Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Tennessee robber shot: "Police say a man who was dropped off at the Med with a critical gunshot wound may be the same man who was shot while robbing a convenience store in North Memphis. According to investigators, a man and woman busted into the store in the 2000 block of North Chelsea armed with guns and robbed the place. Store surveillance video obtained by Eyewitness News Everywhere shows the robbers wearing masks or bandannas to cover their faces as they point the guns at an unarmed clerk behind the counter. The store owner says the robbers were surprised by another employee who was outside locking up a laundromat on the other side of the building. That employee happened to be carrying a gun in his coat pocket to protect himself while working outside at night. Police said the employee and at least one of the robbers traded gunfire. It was unclear who shot first, but investigators believe the man involved in the robbery was hit. The woman got away."

Michigan man a bit slow to shoot: "A Clinton Township man woke up Monday to the sound of a burglar in his condo and chased him away with a gun. He thought that would be the end of it, until the man came out of nowhere and charged at him. That's when the gun fired. According to police, the man had returned home after a 10-day hunting trip. He heard a noise and chased the burglar away with a gun. The condo owner then knocked on his neighbor's door and asked them to call police. That's when the suspect came back and charged at him. The condo owner shouted that he had a gun, police said, but the suspect tried to grab it away. The two wrestled for the weapon and the gun discharged twice -- the first shot hitting the ground and the second struck the suspect in the leg. Police arrived shortly afterward and took the suspect into custody. Police expect the burglar to be arraigned Tuesday.

Maryland burglar shot: "Police say a man attempted to break into a home on Santa Fe drive on Saturday, but was stopped by a gunshot. The man was shot under the arm by the owner of the home while trying to break into their home. He was taken to PRMC and treated for minor injuries. Police are still looking for two more suspects who fled the scene in a white station wagon."

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