Sunday, December 13, 2009

Louisiana: Man shoots and kills would-be robber: "A man walking from his driveway to his front door shot and killed another man who was attempting to rob him at gunpoint, according to Sheriff Newell Normand. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. at #34 Azalea Lane in Marrero. Normand said a couple was walking to their home when three men approached them and attempted to rob them. The man, who was also armed, shot the suspect, who was taken to the hospital, where he later died. The other two suspects fled on foot. The identity of the suspect who was shot is being withheld pending next of kin notification. Anyone with information in this matter is asked to call our Homicide Division at 364-5300 or Crimestoppers."

Texas: Armed intruder killed at apartment: "An armed intruder was killed Friday night in a possible case of self-defense, Houston police said. The man forced his way inside a unit in the 12900 block of Whittington around 9:20 p.m. and showed a pistol to those inside, Police Department spokesman John Cannon said. “He specifically aimed the pistol toward two people when a third person in the apartment retrieved a pistol of his own,” Cannon said. The third person said he shot the intruder because he feared for the safety of everyone in the west Houston apartment, police said. The intruder died at the scene. Police said they have no motive for the break-in. The relationship between the intruder and the people inside the apartment is unknown, Cannon said. Authorities have not released the identities of the shooter or the dead man."

AK: Gun taken to a knife fight: "Eric Suggs was originally charged with attempted murder after police say he shot Joseph Brown, Jr. outside Chilkoot Charlie's in Spenard following an argument with another man who had a knife. Those charges have since been reduced. Suggs' friend says he was only trying to defend himself after Louis Spencer came after him with a knife. "He was clinching the weapon as he came out yelling we're going to f*** these n******* up," said the friend who did not want to be identified. Police haven't filed any charges against Spencer, but he remains a person of interest. Police say Friday morning, just before 2 a.m., Suggs and Spencer got into an argument of some kind. Witnesses report Spencer had a knife in his hand and his cousin, Joseph Brown, Jr. jumped into the middle of the argument acting like he wanted to fight. Police say Suggs then pulled out a gun and started firing hitting Brown multiple times in the stomach and arm. Suggs allegedly stashed the gun in a car and took off. Police say one of their K-9 units had to take Suggs down. Friends of Suggs say he has a family and they want to get him home for Christmas. "A man who tried to defend himself is in jail because somebody tried to attack him with a knife," the friend said." [It was a mistake to flee. It makes the cops assume guilt]

Is it moral to use deadly force in self defense?: "This is a subject you must thoughtfully consider before you make the decision to arm yourself. Are you willing to take another's life in order to save your own or that of a loved one? If you believe that it's morally wrong, then don¹t get a gun. For that matter don¹t arm yourself with a butcher knife or baseball bat, either. But if you believe that its morally right, then the best tool is a firearm. Even some people who would deny you the right to have a firearm for defense, agree: "If that were my wife, would I want her to have a .38 special in her hand? Yea." These words were spoken by Dr. Arthur Kellerman when asked what he would want for his own wife if she were assaulted. Dr. Kellerman has written a number of anti-gun health advocacy articles in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Tennessee Law Review, Spring 1995)".

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