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UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 10:54 a.m.

Suspect in Cowlitz County fatal deputy shooting is killed Sunday

Two police officers fatally shot the suspect in the killing of a Washington state sheriff’s deputy after the man was seen running out of the woods with a firearm, ending …


Lawyer’s office shot at after cop’s acquittal in teen death

Shots were fired overnight through the office window of the attorney for a white police officer acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, and several hundred people …


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 8 p.m.

Kittitas County Sheriff’s deputy killed, officer injured during traffic stop

A sheriff’s deputy was killed and a police officer was injured after during an exchange of gunfire during an attempted traffic stop.


2 Sacramento cops who shot Stephon Clark won’t face charges

The two Sacramento police officers whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black man last year prompted nationwide protests will not face criminal charges, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert …


Police detective killed by friendly fire in New York City

A New York City police detective was shot and killed by friendly fire Tuesday night while responding to a report of a gunpoint robbery at a cellphone store, Commissioner James …


Houston police chief: 5 undercover officers injured in drug raid

Houston’s police chief says officers attempting to serve a search warrant at a suspected drug house became embroiled in a gunbattle that ended with two suspects dead and five officers …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Motive for slaying of California policewoman still a mystery

Natalie Corona was a rising star in her police department with a sparkling smile and a huge heart who had followed in her father’s footsteps and became an officer, fulfilling …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

Baseball bat found at scene where police killed man thought to have been firing a gun

Spokane police shot and killed a man who they believed had been firing a gun at neighbors’ homes. After the shooting, however, they recovered a baseball bat that one witness …


Police officer lectures black 11-year-old carrying BB gun

A police officer in Columbus, Ohio, instructed an 11-year-old caught Saturday with a BB gun to remember one name: Tyre King.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 1:12 p.m.

Chicago verdict raises hope of greater police accountability

A rare scene in the American justice system unfolded Friday in a Chicago courthouse: A white officer stood before a mostly white jury and was convicted of killing a black …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 4:33 p.m.

Chicago officer convicted of murder in slaying of Laquan McDonald

A white Chicago officer was convicted of second-degree murder Friday in the 2014 shooting of a black teenager that was captured on shocking dashcam video that showed him crumpling to …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Officer killed, 6 other officers shot in South Carolina

Seven South Carolina law enforcement officers were shot Wednesday, one fatally, in a confrontation with a man who held children hostage as he fired on the officers, officials said.


2 Mississippi officers die in shooting; suspect in custody

Two police officers were shot and killed following an early Saturday morning confrontation in Mississippi, authorities said.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

Court records: Cheney police shooting victim called 911 on himself as part of planned suicide by cop

A knife-wielding man who was shot by three Cheney police officers in early September died as part of his plan to have police kill him, recently released court records show.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Experts disagree on whether Dallas officer could be credible

Experts on police training and psychologists are split as to the credibility of Officer Amber Guyger’s story about how she came to kill 26-year-old Botham Jean, and that credibility will …


Chicago officer picks jury trial in teen’s shooting death

Attorneys for a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald announced Friday that they will stick with a jury for …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Cheney officers who shot knife-wielding man outside of grocery store identified

The Cheney Police Department has identified the three officers who shot and killed a man outside of a Cheney grocery store on Sept. 3.


Family of unarmed man killed by police settles for $13M

The city of Lakewood, Washington, its police chief and two officers have agreed to pay $13 million to the family of an unarmed black man who was killed four years …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 2:32 p.m.

Dallas officer in shooting to be charged with manslaughter

A white Dallas police officer who said she mistook a black neighbor’s apartment for her own fatally shot that person and will be charged with manslaughter, police said Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

Man fatally shot by Cheney police officers identifid as 40-year-old father of two

A knife-wielding man who reportedly moved toward officers before they shot him multiple times outside of a Cheney grocery store was identified Wednesday as 40-year-old Steve L. Anderson, a father …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

Cheney police shoot man armed with knife in parking lot

Cheney police officers shot and killed a man late Monday after they say he moved toward them with a knife.


Shooting in Canadian city leaves 4 dead, including 2 police

A shooting in a small Canadian city early Friday left four people dead, including two police officers, under circumstances that were not yet explained but struck a nerve in a …


Police: Gunman ambushes 2 officers sitting in vehicle

A gunman has opened fire on two New Jersey police officers who were sitting in their vehicle at a red light, wounding them in what authorities are calling an ambush.


Man suspected of shooting Hawaii officer found, killed by police

A man suspected of gunning down a Hawaii police officer was killed during a shootout with officers Friday after a three-day search across the Big Island, authorities said.


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 7:51 p.m.

Police return from days off, vacation to hunt for cop killer

Hawaii’s entire Big Island police force was on alert Wednesday for a suspect wanted in the killing of an officer during a traffic stop, including off-duty officers and some who …


100 years ago in Spokane: Man accused of stealing horses shot by police

Frank Harrison, a Springdale man accused of stealing a team of horses, was shot dead by officers attempting to arrest him. Two Springdale constables went to his cabin and persuaded …


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 3:22 p.m.

Meridian officer shoots, kills man who pulled out handgun

Authorities in southwestern Idaho say a Meridian police officer shot and killed a man who said he wasn’t going back to jail and pulled a handgun from his waistband.


5 Redmond detectives on leave after fatal Kirkland shooting

Five Redmond police detectives have been placed on administrative leave after the shooting death of a man at a Safeway gas station in Kirkland last week.


Deputy killed, another wounded at Kansas courthouse

An inmate overpowered two sheriff’s deputies while being transported to a Kansas City courthouse on Friday, resulting in a shooting that killed one deputy and critically wounded the other, authorities …


Police shot, kill West Richland man in Benton City standoff

Authorities say a Pasco police officer shot and killed a man who refused to release a hostage during a standoff at a Benton City home.