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  • Store clerks shoot and kill robbery suspect during shootout(NC)

    06/26/2010 6:09:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies ^ | 25 June, 2010 | Ron Lee
    MONROE, NC (WBTV) - A pair of store clerks shot and killed a gunman during an attempted robbery in Monroe late Thursday night, Monroe police said. The two convenience store clerks reacted by pulling their own guns during the attempted robbery and exchanging fire with the suspect, police said. The shooting happened at the Sunny Food Store located on Walkup Road at 10:17 p.m. According to the Monroe Police Department, the suspect approached the two clerks in the store, displayed a gun and demanded money from the register. During the robbery, both of the clerks in the store pulled out...
  • NC man, 76, shoots youth, 15, after home invasion

    08/26/2009 6:40:50 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 32 replies · 1,558+ views
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police are unraveling a home invasion and burglary that began at an elderly couple's home and ended with a 15-year-old suspect shot to death on a nearby street.
  • Burglar no match for shotgun-toting couple (with video)

    11/28/2008 9:58:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies · 2,297+ views
    Gaston Gazette ^ | 24 November, 2008 | Kevin Ellis
    A would-be burglar who'd been scared off from one house by a 70-year-old woman found himself a few minutes later staring down the wrong end of a shotgun at another, police say. And before the sun rose Sunday, Joshuah Scott Rutledge probably figured out that this northern Gaston County town wasn't ripe for the picking. "If they think Stanley is sleepy, they've got another thing coming," said 56-year-old Phyllis Osborne, who now calls her 62-year-old husband Richard her "knight in shining armor." Rutledge, 26, of Oakboro was reportedly climbing through a bathroom window of a woman's home on the 3500...
  • Store Owner Shoots Suspected Robbers

    12/10/2008 5:36:58 PM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies · 760+ views
    WSOCTV ^ | 6 December, 2008 | NA
    CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. -- The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office said a business owner shot and killed a suspected robber, and hurt another one. Deputies said it happened at 3:15 a.m. Saturday. Randy Willis, owner of Willis Packaging on Highway 10, went to his store because the alarm was going off. When Willis got there, deputies said he saw a man coming out of his store with a shotgun. Willis and the robber struggled, and deputies said Willis pulled out a pistol and shot the robber, killing him. Deputies said another robber, 52-year-old Arnold Ray Jr., had broken into the store....
  • Police: Homeowner justified in shooting intruder

    01/23/2009 8:35:34 AM PST · by NCjim · 17 replies · 676+ views
    WRAL ^ | January 22, 2009
    Fayetteville, N.C. — Police said Thursday that a homeowner who shot and killed an intruder last weekend wouldn't face criminal charges. Jerry Riley, 54, of 593 Tokay Drive, said a stranger confronted him as he entered his home Saturday night. Riley said he pulled a handgun on the intruder, and the two men then struggled over the gun. The gun went off, and the intruder took the pistol and ran out of the house, police said. Officers investigating the burglary found Joshua Caleb Pratt, 27, of 662 Glenola Drive, in the street with a gunshot would to the abdomen. He...
  • Fayetteville man shoots, kills, intruder

    09/08/2008 4:56:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies · 126+ views
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | 6 September, 2008 | Staff
    A gunman who broke into a Fayetteville home Friday night was shot and killed by another man who was inside the home at the time, police said. The gunman and an accomplice forced their way into the house in the 6400 block of Winter Park Drive about 10:50 p.m., said police Sgt. Sam Oates. An occupant of the home grabbed a small-caliber handgun he kept in the house and fired two shots at the pair as they hastily retreated. Police found the dead assailant lying in the driveway of a nearby home. A gun was still in his hand, Oates...
  • Greenville Pizza Delivery Driver Shoots Robber

    06/24/2008 7:36:59 AM PDT · by big black dog · 73 replies · 271+ views
    A pizza delivery driver fought back at a group of suspects who tried to rob him, pulling out a gun and wounding one of them. Greenville Police say the incident happened early Monday morning at 1105 A Masters Lane when the Chanellos Pizza driver said three suspects began hitting him as he was delivering the pizzas. Police say the delivery driver then pulled out a gun and began to fire. One of the three robbery suspects was struck. Elvis Deans Junior, a 17 year-old student at South Central High School, is listed in stable but critical condition. He'll be charged...
  • Monday shooting leaves man dead (NC)

    09/18/2007 4:30:50 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 32 replies · 107+ views
    Mount Airy News ^ | September 18, 2007 | Tom Joyce
    A 55-year-old man was fatally shot by a homeowner Monday after allegedly trying to enter a Pilot Mountain residence that he had broken into before, authorities said. Ky Howard Jones, whose address is listed as 474 Surry Gadsberry Road, died Monday afternoon at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, where he had been airlifted after the shooting that happened shortly after 8 a.m. The incident occurred at a house at 484 Surry Gadsberry Road that Jones previously owned, according to Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson. The alleged intruder also had been convicted of an earlier break-in at the home. In...
  • Wayne Homeowner Kills Intruder (NC)

    09/01/2007 8:48:22 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 52 replies · 1,740+ views
    WRAL ^ | August 31, 2007 | Staff
    A Wayne County homeowner shot an killed one of three people who broke into his home early Friday, authorities said. Three armed men broke into the home at 2546 Old Mount Olive Highway at about 12:30 a.m. while the family slept inside. The intruders held two adults and four children, ages 4, 5 and 8, at gunpoint and ransacked the house, authorities said. During the robbery, one of the suspects fired a shot, prompting the man who lives in the house to grab a gun and shoot back, authorities said. Antione Logan Chestnut, 19, of 109 Evelyn Circle in Dudley,...
  • [NC] Man awakes, chases suspect (with shotgun)

    08/02/2007 1:27:05 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 23 replies · 705+ views
    Reidsville Review ^ | August 2, 2007 | Staff
    An 80-year-old man armed with a shotgun sent a would-be burglar running it into the woods. Scratching sounds woke Edward Childress about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home on 6363 U.S. Business. When Childress went to investigate, he found a man standing on a ladder looking in his window, according to a sheriff’s office report. Childress grabbed his shotgun, and the man ran off. Rockingham County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Edwards and his dog, Amos, tracked Kennith David Eanes to train tracks about a mile away. Eanes, 40, of 6960 N.C. 770 in Ruffin, is charged with attempted breaking and entering,...
  • Police: Clerk Holds Robbery Accomplice At Gunpoint [NC]

    05/25/2007 7:16:35 AM PDT · by Titan Magroyne · 15 replies · 497+ views
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Police said a convenience store owner held a burglar's accomplice at gunpoint Thursday after an armed robbery at his store. Authorities said a man entered a Shell station on University Parkway at about 5:11 a.m. and demanded money. After he received an undisclosed amount of money, the culprit demanded money from the safe, police said. The owner, James William Overby, retrieved a handgun from a concealed location and pointed it at the culprit, according to Winston-Salem police. A short struggle ensued and the culprit fled on foot, police said. Overby then encountered a second culprit waiting in...
  • Homeowner Shoots Suspect in Fayetteville Home Invasion (NC)

    05/23/2007 9:44:38 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 22 replies · 1,021+ views
    WRAL ^ | May 23, 2007 | Staff
    Authorities are investigating the death of a man after a homeowner shot him after an alleged home invasion. [...] Investigators said three men entered the residence armed with a weapon while the occupant was home. Police said the homeowner heard the men enter the residence, armed himself and fired, shooting one of them. Police said all three men fled the scene and drove to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where the wounded suspect died as a result of his injuries.
  • Suspects Injured During Home Invasion (NC)

    03/10/2007 6:31:31 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 49 replies · 1,430+ views
    ABC ^ | March 10, 2007 | Staff
    Two men are in custody after a home invasion in Fayetteville sent one of the suspects to the hospital. Cumberland County Sheriff's detectives arrested and charged 20-year-old Paul Kent, Jr. and 18-year-old Carlos Francisco Mozzo of attempted first degree burglary and robbery with a deadly weapon. The men allegedly entered the home of 66-year-old James Wiggins Friday evening. Wiggins told detectives his dog alerted him to the men approaching his home. That's when he retrieved a gun from his bedroom. Wiggins said when the suspects forced open his back door, he began firing his gun. Kent suffered a gunshot wound...
  • Thwarted Thief - Clerk Pulls Gun On Would-Be Robber At Morganton Convenience Store (NC)S

    02/13/2007 9:32:37 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 8 replies · 613+ views
    Morganton News Herald ^ | February 13, 2007 | Staff
    A pistol-wielding clerk told police she she chased away a robber Monday night. Officers would not release her name Tuesday. Burke County Sheriff's Detective Rodney Norman says a man came into the Shop and Save on N.C. 18 North about 10:30 p.m. Monday and asked the 34-year old female clerk if she was alone. Norman says the clerk had noticed the man around the store earlier in the evening, and thought something was amiss. He says the clerk told police the man slid her a note across the counter that said "Give me the money from the drawer or you're...
  • Police: McDonald's Employee Shoots, Kills Armed Robber In West Charlotte (NC)

    01/26/2007 9:04:06 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 88 replies · 2,258+ views
    WSOC ^ | January 25, 2007 | Staff
    The Mecklenburg County District Attorney will now decide if a McDonald's employee will face charges for shooting and killing an armed robbery suspect. Police said 20-year-old Donte McFadden walked into the McDonald’s on Freedom Drive in west Charlotte around 10 p.m. Thursday wearing a hoodie over his head, gloves and a pair of sunglasses. They say he tried to hold up the restaurant at gunpoint when a worker, armed with a handgun, began a shootout. McFadden and a woman working in the restaurant were both shot. Medic transported the two to Carolinas Medical Center. McFadden died shortly after arriving at...
  • [NC] Man Shot During Attempted Robbery (Suspect, victim exchange shots)

    01/07/2007 8:37:05 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 6 replies · 707+ views
    WECT ^ | January 5, 2007 | Staff
    A Wilmington man is recovering from a gun shot wound to his ankle. Police say he was shot after exchanging gun fire with a man who tried to rob him. Police say 26-year-old Matt Hearn was getting out of this truck, when a man pulled out a gun and demanded all his money. Police say Hearn gave the man his wallet, but no money was inside, so the robber demanded Hearn drive him to the ATM. That's when Hearn went to the other side of his Ford Ranger, pretended to go through his bag looking for his keys, but instead...
  • Late Night Shooting Leaves One Man Dead (North Carolina)

    01/15/2007 6:50:25 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 12 replies · 479+ views
    WECT ^ | January 15, 2007 | Staff
    A man is dead after a late night shooting on McRae Street in Wilmington. His family says the death was senseless. Derrick "Dooby" Marshall, Jr. was shot to death after an apparent argument over a handgun. It happened on the 500 block of McRae Street in an abandoned building. Friends and family of Marshall say the man who shot him was his cousin's husband. Police say it was self defense, and no charges have been made against the shooter. One eyewitness and close friend of Marshall's says he was an all around good guy. An autopsy will be done later...
  • [NC] Toddler Scares Off Would-Be Robbers In Northwest Charlotte (By summoning armed father)

    01/09/2007 9:38:44 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 10 replies · 819+ views
    WSOC ^ | January 8, 2007 | Staff
    A group of men tried to break-into a home in northwest Charlotte Monday morning, but a toddler spotted them and helped scare them away. It Happened On Long Creek Parkway, off Bellhaven Boulevard in the "Woods At Coulwood" community. Two men threw a brick into a back window and broke inside the house. The victims say their three friends were waiting outside. A 3-year-old inside spotted the intruders and ran for her father. He grabbed a gun and scared off the masked burglars. He didn't want to speak on camera, but told us all the burglars looked young, and may...
  • Man shoots at home intruder (NC)

    12/27/2006 7:23:49 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 12 replies · 714+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | December 27, 2006 | STEVE LYTTLE
    No injuries were reported late Tuesday night in an apparent attempted home burglary that turned into a fight with at least one shot being fired. The incident happened about 11:45 p.m. in the Hickory Grove area of northeast Charlotte. A man told police he was preparing to take out the trash at his home in the 5600 block of Keyway Boulevard, between Kimmerly Glen Drive and East W.T. Harris Boulevard, when he realized an intruder was in his house. The resident told police he went to get a handgun and as he turned around, the attacker struck him in the...
  • Clerk Shoots One of Would-Be Robbery Pair (NC)

    12/23/2006 8:46:01 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 16 replies · 778+ views
    WRAL ^ | December 23, 2006 | Staff
    A convenience store clerk turned the tables on two armed robbers Saturday afternoon. It happened at the Amoco gas station at 1711 Clinton Road in Fayetteville around 3:30. Fayetteville police said the clerk shot one of the suspects as the robber began to pull out a silver handgun. The wounded suspect was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. His wound was not life-threatening, police said. The other suspect ran away, and police were looking for him. Police did not have a good description, but said each man was wearing red bandana over his face.