Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Chicago: Robber shot, killed at pawnshop: "A 23-year-old felon was shot to death as he tried to rob a Northwest Side pawnshop Tuesday afternoon. The slain suspect was convicted in 2006 of armed robbery and sentenced to boot camp, court records show. Police sources said the owner of Fullerton Pawners Inc. shot the robber at about 1 p.m. inside the store. Two accomplices, one wearing a black backpack, ran away. One may have been wounded, sources said. Police have recovered a revolver they believe the slain robber was wielding, sources said. Police were reviewing video of the incident, taken from a surveillance camera in the store, sources said. Detectives also were interviewing witnesses Tuesday night to determine if any charges should be brought against the shooter — including charges involving the city’s handgun ban."

TX: Aggressive boyfriend shot with own gun: "Wilburn had been arguing with his live-in girlfriend Monday evening. She left their home with her two teenaged children and walked to a male friend's home on Chancel Court deputies said. Against the advice of his relatives, her boyfriend came looking for her Trevino said. The 32-year-old allegedly got in an argument with his girlfriend's male friend. Deputies said that evolved into a physical fight. Wilburn reportedly pulled out a semi-automatic handgun investigators said. According to deputies, the two men struggled over the gun. Trevino said the woman's friend took the gun from her boyfriend and opened fire inside his garage. Wilburn was shot throughout his torso said Trevino. He stumbled into the yard where he died. The homeowner, Wilburn's girlfriend, and others were taken in for questioning. Even so, no criminal charges had been filed against the alleged shooter."

NC: Wounded homeowner kills intruder: "A Granville County homeowner exchanged gunfire with a suspected burglar early Tuesday, killing the intruder, authorities said. Sheriff Brindle Wilkins said Clay Ellington was trying to break into a home on Dove Road, near Creedmoor, and fired shots at the homeowner, Richard Chapel. Chapel returned fire, killing Ellington, the sheriff said. Chapel was wounded in the exchange and was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment. His condition was unknown Tuesday afternoon.”

CA: Home Invasion Leaves One Invader Dead: "A 15-year-old suspect was killed and the homeowners critically injured in a shootout early Tuesday during a home-invasion robbery targeting a residential marijuana grow, police said. The injured husband shot and killed one teenage intruder and held another 17-year-old at gunpoint until police arrived at the house in the 1300 block of Aster Drive, near the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, police Sgt. Diane Aguinaga said. A third suspect, believed to be wounded, remained at large Tuesday afternoon as police followed a trail of blood. Two small children at the home at the time of the robbery were uninjured. The husband, wife and wounded suspect were flown to hospitals. The teen later died, and the husband and wife were in critical condition, police said. Police were called at 4:37 a.m. by the husband, who said three men were breaking into his house."

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