Cambridge, Mass.- After a shooting near CambridgeSide Galleria, one person was wounded and the shooter was found dead from a self-inflicted wound. The identities of the shooter and the victim remain unknown.
Wichita, Kan.- Police found a two-year-old boy with octopus lodged in his throat on Wednesday, April 6. His mother’s boyfriend, who was caring for him at the time, was arrested on suspicion of child abuse. The boyfriend was found performing cardiovascular resuscitation on the child who was not breathing.
San Diego, Calif.- The body of a woman was found stuffed into a suitcase on a sidewalk across the street from an upscale hotel in the Core Columbia district. Police have not yet released any details about how the woman was suspected to have died.
San Antonio, Texas- After a video was posted showing a school police officer at Rhodes Middle School slamming a 12-year-old girl to the ground, the officer has been placed on leave. The officer was breaking up a conflict with the girl and another student when he pushed the girl to the ground.
Denver, Colo.- Guy Leslie Pohto, a hunter who admitted to fatally shooting a 14-year-old boy after mistaking him for an elk, was sentenced to five years in prison. Pohto pleaded guilty in January to felony manslaughter and one count of hunting in a careless manner.
Berkeley, Calif.- According to newly released records, 12 staff members at the University of California Berkeley violated the school’s sexual misconduct policy over the past five years. According to the university spokesman, Dan Mogulof, the school has taken steps to address the problem.
Newport News, Va.- Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring will seek to help exonerate Keith Harward, 59, who was wrongfully convicted of killing Jesse Perron and sexually assaulting his wife. Recent DNA evidence has shown that another man committed the crime.
Newtown, Conn.- Jason Adams, a teacher at Newtown Middle School, was arrested and charged with bringing a firearm into the school. The town is the site of the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.