Sunday, January 11, 2009

Fla.: Man Shoots, Kills Armed Robber At Car Wash: " A car wash customer in Orange County shot and killed a man he said was trying to rob him on Friday. The shooting happened at Mr. Big's Super Car Wash off Orange Blossom Trail. "During this attempted robbery, the victim, who holds a concealed weapons permit, pulled out his weapon and fired shots into the bad guy," said Orange County Sheriff's Office Commander Paul Hopkins. The alleged robber was shot in a car wash stall. He ran about 50 feet and fell near some orange cones. Hopkins said the shooter was washing his car when two men approached him. He said one had a sawed-off shotgun. Investigators said there were two suspects. One died in the parking lot and the other is still on the run."

Shot Pittsburgh Bank Robbery Suspect Still On Loose: "A Pittsburgh police officer shot a would-be robber at a National City Bank near Walnut and Ivy streets in Shadyside on Thursday and the suspect is still on the loose. Channel 4 Action News' Sheldon Ingram spoke with Police Chief Nate Harper, who said the officer was working security at the bank when he saw a man wearing a mask walk inside. Harper said the masked man turned and left the bank after seeing the officer, who followed the man down the sidewalk outside the bank. The man and the officer turned a corner and ended up behind the bank, where the man with the mask pulled a gun and exchanged gunfire with the officer, Harper said. "The officer did fire at the suspect. The suspect was running and firing at the officer -- possibly with his left hand -- and the officer does not know where he possibly struck the subject," said Harper. The man, who was wounded and bleeding, drove off in a silver Toyota, police said. "There is a blood trail leading to the car where the suspect drove off," said Harper. The man is described as black and between 5 feet 10 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall. He was wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt and cargo pants and was carrying a red and black duffle bag."

Illinois: Attempted theft fails: "Oak Park police said a would-be armed robber got more than he bargained for when he attempted to steal a leather jacket from another man in the near-west suburb Sunday night. The owner of the leather jacket, after being approached, shot the 25-year-old in the face, the arm and the pelvis near North Lombard and North Avenues, police said. The man underwent surgery for his wounds Sunday night at Stroger Hospital in Chicago and is expected to survive, Cmdr. Clement Harbour said. Police are seeking the gunman, and no charges have been filed in the case as of Monday, Harbour said. "If we could find the victim they were trying to stick up we could probably get charges," Harbour said. Harbour said two men who had been in a car with the shooting victim but did not participate in the attempted robbery and would not be charged."

Oklahoma wife shoots estranged husband in the head: "A Westville man remained in critical condition in a Tulsa hospital Thursday from a gunshot wound to the head, Adair County Sheriff's Investigator Jack Smithson said. Darrel Fouse, 39, was shot after he violated a protective order and entered his rural home and allegedly began assaulting his wife, Smithson said. Fouse's wife, Marilyn Fouse, 39, told law enforcement her estranged husband entered the home about 2 p.m. Tuesday, hit her in the head, grabbed her arm and was assaulting her when a gun fell out of his fanny pack. "She grabbed it and shot him," Smithson said. "She put a blanket over him, got her two girls (ages 11 and 14) out of their bedroom, and they ran across a field to a great-grandmother's house." No charges have been filed. The shooting remains under investigation, Smithson said. An employee in the Adair County District Court Clerk's Office said a protective order was filed Oct. 10 and that records show it was served on Darrel Fouse."

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