Sunday, July 31, 2005

Texas: Former cop opens fire on robbers: "Just after noon today, a burglary in Central Lubbock turned deadly. Former Lubbock Police Lieutenant James Kimber returned to his residence to find things out of order. The garage was cracked, the back door wasn't closed and he heard noises inside. Moments later Kimber saw two Hispanic men in his home. After hearing the sound of a cocking gun, Kimber got his own weapon and when charged he fired multiple shots.One suspect died on the scene and the other was taken to University Medical Center with gunshot wounds. Kimber was not injured, and according to police responded in self defense."

Girl shoots rapist: A teenage girl shot a 48-year-old man who allegedly was attacking her at her home Tuesday morning, July 19, sending him to a Texarkana hospital. The incident took place on County Road13, just north of McNab. According to the Hempstead County Sheriff's Office, Ben Haywood, 48, the teen told them Haywood began to hit her and tried to undress her, pulling her shirt off. The girl got away from Haywood, according to the HCSO, and hid in a closet at the rear of the home. She was found by Haywood and once again he began to beat the girl. After a period of confrontation, the girl was able to grab a 9mm rifle from a gun rack that was near her and shot the alleged attacker -- hitting him in the left leg. She then fled to search for help. Sheriff deputies arrived on the scene along with Pafford Ambulance Service, questioned the juvenile and released her to her parents. She suffered several scratches and bruises, according to deputies. Haywood was moved by the Pafford EMS to an area were he was then air lifted to St. Michael Hospital in Texarkana.

Senate: GOP victim disarmers pass gun lock amendment: "Mulling legislation to shield the gun industry from some lawsuits, the Senate on Thursday approved a provision requiring a separate child safety lock with each handgun purchase. Added to the bill 70-30, the language proposed by Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., is the first that majority Republicans have allowed to come to the floor. Senate Republican Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said he might allow others."

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