Latest Homicide News

Suspect sought in death of woman shot near newborn in crib

Dec. 16, 2018 5:12 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police are seeking a man in the death of a woman investigators said was shot to death in a Philadelphia bedroom as her newborn daughter slept in a crib nearby. A police spokesman said Sunday that the 33-year-old suspect "should be considered armed and dangerous." Officers responded at...

Coast Guardsman kills wife, son, self at Florida home

Dec. 16, 2018 2:16 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Coast Guardsman killed his wife and their 7-year-old son and then critically wounded their 8-year-old daughter before killing himself. Miami-Dade police and Coast Guard officials say 44-year-old Petty Officer First Class John Presnar fatally shot his 39-year-old wife...

NYPD: 2 arrested in death of teen hit by ambulette

Dec. 16, 2018 1:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says two men are facing charges in connection with the death of a Bronx teen who died after being hit by a medical transport vehicle. Authorities say a 20-year-old man has been arrested on charges including murder, robbery and assault in the death of Angel...

State investigator points to arson in deadly house fire

Dec. 16, 2018 1:43 PM EST

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — A state investigator is pointing to arson as the cause of a mobile home fire that killed an 8-year-old girl and critically injured two other children in Sunland Park. Firefighters had responded to the home Thursday and found it engulfed in flames. Marisa Munoz was found dead. The...

Court orders new trial, citing questions in unrelated case

Dec. 16, 2018 12:58 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of fatally shooting a teen in a park, saying Pennsylvania detectives had violated his rights while questioning him about an unrelated homicide in that state. The high court ruled last week that an alleged comment...

Authorities identify man hit, killed while skateboarding

Dec. 16, 2018 11:37 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who was struck and killed while riding a skateboard in Phoenix. Police say 24-year-old Mathew Carringer had been skateboarding against traffic when he was hit Saturday night near 19th and Dunlap avenues. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced....

Man faces life without parole in road rage shooting

Dec. 16, 2018 10:56 AM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man is facing a life sentence without possibility of parole following his conviction in a road rage shooting in broad daylight at an eastern Pennsylvania intersection last year. Jurors in Lehigh County deliberated less than an hour Friday before convicting 37-year-old Curtis Nathan...

Funeral services planned for slain Georgia police officer

Dec. 16, 2018 10:45 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been announced for a metro Atlanta police officer gunned down after a traffic stop. News outlets report the family of 24-year-old DeKalb County officer Edgar Isidro Flores has scheduled visitation at a funeral home Sunday and Monday evenings, followed by a funeral...

SC inmate says religion entitles him to smoke pot in prison

Dec. 16, 2018 9:23 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina inmate has filed a federal lawsuit against the state prisons department, accusing the agency of violating his religious freedoms by not allowing him to smoke marijuana or keep his hair in dreadlocks. In a suit filed last Monday, inmate James Rose accused the South...

Suspect in 2 Boston shooting deaths arrested in Georgia

Dec. 15, 2018 7:52 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suspect in the shooting deaths of two people in Boston. A Boston Police Department news release says 20-year-old Nicholas Antoine was arrested Friday at a trailer park in Jonesboro, Georgia. U.S. Marshals and law enforcement in Georgia assisted with the arrest. The...