Saturday, June 16, 2018

Jacksonville, FL

6/12/18 WSVN:
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WSVN) — Police say a man who tried to carjack two people was thwarted after the victims both pulled out guns to protect themselves.
According to Fox 30, Jacksonville police officers arrested 36-year-old Christopher Raymond Hill, charging him with strong-arm robbery, carjacking with firearm or deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and trespassing.
Detectives said the incident began when Hill robbed a Walmart liquor store, and attempted to flee in a silver Ford SUV. However, witnesses said the vehicle would not start, so he first tried to carjack Scott Reardean at knifepoint, cutting him on his arms and legs.
“I reached in between my glove box and my console, between my seats, reached down and got my weapon and brandished it for him,” Reardean told WJXT. “He was like, ‘Don’t shoot me.’ I was like, ‘Then get out of here.’”
Hill then jumped into the passenger seat of a woman’s car in a Starbucks drive-thru. Police said the woman got out of her car and grabbed a pistol from her trunk, pointing it at Hill until he ran off.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Oklahoma City, OK

5/24/18 Washington Times:
A potential mass shooting in Oklahoma City was prevented by an armed citizen killing the gunman, the city’s police department reported Thursday evening.
Oklahoma City Police
@OKCPD
⚠️ ALERT: The only confirmed fatality is the suspect. He was apparently shot-to-death by an armed citizen. Three citizens were injured, two of whom were shot. A large number of witnesses are detained. There is no indication of terrorismat this point.
 · The Village, OK

Monday, April 23, 2018

Jacksonville, FL

GLEN ST. MARY, Fla - Three men say they were asleep inside a mobile home in Glen St. Mary about 4 a.m. Sunday when they heard a voice outside yell “Sheriff’s Office!” before the front door burst open. 
In stormed a masked gunman who fired off a single round before two of the men inside, one armed with an AR-15 rifle and the other with a handgun, emerged from two bedrooms and opened fire.
Gunfire ripped into the masked gunman and two other intruders, who crumpled to the floor with multiple gunshot wounds.
Those details surfaced Tuesday when the Baker County Sheriff’s Office released an arrest report linked to this weekend’s home invasion turned deadly triple shooting.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Blakely, GA

Blakely, GA (WTVY)-- A Blakely woman shot a convicted sex offender to death over the weekend after he allegedly broke into her home.
During a 9-1-1 call placed late Saturday the victim reported she was assaulted after discovering 53-year old Michael Lindsey hiding in a closet of her home. The woman’s 12-year old daughter was also present.
“Deputies arrived at the scene and insured the safety of the victims who had locked themselves inside a room because they weren’t sure if the intruder was still inside the home,” Early County Investigator Captain Will Caudill said.
Officers also discovered 53-year old Michael Lindsey outside the home. He was taken to a Blakely hospital and pronounced dead. He’s believed to have stumbled from inside before collapsing. Prior to the shooting she fought off her attacker with a spoon, a police report states.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Springville, UT

2/4/18 Associated Press:
SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — A passer-by carrying a concealed pistol is being credited with stopping an attack on a police officer in central Utah.
Derek Meyer told FOX13 he was driving Friday afternoon in Springville when he saw a policeman scuffling with someone near a clothes donation bin.
Meyer turned his vehicle around, pulled over and pulled out his pistol.
He aimed the gun at the man assaulting the policeman and yelled at him to stop

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Milford, CT

A customer with a gun permit chased out two alleged armed robbers on Friday at the Milford Smash Burger, police said. The two suspects were later found by police and arrested.
Royshon Ferguson, 21, and Gregory McLaurin, 22, both of New Haven, are facing numerous charges, including first-degree robbery, first-degree threatening and first-degree kidnapping with a firearm.
Ferguson and McLaurin allegedly entered the restaurant armed with a .22 caliber handgun and ordered all the workers and customers into the restaurant’s kitchen at gunpoint, police said. McLaurin told the manager to open the safe and he started taking the money out while Ferguson went back toward the front of the restaurant to empty the registers, police said.
That’s when a customer, a permitted pistol owner, “saw an opportunity to change the situation,” police said.
The customer, who was not identified, drew his firearm, pointing it at McLaurin, police said. McLaurin panicked, and ran out of the kitchen as the customer chased him. McLaurin ran out of the building leaving Ferguson behind, police said.
The customer then went after Ferguson, who still had the gun in his hand and was taking money out of the registers. Ferguson also panicked when he saw the customer’s gun. The customer then held Ferguson down and knocked the gun out of Ferguson’s hand, police said.

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.