Sunday, August 16, 2009

WI: Robbery target kills Would-Be Robber: "A man was being robbed at gunpoint when he pulled out his own gun and shot one of the suspects. It all happened early Thursday near 1st and Clarke. The 23-year-old Milwaukee man was in the area when two teenagers pulled out a gun and tried to rob him. That victim also had a gun. He shot and killed one suspect, 17-year-old Kevin Ollie. Ollie's gun also went off, and he accidentally shot the other teen robber. The robbery victim's family says he had no choice but to fight back. That robbery victim has never been convicted of a crime and is not in custody. The 19-year-old surviving robber is behind bars. The DA is deciding whether he will face felony murder charges for his role in the botched robbery. The robbery victim was not hurt during the ordeal. Friday detectives brought him to a line up to identify the robbery suspect."

Texas store owner fatally shoots would-be robber: "Police say a cell phone store owner took action when two people tried to hold up his northeast Houston business. According to the store owner, two men walked into his store on Laura Koppe near Lockwood around 5pm yesterday and tried to rob him. That's when he says he pulled out a gun and fatally shot one of the suspects. The other suspect got away."

Nevada: Woman, intruder shot during home invasion attempt: "An attempted home invasion late Tuesday in North Las Vegas resulted in an exchange of gunfire and a woman and an intruder being shot. Police said someone tried to enter a home shortly before midnight in the 4100 block of Karma Drive, between West Craig and Alexander roads, when the homeowner opened fire. The intruder fired back and injured the woman, authorities said. Officers were dispatched to the home at 11:52 p.m. and upon arrival found a 31-year-old North Las Vegas resident with gunshot wounds to her leg. The injured woman said she had exchanged gunfire with unidentified men who had entered her home and threatened to shoot her 14-year-old son. The boy wasn’t injured. Police found a blood trail that left the residence and ended in the street in front of the house. Sgt. Tim Bedwell of the North Las Vegas Police Department said he isn't sure who fired first. He said the woman suffered a minor non-life threatening gunshot wound and was transported to University Medical Center. At the hospital, officers were notified a male gunshot victim had recently arrived to be treated who matched the description of one of the suspects. His injuries are described as serious but non-life threatening."

TN: One month later, only holes are in anti-gun argument: “Is it safe to go back to the restaurants? Has the smoke cleared? It’s almost been almost a month since the law allowing gun-carry permit holders to carry in bars and restaurants if they’re not drinking, and I haven’t heard of even one violent incident. Have you?”

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