Jersey City, NJ-One police officer has been shot in the head amid an ongoing active shooter situation at a bodega in Jersey City Tuesday.
Sources described the attack as an "ambush," and said at least one man was holed up in a bodega with a long gun for hours. One suspect is believed to still be in the bodega while another may have tried to flee the store and escape to a nearby school.
Heavily armed local and state officers in SWAT trucks swarmed the scene, ducking behind doorways and store entrances -- some even crawling along sidewalks, closely pressed to the ground -- as they zeroed in on the bodega where the suspect was believed to be barricaded.
Gunshots -- dozens of them, it appeared -- continued to pop off throughout the afternoon, based on audio from the scene. The streets in the immediate area were totally empty of what would normally be heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
The condition of the officer is unknown at this time. The situation is ongoing and will be updated as information becomes available.
Fayetteville-AR- A police officer in Arkansas was shot and killed Saturday night while sitting in his patrol vehicle outside of the police station.
The suspect was gunned down by responding officers in a nearby alley.
During a news conference, The Fayetteville Police Department said the incident happened around 9:42 p.m. when officers inside the station heard gunshots, went outside and heard additional gunshots before they encountered a suspect behind the station fleeing the area.
After a confrontation with the suspect where the suspect was shot and killed, officers then found Officer Stephan Carr shot inside his patrol vehicle.
“It appears the suspect came into the back parking lot and just executed my officer,” Fayetteville Police Chief Mike Reynolds said at a brief news conference.
Reynolds told reporters that the suspect, 35-year-old London Phillips, of Fayetteville, was chased into an alley between the police department and the city prosecutor's office. Officers then "engaged the suspect," and shots were fired, injuring Phillips.
Three minutes after the shooting was reported, police said that emergency medical personnel responded to the scene, but both the officer and suspected shooter died of their injuries.
"Evidence shows that Officer Carr was ambushed and executed while sitting in his patrol vehicle," police said. Reynolds said the officer had been waiting for his partner in the parking lot when the shooting happened.
Carr had been a member of the Fayetteville Police Department since April 2017.
Houston, TX-A Houston police sergeant died Saturday night after he was shot in the chest with a semi-automatic pistol during a domestic disturbance.
Sergeant Christopher Brewster, 32, had been with the department since 2010. “This is a tough moment for our city,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said. “Today and in days to come, years to come, we will honor him as a hero in the city of Houston for the work he performed on behalf of everyone in the city.”
Officer were dispatched to the 7400 block of Avenue I about 5:50 p.m. after a woman called 911 and reported that her boyfriend was assaulting her and that he had two firearms.
When patrol officers first arrived, they did not see the couple, however they were then located near the 7400 block of Avenue L.
Police Chief Art Acevedo said, “When he exited his patrol vehicle, he immediately came under fire.”
Acevedo said 25-year-old Arturo Solis fired multiple rounds at Brewster, striking him several times before fleeing. Brewster fell to the ground, but was able to continue to relay information to the other officers about the suspect’s description and the direction he fled.
A neighbor said, “I heard five to six gunshots, right after that, not even 15 seconds, HPD started running.”
Another neighbor said she was in her friend’s house when they heard several.
At least one bullet went through the house. When they stepped outside, they saw Brewster lying on the ground. The gunman was running down the street, and his girlfriend ran into their backyard, where police later took her into custody.
Officers found Solis a few blocks away near Gallegos Elementary School. He was armed with one pistol and police later located a second weapon.
Solis has a lengthy criminal record, including having been convicted of assault to a family member in 2015, evading arrest in 2016, and burglary of a vehicle in 2017. He is expected to face a capital murder charge in Brewster’s slaying, but it had not been filed late Saturday.
Despite life-saving efforts, the officer died shorting after arriving at Memorial Hermann Hospital. The officer was wearing a bullet-proof vest.
Antrim Township, PA-Pennsylvania State Police arrested two people after they say a 1-year-old boy overdosed on opiods.
On Tuesday at approximately 5 a.m., EMS workers performed life-saving measures on the child on the 15000 block of Moll Pitcher Highway in Antrim Township, PA.
The baby was life-flighted to the hospital where he is in critical condition. State police said the boy tested positive for opioids.
Police executed a search warrant at the home and found several items of drug paraphernalia inside.
Police arrested the child’s mother, Amanda Christian, and her roommate Jesse Daugherty. Both Christian and Daugherty admitted to being heroin users and having heroin in the house. Christian related she 'blacked out' on the night of Dec. 2 from snorting heroin and woke up to the juvenile unresponsive and 'blue,'" police said in a statement.
Christian and Daugherty both face charges of felony endangering the welfare of children, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. They are each being held at the Franklin County Jail on $500,000 bail.
Emeryville, CA-An off-duty officer was attacked and choked unconscious by several juveniles after he tried to help a woman that they were assaulting.
The incident occurred Friday outside the Bay Street Mall in Emeryville.
Emeryville police said a woman returned to the mall and confronted a group of teenagers she believed knew the person who had allegedly stolen her cellphone earlier in the day.
The woman asked the teens to give back her phone and the group "became aggressive with the victim and began to assault her," police said in a news release.
Surveillance footage of the incident shows the woman approach the group of teens and grabs one by the arm. The other juveniles shove the woman and surround her.
A man, later identified as an off-duty California Highway patrol officer, tried to help the lady when the juveniles begin fighting him and leave him unconscious.
Police say the officer regained consciousness and pepper-sprayed a teen who was still assaulting him. Police arrested two juveniles for assault.
Watertown, CT-A teen brother and sister were both shot to death by their mother’s boyfriend, who then turned the gun on himself after an argument.
On Tuesday, just before 10 p.m., police responded to the Watertown home after a woman called 911 to report that her boyfriend had shot her children.
When officers arrived, 15-year-old Della Jette and 16-year-old Sterling Jette Jr. were found with life-threatening injuries. They later died at the hospital.
They later died at the hospital.
The boyfriend, Paul W. Ferguson, 42, was pronounced dead at the home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The mother was at the home when the shootings occurred, however was not injured.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Police Chief John Gavalas said there was an argument before the shootings between Ferguson and one of the teenagers. Della was upset over Ferguson’s smoking cigarettes in the home and raised the issue with her mother.
"It became a little bit loud," Gavallas said. "Ferguson was downstairs with the son watching TV. He came up and told the daughter to quiet down and not talk to her mother that way. They had a bit of a dust-up back and forth."
Gavallas said Ferguson went into a bedroom, got a gun and shot Sterling in the leg when the teen came upstairs to confront him. Della went out onto a deck and the mother ran downstairs to call for help.
Ferguson followed Della out onto the deck and shot her in the chest before coming back inside and shooting Sterling in the chest, the chief said.
Ferguson then locked himself in a bedroom and shot himself.
Ferguson, a convicted felon who was not legally allowed to be in possession of a gun, moved into the home about two weeks ago, police said.
Bowling Green, KY-Three people in Kentucky were arrested for allegedly buying and selling a months-old baby, police said.
The infant's mother, Maria Domingo-Perez, 31, sold her child to a couple she did not know for $2,000, according the Bowling Green Police Department on Tuesday.
Police learned of the exchange after officials at Parker Bennett Curry Elementary School received information about that child was no longer in its home.
Officer Ronnie Ward said that a staff member at the school had been keeping an eye on the family after concerns were raised about the welfare of her five children, including the baby that was allegedly sold.
A motive is unknown at this time.
Domingo-Perez did not have any relationship with the couple prior to selling her child to them, according to Ward. When Domingo-Perez was confronted by police, she allegedly gave "conflicting statements" before telling police she did sell her infant to Pascual Jose Manuel, 45, and Catarina Felipe Jose, 37, authorities said.
All three were charged with selling/purchasing a child for adoption, which is a felony, according to police.
The child, who was born in October, was taken in by Social Services along with Domingo-Perez's four other children, according to police.
Domingo-Perez, Manuel and Jose are all being held at the Warren County Regional Jail on $10,000 cash bond, online records show.