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  • Deputies: Homeowner arrested after fatally shooting intruder in shower (WA)

    04/02/2017 1:12:06 PM PDT · by bgill · 110 replies
    keyetv ^ | April 1, 2017 | KOMO Staff
    The man went inside and confronted another man he found in his shower, deputies said. The homeowner left after the two exchanged words. "He returned home, retrieved a firearm, came back over to the residence and fired multiple rounds into the shower ... killing the intruder," said Mason County Sheriff's Lt. Travis Adams. The homeowner called 911 and told dispatchers that he had just shot and killed an intruder, Adams said.
  • New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones, 23, shot dead after breaking into Texas apartment

    05/28/2016 6:09:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 86 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 28, 2016 | Seth Walder
    A rising NBA rookie was shot to death after breaking into a Dallas apartment he believed belonged to a friend, according to reports. New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones died from a gunshot wound to his abdomen early Saturday after he “kicked open the front door” to a Dallas apartment and the man sleeping inside woke up and shot him, the Dallas Morning News reported.
  • FL: Relatives of Dead Teen Burglar Defend his Actions

    03/17/2016 5:36:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 64 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    It is common for the relatives of young criminals to find ways to justify their criminal actions, while at the same time criticizing as illegitimate, the actions of the person who shot them.  We see a clear example of this in the shooting of 17-year-old Trevon Slick Johnson in Florida, 10 March, at about 5:30 p.m.The 54-year-old homeowner had been repeatedly burglarized.  She was alerted by the alarm system that she had installed.  Police say the woman shot the young burglar after a confrontation outside the home.  She observed him crawling out of a window before he was shot. ...
  • What To Do After A Shooting (after you shoot in self defense - video)

    12/30/2015 11:43:37 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    Video Link Great advice from Don West, co-defense counsel representing George Zimmerman.
  • Police: Montana Man Laid Trap, Killed Teen

    04/30/2014 10:01:39 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 110 replies
    Newser ^ | 4/30/14 | Matt Cantor
    A Montana couple frustrated by recent thefts allegedly set a trap for potential burglars—and upon hearing a would-be intruder after midnight on Sunday, the husband fired four shots into the darkness, he says. Now, Markus Kaarma of Missoula has been charged in the death of German exchange student Diren Dede, 17, who was hit by bullets in the head and arm, the AP reports. The couple had set up sensors and cameras around their garage, whose door they left open; Kaarma's wife, Janelle Pflager, left her purse there "so they would take it," she said, per court documents. She reportedly...
  • Man Charged With Killing Burleson County Deputy No Billed by Grand Jury

    02/08/2014 9:33:59 PM PST · by Free in Texas · 32 replies
    KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 ^ | Fri 8:50 PM, Feb 07, 2014 | By: Clay Falls and Michael Oder
    WASHINGTON COUNTY A Burleson County Grand Jury declined to indict the man who shot and killed a Burleson County Sheriff's Deputy who was serving a search warrant in December. Investigators were executing a search warrant at Henry McGee's mobile home near Snook when the shooting happened. News 3 takes a look at why deputies had targeted McGee's home. 28-year-old Henry Magee is no longer charged in the shooting death of Burleson County Sheriff's Deputy Adam Sowders. A grand jury decided there wasn't enough evidence for him to stand trial on the capital murder charge. McGee admitted to shooting Sowders before...
  • [South Texas:]Family of would-be burglar killed by Edinburg restaurant owner plans civil suit

    05/29/2013 3:48:24 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 42 replies
    KGBT ^ | 05.28.2013 | Ryan Wolf
    Family and friends of the late Gilbert Medina, Jr admit he is guilty of a lot of things. They said he was a drug addict, a panhandler and a bad father. "My heart just breaks because Medina was part of the family, part of our hearts," Victoria Gutierrez, Medina’s cousin said. They do not believe he deserved to die last March, when he tried to burglarize the Pumpjack restaurant off Monte Cristo road in Edinburg. "Not to kill a person...I don't think it's worth it," Catalina Ozuna, Gilbert's mother said. "I don't think it's worth it to kill a person....
  • (South Texas:)Edinburg PD: Robber slain at site of repeated break-ins

    03/13/2013 7:10:29 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies
    The Monitor ^ | 3-12-13 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    EDINBURG — A restaurant owner fatally shot a man who police say appeared to have climbed through the roof of the establishment early Tuesday morning. About 4 a.m. Tuesday, Gilbert Medina broke into the Pumpjack Mexican Restaurant, 711 W. Monte Cristo Road, said Lt. Oscar Treviño, an Edinburg police spokesman. The restaurant had been broken into three times before in recent weeks, having cash and TV’s stolen, Treviño said. Since the thefts had previously taken place on weekends, police investigators had been preparing a surveillance operation for this coming weekend to catch burglars in the act, Treviño said. In the...
  • Has Texas’ ‘castle doctrine’ law really caused more killings?

    07/03/2012 8:14:29 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 46 replies ^ | 2 June 2012 | Rodger Jones
    That’s unknowable, yet the headline in the Houston Chronicle would have you think Texas’ 2007 law is stirring up more business for the state’s county morgues. It says: Texas justifiable homicides rise with ‘Castle Doctrine’ It might be a useful story except for that detour it has your mind take with the verbal gymnastics. See, there’s a difference between homicides rising “with” the Castle Doctrine and “because” of the Castle Doctrine law that Texas lawmakers passed in 2007 to clarify a person’s duty to retreat when fearing danger. The story’s lead anecdote was about a thief who was shot dead...
  • Pharr Police Say Botched Home Invasion was Random[1 shot in South Texas]

    06/27/2012 7:34:36 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies
    KRGV ^ | June 26, 2012
    PHARR - Investigators say a random home burglary today went awry leaving one suspect shot, another in custody and a third one on the lam. Officials said three men broke into a home on the 700 block of West Bronze Avenue just after 11 a.m. The homeowner confronted the intruders and shot one in face with a shotgun. He held a second suspect at gunpoint until police arrived. The third suspect fled the scene in a green Jeep Grand Cherokee, police said. The injured suspect is in stable but critical condition at a local hospital. "We're trying to piece this...
  • Two homeowners with guns confront intruders in Pierce County(WA)

    04/06/2012 4:58:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 5 April, 2012 | NA
    BONNEY LAKE, Wash. – Two Pierce County homeowners pulled guns on people trying to break into their homes Thursday morning. Bonney Lake Police said a man was napping at his home in the 8000 block of 205th Avenue East when he heard someone ringing the doorbell. He ignored it, but then heard the person kicking the door. The owner grabbed a shotgun and confronted the intruder. The suspect then fled in a pickup truck, but not before the homeowner fired a shot. Police say there was no indication the car or the intruder was hit. Police said they are searching...
  • Thieves are greeted more often with guns when trying to burglarize homes (Must See Video)

    04/06/2012 5:29:28 AM PDT · by NavyCanDo · 37 replies
    Q13 FOX News ^ | 4-12-12 | Parella Lewis
    A rash of home burglaries has resulted in homeowners drawing weapons on thieves, sometimes with fatal results MUST SEE VIDEO - Two young men who were trying to break into Angela Tallman's house in Gig Harbor Thursday got a major surprise when Tallman appeared at a window, tapped her handgun against the glass to get their attention and gave them a look of, "Come on in, let's play."
  • Poll: Should the Florida Legislature repeal the Stand Your Ground law?

    03/31/2012 10:29:23 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 57 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 25 March 2012 | David Simon
    Reader poll/web vote with barf-worthy opinion piece.Opinion: Welcome to Florida. Beware of gunmen standing their ground
  • Potted plant thief shot in head by homeowner, S.A. police say

    02/15/2012 2:01:47 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 45 replies ^ | 15 Feb 2012 | KENS5 Staff
    SAN ANTONIO -- Police say a homeowner on the city's northwest side shot a man in the head Wednesday morning for trying to steal a potted plant from his yard. The homeowner, in his 60s, grabbed his handgun around 8 a.m. and took several shots a man he claims was stealing a potted plant and other items from his yard at 708 Shadwell, said Sgt. Chris Benavides, a spokesman for the San Antonio Police Department. Officers caught up to the suspect at the Cabana Apartments, where he lives. He told officers that he had just finished dropping his kids off...
  • Suspect arrested in Huffman home invasion(TX)

    02/13/2012 6:18:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies ^ | 9 February, 2012 | Staff
    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Investigators have made an arrest in a home invasion near Lake Houston, thanks in part to fingerprints left at the crime scene. The home invasion happened Wednesday, on Yonder Way in the Commons subdivision. According to Harris County deputy constables, a mother and her 10-year-old son were home by themselves when two robbers broke in. The woman put her son in a closet and grabbed her gun, shooting at – but missing – one of the suspects. On Thursday, deputies said they caught one of those suspects, Bradley Wayne Turner. They believe the other suspect is...
  • HPD investigates fatal store shooting(TX)

    02/13/2012 6:24:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 10 February, 2012 | NA
    HOUSTON - A northwest Houston food store owner shot and killed a man he said was trying to rob him, but police did not find a gun on the man, investigators said Friday. Houston police said the 49-year-old owner of the New Land Food Store, 822 West Little York, called 911 at 9:30 p.m. Thursday and said a man was trespassing. Investigators said Terrance Hall, 33, was agitated when he entered the store and tried to get into a back room. When he couldn't, he climbed onto an ATM machine, over plexiglass and fell behind the counter, police said. During...
  • Study draws link between gun carriers and risky behavior

    06/28/2011 5:23:58 PM PDT · by SJackson · 53 replies ^ | 6-28-11
    As Wisconsin heads toward lifting a ban on carrying concealed weapons, researchers at the University of California-Davis have turned up some unsettling information about those who may take advantage of the law. In a study using 15-year-old data -- the most recent available -- published online in the journal Injury Prevention, the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program says those who carried concealed weapons or who had confronted someone with a gun were twice as likely to be heavy drinkers than non-gun owners. Gun owners who drove with loaded weapons were four times more likely to hop behind the wheel...
  • Family of dead burglary suspect question police account

    04/29/2011 2:27:02 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 40 replies ^ | 29 Apr 2011 | David Slade
    A relative and friend of Bobby Gadsden, the 21-year-old who was shot dead by a Moncks Corner homeowner while burglarizing the man’s house, say police have been misleading about the case and that they are asking federal authorities to investigate. Police two weeks ago decided that the April 13 shooting was justifiable. Two alleged accomplices in the burglary were arrested. This morning Gadsden’s uncle Tyler Williams and family advocate Zoe Spencer laid out a list of what they said are inconsistencies that throw the police account of the shooting into question. Chiefly, they cite previously unreleased crime scene photos that...
  • Neighbors testify to gunfire in Castle Doctrine case

    03/07/2011 7:30:03 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 21 replies ^ | 7 Mar 2011 | Joe Conger
    SAN ANTONIO-- Belinda Nieto told a jury she was watching television when she was interrupted by gunfire outside her home. She said it terrorized her. “I just threw myself on the ground. I honestly thought I was being attacked by gangs," Nieto said. "That’s how it sounded.” Nieto was one of several neighbors asked by prosecutors to describe the scene where Ray Lemes took aim with his glock pistol at an intruder in his home. Lemes is on trial for murder in the 437th District Court in connection to a shooting that happened in front of his home in August...
  • [South Texas:]Sheriff's deputies investigate "firefight" in Palmview

    01/11/2011 7:22:12 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies
    The Monitor ^ | January 11, 2011 | Neal Morton
    PALMVIEW -- A "Trespassers Will Be Shot" sign stood in the front lawn of a residence here where Hidalgo County Sheriff's deputies worked late Monday night to investigate an alleged gun battle. Sheriff Lupe Trevino confirmed investigators were now trying to link reports of several shots fired in the neighborhood at around 9:20 p.m. Monday to an unidentified shooting victim dropped off at Mission Regional Medical Center soon after. A resident at a home on the Farmosa Avenue cul-de-sac in Palmview told deputies he used his own assault rifle to defend himself after noticing several armed and masked men approaching...