April 14, 2014 |
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - When tragedy came in the form of a gunman to a Jewish community center here Sunday, it was two Methodists who were shot and killed in the building's parking lot. Reat Underwood, a 14-year-old high school freshman, had come to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City with his grandfather, Dr. William Lewis Corporan, 69, who was always accompanying one of his grandkids to some event or another. Reat, a Boy Scout, loved to sing and perform in musicals, and after years of waiting to become eligible, he had come to audition for a local "American Idol"-style competition for high school students.
April 7, 2014 |
FT. HOOD, Texas - Military investigators provided a step-by-step account Monday of the shooting at this massive central Texas Army base last week that left three soldiers and the gunman dead and 16 wounded. They also confirmed that a dispute precipitated the deadly incident. Officials had already shared the attack's basic chronology: Spc. Ivan Lopez, 34, opened fire about 4 p.m. on Wednesday, traveling from building to building and firing from his car until encountering a female military police officer, who shot at him before he took his own life.
March 25, 2014
Re "Where did all the bandits go?," March 22 Funny how things change. In 1963, people robbed banks. In 2014, banks rob people. The times, they are a-changin'. Bella Silverstein Santa Clarita So, there's a dramatically lower incidence of bank robberies in Southern California? Perhaps because traffic in Los Angeles is so congested, the would-be robbers know they can't get away from the crime scene by car. Toby Horn Los Angeles ALSO: Letters: Don't let political donors hide Letters: Keep fossil fuels in the ground Letters: Employers are deportation enablers
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 |
Police say road rage may be behind a car-to-car shooting on the westbound 210 Freeway in Sylmar early Friday that left one man dead. Responding to a call about a traffic obstruction, California Highway Patrol officers discovered the shooting victim inside his Mitsubishi on the Roxford Street off-ramp shortly before 1 a.m. The man was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name was not immediately released. “Preliminary evidence tends to show this is a case of road rage,” Lt. Paul Vernon said in a police statement. “Bullet impacts and glass fragments lead us to think the shooter fired at the victim from the victim's side of the car.” Vernon said the victim was in his 30s and may have been coming from or going to work. The CHP closed all westbound lanes of the 210 Freeway from the 118 Freeway around 3 a.m. to allow investigators to search for possible evidence.
March 13, 2014 |
PRETORIA, South Africa - The pistol, cocked and ready to fire, lay on a mat on the bloodied bathroom floor in the home of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, just where he left it after shooting his girlfriend to death, according to police. In an eerie virtual tour of the Pistorius house Thursday, seen via crime scene photos taken just after her body was removed, Pretoria's high court followed the trail of blood leading up the marble staircase and inexorably into the bathroom where Reeva Steenkamp was killed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2014 |
A 23-year-old gang member who was convicted this week of the murder and robbery of a father of two was linked to the crime through phone records and evidence at the scene, prosecutors said. Jesus Mendez, 23, was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder and second-degree robbery. A jury spent fewer than three hours deliberating before delivering the verdict in the 2012 killing of Jaime Sharif Abuawad , 27. Though there were no eyewitnesses to the shooting, Mendez was identified as being close to the crime scene in the 800 block of West 81st Street in Vermont Knolls approximately 10 minutes before the killing, said Deputy Dist.