Monday, June 19, 2006

MS: Intruder shot as he returns to steal again: "Around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, Al Brown shot a man who was allegedly attempting to steal from his home for the second day in a row. Now the alleged intruder is at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the upper-chest. Police are not releasing the name of the man who allegedly broke into Brown's home twice, but he is being charged with burglary. The question is will he be charged with one count or two? Police believe he went Monday and returned Tuesday to finish the job. Brown is being questioned by police, but is not expected to be charged. Sharlott Hewitt, the homeowner's mother-in-law, said after Brown's television, computer and other electronics were taken in broad daylight, police told him the thief may return. She said this time he was waiting with a gun. "They don't like what happened but it couldn't be helped. The first time he did this and took the stuff from his house, he should have stayed away. He came back for what little he left," said Hewitt. Hardy said Brown's two small children were in the home when everything was unfolding. After Brown shot the intruder, he immediately called the police."

FL: Robbery turns into shootout: "A robbery that turned into a shootout at a market left three people hospitalized Tuesday. According to robbery detectives, two armed men wearing skullcaps went into Carmen's Market at 1186 NW 103 St. and demanded money. Police said that an employee immediately handed over money as the owner of the business armed himself with a handgun. It was not clear who fired the first shot, but the robbers fired, striking the owner and the employee and grazing a juvenile customer that was in the market at the time, according to investigators. Police said that the robbers fled the scene in a black Nissan Maxima with tinted windows and chrome rims. Two other black males were in the vehicle with the subjects. The owner and the employee were transported to Ryder Trauma Center in critical but stable condition. The boy is being treated in an area hospital and is expected to be OK. There was no word as to whether either of the robbery suspects was wounded in the shootout."

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