Monday, November 05, 2007

Connecticut Man Shoots Home Intruder: "State police said they received a call Sunday from a man who said he had encountered an intruder at his house. John Nagy told police that he may have shot the intruder at his home, located at 44 Berkshire Road in Southbury. Nagy told police that he was awakened at about 2 a.m. by a noise in the basement area of the house. Nagy said he went to investigate the basement area armed with a weapon. He stated that he encountered a man who had entered the basement. The man advanced in the direction of the Nagy, and Nagy said he shot his gun in the direction of the intruder and left his home to wait for police. Nagy told state police that he believed that the intruder was still in the basement. State troopers entered the home with a state police K-9 to search for the intruder, police said. The intruder was located by troopers in the basement of the home suffering from an apparent single gunshot wound... Initial investigation by state police determined that the man was in fact the operator of a vehicle that had been involved in a one-car crash on River Road in Southbury. The man fled the crash scene on foot and walked for about a half a mile and then entered the Nagy's house, where he encountered the homeowner. Nagy was not injured in this incident, police said."

MI: Man acquitted of murder but faces "gun possession" charges: "A 29-year-old legally blind Lansing man who said he shot his girlfriend in self-defense after she attacked him with several knives, was found not guilty of murder Wednesday. ... During the five-day trial, which ended Tuesday, Milton testified that Brown, 26, threw knives at him in her apartment during an argument, and then came after him in the parking lot. Milton said he fired the gun to scare her. ... The jury did find Milton guilty of carrying a concealed weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He faces a maximum of five years in prison on those charges. Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III said it was a difficult case that came down to whether Milton committed murder by firing the second shot. 'This is why we have juries -- to resolve these issues,' Dunnings said, adding, 'We never disputed that he fired the first shot in self-defense.'"

Florida: Attempted-robbery suspect shot dead near Lake Worth: "One of three men who allegedly tried to rob the El Rancho night club early Sunday morning died after being shot in an altercation with the owners. The would-be robbers were patrons at the club on Lake Worth Road earlier Saturday night, according to Palm Beach County sheriff's officials. They returned at around 2:30 a.m. The men fled the gunfire inside and one man, who has not been identified, died on the sidewalk a few storefronts away, officials said. The other two men could not be found."

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