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YouTube robbery 'prank' in US ends in fatal shooting

Witnesses told police Timothy Wilks and a friend had approached a group of people outside a family trampoline park in Nashville, holding large knives.

Mr Wilks was then shot by a 23-year-old, who told police he had had no idea it had been a "prank" and had been acting in self-defence.

Mr Wilks's friend told officers the "prank" had been for a YouTube video.

No-one has been arrested over the death.

Probe points to Indonesian military role in pastor's killing

Yeremia Zanambani was shot dead last month, one of a series of killings in Papua's Intan Jaya regency.

The pastor was killed while tending to his pigs, two days after a pair of Indonesian soldiers were killed by what the team called an armed criminal group, the government's oft-used term for the West Papua Liberation Army.

The Liberation Army's guerilla fighters are engaged in ongoing conflict with Indonesia's military in Papua's rugged interior.

The team said it found indications that Indonesia's security forces were involved in the shooting of Pastor Zanambani.

On-air killings gripped millions in social media storm

Within hours, the carefully scripted carnage carried out by a disgruntled former colleague spread to millions of viewers gripped by what had transformed into a social media storm. 

The governor initially described a car chase on his weekly radio show, with police on the shooter's tail on an interstate highway.

Suspect in on-air fatal shooting dies

     

Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran says Vester Flanagan died at 1:26 p.m. Wednesday.

Flanagan went by the name Bryce Williams on the air. He was a former employee at the station. The general manager says that he was known for being unhappy, angry and hard to work with, and that he was fired.

The shooting took place  during a live interview outside a shopping mall.

Manhunt in Memphis continues after officer, 33, fatally shot

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said during a news conference that police were alerted about 9:18 p.m. Saturday that an officer had been shot multiple times.

Armstrong said the officer was transported in critical condition to a hospital, where he died.

In a statement Sunday morning, Memphis Police identified the slain officer as Sean Bolton, 33. Police also said that a civilian had used Bolton's radio to notify police about the shooting. No further details were released.