Friday, March 02, 2007

Texas burglar shot: "A burglary at a Dallas steel fabrication business came to an abrupt end Thursday morning when an employee shot one of the suspects. An employee was sleeping at the business when a crash woke him up, said Senior Cpl. Janice Crowther. When he looked outside, he saw two men climbing out of a window, the police report said. The employee fired a warning shot. One of the suspects said, “He can’t take us both,” according to the report, and the two men approached the employee, one carrying a stick. The employee told the men, “I don’t want to kill you,” and he fired one shot at the man holding the stick, the police report said. Arnold Spates, 40, was shot in the leg. He tried to flee but fell to the ground. He was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in police custody, and was listed in stable condition Thursday afternoon, Cpl. Crowther said. He faces a charge of burglary. The second suspect, a man in his 40s, fled the scene. He remained at large Thursday afternoon. Prentex president David Wester said the company had been burglarized earlier in the week. The employee, who was not a security guard, sometimes worked late hours and spent the night at the company, Mr. Wester said. “He didn’t want to hurt anybody, but he was just defending himself,” Mr. Wester said. Police were still investigating the incident, but Cpl. Crowther said it did not appear that any criminal charges would be filed against the employee."

Pennsylvania homeowner Shoots Burglar, Learns Later It Was Grandson: "A homeowner awakened early Tuesday morning by a burglar confronted the intruder and shot him, according to East Pennsboro Township police in Cumberland County. The homeowner learned later that the intruder was his 18-year-old grandson, a source told News 8. According to court documents, 18 year old Darin D'Marcus Thompson broke into his grandfather's home to steal alcohol. Thompson is charged with burglary and criminal trespass. Investigators said the shooting happened around 2:54 a.m. at a home along the first block of Victoria Way, Camp Hill, East Pennsboro Township. Police said the grandfather approached his grandson with a handgun and told him to leave. The grandson then fled into the attached garage. Police said the grandfather heard rustling and fired a single shot hitting his grandson in the hand or arm. The grandson ran away and checked himself into Holy Spirit Hospital. At this point, police said the shooting was justified. "(The homeowner) feared at that point, the burglar was hunkered down. He didn't know if he was taking a position to fire at the homeowner," said Lt. Mark Green".

1 comment:

Nathan said...

I agree with the purpose of your blog. Citizens should never be stripped of their 2nd Ammendment right to bear arms and defend themselves and their families from violence. (Not sure if [bear] is the correct word in this context)