Saturday, February 20, 2016

Houston, TX

2/18/16 Houston channel 13.  Chargecd with murder but I doubt he will be convicted.  If this isn't justifiable, what is?  Domestic violence and kidnapping, it appears.
A teenager, who police say shot and killed a man who beat up his mom, is now charged with murder.

Officers arrested Treveon Jones, 18, in connection with the shooting which occurred early Wednesday morning in the parking lot of a gas station near Collingsworth and Des Chaumes in northeast Houston.
ust after 5am, according to Houston police, a woman was beaten by her common-law husband, Frederick Wallace, 40, while in his vehicle at that location. Also inside the vehicle were their three children, all under age 10. The woman called family members to come get her. Jones and another man responded. When family arrived, police say, the men removed Jones' mother and the children from Wallace's vehicle. Wallace attempted to speed away but, investigators say, Jones opened fire on him - possibly as many as 18 times - with some type of assault rifle.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Redondo Beach, CA

1/29/16 Easy Reader:
It was about 2:30 a.m. last Tuesday, Jan. 19, when police responded to a shooting on an otherwise calm street in North Redondo Beach. 
The incident, neighbors said, was surprisingly quiet — most residents of Nelson Avenue’s 2000 block had little idea of the circumstances that brought the flashing lights of Redondo Beach Police to their street, while a few were shocked to learn that a shooting had occurred at all.

Despite the confusion, the facts remain: A 33-year-old Redondo Beach resident, later identified by police as Laurencio Gamboa, was arrested and charged with burglary after being shot by the resident of a home on Nelson Avenue.

According to police reports, a resident at the apartment complex was alerted to movement in his garage by a wireless security system. Via their phone, the resident was able to watch the suspected burglar standing near a motorcycle (belonging to a friend of the resident).

The resident and a friend in the residence armed themselves with firearms — one with a handgun, one with a rifle. The two found the suspect pushing the motorcycle down the complex’s driveway and ordered the suspect to drop the bike.

He did, began to run away, then according to reports, turned back toward the pair and confronted them. That’s when the resident shot the suspect in the leg. The suspect then ran down the street before being tackled and subdued by the resident. Police arrived on the scene shortly thereafter....

Under the law, according to California Penal Code section 198.5, a person using deadly force is allowed to do so, if reasonably fearing for their life or the life of someone in their home, against someone who has “unlawfully and forcefully” entered their home.

The state’s criminal jury instructions regarding justifiable homicide go a bit further. Language in CalCrim 505 indicates that a jury may be told by a judge that a defendant “is not required to retreat,” and is entitled to “if reasonably necessary, pursue an assailant until the danger” has passed — even if they may have gotten to safety by retreating.

Bastrop County, TX: CHL Saves Deputy Sheriff

2/4/16 Fox 29:
HOUSTON (FOX 26) - A Texas deputy says a Marine veteran with a concealed-carry firearm saved his life earlier this month.

On January 19, Bastrop County Deputy Dylan Dorris attempted to pull over a motorist who was driving erratically.

The driver did not initially comply, but he eventually stopped at a gas station.

Once the vehicle was stopped, Dorris attempted to arrest the driver, but he resisted. While Dorris was struggling with the driver, the man allegedly reached for the deputy’s weapon.

That's when Marine veteran and concealed-carry permit holder Scott Perkins jumped into action.Seeing the struggle, Perkins immediately intervened, drawing his weapon and ordering the suspect to freeze.

The criminal halted his attack and fled.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

San Jacinto, CA

Another member of the M1911 cult!  From 2/1/16 NBC Los Angeles:
When an ax-wielding burglar tried to break into Joseph Milspaugh's home on Sunday morning, the 92-year-old World War II veteran didn't hesitate to defend himself.

When Milspaugh, of San Jacinto, heard the suspect trying to break into his home in the 1400 block of Chase Street, he armed himself with his model 1911 .45 caliber handgun.

s the suspect smashed the door with his ax and tried to crawl into the house, Milspaugh wasted no time and fired off one round from his handgun at the suspect.

"It's stupid what he did," Milspaugh said. "Being a Sunday, he assumed that people would be going shopping or going to church and no one would be home, that it would be a good time to break in."
Never bring an axe to a gunfight.

Chicago, IL

Remember Jim Croce's "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" about the South Side of Chicago?  1/31/16 Chicago Sun-Times:
A woman fatally shot a man who broke into her home and beat her early Sunday in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side.

About 5:15 a.m., the 30-year-old man broke into a home in the 400 block of East 62nd Street and began to beat the woman who lived there, according to Chicago Police.

The 28-year-old woman was able to grab a handgun and shot the man to death during the struggle, police said.

The man has been identified as Reginald Brown of the 400 block of North Springfield, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:35 a.m. An autopsy showed he died of a gunshot wound to the chest, and his death was ruled a homicide.
Police said the woman knew the man and the incident was domestic-related.

The woman has a valid FOID card and no charges were expected to be filed in the shooting.