Monday, September 06, 2010

GA: Man Shoots, Kills Car Robber: "Three people were being treated at an Atlanta hospital Sunday after a robbery attempt turned into a fatal shootout. The would-be robber pulled out a gun and approached three people in a car at the Forest Cove Apartments on Saturday night, police said. A man inside the vehicle then pulled his own gun and the two exchanged gunfire, police said. Officers wouldn’t say how many shots were fired, but everyone involved was hit. The robber collapsed after one shot and two women inside the vehicle were shot in the back, police said. The man who pulled out the gun in self-defense was treated for a leg injury, hospital officials said. The robber died at Grady Memorial Hospital, authorities said."

GA: Homeowner Shot, Killed Intruder: "Detectives in Atlanta said the victim of a home invasion turned the tables on his intruder. Police said the homeowner shot and killed a man who was inside his home on Abner Place in northwest Atlanta just before midnight Thursday. Police said they got a call about a shooting at the home and arrived to find one man shot in the chest. “Most likely the individual that was that was shot and killed was the person committing the home invasion,” said Lt. Paul Guerrecci of the Atlanta Police Department. Detectives searched around the home looking for evidence and making sure the homeowner’s version of what happened is legitimate."

IN: Pawn shop employee fends off robbery: "Two suspects were taken into custody for a robbery-related shooting Friday at Jack's pawn shop. According to Gary police, a Jack's employee told officers that four males entered the shop and displayed a handgun, demanding money and guns. A struggle ensued between an employee and one of the would-be robbers with a gun. The employee was able to disarm the person and handcuff him inside the store. The other robbers ran out of the shop, shooting at employees, said police, who also stated one of the employees shot back and struck one of the robbers. The suspects fled in a black Oldsmobile. With accomplice help, the person who was shot was dropped off at Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus in Gary. He and the person who was handcuffed were taken into police custody"

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