Sunday, May 30, 2010

Alabama woman shoots and kills invader: "A Piedmont woman shot and killed a man who broke into her home Tuesday night, sheriff’s investigators say. According to Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office reports, Dale Micha Scott, 39, was shot several times and killed at approximately 10:49 p.m. in the upstairs bedroom of a residence on Hughes Road off Alabama 21. Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown pronounced Scott dead at the scene at approximately 12:41 this morning. Sheriff Larry Amerson said the woman who lived at the residence shot Scott with a handgun after he apparently broke into the home through a sliding glass door on the second floor. “From everything we’ve seen thus far, there will be no criminal charges,” Amerson said. “She was totally within her rights to defend herself. And in Alabama, a homeowner does not have to have approval or a permit to own or possess a firearm in his or her own residence.”

Texas woman shoots ex-husband after he stabs her: "A woman fatally shot her ex-husband after the man stabbed her several times at a Montrose apartment complex Sunday. The shooting occurred at an apartment in the 3400 block Yupon about 4:30 p.m., police said. The case is expected to be turned over to a Harris County grand jury to determine whether charges are filed. The name of the 32-year-old man, who died at the scene, has not been released. His ex-wife, whose name has not been released, had several stab wounds and was rushed to Ben Taub General Hospital. Her condition is unknown."

South Carolina: Man who shot intruder was ready on a hunch: "Kershaw deputies say a repeat burglar is off the streets and in the hospital after being wounded during his latest robbery attempt. Pedro King, 65, says he was the one who shot the intruder, Stoney Lee Wilson. “I was sitting there taking my shoes off and I was about ready to throw them on the couch,” said King. “Door swung open and I shot him.” After burglars broke into his son’s home earlier this week, he hunkered down inside Sunday night with a gun on a hunch. How’d he know? “I just had that feeling,” he said. King says it was all very calculated. “I was getting him in the leg,” said King. “That’s where I aimed. Didn’t want to kill him, didn’t want him to suffer.” Deputies say King will not be charged because he was protecting his property. Wilson is in the hospital. After that, deputies say he will go to jail. They say they’ve connected him to a string of burglaries."

Alabama: Teen robber shot and killed: "The May 5 shooting death of an 18-year-old man at Beaconview Apartments has been ruled a justifiable homicide, Birmingham police announced Monday. Marqualius Harris, of Birmingham, was shot and killed as he attempted to rob two males who were about to get into a car, Sgt. Johnny Williams wrote in a press release. The two robbery victims were shot, but survived. They shot back and killed Harris. Homicide detectives presented findings of their investigation to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. The D.A.’s office ruled the death a justifiable homicide."

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