Sunday, April 25, 2010

Florida: Man shoots burglar: "The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion and a burglary attempt at a Hazen Avenue home in Thonotosassa. Investigators say a man was sleeping in a back bedroom when he heard two suspects in a different bedroom. He armed himself with a semi-automatic weapon and confronted the suspects. He says a physical confrontation started when one of the suspects waved a clothes iron at him. The man felt threatened and shot that suspect several times. The other suspect took off and is still on the loose. Deputies have not released the name of the injured suspect. But they do say he has a warrant out for his arrest. He was taken to Tampa General Hospital where he is listed in critical condition. Sgt. Scott Bell of the Hillborough County Sheriff’s office, says they are still investigating the incident. But it’s unlikely that the man living in the home will face any charges."

OH: Habitual criminal waves gun, gets shot: "An 18-year-old man was charged Friday in the fatal shooting of a man who died after an argument outside a South Toledo apartment. Jonathan G. Jackson, 18, of 2142 Dana St. was charged with murder after turning himself in through an attorney, police said. Donald Corrigan, 20, of Toledo was pronounced dead at 2:20 a.m., just 10 minutes after he was shot in the street outside an apartment building at 2010 Arlington Ave. According to police reports, Corrigan and two others had crashed a party at an Arlington Avenue apartment and gotten into a fight with at least one other person. As they were leaving, Corrigan reportedly waved a gun in the air. Police said about that time, another individual with a gun appeared in the door of the apartment building, and the two reportedly exchanged gunfire. [I doubt that the murder charge will get far in the circumstances]

Virginia to Teach Gun Safety in Elementary Schools: "A new law will require Virginia's education department to come up with a gun-safety curriculum for public elementary schools that incorporates guidelines from the NRA. The law allows local school divisions to offer gun-safety education to pupils in kindergarten through fifth grade. While each school board can decide whether to offer it, those that do must use the state curriculum -- which will include rules used by the NRA's Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program. NRA's Eddie Eagle website says that the program's goal "isn't to teach whether guns are good or bad, but rather to promote the protection and safety of children."

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