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Cops: Killing of 4 White Men Was a Hate Crime

Suspect called white people 'devils' online

(Newser) - The man accused of murdering four white men in Fresno—three of them in a Tuesday morning shooting spree —repeatedly referred to "white devils" in online postings. Police believe 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad's killing spree was a hate crime, not an act of terrorism. The suspect's... More »

Suspect in Wisconsin Shooting Spree Dies of Injuries

Nengmy Vang was shot in standoff with police

(Newser) - A northern Wisconsin man suspected in a string of fatal shootings that ended in a shootout with police died of his wounds Saturday, the AP reports. Nengmy Vang, 45, died at around 1:30am, state Department of Justice spokesman Johnny Koremenos said. Vang had been hospitalized since March 22, when... More »

Suspect in Wisconsin Shooting Spree Identified

Divorce lawyer for suspect's wife was one of the victims

(Newser) - A northern Wisconsin man struggling with debt allegedly killed his wife's divorce lawyer during a shooting spree that left three other people dead , including a police detective. Court records show 45-year-old Nengmy Vang initiated divorce proceedings in 2015 against his wife, Naly Vang. The couple was scheduled for a... More »

Officer, 3 Others Killed in Wisconsin Shootings

'Domestic situation' at bank escalated

(Newser) - A police officer and three other people were shot and killed when a domestic dispute at a bank escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin, investigators say. A suspect is in custody. The shootings happened Wednesday afternoon at a bank, a law firm, and an apartment complex, where... More »

Cops: Couple on Killing Spree Choosing Victims at Random

Pair accused of murders in Florida, Alabama

(Newser) - Florida is facing a "running nightmare" with two people on a killing spree that has so far left three women dead and another in critical condition. William "Billy" Boyette and Mary Craig Rice are wanted in the Jan. 31 murders of 30-year-old Alicia Greer—who was in a... More »

Teen Kalamazoo Survivor Suffers Major Setback

Infection has put Abbie Kopf 'back to square one'

(Newser) - "When it rains, it pours," Abigail Kopf's family says in an update on the recovery of the 14-year-old survivor of the Kalamazoo shooting rampage . The family announced on the Abbie Kopf's Recovery Facebook page Monday that a severe infection has set in around a surgical incision,... More »

Prosecutors: Maryland Shooter Foiled by Lost Glasses

Federal cop lost them in struggle with last victim

(Newser) - A federal cop accused of murdering his estranged wife and two strangers might have continued his killing spree if he hadn't lost his glasses, prosecutors say. At a hearing for 62-year-old Federal Protective Service officer Eulalio Tordil on Monday, prosecutors said he lost his glasses in a struggle with... More »

Cops: Md. Spree Shooter Had Been Stripped of Gun, Badge

His wife sought a restraining order in March

(Newser) - The federal law enforcement officer accused of killing three people in a Maryland shooting spree was stripped of his badge and duty weapon in March after his wife sought a restraining order, authorities say. Gladys Tordil, 44, told the court that 62-year-old Eulalio Tordil had abused her for over a... More »

Police Seek Motive in Deadly Maine Shooting Spree

Ex-con Anthony Lord allegedly killed 2, wounded 3

(Newser) - Authorities are trying to determine the motive of the ex-convict they say shot five people, two of them fatally, during a rampage across northern Maine. Anthony Lord was arrested at his uncle's home in Houlton yesterday and faces murder and kidnapping charges, State Police Lt. Sean Hashey said. A... More »

Boy, 7, Saved Mom's Life After Bridge Shooting

Wounded mother told son to run for help

(Newser) - A little boy who went out for a bike ride with his family in Menasha, Wis., ended up running to save his mother's life after a stranger opened fire on Sunday, police say. After Sergio Daniel Valencia del Toro, a 27-year-old man apparently upset by the end of a... More »

Neo-Nazi Arrested in Mesa Shootings

Skinhead gang member has long criminal record

(Newser) - The man accused of killing one person and wounding five others in a Mesa, Ariz., shooting rampage has been identified as Ryan Giroux, a 41-year-old who has been in and out of prison over the last 20 years. Giroux—who has white supremacist tattoos, including "Skin Head" over his... More »

1 Dead, 5 Injured in Mesa Shootings; Suspect Caught

Motel argument reportedly preceded first shootings

(Newser) - Shootings at multiple locations in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa left one person dead and five others injured today, police say. A suspect is in custody after an hours-long manhunt. He had been described earlier as a white man in his 30s or 40s. The first shootings took place about... More »

Missouri Rampage Victims Were Killed in Bedrooms

Shooter just walked into houses, coroner says

(Newser) - Investigators aren't sure they will ever know what sparked Joseph Aldridge's deadly rampage in Missouri —but it's clear the seven people he allegedly shot to death in four houses had no idea what was coming. "There were no signs of forced entry, and he apparently... More »

Rampage Began After Shooter Found Dead Mom

Police think Joseph Aldridge went after relatives after discovery

(Newser) - Today's shooting rampage in Missouri appears to have started after the gunman came home to find his mother dead on the couch of natural causes. She was 74 and had been ill, and police in Tyrone don't suspect foul play in her death. For reasons that remain unclear,... More »

Pennsylvania Gunman Found Dead in Woods

Bradley Stone accused of killing ex-wife and 5 of her family members

(Newser) - The hunt for a 35-year-old man accused of killing his ex-wife and five others in her family is over in Pennsylvania: Authorities found the body of Bradley Stone in the woods near his house in Pennsburg, reports NBC Philadelphia . Stone had "self-inflicted cutting wounds to the center of his... More »

Pa. Gunman on the Loose After 6 Killed

Police warn that Bradley William Stone is armed and dangerous

(Newser) - Details are coming to light in yesterday's shooting spree north of Philadelphia, as police search for the suspect and communities in Montgomery and Bucks counties hunker down. Bradley William Stone, a 35-year-old former Marine reservist who spent a few months in Iraq and is said to have PTSD, is... More »

5 Shot Dead in West Virginia, Including Gunman

Jody Hunt believed to have killed ex-girlfriend, 3 others, himself

(Newser) - A man believed to have killed four people in three separate shootings in West Virginia today is dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Jody Lee Hunt, 39, was found in his truck after an hours-long manhunt. The victims appear to have been deliberately targeted. One has been identified as Sharon... More »

Police Knew of Rodger's 'Disturbing' Videos in April

Did not find cause to watch them after 10-minute welfare check

(Newser) - Police are now confirming they were aware as early as late April that Elliot Rodger posted "disturbing" videos online, but didn't watch them, even after a visit to Rodger's apartment weeks before the Isla Vista shooting. Four deputies, a UC Santa Barbara police officer, and a dispatcher... More »

Joe the Plumber: 'Your Dead Kids Don't Trump My Rights'

Victim's dad counters that one's rights don't negate one's responsibilities

(Newser) - Samuel Wurzelbacher, perhaps better known as Joe the Plumber, watched Richard Martinez sobbing over the shooting death of his only son in the Isla Vista rampage, and responded thusly in an open letter on Barbwire.com : "I am sorry you lost your child. I myself have a son and... More »

Shooter's Parents Sped to Try to Stop Him

All 6 of Elliot Rodger's victims now identified

(Newser) - When Elliot Rodger's parents realized just how dangerous their disturbed son was, they made a desperate attempt to try to stop him. They received a copy of his 141-page manifesto and saw a YouTube video outlining his plans for his "Day of Retribution" on Friday night and called... More »

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