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bombshell about amazon and how the company is responding, next. first, an unarmed man shot to death in his own doorway. now the officer who pulled her is charged with murder. john geer died after a standoff with police in fairfax county nearly two years ago. today, former officer adam torres is being held without bond. tom roussey has the family's reaction. he has also spoken with the police department and has developments as well? tom: you will hear that in a moment. things moved very slowly of this investigation. today, a whole lot happened. returned anry indictment on officer adam torres. tonight he turned himself in at the police department. at he crossed the street, the jail, at this hour where he is being held on no bond. >> the loss of life in this case
impacts the geer family and all of us. the fairfax county police chief and supervisor chair spoke about the officers second-degree murder indictment. s shot john geer in his doorway. head said that he had put his hands down, but his geer'sofficer said shaw-howar hands were made up. >> the use of force was not necessary in this matter. federal and local prosecutors accused fairfax county of obstruction. learned a lot about sharing information in a timely way, which is a row and satisfying. >> what was acceptable in the past is no longer acceptable in the present. tom: some question whether the system is changing. >> it is a good step, but it is
two years too late. it says something about the ability tond its foreign indictment, but whether it has to do with the board of supervisors or police department, i don't know, probably not. in jailm torres tonight, charged in second-degree murder with no bond. father told me by phone this was a long time coming, but he feels like justice, his words, is finally starting to prevail. tom roussey, abc 7 news. leon: breaking now, a father under arrest for the murder of his infant son. the five week old was found unresponsive tuesday last week. robert smith sr. was charged with first-degree murder. died of that the child
multiple blunt force injuries. the search for who killed a recent american university student, matthew shlonsky." the police hope that surveillance footage will help solve the case. jay korff has more on the video. metro police what you to take a very close look at the images we are about to show. the say they could solve homicide that has shaken the city. >> this is video from a burglary that occurred august 12. jay: this video of three suspects of a burglary in bowie earlier this month may be critical in solving the homicide of the innocent bystander. these three suspects fled in a burgundy chrysler 300. chief lanier said that same car was seen speeding away from streetsand as straigs
southwest, where matthew shlonsky was killed just outside of the shaw-howard metro station after two people traded gunfire from separate sides of the street. they say that shlonsky was not the target. others were also called on video. the police believe the proliferation of guns is part of the reason for the higher crime. chief lanier: we have recovered 102 illegal firearms, which is staggering. : chief lanier also said this is a troubling trend, that aps and dice games have been causing gunfire. she wants the public to call immediately if they see these games, and that if anybody who recognizes the persons of interest and contact authorities. jay korff, abc 7 news.
leon: turning now to the weather, more heat and humidity setting up the chance of storms tomorrow. let's check the timeline with meteorologist brian van de graaff. brian: it is pretty steamy out there. this pattern will be ripped it if, although tomorrow not quite as intense. the belfort furniture weather center, 80 degrees, in the city, southwind at 12. it feels like 83. scanning the skies with live doppler, there could be sprinkles in southern maryland. most of us should remain dry. frederick, 74 andrews, 75 manassas. low 70's downtown through the evening, 60's in the suburbs. tomorrow, and isolated storm, with the best chance wednesday and thursday. leon: a real heartbreaker, people across the area mourning the death of leonard robinson. known to many of us as the route
29 batman, he died in a car crash near hagerstown. he would often visit sick children dressed up as batman. very sight of batman that brought smiles to face is young and old. >> he would walk into the room and you would see the little , no hair withces chemotherapy, all of a sudden their faces would be like, "oh, my god, batman is here." robinson gained his nickname when officers from over in 2012. he was dressed up as the caped crusader and was driving the same pet mobile involved in last night's crash. >> his heart was so full of love. of what our purpose is as human beings, to make the world a better place, he did that. robinson is survived by three sons.
heartbroken,ily is they are comforted by the joy that robinson brought to so many. 7 on your side with a consumer alert. it is worse than we thought, the irs says the cyber theft of american taxpayer information may have affected twice as many people. some 220,000 people may have had their tax forms stolen. to irs is sending letters warn victims of possible identity theft and all for free credit protection. an extraill also get id number to protect themselves in the future. bezos isceo jeff pushing back against a blistering exposé in "the new york times," with current and former employees who called amazon "a brutal and soulless work place." bezos said today that people must be treated with empathy and respect. describe the key to amazon's success.
bezos: the whole culture starts with the customer and works backwards. they said that he was backstabbing and had a disregard for people with cancer. in an e-mail, he said that any employees who experience they should contact him directly. a new initiative to fight the growing heroin epidemic on the east coast. the obama administration said the tragedy -- strategy will be to provide greater treatment and crackdown down on those supplying the drug. public health professionals will work with law enforcement in 15 states. they will share information after overdose incidents and drug raids. >> it's important recognize it is also apelike health issue. a focus on prevention and treatment and education is really important in making sure that everybody is working together. se has more than
doubled in the past decade among young adults. overdose deaths have more than quadrupled in the same time. a major decision when it comes to women's health, tomorrow the fda will announce whether they will approve a "female viagra." that one in 10 women suffer from low sex drive. in june, and advisory panel voted in favor of the drug after some emotional testimony. sufferedriage has greatly, so much so the conversation of divorce is on the table, stemming from my low sexual desire. leon: there have been stumbling hittingfor the drug the market, including its efficacy and safety of the drug. have seen this every year, a fall frenzy for the pumpkin spice latte. now there is a novel new ingredient. believe it or not, they will
real pumpkin in this time around, starbucks changing its recipe, the popular drink being made with real pumpkin instead of the caramel kabul rang. coloring. panera said they will offer the same drink. still ahead -- >> had the seat help off. leon: decades after a grizzly crash, a woman is reunited with the people save her.
a gentleman. the young man was gunned down after walking his date home in southwest washington. haveaddison would celebrated his 30th birthday today. friends and family are convinced the murder was a case of mistaken identity. happy birthday to you ♪ roz: the family and friends of ryan addison had planned to celebrate her's birthday tonight. instead, they are hoping for the candlelight vigil at the spot where he was gunned down. i need to know why you shot my son. roz: it happened just after midnight august 11 on martin luther king avenue southwest. to her walked his date apartment, then went home when some of the open fire and shot him multiple times. the police are baffled.
hired as a just been security guard and by all accounts was one of the good guys. in fronts whole world of him, a new job, an opportunity to finish college. he was not a bum. he was not doing drugs. he did not hustle. my brother only wanted to see people grow and prosper. roz: now his family is pleading for help to bring his killer to justice. >> never did this, you are wrong. we need closure, we need justice. my mother doesn't deserve this. >> if you know something, saw something, heard something, please call the anonymous hotline. roz: tonight, detectives call this a predator case, vendors killing somebody for no up during reason, and they need your help to solve it. roz plater, abc 7 news. knownthe nations oldest
u.s. veteran has died. 110 years old. she visited president obama at the white house last month. she was 38 when she joined the women's auxiliary corps in world war ii. president obama sent his condolences for those who were inspired by her long and quintessentially american life. inemotional reunion decades the making, happening between the mother of four people once save her life. lisa was a senior in high school when her car was hit ryan out of control dump truck in 1986. two students at st. vincent buttti died in that crash, lisa survived, which these first responders remembered like it happened yesterday. >> i cut the seatbelt off of
you. i was the paramedic on the first unit that respondent. leon: she said that she always wanted to thank those who saved her, and today she got her chance. that is the kind of thing that makes those guys want to go to work every day. what about us? brian: may be less hot, but the heat and humidity are back. it will be a couple days before we get relief. hunker down. wear lots of deodorant. this is the national harbor sunset, the capital wheel. beautiful pink sky, scattered clouds. numbers, the morningside, 94 degrees, currently 76. culpeper checking in at 77 after a high of 99. 78 in oakton right now. right now in southern maryland, 73, 92 was the high.
was 87.6, the average i think as we go through the day tomorrow, we will be closer to 90 with showers possible. most locales. it will not cool off much. most of the action this evening has been off to the midwest and ohio valley. i think that will stay there one more day before getting here. tomorrow through the day, dry to start. in the afternoon, clout stream in. showers may try to fire off in the afternoon. i think the afternoon storm chances, the best chances will be to the west. wednesday and thursday they will be more widespread. overnight temperatures in the 70's, 89 tuesday with an isolated shower or storm. wednesday, 87, showers become more scattered. days, thursday pretty much like wednesday, scattered showers and storms.
friday, still in the 80's, but less humidity. friday and saturday should feel better. most of the weekend drive, a shower chance sunday, but the humidity lingering a few more days. leon: this kind of weather, since this guy just finished his first redskins training camp, makes you want to play basketball indoors with air-conditioning. it's not the regular season yet and it's already a mess. leon: it's what we do.
defeated time after time by his own words. we sat down with the first round draft pick and his comments have become the talk of the nfl world . not in a good way. your is rg iii after being asked about the chip on his shoulder. robert: i know on the best quarterback on this team. i feel like i'm the best quarterback in the league, and i have to show that. concedeete come if they the somebody else, they are not trying to be the best they can be. there are guys in the city who have done way more than me, but i still view myself as the best because that is what i worked with every single day. when i step on the field, it's time for me to prove it. have the nights off before heading to colorado. the nationals have lost six in a row. meanwhile, the orioles just moving right along. 2fter slaughtering the a's 18-
last night, not slowing down tonight. stephen clevenger, his first home run of the year. the orioles win 4-2, sweeping the a's. before the game, five-year-old haley, here with a prosthetic hand. she gets to throw out the first pitch. that is the play of the day. good throw. this is when baseball gets a little too dangerous, yankees-twins, nunez at the plate. the liner right to the face of brian mitchell. that is why i did not play baseball. he would leave in the second inning with a small fracture. yikes. one of my favorite stories, halftime at the arizona rattlers game, arena football.
this is one of their lineman joining the cheerleaders midway through the dance, stealing the show. oscar is a professional dancer and choreographer, but i'm pretty sure that he could be a lineman on some team in the nfl. they are 4.5ats, for firstnd the mets place in the national league east. brian: that is something you cannot unsee. leon: i'm going to lose sleep. chippendale's.he
leon: veterinarians are closely watching the and at the national zoo. they are reducing noise just in case she is pregnant. she was artificially inseminated days ago, but they say it is hard to tell if she is pregnant. she is sleeping most of the day, eating less, spending more time in her den, which could mean
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tomorrow. brian: uh, not as bad. robert: nice. brian: a slight chance of a cooling shower tomorrow, better chance wednesday and thursday. it will be toasty. friday and saturday looking better with sunshine and dry weather. leon: get out there and start working on your splits. robert: i will catch up with oscar. i don't know. leon: