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Man Cops Say Killed Ex-NFLer Released Without Charges

Joe McKnight was shot and killed in a road rage incident Thursday

(Newser) - The 54-year-old man police say killed a former NFL player during a road rage incident Thursday in Louisiana had been arrested and charged for a road rage incident at the exact same intersection 10 years ago, USA Today reports. In 2006, a man saw a truck driving unsafely and called... More »

Junior Firefighter, 16, Shot Dead Inside Station

Pa. firefighter charged with criminal homicide

(Newser) - Preparations inside a Pennsylvania firehouse for a "Light Up Night" parade on Sunday somehow ended up with a 16-year-old junior firefighter dead and a 21-year-old fire captain in jail. WPXI reports that George Matis Jr. was charged with criminal homicide and reckless endangerment in connection with the shooting of... More »

Texas Trooper Injured by Gunfire From Mexico

Federal agent was also hit

(Newser) - A Texas state trooper was wounded on the Texas-Mexico border when a bullet apparently strayed from a gun battle on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the trooper suffered a leg wound in the Friday afternoon incident, the AP reports. The trooper... More »

NOLA Cops: 1 Killed, 9 Hurt in Bourbon Street Shootings

'This was the wrong place to bring firearms,' says police superintendent

(Newser) - New Orleans Police say one man is dead and nine others injured following a shooting in the French Quarter, reports the AP . Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said during a news conference that officers responded about 1:30am Sunday to the shooting at the intersection of Iberville and Bourbon streets. Harrison... More »

Black Friday Shopping Marred by Fatal Shootings

At least 3 killed in incidents outside malls and Walmarts

(Newser) - At least nine people were wounded—three of them fatally—in shootings during Black Friday shopping across the US. A man in a Walmart parking in San Antonio, Texas, tried to intervene Friday when he saw another man punching a woman in the head, Reuters reports. Police say the other... More »

Ky. Football-Game Killings Sparked by Motorcycle Bump?

A man in his 20s pulled out a gun, followed by others: source

(Newser) - The shooting that upended a 60-year-old tradition in Louisville on Thanksgiving may have been sparked by a spat over a motorcycle. Police reportedly believe that during Thursday's Juice Bowl football games, a man in his 60s knocked into the motorcycle of a man in his 20s, who pulled out... More »

US Rep's Grandson Killed Over Sneakers

Chicago cops expect murder charges shortly after boy's killing in his own home

(Newser) - Chicago police said charges could be announced soon in the fatal shooting of an Illinois congressman's grandson following an argument over a pair of basketball shoes, reports the AP . "First-degree murder charges are expected," a police rep tells the Chicago Tribune . Officer Michelle Tannehill said two juveniles... More »

Woman Shoots, Kills Friend Who Made Surprise Visit to Home

The victim was on the phone with the woman when she shot him

(Newser) - A New Jersey woman shot and killed a friend who showed up at her house for a surprise visit and startled her, authorities said. The AP reports the woman told them she was talking on the phone late Thursday with 50-year-old Kelvin Watford, who said he was returning from a... More »

Woman Fatally Shot in Front of Daughter, Unborn Baby Survives

Police believe the shooting was gang related

(Newser) - A pregnant woman was fatally shot in front of her boyfriend and 11-month-old daughter, but her unborn baby boy survived, the Visalia Times-Delta reports. On Thursday, Vanessa Oviedo, 27 years old and 35 weeks pregnant, was riding in a car with four other people, including her young daughter and 23-year-old... More »

Woman Shot Dead at Her Toddler's Birthday Party

A 6-year-old boy was the youngest of the six others who were injured

(Newser) - The group had gathered on the porch of a home in Dyersburg, Tenn., on Thursday to celebrate a 2-year-old's birthday with balloons, a birthday cake, and a highchair. Then shots rang out. Authorities say up to three assailants on foot opened fire on the party around 6:20pm Thursday,... More »

Cops: Oklahoma Airport Murder Wasn't Random

Victim is the father of a Kansas City Chiefs player

(Newser) - Oklahoma City police investigators are trying to figure out why a man waited to gun down an airline employee outside Will Rogers World Airport in an ambush that prompted authorities to shut down the state's busiest airport for hours. Police Capt. Paco Balderrama says the suspected shooter was found... More »

Southwest Employee Killed in Airport Shooting

All flights have been canceled at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City

(Newser) - A Southwest Airlines employee has died after being shot at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, the AP reports. Southwest spokesperson Brandy King confirmed the victim was an employee and says in a news release that the airline is cancelling all flights scheduled to depart Oklahoma City for the... More »

3 Dead After Pa. Cops Are 'Ambushed'

1 cop dead, another injured in Canonsburg

(Newser) - An "ambush" on two Pennsylvania police officers was just the start of a deadly night in Canonsburg that left three people dead, including an officer. Police say two officers were ambushed as they drew near the front of a house to respond to a domestic call around 3:15am... More »

1 Dead in Shooting Near California Polling Place

At least one heavily armed suspect is on the loose

(Newser) - At least one person is dead and a heavily armed suspect is on the loose after a shooting near a California polling location, the Los Angeles Times reports. Authorities say a man with a rifle opened fire on on people in a residential neighborhood. According to CBS Los Angeles , police... More »

Trump Son: David Duke 'Deserves a Bullet'

'These are horrible people,' Eric Trump says

(Newser) - There was no hesitation or ambiguity from Eric Trump Thursday when 630 KHOW Denver host Ross Kaminsky asked him about Senate candidate and former Klansman David Duke: Trump's second son said the "disgusting" Duke "deserves a bullet." Trump agreed when Kaminsky suggested the Louisiana candidate "... More »

2 Women Shot Dead at Halloween Party

Teen victim in NY made last-minute decision to go

(Newser) - A high school senior who was among two people killed at a Halloween party where gunfire broke out had made a last-minute decision to go with a friend, her mother said. Omani Free, who was 18 years old, decided to go to the party, about five blocks from her home... More »

Woman in Town for Relative's Funeral Killed in Flurry of Bullets

Jacobia English Lane struck in back of head after up to 30 shots fired at NC home

(Newser) - An already sad occasion was rendered devastating early Saturday in Gastonia, NC, when a South Carolina woman in town for her sister-in-law's funeral was killed by gunfire that bombarded the home she was visiting, the Charlotte Observer reports. Jacobia English Lane had joined a gathering of friends and family... More »

2 Americans Dead in Shooting at Afghan Base

Shooter was wearing Afghan army uniform

(Newser) - A man wearing an Afghan army uniform killed a US servicemember and an American civilian in the capital Kabul on Wednesday, NATO and an Afghan official say. A NATO statement says another US service member and two US civilians were wounded in the attack and were in a stable condition,... More »

2 Wounded Suspects Arrested After LA Party Bloodbath

Other suspects still at large after deadly gunfight

(Newser) - Police in Los Angeles say they've tracked down two of the shooters involved in a horrific gunfight at a party early Saturday that left three people dead and at least a dozen wounded. A police spokesman tells the Los Angeles Times that Jamaican nationals Mowayne McKay, 33, and Diego... More »

Worried Husband's Call to Cops Ends in Tragedy for Wife

Woman shot, killed during mental health check after she wouldn't stand down with gun: Austin police

(Newser) - Police in Texas shot and killed a woman after responding to a mental health call, NBC News reports. The woman's husband called police, saying she was acting erratically and he was worried about her; he also informed police that she had a weapon. When officers arrived on the scene... More »

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