Off-duty Chicago police officer shot to death in ‘devastating incident’: Officials

The officer had just completed his shift when he and another man were shot.

Chicago police officer who had just finished his shift was shot and killed early Saturday in an apparently random attack, officials said.

The off-duty officer and another victim were ambushed and shot about 3:30 a.m. local time while sitting in a vehicle in the Downtown section of the city, police brass said in a news conference Saturday morning. The two shooting victims and two other people, including another off-duty police officer, had just left a nightclub, officials said.

The other victim who was shot, an unidentified man who is not a police officer, was in critical condition and in surgery, officials said. He is expected to survive, police said.

Source: Off-duty Chicago police officer shot to death in ‘devastating incident’: Officials

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OAKLAND TOWNSHIP HOMICIDE: Police arrest suspect in 23-year-old man’s death | WPXI

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Police have arrested the man they say is responsible for shooting and killing a 23-year-old in Oakland Township Wednesday morning.

Alec Miller was on the run for more than 24 hours after police discovered Maximilian Halterman’s body inside a home on Davis Road.

Miller, along with Robbie Dunbar, 27, and Lamaria Franklin, are all behind bars.

Source: OAKLAND TOWNSHIP HOMICIDE: Police arrest suspect in 23-year-old man’s death | WPXI

Police are searching for an Indiana County woman who has been missing for over 2 weeks:

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

Pennsylvania State Police in Indiana are searching for a woman who has been missing for more than two weeks.

Jodi Leary, 45, of Blairsville, was last seen March 3 in the Blairsville area.

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DUQUESNE CHASE: Passenger arrested after ‘Uzi-style’ loaded weapon thrown from truck during police chase | WPXI

A loaded semi-automatic weapon was thrown from a pickup truck during a chase through Duquesne, police said.

🍀 Officers attempted to stop a pickup truck for suspected impaired driving. The truck refused to stop and led police on a chase. At one point, the owner of the truck, a 54 year old male from North Versailles, tossed a loaded MasterPiece Arms 9mm from the truck onto the sidewalk along Richford Street. The truck continued on until the driver jumped out in the 400 block of Catherine Street. The guy that tossed the gun was the passenger and he was caught and arrested. We are currently working to identify the driver. No property or vehicle damage occurred during the chase. The gun was reported stolen out of Wilkinsburg.

ETA: Although that looks like a silencer on the gun, it is actually just a barrel shroud. The weapon appears to be semi-automatic but we will let the crime lab confirm that.

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Source: DUQUESNE CHASE: Passenger arrested after ‘Uzi-style’ loaded weapon thrown from truck during police chase | WPXI

‘We utterly reject and condemn’ the shooters, says New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern ABC News – YouTube

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch “can only be described as a terrorist attack”. She says authorities believe that 40 people have lost their lives and a further 20 have been seriously injured. Read more here: https://ab.co/2O4TFlp For more from ABC News, click here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/

Armed suspect shot by police in Greensburg dies at the hospital

An armed suspect shot by police in Greensburg has died at the hospital.

Greensburg police were called to the scene on Grant Street after reports of a woman firing shots at a vehicle traveling on the street. One of the bullets struck a business. The woman then went back into her residence.

When officers arrived on scene they heard screaming coming from inside the home. Officers began giving commands to get her to leave the residence. The woman came out of the residence with a weapon. After the woman refused to drop the weapon, officers fired a bean bag round at the woman. The woman then raised the gun at police and officers fired their guns at her.

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: Greensburg Police confirm this is an officer-involved shooting. A woman fired at a vehicle in the street. When she was approached by police she had a handgun in her hand. Officers first fired a bean bag. She raised the gun again and officers fired their guns.

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No one else was injured.

Source: Armed suspect shot by police in Greensburg dies at the hospital

Loaded handgun seized from Monroeville man at Pittsburgh International Airport checkpoint | WPXI

PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County man was stopped by Transportation Security Administration agents Sunday after a loaded handgun was discovered in his carry-on bag.

The Monroeville man was stopped at a checkpoint with a .38 caliber revolver that was loaded with five bullets.

TSA agents confiscated the gun and held the man for questioning.

Source: Loaded handgun seized from Monroeville man at Pittsburgh International Airport checkpoint | WPXI

Woman passenger killed when rock thrown from overpass slams through windshield, police say | WPXI

Police say somebody threw a rock off a railroad overpass in Temple, Texas, on Saturday, killing a passenger in a vehicle on the freeway below.

According to the Temple Police Department, Keila Ruby Flores, 33, was riding with her family on Interstate 35 when a “large rock” came through the vehicle’s windshield, striking her and “causing significant injuries.” She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she died Sunday morning, authorities said.

There is currently no suspect information. If anyone has any information concerning this unfortunate incident, please contact Temple Police Department at (254) 298-5500. Tips can also be sent through Bell County Crime Stoppers at BellCountyCrimeStoppers.com, through the P3tips App or by calling 254-526-TIPS (8477).

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Authorities have not made any arrests in the case, which they are calling a homicide

Source: Woman killed when rock thrown from overpass slams through windshield, police say | WPXI

Largest cocaine seizure in New York in a quarter century – ABC News

The crates said dried fruit from Colombia. There was no indication that they were holding tens of millions of dollars’ worth of cocaine but that is what federal agents said they discovered in the biggest coke bust in New York in a quarter century.

After what was described as a routine interdiction, the agents said they found 3,200 pounds of cocaine in a shipping container that arrived at the Port of New York and New Jersey on Feb. 28.

The drugs had an estimated street value of $77 million.

Source: Largest cocaine seizure in New York in a quarter century – ABC News

UPDATE: US Marshall shot during active shooting situation in Rockford – WREX

A massive law enforcement presence is responding to a scene on N. Bell School Road in Rockford.

ROCKFORD (WREX) — A U.S. Marshall was shot while serving a warrant at an extended stay hotel in Rockford.

The shooting happened around 9 a.m. at the Extended Stay America Hotel at 747 N. Bell School Road. The condition of the Marshall is unknown at this time, but the suspect is still at large.

Rockford Police say the suspect is 45-year-old Floyd E. Brown. Police believe he used a rifle and is still armed and at large. Police say Brown is a Springfield, Ill., resident but has been staying at that hotel.

Source: UPDATE: US Marshall shot during active shooting situation in Rockford – WREX