Two Bailiffs, Gunman Dead in Shooting at Michigan Courthouse, Sheriff says

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DEVELOPING: Two court bailiffs were killed and a police officer shot Monday inside a southwestern Michigan courthouse when an inmate broke loose and got his hands on a deputy’s gun, officials said.

“What occurred today in my hometown breaks my heart. My thoughts are with our entire community – our friends and neighbors. This tragic event reminds us all too well that our law enforcement officers have their lives on the line every day not knowing what that day will bring. We have lost two very able public servants and we all grieve for them and their families.”

Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey told local media at a press conference the gunman, whose identity was not immediately available, was killed by responding police.

“Brave officers” took down the shooter, Bailey said.

Berrien County Undersheriff Chuck Heit told Fox News a civilian was also shot, and is in stable condition.

The incident occurred just days after five Dallas police officers were killed by a sniper, and amid a wave of violence and threats against law eforcement officers around the country. Read the rest of this entry »


Shots Fired in Dallas

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Shots were fired in Dallas tonight amid a protest against the recent police shootings of two black men, Alton Sterling in Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Minnesota.

It was not immediately clear if there were injuries and further details were not available.

UPDATE:

 

Marie Saavedra, a reporter with ABC Dallas affiliate WFAA tweeted:

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Following the reports of shots fired, public transportation was suspended in downtown Dallas: “DART rail and bus service in Downtown Dallas has been suspended due to criminal activity,”…(more)

Source: ABC News


BREAKING: Suspect in Dallas Police Headquarters Shooting is Confirmed Dead

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DALLAS (AP) — Police: Suspect in Dallas police headquarters shooting is confirmed dead.

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[VIDEO] O’Dee! 2-Year-Old Forges Unlikely Friendship, Says Goodbye to His Best Friend

DALLAS — A Texas toddler got his first grasp of what friendship is by befriending the man who collects his family’s recycling.

“I don’t think he really understands that this could be the last time that he sees O’Dee.”

— Deacon’s mom

Every Friday, Deacon looked forward to seeing his first friend, O’Dee.  Deacon’s home was on his recycling route, reported WFAA. One odeeparticular Friday in May, however, Deacon’s mom planned a special party.

“Well it’s our last day seeing my brother’s best friend,” said Deacon’s older sister, according to the report.

The reason is because Deacon was about to become an older brother and the family was moving to a larger house.

When the family heard O’Dee’s truck coming down the street, the family was waiting. Deacon greeted his buddy, and O’Dee scooped him up for a hug. Read the rest of this entry »