‘They picked the wrong house to target’: Teens who were trespassing and fatally shot by homeowner had gun and machete


NORTHGLENN, CO – According to reports, the Northglenn Police Department (NPD) has confirmed that the two teenagers who were fatally shot by a homeowner after breaking into the backyard, were armed with a machete and a semi-automatic handgun.

On Sunday, October 2nd, around 2 p.m. officers responded to the 11600 block of Pearly Street on a report of trespassing and menacing. Police said that the two teenagers broke a fence to gain entry into the backyard and garage-like structure that was attached to the home.

Police stated that both the machete and semi-automatic handgun were recovered from the scene. An airsoft gun that had allegedly been stolen from a nearby home was also found with the teens, but police said it “was not a factor in the shooting.”

According to police, one of the teenagers and the resident of the home exchanged gunfire. As the investigation unfolds, it is still unclear who fired first or how many shots were fired.

Both teenagers were shot and transported to a nearby hospital where they both later died of their injuries. Police believe that the same teenagers burglarized a nearby home just hours before the shootout.

As of this writing, police still have not released the names of the teens, but family members did come forward and identified one of them as 16-year-old Ismael Cordova. Speaking about her son, Christina Cordova, said:

“He wasn’t a bad kid. He was just making a dumb decision and now he’s gone.”

The mother also said that she does not believe her son or the other teen deserved to die. She added:

“What they were doing in his yard by his house is not right, but that’s not the right way to handle it. That’s not the right way to handle it.”


According to authorities, the resident of the home was not injured in the incident. Once the investigation into the shooting is complete, NPD will present the results to the district attorney’s office.

At that time, the office will determine what, if any, charges are appropriate. Cordova’s father, Ismael Rodriguez, said in a statement:

“I know he made mistakes, but he didn’t deserve this. If somebody is breaking into your shed, they could have called the cops. There’s other alternatives than to just go outside and start shooting.”

In a separate incident, Pennsylvania State Police in Cambria County have released additional details about a shooting in Barr Township that took place on Sunday, October 9th.

Police allege that 20-year-old Robert Spears is accused of shooting another man who trespassed on his property. Investigators said that the victim showed up at the residence to discuss a prior incident involving a weapon with Spears that had occurred a few days earlier.

Troopers said that the woman told the victim to leave, but he would not. The woman then “texted” Spears tell him that the victim would not leave, at which time a verbal dispute ensued between the victim and Spears.

Police said that during the argument, Spears walked to his vehicle, which was parked on the property, and retrieved an AR-15 rifle.

The verbal argument escalated to a physical altercation, at which time Spears allegedly shot the other man twice in the lower torso. While interviewing Spears about the incident, he reportedly told authorities that the victim was not armed and had not made any threats against him.

Spears is being held at the Cambria County Prison on $75,000 bail. He faces charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, and reckless endangerment.

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Teen rapper, arrested for shooting a cop and then had charges dropped, was just arrested for possession of a firearm

September 30th, 2022

BRONX, NY – According to a report from the New York Post, teen rapper, who goes by the name C-Blu, who had charges dropped after allegedly shooting a New York Police Department (NYPD) officer earlier in the year, was just busted on Tuesday, September 27th for having a loaded firearm.

The rapper, whose real name is Carmin Williams, is a 17-year-old alleged gang member. He was arrested at the corner of Garden Street and Crotona Avenue around 11:30 p.m. on September 27th.

Williams, an alleged member of the Reywey Crew, which is a subset of the Crips, was reportedly stopped by police after they spotted him running towards a car fumbling with his waistband. The arrest then unfolded as part of a vehicle stop.

According to sources aware of the incident, the teen rapper allegedly had a loaded silver Bryco Arms 9mm handgun on him at the time, with a live round in the chamber and 11 more rounds in the magazine.

His mother, Monique McGriff, believes that the firearm did not belong to her son, the gang member, and that he was unfairly targeted by police. She told the Post:

“It was another stop that shouldn’t have happened. Another stop and frisk and the same group of kids being targeted by the same cops and them finding something that didn’t belong to my son. It’s not fair at all.”

She added:

“They haven’t even charged him yet. He’s a minor, he’s not a menace to society.”

The teen rapper, however, has a long rap sheet of gun-related arrests. He was arrested over the police shooting in the Bronx that took place earlier in the year. During that incident, officer Kaseem Pennant took a bullet to the leg.

That shooting, which took place on January 18th, unfolded after cops responded to reports of a disorderly crowd near East 187th Street. According to reports, Williams allegedly refused to take his hands out of his pockets and got into a physical altercation with the cops.

That physical altercation resulted in both him and officer Pennant being wounded. At the time of that incident, the teen rapper was out on probation for a prior gun case.


He was charged with attempted murder and later posted his $250,000 bond with an advance he had received from a recording contract with Interscope Records.

Court records show that despite being brought back to court for violating probation one week after making bail, his case was dropped without any explanation in May. At the time, the city Law Department issued a statement saying that Williams “cannot be prosecuted.”

The department also noted that the case had been sealed under Family Court law and it was not able to say any more on the matter. However, the judge in the case later said that she decided the police had no cause to search Williams before the shooting and therefore he had to be released.

At the time, NYPD Police Benevolent Association president Patrick J. Lynch, said in a statement:

“This absurd decision should outrage every New Yorker who wants to get illegal guns off our streets. If perps like this face absolutely no consequences, even after shooting a cop, we have to ask: Why bother sending us out to get the guns at all?”

According to reports, at the time New York City Mayor Eric Adams condemned the teen rappers release, saying:

“New Yorkers should all be outraged that a repeat offender, accused of shooting at a police officer, is today walking free on bond because judges are precluded from even considering danger to the community, like every other state and our federal courts. It is further proof that our current system is failing us.”

He added:

“Today of all days, with the city mourning over the deaths of Detective First-Grade Jason Rivera and Police Officer Wilbert Mora, we all must come together and agree that changes are needed. We cannot allow those who carry guns to walk free. We can pursue safety and justice at the same time, and we must, for the safety of all of us.”

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Report: Crime surge in NYC has NYPD sharing surveillance videos of brazen criminals on a daily basis

September 14th, 2022

NEW YORK CITY, NY – As crime continues to surge in police-defunded, Democrat-run New York City, dramatic crime videos have now become so common they no longer shock people, as these incidents have become the norm.

According to Fox 5, if someone commits a crime in the Big Apple, there is a very high chance that it will be caught on camera as the New York Police Department (NYPD) seems to be releasing disturbing surveillance videos practically every day.

Even though the NYPD is releasing these videos, the question remains, does it have any impact on catching or deterring those who are still choosing to commit a crime?

There was a horrific shooting on a street in the Bronx when two children were caught between a gunman and his target. That individual kept firing despite the two children being in his way.

In another crime, a woman was kicked from behind as she walked down the steps of the Queens Plaza Subway in Long Island City. She was then hit over the head with a hammer as many as 13 times as she was shoved to the ground and then robbed.

This are only two examples of several incidents of recent videos being released showing robbers on the streets of New York City. Home robbery suspects are also being caught on video.

In one incident, a man was seen running up to the victim at her front door and pointing a gun at her waist. Dr. Darrin Porcher, a former NYPD lieutenant, said in a statement:

“We are under siege and we desperately need the help from law enforcement to eradicate the threats of violence that are plaguing our society here in the city of New York.”

He added:

“Oftentimes when we see a video sensationalizes the event. However, bear in mind the city of New York is experiencing at meteoric rise … has escalated to a 37 percent increase in crime. Any and everything needs to be done to gain precipitous drops in crime to allow us a better component of public safety.”

He said:

“So, when we see these incidents such as people being robbed at gunpoint, is something that really creates a situation for us as common citizens, The thinking is we’re in a state of emergency.”


In the City, crime is up in nearly every category and even though surveillance cameras are everywhere, recording 24/7, most criminals just do not care. Porcher says that it has been proven that videos and photos will lead to an arrest. He said:

“When we go back to the early 2000s, we had a mantra, ‘see something, say something.’ That’s the police department’s way of utilizing their greatest resource, which is the eight and a half million residents that reside in the city of New York.”

He added:

“When we have the public working that symbiotic relationship with police, it allows and affords the transfer of information to bring violent criminals into custody.”

According to a report from Fox News, New Yorkers on a block in Lower Manhattan pooled their money to hire two private security guards last month amid a rise in crime.


Business owners and residents on W 4th Street between McDougall and Sixth Avenue in Greenwich village paid $18,000 for two armed guards to patrol the area in the month of August.

According to NYPD data, overall crime is up 50 percent in Lower Manhattan, with murders jumping 35 percent, robberies surging 43 percent, and grand larceny going up 63 percent.

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Welcome to police-defunded NY: Crime surged in almost every category in summer of 2022 in New York City

September 7th, 2022

NEW YORK, NY – New numbers from the New York Police Department show that crime levels increased in almost every crime during the summer of 2022.

The increase in crime has led some in the Democratic party to distance themselves from progressive Democrats.

Every day there are new stories that are reported in which residents or tourists are accosted in some manner in the Big Apple. News about someone being robbed at gunpoint, shot, or just merely beaten by a random group of criminals roaming the streets of New York.

While some might try to argue that crime has not increased in the city, the New York Police Department has released crime statistics which show that almost every single category of crime has increased in the city during the summer of 2022.

The only two major crime areas which did not show an increase, thankfully, were reported homicides and rapes during the summer months.

Information released from the New York Police Department showed that during the last week in August, serious crimes had increased by 35.6 percent from numbers reported in 2021. Robberies, burglaries, grand thefts, and vehicle thefts increased between 32.6 and 46.6 percent.

Lawmakers in the State of New York are also noticing the increases in crime and are starting to distance themselves from leaders who are believed to be part of the cause, like Democrat New York Governor Kathy Hochul.

Governor Hochul, who recently told Republicans to leave the State of New York, is allegedly being shunned by fellow Democrats for her stance on bail and criminal justice reform.

Political leaders like John Orlando, the President of New Era Democrats, have come right out and said that they can no longer support the Governor. Orlando told Fox and Friends:

“The last straw for me was the fight in the Bronx where the guy got sucker punched. It revealed two problems. One was the bail reform, the second is parolees. The gentleman [accused suspect] was on parole. Why was he released?”

Orlando brought up the requirement that Democratic leaders enacted which requires those who are arrested while out on parole must be afforded a hearing within twenty-four hours or be released. Orlando said that requirement should not be in place:

“He [the suspect] had to have 24 hours to have a hearing to stay remanded [in custody]. Why? He was on parole. He should’ve been kept in jail once he was arrested.”

Orlando claims that a resident of New York City told him that the increase in crime reminded him of the crime waves that occurred in the city during the 70s and 80s. Orlando said:

“I was born and raised in Brooklyn, still live there, raising my family there. In the ’70s and ’80s, I know what it was like…we are back to that, it’s not going back, it’s here.”

Todd Piro, a host of Fox and Friends, asked Orlando what the state of the Democratic party is currently. Orlando said:

“There are a lot of good moderate Democrats in the party. Unfortunately, right now, they’re either going along to get along, they’re being silenced by the left wing of their party, or they’re just afraid to speak up.

[The Governor] is just another partisan politician, unfortunately, and the left wing of the party is dragging down the state.”

Whether voters in the coming election actually oust those that are alleged to have been soft on crime or not remains to be seen.


Welcome to criminal justice-reformed New York: Violent criminal free on bond shoots 7-year-old in gang shooting

BROOKLYN, NY – A 7-year-old girl was grazed by a stray bullet in what NYPD detectives believe was a gang-related drive-by.

The girl was not the intended target. She and her mom just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, walking home from school. When the shots rang out, people scattered, including the girl and her family.

Her mother didn’t realize that her daughter was injured for roughly two hours later when the child complained of pain on her left side. Tanaisia Green, the girl’s mom called 911. She was taken to NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn where she was listed in stable condition.

Police now have two suspects in custody.

“I heard about five — pop, pop, pop. One after the other,” said one employee of the deli on the corner where that shooting took place. “Once we heard the shot, we started running. Some ran that way.  We stayed in the back until the cops came. That’s when everybody came out.”

Robert Cooper, 31, is one of the men that police arrested in the shooting.


At the time of the shots being fired from the black sedan, Cooper was free with no bond after a February arrest for allegedly beating a 39-year-old man and stealing his food on Staten Island.

Police say that he punched the victim repeatedly and stole about $45 worth food from him.

Charged with felony robbery and assault, prosecutors asked that he be held on a $3,000 cash bail. Instead, Judge Gerianne Abriano released Cooper without bail.

Now, Cooper and Jaden Baskerville are in custody for the shooting. Police have not said which of the two they believe pulled the trigger.

As reported by the New York Post:

“A Brooklyn grand jury indicted both men earlier this month, charging them with eight counts, including attempted murder, second-degree assault, second-degree possession of a weapon, and first-degree criminal use of a firearm.

Cooper was arraigned on the indictment Monday and ordered held on $25,000 cash bail or a $100,000 bond and remained behind bars at Rikers Island.”

Baskerville is being held on $500,000 bond.

The New York Post spoke with the grandmother of the wounded girl.

“‘She is doing …,’ she trailed off when asked about the girl’s mother. ‘They are just still traumatized. I just thank God that she is OK, that’s the important part. This is not a good time.’”

The deli worker spoke about the young girl being struck in the gunfire.

“It’s sad, really sad,” he said. “She didn’t deserve that; you know what I’m saying. She was just standing there waiting for the light to change and then this happened.”

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