Sunday, July 01, 2007

Oklahoma: Pit Bull Shot After Attack: "Midwest City police said they wouldn't cite a man who shot a pit bull terrier that was attacking a meter reader. Jason Fish was reading a meter for Oklahoma Gas and Electric Friday when police said the dog attacked him. A neighbor heard Fish screaming and shot and killed the animal with a shotgun. Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes said Fish was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. Clabes said the dog's owner -- Terry Almon -- was cited for harboring a vicious animal."

Oregon man, 71, wounds intruder: "A Northeast Portland homeowner who came face to face with an intruder in the early morning darkness Friday shot him once in the head, leaving him seriously injured, family members and authorities said. About 4:50 a.m., Leroy Hudson, 71, and his wife, Janice, 62, awakened to the sound of a break-in, said Walter Hudson, 49, the second of the couple's nine children. Walter Hudson relayed his parents' account of events: Leroy Hudson was asleep upstairs and Janice Hudson was asleep downstairs in their home near Northeast 107th Avenue and Glisan Street. When they heard suspicious noises from their enclosed back porch, they met in a hall and got out a gun. Janice Hudson called 9-1-1 to report an intruder. Leroy Hudson opened the back door of the house and found a man standing in front of him. He demanded to know what the man was doing, hoping to scare him off. But the man said nothing. Instead, he walked toward Leroy Hudson, and Hudson raised the gun and shot him. Police arrived soon after. Police have not released the intruder's identity but think he's about 26 years old, said Officer Brian Schmautz, a Portland Police Bureau spokesman. The man's gunshot wound was life-threatening and he had surgery at Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center, Schmautz said. No condition report was available. No charges have been pressed in the incident."

Florida business owner fires at robbers, hits bystander: "After two men shoved guns in an auto shop owner's face, taking $1,300 from his business, the owner grabbed his own gun, followed them outside and fired, police said. Police don't know if any of the shots hit either robber, but one did hit a bystander in the ankle. The bystander, who police would not identify Wednesday, was taken to an area hospital with an injury said to be not life-threatening. According to police, investigations into both the robbery and the shooting, which happened shortly after 1 p.m., are continuing. Richard Hydro, 54, owner of Motor Werkes, in the 4600 block of Dyer Avenue, was not held by police. A man answering the telephone at his home said the business owner had been advised not to discuss the shooting. Riviera Beach spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown, however, said, "The (robbery) victim, in fear of his life, followed the subjects and shot at them." She added that a second encounter outside the business preceded the shooting, but said she had no information on what took place. The robbers took cash and personal credit cards, police said. Hydro has a concealed weapons permit, according to state records. He has owned the property where the business is since 1993, records show."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know the shop owner of the Motor Werkes auto repair center who was robbed at gunpoint.The are a lot of incomplete and downright inaccurate articles on the internet about this robbery but here is what I DO know to be true.
Rick was alone in his auto business about 1 p.m. when two black males came in to ask about some auto work they needed. Rick went into the empty offices to give them a business car and when he turned around both men had guns at his forehead and they were right in his face screaming and yelling their demands for money. Rick complied with their demands for his wallet and the store cash box. After the robbers had the money they forced Rick to the floor with both guns held to the back of his head. Rick was in fear of being shot in the back of the head and pushed his way past the legs of the robbers standing over him and got into his own office. Rick thought the robbers would either shoot him or follow him into his office but he said he wasn't going die face down on the floor like they wanted him to do, instead the robbers when out the customer waiting room front door into the parking lot. In the parking lot was a waiting female driver in the get away car. Rick said when he saw the robbers were not following him into his own office he wanted to get a descrition of where and how they left the scene. Rick got his own weapon from his desk and went out his office door into the same parking lot. When he got outside Rick saw the apparent get away car slowly working its was out of the parking lot with the rear windshield facing him about 35feet away. Both black males that had just had guns held guns to his face and head were in the back seat of the 4 door sedan. Rick did not display his gun which was at his side when he walked out his door into the parking lot to i.d the method and direction that the robbers were fleeing. When the robbers saw him outside looking at them one made a move to raise his arm in Ricks direction over the rear of the back seat toward the rear windshield and the other robber was opening the door to get out of the car when Rick again fearing for his life instinctly fired toward them hitting the car and forcing it to drive off his property without further threat to himself or his business. There are reports of a bystander being shot by Ricks bullets, it is true that an illegal alien did get shot by a riccocheting bullet in the heel. He was working in a field about 400feet past the get away car target. Rick was not charged with any crime in this incident, the robbers fled out of state and a eventually were tracked to a home where the Atlanta swat team arrested them and brought them back to Florida. The outcome of the trial or plea bargains have not been yet decided. Both robbers have many previous arrests, one had an armed robbery conviction in the past, the female get away driver as has been arrested many times on non violent crimes.