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FBI Agent Shot on New York Street in the Afternoon

The agent was apparently on a drug surveillance probe

(Newser) - An FBI agent was shot Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn and did like in the movies—pursued his alleged attacker and opened fire, NBC New York reports. The agent was performing surveillance for a drug probe when a BMW drove by and the suspect apparently shot him in the shoulder. Sources... More »

A Stolen AK-47, Then: 'She Was Screaming in Pain'

Texas teen was trying to shove gun down her pants, cops say

(Newser) - A teen was hospitalized, then charged after she ended up shooting herself in the foot with a stolen firearm, Texas police say. Cops say they responded to a shooting call in Harris County and found two females, 17, and a 16-year-old male at the scene, per ABC News . A Facebook... More »

Cop Allegedly Shot by Fellow Officer, on Purpose

Authorities in Canada say the two got into an altercation during a crash investigation

(Newser) - A Canadian police officer is hospitalized in stable condition after a fellow cop shot him numerous times during a Thursday altercation, reports the CBC . Det. Sgt. Shane Donovan and Const. Nathan Parker of Niagara Regional Police Services were conducting a follow-up investigation at the scene of a DUI crash in... More »

After Wrong Guy Was Killed, Actual Shooting Suspect Busted

Erron Martez Dequan Brown arrested in Thanksgiving night mall shooting

(Newser) - Police fatally shot the wrong guy after a shooting at an Alabama mall Thanksgiving night—and now the right guy is in custody. Police say that after a physical altercation, Erron Martez Dequan Brown, 20, took out a gun and shot Brian Wilson, 18, around 9:30pm while stores were... More »

University Has Interesting Idea for Defense Against Shooters

School hands out hockey pucks to students for self-defense

(Newser) - Michigan's Oakland University came up with an unlikely idea for self-defense against an active shooter: hockey pucks. While training faculty members back in March on what to do should a gunman come into their classroom, Police Chief Mark Gordon advised them to be ready to throw something at the... More »

Dad Shoots Son in Thanksgiving Brawl Over NFL Protests

North Carolina father charged with felony

(Newser) - Police in North Carolina say a man shot and wounded his son on Thanksgiving after a heated fight about NFL athletes kneeling during the national anthem, the AP reports. Cary police say 21-year-old Esteban Marley Valencia and his brother argued during dinner about the athletes' protest of racial injustice. Father... More »

Cops Say Mom Killed Ex's Girlfriend While Kids Looked On

Chelsea Watrous Cook, a Utah high school teacher, is accused of murder

(Newser) - Police say a Utah woman shot and killed her ex-husband's girlfriend in front of the former couple's children. Authorities say 32-year-old Chelsea Watrous Cook came to her former husband's suburban Salt Lake City apartment to deliver cold medicine to one of their 3-year-old twins Sunday night.... More »

Man Shot 8 Times While Checking on Neighbor's Home

Patrick Smith died on Thanksgiving

(Newser) - A California man who was shot eight times while checking on his neighbor's home took a turn for the worse and died on Thanksgiving. Patrick Smith and his wife were outside their house after a burglary took place nearby on Nov. 14. As police responded, one of the fleeing... More »

Gunman Killed During Black Friday Sales

2 others injured at Alabama mall

(Newser) - Alabama's biggest mall is closed until further notice after a shooting that left two people injured and the suspect dead. The incident happened Thursday night at Riverchase Galleria in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover, which had been scheduled to stay open until midnight ahead of Black Friday sales, NBC... More »

Girl Who Railed Against Gun Violence: 'Mama, I'm Shot'

Sandra Parks' words ring true: 'Little children are victims'

(Newser) - "We are in a state of chaos" where "little children are victims of senseless gun violence," Sandra Parks wrote in an award-winning essay, part of a 2016 contest honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The 13-year-old has now become one of the number. The Milwaukee native was watching... More »

Argument in the Parking Lot, a Gunshot, Then 30 More

Witnesses, police detail what happened in Chicago Mercy Hospital shooting

(Newser) - Moments before her ex-fiance fatally shot her in the parking lot of the hospital where she worked, a Chicago doctor called 911 to report that she had spotted the man and feared for her life. As investigators tried to piece together the events that ended with the deaths of the... More »

Baltimore Plea: 'We Must Stop Killing Each Other'

5-year-old girl shot months after sister's shooting death

(Newser) - In July, a 7-year-old girl was fatally shot while sitting in the backseat of a car in southwest Baltimore. Four months later, her younger sister barely escaped the same fate. The girl, identified as 5-year-old Amy Hayes, was on the 1000 block of McKean Avenue in Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood... More »

Gunman Opens Fire at Chicago Hospital

The gunman was reportedly among the fatalities

(Newser) - A gunman opened fire Monday at a Chicago hospital, wounding at least four people, including a police officer and a hospital employee, authorities said. Per the AP , a police spokesman said the gunman was dead, but it was not immediately clear if he took his own life or was... More »

Yoga Shooting Hero Gets Incredible Reward

But Joshua Quick says he doesn't deserve it

(Newser) - Joshua Quick is being hailed as a hero—now, if only he would agree. "I want to offer my gratitude to everybody," said the second-year Florida State University law student Friday at a meeting of FSU's board of trustees, per the Tallahassee Democrat . "Thank you all... More »

On a California Beach, a 'Vicious Act of Brutality'

There's a $5,000 reward for anyone with info leading to conviction for the person who shot dolphin to death

(Newser) - Want to make $5,000? If you know who shot and killed a dolphin in California, the money is yours if you have info that leads to a conviction. "There is NO excuse for such brutality against these beautiful animals," Marine Animal Rescue of El Segundo writes on... More »

As Calif. Fires Rage, Pink's Husband Threatens Looters

Carey Hart's Instagram photo is raising eyebrows

(Newser) - It's usually Pink who's making headlines , but the pop singer's husband has found his way to more than a few over to his response to the California wildfires . Per , Carey Hart is the center of new controversy over a photo he posted on Instagram Tuesday... More »

He Survived Vegas Shooting, Was Killed in Thousand Oaks

Country bar had become a safe haven for survivors of Vegas shooting

(Newser) - Borderline Bar and Grill in California had become a safe haven for dozens of survivors of last year's massacre at a Las Vegas country music festival, a place where they gathered for line dancing and drinks. They found themselves in a terrifyingly familiar scene Wednesday night, when bullets began... More »

Gunman Opens Fire at California Rehab Center

One man killed, two others wounded

(Newser) - A gunman opened fire Monday inside a California rehab center that treats addicts who also have psychiatric problems, killing a man and wounding two others before fleeing, authorities said. Detectives said they were aware of the shooter's identity, but would not release the person's name because of the... More »

Cops: 11-Year-Old Boy Shot Grandma, Killed Himself

Arizona boy had been asked to clean his room

(Newser) - In an extremely disturbing case in a Phoenix suburb, police say an 11-year-old carried out a murder-suicide with his grandfather's handgun after being asked to clean his room. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says the boy's grandfather told them he was sitting on the couch Saturday with... More »

A Gang Targeted the Wrong House. An 11-Year-Old Is Dead

Devastation in Las Vegas: 'No parent should have to deal with a tragedy like this'

(Newser) - Shooters intent on gang-related retaliation opened fire on the wrong house in suburban Las Vegas, killing an innocent 11-year-old girl in the kitchen, police said Friday. A neighbor on his way to work saw the gunfire late Thursday on a quiet residential street and shot with his legally owned handgun... More »

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