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  • Robbery suspect killed in the act(FL)

    07/03/2012 5:47:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 2 July, 2012 | Staff
    Jacksonville, FL — A man who flagged down Jacksonville police to report a shooting also said he thought he was responsible. An off-duty officer was flagged down Saturday around 3:30 AM by a man who says someone tried to rob him. He says they got into a gun battle and he believed he shot the robber. Police found a deceased black man behind a house at W 13th Street and Thames Avenue. He appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound and there was a hand gun lying next to the man. A witness says he was sitting in a car...
  • Armed robber shot, killed after victim pulls his own gun, Jacksonville police say(FL)

    07/02/2012 8:40:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 2 July, 2012 | NA
    A man was killed this morning when one of two people he tried to rob at gunpoint drew their own gun and opened fire on the would-be robber, Jacksonville police said. Sgt. Shawn Coarsey said the robber approached the two victims who were in their car in the 1000 block of West 13th Street about 3:30 a.m. He said the victim did have a permit to carry the firearm.
  • Armed passerby saved woman from brutal attack near downtown Athens(GA)

    07/02/2012 8:33:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies ^ | 22 June, 2012 | Joe Johnson
    Dennis Terry decided to take a different route to the post office Thursday morning, and it’s a good thing he did. While driving on College Avenue near downtown Athens, he saw a man and woman struggling over a bag. When Terry stopped and backed up to see what was going on, he saw the man punch the woman, knocking her to the ground as she still clung to the bag. “I had the windows up but I could hear the first lick he hit her with because it was so hard,” Terry said. Terry didn’t think twice about what to...
  • Would-be robber gets ambulance ride but no cash(TX)

    07/02/2012 5:35:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 30 June, 2012 | NA
    UPDATE: A 20-year-old suspect who was shot Friday night while trying to hold up a Katy-area restaurant is expected to be charged with aggravated robbery, a spokesman for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said. The suspect was taken to an area hospital in stable condition after being shot by the manager at Cici’s Pizza, 3154 N. Fry Road, Deputy Thomas Gilliland said. The 20-year-old, whose name was not immediately released, and another man entered the restaurant’s back door about 10:35 p.m. Friday as an employee was taking out trash at the end of the night, Gilliland said. The would-be robbers...
  • Off-duty officer kills Toledo man during robbery attempt(OH)

    06/25/2012 11:33:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 23 June, 2012 | Miguel Gaytan
    TOLEDO, Ohio - A Toledo man was shot and killed after he tried to rob another man early Saturday morning. The man who opened fire in self defense is a Walbridge police officer, according to Toledo Police. It all happened around 2:30 a.m. on Upton Avenue near Berkshire Place. Travis K. Johnson, 21, of Toledo, was shot and killed by the off-duty officer. Detectives say the officer and a friend were walking to the friend's home. Johnson confronted the pair at gunpoint demanding money. Police say that's when the off-duty officer pulled out his gun and fired, hitting Johnson at...
  • Off-Duty Cop Nabs Would-Be Robber at Loop Gas Station(IL)

    06/24/2012 4:41:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 23 June, 2012 | NA
    An off-duty Chicago Police officer subdued a man who was attempting to rob a gas station with a BB gun Friday night in the West Loop. Donald K. Davis, 23, of the 7600 block of South Morgan Street, was charged with attempting to disarm a peace officer and attempted armed robbery, both felonies, police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said.
  • Clerk, homeowner fire at suspects(TX)

    06/21/2012 4:28:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 20 June, 2012 | Ana Ley
    A convenience store clerk being robbed and a homeowner who encountered an intruder in his garage fired shots, with at least one suspect hit, police said. The clerk said he was behind the counter at B&J Grocery in the 2800 block of Chihuahua Street about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday when a man walked into the store, bought some items and left without incident. He told police the man returned to the store and brought an 18-pack of beer to the counter. As the clerk was ringing up the purchase, the robber punched him in the face and opened the register. He...
  • Owner of gold store shoots alleged robber

    06/21/2012 4:25:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 20 June, 2012 | Cindy Swirko
    A man who police say robbed a business on Archer Road that buys gold got the worst of the deal Wednesday afternoon when the owner followed him outside and shot him in the leg. About 15 minutes after the shooting, a man identified as Kouvaris Roberts, 23, showed up at North Florida Regional Medical Center dressed only in boxer shorts with a gunshot wound to his right thigh. The Gainesville Police Department was alerted, and officers arrived at the hospital to detain Roberts for the attempted robbery. The incident began about 2:30 p.m. at the Gold Buyers of Gainesville, where...
  • UPDATE: Pizza delivery driver shoots, wounds stun-gun wielding bandit(VA)

    06/20/2012 5:40:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 19 June, 2012 | Staff
    RICHMOND, Va. -- A pizza delivery driver shot and wounded a stun-gun wielding man who had tried to rob him early today, Richmond police said. Police responded about 2:16 a.m. to a shooting in the 00 block of East Broad Street, officials said in a news release. After officers arrived, they learned that the victim had been shot after he tried to rob the pizza delivery driver, who fired in self-defense. The driver, 33, was not injured. Michael T. Caballero, 19, who police said had no fixed address, was charged with robbery and two counts of possession of drugs with...
  • Police: Craigslist robbery goes awry as buyer, seller come armed(MD)

    06/20/2012 5:36:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 59 replies ^ | 19 June, 2012 | Peter Hermann
    The couple in search of a car found the sedan they wanted for sale on Craigslist for $4,000. They arranged a meeting Monday night on a street in Bolton Hill lined with 19th-century rowhouses. But Baltimore police said both the seller and the buyer took guns to the transaction. And when one of the men who posted the ad drew his weapon and demanded money from the prospective buyer, police said his female acquaintance pulled her own gun and fired into the air. The gunman dropped his weapon on Bolton Street and the woman gave chase, "firing her weapon numerous...
  • Two shot Thursday in Florence attempted robbery(SC)

    06/15/2012 4:23:37 AM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 14 June, 2012 | Traci Bridges
    FLORENCE, S.C. -- Two people were shot Thursday afternoon during what appears to be an attempted robbery inside a residence at Mt. Zion Apartments on Church Street. The incident began about 2 p.m. soon after three men arrived at the apartment to visit a man who was already there. “The man was expecting one visitor, who brought two other guys along with him,” Maj. Carlos Raines, Florence Police Department, said. “Soon after they got there, they pulled out guns and went to rob him. There was a struggle, and in the process, one of the suspects was shot.” At some...
  • Suspect Shot After Allegedly Trying To Steal Tip Jar In Northwest OKC

    06/14/2012 4:34:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 13 June, 2012 | LaShauna Sewell
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Police say when a suspect pulled out his gun and started shooting, the manager of a northwest Oklahoma City pool hall pulled out his own weapon and fired back. According to a police report, a man and his friend were playing pool at Chester's Pool Hall near N.W. 50th Street and N. May Avenue on June 10. The man saw two people walk up to a counter, steal a tip jar filled with cash, and walk toward the exit. The witness told the manager what he'd seen, and the manager went outside to confront the men. The...
  • Flint store clerk says shooting robber armed with plastic gun was right decision(MI)

    06/12/2012 10:25:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 11 June, 2012 | Gary Ridley
    -- Seville Nelson is still angry with the store clerk who shot and killed his cousin during a robbery last year but also understands why the man did what he did. “Nobody can say he’s wrong for protecting himself,” Nelson said. “You wish it was different the whole way around. “I’d rather see my cousin in jail for life than where he is now.” The store clerk, Edmund Joubran, said it was the right decision -- even if the gun pointed at him turned out to be plastic. “I felt like I didn’t know what the outcome was going to...
  • Pasco County Sheriff's Office: Business owner thwarts robbery attempt, suspect shot dead(FL)

    06/11/2012 7:11:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 10 June, 2012 | Jennifer Moore, Kolby Kucyk
    HUDSON, Fla. - Pasco County Sheriff deputies are investigating an attempted robbery at Justice Coin in New Port Richey Sunday. Wayne Justice, the store owner, was stabbed when the suspect entered his store. Once the suspect stabbed Justice, he pulled a gun and shot the suspect, Jacob Stanborn, 25, in the chest. Stanborn died in front of the store from the gun shot wound. Justice's injuries were not life threatening. Deputies reported that Stanborn and Justice knew each other through the store. No charges are expected in the case.
  • Robbery suspect shot and killed by victim(FL)

    06/11/2012 6:34:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies ^ | 10 June, 2012 | NA
    WEST PALM BEACH— A man who tried to rob a couple returning home early Sunday morning was shot and killed, PBSO said. The couple, who live in the 5100 block of Palm Hill Drive, were walking to their apartment about 2:12 a.m. when a man with a gun approached them, police said. The unidentified man ordered the couple into their apartment and followed them. As he searched their things, the man with the gun and the male victim began to fight. The male victim grabbed the gun and shot the suspected robber, police said. The suspect ran from the apartment...
  • Intruder shot at Athens business after pulling gun on owner(GA)

    06/10/2012 6:31:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 10 June, 2012 | Joe Johnson
    A 55-year-old Athens man is in critical condition this morning after he was shot by the owner of a Westside check-cashing business who fired in self-defense when the man pulled a gun, Athens-Clarke police said. Donald Collins is under police guard in the intensive care unit of Athens Regional Medical Center, where was treated for gunshot wounds to his face and head, police said. Collins, who is charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of firearm in the commission of a crime, is a possible suspect in an armed robbery of a convenience...
  • Gang Member Arrested In Stockton Pharmacy Robbery(CA)

    06/10/2012 4:11:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    CBS13 ^ | 9 June, 2012 | NA
    STOCKTON (CBS13) – On Thursday, an armed suspect walked into Stockton Pharmacy demanding money. Jermaine Smith, 31, allegedly walked into the pharmacy, in the 3300 block of E. Main Street, and told everyone to drop to the ground while attempting to rob the store by demanded money from an employee. The employee grabbed a gun and shot at Smith; at which point, he fled the area in a vehicle. Stockton police responded to a call regarding a shot African-American male matching Smith’s description in North Stockton. He was arrested and treated overnight at an area hospital. Smith, a Stockton resident,...
  • Customer Kicks Knife Out Of Robber's Hand, Chases Him From Store

    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A quick-thinking customer at an Orlando 7-Eleven stopped an armed robbery by kicking a knife out of the crook's hand and chasing him out of the store with a wine bottle. The good Samaritan's actions helped thwart a robbery at the 7-Eleven on South Orange Avenue just after 2 a.m. Thursday. Surveillance cameras captured the whole confrontation on video. In the surveillance video, the crook with a white bandana covering his face walks into the convenience store and pulls out a knife and demands cash from the clerk and a customer. But as soon as he...
  • One Person Dead After Attempted Robbery In Madison(TN)

    06/04/2012 4:41:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 3 June, 2012 | NA
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Metro police are looking for the person involved in an attempted armed robbery in the Madison area that left one person dead. Police said the incident happened around nine p.m. Saturday night at the Mission Madison Apartments at 501 Heritage Drive. A man walking to his car was approached by two people who then tried rob him. One of the robbers had a gun but so did the victim who shot and killed one of the robbers. The other would-be robber ran off. Police believe the two may have also been involved in another robbery earlier at...
  • 'Too much crazy': Texas store clerk shoots armed robber in the back

    06/02/2012 5:18:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies ^ | 31 May, 2012 | Tiffany Craig
    SUGAR LAND, Texas — A crook picked the wrong store to rob at the intersection of Greenway Drive and Eldridge Road on Tuesday night. "Yeah, it’s too much crazy," said a clerk who goes by the name Eddie. Eddie and a coworker were inside the Corner Grocery when a gunman stuck a gun to the head of a third worker outside and forced him back into the store. As soon as the gunman saw the register open, Eddie says he came after him. That’s when the clerks decided to fight back. "I hold him and then my worker guy, he...