Family identifies 4 killed in eastern Missouri house fire

DESOTO, Mo. — Four people killed in an eastern Missouri house fire included a married couple, their daughter and a granddaughter, the victims’ family members said.

Those killed in the early Sunday fire were Joe Detter, 76, and his wife, Frances Detter, 74, as well as their 37-year-old daughter Sherri Detter and 18-year-old granddaughter Kari Detter, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Two men who were boyfriends of the younger women escaped by jumping from second-story windows, but suffered serious burns. One of the surviving men was first to report the fire around 2 a.m. Sunday in De Soto, a city of about 6,300 people some 45 miles (72 kilometers) southwest of St. Louis.

The men were taken to burn centers in St. Louis for treatment.

James Detter, 49, of nearby Bloomsdale, is one of Joe and Frances Detter’s seven children. He said he last saw the family members around 5 p.m. Saturday, as they all put together baskets of donated items for an upcoming fundraiser.

“He helped everybody,” James Detter said of his father. “There isn’t a person in this town he hasn’t done something for. He is going to be missed by everyone.”

Fifteen fire departments were called to help put out the blaze, which was extinguished around 5 a.m. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Medical examiner identifies body of man shot in Cleveland’s Garden Valley neighborhood

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Officials released the identity of the 37-year-old man who was shot and killed Thursday in the city’s Garden Valley neighborhood.



a car parked on the side of a building: Cleveland police arrested a man in connection with a shooting that killed one man and injured another.


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Cleveland police arrested a man in connection with a shooting that killed one man and injured another.

Keith Mitchell of Cleveland .

Died in the shooting that happened about 10 p.m. On Colfax Road near the Minnie Street intersection, a Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said. He suffered several gunshot wounds to the head, torso and extremities, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office said in a statement

Police responded to a call of a loud party and a man being shot. Police arrived and found the man lying on the sidewalk with several gunshot wounds, Ciaccia said.

The officers provided first aid to Mitchell before paramedics took him to MetroHealth where he was later pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made in the shooting.

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