Saturday, May 15, 2010

California: Teen shot allegedly attempting break-in: "A 15-year-old boy showed up at a Lodi hospital Wednesday morning with a gunshot wound police said he’d suffered when a homeowner shot him during a break-in attempt in north Stockton.... When he returned home, he saw the Lexus parked in his neighbor’s driveway and saw two people trying to open his front door. The man told police he confronted the pair, and that when one reached for his waistband, the man fired, injuring one of the would-be intruders. A short time later, the 15-year-old boy checked in at Lodi Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for a gunshot wound police said was not life-threatening. He was cited and released to the custody of his parents."

Texas: Homeowner shoots would-be burglar: "A homeowner opened fire on a man breaking into his home in northwest Harris County. The would-be thief broke into the house on Heather Hill Street around 10:30am Wednesday. The homeowner said he was in the shower, heard the noise and grabbed a gun. Lt. Jeff Stauber with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department Safe Home Task Force said, “As he came into the living room, he spotted the suspect leaning inside his house from the window he had broken out.” That’s when the man told deputies he fired a single shot, hitting the home invasion suspect in the face. The wounded suspect fled, but he made it just a few miles before deputies caught up with him in a fast food parking lot near Veteran’s Memorial and West Mount Houston. He was taken to Ben Taub Hospital. Investigators say the case will go before a grand jury, but they say under Texas law it doesn’t appear that what the homeowner did was illegal"

Mississippi: Intruder shot by man in kitchen: "A Golf Course Road resident fired shots at one of three men he found inside his kitchen early Tuesday during an apparent burglary, the authorities said. Officers received a call reporting a burglary in progress with shots fired at the mobile home of Jay Franklin, 1015 Golf Course Road, at 2:09 a.m. Franklin told officers that he was asleep inside his home when he heard a noise. “He heard a noise, turned the lights on and saw three black males in his kitchen,” Julian Greer, assistant police chief, said. Franklin told police that he fired either four or five shots from his .38 caliber handgun after seeing that one of the men had a gun. The men fled his home without taking any of Franklin’s belongings, Greer said."

Texas: Shop Owner’s Wife Shoots At Would-Be Robber During Attempted Holdup: "The shop owner, Edgar Llorens, told News 10 that around 9:30 a.m., as he was about to depart for the bank with the week’s deposits, three armed men entered the shop and demanded money. Llorens said he gave the men money from the register, but then his wife emerged from the back of the shop with a weapon and shot one of the men in the leg. The would-be robber dropped the bag of money and all three men fled the shop, but not before one of the men stole his cell phone, Llorens said. Neighboring businesses contacted 911 and were able to give police a description of the vehicle."

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