Gelman said nothing and did not enter a plea as he was arraigned on attempted murder and assault charges.
Authorities say a New York City man was wounded by police after fleeing plainclothes officers and opening fire on them.
Psychiatrists say a New Jersey mother was legally insane when she suffocated her 4-year-old daughter and tried to kill another daughter.
One police officer received a grazing gunshot wound and was treated at the scene. A police dog was shot in the abdomen and was in stable condition Thursday morning.
A judge this week ordered a Jan. 10 trial date for 58-year-old John Gilbert, who is accused of slashing Jennifer Gilbert’s throat when she went to his home in Geneva in September 2009 to pick up her three children.
An eight-year-old boy was stabbed in the back at Dave and Buster’s for no reason at all, and the senseless violence has left a Long Island community reeling.