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$5,000 reward offered in shooting that wounded 11-month-old

Oct. 20, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in north Philadelphia gunfire that critically wounded an 11-month-old boy hit four times while he was inside a car. The reward is being offered by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 following the 8 p.m. Saturday...

Police, paramedics rushing to shooting report hurt in crash

Oct. 20, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Police officers and paramedics rushing to a reported shooting at a party in a Chicago neighborhood have been injured after their vehicles collided. The police cruiser and ambulance crashed Saturday night. The collision tipped the ambulance onto its side. Two officers and two paramedics were...

11-month-old shot, wounded inside a car in Philadelphia

Oct. 19, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia say an 11-month-old boy was shot four times and critically wounded while inside a car. A police release says the baby was shot once in the back of the head, once in the chest, and twice in the buttocks Saturday night. The baby's stepmother drove about 1.5 miles...

In many parts of Mexico, government ceded battle to cartels

Oct. 19, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

EL AGUAJE, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican city of Culiacan lived under drug cartel terror for 12 hours as gang members forced the government to free a drug lord's son, but in many parts of Mexico, the government ceded the battle to the gangs long ago. The massive, rolling gunbattle in Culiacan, capital of...

Prosecutors: 2 killed, 1 in custody in campground shooting

Oct. 19, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

SELLERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a shooting at a suburban campground left two Philadelphia men dead and another facing homicide and other charges. The Bucks County district attorney's office says the victims and suspect were among 16 friends and relatives on an annual get-together at Homestead...

2 charged in triple homicide during drug deal in Missouri

Oct. 19, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two people are charged in the deaths of three people who police say were shot during a drug deal at a Kansas City, Missouri, home. The Kansas City Star reports that Jackson County prosecutors on Friday charged 35-year-old Lynnsey Jones and 43-year-old Victor Sykes each with three...

Man charged in case where 2 judges were shot reaches plea

Oct. 19, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man facing felony charges for a May fight during which two judges were shot in downtown Indianapolis has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge. Twenty-four-year-old Alfredo Vazquez recently signed a deal with Marion County prosecutors calling for him to plead guilty to one...

The Latest: Service canceled for Texas woman shot by police

Oct. 19, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on funeral services for Atatiana Jefferson (all times local): 10 a.m. A service for a woman shot in her home by a Fort Worth police officer has been canceled. Saturday's service for Atatiana Jefferson was to be held at Potter's House Church in Dallas. Church representative Mara...

Sharpton looks to comfort families after police shootings

Oct. 19, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

A life taken at the hands of police. A grieving family. A divided nation. A stirring eulogy by the Rev. Al Sharpton. The 65-year-old civil rights activist has become a constant of the Black Lives Matter era with his presence in the pulpit after police shootings of African Americans, showing up in cities like...

Service canceled for Texas woman shot at home by officer

Oct. 19, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A service for a woman shot in her home by a Fort Worth police officer that had been scheduled for Saturday was canceled amid a family dispute over funeral arrangements. Atatiana Jefferson's funeral had been set to be held at Potter's House Church in Dallas. Church representative Mara Silverio...