Saturday, July 17, 2010

KS: Victim Wakes To Burglar, Opens Fire: "Kyle Young, 22, was asleep in his apartment in the 1300 block of S. Bleckley when he says somebody kicked in his back door. He showed KAKE News the damage left behind. "This was completely shattered," Young said, pointing to the door's newly replaced frame. "It was off the hinge and on the floor. Just a mess of debris everywhere." Hard to miss were two bullet holes in the attached screen door, fired from Young's own Glock 22 handgun. It's the first time since buying the gun two years ago that Young has had to use it in self defense. "By the way he was running, I didn't hit him," Young told KAKE News. "I didn't want to hurt him, but I didn't want him to come back." Young says he didn't recognize the suspect."

North Carolina: Man at ATM fires back at would-be armed robber: "Police say a man shot a would-be robber Thursday night at an east Charlotte ATM. According to police, the man was attempting to use a Cash Points ATM on Eastway Drive at North Tryon Street around 11 p.m. A suspect seemingly saw that as an opportunity and tried to rob the victim at gunpoint. However, that victim was also armed. He shot the suspect twice in the leg. Police officials report that suspect suffered non-life-threatening injuries. CMPD officials are no longer interviewing the shooter in the case, who they say did cooperate with detectives in their investigation. No charges are pending against him. The suspected robber will face charges once that person is released from the hospital."

Pennsylvania: Victims fight back against armed robber: "Two robbery victims turned the tables on their armed mugger early Thursday, beating him up, taking his gun and sending him running for cover, Stroud Area Regional police said. That’s when police took over, arresting Jairo J. Mugaburu, 22, of Stroudsburg, a short distance away. Police said the two victims, ages 23 and 21, were walking home at 12:48 a.m. Thursday and going through a cemetery in Stroudsburg when a man stepped out from the darkness and pulled a gun on them. The man demanded the two men give up the money, but instead the 23-year-old robbery victim lunged at the gunman and they began fighting. The robber dropped his gun and the 21-year-old victim grabbed it, police said. The robber ran off, but not before one of the victims bit him in the right bicep, police said. Police arrived and scoured the area looking for the suspect. Mugaburu was found on N. Sixth Street. Both victims identified Mugaburu as the person who tried to rob them, police said, and he had a bite mark on his right bicep.

PA: Town set to repeal ban on bringing firearms into municipal building: "Less than a month after passing an ordinance that made it illegal to carry firearms into the municipal building, the Oley Township supervisors plan to repeal the measure tonight. The supervisors have moved quickly to withdraw the ordinance after gun advocates pointed to a state law that they contend prohibits counties and municipalities from regulating the lawful ownership and possession of firearms. Supervisors Chairman David R. Kessler, who also is a Democratic state representative, had little to say Wednesday about the change of heart. But fellow Supervisor Jeffrey A. Spatz acknowledged the board had made a misstep that quickly aroused opposition.”

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