Latest Shootings News

Thousands expected at memorial for slain California officer

Jan. 18, 2019 1:29 AM EST

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Police officers from across the country are expected at Friday's memorial service for a 22-year-old rookie who had long dreamed of being an officer and was slain just weeks into the job in a Northern California college town. The service for Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona, who was...

After cover-up trial, officer who shot teen to be sentenced

Jan. 18, 2019 1:05 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of Laquan McDonald's death proved that Chicago police officers tried to stage a cover-up in the fatal shooting of the black teen. Now another judge must decide how long the officer who pulled the trigger spends behind bars. Jason Van Dyke...

Police: Arizona officer kills teen boy with replica gun

Jan. 18, 2019 12:50 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb say a burglary suspect shot to death by an officer was a 14-year-old boy carrying a replica gun. Authorities say officers in the city of Tempe reported a suspect burglarizing a car Tuesday and that he ran away holding what appeared to be a handgun. During the...

Police: Arizona man carried out lone wolf attack on officer

Jan. 17, 2019 11:53 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man facing a terrorism charge for brandishing a knife in an encounter with a sheriff's sergeant was carrying out a "lone wolf" attack, authorities said Thursday. Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said at a news conference that 18-year-old Ismail Hamed of Fountain Hills told a...

Embiid, Butler lead 76ers' 120-96 rout of Pacers

Jan. 17, 2019 11:08 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — If the Philadelphia 76ers are going to move up in the Eastern Conference standings, they might do it on the strength of their passing. Joel Embiid had 22 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists Thursday night to lead the Sixers to their seventh win in nine games, a 120-96 blowout of the...

Florida school shooting suspect due back in court

Jan. 17, 2019 10:55 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is due back in court for more motions from defense lawyers. Cruz's lawyers want Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer on Friday to hold the Broward Sheriff's Office in contempt of court for improperly providing the suspect's medical...

Father of Waffle House shooting suspect wants suit dropped

Jan. 17, 2019 10:54 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The father of a man accused of fatally shooting four people at a Nashville Waffle House last year wants a lawsuit against him by a victim's mother thrown out. The suit accuses Jeffrey Reinking of negligence and conspiracy for returning several guns to his mentally unstable son....

Judge acquits 3 Chicago officers of Laquan McDonald cover-up

Jan. 17, 2019 8:34 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Thursday acquitted three Chicago officers of trying to cover up the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, dismissing as just one perspective the shocking dashcam video of the black teenager's death that led to protests, a federal investigation of the police department and the rare...

Recordings: Mother reported concerns before daughter slain

Jan. 17, 2019 7:41 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The mother of a University of Utah track athlete who was killed in October by an ex-boyfriend can be heard telling campus police that she was worried for her daughter's safety in audio recordings released Thursday. Jill McCluskey called on Oct. 10 to request a police escort for her...

Police: 2 killed in shooting at IHOP in Alabama

Jan. 17, 2019 6:54 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A customer at an IHOP in Alabama started shooting at employees after becoming angry over a carryout order, wounding a restaurant worker who fired back in self-defense and killed him, police said. The fatal shooting happened in Huntsville on Wednesday evening. Killed were IHOP...