Latest Shootings News

Game cut short by shooting will resume on Eagles’ field

Nov. 20, 2019 2:46 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A New Jersey high school football game that was cut short when three people were shot will resume at the home field of the Philadelphia Eagles. Officials said Wednesday that a 10-year-old boy wounded in the shooting had died. A 15-year-old boy was also grazed. The game between...

Son of longtime Auburn team chaplain killed in robbery

Nov. 20, 2019 2:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say the son of Auburn University’s longtime team chaplain has been killed while attempting to rob a man in metro Atlanta. News outlets quote police in DeKalb County as saying Chette Williams Jr. was shot to death during a confrontation Saturday night. Police say Williams pulled...

Armed person killed during federal drug bust in Los Angeles

Nov. 20, 2019 2:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At least one federal agent shot and killed an armed person Wednesday during a drug search inside a Los Angeles home, authorities said. Agents encountered the armed suspect as they executed a search warrant in the San Fernando Valley around 3:45 a.m., U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration...

Ex-Houston officers face federal charges in deadly drug raid

Nov. 20, 2019 2:13 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Two former Houston police officers are facing federal charges related to providing false information in a January drug raid that left two people dead and several officers injured, authorities announced on Wednesday. The federal counts follow state charges filed in the case in August,...

Mexican El Paso mass shooting victims, families sue Walmart

Nov. 20, 2019 1:48 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Representatives of families and victims of the Aug. 3 mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, have filed a lawsuit against the store chain. Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department said Wednesday it is assisting the 10 Mexican plaintiffs in the suit, filed in El Paso. The...

Jurors hear Alabama officer’s claim about fatal shooting

Nov. 20, 2019 1:18 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A white Alabama police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black man initially told an investigator he fired after the man swung a pole at him, jurors heard Wednesday. Prosecutors played jurors a recording of a statement made by Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith...

Minnesota violence project aims to understand mass shootings

Nov. 20, 2019 12:12 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota researchers have created a new database that seeks to help understand circumstances that contribute to mass shootings in the United States. Minnesota Public Radio News reports that the nonpartisan Violence Project’s database went online Tuesday. The project’s...

Man convicted of killing disabled veteran, stealing money

Nov. 20, 2019 11:58 AM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana jury convicted a man of killing a disabled veteran, burying his body in the dirt floor of a barn near Great Falls, selling his pickup truck and stealing his disability benefits for several months. The jury reached its verdict Tuesday against Brandon Lee Craft several...

New lawsuits filed in Kansas fatal police swatting case

Nov. 20, 2019 11:49 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two new lawsuits have been filed in a hoax emergency call that led police in Kansas to fatally shoot a man at his home. Police killed Andrew Finch two years ago in Wichita after receiving a “swatting” call meant to send SWAT teams to a nonexistent emergency. Tyler...

Relatives question why man was shot 5 times at hospital

Nov. 20, 2019 11:02 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Relatives of a man who was shot and killed at a North Carolina hospital say they have questions, including why a police officer shot him repeatedly. The Fayetteville Observer reports that relatives of Treva Smutherman raised their questions publicly at a lawyer’s office...