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.