Thursday, August 28, 2008

OK home invader shot: "A Muskogee man was being treated Wednesday night at Muskogee Regional Medical Center for gunshot wounds he sustained during what appears to be a home invasion, police said. Anthony Irving, 36, was listed as stable, but his condition was not available, a hospital spokeswoman said. Police Lt. Bert Poole said the investigation so far shows that Bernard Harlin, 36, was in the house at 1420 Fremont St., when Irving entered the residence. Poole said Irving came into the residence carrying a gun, which discharged as he scuffled with Harlin. It went off again, striking Irving. Harlin then ran outside, yelling for a neighbor to call 911. District Attorney Larry Moore said the evidence so far in the case indicates the homeowner was defending himself against an intruder. Moore said he doesn't expect to file charges against the homeowner but will consider charges against the intruder. According to Oklahoma Department of Corrections records, Irving has prior convictions for drug possession and distribution of drugs. His last conviction in Muskogee County was in 2006, when he received a suspended sentence for possession of a controlled dangerous substance."

Crazy Canada. Intruder shot. Shooter charged: "Niagara police are investigating a deadly home invasion that left an intruder dead and a resident of the home charged with manslaughter. Police said four men entered a home on Carlton Street, between Lake and Geneva streets, around 2 p.m. Saturday. They held four people captive for a short time before Pedro Bello, 19, was shot and killed. He was discovered in the basement when police arrived after receiving a 911 call. A 22-year-old, who suffered minor injuries, has been charged with manslaughter. Three other men, ranging in age from 19 to 23, were caught in a vehicle after fleeing the scene. One neighbour, who did not want to be identified, said he saw men running from the home. "I walked out, two guys were running on the street with masks on." Yesterday, police said they were still investigating whether the 22-year-old resident was the target of the invasion. Three men are facing charges in connection with the home invasion. They are all from St. Catharines and charges include forcible confinement, robbery with a firearm and breaking and entering and committing an indictable offence."

Texan shot in break-in: "Sheriff's deputies in Bastrop are investigating a fatal shooting that happened Tuesday when a man fatally shot another man he says was trying to break into his residence on John Croft Road near the city of Bastrop. A dispatcher said that Dillian Wilhelm shot James Nauer, of Bastrop, around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday when Nauer reportedly entered his house with a club. Nauer was critically injured and taken to the University Medical Center at Brackenridge where he was pronounced dead, according to the sheriff's office. The Bastrop County sheriff's office and the district attorney's office are investigating the case to determine if charges will be filed, investigators said."

NV: Law may allow homeowners to shoot intruders: "There's a popular phrase that says 'A man's home is his castle.' One Valley lawmaker is trying to get a new law passed that goes even further to protect homes and homeowners' rights. It's called the Castle Doctrine, and it's been passed in more than a dozen states, but not without some controversy. The law would allow homeowners to use deadly force on a home intruder, with no regard to whether he or she's retreating. 'I keep a gun in my house. It's close at hand. My children are gone, so it's ready ... Not cocked, but it's ready,' said assemblyman Harry Mortenson, D-Nev."

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