Updates on Texas Mall Shooting


More details have emerged since the horrific tragedy at a Texas mall shooting that took place last Saturday at a leaving at least eight people dead. Authorities have now released the names of some of the victims while evidence suggests the gunman held far-right extremist beliefs.

Texas Mall shooting vigil and memorial assembly for the victims who were killed

Undoubtedly, Saturday’s attack is considered to be the second-deadliest mass shooting of 2023, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive.

Here’s what we know about the Allen, Texas, outlet mall shooting.

The victims who were killed range in age from 3 to 37 years old

Moreover, in a statement Monday afternoon, the Texas Department of Public Safety said it had positively identified the victims in Saturday’s attack.

The agency added that it will not release the identities of anyone under the age of 18 nor the victims who are injured.

The victims have been identified as:

  • Kyu Song Cho, male, age 37, of Dallas
  • Cindy Cho, female, age 35, of Dallas
  • Female, age 11, of Sachse, Texas
  • Female, age 8, of Sachse, Texas
  • Male, age 3, of Dallas
  • Christian LaCour, male, age 20, of Nevada, Texas
  • Elio Cumana-Rivas, male, age 32, of Dallas, Texas
  • Aishwarya Thatikonda, female, age 26, of McKinney, Texas

A Man Was Shot Three Times But Survived

Irvin Walker II had just dropped off his wife at the Allen Premium Outlets in Texas when a gunman fired shots into his car, hitting him three times.

The dad and husband “got into survival mode,” his attorney, Daryl Washington, told ABC News. “He wanted to live.”

Celebrities Are Stepping up to Assist Children Left Without Parents During the Shooting

Arizona Cardinals quarterback and Allen native Kyler Murray made a donation to help a 6-year-old boy who was left an orphan after this weekend’s shooting at the Allen Premium Outlets.Murray donated $15,000 to a GoFundMe for the Cho family. He made an additional $10,000 donation to the Allen, TX Shooting Victims’ Fund.

Former Officer Kim Potter Released From Prison


It was a major case a year ago when former officer Kim Potter, former Brooklyn Center officer, pulled Daunte Wright, 20, over at a traffic stop for not coming to a complete stop while training an officer.

Mugshot of former Minnesota Officer Kim Potter

She thought she pulled out her taser, instead it was her gun and she shot and killed him. She was released from a Minnesota Correctional facility Monday. Subsequently, Potter was convicted of first- and second-degree manslaughter in the April 11, 2021, incident. The incident garnered national attention in addition to several protests for the justice of Daunte Wright. This was just one of thousands of murders of Black people at the hands of police officers for minor crimes, traffic stops, etc.

She had pleaded not-guilty to both charges. She was sentenced last year to 24 months in prison and a fine of $1,000, far below what the prosecution had asked for.

It Was Hard To Watch as The Woman is a Devoted Catholic Who Has Been Married For 20 Plus Years

She also has at least two children, seemingly your wholesome American citizen. Nevertheless, during the trial, she did break down crying saying she was remorseful. She explained that she thought she reached for her taser but it was in fact her gun. During the traffic stop, Daunte attempted to flee, which led Potter to escalate the traffic stop. Wright was pulled over for an expired registration tab and a hanging air freshener in the rearview mirror, according to police. On top of that, Potter claimed that had she not been training another officer, she would have let it slide.

Chris Smith, Former NFL Defense Has Passed Away at Age 31


Abundant prayers going out to the family of Chris Smith. His former agent confirmed the news Tuesday. Smith’s high school alma mater also posted about his passing. “Rest in Peace to a West Rowan Legend!,” West Rowan Football’s account wrote on Twitter. “Chris was a better person than he was player! The impact he had on those around him will be remembered forever!”

Cincinnatti Bengals defense end Chris Smith laugs and talks with teammate and coach, Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnatti

Believe it or not, Chris Smith used to date social media influencer B. Simone, and she’s vocal about her sadness after Smith’s passing.

During the time of his death, Chris Smith was reportedly playing for the Seattle Sea Dragons in the XFL. For those unaware, the XFL, or “Xtreme Football League,” was purchased by actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and RedBird Capital investment group in 2020. The 31-year-old’s move to the XFL was seen as him trying to resurrect his career in football.

Prior to his move to the XFL, Smith played for numerous teams in the NFL. Notably, Smith started off playing with the high school team West Rowan before continuing college football at Arkansas. Following that, Chris was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL draft.

Chris Smith’s Children Have Lost Both Their Parents

In 2019, Smith’s longtime girlfriend Petara Cordero, 26; also mother of his child was struck by a drunk driver and killed. The couple encountered a flat tire on Interstate 90 in Cleveland when the tragedy took place. The unfortunate accident came about just 4 weeks after the birth of their daughter, Haven Harris Smith.

According to Smith and Cordero’s baby registry, the couple’s baby daughter was due on August 17. Instagram posts from both Cordero and Smith indicate that their baby, named Haven Harris Smith, was born on or around August 27. No child should have to bury both parents. Condolences to the Smith family and especially his children.

Cash App Founder Bob Lee Found Dead


Oh no!! We all love a cash app. Bob Lee,43 the former chief technology officer of Square; who helped launch Cash App, has died after an alleged stabbing in San Francisco within a Rincon Hill neighborhood.

Lee founded CashApp and was chief product officer at cryptocurrency company MobileCoinCredit: Facebook/Bob Lee

Lee’s death was confirmed by Josh Goldbard, the CEO of his current employer, MobileCoin. Lee joined MobileCoin, a cryptocurrency and digital payments startup, in 2021 as its chief product officer.

Rob Lee was a smart investor as well, with shares in SpaceX. He shared footage that was captured at the Tranche 0 satellite launch on April 2. It turned out to be his final Twitter post.

Additionally, he helped the World Health Organization with its mobile app during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to his MobileCoin profile. Undoubtedly, tributes have poured in from across the tech industry following Lee’s death.

Jack Dorsey, who co-founded Twitter, said Lee was “instrumental” to the development of CashApp.

Bob’s Boss, Mobilecoin CEO, Josh Goodard Released A Statement to CNN

“Our dear friend and colleague, Bob Lee passed away yesterday at the age of 43, survived by a loving family and collection of close friends and collaborators,” Goldbard said in a statement to CNN Wednesday morning. “Bob was a dynamo, a force of nature. Bob was the genuine article. He was made for the world that is being born right now, he was a child of dreams, and whatever he imagined, no matter how crazy, he made real.”

Goldbard continued: “We will miss you Bob. We love you.”