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1 inmate dead, 3 officers injured at Sullivan Correctional Facility

4-14-2015 New York:

FALLSBURG - An inmate died and three state corrections officers were injured Monday at Sullivan Correctional Facility, according to a spokesman for the corrections officers union.

Details of the incident are scarce, but State Police have confirmed they "responded to the facility Monday morning, following a report of an assault on staff."

One of the injured officers was taken to an urgent care center and two others were taken to Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, said James Miller, spokesman for the New York State Corrections Officers Police Benevolent Association. One of the officers taken to the hospital suffered a possible broken arm, and both had head injuries, he said.

The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision confirmed the death of the inmate, but would not comment on the involvement or condition of any corrections officers. A spokeswoman would only say that State Police are investigating the circumstances that led to the death of the inmate. That investigation is continuing, State Police said.

The inmate was identified as Karl Taylor, 52, who was serving 27½-to-55 years for sex crimes and aggravated harassment of an employee.

Man shot by Madison County deputy dies of injuries; suspect was registered sex offender

1-21-16 Alabama:

The man shot by a Madison County deputy late Wednesday night has died from his injuries.

Randy Joe Sanders Jr., 33, died following surgery at Huntsville Hospital, according to Lt. Michael Salomonsky of the Madison County Sheriff's Office. The Huntsville Police Department is investigating the shooting, at Sheriff Blake Dorning's request, and a shooting review board will conduct its own investigation next week.

Deputies were called just after 11 p.m. Wednesday to Highway 231 in Meridianville, south of Wells Road, for a report of a man with a gun acting erratically at a nearby convenience store. When a deputy arrived, he tried to make contact with the man, later identified as Sanders, but Sanders refused to talk and fled from the deputy.

After a short foot pursuit into the area of the Inspiration Pointe subdivision, Sanders allegedly repeatedly refused to stop and show the deputy his hands.

Shoplifter slashed at off-duty Medford officer before fatal shooting, police say

1-19-16 Oregon:

A man killed Monday by an off-duty Medford police officer was identified Tuesday by police as Timothy Joseph Alex Caruthers, 27, of Medford.

According to Medford police Interim Chief Randy Sparacino, Caruthers had been caught shoplifting at Sportsman's Warehouse and was not being cooperative with store personnel when an off-duty officer stepped in.

Sparacino said the officer, following department policy, presented his badge, asked Caruthers to cooperate with store's security staff, then stepped away.

Once Caruthers was taken inside an office at the store, he became unruly again.

"The suspect produced a knife and slashed at the store personnel to escape from the office," Sparacino said.

Robbery suspect killed at KFC by police has extensive criminal record

1-18-16 Missouri:

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - There is more information about the man shot and killed by St. Louis police last night during an alleged armed robbery at a Kentucky Fried Chicken. The man known as "Big Wes" is gone, and now new information is surfacing about his past troubles with the law.

St. Louis City Police continue to investigate the shooting that happened near Gravois And Grand Avenue. According to investigators Crayton West, 52, robbed the KFC and pointed a gun at a police Sargent when confronted at the restaurant.

The officer who was called to the scene by a witness. He fired at West, killing him.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that West became a registered sex offender in 1980 for assaulting a teenaged boy. He also served time for robbing seven restaurants in October of 1986. FOX 2 is also told West was recently dealing with financial issues.

Police say the encounter was caught on camera inside of the restaurant. So far both the video and name of the officer have not been released.

GBI: Remains belonged to man wanted on sex crime charges

1-4-16 Georgia:

COVINGTON, Ga. — Georgia Bureau of Investigation testing has confirmed that skeletal remains found last week in Covington belong to a man who had been wanted on child pornography charges since 2011.

Covington police said in a statement Sunday that skeletal remains found Dec. 28 in Covington were positively identified as David Lee Sheffield through dental records.

Federal authorities had charged Sheffield in 2011 with the production, distribution and possession of child pornography and accused Sheffield of filming a video of himself assaulting a minor boy in the 1990s.

Police say Sheffield's remains were found less than an eighth of a mile away from where Sheffield's car was found abandoned at a Covington motel in 2011. Authorities did not say how Sheffield died, but said a firearm was found nearby. ..Source.. by