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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, El Paso Walmart shooting suspect Patrick Crusius pleads not guilty during his arraignment in El Paso, Texas. Crusius is facing new federal hate crime and gun charges following the death of another person injured in the attack. A grand jury on Thursday, July 9, 2020 returned a new indictment against Patrick Wood Crusius. He was already charged with 90 counts under hate crime and firearms laws for the shooting in El Paso.  (Briana Sanchez/El Paso Times via AP, Pool, File)

El Paso shooting suspect faces more federal charges

Jul. 9, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A man accused of shooting scores of people at a Texas Walmart last summer was indicted Thursday on new federal hate crime and gun charges following the death of another person injured in the attack. A grand jury returned a new indictment against Patrick Wood Crusius, who was already...

FILE - This undated file photo released by the Shelby County Detention Center in Shelbyville Ky., shows Dylan Jarrell, who has been charged with harassing communications and terroristic threatening in relation to a threat against schools in Shelby and Anderson counties. The  Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to threatening to shoot someone at a high school has been sentenced. WKYT-TV cited a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office in reporting that Jarrell was sentenced on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised released.(Shelby County Detention Center via AP, File)

Kentucky man who threatened school shooting gets 10 years

Jul. 9, 2020 6:46 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to threatening to shoot someone at a high school has been sentenced. Dylan Jarrell was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised released, WKYT-TV reported citing a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office....

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, law enforcement officials process the crime scene from a shooting the day before which ended with the shooter, Seth Ator, being shot dead by police in a stolen mail van, right, in Odessa, Texas. Federal prosecutors are seeking to keep more than two dozen guns and firearm accessories seized from Marcus Anthony Braziel, whose home was searched in 2019 following a mass shooting in West Texas. The search of Braziel's home last September came days after Ator drove through Odessa and Midland, neighboring cities 140 miles (225 kilometers) south of Lubbock, shooting people before being shot dead by police. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Feds seek to keep guns seized after West Texas mass shooting

Jul. 8, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking to keep dozens of guns and firearm accessories seized from a man whose home was searched last year following a mass shooting in West Texas that left more than 20 people injured and seven dead. Lawyers for the Justice Department have asked a federal court to grant the...

Authorities continue their investigation of a shooting at Riverchase Galleria shopping mall, Friday, July 3, 2020, in Hoover, Ala., that left an 8-year-old boy dead and three other people hospitalized. (Carol Robinson/The Birmingham News via AP)

Man charged in Alabama mall shooting that left boy, 8, dead

Jul. 5, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — A man has been arrested on a murder charge in connection with a recent shooting at an Alabama shopping mall that left an 8-year-old boy dead and three other people injured, authorities said Sunday. Hoover police announced the arrest of Montez Coleman, 22, in connection with the shooting...

Officers investigate the scene of a shooting where two Tulsa Police Officers were shot Monday, June 29, 2020, in in Tulsa, Okla. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

2 Oklahoma police officers shot, suspect taken into custody

Jun. 29, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two police officers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were shot and critically wounded on the city's east side Monday morning and police arrested the suspected gunman following a more than seven-hour search, authorities said. David Anthony Ware, 32, was arrested about 10:45 a.m., said Capt. Richard...

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown addresses the city's weekend gun violence during a news conference at CPD headquarters, Monday, June 29, 2020. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

1,200 extra Chicago cops to be deployed over July 4 weekend

Jun. 29, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's police superintendent said Monday that he plans to flood the city's streets with additional officers during the long July 4 weekend in an effort to avoid a repeat of particularly bloody recent weekends and despite pressure to keep officer overtime to a minimum. “We didn't do...

State attorney: Tampa police justified in fatal shooting

Jun. 25, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There will be no charges filed against Tampa police officers who fatally shot a 26-year-old Black man who pulled a gun on them and rammed a patrol car during a traffic stop in April, Florida prosecutors said Thursday. Jonas Joseph, who was suspected in a drive-by shooting five days...

Aalayah Eastmond, a Parkland, Fla. activist, poses for a portrait after leading the crowd in chants at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, during protests over the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. “As a young Black girl that survived a mass shooting at an affluent high school that was predominantly white, it played a huge role in my activism,” said the 19-year-old, who just finished her freshman year at Trinity Washington University. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Students against gun violence rallying for racial justice

Jun. 24, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Among the thousands of activists who have marched in the nation’s capital recently to protest racial injustice are survivors of a Florida high school massacre who stood in the very same place two years ago to fight gun violence. It was 2018 and the world was transfixed...

Police look at bullet holes on an SUV wherein a 3-year-old boy was fatally shot while riding in the vehicle with his father, outside West Suburban Medical Center Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Oak Park in Chicago. The boy was struck in the 5600 block of West Huron Street in the Austin neighborhood, and his father drove to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Multiple people, including several children, were killed as more than 100 people were shot in a wave of gunfire in Chicago over the Father’s Day weekend that produced the city’s highest number of shooting victims in a single weekend this year. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Spate of shootings raises fears of a violent summer

Jun. 23, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A spate of shootings over the past several days has law enforcement on edge, with some warning that a turbulent brew of a pandemic, protests against racism, historic surges in gun sales and a rancorous election year could make it an especially deadly summer. Although mass shootings —...

FILE - In this Friday, June 19, 2020, file photo, relatives of victim Andres Guardado, 18, who was fatally shot by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, embrace as they tour the site of the shooting inside an auto shop in Gardena, Calif. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Saturday, June 20 that it is examining footage from security cameras that might have recorded the fatal shooting after deputies spotted Guardado with a gun and he ran. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

LA Sheriff's Department examines cameras in shooting probe

Jun. 21, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Saturday that it is examining footage from security cameras that might have recorded the fatal shooting of a young man after deputies spotted him with a gun and he ran. Capt. Kent Wegener, the head of the department's Homicide Bureau,...