July 20, 2012 |
A lone 24-year-old masked gunman entered a Colorado movie theater playing the new Batman movie and opened fire early Friday, killing at least 12 people and wounding 50, according to police and local media. The suspect, a white male, was found in the parking lot and did not resist arrest, CNN said. Witnesses described a chaotic scene, telling television reporters that they were overcome by noxious gas unleashed by the suspect just before he started shooting, and that they had to decide between staying on the ground, helping wounded victims or running away before the gunman was able to reload his weapon.
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November 23, 2013 |
A Riverside police officer fatally shot an armed suspect following a confrontation Friday night, authorities said. The officer was on patrol when he saw a vehicle with several people inside parked near a gas station in the 3000 block of East La Cadena Drive, police said. The officer approached the vehicle in a marked patrol car with flashing lights. That's when the suspect got out of the vehicle, brandishing a gun, police say. “The suspect engaged first and then the officer returned gunfire,” said Bryan Galbreath, public information officer for the Riverside Police Department.
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January 18, 2014 |
Palmdale sheriff's deputies rescued a wounded woman from inside a Palmdale residence, then hours later found the suspected shooter inside, dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The incident began early Friday morning when deputies responded to a phoned report of a shooting in the 37700 block of Christensen Court, according to Lt. Darren Harris with the Palmdale Sheriff's Station. The caller said that a woman had been hit by gunfire and that she was inside the house along with the suspected male gunman and two teenage boys.
October 18, 2012 |
A gunman in central Florida who shot four women - killing three - before turning the weapon on himself has been identified as 36-year-old Bradford Baumet of Sanford. About 11 a.m. Thursday, Baumet walked into the Las Dominicanas M&M hair salon in the Orlando suburb of Casselberry and shot his estranged girlfriend, 44-year-old Marcia Santiago, and three others. Santiago was listed in "serious condition" at a local hospital, police said. Santiago was scheduled to appear before an Orange County judge Thursday afternoon to seek a permanent restraining order against Baumet, court records show.
August 7, 2012 |
The family of temple gunman Wade Michael Page texted a statement to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter, expressing regret and asking for privacy. Page, who killed six and critically wounded three at a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple on Sunday, died in a shootout with police. The FBI is investigating the attack as a hate crime. A white supremacist, Page had most recently lived in Wisconsin but reportedly was from Denver. His family's statement reads: "As the family of Wade Page, we are devastated by the horrific events that occurred Sunday in Oak Creek Wisconsin.
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June 8, 2013 |
The shooting rampage that left five people dead in Santa Monica on Friday was a premeditated act by an emotionally troubled man who armed himself with high-powered weapons and at least 1,300 rounds of ammunition, law enforcement sources said Saturday. Authorities have not named the gunman, but law enforcement sources in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles identified him as John Zawahri, 24. Several of the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said Zawahri struggled with his parents' bitter divorce.