Latest Shootings News

Cop may face charges in killing of autistic Palestinian

Oct. 21, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli prosecutors on Wednesday recommended charging a police officer with reckless killing in the deadly shooting of an autistic Palestinian man in Jerusalem's Old City earlier this year. The decision came nearly five months after the shooting of Eyad Hallaq. Hallaq's family, which had...

Turkey: Police officers on trial for 2015 killing of lawyer

Oct. 21, 2020 7:39 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Three police officers went on trial Wednesday in southeastern Turkey for the killing of a prominent lawyer and human rights defender nearly five years ago. Lawyer Tahir Elci was shot and killed while making a press statement on the destruction of a historic mosque in the Sur district of...

Police: 3 dead, 1 critically hurt in Houston club shooting

Oct. 21, 2020 6:33 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Three people were killed in a shooting at a Houston nightclub where about 30 people had gathered for an open mic night and authorities were searching early Wednesday for suspects, police said. Police had been called to the DD Sky Club at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday on reports of multiple people...

Police: Officers fatally shoot armed robbery suspect

Oct. 20, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida police officers fatally shot a Black armed robbery suspect Tuesday morning, authorities said. Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said during a news conference that two officers confronted Dominique Mulkey, 26, minutes after he left a Dollar General store. Employees at the store had...

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses the media following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. A judge has cleared the way for grand jurors to speak about the proceedings in the case against the police officers who shot Breonna Taylor. An anonymous grand juror who sat on the panel last month had sued to speak publicly. None of the officers were charged directly in Taylor’s death, but one officer was charged with endangering Taylor’s neighbors. Cameron, whose office led the investigation, had opposed letting grand jurors speak about the proceedings. He has said he did not introduce any homicide charges against the two officers who shot Taylor, because they were justified in returning fire after Taylor's boyfriend shot at them. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Grand juror speaks after judge ruling in Breonna Taylor case

Oct. 20, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — A grand juror who won a court fight to speak publicly about the Breonna Taylor investigation took issue Tuesday with statements by Kentucky's attorney general and said the jury was not given the option to consider charges connected to Taylor's shooting death by police. The anonymous...

People hold banners as they demonstrate on the street to protest against police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday Oct. 20, 2020. After 13 days of protests against police brutality, authorities have imposed a 24-hour curfew in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city as moves are made to stop growing violence. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Amnesty: Credible reports protesters shot dead in Nigeria

Oct. 20, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Amnesty International said late Tuesday there was “credible but disturbing evidence” that security forces in the megacity of Lagos had fatally shot protesters who were demonstrating against police brutality despite a new curfew going into effect. The Lagos state...

This photo provided by the Pinellas County, Fla., Jail, shows Thomas Parkinson-Freeman, 23, who was was arrested early Monday morning, Oct. 19, 2020, and charged with manslaughter, after allegedly fatally shooting his twin brother while they were joking around in an SUV, authorities said. (Pinellas County Jail via AP)

Police: Florida man fatally shoots twin brother

Oct. 20, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man fatally shot his twin brother while they were joking around in an SUV, authorities said. Thomas Parkinson-Freeman, 23, was arrested early Monday morning and charged with manslaughter, according to Pinellas County jail records. Parkinson-Freeman and his brother, Mathias,...

Law enforcement officials at the scene of an officer-involved shooting at an apartment complex  on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Houston. Two Houston officers were shot before a SWAT team was dispatched to the scene, where the suspected shooter was arrested, authorities said. (Godofredo A. Vásquez / Houston Chronicle via AP)

Police: Houston officer killed in shooting, another wounded

Oct. 20, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston police officer was killed and a teenager and another officer were wounded Tuesday when a man opened fire on law enforcement responding to a domestic disturbance call, authorities said. Police Chief Art Acevedo said officers arrived at the apartment in southwest Houston around 8...

'No-knock' warrants by police banned in Aurora, Colorado

Oct. 20, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — City officials in Aurora, Colorado, have banned ‘no-knock’ police raids, the latest effort to reform law enforcement tactics after police fatally shot Breonna Taylor in her Kentucky apartment this year. The Aurora City Council voted 7-3 on Monday to prohibit police from forcibly...

FILE - This file photo provided by the Denver Police Department shows Matthew Dolloff. Dolloff, a television station security guard accused of fatally shooting a pro-police demonstrator following opposing rallies, has been charged with second-degree murder. The Denver's district court clerk's office said the charges were filed against Dolloff early Monday, Oct. 19 in the death of Lee Keltner. (Denver Police Department via AP, File)

Denver TV station security guard charged with murder

Oct. 19, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A television station security guard accused of fatally shooting a pro-police demonstrator following opposing rallies was charged Monday with second-degree murder, according to the Denver district court clerk’s office. The charges in the death of Lee Keltner, 49, were filed to the...