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Pop icon Prince dies in Minnesota home

According to CNN, Prince Roger Nelson died April 21 at his studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Prince was found unresponsive and was announced dead 30 minutes after deputies arrived on the scene and paramedics could not revive him.

CNN said an autopsy happened on April 22 in Ramsey, Minnesota by medical examiners but the agency said it could be days to weeks before the results are complete.

The Carver County, Minnesota Sheriff’s Office announced a Friday afternoon news conference, but the medical examiner’s office said that, for its part, it “will not release information until the exam is complete and all results are obtained,” CNN said.


Five adults and two children shot in Ohio

CNN reported five adults and two children were shot “execution-style” in Ohio on April 22. Attorney General Mike DeWine and Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader said in a statement that the victims are part of the same family.

CNN said the bodies were found in three homes across Pike County. The statement from DeWine and Reader also said it is not being treated as an active shooting and no arrests have been made.

According to CNN, “the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is leading the investigation. It sent more than a dozen agents to assist the Pike County Sheriff’s Office.”

Ohio Governor John Kasich said the state is working with the law enforcement with this situation that is “beyond comprehension.”


16-year-old died after high school fight

CNN reported a 16-year-old girl died April 21 in Wilmington, Delaware at Howard High School of Technology after a fight with other girls. The name of the victim has not been released.

According to Gary Fullman, chief of staff to the Wilmington mayor, the girl was taken by helicopter to A.I DuPont Hospital for Children where she later died.

Principal Stanley Spoor said two students are being questioned by the police, but no charges have been filed.

Bobby Cummings, Wilmington police chief, said a weapon was not believed to be used.

“An autopsy will determine the cause of death,” CNN reported.


Kansas man shoots two deputies at motel

According to CNN, an arrest at a Kansas motel turned into a motel fire.

FBI’s Kansas city office said the U.S. Marshals Service’s Fugitive Task Force went to the Topeka motel on April 23 to look for Orlando J Collins who was wanted on two robbery related charges.

CNN reported the FBI said the officers reached the motel door and a gun fired from inside the hotel. Two deputies were shot but are expected to survive.

The FBI said the shooter kept firing and a fire ignited within the room and spread throughout the building.

CNN said an unidentified body was found in the room Collins was supposedly in. CNN said no one else was injured.


Police force resigns in a Colorado town

CNN reported that the entire police department in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado resigned. CNN affiliates said the department consisted of a marshal and three deputies for the small city of 700 residents.

CNN said “the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office already handled dispatch and provided backup for the town, spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby told CNN. Now, they’ll play a greater role.”

Mayor Jane Newberry said the Teller County sheriff’s office will provide assistance as well.

Newberry said that is not the first time Green Mountain Falls has been left without police. In 2013 the marshal stepped down and was not rehired until four months after restructuring.


Megan Blackburn
Staff Writer
Published April 27th, 2016