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Man Faces Murder Charge as Police Bullet Kills Bystander

Suspect Kody Roach was also shot at Florida bar

(Newser) - A Florida man faces murder charges after an innocent bystander was shot to death inside a bar. The unusual thing about the case is that he never fired a single shot—the bullet came from a police officer's gun, reports WESH-TV . But authorities hold 23-year-old Kody Roach responsible for... More »

Mom Holding Newborn Killed by Stray Bullet

Birmingham woman held onto 10-day-old son as she fell

(Newser) - A Birmingham, Alabama, woman who was hit in the chest by a stray bullet managed to hang onto her newborn even as she fell back into her apartment and died, reports . Police say Sheri Williams, 24, was holding her 10-day-old son while standing in the doorway of her... More »

NYPD Confirms: Our Bullets Injured All 9 Bystanders

Six have been treated and released

(Newser) - NYPD chief Ray Kelly confirmed today that all nine bystanders wounded in yesterday's shooting near the Empire State Building were injured by police bullets, reports CNN . The two officers who approached Jeffrey Johnson fired 16 rounds after he pulled his gun on them at point-blank range, and authorities think... More »

Pregnant Mom Is Killed Shielding Kids From Shooter

Zurana Horton is caught in crossfire in Brooklyn

(Newser) - Awful consequence of a shooting in Brooklyn: A pregnant woman was killed shielding a group of kids from the bullets, reports the Daily News . Police say Zurana Horton had just picked up her daughter from school and was walking her home when shots rang out from the roof of a... More »

11 Injured After Shooting on Busy Chicago Street

Car crashes into city bus, sending it into a pole

(Newser) - Scary story from the streets of Chicago: Two gunmen opened fire on a busy street in broad daylight with automatic weapons, setting off a chaotic chain of events that included a car crashing into a city bus, reports the Chicago Tribune . Eleven people were injured, two of them seriously. Witnesses... More »

3 Teens Charged With Murder of Chicago Student

Three youths charged as adults, held without bail, for taped killing

(Newser) - Chicago police have charged three teens with the murder of Derrion Albert, the high school honor student whose vicious beating was captured on video and widely circulated. Silvanus Shannon, 19, Eugene Riley, 18, and Eric Carson, 16, were all charged as adults with first-degree murder and ordered held without bail.... More »

7 Detroit Teens Shot; 3 Critically Injured

(Newser) - "You know who we're looking for." With that, two gunmen in ski masks opened fire on a group of teenagers waiting at a bus stop in Detroit, hitting seven of them and leaving three critically injured, reports the Detroit News. Witnesses say the shooting may be the extension... More »

7 Killed in Tokyo Stabbing Spree

10 more wounded after man drove truck into pedestrians in electronics district

(Newser) - A Japanese man plowed his truck into Tokyo pedestrians before jumping out and stabbing them, killing at least 7 and wounding 10 more, the AP reports. Police nabbed a 25-year-old man in the attack, which occurred in the city’s leading electronics district, a hotspot for young people. The suspect... More »

Skip Liplock, 'Go for the Heart' to Save a Life

Chest compressions key in heart attack CPR, says health group

(Newser) - Reluctant bystanders can skip mouth-to-mouth resuscitation if they witness someone collapse from a heart attack, but should attempt "hands-only" CPR to save a life, the American Heart Association has recommended.  With less than a third of cardiac arrest victims receiving any form of CPR before it's too late,... More »

Cops Nab Gang Member in Bus Stop Shooting

He belonged to Crips, was trying to make name for himself

(Newser) - Los Angeles police today arrested a gang member who they say shot five children and three adults at a city bus stop yesterday, the Los Angeles Times reports. Police say the suspect, a member of the Crips, had been trying to make a name for himself as an enforcer in... More »

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