Wednesday, September 29, 2010

CA: Medical Marijuana Grower Fires a Shotgun at Home Invader: "He said someone, first kicked his door, then kicked it in. The intruder fired two shots from a 9mm gun and Pendarvis fired four shots back. It doesn't appear he hit the intruder who took off running. Inside Pendarvis' home, a bullet blasted through a mirror and a couch. Shards of glass flew across his living room like bullets themselves, piercing his television. He had just borrowed a shotgun from a friend last week, knowing that marijuana is a hot commodity among crooks."

NY : Store employee shot would-be armed robber: "A store employee shot a would-be armed robber Monday night, Syracuse Police said. Police said an armed man entered Los Amigos grocery store at 204 West Brighton Ave. about 8:45 p.m. in an attempt to rob it. But he was shot in the torso by a store employee. Sgt. Gary Bulinski said the incident remained under investigation and he could not release the names of the two men involved. Bulinski said the would-be robber was taken to Upstate University Hospital where he was treated for the gunshot wound and released to police. The man, facing charges of first-degree attempted robbery and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, was at the Justice Center early Tuesday morning, Bulinski said." [More details here]

Gun-Toting Chicago Senior Shoots Brick-Throwing Kid: "A 12-year-old boy who neighbors describe as a "little monster" was shot by a woman apparently upset at the boy and others for throwing bricks at her Southeast Side home Tuesday evening. The shooting happened about 5:25 p.m. near East 76th Street and South Coles Avenue and sent a juvenile to University of Comer Children's Hospital in serious to critical condition, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Richard Rosado said. A woman believed to be in her late 60s or early 70s fired the shot. She remained in police custody Tuesday night but police said she may not be charged because she may have fired shots in self-defense."

NC: Pizza worker kills two robbers: "Inside a cooler at an east Charlotte Pizza Hut, two would-be robbers were hitting and pistol-whipping a delivery driver. All the while, the driver said, he kept his right elbow pinned tightly against his body - holding a Glock 22 under his shirt and out of view. He didn't want to use the gun unless he was forced to, he recalled Tuesday. But as he felt one of the men lifting his shirt, nearly exposing the gun, the deliveryman opened fire. The two men killed - Gregory James Hardy and Dauntrae Wallace - were both 21-year-old convicted felons, one on probation and one awaiting trial on unrelated charges. No charges have been filed against the deliveryman."

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