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Illinois policeman fatally shot with his own gun: police

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The Illinois policeman killed in early September was fatally shot with his own weapon after a struggle, a local police commander told a news conference on Thursday.

The fatal shooting of Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz is a homicide investigation, but the possibility of suicide is not off the table, Lake County Major Crime Task Force Commander George Filenko said.

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(Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales in Chicago; Editing by Susan Heavey)


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Investigators see ‘xenophobic motive’ behind Germany shootings

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German investigators said Thursday they suspected a "xenophobic motive" behind shootings at a shisha bar and a cafe that left 10 dead overnight in the city of Hanau.

Hours after police found the suspected gunman dead at his home in the early hours of Thursday following a huge manhunt, federal counter-terror prosecutors took over the case.

The probe was of "particular importance" and there were "signs of a xenophobic motive", a spokesman for the prosecutors told AFP.

Sources close to the investigation confirmed media reports that text and video material was found at the home of the perpetrator, who media reported was a 43-year-old man identified only as Tobias R.

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Texas dispute ends in gunfire : ‘Over some toys, my brother got shot?’

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Dr. Carlos Chapa was caught in gunfire at a Dallas, Texas Dave and Busters Sunday afternoon as two people fought over a stuffed animal, the DFW CBS affiliate reported.

In what has become increasingly more common, a dispute was decided by guns when two arguing groups took their fight outside. The second thy exited, one group turned and opened fire.

“So I pick him up and drag him all the way through the whole building, around the corner and everything… ripped his pants, took off my belt, wrapped it around his thigh because I saw he was hit in the leg,” said Dr. Chapa's brother Emiliana.

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Thai gunman among 27 dead in ‘unprecedented’ mass shooting

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A Thai soldier who killed at least 26 people before being shot dead in a mall by commandos went on the rampage because of a debt dispute, the kingdom's premier said Sunday, offering the first official motive for the "unprecedented" shooting spree.

Sharp-shooters brought an end to a 17-hour-ordeal when they killed the gunman on Sunday morning after a night which seesawed between heavy exchanges of gunfire and terrifying dashes for mall exits by shoppers trapped in the Terminal 21 mall in Nakhon Ratchasima, also known as Korat.

Twenty-six people including civilians -- the youngest a 13-year-old boy -- and security forces were killed by the rogue soldier, said Thailand's prime minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha.

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