Friday, August 26, 2005

North Carolina: Gas station clerk shoots suspect : "A convenience store clerk shot a man who was trying to rob the store early Sunday morning. Witnesses called police after a man entered the Express Mart on the 3400 block of Wilkinson Boulevard around 6:40 a.m. They said a confrontation was going on between the clerk and the man on the property. 'We do know that the clerk fired shots in self-defense and one of the rounds did strike the suspect,' said Sgt. Steve Huber, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Freedom Division. The man fled from the store on foot, but police tracked him down just a few blocks away. With the help of a canine unit, they had the man in custody in under a half hour."

Ohio: Bloodied intruder flees, shot by business owner "A South Toledo business owner apparently shot a man attempting to break into his sheet metal fabricating shop through a roof vent last night. The man fled, leaving a blood trail, a work glove, and tools on the roof, police said. Thomas Lloyd, 58, the business owner, told police he heard noises coming from the roof of the building that houses his residence and Great Lakes Standard Manufacturing Inc., 2970 Airport Hwy., at about 7 p.m. He got a shotgun, went to the shop area of the two-story building, and spotted a man entering feet first from the vent, police said. Mr. Lloyd repeatedly told the man, 'Stop and get out or I'll shoot,' but the man continued coming through the vent. Mr. Lloyd fired one shot, and the man reversed course, climbed back onto the roof, and fled, police said."

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