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Chicago Police investigate at the 25th District station on the Northwest Side, after several officers were shot outside the station, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Authorities say a carjacking suspect being led into the Chicago police station shot three officers who returned fire and shot him. Police spokesman Tom Ahern says the shooting happened Thursday morning as the officers were leading the suspect from a police vehicle in to a station house on the city's northwest side. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Carjacking suspect charged in shooting of 3 Chicago officers

Jul. 31, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A convicted felon on parole has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of three Chicago police officers outside a station, authorities said Friday. Lovelle Jordan was taken to the station on the city's northwest side after officers arrested him Thursday in connection with a June...

Carjacker gets 25 years for killing mom in front of children

Jul. 1, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A carjacker who shot and killed a Missouri woman in front of her three young children has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Mark Harwood, 20, of St. Louis County, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and two counts of armed...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson sits during an NCAA college basketball game between Saint Louis and Seton Hall in St. Louis. Krewson was elected on a pledge to address the violence that ravages her city. Amid that backdrop, it’s not surprising that calls to defund police don’t sit well with her. Yet Krewson’s decision to publicly reveal the names and addresses of anti-police protesters has put her among the big city mayors facing closer scrutiny in the racially charged weeks after George Floyd’s death. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

St. Louis mayor blasted for revealing identity of protesters

Jun. 30, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson knows the trauma of violence — she and her children were present when her first husband was shot to death 25 years ago during an attempted carjacking. She was elected on a pledge to curb violence in her city. Amid that backdrop, it’s not...

Police: Carjacker sits on driver, leads officers on chase

Jun. 19, 2020 9:47 AM EDT

EWING, N.J. (AP) — A man forced his way into a vehicle, sat on the driver and took off, pinning her on the seat while leading officers on a chase that began in New Jersey and ended in Pennsylvania, police said. Tomasz Dymek, 31, of the Astoria neighborhood of Queens in New York City, was soliciting money...