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Husband Kills Wife as She Files Restraining Order

Gregory Hightower, a Navy recruiter in Texas, was subsequently killed in a shootout

(Newser) - A Texas woman was in the midst of filing a domestic violence complaint against her husband when he fatally shot her as she held their baby, authorities say. Takara Hightower, 34, was being interviewed by two agents with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in the Humble home she shared with...

Cops Killed in Motel Shootout: 'These 2 Men Were Loved'

Suspect also died at scene in El Monte, Calif.

(Newser) - Two police officers were killed Tuesday in a shootout while investigating a possible stabbing in a suburban Los Angeles motel, and the suspect died at the scene, authorities said. The El Monte officers—a veteran of more than 22 years and a rookie with less than a year on the...

Cops: Suspect in Md. Mass Shooting Worked at Plant

Joe Louis Esquivel, 23, of W. Va. charged with first-degree murder after 3 co-workers were fatally shot

(Newser) - Update: A suspect has been charged in a mass shooting that left three people dead at a manufacturing plant where he worked in Smithsburg, Md. In a Friday statement , the Washington County Sheriff's Department reported that 23-year-old Joe Louis Esquivel of West Virginia was hit with three counts of...

With Shocking Upset, US Is Out of Men's Hockey

Team blanked in quarterfinal shootout with Slovakia, losing 3-2

(Newser) - Minutes after failing to score in the shootout as the Americans' last chance to stay alive at the Olympics, captain Andy Miele took off his gloves to wipe the tears coming out of his eyes. "I'm just sad it's over," he said, per the AP . With...

Drugs Found Before DEA Agent Was Killed on Train

Gunman also was killed in the gunfire, Tucson police say

(Newser) - Update: In advance of the deadly shooting Monday on an Amtrak train in Arizona, DEA agents searched bags associated with one passenger and found 2.39 kilograms of marijuana, 50 packages of marijuana edibles and "other marijuana and cannabis products," per the court documents. CNN reports they allegedly...

Florida Suspects, 14 and 12, Were 'Out to Kill Cops'

Female suspect is in critical condition following Tuesday shootout

(Newser) - Florida officials have likened two suspects who allegedly opened fire on deputies on Tuesday to Bonnie and Clyde. The key difference is that they're 14 and 12 years old. Deputies who responded to an Enterprise home to find a burglary in process ended up shooting a 14-year-old female, who...

Teacher's Double Life Exposed in Shootout With Cartel

Barney Harris was killed while trying to rob stash home of drug cartel, says sheriff in North Carolina

(Newser) - Barney Dale Harris was a beloved Spanish teacher and basketball coach in Monroe, North Carolina. But his students were unaware he hid a dangerous side of himself, which was revealed with his death in a shootout with a Mexican drug cartel, says the Alamance County Sheriff's Office, per WSET...

2 Texas Cops Killed in Shootout
2 Texas Cops Killed in Shootout

2 Texas Cops Killed in Shootout

McAllen officers were responding to domestic disturbance; suspect shot himself

(Newser) - Two police officers were shot and killed Saturday by a suspect who later fatally shot himself in a South Texas border town after responding to a domestic disturbance call, authorities said. McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez identified the slain officers as Edelmiro Garza, 45, and Ismael Chavez, 39. Garza...

Mayor Says Kosher Market Was Targeted in NJ Rampage

6 confirmed dead after Jersey City shootout

(Newser) - Six people—a police officer, two suspects, and three bystanders—have been confirmed dead after a shootout in Jersey City on Tuesday. Police say the shooting began outside a cemetery, when the two suspects killed Detective Joseph Seals before speeding off in a rental van that had been reported stolen,...

Armed Dad Takes Out Masked Gunman at McDonald's

Worker at Ala. McDonald's describes incident in which pistol-toting customer took out gunman

(Newser) - A man with a firearm may have stopped a burglary, or perhaps something worse, at an Alabama McDonald's. The man, who hasn't been named, was leaving the fast-food eatery in Birmingham with his two sons at around 10:45pm Saturday, report Fox News and AL.com . WBRC notes...

Argument Leads to 4 Deaths at 1-Year-Old's Birthday Party

Cops say shooting left 4 dead, 1 wounded

(Newser) - An argument escalated into a backyard shooting at a toddler's birthday party in South Texas, leaving four men dead and a fifth man wounded, authorities said Sunday. The shooting happened at a child's first birthday party Saturday afternoon in Taft, 12 miles north of Corpus Christi, the Texas...

Suspect ID'd in Deadly Trader Joe's Shootout

The incident left the store manager dead

(Newser) - A 28-year-old man has been named by authorities in Los Angeles as the gunman in a shootout and kidnapping that ended with an hours-long grocery store stand-off and the death of an employee. Per the LA Times , the LAPD named Gene Atkins as the suspect. Officer Drake Madison told the...

7 Cops Injured in Oklahoma Shootout
7 Cops Injured in
Oklahoma Shootout

7 Cops Injured in Oklahoma Shootout

Cops say kidnap suspect broke woman's wrists

(Newser) - Police say seven officers were injured during a weekend shootout in central Oklahoma, including one who remains hospitalized. Police initially said two officers were wounded Sunday as they tried to serve a search warrant following a kidnapping attempt in Chickasha, about 40 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, the AP reports....

Berlin Attack Suspect 'Killed in Shootout'
Berlin Attack Suspect
Killed in Milan Shootout
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Berlin Attack Suspect Killed in Milan Shootout

He pulled out gun during police check

(Newser) - The man suspected of killing 12 in the Berlin Christmas market attack was shot dead in a Milan suburb early Friday, according to Italian authorities. The AP reports that Italy's interior minister, Marco Minniti, says the man killed in a shootout with police is "without a shadow of...

Mexico Police Accused of Executing 22, Faking Shootout

42-to-1 death toll in ranch raid raised suspicions

(Newser) - Federal police executed at least 22 people on a ranch last year, then moved bodies and planted guns to corroborate the official account that the deaths happened in a gunbattle, Mexico's human rights commission says, per the AP . A total of 43 people, including one police officer, were killed...

Wedding Gunfight Kills 21 in Afghanistan

Officials believe shootout was between 2 rival militias

(Newser) - What was supposed to be a joyous occasion turned into a bloodbath last night as two armed groups at an Afghan wedding got into a gunfight, killing 21 people—including two teen boys—and wounding at least eight others, an Afghan official says, per CNN . The shooters, most of whom...

Bodies Found in Truck After W. Va. Highway Shootout

2 suspects in custody; 2 cops injured

(Newser) - After an SUV and a pickup truck were pulled over at a traffic stop outside of Lewisburg, West Virginia, yesterday, the driver of the truck opened fire on police before fleeing the scene and investigators soon discovered why: The bodies of a North Carolina couple whose house burned down yesterday...

All 7 Hostages Free, Safe in 20-Hour Chicago Ordeal

2 suspects arrested; officers treated for wounds

(Newser) - All of the hostages who were being held at a home near Chicago in a standoff that started early yesterday afternoon have been rescued, NBC Chicago reports. Four children had been released last night, and the two remaining children and an adult woman were found safe this morning after police...

TV Show May Have Helped Catch Fugitive Molester

He is dead in police shootout after story airs on John Walsh program

(Newser) - A TV show may have spelled the end for fugitive and accused child molester Charles Mozdir, who was killed during a shootout with police in a Manhattan smoke shop yesterday, reports PIX11 . In 2012, Mozdir was accused in California of molesting a friend's sick 7-year-old boy he was tasked...

Hostage Killed in Louisiana Bank Standoff

Gunman killed after shooting 2 hostages

(Newser) - A man who took hostages at a bank in rural Louisiana shot the two remaining hostages, killing one of them, before being shot and killed by police, authorities said. During negotiations with law enforcement yesterday, the suspect—identified as 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed—said he was going to kill the...

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