Thursday, October 08, 2009

Ohio: Robber shot in exchange of gunfire: "A Chicago man suspected in an attempted armed robbery was shot and killed Thursday night in what Akron police are calling a confrontation with the owner of a neighborhood market at Raymond and Campbell streets. Akron Police Lt. Rick Edwards said the store owner, Ali Ahmed, 59, had closed for the night and was walking to his vehicle in the rear parking lot at about 7:30 when the suspect approached. There was an exchange of gunfire — witnesses reported seven or eight shots — and both men were hit, Edwards said. Ahmed was taken by ambulance to Akron General Medical Center with wounds that were not life threatening, Edwards said. Edwards, the department's spokesman, identified the robbery suspect as Timothy Grant, 29, of Chicago's west side. He said Grant died at 9:04 p.m. Thursday at Akron General from unspecified gunshot wounds. According to police radio traffic moments after the shooting, one man was shot in the head and the other in the hand."

Georgia: Shooting of gang member ruled self-defense: "Carlos Moz never denied he shot a man in the head, but he claimed it was to defend himself and his brother. On Thursday, a jury agreed, finding Moz, 34, not guilty of aggravated assault. The man Moz shot, 21-year-old Nathan Tony Monson, was released from a hospital just days after sustaining a bullet wound in front of his left ear. He survived the shooting with some hearing loss but no other permanent injuries, according to Brett Willis, the assistant circuit defender who successfully defended Moz. Willis said his client fired the shot from a legally owned 9 mm handgun on the night of Oct. 1, 2006, after his client’s older brother was severely beaten by an unruly mob of at least six teenagers in front of California Records, a store next to the Kangaroo convenience store on Park Hill Drive. The beating victim, Juan Moz, was injured by large chunks of asphalt hurled at him by "a group of ne’er-do-wells harassing a couple of guys who were just walking," Willis said. While down on the ground, Juan Moz was kicked in the face by a teenage girl who was charged and later prosecuted in juvenile court, Willis said. During the beating, Carlos Moz, a legal permanent resident who lived across the street at the Versaille apartments, retrieved his gun, Willis said. When he returned to the front of the store, Monson made a threatening motion toward Carlos Moz and made the statement that he was "looking for who was next," according to Willis. Monson was then shot. Shortly afterward, police were called to the Moz apartment regarding the beating of Juan Moz. When they arrived, Carlos Moz told police he fired the shot and showed them where the gun was."

NY: Two shot in home invasion face charges: "Two village residents who police said were shot by the owner of a Warren Avenue home after they broke into the residence are in jail facing felony burglary and robbery charges. Urena was shot in the buttock and Martinez was shot in the arm after a home on Warren Avenue was broken into shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday. Both were treated at local hospitals and released to police custody. … The homeowner shot both suspects with a rifle, he said. No charges were brought against the homeowner. Permits are not required to own a rifle.”

More interstate meddling from New York: "New York City officials secretly videotaped dozens of firearm purchases they say were illegal at gun shows in states that have not closed the ‘gun show loophole.’ The sting, described in a city report released Wednesday, was conducted at seven gun shows in Tennessee, Ohio and Nevada. Those states are among the many that permit private unlicensed dealers, known as ‘occasional sellers,’ to sell weapons at gun shows without conducting background checks. Advocates say the loophole makes it easier for criminals to acquire guns and prevents law enforcement from being able to trace those weapons if they are used in crimes.”


P-nut said...

ole then how are the sales illegal. What can you expect from people who have irrational fears anyway ? When you start with a person who operates without reason you end up with stupidity. Guns are illegal in Chicago, NYC, and until recently in D.C., yet the three have some of the highest crime rates in the nation. There's your proof that banning guns only helps the criminals to have easier victims. How can anyone not understand that ? Is it really that hard ?

Cl1987 said...

Man tony was deffending my friend who was 13 at the time. But whatever im happy he is still alive.