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Minnesota authorities: Gunman killed self in police shootout

Nov. 6, 2019 7:33 AM EST

COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a gunman who carjacked several vehicles, sexually assaulted a woman and briefly held a family of four hostage in their suburban St. Paul home died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, not by police gunfire. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Tuesday...

Minnesota officers fatally shoot man who held family hostage

Nov. 4, 2019 5:50 PM EST

COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. (AP) — A man armed with a gun carjacked two vehicles, sexually assaulted a woman and briefly held a family of four hostage in their suburban St. Paul home Monday morning before officers fatally shot him trying to escape, police said. The family escaped from the house in Cottage Grove,...

NJ man convicted of 2nd-degree murder in carjacking slaying

Oct. 13, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a man slain during a carjacking three years ago in Pennsylvania. The (Chambersburg) Public Opinion reports that 19-year-old Adiel Sanchez Frometa was also convicted Thursday of robbery of a motor vehicle...

Woman who tried to carjack officers' cars caught after crash

Oct. 9, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman who allegedly tried to carjack four vehicles in a Pittsburgh neighborhood — including two owned by law enforcement officers — was captured after police pursuit that ended in a crash. Nineteen-year-old Ajanay Watson faces numerous counts, including robbery and weapons...

Life sentences given to man convicted in couple's slaying

Sep. 19, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man convicted in the case of a couple who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in a 2007 carjacking in Tennessee is going to prison having heard emotional testimony from the victims' relatives. News outlets report 47-year-old Eric Boyd was sentenced in Knoxville on Wednesday to two...