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Rams Player Shot Twice in Head Near Miami: NFL

Stedman Bailey in 'critical, but stable, condition' after Tuesday night shooting

(Newser) - St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey is in "critical, but stable, condition" in a Florida hospital, per a team statement, after he was shot Tuesday night in Miami Gardens, Fla., the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. A source confirmed to that 25-year-old Bailey was sitting in a... More »

79-Year-Old Shot Dead Hours Before Retirement

Family members were waiting at home to celebrate

(Newser) - A robbery a month ago at the Liquor Market in Boynton Beach, Fla., helped Ali Arezoumandifar's family convince him it was finally time to retire. The 79-year-old liquor store clerk had chased after a man in a black mask who stole $300 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets on Oct.... More »

Suspects Nabbed in 'Black Lives Matter' Shooting

Suspects in Minneapolis attack that injured 5 may be charged with hate crimes

(Newser) - Two of three men accused of shooting into a crowd near a "Black Lives Matter" protest Monday night in Minneapolis, injuring five, have been arrested, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. A 23-year-old white suspect, who the police tell the Washington Post will be identified after being formally charged, was... More »

5 Shot Near 'Black Lives Matter' Protest

Witnesses say white supremacists opened fire after lurking for days

(Newser) - Minneapolis cops are seeking three white male suspects after a Monday night shooting that injured five near a "Black Lives Matter" protest outside the Fourth Precinct police station, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune . Per Black Lives Matter rep Miski Noor, "a group of white supremacists showed up at... More »

Cops Nab Man Who Tried to Execute Good Samaritan

Euric Cain, 21, is charged with attempted murder, kidnapping

(Newser) - New Orleans police say they've arrested a man accused of shooting a medical student who stopped an apparent kidnapping. A police spokesman says in a brief news release that police and federal marshals arrested 21-year-old Euric Cain of New Orleans at a house late Monday morning. He was wanted... More »

Man Tries to Shoot Good Samaritan in Head; Gun Jams

21-year-old suspect sought after attempted execution

(Newser) - A medical student in New Orleans is incredibly lucky to be alive after being shot in the stomach while foiling an attempted kidnapping Friday morning, police say. In footage obtained by the New Orleans Police Department, a suspect identified as 21-year-old Euric Cain can be seen shooting Peter Gold in... More »

Police Officer Killed While Sitting in Car After Work

Botched robbery attempt turns fatal

(Newser) - Three young men were arrested Thursday on suspicion of killing a California police officer and former Marine in what investigators described as a botched robbery as the lawman sat in his own car after work. Downey police Officer Ricardo "Ricky" Galvez, 29, was in plainclothes in the driver's... More »

Unarmed Man Shot by Minneapolis Police Has Died

Jamar Clark's shooting has sparked protests

(Newser) - Jamar Clark died Monday night, a day after police shot him in a highly controversial incident on a Minneapolis street. The 24-year-old's shooting and subsequent death sparked protests Monday night, the AP reports; hundreds of people blocked traffic for hours on an interstate, ending with 42 arrests. The incident... More »

Cops: We Know Who Killed Pastor's Wife

They have photos but they need a name

(Newser) - Police in Indianapolis say they have made a breakthrough in the murder of a pastor's pregnant wife and they are closing in on a suspect. "We know who killed her; at least we have a picture of him," a police spokesman told a Friday press conference, per... More »

Paris Death Toll Rises to 60 as France Closes Borders

President Obama pledges to help

(Newser) - French media are reporting least 60 people are dead in Friday's Paris attacks , per Reuters . Multiple, apparently coordinated gun and bomb attacks hit almost simultaneously, and at least 100 hostages were reportedly being held at a concert hall after one of the shootings. There were reportedly as many as... More »

Mass Shootings, Explosions Reported in Paris

Details are developing

(Newser) - Mass shootings and explosions have been reported in Paris Friday, and the AP cites "multiple officials" who say at least 35 to 40 people are dead. Details are still developing, but after an initial shooting at a restaurant was reported, there are now said to be as many as... More »

Cops Rule Out Pastor Husband in Wife's Murder

Pregnancy could add 20 years to killer's sentence

(Newser) - Cops hunting the killer—or killers—of a pregnant woman during a home invasion in Indianapolis have yet to make any arrests, though they've completely ruled out her husband, pastor Davey Blackburn. Police say Blackburn, who returned from the gym Tuesday morning to find his wife, Amanda, dying from... More »

Pastor's Pregnant Wife Shot in Head by Intruders

Amanda Blackburn was taken off life support on Thursday

(Newser) - Indianapolis residents are reeling after the death of a pastor's pregnant wife. Amanda Blackburn, 28, was taken off life support on Thursday, two days after she was shot in the head during an apparent robbery at her Northwestside home, reports the Indianapolis Star . Police have released few details about... More »

Couple Shot to Death During Sex in SUV: Cops

Both were shot in the head and were in other relationships, say police

(Newser) - Police are investigating a "crime of passion" in Philadelphia: the shooting of a man and woman who were having sex in the backseat of an SUV. Authorities say Shakoor Arline, 25, and Lisa Smith, 32, were naked or partially naked in Smith's vehicle in Fairmount Park when an... More »

Breastfeeding Mom Shot While Fighting Intruders

Semantha Bunce is recovering; one man has been charged

(Newser) - Home invaders messed with the wrong woman in Charlotte, NC. Semantha Bunce, a 21-year-old Army National Guard combat medic, was breastfeeding her 4-month-old son in her bedroom when she heard the doorbell just before 10am last Tuesday, reports WSOC . Seconds later, intruders kicked in the door and opened fire, leaving... More »

Jordan Cop Opens Fire, Kills 2 Americans

Total of 5, including the shooter, now dead

(Newser) - Two American instructors and a South African were killed by a police officer at a training center in Jordan on Monday before the shooter was killed by security forces, reports CNN . Two Americans and four Jordanians were also wounded in the incident, which took place in the cafeteria of the... More »

One Dead, 2 Wounded in Shooting Near Penn Station

Suspect still at large, police say

(Newser) - Three people were shot, one fatally, near New York City's Penn Station early Monday, CBS New York reports. Three men were seen taking off in a silver vehicle just after 6am from the scene of the shooting at 35th Street and Eighth Avenue, sources tell the New York Daily ... More »

Texas Judge Shot Outside Her Home

It appears she was targeted in connection with her work

(Newser) - A Texas judge was shot outside of her Austin home Friday night, and an initial investigation appears to show she was targeted, KXAN reports. According to the Austin American-Statesman , Judge Julie Kocurek—the presiding felony judge for Travis County—had just arrived home with a number of other people when... More »

2 Cops Arrested in Shooting Death of Boy, 6

Body camera footage is disturbing, police say

(Newser) - Two Louisiana police officers have been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the Tuesday night shooting death of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis . Officers Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, and Lt. Derrick Stafford, 32, were working side jobs as marshals in the city of Marksville when the shooting occurred, and State Police... More »

Marshals Shoot at Fleeing Car, Kill 6-Year-Old Inside

Boy was in the car with his dad, whom marshals were chasing

(Newser) - A 6-year-old boy was killed and his father critically wounded after marshals for a central-Louisiana city fired at their vehicle as the father was trying to flee, officials said. The two were shot about 9:30pm Tuesday in the city of Marksville. Avoyelles Parish Coroner Dr. L. J. Mayeux identified... More »

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