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December 8, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Alabama State center Patrick Johnson suffered a minor injury when he was shot in the chest by an unidentified gunman at Montgomery, Ala., and may miss the Hornets' appearance in the Heritage Bowl Dec. 21.
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February 13, 2010 | By Robin Abcarian and Richard Fausset
Three faculty members were killed, three other people were wounded and a woman was in custody Friday following a shooting during a biology department meeting on the campus of the University of Alabama-Huntsville, a university official said. Two of the wounded are also faculty members and the other is a staff member, said Ray Garner, UA-Huntsville spokesman. Several dozen students were in the science building where the shootings took place, he said, but none witnessed the attack. Huntsville Police Chief Henry Reyes said the suspect, whom he declined to identify, was apprehended without incident outside the building.
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SPORTS
May 29, 1992
Aaron Pearson, a former linebacker with the Kansas City Chiefs, was listed in serious but stable condition after being shot in the back and left on a city street in Gadsden, Ala. According to police, Pearson, 27, went into a rage and jumped on the hood of a car driven by Terrence Crook after he saw a young woman getting out of the car. She and Tony Crook, a cousin of Terrence and a passenger in the car, jumped back into the car.
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December 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
A woman was sentenced to 13 years in prison Monday for the "road rage" shooting death of another motorist on a highway exit ramp. Shirley Henson, 41, was convicted of manslaughter for killing Gena Foster, 34. Prosecutors said Henson tailgated Foster for several miles on Interstate 65 as the two women drove from work to their homes in suburban Birmingham in 1999.
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September 8, 1998 | Associated Press
Seven people, including an off-duty police officer, were shot early Monday as they left a party at a hotel. None was seriously wounded. The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m., shortly after off-duty police officers who were providing security for the party asked several people to leave because of an altercation. As people walked through the parking lot of the Holiday Inn, someone fired several shots from an approaching car, said police spokesman Davon Grey.
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July 3, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A gunman wearing camouflage clothing and a gas mask opened fire on an armored car outside a bank in West Blocton, then fled into woods booby trapped with pipe bombs. It was the fourth armored car assault in the area in six years. No serious injuries were reported, and no money was taken as the gunman fired rapid rounds at the bulletproof glass of the Loomis-Fargo security vehicle. Authorities said the gunfire was an apparent attempt to draw police officers or pursuers into the woods.
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December 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
A woman was sentenced to 13 years in prison Monday for the "road rage" shooting death of another motorist on a highway exit ramp. Shirley Henson, 41, was convicted of manslaughter for killing Gena Foster, 34. Prosecutors said Henson tailgated Foster for several miles on Interstate 65 as the two women drove from work to their homes in suburban Birmingham in 1999.
NATIONAL
February 13, 2010 | By Robin Abcarian and Richard Fausset
Three faculty members were killed, three other people were wounded and a woman was in custody Friday following a shooting during a biology department meeting on the campus of the University of Alabama-Huntsville, a university official said. Two of the wounded are also faculty members and the other is a staff member, said Ray Garner, UA-Huntsville spokesman. Several dozen students were in the science building where the shootings took place, he said, but none witnessed the attack. Huntsville Police Chief Henry Reyes said the suspect, whom he declined to identify, was apprehended without incident outside the building.
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November 13, 2003 | David Lamb, Times Staff Writer
Seven men and nine women who said they could impose the death penalty if the facts warranted it were seated Wednesday to hear the case against sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo. The 18-year-old Malvo and John Allen Muhammad, 42, stand accused in last year's three-week shooting rampage that left 10 people dead and three wounded in the Washington, D.C., region. Muhammad is being tried separately in Virginia Beach, 20 miles away.
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November 13, 2003 | Stephen Braun, Times Staff Writer
Lawyers for sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad on Wednesday presented a skeletal defense, finishing in three hours after challenging little of the prosecution's evidence in the Washington, D.C.-area serial murder case. Peter D.
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September 8, 1998 | Associated Press
Seven people, including an off-duty police officer, were shot early Monday as they left a party at a hotel. None was seriously wounded. The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m., shortly after off-duty police officers who were providing security for the party asked several people to leave because of an altercation. As people walked through the parking lot of the Holiday Inn, someone fired several shots from an approaching car, said police spokesman Davon Grey.
NEWS
July 3, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A gunman wearing camouflage clothing and a gas mask opened fire on an armored car outside a bank in West Blocton, then fled into woods booby trapped with pipe bombs. It was the fourth armored car assault in the area in six years. No serious injuries were reported, and no money was taken as the gunman fired rapid rounds at the bulletproof glass of the Loomis-Fargo security vehicle. Authorities said the gunfire was an apparent attempt to draw police officers or pursuers into the woods.
SPORTS
May 29, 1992
Aaron Pearson, a former linebacker with the Kansas City Chiefs, was listed in serious but stable condition after being shot in the back and left on a city street in Gadsden, Ala. According to police, Pearson, 27, went into a rage and jumped on the hood of a car driven by Terrence Crook after he saw a young woman getting out of the car. She and Tony Crook, a cousin of Terrence and a passenger in the car, jumped back into the car.
SPORTS
December 8, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Alabama State center Patrick Johnson suffered a minor injury when he was shot in the chest by an unidentified gunman at Montgomery, Ala., and may miss the Hornets' appearance in the Heritage Bowl Dec. 21.
NATIONAL
October 22, 2003 | Stephen Braun, Times Staff Writer
Less than half an hour after Dean Harold Meyers was felled by sniper fire a year ago, Virginia Police Officer Steven I. Bailey questioned the man who would later be arrested in his killing. After a brief conversation just yards from the blood-pooled crime scene, Bailey let John Allen Muhammad drive off, convinced by the suspect that police had routed him into a nearby parking lot as part of their dragnet.
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November 22, 2003 | David Lamb, Times Staff Writer
Jurors deciding whether convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad will live indicated Friday they were not in agreement when they passed the judge a note that asked: "If we can't reach a unanimous decision, what happens?" Prince William County Circuit Judge LeRoy F. Millette Jr. called the seven women and five men on the panel into the courtroom, but did not directly answer their question.
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