Monday, June 22, 2009

Minnesota intruder shot, killed: "It`s been an emotional night for Sara Graham. "I thought he was drunk and trying to rob me; I did not know he was," says Graham. She begins to cry and can`t finish her sentence. She was sleeping in her apartment when a man walked in in the middle of the night. She yelled at him to leave, and he did. "No clue who he is," notes Graham. But the intruder came back, this time entering another apartment. The tenant told police the man refused to leave and tried to pick a fight with him. The apartment owner grabbed his shotgun, and when the intruder attacked again, the tenant fired. It was a fatal shot. The injured man fled back to Graham`s apartment, holing himself up in her daughter`s bedroom. But as Sara Graham surveys her blood stained carpet, she says her nightmare is just beginning. "He was screaming. He was crying. I`ll never forget it. I`d rather see it again than hear it all over again," she says. Moorhead police say they will not charge the shooter, apartment tenant Vernon Allen. Police say the dead burglar was a 17-year-old Moorhead boy."

Ohio Man Shoots Pit Bull Attacking Teen: "A man shot a pit bull in the leg Thursday evening to stop the dog from attacking a teenager. Police said the dog tore part of the 15-year-old boy's ear and bit his arm and leg, 10TV's Kevin Landers reported. According to police, the attack was the culmination of an argument among neighbors on Diane Place on the south side. The argument escalated into a fight involving the boy and others on the street. A witness told detectives they heard the owner of the dog say "sic 'em" before releasing the animal to attack the boy. "During the fight, the male released the dog and it bit one of the people they were fighting," Sgt. Thomas Nance told 10TV News. "Another man approached and shot the dog as it was attacking the 15-year-old." The boy was taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital. His condition was not known Thursday night. Police were still investigating the cause of the argument. The dog was taken into custody by animal control officers."

NC: Robber shot with own gun: "A Fremont man is recovering in the hospital from a gunshot wound to the arm after what seemed to be a robbery gone bad Thursday. Shontionne Darden, 24, is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, robbery with a dangerous weapon and shooting into an occupied conveyance for allegedly attempting to rob the passenger of another car with a shotgun. According to the Fremont Police Department, Darden and two others, Joey Rowe, 20, and Lacie Hardy, 20, arranged to meet Qvontray Pitt, 23, at the 100 block of E. Branch St. Rowe told police officers they were planning on buying drugs from Pitt, but Chief R.K. Rawlings said there was no evidence that was actually the purpose of the meeting. Once stopped, Rowe walked to the passenger side of the vehicle Pitt was driving, which held three other occupants including a six-year-old in the back seat. While Rowe was talking to the passenger, Darden allegedly walked up to the car with a shotgun. Darden demanded Pitt's money and jewelry before Pitt grabbed the shotgun and a struggle ensued. During the struggle for the shotgun, shots were fired including one in the dashboard of the car, before the gun was dropped. According to the police report, Pitt picked up the gun and shot Darden in the arm as Darden was returning to the truck Hardy was driving. Darden was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital and then airlifted to Pitt Memorial Hospital."

TX: Aggressive ex-boyfriend shot: "A Lufkin man was hospitalized Saturday night after being shot in lower chest with a .22 pistol. He was listed in stable condition Sunday afternoon. Doyle Eugene Wright drove himself to Memorial Medical Health System of East Texas after being shot by his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend on Moore Street, according to a report by the Lufkin Police Department. Wright told officers he did not know why Daniel Ray Hartman, also of Lufkin, shot him. Wright said he had gone to his ex-girlfriend's house to see her when Hartman pulled up in his truck. Wright told officers that he then went to talk to Hartman and was shot when he neared the truck. Officers went back to the scene and made contact with the woman, but had only arrived when Hartman pulled back in front of the house. Hartman, who was calm and cooperative with officers, according to the report, said both he and his girlfriend have been having problems with Wright calling and making threats against them. He told police that Wright cut him off in his truck while on Moore Street and then ran aggressively toward the passenger door. Hartman said he locked the door but was unable to roll the window all the way up. He said Wright then broke the half-rolled-up window and lunged into the truck, striking Hartman in the face. Hartman said he absorbed a few punches, but could not have fended off the much larger Wright, so he shot him with his pistol."

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