Tag: police shooting

Police kill man to save child during hostage, physical threat incident

Police kill man to save child during hostage, physical threat incident

| October 10, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:07 p.m., Oct. 6, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded a home in the 5300 block of Stony Run Lane on a report of a disturbance between a man and woman. As officers arrived on scene, an adult male, who was armed with a knife, grabbed a very young child […]

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Officers shoot, kill knife-wielding parking lot suspect

Officers shoot, kill knife-wielding parking lot suspect

| October 10, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:50 p.m., Oct. 8, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a call for service at 3730 Washington Boulevard—the site of the Hallmark Inn—regarding an armed individual with a knife.  Initial dispatch information stated that “someone was in the parking lot with a knife,” “the suspect was threatening to cut […]

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Chicago’s black community stunned by latest police shooting

Chicago’s black community stunned by latest police shooting

| September 6, 2016

By Erick Johnson (The Chicago Crusader, NNPA Member) Chicago police have shot another teenager and gangs are allegedly planning to retaliate for his death. For years, racial tensions and gun-violence in Chicago have been brewing, but this summer, the city is on the verge of boiling over with police shootings, homicides and rising discontent with […]

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Hundreds protest police shooting of Kenyan teen in Salt Lake City

Hundreds protest police shooting of Kenyan teen in Salt Lake City

| March 1, 2016

(GIN)—A near-fatal encounter between a Kenyan-born youth and police in Salt Lake City, Utah, prompted an angry reaction from bystanders who challenged the official version of the incident given by police. Seventeen year old Abdi Mohammed reportedly was in an altercation with other youths on Saturday night, Feb. 27, and had picked up a broomstick […]

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Police officer, suspect exchange gunfire; neither injured

Police officer, suspect exchange gunfire; neither injured

| February 1, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:52 p.m., Jan. 30 an officer with the Fort Wayne Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the area of Lewis Street and Hanna Street.  During the course of the traffic stop, the passenger of a stopped vehicle fled the scene on foot.  The officer pursued the suspect on foot eastbound on […]

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Names of officer, suspect released in police action shooting

Names of officer, suspect released in police action shooting

| January 13, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Police Department officials recently released the name of the names of the officer and suspect involved in a police action shooting in the wake of a reported robbery at the Marathon gas station at 422 Spring St. Police Officer Jean P. Gigli, a 13-year Fort Wayne Police Department veteran, shot         37 year […]

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Officer charged with murder in McDonald case

Officer charged with murder in McDonald case

| December 4, 2015

By J. Coyden Palmer Special to the NNPA News Wire from The Chicago Crusader CHICAGO—After a year-long investigation, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s office has filed first-degree murder charges against a Chicago Police officer accused of shooting a 17-year-old teen 16 times without provocation. The charges announced Nov. 24 claimed Officer Jason Van Dyke […]

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Don’t shop here

Don’t shop here

| December 2, 2015

CHICAGO—A multiethnic, multiracial group of protestors stands in front of Saks Of Fifth Avenue in Chicago to demand justice in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. McDonald was shot to death Oct. 20, 2014 by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. Van Dyke claimed he felt in fear for his life during a confrontation […]

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Minneapolis police shoot, kill another unarmed black man

Minneapolis police shoot, kill another unarmed black man

| November 24, 2015

By Harry Colbert Jr. Special to the NNPA News Wire from Insight News Add Jamar Clark to the list. That was the sentiment of hundreds of protesters who have camped out in front of the Fourth District Precinct headquarters of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD)—braving falling temperatures and constant rain—demanding answers for the early Sunday […]

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Police shooting victim’s case goes to trial

Police shooting victim’s case goes to trial

| September 15, 2015

By Marilyn Marshall Special to the NNPA from Houston Defender HOUSTON (NNPA)—The case of police shooting victim Robbie Tolan returns to the spotlight as Tolan’s lawsuit against a white officer and city officials goes to trial in Houston. The case, which began with jury selection on Sept. 14, has drawn national attention and charges of […]

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