Tuesday, May 01, 2012
MO: Woman shoots burglar: "Richardson and Trevor Garms, 17, broke into a home in the 5800 block of Garfield Street at 2:15 p.m. April 9. The two men alleged boasted beforehand that they were planning to steal a flat-screen television and an Xbox 360. Garms was distracted and yelling at Richardson, allowing the woman to grab the gun unnoticed, according to court documents. "Garms then put the gun to the back of the victim's neck and began trying to force her onto the ground. Thinking Garms was going to kill her, she fired one shot at him and he stumbled back," according to court documents. "She began begging him to leave, but he came back towards her and she fired again. Garms dropped the gun, but bent down to pick it up, still ignoring the witness' pleas for him to leave. As Garms picked up the gun, she fired again, at which time Garms stumbled out her front door and collapsed across the street." Garms died on the sidewalk."
TX: Guard Trades Gunfire with Robbers: "Steve Martinez says he was taking a cigarette break outside the game room in the 3000 block of Broadway when he was approached by three masked men. Martinez says one of them had a gun and told him to give them his wallet. When the guard refused, he says they knocked him to the ground. Martinez says he drew his gun and fired, knowing the robbers would shoot back. "I knew I was going to die, too," says Martinez. Instead, neither Martinez nor the robbers were hit. The robbers, all believed to be under the age of 25, took off without Martinez's wallet.
TX: Suspect Tries to Rob the 'Wrong Guys': "A robbery suspect with a gun chose the wrong place at the wrong time to threaten three men who were meeting behind a restaurant. He learned the hard way that they had guns of their own. Three undercover narcotics officers, who were dressed in shorts and baseball-style caps with no badges visible, were meeting around 11 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot behind the Luby's Cafeteria on the Gulf Freeway frontage road near Telephone Road when a man wearing a ski mask jumped out from behind a bush, approached the group of undercover officers, pointed a gun at them and demanded their money and wallets. The officers complied with the robber at first and emptied their pockets, but one of the officers began to speak with the robber, which allowed one of the other officers to walk behind one of the vehicles parked nearby. When the robber threatened to shoot the officer who spoke to him, the officer who was hiding behind the vehicle fired several gunshots toward the robber and struck him once. The third officer also fired shots at the robber. The robber died as a result of the shooting."