Saturday, January 12, 2008

Florida man fires at robbers: "A 52-year-old man fired shots at three men after he was robbed at gunpoint in the driveway of his Orlando home, police said. The armed robbery took place Monday on Gumwood Court in Orlando. According to an Orlando police report, the victim pulled into his driveway after cashing a check at a local check-cashing store. Three men approached the man and stole his cash before fleeing in a car, Orlando police said. The victim fired shots at the getaway car, but it is not known if any of the assailants were struck. Two of the culprits were described only as in their 20s and the other man was in his 30s, according to the police report. Orlando police detectives recovered shell casings and confiscated the victim's gun" [Big help!]

California man shoots suspected thief three times: "A homeowner shot and wounded a man who he said was trying to steal a motorcycle from the back of his pickup early Friday morning on the 100 block of Victoria Court. Police barricaded the street after the shooting shortly after 3:30 a.m., and the suspect was taken to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. Sean Dunbar, 31, shot 18-year-old Christian Bautista of Stockton three times in the hand and shoulder after a brief footchase, said Tracy detective Craig Kootstra. Bautista was taken to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. Dunbar kept him at gunpoint until police arrived. Bautista’s .38-caliber revolver was lying in the middle of the street and he was conscious when officers got on scene. Officers questioned Dunbar and released him, while Bautista was arrested on suspicion of theft, assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a loaded firearm with the intent to commit a felony and carrying a concealed firearm."

South Carolina intruder shot: "Two people are facing burglary and attempted robbery charges after an apartment break-in led to one of them being shot. The break-in and shooting happened late Saturday night in at the Campus Edge Apartments in Spartanburg County, near USC-Upstate. Jeremy Lee and Jacob Holland, are charged with first degree burglary and attempted armed robbery after deputies said that the door of an apartment was kicked open. Investigators said that a person living in the apartment opened fire with a shotgun."

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