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March 28, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Gunshots struck five vehicles on a stretch of Interstate 64 west of Charlottesville, injuring two motorists and prompting officials to close nearby schools and increase police presence along the highway. Investigators hunted for two or more people in the shootings, which closed I-64 for six hours for 20 miles from Charlottesville to Waynesboro. Police also had a possible lead on a vehicle used in the shootings: an AMC Gremlin seen on a surveillance camera near a credit union in Waynesboro, where evidence of gunshots was found.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A knife-wielding man was shot and killed Friday night during a confrontation with deputies outside a home in Maywood, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff's deputies from the East Los Angeles Station responded around 11:06 p.m. to a report of a man attempting to commit suicide at a home in the 3800 block of 56th Street, according to a department statement. The caller told authorities the man was holding a knife to his stomach, the statement said. When deputies arrived they saw the man holding in his right hand a long metal object that resembled a knife, authorities said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1997 | MAYRAV SAAR and NICHOLAS RICCARDI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The mystery surrounding last month's slayings of six Pomona residents began to unravel Thursday when police revealed that they had arrested two gang members and charged them with murder in connection with four of the shootings. For several weeks since an alleged gang rampage took the lives of apparently unconnected residents, police reported that they had no suspects, no motives and no leads.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Most film productions tend to spend a lot of time shooting a relatively narrow range of subject matter. "One Day on Earth" takes a slightly different approach. "Think globally, film locally" could be the motto for "Earth," a crowd-sourced film project originally founded to document a single 24-hour period with video snapshots from around the world. After holding three such events since 2010, the project's creators are now zooming in further with "Your Day. Your City. Your Future," a similar 24-hour collaboration that will take place across 11 American urban centers, including Los Angeles, and explore the issues and cultures poised to define cities over the next 20 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The father of a teenager who killed a 12-year-old acquaintance has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of improperly storing a gun. David Glen Tillotson, 41, of Foresthill must serve five years' probation, do 300 hours of community service and will not be allowed to own a gun. His son, then 15, accidentally shot Justin Kosinski in March, and has pleaded guilty to felony involuntary manslaughter.
NATIONAL
July 9, 2003 | Scott Gold and Lianne Hart, Times Staff Writers
A Mississippi man who had spoken openly about his hatred of blacks and his capacity for killing went on a rampage Tuesday morning at the defense plant where he worked, fatally shooting five and wounding nine before taking his own life with a shotgun, authorities and area residents said. Investigators identified the gunman as Doug Williams, 48, a production assemblyman for the past 19 years at a Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.
NATIONAL
December 18, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
As Howard B. Unruh barricaded himself in his home against the police -- after finally running out of ammunition -- he got a call from an assistant city editor at a local newspaper who had looked up his phone number. “Why are you killing people?” asked the editor, Philip W. Buxton. “I don't know,” Unruh replied. “I can't answer that yet. I'll have to talk to you later. I'm too busy now.” It was 1949 in Camden, N.J., and Unruh had just killed 12 people and injured four others with a Luger pistol, including women and children.
NATIONAL
August 3, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson
A former U.S. attorney has begun assessing the University of Colorado's decision-making process regarding James Holmes, a former graduate student at the medical campus who was charged Monday in the death of 12 people in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting. Robert Miller, formerly the U.S. attorney for the District of Colorado, began conducting an internal review last week assessing university systems, procedures and actions related to Holmes, the university said in a release Friday.
NATIONAL
April 18, 2014 | By John M. Glionna and Paresh Dave
Police on Friday identified a suspect in a string of at least a dozen random vehicle shootings on Kansas City, Mo., highways that since early March have wounded three motorists and caused driver angst on the freeways of the Midwestern city. In a midday news conference attended by local, state and federal officials, authorities named Mohammed Pedro Whitaker as the elusive shooter. The man has been charged with 18 felonies involving nine separate shootings. He is being held in lieu of $1-million bail.
NATIONAL
December 18, 2012 | By Andrew Khouri
Hours after getting out of jail on domestic violence charges, a Colorado man shot his way into a  house and  killed  his ex-girlfriend, her sister and  her sister's husband, authorities said. Then Daniel Sanchez took his own life, Weld County Sheriff John Cooke told reporters. Sanchez, 31, and Beatriz Cintora-Silva, 25, broke up a couple of months ago, Cooke said. According to a 911 tape, Cooke said it appeared that Sanchez had suspected Cintora-Silva of cheating on him and that the shootings stemmed from jealousy and domestic violence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2014 | By Sandy Banks
My column Tuesday on the courtroom tears of a gang member sentenced to 40 years in prison for a campus shooting resonated with readers - but not in the way I imagined it would. I considered the courtroom scene a cautionary message to other young men who glorify gangs and are enamored of guns: You could spend the rest of your life in prison over a stupid vendetta and a single violent act. But readers focused not just on the threat posed by hotheads with guns, but on the perceived injustice of such a long sentence for a young man who didn't kill anyone.
WORLD
April 24, 2014 | By Shashank Bengali and Hashmat Baktash
KABUL, Afghanistan - The fatal shooting of three Americans in a charity hospital Thursday punctuated a dismal new trend that has emerged in the waning months of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan: Just as many foreign civilians are being killed as troops. The brazen attack by a police officer at the CURE International hospital in Kabul, which serves 37,000 Afghans a year, shocked even this war-weary city and seemed likely to diminish the already dwindling population of foreigners working in the capital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Ryan Menezes
The family of a Transportation Security Administration officer slain in a shooting at LAX has filed a claim against the city, alleging the wrongful death of Gerardo Hernandez and seeking damages in excess of $25 million. The claim, filed April 16, can be a precursor to a civil lawsuit. The family alleges in the claim that city agencies failed to protect Los Angeles International Airport. The claim says city employees "failed in the performance of their duties which created a dangerous lapse in security" that led to Hernandez's death and delayed medical care to the injured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are looking for a gunman who walked up to a teenage girl in Willowbrook on Wednesday night and shot her to death. The 15-year-old girl was standing in the stairwell of an apartment complex in the 11900 block of South Wilmington Avenue about 11 p.m. when a man walked up to her, “produced a handgun and fired one time…hitting her in the upper torso,” according to a Sheriff's Department statement. She was pronounced dead at a hospital. HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim The girl, who was not immediately identified, had gotten into an argument with someone earlier in the evening and sheriff's investigators are looking for possible links, KTLA reported.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By John Horn
NEW YORK - As parents of young girls and as two of Hollywood's most prolific producers, Kathy Kennedy and Frank Marshall believed that "Columbine," journalist Dave Cullen's exhaustive investigation of the 1999 school massacre, contained compelling and often untold stories that needed to be shared with a larger audience. So when the book was published five years ago, the producers of "Lincoln" and "The Bourne Identity" purchased its rights, hoping to turn "Columbine" into a feature directed by "The Social Network's" David Fincher.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
L.A. County sheriff's detectives have exhausted all leads in the January murder of a man in Compton and on Wednesday offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Tauruson McMillian, a public works employee in the city of Pasadena, was killed about 6:40 p.m. Jan. 4 in the 1300 block of North Wilmington Avenue in Compton. Lt. John Corina said the 34-year-old had left a friend's house and was talking to his girlfriend on the phone as he was driving his red 2004 Chevy SS Monte Carlo when someone fired at him from a light-colored sedan.
NEWS
August 6, 2012 | By Dan Turner
I often feel the criticism of GOP hopeful Mitt Romney over his near-daily supposed gaffes goes too far, and yet... he just makes it so easy. The latest case in point: His statement of condolence following the mass shootings Sunday at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisc. "This was a senseless act of violence and a tragedy that should never befall any house of worship," read part of Romney's official statement in the wake of the slaughter, which left seven dead, including the suspected gunman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2011 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
Almost half the people shot at by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies after reaching toward their waistbands turned out to be unarmed, according to a study released Thursday. "Waistband shootings" are particularly controversial because the justification for the shootings can conceivably be fabricated after the fact, according to the county monitor's report, which was commissioned by the county Board of Supervisors and which analyzed six years of shooting data. The monitor was careful to point out that the report wasn't indicating that deputies were being dishonest, simply that those shootings left the department vulnerable to criticism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A felon charged with shooting at two Los Angles police officers and another man pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Cliff Gershowitz, 50, was accused of shooting the man during a Feb. 10 argument in Reseda, prosecutors said. The victim was wounded in the arm and leg. When Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to the scene, they began chasing Gershowitz as he ran away, according to authorities. Prosecutors said Gershowitz opened fire on police, injuring an officer who was struck in the arm. Police officials later determined that the officer had been injured by shrapnel.
NATIONAL
April 23, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
The latest Albuquerque police officer to fatally shoot a suspect was caught in a lie three years ago during the case of another officer implicated in a deadly shooting, according to an attorney and sworn testimony. In 2011, Officer Jeremy Dear told a police investigator that he saw the suspect, Alan Gomez, holding a cigarette and standing in front of his house talking with police, according to federal court records. Gomez was a suspect in a hostage situation and was considered armed.
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