Sunday, December 31, 2017

Columbus, GA

The man who was shot Oct. 1 during a party outside of a Fort Benning Road apartment was killed in self-defense, according to Columbus Police.
Robert Bennefield Lewis, 29, was pronounced dead at Midtown Medical Center two days after the shooting, Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said.
Authorities were called to the 2300 block of Fort Benning Road around 3:33 a.m. Oct. 1 to investigate a shooting where three people were wounded.
Lt. Ralph Dowe told the Ledger-Enqurier Wednesday morning that further investigation indicated that Lewis was the aggressor. Witnesses said he confronted a person during a party outside of the apartment complex.

Columbus, GA

A homeowner shot and killed an intruder in self-defense late Monday on Kingsberry Street, according to Columbus police.
Derrick Cureton, 23, was pronounced dead at 10:30 p.m. His body will be transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab for an autopsy, said Muscogee County Chief Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley.

Columbus, GA

The Fort Benning soldier killed in a Sunday morning shooting on Armour Avenue had broken into an apartment and was shot by the resident living there, according to a police report on the incident.
Christopher Warden, 31, a Fort Benning soldier apparently thought the apartment was where his wife had gone to pick up her daughter. An unidentified friend of Warden’s and a neighbor in the apartments tried to tell Warden he was at the wrong address. But Warden beat and kicked the door, then broke out a window and climbed through.
Once he was inside the apartment, the resident there heard him, armed herself and yelled at Warden to leave. He refused and walked into her bedroom where she fired a handgun once into his chest.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Ellport, PA

ELLPORT, Pa. - An elderly man shot and killed one of two intruders at his home early Friday morning in Ellport, Lawrence County, police said.
The 85-year-old man, Don Lutz, was confronted by the intruders about 1:30 a.m. at his Jamison Avenue home, authorities said. An altercation followed.
“I just fired one. It was in the dark. He attacked me and he was up close and I shot him,” Lutz said. “They jumped me and we both went on the floor. I scuffled with them on the floor and the one guy rolled over dead and the other guy, he jumped up and went out the door.”
Police are searching for the second intruder who ran off.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Nashville, TN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - At least one person was killed and seven others injured in an a shooting at an Antioch church.
Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department identified the woman killed as 39-year-old Melanie Crow Smith from Smyrna. Smith was walking to her vehicle after the church service ended. She died at the scene.
Police rushed to the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ on Pin Hook Road around 11:15 Sunday morning on reports of several people shot. Reports stated the shooting happened as services were letting out.
Authorities said the gunman, later identified as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson, arrived in the parking lot in a blue SUV. He was reportedly wearing a neoprene half face mask. Reports stated Samson, who moved here from Sudan in 1996, has been living in Murfreesboro. He was a legal US resident but not necessarily a US citizen, according to police....
During the struggle, Samson’s gun discharged, hitting himself in the left chest.  The wound sent him to the floor.  Engle, despite his head injuries, ran out to his car in the parking lot and retrieved a pistol he then held Samson at gunpoint until police arrived.  

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Inver Grove Heights, MN

 - A Cellular Connection store clerk with a permit to carry shot and wounded an armed robbery suspect Thursday morning in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. The robbery and shooting were reported at about 11 a.m. at the company's Cahill Avenue location, which is licensed to sell Verizon products.
According to Inver Grove Heights police, the clerk was in the back of the store when they were approached.
Hat tip: Arms and the Law .

Cleveland, OH

 9/7/17 CBS Pittsburgh:
CLEVELAND (AP) – Police say three employees of a Cleveland Taco Bell opened fire on two armed robbers, killing one.
Police have said two masked robbers entered the restaurant early Wednesday and ordered three employees to lie on the floor. Police say three other employees pulled out handguns and opened fire, shooting one of the suspects six times. The other suspect ran off.
So far, no threats from Taco Bell to punish the good guys.  Maybe the SJWs haven't taken over.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Houston, TX

8/26/17 Houston Chronicle:
An alleged intruder was shot dead by a home resident in Houston's Greater East End early Saturday.
Authorities received a call about the incident around 3 a.m., according to the Houston Police Department's homicide division.
A person reportedly attempting to enter a home in the 6900 block of Avenue T was shot and killed by someone inside.

Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi Police had no new information Saturday about a man who was shot Friday by a homeowner after police say he broke into a Southside home.
About 11 p.m., about an hour after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, police responded to the 7100 block of Ficus Court near Yorktown Boulevard where they found a man who had been shot in the head.
According to officers at the scene, the man broke into the residence and was shot by the homeowner. The man was taken to Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline.
Breaking into an occupied dwelling in Texas; not too bright.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Ada, Oklahoma

6/3/17 News 9 Oklahoma:
Ada Police say a man shot and killed his neighbor, claiming the neighbor was trying to drown two infants Friday morning.
Police officer Lisa Bratcher says the man was attempting to drown a boy and a girl, both three-months-old in the bathtub when a 12-year-old ran out of the home and told his neighbor.
According to KXII, the CBS affiliate in Sherman, Texas, police said that neighbor went inside the home, confronted the man holding the two infants in the tub and shot him twice.
Police say the two infants were stable when they were taken to an Oklahoma City hospital.
Sorry, sir, they are 3 months and one day too old for that to be legal.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Alcorn County, MS

Investigators said Windham left an auction and followed a driver down Mississippi Highway 356. Later, Windam got out of her car carrying a weapon. When she got out of her car, the person she'd followed opened fire, killing her.
The shooter's identity has not been released because he is not facing charges.A witness, Sarah Huggins, said she found Windam in the ditch and immediately told her daughter to call 911.
Huggins described the scene as frightening.
"I was fearing for my life because the shooter was standing behind the door," Huggins said. "I didn't know if he had the gun and was fixing to shoot us or what."
Alcorn Sheriff Ben Caldwell said Windam and the shooter had collided before.
"This is an ongoing feud between these two families taking place over the last several years," Caldwell said.
Investigators said the shooter's actions were justified on the grounds of self-defense. 

Boise County, ID

According to Idaho Fish and Game, Marvin Jennings of Boise and his uncle from Lynwood, WA were hunting near Clear Creek Sunday evening when they encountered a Black Bear.
The pair was hunting over a bait area when the uncle shot and wounded the bear. When Jennings approached, the bear knocked him down and bit him multiple times on the left arm and leg. Jennings then shot and killed the bear with a handgun.
Jennings is in serious condition at St. Alphonsus according to hospital spokesperson. 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Swartz, LA

SWARTZ, La - The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating, after a burglary suspect was shot and killed by a homeowner in Swartz.
Deputies were called to a home  on Highway 594 Sunday afternoon on a report of a burglary attempt.
The suspect, Jessie Allin 32, allegedly broke into the home and threatened to hurt two elderly people who were inside.

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.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Tampa, FL

TAMPA, Fla., April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rickman Law Firm announces today that a not guilty verdict was delivered by a jury in the second degree murder trial of Ruben Rodriguez, a veteran of the U.S. Army who served two tours in Iraq. Rodriguez was charged with murder after he fatally shot an individual with his AR-15 rifle. The jury delivered their verdict after just two and a half hours of deliberation. Attorney Anthony Rickman of The Rickman Law Firm defended Rodriguez at trial. David Knox served as co-counsel.
In January 2015, Rodriguez arrived at his home to observe two men fleeing his yard. Upon seeing the men, Rodriguez armed himself with an AR-15 rifle and traveled in their direction. A few minutes later, Rodriguez came into contact with the men and asked if they had seen anyone running from his home. One of the men approached the vehicle, cursing and threatening Rodriguez. After repeated requests from Rodriguez not to approach the vehicle and advising the individual that he had a weapon, the man arrived at Rodriguez's window and continued to threaten him.
While close enough to see the AR-15 rifle on Rodriguez's lap, the individual taunted Rodriguez. He then reached into the vehicle and grabbed the muzzle of the firearm attempting to pull it away from Rodriguez. He placed the muzzle of the firearm in his mouth and told Rodriguez to shoot him, yelling, "I'm not afraid to die….are you?" As he had the muzzle of the rifle near his mouth, the individual threw a punch at Rodriguez's head. Rodriguez fired a single shot, killing him instantly. Toxicology results showed that the individual had 10 times the normal dosage of methamphetamine in his system and a blood alcohol level two times the legal limit. The deceased was also found in possession of a 3.5-inch pocket knife.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah

To paraphrase the survivalist in <I>Tremors</I>, you picked the wrong apartment to break into. 3/31/17 Salt Lake City Tribune:
Police have identified a man who was shot and killed early Thursday after kicking in the door of a Salt Lake City apartment.
Puleaga Danny Tupu, 33, of West Valley City, died in the living room of the apartment at 731 S. 300 East, police said Friday.
Tupu has a long history of mostly misdemeanor convictions for petty crimes dating back to 2002, according to a search of Utah court records.
Tupu was one of two men — dressed in black, with hoods — who rushed into the apartment at about 3 a.m....
There were suddenly loud bangs on his third-story door, he said, like someone trying to kick it in.
"I jumped up and yelled, 'What the hell?' " said Sant, who has lived at the Park Place at City Centre Apartments for about three years.
The door gave way, he said, and two men entered, one holding a two-foot-long metal pipe.A Marine veteran, Sant said he began scuffling with the men in the living room.
That's when Sant's son heard the commotion, emerged from a bedroom with a handgun — and started firing.

Dayton, OH

3/31/17 Dayton Daily News:
Dayton police said Martin’s shooting of two men — one who died — in a car outside the Roosters Restaurant on North Main Street isn’t classified as justifiable homicide, but said the facts of the case made it “appropriate” for the federal system.
Dayton police said Leo Montgomery III, 21, died of gunshot wounds and Evon Walker was shot but survived after police say Martin fired at them on Dec. 2, 2016.
A spokeswoman for the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that Martin’s state case was terminated March 7 without being reviewed by a three-prosecutor panel.
It appears the federal prosecution even though self-defense is because he was a drug dealer or it apears so. 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Center Point, AL

CENTER POINT, Ala. (WIAT) — An elderly homeowner is recovering after a deadly home invasion. It happened at a home on the 2400 block of Ormond Drive.
At 1 a.m. Wednesday morning 79-year-old John Croft was asleep when he awoke to a noise in his basement. Officials say two suspects broke in through the basement window and went up the stairs to Croft’s bedroom, where he was still in bed.
“The suspect said ‘Don’t move,'” Croft recalled. Croft said he reached for his gun and fired shots.
“It was just “Pow, Pow, Pow. I have a .38—I got off five shots. I think he must have got off at least one–it hit me, as I was running after him. I fell twice,” said Croft.Investigators said one of the suspects was pronounced dead on the scene. Croft was also shot.
“See the bandage right here [pointing to his ankle], the bullet just came in and went right out, I never felt it. I didn’t know I was shot until the deputy insisted I go to the hospital,” said Croft.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Randy Christian said Croft’s fatal shooting of the suspect was ruled justifiable.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Investigators haven't released the names of anyone involved but say the deceased suspects are between 16 and 18 years old. One of the suspects had a knife and another had brass knuckles, according to investigators. 
Deputies responded to the home near 9100 S. Clearview Drive around 12:30 p.m. after a report of a possible home invasion with shots fired. Upon arrival, deputies found three suspects dead and the two residents uninjured.
Deputy Nick Mahoney says the preliminary investigation shows that the three suspects went to the residence with the intent to burglarize the home.
"They were dressed in black, all had masks on, and all had gloves on," said Mahoney....
Mahoney says the suspects broke in through a glass door in the back of the house. After entering the residence, the suspects encountered the homeowner's 23-year-old son, who also lives there. The resident was carrying an AR-15.
The grandfather is now complaining about the AR-15 giving an "unfair advantage." 3/30/17 ABC channel 8:
Schumacher says his grandson didn't have a chance. The 17-year old, he says, never got into trouble.

“Brass knuckles against an AR-15, come on, who was afraid for their life," said Schumacher.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Berkeley County, South Carolina

Police Chief Rick Ollic told reporters Wednesday afternoon their investigation revealed a man the Berkeley County Coroner identified as Elijah A. White, Jr., 30, forced his way into a home on Post Oak Court off Highway 52. White was armed with a handgun and wearing a mask and gloves, he said.
"We also retrieved from him rope, which I believe he was going to tie up the victims if he got into the residence, so there was no doubt he was there to do some serious harm to this family," Ollic said. 
The homeowner fired his gun when White burst into the home, fatally striking him, Ollic said.
Police also arrested a woman they say went to the door posing as a representative of a homeowner's association and was wearing a fake badge that read, "HOA."

Ridgeville, South Carolina

3/22/17 ABC channel 4:
RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP/WCIV) — Berkeley County sheriff's deputies say a man who shot and killed a man in Ridgeville earlier this week was apparently acting in self-defense.
Local media outlets reported that 23-year-old Ishmel Taquan Rivers was shot and killed Sunday in Ridgeville after he pulled two guns during a fight.

Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury said Rivers went to the Garden Court home, met with three people (including a resident of the home), and got into an argument. Salisbury said Rivers shot the resident in the shoulder and one of the other three fired back at Rivers, hitting him four times.
Deputies say Rivers had been out of prison for just two months when he exchanged gunfire with a man. Records show Rivers had just completed a prison term for involuntary manslaughter in a 2012 shooting.
Five years for killing someone?  No wonder he was out.  Won't happen again.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Las Vegas, NV

Three people were shot, one fatally, after what Las Vegas police are calling a robbery-home invasion in the northwest valley late Monday night.
One man was killed and another was wounded after binding a couple with duct tape in their home on the 8000 block of Hesperides Avenue about 10:30 p.m., Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Dan McGrath said....
McGrath said it appeared the homeowner escaped from being bound by the duct tape.

“I’m not sure how he was able to break free, but he was able to retrieve a firearm and shoot the suspect multiple times,” McGrath said.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Arlington, TX

ARLINGTON (1080 KRLD) – An early morning robbery attempt has landed one would-be criminal in the hospital with a gunshot wound.
According to Arlington police, an unidentified man was jogging to the gym Wednesday when he noticed a truck following him in the 6000 block of Poly Webb Road, near Interstate-20.
Reports say a juvenile passenger got out of the truck brandished a gun and demanded money from the jogger. The jogger, who was also armed, resisted, pulled his weapon and fired several times. Bullets hit the suspect in the groin area. The injured suspect ran back to the truck and quickly left the scene.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Boise, ID

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) — A woman saved herself from a dangerous situation with her pistol kept in her car Monday.
"I couldn't believe it, it was shock and fear," said the unidentified woman.
It happened at the corner of west Kootenai and south Hilton streets. A woman just dropped off her 9-year-old daughter Monday morning around 7:30 a.m. She was driving alone when a man jumped out in front of her car. She slammed on the brakes and it stalled.
After he beat her:
“When I turned to give him my purse, I reached in my center console and I grabbed my gun and I pointed it at him, and it scared him off,” the woman said.
Looks like a purple Ruger LCP.

Monday, January 23, 2017

San Antonio, TX

1/23/17 Channel 4:
SAN ANTONIO - Police arrested a second suspect accused in taking part in a jewelry store robbery that turned deadly Sunday afternoon....
A shopper who tried to stop the robbery was killed by gunfire.
Another bystander who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon shot and wounded one of the suspects. The second robber got away and is believed to be the same person who wrecked the stolen car.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Tonopah, AZ

1/12/17 Arizona Republic:
A man traveling to California came to the rescue of a wounded state trooper who was struggling with the gunman who had shot him on an isolated stretch of Interstate 10, authorities said.
The man, who was with his wife, stopped his car when he came upon a rollover accident and saw the struggle, according to Col. Frank Milstead, Arizona Department of Public Safety director.
The trooper told the man he needed help, and the man returned to his car, got his gun and fired at the assailant when he refused to listen to orders to stop and back away, Milstead said.
The man who shot the trooper was dead, as was a woman who had been ejected from the vehicle, Milstead said.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Chicago, IL

1/3/17 Chicago Sun-Times:
A clerk wrestled a gun away from two men who tried to rob his Austin neighborhood store and then shot them Tuesday afternoon on the West Side, according to Chicago Police.
The botched robbery happened about 4:45 p.m. inside the small business in the 5800 block of West Chicago, police said.
One of the alleged robbers, 34, was shot in the torso and taken to Loyola University Medical Center. The other, 35, was shot in the upper leg and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Bowie County, TX

1/4/17 KSLA:
The 74-year-old was just about to watch the KSLA News 12 newscast Sunday night when someone wearing gloves and a mask broke into her home.
"And when I started to get up, he was in here on me with a gun facing me right to my face."
What she did next took the gunman by surprise.
Now Bowie County, Texas, sheriff's deputies are looking for the would-be bandit.
"So I had to walk right out in front of him," Rebbie Roberson said as she recalled the harrowing encounter. "I didn't know if he was going to kill me or what."
But she had her own weapon on a table nearby.
"I reached over there and grabbed this gun. And when I swerved around, I pointed it at him and he ran."
With her .38-caliber pistol in hand, Roberson said she followed him, all the while firing her gun and leaving bullet holes in the walls of her home.