Suspect’s body found
A man who shot and killed a call-center CEO and critically wounded a lawyer at a Phoenix office building where they were meeting to discuss a contract dispute was found dead early Thursday, ending a nearly 24-hour manhunt. A landscaper found the body of Arthur Douglas Harmon among some bushes in suburban Mesa. Harmon, 70, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
Assistant DA shot, killed
An assistant district attorney was shot and killed Thursday morning near the North Texas courthouse where he worked, and authorities said they were searching through his cases to try to find clues about why he may have been targeted. Mark Hasse, 57, had exited his vehicle in the parking lot behind the Kaufman County Courthouse annex and was walking toward the building when a masked gunman shot him multiple times just before 9 a.m., Kaufman County authorities said. Investigators were talking to witnesses and had some leads but had not arrested anyone as of Thursday afternoon, Kaufman Police Chief Chris Aulbaugh said.
Inmate mistakenly freed
Police in Indiana and Illinois were hunting for a convicted murderer who was mistakenly released from custody in Chicago. Authorities in Cook County said Thursday that they’re investigating how and why Steven L. Robbins, 44, was released. Robbins was serving a 60-year sentence for murder and weapons charges in Indiana when he was sent to Chicago on Tuesday to face a drug charge. Indiana officials say the drug charge was dropped and Illinois authorities released Robbins without returning him to Indiana.
Boy shoots schoolmate
A student opened fire at his middle school Thursday afternoon, wounding a 14-year-old in the neck before an armed officer working at the school was able to get the gun away, police said. Multiple shots were fired in the courtyard of Price Middle School and the one boy was hit.
Compiled from wire reports.