THE AYOOB FILES

TALES FROM RENOWNED AUTHOR, TRAINER AND EXPERT WITNESS MASSAD AYOOB
Home Invasion:...

On the night of August 14, 2014, Marquise Trevel Yates was planning a hit. A member of a Jacksonville, Florida gang calling themselves The Cutthroat...
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the trials of...

Born in Georgia and dying in Colorado, Dr. John Henry Holliday became something between famous and infamous in the 36 years in between.
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Armed Citizen...

Sunday, June 17, 2018, late afternoon. It’s Father’s Day. David George, 47, enters the WalMart in Tumwater, Washington with his wife, his adult...
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Run and Gun: The...

January 20, 2011, Miami, Florida. Sergeant Laurick Ingram meets Detectives Amanda Haworth, Roger Castillo, Diedre Beecher and Oscar Plasencia for a briefing...
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The Safe, Not...

It would be hard to find a more ferocious warrior for gun owners’ civil rights than Tanya Metaksa. The anti-gun magazine Mother Jones called her “one of...
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Shooting Starr:...

It’s a cold and nasty February morning in Harrison, AR, when an automobile pulls up in front of the bank under slate-gray skies dropping icy rain and...
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15 Shootouts:...

They called him the New York City Police Department’s most highly decorated detective. He made more than 2,000 arrests.
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Peachy And...

On May 26, 2017, WAND 17 News in Springfield, Illinois reported, “Over the course of two weeks there have been at least five different shootings and...
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The Lessons Of...

Of all the gunfighters of the Old West, John Wesley Hardin was the rare one who wrote his own autobiography, though it wouldn’t be published until after...
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The FBI Dadeland...

The most thoroughly studied gunfight of the 20th Century occurred on 4/11/86 in the Dadeland area of Miami.
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“You’re...

On January 18, 2016, officers of the Mesa, Arizona Police Department converged on the La Quinta Hotel in that city after receiving a complaint a man was...
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Shooter Beats...

January 2013, Madera, California. Bryan Lee and his mother Sophia have kept the family-owned drugstore open late to fill an emergency prescription for a...
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The Gunfights of...

My generation, the Boomers, grew up in neighborhoods where a great many of the grownup men around us had served in World War II. I noticed early most who...
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Shot 15 Times:...

The city of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, sits on the southern edge of Milwaukee. Now with a population of some 34,000 residents and as many as 1.5 million...
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Death In The...

Suddenly, a shot rang out. This sounds like the beginning of a bad novel. In this case, it was the start signal of a tragic sequence of events ending one...
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