Latest Shootings News

Foul play not suspected after 6-year-old Lawrence boy shot

Aug. 6, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy who was shot at a Lawrence home was in critical but stable condition Thursday, Lawrence police said. Officers who were called the house Wednesday night found the boy suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, Lawrence police spokesman Patrick Compton said. The boy was...

Man fatally shot at Phoenix apartment complex; suspect flees

Aug. 6, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police were searching for a suspect after a man was fatally shot Thursday at an apartment complex in west Phoenix. They said the shooting occurred shortly before 1 p.m. and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the man hasn’t been released yet. Police said the...

Man accused of firing shots at pursuing police officers

Aug. 6, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A 37-year-old man sought on charges of domestic violence and other crimes was arrested after allegedly shooting at pursuing officers before and during a chase on local streets and three metro Phoenix freeways, authorities said Thursday. Bryan Lamb on Wednesday first fired one shot...

In this booking photo made available Thursday, June 18, 2020 by the Fulton County, Ga., Sheriff's Office, shows Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe. Rolfe, who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction, was charged with felony murder and 10 other charges. Rolfe was fired after the shooting. (Fulton County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Ex-officer's lawyers say trip didn't break bond conditions

Aug. 6, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks should not have his bond revoked for traveling to Florida because he was never ordered to stay at his home, his lawyers argued in a court filing Thursday. Garrett Rolfe, 27, faces 11 charges, including felony murder, in...

LA police officer shot in suspected ‘friendly fire’ incident

Aug. 6, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer who was shot and wounded was likely hit with gunfire from a fellow officer while they responded to a report of a distraught man, officials said. The officer’s injuries were not life-threatening, and she had been released from an area hospital as of...

Idaho teen will serve jail time for shooting gun at protest

Aug. 6, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An 18-year-old who fired a gun near a Boise protest after the police killing of George Floyd will spend four days in jail. Michael Daniel Wallace pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor count of discharging a firearm in city limits. Ada County Magistrate Judge Kira Dale gave Wallace...

Sheriff: Suspect in shooting fell off cliff into quarry

Aug. 6, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man wanted in the shooting of a woman and a 7-year-old girl was captured after he fell 50 feet off a cliff and into a quarry, a sheriff's office said Thursday. Deputies responding to a call late Wednesday found the 33-year-old woman lying on the kitchen floor of a...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2019 file photo, mourners gather for a vigil in Bellbrook, Ohio. Connor Betts, identified by authorities as the deceased gunman in a mass shooting in Dayton the previous day, had lived in Bellbrook. Many of the suspects in mass attacks in the U.S. last year had experienced stressful situations, like losing their job, or had struggled with substance abuse or mental health issues, according to a Secret Service report released Thursday.  The report, compiled by the Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center, examined 34 attacks that killed or injured three or more people in 2019. A total of 108 people were killed and 178 were hurt. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Report: Many suspects in mass attacks experienced stressors

Aug. 6, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of the suspects in mass attacks in the U.S. last year had experienced stressful situations, like losing their job, or had struggled with substance abuse or mental health issues, according to a Secret Service report released Thursday. The cases highlight the importance for law...

Authorities search for 2 men armed with rifle in Billings

Aug. 6, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities in Montana's largest city advised residents to shelter in place and lock their doors Thursday as law enforcement officers searched for a pair of men involved in a shooting and stolen vehicle pursuit. Tactical teams from multiple agencies were searching in the Heights area...

Father of officer's killer convicted of witness intimidation

Aug. 6, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

NEW KENSINGTON, PA. (AP) — The father of a man convicted in the fatal shooting of a western Pennsylvania police officer has been found guilty of intimidating a potential witness in his son's trial. A Westmore­land County jury convicted Gregory Baucum, 49, on two misdemeanor counts Wednesday but...