Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Missouri man shoots at invaders: "A Kansas City resident shot at three men who kicked in his front door last night, apparently to commit a home-invasion robbery. A few hours after the crime, a man showed up at a hospital with three gunshot wounds but denied being involved in the failed robbery. The incident occurred about 10:30 p.m. in the 1800 block of Kansas Avenue. Witnesses told police the men broke in, pointed a gun at a woman and asked for the resident by name. The resident peeked out a bedroom door, shot at a suspect at the end of the hallway and chased the men out of the house while shooting. One suspect fired back."

Oklahoma storm victim shoots burglar: "An ice storm victim shot a suspected burglar Tuesday night. It happened in east Tulsa, near 21st Street and 101st East Avenue. Police say the victim was inside his apartment, which had no power, when he heard a window break. The man grabbed a shotgun, and confronted a suspected burglar. He told the suspect to freeze, but the suspect ran off, so the man shot him in the buttocks. The man then held the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived. The suspect was taken to the hospital. Police say it's unlikely that the shooter will be charged with a crime."

California homeowner shoots at armed burglar: "A Bakersfield home-owner shot at an armed burglary suspect, scaring off the would-be crook Monday night. Sheriff officials say the resident has the right to protect himself with deadly use of force. The incident happened in the area of Gosford and Lindsey Roads south of Bakersfield. The home-owner told Eyewitness News his property had been the target of crime and attempted burglaries three times in the last 18 months -- that's why he was ready with a gun. The resident says he spotted the suspect trying to break into a front window of the house he built on the property for his son. They were both at the father's house when they heard the dog bark, and went to investigate. The home-owner then spotted an unfamiliar man in the yard. "As soon as the unfamiliar male saw the home-owner, he raised what appeared to be a handgun toward the home-owner," Sheriff's Sgt. Ed Komin told Eyewitness News. "The home-owner took one shot toward the suspect, and the suspect fled on foot."

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