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Sheriff: Florida deputy fatally shoots carjacking suspect

Jan. 15, 2020 7:13 PM EST

MULBERRY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy fatally shot an armed man Wednesday several hours after a stolen pickup truck he was riding in ran over a police detective in another county, authorities said. Aaron Phillips, 31, was killed while fighting with a deputy at a mobile home park near Mulberry, Polk County...

This Jan. 1, 2020, photo provided by the Creek County (Oklahoma) Sheriff's Department shows Brandon Wade Kirby. Police in Oklahoma say Kirby was arrested on New Year's Day after he allegedly took a truck and drove it more than 100 miles with a sleeping passenger and a goat inside.  Authorities say he was eventually arrested near Tulsa, Oklahoma, after he let the passenger and goat go, and the victim called police.  (Creek County Sheriff's Department via AP)

Police: Man and goat taken on terrifying three-state drive

Jan. 2, 2020 11:00 AM EST

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) — A man stole a pickup truck with a sleeping passenger and a goat inside it and drove it all the way from Missouri to Oklahoma before releasing the terrified victim and animal and eventually being arrested, authorities say. According to an arrest report, two men in the truck parked...

Suspect in Louisiana carjacking of pregnant woman surrenders

Dec. 27, 2019 5:48 PM EST

CHALMETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man accused of carjacking a pregnant woman, hitting her with the vehicle and driving off with her two children inside surrendered to authorities Friday. The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office said Dedric Hurst, 18, of Chalmette was arrested on two counts of aggravated...

Official: Suspect who pulled gun on detectives fatally shot

Dec. 20, 2019 11:37 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Detectives fatally shot a suspect who they say pulled a gun on them in the parking lot of a North Carolina apartment complex. Kyle Horton, 31, was a suspect in a kidnapping, carjacking at gunpoint and armed robbery across two states, New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Lt. J.J....

An attacker stabbed multiple people at a suburban Portland shopping center Wednesday, killing one person and wounding others before being apprehended, authorities said. Police in the city of Beaverton said that at least one person was stabbed inside a Wells Fargo bank and that multiple people were taken to hospitals. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)

1 dead, 3 hurt in stabbings at Oregon shopping center, town

Dec. 18, 2019 11:29 PM EST

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — A 20-year-old attacker carried out a series of stabbings and carjackings at a suburban Portland shopping center and in a nearby town Wednesday, killing one person and wounding three others before being arrested, authorities said. Police in the city of Beaverton said two people were...

This undated photo provided by the Bullitt County Detention Center shows Joshua Reynolds. Police said Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, Reynolds, accused of stealing an SUV with a 13-month-old baby girl inside and leading police on a chase before crashing on an interstate, has been arrested in Kentucky. The child was unharmed. (Bullitt County Detention Center via AP)

Police: Man crashes stolen SUV with baby inside; girl unhurt

Dec. 16, 2019 7:12 PM EST

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A man accused of stealing an SUV with a 13-month-old baby girl inside and leading police on a chase before crashing on an interstate has been arrested in Kentucky. The child was unharmed. “Twelve minutes of sheer terror, I'll say,” Shepherdsville Police Chief Rick...

DA: Officer justified in fatal ramming of man with car

Dec. 4, 2019 8:20 AM EST

ST. HELENS, Ore. (AP) — The Columbia County district attorney says a St. Helens police officer was justified in using his patrol car to ram and kill a man who shot at a gas station, tried to carjack two people and sprayed bullets at motorists. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports District Attorney Jeff Auxier...

Judge rules for Indianapolis police in black teen’s killing

Nov. 28, 2019 9:24 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has ruled in favor of Indianapolis police in a lawsuit that accused officers of excessive force in a black teenager’s fatal shooting following a suspected armed carjacking. Andre Green’s family sued the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in August...

FBI: Agent in Puerto Rico robbed in attempted carjacking

Nov. 25, 2019 7:31 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — FBI officials in Puerto Rico are offering a reward for three suspects they say robbed an agent at gunpoint and tried to steal his car. The agency said Monday that three men in a black Mercedes Benz stole the agent’s wallet, FBI credentials and official weapon. Officials...