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Arrest Made in Actor's Death

Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd was shot in Atlanta

(Newser) - Atlanta police have announced that they made an arrest in the shooting death of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd. Homicide detectives on Wednesday obtained an warrant for the arrest of 30-year-old Antonio Demetrice Rhynes on a felony murder charge based on evidence and tips from the public, and officers arrested him... More »

Family of Gunned-Down Protester Reacts to Suspect's Suicide

'Are we supposed to feel bad?' James Scurlock's sister asks after bar owner killed himself

(Newser) - Rather than face a manslaughter charge in the shooting death of Black protester James Scurlock, white Nebraska bar owner Jake Gardner apparently took his own life over the weekend. But while one of Gardner's attorneys called it an "extremely sad day," Scurlock's family doesn't feel... More »

'Tragedy of Epic Proportions' at Upstate NY House Party

2 dead, 14 injured in early Saturday shooting

(Newser) - It's being called "the largest Rochester shooting in memory." Police in the upstate New York city responded to a 911 call early Saturday after reports of a shooting, and what they found was tragic: two young adults killed and 14 wounded at a backyard house party, per... More »

Grand Jury Doesn't Buy White Bar Owner's Claim

Jake Gardner is charged with manslaughter in May 30 shooting death of James Scurlock

(Newser) - A white Nebraska bar owner says he was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed a young Black protester in the spring on the streets of Omaha, claiming the protester had put him in a chokehold. A grand jury, however, felt otherwise. Ex-Marine Jake Gardner, 38, was charged on... More »

Portland Suspect's Tattoo Helped Lead to His Arrest

Estranged sister of Michael Forest Reinoehl called police

(Newser) - New details are emerging about the man suspected of a fatal shooting over the weekend during clashes between supporters of President Trump and counterprotesters in Portland, Ore. The Oregonian reports that Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, has identified himself as "100% ANTIFA all the way!" in an online post... More »

Teen 'Accidentally' Kills Himself During Video Chat

Authorities in Farmington, Maine, say it was 'horrific'

(Newser) - A Maine teenager is dead after accidentally shooting himself Monday during a video chat, authorities say. The Sun Journal reports that the 16-year-old, who remains unidentified, was an honor roll student at Mt. Blue High School in Farmington. The boy apparently took a family member's gun out of a... More »

12-Year-Old's Death Causes an Outcry in Sweden

She was shot to death, an innocent bystander in an apparent gang feud

(Newser) - The Swedish government vowed Tuesday to find the perpetrators of a drive-by shooting that killed a 12-year-old girl in what authorities said appears to be the latest violence from suburban feuds between criminal gangs fighting over territory. "If we don't stop the new recruitment of young people into... More »

He Escaped From Custody. Then, a Chase and Gunfire

Ex-deputy Aaron Russell charged with 2nd-degree murder of unarmed man in San Diego

(Newser) - A California sheriff's deputy has been charged with murder after shooting an unarmed man who'd escaped from a park ranger's car. Aaron Russell, 23, was arrested Monday and booked into San Diego County Jail on charges of second-degree murder, which could result in 15 years to life... More »

Celebratory 4th of July Gunfire Kills Woman

Durham, NC, police are asking for anyone with information to call

(Newser) - Celebratory gunfire turned fatal over the holiday weekend in Durham, North Carolina, WFXR-TV reports. A few community members "chose to put our community at risk by carelessly firing guns into the air. This reckless behavior led to the tragic death of Ms. Paulette Thorpe," who was shot around... More »

Holiday Weekend Is a Deadly One in Chicago

Girl, 7, and boy, 14, among the 16 killed in gun violence

(Newser) - Sixteen people were shot dead in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, including two children. Holiday weekend shootings injured another 67, reports NBC Chicago , which has details on many of the shootings. Among the dead are a 7-year-old girl killed in a Saturday night incident that also left a... More »

Man Killed by Police on Livestream Watched by Family

High-speed chase preceded Wednesday's shooting in Indianapolis

(Newser) - A protest extended late into the night Wednesday in Indianapolis, where a black man was fatally shot by police in an encounter livestreamed on Facebook. A high-speed chase began around 6pm as police said they spotted a vehicle driving 90mph on Interstate 65, nearly hitting other cars and "disobeying... More »

They Can't Protest His Death Together. Instead, They'll Run

Virtual demonstration on Friday will honor birthday of Ahmaud Arbery, jogger shot dead in Georgia

(Newser) - Runners around the country will lace up their shoes Friday in honor of Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old black man gunned down while jogging in Georgia on Feb. 23. Arbery's high school football coach, Jason Vaughn, is asking supporters to run 2.23 miles—a representation of Arbery's date... More »

'Remarkable' Feat Solves 50-Year-Old Cold Case

Winston Morris identified as victim of 1969 murder, not by DNA but by plotted fingerprint

(Newser) - Human remains found in a pit off I-93 near Salem, NH, more than 50 years ago have finally been identified thanks to a criminalist who manually plotted a fingerprint. First came failed attempts to identify the remains—buried in 1969 and then exhumed in 2012—through DNA and fingerprinting. Though... More »

Rapper, 20, Murdered Days After Album Drops

Pop Smoke shot and killed in apparent home invasion

(Newser) - Up-and-coming rapper Pop Smoke was murdered early Wednesday in what TMZ describes as a home invasion in the Hollywood Hills. The rapper, born Bashar Jackson, was shot and killed around 4:30am when masked men broke into a home where a gathering had taken place, the outlet reports, citing law... More »

City on Lockdown as Cops Hunt for Murder Suspect

Marine deserter Michael Alexander Brown believed to be armed in Roanoke, Va.

(Newser) - Schools are closed across Roanoke, Va., Thursday as police search for a Marine deserter accused of killing his mother's boyfriend. Michael Alexander Brown, a 22-year-old combat engineer who reportedly deserted his post at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune last month, is accused in the fatal Saturday shooting of 54-year-old... More »

Man Who Shot Wife 6 Times: I Was Sleepwalking

Texas' Raymond Lazarine could face life in prison

(Newser) - A Texas man claims he was sleepwalking when he fatally shot his wife of 35 years a total of six times, including twice in the head and once in the back. Raymond Lazarine of Houston, whose murder trial began this week, admits to the shooting on Dec. 18, 2013. His... More »

Postal Service Worker Fatally Shot on Her Mail Route

Reward offered in murder of SC mail carrier Irene Pressley

(Newser) - Authorities in South Carolina are looking for whoever shot and killed a US Postal Service worker who was on her delivery route. Irene Pressley, 64, was killed Monday while working in Williamsburg County, per the AP . Coroner Harrison McKnight tells WCSC that Pressley was inside her SUV on Morrisville Road... More »

Homeowner Shoots Teen, but Murder Charges Go Elsewhere

5 teens charged because police say they were committing a burglary at time of shooting

(Newser) - Five Illinois teens are charged as adults with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 14-year-old—despite not touching the trigger. The deceased was fatally shot in the head by a homeowner in Old Mill Creek who described an attempt to steal a 2011 Audi from his driveway around... More »

Man Allegedly Killed Dad Who Cut Weekly Allowance to $300

Lawyers for Thomas Gilbert Jr. say he's mentally ill

(Newser) - Thomas Gilbert Jr. has lived a privileged life. The son of a millionaire hedge-fund founder, he grew up among the rich and well-connected in Manhattan before graduating from Princeton with an economics degree. But rather than follow in dad's footsteps, he lived on a $1,000 weekly allowance from... More »

Cops: Instead of Calling Police, Walgreens Called This Guy

Louis Hicks charged with murder after allegedly shooting woman thought to be shoplifter: police

(Newser) - Police say a man has been charged with murder and pretending to be an officer in the shooting death of a woman inside a Chicago Walgreens store. Chicago Police rep Anthony Guglielmi says Louis Hicks, 33, turned himself in Wednesday night, the AP reports. Police have said a store manager... More »

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