Saturday, December 30, 2023

North Redington Beach, FL

 12/28/23 Miami Herald:

burglary suspect was sent running for his life when a 76-year-old Florida homeowner heard his wife’s screams and began shooting, according to investigators. The intruder was wounded but survived to be arrested in the street by deputies, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reported in a news release. The homeowner was not hurt, but his wife suffered non-life threatening injuries in the attack, officials said....

Deputies were summoned to the residential neighborhood by reports of a man standing in the road and “yelling.” “While deputies were responding to the initial call, a second 911 call was received at 3:23 a.m. at 208 Bath Club Boulevard North, reporting a residential burglary,” the sheriff’s office said. “Upon arrival, deputies located (a man) in the roadway on Bath Club Boulevard with a single gunshot wound.” The wounded 51-year-old man also proved to be their burglary suspect, officials said. He is accused of gaining entry in a home by smashing out a front window with a rock, detectives say. “Once inside the residence, (he) encountered (a 74-year-old woman) and began to struggle with her physically,” the sheriff’s office said. “(Her husband) heard her scream his name in distress and saw her struggling with (a man). Fearing for his and his wife’s safety, (he) retrieved his firearm and shot (the man) once in the right shoulder.”

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Chicago, IL

12/9/23 CBS News Chicago:

CHICAGO (CBS) – One man is dead following a triple shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood early Saturday morning.

Chicago police officers responded to the 1600 block of North Hamlin Avenue around 1:17 a.m. and found three men struck by gunfire.

The victim, a 31-year-old man, was outside when he was approached by two other men in a car who pulled out guns and started shooting. The victim, who is a concealed carry license holder, pulled out his gun and returned fire - striking the two offenders, police said.

The victim was shot in the torso and was taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition.

The first occupant in the car, a 44-year-old man, was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead on the scene. The second occupant of the vehicle, a 37-year-old man, was shot in the shoulder and was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in fair condition.

Friday, November 17, 2023

Boise, ID

11/16/23 CBS channel 2:

According to a recent news release, Boise Police responded to a prowler call for service just after 2:30 a.m. at a home on the 6000 block of W. Cassia St.

Upon arrival, officers learned the suspect, 22-year-old Khynndyl Lasley from Boise, was barricaded in the furnace room and being held at gunpoint by the resident.

Home surveillance video indicates Lasley walked up to the house, checked the door handle, opened the door and attempted to steal items from the home. Lasley was confronted by the homeowner at gunpoint. The homeowner gave commands to Lasley to leave, but he refused, closed the door and barricaded himself until officers arrived.

Officers set up containment and called out several commands for Lasley to surrender, but he would not comply and remained barricaded in the room. Officers successfully executed a plan just before 3:30 a.m., safely opening the door and revealing the suspect. Officers used a 40 mm non-lethal round and deployed a K9 on Lasley before he was taken into custody.

Monday, October 30, 2023

Livermore, CA

10/23/23 KRON:
"The would-be robber was suffering from a lethal gunshot wound when police officers arrived at East Bay Firearms, located at 4049 First Street. Paramedics pronounced the 28-year-old man deceased at the scene.

"LPD said the man had entered the store just before 2:30 p.m. Sunday and acted “suspicious.” He was wearing a mask, gloves, and a hood pulled over his head. “According to witness statements, he then attempted to rob the gun store by taking a firearm while armed with a hammer,” police wrote."

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Flathead National Forest, MT

8/28/23 Idaho Statesman:
"grizzly bear was shot dead after she charged at two men who officials said surprised her and her cub in northwest Montana, according to state wildlife officials."

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Tom Miner Basin, MT

9/5/23 Idaho Statesman:
"A pair of anglers spooked a grizzly bear when they stumbled upon it in the Montana wilderness, and it charged them, officials said.

"One of the anglers shot and killed the bear, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks said in a Sept. 1 news release."

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Columbia, SC

8/31/23 NBC News:
"Police said the identity of the homeowner who fired the gunshot that killed Nicholas Donofrio shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday will not be released because the police department and the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office determined his actions were justified under the state's controversial "castle doctrine" law, which holds that people can act in self-defense towards "intruders and attackers without fear of prosecution or civil action for acting in defense of themselves and others."...

"While the woman was on the phone with police, Donofrio broke a glass window on the front door "and reached inside to manipulate the doorknob," at which point the male resident fired the shot through the broken window that struck Donofrio in his upper body, according to police."

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Cassopolis, MI

 8/18/23 WOOD:

CASSOPOLIS, Mich. (WOOD) — Newly-released surveillance video shows a Cass County gas station customer firing seven shots at a suspected armed robber, all while holding a six-pack of light beer.

The July 27 shooting at the Stone Lake Marathon Mini Mart seriously injured the suspect, who had armed himself with a box cutter....

“You know why I’m here” is how the robber announced himself that day, according to police reports.

The gas station surveillance video showed the customer holding a six-pack of Miller Lite as the suspect, dressed in black, walked in.

The suspect, identified in court records as Cordelius Anthony Martin, 35, of Dowagiac, pulled a mask over his face.

Another angle showed him approaching the store clerk.

Police said he threatened the clerk with a box cutter. 

Friday, August 25, 2023

Three Points, AZ

 8/23/23 WFSB:

THREE POINTS, Ariz. (KOLD/Gray News) – A convicted sex offender was shot and killed by a woman while trying to break into her Arizona home last week, officials said.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said 42-year-old Jayson Magrum died in the Aug. 11 shooting at the home in Three Points, just outside of Tucson.

According to the sheriff’s department, Magrum was trying to break into a woman’s home. She told him to leave, but he did not stop.

Officials said the woman then grabbed a gun and fired a warning shot. Magrum then tried to disarm her, and he was shot and killed.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

McDonald County, AR

McDonald County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.

I did not realize Facebook will not allow copy of text.  Summary: couple returns home and finds burglar, 62, in their home barricaded in room.  The burglar shoots at them.  Husband and wife return fire.  Both shots hit him.  They disarm him and hold him for police.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

El Paso, TX

2/17/23 Fox News:

Police in El Paso, Texas say that a "licensed-to-carry" bystander shot the alleged gunman who is accused of killing one person and injuring another three.

The suspect, a 16-year-old Hispanic male, is accused of shooting the individuals after a "confrontation ensued" between two groups at Cielo Vista Mall on Wednesday evening at 5:05 p.m.

The El Paso Police Department said the confrontation eventually escalated into a "physical fight," and the 16-year-old pulled out a handgun, fatally shooting Angeles Zaragoza, 17, and injuring another 17-year-old and 15-year-old.

Police say that Emanuel Duran, 32, who is a licensed-to-carry holder, shot the suspect as he was pointing his gun toward the direction of more bystanders....

Investigators learned there were "at least" two more people who were legally armed, but weren't involved in the shooting. 

Friday, February 24, 2023

Sanford, FL

 1/19/23 Sanford Police Department reports bar employee was headed to her car after work.  Her boyfriend was standing by to make sure she got in safely.  A stranger approached and attacked her. The boyfriend shot the attacker to death.

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Houston, TX

1/6/23 KHOU:

HOUSTON — A customer at Ranchito Taqueria shot and killed a man who robbed the restaurant in southwest Houston late Thursday night, according to the Houston Police Department.

It happened just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant on S. Gessner near Bellaire Boulevard.

Houston police said the armed man in a mask came inside the restaurant, demanding money and wallets from customers. However, as he was leaving, one of those customers shot the suspect.

As this analysis at Legal Insurrection observes the first eight shots fired either clearly or ambiguously meet the definition of lawful self-defense.  The 9th shot to an inert and disarmed person's head did not.

It is still a lawful self-defense until that point.