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Man ruled insane in college killing sues state hospital

Nov. 30, 2020 3:41 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Massachusetts man acquitted by reason of insanity of killing a Wesleyan University student in 2009 has filed a lawsuit against Connecticut’s state psychiatric hospital complex, saying an employee improperly told a TV station that he and other patients were allowed to play...

Duluth officer charged in September non-fatal shooting

Nov. 30, 2020 3:29 PM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Duluth police officer was charged Monday with two felonies in connection with a September shooting that left a man with a bullet lodged in his shoulder. Prosecutors in St. Louis County charged Officer Tyler Leibfried with one count of intentional discharge of a firearm that...

Judge allows bond for Georgia trooper facing murder charge

Nov. 30, 2020 3:05 PM EST

SYLVANIA, Ga. (AP) — A judge has granted bond to a Georgia state trooper charged with murder for shooting a man to death after trying to pull over his car for a broken tail light. Jacob Thompson is charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in the Aug. 7 death of Julian Lewis. Thompson in Monday was...

Attorney asks that shooting suspect undergo evaluation

Nov. 30, 2020 3:00 PM EST

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The attorney for a suspect in a shooting in New Bedford last week that left one man dead and another injured asked Monday at the arraignment that his client undergo a competency evaluation. Jon Zell, 18, of Mattapoisett was held without bail after pleading not guilty to murder and...

Police: Teen suspected in carjacking killed by car owner

Nov. 30, 2020 2:51 PM EST

JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy suspected in an attempted carjacking was shot to death by the car’s owner in suburban St. Louis, police there said. The incident happened just before 4 p.m. Sunday at a gas station parking lot in Jennings, police said. Officers called to the gas station found...

Video shows California deputy shoot parolee as he runs away

Nov. 30, 2020 2:17 PM EST

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A parolee running from authorities was shot from behind by a Southern California sheriff's deputy after the man picked up a rock and pretended to hurl it before turning and fleeing again, according to a news report Monday. A security camera at a casino near Twentynine Palms...

Armed man shot dead by Phoenix officers was wielding BB gun

Nov. 30, 2020 1:23 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say a man has died after he continuously pointed a firearm that turned out to be a BB gun. Police spokeswoman Mercedes Fortune said the incident occurred Monday around 2 a.m. when authorities received reports of a man standing in the intersection of Indian School Road and 23rd...

1 killed, 1 injured by stray bullet at apartment complex

Nov. 30, 2020 12:11 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 33-year-old man was killed and a 50-year-old woman was injured by a stray bullet in a shooting early Monday morning at a Providence apartment complex. Officers responding to reports of gunfire at the Roger Williams Green complex just after 3 a.m. found an unresponsive man in the...

One man dead, 2 others wounded, 1 arrested in Bloomington

Nov. 30, 2020 11:49 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — One man has been found dead and two others were discovered wounded at a large apartment complex in Bloomington early Monday, according to police. Authorities said they received numerous calls about gunfire about 5:30 a.m. at the Hampshire Hill Apartments. Officers found two...

Customer kills gunman during Philadelphia robbery attempt

Nov. 30, 2020 10:19 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A customer shot and killed an armed man during an attempted robbery at a restaurant, police said. The 53-year-old suspect entered the Wingstop eatery on Cottman Avenue around 10:15 p.m. Sunday, brandished a gun and demanded money from the employees, police said. The suspect pointed the...