Stories tagged: shootings
Tue., March 27, 2018, 12:57 p.m.
Black teens view Parkland gun debate with frustration, hope
Many black teenagers in neighborhoods hobbled by generational poverty are scrutinizing the national gun control debate intensely, frustrated because their community feels ignored but also cautiously hopeful that the massacre …
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 10:22 p.m.
Legislature narrowly OKs change to police deadly force law
Washington lawmakers have voted to make it easier to prosecute police who commit negligent or reckless shootings, updating a law that made it uniquely difficult to hold officers criminally liable.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 9:18 p.m.
Students ignite gun control debate at Cheney High School
Dozens of Cheney High School students left their classrooms when the clock struck noon Wednesday and staged an hourlong demonstration in subfreezing temperatures, joining a wave of young people across …
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 3:55 p.m.
Police: Gangs, arguments prompted Mardi Gras shootings
Gang enmity was behind the bloodiest of three shootings on Mardi Gras, while arguments among acquaintances touched off two earlier shootings, New Orleans’ police chief said Wednesday.
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 5:48 p.m.
Another school shooting: Are we numb to it?
The shooting of more than a dozen students at a Kentucky high school might have been expected to shock the nation, but Americans seem numbed by the apparent frequency of …
Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 9:10 a.m.
Chicago sees drop in homicides, shootings in 2017
Chicago ended 2017 with fewer homicides than the year before, but gang violence in the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods kept the total number of killings above the 600 mark for …
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
Man ordered held without bond in deadly Tampa shootings
A 24-year-old college graduate who was arrested in a string of deadly shootings that terrorized a Florida neighborhood was ordered held without bond Thursday on four counts of premeditated first-degree …
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Schools adept at shoring up security at any hint of danger
Schools have become adept at rapidly shoring up security, measuring responses against the toll it could take on students’ learning and sense of safety.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
Thirty-three wounded, 6 fatally, in weekend shootings in Chicago
Chicago police say at least 33 people have been wounded, six fatally, in weekend shootings in the nation’s third-largest city.
Thu., May 25, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Seattle police say uptick in shootings due to gang quarrels
Authorities say the reason Seattle has seen a recent uptick in shootings is because personal disputes between gang members have been triggering a cycle of violence.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 9:44 a.m.
New York City has fewest shootings ever last year
New York City recorded its fewest number of shootings last year and narrowly missed setting a record low for homicides.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 1:12 p.m.
Men arrested for murder, assault for two July shootings in West Central
Two men are in the Spokane County Jail facing murder and assault charges for two shootings on July 30 that left one man dead and two others wounded.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 8:57 a.m.
Chicago police fatally shoot 2 people in unrelated incidents
A Chicago police officer shot and killed a gunman who had killed one person and injured another early Friday, in the second fatal shooting involving the city’s police in just …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 8:15 a.m.
Charlotte chief says family will view video of police shooting
Charlotte’s police chief says he plans to show video of an officer shooting a black man to the slain man’s family, but the video won’t be immediately released to the …
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
Philadelphia officers fired upon second night in row
For a second night in a row, Philadelphia police officers came under fire, although this time no one was injured.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 7:38 p.m.
Baton Rouge’s summer of pain: Shootings, unrest, now floods
Baton Rouge, the unassuming Louisiana capital city that is often overshadowed by jazz-loving, hard-partying New Orleans, has endured a string of tragedies this summer.
Sun., Aug. 14, 2016, 4 a.m.
Ozzie Knezovich: Dump the divisiveness, pursue the dream
The words and politics of fear, anger and hate had led to the assassinations of police officers across our nation.
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 9:13 p.m.
Ohio fugitive arrested in New Mexico officer’s death; 1 held
Authorities don’t yet know why a New Mexico police officer in a small village famous for its green chile pulled over two Ohio murder suspects before being gunned down.
Fri., July 22, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
Police shootings study sparks debate on role of racial bias
A Harvard University economist found that although police nationwide are more likely to use nonfatal force against blacks and Hispanics, that racial bias didn’t translate to the use of deadly …
Sun., July 17, 2016
Clark County sheriff: 3 dead, 1 wounded in shootings; suspect arrested
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said they’re searching for a 35-year-old suspect after three people were found dead in a home and another person was wounded in shootings late Friday …
Sat., July 9, 2016
Snoop Dogg, The Game lead march to LAPD headquarters
Snoop Dogg and The Game led a peaceful march Friday to Los Angeles Police Department headquarters, where they met with the mayor and police chief and urged improved relations between …
Sat., July 9, 2016
Jay Z releases new song in wake of recent police shootings
Jay Z dropped a new song titled “Spiritual” late Thursday, a work he issued in response to the recent police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., and Philando …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 7:32 p.m.
‘America is weeping’: Taking stock after 3 days of tragedy
Three tumultuous days have brought echoes of decades past and made clear a public that elected a black president hasn’t reconciled its fractured history with race, that a country that …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 5:10 p.m.
Dallas police killer was loner, followed black militants
The man who killed five Dallas police officers and wounded seven others was described as a loner, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and a follower of black militant …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 4:52 p.m.
Among Dallas sniper victims: A newlywed, a veteran, parents
One officer was a newlywed. Another had survived multiple tours in Iraq. A protester was shot trying to shield her sons. The stories of those killed or wounded in a …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 4:44 p.m.
Dallas suspect amassed personal arsenal at suburban home
An Army veteran killed by Dallas police after the sniper slayings of five officers amassed a personal arsenal at his suburban home, including bomb-making materials, bulletproof vests, rifles, ammunition and …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 2:45 p.m.
Highway gunman motivated by police shootings, authorities say
A man accused of shooting indiscriminately at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway told investigators he was angry about police violence against African-Americans, authorities said Friday.
Thu., July 7, 2016, 10:43 p.m.
Hundreds protest in Seattle against recent police shootings
Hundreds of people marched through downtown Seattle to protest the police-related shootings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota.
Tue., June 14, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
Octogenarian kills man in cemetery then is killed by police after car chase
An 80-year-old man killed an 81-year-old man in a cemetery, then led police on a car chase before officers fatally shot him, authorities said Tuesday.
Tue., June 7, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
Defendant in South Carolina church shootings faces November federal trial
The federal death penalty trial of a white man charged with shooting and killing nine black parishioners during a Bible study at their Charleston church will be held in November, …