When there are so many fictional, burly varieties of heroes so regularly on movie screens, it's jarring to see that the genuine article can be a humble, gaunt former traffic cop who believed in the power of talking.
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A man accused of shooting a western Kentucky police officer and stealing his cruiser was arrested Sunday morning in southern Indiana, authorities said.
The suspect was jailed on charges that included assault on a police officer, robbery, theft of a vehicle and possession of a gun by a convicted felon, Owensboro Police said in a statement.
COUSHATTA, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities searched Saturday for three juveniles who escaped a detention center, saying they apparently fled with the help of a security guard.
The oncoming day shift at Ware Youth Center noticed the juveniles were missing shortly before 7 a.m., the Red River Parish Sheriff's Office said in a post on Facebook.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Wilmington police have charged a 17-year-old juvenile with murder in the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man.
Police said Uquan Davis was shot on May 5 in Wilmington's Browntown neighborhood.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday delayed by three years the September execution of a death row inmate sentenced to die for killing two men in a robbery that netted $40.
The governor’s action was one of several reprieves he’s issued in recent years as the state struggles to find an adequate supply of drugs for lethal injection.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A teenage cousin of Amir Locke pleaded guilty Friday to a murder count in a case that that led police to the Minneapolis apartment where a SWAT team officer fatally shot Locke while conducting a no-knock search warrant.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The manager of a casino at a central Las Vegas strip mall was killed Wednesday evening when run over by a man fleeing after snatching a purse from a patron playing a video poker machine, Las police said.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man affiliated with two Portland street gangs has been sentenced to federal prison for robbing a Eugene marijuana store, federal officials said.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office — District of Oregon said Timothy Gaines, 30, was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison and five years of supervised release.
NEW YORK (AP) — The rapper Casanova pleaded guilty to charges in a gang-related federal racketeering case that accused him of drug dealing and robbery, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
The performer, whose legal name is Caswell Senior, was charged in a 2020 indictment against more than a dozen other members of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation gang.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids man has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a lesser charge for the shooting death of another teen during a botched robbery.
Kyler Carson, 20, pleaded guilty Tuesday to assault and other counts, according to court records, and he was sentenced to three years’ probation.
BOSTON (AP) — A 25-year-old woman punched and robbed an 84-year-old man who uses a wheelchair near a Boston bus station after he refused to give her money, transit police said Tuesday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Richmond man has pleaded guilty to federal bank robbery charges in a closely watched case that tested the constitutionality of broad search warrants that use Google location history to find people who were near crime scenes.
FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — Corrections officials said Saturday they are investigating the killing of an inmate attacked by four felons at a high-security facility in Folsom, marking the third slaying this week in a California state prison.
COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday released video of a shootout at a Southern California smoke shop last month that killed a robber and wounded a security guard.
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A Kentucky man who was convicted of abducting, sexually assaulting and robbing a college student in suburban Chicago will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a judge sentenced him to 101 years in prison.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Chicago man who was pardoned after spending more than seven years in prison for an armed robbery he didn't commit has reached a $7.5 million settlement with a northern Indiana city and former police officers, his attorney and a city spokeswoman said Wednesday.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man faces a maximum sentence of 43 years in prison after pleading guilty in the death of a woman he had been dating in 2019.
Jermaine Pompey, 33, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to second-degree murder in the death of Quinchelle Carr, 30, WECT reported.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's intermediate appeals court ordered new trials Tuesday for two men convicted separately of first-degree murder, pointing to errors related to admitted evidence and the refusal of a judge to provide testimony transcripts to jurors.
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police officer driving a patrol car struck a man crossing the street near Rainier Avenue South at South McClellan Street while the officer was responding to an armed robbery report in the area.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Investigators cracked a 2015 killing after determining one of the suspects was worried the victim was going to testify against him at trial, Greenville County deputies said.
Kathy Boudin, a former Weather Underground radical who served more than two decades behind bars for her role in a fatal 1981 armored truck robbery and spent the latter part of her life helping people who had been imprisoned, has died at age 78, according to her family.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say they are investigating the shooting deaths of two teenagers following an alleged robbery attempt in southeastern Pennsylvania.
The Montgomery County district attorney and Norristown police said the shooting occurred in an alley in Norristown at about 8 p.m.
WEST CHESTER. Pa. (AP) — A man faces life in prison in the shooting death of a teenager authorities said died trying to protect three young children during an armed robbery 4 1/2 years ago in southeastern Pennsylvania.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A jury has convicted two men of murder for shooting three Iowa teenagers at point-blank range while stealing their video game console and cellphones.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland police lieutenant won't be prosecuted in the death of a Black man he shot in the back during an exchange of gunfire in October, officials said Monday.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Testimony began Monday in the trial of five men charged with murder in the shooting death of South Africa national soccer team captain Senzo Meyiwa eight years ago.
The men are charged with killing Meyiwa in a house robbery in the township of Vosloorus near Johannesburg in October 2014.
LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — A woman is facing charges on Long Island for allegedly stealing a car and running over its driver as she attempted to flee.
According to Suffolk County police, the incident occurred Saturday evening in Lake Ronkonkoma after Lorraine Lombardo parked her 2013 Chevrolet Spark in a church parking lot near some clothing bins and left the motor running.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Armed thieves are targetting mountain bikers in the Oakland hills, stopping some of them as they ride along trails and stealing their bicycles at gunpoint, authorities said.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A group of criminals with high-powered rifles stormed a city in Brazil's southern Parana state late Sunday night, attempting a brazen robbery and engaging police in a shootout.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Two men have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting at an arcade in North Carolina, police said.
Winston-Salem police said Friday that Reginald Anthony Williams, 25, is charged with murder, and Nautica Shanice Baldwin, 26, is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, news outlets reported.
GRANTVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal armed robbery at a Georgia gun range that left three members of a family dead last week.
Jacob Christian Muse, of College Park, is charged with three counts of malice murder, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles street gangs are behind brazen robberies in which people are followed home from fancy locations, stripped of a fortune in jewelry or other goods and sometimes shot, police said Tuesday.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former Puerto Rico police officer was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison after being found guilty on charges including conspiracy to commit robbery and theft and conversion of government property, one of three ex-policemen charged in the case.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Masked gunman burst into a an illegal gambling operation at a gated Southern California home, stealing cash, jewelry and phones before fleeing, police said.
Authorities are searching for suspects in the brazen robbery late Sunday in Riverside, said Officer Ryan Railsback, a spokesman for the city's police department.
ANTIOCH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff's office K-9 was killed in an exchange of gunfire between deputies and a suspect hiding in a crawl space under a home, officials said.
Law enforcement responded to a report of an armed robbery involving the theft of a vehicle on Saturday afternoon in Granville County, WRAL-TV reported.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for an armed robbery that injured one person, the U.S. attorney's office said Friday.
Abdiweli Mohamed Jama, 32, pleaded guilty in November to robbery and discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A prominent Milwaukee activist known for his protests against police brutality that started with the killing of George Floyd has been found guilty of first-degree robbery in Kentucky.
ATLANTA (AP) — Police are searching for at least one armed suspect in connection with the killing of the owner of a gun range in Georgia and his wife and grandson, authorities said Saturday.
The Grantville Police Department said via Facebook that the robbery occurred Friday evening.
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and other charges for his role in the killings of two teenagers fatally shot during a drug-related robbery.
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy from Bear has been charged in a carjacking attempt at Christiana Mall in Newark last month, Delaware State Police announced Friday.
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A suspect in a bank robbery was captured after he was recognized a short time later at a strip club in South Carolina's Upstate region, authorities said.
The 50-year-old man is suspected of robbing a Wells Fargo bank branch in Greenwood on Wednesday, The Index-Journal reported.
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Police shot and killed a suspected bank robber Thursday at a shopping plaza in Fontana, authorities said.
Police began receiving 911 calls at about 1:30 p.m. reporting that a gunman was robbing the Bank of America on Summit Avenue, and some officers who were in the area for training quickly responded, police said.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A man who fatally shot two people at a gas station in southern Indiana has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder, police said Thursday.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A man who fatally shot two people at a gas station in southern Indiana and one of the victims were identified by police Tuesday as a man and his wife.
A suspect in the shooting Monday was identified as Cherok Ameer Douglass, 37, of New Albany, Indiana State Police Sgt.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An 18-year-old man arrested in a home-invasion robbery in which a Las Vegas woman was killed left his high school homework in the getaway car, police said.
Math homework bearing Kamari Oliver's name was found in a backpack in the vehicle after the victim's boyfriend saw several robbers leaving the home and rammed their vehicle with his own into a nearby wall on March 25, according to a newly released police report.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An aging hit man who recently pleaded guilty to the contract killing of a political consultant in New Jersey says he's finally through living a life of crime.
George Bratsenis, 73, was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday for a Connecticut bank robbery.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A robbery suspect was fatally shot after allegedly firing at troopers during a pursuit near Oklahoma City, authorities said.
After being contacted by police in Sedona, Arizona, about a vehicle driven by the suspect, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol found the vehicle in Canadian County, located west of Oklahoma City, on Saturday.
A Las Vegas police officer has been arraigned on federal charges stemming from three casino robberies that prosecutors say netted him about $164,000.
Caleb Mitchell Rogers' federal public defenders did not immediately respond Monday to messages about his not-guilty pleas Friday to four charges including robbery and brandishing a firearm in a crime of violence.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Laramie County sheriff's deputy is expected to recover from a gunshot wound he sustained in an exchange of fire with a person suspected of assaulting and robbing a student at Laramie County Community College, the sheriff's office says.