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Undersheriff: Teen's death likely preceded Colorado manhunt

Apr. 19, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado undersheriff who led the search for a Florida teenager whose actions prompted tightened security at Columbine High School ahead of the 20th anniversary of an attack there that killed 13 people said she likely killed herself before police launched a massive manhunt. Clear Creek...

Prosecutor: No charges against Arkansas officer in shooting

Apr. 19, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday declined to file charges against a Little Rock police officer who fatally shot a man by firing at least 15 times into the windshield as the car was in motion. Pulaski County Prosecutor Larry Jegley said that Officer Charles Starks won't face charges in the...

DA: Colorado Springs officer justified in fatal shooting

Apr. 19, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Colorado Springs officer was justified when he shot and killed a man who rammed a stolen truck into a police cruiser and made threats with a hatchet. The Gazette reports the officer was looking for stolen vehicles in an apartment complex parking lot when he...

Safety fears disrupt schools amid Columbine anniversary

Apr. 19, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Fears about student safety disrupted several Denver area schools Friday in the midst of events marking the 20th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting. Students were kept late at a middle school in Lakewood so police could search the building after a tip was received about a possible...

Clerics meet with officials after police-involved shooting

Apr. 19, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut religious leaders met with government officials Friday to try to ease concerns after a shooting that involved police, wounded a woman and led to protests. Local clerics met with Hamden Mayor Curt Leng and police officials, three days after a Hamden officer and a Yale...

2 arrested in Chandler man's shooting death

Apr. 19, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Chandler police have made two arrests in the shooting death of a 33-year-old man. Police spokesman Seth Tyler said Friday that 31-year-old Luis Martinez and 23-year-old Ivan Contreras are being held in a Maricopa County jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. According to...

Man convicted of murder at 13 pleads to exposure charge

Apr. 19, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area man convicted of murder at age 13 has pleaded guilty to an indecent exposure charge. Thirty-three-year-old Nathaniel Abraham was sentenced last week to 30 days in jail, which he had already served. Last year, he was charged with resisting officers trying to arrest him...

Mississippi woman turns self in, saying she shot husband

Apr. 19, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) — A north Mississippi woman has surrendered to police, saying she shot and killed her husband. Hernando police say 34-year-old Jamie Lynn Johnson turned herself in Wednesday night, saying she'd killed her husband hours earlier. The man, Gregory Johnson, was found dead from a single...

Records: Writer was near husband's work at time of killing

Apr. 19, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A self-published romance writer charged with killing her chef husband in Portland, Oregon, was seen near her husband's work around the time he was fatally shot there, unsealed court documents said. Despite telling police she was at home the morning of June 2, surveillance video...

Dad allegedly shot 2-year-old during fight with boy's mom

Apr. 19, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man intentionally shot and wounded his 2-year-old son in the face during a fight with the boy's mother in southern Michigan. The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports 32-year-old Michael Glance of Jackson County's Blackman Township was arraigned by video Thursday on...