By Jueseppi B.
A 14-year-old student was shot in the head at Price Middle School in Atlanta on Thursday. The student was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and was said to be alert and conscious. A suspect taken into custody has tentatively been identified as a student, according to police.
Kaufman County, Texas, assistant district attorney Mark Hasse was shot dead outside the courthouse Thursday after two suspects ambushed the prosecutor on his way into court and shot him multiple times. The shooting spurred a complete lockdown of the courthouse and a manhunt for the two shooters.
Three teenagers were shot at a gas station in Little Rock, Arkansas, Wednesday night. Jasmine Young, 17, was sitting with three other people in a Chevy Tahoe when someone sprayed the SUV with bullets. Young died at an area hospital. Little Rock Police do not have a motive.
The Vermilion Parish sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 67-year-old Abbeville, La., man in the shooting death of his son. Charles Larry Harrington is suspected of shooting 40-year-old Macade Jude Harrington Wednesday night after the two fought, leading to the fatal shooting.
Authorities in central Illinois have charged a 17-year-old boy from Normal in the fatal shooting of a Bloomington teenager earlier this month. Sixteen-year-old Trae Massey was shot at his home on January 21 and died a short time later.
About the Joe Nocera Blog
Joe Nocera has been an Op-Ed columnist for The Times since April 2011. He has been chronicling the world of business for more than three decades, at magazines like Fortune and Texas Monthly, and in several books, the most recent of which is “All The Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis,” co-written with Bethany McLean. He wrote the Talking Business column for The Times before moving to the Opinion section.