April 30, 2016

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UPDATED: Multiple fatalities reported in Pike County shooting

PIKETON, Ohio — Shootings with multiple fatalities were reported along a road in rural Ohio on Friday morning, but details on the number of deaths and the whereabouts of the suspect or suspects weren’t immediately clear. The attorney general’s office said a dozen Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents had been called to Pike County, an Read More…

Man accused of shooting former Buckeye Smith described as ‘mild-mannered’

NEW ORLEANS — The man accused of gunning down former Saints defensive end Will Smith is a soft-spoken, respectful team leader who always calls older women “ma’am,” his pastor and his high school coach said. As Smith’s family, friends and fans come to grips with the local favorite’s death, those in Cardell Hayes’ sphere were Read More…

Investigation continues into fatal shooting of former Ohio State football player Smith

NEW ORLEANS — Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was shot in the back and side, according to a warrant read in court Sunday night before a magistrate set a $1 million bond for the man accused of killing him. Police said Smith, 34, was killed in a case of road rage by a man Read More…

Ex-Ohio State star Will Smith killed in road rage incident

NEW ORLEANS — Will Smith, who helped Ohio State win a national football championship and the New Orleans Saints a Super Bowl, was shot and killed in a case of road rage by a man who had rear-ended his car, police said Sunday. Smith was beloved by Saints fans for his role in bringing a Read More…

Two dead in apparent murder-suicide at Texas Air Force base

SAN ANTONIO — The fatal shooting of two people at an Air Force base in Texas appears to be a murder-suicide, authorities said Friday. Two bodies were found inside a room of a building at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Bexar County sheriff’s spokesman James Keith said. It’s believed the shooter is among the two dead, Read More…

Student allegedly threatens to shoot up Elyria High

ELYRIA — A 15-year-old high school student was arrested on an aggravated menacing charge Friday after reportedly threatening to bring a gun to Elyria High School. According to a news release issued by Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino, the freshman student posted the threat against the school on Facebook. A screen shot of the threat Read More…

Mother shot by 4-year-old son could face charges for allowing child access to firearm

PALATKA, Fla. — The mother of a 4-year-old boy who shot her as they were riding in a pickup truck should face a misdemeanor charge, authorities said Tuesday as they released details of the shooting for the first time. The mother, 31-year-old Jamie Gilt, put a loaded .45-caliber handgun underneath the front seat of her Read More…

Five dead after shooting in suburban Pittsburgh; multiple suspects sought

WILKINSBURG, Pa. — Police were searching early Thursday for at least two gunmen who opened fire during a backyard party in suburban Pittsburgh, killing five people and wounding three others. Four women and a man were killed late Wednesday during the party in Wilkinsburg. Allegheny County police said people scrambled toward the house as bullets Read More…

Lorain man arrested following shooting that wounded 6-year-old girl

LORAIN — An East 42nd Street man is in custody after a fight escalated into gunfire, wounding a 6-year-old girl. Around 6:49 p.m. Monday, Lorain police were called to a fight in progress on the 1900 block of G Street. Witnesses reported several shots were fired, one of which went into a front door of an Read More…

Peruvian drug cop struggles to recover from shooting as cocaine flow continues unimpeded

TALAVERA, Peru — Johnny Vega rarely carried his 9-mm pistol when he wasn’t on duty. He wishes he had that day. The narcotics cop was chatting with a friend on a park bench, the Andean sun burning the dawn’s chill off this highlands town nearly 10,000 feet above sea level. On that morning of Aug. Read More…