Sunday, March 06, 2005


"A convenience store clerk who shot and killed a robber Wednesday night had a relative who was shot and killed while working at a different store a few months ago. Around 11 p.m. Wednesday a clerk at Midtown Food Mart on Berryhill Road near the intersection of Freedom Drive shot and killed a suspected robber. According to police, Jamie Mareno, 26, had just robbed the store when the clerk shot him. Mareno died on the way to the hospital. Investigators say so far the clerk has not been charged. According to a police report, Mareno was armed with a handgun.

A clerk working at the store Thursday said the owner and his son were working during the robbery. He was not sure which one pulled the trigger. He also told us about the relative who was shot during a robbery in January at the Midtown Food Mart on Shamrock Road. He said the relative died after spending a month in the hospital. "They aren't hurting anyone. They're doing a good thing having a store in the neighborhood," one regular customer of the store said Thursday. "With their uncle being shot, they're just fed up." "Who wants to be robbed? They could have been killed," said customer Latoya Graham. "You can't trust people with guns."

Police are still looking for a suspect in the January incident where the clerk was shot and killed. It will be up to the DA to decide if charges should be filed in Wednesday's shooting.

This is the second time in less than a week police are investigating a robbery that ended with a suspect shot and killed. Three masked men armed with guns stormed a shoe store on East Sugar Creek Road and took cash from the register and started to rob customers. The manager pulled out his own gun and shot two of the robbers. One of the suspects was killed and the other was seriously hurt. Police are still looking for the third robber and the manager is moving out of the state because he is worried about retaliation".


Prosecutors craved a token victory: "A former cab driver has pleaded guilty to a weapons charge for fatally shooting a passenger who had slashed his throat with scissors during a robbery. The case of John Lutters, 46, of Seymour, had reached the State Supreme Court after a judge ruled that the taxi driver did not need a gun permit while on the job. The prosecution had acknowledged that Lutters acted in self-defense and called the killing justified, but continued to pursue the weapon charge. Lutters avoided having to serve any prison time, according to the terms of the plea bargain agreement. He will be on conditional discharge for two years."

Non-fatal weapon opposed. How kind!: "Scientists have reacted angrily to the revelation that the US military is funding development of a weapon intended to deliver an 'excrutiating bout of pain' from over a mile away. The 'Pulsed Energy Projectile' (PEP) device 'fires a laser pulse that generates a burst of expanding plasma when it hits something solid,' the New Scientist explains. If you happen to be that something solid, then you get temporarily incapacitated without suffering permanent injury. That's the theory, but pain reasearchers fear that the proposed riot control weapon could be used for torture, and further doubt a solid ethical basis for the research. Andrew Rice, a consultant in pain medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, said: 'Even if the use of temporary severe pain can be justified as a restraining measure, which I do not believe it can, the long-term physical and psychological effects are unknown.'"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the man that shot and killed this young man shot him in the back as he was running away from the scene he was half way through the parking lot. yes this young man should be in prison for robbery but to be gunned down like a animal is totally wrong. the stories from the clerk and police don't even add up see the young man was also kicked in the head after the shooting so therefore this is pure down right murder cold blooded murder. the reason for this robbery to my understand was to pay off his seperated wife to gain custody of his newborn child.while this was wrong and he should have been locked up he shouldn't have been gunned down. this young man jamie was my son. he left behind three young children. as for the loss of the owners family they should be aware when your in this line of business you put your life out there with increased chances of being robbed and killed. had jamie been shot in the chest durning the robbery rather than the back after the robbery i could understand but to justify shooting someone down in cold blood wrong