tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS May 4, 2015 6:30pm-7:01pm EDT
>> pelley: islamic extremists open fire in a terror attack near dallas. we now know who the suspects were. also tonight as baltimore recovers, a new cbs news poll out tonight shows a big change in how americans feel about race. and he's half of silicon valley's ultimate power couple. we now know how david goldberg lost his life. and the princess gets a name that covers every face. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> had it not been for one unknown cop, the nation would very likely be counting the dead and wounded tonight after another terror attack.
two islamic extremists apparently intent on mass murder targeted an auditorium outside dallas last evening. inside hundreds had gathered for a well-advertised anti-islam event. the assault began like the paris massacre last january, except the first people these gunmen encountered was a security team. the suspects opened fire with assault rifles. the police officer killed them on the spot. who were they? omar villafranca is in garland texas. >> reporter: as police sifted through the blown-out shell of the suspect's car this morning the two dead gunmen still lay nearby. police used controlled explosives on the car to make sure it was not rigged to blow up. police say just before 7:00 p.m. sunday evening, the two men drove up to a police checkpoint just outside the curtis culwell center jumped out of their car wearing body armour and opened fire with assault rifles on a patrol car. a security guard was wounded in
the leg. a police officer returned fire, killing both men. garland police spokesman joe harn. >> we were able to stop those men before they were able to penetrate the area and shoot anybody else or attempt to shoot anyone else. >> reporter: the failed attack targeted an anti-islam event in which 200 people were competing to draw cartoons of the prophet muhammad. muslims believe any drawing of prophet is blasphemous. police identified the gunmen as 30-year-old elton simpson and 34-year-old nadir soofi roommates from phoenix arizona. today f.b.i. agents searched the apartment the member shared. little is known about soofi those his mother, who lives near houston, told us this afternoon he is a muslim who prays five times a day. simpsonn american muslim convicted in 2011 of lying to federal agents in a previous terror investigation. police say he talked about traveling to somalia to wage jihad, but then he denied it to authorities. he was sentenced to probation.
usama shami says the gunman attended his phoenix-area mosque. >> nobody thought these two individuals would think about committing a violent act. >> reporter: heavily armed security guards were brought in for the event because trouble was a real possibility. the contest was organized by the american freedom defense initiative, which has been labeled an anti-slim -- muslim hate group by the southern law poverty group which tracks hate groups. "this is a war on free speech. are we going to surrender to these monsters?" several months ago phoenix police started investigating simpson after he was posting on social media about the islamic state. scott, investigators say they were monitoring him but they say they had no idea about this attack. >> pelley: omar villafranca at the scene of the attack. omar, thank you very much. tensions swept through baltimore this evening when rumors of a police shooting ricocheted through a neighborhood. the same neighborhood that was
scarred by riots last week. chip reid is there tonight. chip? >> reporter: well, scott things were calm here today until this afternoon when we heard what we thought was a gunshot just down the street. we ran over there and this is what we found. a hostile crowd was arguing with a handful of police officers. some officers used pepper spray to keep the crowd at bay. >> get out of the way. >> reporter: a young man lying on the pavement who appeared to be in pain was lifted on to a stretcher. as police in riot gear moved into the area, a rumor swept through the crowd that a police officer had shot the man in the back. >> here we go again. same old story. >> reporter: but it turned out the story wasn't true. lieutenant colonel melvin russell of the baltimore police department said security cameras caught the apprehension of the young man on tape. >> he was clearly armed with handgun. police come in, a very short brief pursuit. he pulled the handgun or
attempts to pull it out. there is a sound of a discharging, the sud of the weapon discharging. the police never discharged any weapons. >> reporter: late today the uninjured man was seen leaving the hospital. what this incident shows scott is that tensions are still so high here that things can go from calm to chaotic in a matter of seconds. >> pelley: chip, thanks very much. americans have quickly shifted their view of race relations after baltimore ferguson and other cases of alleged abuse by police. we just received a new cbs news/"new york times" poll. in february, 52% of americans said race relations were good. that's down to 34% now. a new investigation has begun in baltimore and jeff pegues is there. > reporter: this burned-out west baltimore restaurant is one of more than 200 businesses damaged in the riots. dave cheplak of the atf in baltimore says what happened here and at a liquor store nearby where one person was injured goes beyond arson.
it could be attempted murder. >> we believe that individuals purposely set these fires with the intent of harming the individuals inside. >> reporter: of killing someone inside? >> that's certainly a possibility. >> reporter: here at papa's palace, the chef was upstairs when looters set the building on fire. essem elghannam is one of the owners. how many guys did this to your store? >> the video shows too many people. >> reporter: a anybody of people? >> a mob of people. >> reporter: in all the atf is investigating seven sites around baltimore for arson including this senior center that was under construction. the investigation into the fires could take weeks but a discussion about the potential root cause of the violence has already begun. president obama addressed that today. >> people tweet outrage and the tv cameras come, and they focus more on somebody setting fire to
something or turning over a car than the peaceful protests and the thoughtful discussions that are taking place. >> reporter: here in baltimore, the talk is about rebuilding. scott, the restaurant owner we spoke with says that he is staying here, even though this is the second time that his restaurant has been burned down. >> reporter: jeff pegues reporting for us tonight. jeff thank you. a new york city police officer who was shot in the head on saturday has died. officer brian moore stopped a man suspected of carrying a handgun. police say the man turned and fired. moore was 25, the third new york city officer killed in the line of duty in five months. the government of nepal said today it will need the help of the world to rebuild after the earthquake. the death toll has topped 7,300 with more than 14,000 hurt. u.s. marines swooped in today and seth doane went along.
>> reporter: we were on the u.s. military's first surveillance flight in nepal following the earthquake. paul kennedy and bill berger have been asked by nepal's government assess the region near the chinese border. >> we found a gate deal of devastation. this has been a huge disaster for nepal, even the equipment to clear the roads we saw was stranded in many places along the road. >> we were watching land slides taking place as we were flying by. >> reporter: today? >> today. and it's just wiping out the roads. so they have to rely immediately upon an airlift to help these folks out and then you're going to have to start from the valley and dig your way up to those villages. >> reporter: the u.s. military flew in four tilt rotor osprey, which can land in tight spaces. this tiny airport is the main distribution hub for relief supplies coming into nepal and then being moved back out into
the remote regions where it is most needed. the u.s. military is bringing in some of the heavy equipment to help make that happen. they've arrived just as hopes are fading that anyone else will be found alive in the rubble, but the clean-up will take many more months. one u.s. embassy official told us today "nepal has difficult terrain and infrastructure in the best of times and this is not the best of times." seth doane, cbs news, kathmandu nepal. >> pelley: two non-politicians joined the growing field of republican presidential candidates today. ben carson announced in detroit where he was raised. carson is a retired neurosurgeon and fierce opponent of obamacare. carly fiorina is a former c.e.o. of hewlett packard and a harsh critic of democrat hillary clinton. cbs news has learned of a troubling increase in sexual misconduct cases involving
agents with the u.s. customs and border protection agency. that is the largest federal law enforcement agency with 45,000 agents. here's anna werner. >> reporter: for eight years james tom shack handled sexual misconduct investigations as the chief of internal affairs at u.s. customs and border protection, and what he saudis turned him. between 2012 and 2014, he found there was a spike of more than 35 sexual misconduct cases against agents, a rate he says was significantly higher than in other law enforcement agencies. what was your reaction to that? >> a problem that i believed was a significant and serious problem was perhaps even worse than i thought it was. >> reporter: so last april tomsheck e-mailed his boss, the head of the agency, commissioner gil kerlikowske, about the disturbing and disproportionate number of cases in the agency's workforce. >>what response did you receive?
>> i did not receive a response. >> reporter: a cbs news investigation found in the last six years at least 21 customs or border patrol agents have been indicted or plead guilty to sexual offenses both on and off duty, ranging from sexual assault posession of child pornography and child molestation. five agents were arrested just in the past year. and tomsheck says in some of the cases he found... >> i believe they were persons who had likely offended before that had gone... their acts had gone undetected. >> reporter: you're talking about serial offenders. >> potentially. >> reporter: that sounds shocking. >> it certainly is a matter of great concern. >> reporter: tomsheck, a 23-year veteran of the secret service, blames the problems in part on a lack of screening for more than 15,000 agents hired between 2006 and 2012 and never given polygraphs. now standard procedure for new hires at the agency. according to tomsheck, one of
those not polygraphed was agent esteban manzanares. sources say he picked up a woman and two teenage girls trying to cross the u.s. border along the rio grande, sexually assaulted them and attempted to kill two of them. he later brought one of them back to his apartment and raped her. when federal agents knocked on his door, he committed suicide. tomsheck believes all agents should take a polygraph every five years which is required in the f.b.i. >> i believe there are many persons in the organization today that if subjected to periodic polygraph screening would be found to be unsuitable. >> reporter: tomsheck says after bringing this problem to light, he was pressured to resign from customs and border protection and retired early. the agency's commissioner declined repeated requests for an interview but an agency spokesperson told us in a statement the vast majority of cbp employees do the right thing every day. but that spokesperson also told
us that in the past six years the agency has had 285 documented complaints of -- or allegations related to sexual misconduct. scott? >> pelley: anna werner with the original investigation tonight. anna, thanks very much. we've learned what killed david goldberg, half of silicon valley's top power couple. and showers of lava. show when the "cbs evening news" continues. incredible! i've been claritin clear for ten days. when your allergy symptoms start, doctors recommend taking one
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>> pelley: today we learned it was an accident that took the life of david goldberg in mexico. no criminal investigation is planned. he and his wife sheryl sandberg, the chief operating officer of facebook inspired many people. goldberg was a fixture in silicon valley as chief executive of a web survey company called survey monkey. elaine quijano reports he died on vacation. >> reporter: for two days very little was said about how david goldberg died, but late today sources told cbs news he was exercising in a gym at a resort near the town of punta mita in southwest mexico when he collapsed. local authorities say he died of head trauma. goldberg was a entrepreneur and mentor to many in silicon valley. he sold his first start-up to yahoo in 2001. goldberg married sheryl sandberg in 2004, a power couple behind the now-famous "lean in" philosophy encouraging women to go after their professional
goals, a partnership that she says was pivotal to her own success as she told a class of barnard college seniors. >> the most important career decision you're going to make is whether or not you have a life partner and who that partner is. >> reporter: in 2013, the couple explained to norah o'donnell on "60 minutes" how sandberg almost accepted phase become's first offer. >> what did you think when she was going to accept it. >> apoplectic. you're going to be running all the negotiations and deals? you are going to -- you can't just take the first offer. it will look bad. not because of the money, but i wanted mark to feel he stretched to get sheryl because she's worth it. >> what i saw was an incredible human being who showed me what it was like to be a father, what it was like to be a husband what it was like to be a friend, but also what it was like to be a successful c.e.o. >> reporter: goldberg is
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>> pelley: britain's newest princess got a name today. charlotte elizabeth diana like her great grandmother grandfather and father, princess charlotte has a name rooted in royal tradition. elizabeth palmer is in loss. >> reporter: it's a big name for a tiny girl who oblivious to all the fuss, slept right through her public debut on saturday. and today the king's artillery saluted her arrival. as fourth in line to the throne,
the little princess will need a name with heft says royal biographer robert hardeman. >> royals are known by their christian name. this name will resonate and be part of british history for a century. >> reporter: the name certainly evokes family history. charlotte is the film anyone version of charles the baby's grandfather and britain's next king. elizabeth is a tribute to great grandma, the current queen who is now 89 years old. and diana recalls lady di, the style icon whose public feud with some of the royals and sudden death provoked a tsunami of sympathy. all together for the public, it's a winning combination. >> it's great that diana is recognized in there and the queen mum is recognized as well as charles. >> i think it's lovely. i'm glad they included elizabeth and diana. >> were you surprised by the diana part? >> not surprised. i thought charlotte diana would be there somewhere.
>> reporter: thousands did bet. in the end so many people got little charlotte's name right that the bookies are now looking at a majestic $1.5 million payout. britain so loves to wager on the royal family that one of the biggest chains of bookies here has already opened bets on the name of the duke and duchess's next child so this is your chance to get in early scott. >> pelley: liz palmer outside kensington palace. liz, thanks so much. with that we'll end the "cbs evening news" tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
as baltimore begins to get back to normal, tensions were exposed today. i'm scott broom in baltimore. coming up, the results of what happened. >> and it's a side of the boston marathon bomber we've never seen. what brought tears to his eyes in court today. >> yellow alert tuesday. we're tracking showers and thunderstorms. we'll tell you which commute will be affected. >> i'm kristen berset at the verizon center. the puck will drop soon for game 3 between the capitals and rangers. i'll have more on that excitement coming up. first at 7:00, heavy police presence in baltimore late this afternoon after a peaceful day and night without a curfew. thanks for joining us. i'm jan jeffcoat. >> and i'm derek mcginty. there was a lot of emotion and confusion today at the heart of where last week's protests took place. police say