Transcript for World News 4/01: Texas Rangers Search for District Attorney's Killer
World news tonight I'm guard prosecution is under armed -- in Texas after -- district attorney and his wife. Part gunned down -- assault weapon in their home this whole thing. -- Paula this is their new -- targeting law enforcement tonight -- and a growing disarray. During the big game the -- injury that had fans and players in tears as millions of us watched on TV. Tonight we'll show you Kevin where taking his first steps back. Behind the picture of what happened today in the -- -- role in the White House that needed a big hot. From president. BC. Quarters. This. Good evening on this Monday night and we begin with a mystery. And of manhunt unfolding right now hundreds of FBI agents US marshals Texas Rangers are joining forces trying to track down the person or the gang. Targeting law enforcement and their families. Two weeks ago a case in Colorado are now in Texas a second case of a law enforcement official being gunned down. And the question are these cases connected. ABC's senior justice correspondent Pierre Thomas on the race to make sure this does not happen again. Today -- -- Texas fear and signs of tighter security. The Kaufman county courthouse employees being worked in by armed guards. No prosecution issued today the district attorney's office is closed. After the city's top prosecutor and his wife were murdered in cold blood Saturday. They were shot multiple times -- assault rifle. After an unknown gunmen broke into their home I would be less than honest -- -- told -- about was not worried. -- district attorney Mike -- -- murder came only months after one of his top deputies. Mark posse was executed a short distance from the courthouse but two masked gunman at the time Mcquillin bound his deputies killer would be -- We're gonna find you. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Now McClellan has been murdered. And prosecutors across the state are on alert. Some with a round the clock police protection obviously -- -- attack -- prosecutor talked about a warning from his wife as he left for work. She just should be careful and tell me -- you -- me in. And I told her to be careful as well also. Will be probably column -- quite a bit during the day -- day. Police are going to the prosecutor's cases trying to figure out who would want them dead. There are prime candidates this I think is a a clear concern to individuals who are in public life particularly those who deal with. Some very. Mean and vicious individuals whether -- white supremacy groups or whether there. That the drug cartels that we have the -- district attorney's office recently prosecuted members of a prison gang called. The aryan brotherhood of Texas investigators tonight want to know. If the gang was out for revenge. And Pierre is joining us now here this is extremely rare in the United States is kind of targeting of law enforcement so where does this leave what is the trail say about who might be behind it. -- and it really is this is only the thirteenth time in the United States since 1960. That a prosecutor has been killed. Now it's much more common in Mexico where the cartels -- king. They are known for this kind of violence so that's one reason they are being looked at so the white supremacist angle is only one not one of a number being -- All right Pierre Thomas still on the case tonight thank you so much Pierre and next. We are learning more tonight about that stunning moment on the basketball court a global player lands on his leg and it shatters. As millions of families have tuned in for March Madness and watch in horror. But it injured Kevin ware told his teammates to go on and win it and they didn't. ABC's Josh Elliott tells us what is happening tonight. It was one horrifying moment -- so graphic. Purposefully blurred that would change games and one -- Global sophomore guard Kevin where leap towards -- duke player with the ball it was a routine play. Something that where had done thousands of times before. But this time as his six foot 2175. Pound frame landed on that right leg. It generated the equivalent of up to 2500. Pounds of force snapping both his -- -- and tibia. The main weight bearing bone in the late breaking so severely that it punctured his skin the pain and shock on grisly display in front of his own team's bench. The severity of the injury made -- on the faces of his teammates and coaches. And fans got all everybody over have to we covered up -- interest and listen to him. And he said and another -- said -- over ten times just win the game -- be okay where was rushed to the hospital. And loophole did indeed win the game. This is -- on usual fractured his C on the basketball court doctors speculate that -- may have already had. A stress fracture there's some suspicious and maybe he had a stress injury or he had some weakening in the bone because it felt so catastrophically. And while he's certainly done for the season. Where suffered an injury that's not thought to be career ending. Doctors say he could be back in game shape in less than a year. After a two hour surgery last night to day he emerged smiling and cradling the team's regional trophy in his hospital bed. And now standing with the help of crutches where told reporters today this is quote a minor setback for a major comeback. As cabin where sets out on a long but very promising road to recovery that he hopes to begin in Atlanta this weekend. At the final four. Josh LA BC news New York. And we turn next tonight to the news today how does this -- sound to you ambassador Caroline Kennedy. We first saw her of course has the president's daughter with the irrepressible smile but -- how could she be representing America in Japan. ABC's David Muir with the late breaking story Diane. -- tonight ABC's has -- in fact that this move could be imminent Caroline Kennedy very likely. The next ambassador to Japan on the White House wouldn't comment today but we didn't get sort of a -- from Caroline Kennedy herself that -- be willing. When we sat down with -- not long ago. ABC news his -- the White House has talked with Caroline Kennedy about the idea of becoming US ambassador to Japan. The president expected to nominate her to the post and we've learned she's expressed a willingness to accept -- post we asked -- -- -- we sat down with her just a couple of weeks ago. I'm curious. What does ambassador Kennedy sound like tears -- something in the accident I support of the president for -- announced -- since early days so. I mean our -- grade. Nobody's. Asked me so you know just have to see what happens but -- be open -- it. Yes we haven't helped -- -- all kinds of things. There have long been questions about Caroline Kennedy's political aspirations. The daughter of JFK her childhood images now iconic. That talk about her future reaching a fever pitch not long after she campaigned for President Obama during his first presidential campaign. Sharing the stage -- cousin Maria Shriver and Oprah. Not long after Kennedy briefly exploring whether to run for Hillary Clinton's senate seat. What did you learn from that it ended it didn't close the door for you in your mind or stories to look into it it was actually a great. Two week experience that. You know parents still ask me about so I mean I believe in public service and I and I admire people who who do that saying you know we'll see what happens. Before his death her brother JFK junior had never ruled out completely running for political office. Tonight though to focus again on Caroline as she awaits a possible call from the president. I know -- In the meantime focused on her new book a collection of poems. Remembering that little girl looking to impress another president reciting that first -- to her father. Asked about three and I do remember saying it for my father and you can still here to the stating applause. When little Caroline. Who can -- Carolina -- -- again hoping to get -- reaction. Caroline Kennedy is 55 now a mother a lawyer and author and -- quietly volunteers in New York's public schools -- for more recent projects. Helping students with their college applications -- actually goes on visits to college campuses but very soon -- her travels could take her to Japan. State turned as we say they -- thanked him. And today into Colorado courtroom James Holmes the accused gunman in the -- -- the movie theater massacre learned that prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty. Prosecutors rejected a plea offer from him which would have put him behind bars for life without parole. Twelve people were killed more than fifty were injured. And overseas next to North Korea and the ongoing challenge account -- challenge with the United States word that the US navy will move a guided missile destroyer into the waters off North Korea. As well as what looks like a giant oil rig a kind of radar that -- -- military moves inside the secretive nation. And tomorrow night ABC's chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz will be taking all of us to the front lines she is in South Korea's tonight. And from North Korea to another flash -- Syria of the civil war now heading into its third year. And one human rights group says march was the deadliest month since the war began more than 6000 people killed. Including 291. Women to a 198. Children. And still ahead next on world news some advice for anyone driving here at home. 95 cars and trucks slammed into each other in the fog and we'll -- -- the one thing you should always do to make sure that doesn't happen next. And now we're going to take you into the -- -- a highway in Virginia where 95 cars and trucks slammed into each other one after the other 95. ABC's David Curley wants to show you what to do if you're driving and suddenly the fog closes in. This is crazy. Most striking scene. Cars and trucks crushed this man crawling out of his overturned van a mile long mess. Seventeen different pilots some ending in fire. It was the middle of the day three dead two dozen hurt on a mountainous inner state where fog this time of year is notorious. Fog is common to most dangerous when the seasons change with cold and warm air colliding. Look in the rearview mirror of this car a man stopped at a light the car behind its words and nearly sites -- him. You know -- really can't underestimate fog because they see it all the times as part of their daily life the same time you don't give it the respect that perhaps you should. In 201120000. Accidents involving fog in this country which killed more than 350 people and injured 101000. We use the fog machine to simulate conditions and conditions can change quickly right now I can see this orange -- clearly. But if a fog bank rolls in all the sudden it disappears if it was a parked car. I would never see it. It's like driving blindfolded what can you do reduce your speed and watch your speedometer because fog is an illusion of slow motion. Use low beams or fog lights because your high beams just reflect off the fog. Making it even harder to see shut off the radio and lower your window -- -- so you can listen for traffic. California has gone so far is to create a public service campaign. Ball and shoes it's. Not grants -- a deadly lesson again in the mountains. The southwest Virginia. David -- ABC news Washington. -- thanks to David and coming up here what appeared just going to church and some men with sunglasses starts to sing -- Recognize that boy isn't a surprise appearance. I. It's time for tonight's instant index and talk about an Easter surprise during communion and a massive Miami -- is everyone just. Wandering around. A man and a blazer and sunglasses. Stands and begins to sing. I. Leave your ears that is indeed the legendary tenor Andrea -- -- turns out he was in town -- -- after the last two minutes. Asked if -- could just -- a little something. -- can't believe most people just kept walking to their seats. A lot of people wondering if it was an April fool's joke it was not. That was the real -- But there were plenty of April fool's jokes around today and here's our favorite -- have you tried to Google knows today. You know who you are the hits the -- search engine that lets you choose from fifteen million smells like cookies and -- polls. Well we can bring. And -- where other enticements out they're being advertised bacon -- mouthwash and pizza flavored ticket tax. Just April. There's also opening day for Major League Baseball which reminded us of the timeless class. -- -- Game. And a couple of other notes from memory delay in the cracker -- -- now 120. Years old and going struggle of the first box. And another American classic made its debut seventy behind years ago. Abbott & Costello -- debating the age old question. -- -- -- -- Yahoo! is on the part -- -- But that's the man's -- 75 years ago. And coming up next that little boy in tears after he lost the Easter egg roll today when did that console her and -- -- him. Finally tonight the story behind the picture that Norman Rockwell scene at the White House today on the -- the annual Easter egg roll but -- A little boy. Was inconsolable. He didn't win so the leader of the free world made it clear. Sometimes everybody just needs a hug. -- -- -- And thousands of happy young faces from today's Easter egg roll -- except whine as the president is high five and children. -- -- he noticed his little five year old Donovan Frazier sitting down in tears. The president bends down picks up little Donovan -- first hug. Offers image Easter -- Back then listen closely as he encourages the little boy from Scranton Pennsylvania. -- shake it off. The commander in chief Al -- birther in chief. And the president knows all about she -- off. When the festivities -- into the basketball courts. He -- more than -- only seeking to up 22. Please Steve little Donovan -- we all need a -- sad times. And maybe just maybe it was the president who needed that big hug from you. -- -- ABC news New York. And by the way -- -- -- -- one of thirteen thousand people streaming to the White House today. Thanks so much for watching we'll always -- at abcnews.com. Nightline later at its new time 12:35 AM eastern.
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