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March 23, 1996 | From Associated Press
As backup agents waited nearby, an FBI agent trying to buy drugs in an undercover operation on the waterfront was fatally shot in his car Friday along with a suspected drug dealer. "They killed each other," FBI Director Louis J. Freeh said late Friday at the agency's Philadelphia office. Tired, with red-rimmed eyes, he stood in front of an FBI seal draped with a black ribbon. Charles L.
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August 6, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The man who authorities say shot three people to death during a municipal meeting in Ross Township in Pennsylvania was arraigned Tuesday morning. Rockne Newell, who was tackled to the ground by two people at the Monday night meeting and then shot in the leg with his own gun, was charged with homicide and other charges. Newell, 59, was involved in a long-running feud with town officials over his property where he kept a junkyard near his home, officials say. He was evicted earlier this year.
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January 29, 1996 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A tense 48-hour standoff between police and a millionaire accused of killing an Olympic wrestler ended Sunday when the heir to the du Pont fortune was captured as he tried to restore heat to his chilled mansion. John E. du Pont was unarmed when he stepped outside to fix his boiler and was arrested by a SWAT team hiding in the woods. He was not injured. He had been without heat since police cut off his boiler system Friday night.
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August 5, 2009 | Associated Press
An armed man strolled to the back of an exercise class at a health club in suburban Pittsburgh on Tuesday night, pulled out two guns and started shooting, leaving at least four people dead, including himself, and wounding at least 10 others. "He did not say anything," Allegheny County Police Supt. Charles Moffatt said. "He walked right into the room where the shootings occurred as if he knew exactly where he was going."
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April 29, 2000 | ERIC BAILEY and ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Toting a .357-caliber revolver and a box of bullets, a 34-year-old white attorney sped across two suburban counties Friday afternoon in a murderous rampage that police believe began with the slaying of his Jewish neighbor and ended with at least four others dead and one critically wounded, all of them minorities.
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April 26, 1998 | From Associated Press
A 14-year-old boy was charged with homicide Saturday in a shooting at an eighth-grade graduation dance that killed a science teacher and wounded three others. Andrew Wurst, a student at Parker Middle School, was charged as an adult in Friday's shooting of teacher John Gillette, 48, on a patio outside a banquet hall. He then walked inside and fired several more shots, police spokesman Mark Zaleski said.
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December 29, 1997 | From Reuters
Two teenage brothers playing with a paint-ball gun given as a Christmas gift found themselves in real gunplay with an irate neighbor, police said Sunday. Joseph Bachmann Jr., 19, and his father, Joseph Bachmann Sr., 43, were both hospitalized, the father with critical wounds, his son in serious condition, police said. The neighbor, John Mazzone, 64, was jailed on suspicion of attempted murder. Police in the township near Philadelphia said the paint-ball gun was a Christmas present for Joseph Jr.
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March 3, 2000 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was a man with a gun. And when he started firing, witnesses said, there was venom in his heart. "Racist pig," he yelled at one man. "I think I'll terrorize you for a while." It had all the hallmarks of a hate crime. In this case the gunman was black. The five victims, three of them dead, were white. Pennsylvania authorities Thursday charged Ronald Taylor, 39, with ethnic intimidation in addition to murder. The FBI also has initiated a civil-rights probe in the case.
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September 8, 1990 | From United Press International
A sniper armed with a rifle and handgun fired several shots from the roof of a 15-story apartment building Friday, holding police at bay for five hours before shooting himself and plunging to the street, authorities said. No one else was hurt in the incident, police said. The gunman, identified as Paul Fisher, wore an orange hunting cap and was perched on a rooftop ledge at Moorhead Towers, a high-rise unit for the elderly and handicapped on the city's east side.
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March 8, 1994 | Reuters
City police said Sunday that they were hunting for a quartet of "little tykes" after four gun-toting robbers, 9 to 12 years old, shot a man. Police said Mike Molinari, 29, told authorities he was accosted by the children as he left his house Saturday night. The four demanded money and when he hesitated, the smallest boy pulled out a pistol and shot him, police said. Molinari was in the hospital with a gunshot wound to his left leg.
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May 10, 2001 | From Associated Press
A jury convicted a man Wednesday of killing five people last year in what prosecutors called a racially motivated shooting rampage. Richard Baumhammers, a 35-year-old non-practicing immigration attorney, was also convicted of eight counts of ethnic intimidation in the April 28, 2000, rampage that left a sixth victim paralyzed. The jury took three hours to convict him.
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March 9, 2001 | Times Wire Services
The 14-year-old girl who allegedly shot a female classmate at a Roman Catholic school this week had recently clashed with school bullies over their treatment of an Asian girl, her lawyer said Thursday. Attorney George Lepley said eighth-grader Elizabeth Bush had been at odds with a group of students who harassed classroom outcasts at Bishop Neumann High School. Bush, the first female suspect in a recent series of highly publicized U.S.
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March 8, 2001 | ELIZABETH MEHREN and MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As students gathered for lunch Wednesday, a 14-year-old girl allegedly opened fire on another eighth-grader in the cafeteria of a Roman Catholic school here. Hours after the shooting, 13-year-old Kimberly Marchese was in stable condition with a shoulder wound. The name of the teenage shooting suspect was not released, but a City Hall employee described her as "a petite, little blond girl with glasses--in leg irons." Police said the assault followed a long-standing feud between the two girls.
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May 1, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The man arrested in a killing spree outside Pittsburgh that left three immigrants, a Jewish woman and a black man dead had a history of mental illness and irrational fears that he was being watched, a former friend and his attorney said. Police searching the home where Richard Scott Baumhammers, 34, lived prior to Friday's attacks also found a three-page manifesto indicating he was trying to form a political party opposed to immigration, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
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April 30, 2000 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Authorities probing a deadly rampage said Saturday that they found racially tinged writings and literature that may ultimately help explain what drove a man of privilege to allegedly go on a shooting spree that killed five people Friday.
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April 29, 2000 | ERIC BAILEY and ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Toting a .357-caliber revolver and a box of bullets, a 34-year-old white attorney sped across two suburban counties Friday afternoon in a murderous rampage that police believe began with the slaying of his Jewish neighbor and ended with at least four others dead and one critically wounded, all of them minorities.
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February 23, 1992 | Reuters
A gunman shot and wounded three teen-agers, hitting one in the face, after an argument aboard a trolley in north-central Philadelphia, police said Saturday. Police said the shooting took place Friday night after the gunman left the historic trolley and fired on it from the street with a semiautomatic weapon. No other passengers on board were injured. The gunman is still at large, police said.
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April 23, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Gunshots hit two Greyhound buses over the weekend, but there were no injuries in the latest violence against the strike-plagued bus line, authorities said. A bus on U.S. 322, east of Lewiston in central Pennsylvania, was hit by a bullet on the driver's side above a baggage door. The bus was en route to Philadelphia. The second shooting occurred on Interstate 81, north of Harrisburg.
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March 3, 2000 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was a man with a gun. And when he started firing, witnesses said, there was venom in his heart. "Racist pig," he yelled at one man. "I think I'll terrorize you for a while." It had all the hallmarks of a hate crime. In this case the gunman was black. The five victims, three of them dead, were white. Pennsylvania authorities Thursday charged Ronald Taylor, 39, with ethnic intimidation in addition to murder. The FBI also has initiated a civil-rights probe in the case.
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March 2, 2000 | LIANNE HART and MARK FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Apparently inflamed by repair problems in his home, a gunman Wednesday torched his apartment and went on a shooting rampage, killing two men and critically wounding three others at his building and at two fast-food restaurants before giving up to police. Police refused to speculate on the motives that propelled the suspected gunman, identified as 39-year-old Ronald Taylor, to unleash his .22-caliber revolver. But Sgt.
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