Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Shot Brooklyn storekeeper saved my life, employee says: "The brave Brooklyn shopkeeper who snatched a gun from a gang of holdup men and killed two of them will not face criminal charges, police sources said Tuesday. Investigators believe Youssouf Drame, who is in critical condition after he was shot in the stomach, was acting in self-defense when he turned the tables on his assailants Monday night, the sources said. "He saved my life," said Drummond Bignott, 19, an employee in Drame's Crown Heights variety store. Bignott was helping a customer when the armed men burst in. "They stormed in and said, 'Everyone get down,' but he fought the guys," Bignott said Tuesday..... Despite being hit in the stomach, Drame squeezed off several shots, fatally wounding two of the would-be robbers. Shot in the torso, Leon Harris, 26, staggered to the sidewalk and died a short time later at Kings County Hospital, police said. A second man, who was not carrying identification, was shot several times in the stomach and died inside the store."

Florida Man Shot In Groin During Robbery Attempt: "A Coral Springs man is recovering after being shot in the groin by a man demanding his wallet, police said. Mark David Braun was confronted outside his home before dawn Monday, NBC 6 reported. Braun said he went out for a pack of cigarettes, and as he was coming back home a stranger approached him with a gun and asked for his wallet. He pushed the would-be robber's gun away, and then the robber saw Braun's gun and ran, but not before firing one shot, Braun said. Braun was airlifted to North Broward Medical Center. His wife, who was home with their 3-year-old son, saw the shooter run away and get into a car. Braun was released from the hospital a few hours after being shot. Police are still searching for the shooter".

VA: Fatal shooting in Prince George called self-defense : "A Prince George County man acted in self defense when he fatally shot a Hopewell man during a gathering last month, county authorities have determined. After an extensive investigation by Prince George police and the county commonwealth's attorney's office, authorities have concluded that Jeremy W. Atkins, 21, was fatally shot Oct. 11 after pointing a handgun at a resident of the home in the 3000 block of High Peak Lane, authorities said today in a statement. The resident, who was not identified, fired two blasts from a hunting-style shotgun, fatally injuring Atkins, authorities said."

NC: Business owner shoots back: "Police said the men broke into Big Rob's Sports Bar on Nevin Road in north Charlotte around 3 a.m. Monday. The burglars tripped the burglar alarm, which alerted police and the bar's owner. The owner went to the bar and saw the men loading electronics into the back of a truck. When the burglars saw the owner, one burglar shot at him. The owner shot back and the burglars got away."

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