According to Essence, the model, who starred on BET's Baldwin Hills, passed away in her sleep on Sunday (April 11) at 4:30 a.m. While her cause of death is yet unknown, the outlet reported that it may have been related to her battle with lupus. Gerren was reportedly on dialysis at the time of her death.
Following news of Gerren's passing, Ray Cunningham, also known as Misster Ray from VH1’s Love and Hip-Hop, took to social media to pay tribute to his late friend. “I’ve known @mstaylorxo since 2006, the #BaldwinHills cast was like the little sisters and brothers to #CollegeHill I was sneaking her into parties with me," he captioned a throwback video of the two. "She was one of the first people to reach out to me when I shared my alopecia diagnosis and she shared her’s with me. Iu. You will be missed. BET fam Rest well love."
By Bill Galluccio
Apr 12, 2021
Authorities are responding to a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Knoxville Police Department said there were multiple victims, including a police a officer. Officials said that a male was pronounced dead at the scene and another was detained for further questioning. "Multiple agencies are on the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School. Multiple gunshot victims reported, including a KPD officer. The investigation remains active at this time. Please avoid the area," the department wrote on Twitter.
Officials said that officers responded to a report of an armed individual at the school. As officers approached the suspect, shots were fired. The scene has been secured and investigators are trying to piece together what happened.
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Apr 13, 2021
With tensions high between police and the public in the middle of the Derek Chauvin trial, police shot and killed a Black man during a traffic stop on Sunday afternoon.
TeeRoy's 2 Cents:
Police need to rethink their way of policing.
We shouldn't jump to conclusion, but it seems we've heard this story before.
According to relatives of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, he drove for a short time before he was shot and crashed the vehicle. He died at the scene. Police say he was stopped for an outstanding warrant and was ordered out of his car, but he ignored officers' commands and attempted to drive away. An officer opened fire and shot Wright, but he was able to drive several block before crashing the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A female passenger in the car was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
By Terry Trahim
Apr 12, 2021
For the first time in more than a year, kids in Newark are back in the classroom.
Students who opted in for in-person learning are beginning a hybrid model. They will be in school two days a week and will learn remotely the other three days.
Safety and social distancing protocols are in place. That includes having desks separated by six feet and having clear partitions surround the desks. Masks are also required, except when students are eating.
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By Bill Galluccio
Apr 12, 2021
Three police officers were injured following a wild high-speed chase that ended in a shootout. The chase began in the city of Bremen after an officer clocked a vehicle driving 111 mph. Multiple agencies, including the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, and police in Carrollton and Villa Rica, joined the chase as the suspects tried to evade capture.
During the chase, a passenger in the vehicle started shooting at the pursuing officers with a rifle. Two officers were shot, and a third officer was injured after crashing into a utility pole. Officials said that one officer was shot twice, and another officer was struck in the arm by gunfire. They were taken to the hospital, and their conditions are unknown. The officers were identified as a Georgia State Patrol trooper, a Carroll County sheriff's deputy, and a Carrollton police officer, but their names were not released.