Sunday, December 28, 2008

FL: Victim turns tables on attacker, fatally shoots him: "A man coming home from a nightclub early Friday morning suddenly found himself with a gun pointed at his head and a robber threatening his life, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. But the victim also had a gun, and a faster trigger finger, said sheriff's spokesman Mike Jachles. Brian Kelley, 22, quickly turned the tables on the alleged robber, getting off several shots and killing him in a courtyard just outside his apartment door, deputies said. The confrontation happened at 4:32 a.m. in the 4100 block of Southwest 19th Street, authorities said. The Sheriff's Office is treating it as a clear case of self-defense; Jachles said Kelley is cooperating with the investigation and has not been taken into custody. The case will be reviewed by the State Attorney's Office, Jachles said. While Kelley does not have a permit to carry a handgun, a permit is not required to own a gun or bring it from your car to your home, said Sgt. John Phillips, who was at the scene Friday morning."

Arizona homeowner opens fire on two home invaders: "A Phoenix neighborhood was rocked by gunfire last night when a homeowner stopped two would-be robbers in their tracks. Police say one of the suspects is now in the hospital the other still on the loose. That after the two men allegedly tried to break into a home near 19th Avenue and Dunlap. During the robbery they were met with bullets. The suspects took off in a car, but the one who was shot was dumped at nearby Circle K. He is at the hospital, but then will be taken into police custody. Police are still searching for the second suspect."

Oklahoma: Intruder killed in burglary attempt: "A Tulsa homeowner shot and killed a teenager who was breaking into his house early Tuesday, police said. Shortly before 3 a.m., three people broke into a home in the 1300 block of North Irvington Avenue, Tulsa Police Cpl. Mark Shelton said. Many of the 15 to 20 occupants were awake, including the home- owner, who heard the break-in and got his gun. Two of the suspected burglars, including one who was armed, were moving through the house when they encountered the homeowner, Shelton said. Gunfire was exchanged. The homeowner shot one of the intruders twice in the chest, and the homeowner's wife was shot in the abdomen. The wounded intruder, Cody Ray Payne, 15, left the house but died in the front yard, police said. The homeowner's wife was hospitalized but is expected to recover. The other two suspected burglars ran from the house and were not found, Shelton said. They were described as black, in their late teens and wearing hooded sweatshirts and dark baggy pants. The victims, a Hispanic family, did not want their names released, said Capt. Ryan Perkins."

CA: Off-Duty Officer Opens Fire In Road Rage Incident : "An off-duty San Francisco police officer reported firing a gun at another motorist in self-defense during a highway confrontation in Marin County early Wednesday, according to the California Highway Patrol. The incident happened around 12:45 a.m. today on northbound U.S. Highway 101 south of the Waldo Tunnel. The CHP reported that a passenger in a green Ford pickup truck pointed a handgun in the San Francisco officer's direction, at which point the officer fired his service weapon. It is unclear whether the Ford or its occupants were struck by the gunfire, CHP Sgt. Diana McDermott said. The officer, who was not in a police vehicle at the time, and called the CHP immediately afterward, she said. The CHP searched the area but did not locate the Ford pickup. McDermott said the CHP was still investigating how the confrontation unfolded. "From what I understand it was a road-rage type of deal that started on the Golden Gate Bridge and proceeded northbound toward the Waldo Tunnel," McDermott said."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

in view of the 2nd amend. should a member of the militia be required to keep and bear arms ?
( see Cornell University Law School LII/Legal Information Institute US Code > Title 10 > subtitle A > Part I > Chapter 13 > Section 311 > Militia : Composition and Classes )

Ish-Gee-Bor = stsa