Saturday, May 01, 2010

Delaware: Neighbor shoots out alleged burglar’s tire: "A 30-year-old Maryland man had his tire shot out as he was fleeing from a Millsboro area home he had allegedly broken into. State police charged Brad Donaway, of the 8700 block of Gumboro Road, with second-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools, agency spokesman Sgt. Walter Newton said. A neighbor saw activity at his next-door neighbor’s home and called the neighbor at work to make sure no one was supposed to be there, Newton said. When the victim told his neighbor that no one was supposed to be in his home, the neighbor retrieved his shotgun and went over to the house and confronted the burglar. Donaway ran out of the house and got into his car and was trying to drive off when the neighbor fired a round into his left tire, Newton said. Donaway continued driving and headed back to Maryland. Troopers contacted him and he returned to Delaware and surrendered, Newton said."

Nebraska: Dad fires at son’s assailant: "After a man was shot and critically injured in front of a west Omaha house early Friday, his father fired back at the assailant. Bullets flew, blasting through the walls of a house across the street and narrowly missing a woman’s head. Bryan J. Hall, 30, was shot at least twice in his abdomen while talking with a man on the porch of the house where Hall lives with his father and grandmother. Hall was rushed to Creighton University Medical Center with critical injuries, though it appeared he would survive, Omaha Police Sgt. Pam Volk said. He had at least two wounds to his abdomen. After Hall was shot, his father, Richard Hall, then fired off some .22 caliber rounds from a rifle at the assailant as he ran off, Volk said, but there were “no indications that he hit the suspect.” Hall’s father, Richard Hall, had retrieved his .22 rifle earlier because he was suspicious of what the man truly wanted. When Richard saw the suspect pull a gun, he fired the rifle at the suspect. It is unknown if the suspect was hit."

Michigan: Would-be robber shot and killed by merchant: "A 20-year-old gunman went into a southwest-side antiques shop Thursday intending to rob the place, only to be allegedly shot and killed by the owner, a man more than three times his age, police said. The alleged robber entered the Antiques Bought and Sold on Michigan Avenue near Parkinson late Thursday afternoon brandishing a pistol — but the store owner, 63, allegedly pulled out his own gun and fired several shots, killing the would-be thief, Detroit Police 2nd Deputy Chief John Roach said. “The perpetrator managed to stumble out to the street,” Roach said, adding that the store owner had a valid concealed weapons permit."

Florida: Off-duty security guard halts Palm Bay bank robbery: "A 62-year-old off-duty security guard is being credited with thwarting an attempted bank robbery in Palm Bay this afternoon. The attempted robbery occurred just before 2 p.m. at the Space Coast Credit Union at 150 Malabar Rd., not far from the Palm Bay Police Department headquarters. “The robber was apprehended by a customer with a concealed weapons permit,” said Yvonne Martinez, spokeswoman for the Palm Bay Police Department. The suspect, Floyd Francis, 23, was taken into custody after the off-duty security guard, identified as Rueben Torres, stepped out of the branch office and walked to the parking lot. “I went to the car and got my weapon,” said Torres, who stopped off at the bank before heading to work. Torres then pulled his 9mm on the robber before he left the branch building."

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