Wednesday, September 16, 2009

MO: Shotgun threat chases off robber: "Police were searching Monday for a man who broke in to a mobile home and held a 68-year-old man at knife point Sunday morning, said Detective Dave Tiefenbrunn with the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department. The suspect entered the trailer, located in the 1700 block of Veterans Memorial Parkway in Marquette Mobile Village, about 8 a.m. through an unlocked screen door, Tiefenbrunn said. "The suspect held the victim at knife point," Tiefenbrunn said, while he took the man's vehicle keys, a cell phone and prescription medication. "During this time, the victim, in fear for his life, thought he could remove the knife and a struggle ensued," he said. The burglar escaped through the front door and attempted to steal the man's van, but decided to flee on foot when the man yelled to him from behind the trailer that he had a shotgun, he said."

TX: Shot robber found guilty: "Jurors in the case of a man accused of robbing a Lazy Lane home found him guilty Tuesday of a lesser offense. Eric Garcia, 37, was being tried on an aggravated robbery charge, a first-degree felony. Jurors instead found him guilty of aggravated assault. Prosecutor Joe Mike Peña has said Garcia was one of three would-be robbers who was shot by a homeowner on Jan 23. Officers who responded to the scene have said they found Albert Medrano Jr., 34, dead outside the home in the 1500 block of Lazy Lane and Lorenzo Moreno lying paralyzed in the kitchen doorway. Garcia’s blood left a trail leading away from the home. His blood also was on a gun left in a nearby trash can and on a baseball cap found in some bushes, according to testimony. Garcia was arrested in February in San Antonio."

IL: Off-duty officer shoots, kills teen after shooting incident: "An off-duty Chicago police officer in the South Side’s Woodlawn neighborhood shot and killed a high school basketball palyer he saw shooting another person on Friday. … The chain of events began about 3:30 p.m. when another person was shot near 69th Street and King Drive, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. The officer witnessed that shooting and chased Harris to the 6800 block of South Eberhart Avenue. The officer ‘announced his office,’ then opened fire on Harris, striking him, said Chicago Police Officer Michael Fitzpatrick, a police spokesman.A weapon was confiscated at the scene, he said.”

A victory for open carrier: "A federal judge has made a ruling that could change the way that law enforcement treats ‘We the people.’ The judge granted that the plaintiff has liability under the Fourth Amendment and that law enforcement does not have immunity. In my opinion, a major victory for liberty and freedom. The case: St. John v Alamogordo Public Safety, U. S. District Court of New Mexico, No. 08-994 BB/LAM. Mr. St. John went into a movie theater openly carrying a holstered handgun. New Mexico has no law forbidding the open carry of a handgun."

1 comment:

Mike Stollenwerk said...

Here is the original article on the New Mexico open carry court victory: