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Prosecutor: FedEx shooter didn't have 'red flag' hearing

Apr. 19, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis never appeared before a judge for a hearing under Indiana's “red flag” law, even after his mother called police last year to say her son might commit “suicide by cop," a...

Utah sheriff's office investigating potential murder-suicide

Apr. 19, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sheriff's office in Utah is investigating a potential murder-suicide that occurred in Tooele County. The Tooele County Sheriff’s Office said a woman called dispatch Saturday and said her husband was shot. She immediately disconnected the phone....

Oregon gun storage law would be among the toughest in the US

Apr. 19, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A proposed gun storage law that would be among the toughest in the U.S. is headed for a vote in the Oregon Legislature, with backers saying it will save lives and opponents contending it could lead to deaths. Meanwhile, in Colorado, a less sweeping...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 19, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

Houston Chronicle. April 14, 2021. Editorial: Texas lawmakers' response to flood of gun deaths? Make it easier to own guns “April is the cruelest month,” the poet has written. True enough in an existential sense, and yet this year we are inclined...

Australia reverses decision to withhold medals from veterans

Apr. 19, 2021 05:04 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s government on Monday reversed a decision to strip soldiers of unit citations due to war crime allegations in Afghanistan and announced an inquiry into suicides among veterans and serving members of the military. Australian...

FBI says it interviewed FedEx mass shooter last year

Apr. 16, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis was interviewed by FBI agents last year, after his mother called police to say that her son might commit “suicide by cop,” the bureau said Friday. Coroners...

Autopsy: Man killed self during airport shootout with police

Apr. 16, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A handgun-wielding man who opened fire outside the San Antonio airport died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, not from police gunfire as officials initially said, according to a police statement Friday. On Thursday, Police Chief William McManus...

Police: Gunman who killed eight people at a FedEx facility, before killing himself, was a "younger male, in his 20s."

Apr. 16, 2021 13:24 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police: Gunman who killed eight people at a FedEx facility, before killing himself, was a "younger male, in his 20s."

Mom sues over teen's suicide at Maine youth detention center

Apr. 16, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The mother of a transgender teenager who died by suicide at a youth detention center in Maine has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the state. Michelle Knowles, of North Vassalboro, filed the lawsuit Tuesday against the Maine Department of...

Man, child found dead in Mesa home in likely murder-suicide

Apr. 15, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A man and a child have been found dead in a Mesa home in an apparent murder-suicide. Mesa police say officers arrived at the scene about 8 p.m. Wednesday after a woman called 911 to say she was injured and needed help. Police said...