Latest Gun violence News

Man charged with trying to kill an FBI task force member

Sep. 28, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A New Rochelle man was charged Monday with trying to kill an FBI task force officer after firing a handgun toward a public square in Yonkers. Darren Smith, 24, was held for an initial appearance in White Plains federal court. A message seeking comment was sent to his lawyer....

Pair of quadruple shootings leaves 6 teenagers wounded

Sep. 27, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Six people in their teens were wounded in a pair of quadruple shootings over the weekend in Philadelphia amid a surge in gun violence in recent months. Police said gunfire just after 10 p.m. Friday in northeast Philadelphia wounded a 17-year-old girl in the leg, an 18-year-old male in...

Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks after President Donald Trump announced her as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Barrett could be Ginsburg's polar opposite on Supreme Court

Sep. 27, 2020 10:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett paid homage to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her White House speech Saturday as a shatterer of glass ceilings. She said she would be mindful of the woman whose place she would take on the Supreme Court. She even commented that her children think their father is the...

Latest crime sweep nets 36 arrests in Albuquerque

Sep. 26, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say the latest in a series of city-wide crime sweeps has netted 36 arrests, including many suspects with a history of gun violence. Police Chief Harold Medina said Saturday that the department's “anti-crime operation” has resulted in 151 arrests...

Marchers called for end to violence after death of girl, 8

Sep. 26, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Family and friends of an 8-year-old Akron girl killed in a shooting last month are calling for an end to gun violence responsible for the deaths of the girl and other children in the Ohio city. Relatives of 8-year-old Mikayla Pickett organized a “Save Our Children" walk Friday...

1 of 2 sought in shots fired at police now in custody

Sep. 26, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say one of two men accused of having fired upon undercover officers in north Philadelphia a week ago is now in custody. Police said 28-year-old Jeffione Thomas was accompanied by his attorney when he surrendered Friday to face charges of attempted murder. Police said three...

Investigators work in front of Hotel Miramar in San Clemente, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, where Orange County sheriff's deputies shot and killed a Black man after he allegedly tried to grab one of their guns during a struggle, authorities said. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)

Police say man grabbed deputy's gun before fatal shooting

Sep. 24, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sheriff in Southern California’s Orange County released a grainy photograph Thursday that he said showed a Black man grabbing at a deputy’s gun during a struggle on the ground that ended with the fatal shooting of the man. Sheriff Don Barnes said the photo was a frame...

Man who allegedly drove into protesters accused of gun crime

Sep. 23, 2020 10:42 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A man who was arrested after allegedly driving a truck through a crowd of peaceful demonstrators during a May protest has been charged with federal gun crimes, authorities said. Benjamin Jong Ren Hung, 28, of San Marino, was arrested Wednesday. It wasn't immediately clear whether he...

Officials address drug use in effort to stop homicide spike

Sep. 19, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Betsy Running Shield decided to take action after recent gun violence and a homicide spike in Rapid City. The 37-year-old’s nephew was the victim who survived the Sept. 5 Hemlock Street shooting while her son’s friend survived being shot in the head at the same house...

Police make another arrest in Des Moines shooting death

Sep. 17, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police on Thursday charged another person with murder in the Sept. 2 shooting death of a man near the Drake University campus. Police charged Luis Anibal Alicea-Rodriguez, 27, of West Des Moines, with first-degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm in...