Tuesday, May 25, 2010

FL: Shooting at barber shop: "It's unclear what sparked the shooting around 5:30 p.m. Saturday inside the business at 4522 Hoffner Avenue, and Orange County Sheriff's Office released little information about the incident Monday. Nieves said she was outside smoking a cigarette when the shooting occurred. She said the gunman was able to get into the shop by walking close behind another patron who was let into the shop. Once inside the shop, the man opened fire, she said. A client who was getting his hair cut returned the gun shots, Nieves said. Both men left the barbershop after the shooting. Deputies have not publicly identified the shooter. Minutes later, Orlando police responded to an apartment complex on Curry Ford Road where a man was suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen, reports show. Detectives with both agencies have yet to determine if the person found at the complex — Juan Jose Osorio — is the same person who was shot at the shop."

Colorado: Police identify teen killed in attempted burglary: "Police have identified the victim of an early morning shooting in the 3100 block of Gaylord Street as 17-year-old Marcus Duran. Sonny Jackson, a spokesperson with the Denver Police Department, says it appears Duran, and two other men, were trying to break into a home in the area when the homeowner opened fire. “About 2:30 this morning, we got a call of a burglary in progress up the block at another residence,” Jackson said. “Officers, while they were there, heard shots fired at another residence. They responded there, found a male party who was down in front of the home, appeared to be suffering from gunshot wounds.” Police say the man died at the scene. The other suspects fled into the neighborhood."

OH: Black robber shot : "An early morning Lakewood shooting could have been a case of self-defense. Just after midnight Monday morning, Lakewood Police were called to 1437 Newman Ave. for a report of gunshots in the parking lot. Upon arrival they found one male on the ground with gunshot wounds and he was taken to Metro Hospital. Chief Tim Malley says their investigation reveals this possibly may have been an attempted robbery. The suspected robber had produced a firearm while committing a robbery, when the victim of the robbery produced his own handgun and shot the robber. The victim of the robbery, a 35-year-old male from Charlotte, North Carolina, was taken into custody by Lakewood Police. Two handguns were recovered at the scene. No charges have been filed."

PA: Man acquitted of murder gets jail time for having gun: "A York City man acquitted of murder but convicted of illegal gun possession must serve five to 10 years in state prison. Dexter Wright, 41, of South Queen Street, appeared in York County Court on Monday morning to be sentenced by Common Pleas Judge John S. Kennedy. Wright had been accused of fatally shooting Dereck Sease, 31, of York City, after a fistfight at the corner of West Princess and West streets about 2 a.m. Aug. 2. But in March, a jury acquitted him of first- and third-degree murder. Instead, they convicted him of being a convicted felon in illegal possession of a gun. Originally from the Bronx, N.Y., Wright was convicted of felony drug dealing in 1999, police said. As a felon, state law prohibits him from having firearms; it's a second-degree felony."

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