Friday, May 19, 2017

Beech Bluff, TN

5/16/17 WBBJ:
“We were asleep, and I thought I had heard something but I wasn’t for sure,” Lee remembered. “I thought I was just dreaming something, and then I heard a big bang again.”
She knew something was not right.
“I got up and came running through the hallway and my gun was sitting on the dog cage, and the guy was standing in the kitchen. He had just busted my door open,” Lee said.
Lee then grabbed her .45-caliber handgun and her shotgun.
“I put the gun in his face and asked him if there was something I could do for him, and he was gone just that quick,” Lee said. “I chased him out the back door trying to look at the tag number on the car, something I could describe other than just him.”
Within an hour, Madison County deputies arrested Quentin Childress, 20, of Jackson, Jaylon Chiles, 18, of Biloxi, Miss., Amar Johnson, 21, of Jackson, Kendrick McMullin, 19, of Jackson, and a juvenile male. Each is charged with aggravated burglary.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Elmwood, IL:

A motorist pulled out a gun when Ronald Morales, 43, approached his car at a gas station in Elmwood Park, Illinois.
The men shot at each other multiple times in broad daylight before Morales ran away and the driver sped off.
Morales eventually died from his injuries - but police say they won't be charging the man who killed him because he was acting in self defense.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Lake Worth, FL

5/3/17 Palm Beach Post.  An extraordinarily hard to understand story:

  A homeless woman who reportedly used drugs outside a Lake Worth home was at the heart of a fight late Monday that ended with one man being shot and another repeatedly being stabbed, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records state.
The woman called a friend some time after 10 p.m. Monday and said she’d been punched by Gary Steven White outside a rental community his father manages on Federal Highway. White’s father, who shares his son’s first and last name, told authorities his son began arguing with the woman over her alleged drug use.
Moments after the call, the woman’s friend heard a noise outside his home on North M Street, just west of North Federal Highway.
The man opened his door and saw two men outside the fence. The younger man, the 47-year-old White, entered the home, despite the resident’s orders to stay outside.
The resident shot White in the abdomen. White screamed for his “daddy,” records state.
“Daddy, he shot me,” White reportedly yelled.
His father came running. The older White and the resident struggled over the gun, the resident said, and eventually the resident threw down the firearm.
The resident felt a pain in his back. He then realized he was being stabbed, the police report said.
White (the younger) is being charged.


Friday, May 5, 2017

Arlington, TX

Officers from the Arlington Police Department responded to a 911 call of a shooting at Zona Caliente Sports Bar & Grill around 6:17 p.m. local time.
On the basis of multiple witnesses’ accounts, detectives say they believe the male suspect walked into the restaurant and confronted an employee. During the argument, the suspect pulled out a gun and fatally shot the employee, police said.
A customer who had a handgun saw the shooting and fired his weapon, striking the suspect. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police, who have not named them.
“We have two confirmed deceased in this shooting incident,” Lt. Christopher Cook of the Arlington Police Department told reporters Wednesday. “We believe the shooter is one of those deceased, who was killed by a customer in the location after the suspect shot and killed someone inside the restaurant.”
5/4/17 WBAP about the murderer:
Cook said Jones had other weapons on him in addition to the gun.
“We located a second handgun in the pants pocket of the suspect. It was fully loaded. He also had two additional knives on his person,” he said. 
Perhaps he wasn't sure the restaurant had steak knives.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Arlington, TX

A man was jogging to his gym in the 6000 block of West Poly Webb Road, near Little Road and Interstate 20, at about 6 a.m. when he noticed a truck following him, police say. The truck eventually pulled in front of the jogger, and the teen got out of the passenger door with a gun and demanded property.
The jogger pulled out his own concealed weapon and shot the suspect at least one time in the leg. Police found 10 to 12 shell casings in the parking lot where the shooting occurred. One business had a bullet hole in its door. 
People who live and work in the area, which is filled with businesses and on the edge of a residential neighborhood, said the area is normally quiet and doesn't see much crime.After the teenager was shot, police say he got back into the truck and the driver took off. The vehicle, which had been reported stolen on Feb. 16, was found abandoned a short time later.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

St. Louis, MO

The female worker involved in the shootout had stepped out of the store at 509 Bates Street for a smoke break when an armed man tried to rob her about 3:50 a.m., according to police. She pulled out a gun and exchanged fire with the would-be robber, killing him.
The robber was shot in the chest, arm and thigh, police said. He died from his injuries at St. Louis University Hospital. Police on Tuesday identified him as Derrell L. Mayes, 30, of the 1500 block of Varnum Drive in Dellwood.
He has a criminal history that includes burglary, assault and gun charges.
The woman, 35, whom police have not identified, was shot twice in the leg. Police said she was conscious and breathing when she was taken to a hospital, where she was stable. Her medical condition was unavailable.
This is a sensitive topic for me: my wife used to work swing shift at a 7-11, long ago.  At the time 7-11 had a no guns policy. Not all owners complied.

Nashville, TN

Metro police told News 2 a group of people were inside the store when at least three armed suspects came in through an unlocked back door and began firing.
Witnesses said one of the people in the group was able to wrestle one of the suspect’s gun away and exchanged fired with at least one person.