Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Arkansas woman Shoots and Kills Husband: "A woman shot and killed her husband at their home outside of El Dorado, and the Union County sheriff says the slaying was in self-defense. Sheriff Ken Jones said the incident happened around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, when deputies found 47 year-old Roger Gates dead inside the home. Jones says 37 year-old Kimberly Gates told him that her husband had attacked her and that she was afraid for her life and her baby's. Officials say she was able to get away from her husband, get a gun from the bathroom, and shoot him. Jones said the case is still under investigation and that the results will be given to a prosecutor, who will determine if charges should be filed."

Texas man protects self from potential thieves with gun: "A Corpus Christi man found three men looking into his car early Saturday morning and shot at them in fear for his own safety, according to a police report. Police responded to the 3700 block of Kingston Drive at 4:39 a.m., where a 50-year-old man told them he was awakened by noises in his driveway. After seeing the three men, the man grabbed his .40 Glock and confronted the men. The man told police he feared for his safety and fired off a round into the trunk of the suspect's vehicle. They fled and have not been located. A description of the suspect's vehicle was not given by police."

Florida: Tunnelling burglar thwarted: "Police say they've arrested a man who tried to tunnel into his neighbor's home. It was early Sunday, investigators say, when Mark Mazur snuck into a yard on San Luis and dug a tunnel under the fence. But his clandestine plan was thwarted by the homeowner's dog. When he heard his dog barking, Robert Cash came outside -- armed with a handgun -- and ordered the intruder to stop. Mazur, armed with a blowtorch, started towards Cash. Investigators say Cash fired once and missed Mazur, but the shot was enough to convince him to stop and wait for police to arrive. Mazur, 56, has several prior arrests around the Bay Area. He was charged with burglary and assault.

Arizona man shoots at armed robbers trying to take baby: "An Avondale man shot at armed robbers Saturday night when they tried to take his infant during a robbery, according to a police report released Monday. The Avondale family had started to unload groceries at their home near Main Street and Litchfield Road when three men approached the car with guns and demanded money. When the victim, 52, said he didn't have any cash, one robber said, "get the baby", according to Avondale Police Sergeant Memo Espinoza. The victim pulled out a handgun and the three robbers started shooting at the man and the house. The father shot back. The robbers ran away, and one was crawling on the ground as if he had been shot, according to Espinoza. The victim and baby were not hurt in the shootout. The three armed men left in a black SUV with chrome trim and chrome wheels. They were described as Black males, between 19- and 25-years old."

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