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Driver Shot in Head as She Called 911 About Truck Chasing Her

Shots came from white truck with 3 men inside: cops

(Newser) - The woman told a 911 dispatcher she was being chased by three men in a truck while driving in Phoenix. Then came three gunshots, and silence. Police say the woman, who has not been identified, was shot in the head before crashing into a concrete median on State Route 51... More »

Cops: Man Held in Freeway Shootings Not Main Suspect

Chief thinks more than one person is behind the attacks

(Newser) - A man questioned in a string of Phoenix freeway shootings is not the prime suspect and investigators are pressing ahead with leads in the case that has left the city on edge for two weeks, authorities said today. A 19-year-old man from a Phoenix suburb who was detained yesterday at... More »

Suspect, 27, Charged in 9 KC Shootings

Mohammed Whitaker held on $1M bail

(Newser) - Police in Kansas City are divulging more details about the newly arrested suspect in the city's spate of freeway shootings. He is identified as 27-year-old Mohammed Whitaker, and authorities have charged him with 18 felony counts in nine shootings, reports Fox4kc.com . (See the station's Twitter photo of... More »

Suspect Arrested in KC Highway Shootings

About 20 have been reported on local roads, highways in recent weeks

(Newser) - Kansas City drivers may be able to relax a bit: Police have arrested a suspect in a string of highway shootings over the last several weeks, reports the Kansas City Star . Authorities have yet to identify the male suspect or speculate about a motive, but they were searching a residence... More »

Someone's Shooting at Kansas City Drivers

Police investigating about 20 highway shootings

(Newser) - Driving on Kansas City-area highways is a somewhat terrifying prospect right now: Someone is shooting at cars as they do just that. At least 20 shootings have been reported since March 8, the Kansas City Star reports, many of them near the busy Three Trails Crossing (formerly known as Grandview... More »

Ex-Trooper Sought in Dallas Shootings Dies

Police are working to match the gun used in Brian Smith's suicide with the murder weapon.

(Newser) - The former Utah state trooper implicated in a Dallas freeway shooting spree died in a Texas hospital last night after shooting himself during a police standoff, the AP reports. Authorities suspect that Brian Smith, 37, caused at least one of two roadside deaths Monday, but ballistics tests have yet to... More »

Suspected Dallas Sniper Is Ex-Trooper

He shoots himself after highway attacks that killed two

(Newser) - Authorities say a man suspected in a series of rush-hour shootings near Dallas is a former Utah state trooper. Dallas police said today that 37-year-old Brian Smith killed at least one of the two victims of Monday's rampage. Smith shot and injured himself after a standoff with police and is... More »

Freeway Shootings Rattle Los Angeles

Cops say troubling spate of firings is random violence

(Newser) - A string of freeway shootings in Los Angeles County is causing more jitters than usual on its jam-packed arteries, the Los Angles Times reports. Windows of six cars were shot out by a mystery sniper wielding a BB gun yesterday, the day after a driver died from a possibly self-inflicted... More »

Va. Police Hunt Highway Snipers

Three people wounded after gunmen hit 6 cars on I-64

(Newser) - Police in Virginia are on the hunt for gunmen who fired at cars on I-64 near Charlottesville and left two people injured, ABC News reports. Police say the suspects, at least two of them traveling together in one car, hit six vehicles on the interstate after midnight last night. None... More »

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