Police officers Montrell L. Jackson, Matthew Gerald and Brad Garafola were shot and killed Sunday morning in a shooting near a gas station in Baton Rouge, less than two weeks after a black man was shot and killed by police there, sparking nightly protests across the city. Officials identified the gunman as Gavin Long.
It was Latin night at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, when alleged shooter Omar Mateen opened fire, leaving 50 people dead in the worst shooting in U.S. history.
A gunman opened fire inside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, engaging in gun battles with authorities during an hourslong standoff that killed three people and wounded nine others, officials said. The suspect was arrested Friday and identified as Robert Lewis Dear of North Carolina. –Tribune wire reports
A police officer forcibly escorted Baltimore Sun photo editor Chris Assaf away from the scene of a police-involved shooting on Feb. 21. He had been taking pictures from outside the police lines, but an officer told him he had to move back further. Assaf protested, stating he was within his First Amendment rights to be where he was standing. Another officer then forced him to move. The Sun is posting all of Assaf’s images from the shooting scene as well as photos taken by Sun photographer Lloyd Fox, who witnessed and documented the incident.
Lt. Eric Kowalczk, the chief spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department, said the department has opened an internal investigation into the allegation. He declined to comment more specifically on the incident, “because we have an investigation and we don’t want to prejudice that.”
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A lone gunman stormed into a packed terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport and opened fire with an assault weapon on Friday, killing a federal security agent before he was shot and captured, authorities said.
Twelve people were killed when suspected gunman Aaron Alexis opened fire at a Washington Navy Yard facility Monday morning.
‘These tragedies must end’ says President Obama as Connecticut community copes in aftermath of shooting
Memorials sprang up, and U.S. flags were flown at half-staff a day after 28 people, including 20 children, were killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. On Sunday, President Barack Obama, Conn. Governor Dannel Malloy, and a united clergy spoke at an interfaith vigil to console a community and nation shaken by tragedy.
A makeshift memorial honors the 12 victims of Friday’s Colorado theater shooting, the annual World Santa Claus Congress visits a zoo in Denmark, intimate apparel from the mid-1400’s go to university and more in today’s daily brief.