Cleveland Browns Rookie Ausar Walcott Arrested For Attempted Murder

Cleveland Browns Rookie Ausar Walcott Arrested For Attempted MurderCleveland Browns rookie linebacker Ausar Walcott was charged with attempted murder after allegedly punching a man outside of a New Jersey bar early Sunday morning, Abbott Koloff of The Record reports:

‘Turned himself in’

Walcott, who told police he has been living with a friend in Maywood, was charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault and third degree endangering an injured victim, White said. He was arrested Tuesday morning after he turned himself in to police, and his bail was set at $500,000 cash, White said. He was scheduled to be sent to the Passaic County Jail in Paterson on Tuesday evening.

The Browns have released Walcott, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

‘Critical condition’

The report states the supposed incident took place at The Palace Gentlemen’s Club in Passaic. The charges stem from Walcott allegedly punching a 24-year-old man identified as Derrick Jones in the head just after 3 a.m. on Sunday.

Walcott signed with the Browns last month after attending the team’s rookie minicamp. The New Jersey native played college football at Virginia, appearing in 45 games and making 128 tackles in four years with the Cavaliers.

Based on the latest information provided by The Record, the victim remains in critical condition at a local hospital.

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Source: Tim Daniels | Bleacher Report

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Five-year-old Boy Fatally Shoots 2-year-old Sister

Five-year-old Boy Fatally Shoots 2-year-old SisterA Kentucky mother stepped outside of her home just for a few minutes, but it was long enough for her 5-year-old son to accidentally shoot and kill his 2-year-old sister with the .22-caliber rifle he got for his birthday, state officials said.

‘Guns at an early age’

The shooting in southern Kentucky has been ruled an accident, Kentucky State Police Trooper Billy Gregory said. Young children in the area are often introduced to guns at an early age, Gregory said.

On Wednesday, state police were still investigating toddler Caroline Sparks’ death, CNN affiliate WLEX reported. Her family kept the Crickett rifle in what they considered to be a safe spot, Cumberland County Coroner Gary White told the CNN affiliate. The boy was playing with it Tuesday when it accidentally went off and killed his sister, White said.

‘Rifle models for kids’

The Crickett website features three .22-caliber rifle models for kids, with shoulder stock colors ranging from pink to red, white and blue swirls. “My first rifle” is the company’s slogan. Family members Wednesday described the shooting as an accident.

Caroline Sparks’ death comes after two other incidents in recent months involving young children shooting others. In early April, a 4-year-old boy in Tennessee shot and killed a 48-year-old woman, and just days later, 6-year-old Brandon Holt was killed in New Jersey after being shot in the head by his 4-year-old playmate.

Were the parents at fault in the fatal shooting accident? How young is “too young” when it comes to handling firearms?

Source: Leigh Remizowski, CNN

Image: RT