Sunday, March 08, 2009

Ohio Apartment Resident Shoots, Kills Robber: "A Bond Hill man shot and killed a robber who tried to break into his home this morning. Police were called to the 7600 block of Glenmeadow Lane around 9:45 a.m. Two men reportedly broke into an apartment there. The apartment owner was shot in the leg. The victim then opened fire on the suspects. One robber, 19 year old Gerald Womble of Avondale was shot and killed in the hallway outside the hallway. The second robber escaped. One man who was waiting in the parking lot for his granddaughter told Local 12 he heard four or five shots. It's not clear whether the apartment resident pursued the robbers out of the apartment. The resident who was shot in the leg was taken to University Hospital and he is expected to be okay."

Texas intruder held at gunpoint: "A rural North Texas woman said she dialed 911 repeatedly but got no answer as an intruder roamed her home in the dark. Laverne Hokett lives in Parker County, just west of Fort Worth. She said she was awakened one night last month by someone breaking through her back door. She dialed 911 several times from her cell phone but got no answer. Then she called her daughter Deborah Turpin. She and her husband arrived at her mother's home and held the intruder at gunpoint while dialing 911 over and over before getting an answer."

Florida shooting self defense: "A deadly shooting in an Orange County neighborhood was determined to be self-defense, according to information released this morning. Investigators say the shooter, 35-year-old Willie Busby, was cooperative during the investigation and was acting in self-defense when he shot a man on his mother's property Thursday afternoon. After the shooting, Busby ran into a patch of woods near the home at 1372 Claracona Road near Apopka. Deputies responded to the shooting around 2:57 p.m. and found 22-year-old Robert Howard dead. An arrest warrant had recently been issued for Howard's arrest in connection to an armed burglary case. Howard is alleged to have stolen an AK-47 assault rifle, an AR-15 assault rifle, a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun and two shotguns. It's unclear where that burglary took place. Howard has a long criminal history that includes arrests for trespassing, loitering and several separate arrests for drug possession and intent to distribute charges. His most recent arrest was in November for trespassing."

Alabama man shoots mugger: "An Opelika man approached by a gunman demanding money Thursday night took matters into his own hands by drawing his own weapon and shooting the robber, police said. The report states the robbery took place at 11:46 p.m. in the 1000 block of York Avenue, Opelika police Capt. Allan Elkins said. The victim shot the robber in the buttocks, Elkins said. The injured robber was transported to East Alabama Medical Center, where he is being treated and detained, Elkins said. As of Friday morning, no arrest had been made, Elkins said."

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