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Police: Boy, 8, finds gun in closet, kills baby, wounds sister

MIAMI - An 8-year-old boy shot and killed a 1-year-old girl and injured a 2-year-old girl at a Florida motel on Sunday, authorities said. The boy's dad had left the gun holstered in his Pensacola motel room closet. After he left the room, his son found it and fired a round that passed through and killed the baby and struck the toddler, said Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons during a news conference Monday. The children who were shot belonged to the girlfriend of the father.The toddler is expected to recover, Simmons said. The boy's father returned to the room, took the gun and what investigators believe were drugs and left the room again, Simmons said. He is charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of culpable negligence by storing a firearm within easy of a minor resulting in injuries, tampering with evidence and failure to store a firearm in a required manner. He was arrested and later released on $41,000 bond.
MIAMI, FL
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1-year-old girl shot and killed by 8-year-old boy playing with father's gun in Florida motel room

An 8-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed a 1-year-old girl and injured a 2-year-old girl at a Florida motel on Sunday, authorities said. The boy's father left the gun holstered in his motel room closet at the the Lion's Motel in Pensacola. After he left the room, his son found it, "starts playing with it" and fired a round that passed through and killed the baby and struck the toddler, said Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons during a news conference Monday.
PENSACOLA, FL
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OBPD investigated a Suicide in Orange Beach this morning

Orange Beach, Ala. - (OBA) - There was a large police presence at the entrance to Captain's Cove subdivision this morning and we were asked by several people if we knew what had happened. We contacted the Orange Beach Police Dept. for info. We learned that it was a suicide...
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Man wanted for double-homicide at Attucks Court in Pensacola turns himself in

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- The man wanted for murder in the double-homicide that took place in Pensacola last week turned himself in to Escambia County Jail Tuesday night. Tavarras Thomas, 42, was wanted on two counts of first-degree premeditated murder in the shooting deaths of 24-year-old Cieric Parker and 18-year-old Dominique Bullard that took place at Attucks Court in Pensacola Wednesday.
PENSACOLA, FL
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