True Crime

Florida Man Kills Man Over His Imaginary Girlfriend

A Florida man gunned down his mother’s friend because he believed the man was flirting with his girlfriend –who does not exist.

Unimaginable.

According to the AJC– Brian Desario, 30, walked into the garage of a home where his mother, her boyfriend and another friend were hanging out and accused a man, identified as 56-year-old David Armstrong, of flirting with his girlfriend. He then fatally shot Armstrong, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said that Desario suffered from mental illness. 

The suspect, Brian Desario, believed that the mom’s friend; who is the victim in this case, was trying to pick up Brian’s girlfriend and hit on Brian’s girlfriend,” Nocco said after the incident. “Please note, Brian does not have a girlfriend. In his mind, he did. But, in reality, he didn’t.”

Following the shooting, Desario began walking toward the nearby Gulf Highlands Elementary School, pointing his gun at the building. The school was immediately put on lockdown, and no children were harmed. When police arrived, Desario opened fire on two deputies, initiating a 10-minute shootout, during which he was killed.

Advertisements

Lawmakers Brawl In Uganda Parliament Over Presidential Age Limit

Ugandan politicians went to war for 2 days straight in a WWE tag team style brawl over the country’s presidential age limit.

Reuters — Lawmakers brawled in Uganda’s parliament for a second day running on Wednesday over a fiercely disputed move to change the constitution to let long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni run for re-election after age 75.

MPs exchanged blows and kicks, with some using microphone stands as crude weapons in the melee, and at least two female lawmakers were carried out of the chamber after collapsing, a Reuters journalist on the scene said.

At least 25 MPs opposed to the proposed constitutional amendment to prolong Museveni’s tenure were forcibly ejected on orders of the speaker for involvement in fighting on Tuesday. All other like-minded MPs then walked out.

After calm returned, ruling party MP Raphael Magyezi introduced the contested motion authorizing parliament to draft and present a bill that would lift the constitution’s age cap on presidential candidates.

Under the existing constitution, eligibility to stand as a presidential candidate in the East African country has an age ceiling of 75.

That makes Museveni, 73, in power since 1986 and increasingly accused of authoritarianism and a failure to curb corruption, unqualified to seek re-election at the next polls in 2021. Removing the age cap would erase that barrier.

Smh, clearly the US isn’t the only country that has ahem… “president probs.” 

It’s really shameful that politicians and lawmakers can’t seem to come together and do their jobs without pure hellfire and brimstone unleashing. It’s unfortunate that they don’t seem as concerned about helping the people as they do “flexing their power” among each other, meanwhile WE THE PEOPLE are casualties of the war.


Join the discussion.

Memphis Rapper Young Dolph Shot Multiple Times In Cali

Sadly another rapper has been the target of a brazen broad daylight shooting over some rap/street beef shenanigans.

Complex Magazine:

Rapper Young Dolph was shot in Hollywood on Tuesday. At around 1:12 p.m. PT, shots were fired in the valet parking area of a Loews hotel in the city’s Hollywood & Highland shopping district.

Not long afterwards, the LAPD confirmed that Dolph was the target of the shooting, that he had been hit multiple times, and he was taken to a nearby hospital.

TMZ also reported on the shooting, and said that Dolph’s injuries appeared to be “non-life threatening.” Complex has reached out to a rep for Dolph, but they could not provide any information as yet. The shooter drove away in a gold Escalade (found empty not far from the scene) and is still at large. One person, who police have confirmed is not the shooter, has been detained. 

Complex spoke to the LAPD’s Public Information office. They said only that there was “a victim of a shooting” who “ran into a business, suffering from a gunshot wound.” 

Dolph was the target of another shooting back in February, in North Carolina.

TMZ is already fingering Memphis rapper Yo Gotti as the orchestrator of the Hollywood hit. Read that story here.

The two Tennessee MCs have had a long standing beef for some time, trading both verbal shots over wax and literal ‘shots.’

Earlier this year Dolph’s luxury Mercedes Benz tour bus was shot over 100 times during the music CIAA Awards in Charlotte. Catch up on that backstory here.

SMH! I really hope the violence stops before someone gets seriously hurt. 

We’ve seen it happen over and over and over. It seems like Hip Hop is the only music genre where the artists are determined to imitate art and the line between art and real life become obscured. Unfortunately once bullets start flying it never ends well.

Check out Young Dolph’s video “PREACH” which put him on the Hip Hop map. Get well Dolph.

Minnesota Man Shoots Up Birthday Party After Guests Refused To Sing To His Girlfriend

According to Daily News– A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to nearly 28 years in prison for opening fire at a birthday party, wounding three people, because partygoers didn’t sing “Happy Birthday” to his girlfriend, officials said Monday.

Delonte Thomas, 20, was convicted of three counts of attempted murder and sentenced to 333 months, or 27 and 1/4 years, in prison for his rampage.

In a bizarre court statement, Thomas called himself a “peacemaker” and claimed he had no recollection of the shooting.

“Everybody makes mistakes, and everybody deserves a second chance. I’m the peacemaker, I’m the one to try my best to make it through a situation. I don’t recall having a gun. I don’t recall shooting (anybody). I just hope to get some type of mercy here.”

The attack came in July 2014 after Thomas brought his girlfriend to a backyard birthday party, according to a criminal complaint. He started a fight with fellow partiers after they sang “Happy Birthday” to the guest of honor — but not to his girlfriend, whose birthday happened to be the same day.

Thomas stormed out of the party, returned 20 minutes later with a semi-automatic handgun and fired at the birthday bash around 1:30 a.m. He singled out a woman who objected to the group singing to his girlfriend, and shot her nine times, the complaint says. The other two victims suffered eight gunshot wounds each. All three underwent surgery and recovered. 

Wow! Well it looks like this kid is going to be missing a lot of more birthday songs in the future. Just a wild guess.

Join the discussion.

Video Shows Police Shooting Man Seven Times Outside California 7-Eleven 

LA Times– The deadly encounter occurred about 9:30 a.m., when the officer contacted the man at the 7-Eleven at 6012 Edinger Ave. and the two got into an altercation. The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The bystander who captured the video told The Times that he was in his car when he saw a police officer backing his cruiser out of the 7-Eleven parking lot. The officer stopped and flashed his headlights at a man dressed in dark clothing. When the officer got out of his vehicle and approached, the man swung at the officer.

The videos show the man standing, turning and hunching his shoulders as the sound of up to seven gunshots can be heard. The officer’s voice also can be heard shouting, “Get down!” The man then drops a dark object from his right hand and collapses to the ground.

Read the entire story here.

Do you think the police officer was justified in shooting this young man seven times?

Join the discussion.