Thursday, December 24, 2020

New Orleans, LA

 12/23/20 WWL:

NEW ORLEANS — A gunman was killed after trying to rob a New Orleans gas station East Tuesday night, police said.

The gunman walked into the gas station, got a drink and walked to the register before going behind the front counter and opening fire at store clerks, police said.

An employee fired back, hitting the gunman and killing him, a release from the New Orleans Police Department said.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Yuma Co., AZ

 1/3/19 Fox News:

One person is dead and three others are injured after they were shot by a resident of an Arizona home they were trying to burglarize. According to a news release, when Edith Guerrero, Jaden James, Leonardo Gonzalez and Jessica Aynes broke into the home they woke the sleeping occupants as they entered. The unidentified occupant with the gun fired several rounds, hitting all four suspects and ultimately killing one.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Ft. Wright, KY

 10/12/20 River City News:

There will be no charges in a deadly shooting that took place Friday on Interstate 75 near Ft. Wright on Friday, Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders said Friday.

A call to Kenton County Emergency Communications Center at 1:22 Friday afternoon from Joshua G. Taylor indicated that Taylor had been involved in a collision with another driver in what he described as a road rage incident. While on the phone with dispatchers, while he was stopped on the side of the highway, Taylor said that he could see the other driver approaching with a rifle.

According to a news release from Sanders's office on Monday, the 911 call recording included a verbal confrontation between Taylor and John Patrick Abell before gunshots were heard.

Taylor told dispatch that he had fired shots from his own gun and struck Abell. The call's recording shows Taylor administering first aid.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Jefferson Parish, LA

7/21/20 Times-Picayune:

The death of a 17-year-old boy who was fatally shot in Marrero last week was a justifiable homicide, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. 

Terius Brue was gunned down in the 2000 block of Mather Drive on the morning of July 14. 

But Brue was shot after he allegedly fired first at Richard Harris, 20, of Marrero, said Capt. Jason Rivarde, a Sheriff's Office spokesman. ...

Homicide detectives determined that Brue entered the Mather drive home of a former girlfriend through a window while armed with a gun just before 11:30 a.m., according to authorities. Harris, who was inside the residence, helped the ex-girlfriend get Brue out of the house. 

Once outside, Brue is accused of shooting at Harris, who was not injured. 

"Harris returned fire," Rivarde said. ...

However, Harris was arrested on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and obstruction of justice.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Nashville, TN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Police say they are classifying a deadly Nashville shooting as justifiable homicide after a man shot and killed a burglar in his home.

The call came in around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home on Radnor Street, located just off of Nolensville Pike. The shooting happened at the back side of the home.

Metro Nashville police say a 72-year-old Henry Schuster came home after eating breakfast to find a kitchen window screen lying on the floor along with several other items. According to investigators, he drew a pistol and began searching each room of the home.

Police say he encountered 27-year-old Taylor Lowery in a bathroom. Schuster told police he shot Lowery when he lunged at him and tried to grab for the gun. Neighbors like Adam Troy had no idea the shooting even happened....

Schuster ran outside and called 911. Lowery was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Las Vega, NV

4/27/20 Las Vegas channel 3:
The president of a Las Vegas motorsports company was the man involved in a shootout last week that left the attacking gunman dead, according to a statement from the company.

Baldwin Motorsports said in a press release that president BJ Baldwin was eating dinner with his girlfriend in their car near Tropicana Avenue and Fort Apache Road around 2 a.m. Wednesday, April 22.

They were approached by two men, one of whom pointed a gun at Baldwin's girlfriend and began to fire, the statement reads. The girlfriend took cover and the gunman turned his attention to Baldwin....

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lt. Ray Spencer said last week there were at least 15 rounds fired, and investigators believed the man in the car acted in self-defense.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Arlington Heights, IL

4/5/20 Daily Herald:
Arlington Heights police on Sunday identified a 58-year-old Buffalo Grove man as the person shot to death during an apparent home invasion Saturday afternoon on the village's north side, and said his suspected accomplice is in their custody.

Police called to the home in the 2400 block of North Evergreen Avenue found Larry D. Brodacz dead of a gunshot wound on the second floor. His death has been ruled a homicide, police said Sunday.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Fresno, CA

3/24/20 Fox News 26:
After the crash, the driver hopped out of the car with a pump shotgun.

He then reportedly aimed it at the officers and began firing at them.

After firing a couple of rounds, he then turned around and started to run away from officers.
During this time, a good Samaritan was walking down the street and spotted the guy running toward him with a shotgun.

That good Samaritan turned out to be a CCW holder and pulled out his gun to defend himself.
He fired one time at the suspect, making him fall to the ground.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Tulsa, OK

3/27/20 KTUL:
Tulsa police said a woman was found dead near East 54th Street North and North Peoria Avenue from gunshot wounds Friday night.

A man with a concealed carry permit notified officers that he fired at the woman after she fired at customers outside a business, according to police.

Video showed the woman had been involved in an earlier altercation in the parking lot of the business involving parking.

Police said she left and then returned a few minutes later, took out a gun and fired at people standing outside the business.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Cobb County, GA

3/23/20 Fox 5 Atlanta:
Police are investigating after a Cobb County resident stopped three burglars in their tracks, killing one of them.
According to investigators, late Sunday night at least three people tried to break into a home on Olive Spring Road. officers say a 17-year-old resident opened fire on the intruders.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Harris Co., TX

3/15/20 KHOU:
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A disabled woman shot an intruder to death Saturday afternoon at her north Harris County apartment, according to investigators.
Around 2:50 p.m., Harris County deputies responded to the shooting at the Carrington Place Apartments in the 12700 block of FM 1960 West.
When they arrived at the scene, deputies found an 18-year-old male lying in the grass outside of Building No. 13. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Deputies said the 18-year-old and a 17-year-old male broke a resident's patio door window. The 53-year-old disabled resident was home alone when the teens broke the window and reached inside and unlocked the door, according to investigators.
The resident fired one shot, killing the teen who was in front, deputies said.
The second suspect, Aren Lacour, as well as 18-year-old Ayanna Harrison, were detained at the scene. Deputies said Harrison was the driver of a nearby getaway vehicle.
Deputies said the getaway vehicle, a white four-door Mercedes-Benz, is linked to other burglaries in the area.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Tulsa, OK

2/1/20 channel 6:
A man was fatally shot at a home near Sheridan Road and Admiral Place.
Investigators said the homeowner told them the shooting was in self-defense. The investigation began when a woman inside the home called Tulsa police Saturday afternoon....
 Detectives are still looking into exactly what happened and speaking with witnesses.

"Right now, it looks like it was in self-defense inside his own home. If that were, in fact, the case, then that would be a justifiable homicide," Whitehead said.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Lithia, FL

11/1/19 Bay News 9:
“I’ve got a fractured eye socket, a fractured sinus cavity, a concussion, 20 stitches and three staples in my head,” said King, outside his home on Old Welcome Road in Lithia. “I took a severe beating.”
King said he was inside his home Wednesday when two masked men armed with guns barged in around 9 p.m. He said he doesn't know who they are, never met them and has no idea why he was targeted.  Both men pointed guns at King while demanding money.
“They came in heavily hooded and masked. As soon as they had got the back door opened, they had a pistol on me and was grabbing my 11-year-old daughter,” he said.
“I’m telling them, ‘I have nothing for you,’" King explained. "(A)nd they’re like, ‘Give me everything you got.’ It became real violent, real fast.”
King said one of the men started pistol-whipping him while another kicked him repeatedly in the head. His wife, who is eight months pregnant, was in the back bedroom and peeked out to see what was going on.
King said one of the men shot at her. She retreated, grabbed an AR-15 and returned fire.
“When he came toward the back door in her line of sight, she clipped him,” King said. “He made it from my back door to roughly 200 feet out in the front ditch before the AR did its thing.”
Deputies later found a man dead in a nearby ditch. The other gunman ran off after that fatal shot was fired.
"Them guys came in with two normal pistols and my AR stopped it,” King said. “(My wife) evened the playing field and kept them from killing me."
Investigators are still looking for the second gunman.