Saturday, December 15, 2007

Texas: Burglar Shot, Killed by Homeowner: "A suspected burglar is dead after being shot and killed by a homeowner in southwest Harris County. Deputies say when they arrived at the home early Friday morning, a man's body was found hanging out part of a window. Investigators say the shooting happened around 2 a.m. when the homeowner heard a window break in his home. Police say the homeowner fired three shots at the suspect. Area residents told FOX 26 News several shootings have happened in the area recently. The case will be handed over to homicide detectives".

California: Armed store owner foils robbery: "Two masked gunmen held a North Park liquor store owner's daughter at gunpoint Thursday night but ran off when the owner pointed a gun at them. The robbery try occurred at United Market and Liquor on University Avenue near Hamilton Street shortly before 10 p.m. San Diego police said one of the men walked from the front door to the counter, while the other came in the back door and stepped behind the counter. He raised a handgun to the woman's head and demanded cash. The store owner, sitting by the front door, pulled out his own pistol and aimed it at the robbers, police Sgt. Rich Nemetz said. The masked men ran away without getting any money. Police did not release a detailed description of the robbers."

Kansas intruder shot: "Wichita police are investigating a break-in at an apartment that led to one of the suspects being shot. Two men forced their way into an apartment in the 2700 block of East Ninth Street at about 6 p.m. Thursday, police reported, and began beating up a 26-year-old man who lived there. The victim broke away at some point and fired a shot at the two suspects. One of them, a 24-year-old man, was hit by the bullet and later went to Wesley Medical Center, police said. He was admitted and remains hospitalized today. Police are still looking for the second intruder, a 31-year-old man known by the apartment resident. The incident remains under investigation, police spokesman Gordon Bassham said, but the shooting "may have been self-defense."

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