Six teens charged with nine shootings

first_img Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death The Odessa Police Department charged six teenagers in connection with the investigations of nine separate shootings over a six month period that left at least two people injured.Police continue to seek two other teens who are wanted in the spree.OPD Spokesman Steve LeSeuer said the series of shootings are suspected gang activity.“It’s not just here, it’s everywhere,” LeSeuer said about gang activity in Odessa. “In this case, it is gang-related.” WhatsApp By admin – May 30, 2018 WhatsApp Lionel Carrasco Police responded to the shootings over a period of nearly six months, occurring in various blocks and an apartment complex in Odessa.The nine shootings were reported on:Jan. 6 in the 500 block of Clifford Street.Feb. 5 at Arbor Terrace Townhomes, 1101 Fitch Ave.Feb. 6 in the 500 block of Clifford Street.March 9 in the 1300 block of Eidson Avenue.March 26 in the 500 block of Clifford Street.March 28 at Arbor Terrace Townhomes.March 28 in the 1400 block of South Jackson Avenue.April 6 in the 500 block of Clifford Street.May 28 in the 1300 block of Lindberg Street.Police charged six suspects in the shooting with engaging in organized criminal activity, a second-degree felony: 17-year-old Ricardo Reyna, 18-year-old Isayah Ramirez, 19-year-old Viviana Gonzales, 18-year-old Thomas Henderson, 17-year-old Lionel Carrasco, and 17-year-old Demidrean Henderson.Two more suspects, 18-year-old Luis Aguirre and 19-yeare-old Isaiah Lara, are still wanted by police.A probable cause affidavit stated detectives learned through the course of the investigation that the suspects had split into several factions, which began rivaling with each other. These groups would perform drive-by shootings on one another’s residences. One of the shootings, in the 1300 block of Eidson Avenue in March, led to the injuries of 18-year-old Nathan Stephens, who was shot once in the abdomen and taken to Medical Center Hospital with serious bodily injury, and 19-year-old Desmond Tuggle, who suffered a minor injury on his left hand. Police say Stephens and Tuggle were not involved.Four more suspects were arrested in connection to the Eidson shooting: 17-year-old Jarius Llanez, 18-year-old Tyler Scott, 17-year-old Ricardo Reyna and 18-year-old Robert Lujan. OPD Spokesman Steve LeSueur said they were only arrested in connection to that shooting, and have not been linked to any other shootings, but said the investigation is still ongoing.Several interviews were conducted with various members of the groups confirming there was conflict, the affidavit detailed, and detectives learned the members had shot at each other, presented firearms against the others or committed violent acts on multiple occasions.Several bullets and spent shell casings were collected from each scene, the affidavit stated, and detectives identified a consistent pattern between each scene, linking the calibers to specific individuals under investigation.Each of the six suspects were taken to the Ector County Detention Center Monday, jail records show, where they still are, and each has a $75,000 bond. suspects.jpg Facebook Isaiah Lara Damidrean Henderson Facebook Police searching for man connected to hit and run Isayah Ramirez 1 of 9 Home Local News Crime Six teens charged with nine shootings Luis Aguirre Local NewsCrime Six teens charged with nine shootings Pinterest Thomas Henderson Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Slap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleFruit Salad to Die ForVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Pinterest Previous articleOPD searching for H-E-B thiefNext articleRelay for Life meeting admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ricardo Reyna Twitter suspects.jpg Viviana Gonzales Twitterlast_img read more

Cultural Revolution comes to Allston

first_imgWhen Peter K. Bol was in college, a revolution halfway around the world changed his life.In 1966, Bol began to study modern China — the same year that the Cultural Revolution occurred. “All of a sudden, China went from being a very interesting and promising place to a very awful place. A place where people killed one another, where there was a cult of personality,” said Bol, Harvard’s vice provost for advances in learning and the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, speaking at the Harvard Allston Education Portal (Ed Portal) earlier this month.Choosing to focus on China’s history, Bol found a wealth of material that opened his eyes to the very foundations of the country. Among them were myths and legends, such as the “timeless Chinese love story” known simply as “Ying-Ying’s story.”The love story between Ying-Ying, a young Chinese girl, and Zhang, a man who “held steadfastly to his personal principles,” dates to the Tang dynasty, about 600-900 A.D. In some ways, it is a tale as old as time — except that these star-crossed lovers do not elope, marry, or live happily ever after. Instead, after a tempestuous secret romance, they live moderately ever after, marrying other spouses and never seeing one another again.The story, Bol said, highlighted the conflict “between desire and proper life: The two can’t mix. If you feel too much desire, it can’t be good. That comes from the Buddhist unease of emotion, its unease with desire.”Centuries later, he noted, the story’s ending was altered, allowing the characters to marry and live their lives together and marking a shift toward modern love. The new ending, Bol said, emphasized that emotions were “not a danger. Emotional involvement with a person is necessary — in fact, it was [now seen] as the key to a moral society.”Bol spoke to more than 50 members of the Greater Allston-Brighton community as part of HarvardX for Allston, a new educational initiative stemming from HarvardX and run in partnership with the Ed Portal. HarvardX for Allston will bring HarvardX content to the community by offering programs that integrate the latest in virtual education technologies with opportunities for face-to-face interactions and discussion.In introducing Bol, Robert A. Lue, professor of the practice of molecular and cellular biology, faculty director of the Ed Portal, and faculty director of HarvardX, said that Bol’s ChinaX course — which he teaches with William Kirby, the Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration and T.M. Chang Professor of China Studies — was “designed to harness technology and the power of the Internet to promote teaching and learning in new and highly creative ways.”The EdX platform, created in 2012 by Harvard and MIT, now has more than 4 million people registered worldwide. Of those, 1.2 million are registered for HarvardX courses and modules.“We can use online learning content to bring individuals together,” Lue said. “To bring people from all over the world, live, into Allston. We have an opportunity to broaden the community in Allston, and also to bring Allston to the world as well.”The Ed Portal serves as a physical gathering place to facilitate in-person programs, study groups, lectures, and discussion forums among the community and Harvard faculty, students, and staff.  Built around HarvardX courses and modules, programs will range from introductory-level topics designed for individuals with limited technical skills, to more in-depth programs for learners immersed in HarvardX courses.Bernard Ho attended the Ed Portal talk and is also enrolled in the ChinaX course. He said that Bol’s course and the lecture in Allston have opened his eyes to the central philosophies of China, which have “been around for 3,000 years” and successfully stood the test of time.“I imagine historians look at things much differently than modern people,” he said. “But looking at [China’s history] from scholastic point of view, having a historian tell the story … you learn so much more.”last_img read more