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Man charged with using ‘electroshock weapon,’ flagpole to assault cop during Capitol riot

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Man charged with using ‘electroshock weapon,’ flagpole to assault cop during Capitol riot

The Justice Department has charged a California man with assaulting a police officer during the deadly Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

Officials charged Daniel Rodriguez, 38, with using an “electric shock weapon” and a flagpole against Officer Michael Fanone of DC’s Metropolitan Police Department, who pleaded with the mob to spare his life during the riot.

The indictment, which can be read here, did not explicitly name Fanone, but referred to the victim as “a law enforcement officer, that is M.F., an officer from the Metropolitan Police Department.”

The Huffington Post first reported that M.F. is Fanone.

Fanone recounted to reporters how he heard the rioters encourage each other to “kill him with his own gun” while they tried to take his weapon from him.

“It was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen,” Fanone said at the time.

Rodriguez faces eight charges, including assault on police officers, theft of government property and chaotic behavior on the premises of the U.S. Capitol with dangerous or deadly weapons.

The FBI received tips about Rodriguez in January, including one from a man Rodriguez seemingly assaulted on video at a Los Angeles rally.

The charges against Rodriguez were filed last week but were only made public on Wednesday after the Justice Department unsealed the indictment.

Rodriguez is the second man indicted on charges related to the assault on Fanone. Earlier this month, New York resident Thomas Sibick was arrested on multiple charges including obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder and assaulting or impeding officers.

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Multiple people shot at Indianapolis FedEx facility

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Multiple people were shot at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis on Thursday night, a report said.

Police first responded to reports of an active shooter at the building near the Indianapolis International Airport at about 11:10 p.m., WISH reported.

Dispatchers declared the shooting a “mass casualty” incident, which allows for more emergency responders, the report said.

Police did not immediately reveal how many people were shot, or the conditions of the victims.

One of the shooting victims was shot in her left arm as she sat in her car in the parking lot of the building, her uncle, Parminder Singh told CBS 4 reporter Courtney Crown.

“She called. She said there was a shooting in the Fedex [building],” Singh said.

He said his niece was hospitalized and is doing “fine.”

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Chicago Police release new video it says shows Adam Toledo was armed

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Chicago Police release new video it says shows Adam Toledo was armed

Chicago police say the 13-year-old who was shot dead by cops last month was holding a gun just before he was gunned down.

Video footage released by the CPD shows Adam Toledo running in an alley before being asked to stop and put his hands up, according to CBS 2 Chicago.

A grainy close up of the seventh-grader shows him holding what police claim is a gun in his right hand. Less than a second later, he was shot dead.

Disturbing body cam video shows the whole March 29 incident.

“Police, stop, stop right f—-g now,” Officer Eric Stillman is heard saying as he chased the teen down an alley. “Hands. Show me your f—-g hands.”

“Drop it, drop it,” the 34-year-old cop yells, before Toledo is seen turning around and the cop fires a single shot. 

Cops were responding to reports of gunshots in the area when they encountered Toledo and another suspect.

Police have maintained the Little Village incident was an armed confrontation, and a weapon was recovered.

Prosecutors had said Toledo was carrying a gun, but walked back the statement Thursday, saying the attorney “failed to fully inform himself,” and “the video speaks for itself,” the CBS affiliate reported.

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Chicago prosecutor not ‘fully informed’ when he told judge Adam Toledo was armed

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A Chicago prosecutor was not fully informed when he told a judge that 13-year-old Adam Toledo was armed with a gun when the teen was fatally shot by a police officer last month, a report said.

Cook County Assistant State Attorney James Murphy made the statement during a bond hearing for 21-year-old Ruben Roman, who was with Toledo leading up to the March 29 police shooting, WGN 9 reported.

“The officer tells [Toledo] to drop it as [Toledo] turns towards the officer. [Toledo] has a gun in his right hand,” the attorney said during the hearing, according to the report.

But on Thursday, a spokesperson for Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told the outlet that a prosecutor in their office did not have all the information before presenting his argument.

“An attorney who works in this office failed to fully inform himself before speaking in court,” the spokesperson said.

Also on Thursday, video footage was released of Toledo’s killing, part of which shows the teen appearing to raise his hands a split second before he was fatally shot.

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