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Cops return seized gun to suicidal WA man hours before he fatally shoots wife, then self

Police returned a gun seized in May from a man who was reportedly suicidal and dangerous — just hours before he fatally shot his estranged wife and then himself. Sheriff’s deputies in Spokane County, Washington, had evaluated Christopher Henderson on Monday as a possible suicide risk after an alarmed coworker…

National Guardsman fatally shot by intruder at Tennessee armory

A 20-year-plus veteran of the Tennessee National Guard was shot to death on Wednesday by an intruder at an armory outside Nashville, and a man described as a “person of interest” in the case was detained hours later for questioning, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 5 p.m. local time…

Houston man who fatally shot six — including four kids — surrenders after suburban standoff

A gunman shot six people to death, four of them children, in what appeared to be a domestic dispute in a Houston, Texas, suburb late on Wednesday then fled the scene before surrendering to police after a standoff, a police official said. Harris County Constable Ron Hickman told reporters after…

Utah cop repeatedly drugged and raped wife on video before killing his family and himself

A Utah police officer who killed his family before taking his own life had drugged and raped his wife on videotape repeatedly, according to an investigation into the January murder-suicide. Spanish Fork police completed its 145-page investigation Monday into the deaths of 32-year-old Kelly Boren, 7-year-old Joshua “Jaden” Boren, 5-year-old…

Indiana 4-year-old wounded when another child finds gun in apartment

An Indianapolis 4-year-old was hospitalized Monday after he was shot by another child, reported the Indianapolis Star. Authorities said the other child was holding a gun that belonged to a parent when it accidentally discharged, shooting the boy in the arm. The victim was visiting the apartment of relatives who…

Texas woman shot in the face by stray bullet at ‘Mud Flats’ off-road racing event

A woman was struck in the face by a stray bullet while watching off-road racing in Texas. Sheriff’s deputies in Hidalgo County said the woman was wounded Sunday evening at the “Mud Pits” in Pharr, where spectators are bused onto private property by off-road vehicles. Two women leaving in a…

‘Proliferation of weapons’: Chicago police blame weak gun laws for deadly weekend

The Fourth of July holiday weekend brought an explosion of gunfire to Chicago, with more than 50 people shot and nine killed, authorities said on Monday. The violence was widespread in the nation’s third-largest city from Thursday evening through Sunday midnight, police said. There were 50 separate shooting incidents that…

No charges for CA deputy who fatally shot 13-year-old carrying toy gun

Northern California prosecutors have decided against bringing criminal charges against a sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a plastic replica of an assault rifle that the officer mistook for a real gun. The Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office concluded in a report unveiled on…

NYC cop charged with attempted murder in drunken shooting of random strangers

A grand jury indicted a New York City police officer accused of shooting up a car with two men inside after a night out drinking with other officers. Officer Brendan Cronin told investigators he had 10 drinks of beer or whisky in five hours April 29 before leaving a Long…

Missouri woman at July 4 celebration nearly blinded after stray bullet lodges in her face

A Missouri woman was shot in the face by a stray bullet after a July 4 reveler fired off a celebratory gunshot. Jan Brewer said she was enjoying the Independence Day celebration when she felt a sharp and sudden pain near her eye, reported KMOV-TV. She initially thought fireworks caused…

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