Massacres/Mass Murder · Racially Motivated · South Carolina

The Charleston Church Massacre

June 17, 2015 Charleston, South Carolina A gunman later identified as Dylann Storm Roof (21) shoots worshippers at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, killing 9 and injuring 1 Roof had initially attended the service but disagreed with some of the church's interpretation of the Scripture. On June 17, pulled a .45-caliber handgun from his… Continue reading The Charleston Church Massacre

Female Killers · Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania

Woman kills 5 of her children, husband, self

June 17, 1963 Prospect, Pennsylvania Elizabeth Gregor, “despondent over ill health,” shoots 5 of her children, her husband, and herself The oldest of the children slain — Joseph Jr. (14), Thomas (10), and Rosemary (8) — were in the living room at the time they were killed. It was thought they were watching television moments… Continue reading Woman kills 5 of her children, husband, self

Illinois

Woman shoots man she was obsessed with, US’s first recognized case of criminal stalking

June 14, 1949 Chicago, Illinois Obsessed fan Ruth Ann Steinhagen shoots baseball player Eddie Waitkus in the first recognized case of a stalker crime Steinhagen (19) had become obsessed with Waitkus while he played for the Chicago Cubs, collecting hundreds of photographs and newspaper clippings of him. On June 14, Steinhagen sent a note to… Continue reading Woman shoots man she was obsessed with, US’s first recognized case of criminal stalking

Texas

Man shoots at police station after he was accused of being a terrorist, losing custody of his son

June 13, 2015 Dallas, Texas James Boulware, angry at the police's accusation he was a terrorist and for losing custody of his son, fires a semi-automatic weapon into the Dallas Police Head Quarters Boulware had a history of violence. In 2013, after a report of family violence, several guns were confiscated from Boulware. His family… Continue reading Man shoots at police station after he was accused of being a terrorist, losing custody of his son

Crime Scene Photography · Mississippi · Political · Racially Motivated

The assassination of Medgar Evers

June 12, 1963 Jackson, Mississippi Medgar Evers is shot in the back while standing in his driveway Evers, a civil rights activist, worked towards voting rights, challenged segregation laws, and publicly investigated the murder of Emmett Till. Because of his activism, he became a target of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Citizens’ Council.… Continue reading The assassination of Medgar Evers