Garry Hamilton

Homicides down, shootings up in 2014

As Garry Hamilton winds down his first year as Fort Wayne Police Chief, he weighs in on the crime trends and challenges of 2014.

The Fort Wayne Police Department responds to a shooting on McKinnie Avenue.

Shooting victim dies

A witness said the Monday evening shooting on McKinnie Avenue followed a fight between two men. The shooter has not yet been caught.

File - This Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, shows an arm restraint on the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. Problematic executions in Oklahoma, Arizona and other states have highlighted a patchwork approach that states now take with lethal drugs, with types, combinations and dosages varying widely. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

4 Ohio inmates challenge lethal injection drug law

The lawsuit claims that the law violates inmates’ free speech rights by concealing the identities of those to whom they would like to direct their messages about the death penalty. They also contend it restricts information that helps inform the public debate over capital punishment.

Sheriff: Girl dead, mom shot in domestic dispute

An Ohio man recently charged with domestic violence shot a 10-year-old girl and her mother as they ran from a home, then killed himself after the confrontation that left the child dead.

In this Dec. 21, 2014 photo, a women gives flowers to police officers who watch over a corner where two police officers were killed in the Brooklyn borough of New York. At a time when many in the nation's police community feel embattled, Americans in cities and towns across the country are making an effort to express support and gratitude. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

After NYC deaths, a surge of support for police

At a time when many in the nation’s police community feel embattled, Americans in cities and towns across the country are making an effort to express support and gratitude.