Friday, January 09, 2009

South Carolina: 3 arrested in Florence County home invasion: "The sheriff's office is still investigating a second home invasion case that happened a week ago and left one man dead. The shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at a 317 Plantation Drive residence outside Lake City, Boone said. Four men walked up to the door and fired shots into the residence. A man who was inside fired shots back, hitting and killing one of the intruders, Boone said. The dead man was identified as 23-year-old Shawn Singletary of 532 Shantay Lane in Lake City, Florence County Coroner M.G. "Bubba" Matthews said. Investigators still are looking for the three other suspects, Boone said. It's not clear whether the man inside the home will face any criminal charges in connection with the shooting, Boone said.

Texas homeowner Fatally Shoots Robber: "Police say two men attempted to break into a home on the 4100 block of South Hughes in Amarillo this morning. The homeowner, police say, used a long gun to shoot one of the suspects. The other alleged robber managed to run away. When police arrived at the home, 4117 S. Hughes, they found one of the suspected robbers lying on the ground with several gun shot wounds. They attempted to resuscitate him, but were unsuccessful. Police are now searching for the second man involved in the invasion. Police have a vague description of him. He is a black male and was last seen wearing black clothing. Witnesses say both suspected robbers have broken into the home up to four times in the past. The owner of the home went to the police station, as part of the investigation. But police have not made any arrests.

SC liquor thief shot: "The Richland County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting on Shakespeare Road Wednesday in Columbia.... Banks' wife, too shaken to talk on camera, said she was knitting a blanket when a young man walked into the S&H ABC Package Store on Shakespeare Road. She says the man asked the price of a bottle of liquor. When she told him, he backed away from the counter and started to look around. She says the man then crossed the employees-only chain, grabbed two bottles and headed toward her. That's when she grabbed her .38 and fired two shots. Deputies say 28-year-old Oxvaria Ingram will be charged with strong-arm robbery. As for the store owner, investigators haven't determined if she will face any charges."

Ohio man, 93, shoots alleged intruder: "Mark Leon Applin, 32, address unknown, was taken by helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries from the shooting that occurred about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, according to police reports. The hospital was unable to release information on Applin's condition Monday. .... The man told officers that Applin, whom he did not know, kept knocking on his door and he told him to leave several times. Applin then allegedly entered through an unlocked back door and walked to the front door and ripped down the curtains. The homeowner said he then retrieved a gun from a box in the living room. He warned Applin he would shoot him if he didn't leave. Applin reportedly kept walking toward the homeowner, who said he fired one shot. Applin fell on the floor, then got up and ran out the front door, ending up on the sidewalk, the man said. No charges have been filed, pending an investigation.

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