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July 4 parade shooting suspect expected to appear in court

Jul. 06, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — The man charged with killing seven people when he unleashed a hail of bullets on an Independence Day parade from a rooftop was expected in court Wednesday as authorities faced questions about how he was allowed to buy several guns, despite threatening violence. ...

Parade shooting suspect bought 5 weapons despite threats

Jul. 06, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A man charged Tuesday with seven counts of murder after firing off more than 70 rounds at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago legally bought five weapons, including the high-powered rifle used in the shooting, despite authorities being called to his home...

Highland Park set tight gun limits long before parade attack

Jul. 05, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — In a state with some of the country’s toughest gun regulations and a city that bans semi-automatic weapons, Dana Gordon still feared a mass shooting could happen here. Gordon, a Highland Park resident and an anti-gun violence activist, knew the familiar questions...

Florida caretaker charged after pushing client out of car

Jul. 05, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Florida woman is accused by a North Carolina sheriff's office of stabbing the man she provides care for with a felt-tipped marker and pushed him out of a moving car. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said in a news release on Monday that Arlene Mary...

Police say 70-year-old Missouri man killed disabled sister

Jul. 05, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 70-year-old Missouri man is facing charges in the beating death of his disabled sister — a crime police said the man carried out because he was frustrated about having to care for her. Medics and officers were called to a home Sunday in an unincorporated part...

$2M bail set for man charged in ambush of Chicago officer

Jul. 03, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Bail has been set at $2 million for a man who prosecutors say shot a Chicago police officer multiple times as the officer stepped off an elevator while responding to a domestic disturbance call. Jalen Vales, 27, of Chicago was charged Saturday with attempted murder...

Police say 75-year-old man assaulting wife fatally shot

Jul. 02, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 75-year-old man who officials said was armed with a knife and was threatening to kill his wife was fatally shot by police Saturday inside the couple's Sacramento home, authorities said. Officers responded to the couple's home just after midnight...

Prosecutor: Man sentenced on gun charge in officer shooting

Jul. 02, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a hunter has been sentenced to just under a decade in prison for illegal possession of a weapon used to shoot and seriously wound an Ohio Department of Natural Resources officer investigating a deer poaching complaint in 2020. The...

LAPD: Hornets' Bridges charged with felony domestic violence

Jul. 01, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges has been charged with felony domestic violence stemming from an incident earlier this week, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Friday. The LAPD posted on Twitter that Bridges was arrested for “intimate partner violence with...

Police: Georgia man stabbed 4 family members at his home

Jul. 01, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man stabbed four family members and himself during a domestic-related incident at his home in Savannah, police said Friday. Roger Hendrix, 31, was taken into custody and faces numerous charges, including four counts of aggravated assault, authorities...