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

Officer Down | Mount Vernon WA

Incident Summary

A Mount Vernon Police Officer has been reportedly shot this evening almost two-and-a-half hours ago was rushed to Skagit Valley Hospital. His condition is unknown.

Little details of the type of call he was responding has been made public.

Approximate Area

Skagit Valley College located at 2405 E. College Way in Mount Vernon, Washington was  immediately tweeting to its students to get inside and stay inside; to shelter in place.

Police activity was said to have closed off La Venture Road and Fir Street.

Incident Cooperators

Those assisting with tonight’s incident are Mount Vernon, Anacortes, Skagit County, Snohomish County and Washington State Patrol with more unknown Agencies assisting.

Current Status

It appears Police have the suspect surrounded and are currently evacuating nearby occupied homes to safer areas.

Media is reporting more shots are being heard in the area. STAY INSIDE.

Police are asking those who are not evacuating and are in the safe zone to shelter-in-place which means “stay inside”.

We ask that you shelter-in-place and do not come out to see what is happening. Police are asking that you do the same.  This will protect you and your family.  Additionally, this will allow for all those involved in this  incident to do their jobs more safely.

Thoughts and Prayers

Please keep the Mount Vernon Officer in your Thoughts and Prayers and those who are still working to get the suspect into custody. The elements can be uncomfortable for Police, 1st Responders and those who are supporting this incident.

Social Media Channels

We will update as details are released.

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HAVE YOU SEEN ME? #CarlieTrent Missing

We are asking our #NWFireBlog friends and family to please share this photo. We believe she is in imminent danger and asking you all to share on all of your Social Media platforms.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, her parents, friends, loved ones and Public Safety members looking for her.

  • Issued for: Tennessee
  • AMBER Alert: 11978

Carlie Trent

No photo available

Vehicle Information

    • Make:
    • Dodge
    • Model:
    • Conversion Van
    • Year:
    • 2002
    • Color:
    • White
    • Description:
    • Dark stripe down the middle with light gold running boards and paint is chipping off of the hood.
    • License plate:
    • 173GPS
    • License state:
    • TN

A Middle and East Tennessee AMBER Alert has been issued for 9 year-old Carlie Marie Trent. Carlie was removed from school yesterday by her uncle by marriage, Gary Simpson under false pretenses. He has no custodial rights to Carlie. Currently their whereabouts are unknown. Carlie is 4’8″ tall, weighs 75lbs with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black and grey tank top and blue jeans. Simpson is a 57 year-old white male, 5’10” tall, weighing 157lbs. He is balding and has brown hair and eyes. He was last seen wearing a brown cap, a dark colored shirt and jeans. He was last seen driving a white 2002 Dodge Conversion Van with TN registration 173GPS. The van has a dark stripe down the middle with light gold running boards and paint is chipping off of the hood. Warrants have been issued for Simpson for Kidnapping. If you have seen the child, subject or vehicle, please call the Rogersville Police Department at 423-272-7555 or TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

Suspect Description


No photo available
    • Gary Simpson
    • Age Now
    • 57

  • Rogersville Police Department 423-272-7555


Source:  http://www.missingkids.org/poster/AMBER/11978/9205


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REMEMBERING 4 HEROES IN BLUE | Gone But Never Forgotten

Lakewood, Washington | On Sunday, November 29, 2009, four Lakewood Police Officers were enjoying a nice cup of coffee, using their laptops and preparing for their shift to begin – when the unthinkable happened.  A lone gunman walked into the former Forza Coffee Company in  Parkland and opened fire then fled the scene. All four Officers were murdered.

A two-day manhunt took place searching for the male suspect spanning over several cities in Washington State.  The murder suspect who arrived in Seattle would later be shot and killed by a Seattle Police Officer after orders for him to stop were ignored.

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The incident would come one month after Seattle Police Officer Timothy Brenton was ambushed while he and a new Officer sat in their patrol car, putting many and those who support them on edge.

The story of the Lakewood Four was plastered all over the news, papers, online and all over Social Media.  Watching in horror of something like this happening affected all of us.  A memorial quickly grew remembering the slain Officers.  To this day, 9th year anniversary – we still will not forget nor can we ever.

This is article is dedicated to their memory and all of the Fallen Officers in the History of Law Enforcement.

Please take a moment and remember these great Heroes In Blue, for their Bravery and Courage to Serve, Dedication and Service to their communities and their Legacy they left behind.

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Tomorrow, we ask that you please remember the 4 Officers and their brothers and sisters that continue to Service all over Washington State, their brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement all over the United States and around the Globe and to the Officers’ families, friends, colleagues and those who were touched by this senseless tragedy.

“May you all know that we are SO sorry for their lives being taken away all too soon.  GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. We will remember their Lives and everything they stood for.” –  LR Swenson

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When you see a Police Officer, please let them know how much you appreciate them.  Though we know they don’t serve to be recognized but because they feel they are making an impact in this world and giving thanks to them is the least we can do in recognizing their Courage, Bravery, Dedication and Service.

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Washington’s Most Wanted and the Renton Police Department Need Your Help

Renton, Washington | Washington’s Most Wanted has been airing many cases on the Seattle-based KCPQ Channel 13 that need our assistance. This one is much more upsetting than some of the others, though all of them are really serious and committed by the worst of the worst.


Every day, people like you and me work very hard to earn an honest day’s living.  What you make, you work so hard to save and use to support your families.  What is so upsetting about this story are the criminals that take what you have worked so hard to keep from creating fraud by stealing your Identity. Thieves steal hundreds to thousands to millions from unsuspecting consumers every day.

Let this case show you how these criminals need to be stopped in their tracks helping Law Enforcement make the necessary arrests and to save you from undue stress and financial ruins.

Fianancial institutions and businesses are paying the ultimate price from lost revenue generated from fraud.

And, all of us eventually suffer the consequences of what thieves attempt to do – ruining our financial future.  We know, because we have experienced fraud a time or two in our lives.

Be a Good Witness

The Renton Police has the perfect suspect in mind.  Take a good look at his photo and call Police if you know him, have information on his whereabouts or can help the Detective on this case.  NOTE:  Call 9-1-1. Do not approach or converse with this person for safety precautions. Let the professionals handle it.

Have you seen this man?

If you know this man or have any information, please email the Renton Police Department’s Criminal Investigator @ tjarratt@rentonwa.gov. They would be interested in speaking with you.


Call 9-1-1 to report this suspect to Law Enforcement.

Information can also be found on the website http://www.CanYouID.me.

Refer to Renton PD’s Case #14-14654.

ABOUT  Washington’s Most Wanted

News Reporters David Rose and  Parella Lewis with Seattle, Washington’s KCPQ13 TV station share stories and highlight their partnerships with local, state and federal law enforcement, along with the community bringing fugitives to justice.

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