Monday, November 03, 2008

Alabama: Two teens shot in failed robbery: "A 19-year-old shot in the back Friday night after allegedly trying to rob a Mobile man was in serious condition Sunday as authorities continued to investigate an apparent botched robbery, police said. The man's accomplice, a 17-year-old, was killed during the incident, police said. The shooting happened Friday evening on West Belvedere Circle, east of Hank Aaron Stadium, after the two teenagers, at least one of whom was armed, tried to rob a man as he pulled into his driveway, according to police accounts. After the alleged robbery victim opened fire, police said, a car on the street sped away. Its passengers are believed to have been involved in the attempted robbery, police said. Hargrove also declined to comment on the possible identities or ages of those in the car. He said police had yet to arrest anyone in the case. Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson Jr. has said that the man who shot the teenagers does not face charges at this point. Tyson called the shooting a case of self-defense.

CA: Man Attacks Couple, Gets Fatally Shot: "An armed man who allegedly forced his way into the home of a married couple is dead after he was fatally shot in what officials are saying was self defense, police said Sunday. Modesto police officials said they think the suspect who was fatally shot had a previous relationship with the remarried woman who lived at the home, which was located in the 1500 block of Victor Way. The man who was found dead at the scene was arrested in March after he allegedly made criminal threats against the woman injured in Sunday's altercation. He also allegedly vandalized her car, police said. A restraining order was also served to the suspect in April, protecting the woman from him. The woman had reported one violation of that restraining order in October, officials said. Both residents of the home suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the altercation and were brought to a local hospital for treatment."

Oklahoma homeowner opens fire on intruder: "A 19-year-old man was shot several times by a homeowner Saturday night after he reportedly broke into the home, police said. The victim, Stephen Richardson, was taken to an area hospital, where his condition was not immediately available. Authorities said officers were dispatched at 9:40 p.m. to the home in the 3100 block of West Norman Circle. Officers said Richardson reportedly was drunk when he entered the house, where the homeowner shot him. Maj. Mark Irwin said Richardson "thought he was breaking into his (own) house." He said he wasn't sure whether Richardson lived in the vicinity. Officers attempted to interview Richardson, but he was too drunk to be coherent, Irwin said."

Alabama Granny Shoots Intruder: "An investigation is underway in Pennsylvania after police say a 75-year-old granny shot a man who allegedly broke into her home. The woman was sleeping upstairs, when an intoxicated man entered her home. She first asked him politely to leave, but when he proceeded up the stairs she grabbed her 38 caliber revolver and shot the man in the groin. Turns out the man lives nearby and accidentally walked into the wrong house. Police are investigating the case, but so far no charges have been filed.

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