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Memphis Shooting Suspect: I Can't Afford a Lawyer

Ezekiel Kelly makes first court appearance, is granted a public defender

(Newser) - A Tennessee man accused of killing four people and wounding three others in a livestreamed shooting rampage that paralyzed Memphis and led to a city-wide manhunt was granted a public defender during a Friday morning court appearance and will remain jailed on a first-degree murder charge. Ezekiel Kelly, 19, told...

People Called 911 to Complain About Active Shooter Alert

Mounties say they issued the alert 'at the appropriate time' during rampage

(Newser) - Public safety officials in Langley, British Columbia promise to review the decision to issue public emergency alerts during a shooting rampage Monday, but they say the decision was appropriate, and they’re not happy with the way some citizens responded. Per CTV News, the first cellphone alert was issued at...

Shooting Spree Suspect Foreshadowed Attacks in Books

Lyndon James McLeod, 47, was killed after the rampage

(Newser) - The man who killed five people during a shooting spree in Denver and nearby Lakewood, Colo., had written books previewing the rampage, police say. Lyndon James McLeod, 47, who was shot and killed by a police officer Monday, wrote one novel using the pen name Roman McClay in which a...

Denver Shooting Spree Leaves 5 Dead, Cop Injured

Suspect among the dead in Monday tragedy

(Newser) - A shooting spree through Denver and nearby Lakewood, Colorado, left at least five people dead Monday, including the suspected shooter, KKTV reports. Multiple people were also injured, including a Lakewood police officer who was in stable condition after being hospitalized with a gunshot wound, the AP reports. Three people were...

4 Dead in Washington Shooting, Arson Spree

That includes the suspect in Wednesday incident

(Newser) - Authorities believe one gunman killed three people and wounded another person during a spree of shootings and arsons in eastern Washington state on Wednesday, the AP reports. A suspect was believed to have been found dead later after police fired on a vehicle. KEPR reports that police were called about...

Report: Pearl Harbor Shooter Used His Service Weapons

Security will be beefed up for commemoration

(Newser) - Officials will beef up security for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a US sailor killed two civilians , wounded another, and then turned the gun on himself at the storied military...

42 Protected Burros Shot Dead in California

$18K reward offered for information on 'cruel' crime

(Newser) - An $18,500 reward is offered for information that could solve a donkey murder mystery in the Mojave Desert. Some 42 burros have been found shot to death along Interstate 15 in the Clark Mountain Herd Area near the California-Nevada border since May, though the animals are federally protected as...

Cops: Man Killed 4 in California Rampage

Victims include suspect's father, brother

(Newser) - A 26-year-old man is in custody after a rampage spanning the San Fernando Valley that killed four people and injured at least two others, police say. Hundreds of LAPD officers were involved in the search for Gerry Dean Zaragoza, who was taken into custody Thursday afternoon, more than 12 hours...

Gunman, 2 Others Dead in Pennsylvania Shooting Spree

Gunman shot 3 in bar, broke into stranger's home

(Newser) - Police in Pennsylvania are trying to determine the motive behind a Thursday night shooting spree that left three people dead, including the gunman, and two others hospitalized in critical condition. Police say it began at 10:30pm at PJ Harrigan's bar in State College, when a gunman identified as...

Cops: Killing of 4 White Men Was a Hate Crime

Suspect called white people 'devils' online

(Newser) - The man accused of murdering four white men in Fresno—three of them in a Tuesday morning shooting spree —repeatedly referred to "white devils" in online postings. Police believe 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad's killing spree was a hate crime, not an act of terrorism. The suspect's...

Suspect in Wisconsin Shooting Spree Dies of Injuries

Nengmy Vang was shot in standoff with police

(Newser) - A northern Wisconsin man suspected in a string of fatal shootings that ended in a shootout with police died of his wounds Saturday, the AP reports. Nengmy Vang, 45, died at around 1:30am, state Department of Justice spokesman Johnny Koremenos said. Vang had been hospitalized since March 22, when...

Suspect in Wisconsin Shooting Spree Identified

Divorce lawyer for suspect's wife was one of the victims

(Newser) - A northern Wisconsin man struggling with debt allegedly killed his wife's divorce lawyer during a shooting spree that left three other people dead , including a police detective. Court records show 45-year-old Nengmy Vang initiated divorce proceedings in 2015 against his wife, Naly Vang. The couple was scheduled for a...

Officer, 3 Others Killed in Wisconsin Shootings

'Domestic situation' at bank escalated

(Newser) - A police officer and three other people were shot and killed when a domestic dispute at a bank escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin, investigators say. A suspect is in custody. The shootings happened Wednesday afternoon at a bank, a law firm, and an apartment complex, where...

Cops: Couple on Killing Spree Choosing Victims at Random

Pair accused of murders in Florida, Alabama

(Newser) - Florida is facing a "running nightmare" with two people on a killing spree that has so far left three women dead and another in critical condition. William "Billy" Boyette and Mary Craig Rice are wanted in the Jan. 31 murders of 30-year-old Alicia Greer—who was in a...

Teen Kalamazoo Survivor Suffers Major Setback

Infection has put Abbie Kopf 'back to square one'

(Newser) - "When it rains, it pours," Abigail Kopf's family says in an update on the recovery of the 14-year-old survivor of the Kalamazoo shooting rampage . The family announced on the Abbie Kopf's Recovery Facebook page Monday that a severe infection has set in around a surgical incision,...

Prosecutors: Maryland Shooter Foiled by Lost Glasses

Federal cop lost them in struggle with last victim

(Newser) - A federal cop accused of murdering his estranged wife and two strangers might have continued his killing spree if he hadn't lost his glasses, prosecutors say. At a hearing for 62-year-old Federal Protective Service officer Eulalio Tordil on Monday, prosecutors said he lost his glasses in a struggle with...

Cops: Md. Spree Shooter Had Been Stripped of Gun, Badge

His wife sought a restraining order in March

(Newser) - The federal law enforcement officer accused of killing three people in a Maryland shooting spree was stripped of his badge and duty weapon in March after his wife sought a restraining order, authorities say. Gladys Tordil, 44, told the court that 62-year-old Eulalio Tordil had abused her for over a...

Police Seek Motive in Deadly Maine Shooting Spree

Ex-con Anthony Lord allegedly killed 2, wounded 3

(Newser) - Authorities are trying to determine the motive of the ex-convict they say shot five people, two of them fatally, during a rampage across northern Maine. Anthony Lord was arrested at his uncle's home in Houlton yesterday and faces murder and kidnapping charges, State Police Lt. Sean Hashey said. A...

Boy, 7, Saved Mom's Life After Bridge Shooting

Wounded mother told son to run for help

(Newser) - A little boy who went out for a bike ride with his family in Menasha, Wis., ended up running to save his mother's life after a stranger opened fire on Sunday, police say. After Sergio Daniel Valencia del Toro, a 27-year-old man apparently upset by the end of a...

Neo-Nazi Arrested in Mesa Shootings
Neo-Nazi Arrested
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Neo-Nazi Arrested in Mesa Shootings

Skinhead gang member has long criminal record

(Newser) - The man accused of killing one person and wounding five others in a Mesa, Ariz., shooting rampage has been identified as Ryan Giroux, a 41-year-old who has been in and out of prison over the last 20 years. Giroux—who has white supremacist tattoos, including "Skin Head" over his...

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