4-year-old killed, 3 others wounded


NEW YORK (AP) – A 4-year-old girl was killed and three other people were shot inside a Brooklyn apartment Sunday, police said. A man in the apartment was taken into custody.

The girl was shot and pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital after the shootings in a fourth-floor apartment in the East New York section of Brooklyn, police said.

A woman in her 50s was shot in the head and a 14-year-old girl and a 23-year-old man were each shot in the leg, police said. Their names and relationship to one other weren’t immediately known.

Another man, who lived in the apartment, hurt his hand while trying to subdue the suspect, police said. The suspect was taken to a hospital after hitting his head on a fish tank in the apartment, police said.

Neighbors at the Unity Plaza Long Island Baptist House were startled to hear the gunfire at around 11:30 a.m. Carmen Perez, 33, who lives a block away, said she saw the suspect celebrating his birthday on Saturday.

Man fatally shoots robber in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – A father fatally shot a man who tried to rob his family as they waited in their sport utility vehicle for a summer camp enrollment to open.

The father’s 10-year-old son was injured during the shooting, but it wasn’t immediately clear how. The boy, Brevon Ricks, remained hospitalized in critical condition late Saturday, officials said.

The alleged robber approached the driver’s window early Saturday, pointed a gun at the father and demanded money, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Ken Jefferson said. He then ordered the family of five to unlock one of the SUV’s doors, he said. “The father, sensing something was wrong, decided to defend his family … pulled out a gun and he shot and killed the suspect on the scene,” Jefferson said.

The names of the father and the other family members, as well as the alleged robber, were not released.

The family had been parked at the entrance of McGirts Creek Park, waiting to enroll their children in a summer camp, authorities said.

Authorities: Ferry control broken

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The crash of a passenger ferry into a pier at bustling Fisherman’s Wharf, injuring nine people, was probably caused by a broken water jet control, authorities said Sunday.

Inspectors completed their initial examination of the Baylink ferry, which was carrying 142 passengers and had just backed out of Pier 41 for a run to Vallejo on Saturday when it struck the wooden pilings of a nearby pier.

Investigators were awaiting the results of routine drug and alcohol tests on the captain and crew members, said Coast Guard Lt. John Fu. The captain was not cited by the Coast Guard, and it was unclear whether he was back at work Sunday.

Diplomat swerves, receives ticket

NEW YORK (AP) – A Moroccan diplomat was issued a summons for drunken driving after police on Sunday morning spotted his car swerving in and out of traffic near the United Nations.

Abdelmajid Amrani Nadjar, 37, was “traveling recklessly” in a silver Honda Civic about 8 a.m. in east midtown, police said.

He was also issued summonses for reckless driving and failure to signal a lane change but police released him from custody on grounds of diplomatic immunity.

In April, Russian diplomat Ilya Sergeyevich Morozov hit a New York City police officer while driving drunk on FDR Drive, police said.

Morozov was avoiding orange construction cones when he struck the officer, who was directing traffic. The officer suffered a sprained knee.

The press secretary for the Russian mission has denied that Morozov was intoxicated or involved in hitting the police officer.

Police did not arrest Morozov because of his diplomatic immunity.

Russia rejected a U.S. request to waive his immunity, and sent him back to Moscow instead.