Latest Gun violence News

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2019, file photo, Casanova attends the world premiere of Amazon Prime Video's

18 indicted, including rapper, in gang-related activity

Dec. 1, 2020 10:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday announced the indictment of 18 people, including New York City rapper Casanova, in connection to a litany of gang-related crimes including racketeering, murder, drugs, firearms, and fraud offenses. Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss and other law enforcement...

Police maintain a perimeter outside a crime scene, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. Two New York City police officers were wounded Tuesday afternoon by a man who opened fire as they arrived for a wellness check at a home with a history of domestic violence, a law enforcement official said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

2 New York City officers shot, suspected shooter killed

Nov. 24, 2020 6:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York City police officers shot and killed an off-duty college security officer on Tuesday after he opened fire and wounded them as they responded to a domestic violence call at his home, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said. Rondell Goppy, 41, walked into his Queens home and started...

Prosecutors: Men in gun conspiracy had white supremacy ties

Nov. 20, 2020 7:13 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Two men previously charged with conspiring to make and sell illegal firearms also discussed shooting protesters after scouting a Black Lives Matter rally and had participated in live-fire weapons training where participants displayed Nazi symbols, prosecutors said in court...

Police: Mother shot child, self in St. Louis murder-suicide

Nov. 18, 2020 8:49 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A mother fatally shot her 5-year-old son before turning the gun on herself in a murder-suicide early Wednesday in a south St. Louis neighborhood, police said. Officers were called around 6 a.m. Wednesday to an area near Carondelet Park for reports of a shooting, police said. Arriving...

Recent Missouri editorials

Nov. 17, 2020 9:10 AM EST

Jefferson City News-Tribune, Nov. 15 We agree with Gov. Mike Parson and the Missouri Legislature’s attempts to plug federal aid into the state budget to fight a pandemic that’s spinning out of control. The amount of money being added, $1.2 billion, isn’t too little. But is it too late? Last...

Police: 11-year-old arrested after wounding 16-year-old boy

Nov. 15, 2020 4:52 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police arrested an 11-year-old boy after he shot and wounded a 16-year-old boy on Saturday in St. Louis. Police said the 16-year-old was shot in the leg and the arm during an argument shortly before noon Saturday in the city's Penrose neighborhood. Afterward, the 11-year-old was taken to...

Man charged with supplying gun in deadly Wisconsin protest

Nov. 9, 2020 5:49 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Wisconsin man with supplying the gun that police say an Illinois teen used to kill two people during a protest over police brutality in August. Online court records show prosecutors in Kenosha charged 19-year-old Dominick Black on Nov. 3 with two felony...

Georgia court sets aside immunity ruling in stun gun death

Nov. 2, 2020 8:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court on Monday found that a lower court was wrong to grant immunity from prosecution to three sheriff's deputies facing murder charges in a stun gun death dating to July 2017. The three white Washington County deputies — Henry Lee Copeland, Michael Howell and Rhett...

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr poses for a selfie with voting worker Jujuana Williams of Oakland on Saturday, Oct. 31, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Janie McCauley)

Warriors coach Kerr votes, then works Chase Center drop spot

Oct. 31, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr cast his vote, then spent some of his own time Saturday morning greeting others who visited the ballot drop-off location at Chase Center. Kerr handed out blue, Warriors-themed “I Voted” stickers to match the one on his gray...

Lincoln University program might help recruit Black officers

Oct. 28, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Raise your hand if you know what Jim Crow laws were and who enforced them. That’s one of the first things Police Chief Gary Hill will be asking recruits in training at the new police academy opening early next year at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. “Learning...