Tuesday, June 05, 2007

North Carolina man shot by homeowner: "A person who was allegedly breaking into a car was shot by the homeowner and was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center. Police said that a homeowner on Church Street used a shotgun to shoot a man who was allegedly breaking into the homeowner’s vehicle around 4 a.m. The man who was shot was airlifted to CMC with non-life-threatening injures. Police plan to talk to him about their investigation. They spent most of the morning talking to the homeowner, who says his vehicle has been broken into before. According to North Carolina law, police say homeowners can shoot if they feel their life is threatened. Police are still investigating Monday morning’s shooting. At this point they say the homeowner used a shotgun, but they’re not releasing what type of ammunition was used. Investigators said the weapon could have produced life threatening injuries, but it did not. The Gaston County district attorney will now decide if the homeowner will be charged."

Alaska man shoots grizzly : "Another grizzly bear has been shot outside Fairbanks. It was the third killed in defense of property in eight days. A Fairbanks man shot the grizzly early Thursday off of Farmers Loop road north of the city. His property borders Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. Don Young, an Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist, said the bear and a sibling approached the man at his backyard farm. "They were kind of nosing around where the guy had a cow and some geese," Young said. "He yelled at them and shot a couple shots in the dirt and they kind of ran off and split up, but one came back and he ended up shooting it." State wildlife troopers will investigate the shooting, Young said. He estimated the bear weighed about 200 pounds and was 3 or 4 years old. Two grizzlies were killed near here May 24. One was shot in Salcha, south of Fairbanks, after it got into a pig pen. The other was killed at Mile 13 Elliott Highway when it walked into a yard and confronted a barking dog. "This early in season, the end of May, three (shootings) around Fairbanks is definitely on the high side," Young said. The bear killed Thursday was shot in the same area where two grizzly siblings were reported last spring. One of those bears was shot and killed when it approached a horse corral."

Louisiana man shot, faces battery charges: "A Shreveport shooting is being considered self defense. Police say the man who got shot now faces battery charges. It happened in the 500 block of Kirby Street. Just after 6:00 p.m. Saturday, neighbors say a woman shot the man that she lives with. The woman says the man was beating her and she pulled out a gun and shot him in the leg. The man was taken to LSU hospital. At newstime, there were no charges against the woman."

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