Tuesday, December 05, 2006

TN: Brutal abuse stopped with a bullet: "Greene County investigators are working another fatal shooting tonight, the second in two days. The Greene County coroner tells News Channel 11 that Jeffery Underwood was shot to death early Saturday morning at a home on Fox Ford Road. Investigators say a man shot Underwood in self defense after Underwood dragged his stepfather with a truck. Some neighbors say they knew something was wrong. "My husband thought he heard two gun shots.We heard some one screaming yelling," Alice Lowe said." After a while we saw emergency equipment was coming we really have no idea what happened.It just gave us a sick feeling down inside." The stepfather was flown to a local hospital and is in stable condition. No charges will be filed in the incident."

FL: Real gun trumps fake: "A robber used a lighter resembling a pistol to steal a man's wallet -- only to be shot by his victim, who was armed with a gun that was real. Delbert Leroy Wells, 40, the would-be robber, lingered for two weeks at Jackson Memorial Hospital before succumbing to his wounds on Thanksgiving Day. On Nov. 8, Miami police say, Wells was driving a white Dodge when he pulled up to the car of Patrick Laguerre on Northwest 75th Street and North Miami Avenue at about 12:20 a.m. He asked for directions. As Laguerre was responding, Wells pulled out a nickel-plated lighter made to look like a gun. Laguerre gave him some loose dollars, 'but [Wells] wanted more,' according to a police report. Wells searched his pockets, fished through his wallet and got back into his own car. But the wallet was empty. Wells 'became irate, aiming the handgun at the victim, stated he was going to shoot,' the police report said. Laguerre took cover back in his own car, grabbed his own handgun and squeezed off three to four rounds."

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