Latest Violence News

Secret Service goes on the road to help curb school violence

Feb. 18, 2020 4:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service is taking its effort to curb school violence on the road to help thousands of educators, law enforcement personnel, mental health professionals and others learn how to identify people who may be threats. The latest stop in the Secret Service tour is this week in Miami,...

2 Alcorn State students fatally shot in Mississippi

Feb. 18, 2020 3:06 PM EST

PORT GIBSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities say two Alcorn State University students were killed and two others were wounded in an off-campus shooting late Monday. Alcorn officials issued a statement Tuesday saying the shooting in Claiborne County happened at an off-campus event-venue about 13 miles...

Security officers inspect the scene of a shooting in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Gun violence has struck again at a shopping mall in Thailand, where a man in the nation's capital Bangkok on Tuesday  shot dead one woman working at a beauty clinic and wounded another. The motive for the shooting was believed to be jealousy, and the suspected shooter escaped from the scene and remained  at large several hours later. (Pho Koo 19 Volunteer, Ruam Duay Chuay Kan charity radio network via AP)

One dead in another mall shooting in Thailand

Feb. 18, 2020 9:22 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Gun violence struck in a Thai shopping mall for the third time in six weeks on Tuesday when a man fatally shot a woman working at a beauty clinic in a Bangkok mall and wounded another. The motive for the shooting was believed to be jealousy, and the shooter escaped and remained at large...

Ex-police officer accused of killing man outside Florida bar

Feb. 18, 2020 7:32 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police officer is charged with the fatal shooting of a man during a dispute outside a bar, sheriff's investigators said. The shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the Blue Boar Tavern in West Palm Beach. Jason Lamar Gilbert, 42, shot the Aaron Small and...

Police arrest suspect, identify victim in Hartford shooting

Feb. 17, 2020 10:33 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A suspect was arrested Monday in the Hartford nightclub shooting that left one dead and several others injured, police said. Police arrested Joshua Saez, 30, who was also struck by gunfire and is recovering at a hospital, Hartford police Lt. Paul Cicero said. Saez is accused of...

Minnesota House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt and other Republicans announce a slate of bills during a news conference on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at the state Capitol in St. Paul that are aimed at reducing violent crime in Minneapolis and St. Paul and on the Metro Transit system. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

Minnesota House GOP proposes crackdown on urban crime

Feb. 17, 2020 6:35 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The GOP minority in the Minnesota House announced a slate of bills Monday aimed at reducing rising violent crime in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and on the Metro Transit system, drawing a sharp retort from Democratic Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey. Urban crime is already developing into...

FILE - This Monday an. 20, 2020 file photo shows pro gun demonstrators holding signs in front of the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Va. In a state once synonymous with the Old South, Democrats are using their newfound legislative control to refashion Virginia as the region's progressive leader on racial, social and economic issues.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapon ban

Feb. 17, 2020 4:51 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's push to ban the sale of assault weapons failed on Monday after some of his fellow Democrats balked at the proposal. Senators voted to shelve the bill for the year and ask the state crime commission to study the issue, an outcome that drew cheers from a...

NY officer charged with sex abuse under guise of inquiry

Feb. 17, 2020 2:26 PM EST

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York police officer is behind bars after being charged with repeatedly sexually abusing a woman while supposedly investigating a theft. Peekskill Police Officer Michael Agovino was being held Monday on $50,000 bond after an arraignment Saturday on charges including...

Inmate death at Ohio prison being investigated as homicide

Feb. 17, 2020 1:43 PM EST

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — The weekend death of an inmate at an Ohio prison is being investigated as a homicide. Robert Leach Jr., 23, died after “an incident” midday Saturday at Madison Correctional Institution, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction confirmed by...

Phoenix police say man dead, 2nd wounded in shooting

Feb. 17, 2020 12:12 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say one man died and a second man was wounded when they were shot by a man who had followed them after they picked up their girlfriends from work. Police say in a news release that the dead man realized his vehicle was being followed early Sunday and turned into a west Phoenix...