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Police ID man who shot himself at North Carolina facility

Jan. 14, 2019 6:47 PM EST

COLUMBUS, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man they say killed himself after a standoff in a North Carolina detention center's secured lot. The Polk County Sheriff's Office identified the man Monday as 33-year-old Camden McWhirter. Officials say McWhirter was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of...

Man who killed officer said he was hit by ultrasonic waves

Jan. 14, 2019 1:26 AM EST

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — The man who shot and killed a rookie California police officer left a letter on the bed in the home where he lived claiming police bombarded him with ultrasonic waves, officials said. Police in the college town of Davis near Sacramento on Saturday made public the one-paragraph letter...

Motive for slaying of California policewoman still a mystery

Jan. 12, 2019 12:21 AM EST

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — A gunman on a bicycle ambushed a rookie policewoman in Northern California, shooting her from the shadows, then reloaded and narrowly avoided wounding others before walking home and calmly watching the chaos he had caused, police said. The man who gunned down Officer Natalie Corona in...

Police: Woman fatally shoots teenage grandson, kills self

Jan. 9, 2019 12:03 PM EST

SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a southern Indiana woman fatally shot her 15-year-old grandson, called 911 to report what happened and then killed herself. Police in Seymour found 68-year-old Wanda Huber dead late Monday at the home she shared with her grandson, Simon Huber. Police say Simon Huber was...

Medical Examiner: Ferguson protester's son died from suicide

Jan. 8, 2019 4:47 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The son of a Ferguson protester who was found hanging in a tree died by suicide, a medical examiner ruled Tuesday, contradicting his mother's suggestion that he was lynched by people opposed to her activism. The St. Louis County Medical Examiner's office's finding confirmed assertions by...

Apparent suicide of Nevada death-row inmate spurs questions

Jan. 7, 2019 9:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The apparent suicide of a Nevada death-row inmate who said he wanted to die and tried several times to kill himself amid court fights and postponements of his execution has renewed a debate over his treatment and the death penalty itself. Attorneys for Scott Raymond Dozier, who was not on...

Nevada inmate whose execution called off found dead in cell

Jan. 6, 2019 3:18 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A twice-convicted murderer who had repeatedly said he wanted to die by lethal injection was found dead in his death-row prison cell from an apparent hanging, officials said Saturday. Scott Raymond Dozier, 48, was found unresponsive in his solo death-row cell at the state's maximum-security...

Nevada inmate whose execution called off found dead in cell

Jan. 5, 2019 11:59 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A twice-convicted murderer who declared he wanted to die and who Nevada officials said tried several times to kill himself after two scheduled lethal injections were postponed has been found dead from an apparent hanging, officials said Saturday. Scott Raymond Dozier, 48, was found...

Woman, father injured, gunman dead in Mississippi shooting

Dec. 31, 2018 1:07 PM EST

MARION, Miss. (AP) — Police in Mississippi say a man shot and wounded his girlfriend and her father before killing himself in a store parking lot. Marion Police Chief Randall Davis told news outlets the shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. Sunday in that community some 100 miles (160 kilometers) east of the...

Florida girl shot by her Coast Guard dad dies of wounds

Dec. 26, 2018 7:37 AM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — An 8-year-old girl has died more than a week after authorities say her father killed her mother and little brother before fatally shooting himself. The Miami Herald reports McKenna Presnar was pronounced dead early on Christmas Day. She was critically wounded on Dec. 16, when her...