Latest Assault and battery News

$2M bail set for man charged in ambush of Chicago officer

Jul. 03, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Bail has been set at $2 million for a man who prosecutors say shot a Chicago police officer multiple times as the officer stepped off an elevator while responding to a domestic disturbance call. Jalen Vales, 27, of Chicago was charged Saturday with attempted murder...

Police say 75-year-old man assaulting wife fatally shot

Jul. 02, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 75-year-old man who officials said was armed with a knife and was threatening to kill his wife was fatally shot by police Saturday inside the couple's Sacramento home, authorities said. Officers responded to the couple's home just after midnight...

Prosecutor: Man sentenced on gun charge in officer shooting

Jul. 02, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a hunter has been sentenced to just under a decade in prison for illegal possession of a weapon used to shoot and seriously wound an Ohio Department of Natural Resources officer investigating a deer poaching complaint in 2020. The...

LAPD: Hornets' Bridges charged with felony domestic violence

Jul. 01, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges has been charged with felony domestic violence stemming from an incident earlier this week, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Friday. The LAPD posted on Twitter that Bridges was arrested for “intimate partner violence with...

Police: Georgia man stabbed 4 family members at his home

Jul. 01, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man stabbed four family members and himself during a domestic-related incident at his home in Savannah, police said Friday. Roger Hendrix, 31, was taken into custody and faces numerous charges, including four counts of aggravated assault, authorities...

Woman gets probation in attack on Spanish-speaking women

Jul. 01, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman charged with attacking a mother and daughter for speaking Spanish in 2020 has been found guilty of misdemeanor assault and battery. Stephanie Armstrong was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation following a two-day, non-jury trial in Boston...

Murder conviction overturned for man who shot wife in SUV

Jun. 30, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court on Thursday threw out a murder conviction for a once-prominent Atlanta attorney who fatally shot his wife as they rode in an SUV, saying the jury should have had the option of a misdemeanor involuntary manslaughter charge. Claud “Tex”...

Prosecutor: Bar co-owner tried to cover up fatal stabbing

Jun. 30, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A part-owner of a Boston bar tried to dispose of a bloody sweatshirt one of the club's bouncers was purportedly wearing when he fatally stabbed a former Marine celebrating the St. Patrick's Day weekend, a prosecutor alleged in court on Thursday. Alisha Dumeer, 34, who...

Slain California police officers memorialized at funeral

Jun. 30, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — Family members, friends and members of law enforcement attended a funeral Thursday for two Southern California police officers slain earlier this month while investigating a report of a possible stabbing. El Monte Police Department Officer Joseph Santana,...

3 people involved in Providence gang shootout sent to prison

Jun. 30, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Three people involved in a gang-related shootout in a residential neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island, last year that left nine people injured have been sent to prison, state Attorney General Peter Neronha said Thursday. George Rios, 19, Jordanny...