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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - A 22-year-old man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that on Thursday, a Wicomico County jury convicted Delonte Bryant in the death of 21-year-old Dommeir Deshields.

Prosecutors say on Aug. 3, 2015, Deshields was found lying in the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Authorities say Deshields was walking when someone approached and shot him.

Deshields died at a local hospital.

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A jury will be allowed to hear testimony that a police officer joked about shooting to death a mentally ill black man. 

The Virginian-Pilot reports that a judge is allowing the testimony at the officer's upcoming trial on manslaughter charges.

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Authorities in Virginia are offering a reward for help identifying the person who fired shots at the Newport News Police headquarters building early Tuesday, damaging several windows but causing no injuries.

A police statement posted online says surveillance video shows a person with a handgun firing shots into the main entrance, an empty office and a secondary building at about 2:30 a.m.

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Authorities say someone fired a gun at the Newport News Police headquarters, damaging several windows.
Police spokesman Brandon Maynard tells news outlets that the shooting was reported early Tuesday.
Maynard says the building was occupied at the time, but there were no injuries reported.
Investigators say they have watched surveillance footage and believe one person on foot fired the shots. They did not release any additional information about the suspect.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Police say five people attending a candlelight vigil in for a man killed in west Baltimore were shot when a gunman opened fire on the crowd.

Detective Donny Moses said in a phone interview that about 25 people had gathered about 6:30 p.m. Monday at Fulton and North avenues, where 24-year-old Jermaine Schofield was shot and killed early Sunday.

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NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - New Castle County Police say a University of Delaware student was fatally shot in his car while he was on his way to work.

The department said in a news release that early Saturday, 19-year-old Malcolm Evans was driving to work when a single gunshot was fired into his car.

Police say the car crashed on Country Path Drive. Evans was taken to a hospital, where officers say he died Sunday afternoon.


BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore police say local rapper Tyriece Travon Watson, who was known as "Lor Scoota," has been fatally shot.

Police said in a statement that witnesses reported that 23-year-old Watson was driving when an unknown suspect stepped into the street and opened fire Saturday evening. Police say it appears that the shooting was "targeted." Police described the suspect as a black male wearing a white bandanna.

Police say Watson was taken from the scene at Harford Road at Moravia Road to a hospital where he died.

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Senator Chris Coons and Congressman John Carney joined the sit-in last night on the House floor where congressional Democrats protested the failure of Speaker Paul Ryan to bring a gun control measure to a vote.

Congressman John Lewis, a legend of the Civil Right era, led the protest urging a vote on measures that would expand background checks and keep some suspected terrorists from obtaining firearms.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Carney who is running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination said that he strongly supported Lewis’s efforts.

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The Firefly Music Festival wrapped up last night with Mumford and Sons as thousand flocked to the annual event in the Woodland near Dover’s International Speedway.

During Saturday night’s performance Florence + The Machine dedicated the song “Dog Days are Over” to the LGBT community.

In the background a rainbow flag was draped behind the band as the crowd sang with Welsh.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the dedication comes in the wake of the mass shooting at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida in which 49 lost their lives and over 50 were wounded.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Police in Wilmington say three boys and a girl ranging in age from 12 to 16 have been injured in a shooting.

Police said in a statement that officers responding to a report of shots fired Tuesday night near Elm and South Van Buren streets found a 16-year-old boy shot in the legs and arm. Police say a 15-year-old boy was found a block away shot in the hand, abdomen and leg and a 13-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy were found shot in a nearby home.

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A vigil was held in Rehoboth Beach by the LGBTQ community in the wake of the night club shooting that left around 50 dead and similar number wounded in Orlando.

Around a hundred showed up to comfort each with several noting that June is gay pride month.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that one told the paper their first reaction was whether they knew someone there and then that it could have been one of them.

The paper reports that LGBT groups expressed grief and frustration at the attacks on social media.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Dover police say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested and charged as an adult after the shooting of another 17-year-old.

The shooting occurred on Saturday afternoon. Police said in a news release that the 17-year-old victim was wounded in the upper torso and was taken to a hospital, where his condition was stable.

Police say officers quickly identified 17-year-old Michael Taylor as a suspect, and he was arrested without incident. He's been charged with first-degree assault, numerous weapons offenses and illegal gang participation.

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The man who was shot and killed at a Salisbury apartment complex has been identified as Keonte Gaskins by his grandmother Thelma Russell.

That’s according to the Salisbury Daily Times.

Police say that his body was found outside the Waterside apartment complex in a stairwell.

The paper reports that police were called around 7 a.m. yesterday about the discovery of a body.

Salisbury police also say that someone heard gunshots sometime after midnight.

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One man is dead after being shot in Salisbury on Parsons Road this morning.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that police received a call around 7 a.m. about an incident at the Waterside Apartments.

Salisbury Police Captain Rich Kaiser told the paper that it has not been determined whether it was a homicide or a suicide.

As of mid-morning he told the paper there was no sign of a break in and no one was in custody.

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - A man convicted of killing a teenager when he shot into a crowd in a hotel parking lot has been sentenced to life in prison.

Nineteen-year-old Jarrett Stokes had been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Rakim Russell of Fruitland. Stokes was sentenced Thursday in Wicomico County Circuit Court.

WMDT-TV reports  that on Aug. 2, three men got into a fight with another group at a party at Americas Best Value Inn in Salisbury. Prosecutors say the men left, picked up Stokes, and drove back to the parking lot.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police have charged three people in the shooting death of a man whose body was found on the Port Mahon Pier in Dover.

Troopers said in a news release that 19-year-old Chelsea Braunskill of Camden-Wyoming and 22-year-old Daiquan Bordley of Dover were arrested last week. Twenty-two-year-old Zhyhee Harmon of Dover was arrested Wednesday.

Police say all three are charged with first-degree murder and other offenses in the death of 24-year-old Dontray Hendricks of Dover.

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HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - Mourners will gather to remember a Virginia state trooper who was killed by a gunman at a Richmond Greyhound bus station.

A funeral for Trooper Chad P. Dermyer will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton. A private burial will follow in Gloucester County.

Authorities say Dermyer was fatally shot by James Brown III at the busy bus terminal, where police were holding a counterterrorism training exercise. Brown, of Aurora, Illinois, was killed by two other state troopers after he opened fire.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police have announced funeral services for the trooper who was killed by a gunman at the Greyhound bus station in Richmond.

Trooper Chad P. Dermyer's funeral is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton. A private burial will follow in Gloucester County.

Visitation is scheduled form 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the church in Hampton.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A police union attorney says the Baltimore officers who fatally shot two armed men were videotaped being read their Miranda rights after declining to give statements.

The attorney, Michael Davey, told The Baltimore Sun  that prosecutors required the Miranda warnings. He said he could not recall such a move by prosecutors in 16 years working with the union. Davey says the officers were "treated like criminals" after he advised them not to immediately give statements.

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Authorities have identified an Illinois man as the gunman who fatally shot a Virginia state trooper at a bus station in Richmond.

State Police identified him as 34-year-old James Brown III of Aurora, Ill.

Police say Brown shot Trooper Chad Dermyer several times at the Greyhound bus station yesterday before Brown was killed by two other troopers.

Police have not said what motivated the shooting.

Authorities say two women were also injured in the shooting but are expected to recover.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Authorities say the death of a 24-year-old man found dead at the Port Mahon Pier in Dover has been ruled a homicide.

Delaware State Police said Friday in a statement that an autopsy determined Dontray Hendricks of Dover had been shot.

The State Police said previously that Hendricks was unresponsive when he was found at the fishing pier on Wednesday. State Police say specific details of the case are not being released in order not to jeopardize the investigation.

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HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say a man was shot outside a home in Harrington.

Troopers said in a news release that the man standing in the driveway at a home on Flat Iron Road early Sunday. Police say there was a party at the home and someone fired several shots at the house.

Officers say the victim was shot in the lower leg and was taken to the hospital by private vehicle.

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CHEVERLY, Md. (AP) - Police say they're seeking answers for why a gunman opened fire outside a police station in a Maryland suburb of the nation's capital, killing an officer in what the police chief called an "unprovoked attack."

Prince George's county police chief Hank Stawinski says the shooter opened fire on the first officer he saw outside the station around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. A gun battle followed, with several officers shooting at the suspect, who was wounded.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal prosecutor says no charges will be filed against a security guard who shot and killed a man wielding a knife at Union Station in the District of Columbia.

U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Bill Miller said Tuesday there's not enough evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights or local charges against the guard, whose identity has not been released. In a news release, the office said its staff and the Metropolitan Police Department reviewed the Sept. 11, 2015, incident.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The transit agency in the nation's capital says a man was shot on a commuter train, and two teenagers have been arrested.

Metro spokeswoman Sherri Ly (LEE) said the 24-year-old male victim was in stable condition and able to talk to detectives after the Tuesday afternoon shooting. She had no information on a motive, but said it was not terrorism. Nobody else was injured.

Ly said Metro Transit Police were seeking two other "persons of interest."

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A funeral will be held for Harford County Deputy Patrick Dailey next Wednesday at the Mountain Christian Church in Joppa.

He and Deputy Mark Logsdon were killed this week in a shootout with David Evans who also died.

The shooting took place in a Panera with one officer shot and killed in the restaurant while the other died as the shootout moved outside.

There were injuries to bystanders.

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff to honor two deputies who were shot and killed by a gunman who opened fire inside a crowded restaurant when they became involved in a shootout.

Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said last night that authorities identified the shooter as 67 year-old David Brian Evans who was also killed in the shootout.

The sheriff said Evans had outstanding warrants for his arrest in Florida and Harford County. The sheriff added that a loaded handgun was recovered from him.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Police say a gun was fired in the restroom of a middle school in Delaware but no one was injured. Two male students, ages 12 and 13, are in custody.

A police news release says officers were called to Central Middle School in Dover about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday after staff heard a gunshot in a boys restroom. Officers say officials reviewed video footage and identified a 13-year-old student as the only person in the restroom.

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BRIDGEVILLE, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say a 35-year-old man was found shot to death in the kitchen of a Sussex County home.
Police said in a news release that a woman called troopers to the home on Conrail Road in Bridgeville early Thursday with a report of people breaking into the house and shots fired. When troopers arrived, police say they found the man in the kitchen with a gunshot wound to the head. Paramedics arrived a short time later and police say they pronounced the man dead.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's governor is criticizing the president of Liberty University for urging his Christian college community to arm itself against a possible attack by a would-be mass killer.           

Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr. made the suggestion at a gathering of 10,000 on the Lynchburg campus on Friday night, and he stood by the statement Saturday in an interview with The Associated Press.