NMSP Officer Escapes Injury

BERNALILLO COUNTY, NEW MEXICO

Scanner feed via the Bernalillo County Police, Fire, and EMS frequency stated an NMSP Officer was shot at about 1915 hours PT on I-40 eastbound at exit 161. He or she did not sustain any injuries but their windshield is said to be cracked.

Live feed can be heard here –> https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/35288

No official word has been released from County or State police as of yet.

This is a new incident.

(c) 2022 NW Fire Blog

Tacoma Mall Shooting Leaves One Hurt | 3

TACOMA, WASHINGTON

Update 3 | 2140 PT

According to the Tacoma Police Department during their 2047 hours media presser, there was a shooting at the mall with one victim located by Officers. The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Law Enforcement members are still busy working to clear this large mall area. All unaccompanied juveniles are being brought to the Tacoma Mall Transit Center, located in the 2100 block of South 48th Street to be picked up.

The mall has been shut down and is considered to be CLOSED.

AVOID THIS AREA.


Update 2 | 2111 PT

Calls are starting to flood in with one caller reporting 4 gunshots heard (2105) in the Pacific Avenue area and another 4-6 shots fired in the same around only five minutes later (2110). Lots of suspicious person calls are also being heard over the Scanner feed.

PLEASE AVOID the location of the mall and surrounding areas. The Tacoma Mall is located at 4502 South Steele Street.


Update 1 | November 26, 2021 | 2045 PT

Police are on the scene of a shooting incident at 2010 PT tonight in the Food Court area at the Tacoma Mall. Several gunshots were heard by shoppers, prompting them to run and hide in nearby retail stores.

The Tacoma Mall is in lockdown.

Tacoma Police have started to set up traffic barricades around the mall. AVOID THE AREA

Media reporting one person has been injured. Their condition currently is unknown at the time of this post.

Tacoma Police posted this on their Facebook page this early this morning:

“A great number of visitors annually to the Tacoma Mall visit during late November and December each year. We currently have an emphasis plan in place, in conjunction with Tacoma Mall Security, to help create a safe and secure experience for shoppers and employees. We’re using a combination of on-duty, off-duty, vehicle crimes task force and community partnership assignments to prevent and deter crime.”

9-1-1 calls were beginning to pour into their Communications Center with suspicious subjects in the area, where they may have a connection to the mall Shooting tonight. Patrol units are en route to these various locations.

In 2005, there was a mass murder attempt that occurred on November 20th, when 20-year old gunman, Dominick Maldonado entered the mall with a semi-automatic rifle and a pistol. He would injure six people before taking four via armed kidnappings. He had just recently separated from his girlfriend and was high on meth and sleep-deprived for a week at the time of his bad choices. He would be sentenced to 163 years in prison. He tried to escape prison taking another hostage.

NOTE: We will never post the locations of Officers or other areas to protect their identities and due to Officer Safety.

Incident Cooperators: Tacoma PD, Tacoma FD, Dispatch.

ABOUT TACOMA MALL

On its website, the Tacoma Mall is the premier shopping and dining destination in Pierce County that is home to Nordstrom, Apple, Sepora and more than 150 specialty stores, as well as restaurants The Cheesecake Factory, BJ’s Brewhouse, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread. It is located parallel to I-5 on the west side between 38th and 56th Street exits.

Hashtags being used: #tacomamall #tacomamallshooting #seesomethingsaysomething

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Police Seek Fashion Fair Shooting Suspect

FRESNO, California

Fresno Police are seeking a shooting suspect from the Fashion Fair Mall later this afternoon who fled in a black four-door Kia Rio in an unknown direction. The shooting occurred The suspect(s) is/are considered armed and dangerous. AVOID THE AREA.

Detectives are on-scene along with patrol units.

This is not the first time a shooting has taken place at this Mall. According to recorded events via Social Media, there were shootings that took place in:

  • 2010: December 15th
  • 2011: January 30th; March 9th
  • 2013: May 14th; December 13th
  • 2014: January 1st
  • 2017: April 15th
  • 2020: September 21st
  • 2021: January 2nd

This is a developing story.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1/2/2021 PST

Update | WSP Shooter Captured in Redmond

Late Friday night, WSP attempted to stop a driver during a pursuit on southbound I-405 in Kirkland, Washington but instead they fled and drove into the Redmond area.

Photo Credit | WSP

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The male suspect shot at Police during the pursuit then fled on foot into a wooded area in an urban area.

Officials began to shutdown the area and asking residents to shelter-in-place in the area of  Avondale from Novelty Hill Rd to 128th and on 116th from 204th to 172nd due to police activity in the area in Redmond, Washington.

RESOURCES

Officers from Redmond PD, Bellevue PD, the King County Sheriff’s Office and Washington State Patrol were involved in this incident.  SWAT members and WSP’s air unit were also part of this deployment.

CURRENT SITUATION

The male shooting suspect has been contained, arrested and booked.

The WSP Trooper is said to be alright.  His vehicle sustained damage to the front windshield.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Check out our Twitter page for live coverage @nwfireblog

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2/22/2020 -1730 hours PST

#Breaking | Police Search for Redmond Shooting Suspect

Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies are searching for an armed and dangerous male who fired shots at the Washington State Patrol Troopers for an unknown reason or call type just before midnight (2353 PST). He then fled on foot.

RESOURCES

SWAT members from the King County Sheriff’s Office and unknown other jurisdictions were deployed into the field, assisting WSP in locating the suspect whom now was being sought out for eluding and shooting at police.

Smokey, WSP’s air support was also on-scene along with K9 units being deployed into the field.

Redmond PD is also providing support with traffic control and other activities.

CURRENT SITUATION

Police may have the suspect pinned down and they are working on closing in on him. They are going to see if they can make contact, as they shrink down the perimeter around him.  For Officer Safety, we will not post LEOs positions or their other personal information.

MEDIA COVERAGE

News broke at 0155 by local media reporting the roadway from Avondale Road and Novelty Hill Road were shutdown, as police cordoned off a square mile perimeter in looking for the suspect.  He was reportedly in a wooded area and Police were search tirelessly for him.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Officials are asking residents to stay inside their homes and not come out to see what is happening. Additionally, do not call 9-1-1 to see what’s happening either, unless it is a serious or life-threatening emergency.

HOWEVER, If you SEE SOMETHING. SAY SOMETHING, by calling 9-1-1.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Check out our Twitter page for live coverage @nwfireblog

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2/22/2020 – 0240 PST

Shooting in Portland’s Mill Park Neighborhood

PORTLAND, OREGON

Incident Summary

A shooting took place on Saturday, December 28, 2019, in the Mill Park area in Portland, Oregon. The approximate location is the 12700 block of SE Salmon Street.

East Precinct Officers from the Portland Police Department arrived aroud 1737 hours to find a male with a single gunshot wound (GSW) and was transported to the hospital with series injuries.

No suspects were at the scene nor have been arrested at the time of this post.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team has been deployed to help Detectives with this investigation.

Police are asking for the Public’s help in this case in if you have any information related to this shooting or have any tips, please contact the Portland PD’s non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

Hashtags

#PortlandORShooting

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 12/29/2019 – 00:01 hours PST

Shooting in Spring Lake Park, Minnesota

SPRING LAKE PARK, Minnesota | The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office has released a message over Twitter of their Office along with Spring Lake Park PD and multiple other agencies on-scene of a shooting. Alongside are medical personnel as well.

Scanner Feed is reporting the shooting in the vicinity of the dala Restaurant in Spring Lake Park, where Police indicate there were multiple people injured.

Observers in the area are reporting on Social Media, a very large presence in the Restaurant parking lot.

Police indicate a presser will be released in the next hour.

The scene is very active and Officers are investigating the shooting.

Limited information is available about this incident.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 2350 hours PST

LODD | NJ Officer Killed in the Line-of-Duty in City Shootout

JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Two armed suspects were said to have targeted and stormed into a Jewish market in the afternoon on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.  The call was recorded as an assault call that was dispatched at 1712 hours.

The scene would play out in the middle of a neighborhood on  Martin Luther King Boulevard and Bayview Avenue , turning the busy shopping day into a horrific crime scene.

CASUALITIES

The active shooter scene would quickly escalate to two shooters barricading themselves inside a grocery story, where they exchanged a high volume of gunfire with Police.  One Jersey City (plainclothes) Detective was shot and killed, along with three other innocent bystanders.  Two Officers were also hit, one in the shoulder and the other had an unknown conditon, but both were expected to be okay.

THE UGLY TRUTH

A story of this magnitude could easily be a scene in an action-packed movie but today was as real as it gets and Police Officers put their lives on the line to say others who may have been in the crossfire.  Media and other peoples were told to evacuate the area foro their safety.

The two murderers were found inside the market both killed dead.

“Jersey City is one of the most diverse cities in the country and it is a place of love and inclusivity – its a special place. As a city, we’ve overcome challenges before and we will do it here as well.” – Mayor Steven Fulop (@StevenFulop)

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Courtesy of Jersey Edgewater PD.

REMEMBERING THEIR LEGACIES

A Hero In Action

Detective Joseph Seals, 40, was great husband to wife and happy dad to five wonderful children.   He is being remembered for being a great cop and he was being remembered for removing a lot of guns off the street.

He is being hailed as a Hero along with many of his fellow Officers who put their lives on the line.

The Innocents

Three innocent bystanders were also killed today. Two of them were said to be Jewish Americans and religious leaders are looking to coordinate with the City and other partners to provide religious burials for them.

We must remember their Legacies and their ultimate sacrifices given.

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We are saddened by the bloodshed, the violent shootout and the people who lost their lives unnecessarily on this day. We send our sincerest sympathies to the families, the blue family, friends and communities that have been impacted by the hatred and violence that have taken so much.

We stand with the Blue Family. We must be there for each other, regardless of our political affilitation, political views, race, gender, sexual preference, disability and everything else in between.  We are all human and we must stand together for what is right and help make the change the world commands us to do. – Ed.

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RESOURCES

Fast Backup

During the active shooter incident, resources came from all over the City and nearby jurisdictions, including the NYPD.  State Police pulled resources froom their K9 unit, Bomb unit, Marine Services, Aviation, Field Operations, Central Security, Trafficking Division, Emergency Response Bureau and from Governor Murphy and came together as mutual aid with the Jersey Police Department. At one time durinig the incident, the FBI is and was still on-scene as this post is being created.

MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY

First Responders

First responders, this was one of the bad scenes you had to lay witness to. It is not a weakness by reaching out to talk to someone or even get your through this incident and possibility others.  Call Safe Call Now, a national recognized non-profit specializing ini the mental health care of first responders, including those in the Fire Service, Law Enforcement and Communiciations, as well as for their families.

Contact Info:  @safecallnoworg (Twitter).  Phone:  #206-459-3020.  Website: http://www.safecallnow.org

General Public

Are you feeling suicidal or just need someone to walk you through how to get the help you need to get you through the craziness in this world?  Your life matters and we are here to provide the resources available to you.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:   #800-273-8255.

Are you in a domestic violence situation and having a hard time getting the assistance you need to exit this abusive relationship or marriage?

Domestic Violence Assistance:  #800-799-7233 (SAFE).

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 12/10/2019 – 2145 hours PDT

 

Mall Shooting Suspect Being Sought | 2

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A shots fired call prompted Torrance (CA) Police Officers to be dispatched on Monday, June 3, 2019, around 1456 hours PDT to the Del Amo Fashion Center (Shopping Mall).  The Mall is located in the 3500 block of Carson Street inside the City limits.

POLICE ACTIVITY

Police are still in the area investigating and the Del Amo Fashion Center (also called by Citizens as the Del Amo Mall) and have the Mall in lockdown.  Police are warning people away from this active incident as they are working to locate the shooting suspect.

A perimeter has been set up around Plaza del Amo between Madrona Avenue to Maple Avenue and Carson Street between Madrona Avenue.  All streets have been shutdown.

HOW TO REPORT

If you see this person, DO NOT APPROACH. Call 9-1-1 or the Torrance PD at 310-328-3456 and get to a safe place. You can also visit the Station at 3300 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.

ABOUT DEL AMO FASHION CENTER

The Del Amo Fashion Center is also known as Simon Malls located at 3525 Carson Street in Torrance, California.  It is listed as the third largest mall in America and the venue known as the South Bay’s premier retail destination. It is also said to be a favorite among those who visit/play/live and work in Southern California as this is an unique mall full of natural lighting, beautiful architecture, living green walls, majestic palm trees and so much more.

There approximately 200 stores and located easily off of the 405 freeway at Hawthorne Boulevard exit.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/3/2019 @ 1945 hours PDT

 

 

Mall Shooting Prompts Large PD Response | 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A shots fired call prompted Torrance (CA) Police Officers to be dispatched on Monday, June 3, 2019, around 1456 hours PDT to the Del Almo Fashion Center (Shopping Mall).  The Mall is located in the 3500 block of Carson Street inside the City limits.

POLICE ACTIVITY

The first arriving Officers found one person with a gunshot wound inside the location and was treated by the Torrance FD and transported to a nearby hospital.  Around 1844 hours, Engines 91 and 96 were dispatched to the same location for a person with a GSW. This appears to be a possible second victim.

Officers  and SWAT  were busy investigating, searching and clearing the structure(s).  Additionally, they were tasked with evacuating shoppers and personnel from the building(s).  Detectives have and will continue to do follow-up interviews and investigation to ID the suspect and help locate him.

An article search was being conducted (1855 hours PDT) with one of their K9s to see if they could pick up a trail of the suspect.  Turned out to be negative. (1901 hours PDT)

PRESSER RELEASED

Torrance Police released a presser stating the shooter may be a male Hispanic adult approximately 20-25 years of age, has a shaved head wearing a black shirt and checkered shorts.  Was said to have a long gun.  Shooter still at large.

HOW TO REPORT

If you see this person, DO NOT APPROACH. Call 9-1-1 or the Torrance PD at 310-328-3456 and get to a safe place. You can also visit the Station at 3300 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/3/2019 @ 1910 PDT