Saturday, November 03, 2007

Georgia neighbor shoots at burglars: "A witness fired shots at some burglars at a boutique in Atlanta Tuesday morning, police said. Police said the burglars broke out a window at the Urban Fusion boutique on Peters Street around 4 a.m. While the burglars were trying to carry out merchandise, a person living in an apartment across the street saw them and began firing shots. The men dropped the merchandise and ran away, police said. Police haven’t said who the shooter was."

Oklahoma man cleared in shooting: "Oklahoma's “Make My Day” law was the deciding factor in the fate of a Colcord man who fatally shot a 17-year-old this summer, according to District Attorney Eddie Wyant. Jack Doughty, 62, stood accused of shooting David Gudde in the early morning hours of July 1. According to police reports, Doughty operated a fireworks stand out of his Delaware County home in June and early July. Doughty told authorities that he was awakened around 4 a.m. on July 1, by what he believed to be intruders. Gudde and 18-year-old Lance Stick were reportedly in Doughty's home and were opening an inside door when Doughty fired a shot in the direction of the door with a .22 caliber rifle. Doughty told investigators that he chased the intruders as they ran outside, firing two more shots to “alert neighbors”. When authorities arrived at the scene, they found Gudde lying on the ground outside Doughty's home. An Oklahoma law passed in 1988, protects residents from being prosecuted for using deadly force against suspected threats to themselves in their homes and on their properties. After investigating the incident, Wyant said he will not file charges against Doughty because is actions were in accordance to the “Make My Day” law."

Florida Man Shoots, Kills Girlfriend's Ex: "Police said a man shot and killed another man who showed up Thursday night at a Sunrise apartment where his ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend live. According to Sunrise police, a man showed up at his ex-girlfriend's apartment and got into an altercation with her and her live-in boyfriend. At some point, police said, the boyfriend fatally shot the man. Police are trying to determine whether the shooting was an act of self-defense. No one has yet been charged.

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