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Former Minnesota cop charged in shooting of Black motorist

Apr. 14, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A white former suburban Minneapolis police officer was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter for killing 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright in a shooting that ignited days of unrest and clashes between protesters and police. ...

Body cam video shows confrontation, shooting at hospital

Apr. 14, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officers conducting a routine pat-down of a man in a hospital emergency room found a gun in his waistband, spurring a struggle over the weapon and a standoff that ended in officers killing him, according to police body cam footage released Wednesday. ...

Officer in Black man's killing: from leader to defendant

Apr. 14, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

In a matter of days, the white police officer who fatally shot a Black man in a Minneapolis suburb went from being a respected professional who trained less experienced colleagues and led the department's union, to a criminal defendant held up by community activists as a symbol of police...

1 arrested, 1 sought in connection to Texas officer shooting

Apr. 14, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

BURLESON, Texas (AP) — A man suspected in the shooting of a North Texas police officer during a traffic stop early Wednesday has been arrested, authorities said. The three occupants of the vehicle involved also are suspected in a carjacking shortly thereafter in which...

Officer wounded in school wasn't shot by student's gun

Apr. 14, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

A Tennessee police officer wounded during a confrontation with a student inside a high school bathroom was not shot by the student's gun, authorities said Wednesday, contradicting earlier law enforcement reports that the teenager fired and hit the officer. The new report...

Woman fatally shot at NYC construction site; man arrested

Apr. 14, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

A woman was shot and killed while working as a construction-site flagger in a seaside Bronx community Wednesday, and her boyfriend witnessed the attack and chased the gunman down, police said. The shooting happened around 12:30 p.m. on City Island, a small, normally...

Prosecutors: No charges for officer in Capitol riot shooting

Apr. 14, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors will not charge a police officer who shot and killed a woman as she climbed through the broken part of a door during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the Justice Department said Wednesday. Authorities had considered...

Police: Gunman who opened fire on busy street killed himself

Apr. 14, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — A gunman who held Connecticut police at bay for hours while randomly firing from a second-floor window on a busy street, injuring an innocent bystander, killed himself and was found with numerous weapons and ammunition, police said Wednesday. The...

Woman wanted for Oregon man’s murder arrested

Apr. 14, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

MILWAUKIE, Ore. (AP) — A woman was arrested in Florida this week in the death of a man south of Portland in Milwaukie, Oregon, according to deputies. The U.S. Marshals Service arrested 23-year-old Nistasha Tate at a Greyhound station Monday in connection with the...

Jury convicts man of fatally shooting 16-year-old girl

Apr. 14, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of murder in the December 2018 slaying of a 16-year-old girl who was fatally shot at an apartment in Marion County, a prosecutor said Wednesday. The jury also found Tighe Bibbs, 21, guilty of carrying a handgun without a...