Tuesday, July 24, 2007

North Carolina: Female clerk shoots robber: "Robberies and assaults are not new in Charlotte's Hidden Valley Community. During the past year and a half, the area has been hit hard by crime. On Monday, a suspected thief was shot to death at a convenience store on Tom Hunter Road. According to police, a man entered the Fast Mart just after 10 a.m. He indicated that he had a weapon and demanded money from the female clerk. Police say the clerk then confronted the would-be robber. She allegedly fired one shot as the robber came toward her. As WBTV's Steve Crump reports, police and the district attorney must now determine if this was a case of self-defense."

Oklahoma: Five invaders; One shot: "Five people are accused of attempting a home invasion robbery Thursday morning that went awry when one of the alleged robbers was shot, police said. A resident of Almonte Apartments, 5901 S May Ave., in Oklahoma City was also shot during the break-in, which occurred about 5:30 a.m. The wound suffered by the resident, Antwaine Williams, 19, was not life threatening, Sgt. Paco Balderrama said. One of the alleged robbers is in critical condition following surgery for a gunshot wound at Integris Southwest Medical Center, police said. Police think Williams shot the accused robber, Darrell Gatewood, 18, but aren't sure who shot Williams. Minutes after police responded to the shooting, Gatewood was dropped off at the hospital, wounded, with his girlfriend, Chrise Thomas, 23. Thomas also is accused of participating in the home invasion. Also arrested are Christopher Hill, 18, Samuel Carolina, 17, and Randale Whitemore, 18."

California: Inquiry finds shooter acted in self-defense: "A 31-year-old man will not be charged in the shooting death of a 25-year-old man in June, officials said. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced last week that it will not file a murder charge against Carlos Salazar in the death of Angel Aguayo of Pomona. Salazar was arrested June 11, three days after Aguayo was shot multiple times in the 400 block of West Grand Avenue, according to a police statement. Salazar is being held without bail at California Institution for Men in Chino, where he awaits a court appearance on a charge of being a felon in possession of a gun. The district attorney's investigation found that Salazar acted in self-defense when he shot Aguayo, according to the office's statement. Aguayo died as he was being placed in the ambulance, police said."

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