Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Louisville, Kentucky

From Louisville’s WLKY.com of June 6, 2006
Double Shooting May Be Self-Defense

2 Suspects Hospitalized

Metro police officers were called to the scene of a shooting around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators told NewsChannel 32 that two men tried to rob another man in the 3800 block of River Park Drive.

Police said the two suspects pistol-whipped the other man who then pulled out a gun and shot the two would-be thieves.

One man was shot in the leg. The other was shot in the butt.

The two were transported to a local hospital.

The incident remains under investigation.
From the Louisville Courier-Journal of June 7, 2006
Police: Liquor store owner shoots would-be robbers

Three men — including a liquor store owner — went to hospitals after a robbery outside Wilson's Liquors in the Shawnee neighborhood just before 5 p.m. yesterday.

The store owner, who is 81 years old, shot the two men, ages 17 and 21, after they pistol-whipped him, said Officer Dwight Mitchell, a Louisville Metro Police spokesman.

None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, he said. No names were released, but relatives identified the owner as James Wilson. He was released from University Hospital last night. The owner was parking his car behind the store, at 3804 River Park Drive, when the two attackers tried to rob him, Mitchell said.

The owner pulled a gun and shot at the robbers, who ran off, Mitchell said. Police would not specify either the number or nature of their wounds.

Officers found one suspect five doors down from the liquor store. He also was taken to University Hospital. The other suspect turned up at Jewish Hospital, Mitchell said.

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