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Vacaville police kill driver who struck patrol vehicle

Jan. 27, 2021 9:29 PM EST

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California shot and killed a man who rammed a patrol car during a chase, authorities said. Police spotted a pickup truck doing doughnuts in a parking lot behind Vacaville City Hall near police headquarters at around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and chased the truck, which...

Lawson man jailed in Polo shooting death

Jan. 27, 2021 7:42 PM EST

POLO, Mo. (AP) — The Caldwell County sheriff's office says a 35-year-old jailed Lawson man is the suspect in fatal shooting of a woman in Polo on Wednesday. The sheriff's office said in a news release that deputies responded shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday to reports of shots fired in an intersection,...

Bill calls for background checks for renting guns at ranges

Jan. 27, 2021 7:01 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Last July, five days apart, two young men walked into the Green Top Shooting Range in Hanover, Virginia, and fatally shot themselves. Both were in their 20s and had a history of mental health issues, but neither man was subjected to a background check before he was allowed to rent a...

Suspect believed connected to October homicide captured

Jan. 27, 2021 5:59 PM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A suspect wanted in a fatal shooting in Mississippi last year was captured Wednesday. The Vicksburg Police Department said its officers, in cooperation with deputies of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, executed a warrant at an address in the city shortly after 2 p.m. and...

Police fatally shoot man armed with knife in Alabama

Jan. 27, 2021 4:57 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Police fatally shot a man in Alabama who they say was armed with a knife and ran away from officers who were attempting to detain him. The shooting happened Tuesday evening in Mobile after an officer stopped a vehicle on a highway following several traffic violations, Mobile Police...

Fired employee accused in shooting death of his supervisor

Jan. 27, 2021 4:34 PM EST

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County man is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing his former supervisor at a children's home. Authorities said Wednesday that 53-year-old Christopher Owens of Florissant was charged in the shooting death of 60-year-old Brantley Tate. Florissant officers...

Man charged for assaulting officer during Kenosha protests

Jan. 27, 2021 3:59 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of assaulting a police officer during the protests in Kenosha over the shooting of Jacob Blake has been indicted on two federal counts, authorities said Wednesday. Ashton Howard, 27, of Kenosha, is charged with obstructing a law enforcement officer during a civil disorder...

1 arrested, 1 wanted in fatal shooting of SC teacher

Jan. 27, 2021 1:51 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — One man has been arrested and authorities are searching for a second man who may be tied to the deadly shooting of a teacher in South Carolina. The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office said Aloysius Green, 18, has been charged with the shooting death of 49-year-old Karl Williams, a...

Houston Police officer Felipe Gallegos speaks as lawyer Rusty Hardin listened during a press conference at Hilton Americas, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Houston. Gallegos has been charged with murder and is among additional officers who have been indicted as part of an ongoing investigation into a Houston Police Department narcotics unit following a deadly 2019 drug raid, prosecutors announced Monday. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Attorney: Murder charge after deadly drug raid 'political'

Jan. 27, 2021 12:35 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston police officer indicted for murder following a deadly 2019 drug raid in which a couple was killed is being targeted by a district attorney looking to score political points in the wake of last year’s nationwide protests against police brutality, his attorney alleged on...

Protesters call for video release in fatal police shooting

Jan. 27, 2021 12:32 PM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A group of protesters gathered in front of a Mississippi courthouse demanding to see video of a deputy's fatal shooting of a man he said was threatening him with a knife. About 50 people including friends and family of the slain man demonstrated on Tuesday outside the Harrison County...