The shooting occurred when an undercover officer and a uniformed sergeant encountered a pair of car burglary suspects just before 2 a.m. Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said one suspect pulled a gun and opened fire after being confronted by the officers.The chief said the sergeant, who has been identified as Wytasha Carter, 44, was “mortally wounded” and the officer was critically injured.
Carter had been with the department since 2011 and was promoted to sergeant in February 2018.
Smith said one suspect was injured in the shooting and taken to the hospital for treatment. The second suspect was taken into custody.
The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating.
Carter, who is survived by his wife and children, is the first Birmingham officer killed in the line of duty in more than 14 years. On June 17, 2004, three officers were shot and killed while serving a drug warrant. It was the deadliest day in department history.
BRIDGEVILLE (KDKA) — Bridgeville Police say an alleged drunk driver was arrested Saturday morning after nearly striking a pedestrian.
Police posted dash cam video of the incident, which happened around 1:20 a.m., to their Facebook page.
The video shows a pickup truck traveling along Washington Pike. The driver appears to jump the curb outside the Crafty Jackalope near two pedestrians who were standing on the sidewalk.
The officer then pulled the vehicle over.
Police say the driver was arrested and is facing charges of driving under the influence and recklessly endangering another person. The driver was also charged with multiple vehicle code violations.
Nobody was hurt.
Columbus police didn’t disclose whether the gun was loaded Friday when it was safely taken from a student at Columbus Africentric Early College. A photo shared by police showed bullets with the seized firearm.
Officer Natalie Corona, 22, was pronounced dead at UC Davis Medical Center. She was the second female police officer shot to death in a two-day span, and, though the incidents aren’t connected, the killer’s motive remains a mystery in both. Corona was shot after responding to a three-car crash around 6:45 p.m.
Closs, 13, was discovered in the town of Gordon in Douglas County by the sheriff’s department around 4:45 p.m., the Barron County Sheriff’s Department, wrote on Facebook Thursday. She was found about 70 miles from where she was last seen
North Huntingdon police are working to identify a man who was involved in a frightening incident at a motel in North Huntingdon on Saturday morning.
Investigators said the incident happened just before 6:30 a.m. at the Hiland Terrace Motel on Route 30.The man had been denied a room because he didn’t have the cash to pay for it. Police said he then became irate and left the office, with the clerk locking the door behind him.
The man came back and kicked in the office’s door and attempted to get into an inside door that led to the area where the motel owner lives.
The man didn’t make it past the clerk and left the office.
Anyone who knows who the man is should call North Huntingdon police at 724-863-8800.
Buck, who resigned last year from the steering committee of the Stonewall Democratic Club, was previously investigated for the death of Gemmel Moore, a 26-year-old black man who died of a methamphetamine overdose in July 2017 in the same apartment. Moore was found naked on a mattress in the living room, littered with drug paraphernalia, according to a coroner’s report into his death.
Yesterday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s homicide bureau began an investigation into the death of another man—who is said to have been a black man in his fifties. They said they are also conducting a “secondary review” of Moore’s death. Last July, the district attorney’s office declined to file charges in the Moore case, citing insufficient evidence.
Officers found multiple people with gunshot wounds inside the location. Three male victims were pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities were not immediately released.
Two others were transported to a local hospital for their injuries, while two more opted to seek their own medical attention, Torrance police said.
There were no reports of injuries to employees of the business.
Police said they were working to identify the suspects involved in the shooting.
According to a Los Angeles Times reporter at the scene, witnesses said the shooting stemmed from a fight at the bowling alley.
Another witness, Dana Scott, said there was a group of women that got into a fight inside the alley. As they were fighting, men got involved and about a minute later, gunshots were heard.
Once the gunshots rang out, people ducked and ran to safety, Scott said.
Gable House is described on its website as a gaming venue that offers bowling, laser tag and a full arcade.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — Johnstown police said the two men have been identified and the owner of the gym is not pressing charges.
Police are looking for two men they say were involved in burglaries at a Johnstown gym.
Police said the two men were involved in burglaries Dec 23 and 27 at Evolution Gym in Dale Borough.
Richland Township police posted pictures of the men on their Facebook page that appear to be taken from surveillance video.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Johnstown police.
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — A nail salon worker was murdered over a manicure on Saturday, Dec. 29, when she tried to stop a customer who didn’t pay from driving away.An employee who works at the shopping plaza near where it happened at Flamingo Road and Decatur Boulevard witnessed the entire incident from a storefront window.
He spoke on condition of anonymity about the moments a fleeing customer ran the nail salon worker over right in front of him, saying he couldn’t believe his eyes and how he barely slept after reliving the whole tragedy in his dreams.
LAS VEGAS — A 21-year-old Las Vegas woman was being sought Thursday for allegedly using a stolen car to run over and kill a Las Vegas nail salon owner who chased her for failing to pay for a $35 manicure, police said.
Las Vegas police released an April 2018 jailhouse photo of the suspect, Krystal Whipple, along with an internet plea for information and storefront security video footage of the Saturday afternoon incident.
The video shows Ngoc Q. Nguyen, 51, of Garden Grove, California, jumping on the front of a black convertible sedan before being dragged beneath the car as it speeds away.
By Paul Peirce
Greensburg police have obtained an arrest warrant for a Latrobe man who allegedly accepted $2,000 as partial payment for a roof repair project that was never started.
Sean L. Hurley, 34, is charged with one count of home improvement fraud and theft by deception.
Anyone with information should contact police at 724-834-3800.
Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-850-2860, email@example.com or via Twitter @ppeirce_trib.
Teens hurled eggs from a moving vehicle in a New Year’s Day prank that led to a fatal collision that claimed the life of a 45-year-old mom, according to officials.
Police said a 14-year-old boy faces murder charges after a head-on crash Tuesday afternoon that killed another driver in Aldine, Texas, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
The teen — whose identity wasn’t released because of his age — took his father’s SUV out for a spin along with two other friends, all of whom were not old enough to drive, police said.
The suspects told police that another driver flashed a firearm at them near an intersection after his Lincoln sedan was hit in the egging spree.
The 14-year-old ran a red light to escape the Lincoln sedan but slammed into a Ford F-150 and killed its driver, authorities said.
The victim was later identified as Silvia Zavala, a mom who had been shopping before the incident, according to NBC News.
Police said the teen driver suffered a broken ankle and was booked into a juvenile detention center.
Tarentum police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 15-year-old girl who they said ran away from home.
According to a Facebook post from the Tarentum Borough Police Department’s Facebook page, Kazmir Jones left her residence at approximately 1:50 a.m. Wednesday.Anyone with information is asked to call Tarentum police at 724-224-1515.
A man allegedly stabbed three people while yelling “Allah” at a train station in Manchester, England on Monday, reports said.
The suspect attacked two passengers and one police officer during the New Year’s Eve stabbing in the Northwestern English city, according to Agence France Presse.
ATLANTA — A Georgia prosecutor is suing the U.S. Department of Justice over its refusal to provide information about how officers shot 59 bullets into a schizophrenic college student.
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said Friday that federal authorities have blocked his prosecutors from interviewing the officers who killed Jamarion Robinson, 26.
Howard said the federal agency has also stymied his investigation of the 2016 killing by refusing to turn over any documents, despite numerous requests during the past two years under the federal Freedom of Information Act.
“We’ve never done anything like this,” he said of the lawsuit. “Our hope was that the federal authorities would cooperate and provide this office and this family with all the information about this incident. I cannot understand why they have not done it.”
He was arrested during an execution of a search warrant at a residence about 200 miles south of where the shooting happened.
Arriaga, 32, is suspected of fatally shooting Newman Police Cpl. Ronil Singh, 33, after the officer stopped him before 1 a.m. PT (4 a.m. ET) Wednesday on suspicions he was driving under the influence. He is facing a homicide charge.
Gustavo Perez Arriaga was living in the U.S. illegally and trying to flee to Mexico, said Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson.
State police charged Dominique Jones, 27, of Uniontown, with criminal homicide after a Christmas Day stabbing in South Union Township.
Officers were called to a Holiday Inn Express on May Higgens Lane around 2 p.m. Tuesday, finding a man with a stab wound to his neck and a trail of blood from the lobby to a nearby room, according to a police report.
The man, identified by Tribune-Review news partner WPXI-TV as Tre Montel McCargo, 25, died at Uniontown Hospital that afternoon, police said.