Posts Tagged ‘ self-defense ’

Ireland: Shot burglar will face new “reasonable force” law

April 16, 2012
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Independent    

"Gardai [police] are considering the case of a man shot with a legally held shotgun during an apparent attempted robbery .... The injured man, being treated in Beaumont Hospital, has an injury to his arm believed to have been caused when the son of Richard Lowndes, Graham Lowndes, came across men he believed to be carrying out a robbery on his father's farm .... Lowndes said he was 'just defending' his father's home when he opened fire with a legally held shotgun at what he believed to be men raiding the farm." (04/15/12)

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FL: Man may have killed guest in self-defense

April 9, 2012
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Orlando Sentinel    

"Witnesses told investigators that Jakob Penrod, 21, and Gregory Gayle began fighting just before 9 p.m. at the home on Huggins Street. Gayle had been staying at the home for the past three weeks with his sister, who is Penrod's fiance, according to reports. Investigators said it appears Penrod shot Gayle to defend himself according to evidence gathered at the scene." (04/08/12)

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SC: Two burglars shot, killed

April 8, 2012
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Augusta Chronicle    

"Authorities say two men are dead after a man said he shot them as they tried to break into his Spartanburg County apartment. Deputies say the man was returning home around 12:10 a.m. Saturday when he fired on the men. Investigators say the gunshot victims were found behind air conditioners at the complex. Deputies say one had a ski mask on his head." (04/07/12)

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GA: Man may have killed in self-defense during robbery

April 5, 2012
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Online Athens    

"A man who shot and killed another man Wednesday morning in Athens may have been acting in self-defense during a robbery, Athens-Clarke police said. He told police he shot 23-year-old Travis Sankwon Callaway after Callaway pulled a gun on him outside his home at Pinehurst Apartments off Tallassee Road." (04/04/12)

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NY: Supermarket worker won’t be charged for shooting burglar dead

March 13, 2012
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New York Daily News    

"A maintenance man who shot and killed a burglar who cut through the roof of a Queens supermarket will not be charged with a crime, police said. Angelis Candido, 54, was working an overnight shift at the Met Foodmarket on Jamaica Ave.at 173rd St. when he spotted the intruder about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. He grabbed [a] 12-gauge shotgun kept in the store and blasted into the man’s chest, killing him, police said." (03/13/12)

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SC: No charges against man who killed intruder

March 12, 2012
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Charlotte Observer    

"A Lancaster homeowner who shot and killed a relative attempting to forcibly enter his home on Thursday will not be charged, authorities say. Investigators have determined that the man who fatally shot Curt Alan Reed, 46, was justified in his actions ... Reed, who police say was armed with a gun, broke the glass toward the back of his relative’s home while trying to break in, the release says. Before deputies could arrive, the homeowner shot his relative." (03/10/12)

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Gang attacks homeowner, media solicits donations for fallen gang members, public laments gang member death

January 10, 2012
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CopBlock
by George Sand  

"When was the last time the public got their panties in a bunch when 5 armed men in dark clothing were shot because they were mistaken for intruders after they busted into someone’s house? Probably never. How about if the homeowner at issue was suspected of growing marijuana plants, and the armed men, dressed in dark clothing were allegedly there to 'protect' the public from a dangerous weed smoker?" [hat tip -- Wendy McElroy] (01/07/12)

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Why self-defense and why not initiate force?

July 28, 2011
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Zero Gov Zero Gov
by Jesse Mathewson  

"My use of the chosen tools of self-defense are done with the sure knowledge that if my liberty and my life come under attack I will need to be armed in such a way so as to be successful in that potential confrontation. What should be noted is that unlike modern police and military I do not train to attack, hold, conquer and 'liberate' but to simply defend myself and what is mine." (07/28/11)

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GA: Suspect shot in home invasion

June 20, 2011
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WSAV News    

"Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are trying to identify a suspect shot during a home invasion this morning. The suspect, who received a life-threatening injury, was one of three men who forced one victim into the house, pointed a gun at a 23-year-old woman sleeping with her infant son, and ran from the residence when the child’s father shot at them." (06/19/11)

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AZ: New Arizona gun laws to take effect soon

June 20, 2011
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Arizona Republic    

"Gun advocates were shocked in April when Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed bills that would have relaxed restrictions on guns in public facilities and on college campuses. While those measures failed, four less-controversial gun bills will take effect July 20. The bills involve hunting within city limits, concealed-carry licensing, carrying firearms in wildlife refuges and firearm rights for those who have been rehabilitated from mental illness. All four either modify or repeal existing state statutes." (06/19/11)

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Gratuitous violence

June 20, 2011
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People v. State
by John Kindley  

"The Indiana Supreme Court’s decision in Mr. Coleman’s case came less than a week after that court rendered its infamous decision in Barnes, which purports to abrogate the right of the people to reasonably resist unlawful police entry into their homes. I lament the fact that Barnes has gotten all the attention and public vilification, while the court’s disposal of Coleman has gotten none, even though both cases equally exude the pernicious implication that only police officers are entitled to use force to defend themselves or others and that the only allowable recourse of a man facing armed and dangerous men who are in the act of invading his property is to call the police." (06/19/11)

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OH: Fatal shooting ruled self-defense

June 19, 2011
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Dayton Daily News    

"When Anthony answered the door of his second-floor apartment, he saw an armed stranger, slammed the door and armed himself. Police said Sanders kicked opened the door, took a step or two into the apartment and was shot by Anthony. Sanders stumbled down the stairs and out the building, collapsing in an alley. He died later that afternoon at Miami Valley Hospital." (06/17/11)

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AL: Burglary suspect shot

June 19, 2011
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Times Daily    

"A Tuscumbia man remains in Huntsville Hospital recovering from injuries he sustained after he was shot by a homeowner after a break-in, officials said. ... Investigators said David 'Smokey' Simmons, 69, who lives at the residence, is accused of shooting Johnson after he reportedly caught Johnson inside the house and a fight took place between the two men." (06/17/11)

 

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FL: Man uses machete to chase off intruder

June 14, 2011
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WFTV News    

"A homeowner used a machete to defend himself against a burglary suspect, police told WFTV on Monday. The random, terrifying burglary could have cost a Brevard County homeowner his life, according to police." (06/13/11)

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VA: Clerk pulls gun on would-be robber

June 13, 2011
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Go Dan River    

"At about 11:30 p.m. a man entered the Airport Pure convenience store, displayed a silver handgun and demanded money from the clerk, according to a news release from the Danville Police Department. The clerk pulled his own handgun from his waistband and the suspect fled the store. The clerk follow the suspect out and around the building and fired several shots into the air. As he fled, the suspect fired a single shot back at the clerk. No one was injured." (06/11/11)

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TN: Suspect shot in armed robbery

June 13, 2011
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WREG News    

"Police said 25-year-old Maria Fugitt was followed home from work early Saturday morning. When she pulled up in her parking lot, the three women who were following her got out of their car with a gun and demanded money. They allegedly took $240, Fugitt's purse and backpack. But Fugitt didn't give up without a fight. She called for her boyfriend, who came outside. Police said that as the suspects drove off, one of them pointed a pistol out the window at both victims. Police said the boyfriend, 34-year-old Michael Ray, then fired one shot at the robbers' car, shattering the rear window." (06/11/11)

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MO: Castle doctrine clears two arrested in St. Louis fatal shooting

June 9, 2011
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch    

"Prosecutors have declined charges against two arrested in the shooting death of an intruder in April because they said the killing was justified under Missouri's 'castle doctrine' law. Police arrested a woman, 29, and a man, 37, after the April 6 shooting death of Emmett Terry. Police said Terry broke into his ex-girlfriend's home in the 4600 block of Oregon Avenue and tried to attack her. Police have said the woman had had a restraining order against Terry." (06/07/11)

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TX: Woman shoots ex-husband

June 9, 2011
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Denton Record Chronicle    

"A woman shot and killed her former husband Wednesday morning after he apparently lay in wait for her and forced her into the home where she was living with her parents and children .... The woman told sheriff’s investigators that she dropped off her children at an activity and returned to the house. He was hiding in the yard and accosted her as she exited her vehicle, investigators said. 'She admits to shooting him and says it was self-defense,” said sheriff’s Lt. Rick Clark.'" (06/09/11)

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MS: Man claims self-defense

June 8, 2011
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WAPT News    

"A McComb man accused in a fatal shooting told officers that he acted in self-defense, the McComb police chief said. The shooting happened about 8 p.m. Monday on South Locust Street, police said. When officers arrived, they found Jeff Carone lying on the ground and Jonathan Noll standing over him with a gun, Chief Gregory Martin said. A machete was found next to Carone, Martin said. Noll told officers that he fired in self-defense, Martin said. He was taken into custody, but had not been charged as of Tuesday afternoon." (06/07/11)

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NC: Police say resident acted in self-defense in killing

June 8, 2011
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Fayetteville Observer    

"Police say Tommy Webb, 34, of the 200 block of Old Shaw Road, began shooting at two men in self-defense early Friday, killing one and wounding the other, according to police. Each of the three men was shot twice in the exchange of gunfire, police spokesman Gavin MacRoberts said. Police on Monday refused to say why the shooting was ruled a self-defense case except to note that the shooting took place in Webb's home and that Webb had been shot." (06/07/11)

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WV: Nicholas man shot during alleged burglary attempt

June 7, 2011
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Charleston Gazette    

"A Nicholas County man was shot early Sunday after he allegedly broke into a house in Summersville. Howard Franklin Harris, of Summersville, told deputies he woke up about 12:15 a.m. Sunday to find Christopher Lynn Pino, of Ramsey, burglarizing his house. Nicholas County Sheriff Wetzel Bennett said Harris called police and held a gun on Pino while waiting for help to arrive. But Harris told deputies that Pino charged him, and he had to shoot. Bennett said Pino was shot in the head with a handgun." (06/06/11)

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AZ: Medical marijuana thief shot

June 5, 2011
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Phoenix New Times    

"Larry Miller, 38, tried to rob medical marijuana from a Phoenix man yesterday afternoon, which was a colossal mistake -- the man he tried to rob fatally shot him. ... Miller and another man contacted a guy who'd been advertising himself as a medical marijuana salesman. ... When they got to the back of the apartment complex, Miller pulled out a gun and tried to rob the seller. Big mistake. The seller also had a gun, which he used to fatally shoot Miller." (06/03/11)

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PA: Man granted new trial in shotgun death of neighbor

June 2, 2011
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Daily Journal    

"A central Pennsylvania man is getting a new trial after being convicted last year in the shooting death of his neighbor. Franklin County Judge Richard Walsh says 39-year-old Chad Kirby's attorney was ineffective at the trial that ended with a voluntary manslaughter conviction in October. Kirby claimed he killed 35-year-old Andrew Buttermore in self-defense after the neighbor broke into Kirby's home in August 2009. ... Walsh on Wednesday said Kirby's attorney should have asked the jury to consider that Kirby was protecting his property as well as himself and his two children." [editor's note: Odd decision. Protecting property is self defense, protecting yourself and children is not? Hmm - MLS] (07/01/11)

 

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CO: Robber thwarted by a man and his gun

June 2, 2011
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Colorado Springs Gazette    

"Police said a man had just finished washing his car at the Power Wash north of Woodmen Road near Rangewood Drive at about 8 p.m. Another man walked up carrying a knife and demanded his money. The victim, sitting in his car, acted as though he was reaching for his wallet. Much to the robber’s surprise, the man grabbed a semi-automatic hand gun. According to police, the robber ran away immediately." (06/01/11)

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WV: Shooting leaves one dead

June 1, 2011
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WSAZ News    

"Police are investigating a deadly shooting Tuesday night in the Campbells Creek area. A man who police believe pulled the trigger has been taken into custody late Tuesday night, but he hasn't been charged with anything. His family tells WSAZ.com his name is Glenn Cline. Police say the victim is Jonathan Campbell. Cline's family says the two men had a history. They say about a year-and-a-half ago, Campbell broke one of Cline's legs and has threatened him many other times. Neighbors say they heard the men arguing again Tuesday night. Family members say they thought Cline would eventually shoot Campbell out of self-defense." (06/01/11)

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