The son of a retired major league baseball player was shot outside his Bellaire home New Year’s Eve by a police officer who thought the man was in a stolen SUV.

An attorney hired by the family of a man slain by a transit agency police officer early New Year’s Day says the victim was shot in the back while lying on his stomach waiting to be handcuffed. Attorney John Burris says 22-year-old Oscar Grant posed no threat to Bay Area Rapid Transit officers when Grant […]

Antonio Pierce telephoned a team trainer for help after star receiver Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself, the New York Giants revealed, offering new details about the incident.

PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) Two men were shot to death in a crowded toy store Friday in a confrontation apparently involving rival groups, city officials said. The officials said they were told the men shot each other, but investigators remained tight-lipped.

Savannah State University is on lockdown after a student was wounded in a shooting at University Commons, an on-campus residence hall.

CONWAY, Ark. — A shooting at the University of Central Arkansas killed two people and wounded a third, police said. UCA police spokeswoman Lt. Rhonda Swindle said the shots were fired at a little after 9 p.m. Sunday near a dormitory. She said she could not say whether the victims were students, but she did […]

A gunman barged into the Arkansas Democratic Party headquarters Wednesday and shot the state party chairman, critically wounding him, authorities and party officials said. The unidentified man was later wounded after a chase and taken into police custody, authorities said. The gunman demanded to speak to the party chairman, Bill Gwatney, and fired three shots […]