Syracuse cop held gun to girlfriend’s head, beat her while driving, court docs show

Ahmad H. Mims was arrested in Onondaga County and Warren County on Sept. 15 after he beat up his girlfriend and held his gun to her head. Mims is a Syracuse police officer. He was suspended with pay shortly after the arrests. (Provided by NYS Troopers)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A city cop held his gun to his girlfriend’s head, beat her up and threatened her friend at gunpoint, according to court documents.

Ahmad H. Mims was arrested Sept. 15 and charged with assault, menacing and criminal weapon possession, all misdemeanors.

Court documents obtained by syracuse.com reveal the brutality of the crimes Mims was charged with. In a sworn statement, his girlfriend told of times Mims attacked her, brandished his gun and threatened to kill himself if she went to the authorities, often after a night of drinking. She described four instances over two months.

The girlfriend reported his abuse and suicidal behavior to the Syracuse Police Department on Sept. 8.

Mims has been suspended from the department with pay since Sept. 17.

Sgt. Rick Helterline, a Syracuse police spokesman, said Mims was out of work on an “unrelated injury” for the days between the girlfriend’s report and Mims’ arrest. Helterline said police recovered his service weapon “immediately after this information was developed.”

Mims, 34, is a member of the Crime Reduction Team, a specialized unit tasked with combating the city’s worst criminals. He grew up in North Syracuse, and was a standout high school basketball player. He’s been with the Syracuse Police Department since 2011 and made $106,710 last year.

Here’s the account of what happened, according to sworn statements from the girlfriend and a witness, which prompted an investigation and arrest:

Mims is accused of holding his girlfriend at gunpoint in the passenger seat of his Dodge Durango while driving. He had gone to her house in Cicero at 3 a.m. on July 6 and tried to take her cell phone.

While the two argued, one of her male friends pulled up to the house. She had invited the friend over for support after she and Mims fought earlier in the night, she said. The friend and girlfriend said Mims began yelling at the man and approached the car. He pulled a black handgun from his waistband, pulled the slide to put a round in the chamber and told the man to “get the **** out of here.”

Mims — who the girlfriend said was drunk — then forced his girlfriend into his SUV and began driving around Cicero while shouting at her and waving his handgun. She said she begged him to let her go. As they drove on South Bay Road over Interstate 81, he put the gun to the left side of her head. He swore at her and hit her at least once in the head.

The girlfriend fled the vehicle as they pulled into the parking lot of the Kinney Drugs store on Thompson Road. Mims chased her down, put her in a headlock and dragged her back into the car, she said.

Several weeks later, the couple went to Lake George. After spending the day on Mims’ boat with friends, the two got in an argument. He had discovered Snapchat messages on her phone from male friends, which she described as innocent.

They were in his vehicle near Million Dollar Beach when the argument began. She tried to jump from the moving vehicle. He pulled her into his lap and punched her in the face and ribs then threw her against the passenger door. Blood spattered from her face onto the window.

She said Mims was immediately remorseful, and pulled into a rest area where he began hitting himself in the head with his gun.

They spent the rest of the weekend at the Rodeway Inn hotel icing her injuries, since her face was swollen and bloody. They agreed to make up a story that she had been jumped in a bar so family and friends wouldn’t know what had happened.

About two weeks after that, the girlfriend told Mims the relationship was over. She threatened to tell police what he had done. Mims left to drink, she said. Later, he texted her from his Syracuse police email account saying he wouldn’t go to jail. He sent a picture of himself with a gun in his mouth.

Three days later, on Sept. 8, the girlfriend again told Mims the relationship was over after he had decided to go out drinking with some cop friends. Mims again threatened suicide. The girlfriend then called another officer in the SPD to report his behavior.

Around 5 a.m. on Sept. 9, Mims was picked up by police and brought to the hospital. On Sept. 10, a family court judge approved a restraining order barring Mims from going near the girlfriend, and she decided to press criminal charges.

Warrants were issued for Mims’ arrest in Onondaga County and Warren County on Sept. 15, after state police investigated and took sworn statements from the girlfriend and the man Mims’ allegedly threatened with a gun.

According to an arrest report, Mims turned himself in to state police in Syracuse at 10:50 a.m. on Sept. 15. He was arraigned at 5 p.m. then transported to Warren County and arrested for the assault in Lake George.

He was arraigned in Glens Falls City Court Sunday morning, Sept. 16.

That Monday, the Syracuse Police Department suspended him. He’s been suspended with pay since, pending the results of his case. His court date in Warren County is scheduled for Dec. 13.

Niether Mims’ attorney, the girlfriend nor the Onondaga County District Attorney handling the case could be reached for comment Wednesday.

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Woman allegedly shoots husband in head for speaking to her in the wrong tone of voice!

Lawanda Brown, 57, was arrested for attempted murder, the sheriff’s office said. (Nassau County Sheriff’s Office)

FLORIDA — What started out as a simple Google search together, led to a violent act, according to the New York Post.

58-year-old Tony Brown was found in a pool full of blood after his 57-year-old wife, Lawanda Brown, allegedly shot him in the head.

According to the New York Post, the two were working on a project for their consulting agency, when things suddenly took a turn for the worse.

Lawanda said she didn’t like the tone of voice Tony was using towards her when she asked him to search Google for a project template. She told investigators that the last thing she remembered was her husband walking out of the room.

Shortly after, she said her memory then became “a blur.”

Tony was airlifted to the hospital where he is in critical condition. Lawanda was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, according to the New York Post.

She is being held on a $500,000 bail.

According to the New York Post, Tony was nominated in 2001 by President George W. Bush for a position in the US Treasury Department.

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Pregnant Bride and Dad Shot on Wedding By Ex-Wife!

A father has been seriously injured after jumping in the line of fire trying to protect his pregnant daughter from being shot….

According to NewsWeek:

Police said 74-year-old Frederick Waring “took the brunt of the injuries” attempting to save the life of his 23-year-old daughter, who is five months pregnant with twins, reported KYW-TV. Waring is reported to have been shot at least 10 times and is in the hospital in critical condition.

The shootout on the day of the woman’s wedding occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 20 in southwest Philadelphia. Detectives believe the shooting was the result of a domestic issue after the ex-wife of the groom turned up with two other men.

In a news conference, Philadelphia Police Lieutenant John Walker said there was an altercation which stemmed from “jealousy” after the man’s ex-wife saw a Facebook post saying how he was about to get married again.. Shortly before 10:30 p.m. Sunday, the ex-wife and others went to the 23-year-old woman’s home on the 5800 block of Hadfield Street, police said. After the ex-wife approached the woman, “there was some type of altercation,” Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said at a news conference Monday afternoon.

“As that escalated, some of the males in the crowd, at least two, pulled out handguns,” Walker said. “The father of the 23-year-old woman jumped in front of his daughter. Obviously, he took the brunt of the injuries.” The father was shot as many as 10 times in his upper body, Walker said. His daughter was shot in the left hip and leg.

Police did not release either victim’s name or that of the ex-wife. Neighbors on the block where the father and daughter live confirmed that the father’s name is Fred Waring. He was in critical condition Monday afternoon at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, while his daughter was in stable condition, Walker said. He said the motive for the shooting was “jealousy.”

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Police: Woman jailed after slipper-slapping granddaughter??

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 95-year-old Florida woman landed in jail after calling police for help during an argument with her defiant granddaughter.

Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri tells the Daytona Beach News-Journal that Hattie Reynolds probably wasn’t a threat, but her admission of slapping her granddaughter in the face with a slipper qualified as domestic violence.

An arrest report says Reynolds told police Saturday that she wanted 46-year-old Janeen Williams out of her house because she was in bed soaking up the air conditioning Reynolds pays for. When Williams began screaming and swearing at her, Reynolds said she slapped her with the slipper.

Police handcuffed Reynolds and took her to jail for the night. Records show a judge released her on her own recognizance.

A lawyer wasn’t listed on records.

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Louisville man arrested after allegedly opening fire on police officers with air rifle!

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Oscar Walters (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Police say a man opened fire on Louisville Metro Police officers with an air rifle Thursday night, and in the ensuing scuffle, one officer was injured.

According to arrest reports, officers were called to a home on East Kenton Street, near South Brook Street, just after 6 p.m. on March 29, after someone reported that a domestic violence assault was taking place there.

When officers arrived, they spoke with the wife of 68-year-old Oscar Walters, who said her husband had attacked her with a flashlight.

Police say they could see that she had suffered some type of serious head injury after being hit on the head several times. She had to be transported to University Hospital.

At that point, police say three officers went to the front door of the home to try to talk to Walters. That’s when Walters allegedly pointed an air rifle at the officers and opened fire.

Police say the projectiles from the air rifle shattered the glass on the front door and officers had to take cover.

“Air rifles shoot a projectile at 1,000 – 1,500 feet per second,” an officer wrote in the arrest report. “They are used to hunt varmints.”

After firing the rifle, police say Walters came out of the home and they tried to take him into custody, but Walters refused to give up his hands. After a brief struggle, officers were eventually able to subdue him, but not before one of the police officers suffered a fractured right hand.

That officer was taken to Jewish Hospital. According to the arrest report, the injury will require surgery to fix.

Walters was arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, third-degree assault of a police officer and resisting arrest. He is also charged with second-degree assault in connection with the alleged attack on his wife.

He is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.

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