Wednesday, September 08, 2010

MA: One man dead, 2 hurt in apparent robbery attempt: "A Malden man and two apparent robbers traded fire in a pitched close-quarters gunfight just after midnight Tuesday at the man’s home that left one of the suspected stick-up artists dead and the other two men wounded, police and a witness said. The resident has a license to carry firearms, according to police. The incident was an apparent robbery attempt, police said. A spokeswoman for Middlesex District Attorney Gerard Leone declined to name any of the men. She said no charges have been filed in the wake of the gun battle. A witness said the resident was on a side porch shortly after midnight at his Salem Street home with a .38 caliber, long-barrel revolver in his waistband when the shooting happened."

PA: Assault stopped with a shotgun: "A Schuylkill County man who was attacked on his porch escaped by punching through a window, diving through the opening, grabbing a shotgun and firing three times into the floor to scare off his attackers early Monday morning, said state police at Frackville. When Furedi opened the front door of his enclosed porch, Richards and Johnson "forced their way in attacked him for no reason," police said. Furedi was punched 10 times or more until he broke free, shattered the window and jumped into his house, where he grabbed the shotgun and fired, according to police. Police said Richards was arrested and sent to Schuylkill County Prison under aggravated assault charges. An arrest warrant was issued for Johnson, police said.

FL: Homeowner Shoots Intruder: "Police in Boynton Beach investigated an early morning shooting on Saturday after a homeowner said he found a man hiding in his house. The incident happened on Northwest First Street at about 12:30 p.m. Police said 27-year-old Anthony Cole shot a man multiple times, and it appears he used deadly force because he felt his life was in danger. Eddie Weal, 20, was taken to Delray Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. They said he will be charged upon his release."

AZ: Man shoots, kills 2 suspected gang members: "The intruder who punched out a Chandler man while stealing beer at a keg party picked the wrong victim. The man, who had been attempting to defend his wife during the beer theft, had a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Fearing for his life and under attack, he pulled out a gun and fatally shot two men believed by police to be gang members early Sunday morning. Ramer said police have concluded the shooter, who fears reprisals and whose name is not being released, acted in self-defense and have cleared him of any potential wrongdoing in the shooting deaths. When one of the intruders threatened the man with a gun, he pulled out his own gun and shot the two men to death, Ramer said. Police said they have documents confirming that the men are gang members."

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