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March 31, 2015
Prisoner caught after taking guard's gun, escaping Va. hospital

Prisoner caught after taking guard's gun, escaping Va. hospital

A prisoner being treated wrestled with a guard and took her gun before escaping in a hospital gown and fleeing in a carjacked vehicle - Full Story
March 27, 2015
Police: Calif. cop killer shot dead by officer

Police: Calif. cop killer shot dead by officer

The suicidal man found dead after he shot and killed a veteran San Jose police officer was killed by police gunfire - Full Story
March 25, 2015
Calif. officer shot to death, suspect dead

Calif. officer shot to death, suspect dead

A man threatening to commit suicide unleashed a barrage of gunfire on officers called to check on him, killing a 14-year veteran of the San Jose department - Full Story
March 19, 2015
Suspect in Ariz. shooting rampage appears before judge

Suspect in Ariz. shooting rampage appears before judge

Ryan Giroux was booked Thursday on suspicion of murder and other crimes, including armed robbery, auto theft, kidnapping and aggravated assault - Full Story
March 17, 2015

Armed man wearing vest killed by police in Minn. standoff

Neighbors heard the man yelling that he hated police, "F--- America", and that he was going to shoot cops - Full Story
March 17, 2015

Chief: Gang-related gunfire injured 2 LAPD officers

Police Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday that the shooting stemmed from an ongoing feud between two prominent street gangs in the area - Full Story
March 17, 2015
Man, 2 kids found dead after 24-hour Mo. standoff

Man, 2 kids found dead after 24-hour Mo. standoff

Standoff began Sunday when police responded to a "check person" call and encountered an armed man at an apartment - Full Story
March 16, 2015
2 LAPD officers shot, may have been targeted

2 LAPD officers shot, may have been targeted

Officers were wounded by gunfire Sunday afternoon, spawning a massive manhunt for the shooters - Full Story
March 12, 2015
Audio: Rapper Lil Wayne victim of Fla. 'swatting' incident

Audio: Rapper Lil Wayne victim of Fla. 'swatting' incident

An apparent hoax summoned a strong police response Wednesday to the home of rapper Lil Wayne after an unknown caller reported a shooting - Full Story
March 12, 2015
2 officers shot in Ferguson ambush released from hospital

2 officers shot in Ferguson ambush released from hospital

One officer was shot in the face, just below his right eye, with the bullet lodging behind his ear - Full Story



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