Breaking News and Developing Stories – October 26, 2018

Here are the stories AlBoeNEWS is covering today. Check back throughout the day for updates.

Fires Set in Salt Lake City

Multiple fires have been set by a man in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read more here.

Shooting at Mall in Kansas

Police in Overland Park, Kansas, are investigating after a man shot at two people outside Oak Park Mall near the entrance to the food court. Police originally said nobody was injured, but now say one person was injured.

The suspect reportedly fled in a red pickup truck.

The mall was originally placed on lockdown as police search for suspects. (source) and (source)

Suspect in Custody

A Florida man has been arrested in connection with the series of mail bombs sent this week to various public figures. (NYT)

(6:29 p.m. ET) An attorney for the family of Cesar Sayoc, the suspect believed to be behind the widespread mail bombs sent to public figures, says that Sayoc is seriously ill. He goes on to state that he had been living in his van and he does not believe that he would have even possessed the ability to construct a bomb that would work. (WESH-TV)

(10:04 p.m. ET) Twitter says that a threat made on the social networking site by the suspect should have been taken down at the time, as it violated site rules

More Suspicious Devices Found

Two more explosives devices were located today; one sent to Senator Corey Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, and to CNN. (NYT)

Tekashi69 Sentenced + shooting at his celebration

Rapper Tekashi69 has been sentenced to 4 years probation for using a child in a sexual performance.

The case stems from videos posted online from 2015 that depicted the rapper standing behind the child in the video while “making a thrusting motion with his pelvis and smacking her on the buttocks.” He was 18 at the time, while the child was 13. (WPIX)

(6:53 p.m. ET) A shooting reportedly broke out at a restaurant where Tekashi69 went to meet an executive from his record label to celebrate the sentencing. The executive’s bodyguard got into a fight with Tekashi’s, and a third party opened fire, shooting 4 times. No other injuries were reported. (TMZ)

Botham Jean’s Family Files Federal Lawsuit

The family of Botham Jean, a 26-year-old black man who was shot and killed in his Dallas apartment by a police officer, has filed a federal lawsuit against the city.

The family alleges that the officer, Amber Guyger, used excessive force in the shooting. Court records indicate the Guyger mistook his apartment for her own and believed him to be an intruder. She was charged with manslaughter and fired from the Dallas Police Department. (AP)

DHS Head Says U.S. Has No Intention of Shooting People at Border

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen said Thursday that the U.S. Border Patrol has no intention “right now” of shooting at people who may try to forcibly enter the country’s southern border.

“We do not have any intention right now to shoot at people,” Nielsen said in an interview with Fox News. “They will be apprehended however.” (The Hill)

11-year-old shot by 13-year-old brother in Texas

Mad Cow found in the U.K.

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