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Sheriff: Deputy kills man who pointed flare gun at him

Aug. 08, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

MOULTON, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama deputy shot and killed a man who pointed a modified flare gun at him after fleeing a traffic stop, law enforcement officials said. The Lawrence County Sheriff's office said Marty Hutto, 50, was shot and killed Saturday after he pointed a gun at the...

Gabby Petito's family files claim alleging police failed her

Aug. 08, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nicole Schmidt vividly remembers the pain she felt watching body camera footage of her daughter Gabby Petito sobbing while Utah police officers questioned her about a fight with her boyfriend. The video was released last summer after Petito had gone missing...

Sheriff's deputy and woman killed in Colorado home shooting

Aug. 08, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A woman and a sheriff's deputy were fatally shot at a home in southern Colorado over the weekend and the suspected gunman was later found dead inside the home, authorities said Monday. El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Andrew Peery, 39, was wounded Sunday after he...

Police ID man accused of firing shots inside Mall of America

Aug. 08, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police on Monday identified a fugitive accused of firing shots inside the Mall of America last week before fleeing the suburban Minneapolis shopping complex with the help of several accomplices. Bloomington police say Shamar Alon Lark, 21, of Minneapolis, fired...

$5,000 reward posted in shooting outside bar that hurt 9

Aug. 08, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal and city authorities say a $5,000 reward is being offered in a shooting that wounded nine people outside a Cincinnati bar over the weekend. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Cincinnati police department on Monday announced the...

Man's death during police encounter leads to $5M settlement

Aug. 08, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

Relatives of a 19-year-old Black man who died during a struggle with police officers on Maryland's Eastern Shore have reached a $5 million partial settlement of their wrongful death lawsuit, an agreement that also requires improvements in police training and policies, family attorneys announced...

Kansas City police shoot, kill driver of stolen SUV

Aug. 08, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police shot and killed a man who sped toward an officer in a stolen sport utility vehicle and struck a police van, authorities said. The shooting happened around 9:45 p.m. Sunday after officers spotted the unoccupied SUV in a gas station parking...

What to watch in Wis., 3 other states in Tuesday's primaries

Aug. 08, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

The Republican matchup in the Wisconsin governor's race on Tuesday features competing candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump and his estranged vice president, Mike Pence. Democrats are picking a candidate to face two-term GOP Sen. Ron Johnson for control of the closely divided...

'Overwhelmed': Cops combat violent crime as ranks dwindle

Aug. 08, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Five years after Brian Spaulding’s parents found him fatally shot in the home he shared with roommates, his slaying remains a mystery that seems increasingly unlikely to be solved as Portland, Oregon, police confront a spike in killings and more than 100 officer vacancies....

Officials: Armed man fatally shot in Minneapolis suburb

Aug. 08, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

OTSEGO, Minn. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies fatally shot a man armed with a knife who was having a mental health crisis in a Minneapolis suburb, according to authorities. The Wright County Sheriff's Office said the man was having mental health challenges early Sunday morning and...