Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Teen shot during attempted robbery of TSU student: "A Texas Southern University student wrested a gun away from a teenage robber and shot the boy in the neck at a bus stop just off the college campus before noon Tuesday, police said. The accused robber, a Yates High School summer student, was shot in the neck. He was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital, where his condition was not immediately known. According to Houston police homicide detectives, the 19-year-old TSU student was sitting at a Metro bus stop at Tierwester and Cleburne just after 11 a.m. when three teenagers approached, flashed a handgun and made demands. A struggle ensued and the TSU student managed to get the gun away from one of the robbers, police said. During the struggle, the gun discharged, striking one of the teens in the neck, but investigators said it was not clear whether the shooting was intentional or accidental... A passing motorist stopped and administered CPR to the wounded teen. The other two alleged robbers, including a current and former Yates student, were taken into police custody at the scene and could face charges of aggravated assault, Gonzales said. Police said the wounded teen was 15. A Houston Independent School District spokesman said he was a 17-year-old student."

GA: Man charged in Gwinnett murder was shot first: "The man charged with murder in a Saturday night shootout in Stone Mountain was shot first, police said Monday as they revealed more details about the case. Elliot Ford, 25, arrived at his house in the 2400 block of Rockwood Way to find his ex-girlfriend moving out. She was being helped by four men. An argument ensued, Gwinnett police Cpl. David Schiralli said, and one of the men pulled a gun and shot Ford. The wounded man went inside, retrieved a gun and came back out to the driveway firing, Schiralli said. He shot 19-year-old Deontae Kimber multiple times as Kimber fired back, police said. Kimber was pronounced dead at the scene. Ford was treated at a hospital for his gunshot wound, released, and taken into custody. He is being held without bond on a murder charge at the Gwinnett County Detention Center."

Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence presumes to tell people how to worship : “Last night, the Northwest Baptist Church, in Toledo, OH, held a rally celebrating the right to keep and bear arms, and spreading the message that the exercise of that right is in no way incompatible with Christian values. … As one might have guessed, there were some with whom this rally did not sit well. The [OCAGV] was particularly apoplectic. … What struck me about that press release was not the over-the-top emotionalism of the rhetoric … No, what floored me was the arrogance inherent to telling people that they’re worshipping ‘wrongly,’ and that their church service is ‘immoral.’ It seems that along with the right to keep and bear arms, even freedom of religion offends OCAGV.”

AZ: Harold Fish gets new trial in self-defense case: “A state appeals court on Tuesday ordered a new trial for a 62-year-old retired teacher convicted of murder in the shooting death of a hiker in northern Arizona five years ago. Harold Fish claimed he shot Grant Kuenzli in self-defense during their encounter in the Coconino National Forest, but a jury convicted him and sentenced him to 10 years in prison. The case galvanized gun-rights supporters, who said Fish’s conviction represented a threat to their right to protect themselves, and prompted the Arizona Legislature to change the law to shift the burden of proof in self-defense claim cases from the defendant to the prosecutor.”

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