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  • Suspect in officer's shooting armed when caught

    January 17, 2017 7:38 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Police say a man wanted in the fatal shootings of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police officer was wearing body armor and armed with two handguns when he was arrested at an abandoned house. Orlando Police Chief John Mina said during a news conference that 41-year-old... more »
  • Airport shooting suspect ordered held without bond

    January 17, 2017 11:19 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE - The man suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding six others at a Florida airport has been ordered to be held without bond. During a Tuesday morning hearing in Fort Lauderdale, an FBI agent confirmed that the 9 mm gun used in the Jan. 6 shooting... more »
  • 8 people wounded in shooting at MLK park

    January 16, 2017 6:39 PM

    MIAMI - Miami-Dade police say eight people - five of them juveniles - have been wounded in a shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. Police Department spokesman Detective Daniel Ferrin says in a news release that two suspects are being questioned about the Monday afternoon shooting. He says... more »
  • Man fatally shoots person acting "erratically" in his yard

    January 16, 2017 2:08 PM

    SLIDELL - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Monday morning. According to police, a homeowner confronted a man behaving erratically in his front yard in the Ozone Woods subdivision. The homeowner fatally shot the man and remained at the scene until... more »
  • FBI arrests widow of Orlando shooter

    January 16, 2017 1:02 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. - A U.S. law enforcement official says the FBI has arrested the wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter. The official says Noor Salman was taken into custody Monday morning in the San Francisco area and is due in court Tuesday in California. She's facing charges in Florida... more »
  • Attorney: DC sniper life sentence unconstitutional

    January 13, 2017 7:59 PM

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — An attorney for a man convicted of taking part in sniper shootings that left 10 people dead in the Washington area is asking a judge to toss his life sentence because he was convicted as a juvenile. In a motion filed Friday in a... more »
  • Carrie Lane shooting victim dies, additional arrest made in 'gangsters with guns' incident

    January 13, 2017 11:32 AM

    GEISMAR - The victim of a Monday shooting in Ascension Parish died Friday morning. Kermit Jackson, 39, was shot multiple times on Carrie Lane Monday Morning. The charges have been upgraded to second-degree murder for all four suspects involved. Two of the suspects, Jyvariel Harvey and Kentrell Lewis,... more »
  • Georgia officer: 'Black Lives Matter' was written on doughnut box

    January 12, 2017 6:06 PM

    SMYRNA, Ga. - Police in suburban Atlanta and Krispy Kreme officials say they're investigating a blog report that a police officer found the words "Black Lives Matter" written on his box of doughnuts when he went to pick them up. Smyrna police spokesman Louis Defense tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://on-ajc.com/2iLLBWi... more »
  • One person hurt in shooting at BREC Park

    January 11, 2017 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting at a park on North 48th Street that left one person hurt Wednesday afternoon. The shooting happened around 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Details aboout the shooting are still limited at this time. Sources tell WBRZ's Brett Buffington the victim is... more »
  • Man arrested for November shooting in St. James

    January 11, 2017 4:43 PM

    VACHERIE - The St. James Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a man Monday wanted for the murder of one man and the shooting of another. Jyran McGee is charged with the murder of Jarell Jones and attempted murder of Jeremy Smith on Nov. 13, 2016. McGee was arrested by... more »
  • Arrest made in Orlando police shooting

    January 11, 2017 1:17 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested a man they say helped a fugitive now sought in two murders, including the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer. Zarghee Mayan faces a charge of accessory after the fact for allegedly helping 41-year-old Markeith Lloyd, his former co-worker... more »
  • Arrest made in deadly December shooting on Denham Street

    January 11, 2017 1:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An arrest has been made in connection to a shooting on Denham Street that occurred on Dec. 23 . The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 22-year-old Miquel Henderson in connection to the shooting death of Kendrick Bell. Bell, 28, was found shot multiple times around 10... more »
  • Victim's daughter: Dylann Roof should not die

    January 11, 2017 12:40 PM

    CHARLESTON - The daughter of a woman killed during a massacre at a Charleston church says she doesn't want the racist killer to face the death penalty. Sharon Risher said Wednesday that 22-year-old Dylann Roof should sit in his cell and think about how he made the nine black people... more »
  • Deputy suspended over leaked airport shooting video

    January 10, 2017 8:24 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Authorities say a deputy assigned to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has been suspended as part of an investigation into leaked surveillance video from last week's fatal shooting. The Broward Sheriff's Office informed Deputy Michael Dingman in a letter Tuesday he was being suspended with pay indefinitely... more »
  • Charleston shooter Dylann Roof sentenced to death

    January 10, 2017 5:01 PM

    CHARLESTON, SC - A jury has sentenced Dylann Roof to death for the murder of nine church goers in Charleston, South Carolina. The jury came to its decision after about three hours of deliberations. Roof, a self-proclaimed white supremacist, was guilty of opening fire on an African-American church... more »
  • Two wanted, two others arrested in 'gangsters with guns' duel in Ascension Parish

    January 10, 2017 2:34 PM

    GEISMAR – Two people have been arrested and two others are wanted after a gunfight on a street near a high school in Ascension Parish earlier this week. Kentrell Lewis, 26, and Jyvariel Harvey, 20, turned themselves in to authorities Monday evening. Police are still searching for Jonathan Darville,... more »
  • Sheriff: 'Gangsters with guns' open fire during 'duel' in Ascension Parish Play Video

    January 9, 2017 12:23 PM

    GEISMAR – The sheriff here described Monday morning violence as being caused by renegade criminals up to no good whose lawless and careless attitudes brought gunfire to a dead end street near a school. Witnesses called authorities after hearing gunfire and seeing a group of people exchanging shots at... more »
  • US seeks death penalty in airport shooting

    January 7, 2017 6:46 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE - Federal prosecutors have filed charges against the Florida airport shooting suspect that could bring the death penalty if he is convicted. A criminal complaint filed Saturday by the Miami U.S. attorney's office accuses 26-year-old Esteban Santiago of an act of violence at an international airport resulting in... more »
  • 1 airport victim to be released from hospital

    January 7, 2017 3:52 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE - Florida hospital officials say one of the airport shooting victims is expected to be released. Six gunshot victims were brought to Broward Health Medical Center after Friday's shooting in which five others died. Officials said Saturday at a news conference with Gov. Rick Scott that one is... more »
  • Suspect killed in police shootout on Chicago-area train

    January 7, 2017 1:47 PM

    DEERFIELD, Ill. - Authorities say a suspect in a Chicago-area slaying was killed in a police shootout on a Metra commuter train while dozens of other people were aboard. WLS-TV reports that the suspect was killed Friday night on the train after struggling with and firing at officers. Police say... more »
  • Airport suspect's charges to be released soon

    January 7, 2017 9:10 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Law enforcement officials say the gunman in a deadly Florida airport shooting had a semi-automatic handgun, and they expect to release charges against him this afternoon. Authorities say Army veteran Esteban Santiago of Anchorage, Alaska, killed five and wounded six Friday in Fort Lauderdale. At a... more »
  • Police: 5 dead, 8 wounded in airport shooting

    January 6, 2017 1:39 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE - A county official says the Fort Lauderdale airport shooter pulled a gun out of a checked bag, loaded in a bathroom and started shooting, killing five people and wounding at least eight. Chip LaMarca, a Broward County commissioner, was briefed on the airport shooting by Broward Sheriff's... more »
  • BRPD searching for suspect in Ritterman Ave. shooting

    January 5, 2017 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are looking for a man they say could have played a part in a December shooting on Ritterman Avenue. BRPD officials say 34-year-old Richard Johnson is wanted in connection to the death of Juan Montgomery . Police say 2 black male suspects... more »
  • Suspect arrested for fatal November shooting on Jade Avenue

    January 5, 2017 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested a man on Thursday who was wanted for a fatal shooting on Jade Avenue in November. Clarence Eugene Parker, 22-year-old, was arrested for the second degree murder of 32-year-old Eric Jones. The shooting occurred on Nov. 19 in the... more »
  • Deputies investigating deadly double shooting in Paincourtville Play Video

    January 5, 2017 11:37 AM

    PAINCOURTVILLE – Deputies in Assumption Parish say one person is dead and another injured after a shooting at a home in Paincourtville Thursday morning. Sheriff Leland Falcon said the incident happened around 12:03 a.m. at a home on Greenbriar Street off LA 308. Falcon said deputies found two... more »
  • Jurors back in court for Dylann Roof sentencing

    January 4, 2017 10:07 AM

    CHARLESTON- Jurors have returned to court for the federal sentencing of convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof. The same 12-member jury that last month found Roof guilty of 33 federal charges returned to court Wednesday to begin mulling if he should get the death penalty or life in prison. U.S.... more »
  • Roof found competent for sentencing, gets extra prep day

    January 3, 2017 12:36 PM

    CHARLESTON - Dylann Roof has been ruled competent to act as his own attorney in the sentencing phase of his death penalty trial over the killing of black worshippers at a South Carolina church. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel made the determination Monday after a daylong hearing. The judge heard... more »
  • New Year's shooting at Milwaukee nightclub kills 1

    January 1, 2017 12:41 PM

    MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police are searching for suspects after a New Year's shooting at a nightclub killed one person, a violent start after a year that saw nearly 150 homicides in the city. WITI-TV eports the shooting happened just before 5 a.m. Sunday at Dee's Elegance Bar & Grill on... more »
  • Des Moines police investigate fatal nightclub shooting

    January 1, 2017 12:39 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Des Moines Police are investigating the death of an 18-year-old man who was fatally shot in a dispute at a downtown nightclub. Police were called to the Des Moines nightclub around 3:30 a.m. Sunday to investigate the altercation. Police Sgt. Paul Parizek says the 18-year-old died... more »
  • 24 of Turkey attack's 39 victims were foreigners

    January 1, 2017 11:44 AM

    ISTANBUL - Turkey's state-run news agency says that nearly two-thirds of the people killed in the Istanbul nightclub attack were foreign nationals. Anadolu Agency reported Sunday that 24 of the shooting attack's 39 victims were citizens of other countries. However, the news agency did not provide a breakdown of their... more »
  • Sheriff's office: Man fatally shot after lunging at deputies

    December 31, 2016 2:10 PM

    LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. - Authorities say a sheriff's deputy fatally shot a South Florida man who was armed with a knife. In a statement, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said deputies were called to the Loxahatchee home early Saturday about a man threatening family members with a knife.... more »
  • Fight with sleeping man ends in gunfire on Monterrey Blvd

    December 29, 2016 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a fight with a sleeping man outside a Baton Rouge home ended in gunfire last Friday. The shooting happened in the 2000 block of Monterrey Blvd around 12:04 p.m. on Dec. 23. Police say 21-year-old Da'Rashio Wicks was charged with second-degree murder. According... more »
  • Number of officers killed in line of duty rose in 2016

    December 29, 2016 3:03 PM

    The number of police killed in the line of duty rose sharply in 2016, driven by shootings of police around the country - most notably ambushes in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. From Jan. 1 through Wednesday, 135 officers lost their lives. Some died in traffic accidents, but nearly half... more »
  • Injured Deputy Tullier writes birthday note to mother

    December 29, 2016 2:38 PM

    HOUSTON – Injured East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Tullier was able to write his mother a handwritten letter for her birthday, according to his dad. “The best birthday present Mary could get,” James Tullier shared on his public Facebook page Wednesday. “This was written today by Nick with... more »
  • Man arrested after shooting on Vancouver Drive

    December 29, 2016 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE – One man has been arrested after shooting at another man, who he knew for more 15 years, on Vancouver Drive. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested 35-year-old Charlie English for charges of illegal use of weapon and attempted second degree murder. The incident occurred... more »
  • Man arrested following fatal shooting on Education Street

    December 28, 2016 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An arrest has been made in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred on Education Street on Dec. 23 . BRPD arrested 33-year-old Johnny Matthews on charges of second degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police... more »
  • Dylann Roof won't work to spare his life in church massacre

    December 28, 2016 10:12 AM

    Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof says he won't call any witnesses or present evidence while representing himself during the punishment phase of his death penalty trial, but he is working hard to keep secret potentially embarrassing evidence about himself and his family. Just exactly what that evidence is remains a... more »
  • Ex-NFL star back in court ahead of double murder trial

    December 27, 2016 11:21 AM

    BOSTON - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is heading back to court for another pretrial hearing ahead of his double murder trial in connection with a drive-by shooting in Boston in 2012. Hernandez is charged with killing 29-year-old Daniel de Abreu and 28-year-old Safiro Furtado. Prosecutors say the... more »
  • Man shoots girlfriend, her father, then himself

    December 25, 2016 1:58 PM

    PEARL, Miss. - Police in Pearl say a 22-year-old man fatally shot his girlfriend and wounded her father before killing himself on Christmas Eve. Jackson media report that police received a call Saturday about a man with a gun at a Pearl home. Pearl police said the shootings happened as... more »
  • Sheriff: Deputy kills woman threatening him with knife

    December 25, 2016 1:08 PM

    LAKE WALES, Fla. - A Florida sheriff's deputy fatally shot a woman who authorities say threatened him with a knife. A Polk County Sheriff's Office statement said 53-year-old Miriam Ann Savino called 911 requesting help Saturday afternoon for "a matter of life or death." Sheriff's spokeswoman Donna Wood said Deputy... more »
  • Police: Knife-wielding man in Georgia shot by officers

    December 25, 2016 12:08 PM

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a man is in critical condition after being shot by police answering a domestic call. Authorities say two officers who answered the call around 7 p.m. Christmas Eve were confronted by a man wielding a knife at a home in Buford,... more »
  • One injured in shooting on Heidel Avenue

    December 24, 2016 11:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person has been transported to the hospital after a shooting on Heidel Avenue. Officials say it happened around 9:30 in the 6000 block of Heidel Avenue near E. Brookstown Drive. The victim was transported to the hospital to be treated for undisclosed injuries. Officials... more »
  • Friday evening shooting on Denham St. leaves one dead

    December 24, 2016 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A shooting that occurred on Denham St. Friday evening left one person dead, according to police. BRPD said around 10:10 p.m. Friday evening, Kendrick Bell, 28, was shot multiple times in the 4000 block of Denham Street. Bell died at the scene. The motive to... more »
  • Victim identified in fatal shooting on Education St.

    December 23, 2016 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police responded to a fatal shooting in Baton Rouge Friday night. Authorities said the shooting occurred around 9:10 p.m. in the 500 block of Education St. near Napoleon. The victim, Charles Porter, 43, was found lying in the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound to... more »
  • One in critical condition after shooting on Monterrey Blvd

    December 23, 2016 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say one person is in critical condition after a shooting off Monterrey Blvd Friday afternoon. The shooting happened near the intersection of Monterrey Blvd and West Tams Drive around 12:20 p.m. Friday. Baton Rouge Police confirmed that one person suffered a gunshot wound to the... more »
  • BRPD investigating Thursday shooting near North Boulevard and 14th Street

    December 23, 2016 10:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police are investigating a shooting that occurred on Thursday night near the area of North Boulevard and 14th Street. The shooting occurred around 9:30 p.m. near the interstate overpass. According to BRPD, two people were injured and their injuries are not life-threatening. ... more »
  • Two people injured in shooting near North Boulevard

    December 22, 2016 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD is investigating a shooting that left two people injured near North Blvd. According to BRPD, it happened around 9:30 p.m. near North Blvd. and 14th Street. Officials say the two victims suffered from non-life threatening injuries. Police say they do not have any... more »
  • Police investigating Thursday shooting on West Chimes Play Video

    December 22, 2016 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred on West Chimes Street that left one 29-year-old man injured. Investigators say that a suspect entered a man's home to possibly rob him. A struggle ensued and the suspect shot the man. The man was... more »
  • 28-year-old dead following shooting on Victoria Drive Wednesday night

    December 21, 2016 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police Detectives are investigating a shooting on Victoria Drive that left one man dead Wednesday night. BRPD confirmed on Thursday that 28-year-old Keifer Johnson was found on the roadway in a trailer park located in the 3500 block of Victoria Drive around 9 p.m. Johnson... more »
  • Man arrested for attempted murder following road rage shooting

    December 20, 2016 10:58 AM

    WALKER – A man was arrested following a shooting that stemmed from a road rage incident in Walker. Walker Police Department arrested 31-year-old Bradley Deville on charges of attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of a firearm, use of a firearm in a school zone, unlawful discharge of a firearm,... more »
  • Boy shopping with grandma dies in Arkansas road rage shooting

    December 18, 2016 3:26 PM

    LITTLE ROCK - Police say a 3-year-old boy being taken on a shopping trip by his grandmother was killed in an Arkansas road rage shooting when a driver opened fire on the grandmother's car because he thought she "wasn't moving fast enough." Authorities say the boy and his grandmother were... more »
  • Man killed ex, found shot dead on levee Sunday Play Video

    December 17, 2016 8:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A woman was murdered by her ex-boyrfriend who then shot and killed himself miles away Saturday. Tangela Detiege, 33, was shot and killed on Catalina Drive in Baton Rouge. The shooting happened at her home around 7 p.m. The gunman, Matthew Thornton, was found... more »
  • Roof won't use mental health experts to try to save his life

    December 17, 2016 3:30 PM

    COLUMBIA - Dylann Roof won't ask jurors to consider his mental health when they decide whether to spare his life when he is sentenced for killing nine black Charleston church worshippers. Roof filed a notice with a federal judge Friday night saying he won't call any mental health experts during... more »
  • Washington state officer in critical condition following standoff, suspect in custody

    December 16, 2016 11:00 AM

    MOUNT VERNON - A police officer wounded in a shooting in Washington state is in critical condition following surgery. Earlier reports said the officer from Mount Vernon was in serious condition, but Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg says the 61-year-old man has been in critical condition since arriving unconscious... more »
  • One injured in drive-by shooting on Avenue I

    December 15, 2016 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities say one person was struck in the leg in a drive-by shooting on Avenue I in Baton Rouge Thursday. The shooting happened around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon in the 9900 block of Avenue I. Authorities describe the injuries as not life-threatening. Details about the... more »
  • Jurors convict Roof of all counts in slayings

    December 15, 2016 3:25 PM

    CHARLESTON - A federal jury has convicted Dylann Roof of all 33 counts in the racially motivated slaughter of nine black church members last year in South Carolina. The jury took less than two hours to reach its verdict Thursday. Family members of victims held hands and squeezed one another's... more »
  • Colorado district allows teachers to carry guns

    December 14, 2016 11:24 PM

    DENVER - A rural Colorado school district has decided to allow its teachers and other school staff to carry guns on campus to protect students. The Hanover School District 28 board voted 3-2 Wednesday night to allow school employees to volunteer to be armed on the job after undergoing training.... more »
  • Attorney says he will appeal verdicts in Will Smith case

    December 14, 2016 11:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The attorney for the man convicted of manslaughter in the shooting of retired Saints player Will Smith says they'll definitely appeal. Cardell Hayes' defense lawyer, John Fuller, told NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune that he will "map out" the appeal this week. Hayes was found guilty of manslaughter for killing... more »
  • LSU student shot after finding intruder in Lee Drive apartment

    December 14, 2016 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU student was shot after attempting to confront an intruder in his apartment just a few miles from LSU's campus. The incident happened around 4:00 p.m. at the Place Du Plantier Apartments on Lee Drive. Police say the victim arrived at his apartment and... more »
  • Suspect wanted for shooting at Circle K on Plank Road

    December 14, 2016 2:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police detectives are attempting to identify a suspect accused of shooting a man in the Circle K parking lot on Plank Road. The shooting occurred on Dec. 4 around 2:15 a.m. when the suspect followed a man out of the Circle K and began... more »
  • Funeral held for Joe McKnight after road rage shooting

    December 12, 2016 3:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Five former New York Jets teammates were pallbearers at the funeral for football player Joe McKnight, who was shot and killed Dec. 1 during a road-rage incident in suburban New Orleans. The Advocate reported that Monday's service in New Orleans was officiated by Bishop William McPherson, who... more »
  • Accused shooter had list of black churches

    December 12, 2016 9:57 AM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - A prosecution witness has testified that a list of black churches was found in the car of the man charged with killing nine people at a South Carolina church when he was arrested last year. Former State Law Enforcement Division agent Brittany Burke testified Monday the names... more »
  • Cardell Hayes found guilty of manslaughter in Will Smith shooting

    December 11, 2016 5:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana jury has found the man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith guilty of manslaughter. Sunday night's verdict capped the week-long trial of 29-year-old Cardell Hayes, who also was found guilty of attempted manslaughter for wounding Smith's wife. The shooting happened the... more »

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