Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lake City, Florida Robber Dies

Lake City, Florida

From the August 18, 2009 Gainesville (Fla.) Sun:

A Hollywood, Fla., man, who died over the weekend after he was shot earlier in the week, apparently had been trying to rob another man when he was fatally injured, Lake City police reported.

Lenoris Owens, 27, was found semiconscious and bleeding shortly before 10 p.m. on Aug. 12 near the intersection of Congress and Saint Clair streets, according to the Lake City Police Department. He died Saturday. Police described Owens' injuries as a gunshot wound to the head.

Investigators now believe Owens was trying to rob a Lake City man when he was wounded. The two had struggled over the weapon when the other man, Oteger Greene, 24, got the gun and fired twice, hitting Owens once, according to officers.

Initially, police identified Greene as a person of interest in the case.

But officers now think Greene was trying to protect himself, Capt. Rudolph Davis said.

"The evidence points that he was defending himself," he said.

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