Baltimore police denied a media report on Monday they had shot a black man while trying to take him into custody, saying the man's firearm went off accidentally while officers were arresting him and that no one was injured. The incident, which followed weeks of protests over the death last month of a 25-year-old black man in police custody, drew a crowd of about 100 protesters to a corner that was the site of a riot a week ago. A senior Baltimore police officer on the scene told reporters that the man had been put into an ambulance as a precautionary measure. "Nowhere on his body does he have a gunshot wound." Fox News, which had reported that the man had been shot while he was fleeing authorities, apologized for what it said was an inaccurate report.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 10-16
May 10: Singer Henry Fambrough of The Spinners is 77. Singer Donovan is 69. Singer Graham Gouldman of 10cc is 69. Singer Dave Mason is 69. Singer Bono of U2 is 55. Drummer Danny Carey of Tool is 54. Actor Darryl M. Bell ("A Different World") is 52. Model Linda Evangelista is 50. Rapper Young MC is 48. Singer Richard Patrick of Filter is 47. Actor Kenan Thompson ("Saturday Night Live," ''Kenan and Kel") is 37. Singer Jason Dalyrimple of Soul for Real is 35. Actress Lindsey Shaw ("Pretty Little Liars") is 26. Actress Lauren Potter ("Glee") is 25.
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest reigning monarch, left hospital on Tuesday to make a rare public appearance to commemorate the 65th anniversary of his coronation. It was the second time in as many months that the 87-year-old had ventured out of Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital, where he was admitted in October and underwent surgery to remove his gallbladder.
By Ellen Wulfhorst and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City plainclothes police officer who was shot in the head died on Monday, the fifth officer gunned down in as many months amid anti-law enforcement sentiment not seen since the turbulent 1960s, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said. Officer Brian Moore, 25, was in an unmarked car pursuing Demetrius Blackwell, who was wanted on a weapons charge, when he was shot during the weekend in a residential neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, police said. The shooting in New York comes amid months of mounting tensions after a series of unarmed black men died at the hands of police officers, the most recent in Baltimore where six officers were charged on Friday in the death of Freddie Gray. Moore is the first New York City officer killed in the line of duty since two uniformed officers were ambushed last December.
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