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US police assess potential threat rise after 3 mass killings

Sep. 21, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It had all the makings of a massacre. Six guns, including a Colt AR-15 rifle. About 1,000 rounds of ammunition. A bulletproof vest. And an angry Southern California man who threated to kill his co-workers at a hotel and its guests. But a concerned colleague intervened, alerting...

Police: Suspect in Chicago bike attack shoots officer

Sep. 21, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man suspected of shooting and wounding a Chicago police officer on Saturday is the bicyclist suspected of shooting a woman in the back in broad daylight near downtown earlier in the week, police said. Michael Blackman, 45, managed to get away from both shootings and should be considered...

Deputies say South Carolina shooting leaves 2 dead, 8 hurt

Sep. 21, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities said a shooting at a bar in South Carolina left two people dead and eight injured early Saturday. The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the agency was investigating a shooting at a bar at about 2:45 a.m. Two adult males were shot and killed. Four...

Teenager dies in New Orleans shooting that injures 6 others

Sep. 21, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police are searching for suspects and a motive in a shooting that has left one juvenile dead and four others and an adult injured. News outlets report the incident happened about 10:30 p.m. Friday. According to a police report, the victims were all inside a vehicle when...

Suspect in shooting of Louisiana officers identified

Sep. 21, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old man is in custody, accused in the fatal shooting of a Louisiana police officer and wounding of another following a vehicle chase north of New Orleans. Louisiana State Police say Mark Spicer of Covington faces charges including first-degree murder of a...

The Latest: Police say suspect in bike attack also shot cop

Sep. 21, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the nonfatal shooting of a Chicago police officer (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Authorities say a man suspected of shooting and wounding a Chicago police officer on Saturday morning is the bicyclist suspected of shooting a woman in broad daylight near downtown earlier this...

Justices' DC sniper case examines teen murderers' sentences

Sep. 21, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lee Boyd Malvo, who terrorized the Washington region in 2002 as one-half of a sniper team, is at the center of a case the Supreme Court will hear this fall. But the justices' eventual ruling probably will mean less for him than for a dozen other inmates who, like the now-34-year-old...

Authorities say 2 people killed, 8 injured in shooting at a bar in South Carolina

Sep. 21, 2019 9:52 AM EDT
LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say 2 people killed, 8 injured in shooting at a bar in South Carolina.

Trial to start for Georgia cop who shot naked, unarmed man

Sep. 21, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A police officer responding to a call of a naked man behaving erratically at an Atlanta-area apartment complex arrived on the scene, exited his vehicle and shot the man almost immediately. Now a jury must decide if he's guilty of murder. Robert "Chip" Olsen, then a DeKalb County...

Sheriff: 1 officer dead, 1 injured in Louisiana shooting

Sep. 20, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — One police officer was fatally shot and another wounded Friday after a vehicle chase north of New Orleans, authorities said. Mandeville Police Chief Gerald Sticker confirmed one officer's death and the other's injury from gunfire in his community on the north shore of Lake...