Latest Shootings News

New California DA to re-examine Bay Area police shootings

Jan. 31, 2023 20:53 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The new district attorney for California's Alameda County in the San Francisco Bay Area said Tuesday that a new Public Accountability Unit will re-investigate eight police shootings and custody deaths, including two killings of unarmed men by the same Oakland police...

Omaha police fatally shoot armed man in Target store

Jan. 31, 2023 19:29 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man with an AR-15-style rifle and “plenty of ammunition” opened fire inside a Target store in Omaha, sending panicked shoppers and employees scrambling for safety before he was fatally shot by police Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Police said the...

Widow's suit: Unarmed mentally ill husband shot in back

Jan. 31, 2023 19:27 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California widow whose husband was suffering from a mental health crisis when she called a nonemergency number for help last year sued Culver City police Tuesday, alleging they shot her unarmed husband in the back as he was running from officers. Adriana Medina...

1 guilty, 1 acquitted in roadside shooting of Tenn. nurse

Jan. 31, 2023 18:51 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who shot and killed a Tennessee nurse as she was driving to work two years ago was found guilty of second-degree murder on Tuesday, while a co-defendant was acquitted. Devaunte Hill and James Cowan were both charged with first-degree murder in the...

DC arrests city employee over shooting death of 13-year-old

Jan. 31, 2023 16:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police arrested a D.C. city employee Tuesday over the fatal shooting of a 13-year old that has roiled community passions. Jason Lewis, a longtime Parks and Recreation Department employee, turned himself in Tuesday morning to face charges of second-degree murder...

Chief: Fatal shooting at LA home was 'targeted assault'

Jan. 31, 2023 15:46 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A weekend shooting in which three women were killed at a short-term rental home in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood was a targeted attack, the city's police chief said Tuesday as investigators continued to search for suspects. Four other people were wounded,...

Suspects sought after Florida drive-by shooting wounds 11

Jan. 31, 2023 15:26 PM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — The four-door sedan pulled up near an intersection in a central Florida city where people were milling about, the tinted windows came down and people from inside the vehicle started shooting in all directions, wounding 11 men, including two critically, police officials said....

New Mexico candidate indicted in drive-by shooting case

Jan. 31, 2023 11:30 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A political newcomer who lost his bid for the New Mexico statehouse has been indicted on charges of allegedly orchestrating a series of drive-by shootings at the homes of Democratic officials. A Bernalillo County grand jury returned a 14-count indictment...

Police: 10 wounded in drive-by shooting in central Florida

Jan. 31, 2023 06:45 AM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Ten people were injured during a drive-by shooting in a central Florida neighborhood, police said. Lakeland Police Chief Sam Taylor said during a news conference that two of the victims were critically injured Monday afternoon, while the wounds of the other...

Officer wants charges dismissed in shooting of stranded man

Jan. 30, 2023 18:35 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An attorney for one of two law enforcement officers indicted in the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man who was stranded along a road in a small mountain town and having a “mental health crisis” last year is trying to have the charges thrown out against him. ...