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Minnesota probe says man fatally shot by police had knife

Sep. 18, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says a man fatally shot by St. Paul police last weekend had confronted an officer with a knife before he was killed. The BCA, which is investigating the shooting, says Officer Steve Mattson was on patrol in the Midway neighborhood shortly...

DA: Oklahoma officer justified in Molotov cocktail shooting

Sep. 18, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor says a Muskogee police officer acted lawfully when he wounded a man who tried to throw a flaming Molotov cocktail at the suspect's mother and the officer. Muskogee County District Attorney Orvil Loge said Tuesday Lt. Josh Jenkins was "legally justified" when he...

Texas officer who killed deputy brother to get mental help

Sep. 18, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

CONROE, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area police officer who fatally shot his deputy brother during an off-duty incident has been committed to a mental health facility. Robert Eugene Lee, who was an officer in Stagecoach, faced a murder charge in the 2018 slaying of 57-year-old Harris County Sheriff's Deputy...

Man shot by Colorado police serving search warrant

Sep. 18, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado police shot and wounded a man while serving a search warrant at a residence in Westminster. Westminster police spokeswoman Cheri Spottke says the shooting occurred about 5:45 a.m. Wednesday when the man pointed a gun at the SWAT officers. The man, whose name was not...

Man gets life sentence for killing at child's birthday party

Sep. 18, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting another man at a child's birthday party in Massachusetts has been sentenced to life in prison. Terrance Montgomery was sentenced Tuesday, a day after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Paul Finegan in May...

Federal lawsuit filed over 2017 St. Louis protest arrests

Sep. 18, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges that St. Louis police officers mistreated scores of protesters in a police "kettle" during a demonstration two years ago. The suit was filed Tuesday against the city and 343 officers and officials, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. It is seeking class-action...

Indictment made public for man charged in El Paso attack

Sep. 18, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Officials in Texas on Wednesday released the grand jury indictment filed last week against a man accused of killing 22 people at an El Paso Walmart last month. The one-page indictment against Patrick Crusius offers few new details but lists the names of the 22 victims who were killed...

Outrage at slaying of witness's lawyer in Dutch gang trial

Sep. 18, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A lawyer who represented a key witness in a major Dutch organized crime trial was shot dead in Amsterdam early Wednesday, sparking outrage and calls for a tougher crackdown on violent underworld gangs. Police said 44-year-old lawyer Derk Wiersum was fatally shot in a suburb on the edge of...

Man who opened fire in crowded Massachusetts mall sentenced

Sep. 18, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — A man who caused a panic at a Massachusetts mall when he opened fire at a member of a rival gang has been sentenced to up to six years in prison. Michael Spence was sentenced Tuesday in Norfolk Superior Court, despite trying to withdraw guilty pleas to charges including armed assault...

Police to share more info about Virginia Beach mass shooting

Sep. 18, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia Beach say they'll release the findings of their investigation into the mass shooting that killed 12 people at a municipal building. The Virginia-Pilot reports that police will give a presentation next Tuesday evening. Mayor Bobby Dyer said it will include more...