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KGO(SAN FRANCISCO) --  The parents of a 15-year-old California girl are being charged with a hate crime after they allegedly kidnapped and abused their daughter's boyfriend after they found him hiding in the home, according to police.

On Thursday afternoon, the 17-year-old victim went to police to report that he'd been held against his will, assaulted and threatened by three people at a home in San Bruno, about 12 miles south of San Francisco, according to a news release by the San Bruno Police.

The victim was visiting the girl at her home when the family members arrived around 2:30 a.m. that morning, police said. They then "became irate and started assaulting" him, according to the release.

The suspects, which include the girl's mother, Haydee Arguello, 46, her stepfather, Wilfredo Amaya, 46, and her biological father, Luisandor Suarez, 49, allegedly restrained the teen using rope, held him against his will, threatened to kill him and assaulted him multiple times.

The girl's parents also allegedly yelled racial slurs throughout the attack, causing the teen, who is black, to believe his race "to be a motivating factor in the attack," police said. All of the suspects are of Hispanic descent, police said.

The teen's older sisters, Belkys Gomez and Katherine Gomez, alleged that the victim attacked their parents after they found him hiding in a bedroom closet, which is why they restrained him.

"They were so scared because they found someone in the closet," Belkys Gomez told ABC San Francisco affiliate KGO-TV. "They jumped because everyone was sleeping and this guy started kicking my stepfather and trying to kill him."

Katherine Gomez told the station, "He punched her and then my stepdad, of course, is not going to let anyone hit his wife. They tried to stop him and he was acting very violent so they grabbed a rope to try to tie him down and ask him why he was at the house."

When asked by a KGO reporter whether their parents hurt the victim, Katherine Gomez replied, "No, they didn't," adding that the the accusations of racial slurs are "not true at all."

Neighbor Jorge Flores told KGO that he could hear the victim screaming in pain.

All three suspects were charged with multiple felonies relating to committing a hate crime, including kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats, according to police. They were arrested Friday and are being held at the San Mateo County jail without bail, online records show.

It is unclear whether they have retained attorneys.

Child Protective Services has taken custody of the 15-year-old, KGO reported.

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Marilyn Nieves/iStock(ATLANTA) -- An Atlanta attorney has been charged with murder after he fatally rammed his Mercedes sedan into a real estate investor, according to authorities.

The encounter began after 60-year-old Hamid Jahangard "accidentally" hit the 2011 Mercedes CLS550 belonging to corporate lawyer Bryan Schmitt with a golf ball on July 30, according to a news release from the Fulton County District Attorney.

Schmitt then "purposely steered" the luxury car into Jahangard in the driveway of one of his rental properties on River Valley Road in Sandy Springs, prosecutors said.

Initially, Schmitt told detectives that he was driving home on River Valley Road that afternoon when he saw a man on the side of the road next to a trash can making "a throwing motion with his arm" before he "saw a white object" strike his car, ABC Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV reported, citing the criminal complaint, which contains the statement Schmitt gave to authorities before he was arrested.

Schmitt said he then made a U-turn and pulled into the driveway of the home to confront Jahangard, according to the station. Schmitt allegedly said that when he asked Jahangard why he threw the object, the victim yelled, "It's none of your business!" and "pushed a trash can" at him.

"I swerved to right to miss it and ended up hitting a second trash can," Schmitt told detectives, according to the station. "When I came to stop, he was lying on the other side of the first trash."

However, surveillance footage and witness statements contradicted Schmitt's account, the criminal complaint states. One neighbor, a nurse, allegedly witnessed Schmitt attempting to pull Jahangard's body from underneath his car and told him to stop and wait for paramedics to arrive, stating that Schmitt "ran him over" rather than knocked him down, according to WSB-TV.

In addition, Jahangard was talking to his brother, Manoucher Jahangard, on the phone when he was struck, according to court documents obtained by the station.

Manoucher Jahangard also told investigators that he last heard his brother say, "I did not throw anything! I did not throw anything! Get out of my face," before the call was cut off. Jahangard was waiting for painters to arrive at the time, his brother said.

Police found a golf ball on the scene but did not see any damage to the car, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Jahangard suffered a massive skull fracture, swelling in his brain and multiple leg fractures, WSB-TV reported. He died in the hospital two days later, prosecutors said.

The medical examiner ruled Jahangard's death a homicide by "blunt force injury of the head," according to the station.

Jahangard, who was originally from Iran, was a "prominent real estate investor" and a graduate of Walton High School in Cobb County and Georgia Tech University in Atlanta, according to prosecutors.

He is survived by his two daughters and four siblings, according to an obituary.

Schmitt is an associate corporate counsel and director of contracts for Atlanta-based supply chain and software company Manhattan Associates, according to

He was charged with murder, felony murder and aggravated assault, prosecutors announced Friday. He is currently being held at the Fulton County jail without bond, jail records show.

ABC News could not immediately reach representatives for Schmitt or Manhattan Associates for comment.

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Brian Sevald/iStock(ST. LOUIS) -- For the second time since classes resumed at public schools in St. Louis this month, grief counselors will be on hand at an elementary school on Monday to comfort friends of 8-year-old Jurnee Thompson, a third-grader gunned down while standing in front of a restaurant with relatives following a football game.

Since April, nine children under the age of 17 have been killed by gun violence in the city of St. Louis, and authorities say no one has been charged in any of the slayings.

"We are all at risk," a frustrated St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson said at a news conference on Saturday. "If you are as outraged as I am ... please help."

Saying the child killings have reached a point of "urgency," Krewson announced a $25,000 CrimeStoppers reward for information leading to an arrest in any of the unsolved cases.

"The message now for these shooters is when you engage in this type of violent behavior, there will be a significant incentive for people to give us information to lead to your arrest," Krewson said.

But Lisa Pisciotta, executive director of St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers, said the reward money will only be available until Sept. 1, and encouraged people with information on any of the case to contact police immediately, adding that all tips will be kept anonymous.

"It expresses the urgency of the situation," Krewson said of the time limit put on the reward.

Less than 24 hours after Krewson announced the reward, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department homicide investigators responded to the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy. The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was discovered on the southeast side of the city at 6 a.m. on Sunday with a bullet wound to the head.

Police said no arrests have been made.

The fatal shooting came about 35 hours after Jurnee Thompson was shot in the head and killed on the northeast side of the city after she attended the football jamboree, the city's annual kickoff to the high school football season, police said.

St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden said Jurnee had attended the jamboree at Soldan High School and was waiting for a food order with her two teenage cousins outside a restaurant when gunfire rang out.

St. Louis Schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams said counselors will be at Herzog Elementary school on Monday to provide support for classmates and teacher who knew the girl.

“I don’t know that there are words to explain how difficult it is for the families that are hurting, and the impact this has on the community," Adams told reporters on Saturday.

The girl's death came just 12 days after 7-year-old Xavier Usanga was killed by a stray bullet while playing near his St. Louis home. Xavier was slain a day before he was to start the second grade at Clay Elementary School in St. Louis.

A funeral for Xavier was held on Saturday.

“I miss your smile, your laugh, your hair. I couldn’t believe that you were gone. Why would someone take your life away?” Xavier's 10-year-old sister, Trinity Usanga, told mourners who packed her brother's funeral at a St. Louis Catholic church, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper.

Federal authorities said in court earlier this month that a 23-year-old man, who was arrested and charged with stealing $50,000 from an armored car company he worked for, had confessed to firing the shots that killed Xavier. St. Louis police continue to investigate the killing, but state prosecutors have yet to charge him in the homicide.

On Saturday, Chief Hayden read off a list of other fatal shootings of children that have yet to be solved and pleaded with the public to come forward with information.

He said it was time for people in the community to be less concerned about retaliation for coming forward with information to police and more concerned about "what would happen to little children if you don't."

Hayden said other unsolved homicides of children include the April 30 killing of 2-year-old Kayden Johnson and his 18-year-old mother, Trina'ty Riley, who were shot to death while hiding in a closet of their home after an intruder broke in.

He said Kennedi Powell, 3, was shot to death on June 9 when she was standing on a sidewalk near her father's car with other children and a gunman drove up in a vehicle and opened fire.

Four other children and three adults were injured in the incident. No arrests have been made.

Eddie Hill IV, 10, was killed in another drive-by shooting on July 19 as he stood on the front porch of his home with his father, Hayden said. No arrests have been made.

Other youngsters killed by gun violence were Kristina Curry, 16, who was found shot to death in the parking lot of a high school on May 23; Derrel Williams, 15, who died on June 25 after being discovered shot on a street; and Jashon Johnson, 16, was found shot multiple times on a street on June 8.

"In each of these cases, police investigators know that people were at or near the scene of these homicides. Please help us find the shooters," Jimmie Edwards, the St. Louis public safety director and a former juvenile court judge, said at Saturday's news conference. "If you or someone else you know may be hiding a shooter, please turn them in. Your failure to turn in people that have committed these types of offenses may also cause you to be charged with a crime."

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Houston Police Department(HOUSTON) -- A man has been charged in the murder of a 22-year-old transgender woman he was dating who was found dead last month, according to Houston police.

The body of Tracy Williams, also known as Tracy Single, was found on July 30 about 3:30 a.m. in a parking lot on Interstate 10 in Houston, officials from the Houston Police Department said in a press release. She had sustained a "puncture wound" and severe lacerations, police said.

The medical examiner ruled Williams' death a homicide.

Joshua Dominic Bourgeois, 25, was considered a suspect after investigators learned he had been in a "dating relationship" with Williams, police said. He was arrested Friday and charged with murder, according to online jail records.

Bourgeois is being held at the Harris County jail without bond. It is unclear if he has retained an attorney.

Williams was the oldest of six children and was living in an apartment in west Houston at the time of her death, friends and family told NBC Houston affiliate KPRC earlier this month.

Previously, Williams had been living at the Montrose Grace Place, the Houston Chronicle reported. The nonprofit organization houses "homeless youth of all sexual orientations and gender identities" between the ages of 13 and 21, according to its website.

Friends described Williams to the Chronicle as being spontaneous, outgoing and an expert fashionista.

Since January, 16 transgender people, including Williams, have been killed, according to the Human Rights Campaign. Last year, 26 transgender people died as a result of violent acts, according to the group's tracking of such deaths.

Many of the victims have been black women, according to the HRC.

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ABC News(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- Tropical Storm Dorian is forecast to continue to strengthen as it heads towards Lesser Antilles today.

Dorian has winds of 40 MPH and is currently moving west at 13 MPH. The storm is located around 555 miles ESE of Barbados.

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Barbados as Dorian will continue to move west today and then begin to turn slightly northwest when it will be near Lesser Antilles late Monday and into Tuesday. Dorian will likely bring up to 6” of rain to Lesser Antilles when the storm makes its closest approach.

In the next few days, Dorian will enter an environment with warm ocean water which should promote some strengthening. However, it is also entering a region where the mid-levels of the atmosphere are rather dry meaning the storm will be limited in the amount it could intensify.

In the Southeast of the country, a disturbance just east of Florida is drifting north and east this morning. This weather system will enter an area that is favorable for some development and it is possible a new Tropical Depression could form in this region over the next couple of days. However, at this time, it appears that this system will ultimately be pushed out to sea avoiding any significant impact or disruption to the east coast.

Another weather system near the coast of Louisiana continues to bring scattered thunderstorms and heavy rain to parts of the region. While no true tropical development is expected, heavy rain will remain possible through Monday and some places may receive over 4 inches of rain in southern Louisiana and extreme southeast Texas with flash flood watches being issued for parts of this region.

Elsewhere this morning, another round of storms is currently moving through Kansas as a severe thunderstorm watch has been posted for parts of the state through 7AM CDT. Additionally, slow moving storms could quickly drop heavy rainfall and a handful of Flash Flood watches remain in effect for parts of the Central Plains.

Later today, storm activity should also fire up along a stalled stationary front across parts of the Mississippi River valley and into parts of western Missouri and Arkansas.

As all this storm activity slides eastward the next few days with pockets of flash flooding possible with over 3” of rain in the slowest moving storms.

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ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Protesters gathered outside a Los Angeles bar Saturday night after a video surfaced on social media of two transgender women being forcibly and violently removed from the venue by bar staff and security after allegedly being the target of a hate crime by other patrons.

A group of volunteers and staff members from Bienestar Human Services, a local nonprofit organization, had just finished attending and speaking at DTLA Proud, an annual two-day event that celebrates the LGBTQ community, when they were aggressively approached by a heterosexual couple at Las Perlas bar, according to a press release from Bienestar.

"My friend was insulted and called a bunch of derogatory names and then I proceeded to go and speak to this guy. I was like, 'You can't do this, you can't call her -- you can't mistreat her,' so the guy started getting aggressive, started yelling at me, calling me all sorts of names, saying that I was a man, that I was a man," said Jennifer Bianchi, who was part of the group from Bienestar that was ejected.

The situation reportedly escalated from there when the couple shouted at and threatened the group by saying "We will come back and kill you," according to Bienestar.

In a statement obtained by Los Angeles ABC station KABC, the bar managers said both groups were asked to leave and the guards had to remove those who refused to go, in accordance with company policy.

"This was a rare and unfortunate incident as Las Perlas has provided an inclusive and welcoming environment since it opened almost 10 years ago," the statement read.

But the group seen being removed in the video claim that the bar security staff treated them differently than they treated the couple who they say threatened them.

"Securities from [Las Perlas] are the ones who used excessive force to remove us from the premises. And just to note, for the record, I want to say that the same excessive force was not used to remove those people that came to us with transphobic slurs," said Khloe Perez-Rios, a program manager for Bienestar who was removed from the establishment, and recorded the altercation.

Police said that the incident Friday night is being investigated and that they have filed a hate crime report.

In the meantime, however, the group are calling for protests to take place at Las Perlas for the way they were treated.

In a statement, Perez-Rios said, "This is an unfortunate and terrible situation. Our trans community does not feel safe, especially after our lives being threatened. Las Perlas must answer for how this situation was handled -- and being next door to Redline, an LGBTQ-focused bar, this is unacceptable. Our community demands answers and action."

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ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- The California sheriff's deputy who launched an expensive, citywide manhunt for the sniper who shot him in his own station's parking lot made up the entire incident, police said late Saturday.

Angel Reinosa, who is still a trainee with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Lancaster station, said he had been shot in the shoulder of his bulletproof vest while making his way to his car Wednesday. He announced over his radio in dramatic fashion he had been shot by someone in the apartment building next to the parking lot.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department immediately mobilized a large-scale operation to look for the suspect, even flying in a helicopter with a police sniper patrolling the skies.

It was all fake, L.A. County Homicide Capt. Kent Wegener said at a press conference.

The 21-year-old Reinosa met with sheriff's department investigators on Saturday and confessed.

"Reinosa admitted he was not shot at as he previously claimed," Wegener said. "He also told investigators he had caused the holes in his uniform by cutting it. There was no sniper, no shots fired and no gunshot injury sustained to his shoulder."

Wegener said the deputy did not provide a reason for making the false claim.

"Much of his statement was self-serving, didn't make a whole lot of sense," the captain said.

The district attorney's office will be responsible for determining any charges against Reinosa, but Wagner said they "could start with false report of an emergency."

Reinosa will also be fired from the department, L.A. County Sheriff's Department Assistant Sheriff Robin Limon said. Limon said the department was "incredibly disappointed" and that a criminal investigation has been launched.

"There were several things that were curious," Wegener said. "There was no ballistic evidence in the parking lot at all. No bullet was recovered. ... There were many things that didn't add up."

Authorities also reviewed surveillance footage and spoke to witnesses, which did not corroborate Reinosa's story.

Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris held an emotional press conference the day of the shooting in which he said, "The only reason that deputy is alive is because he had his vest on."

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WJLA(CAMP SPRINGS, Maryland) -- A shooting that broke out over an argument at a 2-year-old's birthday party in Maryland sent seven people to the hospital on Saturday night.

The shooting took place outside of an apartment complex in Camp Springs, where about 12 people were in attendance at the party.

An individual approached the group of party-goers where allegedly "words were exchanged" and shots were fired into the group, according to Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski.

Of the seven shot, three are "more serious” and four are "less serious," Stawinski said. All were transported to the hospital and are expected to survive.

All of those shot are adults, ranging in age from 18 to 20 years old, police said.

The shooter is still at large. Stawinski did not provide a description for the suspect, but they believe only one person is responsible for the violence.

Camp Springs, Maryland, is a suburb of Washington, D.C., about a half hour southeast of downtown.

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ABC News(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) -- Authorities are investigating the first allegation of a crime committed in space.

Astronaut Anne McClain has been accused of unlawfully accessing her estranged spouse’s bank account aboard the International Space Station.

McClain and her spouse, Summer Worden, have been engaged in a custody battle over Worden’s six year-old son Briggs after filing for divorce in October 2018.

“Lt. Col Anne McClain has an accomplished military career, flew combat missions in Iraq and is one of NASA’s top astronauts,” NASA said in a statement. “She did a great job on her most recent mission to the International Space Station. As with all NASA employees NASA does not comment on personal, or personnel issues.”

Worden, a former Airforce Intelligence Officer, claimed McClain got into her account as part of a plan to gain parental rights of her son.

But McClain’s attorney said when she accessed the account, she was making sure the couple’s finances were in order as she had been doing for years using passwords that weren’t changed.

McClain tweeted her response to the allegations writing, “There’s unequivocally no truth to these claims. We’ve been going through a painful, personal separation that’s now unfortunately in the media. I appreciate the outpouring of support and will reserve comment until after the investigation. I have total confidence in the IG process.”

The two married in December 2014 but after filing for divorce nearly four years later, Worden argues since McClain did not legally adopt Briggs, she does not have custodial rights.

ABC’s Chief Transportation Correspondent, David Kerley, spoke with McClain in 2018 about operating in space before her six-month stint aboard the International Space Station. When asked about training in the Astronaut Corps and going to space for the first time she said, “I do know that it as been something so magical that has given me such a purpose my whole life and I'm really looking forward to achieving it,” she said.

McClain and Worden’s divorce trial is set for Sept. 17th in Houston.

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Kazeem Oyeneyin(RALEIGH, N.C.) --  An African-American homeowner says he endured the "most humiliating experience of my life" when white police officers answered a false burglar alarm at his North Carolina home and ended up placing him in handcuffs at gunpoint and walking him to a police car in just his underwear as his neighbors watched.

"I was counting the seconds because I thought he was going to kill me," Kazeem Oyeneyin, 31, told ABC News on Saturday of the confrontation with police at his home in Raleigh. "He was shaking the gun. All he has to do is slip and hit that trigger and I'm dead."

Raleigh police official said the incident is under investigation.

"The Department is looking into this incident and reviewing our officers' actions," Raleigh police said in a statement to ABC station WTVD in Durham, North Carolina. "We have attempted to contact the homeowner several times over the past few days to discuss this incident with him."

Oyeneyin said the episode occurred on Aug. 17, when a friend who was staying at his home left and triggered his home security system.

He said he was asleep and didn't hear the alarm as soon as it went off, but his cellphone, which is linked to his security system, sounded and woke him up.

"I go downstairs. I disengage the alarm. I go back upstairs, I laid down. Twenty minutes later, I just hear these loud noises," Oyeneyin told ABC News. "So, I come down my steps, I grab my gun because I don't know who's in the house."

Oyeneyin said the incident happened at 12:21 p.m. and that he was sleeping because he works nights as a party and hip-hop concert promoter under the nickname "Tim Boss."

Security video in his home, which he shared with ABC News, shows an officer holding a gun in his hand and pushing open the unlocked front door and yelling, "Police. If you're inside, make yourself known. Come on out with your hands up."

Oyeneyin is heard in the video responding that he had a gun, prompting the officer to order him to drop the weapon and step outside the front door. But the homeowner paused in his foyer and began videoing with his cellphone while asking the officer, "What for?"

"Just turn around and put your hands behind your back and get down on your knees," the officer tells Oyeneyin, according to the security video.

When Oyeneyin again asked why and tried to explain he was in his own home, the officer still pointing a gun at him repeated that Oyeneyin get on his knees and to "turn around and face away from me," according to the video.

Oyeneyin eventually complied with the orders and the officer handcuffed him, the video shows. The homeowner asked to see the officer's supervisor as a police car siren is heard in the background.

When a sergeant and two other officers entered the home, Oyeneyin stood up and attempted to explain that he owned the home.

The sergeant ordered Oyeneyin to sit back down. When Oyeneyin tried to tell him he had done nothing wrong, the sergeant told two officers to take him to a police car and said, "We're going to clear the house," according to the video.

Oyeneyin said the officer walked him handcuffed and in just his boxer shorts to a police car about five houses away.

"While the cop was trying to put me in the car, I'm screaming, like 'Yo!' because I want my neighbors to come out and tell them that I live there," Oyeneyin said. "So, the neighbors are just looking through the windows and I'm just humiliated. Nobody wants to say nothing. Everybody's just looking."

He said as he was sitting in the back of a police car while police searching his house.

While he waited, a second sergeant who he knew arrived at the scene and recognized him. That sergeant had Oyeneyin's handcuffs removed and walked him back to his house.

The sergeant is heard on the security video telling his colleagues, "Tell everybody they need to come on out. This is the homeowner."

Oyeneyin told ABC News that he's still rattled by the incident.

"This was one of the most humiliating experiences of my life," he said, adding that he doesn't have a criminal record and has a permit to carry a concealed weapon. "I mean, I felt like my character was defamed. I went outside the other day, the neighbors wouldn't even wave at me. They don't know what's going on. They think I'm a whole criminal over here."

Oyeneyin said he's just thankful that his 6-month-old son wasn't at the house at the time of the incident.

"My son was with his mother at the time, thank God," he said.

Oyeneyin said officers identifying themselves as being from internal affairs showed up at his house to asked him about the incident after WTVD did a story about it on Friday. He said he declined to accept their invitation to go to the police station and make a formal complaint.

"They've got me scared. I ain't going to lie to you," Oyeneyin said. "I don't know who to trust them."

He said he hasn't decided yet whether to seek legal advice on what action to take, but added, "I just think people need to be aware of this. This ain't right."

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- There will be a couple of different rounds of severe weather in parts of the central U.S. this weekend.

Storms are firing in parts of the Plains, where flash flood watches have been issued for parts of Kansas and Nebraska.

These storms should intensify later Saturday into Sunday in parts of the central Plains from Oklahoma to Nebraska. There is a slight risk for severe weather for this region, and there is a possibility of strong winds, large hail and some tornadoes.

More storms should fire along this stationary front both Sunday and Monday as the system slowly begins to slide east. Storms could drop heavy rain from Kansas to Alabama, with 4 inches or more of rain locally through Monday.

Flash flooding could become a concern in some spots through the next few days in this region.

Monitoring the tropics

An area of low pressure over southern Florida Saturday morning is producing tropical rain showers along the Atlantic coast and into parts of the Bahamas. This system will struggle to organize and intensify Saturday, however, as it moves northeast on Sunday and Monday into the Atlantic Ocean it is likely to begin strengthening.

It appears that chances are increasing for tropical or subtropical development with this system as it moves into the Atlantic Ocean. It is possible it will become a tropical depression early next week. However, as the system moves northward it will meet a stationary front, which should protect much of the East Coast from a significant weather event.

There is a chance for some tropical rain showers to move toward the Carolinas early next week, but all major impacts form this system appear likely to stay off shore.
Taste of fall

Meanwhile, in the Northeast, the dog days of summer have disappeared. Cool temperatures and low dew points are moving in from Canada and keeping temperatures below average with morning lows in the 50s and low 60s. Some 40 degree temperatures are even possible in parts of the interior Northeast and into Michigan. This is cool enough for many to need a light jacket and jeans Saturday morning -- the first time several months.

Highs this weekend across the Northeast will be cool with temperatures stuck in the mid to low 70s.

Although this might be a taste of early fall for the Northeast, it's important to remember September is a transitional month, where temperatures can be quite hot and also chilly.

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ABC News(HOUSTON) -- The former Houston police officer who allegedly lied in order to obtain a search warrant for a city residence has been charged with murder after a raid on that home resulted in the deaths of a couple inside.

Gerald Goines was charged Friday with two counts of murder related to the botched narcotics raid that took place at a home in southeast Houston on Jan. 28. His fellow cop, Steven Bryant, was charged with tampering with a government document for allegedly attempting to help Goines cover up the illegally obtained warrant.

During the raid, Rhogena Nicholas and Dennis Tuttle were shot to death by police officers, according to the medical examiner. The couple's dog was also killed by police.

"Under Texas law, if, during the commission of one felony, in this case tampering with a government record, a person commits an act clearly dangerous to human life, execution of a no-knock warrant by an armed squad of police officers into a private residence that causes the death of another, in this case two deaths, it's first-degree murder," Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said at a press conference Friday. "We call that felony murder."

Both men were suspended from the Houston Police Department and later chose to retire.

Goines, 54, was the officer who obtained a so-called "no knock" warrant, which allows police to enter a building without signaling their arrival or reason for being there. Ogg said Goines made "numerous false statements" in the affidavit presented to the judge who signed the warrant. Among those were allegedly false claims that a two-week narcotics operation had just concluded at the home, an confidential informant had bought heroin from the address and the seller was armed with a handgun.

Four police officers were also shot, including Goines. One of those officers is still in the hospital in serious condition seven months later.

Bryant, 45, allegedly lied in supplemental paperwork saying he had assisted Goines in a narcotics operation at the house on day prior to the raid.

"Bryant's claims were false," Ogg said. "He further fabricated that two days after the raid on the Harding Street residence that he recovered a plastic bag that contained a white napkin and two small packets of a brown powdery substance that he knew, based on his skill and expertise, contained heroin. Bryant claimed that he recognized the drugs as the same drugs allegedly purchased by Goines' CI the day before, Jan. 27. That was false."

Goines lawyer, Nicole DeBorde, said late Friday her client was innocent of the charges, and they intended to fight them in court.

"It is not something we've been expecting. And I'm very disappointed the case wasn't taken to a grand jury so the grand jury can actually vet the facts of this case," DeBorde told ABC News. "I know the DA referenced the idea this case was still being investigated. It seems to me it would have been the better practice to make sure this was fully investigated and vetted by a grand jury. But we're prepared to fight this and defend Gerald's innocence in this matter."

Both Goines and Bryant were booked Friday evening and released on bond. As a condition of his bond, Goines handed in his passport, must not leave Harris County and was fitted with an ankle monitoring bracelet.

"The indictments today of former HPD Gerald Goines and Steven Bryant are important developments, but they should be only the beginning of the pursuit of justice in the police killings of Rhogena Nicholas and Dennis Tuttle," said Michael Patrick Doyle, the lawyer representing the family of Rhogena Nicholas. "The Nicholas family’s search for the truth of what happened to Rhogena also continues. Our independent investigation is focused not only on HPD Narcotics Squad 15, but also about the conduct, pattern and practices of HPD before, during, and after the out-of-control, unjustified execution of Rhogena in her own home."

Doyle said the family still wants Houston Police Capt. Paul Follis and Houston Police Lt. Marsha Todd deposed in relation to the investigation.

The police union largely withheld comment on the arrests, but did agree no other officers should be charged.

"The HPOU has learned former Officers Steven Bryant and Gerald Goines have been charged criminally for conduct related to the Harding Street narcotics investigation and shooting," the Houston Police Officers' Union said in a statement. "Due to the pending criminal charges, it would be inappropriate for the HPOU to provide any additional comments. The HPOU would direct you to the attorneys representing former Officers Bryant and Goines."

"The HPOU is pleased the District Attorney's office appears to concur with the conclusions reached by the Houston Police Department investigation that no other officers were involved in any criminal activity relating to the execution of the warrant or the shooting.," the union added.

Goines was a 34-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, while Bryant had worked for the department for 23 years.

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iStock/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) -- The Illinois state trooper who was shot early Friday morning while serving a warrant in East St. Louis has died, police said.

Nicholas Hopkins, who was a member of the state police's SWAT unit, was shot at approximately 5:26 a.m. and was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 6:10 p.m. The 33-year-old had been with the Illinois State Police for 10 years.

"It is with profound heartache and unfathomable sadness that we inform you of the death of Trooper Nicholas Hopkins. Trooper Hopkins laid down his life while protecting the citizens of this state," said Illinois State Police acting Director Brendan Kelly. "We are asking the public to respectfully give consideration to the family of Trooper Hopkins and the ISP while we continue to grieve and work through this tragedy."

After the shooting, the suspect in the case holed up in the home on North 42nd Street in East St. Louis, just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri, in southwestern Illinois.

Hours later, three people were taken into custody at the scene, police said.

Hopkins was married with three children. His brother is also a police officer in Illinois.

"Today the entire state mourns the loss of ISP South SWAT Trooper Nicholas Hopkins, a young man who dedicated 10 of his 33 years on this earth to protecting the people of Illinois," Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker said in a statement. "It is the most courageous among us who choose a life of risk so their communities can go about their lives in peace. The state of Illinois stands with Trooper Hopkins' family and the entire Illinois State Police family as they grieve the loss of another heroic officer."

A heavily armored SWAT vehicle moved in on the home Friday afternoon and drove through the front door. A small explosion could also be seen as the vehicle crashed into the home.

It is not clear why the suspect was being served with a search warrant, nor whether the shooter was related to the warrant.

The suspect's name has not been released.

Hopkins' death came exactly one week after another Illinois State Police trooper was shot while serving a warrant in Wheeling, Illinois, outside of Chicago. The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries in the shooting and the suspect, Volodymyr Dragan, 43, has been charged with attempted murder.

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ABC News(CLEARWATER, Fla.) -- The man accused of shooting a Florida father in front of his family in an argument over a handicap parking space outside a convenience store has been found guilty of manslaughter.

Michael Drejka had argued he acted in self-defense, and initially invoked the controversial "stand your ground" law that earned widespread attention during the trial of George Zimmerman in 2013. The jury came to its guilty decision late Friday after about six hours of deliberation.

Drejka showed no emotion in court as the verdict was read. He will return to court for sentencing on Oct. 10.

Just hours after gunning Markeis McGlockton down, Drejka told detectives he opened fire when the unarmed man shoved him to the ground and took one step toward him, a scenario that appears to go against a security video showing the victim step back when he saw the suspect pull a firearm.

"We are incredibly grateful and thankful to the prosecution," McGlockton family attorney Michelle Rayner said following the verdict. "We are grateful to the jurors of this case that they saw what we saw and I'm so proud and honored to stand here with Markeis' family. It has been the honor of my life."

A video of the lengthy interrogation of suspect Michael Drejka by Pinellas County Sheriff's Office detectives was shown to a jury on Thursday, the second day of the 48-year-old suspect's trial on a manslaughter charge stemming from the 2018 fatal shooting of McGlockton outside a convenience store in Clearwater, Florida.

"What's going through my mind is he's coming after me again. I was thinking he's going to finish what he started," Drejka told detectives, according to the interrogation video.

"It's been well over a year since we've been dealing with this matter and I can safely say my family can rest now," McGlockton's brother, Michael, said Friday. "Now we can start putting the pieces back together and move on."

Drejka, who had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, told detectives that after the victim "blindsided me out of nowhere" and "tackled" him to the ground outside the Circle A store, he drew his Glock pistol from his holster as McGlockton took a step toward him.

"He barely took the second step before I pulled the trigger," Drejka told detectives George Moffett and Richard Redman, according to the video.

He said that from his position on the ground, he never saw McGlockton's face or hands before he fired.

"I could see his legs. I know he was a black guy, that's all," he told the detectives, according to the video.

He said McGlockton never said a word to him and he didn't say anything to him before he shot him.

"If he hadn't twitched, I would have never pulled the trigger," Drejka had said. "The feet said he was coming toward me and so did the hips."

Video footage from a security camera in front of the Circle A that captured the July 19, 2018, fatal shooting appears to contradict what Drejka told the detectives.

The security video, which has been played multiple times for the six-member jury, shows Drejka apparently arguing with McGlockton's girlfriend, Brittany Jacobs, over why she was parked in a handicap space when McGlockton comes out of the store and shoves Drejka to the ground. In a split second, Drejka pulls his gun and fires as McGlockton was stepping away from the man, according to the security video.

During the interrogation, which Drejka submitted to after waiving his Miranda rights to remain silent, Det. Moffett challenged Drejka's recollection of how the shooting transpired.

"What if I tell you I looked at the video and he took a step back?" Moffett asked Drejka.

Drejka responded, "I'd disagree."

Drejka initially invoked Florida's so-called "stand your ground" self-defense law that went into effect in 2005, allowing people to use lethal force if they consider their lives to be in imminent jeopardy. But Drejka and his attorneys have since scrapped that argument in favor of a plain self-defense case.

During the interrogation, which occurred almost six hours after the shooting, Drejka explained that he has a "pet peeve" about people parking in handicap spaces despite not being disabled himself. He said that when he saw Jacobs sitting in a car in the handicap space, he examined the front and rear of her car to see if it had a disabled person parking permit.

"I said, 'it's not very polite to park there when there's other people that need to use this,'" Drejka said he told Jacobs, according to the interrogation video. ''She says, 'Is it affecting you directly?' I said, 'If my mother-in-law rolls in, yes it will.'"

On Wednesday, Jacobs testified that Drejka was yelling and cursing at her for parking in a handicapped spot. She said she was inside the car with her two younger children, an infant and a 3-year-old, and that Drejka "scared" her.

"He was more angry and aggressive. He was yelling and pointing and telling me where I should park," Jacobs testified. "I just wanted this man to leave me alone, just leave me and my babies alone."

Moffett, during the interrogation, asked Drejka why he didn't call law enforcement when he saw Jacobs in the handicap spot, saying, "Wouldn't you think it would be better instead of putting yourself in that type of circumstance that could escalate?"

Drejka responded, "Why bother you with stupid things like that?"

He said by the time law enforcement arrived, the person he complained about would have already left the scene, adding, "They always do."

"When I just say something to a person about being parked there, I don’t expect it to go where it went," Drejka told the detectives.

Moffett pressed him, asking if he was concerned about prompting a violent confrontation when he previously complained about people parking in handicap spaces.

Drejka answered, "That's why I take precautions. I'm a very careful person. I have a [concealed weapon] permit."

Near the end of the interrogation, Moffett informed Drejka that McGlockton had died.

"Thanks for telling me," Drejka said.

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WABC(NEW YORK) -- A homeless man in New York City who was given a pair of shoes by a stranger passing by him while jogging earlier this week has now been offered a job and a second chance.

A Twitter account by the name of @NYorNothing posted a video on Sunday showing a man dressed in a red shirt and dark shorts giving his shoes to a homeless man sitting on the sidewalk.

“It was 9 a.m. in the [World Trade Center] area,” the tweet said. “I watched as a jogger took off his sneakers, gave them to a homeless man and walked the NYC streets barefoot.”

The homeless man, identified as Joe Arroyo, 30, spoke to ABC News station WABC-TV in New York on Wednesday about that random act of kindness in lower Manhattan.

“I was sitting here with a sign, saying that I’m homeless and hungry and that my shoes, that they’re broken. … He was jogging from down the block. He just saw me and stopped,” Arroyo said. “I never thought somebody would just come out and take their shoes off and just give them to me.”

Arroyo told WABC-TV that the jogger, whom he did not know, had walked by and noticed that he had holes on the bottom of his sneakers. Arroyo told the news station what the stranger said to him.

“[He said], ‘I’ve been blessed pretty much my whole life. God has been very nice to me. … Feels like I should bless you too. Here, take my shoes.’ And, he took them off and gave them to me. I was surprised. … It was something from the heart. … I wanted to...hug the guy or something but then a homeless man hugging somebody is not normal out here.”

During the interview, Arroyo said that although he’d been living on the streets for years, he was looking for a job and open to any opportunity offered to him.

That's when Andrew Zurica stepped in. Zurica had seen the TV piece and wanted to help Arroyo. Zurica, the owner of Hard Times Sundaes, started with a food truck and now owns three additional eateries — Andrew’s Roadside Classic Burger, Brooklyn Bagel and Luncheonette.

“If we could figure out a way to get you a job and get you active, I have openings in three of my restaurants, where we’d be happy to have you,” he told Arroyo when they met Thursday. “The one thing that makes me happy is being able to be in a position where I can give back and help people in some way.”

Arroyo told WABC-TV that before that meeting with Zurica he’d been losing hope.

“I was in a hole,” he said. “I didn’t want nobody to pick me up out of the hole. [All] I needed somebody to do is just throw a ladder and I would climb out myself. This [is] the ladder. … This is more than a blessing right now.”

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