Shares in security firm G4S slumped to their lowest since 2009 after it emerged that the gunman who killed 50 clubbers in a Florida nightclub this weekend was an employee. Omar Mateen, an American citizen who pledged allegiance to Islamic State before embarking on the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, had worked for the global giant since 2007, the company confirmed.
Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, announced that no bullets penetrated a Delta bullet-proof guard booth in a downtown Austin shooting. Early in the morning of November 28 (2014), a gunman started shooting up the recently opened federal courthouse, the Mexican consulate and the Austin Police Department headquarters. In the middle of the melee was standing a Delta bullet-proof guard booth.
Police continued searching for two men who exchanged gunfire on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, leaving nine people shot in the crossfire, including two who were in critical condition. Images captured from a surveillance camera above a bar showed people running down the street in the chaos of the shooting at 2:45 a.m. Sunday. […]
police holster (policemag.com) From a Fox News report of Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson’s press conference: When an armed school resource officer entered the room, Pierson believed he was cornered and turned his gun on himself, Robinson said. The entire attack lasted approximately 80 seconds and was captured by security cameras. Sounds like that SRO stopped what could have possibly been a much bigger tragedy. It’s a result that we expected, based on our own independent testing of school shooting scenarios. If that armed resource officer hadn’t been present, it would have taken even more time for the police to arrive and stop him — time the shooter could have used to killing more people. Instead, in the oft-ridiculed words of Wayne LaPierre, a good guy with a gun stopped the bad guy with a gun.
Claire Davis, a 17-year-old senior, was identified by Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson as the girl who was critically wounded Friday, December 13, in a shooting at Arapahoe High School. A student who carried a shotgun into the school in Centennial, Colorado, and asked where to find a specific teacher. The student then opened fire before apparently killing himself, Robinson said. In less than 80 seconds, Karl Pierson "fired one random shot down a hallway," then entered an area where 17-year-old Claire Esther Davis was seated with a friend, "and shot the female victim point-blank" in the head. "There was no time for the victim to run from the shooter," Robinson told reporters on Saturday. That ignited at least three bookshelves, causing smoke to pour into the library. Police: Shooting took less than 2 min. Sheriff: She was an innocent victim Sheriff: School shooter sought revenge Police name Colorado school shooter He then fired a fifth round and ran to the library’s back corner, "and there took his own life." " His intent was evil, and his evil intent was to harm multiple individuals, " Robinson said about Pierson, whose entrance into the school was documented on security cameras, as was the bulk of the one minute, 20 seconds of violence that ensued. He added that, to his knowledge, the shooter and the victim did not know each other. "He was so shooken up, he felt the wind out of the shotgun just blow his hair out, but it […]
Newly released surveillance video shows and armed Richard Shoop walking calming through a mall in New Jersey before taking his own life. (Source: WNBC/CNN) PARAMUS, NJ (CNN) – Calm, cool and collected. That’s how the shooter who opened fire in a New Jersey mall appears in newly released surveillance video. On the video, Richard Shoop is seen roaming the mall, weapon in hand, moments before taking his own life. Initially, there were reports the shooter had fired at security cameras, which turned out to be untrue. Five of cameras caught the shooter, Richard Shoop, 20, as he moved through the mall firing several rounds. In the incident earlier in November, horrified shoppers hid behind doorways, panicked employees ran for their lives, as the shooter – cloaked in all black and wearing a helmet – stalked the aisles of the Garden State Plaza carrying a rifle modified to look like an AK47. Chilling 911 calls were released just last week. Caller 1: Somebody is shooting up Garden State Plaza right now. 911 operator: Somebody is shooting? Caller 1: Somebody is shooting up Garden State Plaza right now and I’m in the bathroom at (inaudible). 911 operator: OK, stay on the phone with me, sweetheart. Callers cowered in hiding spots throughout the mall. Hundreds remained trapped for hours. 911 operator: How many people are in the bathroom with you? Caller 2: There’s three. 911 operator: Are they in your store? Caller 2: Yes. Hundreds remained trapped for hours. Caller 3: I’m […]