Sunday, May 09, 2010

MO: Man justified to shoot robber: "A man with a concealed-carry permit appeared to be justified when he shot and killed an armed robber on a street here, police said Wednesday. Christopher Holland, 20, died grasping a .38-caliber revolver after the confrontation about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday. Tuesday night's victim told police he was out for an evening walk and usually carries his .40-caliber Glock semiautomatic pistol because of previous problems with dogs. He said Holland approached from behind, put a gun to his back and demanded money. As Holland looked in the wallet, its owner pulled his own weapon from its holster and told him to drop his gun and get on the ground. The man told police that Holland started to point his gun at him so he opened fire. Holland ran across the street and fell down a hill, where he died."

FL: Two arrested in pharmacy robbery: "Sarasota County Sheriff's Deputies make two arrests in Friday attempted robbery of a suncoast pharmacy. Ronni Neace, 25, and Justin Companion, 26, were charged Friday with attempted robbery. Deputies say Neace entered the Bee Ridge Pharmacy just before 5pm Friday evening. He had a gun and demanded painkillers. Colonel Steve Burns with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office told ABC 7 the owner produced his own gun and shot the suspect. "The pharmacist, the owner of the business, also produced a firearm. He fired an undetermined number of rounds at the perpetrator, who fled out the front door. We believe he was struck with at least one projectile." Deputies say Neace got away with the help of Companion, who acted as his getaway driver. Neace remains in Doctors Hospital."

PA: Prosecutors drop assault charges against shooter: "Prosecutors have dropped assault charges against a York City teen accused of shooting a man in Penn Park after watching the man fatally stab another teenage boy. He appeared Thursday before District Judge Ronald J. Haskell Jr. for a preliminary hearing. But before the hearing could begin, first assistant district attorney David MacVeigh told the judge he was withdrawing the aggravated and simple assault charges, according to Haskell's office. Hall was accused of shooting Enrique Gabriel Torres in the buttocks as Torres fled Penn Park about 4:30 p.m. Jan. 31. York City Police said Torres was fleeing because he'd just stabbed 16-year-old Shah Jordan, who was in the park with Hall. Torres, 22, of 235 W. Maple St., is charged with homicide for Jordan's slaying and is in county prison without bail."

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