-known Seattle music conductor was killed in a car crash near Winthrop Saturday.George Shangrow, 59, was en route to the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival to deliver a pre-concert lecture, when his car was hit head-on by a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction that crossed the center line. Troopers say there was heavy rain at the time of the accident. Founder of the Seattle Chamber Singers and Orchestra ...Stranger Aug 1, 2010 - ... Singers and Orchestra Seattle George Shangrow Killed in Auto Accident ... he used to host on KING FM 98.1 he had a wonderful radio voice.

Selena - Wikipedia On March 30, 1995 at the motel room, Selena and Saldívar began arguing. Selena told Saldívar that she could no longer be trusted and demanded Saldívar give back her financial papers. At 11:48 am (CST), Saldívar pointed a gun at Selena. As Selena attempted to flee, Saldívar shot her once on the right lower shoulder severing an artery and resulting in a massive loss of blood Critically wounded, Selena ran towards the lobby, leaving a trail of blood 392 feet (119 m) long. She was seen clutching her chest screaming "Help me! Help me! I've been shot!" while Saldívar was still chasing after her with a gun, pointing at her and calling her a "bitch". Selena screamed to hotel staff telling them to "lock the door, she'll shoot me again". DeLeon tried to talk to her, but noted that she was beginning to fade away; he stated that she was moaning and moving less. DeLeon noticed that Selena's eyes rolled back and that she went limp.

Dec. 8, 1980 : John Lennon Shot, Killed 1980 - ABC News Beatles' musician John Lennon was shot and killed outside of his New York City apartment on the night of Dec. 8, 1980. Lennon and wife ..

July 1980 Murder of Helen Hagnes Muntiks Craig Crimmins | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers Method of murder: Thrown down an air shaft from the rooftop of the ... In July 1980, , a violinist in an orchestra performing with the Berlin ... Lawyers said his confession was coerced, but the judge didn't accept it. Later he would say "I was drunk, she slapped me in the face and kneed me is the groin, and I don't know, something snapped in my brain." He maintained that he had "tried to leave her" on the roof, but "she kept jumping up and down" until he gave her "one kick" and she "just slipped, rolled right in" in the shaft. A.K.A.: "The Phantom of the Opera" Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Rape attempt Number of victims: 1 Date of murder: July 23, 1980 Date of birth: 1959
Victim profile: Helen Hagnes Muntiks, 30 (violinist) Method of murder: Thrown down an air shaft from the rooftop of the Metropolitan Opera House Location: New York City, New York, USA Status: Sentenced to 20 years to life in prison on September 2, 1981 Murder at the Met: Revisiting the 1980 murder of violinist ... WPIX Oct 1, 2013 - Do you remember PIX11's coverage on the 1980 killing of 30-year oldviolinist Helen Hagnes Mintiks? After a five week investigation, 21-year ...nvestigation Discovery channel’s  “Motives and Murders,” airing Tuesday night, revisits the 1980 killing of 30-year old Helen Hagnes Mintiks, a violinist at the Metropolitan Opera who was killed at Lincoln Center. Mintiks disappeared the night of July 23, 1980. at intermission during a performance by the Berlin Ballet, and was later found nude, thrown in a ventilation shaft in the building. After a five week investigation, 21-year-old Craig Steven Crimmins was charged with killing the violinist. Crimmins worked at the Met for four years as a stagehand.


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  1. 1 killed February 16, 2015 Shooting death at Delaware Rose Hill Community Center housing services and schools The News Journal Someone walked into the busy Rose Hill Community Center – bustling with daycare activities, dance classes, computer users and other activities on a busy Presidents Day – and shot a man to death Monday. The center houses several schools and programs serving children including a Boys & Girls Club, De La Warr Senior Center, daycare center, HeadStart program, dance academy and classes including Zumba, computer use and ... Victim was a young man "in the recording studio when someone ran in and shot him."the shooter fled on foot tags: school incident, music victim