Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Florida Intruder Shot Dead: "Police are investigating a shooting on the Southside that left one man dead. Jacksonville Sheriff's Officers say the shooting happened at a home on Ivey Road Sunday night. Authorities say Gary Gene Wright, 25, called 911 and told them he'd shot someone. Wright told police he believed the man tried to break into his house. Police found 21-year-old Cordero Duran Jones dead at the scene. Detectives say there's no sign of forced entry. Investigators interviewed and released Wright Sunday night. They also questioned his girlfriend, who lives with him. Wright told First Coast News that he knew the man he shot but he wouldn't elaborate on their relationship. In a prior police report filed Thursday, Wright told police that someone broke into his home and stole several pistols and a plasma television."

Pennsylvania: Man Shoots, Kills Bobcat That Attacked His Pet Goat: "A man shot and killed a bobcat, after the bobcat attacked one of his pet goats. The attack happened around 9 a.m. Thursday in a remote area of Conemaugh Township in Somerset County. The man said he shot the bobcat because he was protecting his pet. The goat, Brownie, only suffered a few cuts. The man said he was worried if he just got the bobcat to go outside the fence that it would come back later and hurt Brownie. Game commission officials told Channel 11’s sister-station WJAC, that to spot a bobcat is very rare, but to have one in a back yard and come just 6 feet away is even more unlikely. Bobcats rarely come out during the day, but they are predators. The game commission plans on picking up the bobcat on Friday."

Florida man kills attacking pitbull: "A Tamarac man shot and killed a pit bull named Trouble after the dog escaped from its nearby home and attacked him on Thursday. Around 5:20 p.m. Trouble broke through a screen on the rear patio at a home on the 4500 block of Northwest 16th Way. Children playing nearby screamed, ``Trouble is out.'' Hearing the commotion, Paulo Jean, 35, stepped outside his home next door. Trouble attacked him, biting his buttocks and both arms. Jean pulled a .380 semiautomatic handgun from his pants pocket and fired three shots. Trouble died at the scene. Jean was taken to Broward General Medical Center with serious injuries. Broward County Animal Care and Regulation removed the dead dog and took another dog that also got loose from the same residence. The dogs' owner was not at home when the attack occurred. Jean had a valid concealed weapons permit.

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