Sunday, August 06, 2006

TX: Barber shoots robber: "What seemed like a normal morning at an East Texas barber shop, ended with gunfire. Just before 10'clock today, police say a man entered Ervin's Barber Shop on Old Noonday Road and asked for a haircut. He then pulled out a gun, demanded money from the barber and threatened to kill him.Demetrius Ervin has worked out of his barber shop for almost seven years. He says he always keeps a gun in a drawer at the shop, but before today, he's never had to use it."

CO: Teacher feels sorry for intruder he shot: "An Aurora High School teacher who shot and killed a burglar inside his home said he feels sorry for the man he shot and wishes more could've been done to help him. Lawrence Kintz said he was terrified when he woke up on the morning of July 18 to the sounds of something crashing in his living room. James Edward Cannon, 54, got in the house at 17th and Fulton by pushing an air conditioning unit out of a window. Kintz confronted the Cannon with a shotgun and told him to put his hands up and get down on the ground. At first, Cannon complied by lying on his stomach, but Kintz said as he tried to call 911, Cannon tried to get up on his knees. Kintz told him 'Freeze. I will shoot you if you don't stop.' Cannon continued anyway and with only 5 or 6 feet separating them, Kintz said he feared for his life and fired a single shot killing him. On Friday, District Attorney Don Quick said the shooting was justifiable under Colorado's 'Make My Day' law."

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