Newark, NJ-A 16-year-old has been arrested for his role in a double shooting in Newark that happened outside of West Side High School last week.
Newark police said a 13-year-old and an 18-year-old were injured in the shooting August 9.
The 16-year-old faced aggravated assault and weapons charges. Police said he is from Connecticut and was in the area visiting a relative.
Another teenager, who is already in custody for a separate incident, is also suspected to be involved in the shooting, police said. The defendants weren’t names because they are minors.
There are no further details at this time.
Dallas-A social media rivalry between two Dallas rappers escalated into a shooting that left a 9-year-old girl dead days before school started.
East Dallas resident Brandoniya Bennet was stuck by a bullet in the head Wednesday as she sat on a couch after getting her nails done for the first day of school.
The suspect, Tyrese Simmons, 19, turned himself in Thursday and faces a capital murder charge.
Simmons allegedly went to an apartment complex to confront a rival rapper after the two exchanged disparaging comments about one another on social media. The other person did not come out of his apartment, so Simmons circled around to the back.
Then Simmons opened fire, shooting at the wrong apartment and fatally wounding Brandoniya.
"As adults, as parents as police officers, we're supposed to make them safe, as community leaders, we're supposed to make them safe," Dallas Police Department Maj. Danny Williams told the affiliate. "She was sitting in her house, she felt safe ... she was only 9-years-old."
Simmons’ bail was set at $500,000.
Two Tennessee teenagers have been arrested after police found a large amount of drugs and four guns on Tuesday, including two that were hidden in a teddy bear, according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.
Police said officers responded to a report that there were masked men carrying guns at a Nashville apartment complex and when they arrived “a person matching the desorption of one of the individuals” took off running through an apartment breezeway and into an apartment.
Officers knocked on the door of the apartment, and the leaseholder allowed them to conduct a search.
Police said they found An Que Lam, 18, and a 15-year-old inside the apartment, as well as several guns and drugs.
Officers found four semi-automatic pistols, with two of those guns stuffed inside a teddy bear. One of the guns was reported stolen in Texas.
In a satchel belonging to Lam, police officers found 167 ecstasy pills, 182 Xanax pills, 13 Adderall pills and 10 gram of marijuana. Officers also found an additional 16 Xanax bars the 15-year-old “concealed in his pants near his groin,” according to the Metro Police Department.
The 15-year-old also faced drug charges as well as handgun possession by a juvenile.
Lam was booked in the Davidson County Jail with a $46,500 bond.
Suspect released from hospital after shooting 6 Philadelphia police officers in hours-long standoff; lawyer identifies suspect as 37-year-old Maurice Hill
Philadelphia, PA-A gunman was taken into custody after he allegedly shot six Philadelphia police officers in the city’s Nicetown-Tioga section on Wednesday. The suspect surrendered to police shortly after midnight, following more than a seven-hour standoff.
Johnson says Hill was not injured in the shootout. Hill was taken to the hospital for a checkup and released around 3 a.m.
Hill’s lawyer reports that Hill called to to the scene of the standoff while he was barricaded inside.
“Maurice called me in a panic, obviously. He did not want this to end violently and he really was sort of taking an opportunity to speak his peace. I told him, ‘You gotta surrender, man” Johnson said.
Johnson says he first received a call from Hill around 8:30 p.m., hours after the shooting broke out and the officers were shot.
Charges have not yet been announced.
All six police officers were released from he hospital Wednesday night. A seventh officer, who was injured in a car crash while responded to the scene on the 3700 block of North 15th Street, remains in the hospital. The officer’s condition is not known.
Police were serving a narcotics warrant at around 4:30 p.m. when the suspect opened fire. As police exchanged gunfire inside the house, officers escaped through windows and doors. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said it was a miracle that officers weren’t killed during the incident.
Ross said multiple officers fired their weapons, however he did not know how many.
“Let’s be clear, the police did an awesome job today. They were very patient, this had been going on for hours,” Johnson said. “Commissioner Ross could have pushed a button long before he did, quite frankly. So I want to give credit to the police for having some sort of patience with all of this … This could have gone very badly earlier in the day.”
Two officers, who were trapped on the second floor of the residence, were released, along with three hostages, while police said the gunman remained on the first floor.
More updates will be provided as they become available.
New York-An off-duty New York City police officer killed himself on Wednesday, adding to a troubling increase in death by suicides within the New York City Police Department.
The officer with more than 25 years of service, whose name was not immediately released, because the ninth NYPD officer to die by suicide this year. Officials said he shot himself in the head at his home in Queens just after 6 p.m. He was then rushed to a hospital in Manhasset where he was pronounced dead.
Police Commissioner James O’Neill has declared a mental health crisis in the department amid the recent spate of officer suicides. He’s spoken out about the issue, urging cops to seek help if they need it.
"We must make sure our cops understand the process when seeking help during a crisis — their careers don’t have to be adversely affected," O'Neill tweeted in July, linking to an interview with WNYC radio about suicide prevention.
"It was a look I'd never seen before, and I've been on this force for 31 years," the official said. "I've seen murderers, robbers, nothing like this."
Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas, has been charged with capital murder in the mass shooting that left 22 people dead and more than two dozen wounded, according to court records. He is being held without bond.
Patrick showed no remorse whatsoever. The apparent look he had on his face stunned the 31 year old veteran of the department.
Crusius was arrested Saturday after he drove to an intersection just north of the store. Crusius got out of his car and surrendered to an El Paso motorcycle police officer, El Paso police Sgt. Enrique Carrillo said.
It is a sad situation indeed. 22 innocent lives were unjustly taken in this act of violence.
This story is being monitored closely and will be updated periodically.
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