Monday, May 20, 2019

Houston, TX

5/19/19 Houston Channel 2:
When officials arrived on the scene, they learned that the now-deceased man had broken into the home and was seen by the homeowner entering his daughter's room. Police said the father confronted the man and wrestled to get the man's gun away from him. 
The father was able to get the man's gun and shoot him, officials said. After the man was shot, he went downstairs and began stabbing himself, police said.
He was later pronounced dead at an area hospital. An autopsy will reveal which instance ultimately caused the man's death. 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Largo, FL

This is bizarre.  The death was a legitimate act of self-defense, provoked by a friend of the shooter claiming that the guy outside sounded like someone who had raped her.  But she later admitted she made up the rape.  Pinellas County Arrest/Affadavit.  More details at 5/19/19 The Smoking Gun.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Davidson County, NC

2/23/19 Davidson Co. The-Dispatch:
While I’m obviously not privy to all the details of the case, it appears District Attorney Gary Frank made the right call in not prosecuting a homeowner who shot and killed an armed intruder in December.
That said, let’s hope it’s a long time before any local prosecutor – or homeowner – has to make that decision again.
To recap, authorities responded around 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 20 to a reported home invasion and shooting in the 100 block of Upton Street, just outside Lexington city limits. While in the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction, Lexington police officers arrived first and found 21-year-old Silvestre Begley lying dead in the front yard. Resident Joseph Asis told investigators an armed Begley was trying to break into the home and he used a shotgun to stop him.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Atlanta, GA

1/29/19 Fox News:
A customer shot and killed a would-be thief on Tuesday as he tried to hold up a Family Dollar store in Atlanta, police said.
The  shooting took place in the early morning in DeKalb County.
County police spokesman Sgt. J.D. Spencer told WGXA that an unidentified suspect entered the store and pulled a gun on two employees.
While the armed suspect was demanding money from the cashier, a customer pulled his own gun and fired, Fox 5 reported.
Police are investigating the scene but said that the customer will not be charged in the shooting.

Nashville, TN

2/5/19 Fox News:
A would-be thief was shot Monday night after the victim’s husband stopped the crime in progress, chased the man down and opened fire, police said.
The suspect, Jordan Ponce, 19, approached a 25-year-old woman walking home Monday night in Antioch about 9:30 p.m., Metro Nashville Police said in a press release. He allegedly ran up behind her and grabbed at her purse.
But when she wouldn’t let go, the woman told police, he bashed her head against the building wall.
That’s when her 29-year-old husband reportedly heard her screams and raced to help.Authorities said Ponce fled the scene but was chased by the husband, who jumped over a fence and landed on top of the suspect. The pair struggled. Still, the relentless husband remained on his trail and a second fight ensued.
The suspect hit the husband in the head, prompting him to take out his gun and fire.

Houston, TX

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) --
Authorities are investigating after dozens of shots were fired in east Houston.

Authorities say the homeowner defended himself when the suspects entered the home. Following the shooting, the suspects fled from the scene....


Authorities say that out of five people shot, three of them died.
According to a detective, the incident began as a home invasion at the 7000 block of Sherman.
Apparently, the invaders asked for money.  The resident went under couch for money, pulled out an AK-47 and started firing.   The picture of the crime scene has little yellow flags for every cartridge, I think.  Not a low capacity magazine!