Friday, August 9, 2019

Charlotte, NC

8/8/19 Fox channel 46:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - Police say a gas station customer was acting in self-defense when he took matters into his own hands Thursday morning, shooting two suspects who tried to rob the store....
Police say the two teenage suspects, identified as Qwanterrius Stafford and Brenna Harris, first robbed the customer of his wallet before turning their attention to the store clerk.

Blaine, KY

8/7/19 WSAZ:
BLAINE, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A 14-year-old girl fired a 9mm pistol at someone looking to break into her home, according to the Lawrence County Constable Association and confirmed by the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.
On Sunday, two men in a white sedan pulled up to a home in Blaine. One got out of the car and repeatedly tried to gain entry by trying to kick in the doors.
Inside the home were three teenage girls, who responded by calling 911. They were home alone at the time, with their father at work and their mother at the store.
At one point, the man who was trying to break in circled around to the backyard and was prepared to bust open a window with a shovel.
When this was about to happen, the man and his driver began to start arguing. During that argument, the youngest of the teenage girls in the home, only 14 years old, had found and loaded the 9mm pistol.
Once she noticed the argument between the man with the shovel and the driver, she fired the gun in their general direction and they left.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Summerfield, OR

7/12/19 Ocala StarBanner:
SUMMERFIELD — Marion County sheriff’s officials say a homeowner armed with an AR-15 shot and killed two intruders and was injured himself during a home invasion robbery in Summerfield Wednesday night.
Two other robbery suspects — Robert John Hamilton, 19, of Ocala, and Seth Adam Rodriguez, 22, of Belleview — were detained near the scene, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
Nigel Doyle, 22, of Summerfield, and Keith Jackson Jr., 21, Ocala, were killed. The homeowner, whose name was not released by the Sheriff’s Office, was in stable condition at a hospital Thursday afternoon.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Limestone Co. AL

6/19/19 KTXA:
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (CBS Local) — A 75-year-old grandmother in Alabama helped capture a suspect wanted for car theft, holding him at gunpoint Monday until deputies arrived.
“I walked out and said, ‘can I help you?’ And he said, ‘yes ma’am, I’d like to use your phone,'” Marcia Black, a grandmother of four, told WAAY.
Investigators said the suspect, Cameron Powers, had been on the run for some four hours after crashing a stolen car during a high-speed chase with deputies near Black’s home in Limestone County.

Trenton, MO

6/17/19 WDAF:
Diab was about 30 minutes into transporting an inmate, identified as Jamey Aaron Griffin, from the jail in Trenton to Mosaic Hospital in St. Joseph, when Griffin somehow got Diab’s gun and shot her in the stomach. Griffin was shot in the hand.
“The vehicle by that time came to a rolling stop on us 69 Hwy,” said Missouri Highway Patrol Trooper Jake Angle. “There were some citizens a the Pit Stop convenience store in Winston, Missouri, that I suppose sensed something wasn’t right. Came over to her aid and subdued the suspect until law enforcement arrived.”
One of those good Samaritans was legally armed with a gun.
“In this case, they chose to intervene and come to an officers aid and subdue the suspect and possibly keeping him from escaping or doing more harm,” Angle said. “I am not advocating that people need to feel that they intervene in a situation this level, however, people chose to and in this situation it was critical.”

Boutetort Co., VA

6/21/19 WSLS:
The man authorities say broke into a Botetourt County home is in the hospital after being shot by the homeowners' adult daughter's boyfriend Thursday afternoon, according to the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office. 
At about 4:30 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a call about a person who forced his way into a home in the 3300 block of Ball Park Road, near Eagle Rock.
A man reportedly entered the home, pointed a gun at the female homeowner and demanded that she give him the keys to her truck.
When she refused and yelled for another person in the home, the intruder began firing his weapon inside the home.
Another resident retrieved a weapon, came down the stairs and he fired one shot at the intruder, who was coming up the stairs, hitting him in the neck. 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Oneida Co., NY

5/30/19 Fox News:
The Oneida County District Attorney is investigating a 64-year-old homeowner in New York who it says shot and killed two people, thought to be burglars, with an unregistered gun on Tuesday.
Ronald A. Stolarczyk was arrested and charged with felony possession of an illegal handgun. Authorities say he shot Patricia Anne Talerico, 57, and Nicholas A. Talerico, 27, in the garage of his home, according to New York State Police.
Stoalrczyk told DA Scott McNamara that the gun was his father’s, and that he'd forgotten to register it. If it is determined that the gun was loaded and in the home with the homeowner present, the charge could be reduced to a lower-level felony.
The DA and police authorities continue to investigate the scene and surrounding houses, looking for any surveillance footage of the encounter.
In addition, law enforcement hopes to determine the motive of the two who were shot; the homeowner did not indicate that he knew them.
New York State Police told CNY Central News that it found stolen items "belonging to Stolarczyk in Nicholas Talerico’s residence along with other possible stolen items," indicating this may not have been the first time the pair had been at the home.
No charges for the use of deadly force; just the unregistered gun.