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  • Deputies: Man Kills Neighbor Trying To Break Into Home(NC)

    04/10/2012 9:04:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Staff
    JACKSONVILLE -- Deputies in Onslow County are investigating an Easter night shooting in Jacksonville in which they say one neighbor shot another as he was trying to break into his house. Deputies were called to 111 Fieldcrest Drive around 9 p.m. Sunday where 22-year-old David Darling was shot and killed. Deputies said Darling was trying to enter that home through a broken window. Darling lives next door to that home at 113 Fieldcrest Drive. NewsChannel 12 spoke with the roommate of a neighbor who witnessed the shooting and called 911. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, recalled the conversation...
  • Toledo police: shooting of burglar justified(OH)

    04/10/2012 8:05:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Alexis Means
    A burglar is still recovering after being shot by a homeowner. Toledo police say, under the law, the homeowner had every right to shoot. Toledo police say, if someone breaks into your home, you have a right to protect yourself. You can have a fire arm inside your home without having a concealed carry permit. Toledo police say the homeowner who shot Victor Stubblefield Jr. did the right thing. The 49-year-old was shot after he broke into a Point Place home. The homeowner, who wants to remain anonymous, says he came face to face with the suspect in his hallway....
  • Stand Your Ground law helps keep shooter out of jail(FL)

    04/10/2012 7:16:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Dave D'Marko
    LEESBURG, FL -- A man who shot and killed his fiancee's brother was not arrested by Lake County detectives because of Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law. Just like George Zimmerman, the admitted shooter Jakob Penrod hasn't been charged in this case. But the big difference is several witnesses, including some of the deceased's relatives, say Penrod did all he could to get away from the situation. Lake County deputies had been called to the Huggins Street home twice Saturday because of arguments involving the 21-year-old Penrod and his fiancee's brother Gregory Gayle, 27. “I heard a lot of arguing, I...
  • Two Intruders Break In, Woman Finds Gun, Kills One(MO)

    04/10/2012 6:53:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Michelle Pekarsky
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A young man died Monday afternoon after a woman says she shot him in self-defense after he put a gun to her head and locked her in a closet. Police say two young men, in their teens knocked on the woman’s door and asked to see a man. When the woman at the house in the 5800 block of Garfield told the men he wasn’t there, police say the men forced their way in, pointed a gun at the woman’s head, and put her in a closet. While they rummaged through her house, the woman, who...
  • Homeowner Kills Teen Burglary Suspect(TX)

    04/10/2012 6:20:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies ^ | 9 April, 2012 | NA
    A homeowner shot and killed a burglary suspect Monday morning in the southeast Dallas neighborhood of Pleasant Grove and two more suspects were in custody. The shooting happened at about 11 a.m. in the 7300 block of Vallejo Drive, near Jim Miller and Bruton roads. According to police, three youngsters rang the doorbell and then ran to the back of the home, prompting the homeowner to call 911. The trio then allegedly kicked in the back door and entered the home, where the unidentified resident opened fire, killing 14-year-old Luis Avila. Two other 13 and 14-year-old suspects fled the scene...
  • Dallas homeowner shoots, kills 14-year-old intruder(TX)

    04/10/2012 6:16:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies ^ | 9 April, 2012 | CRAIG CIVALE
    DALLAS — Two teenagers are in custody and a third is dead after an attempted break-in in southeast Dallas on Monday morning. Police said the suspects were betting on entering an empty house — not facing an armed homeowner. Investigators said the three young people rang the front doorbell of Lee Cobler's home in the 7300 block of Vallejo Drive. When no one answered, they went around the back and started trying to kick the door in. But Cobler, 51, was at home with an adult son. The son was on the phone with 911 when police said Cobler opened...
  • Robbery suspect shot during home invasion(LA)

    04/09/2012 7:01:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 8 April, 2012 | Ryan Waits
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police are investigating a home invasion and shooting that left one of the suspects in critical condition Saturday night. The Baton Rouge Police Department said officers responded to a shooting in the 5500 block of Arialo Street around 7:30 p.m. When they arrived on the scene, detectives found that two suspects had tried to break into a home. Investigators said during the robbery attempt, one of the victims fought with one of the armed suspects over the gun. The gun discharged during the struggle and hit the second suspect. Both suspects fled the scene to...
  • Officials: Shooter may have acted in self defense(MS)

    04/09/2012 6:38:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 8 April, 2012 | NA
    WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - The Hancock County Sheriff's Office told WLOX that the man killed in the shooting at a home on Kiln-Waveland Cutoff Road in Waveland is Louie Matranga. Few details on Saturday's shooting have been released. However, Hancock County Sheriff's officials said they have identified the shooter. Officials said they have not taken the shooter into custody because they are investigating the possibility that the shooter may have acted in self defense.
  • Sheriff: Leesburg man may have killed guest in self-defense(FL)

    04/09/2012 6:34:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 8 April, 2012 | Martin E. Comas
    A Leesburg man may have acted in self-defense late Saturday when he shot and killed a 27-year-old man who was staying at his home, Lake County Sheriff officials said today. 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 fiancé, according to reports. Investigators said it appears Penrod shot Gayle to defend himself according to evidence gathered at the scene. Penrod was not arrested, and the case has been...
  • Deputies: Two People Shot And Killed During Burglary(SC)

    04/08/2012 12:57:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 7 April, 2012 | Staff
    SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. -- Spartanburg County deputies are investigating a burglary, where two people were shot and killed. The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office says it happened shortly after midnight Saturday at the 300 Building of Lee’s Crossing Apartments on Powell Mill Road. When deputies arrived they found two people lying on the ground outside the apartment window behind several air conditioning units. Deputies say the resident of the apartment building shot the two suspects. One suspect died on the scene, the other was taken to the hospital where he died. Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger says Michael Deangelo Gentry-Hill Jr....
  • NW Burglars Continue To Not Get It: Another Burglar Killed, More Flee(WA)

    04/08/2012 12:49:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 6 April, 2012 | Chris Dumm
    While the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin saga unfolds in Florida amid protests and death threats, a different story is quietly playing itself out in the opposite corner of the country. But you might not know much about it, because this Northwest self-defense story isn’t getting much airplay on network news. Maybe because it doesn’t play into their race-baiting, anti-gun narrative. This story just keeps going and going, because NW burglars continue to practically beg to be shot by breaking into other people’s homes. And NW homeowners keep obliging them by shooting them. Four days ago we reported on a North Bend,...
  • Valley Hi home invaders flee after exchange of gunfire(CA)

    04/08/2012 12:44:28 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 7 March, 2012 | Carlos Alcalá
    A Valley Hi resident apparently chased home invaders from his home Friday, exchanging gunfire with the would-be robbers, police reported. The man was with his girlfriend at home in the 4000 block of Deer Cross Way at about 6:50 p.m. when three suspects forced their way into the home. The men, described as two African Americans and a Hispanic, were wielding guns. They demanded money and jewelry, but the victim was able to retrieve a shotgun.
  • Barack Obama blackmailed by Vladimir Putin, betrays United States and her Allies

    04/07/2012 10:04:34 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/7/2012 | Doug Book
    While the American media provide cover for the Constitutionally ineligible Barack Hussein Obama, Vladimir Putin and the nation of Russia are reaping a treasure trove of defense secrets and missile technology by threatening to reveal the true history of the Manchurian Candidate. Obama has spent millions to prevent his personal story being revealed to the American public. Records have been destroyed, information hidden, false claims advanced, potential whistleblowers threatened and official documents forged. Enabled by a complicit media and the craven cowardice of political opponents, the most egregious felonies in the nation’s history have served to make the American people...
  • Obama's Budget: 'Interest Payments Will Exceed Defense Budget' in 2019

    04/06/2012 11:03:37 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 12 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 5. 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    The latest chart from the Senate Republican Budget Committee, pointing out that under President Obama's budget, the U.S. government will be spending more in 2019 to pay the interest on the national debt than it will be to defend America:
  • 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...
  • Man may have killed in self-defense during robbery off Tallassee

    04/05/2012 7:35:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 4 April, 2012 | Joe Johnson
    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, according to police. Police questioned the man after the 3 a.m. shooting and later released him. Callaway was dead when officers arrived, police said. Investigators found evidence in the breezeway of 120 Pinehurst Court that appears to support the man’s self-defense claim. “He was the shooter and the victim of a...
  • Robbery victim turns tables on suspect (AL)

    04/04/2012 4:54:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 3 April, 2012 | Renee Dials
    MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile police say a robbery suspect got an unexpected surprise when his intended victim started shooting at him. It happened around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday on Chinquapin Street in Mobile. When it was all over, the suspect was the one who ended up in the hospital. A holster was still on the hood of the victim's car hours after the shooting. One neighbor, who didn't want to be identified, said he was in bed when he heard gunfire. "I can't say what time it was, but I heard about six or seven gunshots go off. You know...
  • Woman who surprised attackers with gun talks to News 4(SC)

    04/04/2012 11:38:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 3 April, 2012 | NA
    A woman who had just finished doing overnight work in a Landrum business on Saturday was assaulted by two men, but ended up turning the tables on them when she pulled out a gun and shot at them. On Tuesday she talked first to News 4, and she said that it was the first and only time she had ever put the gun in her back pocket -- and at first, she didn't even remember she had it with her. For her protection, the woman's name is not being revealed. The 41-year-old woman had left through the back door of...
  • Dardenne Prairie homeowner shoots, kills man who broke into house(MO update)

    04/04/2012 8:24:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 29 March, 2012 | VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN
    DARDENNE PRAIRIE• A Dardenne Prairie man shot and killed an intruder who broke into his home last night and started beating the man's wife, authorities said. The home invasion appeared to be random, and the homeowners said they did not know the attacker, identified as William R. Carlton, 20, of the 2000 block of North Fourth Street in St. Charles. The incident happened just after 9 p.m. in the 1600 block of Du Vall Court, near Feise Road. Carlton worked for an air duct and chimney sweeping business run out of a home next door to the one where the...
  • Police: Burglar shot by homeowner may have had wrong home(IN)

    04/04/2012 7:04:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies ^ | 29 March, 2012 | Jeremy Brilliant
    PLEASANT VIEW - A suspected burglar is under arrest after getting shot while trying to break into a house in Shelby County. It happened around 3:30 am Thursday. Police say the man, who police have identified as Reginald A. Daniels, 19, from the Fountaintown area in Shelby County, tried to break in the front door of a house on Sycamore Road in the Prairie View neighborhood. Investigators say he broke through a side panel and was reaching in trying turn the knob from the inside when the homeowner fired a single shot, hitting the suspect in the hip. "The homeowner...