Saturday, September 15, 2007

Texas Resident Shoots Robber, Foils Robbery: "A resident opened fire on a would-be robber Friday morning outside a Waco apartment complex, foiling the hold-up and sending the man to a local hospital. It happened outside the Parkside Village apartments on North 9th Street in Waco. Initial reports were that a resident witnessed a man attempting to rob another person and fired as many as six shots at the would-be robber, who was struck at least three times. Police learned of the incident after the badly injured man turned up at the Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center emergency room. Late Friday morning police were still at the hospital and at the scene of the robbery."

Louisiana: A dead Chestnut: "A would-be carjacker who was shot at a Metairie fast food restaurant in June died Thursday from medical problems related to the injury, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said. According to Col. John Fortunato, a sheriff's office spokesman, 44-year-old Carl Chestnut was shot several times while attempting to rob a mother and her 17-year-old son at an Arby's drive-through. Fortunato said the victims were in their car waiting to place an order when Chestnut walked up to the vehicle and pointed a gun at them. The women's teenage son was able to pry the gun away and shot Chestnut several times, wounding him in his head and torso. Chestnut was taken to East Jefferson Hospital immediately following the shooting, but was eventually transferred to Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge on September 7 for additional medical help. Chestnut died September 13 at the hospital."

OR: Teacher fights gun ban: "A high school teacher in southern Oregon plans to challenge a school district policy that prevents her from carrying a gun on school grounds. Portland lawyer Jim Leuenberger said in an e-mail message to the Mail Tribune newspaper that he will ask a Jackson County judge to declare the Medford School District's policy 'illegal and void' for holders of concealed handgun licenses. ... Leuenberger said the woman has divorced her husband and obtained a restraining order against him. The woman contacted the lawyer and the Oregon Firearms Federation after school officials approached her about rumors that she was carrying a weapon."

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