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KTRK Shooting Suspect Found Not Guilty

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Back in March, we reported on a shooting at KTRK, the ABC-owned station in Houston.

Employees at the station told CBS affiliate KHOU that they saw a car parked outside the station on the morning of March 27, with a woman inside it videotaping the building on her cellphone.

Just after 9:00 a.m., the woman fired four shots into four cars in the parking lot and another five shots into an upstairs office window. Fortunately, no employees were injured during the attack. The suspect then led officers on a short chase before she was taken into custody. Police later found a semi-automatic handgun with a capacity of 12 rounds in her car.

KTRK now reports that the suspect, Michelle Monique Burks, has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. She was charged with deadly conduct and evading arrest. Burks will be committed to a state mental institution.

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WMBB and WJHG Capture Shooting at School Board Meeting

A school board meeting in Panama City, FL unexpectedly became the lead story for WMBB and WJHG on Tuesday when a local man disrupted the proceedings and pulled a gun on the board members. Clay Duke, whose wife had apparently been fired from her job with the district, calmly entered the afternoon meeting, drawing a “V” on the wall with red spray paint before pointing a handgun at the board.

ABC-affiliate WMBB and NBC-affiliate WJHG regularly attend the twice-monthly Bay District school board meeting but the usual coverage of staffing and budget decisions quickly became a chilling story about one man’s desperate confrontation with the five-member board. WMBB reporter Nadeen Yanes and WJHG reporter David E. Demarest were on-hand as Duke commandeered the meeting.

After having a surprisingly calm conversation with the board, Duke began firing random shots in the direction of the panel. At that point, security guard Mike Jones, a retired Panama City detective, opened fire on Duke. After exchanging shots with Jones, Duke shot himself. No one was seriously injured in the altercation and Duke’s vendetta ended in only one death–his own.

Here’s the chilling video… Read more