Two New York City police officers were shot in a Harlem gunfight Friday night – one fatally and one critically wounded, days after a 16-year-old boy allegedly wounded another officer in the Bronx, according to police sources.
PITTSBURGH — A school employee had a serious wrist injury and a second was injured after a fight inside Carrick High School in Pittsburgh Thursday.
Video of the fight sent to Channel 11 showed someone pinning another person down while others tried to intervene.
“The kids are overruling the school,” one local mother said. “You have incidents of students assaulting teachers now, putting teachers in chokeholds. I don’t feel comfortable sending my kid to school. If they can’t keep their staff safe, how can they keep our children safe?”
PITTSBURGH — A 14-year-old boy was stabbed multiple times in Pittsburgh early Wednesday morning, police said.
The stabbing happened about 12:30 a.m. in the Beechview/Brookline area of the city, but police were called to help the boy at a car dealership in Castle Shannon.
It was about 1 a.m. when officers from several departments, including Pittsburgh, Castle Shannon, Mt. Lebanon and Baldwin, went to the Kenny Ross dealership on Library Road. The boy was in a car in the parking lot, along with two juvenile girls and another juvenile boy, police said.
An officer treated the boy’s injuries and called paramedics, Castle Shannon’s police chief said. The boy was taken to a hospital. His condition has not been released.
Pittsburgh police are handling the investigation.
The shooting happened near Palisades Plaza in Rankin.
RANKIN, Pa. —
Allegheny County police are investigating after a 20-year-old man was shot and killed in Rankin.
Police said the victim was found a little after 9:35 p.m. Monday at the Palisades Apartment Complex on the 2100 block of Rankin Boulevard.
“People were shoving, screaming, crying.” Shoppers at the Mall at Robinson thought gunfire erupted during an altercation in the food court and left in panic.
A woman was injured in a road rage shooting on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Westmoreland County on Sunday afternoon.
State police said the 38-year-old woman accidentally drifted into another lane of travel which resulted in another motorist being cut-off.
That other driver, identified by police as Andrew Skinner, 30, allegedly accelerated to the left side of the victim’s vehicle while traveling eastbound.
Police said Skinner then brandished a handgun and fired a single shot from his vehicle.
Skinner was later apprehended. State police say he’s expected to face several charges including attempted homicide.
Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 is working to get an update on the victim’s condition.
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As an investigation continues into the Astroworld Festival tragedy, the death toll is now up to 10 people.
The latest death is 9-year-old Ezra Blount, who fell and was trampled during Travis Scott’s performance.
PITTSBURGH — Just after 6:30 p.m., on Saturday officers responded to the 100 block of E. Commons in Allegheny Commons East for a ShotSpotter alert.
When they got there, responders found a man shot multiple times and began first aid and CPR.
He was taken to a local hospital where he died from his wounds.
Homicide and Crime Scene Unit detectives processed evidence at the scene.
There is no one in custody at this time and detectives will continue to investigate.
A Black Lives Matter leader vowed there’ll be “riots,” “fire” and “bloodshed” if Mayor-elect Eric Adams follows through with his promise to bring back plainclothes anti-crime cops to battle New York’s surge in violent crimes.
New York BLM co-founder Hawk Newsome debated the plan for a return to tougher policing with Adams during a contentious sit-down at Brooklyn Borough Hall Wednesday that was livestreamed on Instagram.
Although Adams found common ground with the activists on plans to fight poverty in the black community, the former NYPD captain said he’ll be reinstating a revamped version of the undercover anti-crime unit that was disbanded at the height of widespread police protests last year.
“If they think they are going back to the old ways of policing then we’re going to take to the streets again,” New York BLM co-founder Hawk Newsome said outside Borough Hall after the meeting.
A car struck two cops and three Golden Gate Bridge workers as authorities tried to corral an anti-COVID vaccine protest at the famous San Francisco span Thursday evening.
Several hundred demonstrators were rallying against the city’s employment vaccine mandate at the mouth of the bridge when the victims were struck by a car in the traffic lane, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.
The two CHP officers and one bridge worker were taken to a hospital, where they were expected to survive their injuries, the newspaper reported.
“They were gathered at the sidewalk entrance onto the Golden Gate Bridge, and apparently there were individuals in the crowd that had stated their intent was to take over the lane of traffic, so our intention at that point was to serve as a deterrent to try to prevent anybody from getting on,” CHP Officer Andrew Barclay reportedly said.
Two people were shot, one fatally, in Chicago’s University Village neighborhood around 12:11 a.m. Sunday morning, police said. One man, 21 years old, was killed, and a woman, 38 years old, was hurt in the drive-by shooting that happened in the 1300-bock of W. Hastings Street near South Loomis. An unknown individual fired shots from a passing dark-colored sedan. Police said the woman was shot in the jaw. She was transported to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and is expected to recover. The man was shot in the back and police said he died at the hospital. No one was in custody. Area Three detectives are investigating.
One person was killed and another wounded Sunday morning in University Village on the Near West Side. A man, 21, was standing outside about 12:10 a.m. in the 1300-block of West Hastings Street when someone fired shots from a passing dark-colored sedan, striking him in the back, Chicago police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. His name hasn’t been released yet. A 38-year-old woman sitting nearby was struck in the jaw and was taken to the same hospital, where she was in good condition, police said.
PITTSBURGH — A man pleaded guilty Thursday to shooting and killing a 90-year-old man near a cemetery in Pittsburgh’s Greenfield neighborhood in December 2019.
Police said Anthony Miller, 29, shot Samuel Rende in the head near Calvary Cemetery. Rende died at a hospital.
According to a criminal complaint, Miller admitted to shooting Rende with a stolen .40 caliber pistol. He then allegedly took the victim’s ring and wristwatch.
Miller’s family said he has a mental illness and wasn’t on medication at the time he killed Rende, who was mentoring Miller and helping him get back on his feet.
PITTSBURGH — Police activity was reported outside of Oliver Citywide Academy on Brighton Road over a disturbance.
Channel 11 had crew at the school to gather more information.
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After arriving at the scene, Channel 11 learned that there was an altercation that was quickly resolved.
PITTSBURGH — A man was arrested and charged after he boarded a Port Authority bus in Pittsburgh, was asked to put a mask on and subsequently punched the bus driver, police said.
According to court documents, David Moore, 28, was charged with aggravated assault and terroristic threats in relation to the incident that took place at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Atwood Street on Monday just before 7 a.m.
Police said Moore took a mask out of his pocket when he was asked to put one on but started walking down the bus aisle without wearing it. The driver, a woman, asked him to put it on and he responded he was going to kill her.
Incident happened late Thursday night
ARNOLD, Pa. —
A shooting in Arnold, Westmoreland County, left one person injured.
The shooting happened a little after 11:55 p.m. Thursday on the 1500 block of Fourth Avenue
A gunman opened fire in a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday morning, leaving at least eight dead, reports said.
WASHINGTON — United States Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said Friday that there has been “chatter” about possible violence associated with the rally planned by far-right protesters outside the Capitol building Saturday.
Manger said during a briefing with reporters that Capitol Police leadership has been working over the last eight months to ensure there’s no repeat of the riot that occurred on Jan. 6 when supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol.
The multimillionaire New York real estate heir Robert Durst has been convicted of murdering his best friend Susan Berman more than 20 years ago, in a case that took on new life following the documentary The Jinx.
Durst was found guilty of first degree murder on Friday after a jury in Los Angeles deliberated for about seven hours over three days. Berman was shot at point-blank range in her Beverly Hills home in December 2000 as she was prepared to tell police how she helped cover up the killing of Durst’s wife.
Berman, the daughter of a Las Vegas mobster, was Durst’s longtime confidante who told friends she provided a phony alibi for him after his wife vanished.
Shooting happened late Monday night
A shooting in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood sent a man to the hospital and left police searching for the shooter.
The shooting happened a little before 11 p.m. Monday on the 7100 block of Frankstown Avenue.
Police said the woman was found after a report of a female down in the 300 block of 25th Street in McKeesport on Monday morning.
The Israel Defense Forces overnight Saturday-Sunday carried out another round of retaliatory airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, following two rocket attacks on southern Israel in less than 24 hours.
The military said the raids targeted a Hamas underground rocket production workshop, weapons storage site, training facility, and tunnel. The IDF said it holds Hamas responsible for all rockets emanating from the enclave.
Earlier Saturday night, Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at southern Israel, raising the specter of renewed conflict. The rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. The attack triggered sirens in the town of Sderot and surrounding communities in southern Israel.
A 29-year-old man sustained a light head wound after he fell while running to a bomb shelter. He was taken to Ashkelon’s Barzilai Medical Center for treatment, medics said.
Shortly after 11 p.m. on Friday, Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired a single rocket towards Israel that was intercepted by the Iron Dome system, the army said. The rocket triggered warning sirens in the Eshkol region and local residents reported hearing several explosions. There were no reports of injuries or damage.
PITTSBURGH — A man was taken to the hospital in serious condition after a stabbing that occurred at Color Park in Pittsburgh’s South Side.
The incident occurred just before 11:45 p.m., in the area of Color Park at 11 S. 4th Street.
Police said when officers arrived, a man was found with a stab wound to the neck. Medics transported him to the hospital in a serious condition.
A US airstrike in Kabul against a supposed Islamic State bomber actually killed an innocent man who worked for a US aid group and his family, according to newly published testimony and footage — raising the specter that the Pentagon lied to the public about the strike.
The reported case of mistaken identity also further tars President Biden for his chaotic pullout of US troops from Afghanistan, which left behind hundreds of US citizens and thousands of at-risk Afghans.
Zemari Ahmadi and nine members of his family, including seven children, were killed in the airstrike on Aug. 29, one day before the final US evacuation flights from Kabul, his brother Romal Ahmadi told the New York Times.
Ahmadi, who was the apparent target of the strike, worked for 14 years as a technical engineer in Afghanistan for the Pasadena, Calif.-based charity group Nutrition and Education International, which feeds hungry Afghans.
The aid group had applied for him to move to the US as a refugee.
New security footage from his workplace shows Ahmadi, whose neighborhood had unreliable water service, filling containers with water at his employer’s office at 2:35 p,m. shortly before he returned home. Fire-damaged containers consistent with the water canisters were photographed by the Times.
HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
State police said a 19-year-old victim was able to stop a man from stealing his car outside of a Sheetz on Lincoln Highway in Hempfield Township.
The incident happened a little before 4 a.m. Saturday.State police said Jesse Burton, 34, of Braddock, entered the victim’s vehicle in an attempt to steal it but wasn’t able to find the key.
Police said the victim confronted Burton and Burton tried to steal the keys from his pocket.
Police said a physical struggle ensued and the victim was able to maintain control of the keys and throw Burton to the ground.
State police said Burton ran off but was later arrested.
Online court dockets show Burton is facing several charges and is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on Tuesday.
The FBI is asking the American public to review the new information and come forward with any information about the possible identity of the bomb-maker.
The FBI released new information on Wednesday on the suspect who left pipe bombs in Capitol Hill the night before hundreds of people stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6.
The new information includes a virtual map and clear surveillance video that shows the route the suspect walked while placing the two bombs on Jan. 5.
The suspect planted the devices between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. that night. One device was placed in an alley behind the Republican National Committee Headquarters. The other was placed next to a park bench near the Democratic National Committee Headquarters.
Both are just blocks from the Capitol building.
The FBI said Wednesday that investigators also believe the suspect was operating out of the Folger Park area of Capitol Hill the night of. It’s also a location just blocks from the Capitol office buildings. The FBI says based on the behavior in the video, they believe the suspect wasn’t from the area.
The video recordings are very clear. The person’s identity is not.
The suspect wore a face mask, glasses, a grey hooded sweatshirt, gloves, and black and light grey Nike Air Max Speed Turf shoes with a yellow logo. A backpack was used to transport each of the devices.
HOUSTON – A man, woman and two children with gunshot wounds were found dead at the scene of a house fire Sunday, authorities said.
At approximately 8:10 a.m., fire crews with the Houston Fire Department were dispatched to a residence in the 7500 block of Imogene Street in response to reports of a house fire. Firefighters put the fire out shortly after arriving.
During a search of the home, firefighters found two adults and two children dead.
Investigators believe the deaths were the result of a domestic violence incident as there were no signs of forced entry into the home.
As of 11 a.m., police had not yet identified the victims.
The case remains under investigation by the Houston Police Department. The investigation is in its early stages.
PITTSBURGH — An hour-long SWAT incident concluded early Saturday morning after a man who police believe fired several shots was taken into custody in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood.
The incident occurred in the 4500 block of Torley Street just before 3:30 a.m., when police responded to a ShotSpotter activation for multiple rounds fired.
There police found spent shell casings in the area and tried to make contact with the resident, but were unsuccessful. Friends and family members told police that there were several firearms available inside the home and that the male was in crisis, and SWAT and negotiators responded.
More than two hours after police were called, the man came to the door and surrendered. He was evaluated by tactical medics before being taken to receive the assistance he needs, police said.
Summary As Reported On Police Blotter Aug 27:
Date: August 27, 2021
Incident Type: Stabbing
Location: Zone 2
Pittsburgh Police from Zone 2 were called to 11th Avenue at Liberty Avenue for reports of a stabbing around 6:45 p.m. outside the Greyhound bus station.
Arriving units found one male victim with a stab wound to the arm and a wound to the back of the head. Officers applied a tourniquet to his arm until medics arrived.
He was transported to the hospital in stable condition. The second male was apprehended by police inside the station without incident.
The two males had reportedly been arguing inside before moving out onto the sidewalk where the stabbing occurred. The actor was positively identified by the victim.
He will be transported to the Allegheny County Jail after he is treated at the hospital for an injury to his hand.
Date: August 27, 2021
Incident Type: Stabbing
Location: Zone 2
Source: Public Safety Blotter
(CNN)Twelve US service members and dozens of Afghans have been killed in two bombing attacks outside Kabul’s airport, according to the Pentagon and Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health.The deadly blasts came as the United States and other Western countries raced to complete a massive evacuation of their citizens and Afghan allies following the Taliban takeover of the country.An official with Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health told CNN on Thursday that more than 60 people were dead and 140 wounded.Fifteen US service members were injured in addition to the 12 dead, said Gen. Frank McKenzie, Commander of US Central Command.US officials have been warning over the past week that a threat of a terror attack at the airport was becoming more acute. Earlier on Thursday local time, US diplomats in Kabul warned American citizens to “immediately” leave several gates into the airport, citing security threats.A US defense official had also told CNN that officials were concerned by a “very specific threat stream” involving the ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan.US officials believe the group, ISIS-K, was likely behind today’s attack but are still working to confirm its involvement, according to a senior US official and another source briefed on initial assessments. The second source told CNN it may take a few hours before US officials are able to identify the specific individuals who carried out the apparent suicide bombing.
Joseph Twigger said he didn’t think twice in the emergency room at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg this week when he saw a county jail inmate trying to grab a sheriff deputy’s gun.