Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Texas: Police Investigate Fatal Shooting: "A Euless man took a weapon into another man's home and was gunned down. Here's what police say happened: The victim, Brandon Couey, had been arguing with a woman when a neighbor asked the woman if she was okay. Couey, who was armed with a knife, then walked into that neighbor's apartment. That is when Couey was shot. "We don't really know what happened -- we have an idea based on witness statements," said Lt. Wayne Paulik, Euless Police Department. "We're still going to conduct a thorough investigation. According to police, Couey then made his way across the street to a fire station. He was taken to a hospital and died. No arrests have been made."

California market owner will not be charged: "A Yuba City market owner who shot and killed an armed robber will not be charged with a crime, Sutter County District Attorney Carl Adams said today. Adams said the woman, who co-owns the Percy Avenue Market, acted in self-defense when she pulled a .38 caliber revolver from a drawer the night of Aug. 10 and shot Billy Lloyd Saling at point blank range. Adams did not name the woman in a press release but confirmed she is Suad Hamdan, wife of co-owner Chris Hamdan. She earlier declined comment. Saling had a loaded .22 caliber revolver in his hand when Hamdan fired one time, hitting him in the upper left chest. She fired a second time as he ran out the door but missed and hit a wall, said Adams. Saling collapsed and died in a parking lot five to eight seconds after being hit, the district attorney said. “It’s pretty clear she was convinced he would shoot her,” said Adams. “It’s clear she thought her life was at risk"

Texas: Resident Dies In Home Invasion Robbery; Intruder in Critical Condition: "Anthony Jerome Hemingway Sr., 43, died early Monday morning in an exchange of gunfire with a man who kicked in the door of his apartment in Killeen. The intruder, who was not identified, was in critical condition Monday after he was airlifted to Scott & White Hospital in Temple. It happened around 6:30 a.m. Monday at an apartment in the 1500 block of Windward Drive. Officers said an armed man kicked in the back door, entered the apartment and shot Hemingway, who returned fire, wounding his attacker."

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