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Trooper Kills Black Motorist Who Tried to Drive Away

Coroner rules Ricky Cobb II's shooting death a homicide

(Newser) - The head of the Minnesota State Patrol on Tuesday said troopers tried to take a man into custody for allegedly violating a restraining order before fatally shooting him as he fled by car. Troopers pulled over 33-year-old Ricky Cobb II, who was Black, for a traffic stop early Monday on...

Police: Patient Shot, Killed Surgeon in Exam Room

Police arrested suspect outside clinic in Collierville, Tennessee

(Newser) - Police say a patient fatally shot an orthopedic surgeon in an exam room at a Tennessee clinic on Tuesday. Dr. Benjamin Mauck, a husband and father of two young children, was shot dead around 2pm in what police described as a targeted "one-on-one interaction" at Campbell Clinic Orthopedics in...

Afghan Immigrant Who Helped US Forces Killed as Lyft Driver

Nasrat Ahmad Yar, a 31-year-old father of four, was fatally shot in DC

(Newser) - A 31-year-old father of four driving for Lyft was shot to death in Washington, DC, during an apparent botched robbery, say police. And the death of Nasrat Ahmad Yar around midnight on Monday has another tragic aspect: Ahmad Yar is from Afghanistan, where he worked as an interpreter for US...

7-Year-Old Fatally Shot Amid Jet Skis Argument

Boy in Tampa hit by stray bullet as his grandfather tried to shield him

(Newser) - A 7-year-old boy in Tampa lost his life because two groups of people arguing over jet skis started shooting at each other, say police. The boy was hit by a stray bullet after his grandfather pulled him into his pickup truck when the shooting began, reports CBS News . The bullet...

She Thought Uber Driver Was Kidnapping Her, Shot Him

Phoebe Copas is now charged with murder in Texas

(Newser) - A Kentucky woman visiting her boyfriend in Texas is now charged with murder after police say she shot an Uber driver she wrongly feared was kidnapping her. According to a complaint affidavit cited by USA Today and the Washington Post , Daniel Piedra, 52, who'd started driving for Uber only...

Cops: Toddler Shoots, Kills His Pregnant Mom

2-year-old's new sibling didn't make it either in 'tragic' incident in Norwalk, Ohio

(Newser) - Last Friday, police in Norwalk, Ohio, received a disturbing call just after 1pm from a young mom, who revealed to the dispatcher she was eight months pregnant and had been shot in the back. Even more shocking was the person she said had shot her: her 2-year-old son, reports CNN...

Prosecutors: Rust Armorer Got Rid of Drugs Day of Shooting

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed hit with new charge of evidence tampering

(Newser) - The armorer on the set of Rust gave someone drugs on the same day she loaded a live round into a prop gun that went off, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, according to special prosecutors, who've leveled a new charge of evidence tampering. Hannah Gutierrez-Reed "did transfer narcotics to...

Cops: Sonic Employee Killed by 12-Year-Old With an AR-15

Matthew Davis had reportedly gone to speak with man found peeing in Texas parking lot

(Newser) - A 12-year-old is charged with fatally shooting a Sonic employee in Texas. The employee, 32-year-old Matthew Davis, had confronted 20-year-old Angel Gomez after seeing him peeing in the parking lot of the restaurant in Keene around 9:40pm Saturday, police say, per KXAS . At some point, a physical altercation ensued....

Cops: Man Gunned Down Girlfriend Over Abortion

Dallas police say Harold Thompson was angry that Gabriella Gonzalez had procedure in Colorado

(Newser) - A man who didn't want his girlfriend to get an abortion fatally shot her during a confrontation in a Dallas parking lot, police said. He was jailed on a murder charge as of Friday. Gabriella Gonzalez, 26, was with her boyfriend, 22-year-old Harold Thompson, on Wednesday when he tried...

More Details Emerge on Fatal Driveway Shooting
More Details Emerge
on Fatal Driveway Shooting
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More Details Emerge on Fatal Driveway Shooting

Lawyer for shooter Kevin Monahan blames 'series of tragic mistakes'

(Newser) - More details are emerging in the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Kaylin Gillis in upstate New York, with the shooter's attorney pushing back against emerging narratives about his client. The details:
  • The shooting: On Saturday night, Gillis was in a vehicle with three friends when they took a wrong turn

Ex-Politician Being Taken From Jail to Hospital Fatally Shot

Ex-Indian lawmaker, alleged mobster Atiq Ahmed, brother were fatally shot Saturday in Uttar Pradesh

(Newser) - A former lawmaker in India, also a convicted criminal who was allegedly a bigwig in a local criminal organization, was shot dead, along with his brother, on live TV over the weekend as they were being escorted by cops to the hospital for a routine checkup. Per Reuters , gunfire rang...

In Miami Beach, Spring Break Sees a Hard Crackdown

City sets curfew, declares state of emergency after 2 die in weekend gun violence

(Newser) - A fatal shooting took place in Miami Beach on Friday night, then another early Sunday, and now city officials are taking measures to curb the violence that's marred spring break in the South Florida city. Per a press release , a state of emergency has been declared in the city...

They Were Enjoying Spring Break. Then, Gunfire

One person is dead, one injured after shooting in crowded area of Miami Beach

(Newser) - Gunfire erupted in an area of Miami Beach crowded with people on spring break, killing one person, wounding another, and sending dozens scrambling for safety, police said. Two males were shot Friday night, and one person was detained at the scene, the Miami Beach Police Department tweeted . It wasn't...

Cop Who Killed Black Man in Bed Retires in 'Bad Standing'

Officer Ricky Anderson of Columbus, Ohio, was on leave after fatally shooting Donovan Lewis, 20

(Newser) - The Columbus, Ohio, police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Black man in bed last August is no longer on the force. The Columbus Division of Police announced Friday that Ricky Anderson, a 30-year veteran of the department, had retired in bad standing, due to the ongoing criminal and administrative...

College Player's Pre-Game Ritual Comes Under Fire
College Player's Pre-Game
Ritual Seen as Awful Timing
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College Player's Pre-Game Ritual Seen as Awful Timing

Alabama's Brandon Miller undergoes a fake pat-down, even after link to fatal shooting

(Newser) - Before his team's win on Saturday, star Alabama player Brandon Miller did his usual pre-game ritual: After his name was announced in the starting lineup, a teammate gave him a fake weapons pat-down. Watch it via video tweeted by WVTM sports anchor Ryan Hennessy. The problem? Last week, court...

Shooting Victim Credits Fellow Journalist for Saving His Life

Photographer Jesse Walden mourns his 'best friend' Dylan Lyons in Florida

(Newser) - The photojournalist who survived Wednesday's deadly shootings in Orlando Springs, Florida, says he never saw his attacker coming. Jesse Walden and reporter Dylan Lyons of Spectrum News 13 had rolled up to the scene of an earlier shooting, where 38-year-old Nathacha Augustin was killed in a vehicle, in preparation...

Reporter Gunned Down at Murder Scene Is IDed

Spectrum News 13's Dylan Lyons was fatally shot in Florida while reporting on previous shooting

(Newser) - Dylan Lyons was a passionate young journalist who at 24 had already been honored by the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists for his 2020 election reporting on the 3rd Congressional District. "He took his job very seriously," according to colleague Josh Miller. "He loved his career. He...

TV Reporter, Girl Fatally Shot in Florida

News crew was covering an earlier shooting when another took place

(Newser) - A central Florida television journalist and a little girl were fatally shot Wednesday afternoon near the scene of a fatal shooting from earlier in the day, authorities said. Orange County Sheriff John Mina said during a news conference that they’ve detained Keith Melvin Moses, 19, who they believe is...

Mardi Gras Parade Began, Then 'Everybody Started Running'

One person is dead, 4 injured after shooting during Krewe of Bacchus parade in New Orleans

(Newser) - Five people were shot, one fatally, during a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, police said, and a suspect is in custody. The victims included a young girl, a woman, and three men, who were all taken to a hospital after Sunday night's shooting during the Krewe of Bacchus...

Gunman Kills Three Teenage Girls in Home

Man sexually assaulted a 12-year-old, Texas sheriff says, and later shot himself to death

(Newser) - Authorities say three teenage girls, including one who was pregnant, were fatally shot by man who also sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl who later escaped. The gunman later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials said. No names have been released. The killings occurred at the home of the gunman'...

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