Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Utah householder shoots at white guy in black hat (just like the movies): "A man shot at a burglar who entered his apartment Tuesday night. Police said a man dressed in black broke into an apartment, at 1100 South block of 200 East, about 11:20 p.m. and told a man inside he would kill him. The resident, who was watching television at the time, tussled with the burglar in the living room and broke free, authorities said. The resident went to the bedroom and grabbed a gun, shooting three times as the burglar ran away, said police. The burglar appeared to get away unscathed, police said. He was described as white, in his 20s, 5 feet, 10 inches tall and wearing black shorts, a black shirt and a black hat".

Texas man fatally shot by bar owner in robbery attempt: "A man was fatally shot by the owner of a north Houston business he was allegedly attempting to rob Sunday night. Police were called to the 5800 block of Fulton around 10:30 p.m. and discovered the body of a man, dead from multiple gunshot wounds to the torso. An automatic weapon was nearby. The owner of the bar told police that he confronted the man, who he believed to be a burglar, and the two exchanged gunfire. Witnesses told police that four shots were fired, said HPD Homicide Sgt. Ramiro Lozano. The owner of the business was not injured and the incident remains under investigation."

Tennessee shooting ruled justifiable: "Local and state investigators said this weekend’s shooting death of a Tennessee National Guardsman was done in self defense. The shooting happened early Sunday morning at a home on Dexter Gouge Road in the Limestone Cove area of Unicoi County. They say the homeowner was defending himself when a man pushed himself into the home holding a gun. Investigators said Clarence Hyder went to Nathan Gouge's home with a gun in his hand and he had another gun and rifle in his pick-up truck. Sheriff Kent Harris says he believes Hyder went to Gouge's home because he felt Gouge was talking about him behind his back. "Hyder already told his wife and his father in law that he already had a problem with Gouge. His wife, her first reaction was she thought possible that Hyder rode by there and shot into their house,” Sheriff Harris said. Sheriff Harris said Hyder was a guardsman with the Tennessee National Guard and returned from Iraq about a year ago. Harris described Gouge and Hyder as long time friends. The sheriff doesn't expect any charges to be filed and an autopsy as been requested for Hyder."

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