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2 Cops Shot in San Diego; 1 Has Died

Police have suspect in custody, still searching for other possible suspects

(Newser) - Two members of the San Diego Police Department's Elite Gang Unit were shot in the city around 11pm Thursday and one officer has since died. It isn't clear what led to the shooting in the Southcrest neighborhood; the officers were participating in a traffic stop when the shots... More »

SC Soldiers Acting as Good Samaritans at Bar Are Killed

They were shot trying to protect a woman: witnesses

(Newser) - Witnesses say two soldiers were only trying to protect a woman from her attacker when they were fatally shot at a South Carolina bar shortly before midnight on Saturday. Friends and family say they wouldn't have had it any other way. Charles Judge Jr. and Jonathon Prins intervened after... More »

Mayor in Drug-Ridden Mexican Town Shot to Death

He's the 2nd mayor in the country killed in as many days

(Newser) - The mayor of a town in one of Mexico's most violent drug corridors was shot to death, the second mayor killed in Mexico in two days, the AP reports. Ambrosio Soto was mayor of a township that includes Ciudad Altamirano, a known haven for drug traffickers in southern Guerrero... More »

Munich Shooter Plotted 1 Year, Lurked on Dark Internet

Teen had also been treated for mental health issues in the past year

(Newser) - Investigators looking into Friday's mass shooting in Munich say the gunman spent more than a year preparing his attack, reports the AP . Bavarian investigator Robert Heimberger said the 18-year-old shooter, whom the BBC identifies as David Sonboly, "received inpatient (psychiatric) treatment in 2015 for two months and after... More »

Shooting at Texas Apartment Complex Kills 4

Shooter is among the dead; 'no further threat to the public,' police say

(Newser) - A shooting at a Texas apartment complex on Saturday left four people dead including the suspected shooter, reports the AP . Bastrop Police Det. Vicky Steffanic said at a news briefing that the dead were one man, two women, and a child. Another child was taken to a hospital with injuries... More »

10 Dead in Shooting at German Shopping Mall

Police believe the lone shooter killed himself

(Newser) - At least 10 people are dead, including the suspected shooter, following a shooting at a mall Friday evening in Munich, Germany, the AP reports. The shooting started around 6pm local time at a McDonald's inside Olympia Einkaufszentrum mall. According to CNN , witnesses reported seeing three people with guns near... More »

Cop Shoots Man on Ground With Hands in Air

Therapist was trying to calm down an autistic man

(Newser) - A therapist trying to calm down an autistic man was shot by police on a North Miami street on Monday—despite the fact that he was lying on the ground with his hands up. Charles Kinsey, who works at a mental health center, was trying to bring back a 23-year-old... More »

Missouri Cop Shot in Traffic Stop Is Paralyzed

Michael Flamion suffered 'catastrophic' spinal cord damage

(Newser) - The suburban St. Louis police officer shot in the neck during a traffic stop on July 8 is paralyzed from the neck down and on a ventilator, unable to breathe on his own, says Ballwin Police Chief Kevin Scott. Michael Flamion is, however, "very alert," able to move... More »

Teen Knocks on Wrong Door, Gets Shot Dead

The boy thought he was at a friend's house

(Newser) - A Massachusetts man has been charged with murder after he allegedly fired a bullet through his door, striking a teen who mistakenly thought he was at a friend's house, MassLive.com reports. According to the Boston Globe , police found 15-year-old Dylan Francisco on Saturday afternoon outside the Chicopee home... More »

Police Sources Identify Baton Rouge Shooter

It was Gavin Long's birthday, according to reports

(Newser) - Louisiana's superintendent of state police says there is "no active shooter scenario going on in Baton Rouge," the New York Times reports. That announcement comes hours after three police officers were gunned down Sunday morning. Three other officers were wounded. The suspect was killed. According to earlier... More »

Gunman Kills 2 in Fla. Hospital

Suspect shoots elderly patient, nurse in Titusville

(Newser) - A gunman entered a Florida hospital through the emergency room early Sunday, went to the third floor and fatally shot a patient and an employee apparently at random, reports the AP . David Owens, 29, entered Parrish Medical Center at 2am and used a handgun to fatally shoot 88-year-old patient Cynthia... More »

3 Men Gunned Down on Facebook Live Stream

They were listening to music when shots rang out—and the phone kept recording

(Newser) - Three men in a car in Norfolk, Va., were ambushed and shot Tuesday evening, and the phone of one of the men streamed the entire incident on Facebook Live, USA Today reports. In the video, a man IDed as TJ Williams is seen hanging out with two other men, listening... More »

Phoenix Police Link 7th Victim to Serial Shooter

After looking at cases since Jan. 1

(Newser) - A seventh homicide and three other shootings are related to the same serial shooter or shooters believed responsible for six other fatal shootings in recent months , Phoenix police said Tuesday. The killing of 55-year-old Krystal Annette White is the additional homicide now listed by police as believed to be linked.... More »

Courthouse Shooter Was 'Terrified' of Prison: Ex-Wife

Inmate Larry Gordon was apparently able to grab gun from officer while handcuffed

(Newser) - The inmate who grabbed a deputy's gun and killed two people inside a Michigan courthouse has been identified by police as 44-year-old Larry Gordon of Coloma. Authorities say a deputy was escorting Gordon from a holding cell inside Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph when Gordon overpowered the officer... More »

3 Dead in Michigan Courthouse Shooting

An inmate reportedly got a deputy's gun

(Newser) - A shooting at a Michigan courthouse has left at least three people dead, WZZM 13 reports. An unnamed employee says that two bailiffs and the shooter are among the dead at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph. One person was injured in the shooting, which occurred around 2:30pm,... More »

Newspaper Carrier Shot Dead as She Drove to Get Papers

4 others injured when suspect fired shots at a Days Inn, cars in East Tennessee

(Newser) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says one person has died and four others, including a police officer, were injured when a suspect fired shots at a Days Inn and at several vehicles traveling along Volunteer Parkway in East Tennessee. The person killed was a newspaper carrier who was driving to... More »

More Than 2K People Have Been Shot in Chicago This Year

New strategies have failed to stem bloodshed

(Newser) - It's only halfway through the year and there have already been more than 2,000 shooting victims in Chicago, far more than recorded in the city this time last year—and far more casualties than the US suffered in the Gulf War. The milestone was passed over the Fourth... More »

Dad Who Shot, Killed Son: We'll Still Keep Guns in House

'The gun didn't kill my boy. I did'

(Newser) - The father who accidentally shot and killed his 14-year-old son at a Florida gun range Sunday is speaking out to make sure others learn from the tragedy. "The gun didn't kill my boy. I did," William Clayton Brumby, 64, tells CNN . "Every round in the gun... More »

Cops: Dad Accidentally Kills Son at Gun Range Where Kids Shoot Free

Range has been described as 'possibly one of the safest ever'

(Newser) - Tragedy in Sarasota, Fla., where police say a father accidentally shot and killed his son at a shooting range Sunday afternoon, WFLA reports. William Brumby was firing in the last shooting lane at High Noon Gun Range, where there was a solid wall to his right, when a spent shell... More »

After Custody Hearing, Kids' Mother Murdered

In front of many family members

(Newser) - A man shot and killed the mother of his grandchildren in front of horrified family members following a custody hearing involving the kids in rural Arizona, authorities said Wednesday. Salomon Diaz is accused of opening fire Tuesday evening outside a courthouse in the town of Holbrook, also killing the woman'... More »

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