Marine Corps Veteran Laurel Chasmar Shot to Death Outside New Jersey Home by Ex-Boyfriend Hassan Shahid in Apparent Murder-Suicide (2017)

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Laurel Chasmar, US Marine Corps Veteran

Marine Corps veteran Laurel Chasmar, 28, was shot and killed outside her Morris Plains, New Jersey home on August 5, 2017. Laurel was apparently in a relationship at one point with Hassan Shahid, 32, who is accused of her murder. Hassan Shahid of Jersey City was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Morris township after he allegedly killed Laurel. According to reports, Laurel and Hassan worked together at one of the Novartis facilities in New Jersey and dated for a time but it appears Chasmar ended things and then complained to the police that he was harassing her.

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Fort Hood Infantryman Pvt. Kevin Paulino, US Army, Died of Gunshot Wound in Peru, Indiana; Police Confirm Suicide (2016)

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Pvt. Kevin Paulino, US Army

Pvt. Kevin Paulino, 24, US Army, died of a gunshot wound in Peru, Indiana on November 16, 2016. Pvt. Paulino’s home of record is listed as Bronx, New York and he entered military service in May 2016. He was an infantryman assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. According to the Killeen Daily Herald, police confirmed Pvt. Paulino’s cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Army Veteran Jacques Garcia Shot and Killed Manuel Trejo in Austin, Texas Parking Lot; Garcia Arrested and Charged with First Degree Murder (2015)

Army veteran Jacques Garcia, 38, is accused of shooting and killing Manuel Trejo, 41, in a parking lot in Austin, Texas on March 28, 2015. Garcia has been charged with first degree felony murder and a third-degree felony of evading in a motor vehicle. Garcia’s bond for the murder charge was set at $250,000 and $20,000 for the evading arrest charge.

Anyone with any information about the shooting is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text “Tip 103” + your message to CRIMES.

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Police say “it is clear that Garcia is well-trained in the safe use of firearms.” -KXAN

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Aaron AlexisSupervisors of Navy Yard Gunman Were Told of Issues

The mother of Aaron Alexis, the military contractor who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard last month, told his bosses one month before the shootings that he had a history of paranoid episodes and most likely needed therapy. But Mr. Alexis’ managers at the Experts Inc., an information technology firm, decided to keep him on the job and did not require him to seek treatment, an internal company investigation has found.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/05/us/supervisors-of-navy-yard-gunman-were-told-of-issues.html?src=recg

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US ArmyTeam of contract killers led by ex-soldier ‘Rambo’ busted, prosecutors say

A sharp-shooting former Army sergeant nicknamed Rambo has been charged with recruiting ex-soldiers as globe-trotting hitmen for drug traffickers in a scheme that prosecutors said could have been “ripped from the pages of a Tom Clancy novel.”

Three members of the gang were ready to assassinate a federal agent for an $800,000 payoff, and one of them boasted that murder-for-hire was “fun,” according to court papers outlining an elaborate four-continent sting operation.

Read more: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/27/20721219-team-of-contract-killers-led-by-ex-soldier-rambo-busted-prosecutors-say?lite

Pastor & Army Reserve Veteran John Van Allen II Died After Opening Fire on Oregon State Police Officer When Pulled Over for Speeding (2013)

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John Van Allen, US Army Reserve Veteran

Investigators have identified the man who opened fire on a state trooper during a traffic stop east of The Dalles on Thursday, although they have not said what might have motivated him to start shooting. John Van Allen II, 34, was shot and killed by the trooper who pulled him over, according to state police spokesman Lt. Gregg Hastings…During the traffic stop, Allen shot at Zistel with a handgun, hitting the trooper in the side, according to Hastings. Zistel managed to return fire and hit Allen in the chest. Allen drove away after being hit, but other troopers found him down the highway slumped over dead in his car. –KATU2

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Amy Herrera Allegedly Shot Air Force Husband, Marc Herrera, in New Mexico Home, Jury Acquitted of Murder Five Years Later (2012)

Air Force Major Marc Herrera, 37, died of a gunshot wound on July 1, 2012 in his Albuquerque, New Mexico home. Amy Herrera was charged with his murder but a jury acquitted her of the charge five years later. Reports indicate the family was pleased that Amy was finally charged with the crime regardless of the outcome of the trial.

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Amy Herrera was accused of shooting Marc Herrera in 2012, in their home during a party police say they were hosting for foreign exchange students. -KOAT

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Nico Cruz SantosStandoff Gunman’s Past Includes Sex Charges

Air Force officials say 21-year-old Airman 1st Class Nico Cruz Santos was taken into custody at Schriever Air Force Base at about 8 p.m. Monday. They’re still investigating how he managed to get his personal handgun into the base before barricading himself in a building for ten hours.

Read more:  http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Security_Increased_At_Schriever_134254968.html?device=phone

Cold Case: Army Veteran Kanika Powell Shot Several Times at the Doorway of her Maryland Home, No Known Suspects At This Time (2008)

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Kanika Powell, US Army veteran

Army veteran Kanika Powell, 28, was brutally gunned down outside the door of her home on August 28, 2008 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Kanika enlisted in the Army in 2000, served in Korea, and then got out of the military and was finally living her dream job in national security. Kanika had a top secret security clearance. Prior to the murder, Kanika had some odd encounters. Two men showed up at her house claiming to be the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). They called her by name and put a fake FBI badge up to her peephole. She did not open the door. She called her work to ask if someone sent them; they had not. The incident frightened Tanika.

Five days later another man showed up at her house, asked for her by name, claimed to have a package for her then left. Twelve hours later someone else showed up again claiming to have a package for her then left. Tanika was fearful for her safety. A few days later Kanika was shot several times. The gunman was standing right outside her door waiting for her. The police report that no hand gun was found and there are no known suspects at this time. The case has turned up few leads. Kanika’s wallet and keys were found next to her body so robbery was ruled out as a motive. The police do not believe her job was the motive. The police and Crime Watch Daily welcome tips.

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Kanika Powell’s mother, Judy Forrest, is searching for answers. Michelle Sigona reports. -Crime Watch Daily #WeAreWatching