Wednesday, June 04, 2008

AZ: Homeowner shoots robbers: "Police say a homeowner confronted two men who forced their way into a house with the intention to rob it, shot and killed one of the men and injured the other. The robbers injured the unidentified homeowner, who was rushed to the hospital, in the Monday morning incident at 2809 W. Almeria Road, Sgt. Andy Hill said. His condition was not immediately known. "I heard two shots, real loud, then saw dust on the ground," said Josie Carillo, a neighbor. "Don't know if it was a bullet or what." Police said they were are especially concerned because children also live in the home. "We believe two suspects came to rob the house, do a home invasion, and forced their way in," Hill said. The other intruder who was hurt is believed to have jumped in a getaway vehicle parked down the street. Police gave no immediate description of the robber.

Arkansas Homeowner shoots man stealing gas: "With prices nearing $4 a gallon, sheriff's deputies say Mark Holsted wanted to steal some gasoline from an unsuspecting resident of Crawford County. However, that high price likely kept a homeowner armed with a 9mm pistol alert as well. Deputies say an unidentified homeowner shot Holsted in the arm and thigh late Sunday night after spotting him stealing gas from a car parked outside a home in Rudy. Officers say Holsted was armed with a rifle at the time of the shooting and had an accomplice and a getaway driver. Holsted was listed in stable condition at a Fort Smith hospital Monday. Deputies say he'll face charges once he is released from the hospital's care."

California: Robber In Fatal Store Holdup: "Authorities released the name today of an alleged robber killed in an exchange of gunfire that erupted during a holdup at a small East County business, seriously injuring the shop's two proprietors. Phillip Lashon Whitmore, 29, died at the scene of Tuesday afternoon's shootout at Travel Wizard in the 7700 block of University Avenue in La Mesa, according to the county Medical Examiner's Office. Whitmore allegedly was robbing the business -- a combination vacation-planning agency, currency-exchange outlet and coin shop -- when gunfire erupted shortly before 1 p.m., according to police. It was unclear who fired first. Whitmore suffered two to four bullet wounds, LMPD Lt. David Bond told reporters. The La Mesa resident ran out of the business with a satchel of stolen money, fell to the ground about 50 feet away and died, Bond said. Medics took the wounded business owners -- a 59-year-old man and 58-year-old woman, both of whom suffered at least two gunshot wounds -- to Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. Their names and conditions were not released."

Angelina Jolie Touts Gun Ownership: "When it comes to worldview, Angelina Jolie is gaining fame for standing out from the Hollywood crowd. After meeting with Gen. David Petraeus a while back, Jolie made clear her preference that the U.S. not withdraw from Iraq as quickly as some prominent Democrats wanted to. Most recently, Jolie is talking as if she's adopted some of the late Charlton Heston's viewpoints. The actress reveals that she and Pitt are gun owners and keep firearms in their home. "I bought original, real guns of the type we used in `Tomb Raider' for security. Brad and I are not against having a gun in the house, and we do have one," Jolie tells the U.K. Daily Mail. In case you're wondering whether a Malibu celeb would really use a firearm for self-defense, Jolie supplies the answer: "Yes, I'd be able to use it if I had to. I could handle myself. I think there are certain combat skills that would come out. "If anybody comes into my home and tries to hurt my kids, I've no problem shooting them," the someday Mrs. Pitt says."

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