Demonstrators marched in Wauwatosa, Wis., Wednesday night to protest the decision not to charge a police officer in the killing of a Black 17-year-old youth in February.
Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah acted in self-defense by shooting Alvin Cole after police responded to a disturbance at a shopping mall. In a 14-page letter addressed to Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber, Chisholm presented details of the investigation into the incident and the reasons for his decision not to charge Mensah.
Chisholm said the investigation found that Cole had a stolen 9mm pistol which he displayed at the Mayfair Mall during an argument with another person. Chisholm said when police arrived and encountered Cole in the parking lot, he ran from officers, discharged the gun, refused to surrender it and was then fired on by Mensah.
“In this case,” concluded Chisholm, “there is sufficient evidence that Officer Mensah had an actual subjective belief that deadly force was necessary and that belief was objectively reasonable. I do not believe that the State could disprove self-defense or defense of others in this case and therefore could not meet the burden required to charge Officer Mensah.”
TURTLE CREEK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a man near Pittsburgh by a woman after a domestic altercation that lasted for hours.
Allegheny County police said officers and paramedics in the borough of Turtle Creek were called to the home shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday and found the man shot multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The county medical examiner’s office identified him as 24-year-old Nigel Broadus.
Police said the 28-year-old woman told them the man refused to leave her home at about 2 a.m. Saturday and she was repeatedly assaulted and held against her will for about three hours. Police said he threatened to kill her and began looking for her firearm, but she was able to retrieve the weapon and fired as he came toward her.
The shootings occurred sometime before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Brook Street and Broadway, a supervisor with MetroSafe confirmed to WDRB News. Schroeder said the officers were responding to South Brook and East College streets on reports of a shooting and a large crowd in the area when they were shot.
One of the officers is undergoing surgery, and the other is alert, LMPD interim Chief Robert Schroeder said.
Actress Alyssa Milano called police when she believed an armed gunman was on her Bell Canyon property in California on Sunday morning.
- Actress Alyssa Milano called police when she believed an armed gunman was on her Bell Canyon property in California on Sunday morning
- At least seven Ventura County Sheriffs’ vehicles, one K-9 unit, a police helicopter and one Los Angeles Fire Department team sat down the street on standby
- DailyMail.com obtained exclusive photos showing the first responders coming to the aid of the actress and activist who is pro defunding the police
- ‘It turned out it was a neighborhood teen with an air gun shooting at squirrels,’ a resident told the DailyMail.com
- Alyssa and her husband Dave Bugliari were also concerned that it may be someone stalking the former Charmed and Who’s The Boss star
- The 47-year-old lives in an 8,000 square foot, $2.5 million home in the upscale gated community that sits just 20 minutes north of Los Angeles
An unidentified shooter who opened fire at a Pennsylvania shopping mall remained on the loose Sunday morning, hours after dozens of police vehicles surrounded the building and officers rushed in to assess the scene and evacuate shoppers taking shelter in various stores.
A gunman who opened fire inside a Pennsylvania shopping mall remained on the loose Sunday morning, hours after dozens of police vehicles surrounded the building and officers rushed in to evacuate frightened shoppers.The shooting happened at Lehigh Valley Mall in Fullerton, Pa., shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday. No injuries were reported.
Four shots were fired in the lower level near a sporting goods store, Whitehall Township Police Chief Michael Marks said.
“The responding officers needed to get into the mall and make sure there was no active gunfire occurring at the moment,” Marks said Saturday night, according to WFMZ. “As far as our secondary operations right now, that’s just making sure that the mall is empty and we were able to account for everybody employed or at least at the mall at that point.”
(CNN)Two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies were shot while in the city of Compton on Saturday night, according to the department’s official Twitter account.“One male deputy and one female deputy were ambushed as they sat in their patrol vehicle,” the tweet read. “Both sustained multiple gunshot wounds and are in critical condition. They are both currently undergoing surgery. The suspect is still at large.”Sheriff Alex Villanueva and Capt. Kent Wegener said during a briefing that the incident took place at 7 p.m. local time (10 p.m. ET). Wegener said the suspect approached from behind the deputies’ vehicle and walked along the passenger side of the car. He acted as if he was going to walk past the car, raised a pistol and shot multiple times hitting both deputies, Wegener said.
By Meg Jones:
Kenosha police shot a man Sunday evening, setting off unrest in the city after a video appeared to show the officer firing several shots at close range into the man’s back.
The shooting victim has been identified as Jacob Blake, a Black man, by Wisconsin officials. He was in serious condition at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee as of early Monday morning.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation said early Monday that the involved officers have been placed on administrative leave.
Police had been called to a domestic incident in the 2800 block of 40th Street at 5:11 p.m. where the shooting later occurred.
Officers provided immediate aid to the shooting victim, Kenosha police reported, and he was taken by Flight for Life to Froedtert.
This extensive investigation was led by the FBI – Pittsburgh, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – Pittsburgh Division, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Latrobe Police Department, the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, the Munhall Police Department, the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, Allegheny County Probation, the Wilkinsburg Police Department, the Monroeville Police Department, and the Penn Hills Police Department.
Authorities indicted 26 gang members and six associates on numerous drug trafficking and weapons-related charges.
Twenty-three of them were arrested Thursday. Authorities seized $152,000 dollars in cash and a significant quantity of drugs including fentanyl and heroin.
U.S. Attorney Scott Brady said the arrests are the latest in a series of efforts to break up gangs with ties to larger drug distributors along the east coast and midwest.