Sunday, June 08, 2008

Texas woman shot to death by woman neighbor: "A 35-year-old Frankston woman was shot to death at a trailer park near Lake Palestine Saturday morning in what authorities are describing as an apparent act of self-defense after first charging the shooter with murder. Randhi Jo Allen, 35, of Frankston was deceased and had been shot once in the front of the head from "close range" when sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene of the shooting at a trailer park near Deep End Marina, approximately 5 miles east of Frankston, around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor. The women lived next door to one another and had been involved in some type of ongoing dispute in recent days, according to authorities. During interviews conducted Saturday, the sheriff said investigators learned "the victim admitted to some people this (Saturday) morning that she beat up this woman (Fountain) last (Friday) night. "She (Allen) went over this morning to get some more," Taylor said. "From what we understand, the victim was told not to come in the house, but she came in the house anyway...The gist of it is, it appears to be self-defense."

Indiana: One jailed, one shot in alleged attempted robbery: "One man is in jail and another still in the hospital after being shot while allegedly attempting to rob a Greene County business. The Greene County Sheriff's Department reported Saturday evening that Chad Rollins was in jail on allegations of theft, burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. John D. Lawson remained Saturday in Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. A condition update was not available. Rollins and Lawson were reportedly shot by the owner of K and H Auto in Greene County early Friday morning when he saw them on the property and ordered them to show their hands. One of the men allegedly pointed something toward the owner and the owner fired his weapon. The item was reportedly a flashlight."

South Carolina: No charges after barber shoots man: "A Columbia barbershop owner says he was just protecting himself. Johnny Cole admits he shot a man at his business Monday, but Tuesday he told WIS News 10 he had no choice. Now Columbia police say they're not charging either man in the incident, and are considering the case closed. Cole says it was self-defense, that he was trying to protect himself from a guy who punched him in the face and body-slammed him on the floor of his barber shop. Cole says he's never had trouble here before until Monday afternoon, when a car stopped at the intersection then backed up. Cole recognized a woman passenger, and spoke to her. He says next thing he knew, the man with her was on the attack. "He hit me first. And then I defend myself and when I defend myself, he reached for the bag I had on my shoulder," says Cole. The fight moved inside, and finally Cole says, he grabbed his gun. One shot was fired, hitting 44-year-old Anthony Sylvester Williams in the forearm."

Arizona homeowner shoots, kills armed would-be robber: "A homeowner shot and killed a suspect who was allegedly trying to break into his West Valley home early Thursday morning. It happened at about 1:30 a.m., in the area of 59h Avenue and McDowell Road. Police said the family of four was asleep at the time. The homeowner reportedly woke up when he heard somebody kicking in the door. That man grabbed his shotgun and waited near his bedroom door. When the bedroom door swung open, the man said he saw a man with a gun. That's when he opened fire. That suspect died on the scene. Police did find a gun near him. Investigators said there were two other suspects who took off, running to where their truck was parked a block away. Those suspects are still on the loose. Police said the homeowner was acting in self defense so he likely will not face any charges."

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