Latest Shootings News

Florida officer goes on trial for killing black motorist

Feb. 20, 2019 11:33 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in 26 years, a Florida police officer is standing trial for an on-duty killing — and one of his defenses will be the state's controversial "stand your ground" law. Fired Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja's trial begins with jury selection...

Vancouver police shoot, injure knife-wielding suspect

Feb. 20, 2019 11:09 AM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Vancouver police officers exchanged gunfire with two suspects and one of the suspects was injured. KOMO-TV reports police were responding to a disturbance call around 11 p.m. Tuesday involving a man and a woman at an apartment complex when the shooting happened. Witnesses say while...

Mississippi man released from jail after 2 mistrials

Feb. 20, 2019 11:08 AM EST

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a man during an armed robbery in Mississippi six years ago has been released from jail after a second mistrial. News outlets reported that Joshua Archie was released from the Madison County jail Tuesday afternoon after his family posted bond....

Funeral scheduled Wednesday for Illinois shooting victim

Feb. 20, 2019 10:20 AM EST

SHERIDAN, Ill. (AP) — A funeral is set for a 21-year-old college student who was killed on the first day of his internship when an employee opened fire inside an Illinois manufacturing facility. Trevor Wehner was among five people killed in the Friday shooting. He'll be mourned Wednesday evening at a...

Numerous new counts for man shot and wounded by troopers

Feb. 20, 2019 9:51 AM EST

CRESCO, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state police say a wanted man who was shot and wounded after he allegedly drove toward troopers as they tried to arrest him is now facing several new charges. Jeromey Barnes remained hospitalized Wednesday, a day after the shooting occurred at a home in Paradise. Authorities...

Man arrested in drug-related shooting at Wichita motel

Feb. 20, 2019 9:36 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested in a deadly drug-related shooting outside a south Wichita motel. The Wichita Eagle reports that 34-year-old Justin Gaston was identified Tuesday as the victim. Thirty-one-year-old Christopher Daniel Kemmerly was booked into jail Monday on...

Student abducted, killed had complained to police about man

Feb. 20, 2019 9:33 AM EST

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police records show that a woman abducted from an Ohio college campus and later fatally shot in Kentucky had complained to police about her ex-boyfriend abusing her. The Mansfield News Journal reports that the records include allegations of sexual assault, stalking, harassment and...

Man getting 40-year sentence in Louisiana apartment shooting

Feb. 20, 2019 8:38 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to killing a teen in Louisiana more than five years ago. News outlets reported that 23-year-old Brent Riggins pleaded guilty to manslaughter Tuesday in the 2013 shooting death of 18-year-old Jared Hester of Gretna. The Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office...

Teen gets 6 years for shooting officer's dog during break-in

Feb. 20, 2019 8:13 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia teenager has been sentenced to six years in custody for shooting and wounding a police officer's dog during a break-in at the officer's home. The Virginian-Pilot reports 18-year-old Dashaun Robinson was sentenced Tuesday and will stay in a juvenile detention facility...

Police: Officers shoot, wound armed man at Maryland store

Feb. 20, 2019 8:04 AM EST

RANDALLSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Police in Baltimore County say officers have shot and wounded an armed shoplifting suspect. Baltimore County police spokesman Shawn Vinson tells news outlets that the man was shot by at least one officer. Authorities didn't immediately release his condition or identity. Vinson says...