Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Florida: Guard Shoots Man In Run Over Attempt: "A security guard at an apartment complex parking lot shot and injured the driver of a vehicle who attempted to run him over, according to police. Investigators said a Security Staffing Solutions guard became involved in the dispute with three men at the Lake Weston Pointe Apartments located at 2201 Lake Weston Drive on Monday night. After the argument escalated, one of the men tried to back over the guard, a police report said. The guard fired several shots into the vehicle, striking the driver in the arm and back. The driver was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center. He was expected to recover from the injuries. The two other men with the driver were detained and questioned by police. The Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting.

Tennessee: Man acted in self defense in fatal shooting: "Yolanda Lancaster on Monday said the man who fatally shot her brother in Lexington Saturday night had once been his best friend. Lancaster's 32-year-old brother, Tommy Dill, Jr., was found lying in the BP Major Market parking lot Saturday by Lexington police responding to a shots fired 911 call. Police on Monday said their investigation shows the shooting was a case of self defense. They also identified the shooter as Fredrick L. Manis, 32, of Lexington. Manis was released Monday. Police had held him for questioning since Saturday. Manis and Dill are both convicted felons, according to police. Two witnesses at the BP on Sunday said that Dill had a mask covering his face. But on Monday, Hetherington said Dill did not have a mask on when he was found by police. "Freddy jumped out of the car and covered Tommy with his coat and called for 911," said Lancaster."

Alabama: Would-be robber gets shot in stomach: "A would-be thief was shot in the stomach as he tried to rob a man over the weekend and is recovering in Tennessee, where he fled after the incident in Scottsboro, police said Monday. Scottsboro Police Chief Ralph Dawe said the suspect, whose name has not been released, tried to rob a man near Highlands Medical Center around 2 a.m. Saturday. He said the robbery target pulled a gun and shot the suspect in the abdomen. The suspect then fled to Chattanooga, Tenn., where he is being treated at Erlanger Hospital. Dave said there were outstanding arrest warrants for the man on first-degree robbery charges for a similar incident at a local Wal-Mart and he will be extradited back to Alabama when his medical condition improves. He said the information compiled so far provides no reason to charge the person who shot the robbery suspect. Dave said Tennessee authorities contacted their Alabama counterparts after the man gave differnt versions of how he ended up with the gunshot wound. "He gave several stories, but all accounts of what happened involved Scottsboro, so they called us," Dawe said."

Virginia Tech settlement wrong and indecent: "I've written before that the Colleges refusing to recognize student rights are indecent. I write often that in forcing liberty enthusiast students to obtain 'counseling,' to face suspension or other punishment even for inquiring about handgun policy within right-to-carry states, they force adult students to choose between felony and funeral. This is indecent for public servants to tell the citizen authority how much authority we have. Indecent. It is technically wrong and tortious."

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