Wednesday, December 06, 2006



Wyoming intruder chased off by .45: "Investigators still don't know who tried to break into an American Ranch Road home Monday morning, but they're sure he wasn't hit by the homeowner who shot at him, Sheriff Bill Pownall said. The 37-year-old homeowner woke up at about 2 a.m. when he heard dogs barking, Pownall said. He went to his bedroom doorway, saw a man trying to enter through a kitchen door and fired a round from a .45-caliber handgun. The owner told investigators he was certain he hadn't hit the man, which was confirmed when they found the handgun round lodged in a kitchen cabinet, Pownall said. Deputies haven't received any further information since the incidents. Pownall said the case is still open".


Bullets stop drunken attack: "Police said that the fatal shooting of an Indiana County, Pa., man early Sunday in Accident apparently was the result of self-defense. Lt. J.D. Murphy of the Garrett Bureau of Investigation said that 29-year-old David Wayne Lancaster of Saltsburg died at Garrett Memorial Hospital in Oakland after he was shot three times with a .22-caliber handgun fired by Norris Rush, 52. The shooting occurred at 4:31 a.m. in the kitchen of the Rush residence on Friendsville Road after Lancaster grabbed a butcher knife and inflicted a deep wound to Rush's hand. Rush then discharged the handgun at close range, striking the victim in the stomach and chest. Rush reportedly declined medical treatment at the scene. Police said Billie Jo Zimmerman was also present at the time of the shooting and that all three people appeared to be "extremely intoxicated." Lancaster, Rush and Zimmerman were said to be friends. Zimmerman was not injured. Police said there was no record of prior domestic complaints at the Rush residence. Maryland State Police responded to the scene and following preliminary investigation, the case was forwarded to GBI.

2 comments:

gonebeforehistime said...

I was just wanting to let the public know that this article is false. I am the sister in law of David Lancaster. There is an ongoing investigation on this case and this newspaper recieved the wrong information and went on to print the story not knowing all of the facts. The Cumberland Times newspaper and several others will all be printing a retraction to this story. Please do not let the first impression of this story lead you to the wrong impression. There will be justice in the name of David Lancaster who was taken from us all to soon. Thanks for reading "In memory of David Lancaster."

justicefordavidlancaster said...

Way to go...this is definetly a case of murder, not self defense...the paper stated the time of the shooting at 4:31am, yet thats when David was officially not ours anymore. Anyone who reads this needs to also realize that the shooter, is our screwed up county's sheriffs very own relation...bros...that should also make someone think. This article is sooo wrong, the investigation is open and very much ongoing to this date, almost 4 months later. First of all, why would putting the death of someones loved one be a justifiable reason for gun rights? You should be ashamed of yourself for even doing this. If you had any morals whatsoever, you would contact family before posting this shit about anyone. You may have been right about another story that was a definite call of self defense, but you are definetly wrong on this one 110% positive you are...if you ask me it looks like a lawsuit waiting to happen. We love you David...