Man charged after freeway standoff, but not with robbery

U.S. 04/01/19, 15:29

Police have charged a motorist with obstruction after a standoff on an Atlanta freeway that backed up traffic for miles, but no one has been charged with the armed robbery that triggered the dramatic episode.Marietta police said Monday that 25-year-old Taylor Alexander Smith-Duffy remains a "person of interest" in the ...

Ex-police chief accused of robbery is wounded during chase

U.S. 04/01/19, 03:27

A former South Carolina police chief on probation for robbing a bank in 2017 is accused of robbing another bank and leading authorities on a car chase that ended when he was shot at and wounded. News outlets report former Williamston police chief Richard Edward Inman was charged last week with ...

14-yr-old Florida boy killed, 2 teens charged with murer

U.S. 04/01/19, 02:50

Deputies say an arrangement between three Florida teens to buy a tactical vest ended with a 14-year-old boy dead and two charged with murder. Lee County Sheriff's officials say the three teens met Saturday and that J'Martin Hixon had planned to buy the vest he'd seen on an online sale site. ...

Casino robbery suspect dies after shootout with police

California 03/16/19, 17:20

Police say a robbery suspect died Saturday following brief shootout outside the Bellagio hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip while an officer who was shot in his bulletproof vest escaped serious injury. Police Capt. Nichole Splinter said the suspect robbed the packed casino Friday night and was confronted by four officers ...

Update: Vegas police: Wounded robbery suspect has died

U.S. 03/16/19, 17:14

The Latest on a Las Vegas casino robbery (all times local):3:10 p.m.Las Vegas police say a robbery suspect wounded during in a brief shootout with police outside the Bellagio hotel-casino on the Strip has died. An officer shot in his bulletproof vest escaped serious injury.Las Vegas police officers investigate outside ...

Police seek information in off-campus killing of USC student

California 03/12/19, 15:23

The emotionally shaken family of a University of Southern California student killed during an off-campus robbery attempt asked Tuesday that anyone with information about possible suspects call Los Angeles police investigators. Music student Victor McElhaney, 21, was shot early Sunday after leaving a market with friends. Detectives were searching for three or ...

Son of California councilwoman killed near USC campus

U.S. 03/10/19, 22:20

A student who is the son of an Oakland, California, city councilwoman was shot and killed in what might have been a robbery attempt near the University of Southern California campus, officials said.Victor McElhaney, who was studying at USC's Thornton School of Music, was killed shortly after midnight Sunday about ...

California news crew robbed, guard shot; suspect arrested

California 02/25/19, 07:37

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities arrested a man suspected of shooting the security guard of a news crew that was robbed while covering the Oakland teachers strike, according to a statement by the CBS affiliate. KPIX said a reporter and a photographer were gathering interviews before 5 p.m. Sunday about the ...

Funeral being held for NYC detective killed by friendly fire

New York 02/20/19, 01:07

A New York City police detective killed by friendly fire last week in Queens is being laid to rest. Det. Brian Simonsen's funeral Wednesday at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Rosalie in Hampton Bays is expected to draw thousands of people, including police officers and more than 500 New York ...

Officer shot multiple times, suspects die in subsequent fire

U.S. 02/16/19, 22:22

An Alabama police officer who was shot multiple times after responding to reports of an armed robbery was recovering Saturday, while two suspects are believed to have died in a fire following a shootout.The incident began about 5:30 p.m. Friday, the Opelika-Auburn News reported.Auburn Officer Justin Sanders stopped a vehicle ...

2nd suspect charged with murder in NYPD friendly fire death

New York 02/16/19, 19:48

A second suspect has been charged with murder in the friendly fire death of a New York City police detective.Police announced charges of murder, robbery, assault and criminal possession of a weapon on Saturday against 25-year-old Jagger Freeman.Police believe Freeman acted as the lookout in the Queens robbery that led ...

2nd arrest in robbery that led to NYPD friendly fire death

U.S. 02/15/19, 23:23

Police arrested a man Friday suspected of being the lookout during a robbery that led to the friendly fire death of a New York City police detective, an official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press. The man was taken into custody in Queens hours after NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill ...

NYC officer wounded in friendly fire shooting returns home

New York 02/14/19, 19:32

The police officer who was wounded in a shooting that led to the friendly fire death of a New York Police Department detective has returned home to Long Island.Sgt. Matthew Gorman emerged from a black van outside his home in Seaford Thursday afternoon. He used crutches and was accompanied by ...

Update: Robbery suspect in police shooting had rap sheet

New York 02/13/19, 12:10

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a New York Police Department detective (all times local):12:10 p.m.Records show the man suspected of a robbery that led to the death of a New York Police Department detective has been arrested at least 11 times since 2012.Police say that in 2016, the ...

NYPD mourns detective killed by friendly fire

U.S. 02/13/19, 09:17

The New York Police Department is mourning a detective killed by friendly fire as officers confronted a robbery suspect who turned out to be armed with a replica handgun.Detective Brian Simonsen, 42, was struck in the chest Tuesday night as multiple officers fired on the suspect at a T-Mobile store ...

Police detective killed by friendly fire in New York City

New York 02/13/19, 01:51

A New York City police detective was shot and killed by friendly fire Tuesday night as officers confronted a robbery suspect who turned out to be armed with a replica handgun, Commissioner James O'Neill said. "This appears to be an absolutely tragic case of friendly fire," an emotional O'Neill said at ...

Update: Official: Police detective fatally shot in NYC

U.S. 02/12/19, 21:10

The Latest on a fatal police shooting in New York City (all times local):8:45 p.m.An official says a New York City police officer has been shot and killed and another officer was wounded while responding to an armed robbery.The government official, who was briefed on the matter, tells The Associated ...

Man charged in $5M gold heist, reward offered for capture

U.S. 02/08/19, 10:43

Federal prosecutors have formally charged a fugitive in the 2015 highway robbery of 10 gold bars worth almost $5 million.U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami announced Thursday that Pedro Santamaria, 56, has been indicted on robbery and gun charges. The FBI is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to his ...

Suspect in killing of pregnant Lyft driver pleads not guilty

U.S. 02/07/19, 15:44

A transient has pleaded not guilty to killing a pregnant Lyft driver and her fetus in suburban Phoenix while stealing her SUV.Court officials say 20-year-old Fabian Durazo entered the pleas Thursday to two counts of first-degree murder, kidnapping, armed robbery and auto theft.Durazo was arrested near Quartzsite, nearly 150 miles ...

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