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Allen Cashe: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Allen Dion Cashe is accused of shooting six people – including small children and total strangers – in Sanford, Florida.

Police say the mass shooting stemmed from domestic violence but turned random.

One of those shot – Cashe’s girlfriend – in the horrific March 27 incident has died, police said. Cashe, clad all in black, is accused of shooting four people in a home – his girlfriend, her father, and her two small children – before randomly shooting two strangers, including a female high school student standing at a bus stop, according to My News13.

The Sanford shooting was the latest in a string of mass shootings in America. On March 26, 17 people were shot – and one person was killed – at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio. A few days before, four people were killed in a domestic violence shooting spree in Wisconsin.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Cashe Was the Boyfriend of the Woman Killed

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the woman who died in the mass shooting was the girlfriend of Cashe, 31.

“The couple began arguing over some belongings a few hours earlier at a gas station,” the newspaper reported.

When Cashe was brought out by police in front of the television cameras later on March 27, he had nothing to say and “just stared” at the cameras, according to a WKMG-TV reporter.

Sanford, Florida is infamous as the location where Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman, sparking protests throughout the country and giving birth to the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Nengmy Vang is accused in the Wausau, Wisconsin shooting spree that killed Officer Jason Weiland, Dianne Look, Karen Barclay, and Sara Quirt Sann, divorce lawyer for Vang’s wife, Naly.

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2. Two Small Children Were Among Those Shot

In addition to her father, the deceased woman’s children were also shot and are in critical condition, reported MyNews13.

The boys are ages 7 and 8.

One of the children is fighting for his life, the television station reported.

According to Sanford police, officers who responded said the scene was one of the most “horrific” they have ever seen, reported WPBF-TV.

Cincinnati Cameo Nightclub Shooting: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

A Cincinnati nightclub shooting injured 15 people. One person, OBryan Spikes, was killed at the mass shooting at Cameo nightclub in Ohio, and a manhunt is on for the suspects.

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3. Cashe Has an Arrest History & Multiple Women Sought Protection Orders Against Him

The Orlando Sentinel reported that Cashe had a “long arrest history.”

The newspaper reported that Cashe “is on felony probation that was scheduled to be terminated Friday, but he also has a pending case against him on a charge of violating his probation.”

Cashe had 19 criminal cases in Seminole County:

In the past, Cashe was accused of weapon and drug charges and four people had previously sought domestic violence injunctions against him, according to The Orlando Sentinel.

However, a woman who knew Cashe told a Fox35 reporter she thought Cashe was a “cool guy” before the shooting.

4. Cashe Is Accused of Randomly Shooting Other People, Including a Student Waiting for a Bus

WPBF-TV reported that police say, after shooting the four people in the house, Cashe allegedly proceeded to randomly target two “innocent bystanders” on the street.

The Orlando Sentinel reported that witnesses described how Cashe was allegedly dressed all in black when he shot the Winter Springs High student and another man.

Cashe was arrested and is in custody.

According to WESH.com, a police officer heard the shots emanating from the bus stop, leading police to track Cashe down and arrest him.

5. Police Had Intervened Earlier in the Domestic Argument

According to USA Today, police had responded earlier in the day to a domestic argument between Cashe and the female victim later murdered.

“Cashe and a woman became involved in an altercation at a gas station involving ‘property,’” USA Today quoted the police spokeswoman as saying.

According to USA Today, “Police were called, calmed both people down and left the scene. A short time later, police received a 911 call asking for an officer to check on the woman.” Another argument had ignited in the home, so officers responded and “quelled” it, the newspaper reported.

Cashe is accused of leaving but returning to the home around 6 a.m. March 27 and opening fire, USA Today reported.

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Deborah Liles: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Police are hunting for the killer of a well-liked Florida elementary school music teacher who was found murdered inside of her home.

The slaying of music teacher Deborah Liles remains a mystery ever since her husband found her brutalized body lying on the kitchen floor on March 23.

Police have not identified any suspects in the case.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Liles Was Found Dead Inside Her Home & Was a Previous Victim of a Violent Home Invasion

Liles’ husband, Mike, found her dead inside their Panama Park, Florida home, according to Action News Jax.

The television station reported that Liles was lying dead on the kitchen floor and quoted her husband as saying, “There was blood everywhere and the weapon that killed her was laying on the floor.” What that weapon was has not been disclosed.

WESH.com reported that, according to one of Liles’ daughters, Mike Liles called 911 after finding his wife and was seen sobbing at the scene. “Police tape all around, this street was blocked of completely, crime scene units everywhere, detectives, unmarked cars and my dad sobbing,” the daughter said, according to the television station.

Liles’ car was missing, as were other items not revealed. That led her husband to declare to Jacksonville.com that the murder stemmed from a robbery. Police said Liles had “multiple injuries,” the newspaper reported.

According to Jacksonville.com, Liles “also had been similarly victimized in a high-profile case in 1993 when she was robbed, beaten and tied up at the same home by a man who said he was looking for yard work.”

That man, Curtis Head, then 44, “became the first person in Florida convicted under the state’s home invasion law” but is still in prison, the newspaper reported.

2. Police Found Liles’ Car Abandoned Nearby

The Jacksonville, Florida Sheriff’s Department said that Liles’ car was stolen.

“The stolen vehicle that was taken during the murder of Deborah Liles has been recovered …in the 3800 block of Notter Avenue off Golfair Boulevard. We are asking anyone in that area who may have observed anyone near the vehicle, or driving to call police. This is an active ongoing investigation,” authorities wrote on Facebook.

“Anyone who knows anything about this murder is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or email us at [email protected] To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000 contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS,” the Sheriff’s Department said.

The department noted that the above photo of vehicle is similar to Liles’ car but is not the actual vehicle.

3. Liles Was Remembered as a ‘Musical Inspiration’ & ‘Great Teacher’

One friend wrote on Facebook, “Deborah Liles…She was my friend and an amazing person and she will be dearly missed by everyone whose life she ever touched. The music world has lost a truly amazing person and my son and every child at his school will mourn the loss of a great teacher and musical inspiration.”

Another friend who knew Liles wrote on her husband’s Facebook page, “I am an elementary music teacher at Hendricks Ave. who has known your precious bride since she started teaching in 2000. She always had a precious way about her that always brought joy to all of us who knew her! I will never forget one of the last conversations we had about grandchildren, because our 1st will come in June. I had asked what they called her and she said proudly GRANNY! …She truly loves her grand babies and I will always hold that memory of her close to my heart!”

Another friend wrote: “Debbie was not just an awesome music teacher, she was a wonderful friend, a shining witness of God’s love, and a truly good person. My heart is heavy with sadness beyond words.”

4. Deborah Met Josh Groban Shortly Before a ‘Monster Took Her Life,” Her Husband Wrote

Liles’ husband, Michael, is a former Safety Consultant/Trainer at Independent Contractor – Industrial Safety Solutions Inc.

He wrote on Facebook:

Just last Sunday, my sweet bride and I were in New York City to see Josh Groban, superb vocalist and now actor in the Broadway production of ‘The Great Comet’ had the amazing opportunity to have his picture taken with the World Famous Music Teacher, Deborah Liles. He thanked her for everything you do (as a music teacher) and was quick to run over when I simply suggested, ‘Mr. Groban! How about a quick picture with an amazing Music Teacher?’ He was kind enough to run back over for the attached picture. This was the beautiful face of my dear wife of 41 years until a monster took her life in our Panama Park home on Thursday morning. It was a dream come true for Debbie and I both. I only wish I could wake up from the nightmare I have been having since Thursday at noon when I discovered someone else’s handiwork. Thank you to Josh Groban for making our last weekend together so special.

Mike Liles told Action News Jax that he was married to his wife for 41 years and met her as children. He told the television station Deborah loved “God, music, family and kids,” and said “we were the real deal.”

5. Liles’ Children Have Spoken Out After Her Murder

Liles’ daughters have also spoken out publicly after their mother’s death. Liles and her husband have five children, according to WESH.com.

They described her as a good person who was devoted to teaching music to children and obtained grants to purchase violins, reported Jacksonville.com.

According to Liles’ Facebook page, she studied at UNF, Memphis State University, Jacksonville University, Stetson University and Episcopal High School. In 2015, she made the above photo her cover photo.

In 2011, she wrote in one of her few public posts, “I really don’t like facebook or computers. If I really want to talk to you I will lift up my heavy phone and call you as they did in the dark ages. That way I will hear the lovely tone of your voice and know your true emotions……..and that is what is on my mind.”

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