Friday, March 30, 2007

Arkansas homeowner claims self defense: "Police say a man has admitted to shooting at another man, but claims it was in self-defense... When police responded to a shots-fired call around 12:30 a.m., they found the body of 22-year-old Erroll Bernard Robinson, Jr. on the front porch of a vacant home on Water Street. A resident around the corner, 43-year-old Myron Doss, told investigators he fired twice in self-defense, and the man ran away. "The resident heard glass break outside his residence. When he opened the door he saw a black male crouched down behind his vehicle. When he stepped out onto his porch that's when the individual stood up turned towards him and fired one shot. And returned? Yes and he returned fire." So far, police have not made any arrests. The man who was found dead had been arrested previously on robbery charges. Police say the investigation is ongoing."

Oregon store owner tackles armed teen robber: "A store owner wrestled an armed 15-year-old robbery suspect to the ground Thursday afternoon and held him at gunpoint until deputies arrived, authorities said. The incident happened about 2:20 p.m. at the S-n-K Market located at 4791 SE Thiessen Road. The teen suspect came into the store acting nervous and as he approached the counter with a soda, the store owner noticed a gun, according to Detective Jeffrey Green with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. “The store owner and suspect got into a wrestling match for the weapon, which the store owner was able to take from the suspect,” Green said. Deputies later found a mask, gloves and a demand note. The weapon, a black powder handgun, was not loaded at the time of the robbery. The teen’s name was not released. He was taken to a juvenile detention facility. Charges were still being decided."

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