A manhunt continues Thursday after a deputy was wounded in Lancaster.
A large law enforcement presence responded to a mental health center in the area of Jackman Street and Sierra Highway following a report of a Sheriff's deputy shot Wednesday afternoon.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed that someone shot at deputies resulting in one deputy being wounded at about 2:45 p.m. Two people were detained and questioned as they were the last two to vacate the apartment building, according to the Sheriff's Department.
The shooter remains at large, according to law enforcement.
Authorities say it appears a deputy was walking to his personal car at the rear of the Lancaster Sheriff's Station located at 501 W. Lancaster Boulevard when shots rang out striking the deputy on the shoulder.
Fox 11 Los Angeles
Hours before the start of a new school year, four students were injured in a shooting at a block party Tuesday night outside the Atlanta University Center library.
Two Spelman College students and two Clark Atlanta University students, all of whom are women, were taken to a hospital with injuries ranging from graze wounds to gunshot wounds, according to Atlanta police. They were hit around 10:30 p.m., when someone opened fire into a crowd of about 200 people in front of the Robert W. Woodruff Library on James P. Brawley Drive. Police later identified the four as Erin Ennis, 18, of Powder Springs; Maia Williams-McLaren, 18, of Boston; Elyse Spencer, 18, of Rochester, N.Y.; and Kia Thomas, 19. Thomas’ hometown was not provided.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
A Baltimore County judge Wednesday sentenced 17-year-old Dawnta Harris to life in prison with the possibility of parole in the killing of Officer Amy Caprio.
Harris was also sentenced to 20 years for burglary and five years for theft. He did not speak at sentencing but one of his defense attorneys, Warren Brown, read his handwritten letter to the judge.
“I didn’t want to hurt her,“ Harris wrote. “I just felt I was in a life-or-death situation. I wish I could go back to that day and not do what I did.“ Seventeen-year-old Harris was found guilty of killing Caprio in May, a year after she had died while responding to a burglary call in a Perry Hall neighborhood.
Investigators said three teens were burglarizing a home while Harris waited outside in a getaway car, a stolen Jeep Wrangler that would become a deadly weapon.
Baltimore CBS Local
The King County Sheriff’s Office has stopped using a key crime-fighting database after determining that federal immigration officials can access the records within it, raising concerns that deputies’ participation in the information-sharing system would violate a “sanctuary county” law passed last year.
The decision last week to cancel the department’s membership with the Law Enforcement Information Exchange — the free police-records database known as LinX that’s used to help solve cases ranging from thefts to homicides — comes after the sheriff’s agency reviewed its information-sharing following a critical county audit last month. “After the audit, Sheriff (Mitzi) Johanknecht directed that we review our practices to make sure we didn’t have any other unintended data-sharing issues in violation of the code,” Undersheriff Scott Somers said Tuesday. “And this is one that popped up.”
Seattle Times - Metered Site
A Gastonia Police officer gave part of himself to save others.
He did so literally. Twice.
Zachary Lechette was an agent with the State Bureau of Investigation in 2015 when a co-worker’s daughter needed a kidney. The young girl was too ill to receive the organ by the time she found a donor, and later died.
Lechette used the tragedy as an opportunity to help others. In June 2015 at Duke University Hospital, he donated a kidney to a man he had never met.
“This just seemed like a logical step,” he said. “If I had two kidneys, I knew one was a spare. If I can live healthy with one, I’ll help someone out. Why not?” Lechette calls himself a “research guy.” He looked into the risks involved with such a transplant and consulted his wife, a critical care nurse.