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February 15, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A Southern California teen-ager went on a shooting spree at the private Orme School, wounding an administrator and a teacher, before he was shot to death after pointing a weapon at sheriff's deputies, authorities said Saturday. Student Jarrett Huskey, 17, had been found drinking beer Friday night and "realized he would be seriously disciplined by his father" and suspended for a week, Charlie Orme, the school's headmaster, said. "He totally lost his rational faculties."
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February 4, 2011 | By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
Jared Lee Loughner, accused of trying to assassinate Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, will be tried first on federal charges, according to an agreement announced Friday by federal and state prosecutors. Loughner, 22, of Tucson, has been charged in a three-count federal indictment of shooting Giffords and killing two other federal employees in an attack last month outside a Tucson supermarket where Giffords was meeting with constituents. Six people were killed in the attack and 13 injured, including Giffords, who is recovering in a Texas rehabilitation center from gunshot wounds to the head.
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NEWS
August 14, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A county supervisor was shot and wounded by a man who said he was angry over her support of a baseball stadium tax. Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox was shot outside the auditorium where the five-member governing board had just met. She was hospitalized in fair condition with a gunshot wound to her pelvis.
NATIONAL
January 10, 2011 | By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
Led by President Obama, the nation on Monday officially mourned the deadly events over the weekend in Arizona and awaited the first public glimpse of the man accused of murder and attempted murder in the shooting rampage that left six dead and 14 injured, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Accompanied by staffers and First Lady Michelle Obama, the president stood, head bowed, observing a national moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House, a symbol of the outpouring of grief and shock as the political world reeled from an attack on one of its own. Three chimes were sounded as a memorial.
NEWS
September 4, 1997 | From Associated Press
Police arrested two more bounty hunters Wednesday and charged three others already in custody with murder in the deaths of a couple gunned down in their home. The bounty hunters had broken the door down looking for a bail jumper from California, and instead killed a man and his girlfriend in what police have called a case of mistaken identity. They say the bail jumper had never lived in the house. Brian Jay Robbins and Ronald Eugene Timms were arrested Wednesday.
NEWS
April 21, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
A heavily armed man who burst into a retirement community's homeowner meeting and killed two people was apparently seeking revenge for having lost his home at the complex to foreclosure, police said Thursday. Richard Glassel, 61, was arrested Wednesday after the shootings at the Ventana Lakes retirement community northwest of Phoenix. Three people were wounded.
NEWS
July 11, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A death-row inmate who slashed his leather shackles and tried to escape with the help of his gun-toting wife became unglued when their plan went awry and begged her, "Shoot me. Shoot me," authorities said. Floyd Bennett Thornton Jr. died Wednesday in a hail of gunfire from his wife, Rebecca, who was outside the gate, and guards in watch towers at the state prison in Florence. But it was unclear whose bullet killed him. Rebecca Thornton was shot and killed by guards.
SPORTS
October 23, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Arizona State linebacker Raythan Smith was sentenced to four years in prison for shooting a teen-ager in a March 7 incident on the Tempe campus. Smith had pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in a plea agreement that stipulated he would not be eligible for probation.
NEWS
December 16, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
An 11-year-old girl was killed and a 30-year-old woman was wounded when they were hit by bullets fired in a gun battle between a fleeing suspect and Phoenix police. The suspect was hospitalized with two gunshot wounds. Police said the battle erupted when a man fleeing a car with stolen plates fired at them.
SPORTS
January 28, 2007 | From the Associated Press
North Carolina stepped away from the Atlantic Coast Conference for a day and stepped all over Arizona. Playing without Brandan Wright, their second-leading scorer and rebounder, the No. 4 Tar Heels routed the 17th-ranked Wildcats, 92-64, on Saturday, handing Lute Olson his worst home loss in 24 seasons as Arizona's coach. Wright and backup swingman Marcus Ginyard sat out the game because of stomach illnesses.
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April 21, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
A heavily armed man who burst into a retirement community's homeowner meeting and killed two people was apparently seeking revenge for having lost his home at the complex to foreclosure, police said Thursday. Richard Glassel, 61, was arrested Wednesday after the shootings at the Ventana Lakes retirement community northwest of Phoenix. Three people were wounded.
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April 20, 2000 | From Associated Press
A man armed with a rifle and handguns walked into a meeting at a retirement community recreation center and opened fire Wednesday, killing one woman and injuring four persons, one critically. The unidentified gunman was arrested at the scene, police said. The shooting occurred about 2 p.m. while the victims were attending a meeting of the Ventana Lakes community association. Sgt. Shawn Gormley said there was no known motive.
NEWS
April 11, 2000 | From Associated Press
A teacher who had been receiving threatening notes for several weeks was shot and wounded Monday morning in her classroom at a Tucson-area middle school. School and sheriff's officials said the injury was not considered life-threatening, but did not elaborate. Television station KVOA reported the teacher, Kathy Morris, had been shot in the shoulder. Morris, a sixth-grade teacher at La Cima Middle School, was listed in guarded condition at University Medical Center.
NEWS
December 16, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
An 11-year-old girl was killed and a 30-year-old woman was wounded when they were hit by bullets fired in a gun battle between a fleeing suspect and Phoenix police. The suspect was hospitalized with two gunshot wounds. Police said the battle erupted when a man fleeing a car with stolen plates fired at them.
NEWS
May 5, 1998 | Associated Press
A homeless man was convicted Monday of shooting and wounding a county supervisor because she supported a tax that helped fund a new baseball stadium. The defendant, Larry Naman, acted as his own attorney in a bizarre trial that had him urging jurors to deadlock so his case could be heard by another judge. After three days of deliberation, the Superior Court jury convicted Naman of attempted murder, rejecting a lesser offense. He faces seven to 21 years in prison.
SPORTS
December 9, 1995 | Associated Press
University of Arizona football players Jeff Nadeau and Derrick Stewart, both with ties to the Valley, have been cleared as suspects in two separate shooting incidents, according to Tucson police. Stewart, a cornerback and a 1991 Granada Hills High graduate, had been identified by witnesses as a passenger in a car from which five shots were fired in front of a Tucson nightclub Nov. 19, according to police.
NEWS
March 11, 1990 | Associated Press
A bullet was fired at a Greyhound bus on an Arizona highway Saturday as a nationwide strike against the company continued, officials said. No new contract talks were scheduled in the strike, which is now in its second week, but federal mediators and union leaders are scheduled to meet Monday in Washington to discuss the labor dispute. In Phoenix, Greyhound officials said someone in a passing vehicle shot a bullet through the passenger door window of a bus en route Saturday to Los Angeles.
NEWS
September 4, 1997 | From Associated Press
Police arrested two more bounty hunters Wednesday and charged three others already in custody with murder in the deaths of a couple gunned down in their home. The bounty hunters had broken the door down looking for a bail jumper from California, and instead killed a man and his girlfriend in what police have called a case of mistaken identity. They say the bail jumper had never lived in the house. Brian Jay Robbins and Ronald Eugene Timms were arrested Wednesday.
NEWS
September 2, 1997 | From Associated Press
Bounty hunters wearing black ski masks and looking for a bail jumper kicked in the front door of a house, held children at gunpoint and shot a young couple to death in a case of mistaken identity, police said. Three of the bounty hunters were in custody Monday, including one who has been charged with second-degree murder and two who are hospitalized with gunshot wounds. Police were looking for two others.
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