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  • Man shot near Florida Blvd., Police investigating

    February 21, 2017 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was wounded during a shooting near a convenience store on Florida Blvd. Tuesday evening. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. near the 12000 block of Florida Blvd. and Windsor Dr. The victim was shot in the leg, according to BRPD. He was transported... more »
  • Man sentenced to life in prison for killing deputy ex-girlfriend

    February 21, 2017 8:18 PM

    GRETNA - A 49-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend, who was a deputy with a suburban New Orleans sheriff's department. James Darby was convicted Saturday of second-degree murder after a five-day trial in the death of Sgt. Tracey Marshall. The Jefferson Parish district... more »
  • Man arrested for New Years Day murder in Baton Rouge

    February 21, 2017 2:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD has arrested a suspect in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred on Jan. 1. Police say 29-year-old Thailand Brooks was arrested for fatally shooting of 29-year-old Asha Davis in her home on New Years Day. Investigators believe the shooting was a result of a... more »
  • Baton Rouge officer suspended after allegedly shooting dog

    February 20, 2017 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer will be suspended for five days after he allegedly shot a dog. A spokesperson for Baton Rouge Police said Abraham Wilson III was originally set to be suspended for 10 days due to the incident. He appealed that decision last week... more »
  • Girl, 5, killed in accidental shooting by brother, 8

    February 5, 2017 1:21 PM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police in Florida say a 5-year-old girl was fatally shot and her 4-year-old brother wounded in an accidental shooting by their 8-year-old brother. The Florida Times-Union reports that the children were home alone in a Jacksonville apartment on Saturday afternoon when the shooting occurred. Jacksonville Sheriff's Office... more »
  • Police: Walmart customer fatally shoots suspected thief

    February 5, 2017 12:25 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Police say a customer at a Walmart store in Florida fatally shot a man who was among a group suspected of stealing two carts full of merchandise. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the shooting occurred Saturday after suspects left the store with... more »
  • Drive-by near New Orleans school kills two; packed ball game locked down

    February 1, 2017 1:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a drive-by shooting killed two men in front of a high school during a basketball game. WWL reports that Edna Karr High School's auditorium was at capacity and was locked down for more than an hour Tuesday night. Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said... more »
  • May 8 trial for Tulsa officer who fatally shot unarmed man

    February 1, 2017 12:14 PM

    TULSA - A white Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year will go to trial May 8. Tulsa police officer Betty Jo Shelby was arraigned Wednesday in district court. She has pleaded not guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the Sept. 16 death of Terence Crutcher.... more »
  • DA charges girlfriend of man killed by Louisiana deputies

    February 1, 2017 10:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A woman who was in a car with her boyfriend when he was shot and killed by two pursuing Louisiana sheriff's deputies last year has been charged in connection with the actions authorities say the couple took that prompted the chase. Citing court records filed Thursday, news... more »
  • 10 shot, injured in Tennessee at National Guard Armory

    January 28, 2017 4:02 PM

    BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. - Authorities say 10 people in western Tennessee were injured in a shooting at a party at a National Guard Armory. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Susan Niland says the shooting in Brownsville occurred before midnight Friday when a fight broke out at the armory. Authorities believe the... more »
  • Miss. Senate passes "Blue Lives Matter" bill

    January 26, 2017 3:51 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A bill to double penalties for crimes targeting police officers, firefighters and medics has passed the Mississippi Senate. Senators voted 37-13 Thursday to send Senate Bill 2469 to House. The "Blue Lives Matter" proposal says any crime committed against emergency personnel because of their status as police... more »
  • Wildlife agent shot 5 times to move from hospital to rehab

    January 25, 2017 3:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says an enforcement agent shot after a Jan. 7 traffic stop is expected to move Thursday from a Shreveport hospital to a rehabilitation facility in Mississippi. The agent's father, Darren Wheeler, told the agency that 25-year-old Tyler Wheeler of Monroe... more »
  • Sheriff: Suspect shot during undercover drug operation

    January 24, 2017 9:17 PM

    STUART, Fla. - Authorities say a central Florida deputy shot and wounded a man during an undercover narcotics operation. Local media organizations say the shooting occurred Tuesday afternoon in a hotel parking lot off Interstate 95 near Stuart. Martin County Sheriff William Snyder says the shooting appeared to be in... more »
  • Police: No plans to arrest man for fatal shooting at Slidell-area home

    January 18, 2017 12:30 PM

    SLIDELL - St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith says investigators don't plan to arrest a 24-year-old Slidell man who shot and killed another man outside his house. He says results of the autopsy on 22-year-old Seth Flores back up Shane Hicks' statement that he was protecting himself from a man... more »
  • North Texas police officer killed, suspect later found dead

    January 17, 2017 10:19 PM

    LITTLE ELM, Texas - A police detective has died after being shot while answering a report of an armed man outside a house in a suburban Dallas neighborhood. Little Elm Police Chief Rodney Harrison says Detective Jerry Walker died Tuesday night at a Denton hospital hours after the shooting. Fire... more »
  • Police: Officer fatally shoots man who shot 2, took hostage

    January 16, 2017 7:46 PM

    HERNDON, Va. - Police in Virginia say an officer shot and killed a man who shot two others and then kept a hostage barricaded inside a home even after it caught fire. Fairfax County Police Department spokeswoman Julie Parker told reporters Monday afternoon that after the home in Herndon, a... 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 »
  • Police kill man who fired gun outside Austin church

    January 14, 2017 12:13 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A man who Austin police say repeatedly fired an assault-style weapon into the air outside a church has been shot and killed by an officer after he refused to drop the gun. Authorities say the shooting early Saturday in northwest Austin culminated a series of events that... 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 »
  • Mom of three shot, killed at home with her kids overnight Play Video

    January 11, 2017 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A mother appears smiling, hugging her children in pictures taken during happier times and before her life came to a sudden end from gunfire overnight Tuesday. The kids, all younger than ten, started Wednesday without the mother seen playing with them and smiling in pictures... more »
  • Officer won't be charged in killing of unstable black man

    January 10, 2017 8:14 PM

    SAN DIEGO - Prosecutors say criminal charges won't be filed against a California police officer who killed a mentally unstable black man he thought was aiming a gun. San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced Tuesday that her office determined the shooting of 38-year-old Alfred Olango last September was... more »
  • Teen suspect who shot 11-year-old charged with negligent injuring Play Video

    January 10, 2017 5:09 PM

    BAKER – Police have taken multiple individuals into custody and arrested a 16-year-old male who is suspected of shooting an 11-year-old on Weston Avenue in Baker Tuesday afternoon. The teenager has been charged with negligent injuring, according to Baker Police. Authorities said that those taken into custody are being... more »
  • Man shot during apparent robbery on North 35th Street

    January 10, 2017 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating an early morning incident where a man was shot during an apparent robbery. The incident occurred in the 1200 block of North 35th Street around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday. According to BRPD, a 40-year-old man suffered from a... more »
  • Deputy killed responding to manhunt identified

    January 9, 2017 8:43 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Authorities have identified the Orange County Sheriff's Office deputy who was killed in a motorcycle crash when responding to a massive manhunt for a suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando police sergeant. The sheriff's office said Monday that he is 35-year-old Deputy First Class Norman... more »
  • Officer killed in Orlando, suspect at large

    January 9, 2017 10:47 AM

    ORLANDO - An Orlando police officer who was gunned down while on duty has died. Orlando police announced the officer's death on its official Twitter account Monday morning. The shooting happened near a Walmart store in Orlando earlier Monday morning. The tweet said, "One of our own was taken in... more »
  • Louisiana sheriff sued over deadly shooting during drug raid

    January 2, 2017 10:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal lawsuit claims sheriff's deputies shot and killed a 27-year-old man in his southwest Louisiana home after investigators improperly obtained a warrant to search his residence for drugs. The Dec. 26 lawsuit accuses a Beauregard Parish sheriff's deputy of relying on false and uncorroborated statements from... 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 »
  • Police in Illinois shoot suspect using man as 'human shield'

    December 27, 2016 8:40 PM

    NORTH RIVERSIDE, Ill. - Police in suburban Chicago have shot a man they say tried to rob a bank, then ran into a nearby store and held an elderly man at knifepoint. North Riverside Police said in a statement Tuesday that the suspect attempted to use the older man as... more »
  • Man injured following shooting on Clayton Drive

    December 26, 2016 3:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department responded to a shooting Monday afternoon in the 4900 block of Clayton Drive. The shooting occurred around 1:30 p.m. According to BRPD, one man was shot and his injuries were not life threatening. Check back for updates as more... more »
  • DC police: Knife-wielding man shot by officer dies

    December 26, 2016 11:09 AM

    WASHINGTON - District of Columbia police say a man shot by an officer when he ignored commands to drop a knife has died. Police said in a statement that officers responding to a domestic disturbance report in northeast Washington on Sunday found a man armed with a knife. Police say... more »
  • Officer shot in eye back home, forgives shooter

    December 24, 2016 11:34 AM

    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - A Clarksdale police officer who was shot in the eye early this year is back home, and says he forgives the 19-year-old man accused of shooting him. In February, Cpl. Derrick Couch was sedated and unconscious. He began walking in July. He was in Clarksdale's Christmas parade,... more »
  • Uber driver fired in 'self-defense,' killing man

    December 20, 2016 12:32 PM

    AVENTURA - Authorities say a South Florida Uber driver acted in self-defense when he fatally shot a would-be robber. Aventura police spokesman Chris Goranitis says the driver was taking a passenger to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport early Sunday when a van driven by 24-year-old Kevin DeVincent Johnson cut him off.... more »
  • Teen arrested for accidentally shooting friend; lying about drive-by shooting

    December 19, 2016 1:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 19-year-old was arrested for lying to the police about a drive-by shooting after he accidentally shot his friend. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested 19-year-old Javonte Miles for illegal use of a weapon and negligent injuring. On Saturday, Dec. 17 around 1:40 a.m.... more »
  • Official: Russia ambassador to Turkey has died after attack by gunman

    December 19, 2016 12:22 PM

    ANKARA, Turkey - A Russian official says that the country's ambassador to Turkey has died after being shot by a gunman in Ankara. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova made the announcement in a live televised statement. Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov was several minutes into a speech at the embassy-sponsored exhibition... more »
  • Dashing through the home: Teen shoots deer in living room

    December 16, 2016 12:19 PM

    FREDERICK - A Maryland teenager shot and killed a deer inside his house after it busted through his family's front door and ransacked their home. Ryan Manchester says he thought someone was trying to break into his home Dec. 5 when he heard banging at the door. Instead, he found... more »
  • California police thought man they shot had gun

    December 13, 2016 10:38 PM

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The police chief of Bakersfield, California, says an unarmed 73-year-old man was refusing to take his hand out of his pocket when he was shot by an officer who thought he had a gun because of a 911 call. Chief Lyle Martin said at a news conference... more »
  • Police: Officer fatally shoots gunman near Baltimore campus

    December 13, 2016 9:59 PM

    BALTIMORE - Authorities say a Coppin State University police officer shot and killed a man who fired at a car driving near that Baltimore campus. Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith said the uniformed Coppin State officer was on patrol in an unmarked car Tuesday night when he saw a man... more »
  • 17-year-old who risked life in Essen Lane shooting presented award

    December 13, 2016 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A 17-year-old boy who was shot and hit by a car while trying to help a woman on Essen Lane was presented an award by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. Daniel Wesley was presented a citizenship award by Sheriff Sid Gautreaux for his bravery in... more »
  • Police: 2 Georgia officers shot during traffic stop

    December 12, 2016 11:31 PM

    LAVONIA, S.C. - Police say two Georgia officers have been shot while trying to arrest a suspect in a stolen car. Multiple media outlets report that Lavonia police Chief Bruce Carlisle says the shooting started as a traffic stop. Carlisle says that when the two officers noticed the vehicle had... more »
  • Shooter insists Will Smith was armed

    December 10, 2016 12:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith in April has told a jury he did so only after Smith struck him several times and grabbed a gun following a traffic crash. Prosecutors say Smith was unarmed but Cardell Hayes insisted Saturday that... more »
  • Woman shot during apparent robbery on Arlington Ave. near Catholic High

    December 6, 2016 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 35-year-old woman was shot during an apparent robbery in the 800 block of Arlington Avenue , police said. According to BRPD, the incident occurred sometime around 8 p.m. Tuesday. The woman was transported to a local hospital. Police are currently searching for a suspect.... more »
  • Authorities: 10-month-old boy killed in shooting in Marrero

    December 4, 2016 12:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a shooting has claimed the life of a 10-month-old boy and left a man wounded in the New Orleans area. NOLA.com reports the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says it happened late Saturday afternoon in Marrero. The sheriff's office says at least five people were inside... more »
  • 1 politician, 2 reporters killed in Finland shooting

    December 4, 2016 11:34 AM

    HELSINKI - A police official in Finland says a local politician and two journalists - all women - are the victims of a fatal shooting in a small southeastern town. Police spokeswoman Heli Jamsen-Turkki said that the victims are the chairwoman of the Imatra Town Council and two local reporters.... more »
  • Sheriff's deputy shot in Metairie, shooter fatally shot by JPSO

    December 3, 2016 1:40 PM

    METAIRIE - A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputy was shot and wounded Saturday in Metairie, according to WWL-TV . The deputy was reportedly shot in the leg, according to WWL-TV. A JPSO SWAT unit was deployed to search for the shooter, WWL-TV said. JPSO said a K-9 led them... more »
  • Sheriff: Gasser beat up driver in 2006 incident

    December 2, 2016 10:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A sheriff says the man who shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight in a road rage incident was involved in an altercation a decade ago in which he chased down and struck another driver. Sheriff Newell Normand in a press release late Friday said in the 2006 incident... more »
  • Former NFL player, Joe McKnight, fatally shot in Terrytown

    December 1, 2016 5:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Former NFL football player Joe McKnight was shot and killed during an apparent road rage incident on Thursday afternoon. The incident took place near an intersection in Terrytown, located on west bank of the Mississippi River near New Orleans, WWL reports. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's... more »
  • Prosecutor: Charlotte officer acted lawfully in black man's killing

    November 30, 2016 12:44 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A North Carolina prosecutor says a Charlotte police officer acted lawfully when he shot and killed a black man in a case that touched off several nights of unrest in the city. Charlotte-Mecklenburg District Attorney Andrew Murray made the announcement Wednesday in the shooting by officer Brent... more »
  • Body of woman found on side of BR road Thursday night

    November 24, 2016 8:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Homicide detectives are looking into the death of a woman after an unidentified body was found near East Industrial Avenue. Police were notified of a deceased person's body on that street near Wooddale Blvd. Thursday evening. Police had little information about what happened. Here's... more »
  • Officer in Detroit 'critical' after shooting

    November 22, 2016 8:17 PM

    DETROIT - Detroit's police chief says a university police officer is in "critical" condition after being shot while on duty near the campus of Wayne State University. James Craig told reporters in the area on Tuesday night that the five-year police veteran was shot once and was in surgery. He... more »
  • San Antonio police seeking man with info in officer's murder

    November 20, 2016 3:08 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Police Department has posted a photo of a man on its Facebook page, saying "he might have information on the murder" of Det. Benjamin Marconi. Police are asking for assistance in identifying the man shown wearing a hat and walking in the photo. Marconi... more »
  • Minnesota officer charged in Philando Castile's killing

    November 16, 2016 11:50 AM

    ST. PAUL, Minn.- A Minnesota prosecutor says evidence shows Philando Castile, a black motorist, complied with a police officer and told him he was carrying a gun in the critical moments before he was shot to death. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said Wednesday that when Castile's body was pulled... more »
  • Police: Stepdad shot by stepson on Laurel St. Tuesday evening

    November 15, 2016 11:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man was shot by his stepson on Laurel St. Tuesday evening. Around 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, police were called to the 3000 block of Laurel St. in reference to a shooting. The victim, reportedly the suspects stepdad, was shot by the stepson in... more »
  • Toddler shoots 1-year-old shot sibling in car; Mother charged Play Video

    November 15, 2016 8:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a Baton Rouge mother was charged with second degree cruelty to juveniles after a 1-year-old child was shot in the face, reportedly accidentally, by a sibling. Investigators said she was on facebook when her child managed to find a 357 and shoot her other... more »
  • Brady St. shooting victim dies, Police in Baton Rouge work 3 shootings in 5 hours Monday

    November 14, 2016 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police worked as many as three shootings Monday. At 4 p.m., police were called to Brady Street where a shooting victim was located. A woman was shot and taken to a hospital in serious condition after being found in the 3200 block. The victim, Wykenda... more »
  • Alaska police officer shot; second man killed in attack

    November 12, 2016 12:44 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Police in Alaska say an officer has been shot multiple times in what they described as an ambush. The attack happened early Saturday morning. The man suspected of shooting the officer was killed, and the officer is expected to survive. Police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro says the officer... more »
  • Man shot in leg during potential attempted robbery

    November 9, 2016 8:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say one person suffered non-life threatening injuries in a shooting following a possible attempted robbery. It happened around 7:00 p.m. near the 5800 block of Victory Drive, according to police. They say a 55-year-old victim was shot in the leg, possibly following an attempted... more »
  • Louisiana deputy kills man who points gun at him

    November 3, 2016 10:26 AM

    HOUMA - Louisiana authorities say sheriff's deputy killed a man who shot himself in the chest and then pointed a gun at the officer. The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office identified the man as 59-year-old Wilton Henry, of Houma. Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said in a news release the deputy responded to... more »
  • Body found, police standoff ends peacefully in New Orleans

    October 1, 2016 3:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man was found dead in an Uptown New Orleans home and another man was taken in for questioning after a four-hour standoff with police. It all happened early Saturday. Police said in a news release that 58-year-old Richard Donovan had barricaded himself in one room of... more »
  • WBR Sheriff's Office remembers slain deputy and daughter Play Video

    September 28, 2016 6:29 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE – The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office was solemn Wednesday, just one day after Corporal Donna LeBlanc and her daughter were shot and killed. "Donna believed in the badge, she wore the badge, she took pride in the badge," Mike Cazes, West Baton Rouge Sheriff, said.... more »

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