What we’re reading: Body camera footage released of Nashville school shooter 



People pay their respects at an entry to The Covenant School that has become a memorial for victims, Tuesday, March 28, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. Six people were fatally shot at the school the day before. (AP Photo/John Amis)

By Noelle Siwek, Staff Writer

Body camera footage of Nashville school shooter released

Body cam footage of Nashville school shooter Audrey Hale was released. The body cam video shows officers running upstairs where they are immediately met with gunfire

The video shows Hale armed with two assault-style rifles and a handgun, according to the New York Daily News. 

US: Cops’ bodycam footage of taking down the Nashville school shooter, March 29 2023. (Photo taken by Officer Rex Englebert).

The body cam was worn by Officer Rex Engelbert who fires four quick shots at Hale who can be seen dropping to the floor. Officer Collazo’s body cam shows Hale still moving after shots were fired by Officer Engelbert. 

The video ends with Officer Collazo announcing over the radio, “suspect down,” according to local Nashville news station WSMV 4. 


The Hedary restaurant legacy is back in  business

Fort Worth Lebanese chef AJ Hedary is getting back to the kitchen after five years in prison. 

After 5 years in prison, chef AJ Hedary gets back to making Lebanese food in Fort Worth. (Photo taken by Dallas Morning News).

“I’ve had a lot of missed opportunities,” said Hedary.

Hedary comes from a long line of legacy in the restaurant industry and could have taken over his father’s popular restaurant Celaborelle. He was arrested six times between 2011 and 2015 on charges that included drug possession, aggravated robbery, fraud and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, according to The Dallas Morning News. 

His last arrest is claimed to have “saved his life” after falling into a desperate need for a more intense high. 

Hedary has now been released from prison and has gotten back to work in the “Hedary’s Fresh Mediterranean” food truck. The recipes he uses today come from over 50 years of family recipes that have been brought all together. 

Former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson requests trade from Baltimore Ravens

Former NFL MVP and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson posted on social media Monday that he has requested a trade from the team, according to CNN Sports.

FILE – Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8). Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, in Baltimore. Lamar Jackson said Monday, March 27, 2023, he has requested a trade from the Ravens. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Jackson tweeted the Ravens have “not been interested in meeting my value.” 

Jackson had the non-exclusive franchise tag placed on him by the Ravens on March 7 which allows him to negotiate with other teams, according to ESPN. 

If other NFL teams step in, they are able to offer Jackson a new contract. If Jackson chooses to sign with another team the Ravens can either match or get two first-round picks back from the team securing his services,  according to CBS. 


Former Vice President Mike Pence must testify, court rules

Former Vice President Mike Pence must testify to a grand jury about conversations he had with Donald Trump leading up to January 6, 2021, according to CNN. 

In papers filed with the court, Pence claimed immunity under the United States Constitution’s “speech or debate” clause, citing his role as president of the Senate during Congress’ quadrennial certification of electoral votes, according to the Independent. 

The federal judge who decided the court ruling said Pence can still decline to answer questions relating to the incident on January 6th. 

Courts have repeatedly declined Pence’s attempt to appeal the ruling. Courts are trying to prevent witnesses from testifying to the grand jury probing Mr. Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election, according to the Independent.