Wednesday, September 22, 2010

SC: One robber killed, another injured: " A Rock Hill man died and two others were injured in a shooting early this morning outside The Money, a nightclub on Cherry Road across from Winthrop University. Demorrio Demarcus Burris, 22, of Rock Hill died of gunshot wounds, York County Coroner Sabrina Gast said. Members of a band called Parmalee, a Southern Rock/Country band based in Greenville, N.C., were inside a recreational vehicle in the parking lot celebrating after their performance around 1 a.m., according to a Rock Hill police report. That's when they saw two men force their way into the RV, the report states. One of the men had a gun and demanded money. The band's drummer, Scott Thomas, 37, drew a weapon and demanded the robbery suspects leave, the report states. Both sides started shooting and three people -- Thomas, Burris and Dytavis Hinton, 22, of Rock Hill were struck"

NC: Customer shoots at robbery suspect: "A customer inside a Neighbors convenience store near U.S. 52 just south of Mount Airy shot at a man trying to rob the store when the man threatened a clerk with a handgun, authorities said. The incident began shortly before 9 p.m. when a man wearing a bandana over his face entered the store at 115 Wisconsin Lane, Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson said. A male customer inside the store was armed with a gun and fired at the suspect when he realized what was happening, Atkinson said. Because of blood found at the scene the suspect apparently was hit by the shots, Atkinson said. The suspect, who fled in a car without taking any money, is described as a white male, wearing a red ball cap, red T-shirt and blue jeans."

Philadelphia: Carjack try turns deadly: "Kyree Bennett, who police said tried to carjack an acquaintance Saturday night in West Oak Lane, but was shot in the head when he and the victim struggled over the gun, was pronounced dead Sunday at Albert Einstein Medical Center. The other man was wounded in the leg and stomach, police said. Police said Bennett, 21, of Greeby Street near Charles, had attempted the robbery about 10:45 p.m., on Homer Street near Rodney, when the struggle ensued."

Bungling BATF: "A major Justice Department program aimed at intercepting the flow of U.S. weapons to Mexico’s drug cartels is misfiring due to bureaucratic turf battles and a failure to share critical intelligence about illegal firearms purchases, according to an internal department report. The draft report by the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General, obtained by NBC News, is a scathing indictment of Project Gunrunner, a law enforcement initiative run by the department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.”

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