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9 wounded in Providence, Rhode Island, shooting


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nine people were wounde in Rhode Island’s capital in what police there believe to be the largest shooting in city history.
Of the nine, three had serious injuries and were “maybe critical,” Providence Police Chief Col. Hugh T. Clements told reporters at the scene.
He said multiple guns were used and it involved an “ongoing feud” involving two groups known to authorities. He said the shooting began with gunfire emanating from a vehicle, targeting a home. A person or people inside the home then returned fire. He described the participants as “young men.
The shooting took place just before 7 p.m. in the southeastern neighborhood of Washington Park, which Clements described as a typically quiet neighborhood.
Clements said an estimated several dozen shots were fired. Evidence markers showing where more than a dozen shell casings littered the ground could be seen in the distance. Police sealed off the area.
No arrests have been made. Clements stressed the investigation was in its early stages. Detectives were at the hospital interviewing the victims, who are between the ages of 19 and 25. Further details about their identities were not released.
He said police have made strides to get guns off the streets and thus called the shooting “very disappointing.” The suspects and the victims “might be one and the same,” he said, without providing further details.
“There’ll be names you may recognize; we certainly know from police work,” Clements told reporters.
Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza also addressed media at the scene, fielding questions in both English and Spanish.
“I’ve spoken with a number of the neighbors, and everyone is shaken,” he said, adding that he’s promised extra patrols and security in the neighborhood for the coming days.
Prior to this shooting, Providence had seen 19 gunshot victims and seven homicide victims by gunfire in 2021, Clements said.
Elorza also exhorted city residents to stop using gun violence to settle feuds, and criticized the ready availability of guns.
“This has to stop,” Elorza said. “The young people involved, believing that the way to solve their disputes is with a handgun — I mean, that can’t be the way.”

7 arrested, 2 wanted in Georgia shooting that injured woman


SANDERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Seven people have been arrested and two more are wanted after a shooting injured a woman in the parking lot of a middle Georgia restaurant.
The predawn shooting at a Sandersville Waffle House injured Kayiah Faulkner, 20, who was taken by helicopter to an Augusta hospital.
Police tell local news outlets that they believe gang members were involved in the shooting and that it is related to three shootings that
“The Sandersville Police Department will not idly stand by and allow young men to terrorize our city by shooting and injuring innocent people,” the police department said in a statement.
Warrants were issued for Terrance Oliver and Jaterious Sanders.
Among those arrested earlier are Charles Watson, charged with aggravated assault; George Reeves, charged with aggravated assault and violating probation; Alex Brown, charged with reckless conduct; Thomas Tanner, charged with possession of a weapon while committing or attempting to commit a crime; Malik Holsey, charged with lying to police and Mandarious Brown, charged with aggravated assault.
Also arrested was a juvenile, whose name and charges were not released

Suspect in Dallas killing arrested in Tennessee


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Texas man suspected of killing a person by pushing them out of a moving car has been arrested in Tennessee, the U.S. Marshals Service said.
Demario Montague was arrested by a fugitive task force in Memphis, the Marshals Service said in a news release.
A murder arrest warrant was issued for Montague, who authorities said pushed a person from a moving car in Dallas on March 31. Authorities said the victim was then struck by a semi-trailer truck and died.
Montague will be extradited to Texas to face the murder charge. It was not immediately clear whether he had a lawyer to speak on his behalf about the charge,

Family alleges medical neglect killed 18-year-old in jail


ATLANTA (AP) — The family of an 18-year-old who died in a Georgia jail said in a lawsuit that his death was the result of medical neglect by health care workers at the facility.
that Tyrique Tookes died after about six weeks in the Fulton County Jail. He “began to complain of chest tightness with constant intense aching pain rated 10/10 on pain scale and aggravated by laying down, palpating chest and worse after eating, the lawsuit says.
A physician’s assistant at the facility, who was employed by the private correctional healthcare company NaphCare, said Tookes could be experiencing “possible heart burn.”
According to the suit, the physician’s assistant recommended Ibuprofen, Tums, ice packs and fluids – and to follow up if symptoms worsened. It says no medical doctor or other supervisor signed off on the assessment.
Jail records showed that Tookes was given antacids and compresses over the next four days. A scheduled follow-up appointment was “canceled on release,” the lawsuit says, even though he wasn’t released.
Tookes wasn’t evaluated by any healthcare worker the next two days and was found unresponsive, according to the suit. “It was noted that his pupils were fixed, no pulse, muscle stiffed and non-moveable and his skin was cold to touch.”
An autopsy said there wasn’t evidence of injuries and that toxicology came back negative, the lawsuit says. Tookes’ cause of death was ruled “Cardiac Tamponade due to ruptured ascending aorta.” According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, cardiac tamponade results from blood or fluid building up and putting pressure on the heart.
WXIA reports that more than a dozen defendants are named in the lawsuit, many of which are NaphCare workers employed at the jail. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office isn’t listed. It said in a statement that the office doesn’t comment on pending cases, according to the station.

Elderly man dies in North Carolina house fire


GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — An elderly North Carolina man has died in a house fire, a sheriff’s office said.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said no suspicious or criminal activity is suspected in the death of Claro Grantham.
According to the sheriff’s office, authorities were called to the man’s home on Corbett Hill Road outside of Mount Olive shortly before 10 p.m. Firefighters arrived to find the home in flames, and after searching inside the home, they discovered the man’s body.
Authorities said Grantham lived alone at the home. The cause of the fire is under investigation, the sheriff’s office said.

Botched carjacking ends in crash that kills 3 teens


RIVERSIDE, Ohio (AP) — A group of teenagers whose carjacking attempt was foiled by their intended victim fled the scene in another stolen car but soon crashed, authorities said, leaving three of them dead and another in custody.
The attempted carjacking occurred ​in the parking lot of a shopping center in Riverside. The 33-year-old Dayton man refused to give up his vehicle and then pursued the teens’ vehicle in a bid to get the license plate number, authorities said.
Someone in the teens’ vehicle shot at the man, but he was not struck or injured, authorities said. The two vehicles eventually crashed around 11:20 p.m., and the vehicle the teens were in hit a tree.
Riverside police soon arrived on scene and found two of the boys who had been ejected from a vehicle. They were pronounced dead at the scene, while a third teen was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital. They were identified Thursday by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office as Ja’Sean Davis, 15; Da’Real Wilson, 14, and Ronald White, 16.
A fourth teen was found and detained by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base security forces. He was treated at a hospital and then taken to a juvenile facility. Authorities said they would likely file charges against him sometime Thursday, but declined further comment.
The vehicle the teens were traveling in had been reported stolen in Dayton, but further details on that incident have not been disclosed

Man dies in Spanaway after shooting at deputy who fired back


SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) — A man died in Spanaway after shooting at a Pierce County sheriff’s deputy who fired back at him, authorities said.

The Sheriff’s Department said a deputy interacted with the man at 4:48 p.m. and one minute later the deputy told dispatchers shots had been fired, The Olympian reported.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Darren Moss said the person was inside a van and shot at the deputy, who returned fire. A SWAT team was called and found the person dead inside the van, which was stopped outside an apartment complex. Moss says the deputy was not injured.

The Pierce County Force Investigation Team, made up of several local law enforcement agencies, is investigating.

2 planes collide midair above Denver, no one injured


DENVER (AP) — Two small airplanes collided in midair near Denver, leaving one aircraft nearly ripped in half and forcing the pilot of the other to deploy a parachute attached to the plane to land safely. Remarkably, no one was injured, officials said.

Both planes were getting ready to land at a small regional airport in a Denver suburb when they collided mid-morning, according to the National Transportation Safety Board and South Metro Fire Rescue.

“Every one of these pilots needs to go buy a lottery ticket right now,” Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Deputy John Bartmann said. “I don’t remember anything like this — especially everybody walking away. I mean that’s the amazing part of this.”

June Cvelbar told said that she witnessed the collision while walking in Cherry Creek State Park.

“I saw two planes in the sky. I saw a larger green plane, which I thought was a tow plane, along with what I thought was a glider being towed by it. I heard a noise but didn’t realize that the two planes had collided,′ she told KUSA in an email.

Cvelbar said she saw the green plane fly off and shortly after saw the smaller plane deploy its parachute. She said she initially thought it was a training exercise.

“When I realized that the small plane was going down I ran toward it. The pilot and his passenger were up and about,” Cvelbar said.

The pilot was the only person aboard a twin-engine Fairchild Metroliner that landed at Centennial Airport despite suffering major damage to its tail section. The plane is owned by a Colorado-based company called Key Lime Air that operates cargo aircraft.

A pilot and one passenger were on the other plane, a Cirrus SR22 single-engine plane that unleashed a red and white parachute to float to a safe landing in a field near homes in Cherry Creek State Park, Bartmann said.

It was not immediately known who owned the Cirrus plane, he said.

The National Transportation Safety Board said in a tweet it was sending staff to investigate the incident. Key Lime Air will cooperate with the investigation, the company said in a statement.

Pierce County deputy fatally shoots man in Spanaway


SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) — A Pierce County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man in Spanaway after the man shot at the deputy, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

A deputy interacted with the man at 4:48 p.m. and one minute later the deputy told dispatchers shots had been fired, The Olympian reported.

The person was inside a van and shot at the deputy and the deputy fired back, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Darren Moss. Moss said the deputy was not injured.

A SWAT team was called to the scene and found the suspect dead inside the van, which was stopped outside an apartment complex.

The Pierce County Force Investigation Team, made up of several local law enforcement agencies, is investigating.

No further information was immediately released.

Miami TV crew attacked filming fight on South Beach


MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A television news crew was attacked while filming a fight that broke out in Miami Beach on night, police said.

CBS4 reporter Bobeth Yates and photojournalist Ebenezer Mends were reporting a story about recent unruly behavior in South Beach when a group of people turned on them, Yates said during an 11 p.m. news broadcast.

“Just really shaken up. Been reporting for a very long time, don’t want to date myself, but about 20 years, and I’ve never been attacked like this on a story,” Yates said. “The ironic part was, we were actually covering crime on South Beach.”

The Miami Beach City Commission voted Wednesday to restrict early-morning alcohol sales as a way to combat unruly behavior. Starting May 22, last call will be rolled back from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. during a seven-month pilot program.

“An entertainment-only district has given us something we just can’t control,” said Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber during the commission meeting.

Just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, a 911 call came in regarding a large fight that had broken out on Ocean Drive, according to Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez. He said the crew was attacked when they began filming the fight.

Video shows several men asking the cameraman to stop filming. One man is then seen pushing the camera away.

“I tried to push them back,” Yates said during the broadcast.

At some point, Yates and Mends had what they believe was alcohol thrown at them. The crew was not injured, but police said their equipment was damaged.

Two men were arrested and charged with criminal mischief and battery. Their names have not been released.

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