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Police department in northern Arizona will equip guns with cameras for officers | Arizona News

by dbaker@azfamily.com (David Baker)
WILLIAMS, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – A police department in northern Arizona is using new technology to record actions by its officers. The Williams Police Department, which is just west of Flagstaff, has teamed up with Viridian Weapon Technologies for weapon-mounted cameras for its officers. The cameras fit on the gun and holsters and records automatically, “providing an unobstructed view from the end of an officer’s firearm,” said Viridian Weapon Technologies. The department was one of the first in the country to evaluate the weapon-mounted cameras. It’s unclear how many officers will have the cameras on their guns. “We’ve seen the need […]

2 dead, 2 wounded in Globe bar shooting | Arizona and Regional News

by AZPSC News Feed
GLOBE — A man hanging out with patrons inside a bar in Globe suddenly opened fire on them, killing two and wounding two others, authorities in eastern Arizona said Monday. The 22-year-old suspect shot the victims Sunday night not long after all of them had been playing pool together, Globe Police Chief Dale Walters said. “This is a very sad day for the city of Globe,” Walters said at a news conference. Three of the victims went to a back patio at Jammerz Bar to smoke a cigarette, according to investigators. The gunman followed them and then started shooting with […]

Police identify suspect in Globe bar shooting that left 2 dead, 2 injured | Arizona News

by AZPSC News Feed
+2  Sterling Randall Hunt (Source: Globe Police Department) GLOBE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — While police in Globe have identified the suspect in Sunday night’s deadly shooting at a Globe bar and taken him into custody, they still do not have a motive. Globe Chief of Police Dale Walters said officers located Sterling Randall Hunt, 22, on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation not long after the shooting. +2  Members of the community gathered at Globe City Hall to hear what investigators had to say about the deadly shooting at Jammerz bar. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The shooting happened shortly before 11 p.m. at Jammerz […]

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics visionary, dead at 95 | Arizona News

by Meredith Digital Staff
LOS ANGELES (Meredith/AP) — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95. Lee was declared dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee. As the top writer at Marvel Comics and later as its publisher, Lee was widely considered the architect of the contemporary comic book. He revived the industry in the 1960s by offering the costumes and action […]

Two Dead After Gunman Fires In Arizona Bar

by AZPSC News Feed
Two Dead After Gunman Fires In Arizona Bar RELATED: Thousand Oaks Bar Set To Reopen After Shooting Incident Four people have been shot, and two killed after a gunman walked into an Arizona bar and opened fire late Sunday. According to KNXV reports, a suspect was arrested at Jammerz Bar around 11pm last night. Investigators believe that the shooting appears to be a random act of violence rather than a targeted attack. More details are due to be released during a press conference Monday afternoon. The news of this shooting comes just after a shooting in Thousand Oaks, California that Left 12 people […]

Arizona girl avoids potential kidnapping by using a 'code word' to thwart stranger

by AZPSC News Feed
An Arizona girl is safe after using a “code word” to thwart a man from allegedly kidnapping her, with police praising the girl's move. Arizona girl's use of … Source link

Arizona girl uses ‘code word’ to thwart abduction attempt

by AZPSC News Feed
An 11-year-old girl’s quick thinking and her mother’s lesson about a long-established safety rule are being credited with foiling an abduction attempt in Arizona. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office says the girl was approached by a stranger in a white SUV last week while walking near a park with a friend. A man in the SUV called out to the girl. “He told her that her brother had been in a serious accident and she needed to come with him,” the girl’s mother, Brenda James, told reporters. The girl’s response was to ask the man for the “code word” she […]

Jammerz bar shooting in Globe, Arizona, leaves two dead

by AZPSC News Feed
Four people were shot — two fatally — after a gunman walked into an Arizona bar and opened fire late Sunday, police said. The suspected gunman was taken into custody after the shooting at Jammerz Bar in Globe at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, KNXV reports. Investigators said the shooting appears to be a random act of violence rather than a targeted attack. More details are expected to be released during a press conference Monday afternoon, according to the station. Two victims were airlifted to hospitals in Phoenix for treatment for life-threatening injuries. Their conditions were not immediately clear, but police […]

Convicted murderer tells victims’ families: ‘I’m smiling and I’m still breathing’ | Arizona News

by John Q Public Safety
(Meredith) — 28-year-old Preston Pope was convicted of two counts of first-degree-murder for gun violence in two 2015 shootings in Omaha, Nebraska. After being sentenced to two life sentences plus an additional 100 years in prison, Pope had a chilling message for the victims’ families. “I’m smiling and I’m still breathing,” Pope said as he left the court room. In August of 2015, Pope shot and killed 23-year-old Deprecia Neelon in her home while her 14-year-old daughter was inside. Days later, Pope killed 19-year-old Garion Johnson while he was parking his car at his girlfriend’s house. Police say the killings […]

Wanted Arizona fugitive killed in officer-involved shooting in Utah | Arizona News

by dbaker@azfamily.com (David Baker)
OGDENT, UT (3TV/CBS 5) – A man who was wanted in Arizona ended up dead in Utah after officers shot him on Friday, police said. Christopher Parrish was trying to fight customers at a Walmart in Ogden City, Utah, police said. When officers arrived, they tried to stop him and prevent him from leaving but he drove off in a pickup truck. He then crashed his truck and ran off. When police tried to arrest him, Parrish attacked them with a rock, police said. Officers fired two stun guns but they said they didn’t work. So officers shot and killed […]