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  • TX:Owner Opens Fire After Man Armed With Rifle Robs Local Store

    06/12/2013 10:14:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    kwtx.com ^ | 10 June, 2013 | NA
    TEMPLE (June 10, 2013)—A man who used a long-barreled pump action rifle to rob a Temple convenience store and then fled to a waiting truck as the store’s owner fired at him, remained at large Monday, police said. The robbery was reported just before 11 p.m. Friday at Central Food Mart at 2004 North 3rd Street in Temple. The victims told officers that the man, whom they described as a light-skinned black, was wearing a gray or white hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and a white cloth over his face when he entered the store, pointed the rifle at them and...
  • Deadly home invasion suspects had history of breaking law (TX)

    11/06/2010 7:16:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    kens5.com ^ | 4 November, 2010 | Staff
    SAN ANTONIO -- Details of a deadly south-side home invasion are unraveling for San Antonio police. Officers say a 38-year-old Roger Sosa and 19-year-old Rene Zapata were no strangers to the law. Sosa has faced a laundry list of charges in the past, among them endangering a child and assault causing bodily injury. Zapata faced charges of resisting arrest and theft in the past. A homeowner on Creath Place said he had no choice but to shoot at the men early Wednesday morning when they kicked in the door to his home. According to the homeowner, he had argued with...
  • HPD: 74-year-old man shoots carjacker in SW Houston

    07/23/2009 4:56:06 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 31 replies · 1,184+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 23, 2009 | DALE LEZON
    A 74-year-old man shot and wounded a teenager who attempted to carjack him with a knife early this morning in southwest Houston, police said. The 18-year-old male suspect was wounded in the abdomen and was caught by police after he tried to run away following the shooting. He was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital in fair condition. No other injuries were reported. Police have not released the suspect's name because no charges have been filed against him, but investigators said that he will mostly likely be charged with aggravated robbery. The shooting happened outside a home in the 10900...
  • Police: Man kills attempted carjacker in NE Houston

    06/08/2009 6:20:52 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 35 replies · 1,467+ views
    chron.com ^ | 6/8/2009 | DALE LEZON
    A man who is licensed to carry a concealed firearm shot a suspected auto burglar and carjacker who attacked him at an apartment complex earlier last weekend in northeast Houston, police said. The case will be referred to a Harris County grand jury to determine whether charges should be filed against the shooter, Houston police said. Investigators said the shooter, who has not been identified because no charges have been filed against him, shot Darryl Milton Franklin Jr., 37, after he and his wife saw Franklin breaking into cars at the complex in the 1100 block of Langwick about 6:15...
  • Man recounts killing teenage burglary suspect in east Oak Cliff

    01/22/2009 6:50:20 PM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies · 720+ views
    dallasnews.com ^ | 22 January, 2009 | Staff
    An Oak Cliff man is thankful he is alive after a teenage burglary suspect tried to shoot him. The man, who lives in the 300 block of Hobson Street with his mother, came home Wednesday morning to drop off a newspaper when he found the front door kicked in, Dallas police said. Seventeen-year-old Gabriel Flores, who was inside the home, pulled out a handgun and fired at him. The son, who has a concealed handgun license, fired back and struck Flores, who later died at a local hospital. “He shot at me four or five times and thank god he...
  • Dallas burglary suspect fatally shot

    01/21/2009 4:15:37 PM PST · by tuffydoodle · 27 replies · 875+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | Jan 21, 2009 | MITCH MITCHELL
    DALLAS -- A suspected burglar was fatally wounded on Wednesday during a shoot-out in the 300 block of Hobson Avenue, according to authorities. A man stopped to drop off a newspaper at his mother's house while she was gone and saw that the front door was kicked in and a 17-year-old was inside, police said. The teen, Gabriel Flores, drew his gun and pointed it at the man, who also drew his gun, police said. The son had a concealed handgun license, according to police. Flores fired and the son returned fire, striking Flores, police said. He was taken to...
  • Police: Homeowner Fatally Shoots Alleged Robber

    01/07/2009 2:39:55 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 955+ views
    KFDA ^ | January 7, 2009
    Police say two men attempted to break into a home on the 4100 block of South Hughes in Amarillo this morning. The homeowner, police say, used a long gun to shoot one of the suspects. The other alleged robber managed to run away. When police arrived at the home, 4117 S. Hughes, they found one of the suspected robbers lying on the ground with several gun shot wounds. They attempted to resuscitate him, but were unsuccessful. Police are now searching for the second man involved in the invasion. Police have a vague description of him. He is a black male...
  • Neighbor Shoots, Kills Donut Shop Robber (TX)

    05/09/2008 8:07:51 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 156 replies · 133+ views
    CBS11 ^ | May 9, 2008 | Staff
    A Fort Worth homeowner shot and killed a man who broke into a donut shop next to his house. According to reports, the man heard commotion coming from the parking lot of the neighboring store in the 100 Block of Roberts Cut Off Road and went to investigate. Police said the would-be robber broke the glass and demanded money from the female donut shop owner. Authorities are questioning the neighbor, but it's not expected he'll face any charges.
  • Woman Shoots At, Terrifies Intruder (TX)

    04/13/2008 9:40:41 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 64 replies · 153+ views
    Click2Houston ^ | April 12, 2008 | Staff
    Police said a woman shot at an intruder, scaring him directly through a glass door. Officers with the Friendswood Police Department said they responded to a residence in the 400 block of Regency Court after a homeowner shot at a man that had broken into her home. The woman said that at about 11:15 a.m. on April 12, she awoke to a loud noise followed by her alarm system sounding. She then heard footsteps going up to her second floor. The woman said she grabbed her pistol and walked into the living room where she saw a man standing in...
  • TX: Victim's wife shoots at home invaders

    03/14/2008 9:38:26 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 29 replies · 1,224+ views
    News Channel 5 (Texas) ^ | 3/12/08 | n/a
    HIDALGO COUNTY - Two gunmen involved in a home invasion were chased away by the victim's wife. "I was in shock. I'm still in shock. I can't believe this happened," she tells us. We're hiding the woman's identity and will call her "Michelle." She tells us her husband is extremely careful on who he lets on his property. But last night's incident started when the homeowner went outside to close the gate. According to "Michelle," two masked men pulled into the driveway with guns in hand, demanding drugs and money. She tells us, "He said, 'I don't have anything. I...
  • WWII vet sends armed burglar suspect to hospital (TX)

    02/14/2008 7:58:39 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 49 replies · 875+ views
    WFAA ^ | February 13, 2007 | Staff
    Police said one man is in the hospital after an elderly North Texas man took action into his own hands when confronted by two armed brothers inside his home Saturday night. Police said they believe the brothers went to 80-year-old James Pickett's home with the intent to rob him, and even possibly kill him. However, Pickett - a World War II veteran, former fighter and lifelong John Wayne devotee - wasn't about to let that happen. It all began Saturday night when Pickett said he opened his door and two men barged inside. "He just come through that door stabbing...
  • Dallas Store Clerk Turns Tables On Would-Be Robber (TX)

    01/31/2008 1:23:05 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 25 replies · 57+ views
    CBS11 ^ | January 30, 2008 | Staff
    Dallas police say a store clerk came face to face with a would-be robber, but this time it's the suspect that ended up in the hospital. The Motions Convenience Store, in the 800 block of South Corinth Street, is open 24 hours and sadly that sometimes makes it a convenient target for criminals. On Wednesday police say a man came into the store at 4 a.m. and found that clerk Benny Brown was more than a match for him. Brown wouldn't talk about details of what turned into a shooting incident, but said he remembers feeling fear as it unfolded....
  • Joe Horn (Joe Horn Supporters Push back the New Black Panthers)

    12/03/2007 6:34:45 PM PST · by do the dhue · 99 replies · 1,453+ views
    GLENN BECK PROGRAM ^ | 12/3/7 | Glenn Beck
    GLENN: Now, in Pasadena, just a suburb outside of Houston, there is a guy named Joe Horn. I've talked about him on the air before and everything I have heard about Joe Horn is that he's a decent human being, that he's a good guy. All of his neighbors say he's like the grandfather of the neighborhood. There is a law in Houston where a guy can protect his own property. You come onto his property; he can shoot you. Well, a friend said, would you watch my house. He was watching the house. Two guys crawl out of a...
  • Protesters clash over Pasadena man who shot suspected burglars

    12/02/2007 7:28:56 PM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 140 replies · 512+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 2, 2007 | Taylor Timmins / KHOU.com & The Associated Press
    Riot police were on the scene in a Pasadena neighborhood Sunday afternoon as a planned protest teetered on the brink of mayhem. Quanell X and his followers planned to meet in front of the home of Joe Horn, the man who shot and killed two suspected burglars at his neighbor’s home last month, in the 7400 block of Timberline for a protest around 3 p.m. But they were met with an even larger group of protesters in support of Horn’s actions.
  • Reporter Suspended for Berating Senior Citizen Who Fatally Shot Suspected Burglars

    10/18/2007 4:37:18 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 117 replies · 376+ views
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | October 18, 2007 | Terry Trippany
    Reporter Suspended for Berating Senior Citizen Who Fatally Shot Suspected Burglars By Terry Trippany | October 18, 2007 - 09:19 ET James Walton has been through a lot recently. The 70 year old senior citizen shot and killed 2 suspected burglars within a three week span at his business and place of residence in Dallas. This prompted a Fox News reporter to track him down and berate him on camera until he broke down and cried.(h/t Malkin, Riehl World View)The reporter, Rebecca Aguilar, tracked the man down in a parking lot where he was buying a new shot gun to...
  • ‘Hello, Hello’: Man Shoots, Kills Intruder After Parrot’s Alert

    10/17/2007 2:10:36 PM PDT · by RDTF · 16 replies · 19+ views
    Breitbart via KXAS Dallas ^ | Oct 17, 2007 | not specified
    "Hello, hello," the Mexican Red-headed parrot named Salvador said, waking the 59-year-old locksmith from a deep sleep.
  • Homeowner kills burglar in Dallas (TX)

    10/16/2007 4:57:25 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 32 replies · 564+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | October 16, 2007 | Bryan Titsworth/Staff
    A would-be burglar is dead, after targeting the wrong house early Tuesday morning. Police said the homeowner confronted and shot the intruder about 4:10 a.m. inside a small garage at the back of his property in the 3600 block of Cortez Drive, a few blocks north of Dallas Love Field. The unidentified burglar was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he later died. According to investigators, the shooting appears to have been justified.
  • Speak softly and carry a 12-gauge (TX homeowner thwarts robbery)

    10/12/2007 5:47:05 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 74 replies · 804+ views
    KHOU ^ | October 11, 2007 | Kevin Reece
    A Fort Bend County homeowner fought back when he found burglars in his home. “You know there's something about when you hear a pump shotgun click,” said Nathaniel Brooks. “It makes everybody think twice.” And the two burglars did think twice. “You are trying to steal something out of my garage,” Brooks recalled telling the robbers. “You in my garage so you have no rights now. This is my house.” He saw them through his back door rummaging through his garage. “And I walked out of the house and I went around and confronted those guys on the side of...
  • Neighbor, 83, shoots burglar

    10/04/2007 7:13:12 PM PDT · by Leisler · 27 replies · 1,322+ views
    Wilson County News ^ | 03.OCT.07 | Gabriel Valdez
    LA VERNIA — Raymond Charles Bunte, 83, shot and killed a burglar who broke into his neighbor’s house at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 28. He told deputies from the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office that he heard a loud noise from his neighbor’s house on F.M. 1346, Sheriff Joe Tackitt Jr. said. Since he knew his neighbor was at work, Bunte drove his vehicle around his neighbor’s home. Bunte saw a ve-hicle he knew shouldn’t be there and blocked it in with his own. He saw that the front door was kicked in and, with 12-gauge shotgun in hand, shouted...
  • Elderly man shoots, kills suspected burglar (TX)

    10/02/2007 8:30:57 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 44 replies · 1,234+ views
    MySanAntonio ^ | October 2, 2007 | Karen Grace
    An elderly man in La Vernia caught two burglars in the act, but they were no match for his trigger finger and his shotgun. One of the men is dead, and the other is behind bars. "He's an old timer up there in the county and an old hunter," Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt Jr. said. And 83-year-old Raymond Bunte wasn't afraid to defend someone else's home. "He didn't take any mess, I mean he meant business," Tackitt said. Bunte heard suspicious noises next door on a rural road in La Vernia at about 2 p.m. Friday. He stumbled across...