Latest Gun violence News

Man who allegedly drove into protesters accused of gun crime

Sep. 23, 2020 10:42 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A man who was arrested after allegedly driving a truck through a crowd of peaceful demonstrators during a May protest has been charged with federal gun crimes, authorities said. Benjamin Jong Ren Hung, 28, of San Marino, was arrested Wednesday. It wasn't immediately clear whether he...

Officials address drug use in effort to stop homicide spike

Sep. 19, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Betsy Running Shield decided to take action after recent gun violence and a homicide spike in Rapid City. The 37-year-old’s nephew was the victim who survived the Sept. 5 Hemlock Street shooting while her son’s friend survived being shot in the head at the same house...

Police make another arrest in Des Moines shooting death

Sep. 17, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police on Thursday charged another person with murder in the Sept. 2 shooting death of a man near the Drake University campus. Police charged Luis Anibal Alicea-Rodriguez, 27, of West Des Moines, with first-degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm in...

Arizona man faces attempted murder charge in police shooting

Sep. 17, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Arizona man is facing a charge of attempted murder for allegedly shooting and wounding a New Mexico State Police officer last weekend west of Albuquerque, authorities said. The female officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries to her hands, face and eyes and was treated and...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 16, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: New York City Council, Don’t Roll Back Police Reforms The New York Times Sept. 13 In June, as New York City was gripped by protests over the death of George Floyd, the City Council passed legislation banning police...

Man wanted in shootings arrested after early-morning search

Sep. 16, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man accused of shooting one man and injuring another has been arrested, officials with the Pennington County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Jamys Flying Horse, 22, was taken into custody about around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday on charges of first degree murder, attempted...

3 charged in shooting of man found dead on roadside in 2018

Sep. 16, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

CONCORD, Vt. (AP) — Three people are facing charges in the fatal shooting of a man found dead on a rural road in Concord, Vermont, two years ago. The girlfriend of victim Michael Pimental, Krystal Whitcomb, 28, of Waterford, John Welch, 34, of Woodsville, New Hampshire, and Michael “Moe”...

FILE - In this July 21, 2019 file photo, trainees Chris Graves, left, and Bryan Hetherington, right, participate in a security training session at Fellowship of the Parks campus in Haslet, Texas. An industry has sprung up following mass shootings at houses of worship around the country to train civilians to protect their churches with the techniques and equipment of law enforcement. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Does God want Christians to be a ‘good guy with a gun’?

Sep. 16, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

(RNS) — Does Jesus want you to own a gun? It’s a question Richard Berry said he wrestled with for years, unsure of how to match his Christian faith with his appreciation for firearms and self-defense. A native of Olathe, Kansas, he told Religion News Service he began grappling with the issue of God...

Report: 'Alarming' rates of police and prosecutor misconduct

Sep. 15, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hiding evidence that could prove innocence. Planting drugs or guns at a crime scene. Forcing witnesses to falsely identify a defendant. A new, in-depth analysis on wrongful convictions put a spotlight Tuesday on “alarming” rates of police and prosecutor misconduct —...

Weekend gun violence in Chicago leaves 10 dead, 43 injured

Sep. 14, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gun violence in Chicago left 10 people dead over the weekend and 43 others injured. The gunfire came amid a surge in violence this year in the nation's third-largest city. Statistics released by the Chicago Police Department bring the number of shooting victims for the year thus far to 2,887...