Saturday, April 03, 2010

Oklahoma: Sheriff’s Office Identifies Man Killed By Homeowner: "The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office has identified the intruder who was shot and killed by Turley homeowner, Michael Lish, late Thursday night. The sheriff’s office says the intruder was Billy Jean Tiffey III, 19. The incident happened at a home in the 6000 block of North Owasso just after 10 p.m. According to Tulsa County sheriff’s deputies, a couple was entering the home through the back door when they heard a noise in the master bedroom. Deputies say the homeowner went to the bedroom and confronted the intruder. “He walked in until he got close to the master bedroom, at that time he saw a burglar in the house, the burglar was carrying a sword that belonged to a homeowner, approached the homeowner, the homeowner told him to stop, pulled out his gun, guy didn’t stop, and shot him,” said TCSO Captain John Bowman. Bowman says the intruder then reached for a gun in his pocket, so the homeowner fired two more shots, striking the man in the chest, killing him."

Sacramento murder charge dropped after home surveillance video shows self-defense: "Eugene Edward Walls Jr.'s home surveillance video came in handy when he shot and killed a man in front of his Oak Park home five months ago – it proved he pulled the trigger in self-defense. Prosecutors had initially charged Walls with murder. Upon further review, they dismissed the count Friday in Sacramento Superior Court, agreeing the video evidence showed that Walls gunned down Shedrick Letronn Cotton, 35, of Union City, after Cotton tried to gun him down. "He was coming out of his home and was attacked by a couple of guys, at which point he shot (Cotton)"

VA: Jury delivers ‘compromise verdict’ at murder trial: "A jury acquitted a Petersburg man of murder this week in the shooting death of an acquaintance -- but convicted him of using a gun in the shooting -- in a decision that a prosecutor interpreted as a compromise. After a two-day trial that ended Wednesday in Petersburg Circuit Court, jurors acquitted Marc D. Jones, 20, of first-degree murder but found him guilty of using a 9mm pistol in fatally shooting Donnell Howard, 22, in the Pin Oaks public-housing complex on Aug. 24. The killing occurred just before midnight in the First block of Persimmon Court, after Jones -- who had been drinking -- went to the complex with a loaded 9mm, Lindsey said. At about 11:30 p.m., Jones encountered Howard, who lived in the complex. Jones claimed that Howard had been with men who robbed him Aug. 23. "Jones claimed the victim approached him rapidly and was going to try to take his gun, so he shot him in self-defense," Lindsey said."

Gun Talk Radio Adds 90th Station: "Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk (R) welcomes KXYL FM in Brownswood, TX, as the 90th station to air the nationally-syndicated radio talk show. Gun Talk will air on 96.9 FM on Sundays from 1pm-4pm Central. This 100,000-watt FM blowtorch covers a huge part of the Lone Star State. KXYL’s Operations Manager Jesse Jones says “We’re smack dab in the middle of Texas — if you don’t like guns or know anything about guns, then you might as well pack it up and move on out!”

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