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Sheriff: NC man charged with murder, shoots at deputies

Jul. 07, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man charged in a fatal shooting fired shots at deputies before he was taken into custody, a sheriff's office said. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that Jason Odell Billings shot and killed a man in Kernersville...

Red flags missed: How July 4 suspect slipped through system

Jul. 07, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

Illinois’ “red-flag” law could have stopped, or at least slowed down, the suspect in the Independence Day parade shooting from being able to buy the gun he is accused of using to kill seven people and wound dozens more. Police in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park were called...

West Virginia man indicted for fatal Maryland shootings

Jul. 07, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

SMITHSBURG, Md. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted the West Virginia man accused of shooting and killing three coworkers at a Maryland machine shop and then shooting and wounding a state trooper who was responding to the incident. Joe Louis Esquivel, 23, of Hedgesville, West...

Gary mayor: Cousin was among 3 people fatally shot at party

Jul. 07, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Gary's mayor said his family is “heartbroken" by the news that a relative was among three people fatally shot during a July Fourth block party in the northwestern Indiana city. Mayor Jerome Prince said Wednesday that his cousin, Marquise Hall, 26, of Lafayette,...

'Taken too soon': Remembering Highland Park shooting victims

Jul. 07, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two of the victims of a July Fourth parade massacre in a Chicago suburb left behind a 2-year-old son. Another was staying with family in Illinois after he was injured in car wreck. For some, it was a tradition. They were avid travelers, members of their synagogue...

Reports: Law enforcement officers shoot man on W.Va. highway

Jul. 07, 2022 00:50 AM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Several law enforcement authorities shot a man on a federal highway in West Virginia, news outlets reported Wednesday, and video of the shooting was circulating on social media. According to a press release from West Virginia State Police Captain R. A. Maddy,...

Today in History: July 7, female cadets at West Point

Jul. 07, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 7, the 188th day of 2022. There are 177 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 7, 1976, the United States Military Academy at West Point included female cadets for the first time as 119...

Fort Drum soldier from Georgia ID'd as victim of shooting

Jul. 06, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Army has identified the victim of a deadly weekend shooting in Syracuse as a 19-year-old soldier from Georgia who was assigned to New York's Fort Drum. Pvt. 1st Class Malik S. Shipman, of Fairburn, Georgia, was shot near Onondaga Park in Syracuse...

Gun violence in America: A long list of forgotten victims

Jul. 06, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Amid the stream of mass shootings that have become chillingly commonplace in America, the reality of the nation's staggering murder rate can often be seen more clearly in the deaths that never make national news. Take this weekend in Chicago. On Monday, a...

Detroit officer, gun-wielding suspect dead after shooting

Jul. 06, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit police officer and a man wielding an assault-style weapon were fatally shot on the city’s west side Wednesday night, Detroit police Chief James White said. White said the officer and his partner responded about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to a call of a man...