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Lawyer: Inmate Was Cuffed When Guard Killed Him

2 Nevada inmates had hands behind back when guard shot them

(Newser) - A Nevada prison inmate was handcuffed when he was shot and killed by a guard last November, according to a lawyer who says her client was wounded in the same shooting but survived. Carlos Manuel Perez Jr. was slain with his hands cuffed behind his back, attorney Alexis Plunkett says.... More »

San Jose Cop Killed by Suicidal Gunman: Police

Michael Johnson was first officer killed in line of duty in the city since 2001

(Newser) - A San Jose cop died last night, apparently at the hands of a suicidal gunman, the San Francisco Chronicle reports, in the California city's first fatal shooting of an officer in 14 years. Michael Johnson, a field training officer reportedly engaged to be married, was responding to a call... More »

Father Shoots Son After They Run Out of Orange Juice: Cops

Eldridge Dukes booked on attempted manslaughter count

(Newser) - Police in Baton Rouge, La., say a man is facing a charge of attempted manslaughter after he confessed to shooting his 18-year-old son during an argument over orange juice. Police tell the Advocate 58-year-old Eldridge Dukes and his son were fighting yesterday morning about the lack of orange juice. Investigators... More »

After Skirmish, US Agent Kills Man at Canadian Border

Agent shot man in head after pepper spray attack: officials

(Newser) - A US border agent fatally shot a man in the head yesterday afternoon during an apparent confrontation at a border crossing in Sumas, Wash. An officer reported shots fired about 1,000 feet from the US-Canada border around 2:45pm local time, the Bellingham Herald reports. US Customs and Border... More »

Man Shot in Mesa Took the Time to Take a Selfie

Isaac Martinez is lucky to be alive after gunman demanded his car keys

(Newser) - Isaac Martinez wasn't able to literally dodge a bullet, but he's thankful to still be here after getting caught in the middle of yesterday's shootings in Mesa, Ariz. , which left one dead and five injured. The 20-year-old restaurant worker says suspect Ryan Giroux came into Bistro 13,... More »

4-Year-Old Kills Self With Babysitter's Gun

Police trying to determine how Houston boy got hold of weapon

(Newser) - A young child died yesterday in an accidental shooting in Houston. Codrick Beal, 4, had spent the night with a babysitter and family friend while his mother celebrated her birthday, when he got hold of a loaded firearm in the house yesterday morning and fatally shot himself, reports the Houston ... More »

Cop on Missouri Mass Murder: 'This Is Bad'

Gunman among the dead, police say

(Newser) - Seven people were shot to death in a middle-of-the-night shooting rampage in Texas County, Mo., the Houston Herald reports. The attacks in the south-central part of the state took place at multiple sites. A 36-year-old suspected gunman from Tyrone is also dead, police tell KTVI , saying he was discovered in... More »

Teen's Headache Turns Out to Be Bullet Fragment

Juanye Jones thought he was just grazed; apparently not

(Newser) - There was a shooting at Florida's Bethune-Cookman University Monday, and 19-year-old Juanye Jones thought he was grazed on the ear by a bullet. He didn't go to the hospital then, but he changed his mind Wednesday night, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The Palm Beach Post explains that he... More »

Attorneys: Vegas Shooting Wasn't Road Rage

Lawyers for Erich Nowsch, 19, say it was likely self-defense

(Newser) - Lawyers of the accused say it wasn't road rage, but nor do they offer an alternate theory. Appearing in court today with their client, 19-year-old Erich Nowsch—who allegedly gunned down a suburban mom in Las Vegas on Feb. 12—lawyers said they plan to look over video evidence... More »

Dad Accidentally Shoots, Kills Babysitter

Adonis Forbes charged with negligent homicide in 13-year-old boy's death

(Newser) - A Louisiana father who was trying to fix his handgun accidentally killed his kids' 13-year-old babysitter, the Advocate reports. Adonis Forbes, 25, and his wife were out for their anniversary on Saturday when they came home for a quick check on their kids. That's when Forbes, of Baton Rouge,... More »

Boy, 4, Shot When Mom's Gun Falls From Holster

No charges after Alaska boy wounded in leg

(Newser) - A 4-year-old Alaska boy was shot in the leg when his mother's handgun fell out of its holster and fired. Alaska State Troopers say they took a call on the incident near Wasilla just before 11:30am on Saturday, and medics were treating the boy when they arrived. Troopers... More »

Man Arrested Following Shooting of Minneapolis Cop

Police rep says shooting linked to officer's response to a call

(Newser) - A man has been arrested, police say, after a shooting left a Minneapolis police officer in the hospital . The 43-year-old was arrested over allegedly violating probation in a possible burglary and domestic assault, KARE reports. The injured officer—who is now in fair condition in the hospital—was investigating a... More »

Road Rage Victim Went After Her Killer: Cops

Tammy Meyers, armed son, followed vehicle after confrontation

(Newser) - A twist in the case of the Las Vegas mom killed in an apparent road-rage shooting : Police now say Tammy Meyers, who got into an altercation with a male driver while teaching her teen daughter to drive, dropped her off at their home, then grabbed her armed 22-year-old son and... More »

Family: Teen Follows Sisters to Fight, Is Shot Dead

Chicago 13-year-old's death may have started with Facebook dispute about gang

(Newser) - A 13-year-old Chicago boy was shot dead after sneaking out of his Belmont Cragin home late last night with his older sisters, who reportedly were going to confront someone with whom they'd fought on Facebook, ABC7 reports. "She was dissing our gang," Jennifer Sosa, one of the... More »

Teen Shot Classmate, Took Selfie With Body: Police

Maxwell Morton reportedly confesses to cold-blooded murder

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania teenager is behind bars after allegedly shooting a classmate in the head and taking an incriminating selfie of himself with the body, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. According to court papers, 16-year-old Maxwell Morton sent the image to a friend via SnapChat, an app that deletes messages after a... More »

Cops Nab Dad Shot by 3-Year-Old Son

Justin Reynolds faces felony child abuse charge

(Newser) - A 3-year-old boy who allegedly shot his parents with a single bullet won't be charged, of course, but his parents are in hot legal water. Justin Reynolds was arrested in Albuquerque today and faces a "child abuse without a great bodily harm" charge, KRQE reports. Police say Reynolds... More »

2 Dead as Shots Fired at University of South Carolina

Murder-suicide on Columbia campus

(Newser) - Two people died today in an apparent murder-suicide on the University of South Carolina's campus, a shooting state law enforcement authorities called "very isolated." The state's flagship university said in two alerts via its emergency system and Twitter that a shooting had occurred at the new... More »

Girl Scout, 9, Shot on Way to Get Cookies

Sinai Miller is home recovering with a bandaged leg

(Newser) - Sinai Miller had been waiting all day Tuesday for 4:30pm when she could pick up her Girl Scout cookies and begin selling them to neighbors. When the time came, she stepped outside her apartment with her two younger sisters, but "they didn't even get to make it... More »

Man Opens Fire at Police Swearing-In

Suspect shot dead at Minnesota town hall

(Newser) - Two police officers in suburban Minneapolis came under fire within moments of being sworn in last night. Police say that immediately after the ceremony at a council meeting at New Hope City Hall, a man with a "long gun" opened fire on the newly sworn-in officers and others who... More »

Boston Surgeon in Hospital Shooting Dies

Cops think shooter 'had some issue' with dead mom's treatment

(Newser) - The Brigham and Women's Hospital cardiovascular surgeon shot twice yesterday by a lone gunman who police believe was upset by his mother's death has succumbed to his injuries, reports the Boston Globe . Dr. Michael Davidson died late yesterday, roughly 12 hours after police say 55-year-old Stephen Pasceri walked... More »

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