One person is dead and another in custody after a stabbing that occurred afternoon on 6th Avenue near Music City Center.
According to Metro Police, the call came in just before 3 p.m.
The fight occurred between two people believed to have been homeless.Additional details about the stabbing, what led up to it, and information about the victim and suspect were not immediately provided
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A protest that began peacefully in California ended with multiple fires set, several cars damaged and numerous windows shattered.
The protest against police brutality in Oakland began calmly, news outlets reported. A subsequent march drew around 300 people with some setting fires and breaking windows.
A car dealership was among the buildings damaged. At least one car was set on fire. A fire was also set outside a bank. Demonstrators were seen walking past the scene of a car crash.
Photos and videos posted online showed marchers with signs and flags. Many chanted the names of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old who was shot and killed by an officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, and Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old fatally shot by an officer in Chicago.
People in the crowd threw bottles and other objects at officers during the march, Oakland police said in a statement.
One officer suffered an injury from being struck in the head. A community member was also assaulted, police said.
The statement said protesters dragged barriers into the road to block and delay responding officers.
Authorities declared an unlawful assembly and instructed demonstrators to leave. Police said the protesters dispersed peacefully.
There were no arrests, or citations issued.
Some businesses had boarded up their storefronts earlier Friday in anticipation of the unrest, according to news outlets.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say a 14-year-old boy was shot near a soccer field where he was standing with friends. The Portland Police Bureau said that officers were sent to a shooting just after 11 p.m. in the Portsmouth neighborhood. The teen was taken by private car to a hospital, police said. Police say someone in a moving vehicle fired one to four shots at the small group. Police say the victim was hit in the side and seriously hurt. He is expected to survive.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A former sheriff’s deputy in a northeast Georgia county was charged with aggravated assault after he shot at a car that drove away during a chase.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said it arrested former Oglethorpe County Deputy Michael Norton Davis.
Investigators say Davis tried to stop a 27-year-old Athens resident, Patrouski Hodges, for speeding. Hodges eventually pulled over after crossing from Oglethorpe into Athens-Clarke County on U.S. 78.
GBI said Davis’ patrol car hit Hodges’ Chevrolet Equinox, and when Davis got out and started giving orders, Hodges drove away. Davis shot three times at Hodges’ car, hitting it twice. Afterward, Davis chased Hodges about 10 miles (16 kilometers) before catching him. No one was injured.
The Athens Banner-Herald reports Davis was fired after the investigation requested by Athens-Clarke police. Davis had worked as an Oglethorpe deputy since 2017, according to the sheriff’s office. GBI Agent Jesse Maddox said Davis’ use of force did not match the crime.
The 35-year-old Davis, a Colbert resident, was released on $27,700 bail from the Clarke County jail after turning himself in. It’s unclear whether Davis has an attorney representing him.
Hodges was taken to the Oglethorpe County jail on traffic violations, while a passenger was checked out at a local hospital.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state trooper shot and wounded a man who authorities say threatened officers with a butcher’s knife as they tried to arrest him in Rochester for allegedly violating his parole.
The man was reported in guarded condition at a local hospital. His name was not immediately released.
No officers were injured.
Police officials said during a news conference that a fugitive task force that includes U.S. marshals, state police, Rochester police and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office were trying to arrest the man on allegations he had “skipped” parole in a burglary case.
After police entered a two-family house, a state trooper shot the man, who is in his 30s, when he moved aggressively at officers and ignored orders to drop the knife, police said.
The trooper’s name has not been disclosed.
“Our officer felt he was threatened, and he used deadly physical force,” state police Maj. Barry Chase said.
Hundreds marched through the streets of Chicago to protest the police shooting of Adam Toledo, a day after the city released a graphic video of a police officer shooting and killing the 13-year-old Latino boy in an alley two weeks ago. Demonstrators chanted “Hands up, don’t shoot!” and “No justice, no peace!” while hoisting signs with messages such as “Justice for Adam Toledo” and “Stop Racist Police Terror!” in a march that remained peaceful as night fell. The demonstrators observed a moment of silence and expressed solidarity with the boy’s relatives, who had implored protesters to remain peaceful. The rally began in Logan Square Park, about five miles (8 km) north of where the shooting occurred. The nine-minute video, recorded by Eric Stillman’s body camera, shows showed the 34-year-old officer chasing and shooting Toledo on March 29 at 2:30 a.m. in Little Village, a working-class neighborhood on the city’s West Side with a large population of Mexican Americans. Toledo appeared to be holding a handgun when he complied with Stillman’s order for him to stop. Toledo then dropped the weapon and raised his hands immediately before Stillman opened fire, the video showed. The release of the video came as tensions are running high in Chicago and across the country over the issues of policing and racial justice. In the latest police-involved shootings of people of color, an officer in a Minneapolis suburb shot and killed a Black man during a traffic stop, and now faces a second-degree manslaughter charge, the defense rested its case in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, whose death last year ignited a nationwide wave of protests. The Chicago Police Department said in a statement it was closely monitoring events across the country and deployed additional resources throughout the city. The department said it has also canceled days off for police officers in several units and teams. Businesses throughout the city boarded up windows over the past week in anticipation of possible riots and looting after the release of the video. The city saw widespread looting and rioting in the days and weeks following Floyd’s death last May. Stillman, a five-year veteran of the force, is on administrative desk duty pending an investigation into the incident. He attorney was unavailable for comment. John Catanzara, president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police union, told CNN on Thursday that Stillman had only eight-tenths of a second to make the decision whether to shoot and his actions were justified. “That officer’s actions were actually heroic,” he said. A smaller protest blocked traffic on Thursday when largely peaceful demonstrators were met by helmeted officers on foot, social media images showed.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Keizer man was arrested after firing a shotgun near a group of protesters in front of the Salem Police Department station, police said.
Police said Larry McFarland, 75, drove up to the sidewalk where about 20 people were had gathered earlier in the evening, The Statesman Journal reported. They were protesting the death of a 13-year-old boy by a Chicago police officer last month after authorities released body camera footage of the shooting.
McFarland stepped out of his vehicle with the shotgun, pointed it at the crowd and fired it into the air, police said. Salem Police said no one was injured.
Officers then approached McFarland and ordered him to drop his weapon, according to police. He refused, got in his truck and left, police said.
Salem Police conducted a high-risk traffic stop nearby and arrested him, police said.
He was booked into Marion County Jail and charged with unlawful use of a firearm and two counts of menacing, according to a statement from Salem Police. It wasn’t immediately known if McFarland has a lawyer to comment on his case.
Demonstrator Jordan Williams told the newspaper that a man pulled up behind his vehicle and got out of his truck with a shotgun. He said his friend yelled out “Gun, gun, gun!” and everyone started running.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A suspect’s attack against two Columbus police officers left one officer with a broken jaw and the other with a concussion, authorities announced.
Officers Andrew Mott and Samuel Clanin were recovering from their injuries Friday, according to a tweet by the Columbus Division of Police.
Body camera footage posted by police shows an assault taking place moments after the two officers responded to a call about a man threatening people with a knife outside Faith Mission, a downtown homeless shelter.
The video shows the suspect, Noah Andrews, punch Mott within seconds of him exiting a police van. Andrews then slammed Clanin against a police car, officials said. The video then shows Mott responding by tasering Andrews after he falls on the ground, according to the video.
The attack left Mott with a broken jaw in two places, requiring surgery, and Clanin with a concussion. Police said Andrews, who wasn’t injured, was charged with assault on a police officer.
The attack comes amid heightened tensions between Columbus police and the community.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A handgun-wielding man who opened fire outside the San Antonio airport died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, not from police gunfire as officials initially said, according to a police statement.
On Thursday, Police Chief William McManus said the man was fatally shot outside a San Antonio International Airport terminal hours after he’d shot at vehicles from a highway overpass in the northern part of the Texas city. In the Friday police statement, the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded that an autopsy on the man and evidence examined at the shooting scene showed the man had shot himself after receiving a non-fatal wound from Officer John Maines’ gun.
Police continued to withhold the identity of the suspect until the medical examiner could establish it conclusively.
The city’s airport was placed on lockdown after police got a call around 2:30 p.m. Thursday about a car driving the wrong way on a road at the airport, McManus said Thursday. On Friday, police said Maines stopped the car and confronted the suspect, who jumped from his car and opened fire.
No one else was hit by gunfire.
The shooter, who was not identified, was a man in his 40s who police have interacted with before and had a history of mental illness, McManus said.
The shooter is believed to be the same person who earlier in the day opened fire from a busy overpass in northern San Antonio, McManus said. The man matched the description given on the man seen shooting from an overpass, and the shell casings left behind matched the .45 caliber handgun used at the airport.