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Slain Baltimore Officer Was Shot With Own Gun

He was due to testify in corruption case the next day

(Newser) - A new twist in the Sean Suiter case: The Baltimore homicide detective killed while investigating a triple murder last week was due to testify in a corruption case involving fellow officers the very next day, authorities say. Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis says Suiter was due to testify before a... More »

Man Discussing Church Shootings Accidentally Shoots Wife in Church

The bullet that entered her abdomen first struck his hand

(Newser) - During a discussion of church shootings, a man announced that he took his gun everywhere, pulled it out in a room full of people, then accidentally shot himself and his wife—at church. The unidentified Tennessee man, described as in his 80s, was at a luncheon at First United Methodist... More »

Gunman Picking Random Targets Kills 4, Wounds Kids

Authorities say police killed the shooter

(Newser) - A gunman choosing targets at random opened fire in a rural Northern California town Tuesday, killing four people at several sites and wounding others at an elementary school before police shot him dead, authorities said. The AP reports the gunfire began around 8am in the community of Rancho Tehama... More »

Police: Toddler Accidentally Shoots, Kills 1-Year-Old Sister

A man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide

(Newser) - A 1-year-old girl is dead in Tennessee after, police say, her 3-year-old brother accidentally shot and killed her. Memphis police say Shawn Moore, 25, put the girl, Robbin Keefer, in bed with his gun, the AP reports. Witnesses heard a gunshot Friday morning and found the girl had been shot.... More »

'Reckless' Tradition Leads to Groom Shot in the Testicles

Accident happened at bachelor party in Egypt, where firing guns is common celebratory practice

(Newser) - The man StepFeed calls "the most unfortunate groom ever" probably wishes he'd skipped his own bachelor party after a celebration in Egypt gone wrong. Per local police, 28-year-old Osman al-Alsaied was bidding adieu to his single days on Monday night when a fellow reveler decided to partake in... More »

Woman Charged After 'Sugar Daddy' Shot in Head

Prosecutors say Jennifer Morrissey tried to make murder look like a robbery

(Newser) - "Get the gun ready cause I'm coming. ... I'm gonna stab ya," prosecutors say Jennifer Morrissey texted Michael McNew on the day he died. She added: "I'll gut you like I'm field dressing a [expletive] deer." NBC Philadelphia reports the 33-year-old Morrissey was... More »

Sheriff: At Least 20 Dead in Texas Church Shooting

The gunman is dead

(Newser) - At least 20 people are dead after a gunman entered the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday morning and started firing, Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt tells CNN . Other reported estimates have gone as high as 27. Tackitt says the shooter has been killed and that there is... More »

Armed Shoppers Slowed Down Walmart Shooting Investigation

Suspect walked off job hours before Colorado shooting

(Newser) - The man accused of killing three people at a Walmart in suburban Denver Wednesday night abruptly walked off his job hours earlier, his employer says. David Heidt at B&M Roofing tells the AP that he's "bewildered." He says Scott Ostrem, 47, was a good worker who... More »

Police: 'Nonchalant' Walmart Shooting Suspect in Custody

He's named as Scott Ostrem, 47

(Newser) - Police say they've apprehended the man suspected of "nonchalantly" walking into a Denver-area Walmart and shooting people at random, killing three . Scott Ostrem, 47, was taken into custody in Westminster, Colo., around 8am local time. 9News shares some details of his background, which includes a DUI charge in... More »

Maker Resumes Bump Stock Sales Month After Shooting

Fate of legislation aiming to ban or regulate devices is unclear

(Newser) - Despite a bipartisan cry to review or ban bump stocks in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, in which the rapid-fire devices were used in the slaughter of 58 people, no legislation regarding bump stocks has advanced past the proposal stage in Congress. And though a popular maker of... More »

Manhunt Underway After 3 Killed at Walmart

Colorado cops say suspect fired at random

(Newser) - The man who opened fire in a suburban Denver Walmart Wednesday evening, killing three people, appears to have chosen his victims at random, witnesses say. Police in Thornton say witnesses have told them the man "nonchalantly" walked into the store and begin firing a handgun at people near the... More »

Colorado Walmart Shooting Causes Panic, Rush for Exits

At least 3 killed in suburban Denver shooting

(Newser) - Police in suburban Denver say at least three people were killed in a shooting at a Walmart early Wednesday evening, and no suspect is in custody. Hundreds of emergency responders rushed to the Thornton store after the shooting was reported around 6:30pm, the Denver Post reports. Police initially described... More »

An Altercation, Then Gunfire at a La. College

Shooter flees after killing 2 on Grambling State campus

(Newser) - A sheriff's spokesman says two people have been fatally shot on the campus of Louisiana's Grambling State University, and the shooter fled the scene, per the AP . A Lincoln Parish Sheriff's spokesman says detectives are at the scene of the double homicide, assisting campus police. Grambling State... More »

Suspect Arrested in Shooting That Left 3 Dead, 3 Injured

Radee Labeeb Prince apprehended Wednesday night in Delaware

(Newser) - The suspect in the shooting of six people in Maryland and Delaware, including three who died, is in custody, the AP reports. The Harford County Sheriff's Office in Maryland tweeted Wednesday night that 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince was "apprehended a short time ago in Delaware by ATF and... More »

3 Dead, 2 Wounded in Office Park Shooting

Police have a suspect, but he's at large in Edgewood, Md.

(Newser) - Three people are dead and two wounded in a shooting Wednesday morning at an office park in northeastern Maryland, reports the AP . Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler says police have identified a suspect as 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince and are looking for him, reports the Baltimore Sun . The suspect and... More »

Cops: Student Shot, Killed Campus Officer After Welfare Check

Texas Tech shooting sparked lockdown, manhunt

(Newser) - A Texas Tech freshman is in custody after the fatal shooting of a campus police officer sparked a manhunt and a lockdown of the Lubbock campus that lasted more than an hour. Police say Hollis Daniels, a 19-year-old man who lived on campus, was arrested near Lubbock Municipal Coliseum at... More »

Hunting Down the Gunman: a 72-Minute Timeline

Police were quick to home in on Mandalay Bay

(Newser) - A clearer timeline of the Las Vegas shooting is coming into focus, though exactly what Stephen Paddock was up to during the 72 minutes between the first 911 call and the time officers entered his suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is still taking shape. NBC News reports... More »

Cops: Toddler Finds Gun, Shoots 2 at Day Care

Boy was shot in face, another in shoulder; both are in hospital

(Newser) - In what a Michigan police chief refers to as "totally tragic" and "irresponsible," a loaded firearm was allegedly left in reach of children at an apparently unlicensed home day care in Dearborn, resulting in two children being shot Wednesday. Police say a toddler came upon the gun... More »

1 Dead, 6 Injured in Shooting at Tenn. Church

A 26-year-old suspect is in custody

(Newser) - Officials say a woman is dead following a shooting Sunday morning at a church in Tennessee that also left six churchgoers wounded, ABC News reports. Police say a 26-year-old suspect has been apprehended. According to the Tennessean , the shooting started around 11:15am at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ... More »

'She Just Wanted Some Candy': Instead Girl, 4, Is Dead

Yanelly Zoller found gun in grandma's purse

(Newser) - Yanelly "Nelly" Zoller was trying to find candy in her grandma's purse when she stumbled upon a gun, accidentally pulled the trigger, and fatally shot herself in the chest. The Florida 4-year-old was at her grandparents' home Sept. 14 when the tragedy occurred; her father, Shane, arrived to... More »

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