5 charged in brazen shooting outside Connecticut courthouse

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say five gang members have been indicted in a brazen midday shooting outside a Connecticut courthouse that injured four rival gang members earlier this year. Four of the men were arrested Thursday and the fifth was already in state custody on unrelated charges. U.S. Attorney John Durham says all five […]

Lack of body cameras fuels suspicion in Chicago shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — A police force with a history of brutality and racism created a new crime-fighting team, but on one of its first forays into the streets, the group did not wear body cameras, which would have shown whether a man accused of firing a gun at officers was, in fact, armed. That’s where […]

Chicago homicides and shootings rise sharply in 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Homicides and shootings have surged in Chicago during the first seven months of the year. From Jan. 1 through the end of July, there were 440 homicides in Chicago and 2,240 people shot, including many of those who were killed, according to statistics released Saturday by the police department. There were 290 […]

Group sues police for any videos of man’s fatal shooting

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A conservative legal group has sued a Maryland police department for copies of any body camera videos of a fatal shooting of a man whose family says he was asleep in his bedroom when police opened fire. Judicial Watch Inc. filed its lawsuit against the Montgomery County Police Department, which […]

Outcry in Sweden after drive-by shooting kills 12-year-old

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Swedish government vowed Tuesday to find the perpetrators of a drive-by shooting that killed a 12-year-old girl in what authorities said appears to be the latest violence from suburban feuds between criminal gangs fighting over territory. “If we don’t stop the new recruitment of young people into the criminal circles, […]

Police identify 22-year-old man killed in New Haven shooting

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Police have identified the man killed in a shooting on Sunday morning in New Haven. According to Captain Anthony Duff, 22-year-old Carlos Gonzalez, of Meriden, was found lying on a sidewalk after being shot at around 8:44 a.m. on First Street and Kimberly Avenue. Gonzalez, formerly of New Haven, was then […]

Police investigate double shooting in Hartford

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Police are investigating a shooting incident that left two men with injuries early Saturday morning in Hartford. According to Hartford Police Lt. Paul Cicero, two male victims suffered injuries in the area of Ashley Street and May Street around 2:30 a.m. One of the men sustained critical injuries, and the other […]

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