March 31, 2001 |
The pop, pop, pop of gunfire outside a Washington hotel 20 years ago sent the lives of those at the scene ricocheting in different directions. Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy, who took a bullet meant for President Reagan, is a police chief in a Chicago suburb. His heroism that day, March 30, 1981, underpinned a campaign for statewide political office a few years ago.
March 17, 2001 |
The teenager who wounded seven young people when he opened fire at the National Zoo last April was sentenced to 25 years in prison. In sentencing Antoine Jones, 17, District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Noel A. Kramer said, "You have a decent family. Your mother has worked very hard to raise you the right way." "I'm sorry for what I've done. I'm not a bad person at all," Jones said.
February 9, 2001 |
U.S. officials considered what charges to bring against an Indiana man who fired shots near the White House as details emerged Thursday of a disturbed man who hated his ex-employer, the Internal Revenue Service. Robert W. Pickett, 47, of Evansville, Ind., was in good condition at a local hospital, where he had knee surgery after being shot Wednesday by a Secret Service agent. Justice Department officials were expected to file charges today.
February 8, 2001 |
Secret Service officers on Wednesday shot and wounded a man who had fired a handgun outside the south fence of the White House. President Bush, who was inside the Executive Mansion at the time, was never in danger. The incident occurred shortly before noon EST and triggered a temporary security clampdown--keeping visitors from entering or leaving the White House and snarling traffic for blocks.
May 1, 2000 |
Seven times this school year a student at Ballou Senior High School here has been killed and seven times a mourning ritual has begun: crisis counselors, ribbons on tree trunks, a victim's picture on a T-shirt. "The mourning is constant. It takes its toll and you're always weary of it," said Art Bridges, principal at the inner-city school.
April 27, 2000 |
A 16-year-old boy accused of shooting seven children at the National Zoo was charged Wednesday as an adult. Antoine Bernard Jones, who police say is the son of a convicted drug ring enforcer, is charged with assault with intent to commit murder while armed in the shooting of an 11-year-old boy. The boy, who remains in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head, was injured when a gunman opened fire on a group of young people outside the zoo Monday, police said.