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On the afternoon of Saturday, August 3rd, a young man in Colorado Springs called 911 and said that he had just been robbed at gun point. He said he knew the two teenagers who did it, that they walked up on him, knocked him down, pulled a gun on him, and took his wallet. According […]

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CORONA, Calif. (AP) — The parents of a mentally ill man who was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer in a California Costco store called for him to be criminally charged as they recover from their own gunshot wounds. Salvador Sanchez, a Los Angeles police officer, has said he opened fire because Kenneth French […]

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer was killed and two officers others wounded during a “long and horrific gun battle” at a traffic stop on a freeway near Los Angeles, authorities said Tuesday. The driver of a pickup truck who reached into his vehicle for a rifle and opened fire also was […]

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faced criticism Sunday from angry residents of South Bend, Indiana, at an emotional town hall meeting a week after a white police officer fatally shot a black man in the city where he is mayor. Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) said he would call for an outside investigation […]

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) is telling officers after a fatal police shooting that they must activate their body cameras during any interaction with civilians. The Democratic presidential candidate asked his police chief to issue an executive order Tuesday confirming an existing department policy about use of body […]

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police appealed for calm Thursday in a tense Memphis neighborhood where a rock-throwing crowd gathered after federal marshals fatally shot a black man who, authorities said, had rammed a police vehicle with a stolen car. Thirty-six officers suffered minor injuries from flying rocks and bricks in the hours following the death […]

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Armed officers and an angry crowd faced off after a Tennessee man was fatally shot by U.S. Marshals in a working-class Memphis neighborhood. People in the crowd threw rocks and bricks, with 25 officers suffering mostly minor injuries during the tense clash Wednesday night in the Frayser community in north Memphis. […]

Pamela Turner’s killer is getting the second chance he made sure she'd never get when he shot her multiple times at close range last week in suburban Houston.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After three weeks of testimony, a jury needed little more than a day to convict a black Minneapolis police officer of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed white woman who had called 911 to report a possible crime, delivering a guilty verdict that immediately sparked questions about whether race played […]

The 911 call made by an off duty Dallas police officer who shot and killed a man in his own home last year has been published by a local news station.

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STERLING, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas undersheriff was shot and wounded trying to execute a warrant against a man who absconded from the corrections system, and a sheriff was shot in a subsequent standoff at a nearby house that ended early Tuesday with two men dead. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news […]

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Three children were reportedly taken to a Tulsa, Okla.-area hospital after a police officer fired at a robbery suspect in a pickup truck. Though authorities did not immediately release the ages or conditions of the children, Olivia Hill told Texas news station KXII-TV that three of her four children were wounded, while her two-year-old child was left unharmed. […]