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  • Homeowner thwarts burglary attempt, fires shot (AZ)

    09/11/2012 1:54:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 10 September, 2012 | AP
    Police say a homeowner in Phoenix thwarted a burglary attempt at his house and fired at least one round from a shotgun at three suspects who then fled the scene.
  • W. Warwick home invasion: owner speaks(RI)

    09/07/2012 11:07:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 4 September,2012 | Steve Nielsen
    WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) – A West Warwick neighborhood is still looking for answers after a bizarre attempted robbery on Labor Day. Eyewitness News spoke to Ruth Fulton, a homeowner that says her granddaughter told her someone was trying to get onto her porch. Fulton soon discovered it was a woman holding a baby trying to enter her home, all while a different person was trying to break-in to a neighbor’s house. Eventually, she heard a pop. According to police, that pop was a gunshot. “All of a sudden, police are out next door,” said Fulton. She says her neighbor...
  • Police: Homeowner with gun confronts, apprehends trespasser(MA)

    09/06/2012 4:51:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 5 September,2012 | George Barnes
    PHILLIPSTON — A Phillipston man has been charged with trespassing, after a resident of Barre Road in Phillipston found him on his property Saturday night, confronted him with a handgun, and held him in custody until police arrived. Alex P. Travisano, 22, of Phillipston, was arraigned Tuesday in Gardner District Court on a charge of trespassing. He was released on personal recognizance bail after Judge Arthur F. Haley III rejected a plea agreement which he would have pleaded guilty and accepted a sentence of one year of probation. Mr. Travisano was arrested after the son of the homeowner saw motion...
  • In the clear! No charges against couple who shot burglers who targeted their isolated cottage (UK)

    09/06/2012 4:39:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies ^ | 5 September,2012 | Suzannah Hills
    The couple arrested for opening fire on intruders who targeted their isolated cottage will not face charges, the Crown Prosecution Service announced last night. Andy and Tracey Ferrie had been held on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after dialling 999 to report that they had discharged a shotgun when a four-man gang broke in to their home in the middle of the night. The couple spent almost three days and nights in custody until they were released on bail late on Tuesday night. Yesterday, hours after two men appeared in court charged with burglary in connection with the raid on...
  • Reserve officer shot and killed intruder(TX)

    09/05/2012 10:35:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 4 September,2012 | Mfrances
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Authorities said a 30-year-old Poteet reserve police officer reportedly shot and killed an intruder at his North Side home Tuesday morning. Police at the scene said Officer Alfredo Isaac Gonzalez was asleep at 3:15 a.m. in the upstairs apartment at the Lincoln Village Apartments in the 1700 block of Jackson-Keller Road when he heard glass shattering in his kitchen. Gonzalez told police that when he went to investigate, he saw a man trying to break in through a window. San Antonio police spokesman Officer Matthew Porter said Gonzalez identified himself as an officer and ordered the...
  • (CA)Neighbors: Early morning shooting an act of self-defense

    09/04/2012 5:04:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 3 September,2012 | Jonathan Partridge
    A 19-year-old man shot and killed an intruder who tried to break into his west Patterson home early Monday, Sept. 3, according to the teen's neighbors. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department received word at 1:09 a.m. that someone had been shot on the 1400 block of Shearwater Drive, according to Sgt. Frank Fenn of the sheriff’s department. When firefighters and medics arrived at the scene, they found the shooting victim lying dead on the driveway of a home immediately next to the home he sought to burglarize, according to police and neighbors. Neither the 19-year-old resident nor a sheriff's investigator...
  • Boone County homeowner shoots, kills intruder(KY)

    09/04/2012 4:29:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 3 September,2012 | Brian Hamrick
    VERONA, Ky. - — One man is dead and two more are behind bars after a World War II veteran took matters into his own hands when a burglar broke into his home. Boone County Police say a man broke into the basement of a home in the 15000 block of Violet Road in Verona just after 2 a.m. The homeowner, Earl Jones, 92, was awakened and grabbed his .22 caliber rifle. Thieves targeted Jones’ farm at least three times recently, stealing guns, money, even cattle. This time, Jones woke up when he heard intruders in the cellar. -------------------cut------------------------ Jones...
  • Homeowner shoots burglar(IN)

    09/02/2012 12:47:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 31 August, 2012 | Jessica Hayes
    <p>NDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Metro Police say an Indianapolis homeowner shot the man who had broken into his home early Friday morning.</p> <p>The home is in the 5600 block of Willowridge Court in Decatur Township.</p> <p>The homeowner, Wallace Turner, told police he, his wife and 5-year-old daughter were sleeping around 1:45 a.m., when the intruder kicked in the back door.</p>
  • Homeowner Shoots At Intruder, Lawmen Mount Search For Suspect(TX)

    09/01/2012 3:08:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 31 August, 2012 | NA
    CHINA SPRING (August 31, 2012)—A homeowner confronted a burglary Friday morning at a residence in China Spring and was able to fire at least one shot at the suspect before he ran away. McLennan County deputies were sent just before 11 a.m. to a residence in the 2000 block of Meandering Way where a homeowner reported he had opened fire on a man who was trying to break into the home. Chief Deputy Randy Plemons could not say if the burglar was hit by the gunfire. Deputies had mounted a search for the suspect Friday afternoon. The homeowner was not...
  • Man fires shotgun blast through floor as intruder flees(OR)

    08/31/2012 1:37:02 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 28 August, 2012 | Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. – A man fired a shotgun round through the floor of his Northeast Portland home early Tuesday morning when he said he heard an intruder inside the house. Police said there was no evidence to suggest the intruder was hurt by the blast. The homeowner, Read Williamson, told police he heard someone speed away in a car after he fired the gun. His home is located in the 2100 block of NE 37th Avenue. Williamson, talking to reporters on Tuesday while holding an infant, said he was asleep upstairs at 3:17 a.m. when his golden retriever “started whining,...
  • Homeowner says he shot burglar in leg after he broke into family's suburban Indianapolis home

    08/31/2012 10:03:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 31 August, 2012 | AP
    INDIANAPOLIS — A homeowner says he shot and wounded a man who had broken into his family's home in a suburban Indianapolis neighborhood. Wallace Turner tells WTHR-TV and WISH-TV that he, his wife and their 5-year-old daughter were sleeping when the intruder kicked open their home's back door about 1:45 a.m. Friday.
  • No charges filed in White City shooting(OR)

    08/28/2012 7:30:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 27 August, 2012 | Ralph McKechnie
    A Medford man was shot and killed while trying to force his way into a home in White City. Sherriff spokesperson Andrea Carlson said that the victim had pounded on several doors in the Andrea Drive neighborhood just after 1 p. m. on August 20. According to the report, he appeared to be panic-stricken, telling people that he was being chased. When he got to the home on 7898 Andrea Drive, the homeowner refused him admittance and fired at least one shot from what was reportedly a .357 magnum, killing the man. Crosby had previously been diagnosed with a mental...
  • Neighbor With Carry Permit Puts Burglar On The Ground(TN)

    08/28/2012 3:32:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 27 August, 2012 | NA
    Police said a neighbor who has a gun carry permit spotted a burglar next door and put the man on the ground. Officers said James Kelly Glover, 37, of 1421 Wright St., was still lying down with a handgun trained on him when they arrived at the address on Jenkins Road.
  • Vancouver man shoots and kills alleged intruder in his bedroom(WA)

    08/25/2012 12:01:12 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 25 August, 2012 | Andrew Theen
    A 42-year-old man is dead after he allegedly forced his way into a Vancouver home early Saturday morning and was shot by a homeowner, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office. The homeowners were alerted by their dog barking sometime before 2:16 a.m. and realized somebody was in their home, according to Sgt. Kevin Allais. Law enforcement officers believe the man entered the home through an unsecured door. The homeowners then locked their bedroom door, according to Allais, and the intruder allegedly forced his way into the bedroom. The resident, armed with a handgun, shot and killed the intruder, Allais...
  • Man breaks into home with machete, gets shot(SC)

    08/24/2012 4:17:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies ^ | 23 August, 2012 | Taylor Williams
    Conway police are investigating a home invasion that happened early Tuesday morning at a home in the 1600 block of 9th Avenue. Shortly before 6:00 a.m., Conway police officers were called to the home in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived, a man was lying in the living room floor of the residence with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Officers then spoke with the homeowner who told them that he was asleep when he awoke to find someone standing by his bed holding a machete.
  • Man shoots at intruder(CO)

    08/24/2012 8:07:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 23 August, 2012 | Katie Ryan
    A burglary didn't go as planned for one intruder Thursday morning. Around 3:00 a.m., KJCT News 8 received reports that a man in the 13 hundred block of 24th Street woke up to a man he didn't know standing at his door. The resident says he told the intruder to leave, and when the intruder didn't, the resident shot at him. Law enforcement was told by the resident that the intruder left out the back door. Police say there was no blood trail or description of the intruder.
  • Pharr homeowner shoots intruder (TX)

    08/23/2012 6:46:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 22 August, 2012 | Staff
    Authorities are investigating a late Tuesday night shooting where a Pharr homeowner shot a man who broke into his home. It all happened at a home on the 900 block of East Marion Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Investigators told Action 4 News that a burglar broke into a couple's home. Pharr police said that the homeowner's wife entered a room when the burglar confronted her. The woman called out for her husband who came armed with a handgun. The homeowner followed the suspect outside and shot at the burglary suspect. Bullets from the gun hit the burglary suspect's left...
  • Monroe County man shoots at reported burglars(MS)

    08/22/2012 5:50:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 21 August, 2012 | Stephanie Rebman
    HATLEY – A Monroe County resident reportedly took matters into his own hands Monday night when he got home and found someone had broken in. According to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, a residence on Parham Store Road a few miles north of Hatley was broken into, and when the homeowner arrived home, the alleged thieves ran out the back door. Cantrell said the homeowner grabbed a gun and shot at them as they ran into the woods.
  • UPDATED: Man trying to force his way into White City home shot dead(OR)

    08/20/2012 7:45:12 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 20 August, 2012 | Damian Mann
    A man who tried to force his way into a home at 7898 Andrea Drive in White City this afternoon was shot dead by the home's resident, according to Jackson County sheriff's deputies. Sheriff's spokeswoman Andrea Carlson said the victim had been knocking on several doors in the neighborhood and was trying to force his way into the yellow and white home when he was shot at about 1:25 p.m. Investigators are still trying to determine where the man was wounded and by how many bullets, but they came from a large-caliber revolver, she said. Carlson said investigators would not...
  • HPD: Homeowner shoots burglary suspect(TX)

    08/17/2012 7:44:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 15 August, 2012 | NA
    HOUSTON - A southwest Houston homeowner fired at burglary suspects who broke into a neighbor's house Wednesday, police said. Houston police said the shooting happened at 11:15 a.m. in the 11200 block of Leawood. "A neighbor witnessed three males bringing property out of his neighbor's house," Sgt. K. J. Morgan said. "He went back inside, retrieved a pistol, came outside, confronted them. One of them reached toward his waist like he was pulling a gun. The homeowner fired three shots." Witnesses said they saw the wounded man about a block away from the scene. They said he claimed to be...
  • Woman forced to shoot intruder to protect herself and children (AL)

    08/17/2012 4:56:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 16 August, 2012 | Ashley Roberts
    WALKER CO. - A Walker County woman was forced to shoot an intruder to protect herself and her children. It happened Tuesday morning on Sellers Hollow Road in the city of Dora. Martha Lewis says she immediately called police and woke up her daughters. Lewis says she gave the intruder several warnings before shooting, but he wouldn't listen. Police say Lewis will not be charged, since she was defending herself. "It wasn't like, oh can I pull the trigger? It was like when should I shoot? When will he be close enough that I know I won't miss him? That's...
  • Homeowner Shoots Suspected Intruder In Christian Co., Ky.

    08/14/2012 9:19:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 13 August, 2012 | NA
    CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. – A suspected intruder was shot after trying to break in to a home in Christian County, Kentucky late Sunday night. Authorities said the homeowner heard someone beating on the back door of a home on Sanderson Drive around 10:45 p.m. He looked outside, and didn't recognize the man so he went to get his gun. The homeowner answered the door, and the man allegedly tried to force his way inside. Police said the suspect then tried to reach for the gun at the man's waist, and the homeowner opened fire, shooting the man in the right...
  • Police: Homeowner shoots home invasion suspect(NV)

    08/10/2012 8:57:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 8 August, 2012 | Craig Huber
    LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - Metro police are investigating the shooting of a possible home invasion suspect on El Camino Road, near Russell Road and Jones Boulevard. According to police, a homeowner fired on a suspect just before 3 p.m. Tuesday from the yard of his home, striking the suspect in the buttocks. There may have been another suspect with the injured suspect.
  • Police: Man with gun shot after entering home uninvited

    08/08/2012 6:27:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 7 August, 2012 | NA
    SARASOTA, FL. - Sarasota Police are investigating the shooting death of a Sarasota man. 27-year-old Christian Robinson of Sarasota was shot around 2 a.m. Tuesday inside a home on the 1400 block of 21st Street. According to police, Robinson entered the home on 21 Street uninvited, and began to wave a gun at three occupants of the home and telling them to get out of the house. One of the occupants of the home, 22-year-old Frank Lee Green, says he pulled a handgun from his pocket and shot Robinson.
  • Home Invasion Thwarted by Quick-Thinking Home Owner (Video)(TX)

    08/07/2012 6:30:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 5 August, 2012 | Renee Nal
    A home invasion was thwarted by a quick-thinking homeowner who managed to find his gun and shoot the intruder, who is now in police custody. The would-be robbery occurred in Plano on Tuesday morning. The burglar first pounded on the door in Plano, and presumably the thief figured that nobody was home, so he climbed onto the balcony and broke the window in order to gain access. The homeowner heard the glass shattering and went for his weapon and called 911. What would have happened if the homeowner was unable to defend himself against the thief? There will be no...
  • Texas Man Shoots Home Invader in Self-Defense! (VIDEO)

    08/07/2012 6:26:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 6 August, 2012 | dabneybailey
    You’re reading, so we’re going to go out on a limb and guess that you probably own a gun. Some of you might just be hobbyist shooters at the shooting range, and others probably use guns for hunting. Regardless of how you use your guns for weekend recreational activities, every single personal firearm has the potential to be used a tool for self-defense. We don’t exactly look forward to the day when we’re forced to use a firearm to defend ourselves, but if that fateful day ever rolls around we’ll be glad that we have a pistol nearby. Why?...
  • Jacksonville neighbors, including 68-year-old couple, get the jump on intruder(FL)

    08/04/2012 6:27:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 1 August, 2012 | Tracy Jones
    Joanne Farley, 68, has always been a light sleeper. So when a man burst through her French doors last Thursday covered in blood, she was ready to defend herself. It started about 4:30 a.m. with a man using a knife to pry open a sun-room door of another home down the street in the 500 block of Arlington Road in Jacksonville. Homeowner Maya Trout, 33, fired birdshot at him after discovering the intruder when his dog started barking, police said. The wounded man ran down the hill and into the Farley home, toppling through their granddaughter’s pool floats, tossing his...
  • Armed Homeowner Apprehends Juvenile Burglary Suspect(CO)

    08/03/2012 8:38:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 2 August, 2012 | NA
    Armed with a shotgun, Lonn Rodin says he confronted and detained a burglary suspect who had broken into his home. Rodin told 11News he originally thought the intruder was an animal. He grabbed the shotgun and followed it into the kitchen, where he found a juvenile crouched behind a counter around 3:28 a.m. Rodin says the suspect was wearing a stocking cap and full-body tactical gear. "Yeah, I was scared," he reflected. "I thought I'd be facing a gun." Rodin held the suspect at gunpoint while he called 911. "I told 911 I had a guy a gunpoint and they...
  • 2012 USA Women's Olympic Gymnastics Team - song

    08/02/2012 8:10:46 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    I've been searching for the song that NBC has been playing when doing promos for the women's gymnastic events. Finally found's called "Home" by Phillip Phillips. Thought maybe others were searching too. The thread source link is from a promo during the team trials - pre "Fab Five"
  • Norfolk neighbor says woman shot and killed intruder (VA)

    07/30/2012 7:32:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 29 July, 2012 | NA
    NORFOLK-- Police say a man was killed in broad daylight Sunday afternoon. Around 2:30 p.m., Officers responded to the 1300 block of Kingston Avenue in the Oceanview area of Norfolk. When police arrived, they found a man suffering from being shot. Soon after, medics pronounced the man dead. Stephen Shifflett lives near the scene. He says he was mowing his lawn, when a neighbor ran over to him. "She told me she needed to use my phone because she just shot a man." Shifflett says his neighbor explained she was home alone, when she heard some noise in another room....
  • Teen shot after entering man's East Side home(TX)

    07/29/2012 6:01:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies ^ | 28 July, 2012 | Michelle Casady
    A 15-year-old boy who took a shotgun blast to the abdomen after breaking into a man's East Side home was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Friday night, authorities said. Bexar County Sheriff's Department Sgt. James Hancock said the boy who was shot and another teen were entering a mobile home in the Regency Village park off Montgomery Drive through an open back door. The homeowner saw a boy in his home, grabbed a shotgun and fired once, striking him in the abdomen. He and the other boy ran away, and deputies caught the injured boy a few blocks...
  • Cops: Homeowner shoots naked intruder(CT)

    07/25/2012 12:25:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 23 July, 2012 | Staff
    MILFORD -- A naked intruder shot by a homeowner who said he was protecting himself after a struggle with the man was apprehended by police after he waded into the water behind the man's house on Point Lookout, police said. The man, Benjamin Prue, 25, of North Carolina, was captured in knee-deep water and was brought to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he remains in critical condition following a second surgery for a bullet wound in his chest. Police Chief Keith Mello said the homeowner, Gerald Mirto, 67, shot Prue following a struggle on his back porch. After Prue was shot,...
  • 89-year-old woman scares away burglars with pistol(SC)

    07/24/2012 4:47:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 23 July, 2012 | Tonya Brown
    When burglars invaded the home of Ruby Hodge, 89, they got a lot more than they bargained for. Hodge was in her bedroom just after 8 a.m. Monday morning, when she heard a knock at her back door. "I did not answer the knock then.They waited a few minutes and they knocked again and I got up out of bed," said Hodge. Before she could get to the door, the burglars had forced their way inside. "Then I heard a loud noise and I said it was somebody broken in my door," she continued. The great-grandmother came face to face...
  • Man arrested in deadly Phoenix shooting

    07/23/2012 10:21:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 22 July, 2012 | Steven Leslie
    PHOENIX (CBS5) - A 48-year-old Phoenix man was arrested after police said he shot a homeless man who walked into his front yard late Friday night. Donald Jackson Taylor was arrested and charged with one count of misconduct involving weapons after the incident. Police said a 57-year-old transient man with a history of threatening people in the area walked into Taylor's front yard and began shouting at him at about 11:30 p.m. Friday. Taylor told the man to leave and warned him not to come any closer, according to police. The man continued to walk toward Taylor, who reportedly fired...
  • Elderly homeowner shoots and kills intruder(MI)

    07/21/2012 7:34:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 19 July, 2012 | Andrea Isom
    DETROIT (WJBK) - An attempted home invasion ends with a deadly shooting. The man who pulled the trigger is 73 years old. He was armed and ready after being targeted last week. Detroit police tell us a man who was likely in his mid 30's is dead because he broke into a home on the city's west side. The homeowner says two men tried to break into his home on Sunday. On Thursday, he heard a noise coming from downstairs. He knew something was not right, so he grabbed his gun to see what was going on and he encountered...
  • Prosecutor: Homeowner justified when shooting intruder (FL)

    07/20/2012 12:30:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 18 July, 2012 | AP
    BARTOW -- Prosecutors say a man was legally justified when he fatally shot a 40-year-old man who barged into his Winter Haven home.
  • Alleged burglar shot in left leg Homeowner fired at man in his bedroom

    07/20/2012 12:20:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 19 July, 2012 | Alyssa Johnston
    A Wichita Falls man with a history of criminal activity was shot in the left leg when a surprised homeowner found him in a room Tuesday afternoon. Wichita Falls police were en route to a burglary of a habitation call at 4:27 p.m. when dispatchers told officers shots were fired. According to Public Information Officer Joe Snyder, the homeowner shot at the suspect when he found him in the master bedroom of his home. Nieves Molina Jr., 29, was arrested and charged with one count of burglary of a habitation and one count of criminal trespassing following the incident. According...
  • 'I knew he was going to kill me,' says 66-year-old woman who shot intruder in Flint(MI)

    07/20/2012 12:10:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 29 June, 2012 | David Harris
    FLINT, MI -- Facing a menacing intruder in her home on Wednesday night, 66-year-old Rosa Myles said she was "nothing but a trembling leaf." With a gun in her hand. Fearing for her life, she shot the intruder once in the chest. "He said 'don't shoot me again," Myles said. She fired again anyway, this time striking him in the left arm. "There were so many things running through my mind," she said. "I knew he was going to kill me." Two gun shot wounds, however, were enough to send the man running from the home -- only to be...
  • Taos County Sheriff's Office reports shooting following intrusion(NM)

    07/20/2012 12:01:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 17 July, 2012 | Chandra Johnson
    The Taos County Sheriff's Office has clarified the circumstances surrounding a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning (July 14). Undersheriff Ed Romero told The Taos News early Tuesday morning that no charges have yet been filed in the shooting, as the 19-year-old intruder — Robert Carpenter — is now recovering in St. Vincent Hospital's Intensive Care Unit in Santa Fe. ---------------cut---------------- "The intruder, though a doggie door, displayed a weapon," Romero said. "At that point, the owner discharged a high-powered rifle through the steel door, striking the intruder six times in the lower extremities." Early reports were incorrect, Romero said,...
  • Woman fires warning shots and stops home invasion(KY)

    07/18/2012 12:27:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 17 July, 2012 | NA
    A Laurel County woman fires warning shots and stops a home invasion. It happened Tuesday morning on Hodge Road when the woman woke up to a man had opened her bedroom window and was almost halfway inside. Police say she fired a warning shot into the ceiling startling the burglar and causing him to take off. Police found 35 year old Bobby Green hiding under the house and arrested him. He is charged with burglary, resisting arrest, and public intoxication.
  • Deputy Dilemma: Wrongful police shooting deserves serious review(FL)

    07/17/2012 7:30:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies ^ | 17 July, 2012 | NA
    Imagine it’s 1:30 a.m. and you’re in your apartment. You hear a knock on the door. If you own a weapon, you would probably grab it, just in case. For 26-year-old Andrew Lee Scott of Lake County, Fla., that decision would lead to his death. On Sunday, Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies were pursuing an attempted murder suspect when they mistakenly knocked on Scott’s apartment door. Scott answered the door with his gun drawn at the deputies, who then shot and killed him. Unfortunately, Scott was not the suspect deputies were chasing. Deputies knocked on Scott’s door because the suspect’s...
  • Deputies shoot, kill man after knocking on wrong door(FL)

    07/17/2012 11:16:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 109 replies ^ | 16 July, 2012 | NA
    LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - Lake County Sheriff's Office deputies shot and killed a man they assumed was an attempted murder suspect on Sunday, but they now know they shot the wrong man. In the early-morning hours, deputies knocked on 26-year-old Andrew Lee Scott's door without identifying themselves as law enforcement officers. Scott answered the door with a gun in his hand. "When we knocked on the door, the door opened and the occupant of that apartment was pointing a gun at deputies, and that's when we opened fire and killed him," Lt. John Herrell said. "Even though this subject is...
  • Retirement home bans seniors from praying the Rosary

    07/17/2012 9:10:55 AM PDT · by dragonblustar · 29 replies
    WPRO News Talk ^ | 7-16-2012 | Dee DeQuattro
    Brook Village Retirement Home in North Providence has banned a small group of residents from praying the Rosary in the common area after one resident complained. Residents tell WPRO’S John DePetro that a group would gather every Monday in the community room at 11:30 a.m. and watch “The Holy Rosary with Mother Angelica and the Nuns of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery,” on the Catholic television network. During the program the group would pray aloud. According to the residents, property manager Carol Conti told the group they could no longer pray aloud in the common space after a resident...
  • Knock, Knock. Who’s There? Bang.

    07/17/2012 6:25:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 67 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 16 July, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    It doesn’t appear that Andrew Lee Scott had heard many knock knock jokes before because he forgot to ask who was there last night. Unfortunately for him, it was deputies from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office looking for someone suspected of attempted murder. Two problems: first, they didn’t identify themselves and second, it was 1:30 am. Both facts go a long way toward explaining why Scott answered the door with a gun in his hand. You probably know where this is going . . . “When we knocked on the door, the door opened and the occupant of that apartment...
  • Man armed with shotgun confronts intruder in home(VA)

    07/16/2012 5:19:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 16 July, 2012 | Tracy Bell
    FREDERICKSBURG — Police arrested a 27-year-old Fredericksburg man early Sunday after another man, armed with a shotgun, confronted the intruder, who entered the man’s home. The 50-year-old resident was awakened at about 2:30 a.m. by a noise on the first floor on his home in the 400 block of Hanover Street, according to Natatia Bledsoe, public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department. He grabbed his shotgun and checked the house, she said. Upon checking, he discovered a man walking up the stairs. He told the man to go back downstairs and get on the floor in the hallway, Bledsoe...
  • Suspect steals 1918 Rugar from 94-year-old in robbery(FL)

    07/15/2012 6:59:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies ^ | 14 July, 2012 | NA
    A 94-year-old Polk County man was forced into his own home and robbed of a 1918 Rugar firearm and a cell phone Thursday, but the suspect didn't remain at large for long. According to Polk County Sheriff's detectives, the man answered a knock at the door at his home in Waverly and the suspect asked him for money. The elderly man told the man he only had $5 on him. The suspect allegedly grabbed the victim by the arm, forced him into a back room of his house, asked him again for money and told the victim not to look...
  • Tacoma homeowner shoots man during attempted break-in(WA)

    07/15/2012 6:06:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 12 July, 2012 | NA
    Tacoma resident shot a man who attempted to break into his home early Saturday morning, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News partner The Tacoma News Tribune reported. The incident happened at a home in the 600 block of North Pine Street when a couple inside the home was awakened at about 2:10 a.m. by the sound of someone entering through their front door. According to police, the husband shouted at the intruder that he was at the wrong house. Police said the husband got his handgun as the intruder kept trying to break the door knob. The husband warned the intruder again,...
  • Teenager shot while attempting to burn Gorham home, police say(ME)

    07/15/2012 5:11:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Maine Sunday Telegraph ^ | 15 July, 2012 | Beth Quimby
    GORHAM - A 14-year-old boy was shot and wounded late Friday at a home where police said he was trying to set a fire. Gorham police said Saturday that the teenager, whose identity is being withheld, is being treated for what they believe to be non-life threatening injuries after being shot at a residence at 8 Mountview Drive. Police said the homeowner and a witness interrupted the teenager around 11:45 p.m. as he tried to set a fire at the home, which was occupied at the time. Police did not specify who shot the boy. There was slight damage to...
  • Toledoan, 92, mistakenly shoots officer(OH)

    07/14/2012 5:22:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 147 replies ^ | 6 July, 2012 | TAYLOR DUNGJEN
    Toledo police Lt. Randy Pepitone wanted to make sure Annie Huddleston was all right inside her central Toledo home. Ms. Huddleston thought the man outside prying open her front door lock Thursday was a burglar. Just as Lieutenant Pepitone was opening the door, Ms. Huddleston, 92, steadied in her hand her late husband's .357 Magnum revolver, and pulled the trigger just once. The bullet blasted through a wall hitting the 54-year-old lieutenant in the side of the head. "All of a sudden there was a loud explosion right next to my ear and I went down," the lieutenant said. "I...
  • A gun in the home(OH)

    07/14/2012 5:02:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies ^ | 14 July, 2012 | NA
    Last week, Toledo police confiscated a handgun from a 92-year-old woman after she nearly blew away a police officer because she was afraid he was a burglar trying to break into her home. The incident highlights the potential for fatal mistakes when private citizens exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms. But police should return the weapon to its owner if she is not going to be charged with a crime. Annie Huddleston's Indiana Avenue neighborhood is not the most dangerous part of the city. Residents of some blocks even describe it as quiet. But other neighbors say gunshots...