Latest Shootings News

Juror's job interview means late start at ex-cop's trial

Apr. 25, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman took a brief pause as the judge sought to help out an unemployed juror. Hennepin County Judge Kathryn Quaintance scheduled court to start two hours late on Thursday in the trial of Mohamed...

Mother files suit over police shooting of son

Apr. 25, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman whose son was fatally shot by police last year has filed suit against the city of Memphis and its police department. The Commercial Appeal reports Marlene Alexander said in the suit that her son, 25-year-old Terrance Carlton, was unarmed when he was shot. At the time...

Florida officer to be sentenced for killing black motorist

Apr. 25, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in nearly 30 years, a Florida police officer is set to be sentenced to prison Thursday for an on-duty fatal shooting — and he could be going away for life. Former Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja faces a minimum of 25 years and Circuit Judge...

Police: Texas man fatally shot his children, sister-in-law

Apr. 24, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The man whom officials say shot and killed his young children and his sister-in-law before shooting himself had just taken a job with Child Protective Services and was in training to be a CPS investigator. Fort Worth police Sgt. Joe Loughman said Wednesday investigators believe...

Public defender asks to drop Florida school massacre suspect

Apr. 24, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The public defenders for the Parkland school massacre defendant unexpectedly asked to withdraw from the case Wednesday, saying the 20-year-old man will soon inherit nearly a half-million dollars and no longer qualify for free legal representation. The Broward County Public...

Woman gets 16 years for killing husband in porn dispute

Apr. 24, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — A 69-year-old Arkansas woman who was convicted of fatally shooting her husband after she discovered he had reordered a pornography channel has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. The Pine Bluff Commercial reported Wednesday that both sides agreed on the sentence after Patricia...

Washington state deputy called 'extraordinary' at funeral

Apr. 24, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Washington state sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot by a suspect was remembered Wednesday as an extraordinary young man who was destined for greatness in a profession he had dreamed of joining since childhood. The funeral for Cowlitz County Deputy Justin DeRosier, 29, was packed...

Indictments: Sheriff took money, spent on food, window tint

Apr. 24, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff was indicted Wednesday after authorities said his chief deputy reported he was using county funds and drug seizure money to buy groceries, window tinting and other personal items. Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone was charged with two felony counts of...

Texas officer charged for killing man who ran over his foot

Apr. 24, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

BURNET, Texas (AP) — A Texas police officer is charged with murder for fatally shooting a man who ran over his foot. Burnet (BER'-net) Police Chief Paul Nelson says former Patrol Sgt. Russell Butler also had been fired for violating the department's use of force policy. KVUE television reports Butler was...

Clergy call for firing of 2 officers involved in shooting

Apr. 24, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

Clergy and community leaders called Wednesday for the immediate firing of two Connecticut police officers who opened fire on a car and seriously wounded a passenger, saying newly released police video shows last week's shooting began when the driver started getting out of the vehicle with his hands up. "Hands up!...