Tuesday, June 26, 2007

South Carolina homeowner shot man during robbery: "Deputies say a Graniteville homeowner responded to the attempted theft of an all-terrain vehicle with gunshots. Officials say Leonel T. Sanchez, 26, shot Jack H. Cooper, 18, as Cooper was trying to steal the ATV from the Bettis Academy Road home on Saturday morning. At 1:15am, a motorist found Cooper lying on Bettis Academy Road, and gave him a ride to a convenience store, where deputies met Cooper. Aiken County Emergency Medical Services then transported Cooper to the Medical College of Georgia, in Augusta. He will be charged with attempted grand larceny and possession of a firearm under 21. An investigation also led to the arrest of Clarence W. Oglesby IV, 22. He's charged with attempted grand larceny. A 16-year-old juvenile was released to relatives. The homeowner won't be charged."

Texas robbery goes wrong; suspect shot repeatedly by store employee : "A convenience store employee shot one suspect multiple times during an attempted robbery in Port Arthur Sunday night. Port Arthur Police responded to a possible shooting at the Stop & Drive at 2500 Gulfway Dr. in Port Arthur at around 10 p.m. Sunday night. When they arrived, police found EMS and Fire Department personnel treating a wounded man in front of the business. Witnesses told police the suspect went into the store and demanded money from the clerk at the counter. A second store employee saw what was happening and retrieved a gun from somewhere in the store. The second employee opened fire on the robbery suspect, striking him several time. The suspect reportedly attempted to flee the store and collapsed just outside the door. At the last report, the suspect was listed in critical condition at a Beaumont hospital. The Port Arthur Police Department’s Major Crime Team continues to investigate the incident."

Florida man Not Guilty In October Jeep Shooting: "A jury ruled Monday that a Westgate man who shot into a Jeep, killing two men and injuring another, was acting in self-defense. After a six-day trial, the jury found Norman Borden not guilty of charges that included two counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder and one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle. Borden shot at three men who were in the Jeep in October 2006. The shooting happened after the group confronted Borden as he walked his dogs. Christopher Araujo and Saul Trejo were killed in the shooting. The third passenger, Juan Mendez, was injured. Borden's defense argued he fired the shots because he feared for his life. Borden claims the three men had tried to run him over in the Jeep. But the prosecution said though Borden's first shots were in self-defense, he committed murder when he stepped in front of the Jeep and fired more rounds at the vehicle."

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