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new information on an officer-involved shooting at an airport in dallas. what the man allegedly told the officer moments before he was shot. and another shooting rocks a concert in florida… what we know happened this morning. and is it a sign of a vibrant neighborhood… or a major annoyance for residents of this central el paso neighborhood? and in stormtrack weather, iris! this is all the news you need to start your saturday, june 11th. abc-7’s “good morning el paso weekend” starts right now! good morning and thank you for joing us… i’m andrew j. polk. …stormtrack weather now! let’s get your first forecast with stormtracker iris lopez high pressure aloft is shifting to the east, allowing us one more day with sufficient moisture for scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms. by sunday an approaching upper trough will begin to push the moisture eastward which will result in the best chance for storms east of the rio grande. on monday pedestrian crash in central el paso. this happened around 9:20 last night on montana and chelsea. this is new video from the scene. a fire supervisor tells us one person was taken to university medical center with serious injuries. it’s not confirmed if it was a pedestrian crash. we’ll update you once we get any more information. police say a man was shot by an officer after making a threatening move toward him with a rock at dallas love field airport. he allegedly told the officer “you’re going to have t shoot.” police have now identified the man shot friday as shawn nicholas diamond of edgewood, maryland. at a news conference, dallas police chief david brown said diamond was in stable condition at a dallas hospital. brown said diamond’s ex- girlfriend was dropping him off at the airport when he began pummeling her car with a traffic cone and large landscaping rocks. surveillance video showed a police officer intervening and aiming his handgun at diamond when he began advancing menacingly toward the officer with a rock in each hand. when diamond darted around the officer, the officer shot him and ordered him to stay down. when diamond got up and began running, the officer fired several more shots. tragic news out of orlando – singer christina grimmie died after she was shot friday night. grimmie was a former contestant on n-b- c’s ‘the voice.’ the shooting happened at the plaza live – where grimmie was scheduled to perform. she was taken to a hospital and later died of her wounds. sergeant wanda ford of the orlando police department gave more details on what happened: “they were selling merchandis and signing autographs. we know that the suspect walked up and shot christina. at that point, we know that her brother tackled the suspect and that’s when the suspect shot himself.” “oh my gosh yeah – i’ve bee crying…this is horrible. it’s probably one of the worst things that could literally happen right now.” grimmie was a contestant on season six of “the voice” an finished as a top three finalist. police have not released the name of the suspect – and the motive is still unclear. el paso’s district attorney plans to appeal a judges decesion to remove an assistant d-a from a triple murder case. and only abc-7 was able to sit down with jamie esparza yesterday. esparza says his office has been sending prosecutors to crime scenes for 20 years … but judge luis aguilar still ruled denise butterworth became a potential witness in the case. she’d been on the case from the start … but it was just two weeks ago that defense attorney joe spencer moved to have her disqualified. spencer thinks having a d-a show up at crime scenes could lead to more d-a’s being removed from cases. however, esparza believes he is on solid ground: sot full “you don’t feel in any wa you’re overstepping your bounds here?” “oh obviously not! i mean, th real question is, are we getting a complete investigation so that we can make decisions that are smart for the community and for the case … and so it is our job to be at the scene, what we don’t do is become investigators … we offer suggestions, we answer their questions, we might pose questions to them, or we might ask them to look into certain areas, because we want the investigation to be complete.” the defense says butterworth listened-in as police interviewed a three-year-old boy. the boy reportedly witnessed the killing of his mother marysol saldivar and 13-year-old sister, cassaundra holt. prosecutors say the boy’s father, luis javier solis gonzalez, killed them,.. in front of the boy, solis gonzalez is also accused of killing marysol’s boyfriend eric de santiago. it happened in east el paso on may 31st, 20- 12. esparza said he is confident his office will win the appeal because they won a similar appeal in 2014 — when defense attorney teresa caballero tried to have an assistant d-a disqualifed. trial for the man accused of shooting and killing another teen in downtown el paso will resume monday. gustavo valencia is charged with murder in connection with the death of 18-year old aaron ochoa. police say in october of 2014, valencia and another teen, miguel bygoytia — shot ochoa in a parking lot near stanton and rio grande. according to court documents, this happened after bygoytia and ochoa argued earlier that afternoon. this is video from that day. yesterday– a witness at the scene–jason cagann testified he heard what sounded like firecrackers. he says he was afraid, and stayed in his car. through his mirror, cagann testified he saw several people gathered around and a body fall to the ground. he allegedly saw the gunman fire several more rounds at the body — then leave in a black s-u-v. residents in a 5 points neighborhood say the city spent nearly 4-million dollars to make their area into a quiet zone. but now the neighbors say theirs another distubance in the air. abc-7’s jerry najera has more: … recently the 5 points area has seen new businesses pop up. bar slash restaraunts have become quite popular in the area. but now residents are saying they’ve become a nuissance. magarate estrada has lived in the five points area for more than 50 years. she takes me to her back yard to show me how close she lives to the nearest bar ” have three bars around my house. three bars going full blast with their music how can i sleep how can my husband sleep and he’s not sleeping here any more because he decided to leave” estrada tells me her husband had just had surgery was frail and couldn’t handle the music across the alley. “they are just way too noisey” estyrada also tells me there’s other issues as well. she says bar patrons park in their neighborhood “i see bra hanging on my pine trees condoms and women’s underwear on the curbside” the homeowner tells me she doesn’t feel safe in her own house at night “this is douglas street and it’s one of the main streets in the neighborhood and it’s wall to wall cars at night we end up with packed cars in that culdesac the train people had t oput cemnt pilons to stop people parking on the tracks on raynor street we’ve had two totaled vehicles and six hit and runs javiers has had two broken windows on that truck. saturday morning we end up with beer bottles all over the street and trash.” neveena christy is the president of the neighborhood association. she lives in the old pershing movie theater next to the pershing inn bar christy tells me they’ve seen everything from people urinating in front of the building to fights. she says the noise levels and the parking are a huge problem you can see here people are parked illegally. but bar owner maintain they are following the rules “tabc and the police have been out to check our noise levels and everysingle time they tell us that they are well below the limit.” eddie cepeda is c owner of the love buzz bar he says they are making every effort to keep in touch with area residents and listen to their issues. “there’s a lot of busines coming in and investing in the neighborhood and there’s going to be growing pains and we’ve given residents our personel numbers with any comcerns we can help them with” i spoke with cit rep jim tolbert who tells me they are working on getting some parking for patrons. “the pershing inn which has bee in business at the same location since 1946 has always strived to be a good neighbor. the people who moved into the pershing theater and actually live there now have literally made hundreds of noise complaints with the el paso police department. not once was the bar been found in violation of any applicable noise ordinance. the bar is and will continue to be an important part of this great neighborhood and hopefully work out any issues that may exist with these neighbors. this is definitelty not the last time we’ll here of this battle. activists delivered boxes of petions demanding the removal of the california judge who sentenced a convicted rapist to six months in prison. the woman’s advocacy group ultraviolet said it delivered nearly one million signatures to the california commission on judicial performance in san francisco friday. the petions are from ultraviolet, move-on-dot-org and daily kos. widespread outrage erupted after judge aaron persky sentenced 20-year- old brock turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. prosecutors sought six years in prison for the former stanford university swimmer. now various online campaigns are gathering signatures demanding his removal from office. among them, a change-dot-org petition has more than a million signatures. this story has you questioning how we view rape and punishment… … and how we hold people accountable… join abc-7 xtra host stephanie guadian and her guests… … el paso district attorney jaime esparza… … and stephanie karr from the center against sexual assault and family violence. tomarro , they’ll talk about what happened in california … and the backlash over brock turner’s sentence. we’ll see you for abc-seven xtra… … sunday night at 10:35, only on abc-seven. a public memorial service was held for muhammad ali yesterday afternoon in louisville, kentucky. former president bill clinton, sportscaster bryant gumbel, and comedian billy crystal delivered eulogies. actor will smith and former heavyweight champion lennox lewis were among the pallbearers. muhammad ali’s wife lonnie and one of his daughters maryum were just some of the many people who spoke on the boxers legacy yesterday: muhammad may have challenged his government, but he never ran from it, or from america he loved this country and he understood the hard choices that are borne of freedom i think he saw a nation’s soul measured by the soul of its people, we will forever cherish the 74 years you graced this earth. you will be greatly missed. but now we send you off in celebration, a blown kiss and prayers… as you enter your final round. god’s last boxing bell will sound in heaven. ali passed away last week at the age of 74. he was buried friday at louisville’s cave hill cemetery following one final drive through his hometown. don’t forget to pick up your copy of the el paso inc. this week only in the el paso inc: she’s young, she’s from el paso, and she’s on fortune magazine’s list of influential business leaders under 40. we talk with biotech brainiac michelle dipp. why the man who runs a major cancer center wants el pasoans to know what they’ve done and what they can do. and the good news is that the water in sunland park is getting better. but why weren’t residents told it had high levels of arsenic? el paso inc. is online at, and available for home and business delivery. call 534- 4422 to subscribe. and a state is speaking out against rape. the changes made that allow victims to speak out over a longer period. it is , right now we’ll take a live look at traffic this morning: stormtrack weather is next! you’re watching abc-7… where news comes first!

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