Police say a shooting during filming of a music video at an Oakland gas station that killed one person and wounded four others may have been gang-related. Authorities say it appears several people opened fire Monday evening at the Valero station, spraying bullets where some 50 people had gathered for the filming. The attack killed 18-year-old Mario Navarro. No arrests have been made. Police on Tuesday said the attack may be gang-related and they're worried it may spark violent retaliation. The shooting took place only hours after seven people were killed by a gunman in nearby Half Moon Bay. A 66-year-old farmworker has been arrested for what authorities say was a case of workplace violence.
Investigators searching for a motive in the worst mass shooting in Los Angeles County history say a search of the gunman’s home discovered a rifle, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and evidence he was manufacturing gun silencers. Los Angeles Sheriff Robert Luna said Monday that investigators have not yet established Huu Can Tran’s motive in the massacre, which happened during a celebration of Lunar New Year at a Monterey Park dance hall. The assailant fired 42 rounds at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio, where 11 people were killed and nine wounded. Luna says a hero later disarmed the gunman, who later was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot.
Four members of the Oath Keepers have been convicted of seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack in the second major trial involving far-right extremists accused of plotting to forcibly keep President Donald Trump in power. A Washington, D.C., jury found Joseph Hackett, Robert Minuta, David Moerschel and Edward Vallejo guilty on Monday. The verdict comes weeks after a different jury convicted two leaders of the extremist group in the mob’s attack that halted the certification of President Joe Biden’s electoral victory. Attorney General Merrick Garland told reporters after the verdict that he is “grateful to the prosecutors, agents and staff for their outstanding work.”
The defendant was living with the victim, an in-law who called for police after a heated argument morphed into a knife attack.
Authorities say the suspect in a California dance club shooting that left 10 dead has shot and killed himself. Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna says the man killed himself as police officers closed in on the van he used to flee the scene of an attempted second shooting. Luna has identified the suspect at 72-year-old Huu Can Tran. He says no other suspects are at large. Luna did not have the exact ages of the victims but said they all appeared to be over 50. Seven of the wounded people remained in the hospital.
Lawmakers in at least two states that have seen recent attacks to electrical infrastructure are proposing new legislation to improve security around substations and increase the penalties for damaging utility equipment. Attacks last month in Moore County, North Carolina, knocked out power to more than 45,000 customers for several days. Those attacks, and others in Washington, Oregon, South Carolina and Nevada, have underscored the vulnerability of the nation’s far-flung electrical grid, which security experts have long warned could be a target for domestic extremists. South Carolina lawmakers have filed two related bills, and a North Carolina lawmaker is drafting legislation.
Police in Indiana say that heroic actions by a Walmart employee and law enforcement officers kept a gunman who shot and injured one female employee from doing more harm. The woman was the only person injured late Thursday when 25-year-old Ronald Ray Mosley II walked into the store’s office where employees were meeting and shot the victim. Another female employee fled the room and called 911. That employee then saw the shooter leave the room, so she ran back in, helped the victim into another room and locked the door. Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin on Friday called the employee a hero and credited her with saving the victim’s life.
He's alleged to have stabbed the hand of someone staying in his RV. Here's what the accuser said started it.
A shooter stood over a 16-year-old mother clutching her 10-month-old baby and killed them both in a brazen attack in a central California farming community that left six dead. That's according to the Tulare County sheriff during a news conference Tuesday. Law enforcement is seeking at least two suspects and there is a $10,000 reward for information leading to their arrests. Deputies responded around 3:30 a.m. Monday to reports of multiple shots fired at the residence in unincorporated Goshen, just east of Visalia. Goshen is a rural community in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley.
A suspect wanted in connection with a fatal shooting at the Mall of America in December was arrested in Georgia on Tuesday. Bloomington, Minnesota, Police Chief Booker Hodges says the 17-year-old suspect was taken into custody in Decatur, Georgia, by federal and state law enforcement officials. The suspect faces charges of second-degree murder and second-degree assault. Hodges says Minnesota police on Tuesday also arrested the teenage suspect’s mother for allegedly driving him to Georgia following the shooting. Johntae Hudson was killed in a Dec. 23 shooting at the Mall of America, the nation’s largest shopping center located in Bloomington. The 19-year-old was shot eight times and died during an altercation in the mall.
Oregon officials have approved the killing of two wolves in a new pack they say has attacked calves in the northeastern part of the state. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says Thursday it would allow the landowner or potentially USDA Wildlife Services to kill the wolves where the attacks happened. State Fish and Wildlife officials confirmed depredation events on private pastures that killed five calves on Dec. 25, 29, and Jan. 10. That level of depredation meets the definition of chronic livestock depredation under Wolf Plan Rules. The state says nonlethal measures have failed to stop depredations.
The rioters who stormed Brazil's capital buildings on Sunday used coded language on social media to coordinate and carry out their plans in plain view. Organizers on Telegram urged supporters of the defeated president Jair Bolsonaro to attend what they called a “beach trip” and even offered help finding bus transportation. Some rioters then used YouTube to livestream the uprising, racking up hundreds of thousands of views before the channels were shut down. Just as the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol did, the Brazilian riots demonstrate how social media makes it easier than ever for anti-democratic groups to recruit followers and transform online rhetoric into offline action.
A man held in what authorities characterize as a terror attack on a solar power facility serving Las Vegas Strip casinos was removed from a courtroom after becoming verbally disruptive. Mohammed Mesmarian's defense attorney on Tuesday asked for a competency evaluation and the judge ordered Mesmarian to remain jailed pending a Jan. 31 appearance before a state judge. Mesmarian's lawyer declined outside court to comment. Mesmarian is accused of ramming a car through a fence and setting the vehicle afire next to a transformer outside Las Vegas early Jan. 4. The facility serves several properties operated by MGM Resorts International. The company says it switched to the statewide electric grid with no effect at its casinos.
Authorities have reestablished control of Brazilian government buildings in the capital several hours after supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro who refuse to accept his electoral defeat stormed Congress, the Supreme Court and presidential palace. The action was a week after the inauguration of his leftist rival, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The demonstrators bypassed security barricades, climbed on roofs, broke windows and invaded the buildings that were believed to be largely vacant on a Sunday. Justice Minister Flavio Dino said roughly 200 people had been arrested. Lula accused Bolsonaro of encouraging the uprising, while the former president said peaceful protest was part of democracy but vandalism and invasion of public buildings were “exceptions to the rule.”
President Joe Biden has conferred high honors on those who stood against the Jan. 6 Capitol mob two years ago and the menacing effort in state after state to upend the election. But even as he declared that “America is a land of laws, not chaos,” disarray rendered Congress dysfunctional for another day as Republicans worked out their fight over who should be House speaker. Biden and congressional Democrats commemorated the police officers attacked Jan. 6 and the election officials who faced fierce intimidation from Donald Trump supporters. Yet democracy’s vulnerability was on display at the Capitol as Republicans struggled for days to choose the next House speaker.
Authorities say the DNA of the man accused of killing four University of Idaho students was found on a knife sheath recovered at the crime scene. Court documents unsealed Thursday say cellphone data show that 28-year-old Bryan Kohberger had visited the area near the home where the Nov. 13 attack occurred about a dozen times since June. A woman who lived at the victims' home and who wasn't harmed awoke early that morning and heard crying before seeing a masked man in black clothing walk past her and toward a sliding glass door, the court documents say. Kohberger is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and felony burglary.
U.S. authorities say two men have been arrested and charged with vandalizing electrical substations in Washington state, attacks that left thousands without power over the holidays. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle said Tuesday that 32-year-old Matthew Greenwood and 40-year-old Jeremy Crahan, both of Puyallup, were arrested Saturday and were due to appear in court Tuesday. Authorities say Greenwood told investigators they knocked out power so they could burglarize a business. According to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday, cellphone records and other evidence tied the men to the attacks on the four substations in Pierce County. It wasn't immediately clear if they had attorneys who might speak on their behalf.
Police in a Portland, Oregon, suburb say a suspect attacked a 78-year-old man on a light-rail train platform and chewed off the victim's ear and part of his face before authorities pulled him away. Officers said Tuesday that the injuries to the unidentified victim were so severe that his skull was visible after the attack. Police arrested 25-year-old Koryn Kraemer and booked him on an accusation of assault in the second degree. Authorities say they are investigating whether drug use may have prompted Kraemer's behavior. No case information was listed for Kraemer yet and it couldn't immediately be determined if he had an attorney who could comment.
The New York Police Department says a man accused of attacking police with a machete near Times Square on New Year’s Eve, injuring two officers, has been arrested on charges of attempting to murder officers. Nineteen-year-old Trevor Bickford of Wells, Maine, was awaiting arraignment after his arrest Monday. It isn’t immediately clear whether he has a lawyer who can speak to the allegations. A law enforcement official has told The Associated Press that investigators are looking into whether Bickford was inspired by Islamic extremism. The official could not publicly discuss details about the ongoing investigation and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.
A woman accused of shoving a 3-year-old girl off a Portland light rail platform and onto the train tracks will be held without bail. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s office said 32-year-old Brianna Workman was arraigned Thursday on charges of assault, attempted assault, interfering with public transportation, disorderly conduct and recklessly endangering another person. A male bystander quickly rescued the child, who reported a severe headache and had a small red mark on her forehead, the district attorney’s office said. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports court records show Workman has been living without shelter in Portland. It wasn’t immediately known if she has a lawyer to comment on her behalf.
Police have arrested an Albany woman for allegedly assaulting someone with a weapon.
The alleged crime happened Wednesday.
Linn County Sheriff's deputies have arrested an Albany man on suspicion of an assault with a weapon.
The suspect has five other open cases in Benton County, all filed within the last week.
Court documents allege it was an incident of domestic violence.