Wednesday, October 08, 2008

AL: Burglary suspect shot by victim: "A burglary suspect remains in the hospital after a Crabtree Road resident shot him Sunday afternoon. Shawn Lincoln, 22, of York is suspected of trying to burglarize the home around 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Investigators charged Lincoln with first-degree burglary Tuesday. He will be booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail when he is released from DCH Regional Medical Center, said Capt. Loyd Baker, commander of the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit. Baker said Lincoln approached three people in a yard and asked whether they had drugs. Baker said they told him no, and Lincoln then pulled a gun and forced them into the home. The 22-year-old resident had armed himself by the time they came inside and gunfire was exchanged. Lincoln allegedly ran to a nearby home where he asked to call 911 because he had been shot in the arm and chest. His injuries were not life-threatening. Lincoln's bail is set at $20,000."

Alabama pizza delivery man fends off robber with gunfire: "Victor Greenwood said he plans to take a week off work after a man attacked him with a brick as he tried to deliver a pizza. Greenwood, 32, said although the incident left him traumatized, he managed to escape with only minor injuries. He said he suffered a cut on the shoulder and was left a little sore. Moments after the assault he dropped the pizza and hot wings, and opened fire with his pistol. "As soon as I got back down the stairs, one of them hit me in the head with a brick," Greenwood said. "A few seconds later, he was charging me. I dropped the food and grabbed my pistol." Dothan police Capt. Larry Draughon said Khiry Terrel Beachum, 18, of East Lafayette Street, suffered a gunshot wound to the leg during the robbery, and was caught shortly afterward by police. Police are still looking for Michael Pope, who they say ran after gunfire erupted. Police said the robbery happened about 10 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of East Crawford Street. Police said Beachum was treated and released from Southeast Alabama Medical Center for an injury to lower right leg. Both men were charged with first-degree armed robbery. Greenwood said he's worked for Hungry Howie's Pizza for five years and had never been robbed until Sunday night. But he said the two men didn't get a chance to steal anything. "It was either me or him," Greenwood said. "If they'd got me on the ground, it would've been over."

Wisconsin intruder runs from gun: "Madison man shot at an armed intruder to his residence Tuesday morning but missed in what police said was not a random home invasion. Madison police said the incident happened about 10:53 a.m. at a residence in the 1800 block of Browning Road on the city's northeast side. Two residents at home, a man and a woman in their 20s, said the suspect, a male in his 20s, was carrying a handgun and forced his way in through a door. "The male victim grabbed a rifle, prompting the perpetrator to flee," said police spokesman Joel DeSpain. "The resident shot at him but missed."

NC clerk opens fire: "A store clerk and a robber shot at each other during an attempted robbery Thursday night, Winston-Salem police said yesterday. Police said that the store clerk, Soon Kwon, was outside the Liberty Street Grocery on Old Rural Hall Road about 8:40 p.m. when a man came up and pointed a gun at him. The two went inside, and, as Kwon was walking behind the counter to get money, he pushed the store's alarm and grabbed a gun. The robber shot at Kwon, missing him, and Kwon shot back, police said. It's not clear whether Kwon's shot hit the robber."

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