News: Top 5 Headlines For April 16, 2021 (Reuters)

Five stories to know for April 16: The Indianapolis FedEx shooting, Chicago police body camera video of Adam Toledo shooting, Derek Chauvin 5th amendment, Biden meets Japan’s Suga and Jimmy Lai gets 14 month prison sentence.

1. A gunman opened fire at an Indianapolis Fedex. The mass shooting left eight people dead and several others injured. The gunman took his own life, police said.

2. Chicago releases body camera footage of police shooting Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old boy. Toledo appeared to be raising his hands in an alley more than two weeks ago. The nine-minute video from officer Eric Stillman’s body camera showed showed Stillman yelling “Stop” to Toledo before he caught up to him and ordered him to show his hands. Toledo appeared to raise his hands right before Stillman fired one shot and then ran to the boy as he fell to the ground. Following the incident Chicago police department said Adam Toledo had a gun in his hand.

3. Former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin waived his right to testify to the jury about his part in the deadly arrest of George Floyd . Judge Peter Cahill denied the prosecutor’s request to admit test results as new evidence in the case, saying it was too last-minute in a way that was prejudicial to Chauvin. Cahill warned prosecutors that if a witness even mentioned the existence of the new test results, he would declare a mistrial.

4. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will present a united front on Taiwan, China’s most sensitive territorial issue, in a summit meeting.

5. Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was sentenced to 14 months in prison while nine other activists received jail time or suspended sentences for taking part in unauthorized assemblies during mass pro-democracy protests in 2019.

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