Friday, May 22, 2009

TX: Intruder shot in eye: "A home invasion ends with three arrests, and one invader being shot in the eye. Fred Norman is happy he had a gun when the men knocked down his front door and came in firing a shotgun. "I'm in a deep sleep and I hear a bang. I thought I was dreaming. They said Police! Police, " Norman told 39 News. He quickly realized it was not the police at the door. That's when he grabbed his gun. The attack happened at 2:30am on Wednesday. A few hours earlier there was a similar invasion about 20 miles away, also in northwest Harris County. A shot gun was used in that attack. Police arrested the three suspects at a local hospital when they were seeking medical attention for a gunshot wound to the eye. Nothing was taken in either invasion. Only the intruder who was shot in the eye was hurt, but the gunmen killed a dog in the first invasion".

California domestic disturbance: Teen kills attacker: "A 17-year-old boy stands accused of killing a man Tuesday morning, though detectives now believe the shooting was justified, authorities said Wednesday. Sacramento County sheriff's deputies arrested the boy, whose name has not been released because he is a juvenile, late Tuesday night on suspicion of murder, said sheriff's Sgt. Tim Curran. Detectives made the arrest based on information they had gathered about the fatal shooting that morning of 30-year-old James Davis on the 2800 block of La Quinta Drive, Curran said. But after interviewing the boy, Curran said, detectives learned that he had acted in self-defense – and in defense of his mother, Davis' girlfriend, who had been "beaten severely" before the fatal confrontation. Deputies were called to La Quinta Drive, near Folsom Boulevard in south Sacramento about 5 a.m. after reports of gunshots and a woman screaming. They found Davis' body on the sidewalk, and paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. The Sheriff's Department is not releasing the woman's name because she is not a suspect and is a victim of domestic violence. Curran said the victim and his girlfriend had had a "violent fight," witnessed by the 17-year-old boy, who followed Davis outside and shot him, Curran said. ... Davis had a history of domestic violence in Sacramento County, according to Superior Court records. Most recently, he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor domestic violence in September 2004 and was sentenced to 365 days in jail".

TN: Crook Hurt While Robbing Victim: "During a different robbery, another man who police say was robbing a victim in the 1400 block of Court Avenue was hurt. This happened around 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2009. Police say the victim was walking down the street, when four men jumped out of a car to rob him. Police say the crooks shot the victim, but in turn somehow one of them was shot as well. According to investigators, the robber that was shot is in critical condition. Police are still trying to figure out if he was shot accidentally by one of his friends or in self-defense by the victim. The victim is in non-critical condition with a gunshot wound."

Modern neuroses: “I never thought I’d see the day when I call out my brother Drew before all people and and I’m dang lucky I grew up just in time because everything I used to do as a kid would get me branded a terrorist and turn half the nation into a panic. For one thing, we were heavily armed children. Slingshots, BB guns, bows, arrows, rifles, shotguns, traps, knives, we had it all. Wearing our Buck knives to school was just sort of ordinary. On boyscout meeting day everybody got to wear their special scout knives to school. And when we got to school, guess what? More weapons. Archery, riflelry [sic], shop class where you could actually build new weapons. Nobody raised an eyebrow. We were encouraged to do as we did. … These days if a kid is rambunctious you call him ‘ADD’ or something and knock them up on drugs when we used to just put them on the hockey team. And we continued to pile on more weapons, more bows and arrows, more slingshots, more ammo and you give them a tent and their first winter sleeping-bag.”

No comments: