Monday, October 22, 2007

Hawaii shooting: "A Waianae man was taken into police custody Saturday night after a shooting left one dead and two others fleeing the scene, police said. Honolulu Police said the shootout happened when three men tried to rob the homeowner at gunpoint at his home at Mai-u'u Road in Waianae in an apparent attempt to collect money from the man's illegal cockfighting business, police said. Police said the armed homeowner killed one of the alleged robbers. Police said witnesses told them three men with weapons drove up Saturday morning and tried to break down Kuraoka's door. "They eventually got the front door opened, and that's when the gun shots were fired," said HPD Lt. Bill Kato. Police said Kuroka had a rifle and a shotgun. "Statements were given that shots were fired at him, so he said he fired back," said Kapolei-Waianae District Lt. Farrel Sojot. When patrol units arrived, they found Jayson Sylva, 28, barely alive lying in front of Kuraoka's house, police said. Authorities said Sylva was taken to Waianae Medical Center where he died. Criminal records show Sylva has 43 prior arrests, 12 of them felonies for everything from kidnapping to assault and had spent time in prison, KITV reported." [The homeowner was not charged]

New Mexico: Pizza delivery man kills assailant: "Police will not bring charges against a pizza delivery man who shot and killed a man trying to rob him Friday. The Roswell Police Department said the delivery man, who has not been named, acted in self-defense. A witness said the delivery man was approached by several people. She said the group attacked him and tried to take his money. That is when the delivery man pulled out a gun and began shooting. One person, described as a male in his 20s, was shot and killed. Two other suspects, whom police are still looking for, fled the scene."

California: Suspect in store robbery shot by clerk: "An attempt to rob a convenience store went awry Friday night when the store clerk pulled out his own gun and shot one of the suspects in the chest in an exchange of gunfire, police said. The suspect, a man in his 20s, remained in critical condition Saturday. The clerk was standing in front of JR Market on National Avenue at 38th Street at 10 p.m. when he was approached by two men armed with a handgun, San Diego police said. When they pointed the gun at him, the clerk pulled out his own handgun and they exchanged fire. The suspects escaped in a gray mini-van. About 20 minutes later, a woman called to report that a man had been shot. Officers who responded found a man lying in a van on 30th Street suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest."

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