By CLAUDIA LAUER, Associated Press 09/20 – A gunman opened fire outside a crowded Pennsylvania courtroom Wednesday afternoon, shooting at police and others before an officer fired multiple shots at him,
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) 09/13 — A gunman went on a rampage in Kern County, California, killing his wife and four other people before shooting himself to death,
By KATHLEEN FOODY and JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) 08/17 — Shanann Watts’ Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life — of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) 07/18 — A man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and a Florida police officer has been appointed the high-priced attorney he asked for last year.Read more »
NEW YORK (AP) 07/7 — A New York City police detective has been released from the hospital hours after he was shot in the leg while chasing a wanted man in Brooklyn.Read more »
By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) 06/12 — After a standoff of more than 21 hours, officers entered an apartment where a felon with a gun had barricaded himself with four children and found them all dead,
By MELISSA DANIELS and JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) 06/05 — A hunch from a retired detective helped lead police to a man suspected of shooting six people to death in the Phoenix area,
By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) 05/14 — A 61-year-old farmer is suspected of carrying out Australia’s worst mass shooting in 22 years,
By DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) 05/03— A fiery explosion rocked a Connecticut town while police were negotiating with a man who had taken his wife hostage,
By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 04/14 — A woman was drunk when she drove her large family off a Northern California cliff last month and her wife and several children had large amounts of a drug in their systems that can cause drowsiness,
MENDOCINO, Calif. (AP) 04/02 — An SUV carrying a large, free-spirited family from Washington state accelerated straight off a scenic California cliff and authorities said the deadly wreck may have been intentional.Read more »
By RICK CALLAHAN, Associated Press 03/04 – Investigators were trying to figure out why a Central Michigan University student charged with fatally shooting his parents acted so strangely the day before the killings that he was taken to a hospital.
By ED WHITE and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) 03/03 — A 19-year-old student suspected of killing his parents at a Central Michigan University dormitory before running from campus was apprehended early Saturday following an intensive daylong search that included more than 100 police officers,
By GARY FINEOUT, JENNIFER KAY and JOSH REPLOGLE , Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 02/23 — The Florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people with an assault-type rifle is reopening for teachers Friday as the community grappled with word that the armed officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter.
By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) 02/11 — Two Ohio police officers responding to a 911 hang-up call were fatally shot on Saturday after entering a townhome in a Columbus suburb and a suspect who police were once warned “carries a gun all the time”
DETROIT (AP) 02/03 — Funeral services have been held for a Detroit police officer fatally wounded as he and his partner responded to a domestic violence complaint.Read more »
By BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI, Associated Press 01/29 – A man suspected of gunning down four people at a Pennsylvania car wash was driven by jealousy, according to family members of the shooting victims.
LITTLE ORLEANS, Md. (AP) 01/26 — Maryland State Police say a man who threatened his wife with a gun and then wounded two troopers during a standoff on Friday wasn’t shot until he finally came out of his burning house and ignored commands to stop pointing his weapon at officers.Read more »
By BRIAN MELLEY and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 01/18 — The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son’s family looked happy and healthy when they last visited California six years ago.
By JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press YORK, S.C. (AP) 01/16 — A man who was wanted for beating his wife ambushed and shot three SWAT officers searching for him in woods in South Carolina,Read more »