Tag: Murder

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National

Cleveland punishes 12 officers in deadly chase

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson answers questions during a news-conference June 11, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) by Thomas Sheeran CLEVELAND (AP) — The city fired a police sergeant, demoted two other supervisors and suspended nine more Tuesday for their roles in a chase in which officers fired 137 shots and killed a fleeing driver and his passenger.

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National

Grandmother says she watched officer shoot girl, 7

Detroit Police Special Response team Sgt. Anthony Potts Wednesday June 5, in court in Detroit, shows the way to use two hands in holding the MP-5, which is the weapon .(AP Photo/Detroit News, Daniel Mears) by Corey Williams DETROIT (AP) — Beneath a multi-colored quilt of Disney cartoon characters, 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones lay peacefully on the living room couch of her grandmother’s first-floor flat on Detroit’s east side.

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National

Detroit officer on trial in death of girl, 7

Aiyana Stanley-Jones, 7, was shot and killed May 16, 2010, by a shot from a Detroit police officer during a raid of a Detroit home in search of a murder suspect. (AP Photo/Family Photo via The Detroit News) DETROIT (AP) — Police accompanied by a reality TV crew fired a stun grenade through a window as they raided a Detroit home in search of a murder suspect. A gunshot then went off inside, fatally striking a 7-year-old girl in the head while she slept on a couch.

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Metro

Community outraged over toddler’s shooting death, Rayco declares ‘War’

RAYCO ‘WAR’ SAUNDERS (Courier Photo/William McBride) The shooting death of a 1-year-old boy at an East Hills cookout has left many in the community feeling outraged and fed up with the Black-on-Black violence. Early Tuesday evening, two females were injured and their nephew was killed when three men got out of a vehicle and opened fire into a crowd at a cookout in the 2300 block of East Hills Drive. The toddler, who has been identified as Marcus White Jr., 19 months, was taken to Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The two females, whose names still have not been released, were taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, one, 19 years old, was listed in stable condition, the second, 20 years old with gunshot wounds to the chest and back, has been listed in critical condition. The women had taken White to the cookout. “My grandson is gone and he’s not coming back,” said Camille Smith, White’s grandmother. “He was an innocent baby. It was senseless.”