Crime 2 escaped homicide suspects captured after days-long manhunt
Texas officer shot during traffic stop, 2 suspects held
Authorities say a North Texas police officer is in critical but stable condition after being shot during a traffic stop, and two suspects who fled were later taken into custody and hospitalized with gunshot wounds. Denton police say the officer pulled the suspects' vehicle over for an equipment violation around midnight Monday in Denton, located about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northwest of Dallas. Police say backup officers at the scene returned fire after the officer was shot. The suspects' vehicle was later spotted by police in the nearby city of Carrollton, and they were taken into custody after a short pursuit.
2 murder suspects escape from jail, still on the run
Santos Fonseca and Jonathan Salazar were being held in Monterey, California. Santos Fonseca, 21, and Jonathan Salazar, 20, escaped from custody of the Monterey County Sheriff's Office, the office said.
Two homicide suspectshave been captured, the Monterey County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday morning.
Santos Fonseca, 21, and Jonathan Salazar, 20, escaped from the Monterey County Jail in Salinas, a city about 60 miles south of San Jose, on Sunday morning when they were able to "exploit" a "blind spot" in the facility, according to authorities.
Fonseca and Salazar were able to create a hole about 22 inches wide in the ceiling above a bathroom in their housing unit, which enabled them to climb in and work their way through, authorities said.
Homicide suspects 'exploited' blind spot to escape jail, authorities say
The two homicide suspects that escaped a California jail were able to "exploit" a "blind spot" in the jail to escape over the weekend, according to authorities.Santos Fonseca, 21, and Jonathan Salazar, 20, escaped from the Monterey County Jail in Salinas, a city about 60 miles south of San Jose, in the early mornin g hours on Sunday but were not reported missing until about 8:15 a.m., Capt. John Thornburg, public information officer for the Monterey Sheriff's Office, told reporters during a press conference Monday.
On the other side of the bathroom wall, which is a space that houses pipes for plumbing, they kicked in a hatch that led to the outside. Since the jail is under construction, the outdoor area was covered in construction fencing, rather than security fencing with barbed wire, and the two were able to leave the jail's grounds, authorities said.
They were taken into custody by Customs and Border Protection agents, according to the sheriff's office.
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Homicide investigation underway after person found shot, killed inside vehicle, OKC police say .
A homicide investigation is underway after a female victim was found shot to death in a vehicle Monday afternoon in Oklahoma City, police officials said. According to Oklahoma City police, officers responded to a welfare check at an apartment complex near Northwest 19th Street and Meridian. They found a shooting victim inside a vehicle. Sign up for our Newsletters The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. Her name has not been released pending notification of family members. No arrests have been made, and police said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide tip-line at 405-297-1200.
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