Saturday, July 19, 2008

Oklahoma burglar shot: "A man told police he was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed another man today in Midwest City, according to an Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office news release. The man shot and killed was has been identified as Mikah Ryan Smith, 34. The shooter's name has not been released. The shooter told deputies he found the victim attempting to break into a shed on the shooter's property, 1701 Hughson Ave., according to the release. The victim then got into a small car, and the shooter told deputies the burglar attempted to ram him, according to the release. The shooter fired into the car's windshield, striking the victim. The victim was taken to a Midwest City hospital where he was pronounced dead."

Shooting of Kentucky teen ruled self-defense: "A grand jury has decided not to indict a Bowling Green man who fatally shot a teenager trying to break into his home. WBKO-TV reports that the grand jury found that 15-year-old Eros Berisaj was shot and killed in April as he attempted to burglarize the home of 52-year-old Jeff McGuire. Warren County Commonwealth Attorney Chris Cohron told the station on Wednesday that the case was dismissed because their evidence matched up with findings from the police investigation. Cohron says the case will be sealed and marked "no true crime" meaning McGuire acted in self-defense."

Florida resident shoots burglar during break-in: "St. Pete police say a burglary suspect was shot and killed during a break-in. Investigators says the resident arrived at his home at 1018 22nd Ave. S. at 12:28pm only to be confronted by a masked man armed with a gun. The resident fought with the intruder and during the scuffle, the suspect's gun fell to the floor. That's when detectives say the resident picked up the gun and shot and killed the intruder. The names of the victim and the suspect have not yet been released.

New Jersey: Intruder shot in head by homeowner: "Police say a man who allegedly broke into a Lakewood home and was shot in the head by the owner remains in critical condition. The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office says 31-year-old Eric Tucker of Lakewood was shot by an elderly man who confronted him when he broke in through a kitchen window around 5 a.m. Friday. Police have not released the homeowner's name, but say the gun used in the shooting was registered to him and that he called 911 to report the incident. Two other men have been arrested and charged with burglary in connection with the break-in."

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