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Iceland's first-ever police shooting leaves one dead

A man has been shot dead in Iceland's first-ever armed police operation, officials said on Monday. With a population of only 322,000 and one of the lowest crime rates in the world, police rarely draw their weapons in the island nation. The incident was "without precedent" in Iceland's history, national police chief Haraldur Johannessen told a press conference in Reykjavik. The victim, a man in his late 50s, fired a shotgun several times in his apartment in the early hours of Monday morning, forcing police to evacuate residents of the building in east Reykjavik.

Six people killed in apparent murder-suicide in South Carolina

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Six people, including two children, were shot to death in a South Carolina home on Tuesday in what police believe is a murder-suicide involving members of a family, authorities said. Investigators in Greenwood County, where the shootings took place, did not immediately release the identity of the shooter. Several children escaped the home before the shootings, NBC News reported.

Alleged cop killer died from single shot to head

Alleged US cop killer Christopher Dorner died from a single gunshot wound to the head that appeared to be self-inflicted, a coroner said Friday. The doctor who examined the body concluded that "the cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head," said San Bernardino County coroner Kevin Lacy, giving details from the results of a six-hour autopsy. "We are not yet able to speak about the manner of death and tell you whether or not it was the result of a self-inflicted wound or another round," he told a press conference.

Fired Los Angeles policeman blames LAPD for his troubles

By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES, Feb 7 (Reuters) - A former police officer, accused of a vendetta-driven rampage against law enforcement, blames the Los Angeles police for many woes: his firing from the force, the end of his military career, and racism he says he encountered while employed by the police.
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