Monday, August 27, 2007

California Store Guard Shoots, Kills Scum: "A teen robber was shot and killed by a grocery store security guard after an attempted robbery turned into a gunfight Saturday, Stockton police said. The 19-year-old gunman was pronounced dead just outside the Super Mercado La Amapola, 1901 S. El Dorado Street in Stockton around 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Stockton police Sgt. Ken Praegitzer said. Store employee Nancy Ortega said the store was full of customers when the masked gunman came in, brandished a loaded handgun and demanded cash. At first, I was stunned. It was happening again," said Ortega, 16, who was robbed at gunpoint while working in the same store last month. Before Ortega could hand over the cash, investigators said the suspect spotted the store's security guard across the floor and fired. The guard jumped to Ortega's defense and returned fire. "He told me to get down," Ortega said. "I went down and they started shooting at each other." The guard, who asked to remain anonymous, told News10 that he had no choice but to fire on the suspect, striking him several times. "I actively wanted to stop the threat," he said. "There was nothing else I could have done. The things that happened here were basically tragic, but if somebody's coming in to the establishment shooting, I think I did what I could do. I think I did my job." Witnesses said the suspect then stumbled out to the sidewalk and collapsed, but not before firing a shot into a nearby car with a mother and two children inside. No one else was hurt."

Florida woman shoots at robbers in home invasion: "When a woman saw three men break into her bedroom window late Friday night, she took out a gun and fired several times. It didn't stop the men, though. They came in through the window of her South Fort Myers home, and after a struggle, they tied her hands then took off with money and jewelry. It all happened sometime before 11:40 p.m. Friday, and detectives were still looking for the suspects Saturday. The woman, who is in her 20s, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. She shares the home at 6770 Briarcliff Road with her boyfriend, but she was alone at the time of the break-in."

Georgia convenience store owner foils armed robbers: "The owner of a west Chatham County convenience store derailed the plans of two armed men who tried to rob him Thursday morning, using a gun of his own to send them packing. The would-be robbers, with guns drawn, entered Mike's Mini Mart at 2101 Lewis Mills Blvd. shortly after 7:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police. When the owner saw the barrels of the assailants' guns, he pulled out his own weapon and immediately opened fire as they entered. Seconds later, the two assailants turned and fled from the business. No customers were in the store, and no injuries were reported. The men fired two shots at the business before fleeing, blowing out their own rear window in the process, according to a police report. Police are asking the public's help to find a small blue or black car with the rear windshield shot out. The car was last seen traveling toward ACL Boulevard with an orange hand truck or a lawn mower protruding from its trunk. The assailants are described as two black males, one wearing a white T-shirt, dark shorts and white tennis shoes. He is 6 feet tall, weighing 160 to 170 pounds, with long dreadlocks. His accomplice stands about 5 feet, 9 inches, weighing 160 pounds. He was wearing a gray or green ball cap, a black hooded sweatshirt and yellow jogging pants with two stripes down the sides."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just in case it hasn't been said lately, thanks for doing this on a daily basis - it comes in handy when dealing with anti-gun stories that run in the media.