Friday, January 19, 2018

Ladson, SC

The death of a man who was shot five times at a Ladson home this summer has been deemed justifiable homicide, authorities said.
Zachary Cole Davanzo, 23, was killed Aug. 15 at 104 Meese Road.
Officials determined that a woman had shot Davanzo, a roommate in their home, to protect her husband, recently released documents showed. The couple gave investigators consistent self-defense accounts, and prosecutors recommended not pursuing charges against them, the reports added.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Columbus, GA

The man who was shot Oct. 1 during a party outside of a Fort Benning Road apartment was killed in self-defense, according to Columbus Police.
Robert Bennefield Lewis, 29, was pronounced dead at Midtown Medical Center two days after the shooting, Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said.
Authorities were called to the 2300 block of Fort Benning Road around 3:33 a.m. Oct. 1 to investigate a shooting where three people were wounded.
Lt. Ralph Dowe told the Ledger-Enqurier Wednesday morning that further investigation indicated that Lewis was the aggressor. Witnesses said he confronted a person during a party outside of the apartment complex.

Columbus, GA

A homeowner shot and killed an intruder in self-defense late Monday on Kingsberry Street, according to Columbus police.
Derrick Cureton, 23, was pronounced dead at 10:30 p.m. His body will be transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab for an autopsy, said Muscogee County Chief Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley.

Columbus, GA

The Fort Benning soldier killed in a Sunday morning shooting on Armour Avenue had broken into an apartment and was shot by the resident living there, according to a police report on the incident.
Christopher Warden, 31, a Fort Benning soldier apparently thought the apartment was where his wife had gone to pick up her daughter. An unidentified friend of Warden’s and a neighbor in the apartments tried to tell Warden he was at the wrong address. But Warden beat and kicked the door, then broke out a window and climbed through.
Once he was inside the apartment, the resident there heard him, armed herself and yelled at Warden to leave. He refused and walked into her bedroom where she fired a handgun once into his chest.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Ellport, PA

ELLPORT, Pa. - An elderly man shot and killed one of two intruders at his home early Friday morning in Ellport, Lawrence County, police said.
The 85-year-old man, Don Lutz, was confronted by the intruders about 1:30 a.m. at his Jamison Avenue home, authorities said. An altercation followed.
“I just fired one. It was in the dark. He attacked me and he was up close and I shot him,” Lutz said. “They jumped me and we both went on the floor. I scuffled with them on the floor and the one guy rolled over dead and the other guy, he jumped up and went out the door.”
Police are searching for the second intruder who ran off.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Nashville, TN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - At least one person was killed and seven others injured in an a shooting at an Antioch church.
Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department identified the woman killed as 39-year-old Melanie Crow Smith from Smyrna. Smith was walking to her vehicle after the church service ended. She died at the scene.
Police rushed to the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ on Pin Hook Road around 11:15 Sunday morning on reports of several people shot. Reports stated the shooting happened as services were letting out.
Authorities said the gunman, later identified as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson, arrived in the parking lot in a blue SUV. He was reportedly wearing a neoprene half face mask. Reports stated Samson, who moved here from Sudan in 1996, has been living in Murfreesboro. He was a legal US resident but not necessarily a US citizen, according to police....
During the struggle, Samson’s gun discharged, hitting himself in the left chest.  The wound sent him to the floor.  Engle, despite his head injuries, ran out to his car in the parking lot and retrieved a pistol he then held Samson at gunpoint until police arrived.  

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Inver Grove Heights, MN

 - A Cellular Connection store clerk with a permit to carry shot and wounded an armed robbery suspect Thursday morning in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. The robbery and shooting were reported at about 11 a.m. at the company's Cahill Avenue location, which is licensed to sell Verizon products.
According to Inver Grove Heights police, the clerk was in the back of the store when they were approached.
Hat tip: Arms and the Law .