Police officer who stopped Ohio State attack recognized today

Published: Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 12:29 PM


            Ohio State University Police Officer Alan Horujko, a 2007 Fairfield High School graduate, shot and killed an attacker in November 2016 on the Columbus campus. OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Ohio State University Police Officer Alan Horujko, a 2007 Fairfield High School graduate, shot and killed an attacker in November 2016 on the Columbus campus. OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Alan Horujko, the police officer who stopped the attack on the Ohio State University’s campus last year, will be recognized today at the 2017 Distinguished Law Enforcement Achievement Awards.

An award will be bestowed upon Horujko, originally of Fairfield, and members of the Ohio State University Police Division Ordinance Team by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

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Those receiving awards will be honored for valor, lifetime achievement, group achievement, law enforcement service, community service, training, and civilian leadership, DeWine’s office said in a statement.

Horujko shot and killed 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan, an OSU student who drove his car on Nov. 28 into a group of pedestrians on the Columbus campus. Horujko has been hailed a hero after firing the shot that killed the man wielding a butcher’s knife.

Eleven people were transported to nearby hospitals — none of the injuries were life-threatening — and police, university, national and local officials have said if Horujko hadn’t acted, the number of victims would have been higher.

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Horujko joined the Ohio State University Police Department in January 2015 and was responding to an unrelated call when the car ran into a crowd of people. Horujko ordered Artan to drop the knife and shot after he didn’t comply, according to reports.

Also feted during today’s ceremony are a host of local southwest Ohio, statewide, and federal agencies, including:

• Butler Township Police Department

• Clermont County Sheriff’s Office

• Drug Enforcement Administration

• Homeland Security Investigations

• Internal Revenue Service

• Miami Township Police Department

• Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office

• Montgomery County RANGE Task Force

• Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

• Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation

• Ohio National Guard

• Ohio State Highway Patrol

• Ross Township Police Department

• U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)/Homeland Security

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1 dead in double stabbing at Massachusetts library

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 3:46 PM

Jeffrey Yao, 24, is accused of stabbing two people at a library in Massachusetts.
Winchester Police Department
Jeffrey Yao, 24, is accused of stabbing two people at a library in Massachusetts.(Winchester Police Department)

A 22-year-old woman is dead after a double stabbing Saturday at a public library in Massachusetts.

Winchester police tell Boston 25 News they were called to the Winchester Public Library just after 10:30 a.m.

When police arrived, they found a female and an elderly man both suffering from stab wounds, Boston25News reported.

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Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan says the 22-year-old female was in the library sitting at a table when the suspect,  24-year-old Jeffrey Yao, approached her from behind and stabbed her with a 10-inch hunting knife.

She suffered multiple stab wounds to the head and upper torso and was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Several people in the library ran to help the woman, including a 77-year-old man who also sustained stab wounds, Boston25News reported. He was taken to the hospital. 

Yao was arrested in connection with the stabbing. He is being held without bail and is facing murder and assault with intent to murder with a dangerous weapon charges.

Officials did not say if the stabbing was random or if Yao knew the victim. They are still investigating the stabbing - including the motive. 

The victim has not been identified.

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Florida man accused of burglary, sexual battery on sleeping woman, police say

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 2:44 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 2:33 PM

Lamarsh Shelly
Palm Beach County Jail
Lamarsh Shelly(Palm Beach County Jail)

Police arrested a Florida man Monday after he allegedly broke into a sleeping woman’s home and committed sexual battery.

Officers responded to an apartment in an undisclosed West Palm Beach neighborhood about 5 a.m.  Feb. 19 when a woman called and said she woke up to a man kneeling at the foot of her bed and touching her genital area, according to the arrest report.

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She told officers that she asked the man — who was later identified as 27-year-old Lamarsh Shelly — what he was doing in her house, and he said “your door was open,” the police report states.

According to the arrest report, Shelly then asked her if she wanted to have sex and asked her for a cigarette. She gave him a cigarette, and she demanded he leave the apartment. She told officers that she knew him from the neighborhood, and he went by the nickname “Honeycomb.”

The woman said Shelly was wearing a black shirt with tan pants, the Palm Beach Post reported. Officers then spoke to another witness who said that she saw Shelly outside of the apartment walking north while smoking a cigarette.

Officers located Shelly at 8th Street and Herietta Avenue, where he told officers, “I don’t burglarize and I don’t want sex,” the report states.

Shelly later admitted to officers that he walked into the apartment, opened the front door and saw the victim sleeping in her bed, the Palm Beach Post reported. He said that he made noises to wake her up to tell her that her front door was open, but did not mention touching her.

Police said children were sleeping in the apartment when the incident occurred.

Officers arrested Shelly on charges of sexual battery and burglary. He remains at the Palm Beach County jail on no bond, according to jail records.

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Police: Teen mother arrested, accused of killing newborn baby

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 1:08 PM



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A Texas teenage mother was arrested Friday, accused of killing her newborn child earlier this month, police said.

Erica Gomez, 17, is accused of stabbing her newborn child, wrapping the infant girl in a bathrobe and hiding the body in a storage shed at a home in the El Paso area, police said. The infant's body was found Feb. 9 by authorities, the El Paso Times reported. 

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The infant had a stab wound and cuts to the neck and body, according to a news release from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Gomez was charged with capital murder and is being held on $800,000 bond, according to records from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

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Dayton man shot at after dice game

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 1:05 PM


            A Dayton man told police he was shot at after returning home follwing a game of dice, according to a police report.
A Dayton man told police he was shot at after returning home follwing a game of dice, according to a police report.

A 32-year-old Dayton man was shot at multiple times after pulling into his driveway following a game of dice, according to a police report.

A possible suspect in the shooting had a run-in with the victim during a dice game a few months earlier, the report indicates.

On Friday night, police responded to a call of shots fired outside a home on the 2800 block of Argella Avenue in southeast Dayton.

Police said they found five bullet holes in the trunk of the car, and bullets struck the back windshield and rear tire.

Bullets exited the front windshield of the 2007 Cadillac DTS and hit the center of the steering wheel. The driver told police he had been shot at before and ducked down in the passenger seat when he heard gunfire.

“Had (the man) not ducked into the passenger’s seat, he would have been struck by a minimum of one bullet,” the police report states.

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The man said he did not see the suspect or suspects, but they evidently fled in a purple vehicle.

The victim told police he had just come from a game of dice about a block away.

The victim’s relative told police she believed the shooter may be a former classmate who the victim encountered during a dice game a few months earlier, according to the statements they made to police.

The victim said he had won about $660 when the man snatched the money from his hands. The victim’s brother took it back without further incident.

The victim said he ran into the man again at a bootleg joint earlier this week, and the man indicated that the matter was not resolved, the report shows.

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