Latest Shootings News

14-year-old charged with making threat against former school

Oct. 17, 2019 1:51 AM EDT

SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) — A 14-year-old Florida boy is accused of threatening a shooting at his former school. The Tampa Bay Times reports the teen was arrested Wednesday and charged with making written threats to kill or do bodily harm. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says the teen is accused of texting...

Cause for hope and caution following police shooting in home

Oct. 17, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

In the days after Atatiana Jefferson's killing in her own home by a white Fort Worth police officer, many in the black community say they've seen at least initial signs of swifter action with the officer's arrest, but also are noticing some recurring and troubling themes. These include the release of police body...

Police make arrest in Brooklyn playground shooting

Oct. 16, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have made an arrest in a community festival shooting that left one person dead and 11 wounded this summer. Police said Wednesday that 20-year-old Kyle Williams, of Brooklyn, was arrested on murder, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and attempted...

'Tarzan' actor Ron Ely's wife killed; son shot by deputies

Oct. 16, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely's wife was stabbed to death in their California home by their 30-year-old son, who was then shot and killed by sheriff's deputies, authorities said Wednesday. Deputies summoned to the home by a 911 call found Valerie Lundeen Ely, 62, dead with multiple...

No prison for officer in fatal citizens academy exercise

Oct. 16, 2019 8:51 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...

Montana man gets 20 years in prison for fatal shooting

Oct. 16, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who said he shot and killed another man because he had been sexually assaulted after overdosing on methamphetamine has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. The Daily Inter Lake in Kalispell reports 20-year-old Martin Chandler, of Coram, was sentenced Wednesday for the...

Fort Worth faith leaders want judge to enforce police reform

Oct. 16, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Community and faith leaders on Wednesday called on the Trump administration to open a civil rights investigation into the Fort Worth Police Department in the wake of a white officer's fatal shooting of a black woman in her home, saying the goal should be a police reform plan...

LA police shoot, kill murder suspect

Oct. 16, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have shot and killed a man suspected of a murder and robbery in the San Fernando Valley. The LAPD says the man was shot Wednesday morning in Sherman Oaks when detectives who'd been watching him tried to arrest him. The man died at the scene. His name and details of the...

Man guilty of killing pregnant ex-girlfriend

Oct. 16, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been convicted of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and still faces trial in a police officer's fatal shooting. The Orlando Sentinel reports that 44-year-old Markeith Loyd was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder. Jurors will reconvene to decide whether he...

Wyoming lawmaker says man killed by police needed treatment

Oct. 16, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

FORT WASHAKIE, Wyo. (AP) — A state lawmaker says a Wyoming man should have been hospitalized receiving help with addiction issues on the day he was killed by police. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Tuesday that Republican state Rep. Lloyd Larsen addressed the death of 58-year-old Anderson Antelope during...