UPDATED Friday, June 19, 2015, 2:50 PM, ET — At an extraordinary bond hearing for Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old White man charged with murdering 9 Black people during their Bible study class at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., the judge opened the proceedings by asking people to recognize that Roof’s family members were […]

A 27-year-old from Maryland is facing murder charges after killing an ice cream truck driver as children watched in horror, Reuters reports. Larnell Lyles was arrested Sunday for killing 22-year-old Brandon Brown, who was driving the “Big Daddy Ice Cream” truck on Saturday. Witnesses claim Brown was shot three times in the chest when he exited […]

Over the extended Memorial Day holiday weekend, a series of shootings in Chicago has left at least 56 people shot, including a 4-year-old girl. In the shootings, 12 people were killed and 44 others wounded. On May 22 alone, 10 people were shot that Friday across the Chicagoland area, according to the Chicago Tribune’s shootings […]

The family of a 7-year-old girl who was fatally shot during a May 2010 police raid is suing the Detroit officer involved in the incident, Detroit News reports. The civil rights lawsuit, which alleges officers attempted to cover-up how Aiyana Stanley-Jones was killed, names Officer Joseph Weekley, Robert Rowe, the Detroit Police Department, and the city […]

A father of one was shot and killed by police officers outside of Atlanta when they tried to serve him an arrest warrant. Nicholas Taft Thomas, 25, was at his job at the Goodyear store when a total of six officers from Smyrna and Cobb County approached him to serve a felony arrest warrant. Witnesses claim […]

A 10-year-old is dead after a suspected drive-by shooting in Miami, WPLG – Miami reports. The shooting happened Tuesday evening on the 1900 block of Northwest Fourth Court. With a steady flow of gun violence in the area, police believe the boy was shot in the head during a drive-by. It is unknown if the child was killed […]


Detroit police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old man who was gunned down Thursday as he walked to a bus on his way to work, according to Detroit’s WXYZ TV. Police say Patrick Jones was killed at about 4:30 a.m. on a deserted street on the city’s West Side when two men emerged from a silver/gray 2007 […]


As police continue to investigate the shooting death of a black homeless man in Los Angeles, officials say the body camera footage won’t be released just yet, Mashable reports. Police are hesitant to release the footage until the officer’s intent is fully investigated. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck told reporters that the release of the footage could cause […]


Deonte Hoard was only 17, but he already had a clear idea of what he wanted to do in life: Go to college and play basketball, according to the Chicago Tribune. He was on the right path to achieve his academic goals as a senior at Urban Prep Academy, the nation’s first all boys charter […]


A 4-year-old Texas boy died Sunday after he accidentally shot himself with a loaded gun he found at his babysitter’s house. The child, identified as Codrick McCall Jr., was staying with a longtime friend of the victim’s mother, who left him there overnight to celebrate her birthday. Investigators have not confirmed where the gun came from […]

More than a month after her fatal shooting at the hands of Colorado police, an autopsy has revealed that 17-year-old Jessica Hernandez was shot four times, two of which were fatal. The teenager’s death was also ruled a homicide, according to a medical examiner’s report released Friday. The examination, performed by Denver Chief Medical Examiner […]

In what marks the seventh fatal shooting involving St. Louis-area cops since Michael Brown’s death last August, a Wellston police officer mortally injured a man during a traffic stop Saturday. Thirty-four-year-old Thomas Allen Jr. died of his injuries at a hospital Sunday morning, police say. According to a news release, Allen was originally a backseat passenger in the car when […]