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ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) -- The grieving Khan family reacted Saturday night to Donald Trump's latest comments, telling ABC News in an emotional interview that "running for president is not an entitlement to disrespect Gold Star families and [a] Gold Star mother."

In his first response to a searing charge from bereaved Army father Khizr Khan at the Democratic National Convention that he'd "sacrificed nothing" for his country, Trump told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos that he had in fact sacrificed by employing "thousands and thousands of people." He also suggested that Khan's wife Ghazala didn’t speak at the DNC because she was forbidden to as a Muslim and questioned whether Khan’s words were his own.

"Sacrifice -- I don't think he knows the meaning of sacrifice, the meaning of the word," Ghazala Khan, mother of slain Army Captain Humayun Kahn said. "Because when I was standing there, all America felt my pain. Without saying a single word. Everybody felt that pain."

While Ghazala Khan grew visibly upset, her husband, Khizr Khan was livid, urging Trump’s children to "tell him to learn to behave, learn to be decent."

"Running for president is not an entitlement to disrespect Gold Star families and [a] Gold Star mother not realizing her pain. Shame on him! Shame on his family!" Khizr Khan said, struggling to hold back his anger. "He is not worthy of our comments. He has no decency. He is void of decency, he has a dark heart."

In response to Trump's suggestion that Ghazala Khan did not speak at the DNC because it was forbidden by her religion, she said Saturday the real reason she remained silent was her all-consuming grief.

"I didn't feel anything except the pain," she said through tears, before pleading: "Mr. Trump feel that pain and you will feel better. Please. I am very upset when I heard when he said that I didn't say anything. I was in pain. If you were in pain you fight or you don't say anything, I’m not a fighter, I can't fight. So the best thing I do was quiet."

Khizr Khan said he asked his wife of 42 years to speak, but she declined, knowing she would be too emotional.

"I invited her, would you like to say something on the stage when the invitation came, and she said, 'You know how it is with me, how upset I get,'" he said.

Ghazala Khan went on to say that she's sorry Trump doesn’t understand their faith.

"I don't know what type of Islam he has read or heard. I'm so sorry about that, that he has not had any idea what the Islam is," she said.

"My faith, Islam, has given us strength, all the woman and man are equal in God's eyes. We are equal, we are the part of our husbands, they are the part of us. We can tell them what to do, they can tell us what to do," she said, noting she was trying to calm her husband down during his speech at the DNC.

"Our religion tells us to be very peaceful, to love each other, to stay with each other, just don't say bad things to your neighbor, or anyone. That's why I was trying to calm my husband down. Don't say anything about Mr. Trump! That's his character, not ours," she said. "We are proud of our religion and our family and our children and this country."

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iStock/Thinkstock(LOCKHART, Texas) -- At least 16 people are feared dead after a large hot air balloon struck a high-voltage power line, caught fire and crashed in a pasture near Lockhart, Texas, Saturday morning, according to Texas authorities and the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call around 7:44 a.m. local time about a possible vehicle accident. The fire apparently broke out during flight in the basket portion of the hot air balloon.

"Investigators are determining the number and the identities of victims at this time," the Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and his wife expressed their sympathy in a statement, saying "[We] extend our deepest condolences for all those who have been affected by today’s heartbreaking tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, as well as the Lockhart community."

The FAA said its investigators are on their way to the crash scene and the National Transportation Safety Board, which will be in charge of the investigation, has been notified.

"The FAA and NTSB do not release the names of pilots or passengers. Names will be released by local officials after relatives have been notified," FAA spokesperson Lynn Lunsford said in a statement.

The balloon was operated by the Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides.

Saturday's crash was the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history since NTSB records began in 1964. Since then, there have been 69 fatal accidents, resulting in 116 deaths in the United States.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- More than 15 years after the 2001 murder of 24-year-old Chandra Levy, a killer has still not been identified and brought to justice, turning the young woman's death into perhaps one of the most intriguing cold case mysteries in the country.

Levy, a Washington, D.C., intern, had an affair with California Congressman Gary Condit before she went missing. An undocumented immigrant named Ingmar Guandique was convicted of her murder in 2010. Condit was dismissed as a suspect in the case.

But on Thursday, a judge dismissed charges against Guandique at the request of prosecutors. The U.S. attorney's office for the District of Columbia concluded that "it can no longer prove the murder case against Mr. Guandique beyond a reasonable doubt."

Susan Levy, Chandra's mother, told ABC News she is “in a state of shock" at the judge's decision while the Metropolitan Police Department said it "will continue to pursue any new leads that are uncovered or brought to our attention.”

Here is everything you need to know about the case.

Who Was Chandra Levy?

Like thousands of other ambitious, young students, 24-year-old Chandra Ann Levy, who earned a master’s degree in public administration at the University of Southern California, came to Washington, D.C., determined to find a career in the federal government.

Levy had the help of a powerful man, Congressman Gary Condit, a friend of her family and a Democratic representative from her hometown of Modesto, California. With Condit’s help, Levy landed an internship in 2001 at the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and settled into an apartment near D.C.'s Dupont Circle.

Levy seemed to be thriving, her family said, and her career plans were on track. She had scheduled a visit home for early May, but she never made it. On May 1, 2001, Levy vanished.

The Search and Investigation


Levy’s family contacted police when they were unable to reach her. Investigators found her cellphone in her apartment and discovered she had searched for jogging routes in Rock Creek Park. But a search of the park found nothing.

Levy’s father told police that his daughter had been dating Condit, a married man 30 years her senior. Condit admitted to the affair but said he had not seen Levy for over a week, claiming he knew nothing about her disappearance.

During the summer of 2001, the case became a national scandal that dominated the headlines as investigators focused on Condit. He offered little help to investigators, dodging camera crews and reporters trailing him and refusing to comment about his relationship with Levy or the police investigation. Condit was not charged in the case.

The case was pushed out of the spotlight after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but police continued to search for any sign of Levy, or of her remains.

In 2002, Levy’s body was discovered in a remote area of Washington’s Rock Creek Park, and police directed their attention on Guandique.

Guandique had already pleaded guilty to assaulting two other women at knifepoint in the park in incidents around the time that Levy vanished. But because there was little physical evidence, prosecutors did not charge Guandique with Levy’s murder until 2009.

Guandique was convicted in 2010 of killing Levy while she was running through Rock Creek Park. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison.

The Jailhouse Snitch

A key part of the prosecution's 2010 case against Guandique relied on testimony from Guandique's former cellmate. According to court papers, the cellmate said Guandique confessed to killing Levy. Last year, a judge granted Guandique a new trial because prosecutors failed to disclose that the cellmate had previous contacts with the prosecutors, and may have been testifying in hopes of a reduced sentence in his own case.

On Friday, more evidence was released that cast further doubt on the former cellmate's truthfulness. Sources told ABC News that an actress named Babs Proller alerted authorities that the former cellmate, Armando Morales, told her he had not been truthful in his testimony. Proller reportedly taped the conversation, but ABC News has not been able to verify the contents of that tape. Still, more potential damage to the government’s key witness was enough to prompt prosecutors to abandon a new trial for Guandique.

What Happens Now?

Guandqiue’s sentence for his 2001 assault convictions would have expired in 2010, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

According to ICE sources familiar with deportation procedures, it is highly unlikely that Guandique will be a free man in the U.S. again, despite the fact he has now been cleared in Levy's murder.

Guandique – an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador – is now being held on an immigration detainer, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. An ICE spokesperson said Thursday that agents would take Guandique into custody within two days and move him to a prison or jail in Virginia.

Guandique will then have a hearing to determine if he is eligible for bond prior to his deportation hearing. Since Guandique has been convicted of assaulting two women and served a 10-year sentence, the possibility of bail is very slim. Gaundique will then have a deportation hearing, and again, the likelihood is that he will be sent back to El Salvador, in custody, on an ICE flight.

What About Condit?

Condit's attorney L. Lin Wood said Thursday that prosecutors deciding not to retry Guandique "in no way alters the fact that Mr. Condit was long ago completely exonerated by authorities in connection with Ms. Levy's death."

Wood added Friday that Condit’s counsel was informed Thursday by prosecutors that Condit "is neither a subject nor a target of the investigation into the murder of Chandra Levy."

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Courtesy Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue(TEHACHAPI, Calif.) -- An Australian Cattle Dog was rescued this month in California after waiting in the yard for his deceased owner, officials said.

Ricky Bobby, 13, was found outside a boarded-up home in Mojave, according to Zach Skow, founder and executive director at Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue in Tehachapi, California.

"We named him Ricky Bobby because it was ironic," Skow wrote to ABC News, referring to the fictional race car driver from the movie "Talladega Nights."

"He is so big and fat but when he walked on a leash, tried to run," Skow said, noting that the dog is 108 pounds. "He likes to try and go fast, but just can't quite get there."

He was fed hamburgers and Spam by a neighbor who was helping the pooch survive. Ricky Bobby had been waiting out in the yard for his owner, who had died months before. A neighbor had alerted Skow about the dog's situation, said Amy Klein, media liaison for Marley's Mutts.

"At first, he was very defensive, but is now starting to warm up to everybody," Klein told ABC News. "There's no thyroid problem or nothing, nothing. He's just obese. His foster mom is taking him for long walks and giving him the correct amount of food for a good diet."

Klein said Ricky Bobby has become more trusting of shelter volunteers and is currently searching or a forever home.

"We WILL get him adopted," Skow said in his email to ABC News.

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iStock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) --  Three people are dead and one injured following a shooting at a house party in Mukilteo, Washington, a suburb of Seattle located about 25 miles north of the city, police said early Saturday morning.

A suspect -- apprehended in Lewis County, south of Seattle -- is in custody, the city of Mukilteo tweeted.

"There was a shooting tonight in the Chennault neighborhood," the city tweeted at 2:40 a.m. local time, subsequently adding that between 15 and 20 people were present at the home.

On scene of this shooting with multiple people shot.. pic.twitter.com/RpqrYy1bos

— Jack Reale (@jackrealeEXP2) July 30, 2016


Thirty minutes later, the city tweeted, "We are sad to report 3 fatalities tonight, 1 injured and transported to Harborview [Medical Center in Seattle], we do not know the extent of injuries."

We are sad to report 3 fatalities tonight, 1 injured and transported to Harborview, we do not know the extent of injuries #ChennaultShooting

— City of Mukilteo (@CityofMukilteo) July 30, 2016


The victims' names will not be released until they are identified and next of kin are notified, officials said.

Local police said it also established a "reunification center" for parents and relatives of party-goers at a local church.

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Kevin Manion(NEW YORK) -- It took five days and a really good eye for Kevin Manion’s prank to reach its full effect, but it got better with each passing day.

Last weekend, the 21 year-old started replacing family photos around his house in Wisconsin with ones of Steve Buscemi, the veteran actor well-known for his roles in “Boardwalk Empire,” “Fargo” and more.

Manion said he cooked up the idea to prank his parents over dinner with his sister Clare, 19.

“If you’re not expecting to see [Steve Buscemi's] face, it’ll catch you off guard,” Kevin joked. “I like him as an actor, but he has a very distinct face.”

Manion's father caught on to the prank after just two days, but promised his “lips were sealed.”

“Dad pulled me aside one day and was like, 'Alright Kevin, why is there a picture of Steve [Buscemi] replacing your senior photos?'” Manion told ABC News.

It was Clare who ultimately decided to share the prank on Twitter.

"After you get four [pictures], I'm going to put this on Twitter," Manion recalled Clare telling him. "I think this will go viral."

On Sunday, Clare tweeted that their mother still hadn't noticed and shared photos of the prank in progress, and the rest was history. The internet jumped on board, and she had more than 33,000 retweets as of this afternoon.

Manion said that when his mother finally noticed the photos, she thought they were “hilarious,” and she and his dad “lov[ed] it.”

The photos of Buscemi may no longer be up in the Manion household, but Manion said his family remains “blown away” by the attention they've received online.

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ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The FBI is investigating the cybertheft of proprietary information collected by Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, but the campaign says no internal computer systems were hacked.

The investigation comes on the heels of two other FBI investigations into hacking of the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

As news surfaced of a potential hack into campaign computers, a campaign spokesman issued a statement late Friday saying, "An analytics data program maintained by the DNC, and used by our campaign and a number of other entities, was accessed as part of the DNC hack."

The campaign's computer system "has been under review by outside cyber security experts," and so far "they have found no evidence that our internal systems have been compromised," the spokesman said.

The Clinton campaign shares some of its proprietary information -- such as voter data -- with the DNC, and that information was compromised, a campaign official told ABC News.

"Anytime there is hacking like that and release of proprietary information, it is a crime," CIA Director John Brennan said Friday of the DNC hack. "Who is responsible for what happened there, I think, is to be determined."

Nevertheless, government sources privately suspect Russian hackers are behind the cyber attacks on Democratic organizations.

Speaking at the annual Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado, Brennan vowed that when the U.S. intelligence and law enforcement community determines who is behind it, "there will be discussions at the highest levels of the government" over how to respond.

"Obviously interference in the U.S. election process is a very, very serious matter, and I think certainly this government [would] treat it with great seriousness," Brennan added.

Brennan said the nation will now have to look at "what the vulnerabilities are to the [election] system out there," and while some locations may ultimately decide to go with paper ballots, the country should focus on strengthening the security of the relevant cyber systems.

Meanwhile, the FBI Friday said it "takes seriously any allegations of intrusions, and we will continue to hold accountable those who pose a threat in cyberspace."

"The FBI is aware of media reporting on cyber intrusions involving multiple political entities, and is working to determine the accuracy, nature and scope of these matters," the FBI said in a statement. "The cyber threat environment continues to evolve as cyber actors target all sectors and their data."

Not only did the hack into DNC apparently allow the cyber operatives to steal opposition research on Republican nominee Donald Trump, but many suspect it led to the theft of internal messages that show efforts by DNC officials to undermine Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders during the primary season. Those damaging emails have since been released by WikiLeaks, agitating Sanders supporters ahead of the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said yesterday he's "taken aback a bit by ... the hyperventilation over" the hack of the DNC, adding in a sarcastic tone, "I'm shocked somebody did some hacking. That’s never happened before."

The American people "just need to accept" that cyber threats and computer-based attacks are a major long-term challenge facing the United States, he said. Clapper added that Americans should "not be quite so excitable when we have yet another instance of it."

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iStock/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) -- A suspect has been charged and another potential suspect is in custody in a "gut-wrenching" shooting in San Diego that left one officer dead and another injured, police said.

Jesse Michael Gomez, 52, was charged with murder and attempted in the shooting, police said. The circumstances were not immediately clear.

Another potential suspect, whose name ABC News is wittholding because he has not been charged, was located for an outstanding warrant. It wasn't determined if he was connected to the shooting or not.

It was also not clear if there were additional suspects.

The shooting happened Thursday night after two officers, both assigned to the gang unit, made a stop around 11 p.m. local time. The officers called for emergency cover and were shot multiple times, police said.

The incident happened "very quickly," San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said, adding that it was unclear if the officers had been targeted.

The officers were wearing bulletproof vests and body cameras, she said.

The slain officer, Jonathan DeGuzman, a husband and father of two, was a 16-year police veteran. Zimmerman said he lost his life trying to make a positive difference and protect his community.

The injured officer, Wade Irwin, also a husband and father, is a 9-year veteran. He was hospitalized for surgery. Irwin was expected to make a full recovery, police said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Chelsea Manning faces charges and possible solitary confinement following her suicide attempt in prison earlier this month, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Manning, a transgender woman who formerly went by the name Bradley Manning, used to work as an intelligence analyst in Iraq and was convicted in 2013 in military court of six Espionage Act violations and 14 other offenses. She is currently serving out her 35-year sentence at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth.

Earlier this month, Manning attempted suicide and was subsequently hospitalized.

The ACLU said Thursday that Manning now potentially faces "administrative offenses" for the suicide attempt. If convicted, she could face solitary confinement for the remainder of her sentence, according to the ACLU. The ACLU also included a charge sheet that Manning was allegedly given, notifying her that she was under investigation.

“It is deeply troubling that Chelsea is now being subjected to an investigation and possible punishment for her attempt to take her life. The government has long been aware of Chelsea's distress associated with the denial of medical care related to her gender transition and yet delayed and denied the treatment recognized as necessary,” ACLU Staff Attorney Chase Strangio said in a statement.

“Now, while Chelsea is suffering the darkest depression she has experienced since her arrest, the government is taking actions to punish her for that pain. It is unconscionable and we hope that the investigation is immediately ended and that she is given the health care that she needs to recover.”

The U.S. Army's military relations department told ABC News that it is "looking into" the ACLU's allegations.

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Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Former Illinois cop and convicted killer Drew Peterson was sentenced Friday to an additional 40 years in prison, on top of the 38 year sentence he is currently serving for the murder of his wife.

In May, a jury in Randolph County, Illinois, found Peterson guilty of trying order a hit on a State's Attorney who helped convict the ex-cop in 2012, ABC's Chicago station WLS-TV reported.

Back then, Peterson was found guilty of murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Savio's body was found in 2004 in a bathtub, and her death was originally ruled an accident.

Later, when Peterson's fourth wife went missing in 2007, police reexamined Savio's death and ruled it a homicide.

The trial -- which received widespread national attention -- was controversial for its dependence on hearsay evidence, ABC News reported at the time.

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

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Hemera/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- The pilot of a medical flight in California declared an emergency due to smoke in the cockpit before the plane crashed in Humboldt County, killing at least two of the four people on board, according to officials.

Ian Gregor, an FAA spokesman, said the Piper PA31 was going to make an emergency landing in Crescent City after the pilot complained of smoke in the cockpit around 1 a.m.

A release from REACH Air Medical Services and Cal-Ore Life Flight confirms they lost communication with the aircraft at 1:05 a.m. The flight departed Crescent City Airport at 12:29 a.m. en route to Oakland International Airport with four people on board: the pilot, a transport medic, a flight nurse and a patient.

The plane was missing for more than eight hours Friday before search crews from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office located the crash site in a remote area in Humboldt County.

The conditions of the other two on board the aircraft is unknown.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation/California State Prison/Los Angeles County(ACTON, Calif.) -- A group of inmates at a California state prison are providing shelter, care and love for dozens of deaf dogs that were recently forced to evacuate a nearby shelter threatened by a wildfire.

Nearly 50 dogs at the Deaf Dogs Rescue of America in Acton, California, were evacuated this past Sunday evening after the shelter's directors -- Lisa Tipton and her husband Mark Tipton -- noticed flames from the Sand Fire blowing in their direction.

"We're pretty high up on a hill and we didn't want to take a chance on floating embers 'cause all it takes is one to light this whole place up," Lisa Tipton told ABC News Friday. She said she called dozens of local centers, shelters and other rescues, but only the California State Prison in Los Angeles County offered to take all the dogs, no questions asked.

The state prison -- which is located in Lancaster, California -- has group of inmates involved with a program called Paws 4 Life, which matches inmates with dogs from county shelters that are at high risk for euthanization, according to Kristina Khokobashvili, a public information officer for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The inmates take in the dogs and work with professional trainers to socialize them, teach them basic obedience and ultimately help them pass the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen test, Khokobashvili told ABC News Friday. Dogs that pass the test get a certificate showing that they know basic commands and how to interact peacefully with others -- thus increasing their chances of adoption.

More than 70 dogs taken in by the prison's inmates have been successfully adopted out to forever homes in the two years since Paws 4 Life's inception, Khokobashvili said.

And so when Lisa Tipton brought nearly 50 of her rescue dogs to the jail Sunday night, she said she knew "they were in good hands."

"When we came by the next morning, every single dog had a smile on their face and was enjoying themselves," Tipton said. "Even the pretty difficult dogs I thought would get snappy were thriving."

Tipton credited the inmates' genuine joy and care as the reason for why the pups adjusted so well despite such a stressful situation.

Inmate David Dougall told ABC-owned station KABC-TV that interacting with the dogs and other people involved with program "gives me life again" and "gives me my spirit back."

Jon Grobman, another inmate, said that "Paws 4 Life restored my faith in humanity -- that I'm a person, that I matter."

He added, "It gave me the opportunity to care for something, love something."

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Hilton Napoleon(MIAMI) -- An attorney for a man with autism who was placed in a psychiatric unit after witnessing another man get shot by a police officer is urging the Department of Justice to investigate the North Miami Police and state of Florida.

Matthew Dietz, the attorney for Arnaldo Rios, wrote a letter Monday to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, claiming that Rios was placed in a facility "inappropriate for his needs" after the shooting. The Arc, a national organization that advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, sent a letter to the DOJ's Civil Rights Division on Thursday in support of Dietz's request for an investigation. Arc said "it is vital that Mr. Rios secures an appropriate community placement as soon as possible."

On July 18, Charles Kinsey, a behavioral therapist who worked with Rios at MacTown Panther Group Homes, where Rios lived, was shot and injured by a police officer while lying on the ground next to Rios. The shooting took place about 600 feet from the home.

The North Miami Police Department said it had received a 911 call of a man threatening to commit suicide with a gun pointed at his head. The president of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association said the scene "looked like [Rios] was about to shoot Mr. Kinsey," according to the officers who responded to the call.

John Rivera, president of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association, said the responding officers "saw the white male almost on top of Mr. Kinsey, who had his hands up and who had his knees up, and to the officers, it looked like the white male was about to shoot Mr. Kinsey."

"The officers all thought the individual had a firearm" and the officer who fired "was trying to save the life of Mr. Kinsey and feels horrible that his aim missed and struck Mr. Kinsey," Rivera said.

Kinsey's discussion with the police while he was lying on the ground with his hands up was captured on video and later released by his attorney. Kinsey can also be heard explaining that he is a behavioral therapist and that the man sitting at his feet was holding a toy truck.

"At some point during the on-scene negotiation" with the two men, one of the officers fired, striking Kinsey, police said.

Kinsey was hospitalized with non-threatening injuries. No gun was recovered, police said.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the state attorney's office are investigating.

Dietz claims Rios, 26, was placed in a police car for three to four hours after the shooting and "received no treatment or therapy" for his "intense trauma." He has complained that the North Miami Police Department has "no training" or "ineffective training" in community relations with persons with disabilities.

According to Dietz, Rios was initially brought back to the group home, but was taken to a psychiatric ward at Aventura Hospital when he returned to the scene of the shooting, screaming and crying.

Rios remains "inappropriately placed and segregated from the community," Dietz said, adding that the facility he's in is "inappropriate for his needs." Dietz said Rios "has not been offered alternate treatment or placements."

Rios' mother Gladys Soto said Thursday that her son is suffering from emotional distress after witnessing the shooting.

"He is going to need patience and love," Soto told ABC News affiliate WPLG-TV.

A spokesperson for Florida Gov. Rick Scott told ABC News that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has started an investigation and "the Agency for Persons with Disabilities is working very hard to ensure the family has everything they need."

Melanie Mowry Etters, a spokesperson for the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, told ABC News, "We are diligently working with the family to find an appropriate and safe option."

The North Miami Police Department did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

Kinsey's employer Clint Bower, the president and CEO of Mactown, a provider of services for people with disabilities, told ABC News last week that Kinsey is "our hero."

Kinsey "did everything he was supposed to do, and was more concerned with protecting the individual he was responsible for than his own life," Bower said.

Bower told ABC News Friday, "We eagerly await the results of this investigation, and most importantly that Arnaldo is able to recover from this tragedy."

Jonathon Aledda, the officer who shot Kinsey, was placed on paid administrative leave last week. He said in a statement last week, "I took this job to save lives and help people. I did what I had to do in a split second to accomplish that and hate to hear others paint me as something I'm not."

Kinsey told reporters Thursday that he is healing but feels mentally distraught.

As for Rios, “As long as he’s fine, my heart is content,” Kinsey added.

Kinsey's attorney, Hilton Napoleon, said Thursday he is working with the city of North Miami to quickly and amicably resolve the situation.

Napoleon said last week, "There is no justification for shooting an unarmed person who is talking to you and telling you that they don't have a gun and that they're a mental health counselor."

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gregory Moore, 3rd MAW Combat Camera/Released(TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.) -- An F/A-18C Hornet fighter jet crashed near Twentynine Palms, California, Thursday night, killing the pilot on board.

According to the Marine Corps, the pilot was conducting a training mission out of Air Station Miramar, just north of San Diego. The crash occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. local time.

The Marine Corps said in a statement that the cause of the crash is currently under investigation. The pilot's name has not been released.

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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation/California State Prison/Los Angeles County(LOS ANGELES) -- A group of inmates at a California state prison are providing shelter, care and love for dozens of deaf dogs that were recently forced to evacuate a nearby shelter threatened by a wildfire.

Nearly 50 dogs at the Deaf Dogs Rescue of America in Acton, California, were evacuated this past Sunday evening after the shelter's directors -- Lisa Tipton and her husband Mark Tipton -- noticed flames from the Sand Fire blowing in their direction.

"We're pretty high up on a hill and we didn't want to take a chance on floating embers 'cause all it takes is one to light this whole place up," Lisa Tipton told ABC News Friday. She said she called dozens of local centers, shelters and other rescues, but only the California State Prison in Los Angeles County offered to take all the dogs, no questions asked.

The state prison -- which is located in Lancaster, California -- has a group of inmates involved with a program called Paws 4 Life, which matches inmates with dogs from county shelters that are at high risk for euthanization, according to Kristina Khokobashvili, a public information officer for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The inmates take in the dogs and work with professional trainers to socialize them, teach them basic obedience and ultimately help them pass the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen test, Khokobashvili told ABC News Friday. Dogs that pass the test get a certificate showing that they know basic commands and how to interact peacefully with others -- thus increasing their chances of adoption.

More than 70 dogs taken in by the prison's inmates have been successfully adopted out to forever homes in the two years since Paws 4 Life's inception, Khokobashvili said.

And so when Lisa Tipton brought nearly 50 of her rescue dogs to the jail Sunday night, she said she knew "they were in good hands."

"When we came by the next morning, every single dog had a smile on their face and was enjoying themselves," Tipton said. "Even the pretty difficult dogs I thought would get snappy were thriving."

Tipton credited the inmates' genuine joy and care as the reason for why the pups adjusted so well despite such a stressful situation.

Inmate David Dougall told ABC-owned station KABC-TV that interacting with the dogs and other people involved with program "gives me life again" and "gives me my spirit back."

Jon Grobman, another inmate, said that "Paws 4 Life restored my faith in humanity -- that I'm a person, that I matter."

He added, "It gave me the opportunity to care for something, love something."

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