Monday, December 13, 2021

Macon County, GA

 12/11/21 WMAZ:

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.

Macon County, GA

 12/11/21 WMAZ:

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."

Macon County, GA

12/11/21 WMAZ:

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.

Macon County, GA

12/11/21 WMAZ:

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.

Macon County, GA

 12/11/21 WMAZ:

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

Lubbock, TX

 11/25/21 New Zealand Herald:

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, IL

 11/7/21 ABC channel 7:

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.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Anderson, IN

 9/29/21 Fox channel 59:

ANDERSON, Ind. — An Anderson woman shot and killed a man suspected of breaking into her home overnight.

911 dispatchers received a call from a female homeowner in the 1300 block of E. 8th Street around 12:47 a.m. The woman told police there was a break-in at the home, and she shot the suspected burglar.

By the time police arrived, they found the alleged suspect dead in an upstairs bedroom.

With home surveillance cameras rolling, prosecutors insist a man forced his way into the woman’s home.

“Neighbors had videos of him parking in front of the residence and looking through windows, ultimately breaking through the door and pulling a weapon out,” said Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings.

Prosecutor Cummings says the suspect could also be heard on video asking for money and pretending to be law enforcement.

“There was audio, and you could hear what he was saying inside. He said, ‘It’s the police.’ He was claiming to be police officer, but he had a mask on,” said Cummings.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Mesa, AZ

 9/25/20 KTAR:

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.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Sandpoint, ID

 6/26/21 Spokesman-Review:

Idaho Department of Fish and Game received a report Tuesday of an aggressive bull moose that charged a camper at a Harrison Lake backcountry campsite north of Sandpoint, according to an agency news release.

The moose tore apart the campsite and charged at the camper and his dog. The camper hid behind a tree, but the moose did not stop charging. The camper discharged a firearm at the moose in self-defense from close range, according to the release. Fish and Game responded to the incident and located the deceased moose.

The Forest Service has closed the Harrison Lake trailhead to hikers to prevent possible conflicts between hikers and any bears that may feed on the carcass. The trailhead will be closed for a week.

It’s unclear whether the dog was leashed or not but it was in the man’s camp, IDFG spokeswoman Kara Campbell said. A .45 caliber handgun was used, Campbell said.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Syracuse, NY

  9/2/21 Syracuse Post-Standard:

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.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Dale City, VA

 7/22/21 Inside NoVa:

A woman shot and fatally wounded an armed attacker outside her home in Dale City early Thursday, police say.

Prince William County prosecutors have ruled the incident a justified homicide and say the victim acted in self defense.

Officers were called to the 4100 block of Hoffman Drive at 12:25 a.m., where a 44-year-old woman reported she was leaving her house when she saw an unknown, masked man approaching her from the side of the home.

The victim, who was also armed at the time, shot the individual as he approached the front door of her home, Prince William County police 1st Sgt. Jonathan Perok said.

Officers arrived and found a man near the doorway suffering from gunshot wounds. They also located a loaded handgun in the man’s possession, Perok said.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

South Bend, MO

 7/9/21 ABC channel 57:

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office announced Friday it will not be pursuing charges against the 72-year-old man who shot and killed David Austin in April because the shooting was deemed justified....

An eyewitness, who did not know the shooter, said Austin approached the 72-year-old man in an aggressive manner even though the 72-year-old had a handgun.

The eyewitness said Austin approached the 72-year-old in a "boxer's stance." As the witness passed by the two men, he saw the shooter lower the handgun and walk backwards as Austin walked towards the man with the gun, reports said.

Seconds later the witness heard a single gunshot.

The shooter ran home and called 9-1-1, then went back to the scene and waited for police.

He told police that Austin had hit him in the head - and feared another blow would kill him, reports said.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Ogden, UT

 5/27/21 KMOV4:

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, AR

 5/17/21 channel 40:


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.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Philadelphia, PA

2/16/21 Philadelphia Inquirer:

A man found shot in the head inside a car at Seventh and Callowhill Streets on Monday night may have been shot while trying to rob someone a few minutes earlier with what turned out to be a BB gun, Philadelphia police said Tuesday.

The suspected robber remained hospitalized in critical condition, while a 17-year-old who may have assisted him in the robbery was taken into custody. No charges have yet been filed and police didn’t identify them. But police did say the 21-year-old man they may have targeted was legally carrying a firearm.

According to police, the events began around 5:50 p.m., when a 29-year-old man got out of his gray Chevrolet Cruze on the 300 block of South 10th Street. Police said someone put a gun to the back of his head and said: “Give me everything.” The man handed over his cellphone and wallet, while the person with the gun and another male — both described as wearing dark clothing — got into the car and drove away.

Atlanta, GA

 3/9/21 WSB:

ATLANTA — Atlanta police responded to a midtown Chick-Fil-A where they say an armed citizen stopped an attempted burglary.

Police received a call after 3 p.m. Tuesday about a man who entered the restaurant inside Colony Square with a gun and demanded cash.

Atlanta police originally said the man fired three shots inside the restaurant, according to witness reports.

However, police later said the shots came from an armed citizen who tried to stop the robbery.

As the man ran from the restaurant, Sgt. John Chafee said several people nearby saw what was going on and attempted to stop him.

One of them fired two shots and held the robbery suspect at gunpoint until officers arrived.

No one was injured in the shooting. No charges at this time are expected against the citizen.

The suspect was identified Tuesday at 23-year-old Willie Gloston IV. He is charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He is in the Fulton County Jail.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Philadelphia, PA

 6/2/2020 KPVI:

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police said one person is dead following a shooting during a burglary attempt inside a South Philadelphia gun store early Tuesday.

Metaire, LA

 2/21/21 CNN:

One initial shooter fatally shot two people inside the store, according to Lopinto. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
    Several people then engaged the original suspect inside and outside the store, leaving two more people injured with gunshot wounds, the sheriff said.
    press release from the sheriff's office said the third person killed was the original shooter.
    The two injured people were transported to University Hospital and are in stable condition, according to Lopinto.
      It appears the people involved in the shooting may have been customers, employees or individuals at the location, he said.

      Monday, February 15, 2021

      Goldsboro, NC

       2/13/21 Channel 11:

      12-year-old shoots, kills home intruder after 73-year-old woman shot during Goldsboro robbery, police say

      GOLDSBORO, 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. 

      Sunday, February 14, 2021

      Miami, FL

       2/13/21 Channel 10:

      MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – The mother of a 23-year-old woman who shot at an attempted robber at a Valero gas station told Local 10 News that her daughter had a legal license to carry the firearm. Miami-Dade police said the victim shot the suspect multiple times during the attempted robbery.

      Miami-Dade Police said the shooting took place at 7 a.m. at the gas station near Northwest 79th Street and 13th Court.

      Neighbors told Local 10 News they heard gunshots.

      Resident Carlos Frometa lives next to the gas station and told Local 10 News’ Annaliese Garcia he heard what sounded like three gun shots.

      Tuesday, January 5, 2021

      Colville, WA

       10/20/20 Statesman-Examiner:

      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.