Sunday, December 23, 2007

Texas confrontation ends in fatal shooting: "Police said a disagreement between two men in a local bar transitioned to angry text messages after the bar closed, then escalated to a physical confrontation that resulted in gunfire at an apartment. Conroe police said 25-year-old Austin Revel Cargill allegedly shot and killed Jordan Robert Eakins, 26, around 2:45 a.m. at Cargill's residence in the Forest Creek Apartments off of North Loop 336. Conroe Police Sgt. Bob Berry said Cargill was answering questions, but no charges have been filed. "Once we received his statement, compared it with the evidence at the scene and presented the case to the District Attorney's intake division, it was concluded that there would be no arrest at this time," Berry said. "So far, the information we have is consistent and reasonable to believe in this case the complainant (Cargill) acted within the scope of the law." Eakins allegedly went to Cargill's residence and "began causing a disturbance at the front door of his apartment," which Berry said was confirmed by witnesses as well as the first 9-1-1 call made by Cargill.... Berry said Cargill went back inside and warned Eakins not to come inside, saying he had a gun. "Eakins allegedly lunged at Cargill through the open door and began to assault Cargill, causing both subjects to land on the floor," Berry said. "Cargill was still holding the weapon and was able to shoot the victim in the torso." Cargill fired seven shots into Eakins with his Smith and Wesson .22-caliber semiautomatic pistol, Berry said."

Colorado liquor-store owner won't be charged in shooting: "No charges will be filed against a Colorado Springs liquor store owner who shot and killed an armed robber, prosecutors said Monday. Charles Kellogg was within his rights under Colorado law to shoot Gibran Gayton, 21, 4th Judicial District Attorney John Newsome said. The shooting happened Nov. 27 at Kellogg's Jet-Way Liquors, 1645 Jet Wing Drive. Gayton, whom Colorado Springs police named a suspect in a string of armed robberies dating back to at least Nov. 20, went into the store just before 5 p.m. Nov. 27. He pulled out a semiautomatic weapon and demanded money, according to a news release from Newsome's office. Kellogg reached under the counter, got his handgun and shot Gayton once in the chest, the release states. Gayton was pronounced dead at a hospital less than an hour later. Gayton's gun had a bullet in the chamber and more rounds in the magazine, the release states."

Colorado woman shoots, kills man: "A Colorado Springs woman had a restraining order against a man she shot and killed Monday morning at her east-side home, police spokesman Lt. Skip Arms said. Lisa Jean Hinkle, 52, shot Kyle Levi Haner, 27, once in the chest with a handgun shortly after 9 a.m. at 1222 Lewis Lane near Galley Road and Powers Boulevard, police said. Immediately after the shooting, Hinkle called 911 to report shooting a man in self-defense, according to police. Court records and police reports reveal a rocky two-year relationship between Hinkle and Haner.... Hinkle applied for and received a temporary restraining order against Haner and they had been scheduled to appear in court about a halfhour before the fatal shooting Monday for a hearing on a permanent restraining order."

My apologies for being a bit slow at getting up the two post immediately above. I give myself such a workload that I do get behind at times. Mike Pechar has just agreed to blog occasionally here so that should increase the variety of the posts. Mike has just put up on his own blog a post about Huckabee that gave me a belly-laugh

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