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Man suspected of shooting Georgia deputy kills self, authorities say

CUMMING, Ga. (CBS) — A man suspected of shooting and wounding a Georgia sheriff’s deputy killed himself after an armed standoff with officers, authorities say Sunday.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office says in a statement released Sunday night on its Facebook page “the situation has been resolved,” and the suspect had taken his own life. The statement says no additional deputies or other people had been injured.

Area news media reported the deputy was shot in a subdivision in the northern part of the county, about 50 miles northeast of Atlanta.

The deputy suffered leg wounds and was taken to a local hospital where he was being treated for “non-life threatening injuries,” the sheriff’s office says in a news release.

The deputy was investigating a report of a domestic disturbance when he was shot, the sheriff’s office statement says.

“Upon arrival, deputies were attempting to get the subject to come outside to speak with them

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Man suspected of shooting Georgia deputy kills self, authorities say

CUMMING, Ga. — A man suspected of shooting and wounding a Georgia sheriff’s deputy killed himself after an armed standoff with officers, authorities said Sunday.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement released Sunday night on its Facebook page that “the situation has been resolved,” and that the suspect had taken his own life. The statement said no additional deputies or other people had been injured.

Area news media reported the deputy was shot in a subdivision in the northern part of the county, about 50 miles northeast of Atlanta.

The deputy suffered leg wounds and was taken to a local hospital where he was being treated for “non-life threatening injuries,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

The deputy was investigating a report of a domestic disturbance when he was shot, the sheriff’s office statement said.

“Upon arrival, deputies were attempting to get the subject

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15-year-old driver crashes into SUV, telephone pole in Bacliff, authorities say

BACLIFF, Texas – A 15-year-old driver crashed a Jeep into an SUV and a telephone pole in Bacliff Sunday, authorities say.

The crash happened on 8th Street at Avenue B.

The Galveston County Sheriff said a teen believed to be 15 years old was driving the Jeep that struck a white SUV.

The teen driving the Jeep and driver of SUV were taken by ambulance to an area hospital. Sheriff Henry Trochesset said it did not appear the injuries were life-threatening.

Because the accident involved a possible unlicensed minor driving, the sheriff’s office puts out its full crime scene investigation unit for full accident mapping, the sheriff said.

The driver of the SUV was taken to UTMB in Galveston with a broken clavicle. We are working to confirm the conditions and severity of injuries of others involved.
 

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Errors in 65 cases lead to transfer of crime scene investigator, authorities say

HOUSTON – A crime scene investigator in the Houston Police Department was transferred after investigators found dozens of errors in case reports.

The Houston Forensic Science Center on Wednesday reported to the state’s forensic oversight commission on the errors made by a crime scene investigator that required final case reports to be amended.

In auditing the officer’s cases dating back to October 2015, HFSC found 65 cases with incomplete documentation, according to an HFSC release. Thirty-two had additional administrative errors, and evidence had been misplaced in eight instances.

The affected cases include 26 homicides and five officer-involved shootings. The district attorney has been notified of all the incidents.

HFSC amended all 65 case reports.

The crime-scene officer was reassigned to a patrol position in the Houston Police Department, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

The problems were found during an audit of 88 cases on which the investigator worked after a few issues were

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UPDATE: Authorities: Suspect in shooting of sheriff’s deputy early Thursday ID’d, taken into custody

OAK HILLS — The suspect in the shooting of a sheriff’s deputy early Thursday morning, identified as a 37-year-old Redlands man, was arrested after an intense manhunt Thursday, authorities said.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department announced that the suspect had been apprehended on its Twitter account just before noon Thursday.

A statement released by Sheriff’s officials later that day identified the suspect as Kenneth Scott Welch, who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on a peace officer and strong arm robbery on Thursday.

Welch was found at his home on Colton Avenue in Redlands and taken into custody without incident, authorities said.

The deputy was identified as Deputy Patrick Higgins, 25, of the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station. Authorities said Higgins’ life was saved by the bulletproof vest he was wearing after he was shot by Welch at a local gas

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