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Another Victim Is Shot Dead in Phoenix

Police aren't sure if serial shooter is responsible

(Newser) - Phoenix's Maryvale neighborhood, where a serial killer is on the loose , has suffered another shooting death. Police say a man found dead outside a home Thursday night was likely shot a short distance away then made it to the house and collapsed around 10pm, reports KPHO . Police aren't... More »

Home to Surprise Mom, Chicago Cop's Son Shot Dead

'I wish this senseless killing would stop'

(Newser) - Arshell Dennis III was due to fly back to New York on Sunday after a surprise visit home to Chicago for his sick mother's birthday, reports the Washington Post . Instead, the son of a Chicago police officer was shot dead. Police say Dennis, 19, was sitting on his family’... More »

Lawyer Likens NC Shooting to Zimmerman Case

Chad Copley 'killed my son for nothing,' says victim's mom

(Newser) - Chad Copley is a neighborhood watch volunteer who police say fatally shot a black man . Sound familiar? He's "George Zimmerman 2.0," says Justin Bamberg, a lawyer representing the family of Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas, 20, whom Copley allegedly shot and killed early Sunday. Bamberg says Thomas was... More »

College Student Shot Dead Playing Pokemon Go

Family friend says someone was watching him

(Newser) - A 20-year-old college baseball player was shot dead while playing Pokemon Go in San Francisco on Saturday in a crime a police officer says "makes no sense." Authorities say Calvin Riley of San Mateo was shot at the bustling Aquatic Park in the Fisherman's Wharf area, frequented... More »

Dad Shot Dead Standing Up for His Son

Incident arose over a stolen baseball cap

(Newser) - Gerald Cummings confronted a group of young men about his son's stolen baseball cap, and wound up losing his life as a result, police say. The 38-year-old father of two was shot twice in the head near a basketball court outside a Brooklyn elementary school around 10:15pm Wednesday,... More »

Gun Shop Owner Killed Accidentally by Student

Handgun went off mistakenly during concealed carry class in Ohio

(Newser) - Authorities say the owner of an Ohio gun shop teaching a concealed carry class was fatally shot in the neck by a student who accidentally fired a weapon, reports the AP . James Baker, 64, was shot Saturday while students practiced weapon malfunction drills. The Clermont County Sheriff's Office says... More »

Cop Fired for Shooting Naked, Unarmed Teen

David Joseph killed by Texas officer who says 17-year-old charged him on Feb. 8

(Newser) - Officer Geoffrey Freeman had a stun gun, pepper spray, a baton, and a beanbag gun at his fingertips when he confronted a 17-year-old running naked through the streets on Feb. 8, the New York Daily News reports. Instead, the Texas cop with 10 years on the Austin police force drew... More »

Woman Killed After GPS Takes Her to Wrong Street

Regina Murmura, 70, was shot in Brazil slum and died in hospital

(Newser) - GPS directions might at times drive you insane, but one woman was actually driven to her death in Brazil. Travel agent Regina Murmura, 70, and her husband Francisco, 69, were aiming for a Niteroi beach on Avenue Quintino Bocaiuva on Saturday when their Waze GPS app directed them to Quintino... More »

Report: Tulsa Cops Told to Fudge Deputy's Training

Robert Bates may not have been as qualified as he claims

(Newser) - Questions have arisen about how qualified reserve deputy Robert Bates was for the job after he shot and killed Eric Harris in Tulsa, Okla., on April 2, claiming he mistook his firearm for his Taser. Bates' attorney has said his client, charged with second-degree manslaughter in Harris' death, had undergone... More »

2 Girls Charged in Shooting Death of Big Brother, 16

Misty "Ariel" Renee Kornegay, 15, tells police he beat her

(Newser) - In a case Florida officials call "deeply disturbing," two sisters allegedly colluded to shoot and kill their 16-year-old brother while their parents were away, reports WFOX . Misty "Ariel" Renee Kornegay, 15, and her 11-year-old sister, Nicole, were arrested Monday and charged with premeditated murder. "Anytime you... More »

Detroit Teen Fatally Shot While Playing With Gun

Boy, 16, taken off life support after Christmas Day incident

(Newser) - A 16-year-old Detroit boy has died after being shot in the head Christmas Day while he and friends played with a gun. The Detroit News and WDIV-TV report that the teen was taken off life support yesterday at an area hospital and that a 19-year-old has been arrested. The 16-year-old... More »

NJ Cheerleader Shot Execution-Style on Street

Newark's new mayor pledges to stop wave of violence

(Newser) - Cheyanne Bond wanted to be a nurse, but the money her family had saved for the 17-year-old's college tuition is now being spent on her funeral. The cheerleader, who graduated from high school just two weeks ago, was shot dead in Newark Sunday night, and police haven't identified... More »

Mom Helps Teen Who Killed Daughter Avoid Prison

Ady Guzman-DeJesus to tour schools with Jordyn Howe

(Newser) - It was a scene Florida Judge Ellen Sue Venzer "could have never imagined" after 20 years in a courtroom: a mother embracing her daughter's killer. But that's what she witnessed on Tuesday during sentencing for 16-year-old Jordyn Howe, who pleaded guilty to the accidental shooting of Lourdes... More »

Guy Killed After Friend Misses Bulletproof Vest

He asked friends to shoot him, and one did

(Newser) - Who needs enemies when you have friends like these? An 18-year-old woman faces an involuntary manslaughter charge after she allegedly fatally shot her friend in the chest Wednesday ... because he asked her to. Though 25-year-old victim Blake Wardell wore a Kevlar bulletproof vest during the incident, the bullet from the... More »

Cops: Bride Kills Niece Hours After Wedding

Christina George-Harvan says it was an accident

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania bride is in jail after she admitted to shooting and killing her niece just hours after getting married Thursday. Police say 30-year-old bride Christina George-Harvan was celebrating at a bar that night with her new husband and 21-year-old Katelyn Francis, who was visiting from West Virginia, and the... More »

Dad Fatally Shoots Teen in Daughter's Room

Texas girl apparently let him in

(Newser) - A 17-year-old Houston boy is dead after a middle-of-the-night confrontation with the father of a girl he knew—in her bedroom, reports the Houston Chronicle .The father told police that one of his other children alerted him that someone was in his daughter's bedroom, and he went to investigate... More »

Indiana Hero Teen Shot Dead by Friend

Cops say he thought gun was empty

(Newser) - An Indiana teenager honored for saving two young lives with an act of heroism has had her life taken away by what appears to have been an act of incredible stupidity. Court papers say Aubrey Peters, 16, was shot dead Sunday night by a friend who was showing off his... More »

Man May Have Killed 4 People, 2 Dogs Over Barking

Cops say loud barking may have sparked shooting spree

(Newser) - Authorities released details today from a weekend shooting attack that left four family members and two dogs dead at a central Phoenix townhouse before the gunman turned the weapon on himself. Michael Guzzo, 56, killed his next door neighbors in a deadly confrontation yesterday that may have been touched off... More »

Dad Arrested After Toddler Accidentally Shoots Herself

2-year-old found gun under couch: police

(Newser) - A 19-year-old North Carolina man is accused of leaving a loaded semiautomatic pistol under a couch, where his daughter found it Saturday; the 2-year-old shot and killed herself. Melvin Andre Clark Jr. was charged with involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, WRAL reports. His daughter,... More »

Boy, 3, Shoots Himself in Head, Dies

Dad posts on Facebook that he still supports gun rights

(Newser) - A 3-year-old Michigan boy is dead after shooting himself in the head yesterday, police say. They received a 911 call the Detroit News describes as "frantic" around 4:15pm; Damon Holbrook was found in the front bedroom of his Dundee home. The owner of the handgun involved was arrested... More »

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