Saturday, August 11, 2007

More on a very dubious killing: "The case, experts said, hinges on whether a Northwest Side homeowner thought deadly force was his only option to protect himself or recover property when he chased the unarmed college student to the street and shot him to death. Raymond Lemes, 48, found Glass inside his house early Saturday morning. Believing Glass was an intruder, Lemes grabbed his .40-caliber handgun and chased the young man outside, where he shot him in the neck, arm and chest, according to a police report. The report does not indicate whether Glass, 19, took anything from the home. Lemes later told police he meant to detain Glass until authorities arrived, but he fired when Glass "lunged at him," the report says.... Glass, a sophomore at Angelo State University who grew up on his family's farm, had been staying at his sister's house on Autumn Evening the night he died. That house is painted white with blue trim and is on the right side of the cul-de-sac. Lemes' house is also white with blue trim and is on the right side of another cul-de-sac. One home is directly behind the other. [There is a view that the student simply mistook the Lemes home for the one where he was staying. We only have the word of Lemes that the student "lunged" at him. And why were 3 shots needed for anything? A commenter on my earlier report of the matter on this blog suggests that Lemes is simply a murderer]

Connecticut man shoots burglar, has heart attack: "A Hartford man fatally shot an intruder who was attempting to burglarize his apartment Thursday night, police said. Then, as officers were questioning him, the man suffered a heart attack. Hartford police spokeswoman Nancy Mulroy said officers responded at about 8:40 p.m. to a report of a shooting at 136 Seymour St. in the city's South Green neighborhood. When they arrived, the officers found the gunshot victim on the exterior deck of apartment 303, she said. Police identified the dead man as Ralph Colon, 56, of 201 Saybrook St., Hartford. He was shot in the abdomen and died this morning at Hartford Hospital, Mulroy said. She said Colon had been attempting to burglarize the apartment. Officers investigating the shooting forced their way into the apartment and discovered the resident, a 64-year-old man who appeared to be overwhelmed, Mulroy said. Mulroy said the man, who she declined to identify, dropped a hand gun and cooperated with police. He was taken into custody. While he was being interviewed by police, Mulroy said, the man suffered a heart attack and was taken to St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. His condition was unavailable. Mulroy said no charges have been filed in the incident."

Michigan: Would-be robber's slaying 'justifiable': "The fatal shooting of a man while trying to rob a Muskegon Heights woman in her driveway has been ruled "justifiable," Muskegon County Prosecutor Tony Tague said Thursday. That means no homicide charge will be filed in the July 25 shooting of Edtwon Magett, 32, of Milwaukee. But the shooter faces trial on several other felony counts. Kenyada Yvonne Young, 27, waived her right to a preliminary examination Thursday on five charges: being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, making a false report of a felony, delivery of a controlled substance and a felony firearm count. Sixtieth District Judge Michael J. Nolan ordered Young bound over for trial in 14th Circuit Court. Also waiving his preliminary hearing Thursday was Magett's alleged accomplice in the botched robbery attempt. Malcolm Lamont Price, 19, of 3013 Woodcliffe, faces trial on charges of assault with intent to rob while armed and felony firearm possession. Magett was shot in the head by his intended victim about 1:30 a.m. in the driveway at 2030 Riordan in what authorities have called a drug-related robbery attempt. He died July 26 at a Muskegon hospital. Authorities said Young had just pulled into her driveway when Magett confronted her. She started to open the car door, and he pulled it open the rest of the way, put a gun to her head and demanded money. Police and prosecutors said the woman appeared to be cooperating but instead pulled a small-caliber handgun out of her pocket and shot Magett. Police said Magett had been in prison most of his adult life, and his record showed convictions for armed robbery and narcotics violations in Wisconsin and Michigan."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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