Sunday, August 20, 2006

CA: Would-Be Robber Critically Injured: "An attempted robbery of a Sherman Oaks pharmacy went awry Friday, after a store employee shot the suspect several times, police said. The robbery attempt was made at Maxsons United Drugs, 14070 Ventura Blvd., at 5:25 p.m., Los Angeles police Officer Jason Lee said. The robber was was shot several times in the chest by the store's owner, Lee said. It's not immediately clear whether the robber was shot with his own gun or a different weapon. "It's not clear how the employee got hold of the handgun, but he fired several rounds, striking the suspect in the chest," Lee said. "The suspect ran out and got into a waiting getaway car -- a black VW Golf -- and a few minutes later was dropped off at a hospital." The suspect is in critical condition, and its not known if he will survive his wounds. The second suspect, who drove the getaway car, turned himself into the LAPD's West Valley Station at 11:10 p.m., Sgt. Don Muniz said. "The suspect that... attempted this robbery tonight is in very critical condition," LAPD Deputy Chief Michel Moore said. "Whether he'll survive these injuries is not yet known. The would-be robber was wearing body armor, Lee said. "It's very concerning because they're anticipating being shot... and acting in the face of that"

New Orleans: Judge says RKBA suit can proceed: "The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) today won a key battle in an on-going lawsuit against the City of New Orleans, when a federal judge rejected the city's motion to dismiss the case. SAF took New Orleans to court last year to stop illegal confiscation of firearms from private citizens in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Defendants in the case are the city, Mayor Ray Nagin and Police Superintendent Warren Riley. SAF was joined in the historic lawsuit by the National Rifle Association."

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