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Shots Fired: Kitsap County, Washington 01/23/2011

Shots Fired: Kitsap County, Washington 01/23/2011

If as it's said there's no rest for the wicked, then it follows that the Sabbath day offers no respite for law enforcement. Certainly, the third Sunday of January 2011 adhered to that truth as three Kitsap County, Wash., Sheriff's deputies could attest.

December 12, 2013

Shots Fired: Brown County, Texas Crime Scene Photos

Shots Fired: Brown County, Texas Crime Scene Photos

Sgt. Steven Means found himself in a gunfight with a man in a trailer park on July 29, 2012. Two people and their two dogs had already been killed. These photos show details from the crime scene in Early, Texas.

November 27, 2013

Shots Fired: Brown County, Texas 07/29/2012

Shots Fired: Brown County, Texas 07/29/2012

Right smack in the middle of the kill zone, Sgt. Means figured tactical withdrawal was not an option—the shooter could nail him before he had a chance to get very far.

November 26, 2013

Video: LAPD Shoots, Kills Shotgun-Wielding Senior

Video: LAPD Shoots, Kills Shotgun-Wielding Senior

“A gas company employee was responding to what we believe was a call of a gas leak in the area,” said Los Angeles police Det. Gus Villanueva. The worker “encountered that same resident, who pointed a handgun at him.”

November 18, 2013

Shots Fired: Burton, Michigan 07/01/2009

Shots Fired: Burton, Michigan 07/01/2009

At the sound of Barksdale's commands, Kalahar spun the shotgun toward him and leveled it. As the man flinched, Barksdale's finger squeezed the trigger of his gun—repeatedly.

October 18, 2013

Shots Fired #100: Anywhere, USA

Shots Fired #100: Anywhere, USA

For our 100th "Shots Fired" article, I'm going to step outside the normal formula of our concept and talk about some things I've learned and some heroic officers I've had the honor of interviewing.

September 21, 2013

Shots Fired: Jackson County, Kansas 02/18/2000

Shots Fired: Jackson County, Kansas 02/18/2000

No sooner were the words out of Schoen's mouth than he observed the shooter coming down the ladder in front of the house and walking toward his patrol car. He heard his K-9, "Falco," barking at the man from his back seat kennel.

August 11, 2013

Shots Fired: St. Croix, Virgin Islands 08/18/2012

Shots Fired: St. Croix, Virgin Islands 08/18/2012

Howell leaned forward in pain, his ballistic vest rode up on his torso. A second round tore through his driver's side door, passed through his seat, and struck him in the back. Like the first, this round passed through Howell before striking Jones in the face.

July 16, 2013

Shots Fired: Carbondale, Illinois 01/29/2007

Shots Fired: Carbondale, Illinois 01/29/2007

When Officer John Doogan and his partner arrived at the cottage house on Beveridge Street, all they knew was that it was a domestic call and that such calls took all shapes and forms. Neither officer knew just how out of control things had gotten before their arrival and how bad things were about to get.

June 14, 2013

Shots Fired: San Dimas, California 06/20/1989

Shots Fired: San Dimas, California 06/20/1989

Belmontez raised the knife and charged at the officers with rapid steps. That the man had a wooden leg had already been made known to Brown. What he didn't expect was that the 250-pound man had long ago become accustomed to walking with it.

May 15, 2013

Shots Fired: Cleveland, Ohio 07/09/2008

Shots Fired: Cleveland, Ohio 07/09/2008

Officer Jim Simone glanced at a teller to his left. The two knew one another well enough for Simone to see that she was having a hard time preventing a bizarre expression from registering on her face. Simone realized very quickly that he had walked into a robbery in progress.

April 17, 2013

Shots Fired: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 08/29/2010

Shots Fired: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 08/29/2010

Before Lawson had time to open her car door, the man turned and raised a rifle and began shooting. Lawson's mind kicked into a hyperkinetic drive, her synapses firing in rapid-fire succession of one another and keeping pace with the man's action on the trigger of the AR-15 he was wielding.

March 14, 2013

Shots Fired: Glendale, California 03/31/2008

Shots Fired: Glendale, California 03/31/2008

Gonzalez glanced back in Anderson's direction a second time. "Aw, shit!" he said, his facial expression leaving no doubt as to the sincerity of the sentiment. And with that, he tossed his soda on the ground and took off running around the corner and southbound on Adams Street.

February 15, 2013

Shots Fired: Jefferson City,  Missouri 12/10/2011

Shots Fired: Jefferson City, Missouri 12/10/2011

The sight of the wagon pulling into the hotel parking lot caused Bohanan's heart to sink. He hoped that the suspect would drive through the hotel lot and continue on. He didn't want to have to deal with a desperate murder suspect loose in the hotel.

January 22, 2013

Shots Fired: Billings, Montana 05/24/2012

Shots Fired: Billings, Montana 05/24/2012

The officer behind the wheel of the cruiser, Sgt. Shawn Finnegan, thought he'd recognized one of the BMW's occupants as a criminal whose frequent flier miles with local law enforcement had netted him an active $50,000 warrant.

December 20, 2012