Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Texas: Homeowner Shoots Suspected Burglar: "A homeowner shot a burglary suspect on Sunday, KPRC Local 2 reported. Robert and Pam Cole were asleep at their home on Cloverleaf Street near Texarkana Street in east Harris County at about 11 p.m., when they heard glass breaking. “We were both jarred awake,” Pam Cole said. “We knew something was wrong. The alarm was going off.” “Someone is coming in the house and she yelled out,’ get your shotgun,’” Robert Cole said. “I came out of the bedroom and down the hall here, a man with a black hoodie and a fire extinguisher like he was going to beat somebody, was in the living room. I came out of the bedroom with the shotgun … shot him in the hip. He screamed, dropped the fire extinguisher and dived into the hole he came in.” Harris County sheriff’s deputies found the man down the street. He was laying in a neighbor’s yard and yelling for help. Mark Galvan, 17, was taken into custody and treated for his wound."

Ohio: Beauty shop worker turns shotgun on would-be robber: "A knife-wielding, would-be robber is in Montgomery County Jail after a beauty shop owner chased him from the store with a shotgun Saturday, Jan. 2. Workers at the Hair Gold Beauty Supply, 4011 W. Third St., flagged down Officer Erica S. Cash about 2 p.m. by yelling, “Robber! Robber!,” according to a police report. Cash raced up Gettysburg Avenue where she saw Lawrence Hahn running after William Chinn, the report stated. Cash caught up with Chinn, 19, who said he was “sorry” and wanted to apologize to Hahn and the shop’s owner Hae J. Kim for trying to rob their store, the report stated. Kim said Chinn walked into the store with a red bandanna on his face and demanded money with a knife in his hand, the report stated. Kim said he grabbed a shotgun kept in the store and pointed it at Chinn, the report stated. Chinn fled, but Kim and Hahn chased him and that’s when they flagged down the officer, the report stated. Chinn said he needed money and was tired of his family supporting him, the report stated. He was scheduled to appear in court at 9:30 a.m. today, Monday, Jan. 4, according to jail records."

Texas: Would-be Robbers Shot By Sandwich Store employee: "Police say two suspected robbers are in the hospital after an employee at a Dallas sandwich shop shot them. It happened Sunday afternoon near the intersection of Polk and Camp Wisdom. Police are still at the restaurant, keeping an eye on it since the glass windows were completely shattered during the incident. Police say two men went inside the store to rob it. But their attempts were unsuccessful as an employee shot both of them. One suspect ran and was eventually caught and taken to Methodist Hospital. The other suspect was caught at the restaurant and then transported. Witnesses heard several shots fired. Employees at a pizza parlor next door say one even went through a wall. “First it sounded like loud banging…then we heard three loud gun shots” says Damien Rush, who works nearby. It’s unclear what the condition is of the suspects who were taken to the hospital."

New Mexico: Home invader shot in neck: "A home invasion suspect is recovering from a gunshot wound to the neck. Jorge Romero, 44, allegedly broke into a house in the 10,000 block of Mountain Road in NE Albuquerque on Thursday. Police said he was shot in the neck after exchanging gunfire with the homeowner. He’s in satisfactory condition at University of New Mexico Hospital. The homeowner was not hurt. Witnesses told officers that Romero’s friends took him from the scene and then for some reason dropped him off at a store near the intersection of Lomas and Eubank. Romero faces several charges once he’s released from the hospital. It’s unclear if any charges will be brought against the homeowner."

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