Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Ohio Robber Shot During Holdup: "Police said a man was shot when he tried to rob a northeast side gas station on Tuesday morning. The armed robber entered the BP gas station, located at 1959 17th Ave., shortly after midnight, 10TV's Tino Ramos reported. The man confronted the clerk, who had a gun behind the counter. The clerk shot the robber and he collapsed outside. The robber, whose name was not immediately released, was transported to the hospital in serious condition, Ramos reported. No other injuries were reported."

Arkansas: 'Case cleared' in shooting of dazed intruder: "There will be no charges against any involved in an April 11 incident that resulted in a 20-year-old Conway man being shot in the leg after intruding into a home. Paul Willey told a Conway Police Department detective Brian Williams that he had been awake for several days and had entered "a hypnotized state." Willey said this hypnotic trance "is why he was walking on cars and swinging through trees," Williams wrote in a supplementary report released Thursday. In his apparently dazed state Willey entered a Baxter Drive residence believing that a friend lived there and jumped out of a second-floor window when confronted by a homeowner armed with a Walther PPK .380 caliber handgun. This homeowner told Williams that he fired two shots "into the ground in an effort to get the suspect to stop" as Willey fled through a neighbor's yard. He said he wasn't aware that one of the bullets had hit Willey in the leg, causing what is described in the report as a "through and through" injury that bled very little. Willey was treated and released by Conway Regional Medical Center that day. The families of Willey and the homeowner who shot him have "all decided not to pursue charges (against) each other," Williams wrote, and 20th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Marcus Vaden has "advised that he will not file charges per the victims' request." "No further action taken, the case will be exceptionally cleared," the report concludes."

Utah: Resident shoots, kills intruder in apartment break-in: "Four people, including two sisters, ages 14 and 22, were inside a third-floor apartment at the complex at about 1:30 a.m. when someone knocked at the door, Midvale police Sgt. John Salazar said. When the 26-year-old uncle of the sisters opened the door, a group of up to 10 tried to force their way inside. In a struggle at the door, one assailant stabbed the uncle in the hand, Salazar said. As the struggle continued inside, one assailant hit the 22-year-old woman, angering her 23-year-old boyfriend. He fought with another assailant, got hold of the man's gun and fired about four shots inside, and possibly three outside, Salazar said. Three of the shots inside struck a 31-year-old suspect, who died at the scene. He was armed with two knives and a handgun, Salazar said. Everyone else scattered in different directions, and the lone woman in the group appeared to have been shot outside, witnesses told police. Police found a sawed-off, 12-guage shotgun and a 40-caliber handgun on the roof of a parking structure nearby. They forced their way into a neighboring garage, but did not find anyone hiding there. The uncle was hospitalized for his knife wound, and will be OK, Salazar said."

IL: Gun rights advocates won’t be silenced: “Just because they weren’t allowed to speak during a recent gun control forum in Wheaton doesn’t mean a group of gun-rights supporters will keep silent. In fact, many gun owners’ rights advocates voiced displeasure over what they called a ‘one-sided’ April 21 forum hosted by several League of Women Voters chapters and the Illinois Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. … Rosanna Pulido, who recently ran as the Republican candidate in Illinois’ 5th Congressional District, has organized a forum about the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. She said the event is a response to dozens of gun-rights supporters being prohibited from speaking during last month’s gun control meeting.”

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