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Cops: Teen Shoots, Kills Friend While Celebrating Video Game Score

He was allegedly using a gun to 'gloat' after scoring a touchdown

(Newser) - A 15-year-old boy allegedly killed his 16-year-old friend while using a gun to celebrate a touchdown in a video game, WABC reports. According to the New York Daily News , Denzil Nash was playing Madden NFL at home with two friends on Thursday when the 15-year-old scored a touchdown. Police say... More »

Boy Dies After Armed Cousin Falls Off Hoverboard, Fires

Lavardo Fisher, 13, was a Pop Warner All-American Scholar

(Newser) - A 13-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the back of the head while playing Xbox at his relative's home in central Florida on Monday night when his 18-year-old cousin, who'd found a gun, fell off a hoverboard and fired. Lavardo Fisher's cousin found the gun under the... More »

2 Deputies Killed After Man Opens Fire Inside Busy Panera Bread

The suspect was also killed

(Newser) - Two sheriff's deputies are dead after a man opened fire in a busy Panera Bread during lunchtime Wednesday in Maryland, Fox News reports. According to the Washington Post , a deputy was called to the restaurant because a man was acting suspiciously. Fifteen-year-old Sophia Faulkner, who had decided against sitting... More »

One Dead, Many Hurt in Motorcycle Rally Violence

Multiple shootings, stabbing reported at Denver Coliseum

(Newser) - At least one person is dead following an outbreak of violence that involved multiple shootings Saturday afternoon at the Colorado Motorcycle Expo, the Denver Post reports. Multiple people were shot and at least one person was stabbed outside the Denver Coliseum around 1pm local time, according to 9News . A witness... More »

Another Texas Woman Dies in Road-Rage Shooting

Police are still searching for a male suspect

(Newser) - Police are searching for a man who killed a Texas woman in an apparent road-rage shooting in Arlington on Wednesday. Police say Brittany Daniel, 26, was shot while driving on Interstate 30 about 7pm, reports the Dallas Morning News . Daniel's father tells WFAA that his daughter was dropping off... More »

Left Alone in Car, 7-Year-Old Fatally Shot by Sibling

The children found a loaded gun in their mother's purse

(Newser) - A 7-year-old boy is dead after being shot in the head by a sibling when their parents left them alone in the car Monday afternoon in Tennessee, WBIR reports. According to NBC News , four children were waiting in the car outside a Verizon store while their mother and stepfather paid... More »

Father, Son Killed in Gun Shop Shootout

Mississippi owners apparently argued with customers

(Newser) - A father and son were shot dead Saturday in a shootout at their family gunshop in Mississippi, apparently over a $25 service fee. Investigators say it began when two customers—Audy McCool, 52, and his son Michael McCool, 29—came by McLemore’s Gun Shop in Pearl River County to... More »

Suspect in Cop's Murder Was 'Looking to Kill an Officer'

Ohio dispatchers got frantic call from woman who said ex was on hunt, cop later killed

(Newser) - An Ohio man with a long rap sheet was taken into custody early Monday after a Danville cop was found shot dead and his police cruiser and gun missing, NBC News reports. Officer Thomas Cottrell was on duty late Sunday when a disturbing call came into the Knox County dispatch... More »

Cops: Man Kills Teen Son He Thought Was Intruder

The 14-year-old returned home after being dropped off for school

(Newser) - Police say a Cincinnati father, thinking he heard an intruder in his basement, fatally shot his 14-year-old son Tuesday morning, the AP reports. According to the Cincinnati Inquirer , the father dropped his son off at the bus stop before returning home. When he heard a noise in his basement, he... More »

Cops: Gunman Who Shot Philly Officer Praised ISIS

Officer survived and suspect is in custody

(Newser) - Philadelphia police say the man accused of ambushing a city cop and shooting him at point-blank range has confessed to doing so "in the name of Islam" and to support ISIS, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, was in his patrol car Thursday night when a gunman... More »

Woman Shot Through Wall by Neighbor Cleaning Gun

He got arrested, she got taken to the hospital with a minor injury

(Newser) - Police in Colorado Springs say a woman sitting on a couch in her apartment was shot through a wall after her neighbor accidentally fired his gun while cleaning it. The woman was taken to the hospital after Tuesday night's shooting with what police described as a minor injury. Police... More »

After 23 Years, NYC Shooting Becomes Homicide

Attacker has been out of prison for less than a year

(Newser) - A woman who was shot after being sexually assaulted in 1992 became a homicide victim when she died in November, the New York City Medical Examiner’s office has decided. Charlene Thomas, who was 65 when she died, was 41 years old when she was attacked in her home by... More »

4 Shot Dead in NYE Washing Machine Dispute

Cops say son managed to get gun away from drunk father

(Newser) - A man shot and killed his wife and two others in his home on New Year's Eve before his son wrestled the gun away and fatally shot him in a chain of events apparently set off by a dispute over a washing machine, authorities in a Los Angeles suburb... More »

911 Dispatcher Shoots Daughter by Mistake

Police say Fla. woman thought there was an intruder

(Newser) - A 911 dispatcher who reached for a gun instead of a phone when she thought there was an intruder in her home shot her own daughter dead, according to police in St. Cloud, Fla. Police say that in what they're treating as an accidental shooting, the 27-year-old daughter was... More »

1 Dead as Shots Fired at NC Mall on Christmas Eve

Police responded when argument broke out, man with gun killed

(Newser) - One man is dead after an argument broke out at a North Carolina mall on Christmas Eve, ABC News reports. There are conflicting accounts of how many shots were fired. According to WCNC , a witness reported hearing dozens of shots fired shortly after 2pm local time. At the time the... More »

Cops: Man Kills Burglar, but Also Brother, Roommate

He's been charged with illegally possessing a firearm but not homicide

(Newser) - A Pittsburgh man fatally shot an armed robber who broke into his apartment Monday but also accidentally shot and killed his visiting teenage brother and his housemate, a district attorney says. Meiko Devaughn, 22, has been charged with illegally possessing a firearm, drug possession, and receiving stolen property. Devaughn, who... More »

High Schooler Killed While Shielding Girls From Gunfire

It appears to be random, gang-related violence

(Newser) - A high school football player was killed as he shielded three girls from gunfire as several men went on a shooting spree in Tennessee, police said Friday. The shootings that killed Zaevion Dobson, 15, began Thursday night, said Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch. The first person shot was Lisa Perry,... More »

Man Arrested in Okla. Highway Shooting Spree That Killed 2

Man fired on vehicles as he drove west: cops

(Newser) - Two people are dead after a man opened fire on vehicles while driving west through three counties in western Oklahoma early Thursday, reports the Oklahoman . Police say the shooting spree started on I-40 in Canadian County around midnight and continued into Caddo and Custer counties as the shooter drove some... More »

Fluid Leak Leads Cops to Alleged Bar Shooter

Sostenes Quinones, 22, is arrested in New Mexico

(Newser) - New Mexico police investigating a shootout outside a pub arrested a man after following fluid that leaked from a vehicle. Police said a man escorted out of the Dublin's pub in Las Cruces early Friday morning got a gun from his car and shot at security officers and that... More »

Louisiana Marshals Indicted in 6-Year-Old's Death

Video shows boy's father had his hands in the air

(Newser) - A grand jury has indicted two Louisiana city marshals on second-degree murder charges in last month's shooting death of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis . Police say ex-cop Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, and Marksville police Lt. Derrick Stafford, 32, were moonlighting as Marksville city marshals when they fired into a vehicle driven... More »

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