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One dead after Eureka Springs shooting involving officer

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. — Arkansas State Police (ASP) is currently investigating a shooting in Eureka Springs that involved an officer and left one dead.

At around 8:30 a.m. on March 2, the Eureka Springs Police Department (ESPD) posted a statement on Facebook, saying that there was “an officer-involved shooting in downtown Eureka Springs last night.”

According to a release from ASP, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from the Rowdy Beaver Den advising that Christopher Vanschoick, 36, had shown a gun during a disturbance.

Two ESPD officers observed the suspect sitting in his vehicle. The officers confronted him, and a struggle ensued, according to ASP.

Vanschoick produced the handgun and one of the officers fired his gun, striking him. He was later pronounced dead.

“ASP will present an investigative case file to the prosecuting attorney, who will determine whether the use of deadly force was consistent with Arkansas law,” according to an ASP release.

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Car fire causes long delays on M4

A car fire caused long delays on the M4. The incident happened on the westbound carriageway near Port Talbot, with delays between junction 41 at Pentyla and junction 40 at Taibach.

Pictures from Traffic Wales showed smoke coming from one vehicle on the stretch of road. One lane was closed as a result, before the incident was cleared.

Pictures showed a crew from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service at the scene. Motorists near to the incident said they were not moving.

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E’minie Hughes missing: 12-year-old found safe in Columbus, Texas

Missing 12-year-old E’minie Hughes was found safe in Columbus, Texas and the Amber Alert was canceled.

The 12-year-old was missing for over a week.

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One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Janesville

Janesville Police Department involved in officer-involved shooting.

Our thoughts are with our officers and those within our community who are impacted by an officer-involved shooting that occurred around 10:00 PM on Friday, March 1, 2024.  There are no threats to the public, and no officers were injured during the incident.  We requested the assistance of the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) in investigating the officer-involved shooting.  We are cooperating fully with their investigation.  DCI will be the sole source of information released on this incident.
Additional information will be released upon the conclusion of DCI’s investigation and a review done by the Rock County District Attorney’s Office.
https://www.doj.state.wi.us/news-releases/officer-involved-critical-incident-investigation-janesville-wis

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Crash blocks traffic on Sunshine Skyway Bridge

SARASOTA, Fla.  – A 3-car crash this morning stopped northbound lanes of the Sunshine Skyway bridge for hours, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Law enforcement says the crash is still under investigation, but what they know right now is that one of the three cars involved, the Ford Ranger pictured above, ruptured its fuel tank and leaked gasoline, which the Fire Department collected.

The scene was cleared by 9:00 a.m., and now both traffic in both lanes is running as usual.

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Two people killed in Grantville shooting

Two people have died after a shootout between two groups broke out at an apartment complex in San Diego’s Grantville neighborhood on Friday night, officials said.

The incident happened before 9 p.m. in the 4500 block of Alvarado Canyon Road near the Grantville Trolley Station, according to the San Diego Police Department.

Officers found at least two victims at the scene who were then taken to the hospital, SDPD Officer D. Abernathy said. Both victims have died, according to SDPD.

Abernathy said four males have been detained, but there may be others who were involved.

Several SDPD divisions responded to the shooting, as well as deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and officers from the California Highway Patrol, according to SDPD.

SDPD’s Homicide Unit was taking over the investigation.

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1 dead, another in custody following early morning shooting in Grosse Pointe Woods

Police in Grosse Pointe Woods are investigating the fatal shooting of a man and say they have a suspect in custody.

Around 12:45 a.m. on Friday, the Grosse Pointe Woods Public Safety Department responded to a call of a shooting on Brys Drive, just south of Mack and 8 Mile, on a reported shooting.

Officers and other first responders arrived and found an adult man had been shot. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said they took one suspect into custody and that there is no threat to the public.

Police are still investigating and released no additional information.

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Police Involved Shooting Leaves Suspect Dead in Polk County

Polk County, Florida – On the evening of October 5, 2023, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Auburndale Police Department were involved in a shooting incident with an armed suspect. The incident unfolded after Auburndale officers were dispatched to respond to a reported stolen 2011 KIA Sorrento from a Circle K store located at Berkeley Rd and US 92 at approximately 11:10 pm.

Around 11:18 pm, authorities received a report of a two-vehicle crash on the eastbound Polk Parkway on-ramp from US 92 west. An APD sergeant arrived at the scene at about 11:23 pm and determined that one of the vehicles involved in the crash was the stolen KIA.

The situation escalated when the suspect, an adult white male, charged at and assaulted the APD sergeant. In response, the sergeant discharged his Taser, but the suspect managed to remove one of the Taser probes and continued to resist the officer.

Additional law enforcement personnel arrived at the scene, including a PCSO deputy and four other APD officers, one of whom had a K9 unit. The suspect then began threatening the officers with a knife.

Despite the K9 unit’s intervention, the suspect managed to repel the dog and aggressively approached the officers once again, brandishing the knife. In response to the immediate threat, four of the five APD officers and the PCSO deputy were compelled to discharge their firearms to neutralize the suspect. Following the incident, they initiated life-saving measures, but tragically, the suspect succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The 10th Judicial Circuit Officer Involved Deadly Incident Task Force will lead the investigation into the shooting incident. Additionally, the Auburndale Police Department will conduct an investigation into the vehicle theft, while the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit will initiate its own investigation. Furthermore, an administrative investigation will be conducted, and the Medical Examiner’s office will examine the circumstances surrounding the suspect’s death.

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1 killed in shootout between 2 vehicles in Lewisville, police say

LEWISVILLE, Texas — One person has died after a shooting that happened between a group of men in two vehicles, police said Thursday.

The Lewisville Police Department told WFAA its officers responded at approximately 2 p.m. Thursday to the 200 block of E. Round Grove Road. The shooting happened in the parking lot behind a Valvoline oil change shop and a Popeyes fast food restaurant, according to Lewisville police.

Both cars left the scene, police said.

One of the vehicles was found just to the west of that location in the Bridges of Oakbend Apartment complex, located at 195 E. Round Grove Road. Police said two men were found inside of a Black Porsche – one of whom was dead. The other man was taken to Medical City Lewisville hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound, police said.

Lewisville PD said it is still looking for the other vehicle, which witnesses described to them as a Chrysler vehicle. Police did not have a confirmation of model type as of Thursday afternoon. It is also unknown whether or not the person or people in that second vehicle suffered any injuries, police said.

The motive of the shooting was unknown, according to Lewisville police.

Lewisville PD said there was no threat to the community because it appears the group of men were acquaintances.

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Active Shooter Alarm: Pleasanton Police Assure Public of Safety Measures

The Pleasanton Police Department (PD) has officially confirmed that a fraudulent call reporting an active shooter incident at Pleasanton Junior High prompted a swift response from law enforcement. The Pleasanton Independent School District (ISD) Police Department now has an individual in custody believed to be responsible for the false alarm.

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Following a thorough investigation, authorities have determined that there is no genuine threat to the safety of students or staff members at Pleasanton Junior High. Consequently, the school has been cleared for normal class activities to resume.

To ensure the continued safety of students and staff, the Pleasanton PD has maintained a visible presence at Pleasanton Junior High. Local law enforcement agencies are collaborating to ensure that security measures remain in place as a precautionary measure.

In summary, the Pleasanton PD and Pleasanton ISD Police Department have acted swiftly to address the fraudulent call, assuring the public that there is no immediate danger to the school community. Classes have resumed as usual, with enhanced security measures in place to maintain a safe learning environment.