Friday, October 05, 2007

TX: Elderly man shoots, kills burglar: "An elderly man in La Vernia caught two burglars in the act, but they were no match for his trigger finger and his shotgun. One of the men is dead, and the other is behind bars. 'He's an old timer up there in the county and an old hunter,' Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt Jr. said. And 83-year-old Raymond Bunte wasn't afraid to defend someone else's home. ... Bunte heard suspicious noises next door on a rural road in La Vernia at about 2 p.m. Friday. He stumbled across a kicked in door and two thieves helping themselves to Dolores Hendershot's valuables. He blocked their exit and ordered the men out and on the ground. But 23-year-old Dustin Houston didn't get very far when he tried to flee."

Oregon: Three shot in home invasion, marijuana found: "Clackamas County deputies say an attempted home invasion occurred in Clackamas early Thursday, leading to the shootings of two suspects and the roommate of a man living there. A woman who was also in the home was not hurt. Police also found a "modest" marijuana growing operation on the property. Authorities got a 911 call at about 3 a.m. from a person who lives at the house, telling them he shot two men who came into the basement section of the home, where his roommate was residing. The man also says his roommate got caught in the crossfire and was also shot. The man in the home reportedly fired several rounds from a shotgun. The persons in the home at the time of the incident and the persons suspected of entering the home by force were identified by police Thursday afternoon in a press release. All have prior arrest records. John Edward Harris, born in October, 1982, has a prior arrest in 2004 for assaulting a Portland Police officer. Harris is identified as the "shooter" during the home invasion event. He was not injured. Anthony Patrick Cooper, 25, is a corrections client and has prior arrests for delivery of a controlled substance; delivery and possession of a controlled substance; robbery; burglary; menacing and dangerous weapons in Multnomah County. Cooper is identified as the roommate who was being assaulted violently by the intruding suspects and was shot by his roommate (Harris) during the altercation. Cooper was shot at close range in the hand and is in stable condition.... Authorities say they think the marijuana grow at the residence may be the reason the suspects broke into the home, which is located in a secluded area at the end of a long private driveway."

Connecticut Homeowner Chases Men Out Of House: "Wolcott police said officers arrived at 4:41 a.m. at the site of a home invasion on Chestnut Drive. Police said a woman was home alone with her sister when the two men entered the house. Police said the homeowner was armed with a gun and chased the men out of the house. The two men remain at large Thursday morning. Police described one man as 5 feet 11 inches tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing dark-colored clothes. Police described the second man as having a large build and said he was last seen wearing blue jeans and shorts."

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