November 11, 1999 |
A spurned suitor killed himself a day after fatally shooting six members of a Turkish family in the northern German city of Bielefeld. The man shot himself in the head after leading police on a chase, authorities said. Police said the gunman, a 34-year-old Turk identified only as Mehmet K., shot three women and three men in their apartment Tuesday night, apparently after the family turned down his request to marry one of the women. Mehmet K.
August 1, 1995 |
An Israeli who commandeered a sightseeing bus and shot the driver and a passenger to death apparently took his own life as police stormed the bus, a prosecutor said Monday. Autopsy results showed gunpowder burns on Leon Bor's head. Police didn't shoot from up close, although a police sharpshooter's bullet that hit Bor in the neck probably would have been fatal, prosecutor Karl Utermann said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1998 |
A California National Guard soldier who was found dead last month in Germany and who became the center of an ongoing dispute between the guard and the U.S. Army, killed himself, according to an autopsy report released Thursday. Meanwhile, a separate document indicated that a National Guard official has filed a complaint with the Department of Defense Inspector General's office, alleging that three Army officers conspired to wrongly accuse the man of being a deserter.
October 17, 1998 |
A 27-year-old German man was found mauled to death by lions at a Nuremberg zoo Friday in what police called a suicide. Workers entering the zoo in the southern German city in the morning said they saw a male lion sitting on top of the corpse while three female lions sat nearby. Police said the man, who bled to death from his wounds, had stripped down to his undershirt outside the cage, crossed a water divide and then climbed over a fence to get into the enclosure.
July 18, 1998 |
A California National Guard soldier who was found dead last month in Germany and who became the center of an ongoing dispute between the Guard and the U.S. Army, killed himself, according to an autopsy report released Thursday. A separate document indicated that a National Guard official has filed a complaint with the Department of Defense inspector general's office, alleging that three Army officers conspired to wrongly accuse the man of being a deserter.
April 27, 2002 |
A 19-year-old angered by his expulsion burst into a secondary school Friday carrying a pump-action shotgun and a revolver and shot to death 15 adults and two students before killing himself. The attack evoked the nightmarish images of the Columbine High School shootings in Colorado three years ago. Tearful parents ran toward the Johann Gutenberg secondary school in search of their children, and paramedics crouched along sidewalks and cobblestone streets to tend to the wounded.