September 13, 1988
Long before a June 14 incident in which he wounded a teen-age intruder at his home, columnist Carl T. Rowan testified, he warned a police officer that if anyone ever confronted him on his property late at night, "I would have to assume they came with evil intent and I would have to shoot them, and I did not want to do that." But the officer, Jasper L. Chatman, testified in the pretrial hearing in District of Columbia Superior Court that Rowan never made such a statement.
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.
August 15, 1992 |
John W. Hinckley Jr., who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, is liable for damages to three men he wounded in the shooting, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Court Judge John Garrett Penn said the fact that Hinckley was found innocent by reason of insanity in Reagan's shooting does not absolve him of liability for damages to former presidential Press Secretary James Brady and two security officers, Thomas K. Delahanty and Timothy J. McCarthy.
July 29, 1998 |
A grateful, mourning nation bade an extraordinary farewell to two slain Capitol policemen Tuesday, as throngs of dignitaries and tourists paid their respects to Pvt. 1st Class Jacob J. Chestnut and Det. John M. Gibson in the Capitol's Rotunda. During the day and into the evening, thousands of citizens and police officers from near and far filed somberly past the flag-draped caskets of the two men, who now join the pantheon of heroes accorded America's highest posthumous honor.
July 25, 1998 |
From his peaceful perch inside the majority whip's serpentine Capitol office, Special Agent John Gibson, big, sandy-haired and friendly, would toss out comments to the lawmakers who trooped in, always speaking in a thick Boston accent. But on Friday, as Congress was emptying out for a summer weekend, the echoing blast of gunfire whipped through the air.
April 5, 1995 |
Rejecting claims that his actions resulted from mental illness, a federal jury Tuesday convicted Francisco Martin Duran of attempted assassination of President Clinton and nine other weapon-related charges for spraying the White House with semiautomatic rifle fire last October. A jury of 10 women and two men deliberated only five hours before convicting the former Colorado hotel worker. U.S. District Judge Charles R. Richey set sentencing for June 29. U.S. Atty. Eric H. Holder Jr.