Latest Shootings News

Sheriff: Man shot off-duty officer, tried to ram deputies

Oct. 16, 2018 10:45 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a man shot an off-duty police officer and then was shot by responding deputies and troopers when he tried to ram them with his car. Citing a release from the Sampson County Sheriff's Office, news outlets report deputies received a report that an...

Gunman opens fire on unmarked police car in Atlanta

Oct. 16, 2018 10:26 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say a gunman opened fire on an unmarked police car in Atlanta, striking it but not injuring any officers. Atlanta police officer Jarius Daugherty tells The Associated Press the officers were doing surveillance on a home where drug sales were suspected when someone fired on the vehicle...

Video shows Florida city commissioner shooting alleged thief

Oct. 16, 2018 7:35 AM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors are trying to determine whether a Florida city commissioner should be charged in the fatal shooting of a man he accused of shoplifting a hatchet from an Army-Navy surplus store. Surveillance video shows the store's co-owner, Lakeland Commissioner Michael Dunn, shooting...

Official: Tennessee woman, 4 kids killed in murder-suicide

Oct. 16, 2018 6:16 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee official says a mother and four children have been found shot to death at a home in Columbia. Maury County District Attorney Brent Cooper tells news outlets that the family died in an apparent murder-suicide. The dead children, who ranged in age from 8 to 16, and woman...

Turkish police shoot tractor driver near Israeli residence

Oct. 16, 2018 5:46 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Police in Ankara shot Tuesday the driver of a tractor that struck a series of cars in the Turkish capital and appeared headed for the Israeli embassy. The driver, who ignored calls to stop and was shot in the leg, later told police he planned a protest outside the Israeli embassy, the...

N. Carolina couple accused of shooting neighbors, killing 1

Oct. 16, 2018 5:23 AM EDT

WAGRAM, N.C. (AP) — A couple in North Carolina is accused of shooting two of their neighbors, killing one of them. News outlets report 69-year-old Jasper David Peeples and 73-year-old Barbara Ellen Peeples have been arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit attempted murder. Scotland County Sheriff's...

Police call fatal shooting at city speakeasy an execution

Oct. 16, 2018 12:25 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say they are seeking three men in what they are calling an execution of a man shot at point-blank range in a city speakeasy. Police say they received multiple calls about the shooting late Sunday night, responding officers finding 32-year-old Roberto Hernandez lying...

Man convicted of killing neighbor while she cleared snow

Oct. 15, 2018 11:21 PM EDT

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan man accused of killing his neighbor while she cleared snow has been found guilty of first-degree murder. Wendell Popejoy is set to be sentenced on Nov. 5. Popejoy faces a mandatory life prison term without the possibility of parole for the December 2017 killing...

Teen arraigned in fatal shooting of Michigan girl, 7

Oct. 15, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A teenager has been arraigned in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old Michigan girl. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton says 17-year-old Jamil Griggs is charged as an adult with first-degree murder, assault with intent to murder, discharging a gun at a building and using a firearm...

Thousands raised for kids of Chicago cop convicted of murder

Oct. 15, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — More than 500 people have contributed over $45,000 for the two daughters of the white Chicago police officer who was convicted in the shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald. One of Jason Van Dyke's attorneys, Tammy Wendt, launched the GoFundMe campaign shortly after a jury earlier...