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Officer shot, man arrested in Brooklyn after fatal shooting


NEW YORK (AP) — An officer has been shot three times and a wounded suspect arrested after a fatal shooting in Brooklyn, police said.

Officers were on patrol when it was reported that shots had been fired nearby, according to the New York City Police Department. A few minutes later, they spotted a man walking briskly and when they went to investigate, the man pulled a gun and began firing at officers, police said.

Officers fired back and one was shot three times, including once in the vest, police said. The officer has not been identified and is expected to make a full recovery.

A suspect, 26, was shot in the leg and arrested, police said. A firearm was recovered.

Authorities are investigating whether the shooting with police was related to the shots reported earlier, police said.

Video of the initial shooting showed a man run up and fire shots into a white SUV, which later crashed, police said. The shooting left one person inside the vehicle dead, another with a gunshot wound that was not fatal, and a third uninjured, police said.

2 killed in I-70 crash, Missouri


BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — Two people died in a crash on Interstate 70 in suburban St. Louis that shut down the westbound lanes of the interstate ahead of morning rush-hour traffic, Missouri highway officials said.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the two-vehicle crash happened around 4:30 a.m. Thursday near Interstate 170. A stretch of I-70 was closed as an accident reconstruction team was called in to investigate.

Authorities did not immediately release the names of those killed or details of the crash. Authorities did not say when the interstate might reopen.

3 teens who died in river crash drowned


EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Three teenagers killed last weekend when their car crashed into the Cottonwood River south of Emporia died by drowning, a local coroner’s report said.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s office released the coroner’s report..

The wreck was discovered around 6:30 p.m. Saturday after an injured 15-year-old girl was spotted walking down the road. The girl told deputies that she had been a passenger in a car that crashed.

Authorities pulled a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix from the river with three people inside. The sheriff’s office said 17-year-old Chase Luby, 13-year-old Paxton Luby and 17-year-old Shelby Phoenix all died in the accident.

The injured girl was taken to a hospital.

Gunman opens fire at memorial site, killing man, wounding 3


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A gunman opened fire on a small crowd gathered at a memorial site for a shooting victim in Philadelphia, killing one man and wounding three others.
The shooting occurred around 4:15 p.m, as some crowd members were painting a mural on the side of a corner store and others were putting down candles and stuffed animals, authorities said. The group of roughly 10 people had gathered there to honor a person who was shot and killed at the site last fall.
The gunman approached the group and fired several shots at close range before fleeing on foot, authorities said. He remained at large.
A 20-year-old man who was shot multiple times in his chest, torso and abdomen was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a short time later.
Two other men — ages 23 and 29 — were both shot in the chest, while a 19-year-old man was shot in the arm. All three remain hospitalized, and their names and further details on their injuries were not disclosed.
A motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

1 dead, 3 injured after shooting in Kingsessing


Philadelphia police are investigating a quadruple shooting that left at least one person dead.
It happened just after 4 p.m. on the 5500 block of Kingsessing Avenue.

Police say one of the four victims, a 20-year-old man, died in the shooting. There is no immediate word on the conditions of the remaining victims.
No arrests have been made.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.

1 killed, 3 shot at gated Gwinnett County apartment complex


Police are on the scene of a deadly shooting inside a gated Gwinnett County apartment.

Gwinnett County police said they were called to the Preston Hills at Mill Creek apartment complex on the 2900 block of Buford Drive shortly before 2:30 a.m.

When they got to the scene, officials found one man killed and three others injured. 

Medics rushed the three living victims to a nearby hospital. Their condition and identities are unknown, but police have confirmed that the three victims are one man and two women. 

At this time, police do not have a suspect or motive in the shooting and say they are working to gather surveillance video from the complex to identify the gunman.

Because this is a gated apartment complex, police are not sure if the shooter is still on the scene or fled before officers arrived.

If you know anything that could help with the investigation, please call the Gwinnett County Police Department. 

Trans woman shot and killed outside apartment in Brookhaven


Police said investigators have leads in the homicide investigation of a transgender woman was shot and killed outside her apartment in Brookhaven.

Police said 36-year-old Sophia Arrieta Vasquez was shot dead at her apartment. 

Police said officers responded to a call of a person shot that morning to find Arrieta Vasquez suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the doorway of her apartment at 100 Windmont Drive. Police said she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Arrieta Vasquez lived at Atlantic Brookhaven Apartments, where she was found.

Police said she was likely killed several hours prior, at around 2 a.m. that morning.

Brookhaven police said Wednesday investigators identified a person of interest and a likely motive, though it’s not been released. 

“The motive has not been confirmed, by detectives,” Deputy Brandon Gurley said. “They have what they believe to be the motive. Until we can confirm that, it would not be something appropriate to release.” 

The victim’s family told police Arrieta Vasquez was transgender and preferred to be called Sophie.

Investigators have been working on the case since last week.

Man killed girlfriend, then tampered with scene


CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man who fatally stabbed and beat his girlfriend inside a southern New Jersey home and then tried to make it look like she had killed herself has been charged with her murder, authorities said Wednesday.

Edwin Zavaleta, 28, of Camden, also faces tampering with evidence charges in the death of Tonia Yamileth, according to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. Zavaleta remains jailed pending a detention hearing, and it wasn’t known Wednesday if he has retained an attorney.

Yamileth, 25, was found around 8:45 a.m. in an upstairs bedroom at her Camden home. She had a stab wound and blunt force trauma to her neck, authorities said.

A motive for the attack has not been disclosed. Authorities have not said whether anyone else was in the home when Yamileth was killed.

Armed person shot, wounded by detectives


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton police detectives shot and wounded an armed person as they were investigating an earlier shooting in the Ohio city, but the person’s injuries aren’t considered life-threatening, police said.

Dayton police said detectives were following up leads on the earlier shooting when they encountered several people on the porch of a home, at least one of them armed.

The detectives ordered the person to drop the weapon, but their commands weren’t followed and two detectives fired, hitting the person in the lower body, police said.

The Montgomery County sheriff’s office will investigate.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the man was shot in both legs as police were investigating a shooting nearby less than two hours earlier that injured a 17-year-old.

“Witnesses informed detectives who arrived on scene that the suspects fled to an address” nearby, said Lt. Col. Matt Carper, deputy director and assistant chief of police. He said one person on the porch of that residence matched the description of the shooting suspect, and one person pulled out a handgun.

“Detectives gave them multiple orders to drop the firearm at which time the subject did not comply,” Carper said. “The detectives fired multiple rounds and hit the subject in both legs. The subject is currently in non-life-threatening condition at a local hospital.” Three guns were recovered from the porch.

2-year-old shoots, wounds parents inside Maine home


WEST BATH, Maine (AP) — A 2-year-old boy in Maine shot and wounded his parents Wednesday after discovering a handgun on a nightstand, police said.

The 22-year-old mother suffered a leg wound, the 25-year-old father suffered a minor head wound, and the boy was injured by the recoil of the weapon, Sagadahoc County Sheriff Joel Merry said. All three went to the hospital.

“This situation, while disturbing, could have had an even more tragic ending. We are thankful that the injuries were not more serious,” Merry said.

The incident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s department and the district attorney, Merry said.

A 3-week-old who was in the room was turned over to his grandmother who lives there, but wasn’t home at the time of the shooting, officials said.

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