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Sniper Vanishes After Sheriff's Deputy Gets Shot

Luckily, Angel Reinosa, 21, was wearing a bulletproof vest

(Newser) - An apparent sniper is on the run in Los Angeles County after a sheriff's deputy was shot Wednesday in a parking lot, ABC News reports. Angel Reinosa, 21, was outside the sheriff's Lancaster station, an hour north of Los Angeles, when a bullet hit his bulletproof vest. "... More »

Alleged Cop Shooter Surrendered After 4-Way Phone Call

Maurice Hill has a long criminal history—and a newborn daughter

(Newser) - During a seven-hour standoff with police, Maurice Hill called his lawyer. "[He] was like, 'I'm in a situation, I need your help,'" Shaka Johnson tells CBS Philadelphia of the suspect accused of shooting six police officers in Philadelphia on Wednesday. "I told him, '... More »

Gunman in Custody After 6 Officers Shot in Philadelphia

Long standoff followed Wednesday shooting

(Newser) - At least one gunman opened fire on police Wednesday as they were serving a drug warrant in Philadelphia, wounding six officers and triggering a standoff that extended into the night, authorities said. Philadelphia police Sgt. Eric Gripp said early Thursday morning that the man was taken into custody after an... More »

Suspected Mosque Gunman Thwarted by 75-Year-old

Cops say Norwegian man shot, lightly injured 1 in shooting; but woman found dead at his house

(Newser) - A Norwegian man in his 20s is under arrest after attempting to shoot up a mosque in an Oslo suburb—and failing rather spectacularly after a 75-year-old worshipper put him in a chokehold and sat on him until police came, reports the BBC . One person suffered a light injury in... More »

A Highway Crash, Then a Deadly Shooting

Suspect, accomplice are still at large in Houston in deaths of 2

(Newser) - A man believed to have killed two people in a brazen highway shooting in Houston on Thursday remains at large, along with an accomplice. Police said Friday that no arrests had been made following the shooting, in which an AR-15 rifle may have been used, per the Houston Chronicle . The... More »

Texas Shooting Gets Official Designation

And an anti-immigrant screed has been linked to the shooter

(Newser) - A Justice Department official says the federal government is treating the El Paso shooting that killed 20 people as a "domestic terrorist" case, the AP reports. US Attorney John Bash said Sunday in El Paso that the feds are also investigating the attack at a shopping plaza with a... More »

20 Dead in Texas Walmart Shooting; Suspect Arrested

Officials are reading a manifesto possibly written by the gunman

(Newser) - A suspect is in custody after a mass shooting left 20 people dead at a Texas Walmart on Saturday, the New York Times reports. Police say a gunman entered the store with an AK-47-style rifle and opened fire just before 11am, injuring 26 others and causing general panic before giving... More »

Cops Thought They Killed Garlic Fest Gunman. Coroner Says Otherwise

Santino William Legan took his own life, medical examiner finds

(Newser) - The gunman who killed three young people at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California on Sunday wasn't killed by police, as originally reported. That from the Santa Clara County medical examiner, who now says that 19-year-old Santino William Legan killed himself, the Los Angeles Times reports. Legan died... More »

Report: Walmart Shooter Killed His Manager

Martez Tarrell Abram was suspended a day earlier

(Newser) - The man accused of killing two people and injuring a police officer at a Walmart in Mississippi on Tuesday is a longtime employee who was recently suspended, authorities say. Martez Tarrell Abram, 39, is facing two counts of murder over the shooting at the Southaven store, CNN reports. Employees say... More »

Cops: Disgruntled Employee Killed 2 Walmart Workers

Shooting took place Southaven, Mississippi

(Newser) - A gunman described as a disgruntled Walmart employee fatally shot two co-workers and wounded a police officer before he was shot and arrested Tuesday at a Walmart store in northern Mississippi, authorities said. Southaven Police Chief Macon Moore said the man, whom he did not name, shot a Southaven... More »

12 Shot at Brooklyn Community Event

1 man killed at normally 'beautiful and peaceful event'

(Newser) - Gunfire at a large, outdoor event in Brooklyn killed one man and injured at least 11 others late Saturday, reports the AP . Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted early Sunday that the shooting in east Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood "shattered a peaceful neighborhood event." Twelve people were shot, including... More »

Disguised Woman Kills 2 Israeli Men in Mexico City Mall

Police say she lied about the motive

(Newser) - A woman wearing a blond wig disguise fatally shot two Israeli men at a restaurant in an upscale Mexico City shopping mall, and authorities said Thursday they were investigating links to organized crime. Though the woman was quickly arrested and claimed the killings were a crime of passion, prosecutors later... More »

Man Found Dead After Attacking Immigration Jail

Four officers opened fire on a man tossing incendiary devices

(Newser) - A man armed with a rifle threw incendiary devices at an immigration jail in Washington state early Saturday morning, then was found dead after four police officers arrived and opened fire, authorities said. The Tacoma Police Department said the officers responded at about 4am to the privately run Tacoma Northwest... More »

He Froze While Vegas Shooter Wreaked Havoc. Now, His Fate

Police officer Cordell Hendrex was fired in March, per Vegas police

(Newser) - A veteran Las Vegas cop who froze in the hallway of a casino-hotel as a gunman carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history has been fired from the force, police say. Officer Cordell Hendrex was fired from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on March 20, a... More »

Feds Charge Shooting Victim With Contempt

'I just said I want to remain silent'

(Newser) - Deshawn Danzler is tight-lipped even by the standards of the "no snitch code" of Chicago gangs—in a grand jury hearing last month, he not only refused to say who shot him in his apartment in June 2015, he refused to confirm that he had been shot. The 24-year-old... More »

Cops: After Woman Rejected Him, He Shot Her Baby

Marcos Echartea, 23, fired into a car and struck infant in the head, say police

(Newser) - A California man shot a 10-month-old in the head after her mother rejected him at a house party, say police. "It should shock the conscience," Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer says of the early Sunday shooting, per BuzzFeed . The child is in critical but stable condition after bullet... More »

'Unacceptable' Delay Blasted After Shooting of Rookie Cop

It took 45 minutes to rescue Tara O'Sullivan

(Newser) - "We suffered a devastating loss yesterday with the death of Officer Tara O'Sullivan, who was killed in the line of duty," Sacramento police academy director Lt. Steve Oliveira told 56 recruits at an emotional graduation ceremony Thursday night. O'Sullivan, who graduated from the academy in December... More »

3 Shooters Open Fire Outside Bar, Wounding 10

Police suspect gang involvement, though no arrests have been made

(Newser) - A street shooting in eastern Pennsylvania that left 10 people wounded Thursday is likely to be gang-related, authorities said. The shooting outside the Deja Vu nightclub in Allentown occurred shortly before 2am, the AP reports. Most of the victims had just left the nightclub and were standing on the sidewalk... More »

Gunman Fires on Cops Trying to Reach Wounded Colleague

Sacramento officer fatally shot during domestic call

(Newser) - A Sacramento police officer who was shot and seriously wounded Wednesday evening by a rifleman who blasted away at officers trying to rescue her has died, police said. Tara O'Sullivan, 26, died at UC Davis Medical Center hours after a gunman opened fire on her, Deputy Chief Dave Peletta... More »

Dominican AG Agrees With Ortiz Shooting Suspect

Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez says there was another target

(Newser) - The Dominican Republic's lead prosecutor says former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was not the target of a shooting in a nightclub in his hometown on June 9, the AP reports. Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez says the target was another man, dressed similarly to Ortiz, who was... More »

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