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Forum Post: More Senseless And Questionable Shootings

Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 5, 2012, 7:25 p.m. EST by LeoYo (5909)
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Teen calls 911 to report mother, sister dead: 'I hate the feeling of killing someone'


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By Frank Heinz, NBCDFW.com

A Parker County, Texas, teen has been arrested on suspicion of double murder after he called 911 and said he shot and killed his mother and sister.

According to police, 17-year-old Jake Evans called 911 at about 12:30 a.m. Thursday and said he'd used a .22 revolver to shoot and kill both his 48-year-old mother, Jamie Evans, and his 15-year-old sister, Mallory.

"It just kind of happened," Evans told the 911 operator in an eerily calm voice. "I've been kind of, uh, planning on killing for a while now."

When asked if he meant the two of them or just anybody, Evans responded: "Pretty much anybody."

A short time later, Parker County sheriff's deputies arrived at the Evans' family home in Annetta, a town of about 1,700 west of Fort Worth, and took him into custody without incident.

"I guess this is really selfish to say but, to me, I felt like they were just suffocating me in a way. I don't know," Evans said during the 911 call.

"Obviously, I am pretty, I guess, evil," he said.

Evans is charged with capital murder. A judge denied him bond.

"Just to let you know, I hate the feeling of killing someone, you know," Evans said in the 911 call. "I'm going to be messed up."

The teen's father was out of town on business when the killings took place, police said. NBC 5 has been told that the father raced home from Washington, D.C.

Leslie Richardson, a family friend, described Evans as quiet and gentle.

"Everybody knew him as just being the quiet kid ... but he was really sweet and gentle," she said.

NBC 5 has learned that Evans' mother was a teacher and assistant principal in the Aledo Independent School District for 15 years before leaving in 2004.

"I mean, she was kind of like a second mom," Richardson said. "They were just a really good family and, I mean, my whole family was close to them, so I wish I could just say that I love them."

Friends described Mallory Evans as pretty and sweet. She and her brother previously had been students in the Aledo ISD but were home-schooled.

The family has two other daughters who were not home at the time of the killings. One of the daughters was scheduled to come home from college this weekend for a visit.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said authorities believe Evans acted alone and that there is no evidence implicating any additional suspects.

The double homicide is being investigated by the Texas Rangers and Parker County Sheriff's Criminal Investigation Division.

Aledo ISD released this statement Thursday afternoon:

Aledo ISD is deeply saddened to learn of the death of a former employee and a former student.

Jami Evans was a dedicated elementary teacher and assistant principal who worked in Aledo ISD for 15 years serving students at both Coder and Stuard Elementary from 1989 through 2004. Her dedication to her students and her love of learning was an inspiration to all who knew her.

We also mourn the death of Mallory Evans, a former elementary and intermediate school student. Mallory attended Stuard Elementary and McAnally Intermediate School. She was a sweet child that will be missed by her friends and school family.

The suspect in the shootings, Jacob Evans, is a former Aledo High School student who withdrew from school in January 2012 to be homeschooled. He attended Aledo schools from elementary school until his withdrawal in January. He played football in middle school and played on the golf team in high school.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Evans family in this difficult time.

NBC 5's Ray Villeda and Ellen Goldberg contributed to this report.


Friendly fire killed Border Patrol agent, sources tell NBC News


By Pete Williams, NBC News

Investigators are preparing to announce that the death of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie in Arizona earlier this week was the result of friendly fire -- accidental gunfire from another agent who responded to the same scene, state and federal officials told NBC News on Friday.

The conclusion is based on an analysis of the ballistics, the lack of evidence of other criminals in the area at the time, and other factors, the sources said.

A formal statement about the findings could come later Friday. The incident involving Ivie and two other agents occurred Tuesday in a rugged area about five miles north of the US-Mexico border near Bisbee, Ariz. The agents had responded to an alarm from a sensor that tracks illegal movement along the border.

Ivie was killed. A second agent was wounded and was released from the hospital after undergoing surgery. The third agent was unharmed. State and federal officials said immediately after the incident that the shootings were committed by armed criminals. And since then, Mexican authorities have said they arrested two men in Agua Prieta, northern Sonora state, a few miles from where the shooting occurred. Pete Williams is NBC News' chief justice correspondent.


AP sources: Possible friendly fire in shootings

By PETE YOST | Associated Press – 8 hrs ago


WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is investigating the possibility that the fatal shooting of a U.S. border patrol agent and the wounding of another was a case of friendly fire, two law enforcement officials said Friday.

The probe is looking into whether the two agents exchanged gunfire Tuesday in the mistaken belief that each was being fired on by a hostile gunman. The shootings occurred near Bisbee, Ariz.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the matter is under investigation.

At FBI headquarters, spokesman Chris Allen declined to comment.

The shootings occurred in a rugged hilly area about five miles north of the border near Bisbee, as Nicholas Ivie and two other agents responded to an alarm that was triggered on one of the sensors that the government has installed along the border. Ivie was fatally shot. The wounded agent was shot in the ankle and buttocks and released from the hospital after undergoing surgery. The third agent wasn't injured.

Ivie's death marked the first fatal shooting of an agent since a deadly firefight with Mexican bandits that killed U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December 2010 and spawned congressional probes of a botched government gun-smuggling investigation called Operation Fast and Furious.

On Tuesday after the latest shooting, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said "there's no way to know at this point how the agent was killed, but because of Operation Fast and Furious, we'll wonder for years if the guns used in any killing along the border were part of an ill-advised gun-walking strategy sanctioned by the federal government." Early investigative work by Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, brought Fast and Furious to light in early 2011.

Twenty-six Border Patrol agents have died in the line of duty since 2002.



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[-] 2 points by LeoYo (5909) 5 years ago

Apparently, border patrol officers don't bother to identify themselves before shooting to kill or even pursue whoever they've shot at. How else could one fire on another without knowing it was a fellow officer and one not know who he had fired upon and killed before leaving the scene?

[-] 1 points by AlienatedVoter6930000001 (8) 5 years ago

About a week or so ago plain clothes Border Patrol agents attacked a woman's car in a neighborhood known for criminal activity in Chula Vista near San Diego California. When she tried to drive off they shot her to death. It seems expected that friendly fire would happen if Border Patrol agents happen to encounter one another.

[-] 0 points by Clicheisking (-210) 5 years ago

May I ask what is the point of this?

[-] 1 points by LeoYo (5909) 5 years ago

America's civil violence seems to be increasing on all levels.

[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

14k murders per year in this country, the "land of the free"..