Latest Shootings News

Alabama jury convicts officer of manslaughter in shooting

Nov. 22, 2019 5:36 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A mostly white Alabama jury on Friday convicted a white police officer of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in 2016. Jurors returned the verdict against Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith on the lesser charge for the shooting death of 58-year-old Gregory...

US judge doesn’t toss top charges in Vagos biker gang trial

Nov. 22, 2019 5:33 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge in Las Vegas said the prosecution case has been weakened but declined to throw out the most serious charges against eight accused Vagos biker gang members stemming from the killing of a rival Hells Angels leader in September 2011. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that...

Students arrested for separate threats at 2 LA-area schools

Nov. 22, 2019 5:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deputies arrested a 13-year-old boy and seized a semi-automatic rifle after he threatened to shoot other students and staff at a Los Angeles-area middle school, authorities said Friday. In a separate case, a boy at another school was taken into custody involving a planned shooting. The...

Fired Georgia police sergeant indicted in paramedic’s death

Nov. 22, 2019 5:22 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A grand jury indicted a fired Georgia police sergeant on murder charges in the fatal shooting of a paramedic with whom authorities say he was having an affair. The indictment says William Talley shot Kelly Levinsohn in the back of the head, according to the Ledger-Enquirer. Talley was...

Authorities: Officers shoot man accused of kidnapping woman

Nov. 22, 2019 5:19 PM EST

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina district attorney says a man accused of kidnapping a woman and holding her at gunpoint was shot and wounded by law enforcement officers following a three-hour standoff. District Attorney Jon David told reporters that the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office was...

Family of black Alabama man killed by police filing suit

Nov. 22, 2019 5:19 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The parents of a black man who was killed by police who mistook him for a shooting suspect at an Alabama shopping mall filed a federal lawsuit Friday, the first anniversary of his death. The parents of 21-year-old Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr. joined lawyers at a news conference...

Chief: Suspect in officer’s death linked to other shootings

Nov. 22, 2019 5:04 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit’s police chief says a 28-year-old man arrested following the slaying of one Detroit police officer and wounding of another may be connected to several earlier shootings. Chief James Craig says Friday that two men were shot Monday — one fatally — on the...

2 arrested during raids into deadly Halloween party shooting

Nov. 22, 2019 5:02 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal agents have arrested two people during raids conducted as part of a multi-agency investigation into a shooting at a San Francisco Bay Area Halloween party that killed five people. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said details of Thursday’s arrests...

Oklahoma jury recommends death for man in officer’s killing

Nov. 22, 2019 4:45 PM EST

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — A jury has recommended a death sentence for a man convicted of fatally shooting a police officer in central Oklahoma following a 2017 traffic stop. District Attorney Greg Mashburn says the Pottawatomie County jury on Friday recommended 38-year-old Byron James Shepard be sentenced to...

Father charged with endangerment in death of 2-year-old

Nov. 22, 2019 4:40 PM EST

GLASGOW VILLAGE, Mo. (AP) — The father of a 2-year-old suburban St. Louis girl who accidentally shot herself earlier this week is now charged in her death. St. Louis County prosecutors on Friday charged 34-year-old Uziel Israel with first-degree child endangerment. Police say Israel is not yet in custody....