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KTRK (HOUSTON) — A 5-year-old boy is fighting for his life Sunday after being shot by an 8-year-old family friend inside a Houston home, police said. Three people were detained for questioning following the shooting Saturday afternoon in the Trinity/Houston Gardens neighborhood in east Houston, police said. Commander Jonathan Halliday of the Houston Police Department […]

Orange County Sheriff’s Office (ORLANDO, Fla.) — While a distinctive “H” tattooed on his neck may not stand for happiness, a fugitive on the run for a year was captured in the “Happiest Place on Earth,” according to authorities. The wanted man, Quashon Burton, 32, of Brooklyn, New York, charged with scamming the government out […]

Win McNamee/Getty Images (TULSA, Okla.) — Forensic scientists have uncovered 24 additional unmarked graves in an Oklahoma cemetery, three of them containing child-sized coffins, as part an effort to identify victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, officials said. The unmarked burial sites were discovered in Tulsa’s Oaklawn Cemetery after excavations resumed there on Oct. […]

ABC News (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — An antisemitic message referencing the rapper formerly known as Kanye West appeared on an electronic video board at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida, following Saturday’s college football rivalry game between the University of Florida and the University of Georgia, sparking outrage and condemnation from local officials. The offensive message […]

Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images (MINNEAPOLIS) — One of two former police officers scheduled to go on trial Monday on charges stemming from the death of George Floyd pleaded guilty as part of an agreement with prosecutors, a court official told ABC News. J. Alexander Kueng, 29, pleaded guilty Monday morning to one count of aiding and […]

Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images (MINNEAPOLIS) — The 2020 death of George Floyd under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer is set to be thrust back into the national spotlight as two former cops already convicted on federal charges of violating the 46-year-old Black man’s civil rights go on trial Monday in Minnesota state court. The […]

Chicago Police Department (CHICAGO) — At least five men were shot, three fatally, early Sunday when gunfire erupted at a Chicago intersection taken over by a drag-racing caravan of more than 100 cars, police said. The shooting erupted about 4 a.m. at an intersection in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the city’s Southwest side, Cmdr. […]

Douglas Sacha/Getty Images (HARRISONBURG, Va.) — A 20-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of shooting eight people at an outdoor gathering near the campus of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, police said. The suspect was identified as Tyreaf Isaiah Fleming of Harrisonburg, according to a statement the Harrisonburg Police Department posted on Twitter […]

ABC News (HARRISONBURG, Va.) — At least eight people were injured early Sunday near the campus of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, when gunshots were fired into a crowd gathered outside an off-campus apartment complex, police said. The gunfire broke out in a neighborhood southwest of the university, police said. No arrests were announced […]

ABC News (CHICAGO) — A 13-year-old boy was among five people killed in unrelated shootings across Chicago over the weekend, which also left 20 others injured, according to police. The violent weekend in the nation’s third largest city erupted despite a 20% drop in shootings in Chicago through the end of summer, according to Chicago […]