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Albuquerque man accused of fatally running over girlfriend

Sep. 20, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is accused of vehicular homicide in the death of his girlfriend, according to police. They said 29-year-old Robert Mentz was arrested Saturday after allegedly running over 30-year-old Brandi Garcia with his car Friday night. According to a criminal complaint,...

10-year-old fatally shot while she, relative play with gun

Sep. 20, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — A 10-year-old girl was accidentally shot and killed while she and a young relative were playing with a gun inside a home, authorities said. The shooting in Springfield Township was reported around 8:20 p.m. Friday. Authorities have not released the names of the girl or the...

Apache Junction police: Man accused in fatal attack on woman

Sep. 20, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) — A man has been arrested after a 68-year-old woman was fatally attacked while walking to her car outside an apartment complex. They said 30-year-old Jay Hungerford is being held in the Pinal County jail on suspicion of second-degree murder and aggravated assault. It was unclear...

Washington State deputy fatally shoots man, placed on leave

Sep. 20, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

AUBURN, Wash. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy has been placed on leave after fatally shooting a man in Washington State. A person at a car wash in Auburn waved down the King County sheriff's deputy around 3 p.m. Saturday and reported seeing a man firing a gun in the back yard of a nearby house, sheriff's...

Police ID 2 killed in shooting; woman critically wounded

Sep. 20, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two people killed in a shooting at a home in Ohio's capital city that also left a third person critically injured. The shooting in Columbus was reported around 3 p.m. Saturday. Authorities said a woman who had been shot in the face ran out of...

Oshkosh police arrest homicide suspect after 6-hour standoff

Sep. 20, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Oshkosh police say a man suspected in a homicide was arrested Saturday after a six-hour standoff with a SWAT team and negotiators. Police say officers were sent to a welfare check earlier in the day and discovered a man suffering from a gunshot wound. Jarvis Gladney, 36, was...

Driver in NC police chase indicted for passenger's death

Sep. 20, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A man was indicted on first-degree murder and other counts for an automobile chase six months ago in central North Carolina that officials say ended with a passenger in the car dying when sheriff’s deputies fired toward him. Charles Justin Boothe, 32, of Winston-Salem was...

Tucson police: 2 men found fatally shot in double homicide

Sep. 20, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Two men were killed in a double homicide with one victim found on a midtown Tucson street and the other in a nearby alley, police said Saturday. Manaury Acevedo, 21, was found Friday night mortally wounded on a street near a stopped SUV while Javier Araiza Lugo, 20, was found fatally...

2-year-old in critical condition after Milwaukee shooting

Sep. 20, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old boy is in critical condition after suffering a single gunshot wound Saturday on Milwaukee’s northwest side. Officers were called to the residence at about 5 p.m., police said in a release. A male and female have been arrested. No further details have...

Unidentified body dug up after 45 years to try to match DNA

Sep. 20, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities hope the popularity of DNA testing to trace family roots will help them identify a man who was beaten, burned and dumped in woods in South Carolina 45 years ago. The man was found in woods just off state Highway 20 in Greenville County by a hunter who saw something...