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Fort Worth police shooting shatters community trust

Oct. 17, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Yashunn Hale isn't sure he would call the police to report a crime. Not since an officer killed Hale's neighbor in her home. Residents of Atatiana Jefferson's Fort Worth neighborhood said they were hesitant to dial 911 even before a white officer shot the 28-year-old black woman...

No prison for officer in fatal citizens academy exercise

Oct. 17, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police officer who accidentally shot and killed a woman during a citizens academy exercise will serve no prison time. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that 31-year-old Lee Coel pleaded no contest Wednesday to second-degree manslaughter as part of a deal with...

Police: Woman killed her husband, claimed he killed himself

Oct. 17, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

MORRISDALE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman who claimed her husband killed himself has been charged with murder in his death. WJAC-TV reports 46-year-old Kimberly Williams, of Morrisdale, has been charged with shooting her husband in their home March 14. Police say they found Ronald...

Feds: Retailer broke law by selling rifle in Texas attack

Oct. 17, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A sporting goods retailer violated the law by selling an AR-15-style rifle and large capacity magazine to a man who later used them to kill more than two dozen worshippers at a Texas church, federal prosecutors said in a court filing. Devin Patrick Kelley presented a Colorado driver's...

Jury selection set Jan. 27 in Florida school shooting

Oct. 17, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The trial of Florida school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz is set to begin in January. A judge issued an order Thursday to begin jury selection on Jan. 27 in a trial involving the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people and wounded 17...

Man, 20, arrested in NYC shooting that killed 1, wounded 11

Oct. 17, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with a mass shooting over the summer at a Brooklyn community festival that left one person dead and 11 wounded. Police said the gunman, Kyle Williams, was one of two people who opened fire — possibly shooting at each...

Officials say man who fired at pursuing officers shoots self

Oct. 17, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — State investigators say a driver who fired at pursuing law enforcement officers in central Minnesota shot himself after crashing his vehicle. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says Todd County sheriff's deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop Tuesday evening near...

McDonald's drive-through customer carjacked in Florida

Oct. 17, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida are looking for a man they say shot another man at a McDonald's parking lot, then stole the car of a drive-through customer who tried to help the shooting victim. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook that deputies were searching on Thursday for...

Charges dismissed in deadly St. Louis gas station shooting

Oct. 17, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed charges against a man charged with fatally shooting one man and wounding another at a St. Louis gas station. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 22-year-old Shannon Taylor was set to go on trial this week on charges of second-degree murder, first-degree...

Student arrested in dorm shooting death

Oct. 17, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville police have arrested a Tennessee State University student in the shooting death of another student inside a campus dorm. Police said in a statement on Twitter that 18-year-old George Wells Jr. was charged on Wednesday with reckless homicide in the death of 19-year-old...