Rioters in Chicago out of control as looters take over the city

U.S. 08/10/20, 07:19

Chicago became a place of mayhem and destruction early on Monday morning, Aug. 10, as rioters vandalized and looted the city, out of control. Widespread riots marched across the city, including the trashing and looting of the Magnificent Mile. No shops were spared as the looters smashed their way through ...

ICE arrests MS-13 gang member for threatening to shoot New York police officers

New York 02/15/20, 05:58

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested Armando Clemente Ramos, an MS-13 gang member on Thursday, Feb.13, after he threatened officers in New York City. The NYPD Sergeant’s Benevolent Association (SBA) shared the warning on Twitter after the NYPD’s Chief of Detective's office received an anonymous tip that someone else might ...

2 dead, multiple injured in a Texas concert shooting; suspect on the run

U.S. 01/20/20, 12:09

Two people were killed and five people are in critical condition after a suspect fired off multiple shots inside a Texas club Sunday night, Jan. 19, police said. The shooting happened around 8 p.m. during a concert the Ventura nightclub along the San Antonio River Walk, KSAT reported. All of a sudden, ...

2 dead, 1 hurt in shooting at church near Fort Worth, Texas

U.S. 12/29/19, 09:22

Two people were killed in a shooting at a church near Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday morning and a third person has been taken to a hospital, first responders said. MedStar Mobile Healthcare spokeswoman Macara Trusty told the Associated Press that one person died at the West Freeway Church of Christ ...

Texas sheriff: 2 dead, multiple shot in music video ‘ambush’

U.S. 12/27/19, 21:45

Two people were shot and killed and multiple others were wounded when a group filming a music video was “ambushed” near Houston, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. After holding a media briefing in which he said two people were killed and four wounded, Gonzalez in a tweet revised the total ...

New Mexico police investigate killing of 4 on Christmas Day

U.S. 12/26/19, 12:30

Four people found dead on Christmas Day in a home in an Albuquerque suburb were members of the same family and the case is being investigated as a murder-suicide, authorities said Thursday. The victims were identified as Carlos Velasquez, 50; Marilyn Velasquez, 45; Roberto Velasquez, 22; and Adrian Velasquez, 14, police ...

6 killed in New Jersey gunbattle, including police officer

U.S. 12/10/19, 15:54

Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gun battle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy fire for hours, authorities said. The dead included the two gunmen, Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly said. The slain officer, Detective Joseph ...

Houston police sergeant shot and killed; suspect in custody

U.S. 12/08/19, 13:22

A suspect has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a Houston police officer who was responding to a domestic violence report, officials said Sunday. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Sgt. Christopher Brewster's death at a news conference late Saturday. Police officials said in a tweet that the ...

Police: Slain Arkansas officer ‘ambushed’ in patrol vehicle

U.S. 12/08/19, 13:17

A man who “was looking for an officer to kill” drove into a police parking lot in northwestern Arkansas, approached an officer who was sitting in a patrol car and shot him point-blank in the head, police said Sunday. Officer Stephen Carr, 27, was “ambushed and executed" late Saturday outside Fayetteville ...

Governor: Pensacola shooter was Saudi aviation student

U.S. 12/06/19, 10:41

An aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire in a classroom at the Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning, the Florida governor said, an attack that left three dead in addition to the assailant. The assault, which left eight others injured, was the second at a U.S. Navy base this ...

Pearl Harbor shooting unfolded in 23 seconds in packed area

U.S. 12/06/19, 10:37

The U.S. Navy sailor who fatally shot two people at Pearl Harbor before killing himself was unhappy with his commanders and had been undergoing counseling, a military official said Friday. Gabriel Romero, 22, also faced non-judicial punishment, which is a lower-level administrative process for minor misconduct, said the official, who spoke ...

Suspect in custody in shooting death of Alabama sheriff

U.S. 11/23/19, 22:09

An Alabama sheriff was fatally shot Saturday evening in a community near the state’s capital, authorities announced, and an 18-year-old suspect was taken into custody after an hourslong manhunt. Gov. Kay Ivey tweeted that Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams had been “tragically killed” in the line of duty and that she ...

Governor: Alabama sheriff shot, killed in line of duty

U.S. 11/23/19, 18:58

An Alabama sheriff was fatally shot Saturday evening in a community near the state’s capital, authorities announced, later saying they were seeking a man considered to be a “serious risk” who may be traveling on foot. Gov. Kay Ivey tweeted that Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams had been “tragically killed” in ...

Chicago’s top cop Eddie Johnson retiring after turbulent 3-plus years

U.S. 11/07/19, 16:13

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced Thursday that he's retiring after more than three years as the city's top cop, a post he took over during one of the most violent chapters in the city's history and amid public outcry over the release of a video showing an officer shooting ...

Relatives say at least 9 US citizens killed in north Mexico

U.S. 11/04/19, 23:16

Officials confirm 3 women, 6 children die in northern Mexico attack; relatives say victims US citizens. They live in the Mexican border state of Sonora and have been killed in a shooting attack, relatives said Monday. A relative who asked not to be named for fear of reprisals said he had located the ...

Airbnb bans ‘party houses’ after California shooting kills 5

U.S. 11/02/19, 22:56

Airbnb's CEO said the company was taking actions against unauthorized parties in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Halloween party held at an Airbnb rental home in California. In a series of tweets, Brian Chesky said Saturday the San Francisco-based company is expanding manual screening of "high risk" reservations ...

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