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  • Police: Surveillance video leads to woman's arrest in fiance's murder

    September 11, 2017 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say surveillance video led to the arrest of a woman after she allegedly shot her fiancé in the back, killing him. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, officers responded to an early morning shooting on Aug. 20. Police say 38-year-old Joseph Bunch III was... more »
  • Two shot in overnight robberies in Baton Rouge

    September 1, 2017 3:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say robberies led to two people being shot in Baton Rouge overnight. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, both shootings occurred sometime between late Thursday and early Friday. Police say the first shooting occurred on Monarch Avenue around 8:30 Thursday night. On Friday,... more »
  • UPDATE: Victim dead after being found shot on Florida Boulevard

    August 22, 2017 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman was transported to a local hospital in critical condition after she was found shot on Florida Boulevard Tuesday. She was later pronounced dead at the hospital after succumbing to her injuries, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. Authorities responded to the 11000... more »
  • LPSO: Break-up led to deadly shooting in Livingston Parish

    August 21, 2017 6:07 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - Authorities say a man has been charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend after he allegedly shot the victim when she tried to break up with him in June. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies arrived on the scene in the 36000 block of Selders... more »
  • BRPD: One hurt in shooting on Dutton Avenue

    August 13, 2017 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say one person was hurt in a shooting on Dutton Avenue Sunday night. The shooting occurred around 9:30 p.m. in the 5900 block of Dutton Avenue near Woodlawn. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, one victim suffered non life-threatening injuries. Check back for... more »
  • 6-year-old killed, teen brother arrested

    August 5, 2017 2:44 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - The teen-aged brother of a 6-year-old boy has been arrested for manslaughter after the child died from a gunshot injury. Gulfport Police say the 16-year-old fired a single round Friday night striking Zaylan Sparkman who was taken to Memorial Hospital in critical condition but died... more »
  • Deputy, suspect shot after altercation at Mississippi checkpoint

    August 2, 2017 9:30 PM

    COLUMBIA, Miss. - A safety checkpoint in Marion County led to an altercation that has left a deputy and a man wounded. WLOX reports it happened just after midnight Wednesday in the Foxworth community. Deputies asked Stephen Kitchens to exit his car after he couldn't produce... more »
  • Restaurant manager shot while protecting his mother

    July 31, 2017 10:06 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A restaurant manager in Louisiana was shot in the chest while trying to protect his mother from robbers. Shreveport police say Juan Zuniga was shot Saturday night and remained hospitalized Monday after being shot in the chest. The attack happened outside El Compadre restaurant, which the... more »
  • Interim police chief addresses violent weekend in Baton Rouge, says more patrols are coming

    July 31, 2017 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department has issued a statement from Interim Police Chief Jonny Dunnam after several people were killed in the area over the weekend. Chief Dunnam says the department is working hard to address the barrage of violent crimes that killed at least five... more »
  • Deputy shot on side of road in Mississippi

    July 28, 2017 3:53 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - A bullet-resistant vest protected a Mississippi deputy when someone shot at him. Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson tells The Sun Herald that the deputy was in a vehicle on the side of a road Friday, doing paperwork, when a man got out of a pickup... more »
  • Donaldsonville woman arrested for allegedly shooting victim in face during argument

    July 27, 2017 11:33 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A woman was arrested after she allegedly shot another woman in the face during an argument in Donaldsonville. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, 49-year-old Andrea Jackson was arrested on charges of attempted second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. Deputies... more »
  • Man shot with flare gun at hotel near S. Sherwood Forest

    July 26, 2017 9:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency crews are responding to reports of a man shot in the arm with a flare gun in a hotel near S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Deputies say it happened at the InTown Suites on Sherwood Forest Court around 8 p.m., less than a mile from Airline... more »
  • Community plans balloon release for officers killed in 2016 ambush

    July 15, 2017 11:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Locals are planning a balloon release outside of BRPD headquarters one year after the deadly attack which claimed the lives of three law enforcement officers on Airline Highway. The event will take place in the courtyard of Baton Rouge Police Headquarters at 9000 Airline Hwy. The... more »
  • Crews respond to reports of 16-year-old shot on N. 30th Street

    July 14, 2017 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Emergency crews responded to the 600 block of N. 30th Street where a 16-year-old was reportedly shot. Sources say the victim is in stable condition. The incident occurred on Friday around 4:30 p.m. No further details have been released at this time.... more »
  • Chicago's July Fourth weekend ends with flurry of homicides

    July 5, 2017 9:37 PM

    CHICAGO - Chicago police say an eruption of gun violence after the official end of the July Fourth weekend left nearly as many people dead in a few hours as were killed between Friday afternoon and midnight Tuesday. Police say there were 56 incidents in which people were... more »
  • Denham Springs police investigating Sunday night shooting

    July 3, 2017 3:11 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police are investigating a shooting in Denham Springs that sent one person to the hospital Sunday night. According to the Denham Springs Police Department, the shooting occurred around 9:20 p.m. on Martin Luther King Boulevard near Central Street. Police say the victim, who is not... more »
  • 1 doctor dead, several fighting for lives after NYC hospital shooting

    June 30, 2017 3:37 PM

    NEW YORK - New York City's mayor says one doctor is dead and several others are fighting for their lives after a gunman opened fire at a city hospital. Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at a news conference Friday, hours after a doctor with a rifle concealed... more »
  • Police: Shreveport shootings suspect may have killed himself

    June 19, 2017 6:38 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Texas authorities say a man suspected of being involved in the fatal shootings of two Louisiana residents is dead and may have killed himself. KSLA-TV is reporting that the Harrison County, Texas, sheriff's office identified him as 48-year-old Jonathan Manning. Shreveport police Cpl. Marcus... more »
  • Lobbyist shot is expected to make full recovery

    June 17, 2017 1:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - The family of a lobbyist shot multiple times during a Republican baseball practice outside Washington says he has undergone additional surgery and doctors expect a full recovery. In a statement Saturday, Matt Mika's family says he will remain in the intensive care unit at George... more »
  • Police: Girl, 4, fatally shot by 6-year-old in home

    June 17, 2017 12:58 PM

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Authorities say a 4-year-old girl has been shot and killed by her 6-year-old sibling in their South Carolina home. Spartanburg Police spokesman Maj. Art Littlejohn said in a statement that officers are investigating the Friday afternoon shooting. The statement says it appears to be accidental... more »
  • Shooter went to GOP baseball practice with list of names

    June 17, 2017 11:42 AM

    WASHINGTON - The man who shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others at a congressional baseball practice this week had with him a piece of paper with doodles and the names of three lawmakers. This is according to a person familiar with the case who was not... more »
  • Police: Man fatally shot during encounter with deputies

    June 13, 2017 7:05 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - Authorities say deputies in Louisiana shot and killed a man while trying to serve an arrest warrant. Louisiana State Police Trooper Brooks David says St. Martin Parish sheriff's deputies were serving the warrant late Monday at a home in Cade when they encountered a man... more »
  • Arkansas police officer slain; search ongoing for suspect

    June 12, 2017 11:36 PM

    NEWPORT, Ark. - A police officer has been shot and killed in a small northeastern Arkansas town, and manhunt is underway for the suspect. The shooting was reported about 7:30 p.m. Monday in Newport, about 90 miles northeast of Little Rock. According to an Arkansas State Police statement,... more »
  • Afghan official: Afghan soldier kills 2 US soldiers

    June 10, 2017 11:36 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan official says that two U.S. soldiers have been killed after an Afghan army solider opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar province, said Saturday that two other U.S. soldiers are wounded in the attack,... more »
  • Police: 2 Maryland teens found dead night before graduation

    June 7, 2017 3:39 PM

    MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. - Two male teens are dead after police found them shot in a car in Maryland the night before their high school graduation. Montgomery County police identified the teens Tuesday as 17-year-old Shadi Adi Najjar and 18-year-old Artem Ziberov. Northwest High School Principal Jimmy D'Andrea says in... more »
  • 13 people shot in New Orleans, most in single day of 2017

    June 5, 2017 11:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two people died and 11 were wounded amid the most shootings New Orleans has had in one day this year. The Times-Picayune reports police say Saturday's gunfire resulted in the highest number of shooting victims in a single day of 2017. As of Sunday morning, more than... more »
  • Report: Armored truck worker fatally shot near bank in Mid-City New Orleans

    June 1, 2017 6:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – An armored truck worker was fatally shot near a back in Mid-City New Orleans on Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. near the Campus Federal Bank near the intersection of Tulane Avenue and South Galvez Street, WWL reports . The truck worker suffered... more »
  • One dead after shooting on Washington Avenue Play Video

    May 31, 2017 8:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One man is dead after a shooting in the 5500 block of Washington Avenue on Wednesday night. The shooting occurred around 7:20 p.m. and claimed the life of 25-year-old Donovan Robinson. Police say Robinson was shot while inside his vehicle. Robinson was transported to the hospital where... more »
  • Report: Three, including toddler, shot on I-10 in New Orleans

    May 31, 2017 12:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A man, woman and toddler were injured on Tuesday night during a shooting on I-10 in New Orleans. The shooting occurred on I-10 east near the Poydras exit, WWL reports . Police said the victims were traveling east bound when another vehicle approached and its... more »
  • Teen says slain cousin shielded him during Mississippi shooting

    May 29, 2017 6:40 PM

    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. - A Mississippi teen says his life was saved by his 18-year-old cousin who shielded him from bullets. Caleb Edwards says when a gunman entered a home early Sunday, "I thought I was going to die." The 15-year-old talked to The Associated Press on Monday with his mother... more »
  • Police fatally shoot burglar after North Carolina woman calls 911 from closet

    May 28, 2017 8:05 PM

    CARY, N.C. - A woman who couldn't sleep told a 911 operator she saw a man sneak through the garage door of a North Carolina home. Minutes later, he was shot and killed by police. Cary officials released the 911 call from the home in the Raleigh suburb. Two women... more »
  • Officer fatally shoots man after he gets inside police car

    May 21, 2017 7:38 PM

    CONVERSE - A police officer in a small western Louisiana town fatally shot a man who managed to get into a police vehicle. Louisiana State Police said in a news release they are investigating the shooting at the request of the Sabine Parish Sheriff's Department. The shooting happened in the... more »
  • Cincinnati Zoo exhibit scheduled to reopen one year after Harambe's death

    May 21, 2017 4:24 PM

    CINCINNATI - An expanded Gorilla World exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo is scheduled to open in early June shortly after the one year anniversary of the shooting death of an endangered gorilla named Harambe. The Cincinnati Zoo director tells WXIX-TV they're excited to get the gorillas back outside. Construction began... more »
  • Man wounded in police shooting files $6M suit

    May 16, 2017 10:55 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - A young man who was shot and wounded by a Connecticut police officer during a fatal car stop has filed a $6 million federal lawsuit. The man's teenage friend was killed by police. Julian Fyffe's lawyer says he filed the lawsuit late Tuesday against Bridgeport Officer James... more »
  • Surgery successful for 7-year-old boy shot at Calcasieu Parish school

    May 16, 2017 7:04 PM

    MOSS BLUFF - The young victim who was accidentally shot in a Calcasieu Parish classroom Monday is on the road to recovery. Ronald Richard, the attorney for the boy's family, says that 7-year-old Gage Meche is awake and alert after what appears to be a successful surgery. While the... more »
  • Mayor releases statement on shooting of McKinley High student Play Video

    May 15, 2017 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome released a statement Monday in response to the shooting death of an 18-year-old McKinley High School student. The mayor offered her condolences to the family of Bryant Lee, a McKinley High quarterback who was gunned down at a graduation party over the... more »
  • Man gets 15 to 30 years for fatally shooting, taking selfie with teen

    May 15, 2017 1:13 PM

    GREENSBURG, Pa. - An 18-year-old Pennsylvania man who authorities say shot a friend and then posed for a selfie with the dying teen has been sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Maxwell Morton, of Jeannette, told the judge Monday that he didn't want... more »
  • Road rage leads to fatal shooting in Texas

    May 14, 2017 7:07 PM

    MAGNOLIA, Texas - Sheriff's officials in a Texas county say a 21-year-old man is in custody and booked into a county jail for what authorities are calling a road rage slaying of a 56-year-old man. Montgomery County Sheriff's Lt. Scott Spencer says Christopher Delacruz was detained without incident Saturday night... more »
  • Widow of slain BR deputy joins officers at national memorial

    May 14, 2017 3:49 PM

    WASHINGTON - More than 30,000 law enforcement officers and supporters gathered Saturday to honor members of law enforcement killed in the line of duty. Among those attending United By Light's candlelight vigil was the widow of deputy Brad Garafola, accompanied by her children. She and her children joined thousands... more »
  • Parents teach children about gun safety after deadly accident at apartment complex Play Video

    May 7, 2017 11:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Over the weekend, a mother mourned the loss of her 13-year-old son after he was shot and killed at a Baton Rouge apartment complex. "He was the life of the house. He was a good kid," Anita Barthelemy said. Family and friends gathered to console... more »
  • Police officer who shot and killed Texas teen is fired

    May 3, 2017 12:11 PM

    BALCH SPRINGS - Police in suburban Dallas have fired the officer who shot and killed a black 15-year-old boy riding in a vehicle leaving party, and the family of the teenager wants criminal charges filed against the officer. Balch Springs, Texas, Police Chief Jonathan Haber says the officer, identified as... more »
  • Writer Deborah Cotton, shot at a New Orleans parade, dies

    May 2, 2017 9:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Writer and cultural advocate Deborah "Big Red" Cotton, who was among nearly 20 people wounded during a 2013 Mother's Day parade in New Orleans, has died. Linda Usdin, a friend of Cotton's, confirmed Cotton died Tuesday at University Medical Center of complications from the shooting. She was... more »
  • Dallas police identify suspected gunman

    May 1, 2017 1:31 PM

    DALLAS - Dallas police have identified a 36-year-old man with a criminal record as the suspected gunman who killed one person and critically wounded two others, including a paramedic. Authorities said during a news conference Tuesday that Derick Lamont Brown was has been identified as the man found dead in... more »
  • One person attacked on Tiger Bend Road

    April 28, 2017 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Crews are responding to an attack in the 15000 block of Tiger Bend on Friday afternoon. Sources say that at least one person has been pistol-whipped. A News 2 crew is on the way to the scene. This story will be updated as more... more »
  • Police: Dallas supervisor shot by employee had just been married

    April 25, 2017 4:17 PM

    DALLAS - Police have identified the supervisor fatally shot by an employee at a Dallas office building as a 48-year-old woman who had been married just a month ago. Authorities said Tuesday that Matthew Kempf shot 48-year-old Lana Canada in a meeting room and then took his own life. Canada... more »
  • Coroner: Man dead after shooting on Wayne Drive

    April 22, 2017 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man who was shot in Wayne Drive near Winborne Avenue on April 22 has died, according to the East Baton Rouge Coroner. The man, identified as 32-year-old Lorenzo Dixon, was found shot several times while sitting in a vehicle in a parking lot and was... more »
  • Funeral services held for victim of Facebook killer

    April 22, 2017 3:09 PM

    CLEVELAND - Funeral services have been held for a Cleveland retiree whose shooting death was posted on Facebook. Family members on Saturday recalled Robert Godwin Sr. as a loving, gentle person who taught the importance of forgiveness. The 74-year-old Godwin was shot Easter Sunday along a Cleveland street. Gunman Steve... more »
  • Islamic State group claims Paris police attack

    April 20, 2017 3:50 PM

    PARIS - The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the shooting on Paris' Champs Elysees that killed a police officer and left two others gravely wounded. In a statement from its Amaq news agency, the group gave a pseudonym for the shooter indicating he was Belgian. The attacker opened... more »
  • Retrial denied for killer of NFL's Will Smith

    April 19, 2017 1:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana judge has denied a new trial for the killer of retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. State District Judge Camille Buras rejected numerous defense arguments for a new trial, including the claim of a newly found witness who said he heard more than two... more »
  • 1 dead, 3 wounded in Atlanta transit station shooting

    April 13, 2017 6:00 PM

    ATLANTA - A spokesman for Atlanta's public transit system says one person is dead after a multiple shooting. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority spokesman Erik Burton tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that four people were shot Thursday afternoon at the West Lake MARTA station and one of them has died. Burton... more »
  • Man kills estranged wife, student in San Bernardino classroom Play Video

    April 10, 2017 9:24 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - Authorities say a man told a San Bernardino school that he had come to drop something off for his teacher-wife before shooting and killing her and a student in a special-needs classroom. Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said Monday at a news conference that 53-year-old Karen Elaine... more »
  • Abbeville man injured after exchanging gunfire with police

    April 3, 2017 5:42 PM

    ABBEVILLE - State police say a man was shot and wounded in an exchange of gunfire with police in Abbeville. Abbeville Police Chief Tony Hardy told south Louisiana news outlets it happened Sunday evening. Police were investigating reports of recurring gunfire near a mobile home when a man began firing.... more »
  • Two hurt in shooting on Highland Road

    April 1, 2017 11:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are investigating a shooting that occurred on Highland Road Saturday night. Sources say two victims were shot on Highland Road near East Buchanan Street. The two victims were reportedly transported to the hospital in stable condition. There are currently no details on a possible... more »
  • Dog shot after charging at officers on Sherwood Street

    March 31, 2017 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a dog was shot after it charged at an officer while in the 4900 block of Sherwood Street. On Friday afternoon, BRPD officers attempted to execute an arrest warrant at a home in the area, when a dog from a neighboring yard charged at... more »
  • Woman hurt in shooting on Titian Avenue Play Video

    March 29, 2017 9:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting that left a woman injured on Titian Avenue Wednesday night. According to BRPD, the shooting occured in the 6000 block of Titian Avenue around 8 p.m. Police say the woman suffered non life-threatening injuries. The investigation of the shooting is... more »
  • Suspect shot in botched armed robbery released from hospital, arrested

    March 28, 2017 6:38 PM

    BREAUX BRIDGE - A man responsible for an attempted armed robbery last week has been released from the hospital and arrested Tuesday. According to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, 26-year-old Joseph Broussard Jr. and 31-year-old Drew Schexnider were shot while attempting to rob a Breaux Bridge homeowner at... more »
  • Domestic incident leads to shooting on O'neal Lane; One in critical condition

    March 26, 2017 8:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One has been hospitalized after a shooting on O'neal Lane Sunday afternoon. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, the shooting occurred as a result of a domestic incident around 5 p.m. One suspect was taken into custody. Sources say the victim was taken... more »
  • Pastor hopes to help family, friends heal as Sergeant Anderson is laid to rest Play Video

    March 22, 2017 10:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Healing Place Church has become a center of spiritual recovery to some in Baton Rouge over the past year. After last year's tragedies, including the slaying of three officers, the Alton Sterling Protests, and the August flood, their mission is to heal the world. David... more »
  • One hospitalized after shooting near Longfellow Park

    March 20, 2017 7:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are responding to a shooting that occurred near a BREC park Monday afternoon. The shooting took place around 6:05 p.m. on Kelvin Street, near Longfellow Park. Sources say one person was shot multiple times. The victim was taken to the hospital in critical but... more »
  • Bossier Police transport teen found shot in parked car

    March 18, 2017 7:55 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - Bossier City Police are investigating a shooting that's left a teenager with a life-threatening gunshot wound. Authorities say officers were called to a home about 1 p.m. Saturday and found a 14-year-old boy sitting in a car parked in the driveway of his home. Investigators are trying... more »
  • Nick Tullier visited by Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, Sgt. Bruce Simmons

    March 18, 2017 6:45 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - Several members of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office traveled to Houston, Texas to visit Deputy Nick Tullier Friday. The visitors included Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and Sgt. Bruce Simmons among others. A Facebook post showed the visitors standing alongside Tullier in his wheelchair. Tullier was... more »
  • Man wounded by police responding to Mississippi bank robbery

    March 14, 2017 11:23 PM

    RIDGELAND, Miss. - A 16-year-old bank robbery suspect in Mississippi was wounded after being shot by at least one police officer. Ridgeland Police Chief John Neal says the suspect was hospitalized with wounds that are not considered life-threatening. Neal says a masked person robbed a branch of BancorpSouth about 2... more »
  • Houston carjacker shoots, kills man because vehicle has manual transmission

    March 13, 2017 3:41 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - A man was fatally shot in front of his wife and 10-year-old daughter after being carjacked late Saturday night. According to a report from KTRK, the shooting happened just before midnight as 47-year-old Pedro Aguilar was sitting in his car in front of an apartment complex.... more »

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