Latest Shootings News

Judge's biggest case: the Parkland school shootings

Aug. 19, 2018 8:43 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Before she found herself presiding over one of the highest-profile cases in the country, Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer did little to draw attention. Her rulings tended to be non-controversial. Appellate judges found fault with only two of her decisions — an...

Police kill man who pointed gun at them during an arrest

Aug. 19, 2018 12:55 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — KPNX-TV reports that Phoenix police officers shot and killed a 28-year-old man while they were making an arrest. The station says the shooting took place shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday on the city's south side after the man, whose name and age were not released, pointed a gun at officers who...

Police officers kill man who charged at them with a knife

Aug. 18, 2018 10:19 PM EDT

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Police in a Los Angeles suburb say they shot and killed a 30-year-old man who charged at them with a knife after stabbing his sister. KABC-TV reports that the man was shot about 2 p.m. Saturday in a Culver City neighborhood. The station says the man attacked his 27-year-old...

Manhunt underway after fatal Tennessee robberies

Aug. 18, 2018 7:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee are looking for two men who they believe could be responsible for a string of recent robberies and shootings in the Nashville area. News outlets report that a surveillance image released Friday shows a man standing outside a small, dark Chevrolet. Authorities...

Vandersloot, DeShields help Sky beat Fever 115-106 in 2OT

Aug. 18, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored 24 points on 11-of-16 shooting and Courtney Vandersloot had 24 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to help the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 115-106 in double overtime Saturday. Cheyenne Parker added 20 points, and Kahleah Cooper and Allie Quigley scored...

Sheriff: Shooting at football game unrelated to school

Aug. 18, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a shooting outside a Florida high school football game in which two men were wounded had nothing to do with school or the game. Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said at a news conference Saturday that the adult victims were not students and both happened...

Police investigating shooting find 1 dead in north Omaha

Aug. 18, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a man has died in a shooting in north Omaha. Police say officers were called around 3:40 a.m. Saturday to a report of a shooting. Arriving officers found 41-year-old Trinity Briggs dead at the scene. Police said in a written release that they had no other information about the...

Husband, wife dead after murder-suicide in Mississippi

Aug. 18, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, Miss. (AP) — A husband and wife are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in Smith County. Sheriff Charlie Crumpton tells WLBT-TV the husband called police around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. When deputies arrived, they found the couple dead. Crumpton says investigators believe 63-year-old Wayne Garner...

Police: Man shot to death on porch of Kansas City home

Aug. 18, 2018 1:22 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been fatally shot on the front porch of a Kansas City home. Kansas City police say officers were called to the home around 4:30 p.m. Friday for a report of gunshots. Arriving officers found 67-year-old Morris "Mack" Clay suffering from gunshot wounds on the...

Man's family suing Charlotte police over fatal shooting

Aug. 18, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The widow of a man fatally shot by an undercover North Carolina police officer has filed a lawsuit against the city, accusing the officer involved of negligence in the death. The family of Josue Javier Diaz filed a lawsuit Friday against the City of Charlotte and the officer...