Latest Shootings News

Texas woman pleads guilty in shooting deaths of 2 daughters

Jul. 18, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

ATHENS, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to shooting and killing her two young daughters in 2017. Prosecutors declined to pursue the death penalty against Sarah Nicole Henderson in exchange for her pleading guilty to two counts of capital murder in...

Man gets prison for threats made to Harvard black event

Jul. 18, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An Arizona man authorities say threatened to bomb Harvard University and shoot people who attended black commencement has been sentenced to more than a year in prison. A federal judge in Boston sentenced 25-year-old Nicholas Zuckerman on Wednesday to a year and three months behind bars and...

Birmingham officer shot, suspect killed in downtown shootout

Jul. 18, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer was shot multiple times by a suspected armed robber who was then killed in a shootout that ended in what authorities described as a running gun battle through downtown Birmingham. The shooting, which happened Wednesday night, was among three shootings...

Bond set at $250,000 in deadly Milwaukee road rage shooting

Jul. 18, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man accused of killing a 3-year-old girl in what Milwaukee police say was a road rage shooting is jailed on $250,000 cash bond. Thirty-nine-year-old Antonio Bratcher is accused of firing a gun from his SUV into another vehicle Saturday after nearly colliding with it on Milwaukee's north...

Chicago firm to lead Virginia Beach shooting investigation

Jul. 17, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Chicago consulting firm has been chosen to lead an independent investigation into the Virginia Beach mass shooting that left 12 dead. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports security risk management firm Hillard Heintze can start the probe immediately after entering into a...

Judge in newspaper shooting case rules on evidence sharing

Jul. 17, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland judge on Wednesday denied a request from prosecutors to hire their own psychiatrist to conduct a second mental health evaluation for a man accused of killing five people at a newspaper last year, but the judge granted their requests for his tax returns, as well as records...

Man charged in road rage killing of girl, 3, in Milwaukee

Jul. 17, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday charged a man suspected of killing a 3-year-old girl in what Milwaukee police say was an act of road rage. Antonio Bratcher is accused of firing a gun from his sport utility vehicle into another vehicle Saturday morning after a collision almost occurred on...

Parkland suspect allowed to skip hearings ahead of trial

Jul. 17, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Parkland school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz will be allowed to skip many future court hearings as his planned trial draws closer in the 2018 massacre that left 17 people dead, a judge ruled Wednesday. Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer granted the hearing waiver...

Gunmen in restaurant in northern Iraq kill Turkish diplomat

Jul. 17, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Unknown gunmen opened fire inside a Turkish-owned restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil on Wednesday, killing at least one Turkish diplomat stationed in Ankara's consulate and one Iraqi civilian, Turkish officials and Kurdish security forces said. The rare shooting in broad...

Kentucky deputy shot during wellness check at a home

Jul. 17, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

WHITLEY CITY, Ky. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy who was shot in southeastern Kentucky while conducting a wellness check is reported in stable condition after surgery. In a news release, Kentucky State Police say McCreary County sheriff's deputy Dustin Watkins went to visit a home Tuesday around 8 p.m. when a...