Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pa.: Armed Robbery and Shooting: "Lancaster City Police are looking for answers after an armed robbery and shooting. It happened last night at the Man-Gat Mini-Mart in the first block of East Liberty Street, near Duke Street. Officers say the suspect went inside, pointed a gun at the employees and demanded money. But then a clerk took out a gun and fired at the suspect who ran out. About 30 minutes later police found out there was a 17-year-old male at the hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. As of right now, officers aren't confirming whether the teen is the robbery suspect."

FL: 17 year-old Shot During Home Invasion: "This evening at approximately 10:15 p.m. Leon County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to 4400 Buster Road in reference to the report of a 17 year-old who had been shot during a reported attempted home invasion robbery. The preliminary investigation indicates that at least three black males, wearing all black clothing, armed with at least one handgun forced entry into the residence, through a back door, and began to fire multiple gunshots. A 17 year-old who was inside the residence armed him and returned fire. Two other subjects who were in the residence were not injured during the exchange of gunfire. The 17 year-old suffered what appears to be a non-life treating gun-shot wound to the pelvis and has been transported to the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Emergency Room for treatment. The suspects fled the residence and were last seen running toward the direction of Tall Top Drive. It is unknown if any of the suspects were struck when the 17 year-old returned fire".

FL: Shooter In Road Rage Claims Self Defense: "Doral Police continue to investigate a road rage incident that led to one man being shot Friday night. Police say Jorge Luis Perez, 49, the man who allegedly shot 46-year-old Javier Suarez walked into police headquarters Saturday morning with his attorney to say that he shot Suarez in self-defense. Suarez who was shot in the abdomen was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Perez told police he didn't realize he had fired his 9mm Ruger gun until he saw the news and that's what prompted him to walk into to police headquarters and give a voluntary statement. Perez said he did not have a permit for the gun. Perez was allowed to leave with his attorney Saturday afternoon. But Suarez has told police he felt in fear for his life and armed himself with a tire iron. He said the whole thing erupted after a minor traffic accident. Police say Suarez has an extensive felony history with the most recent one being a drug charge, which was filed in December. Perez was charged with battery a year ago, but that charge was later dismissed."

California leads the way in idiotic anti-gun laws: "This past year, California further strengthened its laws by passing legislation to regulate the sale of handgun ammunition in the state. Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 962, sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin DeLeon (D-Los Angeles) last fall. It was the top priority of the California Brady Campaign Chapters and Women Against Gun Violence. "This important new law will help keep handgun ammunition out of the hands of dangerous people and give law enforcement an important new tool to track down armed criminals in possession of illegal guns and bullets," said Ellen Boneparth, spokesperson for the California Brady Campaign Chapters. California has in place key laws to prevent gun trafficking such as mandatory background checks on all firearm purchases, a "one-handgun-a-month" law to stop large volume purchases that feed the illegal market, and other important laws to regulate gun dealers. In 2007, California advocates helped pass legislation to help law enforcement identify crime guns using new "Microstamping" technology. This new law, which will soon take effect, will give law enforcement a powerful investigative tool to solve more gun crimes and apprehend more armed criminals and gang members by identifying the crime gun – without the gun."

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