Monday, January 14, 2008

Texas: Security guard shoots, kills man: "A shootout at a Richland Hills apartment complex early Sunday left one person dead and a security guard in the hospital, according to reports. The incident happened about 4 a.m. Sunday at the Bellaire Apartments, 7030 Baker Boulevard. It is unclear what started the incident, but according to NBC5 and CBS 11, an armed security guard was shot and returned fire at several people attempting to flee in a minivan. One of the bullets hit the driver of the van in the head, and after jumping a median on Baker Boulevard (also known as Highway 10), the van came to a stop off the road, the reports said. The driver died at the scene, the reports said. Two people were in custody, the reports said, but CBS 11reported that two others had fled the scene. The condition of the guard, who was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital, was not known but he is expected to survive"

Tennessee nightclub shooting justified: "A shooting at a South Memphis nightclub has been ruled justified. Officers were called to the J.T. Lounge around 2:00 a.m. Thursday, where they found 51 year old Robert Thomas suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. Investigators say the club owner and Thomas had been involved in an altercation which continued after the club closed. Based on the information, the District Attorney General’s office has ruled the shooting as justifiable homicide pending the final autopsy and crime lab reports.

Alabama man killed entering wrong apartment: "A Huntsville man was killed early today when he entered the wrong apartment and was shot by its resident. According to Huntsville police spokesman Wendell Johnson, about 12:07 a.m. north precinct officers were called to a shooting at 1002 Webster Drive. When they arrived, they found the body of Gary Lee McCarty, 34, at the rear of Apartment B. A preliminary investigation by the major crimes unit showed McCarty had been drinking and locked himself out of his apartment. When McCarty tried to crawl through the rear window of what was the wrong apartment, he was fatally shot by the resident who thought McCarty was a burglar, Johnson said. The resident's name was not released. Charges were not filed against the resident, Johnson said.

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