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LeBron James Nixes Tweet: 'Used to Create More Hate'

NBA star takes heat for posting photo of white cop who shot Ohio teen, along with 'You're Next'

(Newser) - Outcry continues on the police shooting of a 16-year-old Black girl in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, right before the verdict on Derek Chauvin was announced. One big name who's been speaking up about the killing of Ma'Khia Bryant: NBA star LeBron James, who drew flak himself for what...

Deputies Serve Warrant on Black Man, End Up Killing Him

'Tragic day,' says sheriff in Pasquotank County, NC, after police-involved shooting of Andrew Brown

(Newser) - North Carolina sheriff's deputies showed up Wednesday to execute a search warrant on a Black man, and that man is now dead after a deputy fatally shot him. Per ABC News , Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten says Andrew Brown Jr., believed to be in his early 40s, was killed...

New Details Out in Ma'Khia Bryant Shooting

Officer Nicholas Reardon shot teenager 10 seconds after arriving on scene

(Newser) - The police officer who fatally shot a 16-year-old girl in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday has been identified as Nicholas Reardon, a white officer who has been with the force for a little over a year, after joining in December 2019. He's been placed on administrative leave while the Ohio...

7-Year-Old Girl Shot 6 Times at Chicago McDonald’s

Chicago mayor says she's 'heartbroken' after the shooting at a drive-thru Sunday afternoon

(Newser) - A 7-year-old girl was killed and her father seriously injured Sunday afternoon while they were waiting in line at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Chicago. Jaslyn Adams, a first-grader, was shot six times, the Chicago Tribune reports. Her father, Jontae Adams, 28, was struck once. A police officer responding...

Former Deputy Arrested After Killing of 3 People

Steven Broderick is caught near Austin

(Newser) - A former sheriff's deputy in Texas has been taken into custody Monday following a manhunt that began after three people were fatally shot in Austin, authorities said. Police said Stephen Broderick, 41, was arrested without incident about 7:30am along a rural road in Manor, an Austin suburb, said...

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3 Fatally Shot in Austin

Suspect was still at large

(Newser) - A 41-year-old man is wanted in the fatal shooting of three people in Austin, Texas, and police officials searching the surrounding area Sunday warned residents that the suspect might take a hostage, per the AP . Interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said the suspect, Stephen Broderick, was considered armed and...

Tenn. Kid Shot Dead by Police Didn't Fire Bullet That Hit Cop

Anthony Thompson Jr., 17, didn't injure cop in confrontation at Knoxville high school: TBI

(Newser) - After a student was fatally shot at a Tennessee high school on Monday during an altercation with police, authorities initially said the teen had fired upon and wounded a school resource officer. Now, a revised story from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which in a Wednesday statement identified the student...

Cops Blame Brothers' Suicide Pact for Death of 6

One left behind rambling note that took issue with lax gun control, as well as 'The Office'

(Newser) - Texas police were responding to a report of a possible suicidal person at a home in suburban Dallas on Monday when they found the bodies of six family members that are thought to have been there since Saturday—the result of an apparent murder-suicide pact. Coverage:
  • Two brothers, ages 19

3 Dead in Latest State to Suffer Mass Shooting

Police say at least 7 were shot early Saturday at house party in Wilmington, NC,

(Newser) - Following a gunman's rampage in Orange, Calif., on Wednesday that left four dead , CNN noted that mass shooting was one of 20 since the Atlanta spa shootings in mid-March. Now, yet another one to add to the list. Police say at least seven people were shot early Saturday at...

Cops Mistakenly Kill Man in His Own Yard

Investigation underway after 'devastatingly tragic' shooting in Idaho Falls

(Newser) - Idaho police killed a man in his own backyard on Monday after mistaking him for a suspect on the run. The man police had been chasing, with warrants for felony battery on an officer and failure to appear, was found hiding in a shed on a nearby property in Idaho...

5 Kids Gone After 'Heartbreaking' Mass Shooting

Adult male was also killed overnight in Muskogee, Okla.: police

(Newser) - A man opened fire on seven family members—ultimately killing five children and one man—inside a home in Muskogee, Okla., early Tuesday before emerging with a gun in front of police. Called to the scene around 1:30am, an officer fired a shot at the suspect, who wasn't...

Indianapolis Teen Accused of Killing His Family

Raymond Childs III suspected of shooting 5, including pregnant GF of his brother

(Newser) - A 17-year-old Indianapolis boy has been charged with murder for allegedly fatally shooting his parents, two teen siblings, and his 18-year-old brother's pregnant girlfriend in the family's home, a prosecutor announced Thursday. Raymond Ronald Lee Childs III, who was arrested Monday, was charged as an adult with six...

Cops: Doc Who Killed Austin Pediatrician Didn't Know Her

Texas authorities look for clues in apparent murder-suicide that left pediatrician Lindley Dodson dead

(Newser) - Details continue to emerge out of Texas after what the Austin Police Department deems a murder-suicide involving two doctors who apparently didn't know each other. Per witnesses and police statements, the Austin American-Statesman reports that Dr. Bharat Narumanchi, 43, showed up at Children's Medical Group on Friday asking...

6th Grader in Zoom Class Takes His Own Life

Officials in San Joaquin County, Calif., say 11-year-old died after shooting himself during online class

(Newser) - A sixth grade Zoom class turned tragic this week in California, leaving an 11-year-old dead after cops say he shot himself. The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office started fielding calls around 11am Wednesday that there'd been a shooting in Woodbridge, and when deputies got to the scene, they...

Cops Got a Call on a 7-Eleven Shooting. Then, More Calls

1 dead, 4 injured on Thanksgiving in apparent 'random' Nev. shootings; suspects nabbed in Ariz.

(Newser) - Thanksgiving got off with a bang in Henderson, Nev., where police say a couple was driving around early Thursday "randomly shooting at citizens with no apparent motive." A 22-year-old man was killed and four other people were wounded at various locations in the area, Henderson police said in...

'Brazen' Highway Shooting Kills 28-Year-Old Rapper

Man suspected of killing Mo3 remains at large

(Newser) - Up-and-coming rapper Mo3 was killed Wednesday in a midday shooting on a highway in his hometown of Dallas. "I don't know a better word to describe it other than 'brazen,'" Dallas Police Sgt. Warren Mitchell tells the Dallas Morning News , noting the shooting occurred "...

Ex-Ballerina's Bitter Custody Battle Turns Deadly

Ashley Benefield, 28, is accused of murdering estranged husband Doug Benefield, 58

(Newser) - A former professional dancer is accused of fatally shooting her estranged husband after she claimed a domestic violence incident forced her to act in self-defense. A release from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office says the incident took place Sept. 27 in Central Park, Fla., where Ashley Benefield, 28—who...

Cops: Man Made Tragic Error While Shooting at 'Intruder'

Police say husband fatally shot pregnant wife in apparent accident

(Newser) - A Florida man made what police say looks to be a tragic mistake in the middle of the night when the "intruder" he thought he was shooting at turned out to be his pregnant wife. NBC News reports cops were called to a home in Stuart, Fla., at around...

Cops: Man Gunned Down Teen Worker at McDonald's Drive-Thru

Justin Michael Mullis, 24, charged after apparently random shooting of Kylee Leniz, 16, in Nevada

(Newser) - In what appears to be a random crime, a Nevada man is in custody and accused of fatally shooting a teen worker at McDonald's over the weekend. Police say that 16-year-old Kylee Leniz died after being shot at the restaurant in Elko on Sunday night, and 24-year-old Justin Michael...

Cops: Stalker Waited 90 Mins. for Pregnant Woman, Shot Her

Remy Lee gave birth to a healthy baby before dying of her injuries

(Newser) - A pregnant woman fatally ambushed outside a New Jersey apartment building gave birth to a healthy baby before she died, police say. Per NBC New York , prosecutors allege that Donqua Thomas, 30, arrived at the Brooks-Sloate Terrace complex in Paterson on Thursday afternoon and waited in his vehicle for 90...

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