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Jan 11, 2019

Suspect in Brazen Triple Homicide by NYC Diner May Be in SC

Suspect in Brazen Triple Homicide by NYC Diner May Be in SC

A suspect wanted in a brazen triple homicide outside a Bronx diner in broad daylight last summer, a shooting that sent terrified bystanders running for cover under park benches, may be hiding in coastal...

Jun 27, 2018

Person of Interest ID'd in Brazen NYC Triple Homicide

Person of Interest ID'd in Brazen NYC Triple Homicide

New clues have emerged in the triple shooting outside a diner near a Bronx strip mall in broad daylight that left two men and a woman dead.

Feb 15, 2018

NYPD Sergeant Not Guilty of Murder in Danner Shooting Death

NYPD Sergeant Not Guilty of Murder in Danner Shooting Death

The NYPD sergeant charged with murder in the shooting death of a 66-year-old mentally ill woman in the Bronx in 2016 has been found not guilty.

Feb 6, 2018

Cop Says at Trial Woman Never Swung Bat Before Being Shot

Cop Says at Trial Woman Never Swung Bat Before Being Shot

A police officer testified that a mentally ill woman never swung the baseball bat she was holding at the police sergeant who shot her to death in her Bronx apartment.

Jan 30, 2018

Cop Trial Begins in Shooting Death of Schizophrenic Woman

Cop Trial Begins in Shooting Death of Schizophrenic Woman

The murder tral of the NYPD sergeant who shot and killed a 66-year-old mentally ill woman in her Bronx apartment last year started Tuesday.

Jun 1, 2017

NYPD Sgt. Charged With Murder in Mentally Ill Woman's Death

NYPD Sgt. Charged With Murder in Mentally Ill Woman's Death

The NYPD sergeant who shot and killed a 66-year-old mentally ill woman in her Bronx apartment last year faces second-degree murder and other charges in her death, NBC 4 New York first reported Wednesday.

Dec 5, 2016

Bronx DA Seeks Grand Jury in NYPD Deborah Danner Shooting

Bronx DA Seeks Grand Jury in NYPD Deborah Danner Shooting

The Bronx district attorney says she will ask a judge to convene a grand jury to consider whether criminal charges should be brought against the NYPD sergeant who shot 66-year-old Deborah Danner to death in her...

Oct 20, 2016

AG Won't Probe Deadly NYPD Shooting of Mentally Ill Woman

AG Won't Probe Deadly NYPD Shooting of Mentally Ill Woman

New York's attorney general will not investigate this week's deadly NYPD shooting of a mentally ill Bronx woman, saying a review of the evidence indicated the case falls outside the jurisdiction of his office.

Jan 12, 2015

Grand Jury Indicts Suspects in Bronx Police Shooting

Grand Jury Indicts Suspects in Bronx Police Shooting

A grand jury has indicted two suspects in last week's shooting of two NYPD officers in the Bronx.

Jan 7, 2015

2 Arrested in Shooting of NYPD Officers in Bronx

2 Arrested in Shooting of NYPD Officers in Bronx

Two career criminals were arrested in connection with the shooting of two NYPD officers who were responding to a robbery call at a Bronx deli late Monday, authorities said at a news briefing Tuesday.

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