A preliminary finding by Seattle police is that the Aug. 30 fatal shooting of a homeless woodcarver by an officer isn't justified, The Seattle Times reported. A source confirmed to seattlepi.com that Ian Birk, the officer who fired the fatal shots, has surrendered his gun and badge.
A gunman opened fire Friday inside a Connecticut elementary school, and several people are dead, including multiple children and the shooter, Fox News confirms. A law enforcement official said the shooter is believed to be a father of one of the students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Authorities said the gunman, who was not identified, is dead. An official with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press that the man apparently had two guns. Earlier reports of a second gunman are unconfirmed.