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May 17, 2024 at 10:14 PM

Washington state trooper fatally shoots a man during a freeway altercation, police say

Police say a Washington state trooper fatally shot a man with a hammer who had attacked state Department of Transportation workers along Interstate 5 north of Seattle
May 17, 2024 at 10:14 PM
May 16, 2024 at 6:58 AM

Florida deputy's killing of Black airman renews debate on police killings and race

A Florida deputy's fatal shooting of a U.S. service member has jarred the former top enlisted officer of the Air Force
May 16, 2024 at 6:58 AM
A small shrine is pictured Monday, May 13, 2024, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. at the door of an apartment where a Florida deputy shot and killed Senior Airman Roger Fortson. The shrine includes a long wooden plank, anchored by two sets of aviator wings and a black marker to leave thoughts, a Stella Artois, and combat boots and an American Flag. As the unit takes a day to grieve and prepare for a funeral Friday, May 17, questions remain about the shooting. (AP Photo)
May 12, 2024 at 6:14 PM

3 Atlanta police officers shot responding to call, police say

Officials say the three officers are in stable condition and the unidentified suspect was killed in the shootout.
May 12, 2024 at 6:14 PM
VIDEO: 3 Atlanta police officers shot responding to call, police say
May 1, 2024 at 12:27 AM

New details revealed in deadly Charlotte standoff

Investigators identified the four members of law enforcement who were killed and the four wounded in a shootout with a suspect who was heavily armed.
May 1, 2024 at 12:27 AM
VIDEO: New details revealed in deadly Charlotte standoff
April 30, 2024 at 3:12 PM

Reward grows to $100,000 in search for suspect in slaying of Chicago police officer

The sister of Officer Luis Huesca is pleading with the public to help investigators identify and catch a suspect who allegedly gunned him down.
April 30, 2024 at 3:12 PM
Chicago police Officer Luis M. Huesca, 30, was fatally shot on April 21, 2024, while on his way home from work, authorities said.
April 30, 2024 at 11:43 AM

4 law enforcement officials killed, 4 injured in Charlotte, while serving warrants

Four members of law enforcement were shot and killed and four were wounded while they attempted to serve two warrants in Charlotte, North Carolina, police said Monday.
April 30, 2024 at 11:43 AM
Numerous law enforcement officers struck by gunfire in active situation in the 5000 block of Galway Drive, Charlotte, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
April 30, 2024 at 12:03 AM

3 officers killed, 5 wounded during standoff

The U.S. Marshals Task Force had been conducting an investigation in Charlotte, North Carolina, when a suspect opened fire, police said.
April 30, 2024 at 12:03 AM
VIDEO: 3 officers killed, 5 wounded during standoff
April 29, 2024 at 11:46 PM

3 members of US Marshals Fugitive Task Force killed in North Carolina: Police

Three law enforcement officers were killed and five more were wounded in a shooting incident in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday afternoon, authorities say.
April 29, 2024 at 11:46 PM
VIDEO: 3 members of US Marshals Fugitive Task Force killed in North Carolina: Police
1 month ago

Video released of person of interest in fatal police officer shooting

Hoping for a break in the homicide investigation of Chicago police Officer Luis Huesca, investigators have released security video of a person of interest.
1 month ago
Chicago police have released videos of a person of interest in the fatal April 21, 2024, shooting of Chicago Police Officer Luis M. Huesca.
1 month ago

Officer's gun taken in fatal shooting in Chicago: Sources

A Chicago police officer, who was gunned down Sunday outside his home after returning from his shift, had his gun taken from him as well as his car in the attack.
1 month ago
Chicago police Officer Luis M. Huesca, 30, was fatally shot on April 21, 2024, while on his way home from work, authorities said.
1 month ago

No charges for cop who shot teen in dressing room

The teen, Valentina Orellana Peralta, was struck by the stray bullet while Christmas shopping with her mother in North Hollywood on Dec. 23, 2021.
1 month ago
In this Dec. 28, 2021, file photo, a memorial for Valentina Orellana-Peralta is shown outside the Burlington store in North Hollywood, Calif.
1 month ago

Officer shot, suspect killed during ambush at traffic stop: Police

An Albany, New York, police officer was shot in the leg by a driver during an attempted traffic stop, according to the police chief. The suspect was killed after the officer returned fire.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Officer shot, suspect killed during ambush at traffic stop: Police
1 month ago

2 officers shot, killed while investigating suspicious vehicle in Salina, New York

A sheriff's deputy and a police officer have died after shots were fired as they investigated a suspicious vehicle in Salina, New York.
1 month ago
Onondaga County Sheriff's Lieutenant Michael Hoosock and Syracuse Police Officer Michael Jensen.
1 month ago

Family seeks answers after teen holding toy gun shot by police

The family of an Ohio 15-year-old shot by police while holding what turned out to be a fake gun is demanding justice.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Family seeks answers after teen holding toy gun shot by police
1 month ago

Family of Ohio teen shot by officer speak out

The family of an Ohio teen who was shot while carrying a fake gun speak out.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Family of Ohio teen shot by officer speak out
1 month ago

Bodycam footage shows Akron police shooting of teen holding fake gun

Body camera footage released by the City of Akron on Monday shows the shooting of a teen, who was reported to 911 for holding what was later determined to be a toy gun.
1 month ago
Body camera footage released by the city of Akron shows the April 1, 2024 shooting of a teen determined to be holding a fake gun by an Akron police officer.
2 months ago

Manhunt underway after Idaho inmate escapes hospital, leaving 3 officers shot

A manhunt is underway for an Idaho inmate who escaped from a hospital when an accomplice opened fire on police officers. ABC News' Phil Lipof reports.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Manhunt underway after Idaho inmate escapes hospital, leaving 3 officers shot
2 months ago

Suspect on the run after killing state police officer: Authorities

A suspect remains at large after a New Mexico State Police officer was shot and killed on Interstate 40, authorities said Friday.
2 months ago
New Mexico State Police released this photo of a suspect sought in the fatal shooting of an officer.
2 months ago

Police hunt for suspect in officer shooting

New Mexico State Police officer Justin Hare was shot while answering a call investigators said.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Police hunt for suspect in officer shooting
3 months ago

Police release body camera, security footage of fatal shooting at Lakewood Church

Houston police on Monday released graphic footage from security and police body cameras that showed the Feb. 11 shooting inside Joel Osteen's church.
3 months ago
In this image taken from body camera video released by the Houston Police Department on Feb. 26, 2024, officers and security respond after exchanging gunfire with a woman who opened fire at celebrity pastor Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch Sunday, Feb. 11. Police say Genesse Moreno, 36, entered the church between Sunday services with her 7-year-old son and began firing an AR-style rifle.
3 months ago

LAPD releases body camera footage of fatal shooting of man holding plastic fork

LAPD Chief Michel Moore told the Police Commission last week he had "concerns relative to the actions of the officer involved."
3 months ago
The Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting that occurred in Central Division on Feb. 3, 2024.
3 months ago

2 cops, 1 first responder killed during domestic call

Officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge along with firefighter Adam Finseth were killed after responding to a call of an armed man in a domestic call. The suspect was later found dead.
3 months ago
VIDEO: 2 cops, 1 first responder killed during domestic call
3 months ago

Texas woman mistaken as intruder and shot by police speaks for the 1st time

The woman’s attorney called the incident evidence of "unnecessary and excessive force."
3 months ago
Eboni Pouncy, 28, was in tears as she described being shot by police because they confused her for an intruder.
3 months ago

3 cops wounded in confrontation with suspect

Three police officers were shot in Washington, D.C., while trying to serve an arrest warrant at a home, police said.
3 months ago
VIDEO: 3 cops wounded in confrontation with suspect
3 months ago

Florida deputy fires gun at squad car after mistaking falling acorn for gunshots

Former deputy Jesse Hernandez was responding to a call in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, last November when the incident took place.
3 months ago
Former deputy Jesse Hernandez was responding to a call in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, last November when the incident took place.
3 months ago

3 DC police officers shot while serving arrest warrant

The incident unfolded Wednesday morning when officers responded to a home to try to serve an arrest warrant for cruelty to animals, according to police.
3 months ago
The incident unfolded Wednesday morning when officers responded to a home to try to serve an arrest warrant for cruelty to animals, according to police.
3 months ago

3 DC police officers shot while trying to serve arrest warrant

The incident unfolded when officers responded to a home trying to serve an arrest warrant for animal cruelty.
3 months ago
VIDEO: 3 DC police officers shot while trying to serve arrest warrant
3 months ago

Tennessee fugitive wanted in killing of deputy taken into custody

Kenneth Wayne DeHart  was captured by authorities in Tennessee. He is facing murder and attempted murder charges.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Tennessee fugitive wanted in killing of deputy taken into custody
3 months ago

Officials release body camera footage after a woman was shot by deputies

ABC News' Pierre Thomas has the latest details after a woman was shot by deputies after allegedly being mistaken for an intruder.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Officials release body camera footage after a woman was shot by deputies
3 months ago

6 bodies recovered after home went up in flames during shooting: DA

The remains of all six members of the Le family have been recovered, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said in a press conference Friday.
3 months ago
Authorities respond to a burning home in East Lansdowne, Delaware County, Feb. 7, 2024.
3 months ago

Manhunt underway after fatal shooting of Tennessee deputy

More than $70,000 in reward money is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Kenneth DeHart, 42, who is considered “armed” and “dangerous.”
3 months ago
More than $70,000 in reward money is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Kenneth DeHart, 42, who is considered “armed” and “dangerous.”
4 months ago

2 cops shot, fire set on home

A house outside Philadelphia became engulfed in flames after a suspect opened fire and injured two officers who were responding to a 911 call, investigators said.
4 months ago
VIDEO: 2 cops shot, fire set on home
4 months ago

Suspect in hostage incident at Florida bank shot and killed by SWAT sniper: Sheriff

A suspect in a hostage incident at a Florida bank was shot and killed by a SWAT sniper, and the two hostages were unharmed, authorities said.
4 months ago
Police responded to a hostage incident at a Bank of America in Fort Myers, Florida, Feb. 6, 2024.
4 months ago

New Mexico officers won't be charged in fatal shooting responding to wrong house

Three New Mexico police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Robert Dotson while responding to the wrong home's address will not be charged.
4 months ago
In this screen grab from bodycam footage released by the Farmington Police Department, the homeowner answers the door as a police officer stands in the yard, on April 5, 2023, in Farmington, N.M.
4 months ago

Family of Ricky Cobb II speaks out after cop charged in fatal shooting

Ricky Cobb II, 33, was shot and killed during an incident in July 2023.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Family of Ricky Cobb II speaks out follow charges against cop who shot him
4 months ago

Family speaks out after trooper charged in fatal shooting of man during traffic stop

A Minnesota State Patrol trooper was charged in connection to the death of 33-year-old Ricky Cobb II, who was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop in July.
4 months ago
Ricky Cobb II is pictured in an undated photo.
4 months ago

Minnesota state trooper charged in fatal shooting of Ricky Cobb II

Ricky Cobb II, 33, was shot and killed during an incident on July 31, 2023.
4 months ago
Minnesota state trooper charged in fatal shooting of Ricky Cobb II during traffic stop
4 months ago

State trooper charged in shooting death during traffic stop

ABC News’ Alex Perez has the details on charges brought against a Minnesota state trooper in connection to the fatal shooting of Ricky Cobb II during a traffic stop in July 2023.
4 months ago
VIDEO: State trooper charged in shooting death during traffic stop
4 months ago

2 NYPD officers shot during domestic call: Police

Two officers were shot and injured in Brooklyn after responding to a domestic call but no life-threatening injuries were reported, according to police.
4 months ago
VIDEO: 2 NYPD officers shot during domestic call: Police
4 months ago

Line-of-duty officer deaths decreased almost 40% in 2023

The number of officers shot and killed was down 25%.
4 months ago
Pennsylvania State Police is seen in Harrisburg, Penn., on Jan. 8, 2020.
5 months ago

Bodycam footage shows police shooting of 11-year-old

Sgt. Greg Capers was responding to a domestic violence call at the time of the incident. Now, the victim’s family is suing Capers and the city.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Bodycam footage shows police shooting of 11-year-old
5 months ago

Body camera video released in police shooting of 11-year-old

The family of the 11-year-old is seeking justice through a civil lawsuit after the boy was shot and injured by a police officer.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Body camera video released in police shooting of 11-year-old
5 months ago

Final sentencing in the death of Elijah McClain

Former police officer sentenced to 14 months in jail for criminally negligent homicide.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Final sentencing in the death of Elijah McClain
5 months ago

Body camera footage released in police shooting of woman who called 911

Niani Finlayson, 27, was shot and killed after making a domestic violence call.
5 months ago
Niani Finlayson was 27 years old when she was allegedly shot and killed by a Los Angeles County sheriff deputy.
5 months ago

Family sues after woman who called 911 fatally shot by police

The Los Angeles Police Department is facing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit after allegedly fatally shooting 27-year-old Niani Finlayson.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Family sues after woman who called 911 fatally shot by police
5 months ago

Officer speaks out after grand jury clears him in shooting of 11-year-old

Indianola Police Sgt. Greg Capers is speaking out after a grand jury cleared him in the shooting of an unarmed 11-year-old boy inside his home.
5 months ago
Indianola Police Sgt. Greg Capers is speaking out in an interview with "GMA3" after a grand jury declined to indict him after he shot and wounded an unarmed 11-year-old boy inside his home.
5 months ago

Officer speaks out after grand jury clears him in shooting of 11-year-old

Mississippi sergeant spoke out in an exclusive interview on "GMA3."
5 months ago
Mississippi sergeant spoke out in an exclusive interview on "GMA3."
5 months ago

Suspect fatally shot after trying to bring gun into bar, police say

Officials said body camera footage will be released within 10 business days.
5 months ago
Officials said body camera footage will be released within 10 business days.
5 months ago

Fatal police-involved shooting rocks heart of Texas capital

A gun-wielding suspect was killed and three bystanders were injured in a police-involved shooting in downtown Austin, Texas, authorities said.
5 months ago
Austin Police Department investigate the scene of a shooting in downtown Austin, Dec. 16, 2023.
6 months ago

Opening arguments begin in paramedics' trial in connection to Elijah McClain's death

Jeremy Cooper and Peter Cichuniec were the Aurora Fire and Rescue paramedics who injected McClain with 500 milligrams (mg) of ketamine on Aug. 24, 2019.
6 months ago
Paramedics Jeremy Cooper, left, and Peter Cichuniec, right, at an arraignment in the Adams County district court at the Adams County Justice Center, Jan. 20, 2023.