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French shooting suspect left conspiracy letters

France said Thursday the suspect arrested over this week's shootings in Paris was previously jailed for his role in a "Bonnie-and-Clyde" style multiple murder and left rambling letters denouncing conspiracies and media manipulation. Abdelhakim Dekhar, 48, was arrested on Wednesday after a major manhunt following a shooting at the left-wing newspaper Liberation that left a photographer's assistant seriously hurt, and a separate incident where shots were fired at the headquarters of the Societe Generale bank.

French shooting suspect left conspiracy letters

France said Thursday the suspect arrested over this week's shootings in Paris was previously jailed for his role in a "Bonnie-and-Clyde" style multiple murder and left rambling letters denouncing conspiracies and media manipulation. Abdelhakim Dekhar, 48, was arrested on Wednesday after a major manhunt following a shooting at the left-wing newspaper Liberation that left a photographer's assistant seriously hurt, and a separate incident where shots were fired at the headquarters of the Societe Generale bank.

French shooting suspect left conspiracy letters

France said Thursday the suspect arrested over this week's shootings in Paris was previously jailed for his role in a "Bonnie-and-Clyde" style multiple murder and left rambling letters denouncing conspiracies and media manipulation. Abdelhakim Dekhar, 48, was arrested on Wednesday after a major manhunt following a shooting at the left-wing newspaper Liberation that left an assistant photographer seriously hurt, and another at the headquarters of the Societe Generale bank. His DNA matched samples from the scenes of the attacks, officials said.

French police arrest Paris shooting suspect

PARIS (Reuters) - French police have arrested a man they suspect shot a newspaper employee and fired at a bank this week, saying he had been jailed in the 1990s for his role in another Paris shootout that killed three policemen. Abdelhakim Dekhar, 48, was arrested late on Wednesday in a semi-conscious state in a parked car in a Paris suburb, Interior Minister Manuel Valls told a news conference on Thursday. He appeared to have attempted suicide, Valls said.

French police arrest suspect in Paris shootings

PARIS (Reuters) - French police have arrested a man suspected of shooting and seriously wounding an employee of the left-wing Paris newspaper Liberation and firing a shotgun at the headquarters of a major bank, Interior Minister Manuel Valls said on Thursday. The suspect, Abdelhakim Dekhar, had ties with a couple involved in a Paris shootout with police in 1994 that killed five people, including three officers, Valls told a news conference. That incident became known as the Rey-Maupin affair.

U.S. capital in crosshairs of latest mass shooting, this one at Navy complex

WASHINGTON - The U.S. capital became the latest American city to grapple with sickly familiar scenes of chaos and bloodshed Monday when a former military man opened fire at the city's heavily guarded Navy Yard, killing 12 people. After the gunman was also killed in a shootout with police, authorities warned there could be two other potential perpetrators still at large. But at a late-night news conference, Cathy Lanier, D.C.'s police chief, said Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old one-time Navy reservist, acted alone.

Arkansas cop placed on leave after killing man, 107, in shootout

By Suzi Parker LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) - An Arkansas police officer has been placed on paid leave after killing a 107-year-old man in a weekend shootout, authorities said on Tuesday. Police responded to reports on Saturday night that an armed man had allegedly threatened two people at a home in Pine Bluff, a city of 48,000 people about 45 miles south of Little Rock.

Malaysian police kill 5 as crime crackdown starts

Malaysian police said they killed five suspected criminal gang members in a shootout early Monday, as they crackdown on a burst of violent crime that has shocked the country. Police said they launched the nationwide anti-crime push Saturday, following a growing public outcry over lawlessness that for the past month has seen near-daily shootings and other violence, the vast majority going unsolved.

Two dead, five hurt in Texas shooting spree

(Reuters) - A gunman randomly firing from his pickup truck killed one person and wounded five, including the sheriff of Concho County, Texas, on Sunday before the suspect was killed in a shootout with law enforcement, officials said. Authorities recovered an assault rifle, a handgun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition from the suspect, who was said to be 23 years old and from North Carolina. The name was withheld pending notification of relatives, the Texas Department of Public Safety said in a statement.

Boston suspect transferred to prison medical center

The surviving Boston marathon bombing suspect has been transferred from a hospital to a prison medical facility, the US Marshals Service was quoted as saying Friday. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was sent to the Federal Medical Center Devens, near Boston, spokesman Drew Wade told CNN. The facility is about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of the Boston-area hospital where Tsarnaev had been convalescing since he was found critically wounded in a boat in a massive police manhunt, days after the bombing which killed three and wounded 264.
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