FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The Fort Wayne Police Department has closed the case of the 1988 Molotov cocktail deaths of three boys because the suspect in the case died of a drug overdose more than a year ago, police and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of killing his girlfriend and trying to kill his teenage daughter in a double shooting in Milwaukee has been arrested following an hourslong standoff in northeastern Iowa.
ELDORA, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for causing a 2020 crash that killed three people by driving drunk and the wrong way on a rural highway.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, have arrested a man on suspicion of killing a woman and severely beating her 4-year-old daughter over the weekend.
Jose Escalante-Corchado, 28, was charged with first-degree murder and four other felonies after the body of 24-year-old Mackenzie Hopkins was found Saturday submerged in a bathtub in her home, the Kansas City Star reported.
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of killing three people and wounding three others in an April shooting at a bar in Wisconsin was found guilty on all charges Tuesday.
The jury came back with the verdict less than two hours, including a break for pizza, after the closing arguments in the trial of Rakayo Vinson, 25, who was charged in the deaths of 24-year-old Cedric Gaston; 26-year-old Atkeem Stevenson; and 22-year-old Kevin Donaldson, all of Kenosha.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Bail was set at $1 million Tuesday for a Three Forks man charged with killing two brothers during a weekend fight.
Zachary Eugene Norman, 24, made an initial appearance in Gallatin County Justice Court on two counts of deliberate homicide for the shootings early Saturday that killed Chase Estabrook, 32, of Butte and Brendan Estabrook, 31, of Three Forks.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two Helena-area men were charged Tuesday with deliberate homicide in the death of a man whose frozen body was discovered along Rimini Road southeast of Helena last week.
Lewis and Clark County Justice of the Peace Michael Swingley set bail at $75,000 each for Brandon Michael Beckman and Robert John Harvel, 31.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Three teens were charged Tuesday in the shooting of an-duty Milwaukee police detective who intervened during an armed robbery after one of the suspects was unsuccessful in an attempted carjacking.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence, Rhode Island's first homicide victim of 2022 was identified by police on Tuesday as a resident of Maine.
Biniam Tsegai, 35, of Portland, Maine, and Merhawi Berhe, 28, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, had apparently been at an illegal after hours club when they were approached by a group of four men on the street at about 3 a.m.
Las Vegas police are investigating after a man was found shot to death in a car outside an apartment complex.
Authorities say officers responded to several calls about gunfire around 3:45 a.m.
GALENA, Mo. (AP) — Two people have been charged with tampering with evidence in the shooting death of a Galena man in November, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.
Billy Mack Walker, 58, died from a gunshot wound in late November.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the young girl fatally shot over the weekend in Milwaukee.
Police say they are investigating the death of 8-year-old Tiana Huddleston as a homicide.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say they are investigating the Saturday afternoon shooting death of an 8-year-old girl as a homicide.
A 47-year-old man is accused of handling a firearm that discharged and struck the girl, who died at a nearby hospital.
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Kalispell man has been convicted of deliberate homicide in the December 2020 death of his wife.
A Flathead County jury deliberated for five hours on Friday before finding Bradley Jay Hillious, 35, guilty in the death of Amanda Hillious, 33, the Flathead Beacon reported.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police are investigating the death of a man who was found shot inside a vehicle.
Kansas City police spokesman Sgt. Jake Becchina said gunshots were reported just before 9:30 p.m.
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities found a homicide suspect dead while serving a search warrant at a home in Northern California, officials said.
Robert Miller was suspected in the shooting death of Kimberly Sosa, 41, whose body was found Jan.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A $10,000 reward is now available to help solve a nearly three decade-old triple homicide that happened in the village of Clifton.
Twenty-nine-years ago, the bodies of Thomas Johnson, 81, his wife, Mary, 77, and oldest son David, 43, were found inside their home on Jan.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Year-end data compiled from multiple agencies in Clark County showed that law enforcement investigated at least 245 homicides in 2021, a newspaper reported.
The total topped 2017, when 264 people were killed including 58 in the immediate aftermath of the Oct.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In 2021 Portland, Oregon, recorded 90 homicides amid a surge in gun violence, shattering the city’s previous high of 66 set more than three decades ago.
The number of homicides in Portland surpassed more populous cities like San Francisco and Boston — and more than double the number of slayings last year in its larger Pacific Northwest neighbor Seattle.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Police said Saturday they are investigating as a homicide the death of a Topeka man whose body was found a day earlier.
The man was identified as 39-year-old Mack Lee, the Topeka Police Department said in a news release.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 19-year-old man killed in a shootout with Las Vegas police SWAT officers as they burst into an apartment was not the suspect in a murder investigation that prompted the raid, a department official said.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens more when he drove an SUV through a suburban Christmas parade must stand trial, a court commissioner ordered Friday.
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Nogales police say a homicide suspect was shot and wounded in an exchange of gunfire with officers following a pursuit.
Police said Friday that 42-year-old Gustavo Aguilar Chavez was jailed after being treated at a Tucson hospital for injuries that weren't life-threatening.
VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities investigating the fatal shootings of three teenagers in central California said Thursday they have arrested three men suspected in the killings and two dozen other gang members connected to a drugs and weapons trafficking operation.
TWIN PEAKS, Calif. (AP) — Deputies have arrested a 70-year-old woman in connection with a cold case homicide in Twin Peaks, California, where a man was fatally shot in 1993, authorities said Thursday.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City woman accused of driving drunk and fatally hitting her friend with her vehicle during an argument has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
According to Pennington County prosecutors, 51-year-old Rochelle Seminole had a blood alcohol content of more than three times the legal limit in May of 2019 when she argued with 37-year-old Kimberly Clifford in the parking lot of a Rapid City Walmart.
BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — A man has been charged with fatally shooting a woman's ex-boyfriend after the former couple got into an argument in the St. Louis area.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Amid growing concern about violent crime in New Mexico's most populous city, Albuquerque police say detectives responded to three different shooting scenes in a 10-hour span to launch homicide investigations.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A fugitive wanted in connection with a double homicide last week in Georgia has been arrested in northern Arizona, federal authorities said Wednesday.
CAMBRIDGE, Minn. (AP) — Human remains found buried in Isanti County in 2003 have finally been identified as a 22-year-old man missing since 1970, sheriff's officials said Wednesday.
According to the Isanti County Sheriff's Office, investigators have long believed Donald Rindahl was a homicide victim, but his death has been classified as undetermined.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The trial for a Wisconsin man accused of killing and dismembering his parents has been postponed because he tested positive for COVID-19, according to court officials.
The test result Tuesday for Chandler Halderson, 23, comes a day after the National Guard tested all the inmates in the Dane County Jail because of a surging number of coronavirus cases.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Oglala Sioux tribal police and the FBI say they are investigating a triple homicide near Manderson.
According to the FBI, two men and a woman were fatally shot in the early morning hours last Wednesday at a home in Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
LARNED, Kan. (AP) — Authorities investigating a triple homicide in central Kansas have determined that a man fatally shot his estranged wife and his 12-year-old son before killing himself.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that 44-year-old Jon Smith arrived at Shala Smith’s Larned home around 3 a.m.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Overall crime in North Carolina's largest city dropped by 5% in 2021, and police say there were declines in several major categories including violent crime and homicides.
The end-of-year crime statistics released Monday evening by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department say there were 7,554 violent crimes reported in Charlotte in 2021, compared to 8,090 in 2020.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Trace Christenson, an award-winning reporter for nearly 40 years at the Battle Creek Enquirer, has died after a fall at his home. He was 72.
Christenson fell down stairs Saturday and suffered a traumatic head injury.
BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — An Oregon man sought in the fatal shooting of his girlfriend in Arizona has been arrested in Nevada, police in Arizona said.
The Bullhead City Police Department said Ryan Clark, 37, of Medford, was arrested and jailed Thursday after leaving a hotel in Las Vegas on an Arizona homicide warrant in the death of 28-year-old Megan Rae Jean Hannah, of Medford.
BUCKLEY, Wash. (AP) — A homicide suspect is dead after he allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend and fled the scene.
Buckley Police say they got a call just after midnight Sunday that a woman had been shot and killed by her boyfriend at a home on Montezuma Drive in Carbonado.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A series of violent incidents in Baltimore Sunday left one man dead and three others injured, police said.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff in South Carolina hopes new technology can join with a guilty conscience to help his investigators solve the killing of a mother, father and son in their Spartanburg County home nearly 30 years ago.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say officers found a man dead inside a vehicle parked outside a liquor store in southeastern Omaha Saturday night.
Police said 30-year-old Kiaris Avant was found with a gunshot wound to the head near 30th and U streets shortly after 8 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police say a man was shot and killed Saturday night in the city's first homicide of the year.
Officers responded at 9:40 p.m. to a report of shots fired in the 4200 block of 11th Avenue South and a vehicle that had crashed into parked cars.
A Chinese immigrant who was brutally attacked in April while collecting cans in East Harlem has died of his injuries, and his case is now deemed a homicide, New York City police said Saturday.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have charged a 26-year-old man in the death of a 2-year-old toddler in Fayetteville.
WRAL-TV reports that Fayetteville police arrested and charged Keshawn Ayers on Friday night.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison in the shooting death of a man in Sioux Falls.
The Argus Leader reports Josue Emmanuel Hernandez of Sioux Falls was sentenced Friday in the Dec.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House has voted to shorten the list of crimes that would send children to locked facilities but it drew the line at prohibiting life sentences for minors.
The House voted Thursday to remove simple assault and non-violent offenses from those that can be used to hold minors in institutional settings.
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to four years in prison for crashing his pickup truck through the wall of a house south of Kalispell, killing a man who was sleeping inside.
Thomas Owen Lefevre, 22, was sentenced to 20 years in prison with 16 years suspended during a hearing Thursday before District Court Judge Heidi Ulbricht in Kalispell.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A man charged in the death of his infant son will now face an aggravated murder count after the child's death was ruled a homicide, authorities announced Friday.
Earnest Alexander, 35, of Cleveland, initially was charged with child endangerment in the death of 3-month-old King Kai Alexander.
LONDON (AP) — The teenage blood being increasingly shed on the streets of London made Arsenal realize it had to use its platform as an English Premier League club to help curb the scourge of youth violence.
AUBURN, Wash. (AP) — A shooting that left three family members dead appears to be homicide-suicide, though police are still investigating, the Auburn police said.
Officers received reports of gunshots coming from a home on 66th Street Southeast just before 7 p.m.