Posts Tagged ‘ self-defense ’

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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MI: Pharmacist fired after scaring away robbers by shooting at them

May 31, 2011
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Daily Mail [UK]    

"To many, Jeremy Hoven is a hero who was wrongly sacked. The pharmacist, 36, was working at a Walgreens late at night in Benton Township, Michigan, when two armed and masked robbers allegedly tried to pull a stick up.Mr Hoven told the Herald-Palladium that one of the alleged robbers jumped over the counter, just a few steps away from him, after leading a store manager at gunpoint. ... The three other employees at the store at the time have praised Mr Hoven for his bravery and quick thinking. No customers were apparently in the building. Still, Walgreens fired Mr Hoven eight days after the incident." (05/29/11)

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TX: Homeowner kills teen burglar

May 31, 2011
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My Fox Dallas-Fort Worth    

"A Fort Worth teenager is dead after police said he tried to break into a house and was shot. The homeowner said shortly after he returned home from work he heard a noise at his back window. The man said he pulled back the blinds and saw a young man with a crow bar trying to pry the window open. 'He was coming in the house. He scared me. I didn’t know what else to do,' he said. 'I put the clip in the gun and I clicked it thinking that he heard all that.' But that didn’t work, he said. 'When I raised the blinds he was still there, like he was still coming in. He was almost in then. I didn’t know what else to do,' the man said. 'When I raised the blinds up I shot him.'" (05/27/11)

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Bangladesh: Woman cuts off rapist’s penis, gives it to police

May 31, 2011
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The Raw Story    

"A 40-year-old Bangladeshi woman cut off a man's penis during an alleged attempted rape and took it to a police station as evidence, police in a remote part of Bangladesh said Monday. The woman, a married mother of three, was attacked while she was sleeping in her shanty in Jhalakathi district, some 200 kilometres (120 miles) south of Dhaka, on Saturday night, officers said. 'As he tried to rape her, the lady cut his penis off with a knife. She then wrapped up the penis in a piece of polythene and brought it to the Jhalakathi police station as evidence of the crime,' police chief Abul Khaer told AFP." [editor's note: Now THAT's what I call DNA evidence! - SAT] (05/31/11)

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TN: Home invasion suspect killed by Nashville homeowner

May 25, 2011
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Tenneseean    

"A North Nashville homeowner fatally shot a man and critically wounded another after the men forced their way into the house today and attacked with a tire iron, police said. Edward Williams, 42, of 1703 26th Ave. North, reached for his handgun and shot the men multiple times shortly after 2 p.m." (05/23/11)

 

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WA: Tacoma homeowner opens fire on burglars

May 24, 2011
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NWCN News    

"Tacoma police are calling a fatal shooting self defense after a homeowner shot two burglars who were trying to break into his home, killing one burglar and wounding the other. ... Tacoma police said the homeowner was woken up by dogs barking. He had been a victim of burglaries recently and went outside to investigate." (05/23/11)

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FL: Gun-toting neighbor foils trailer park burglary

May 23, 2011
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Orlando Sentinel    

"The duo lost the getaway vehicle at one point, as it traveled along Taylor Road. But they quickly caught up with them and the suspects pulled over, police said. Still on the phone with the dispatcher, the witness told her that he'd tracked them down. 'Actually, they're right here. I got 'em,' the excited witness told the dispatcher. One of the suspects got of the vehicle and then walked toward the witness's car. That's when the witness got out of his car, pulled a pistol from his pocket and held it at his side for self defense, he said." (05/22/11)

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CO: Fatal shooting appears to be self-defense

May 23, 2011
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9 News    

"Authorities are investigating what led to an apparent self-defense shooting that killed one man on Saturday night. ... When they arrived, they found a 54-year-old man who had been shot. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died. According to homicide detectives, there was an argument between the man and the suspect, who both lived at the house, before the shooting. They say the suspect shot the man in self-defense." (05/22/11)

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NJ: One robber shot, other flees

May 22, 2011
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Daily Record    

"Newark detectives on Friday were continuing their investigation into the attack on a retired Florham Park police officer, who was shot during a robbery and is recovering at University Hospital under police guard. Newark police have said they believe the former officer was targeted by assailants who laid in wait for him. The victim was carrying cash to fill an ATM at a bar on Elm Street when two males approached him, one from the front and one from the rear, police said. A shootout occurred, with the victim able to use his own handgun. One of the robbers was wounded in the leg. One suspect, who is still at large, fled on foot." (05/20/11)

 

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WA: Progressives cheer gun-toting neighbor who saved them from burglar

May 22, 2011
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Seattle Weekly    

"A terrifying burglar has been preying on Seattle's hippest 'hood lately. This person (or persons) apparently has no fear of entering people's homes while they sleep and stealing their shit before they wake up. Fortunately, at least one Capitol Hill resident packs heat." (05/19/11)

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Mexicans take up arms in self-defense

May 17, 2011
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New American
by James Heiser  

"Five years into President Felipe Calderon’s war with the drug cartels, a growing number of Mexicans are tired of shopworn excuses from a government which appears to be incapable of protecting the public from murderers and kidnappers. Life in a country which is increasingly being recognized as a 'failed state' is leading more and more citizens to the realization that self-defense is the right and responsibility of every human being. That realization is leading to more and more Mexicans procuring firearms, often despite the Mexican regime’s harsh laws regulating their ownership." (05/16/11)

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MN: Fearing for his life, beating victim fired shots

May 15, 2011
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Minneapolis Star Tribune    

"Two days after firing at two men suspected in a recent string of violent south Minneapolis robberies, Edward Curtis, 61, wanted people to know he wasn't proud of what he'd done. But given the beating the men were giving him Tuesday night, he figured he had no choice but to use his handgun, he said. 'I had to do what I had to do,' he recalled Thursday. 'I thought they were going to kill me. They didn't get a chance to.' Curtis, blindsided outside his Pillsbury Avenue apartment building, was left with a broken nose and fractured right eye socket, he said. He said police have yet to find any evidence that Curtis' shots hit either of the suspects who fled Tuesday night." (05/12/11)

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MO: Owner thwarts attempt to rob pharmacy

May 15, 2011
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Columbia Daily Tribune    

"Columbia police still are searching for the man responsible for an attempted robbery yesterday at Flow’s Pharmacy. At 8 a.m. yesterday, a robbery attempt at the store, 1506 E. Broadway, Suite 118, was halted by owner Randy Flow and his pistol. The suspect entered the store displaying a 2- to 3-inch silver knife asking for drugs and approached the counter, but retreated toward the door when Flow approached him with a pistol. Flow followed the suspect until he exited the store." (05/14/11)

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GA: Woman kills attacker

May 12, 2011
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution    

"Gwinnett police Cpl. Edwin Ritter told the AJC that the woman, who is in her early 50s, was getting out of the shower when the intruder, who she did not know, turned out the lights and attacked her. She fell back into the shower, injuring her back, and attempted to fight the man off with the shower rod, Ritter said. 'She was telling him that she has money and please don’t hurt her,' Ritter said. 'He forced her into her bedroom,' Ritter said. 'Once inside the bedroom, she retrieved a .22-caliber pistol and shot him several times.'" (05/12/11)

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TX: Burglar met with gunfire

May 10, 2011
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WOAI News    

"The suspected burglar broke into a home on Midnight Moon Drive late Monday morning. The owner pulled a gun on him and started shooting. Police say none of the shots fired by the homeowner actually hit the burglar, and he was able to speed off in his car. A police chopper helped track the burglar to his home on Quicksilver Drive -- only a couple miles away from the burglary. Police arrested the man and searched his home for evidence." (05/09/11)

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MI: Armed Walgreens worker foils robbery

May 10, 2011
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Southwest Michigan Herald Palladium    

"There was one thing two robbers didn't anticipate when they barged into a Benton Township Walgreens drug store early Sunday and tried to march the workers into the back room: A worker already in back carried a handgun and knew how to use it. Benton Township police Lt. Delmar Lange said the worker fired multiple shots at one of the bandits, forcing the men to flee. ... the worker was licensed to carry the concealed handgun. The robbers are each described as black males, about 6-feet tall, Lange said. One wore a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants." (05/09/11)

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