Latest Shootings News

Black teen's family laments sentence given to white officer

Jan. 19, 2019 12:11 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The explosive video of a white Chicago officer shooting a black teenager 16 times shocked consciences around the world with footage of Laquan McDonald getting gunned down as he walked away from police. The graphic images of McDonald crumpling to the street while bullets kept striking him...

Officer who shot black teen sentenced to nearly 7 years

Jan. 18, 2019 11:19 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The white Chicago officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison, ending an explosive case that arose from one of the nation's most graphic dashcam videos and added fuel to debates about race and policing and law enforcement's "code of...

Off-duty deputy shot by Colorado officer after chase dies

Jan. 18, 2019 10:28 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An off-duty sheriff's deputy who was shot by a police officer in Colorado following a car chase died Friday. Deputy Jesse Jenson, 41, was removed from life support after he was shot by a LaSalle police officer late Wednesday night, according to the Adams County Sheriff's Office. Authorities...

4 Nevada killings may be linked; FBI joins probe

Jan. 18, 2019 9:49 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The FBI has joined an investigation into four killings in northern Nevada that may be linked, including the former president of the Reno Rodeo and his wife who authorities said were shot to death in their home earlier this week. Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam on Friday identified the...

'Perfect cop': Thousands mourn rookie California officer

Jan. 18, 2019 9:47 PM EST

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — A young Natalie Corona would run around the house in police gear and loved watching the show "Cops." She always knew she wanted to be a police officer, her sister said Friday. Even before Corona joined the force a few months ago, she posted a Facebook tribute to the men and women who...

Video shows Arizona officer opening fire as teen runs away

Jan. 18, 2019 9:37 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A suburban Phoenix police officer investigating a car break-in shot and killed the 14-year-old suspect as the boy ran away, according to video released Friday. Before making footage from the officer's body-worn camera public, Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir asked people to withhold...

Sheriff: New Mexico man kills son, 3, then himself

Jan. 18, 2019 9:30 PM EST

TESUQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a New Mexico man fatally shot his 3-year-old son at his home north of Santa Fe before killing himself. The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office says deputies found the bodies of Ryan T. Propes and his son at his home outside Tesuque on Thursday. The small community is about...

The Latest: Off-duty deputy shot by Colorado officer dies

Jan. 18, 2019 9:26 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on an off-duty sheriff's deputy who was shot by a police officer following a car chase (all times local): 7:25 p.m. An off-duty sheriff's deputy who was shot by a police officer in Colorado following a car chase has died. The Adams County Sheriff's Office says Deputy Jesse Jenson...

The Latest: McDonald relative calls sentence partial victory

Jan. 18, 2019 8:14 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of the Chicago police officer who fired the shots that killed black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Laquan McDonald's great-uncle says that although it's a partial victory that the former Chicago police officer who killed the black teen...

A timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald

Jan. 18, 2019 7:14 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke on Friday to six years and nine months in prison in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke shot McDonald 16 times, including after the 17-year-old was on the ground. A jury...