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Naval Air Station Corpus Christi shooting terror-related, person of interest may be-at-large

first_imgvmargineanu/iStockBy LUIS MARTINEZ, MATTHEW FUHRMA, and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) — One security guard was shot and injured near the gate of the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas on Thursday morning.The guard is in good condition and is expected to be released from medical care later in the day, a defense official told ABC News.The shooting unfolded at about 6:15 a.m. local time when the suspect sped through a gate, activating vehicle barriers which stopped the car, the defense official said.The driver then got out of the car and began shooting, the defense official said.“The shooter no longer poses a threat,” the FBI said.“Electronic media” was discovered at the scene, said Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec.“The Department of Justice’s counterterrorism section is working closely with the FBI, the US Attorneys Office in SDTX and other federal and local authorities to expeditiously investigate the circumstances of this event and all available evidence,” Kupec said.The security guard suffered minor injuries and was released from the hospital later in the day, Navy officials said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Beating victim Bryan Stow doesn’t have to pay ex-Dodgers owner Frank McCourt $400,000 in legal fees

first_imgLos Angeles Dodgers LLC will have to pay about $14.1 million of the final judgment, Girardi said. But the panel exonerated McCourt of any culpability in the attack that left Stow, now 45, with permanent brain damage.Stow’s attorneys had asked Chavez to stage a second phase of trial, without a jury, to decide whether McCourt and Los Angeles Dodgers LLC were one and the same, arguing the issue should have been resolved before the trial so the original panel would not have been confused during deliberations.The Stow attorneys had maintained that without the finding that McCourt was the “alter ego” of Los Angeles Dodgers LLC, McCourt’s lawyers could have asked for a recovery of many of his trial-related costs, including the hefty prices charged by his expert witnesses. Girardi said McCourt’s expenses did not involve attorneys’ fees but that they still could have totaled about $400,000.McCourt’s attorneys countered that Stow’s lawyers made the decision to try a “meritless claim” against their client and forced him to incur costs to defend himself. McCourt’s lawyers also stated that their client’s insurance will cover all of the judgment apportioned against Los Angeles Dodgers LLC. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Today’s agreement means there will not be a trial on the alter ego issue.The current ownership of the Dodgers was not targeted in the lawsuit and has no liability in the case.Stow, a former paramedic from Capitola, was punched from behind by Louie Sanchez after the 2011 home opener between the Dodgers and their longtime rivals. Sanchez and fellow Rialto resident Marvin Norwood then kicked Stow, a father of two, after he fell to the ground.Stow’s attorneys maintained security was insufficient and that no officers or guards were present in parking lot 2 when Stow was attacked. They said Sanchez and Norwood should have been ejected from Dodger Stadium hours earlier for unruly behavior and that more uniformed security at the stadium could have deterred their misconduct.But McCourt’s attorneys said the team spent more money on opening day security in 2011 than in previous years and that the attack on Stow happened so fast, security personnel would have had to have been right there as it developed in order to prevent it.Sanchez, 32, and Norwood, 34, pleaded guilty in January to carrying out the attack on Stow and were sentenced to eight- and four-year terms, respectively. They are also both facing a federal weapons charge that could land them in a federal lockup for up to 10 years.center_img Attorneys for Bryan Stow and Frank McCourt reached an agreement Wednesday that averts the possibility that the San Francisco Giants fan beaten outside Dodger Stadium three years ago might have had to pay up to $400,000 in trial costs to the former Dodgers owner.After a session in chambers with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Victor Chavez, the lawyers emerged and said Stow is dropping his request for a short trial on one unresolved legal issue in exchange for McCourt agreeing not to seek recovery of his expenses.“This was a lot of nothing,” Stow’s attorney, Thomas Girardi, said outside court.On July 9, a jury awarded roughly $18 million in damages to Stow, who was beaten into a coma outside Dodger Stadium on March 31, 2011. But after a lengthy deliberation, the panel found that only Los Angeles Dodgers LLC, the business entity created by McCourt when he owned the team, and Stow’s two assailants were liable.last_img read more

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