Fallen Officer Charleston Hartfield’s motorcade makes its way down the Las Vegas Strip as it heads towards Central Church in Henderson for his funeral services, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.
By Ricardo Torres-Cortez (contact)
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 | 7 p.m.
Fallen Officer Charleston Hartfield Is Laid to Rest
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Planning ahead for the end of his life about a year ago without telling his family, the fallen Metro Police officer clacked a keyboard, typing a letter to his wife that she found in the days after he became one of 58 victims slain at the Route 91 Harvest festival.
The file, “Charleston Hartfield’s memorial service,” said: “Veronica, if you’re reading this, then I’ve been called home. Nothing I type can make this any easier, so I’ll just get to the facts.”
Hight was killed by an officer who responded to the scene, heard gunfire, was confronted by the armed man and shot him.
Police say Hight’s 27-year-old ex-wife, Meredith Emily Hight, is among the victims.
The couple’s sixth wedding anniversary would have been on Monday, September 11, CBSDFW reported.
Others have been identified as 33-year-old Anthony Michael Cross; 24-year-old Olivia Nicole Deffner; 29-year-old James Richard Dunlop; 22-year-old Darryl William Hawkins; 31-year-old Rion Christopher Morgan; 28-year-old Myah Sade Bass; and 25-year-old Caleb Seth Edwards. Police say their hometowns haven’t yet been confirmed.
Meredith Hight’s mother has said her daughter owned the home, had recently divorced Hight after six years of marriage and was hosting a party
The latest mass shooting in the city happened late Tuesday in Bronzeville just two blocks or so from what one would think to be a safe zone: the Chicago Police Department Headquarters at 3510 S. Michigan Ave.
While Alfred Mitchell Jr. and others were outside barbecuing shortly after 10:30 p.m., a group of men walked up and fired shots from the corner of East 37th Place near South Michigan Avenue.
Mitchell, 28, was killed. Six others, ranging in age from 46 to 21, were wounded.
“People were just outside kicking it,” said Mitchell’s cousin, who asked to remain anonymous. “He was just out here barbecuing when it happened.”
Mitchell’s cousin described Mitchell as a “cool” person who shielded children attending the barbecue from the hail of bullets.
Alfred Mitchell Jr., 28, was killed in a mass shooting Tuesday night. | Photo courtesy of ABC7
CINCINNATI – A supervisor for an Indiana woman killed during a mass shooting at a gender reveal party in Ohio said the last thing he told her before she left work Friday for a weekend wedding was “be safe.”
Co-workers at a Huntington, Indiana, manufacturing plant are devastated by the death of 22-year-old Autum Garrett, employee David Moyer told the Cincinnati Enquirer .
“All she ever talked about was her family — her husband her two little ones,” said Moyer, Garrett’s supervisor at MS Industrial Metal Fabricators.
Eight people, including the pregnant woman and three children, were wounded in the shooting when two men opened fire inside a home Saturday night in the Cincinnati suburb of Colerain Township.
Garrett’s husband, Bryan, was the most seriously wounded. He was shot in the eye and will require additional surgeries. The couple’s two children also were shot. The pregnant woman lost her child, a