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Mexico Police Accused of Executing 22, Faking Shootout

42-to-1 death toll in ranch raid raised suspicions

(Newser) - Federal police executed at least 22 people on a ranch last year, then moved bodies and planted guns to corroborate the official account that the deaths happened in a gunbattle, Mexico's human rights commission says, per the AP . A total of 43 people, including one police officer, were killed... More »

Wedding Gunfight Kills 21 in Afghanistan

Officials believe shootout was between 2 rival militias

(Newser) - What was supposed to be a joyous occasion turned into a bloodbath last night as two armed groups at an Afghan wedding got into a gunfight, killing 21 people—including two teen boys—and wounding at least eight others, an Afghan official says, per CNN . The shooters, most of whom... More »

Bodies Found in Truck After W. Va. Highway Shootout

2 suspects in custody; 2 cops injured

(Newser) - After an SUV and a pickup truck were pulled over at a traffic stop outside of Lewisburg, West Virginia, yesterday, the driver of the truck opened fire on police before fleeing the scene and investigators soon discovered why: The bodies of a North Carolina couple whose house burned down yesterday... More »

All 7 Hostages Free, Safe in 20-Hour Chicago Ordeal

2 suspects arrested; officers treated for wounds

(Newser) - All of the hostages who were being held at a home near Chicago in a standoff that started early yesterday afternoon have been rescued, NBC Chicago reports. Four children had been released last night, and the two remaining children and an adult woman were found safe this morning after police... More »

TV Show May Have Helped Catch Fugitive Molester

He is dead in police shootout after story airs on John Walsh program

(Newser) - A TV show may have spelled the end for fugitive and accused child molester Charles Mozdir, who was killed during a shootout with police in a Manhattan smoke shop yesterday, reports PIX11 . In 2012, Mozdir was accused in California of molesting a friend's sick 7-year-old boy he was tasked... More »

Hostage Killed in Louisiana Bank Standoff

Gunman killed after shooting 2 hostages

(Newser) - A man who took hostages at a bank in rural Louisiana shot the two remaining hostages, killing one of them, before being shot and killed by police, authorities said. During negotiations with law enforcement yesterday, the suspect—identified as 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed—said he was going to kill the... More »

4 NYPD Officers Shot After Argument Over Elevator

Nakwon Foxworth accused of firing at police

(Newser) - An argument over a blocked service elevator turned violent yesterday, ending in a shootout in a Brooklyn apartment during which four police officers were injured. Suspect Nakwon Foxworth, 33, who was with his pregnant girlfriend Jessica Hickling and their 4-month-old son, became angry at movers who were blocking the entrance... More »

Taco Bell Burrito Price Hike Leads to ... Texas Shootout

Ricardo Jones enraged by $1.49 Beefy Crunch Burritos; no one hurt

(Newser) - Burrito prices are a touchy subject—at least for one man in San Antonio, who, infuriated by the fact that the seven Beefy Crunch Burritos he ordered would cost not 99 cents each but $1.49 due to a price hike, shot at a store manager with an air gun,... More »

US Marshal, Suspect Killed in W. Virginia Shootout

Two other federal marshals were wounded

(Newser) - A US marshal is dead and two fellow marshals injured after a gunman opened fire inside his West Virginia house when they tried to serve a warrant. The gunman was killed in the ensuing shootout, reports the Charleston Gazette . Marshals were at the home of a 51-year-old man accused of... More »

2 Cops, Suspect Killed in Fla. Firefight

Deputy marshal also wounded in St. Petersburg shootout

(Newser) - A wanted man hiding in an attic sparked a shootout with authorities, allegedly killing two officers and wounding a deputy US marshal. Officers were attempting to arrest Hydra Lacy Jr, 39, on an aggravated battery charge in St. Petersburg, Fla., this morning; officials believe Lacy was the first to shoot.... More »

Smugglers Shoot Arizona Cop; Manhunt On

Local politicians demand feds help seal border

(Newser) - Law officers backed by helicopters came under fire as they hunted gunmen in Arizona's desert early today after a sheriff's deputy was wounded by suspected illegal immigrants believed to be smuggling marijuana. Pinal County Deputy Louie Puroll exchanged fire yesterday afternoon with a band of five suspected smugglers in a... More »

Leprechaun Bank Robber Tied to Santa Heist

Pair killed in shootout after St. Patrick's Day job

(Newser) - A man who died in a shootout with cops after robbing a bank dressed as a leprechaun Wednesday had robbed another bank dressed as Santa just before Christmas, investigators say. Police returned fire when David Christopher Cotton and getaway driver Jonathan Skinner shot at them after fleeing the Nashville-area bank,... More »

4 Dead After Shooting in Manhattan

Father, son, and grandson are among the victims

(Newser) - A man and his son and grandson were found shot to death in an apartment in an upscale Manhattan neighborhood today, with a fourth man found dead in the back yard and a wounded woman taken to a hospital, police said. The three family members were found inside the third-floor... More »

Gun Battle in Vienna Temple Wounds 6

Shooters stormed into temple with knives, gun

(Newser) - A mid-afternoon shootout between members of two families at an Indian religious temple in Vienna left nine people seriously injured, Reuters reports. Authorities arrested six men who barged into the Sikh temple with knives and a gun. The men, who number among the wounded, apparently were extremists who opposed the... More »

German Gunman Was Calm, Ruthless: Witnesses

Witnesses describe student's rampage

(Newser) - Tim Kretschmer was calm and silent as he gunned down his former classmates today in southern Germany, witnesses tell the Telegraph. Kretschmer, 17, moved between classrooms dispatching his victims—mainly girls—with a weapon he’d brought from home. The only words survivors heard him say were “Aren’t... More »

16 Killed in Dramatic Philippines Shootout

Officers tailed robbery suspects, who 'fired at everyone in sight'

(Newser) - A suspected robbery gang armed with automatic weapons and grenades fired on Philippine police officers who were tailing them, leaving at least 16 people dead in a fierce shootout in a Manila suburb, officials said. Officers were following the suspects when the gunmen sensed the surveillance and opened fire, triggering... More »

15 Dead in Tijuana Shootout

Mexico sends in thousands of troops to quell further fighting

(Newser) - A gunfight between Tijuana drug cartel rivals left 15 dead and eight wounded near the US border today, Reuters reports. The worst violence in Mexico's 3-year drug war, it filled a city road with bodies and took the lives of two top hit men from the Arellano Felix cartel. "... More »

German Boars Run Wild

Savage beasts go shopping, try gardening, attend church

(Newser) - Wild boars wreaked havoc in a German town this weekend, attempting to shop for hardware, go to church, and do some gardening, Der Spiegel reports. One of the beasts, acting like "an elephant in a porcelain store," was eventually cornered at the checkout of the home-improvement center, police... More »

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