More than a hundred people gathered at a vigil in Knoxville to honor 12-year-old Jajuan Latham. He was fatally shot in a suspected gang shooting. Jajuan is a cousin of 15-year-old Zaevion Dobson, who died shielding three girls from gunfire.
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There is no evidence that the gun was fired, police said. They released information about the finding Tuesday after an attorney for the man accused of shooting Smith hinted that a second gun at the scene made his client fear for his life.
Though there is little information to show the suspect, identified as Cardell Hayes, knew Will Smith prior to the shooting, something else links the two — a New Orleans police officer.
Two female college students were killed in an exchange of gunfire at an off-campus party in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They were unintended targets. The police arrested one man.
Authorities charged a suspect in the robbery and shooting of NBA player Cleanthony Early. Federal prosecutors said the accused man confessed to taking part in the incident.
An autopsy showed Gray was shot seven times with three bullets entering his back, indicating he might have been running from the police, not facing them.
A 13-year-old anti-violence advocate was shot and wounded by a stray bullet. He’s now recovering, after the bullet barely missed his spine.
A survey found that students brought more than 185 guns to school so far for this academic year. The group that conducted the survey laments that there’s no federal gun safety law in place.
Police are one step closer to finding the suspects responsible for the death of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s aide Carey Gabay, who was fatally shot before the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn last September.