October 31, 2014 2:03 AM
LORDS VALLEY, PA - Prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty for a survivalist accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper in an ambush. Survivalist Eric Frein was captured Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a lengthy manhunt that rattled the nerves of area residents. The... more »
October 30, 2014 5:55 AM
NATCHITOCHES - Natchitoches police are investigating a fatal shooting involving two Natchitoches Parish sheriff's deputies. Police say 26-year-old Robert Vercher was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon when he exchanged gun fire with deputies, who were trying to serve a protective order. Vercher was taken to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, where... more »
October 29, 2014 6:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - A woman who tried to help the victim in a deadly shooting overnight in Baton Rouge said she couldn't sleep after seeing the teen suffer.
"For him to just be spitting up blood like that, it just scared me," said Renee Allen, who asked WBRZ not... more »
October 29, 2014 3:28 AM
LAS VEGAS - A representative for Jose Canseco says the former major league slugger is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home. Agent Jose Melendez says Canseco was resting at home Wednesday, and friends and family were hoping his finger would respond well to a... more »
October 28, 2014 10:36 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man was shot and killed and a second person was shot and rushed to a hospital following a shooting off Gus Young Tuesday night.
The shooting happened shortly after 9 p.m. near the dead end on North 49th. Police found a man lying on the ground,... more »
October 28, 2014 12:20 PM
NASHVILLE, NC - A sheriff says two men have been shot outside a North Carolina courthouse and have non-life-threatening wounds. Nash County Sheriff Dick Jenkins says they were shot Tuesday morning outside the courthouse in Nashville. He says one ran inside the building and collapsed with wounds to a hand... more »
October 28, 2014 9:35 AM
PORT ALLEN- One person is dead and another injured after police say a drug dealer got greedy.
Port Allen Police Chief Esdron Brown said the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Tracy Porter St. He says two men attempting to buy drugs were robbed at... more »
October 28, 2014 4:36 AM
SEATTLE, WA - Police say a man shot and killed his adult daughter and teenage granddaughter in their South Seattle home before turning the gun on himself. The man's 10-year-old grandson was not harmed, and phoned 911 to report last night's shooting. The child said his grandfather had waved a... more »
October 27, 2014 2:00 AM
MARYSVILLE, WA - One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising the number of fatalities from when a student opened fire in a cafeteria to three. Officials at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett said 14-year-old Gia Soriano died Sunday night. Another girl was... more »
October 24, 2014 9:20 PM
BAYOU PIGEON- Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man Friday night.
Sheriff Brett Stassi confirmed a deputy fired the deadly shot south of Plaquemine after 5 p.m. but did not release specifics of what happened. Stassi did say no one else was injured in the altercation.
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October 21, 2014 7:19 PM
BATON ROUGE- Gary Plauche died Monday family members told WBRZ News 2.
Plauche, 68, shot and killed his son's karate instructor at the Baton Rouge airport in 1984. The man, Jeffrey Doucet, was accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting Plauche's son, Jody.
Plauche waited for Doucet to be... more »
October 18, 2014 12:47 PM
WASHINGTON - An attorney for the family of an unarmed black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, says the officer's account of what happened is "self-serving." Benjamin Crump told The Associated Press on Saturday that Darren Wilson will... more »
October 16, 2014 2:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said an arrest has been made in a Monday night shooting that left a well known local boxer in a coma.
Christopher Stills, 21, was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals around 12:30 p.m. in the 6000 block of Greenwell Street and booked into EBR... more »
October 15, 2014 9:04 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police have issued an arrest warrant for a 21-year-old connected to the shooting that left a popular boxer in a coma.
Emanuel Augustus, 39, was found shot near his boxing gloves and a gym bag Monday on Louisiana Avenue near South 17th Street. He was taken to... more »
October 15, 2014 6:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - Relatives of a Baton Rouge boxer called for the person who shot him to come forward and turn themselves in to authorities Wednesday.
The family of Emanuel Augustus, 39, said he remains in a coma after Monday's shooting. Doctors told them it's a waiting game at... more »
October 14, 2014 11:16 PM
BATON ROUGE- People who know and sparred with a retired boxer who was shot Monday describe him as a dedicated fighter, who is tough and doesn't mind taking a hit as long as he can give one in return.
At the North 14th Street Park boxing gym where Emanuel... more »
October 14, 2014 4:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the name Tuesday of a man shot and killed in Baton Rouge Monday night.
Investigators said Calvin Chrisentary, 21, died from injuries in the shooting on Madison Avenue.
Police said they were called to the 5000 block of Madison Avenue for reports of... more »
October 14, 2014 3:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the victim of a Monday night shooting in Mid City is a well-known Baton Rouge boxer named Emanuel Burton, who fights under the name Emanuel Augustus.
Baton Rouge police continue to investigate the shooting that happened around 8 p.m. in the... more »
October 13, 2014 9:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a man was shot Monday night and investigators were working to gather more information about the crime.
The unidentified man was gunned down near Mid City in the 1700 block of Louisiana Avenue around 8 p.m. Police roped the area off while detectives looked... more »
October 10, 2014 2:09 PM
ST. LOUIS - Tensions are high as the St. Louis region prepares for what's expected to be four days of large-scale protests and marches over the Michael Brown shooting. The events start Friday in the wake of another fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old. Several civil rights organizations are... more »
October 8, 2014 10:18 AM
BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a second man in connection with a September shooting over a cell phone that left one man dead.
Jordan Harris, 17, was booked on charges of first degree murder and armed robbery shortly after 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning, according to detectives.
Investigators... more »
October 7, 2014 3:01 PM
OPELIKA, AL - A jury has convicted a man of capital murder in the shooting deaths of two former Auburn University football players and a third man. Jurors began talks Tuesday morning and returned the verdict against Desmonte Leonard in the afternoon. He faces a possible death sentence. The 24-year-old... more »
October 7, 2014 12:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man faces a range of charges including attempted second degree murder after he was arrested by EBR deputies Tuesday.
Dajuan Hills, 21, was booked on charges of attempted second degree murder, possession of Schedule II drugs, criminal damage to property, illegal use of a weapon,... more »
October 7, 2014 11:00 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a double murder-suicide involving three siblings. The shooting was reported around 2:20 a.m. Tuesday in the Bywater neighborhood. Police say 55-year Christopher Conrad shot and killed his sister and brother before turning the gun on himself. The victims have been identified as... more »
October 5, 2014 11:48 AM
ST. LOUIS - Several dozen people protesting the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown have interrupted a performance of the St. Louis Symphony in a peaceful demonstration. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that as the musicians were about to start performing a song Saturday night, the demonstrators began singing and... more »
October 2, 2014 5:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - A triple shooting just hours apart from each other have some people on edge, or finding new places to live.
One happened in the 4100 block of Cannon Street and left a 24-year-old man dead. Another happened in the 6200 block of Callahan Street; that victim... more »
October 1, 2014 10:36 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police said late Wednesday, officers responded to two separate shootings in Baton Rouge.
The first happened around 9:00 p.m. on Callahan St. When police arrived, they found a man who had been shot several times lying in a driveway. His injuries are considered life-threatening.
The second... more »
September 30, 2014 8:45 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a suspected gunman is behind bars after he allegedly bit an officer who responded to a report of a shooting on Monday night.
The shooting happened just before midnight in the 3100 block of Dalton Street. Police said they arrived on the scene to... more »
September 29, 2014 6:25 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Two juvenile defendants booked in connection with the murder of a pizza delivery driver last week will face first-degree murder charges in adult court.
WWL-TV reports that the 16-year-olds, Rendell Brown and Shane Hughes, appeared in state court Monday afternoon after being booked with the first-degree... more »
September 29, 2014 7:40 AM
MONROE - Police say a 29-year-old Monroe man was shot and killed during an attempted robbery. Three men in a vehicle had been approached by three armed men who demanded valuables from them early Sunday morning. When they refused, police say Marcus Montgomery, one of the people in the vehicle,... more »
September 29, 2014 5:05 AM
MIAMI, FL - Miami police are looking into why so many minors were present at a nightclub during a pre-dawn shooting. Among the 15 people wounded during the early Sunday morning violence at The Spot was an 11-year-old child. Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll says it was "very disturbing"... more »
September 28, 2014 10:39 AM
MIAMI - Police say 15 people have been hurt in a shooting at a Miami nightclub and that the youngest victim is 11 years old. Miami police said gunfire erupted around 1 a.m. Sunday at a club called The Spot. Police spokeswoman Frederica Burden says it's unclear how many shooters... more »
September 28, 2014 10:37 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting where one man was killed Saturday night.
Officials say Johnny Price, 23, was killed on the 5800 block of St. Gerard Ave. near Airline Hwy. He died at the hospital.
No word yet on the details of the shooting. Anyone... more »
September 26, 2014 2:15 AM
FERGUSON, MO - Police and protesters have clashed briefly in Ferguson just hours after the St. Louis suburb's police chief issued an apology to the family of Michael Brown. The black 18-year-old Brown was shot dead by a white police officer Aug. 9. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson appeared outside... more »
September 25, 2014 10:18 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man police said was shot while trying to grab the gun of a police officer during a traffic stop in August was released from the hospital and booked into parish prison Thursday afternoon.
Derek Davis, 27, faces numerous charges including battery and resisting an officer along... more »
September 24, 2014 11:01 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police have released preliminary information pertaining to a shooting officers began investigating early Wednesday evening.
A department spokesperson said it appears two people were shot at the corner of 35th and Cain near Gus Young Avenue. They were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
Detectives... more »
September 24, 2014 2:34 PM
CINCINNATI- A special prosecutor says a grand jury found officers' actions were justified in the fatal shooting of a man at an Ohio Wal-Mart. Special Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier (PEEP'-my-er) said Wednesday the Greene County grand jury opted not to issue any indictments in the Aug. 5 death of 22-year-old John... more »
September 24, 2014 3:30 AM
BIRMINGHAM, AL - Authorities say a man fired from UPS a day earlier put on his work uniform, drove to an Alabama package sorting center, evaded security and gunned down two former co-workers. Police say the shooter, identified as 45-year-old Kerry Joe Tesney, lay dead atop his gun from what... more »
September 24, 2014 3:24 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police say a man is in critical condition after he was shot twice in Baton Rouge late Tuesday night.
The shooting happened just before midnight in the 200 block of West Johnson St.
Police and EMS found the 36-year-old victim after shots rang out. The... more »
September 23, 2014 9:35 PM
HOUMA- State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting where a teenager was shot and killed Tuesday evening.
WWL TV, the news partner of WBRZ in the New Orleans region, reported on its website the shooting happened on Kirkglen Loop before 7 p.m. The street is southeast of downtown Houma.... more »
September 23, 2014 2:08 PM
BIRMINGHAM, AL - Police say the man who killed two people and himself inside a UPS warehouse in Alabama had been fired from the company just a day earlier. Police Lt. Sean Edwards said Tuesday that one of the victims had been a supervisor at the warehouse. Neither the gunman... more »
September 22, 2014 7:42 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating the shooting death of a 35-year-old pizza delivery driver. Police were called to investigate a man down in the middle of the street early Monday morning. When officers arrived, police said in a new release they found the unresponsive victim suffering from... more »
September 22, 2014 2:00 AM
CANADENSIS, PA - Authorities don't have the alleged gunman who is accused of a deadly ambush at a police barracks, but they say they've found the AK-47-style assault rifle that he was carrying. Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens said Sunday that police believe their massive manhunt is hot... more »
September 19, 2014 6:47 AM
WASHINGTON - A 27 year-old Washington area woman has been booked with two counts of attempted first-degree murder after her parents were shot. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz tells The Advertiser Jamie Kristen Fontenot's 59-year-old father and 58-year-old mother were taken to a nearby hospital following Wednesday night's shooting.... more »
September 18, 2014 9:27 PM
BELL, Fla.- A grandfather killed his six grandchildren, the kids' mother who is also his daughter and then himself Thursday evening.
"Tomorrow is going to be a tough day," Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz said in a news conference hours after the bodies were discovered. Schultz said the children... more »
September 15, 2014 7:57 PM
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA- A $40,000 reward is offered for information after a pregnant woman was hit by a stray bullet and she and her unborn child died.
Someone fired at a car a block away and the bullet hit 25-year-old Megan Doto in the face on Sunday.
She was... more »
September 14, 2014 11:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police say a gunman opened fire early Sunday morning in Tigerland after the LSU football game against ULM.
Witnesses tell News 2 that there were football players in the area at the time, but police say they weren't involved with the shooting or injured.
Officials... more »
September 12, 2014 5:45 AM
LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette police officer is in stable condition following an overnight shooting. The shooting took place around 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the Willow Apartments. Police say the officer was searching an apartment for a suspect in another shooting that took place Thursday morning when the suspect and the... more »
September 11, 2014 9:56 AM
INDEPENDENCE - Tangipahoa Parish deputies are searching for a gunman after a shooting in Independence.
It happened around 4:00 p.m. Wednesday on Blackcat Rd. According to investigators, a green Ford Expedition stopped in front of a home before the passenger got out of the SUV and shot the 25-year-old... more »
September 10, 2014 2:05 AM
FERGUSON, MO - Elected leaders in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer hoped to use their first public meeting since Michael Brown's death to promote community healing. Instead, they were greeted Tuesday night with anger, outrage and warnings of... more »
September 9, 2014 10:10 AM
VIVIAN - Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting involving two brothers. Sheriff Steve Prator says deputies and Vivian police responded to a call at the Monterey Hills Apartments around noon Monday. Officers found 28-year-old LaMichael Watson suffering from a wound to the abdomen. Det. Andy Scoggins said Watson... more »
September 9, 2014 2:04 AM
FERGUSON, MO - Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, say they plan to establish a review board to help guide the police department, as the city council prepares to meet for the first time since the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer. The City Council has... more »
September 7, 2014 11:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators say one person was shot in a neighborhood in North Baton Rouge on Odell Street, Sunday evening.
Baton Rouge Police are still investigating, and have not released the details of the shooting.
The victim was transported to an area hospital with multiple gunshot wounds,... more »
September 7, 2014 11:58 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans are investigating the shooting death of a 31-year-old man. Officers responding to a call about gunshots fired late Saturday night found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene, which was on Dryades Street in the city's uptown... more »
September 4, 2014 3:22 AM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Emergency officials in upstate New York say a police officer has died in a shooting in Rochester. Rural/Metro Medical Services says an officer was shot and taken to Rochester General Hospital, where he died. At least two other people were wounded in the shooting on Hudson Avenue... more »
September 3, 2014 1:50 AM
CLAYTON, MO - Lingering questions about Michael Brown could be answered Wednesday as two news organizations seek the release of any possible juvenile records for the unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by a Missouri police officer last month. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and a California online journalist have filed petitions... more »
September 2, 2014 8:04 PM
NEW IBERIA- A federal investigation will focus on the shooting death of a man who was in the custody of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office at the time of his death last spring.
Victor White III, 23, died from what has been described as a self-inflicted gun shot wound.... more »
September 2, 2014 8:38 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans say they have arrested a woman who initially told officers she shot a man who tried to force his way into her apartment. 26-year-old Martynenez Grigsby was booked in connection with the shooting of a 20-year-old man on Monday afternoon at a Poydras... more »
September 1, 2014 4:08 PM
BATON ROUGE- The family of 27-year-old Derek Davis said he has undergone two surgeries since a shooting over the weekend after a traffic stop on Morning Glory Avenue.
The family says Davis had damage to his kidneys, liver and colon after he was shot three times. Baton Rouge police... more »
August 31, 2014 10:56 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of the officer Monday who shot a suspected drunk driver after he resisted arrest early Sunday morning.
BRPD identified the officer as Matthew Jackson, a five year veteran of the Baton Rouge force. Jackson has been placed on paid administrative leave as... more »
August 29, 2014 3:55 PM
BAKER - Police said they arrested a man on other charges after he shot and killed a teen in self-defense Thursday night.
Officers responded to Heath Drive around 10 p.m. where they found 19-year-old Laquincia Wilkerson on the ground. Police confirmed that she had been shot and killed.
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August 29, 2014 11:37 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for a motive in a Thursday night shooting on Old Hammond Hwy that hospitalized a 32-year-old man and his 5-year-old daughter.
According to investigators, an unidentified person knocked on the door of the home in the 12000 block of Old Hammond Hwy, and... more »
August 28, 2014 10:49 PM
BAKER- Police are investigating a shooting near the edge of city limits that happened Thursday night.
Officers were dispatched to Heath Drive. A source told WBRZ News 2, police were advised that a woman was found on the ground, unresponsive. Investigators confirm an 18-year-old woman was shot and killed.... more »
August 28, 2014 11:26 AM
DETROIT - Prosecutors and the lawyer for a Detroit-area man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch are giving very different sentencing recommendations to a judge. Theodore Wafer of Dearborn Heights returns to court next Wednesday, about a month after he was convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting... more »
August 28, 2014 2:05 AM
OMAHA, NE - When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation. Within minutes, one crew member was dying from a bullet shot by... more »
August 27, 2014 5:05 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans report a fifth arrest in connection with a drive-by shooting that killed two people and seriously injured a mother and two children Police said 34-year-old Michael Finnie was arrested Wednesday in Chalmette on two counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted... more »
August 27, 2014 12:17 PM
RICHMOND, VA - The Army has identified the soldier who barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia base and then fatally shot herself in the head. Fort Lee officials on Wednesday say it was 33-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Paula M. Walker of Yonkers, New York. She was a human... more »
August 27, 2014 9:38 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A Bourbon Street shooting suspect has pleaded not guilty on two charges related to the June 29 gunfight in the French Quarter that fatally wounded one person and injured nine others. Le entered his plea Wednesday. The 21-year-old Le originally was arrested July 4 and booked with... more »
August 25, 2014 3:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - Neighbors on Tecumseh Street are demanding answers after a disabled man who was well known in their neighborhood was shot and killed by a homeowner over the weekend.
Investigators say the shooting occurred after a fight at 2602 Tecumseh Street. The victim was identified as 51-year-old... more »
August 25, 2014 3:50 PM
FORT LEE, VA - A soldier has died after barricading herself in an office and shooting herself inside a major command's headquarters in Virginia. Fort Lee officials said the solider was pronounced dead Monday after being taken to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. No other injuries were reported in the... more »
August 25, 2014 9:04 AM
FORT LEE, VA - A commanding general at a Virginia Army base says a soldier with a gun barricaded herself in an office, then shot herself in the head as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her. Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons says the soldier went on a rampage... more »
August 25, 2014 2:10 AM
ST. LOUIS - Hundreds of people are gathering to say goodbye to Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer earlier this month. A long line of people waited Monday morning in sweltering morning heat to get into the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in... more »
August 24, 2014 5:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - One man is dead and no one has been arrested yet.
Gary Andrus, 51, was shot and killed in the yard of his neighbor's house after an altercation broke out.
Police officers responded to the 2600 block of Tecumseh St. around 8:00 Saturday night.
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