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.
While handing down a harsh sentence to a Harlem man this week, a New York judge managed to deride the Black Lives Matter movement by telling the defendant, “Black lives don’t matter to Black people with guns.”
The shooting occurred Tuesday afternoon when Jasmine Snipe, 14, invited two of her friends over after school. Her brother Tidrick Gilmore says one of the boys, a 17-year-old, mistakenly shot Snipe in the neck as they were looking at a gun, ABC Eyewitness News reports.
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.
A teenager from Gainesville, Florida was fatally shot by police who believed the fake gun he carried was real. Robert Dentmond, 16, died Sunday night when he was sprayed with bullets from over five police officers.
A 25-year-old Virginia woman was shot and killed by two Norfolk, Virginia police officers Saturday after after making a “threatening motion” with a fake gun, according to Mic.
AChicago man appeared in a Cook County, Illinois, courtroom Monday and was given 100 years in prison for his role in the slaying of 14-year-old Endia Martin. Donnell Flora, 27, provided a gun to his niece, also 14, in and effort to settle a feud over a boy, the Chicago Tribune reports.
A 16-year-old boy who vowed that athletics would be his path out of Chicago and away from its rampant violence was shot and killed Sunday evening in front of his home. Andre Taylor, a multi-sport athlete at Percy Julian High School, was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the forehead on his front lawn of his home on the city’s embattled South Side, DNAInfo Chicago reports.
Jacai Colson, a four-year veteran of the Prince George’s County police department, “immediately stepped into action,” when the gunman opened fire around 4:30 p.m. at the police station.