May 24, 2015

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Texas town on alert after shootout among rival motorcycle gangs

WACO, Texas — A shootout among rival motorcycle gangs at a popular Central Texas restaurant left nine bikers dead and 18 injured, and it sent panicked patrons and bystanders fleeing for safety, a police spokesman said Sunday. The violence erupted shortly after noon at a busy Waco shopping center along Interstate 35 that draws a Read More…

Police investigating Barbara Street shooting

ELYRIA – Shots pierced the walls of an Elyria home early Thursday and all witnesses remember seeing afterward was a silver or gold minivan driving down the street. Police were called to the 1100 block of Barbara Street around 3 a.m. Thursday after residents in the area called to say they had heard gunshots. One Read More…

George Zimmerman injured in Florida shooting

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — A lawyer for George Zimmerman says his client wasn’t seriously injured after being involved in a shooting in Florida. Attorney Don West says a bullet missed Zimmerman’s head in Monday’s shooting in the Orlando suburb of Lake Mary. West says Zimmerman was sprayed with glass from his vehicle’s windshield and Read More…

Gunshots shock Cleveland Street family

Shots were fired into an Elyria home at 444 Cleveland St. early on Thursday morning, around 1 a.m. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Mike Griffin never expected to have to duck for cover in fear for his life in his Cleveland Street home, but that’s what happened Thursday morning as a half-dozen shots were fired at it. Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino said no one was injured and when police arrived at the home in the Read More…

Islamic State claims responsibility for Texas shooting

WASHINGTON — The target of a federal terror investigation was one of two suspects in a shooting at a Texas cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, and the Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack. An audio statement on the extremist group’s Al Bayan radio station said “two soldiers Read More…

Three people injured in two shootings

LORAIN — Two unrelated shootings over the weekend sent three people to the hospital Saturday and Sunday. The first shooting happened around 1 p.m. Saturday when Darius Davis, 22, and Cashmere Patterson, 23, were shot near the intersection of West 23rd Street and Beech Avenue, according to a press release from police. Both were alert Read More…

UPDATED: Lorain man wounded in home invasion shooting

LORAIN — William Fiske said he was asleep in his home on Grant Street about 3 a.m. Wednesday when he was awakened by the sound of his back door being broken in. Fiske, who was in his bedroom, said he then heard Jimmie James, his brother-in-law, fighting in the kitchen with the man who had Read More…

Blackwater defense to appeal conviction for Iraq shootings

WASHINGTON — Defense lawyers are vowing to appeal the convictions of four former Blackwater security guards after a federal judge handed down lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq. Attorneys identified several issues Monday as likely forming the basis of an appeal, including vindictive prosecution and whether Read More…

Elyria shooting victim identified, two suspects in custody

Adam McNeal, 23, of Elyria, died in this mobile home in Colonial Oaks after being shot Tuesday night. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Police have arrested two men in connection with a shooting that left an Elyria father of two dead on his kitchen floor Tuesday evening. Deshun Jackson, 20, was charged with murder when found at his home in the 300 block of 13th Streeton Wednesday morning. William Shepherd, 19, also was charged with murder Read More…

South Carolina policeman charged with murder after traffic stop shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Dramatic video that shows a white South Carolina police officer shooting a fleeing black man after a traffic stop has led authorities to file a murder charge against the officer amid public outrage over a series of deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of law enforcement agents. The video, provided Read More…