Monday, June 04, 2007

Tennessee: Rough cop gets his due: "A 27 year-old Memphis police officer was killed Sunday, June 3, 2007, after he kicked open a door at the home of his former girlfriend, who is also a Memphis police officer. Deputies were called to the 1200 block of Breezy Gate Drive in East Shelby County near Cordova just after 8 a.m. They found 27 year-old Jeremy Kyle shot to death near a downstairs bedroom. The woman who lives at the house, 27 year-old Teresita Watson, told Sheriff's Detectives the intruder was her co-worker and former boyfriend. Watson says after Kyle kicked open the backdoor of her home, he walked to the bedroom and pointed a gun at her and another man who was with her, 22 year-old Justin Davis of Memphis. There was an exchange of gunfire. Kyle was shot in the chest. He died at the scene. Watson was also shot. The bullet grazed her stomach area. She was treated and released from the Regional Medical Center. Davis was not hurt. Watson's three young children, ages 3, 5 and 9 years-old, were upstairs in a bedroom. They were not hurt. Sheriff's detectives say Davis admitted shooting Kyle when he aimed the gun at him and Watson. No charges have been filed against Davis. Sheriff's Deputies had been called to the house before."

Texas owner shoots man trying to rob phone store: "The fatal shooting of an armed robbery suspect during a holdup of a southeast Houston cellular phone store will be referred to a Harris County grand jury, Houston police said Sunday. Quinton Jerome Randle, 21, died at the scene after he was shot shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday while he was robbing Ultra Telecom and Computers, 7134 Bellfort, Houston police said. Witnesses told police they saw Randle enter the store with a gun. The owner, Mohammed Hoque, was able to grab his own pistol behind the counter and chase Randle out of the store. During the pursuit in the parking lot, Hoque fired several times. Randle was struck and collapsed. He died at the entrance of the parking lot. For several hours after the shooting, his body lay covered by a yellow sheet, a black handgun on the pavement next to his right hand and a tan baseball cap by his feet. Homicide investigators questioned Hoque and interviewed several witnesses at the scene, including passengers on a Metro bus that was passing by at the time."

Texas burglar shot: "A Houston police officer shot a suspected home burglar Sunday when the man suddenly turned toward him while holding a dark object that turned out to be his wallet, authorities said. The shooting happened about 12:45 p.m. outside a home in the 5600 block of Hoover in northwest Houston. The man was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital, where he is expected to survive, Houston police said. The homeowner had flagged down the officer, a 17-year HPD veteran whom police have not identified, telling him someone was in his house. "They noticed the suspect at a window inside the house," said Sgt. Nate McDuell, an HPD spokesman. The man crashed through the window and tried to run away. Police said he was carrying a black bag in his hand. The officer, assigned to HPD's North Patrol Command, ordered the man to stop. He dropped the bag but continued running, police said. The officer then saw the man reach for a dark-colored object on the ground. "He had it in his hand when he turned toward the officer," McDuell said. Believing the object was a gun, the officer fired, striking the man in the leg. "The homeowner, as well as a third-party witness, also saw the object and believed the suspect to be armed," McDuell said. Charges are pending against the man, police said."

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