| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Aurora police are continuing their investigation into a weekend murder, hoping to make arrests and perhaps gain insight into a recent eruption of violence.
The slaying of Nathan Gonzalez was the west suburban city's fourth gang-related homicide in 2014,...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 1:31 PM
The family of a man fatally shot by FBI agents conducing a surveillance earlier this year on Reisterstown Road is questioning police tactics and the finding by prosecutors that the use of deadly force during a car stop was justified.
While relatives of...
| Aug 24, 2014
A recent spike in youth violence and perceived gang crime has generated calls for action to take criminals off the streets.
At a forum in June that brought together leaders and experts from Newport News and Hampton, officials said targeting gang members...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Two gang members appeared at a bail hearing Saturday afternoon in the 2013 shooting death of a 17-year-old outside of a recording studio in the city's Grand Crossing neighborhood, prosecutors said.
About 6:25 p.m. on Sept. 26, Sakhee Hardy-Johnson, 17,...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 3:44 PM
A third man has been charged in the September 2013 killing of a 17-year-old boy outside of a Grand Crossing recording studio.
Meiko Buchanan, 23, of the 600 block of West 60th Street, is charged with first-degree murder charge in the Sept. 26 fatal...
| Aug 26, 2014
If anything was unusual about the shootings of two people by Chicago police last weekend, it was that one of the incidents sparked a protest.
A sudden rainstorm scattered the 80 or so people who gathered Monday on the West Side to protest the fatal...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Second of two parts.
Back in El Salvador, a 15-year-old boy is doing what 15-year-old boys everywhere do. He's hanging out, laughing and joking, when a buddy approaches him with a demand: Give me your cellphone. The boy refuses, not realizing his...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Earlier this month, Shelton Nicholas, 23, became San Bernardino’s 26th homicide victim of the year. His July 5 shooting at an abandoned home was the first in a bloody run of killings -- five dead in the city in just nine days.
A father of five...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:48 PM
More than three dozen alleged members and associates of a San Gabriel Valley gang said to be controlled by the Mexican Mafia were indicted on a range of murder, robbery, drug trafficking and other charges, federal officials announced Wednesday.
| May 12, 2014
| 10:03 PM
When police confronted Tamerlan Tsarnaev four nights after the Boston Marathon bombing last year, he leaped from his car with a 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol and opened fire.
He critically wounded one officer and, despite being shot himself, kept...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:27 PM
A 23-year-old man was found guilty Wednesday of fatally shooting a man twice in the head outside a Hollywood night club last year, authorities said.
A jury took less than a day to find Robert Earl Thomas III guilty of first-degree murder. They also...