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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 / & 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 ^ | 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...
  • Homeowner holds suspect at gunpoint (TX)

    08/08/2007 8:40:44 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 54 replies · 1,379+ views
    The Galveston Daily News ^ | August 8, 2007 | Scott E. Williams
    A man who found a burglar in his home Tuesday morning held the intruder at gunpoint until sheriff’s deputies arrived. Just after 3 a.m., a woman reportedly heard noises in her house in the 1500 block of Cemetery Road, north of the city limits. She woke her husband, who walked toward the light someone had turned on in the house. However, the homeowner did not venture out of the bedroom empty-handed. “He grabbed his shotgun,” said Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo, sheriff’s office spokesman. When the man found an intruder in his house, he pointed the weapon and waited. Sheriff’s deputies received...
  • Man shoots trespasser twice in legs (TX)

    07/21/2007 12:45:24 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 50 replies · 1,771+ views
    ABC ^ | July 20, 2007 | Staff
    A northwest Harris County homeowner says he shot a man in the legs on Friday because the man trespassed on his property. The homeowner told deputies he heard dogs barking so he went outside and saw a man in his backyard. He confronted the suspect and that's when the suspect pulled out some type of hammer or ax. The homeowner then shot the suspect twice in the legs. The suspect jumped the fence and ran off into some nearby woods. A police dog found him a short time later. He was taken into custody on a stretcher.
  • Robbery gone wrong; suspect shot repeatedly by store employee (TX)

    06/26/2007 2:43:59 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 35 replies · 1,778+ views
    Texas Examiner ^ | June 25, 2007 | Sharon Brooks
    A convenience store employee shot one suspect multiple times during an attempted robbery in Port Arthur Sunday night. Port Arthur Police responded to a possible shooting at the Stop & Drive at 2500 Gulfway Dr. in Port Arthur at around 10 p.m. Sunday night. When they arrived, police found EMS and Fire Department personnel treating a wounded man in front of the business. Witnesses told police the suspect went into the store and demanded money from the clerk at the counter. A second store employee saw what was happening and retrieved a gun from somewhere in the store. The second...
  • Man Shoots Suspected Car Thief (TX)

    06/06/2007 7:35:16 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 32 replies · 1,261+ views
    Click2Houston ^ | June 6, 2007 | Staff
    A car owner shot a man who tried to steal his car early Wednesday, officials told KPRC Local 2. Houston police said the car owner saw his Chevrolet Camaro being driven out of his driveway in the 6700 block of Avenue H near Cesar Chavez Boulevard at about 4:30 a.m. The owner ran out of the home with his gun in hand, officials said. Investigators said the suspect lunged at the owner with a screwdriver and stabbed him in the head twice. Police said the owner fired seven shots at the suspect, striking him three times in the stomach and...
  • Police: Store Worker Shoots, Kills Robber (TX)

    04/26/2007 9:40:27 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 45 replies · 1,422+ views
    NBC5i ^ | April 25, 2007 | Staff
    Police said a store worker shot and killed a robber in Fort Worth, NBC 5 reported. Police said the shooting happened at about 9:20 p.m. at the Fabulous Urban and Sportswear on Mansfield Highway. The store owner told police his nephew was working in the store when he was confronted by two armed robbers. Police said one robber was shot and killed after he put a gun to the clerk's head. The other robber was arrested, police said.
  • Police: Homeowner Shoots Home Invader (TX)

    04/02/2007 6:46:17 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 29 replies · 874+ views
    KSAT ^ | April 1, 2007 | Staff
    SAN ANTONIO -- A homeowner opened fire on three individuals who attempted to break into his home Sunday morning, police said. One of the individuals was injured in the chest by the gunfire, police said. The other two people escaped and are still at large, police said. The injured suspect was taken to a hospital. Police said a surveillance camera mounted on the homeowner's garage door recorded the incident. Police said they were able to get a good description of their van. Police said they're looking for a Ford minivan -- light-colored on top and two-toned on the bottom. The...
  • S. Side clerk shoots at would-be robber (TX)

    03/28/2007 9:18:57 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 6 replies · 204+ views
    San Antonio Express ^ | March 27, 2007 | Staff
    A clerk at a South Side store shot at a man, possibly wounding him in a robbery attempt, authorities said. The shooting took place at 7:23 p.m. when the man tried to rob a cashier at the EZ Tobacco Mart in the 3300 block of East Southcross Boulevard, police said. Witnesses said the man ran out after the clerk fired the shots. Nearby, EMS took a man from a home on Copperhead Lane to Brooke Army Medical Center with gunshot wounds not long after the shooting. Police are investigating if the man was involved in the incident.
  • Man Shot in Home Break-In (TX)

    03/25/2007 7:33:21 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 27 replies · 814+ views
    WOAI ^ | March 24, 2007 | Walker Robinson
    A man caught breaking into an east side home was shot in the back by someone who lived there early Saturday, Bexar County Sheriff?s deputies told News 4 WOAI. The homeowner caught the burglar close to 6 a.m. Saturday inside his home on Little Port Drive, authorities said. The two men began to fight. The homeowner?s roommate woke up and fired a gun at the intruder, officials said. The man was hit in the back with pellets, deputies said. The homeowner and roommate are not expected to face any charges, deputies said. ?It was in self-defense,? Sgt. Chris Burchell with...
  • Auto burglar caught in the act (TX)

    03/20/2007 9:31:52 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 19 replies · 703+ views
    The Examiner ^ | March 20, 2007 | Sharon Brooks
    BEAUMONT, TX ? A Beaumont homeowner held an attempted auto burglar at gunpoint after catching him in the act Tuesday. The homeowner allegedly caught 26-year-old Beaumont resident Brian Williams trying to burglarize his truck on Kingsley. The homeowner held Williams at gunpoint while a neighbor contacted police. Police arrived and took over, arresting Williams at the scene. His bond had been set at $500 for the auto burglary. Williams was also held for a parole violation.
  • Man Shoots Back at Burglar (TX)

    03/20/2007 9:14:52 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 15 replies · 517+ views
    WOAI ^ | March 20, 2007 | Walker Robinson
    A man woken up by a burglar managed to get a hold of a gun, and fire back at the would-be thief, News 4 WOAI learned Tuesday. The burglar broke into the home on Banbridge on the southeast side. Two bullets tore through the family's home during the break-in. One struck the doorway of the children?s bedroom. The mother in the home told News 4 WOAI?s Jacqueline Ortiz what happened. The mother did not want to be identified. She told News 4 WOAI she fears the burglar will come back. "The blinds were down, and he saw the blinds were...
  • Family gets last laugh on pair of tough guys (TX)

    03/15/2007 9:05:11 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 6 replies · 1,239+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | March 15, 2007 | Lomi Kriel
    Felix Huizar had enough Tuesday. Two men came to his home in the 300 block of Fairview, looking for a friend of his son. Huizar's daughter, Lucienne, opened the door; one man brandished a gun. "It was right in my face," the 21-year-old said. "I said, 'Mom, call Dad! They're going to shoot!'" Her mother and 14-year-old sister, who were watching TV, dropped to the floor. But the men fled, firing a shot into the air. The event riled Huizar, a 41-year-old trucker who'd just returned from Chicago. Just last month, one of the men had been at his house,...
  • Homeowner Kills Burglar During Home Invasion (TX)

    03/14/2007 7:38:55 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 22 replies · 1,863+ views
    Click2Houston ^ | March 14, 2007 | Staff
    A homeowner shot and killed a man who broke into his northwest Harris County home on Tuesday, officials told KPRC Local 2. Harris County sheriff's deputies said the shooting happened at a home in the 6700 block of Dusty Dawn Drive near Coral Ridge Road at about 8:30 p.m. Ovidio Reyes, his wife and their and two children were inside the home at the time of the home invasion, detectives said. Reyes realized what was happening and grabbed a gun to defend his family. "When sheriff's deputies arrived, they found that one male has been shot inside a home," Sgt....
  • Suspect injured in botched burglary (TX)

    03/03/2007 9:40:42 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 12 replies · 500+ views
    The Cameron Herald ^ | March 1, 2007 | Marie Bakken
    A botched burglary in the 600 block of 13th Street in Cameron early Saturday morning ended with a Rosebud man being shot. James David Toffelmire, 28, was shot by a 12-gauge shotgun around 3 a.m. on Saturday after he attempted to break into a home and steal a vehicle from that same residence according to Cameron Police reports. The homeowner was awoken by the noise of someone trying to get into the front door of the house. He told police that when he opened the front door, Toffelmire was standing at the passenger side of the homeowner's 2003 Ford pickup...
  • 1 charged after employee shoots would-be burglar (TX)

    03/01/2007 9:05:53 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 32 replies · 1,856+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | March 1, 2007 | Staff
    A burglary at a Dallas steel fabrication business came to an abrupt end Thursday morning when an employee shot one of the suspects. The shooting took place about 4:20 a.m. at Prentex Alloy Fabricators in the 3100 block of Sylvan Avenue, Dallas police said. An employee was sleeping at the business when a crash woke him up, said Senior Cpl. Janice Crowther. When he looked outside, he saw two men climbing out of a window, the police report said. The employee fired a warning shot. One of the suspects said, “He can’t take us both,” according to the report, and...
  • 60-Year-Old Woman Shoots Alleged Carjacker (Frisco, TX)

    03/01/2007 3:49:28 PM PST · by Ben Chad · 50 replies · 1,624+ views
    Fox4 News Dallas ^ | 28-Feb-2007 | Fox4
    FRISCO -- Police are telling the public: don't do what Shirley Reed did. The 60-year-old woman turned the tables on a would-be carjacker and shot him with his own gun, detectives say. Officers responded to the Wade Crossing Apartments at 9399 Wade Blvd. in Frisco just before 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night. Reed says she was getting out of her car when a 19-year-old Charles Poursolanti approached her with a gun, fired it in the air, and demanded her car keys. ...
  • TX: Homeowner Shoots And Kills Alleged Intruder

    02/20/2007 8:43:29 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 29 replies · 1,340+ views
    KLTV-7 (Tyler, TX) ^ | 2/18/07 | Lindsay Wilcox
    A homeowner shoots and kills a man authorities say broke into the family's Bullard home. It happened just after 12:00 p.m. on County Road 150 in Smith County. The Smith County Sheriff's Department says the owner of Graham Farms came home to find a strange car in his driveway, and the door to his house open. They say Terry Graham shot and killed 34-year-old Hiram J. Chambers, of Tyler, after coming face-to-face with the man. Chambers allegedly reached for something in a bag, and authorities say they later found two loaded weapons. Chambers was out of jail on parole for...
  • Store owner kills would-be robber (TX)

    02/15/2007 4:43:35 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 20 replies · 720+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 15, 2007 | LINDSAY WISE
    A liquor store owner shot and killed a man who tried to rob him Wednesday evening, police said. The shooting occurred about 5:40 p.m., when a man walked up to the counter at Ione's Liquor Mart in the 8300 block of Broadway and threatened the owner with a long-barreled weapon , said Sgt. David Crain of the Houston Police Department's homicide division. At that moment, a customer opened the store door, and the owner took advantage of the distraction to pull out his own weapon and shoot the man, who died at the scene, Crain said. Investigators were interviewing the...
  • Tech Students Get Their Guns Up to Stop Burglars

    01/25/2007 5:34:26 AM PST · by WestTexasWend · 83 replies · 2,098+ views
    For the second time in less than 48 hours, a Texas Tech student is forced to put two would-be burglars on the other end of the gun barrel. But these Tech students are finished being targets and are fighting back by turning the trigger on the crooks. Around 8:30 Tuesday night, Ron Harmon was at his home at 5705 Grinnell studying, when he heard someone rattling his front door knob. Relying on instinct, Harmon grabbed his gun and hid. “So I waited and acted like I wasn`t home and they broke in the back door” says Harmon. Two Hispanic men...
  • Bar patron fatally shoots robber who pretended to have a gun (TX)

    01/15/2007 11:00:49 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 85 replies · 1,963+ views
    KTRK-ABC ^ | January 15, 2007 | Staff
    Police think a bar customer was protecting himself from a would-be robber who never had a gun. Investigators say a bar patron at P&C Place on Almeda near W. Riley in southern Harris County noticed a stranger peeking through a back door Sunday night. Officials say that patron was later confronted in his truck by the same stranger. Harris County Sheriff's deputies say the stranger pointed what appeared to be a gun at the bar patron and demanded money. Investigators say the startled customer pulled out his pistol and fired, killing the stranger. Sgt. Bryan Pair said, "It appears that...
  • Home intruder shot dead (TX)

    01/12/2007 9:23:03 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 60 replies · 1,471+ views
    Forth Worth Star-Telegram ^ | January 12, 2007 | MELODY McDONALD
    A 22-year-old man was fatally shot early Wednesday after he forced his way into his ex-girlfriend's house and started kicking in the door of the bedroom where she and her boyfriend were sleeping, police said. Police said the woman's boyfriend, 29, grabbed a handgun and started firing, hitting Sammien Chopp once in the left chest as he pushed into the room. "It appears to be self-defense, but we will confer with the district attorney's office to get a final determination," said homicide Sgt. J.D. Thornton After the shooting, police said, Chopp got into a 1990 white Jaguar and tried to...
  • Police: Jewelry Store Employee Opens Fire On Thief (TX)

    01/11/2007 10:33:53 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 21 replies · 970+ views
    NBC5i ^ | January 10, 2007 | Staff
    A Dallas jewelry store clerk opened fire on a man trying to rob his store Wednesday, police said. It happened at about 5 p.m. at Ralph Austin Jewelers in the 1900 block of Skillman Street. The clerk noticed a man trying to run out of the store with a $5,000 ring, then warned the man that he would shoot if he didn’t stop, witnesses said. As the suspected thief fled across the parking lot, the clerk followed firing shots at him, witnesses said. "He did go down twice so either he was tripping and falling or he was hit," said...
  • [TX] 2 killed in fight at east Harris County home (Shot by homeowners)

    12/27/2006 7:31:37 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 11 replies · 1,083+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | December 27, 2006 | Staff
    Two suspects were shot dead during an altercation at a home in east Harris County today, and two others were captured. Robert Deleon Jones and Jonathan Garcia were shot apparently by one or more of the homeowners in the 3900 block of Crosby Barbers Hill Road. Garcia was pronounced dead at San Jacinto Hospital. Jones was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Two other suspects, Charles Duran and Rodney Jones, were charged with aggravated robbery, according to a Harris County Sheriff's Office report.
  • Dallas Homeowner Shoots Intruder (TX)

    12/26/2006 8:57:52 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 12 replies · 862+ views
    MyFox ^ | December 26, 2006 | Staff
    A South Dallas homeowner shot a man who entered his house and refused to leave Tuesday afternoon, according to police. The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. in the 3800 block of Tolbert Street. The homeowner says he was watching TV in his reclining chair when the stranger simply walked through the unlocked front door. The two argued and the stranger refused to leave, so the homeowner produced a gun and shot him twice. The suspect then ran to a post office a few blocks away and collapsed at the back door. People there saw he was bleeding heavily and called...
  • Dallas Homeowner Shoots Intruder (TX)

    12/24/2006 10:31:22 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 17 replies · 1,429+ views
    NBC5 ^ | December 24, 2006 | Staff
    A would-be home burglar was hospitalized Sunday morning after being shot by a homeowner, Dallas police said. The shooting happened at about 12 p.m. Saturday in the 9800 block of La Brett Drive. Police arrested the burglar when they arrived. His condition is unknown at this time.
  • Resident shoots man on his property (TX)

    12/21/2006 7:49:02 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 38 replies · 3,640+ views
    Forth Worth Star-Telegram ^ | December 21, 2006 | DOMINGO RAMIREZ JR.
    FORT WORTH — The two warning signs at Abel Sisneros home should be enough for trespassers. The sign of the front door says: “Warning. Nothing inside is worth risking your life for. Owners of this property are armed and highly skilled to protect life, liberty and property from criminal attacks.” And consider the sign on the front window: “No trespassing. Violators will be shot. Survivors will be shot again.” But Sisneros, 25, said Thursday he still had to shoot a man in his home early Thursday after the man broke down the front door and entered the home. “With all...
  • Resident says he shot man during break-in.

    12/19/2006 8:26:08 AM PST · by Froggie · 11 replies · 814+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 12/19/2006 | Bill Miller
    Resident says he shot man during break-in By BILL MILLER Star-Telegram Staff Writer FORT WORTH -- A man was in surgery Tuesday after he was blasted with a shotgun during what the shooter described as a break-in at an east-side residence, police said. The shooting occurred at 5:55 a.m. in the 4600 block of East Berry Street, said Lt. Dean Sullivan, a Fort Worth police spokesman. The alleged burglar was reportedly in serious condition at John Peter Smith Hospital, Sullivan said. A resident told police that he was in the process of moving out of the home, Sullivan said. He...
  • Would-Be Robber Fatally Shot Inside Convenience Store (TX)

    12/18/2006 8:30:10 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 15 replies · 1,026+ views
    KSAT ^ | December 18, 2006 | Staff
    SAN ANTONIO -- Police are trying to figure out if a man who showed up at a hospital with a fatal gunshot wound is the same person who tried to hold up a convenience store. Police said that two armed people who had their faces covered walked into Evans Ice House at 2908 Mission Road and demanded money from a clerk. The clerk, though, didn't comply with the would-be robbers' demands and instead opened fire on them, police said. A little later, a man showed up at Southeast Baptist Hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was then...
  • [TX] Store clerk fights back (Clerk chases away would-be burglar with gun, is shot)

    12/16/2006 8:50:21 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 23 replies · 788+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | December 16, 2006 | Lomi Kriel
    The clerk was undeterred by the masked assailant he spotted in his store’s surveillance camera. Grabbing his own gun, the 37-year-old met him outside, and the two fired shots at each other. “It’s like the old West again,” a detective said. Police made the shooting on the 1000 block of Culebra Road minutes later, at around 10 p.m. The clerk was shot in the leg and taken to an unknown hospital in good condition. The assailant, however, fled. Police don’t have a good description of his get-away car. But some vindication remained from the ordeal: He also left penniless.
  • Homeowner shoots robber in Montgomery County [Texas]

    11/30/2006 5:07:42 AM PST · by Hazcat · 10 replies · 459+ views ^ | 11/29/06 | 11 News Staff
    Homeowner shoots robber in Montgomery County 01:51 PM CST on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 From 11 News Staff Reports Montgomery County officials are searching for an armed man responsible for an aggravated robbery. It happened at a home in the 19000 block of Laurette Drive in Porter, Texas just after midnight Wednesday. That’s east Montgomery County.
  • Homeowner shoots invader who flees with cash (TX)

    11/30/2006 3:25:40 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 17 replies · 909+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 29, 2006 | RENEE C. LEE
    PORTER — Police are searching for a home invasion suspect who was shot by an east Montgomery County homeowner early today. The homeowner fired several shots at the masked gunman when the suspect fled on foot after taking money from the homeowner and two female family members, said Montgomery County Sheriff's officials. The aggravated robbery happened about 12:30 a.m in the 19000 block of Laurette Drive. The suspect confronted the homeowner outside the home and demanded money. The suspect then forced the 61-year-old homeowner inside the house and demanded money from the other two women, ages 59 and 38, police...