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Turkey: Police on trial for killing of prominent lawyer

Oct. 21, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Three police officers went on trial Wednesday in southeastern Turkey over the killing of a prominent lawyer and human rights defender nearly five years ago. Lawyer Tahir Elci was fatally shot in the head after making a press statement on the destruction of a historic mosque in the Sur...

Parents of Eyah Hallaq, an autistic Palestinian man who was fatally shot by Israeli police, Khiri and mother Rana, talk during an interview In Jerusalem, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The family says it is hopeful the officers will be prosecuted after finally confirming the existence of security-camera footage of the incident.(AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

Officer may face charges in killing of autistic Palestinian

Oct. 21, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli prosecutors on Wednesday recommended charging a police officer with reckless manslaughter in the deadly shooting of an autistic Palestinian man in Jerusalem's Old City earlier this year. The decision came nearly five months after the shooting of Eyad Hallaq. Hallaq's family, which...

Police: 2 men critical after shooting involving officers

Oct. 21, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Two men who are family members were critically injured in a shooting that involved police officers who responded to a reported a domestic dispute, a Phoenix Police Department spokeswoman said Wednesday. Sgt. Maggie Cox said the shooting occurred Tuesday night when officers tried to make...

Police: Man fatally shot in Hartford parking lot

Oct. 21, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man was shot in the torso in the early evening on Tuesday in Harford and died shortly after, police said. Police identified the man as 48-year-old Trevor Cumberbatch of Windsor, Connecticut, the Hartford Courant reported. Cumberbatch was shot around 6:15 p.m. in the parking lot...

Officer shot at suspect; unclear if he was hit

Oct. 21, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

MOLINE ACRES, Mo. (AP) — Police continue to search for a suspect after a suburban St. Louis police officer shot at him. Police aren't sure if the suspect was struck in the incident Tuesday in Moline Acres. The officer involved in the shooting suffered an ankle injury during the confrontation. Authorities...

Teen, brother killed when shots fired into New Jersey home

Oct. 21, 2020 8:39 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy and his 8-year-old brother were killed when someone opened fire on their home in New Jersey's capital city, authorities said. According to police, the shooting took place on Mulberry Street around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. The gunfire was directed at the second floor of the...

Police: Woman, 59, killed in drive-by shooting while asleep

Oct. 21, 2020 7:25 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Several shots were fired into an Atlanta apartment, killing a 59-year-old woman while she was asleep, authorities said. Eva M. Jones was killed Tuesday morning at her apartment on Cleveland Avenue, news outlets reported. Her death brings Atlanta's homicide count up to 116 this year, making...

Miami-Dade officer shot during narcotics investigation

Oct. 21, 2020 7:12 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A police officer was shot in the ear Tuesday night when gunfire erupted from an apartment in Miami-Dade County during a narcotics investigation, officials said. The shooting happened as Miami-Dade police officers and DEA agents went inside an apartment complex, spokesman Alvaro Zableta told...

Police: 3 dead, 1 critically hurt in Houston club shooting

Oct. 21, 2020 6:33 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Three people were killed in a shooting at a Houston nightclub where about 30 people had gathered for an open mic night and authorities were searching early Wednesday for suspects, police said. Police had been called to the DD Sky Club at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday on reports of multiple people...

Police: Officers fatally shoot armed robbery suspect

Oct. 20, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida police officers fatally shot a Black armed robbery suspect Tuesday morning, authorities said. Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said during a news conference that two officers confronted Dominique Mulkey, 26, minutes after he left a Dollar General store. Employees at the store had...