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'Wife Swap' Family Son Kills Mother, Brother ... Attempts Suicide

6/16/2017 12:34 PM PDT

1:19 PM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell us Jacob is currently listed in critical condition.A family featured on "Wife Swap" is at the center of a double murder investigation after one of the kids allegedly shot and killed his mother, his brother and then turned the gun on himself.

The Stockdale family, described on the show as "devoutly religious" ... appeared on an episode in 2008. Cops say on Thursday, 25-year-old Jacob Stockdale shot and killed his mother, Kathryn, and 21-year-old brother, James.

He then shot himself, and was taken by helicopter to a hospital. He's still alive, but his condition is unknown.

The family of 4 brothers made up a blue grass band with their dad. According to the family's website, Jacob was a renowned fiddle player in Ohio.

Still unclear what led to the shooting.

Wife Swap: Stockdale from Andrew Suhl on Vimeo.

40 Glocc Injured in Shooting ... At a Funeral

6/16/2017 7:59 AM PDT
Breaking News

Rapper 40 Glocc was gunned down while attending a funeral in San Bernardino, CA ... and remains hospitalized with his injuries.

Law enforcement sources confirm the rapper was shot in the arm and chest around 2:30 PM Thursday at a cemetery. At the same time, a woman in the area was run over by a car ... though it's unclear if the 2 incidents are connected.

40 Glocc, who's famously beefed with the Game and Lil Wayne, is reportedly in stable condition.

Police detained several people at the crime scene, but no arrests have been made yet.

Serena Williams' Dad Dangerous & Gun-Obsessed ... Wife Claims

6/16/2017 7:24 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The estranged wife of Serena Williams' father says she had to remove an "arsenal of firearms including an AK-47" from their home in fear he could harm her or their 5-year-old kid.

Lakeisha Juanita Williams has filed explosive new court docs in her divorce from Richard Williams -- her husband of 7 years -- claiming he's been acting "erratic and hostile" and she's afraid.

Richard initially filed for divorce last month accusing Lakeisha of being an alcoholic and stealing money -- allegations she adamantly denies in her response, obtained by TMZ Sports.

In fact, 38-year-old Lakeisha claims she's been essentially raising their child on her own because 75-year-old Richard refuses to get involved. She says school officials, teachers and doctors will corroborate her claims.

Lakeisha also says he's afraid Richard will go all "scorched Earth" on her to retaliate for airing their issues in court. She claims Richard will essentially cut her off financially.

As for the guns, Lakeisha says they have been "safeguarded" and are available at the court's request.

Rep. Pete Aguilar Nats Park 'Safest Place in D.C.' ... After Shooting

6/15/2017 4:00 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Rep. Pete Aguilar says the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park will be the safest place to be in D.C. Thursday night ... and believes your elected officials are about to put on a very unique show. 

We spoke to the California congressman, who's playing for the Dems in the charity game -- and he felt extremely confident in the ramped up security after Wednesday's shooting, which left fellow Rep. Steve Scalise critically injured.

Aside from raising a record amount of money -- more than $1 mil in a day -- he says this year's game will show, more than ever, that Democrats and Republicans really do get along. In fact, Aguilar says the parties get along way more than you'd think.

Of course, we rarely see that when it counts.

Fun fact: Aguilar was wearing an LSU ball cap, as all the players will to honor Scalise's alma mater.

Congress Shooting GOP & Dems United ... We're Not Intimidated for Baseball Game!

6/15/2017 11:09 AM PDT
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Republicans and Dems in the House are united and, surprisingly, fearless the day after the shooting that critically injured House Whip Rep. Steve Scalise ... and they're ready to play ball for him.

TMZ spoke to a handful of congressmen playing in Thursday night's Congressional Baseball Game, and they tell us despite natural safety concerns ... they're not letting it keep them off the field.

Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Doyle -- who's the team manager for the Democrats -- says the game will be more solemn, but both parties agreed the game had to be played. He says ... "We can't let terrorists and would-be assassins change the way we live our lives." 

Two other Democratic Reps, Hakeem Jeffries from NY ... and Pete Aguilar from CA, tell us they have the utmost faith in law enforcement to keep them safe at Nationals Park, the stadium where game's being played. Aguilar added ... "We cannot be intimidated and our democracy is unbreakable." 

We also spoke with several GOP Reps who were on the field during Wednesday's shooting, where James Hodgkinson opened fire. One of them, Rep. Rodney Davis of Illinois, said a silver lining is America finally getting to see the bipartisan friendships in Congress. Yes, they exist. 

According to a rep for Mark Walker of North Carolina, the game has already raised more than $1 million for charity. Last year, it raised just over $500k. 

Virginia Rep. Don Beyer Dems & GOP Are on the Same Team ... In Shooting Fallout

6/14/2017 11:27 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Alexandria, Virginia's own representative in Congress hopes the shooting that injured his colleague can be a uniting force.

We got Congressman Don Beyer -- who reps Virginia's 8th District, including Alexandria -- at Simpson Field Wednesday, where James Hodgkinson opened fire on the GOP's practice sesh ... injuring Rep. Steve Scalise, among others.

He tells our camera guy that this tragedy should get members from both sides of the aisle coming together -- for now, at least -- ahead of Thursday's congressional baseball game ... which is moving forward as scheduled.

Quick side note ... Simpson Field sits near T.C. Williams High School, which is the same school "Remember the Titans" is based on. Beyer's hoping it has the same unifying effect here.

Congress Baseball Shooter Past Arrest for Pointing Gun at Daughter's Friend

6/14/2017 10:11 AM PDT
Breaking News

James T. Hodgkinson had a violent history involving guns long before he opened fire on the congressional baseball practice.

According to police records ... Hodgkinson was busted in 2006 for allegedly punching his daughter's 20-year-old female friend and striking a male friend with the butt of a shotgun. Police say he also fired a shot that didn't hit anyone.

Hodgkinson was trying to get his daughter to leave the friend's house ... but when she refused, he got physical. Police say he grabbed his daughter by her hair, and pulled her to the floor.

The daughter broke free and tried to flee in a car, but he reached in and cut her seat belt with a pocketknife. That's when he punched the female friend in the face with a closed fist.

According to the docs ... the male friend then confronted Hodgkinson, who pulled out a shotgun and pointed it at the guy, and then struck him with the wooden stock of the gun.

He was arrested for aggravated discharge of a firearm and domestic battery, but the charges were later dismissed.

Congress Shooter Intense Gun Battle Captured by Witness and Neighbor

6/14/2017 11:05 AM PDT

James Hodgkinson's rifle shots at congressmen rang out in the neighborhood around the baseball field ... and it was captured by one witness and a nearby resident.

The first video is from a witness close to Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, and really captures the intensity and horror of the shooting which injured 5 people, including House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise. At one point a man can be seen lying on the baseball field.

The second video is audio recorded on the back porch of a woman in the neighborhood. 

More than a dozen shots are heard as the woman and another neighbor tried to figure out what the hell was happening. The Hill first posted the raw video.

Hodgkinson was eventually taken out by responding officers ... and died later at a hospital.

Donald Trump: Congress Shooter Is Dead

6/14/2017 8:43 AM PDT

President Donald Trump says the man who opened fire on a congressional baseball practice has died from injuries in the shootout with capitol police.

The shooter has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson -- a 66-year-old man from Illinois who has publicly called for the destruction of Trump and his supporters. 

POTUS addressed the media moments ago and said Hodgkinson "has now died."

As we previously reported, Hodgkinson walked up to a baseball practice in Virginia early Wednesday morning and opened fire -- striking Rep. Steve Scalise and others.

Capitol police officers on the scene exchanged gunfire with Hodgkinson -- striking him. The officers were also shot. They survived and are being treated for their injuries. 

Trump called the incident a "very, very brutal assault."

He described Scalise as a "good friend, he's a patriot and a fighter."

Trump also praised the capitol police officers as heroes.

Congressional Baseball Team Gunman Opens Fire with Rifle ... Rep. Scalise Hit

6/14/2017 5:41 AM PDT
Breaking News

7:48 AM PT -- Law enforcement has identified the shooter as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Illinois.At least one congressman has been shot -- along with several other people -- after a gunman opened fire on a Congressional baseball team practice.

Police say the gunman fired an automatic rifle, and reportedly got off as many as 50 shots Wednesday morning as the team was gathering in Alexandria, VA. Rep. Steve Scalise, the House Majority Whip, was shot in the hip, and was in stable condition before going into surgery.

In total, 5 people were hospitalized -- that number includes the shooter.

Witnesses say Sen. Jeff Flake was at bat when the shooting broke out.

Sen. Rand Paul -- who was at the scene -- says if not for heroic police stepping in and saving the day, it would have been a "massacre." He added, "Nobody would have survived without the Capitol Police."

Rep. Mo Brooks helped one victim who was shot in the leg by using his belt as a tourniquet.

Police say they have the suspect in custody.

President Trump tweeted about the incident, calling Scalise a "true friend and patriot."

Congressional Democrats had gathered at a different field to practice for tomorrow's charity game against Republicans ... and they huddled in prayer after hearing about the shooting.

Story developing ...

Ex-NBA Player Sebastian Telfair Arrested in Brooklyn With Loaded Guns, Ammo & Drugs

6/11/2017 8:20 PM PDT

6:45 AM PT -- Telfair was released on $75,000 bond around 12:30am.

Telfair's bail bondsman, Ira Judelson, tells us Telfair lives in Florida and has a license for guns there, but not in New York.Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was arrested this weekend with a small arsenal on him that made it seem like he was ready for military combat.

32-year-old Telfair and an 18-year-old man, Jami Thomas, were busted by Brooklyn PD Sunday while in possession of 4 firearms -- 3 pistols and what appears to be a semi-automatic rifle. Cops say he was also carrying a TON of rounds for the guns, as well as marijuana. Cops also found a bullet-proof vest in their Ford pickup truck, which reportedly carried Florida plates.

Officers took a photo of the weapons ... it looks like Telfair and his guy were ramping up for something major with this kind of fire power. 

The ex-point guard played on a number of teams between 2004 and 2013 -- from the Portland Trail Blazers, the Boston Celtics, the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Cleveland Cavaliers and finally to the Toronto Raptors. He ended up playing professionally in China after that. 

Telfair was arrested in 2007 after a loaded gun was found in his car, and pled guilty to criminal possession of a weapon.

Story developing ... 

London Bridge Terror Attack Fake Suicide Belts Worn By Terrorists Looked Real

6/11/2017 7:03 AM PDT

London police have released photos of the fake suicide belts worn by the London Bridge terrorists ... which reportedly turned out to be water bottles wrapped in tape.

The belts were strapped to the 3 men as they mowed down pedestrians on the Bridge, then went to a nearby restaurant and stabbed numerous people.

All 3 were shot and killed.

London authorities say the fake devices looked authentic and were presumably used to hold people at bay as they executed their plot.

8 people were killed during the attack last weekend and at least 48 were injured. Among the injured ... 4 unarmed police officers. 

Aaron Carter I Won't Pack Heat at L.A. Pride ... Emotions Got Me

6/11/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Aaron Carter regrets suggesting he'll not only pack heat at the L.A. Gay Pride Parade this weekend, but he'd shoot anyone who came for his fans.

Aaron told TMZ Thursday he's ready to fight terrorists with his own brand of terror ... a gun, which he's more than willing to use.

But later Friday he moonwalked his statement back, saying emotions got the best of him. 

Aaron will perform at the parade, which is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people. Security is super tight. 

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