Lastly, investigators say the homicide of Jarvis Ottman in this parking lot in November was self-defense.
"Mr. Ottman had come up and blocked the car in. He was coming to it in a threatening manner. The driver was not sure what was going to happen," Davis said.
The sheriff says the driver shot to protect himself and passengers in the car, including children.
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Then, in a double shooting in October, investigators ruled Aquanis Howard's death a murder but Jeremy Bebee's as justifiable.
"We have reason to believe that Mr. Bebee was one of the ones that had been doing the shooting originally," Davis said. "There was returned fire that hit him."
Other homicides deemed justified by investigators include Antraz Burkett.
Deputies say he attacked a woman with a hammer, hitting her in the face and head several times. Then, the woman's husband shot and killed Burkett.
Investigators say 31-year-old Anthony Burke busted a window and kicked in the front door of his ex-girlfriend's home. A man inside that home shot and killed Burke.
Then, in June, deputies concluded 18-year-old Marquavious Wright was killed out of self-defense.
"[The case of] Marquavious Wright was a situation where he was going to be involved in a robbery. The person who shot him was trying to defend themselves from being robbed," Davis said.
Davis say Wright along with 17-year-old Travis Demontae Gilbert and 14-year-old Shamar Smith attempted to rob that person. That's why even though investigators don't believe Gilbert and Smith pulled the trigger, they still face murder charges in the case.
The first of six homicides Bibb Investigators ruled as justifiable was the shooting death of Dominique Walker, Jr. in March 2021. Deputies says it all started with a fight.
"We believe Walker began the shooting, and someone was returning fire," Davis said.
Friday, November 26, 2021
Lawyers for a Texas man who shot and killed a woman's ex-husband after a heated confrontation outside their home say the killing was a "justifiable homicide" under the state's self-defence laws.
Police have not laid any charges against William "Kyle" Carruth, who shot and killed Chad Read, 54, in the north-western city of Lubbock on November 5, local media reported.
Two videos of the deadly incident, one released by Read's widow and one by Carruth's lawyers, depict the confrontation between the two men moments before the shooting.
In the videos, Read is seen arguing with a woman, identified as his ex-wife, over a child custody issue.
Carruth tells Read to leave, before stepping back inside the house and returning with a gun.
The men go head-to-head as Read yells at Carruth to "use it, motherf***er because God damn it I'll take it from you and f***ing use it on you".
Carruth steps back and fires a shot into the ground.
Read then grabs the gun and swings Carruth, who steps back off the porch and fires two shots, killing the other man.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
CHICAGO -- A 77-year-old concealed-carry license holder fatally shot a would-be robber Saturday afternoon in Burnside on the South Side.
About 12:20 p.m., the man was in an open garage in the 500 block of East 89th Street when a vehicle pulled up in the alley and an armed male exited and demanded his belongings, Chicago police said.
The man then shot at the would-be robber, fatally striking him in the head and chest, police said.
The man was not injured and did have a valid concealed-carry license, according to police.
The Chicago Fire Department confirmed to Eyewitness News that the shooter was a retired CFD captain.
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PHOENIX – Police in Mesa said Thursday a woman shot a man who broke into her home and then came at her with a knife.
The man was wounded in the chest Sept. 18 but the injuries weren’t life-threatening. Elijah Jones, 29, was arrested on charges of first-degree burglary and aggravated assault, police said in an email.
Jones told officers he was high on methamphetamine and didn’t recall threatening the woman. Two warrants were out for his arrest.
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Syracuse, NY — A Syracuse property manager has been identified as the person who shot and killed a 28-year-old man Tuesday after the man allegedly fired a gun of his own at multiple people.
The property manager, Richard Morose, was at 1808 Lodi St. when he pulled a legally possessed 9mm handgun and killed Demetris Jackson, the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday in a news release.
Jackson had just fired a 9mm handgun of his own at several people before Morose returned fire around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, the DA’s office said, based on a preliminary investigation.
While Syracuse police and prosecutors continue to investigate, “it appears that Mr. Morose saved the lives of several individuals,” the DA’s office wrote.
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Friday, May 28, 2021
OGDEN, Utah (AP/Meredith) — An armed school employee in Utah held off an attempted kidnapping suspect at gunpoint until officers arrived, police said.
The incident occurred Tuesday when a man grabbed an 11-year-old girl at Lincoln Elementary School's playground in Ogden. Police say he tried to pull her away until the school employee demanded he leave.
The man let the girl go and the employee took all the children inside, then produced a gun and held the man off when he punched a window in an apparent attempt to force his way inside, police said.
The worker called 911 and the man was arrested on suspicion of attempted child kidnapping. Police say the employee has a concealed-weapons permit and possessed the gun lawfully.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
FORT SMITH, Ark. —
Two people are dead following a shooting Saturday morning in Fort Smith, according to police.
Aric Mitchell, Public Information Officer for the Fort Smith Police Department, told 40/29 the shooting happen at Three Corners Townhouses on South 74th Street.
Mitchell said calls about the gunfire began coming in at 7:19 a.m. and when police arrived, two people were dead.
According to police, 87-year-old Lois Hicks was shot multiple times inside of her apartment by an individual with a semi-automatic rifle. The shooter, 26-year-old Zachary Arnold continued to shoot his rifle at neighboring apartments....Police added that a resident at the complex heard the gunfire and shot and killed Arnold with a hunting rifle as Arnold continued to shoot at neighboring apartments.
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Monday, February 15, 2021
12-year-old shoots, kills home intruder after 73-year-old woman shot during Goldsboro robbery, police sayGOLDSBORO, N.C. (WTVD) -- Goldsboro police are investigating after a 12-year-old shot at two intruders who forced their way into an apartment and shot a woman overnight.
Around 1 a.m., officers responded to a shooting report near 402 S. William Street. Officers then found a resident, a 73-year-old woman, with an apparent gunshot wound. Shortly after, a man was found at the intersection of William Street and Elm Street with a gunshot wound....
The investigation revealed two masked people forced their way into the residence, demanded money and shot the 73-year-old woman in the leg. During the robbery, a 12-year-old shot the intruders with a firearm in self-defense, causing them to flee. Evidence suggests Herring was one of the two masked intruders and was shot during the robbery.
"They came in the house, I open the door, I open it, and they came in there... One guy had a gun. They just put me down on the ground..." The [73-year-old woman] was in the kitchen, I don't know why they shot her," said the son of the woman, Randolph Bunn. He also happens to be the great-uncle of the child who fired the gun.
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Tuesday, January 5, 2021
A Colville man who found himself surrounded by wolves on Oct. 7 in the forest near Rocky Creek Road, just east of town, shot and killed a young male in the pack to escape.
“The man called us as soon as he managed to get back to a place where he had cell service, and the incident was investigated by the county's wildlife conflict specialist, Jeff Flood, and the state Department of Fish and Game,” said Stevens County Sheriff Brad Manke. “Investigators went to the scene and found the dead wolf. From the evidence, they confirmed the man's story and determined that he acted completely within the law because he was threatened.”
Manke said the identity of the man is being kept confidential to avoid making him a potential target for retaliation from wolf advocates. The incident occurred about 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, he said. According to Manke, the man had gone into the woods to check on his trail cameras. After walking through tall grass, he encountered multiple wolves in front of him. Manke said the man then began to slowly retreat, but looked behind to find other wolves flanking him.