Friday, November 02, 2007

Arkansas: Suspect in Alleged Home Invasion Killed by Gunfire: "Sheriff’s deputies have identified a [black] man shot and killed while allegedly trying to break into a home in Pulaski County Wednesday night. Right now, deputies believe the incident was a home invasion where the victim allegedly tried to kick down the door to a home, when gunfire erupted. When authorities arrived at 3800 Vinson Road, they found a man lying on the side of the road with a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was identified as 20-year-old Stephen Woods of Little Rock. He later died at a local hospital. Detectives believe Woods was running from the residence when several gunshots were fired--some from the house, and some toward the house. (John Rehrauer, Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Department) “The homeowner said there were a number of people outside he saw. We believe there are involved and are actively looking for them and running down all leads."

California: Juvenile shot, killed during Yucca Valley burglary: "A juvenile was shot and killed while attempting to burglarize a Yucca Valley home Wednesday evening, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. The incident happened about 6:30 p.m. in the 2800 block of Longview Avenue when the teenager and another juvenile tried to break into a home. A third suspect, 18-year-old Duncan Nicholson, waited outside in a getaway vehicle, according to the sheriff's department. An investigation determined the homeowner pulled out a gun when he heard somone knocking at his door. He armed himself because his home was robbed several times in the past month. The juvenile and two suspects are suspected of committing the burglaries, according to the sheriff's department. The homeowner fired his gun when the two juveniles forced their way into the home, killing one of them and hitting the second suspect in his arm. The two remaining suspects fled the scene, but later returned with the juvenile's father. The younger suspect was booked into a local juvenile hall and Nicholson was taken to the Morongo Basin Jail, both on murder charges."

Illinois gun haters try to shut down range: "St. Clair County is moving ahead with its plans to shut down a nearly 32-acre shooting range that's in the glide path of planes landing at Scott Air Force Base. The St. Clair County Board yesterday passed a pair of resolutions to shutter and seize the property at the urging of the county's state's attorney, Bob Haida (HAY'-duh). Haida says the measures would help the county prevail in its eminent domain lawsuit and injunction request against owners of the Caseyville Rifle and Pistol Club gun range near Mascoutah (muh-SKOO'-tuh). The resolutions mark the latest chapter in the county's nearly 3-year battle to shut down the range. Haida declined to discuss how the resolutions would promote its planned trial strategy."

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