Thursday, August 8 2013 9:49 PM EDT2013-08-09 01:49:39 GMT
As Alisha Waters lay on the floor of the building where she worked, barely clinging to life Tuesday morning, she managed to tell the police chief that it was her estranged husband who had shot her fourMore >
As Alisha Waters lay on the floor barely clinging to life Tuesday morning, she managed to tell the police chief that it was her estranged husband who had shot her four times. Three months and three weeks earlier, Waters had asked a Kenton County judge for an order of protection against him. The judge denied her request.More >
Thursday, August 8 2013 12:15 AM EDT2013-08-08 04:15:12 GMT
Devon Snider says her childhood friend, D.J. Mathis, isn't who people now think he is. "He was a great guy. Heart of gold. Would do anything for you," Snider said. Fort Thomas Police say he's the sameMore >
A woman fearing for her life filed for a restraining order but was denied by the judge. Now she's facing paralysis after being shot by her estranged husband. The exclusive information in the 24 hours leading up to the attempted murder-suicide in Ft. Thomas.More >
Tuesday, August 6 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-08-06 22:38:47 GMT
Court documents obtained by FOX19 at the Kenton County Courthouse give a window into the life of Alisha Waters and the estranged husband who, authorities say, tried to take her life at a medical buildingMore >
Court documents obtained by FOX19 give a window into the life of Alisha Waters and the estranged husband who, authorities say, tried to take her life on Tuesday morning. Waters had tried to warn authorities back in April that she was "in fear for the safety of myself and our dogs."More >
FORT THOMAS, KY (FOX19) -
Police released surveillance video and 911 calls related to the attempted murder-suicide in Ft. Thomas.
It happened just after 8 a.m. Tuesday at a medical office building at 20 Grand Avenue. The suspected gunman, DJ Mathis, is dead and Alisha Waters, his soon to be ex-wife, is in the hospital facing paralysis.
On Friday, surveillance video from the Florence gun shop 'Triggers' was released, showing Mathis purchasing the .380 handgun less than 24 hours before the shooting took place.
In the video, it takes Mathis about 30 minutes to pick out the gun and walk out with it.
DISPATCHER: 911, what's your emergency?
CALLER: Hurry, hurry. I'm at 20 North Grand Avenue. Someone's shooting downstairs.
DISPATCHER: Somebody is what?
CALLER: Somebody is shooting in our building downstairs.
Police responded immediately to the office buildings on North Grand Avenue and say that Waters, who works on the third floor of the office building as a receptionist for Personal-Touch Home Care, was attempting to get into the elevator when she was shot five times.
Rewind less than 24 hours from that scene to Mathis purchasing the handgun. In surveillance video, he's seen testing it out before the purchase. A short time later, he walks over to another counter to fill out an application.
According to a statement released by Triggers, "Mr. Mathis completed all paperwork necessary to purchase a firearm… He was cleared by the FBI through their background check. It was only after that FBI approval that the firearm was sold to Mr. Mathis."
About 25 minutes after he picked out the gun, he leaves the store.
Monday, April 21 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:59:19 GMT
Authorities said a death investigation is underway in a KCK neighborhood.Kansas City, KS, police were called about 12:40 p.m. Sunday to the 700 block of North 70th Terrace.No other details were immediatelyMore >
Authorities said a death investigation is underway in a KCK neighborhood.More >
Sunday, April 20 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-04-20 16:25:32 GMT
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Authorities are investigating a convenience store shooting.More >
Friday, April 18 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:53:24 GMT
The police department's statements detail their use of GPS tracking, surveillance and the help of tips from the public that led to the eventual arrest of Mohammed Whitaker, the man suspected of being theMore >
Court documents detail how new-age technology, old-fashioned police work and observant eyewitnesses led to the capture of the man that authorities say was responsible for a string of highway shootings that terrorized the area.More >