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Armed Corrections Officer Shot Dead by Police

Travis Mullins allegedly pointed a gun at officers

(Newser) - A corrections officer accused of targeting a woman he had been dating in a store parking lot was shot and killed by a police officer in Tennessee. Travis Mullins, 29, was pronounced dead Monday evening outside a Lowe's Home Improvement store in Greeneville, WBIR reports. Greeneville police were called... More »

After Shootings, Police Union Says It's at War With de Blasio

Suspect is charged in both Bronx attacks

(Newser) - A New York City police union blamed the shootings of two officers over the weekend on Bill de Blasio and said it's "declaring war" on the mayor. "We do not respect you, DO NOT visit us in hospitals," the union tweeted . "You sold the NYPD... More »

Outrage After Police Get Ambushed Twice by Gunman

The suspect's grandmother says he's been 'upset' since his son died

(Newser) - A gunman is in custody after he ambushed police officers in the Bronx twice in 12 hours, wounding two in attacks that ignited outrage from officials who blamed the violence on an atmosphere of anti-police rhetoric, the AP reports. The man, Robert Williams, was captured after he walked into a... More »

Man Talks to Police in Van, Shoots

Officer survives what officials call 'an assassination attempt'

(Newser) - A New York police officer was wounded Saturday night while sitting in a marked patrol van in the Bronx with another officer. A man walked up to the driver's side of the van and asked for help finding an address, police said. The van was starting to pull away... More »

Florida Trooper Shot Dead While Helping Motorist

Suspect shot and killed by another officer after gunning down trooper Joseph Bullock, 42

(Newser) - An Air Force veteran who'd worked for the Florida Highway Patrol for nearly two decades was shot dead Wednesday morning while assisting a driver on a stretch of highway near Palm City in Martin County. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles announced that Joseph Bullock, 42,... More »

Man Wearing Fake Bomb Stabs 2, Is Shot Dead

Police say he was wearing a fake bomb

(Newser) - A man recently released from prison after serving time for terrorism-related offenses strapped on a fake bomb and stabbed two people on a busy London street Sunday before being shot to death by police, officials said, the AP reports. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D'Orsi said police are "confident"... More »

After Handcuffed Man Killed in Cruiser, Cop Charged

'What harm could this individual do,' victim's fiancee asks

(Newser) - A Maryland police officer is to be charged with murder after fatally shooting a handcuffed man in his cruiser on Monday. "What happened last night is a crime," Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said Tuesday, per the Baltimore Sun , noting Cpl. Michael Owen Jr. would... More »

Dad's Gun Fires While He Plays With Son, 4

Tripp Shaw was rushed to a hospital in Indianapolis

(Newser) - An Indiana man was "play wrestling" with his 4-year-old son Thursday when a handgun went off and shot the boy in the head, People reports. Police say the gun, a Glock semi-automatic, was tucked in dad's pants. Tyler Shaw and son Tripp were rushed to hospitals in and... More »

Veteran 'Wailing' After Cop Shoots Service Dog

Clayton Crawford asks why New Orleans officer had to use lethal force

(Newser) - A military veteran says he's been "crying and wailing" since a cop shot his service dog—an incident New Orleans police initially misreported. The dog's owner, Clayton Crawford, says it happened last Thursday after he let his doberman out to use the bathroom in a backyard that'... More »

Police Shoot, Kill Man With Hammer Outside Walmart

Store had called about a possible theft

(Newser) - An Alabama deputy fatally shot a man who was threatening the officer with a hammer outside a Walmart store on Thursday, authorities said. Store workers called to report a possible theft, the AP reports, and a deputy who was already at the Walmart saw a man outside, said Paul Burch,... More »

Crowd Cheers Police After 4 Rape Suspects Killed

Police in India say they were trying to escape

(Newser) - Indian police on Friday fatally shot and killed four men suspected of raping and killing a woman in southern India, leading some to celebrate their deaths as justice in a case that has sparked protests across the country. The men, who were in police custody and had not been formally... More »

Deputy's Son, 18, Charged With Killing County Sheriff

Witnesses say Alabama sheriff was killed after approaching truck that was playing loud music

(Newser) - An 18-year-old accused of fatally shooting a sheriff in Alabama is the son of another lawman in a neighboring county. Chase Johnson was charged with murder in a brief court appearance Monday, the New York Times reports. Police say the teen, who allegedly shot Sheriff John Williams of Lowndes County... More »

Father of Woman Killed in Home by Police Dies

Marquis Jefferson's daughter was playing video games in her home

(Newser) - Marquis Jefferson, whose daughter was shot to death by police in her home last month in Fort Worth, has died of a heart attack. Jefferson, 59, died at a hospital in Dallas, USA Today reports. Atatiana Jefferson, his only child, was shot to death through a window by a police... More »

Judge Gives Former Officer 12 Years in Death of Veteran

Unarmed victim had been diagnosed with PTSD

(Newser) - A former Georgia police officer convicted of aggravated assault and other crimes in the fatal shooting of an unarmed, naked man was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison. Robert Olsen was responding to a call of a naked man behaving erratically outside an Atlanta-area apartment complex in March 2015... More »

Tarzan Actor's Son Was Only Pretending to Be Armed

Cameron Ely was shot 24 times after he fatally stabbed his mom, according to sheriff's office

(Newser) - After fatally stabbing his mother, the son of actor Ron Ely was shot 24 times by deputies despite not having a weapon, authorities revealed Tuesday. Outside the Tarzan actor's California home on Oct. 15, Cameron Ely told the responding deputies "that he had a gun, advanced towards the... More »

Video Shows Police Shoot Unarmed, Fleeing Teen

He was 'posing no threat to anybody,' lawyer says

(Newser) - After 16-year-old Isiah Murrietta-Golding was shot in the back of the head by a Fresno police officer as he ran away from officers in April 2017, police insisted the shooting was justified. A lawyer for the teen's father says newly released video tells a different story. The video, released... More »

Cop Who Killed Texas Woman Wasn't Doing Welfare Check

And Atatiana Jefferson's funeral has been delayed amid a family conflict

(Newser) - Seems the police officer who killed Atatiana Jefferson wasn't told to do a welfare check, CNN reports. Authorities say a neighbor's worried phone call was relayed to dispatch as an "open-structure call"—meaning it could have been an abandoned house, door left open, or even a... More »

Cops Find Dead Woman at Actor's Home. Then, a Shootout

Police say Ron Ely's wife was killed by the couple's son

(Newser) - Two people were killed Tuesday at the California home of actor Ron Ely, who's described as safe and uninjured. Deputies responded to a call about a family dispute at the home in the Santa Barbara suburb of Hope Ranch around 8:15pm to find the body of an elderly... More »

Fort Worth Chief: 'Absolutely No Excuse' for Woman's Killing

Officer's arrest warrant says victim pulled gun after hearing suspicious noises

(Newser) - The furor Tuesday over the killing of a black woman by a white Fort Worth officer became increasingly about a gun pointed at a bedroom window. But the police chief and activists said the focus was on the wrong gun. Officer Aaron Dean was arrested on a murder charge Monday... More »

Cop Who Shot Woman Through Window Charged With Murder

Aaron Dean was arrested hours after he resigned

(Newser) - The Fort Worth police officer who shot Atatiana Jefferson through her bedroom window early Saturday was charged with murder Monday—hours after he resigned . Officials say Aaron Dean was booked into the Tarrant County Correction Center and later released on $200,000 bond, NBC reports. Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus... More »

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