Los Angeles, CA – A gunman who opened fire on a group of people, grazing a 14-year-old boy in the head, was fatally shot by police after he broke into a woman’s home and took her hostage on Friday night (video below).
Officers were able to see the suspect through a window as he held a gun to the hostage’s head, according to police.
A neighbor directly across from the apartment recorded the incident and posted the footage to Twitter.
“Based on the already incredibly violent actions & fearing the suspect was going to kill the hostage, SWAT entered the apartment,” the LAPD said.
26-year-old leaves behind wife, 6-month-old; Manhunt underway for suspected shooter
ALAMO, Ga. – A Georgia police officer shot in the line of duty early Saturday was working his first shift with the Alamo Police Department when he was shot and killed outside his Middle Georgia police station, authorities said.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Officer Dylan Harrison, 26, was working his first shift as a part-time officer with the Alamo Police when he was shot around 1 a.m. The shooting happened in Wheeler County, about 90 miles southeast of Macon and about 124 miles west of Savannah.
At a Saturday afternoon news conference, GBI spokeswoman Natalie Ammons said Harrison was survived by his wife and their 6-month-old baby. Ammons said Harrison also worked full-time with the Oconee Drug Task Force in nearby Dodge County and had been in law enforcement since 2018. Authorities said a manhunt is underway for the suspected shooter, 43-year-old Damien Anthony Ferguson, who goes by “Luke.” A $17,500 reward is being offered for information leading to his capture.
Gate City, VA – Dashcam footage captured the moment when a quick-thinking Gate City police officer likely saved his partner’s life by pulling her out of the path of a reckless driver (video below).
The near-deadly incident occurred on U.S. Highway 23 at approximately 5 p.m. Oct. 3 as Gate City Police Department (GCPD) Officer Matthew Stewart and Officer Jessica McGraw were investigating a crash scene, GCPD Chief Justin Miller said in a press release on Wednesday.
Both officers were standing on the side of the highway near the passenger side of Officer McGraw’s parked patrol SUV when the driver of an oncoming white car lost control, blasted through the median, and slammed into the police vehicle, according to police
Officer Stewart, who was facing the roadway, saw the oncoming collision and grabbed onto Officer McGraw, yanking her away from the patrol SUV at the last possible moment, dashcam footage showed.
The force of the crash sent the police vehicle spinning into the exact spot where the two officers had just been standing.
Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday announced it would not pursue federal civil rights charges against the Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake.
The Blake family was notified of the decision by officials from the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, WITI reported.
DOJ said in a press release that its investigation had obtained insufficient evidence to prove Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey willfully used excessive force against Blake.
It said federal prosecutors had reviewed evidence obtained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and state investigators and determined that there wasn’t reason to believe that Officer Sheskey had acted with the deliberate and specific intent to deprive Blake of his constitutional rights, WITI reported.
“After a careful and thorough review, a team of experienced federal prosecutors determined that insufficient evidence exists to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the KPD officer willfully violated the federal criminal civil rights statutes,” the statement read.
The shooting occurred on Aug. 23, 2020 after Laquisha Booker, the mother of Blake’s children, called 911 and told them Blake “isn’t supposed to be there and he took the complainant’s keys and is refusing to give them back,” according to a statement from the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).