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2 men arraigned after weekend shooting of Monroe officer

May. 26, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Two young men appeared in court by video Tuesday to face charges in a shooting that injured a Monroe police officer. Kordney McDonald, 21, was charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and other crimes. Kobe Falls, 21, was charged with armed robbery and other crimes. Cpl. Renae...

Kansas City police paid $425K to unarmed man shot by officer

May. 26, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Police Department two years ago quietly paid $425,000 to an unarmed man who was shot in the face by an officer who initially faced criminal charges in the shooting. The Kansas City Star reported the payment Tuesday. The newspaper said it only recently learned of the...

Police: Unemployed man says he robbed store to feed family

May. 26, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An unemployed Florida man accused of robbing a beauty supply store told police he was trying to get money to feed his family, an arrest report said. Manuel Edgardo Zomora Torres, 40, apologized to officers when they arrested him on Saturday, the Palm Beach Post reported. Boynton...

Virus threat prompts prison release of convicted Chicago cop

May. 23, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has ordered that a former Chicago police officer convicted of conspiring with a gang member in the kidnappings and robberies of drug dealers released from prison more than six years early due to the threat of the coronavirus. The Chicago Tribune reported Saturday that U.S....

Men indicted on charges of using explosions to rob ATMs

May. 23, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two men have been indicted on charges using small explosions to rob ATMs in Florida. A federal grand jury in Tampa returned indictments Wednesday charging Mawdo Malick Sallah, 33, of Clearwater, Florida, and Kirk Douglas Johnson, 34, of Anderson, South Carolina, with eight counts each,...

High court upholds sentence in fatal Sioux Falls shooting

May. 22, 2020 8:30 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the sentence of a man who pleaded guilty to killing a Sioux Falls teen during an attempted drug robbery in 2017. Dylan Holler, 20, was sentenced to 80 years in prison with 40 years suspended in February 2019. Holler argued the sentence...

In this May 9, 2020, photo provided by Catherine Brewer, Knox Brewer stands next to a safe he pulled out of Whitney Lake in South Carolina. The 6-year-old was using a magnet attached to a string to fish for metal in the water when he reeled in a lockbox that police said was stolen from a woman who lived nearby eight years ago. (Catherine Brewer via AP)

Boy, 6, cracks open robbery case by reeling in sunken safe

May. 21, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy helped crack open a nearly decade-old robbery case when he reeled in a locked safe from the bottom of a South Carolina lake. Knox Brewer of Johns Island took up “magnet fishing” and began hunting for metal objects underwater as a way to pass time...

This undated booking photo from the Santa Cruz County, Calif., Sheriff's Office shows Joshua Camps, 23. Camps is one of four men arrested in the abduction and killing of a Northern California website developer in 2019. Authorities say it was a robbery carried out by the four, including two who worked at a cannabis business the victim also ran, Santa Cruz County authorities said Thursday, May 21, 2020. (Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office via AP)

4 held in abduction-killing of Santa Cruz website developer

May. 21, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — The abduction and killing of a Northern California website developer last year was a robbery carried out by four young men, including two who worked at a cannabis business the victim also ran, Santa Cruz County authorities said Thursday. The four suspects were arrested for murder,...

Report: Suspect shot officer before being killed by police

May. 21, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A robbery suspect shot a North Carolina police officer in the chest before he was killed by authorities last week, according to a police department report released Wednesday. Raleigh Police Officer M.P. Brown was wearing a bulletproof vest and was not seriously injured when he was...

Gunman fires weapon during Rapid City liquor store robbery

May. 21, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City police are looking for a gunman who fired at least one round during a liquor store robbery. No one was hurt in the gunfire at Time Square Liquor Wednesday afternoon, according to authorities. The suspect demanded money, then fled the scene. “Well, any time you...