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Bodycam Footage Shows Injured Cop Kill Suspect

Officer Alec Iurato fired a single, fatal shot

(Newser) - In agony due to a gunshot wound from an ambush that had just killed two comrades , a Connecticut police officer’s bodycam shows him hobbling back behind a police cruiser and firing a single bullet at the suspect. Investigators say the shot was fatal. “Shots fired, shots fired, more...

2 Deputies Killed in Ambush: Sheriff

2 die in attack while serving warrant outside Atlanta

(Newser) - Two deputies were killed in an ambush while attempting to serve a warrant at a home in a suburb near Atlanta, a sheriff said Friday. The two deputies had returned to their vehicle after knocking on the door when another car pulled up Thursday night, Cobb County Sheriff Craig Owens...

After Murder of 4 Muslims, Albuquerque Cops Make an Ask

Police ask public for help in finding 'vehicle of interest'

(Newser) - Cops in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are asking the public to keep a lookout for a car they think may be tied to the murder of four Muslim men in the city over the past nine months. Per CBS News , police asked anyone in the area who's seen a dark...

Elderly Women Die in Stampede for Visas

Meanwhile in Afghanistan, at least 36 dead in Taliban attack

(Newser) - At least 11 women were trampled to death when a stampede broke out Wednesday among thousands of Afghans waiting in a soccer stadium to get visas to leave the country, officials said, per the AP . Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for the governor of eastern Nangarhar province, said most of those...

Cop Who Said He Was Shot in Ambush Is Arrested

Louisiana's John Goulart Jr., 25, allegedly staged the whole incident

(Newser) - A Louisiana police officer who said he was ambushed and shot while on duty last weekend has been arrested, with local authorities now saying he staged the whole thing. Per KALB and , John Goulart Jr. of the Pineville Police Department first told fellow officers he'd been getting...

Ambushed Deputies Face 'Long Road to Recovery'
2 Cops Shot in Head
Leave Hospital

2 Cops Shot in Head Leave Hospital

Both LA County sheriff's deputies are expected to enter long-term care

(Newser) - The two Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies who were shot in the head in an ambush are now out of hospital. Officials announced the release of the female deputy , a 31-year-old mother, on Monday. The 24-year-old male deputy was released on Wednesday. Both are to enter long-term care facilities,...

'Heart-Wrenching' Video Shows LA Deputy Aiding Hurt Partner

Sheriff calls it a 'double miracle' that 2 deputies, both shot in head, are now in stable condition

(Newser) - In what the Los Angeles County sheriff is calling a "double miracle," two rookie Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who were ambushed and shot in the head in Compton on Saturday night are now in stable condition after surgery at a Lynwood hospital. A newly surfaced surveillance...

Compton Gunman Ambushes 2 Cops in Car

'Animals must be hit hard!' President tweets after 2 cops injured in random shooting while sitting in car

(Newser) - The shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in an apparent ambush prompted a manhunt, reaction from the president , and protests outside the hospital where the 31-year-old female deputy and 24-year-old male deputy both underwent surgery Saturday evening, reports the AP . The deputies were shot while sitting in...

Man Who Allegedly Ambushed California Cop Shot Dead

Mason James Lira killed in confrontation with police

(Newser) - A gunman believed to have shot a Central California sheriff's deputy and targeted others in a series of attacks was shot dead Thursday after confrontations that wounded three other law enforcement members, authorities said. Mason James Lira, 26, was killed after he emerged from a brushy riverbed in Paso...

2nd Officer Dies After SC Ambush Attack

She had been in the hospital since Oct. 3 shooting

(Newser) - A second South Carolina police officer has died from injuries suffered in an ambush this month that left five others wounded, the AP reports. Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone says Deputy Farrah B. Turner died Monday. She had been hospitalized since the attack. Boone said in a statement that Turner...

Weeks Before Colo. Ambush, a Warning on the Gunman

Campus officers in Wyoming were worried about Matthew Riehl

(Newser) - Colorado authorities were contacted with concerns about the mental health of Matthew Riehl over a month before he shot and killed a deputy and wounded four others . But the 37-year-old man was never held for a mental health evaluation, the AP reports. Authorities say Riehl fired more than 100 rounds...

Ambush Gunman Had Grudge Against Police

He ranted online, said he would run for sheriff

(Newser) - The man who killed a deputy and wounded four other officers in an ambush in Colorado Sunday had no criminal record, police say—but he evidently had a grudge against the police in Douglas County. In videos posted on YouTube, 37-year-old Matthew Riehl ranted against police, singling out an officer...

Fatal Colorado Ambush: 'He Knew We Were Coming':

One deputy was fatally shot almost immediately in Highlands Ranch

(Newser) - Police in suburban Denver are describing the fatal shooting of a deputy and the wounding of four other officers as an ambush. “He knew we were coming,” says Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock, per the Denver Post . The sheriff says four deputies initially arrived at the gunman's...

Nigerien Soldier: Ambushed Troops 'Ready to Fight Till End'

Meanwhile, officials and lawmakers seek answers in 'shifting narrative' of Oct. 4 attack

(Newser) - New details have emerged regarding the attack that left four US soldiers dead in Niger, labeled by some as a "massive intelligence failure." Per the New York Times , which interviewed military officers, Pentagon officials, and lawmakers, Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson, Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright,...

Suspect in Paris Attack Caught on Highway

He's accused of driving his car into soldiers

(Newser) - French police shot and arrested a man suspected of slamming a BMW into soldiers in a Paris suburb on Wednesday, injuring six of them in what appeared to be a deliberate and carefully timed ambush, officials say. He has not been identified, and police have not speculated about a motive....

NYPD Officer Shot to Death While in Her Police Vehicle

Miosotis Familia was shot in the head in apparent ambush

(Newser) - A New York City cop was shot to death in the Bronx overnight Tuesday in an apparent ambush. NYPD authorities say Miosotis Familia, 48, was sitting in her police vehicle about 12:30am when a gunman walked up and shot her in the head, reports DNA Info . Familia, a 12-year-veteran,...

2 Undercover Cops Shot in Ambush
2 Undercover Cops
Shot in Ambush

2 Undercover Cops Shot in Ambush

Miami-Dade police looking for 6 suspects

(Newser) - A manhunt is underway after two undercover officers conducting gang surveillance were shot in Brownsville, Florida, late Monday in what police describe as an ambush, say Miami-Dade police. The officers of the Homicide Street Violence Task Force were sitting in an unmarked van in the parking lot of an apartment...

Suspect in Cop Killing Was in Police HQ Before Attack: Chief

'I think uniform was the target': San Antonio police chief on gunning down of Detective Benjamin Marconi

(Newser) - A man thought to have gunned down a San Antonio police officer —one of four cop shootings over a 24-hour period this weekend—came into the police department's downtown headquarters just hours before the Sunday morning ambush, reports. SAPD Chief William McManus said at a Monday...

3 Dead After Pa. Cops Are 'Ambushed'
3 Dead After Pa. Cops
Are 'Ambushed'

3 Dead After Pa. Cops Are 'Ambushed'

1 cop dead, another injured in Canonsburg

(Newser) - An "ambush" on two Pennsylvania police officers was just the start of a deadly night in Canonsburg that left three people dead, including an officer. Police say two officers were ambushed as they drew near the front of a house to respond to a domestic call around 3:15am...

Suspect in Custody After Ambush Killings of 2 Iowa Cops

Scott Michael Greene accused of shooting officers in their cars

(Newser) - Two police officers in the Des Moines area were shot and killed while sitting in their patrol cars in two separate attacks overnight, and police now have a suspect in custody, reports the Des Moines Register . He is identified as Scott Michael Greene, a 46-year-old white male. Authorities say he...

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