Thursday, July 30, 2009

TN: Son Kills Father-in-Law In Self Defense: "A man died Wednesday after being shot in Murfreesboro. According to police, a young man shot and killed a 56-year-old man early Wednesday morning at an apartment located in the 600 block of Maple Street. Neighbors said the young man shot his father-in-law in self-defense. According to the neighbors, the 56-year-old man pulled a gun on his son-in-law first. Police confirmed that the shooting was classified as domestic related homicide; although, investigators have not ruled out self-defense or accidental shooting. In regards to an arrest, investigators spoke with and released a person of interest, which doesn't mean the case is closed. Police said they plan on sending the case to the grand jury. Emergency officials revived the father-in-law on the scene and then transported him to Middle Tennessee Medical Center. The victim was then flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center, where he died in surgery."

Young black Michigan cab robber shot: "The victim of an armed robbery shot and killed his robber Thursday morning, police said. Police said an armed man attempted to rob a cab driver at the Citgo Gas Station on McNichols Street around 5 a.m. The cab driver pulled out a gun and fired several rounds, striking the thief three times, said police. The man was transported to Detroit Receiving Hospital, where he died. Police said the 38-year-old shooter called police to report the shooting. He is now in custody and being questioned. Police said the cab driver had a legitimate license to carry a concealed weapon."

Connecticut man scares off intruder with shotgun: "Plainfield and state police are looking for an intruder who apparently was scared off when a homeowner fired his shotgun. Police say John Gold heard noises inside his home late Monday night and got out of bed to investigate and saw the movement of a flashlight. Police say when Gold couldn't immediately find his cell phone to call 911, he grabbed his shotgun and began loading it when the intruder confronted him. Gold told police he fired one shot and the intruder, who apparently was not injured, took off."

Florida: Would-Be Robber Shot and Killed: "Orange County Sheriff's deputies say a robbery victim turned the tables on two robbery suspects. Deputies say Miguel Jimenez was walking into his apartment at Villa Tuscany near Ocoee when 18-year-old Andri Benjamin ran up, put a gun in his face and tried to rob him. But Jimenez was carrying a loaded revolver and a concealed weapons permit to go along with it. He pulled his gun out and shot Benjamin several times, killing him... Deputies rushed to the scene while Jimenez was holding the second suspect at gunpoint."

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