Friday, September 24, 2010

TX: Resident shoots home invasion suspect: "An Alief resident shot a home invasion suspect in self defense at the Paradise Apartments on Moonmist Drive near Fondren Road, on Thursday morning, My Fox Houston has reported. According to reports, when the resident saw two suspects walking around his apartment unit he retreated into a rear bedroom with his gun. When the suspects entered the unit and pointed a gun at the resident, investigators say he fired his weapon toward one of the intruders. The suspect who was shot in the chest died, while the other suspect ran. Houston police do not expect to charge the resident in the shooting."

FL: Polk County resident shoots two teenage intruders: "Officials with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office say a resident in Davenport shot two teenage intruders after he awoke to find them in his bedroom. … Cintron-Rivera awoke to the sound of a window being broken, and saw a masked suspect coming through the window into the bedroom. A second suspect was coming in immediately behind the first. As the suspects were crawling through, Cintron-Rivera woke her husband, who armed himself and walked toward the window. He observed the curtain being pushed open and fired his handgun, striking both suspects.”

OH: Gun-toting couple stops beating: "Wadsworth police say a gun-carrying couple helped them catch a man who was allegedly beating his girlfriend in a parking lot in front of her two small children. Officers said the couple pulled into the Wadsworth McDonald’s on High Street Sunday and saw a man hitting a woman in another vehicle. Police said the couple, who each have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, called 911 then pulled out their guns and ordered the man to the ground.”

CA: Security guard shoots, kills bar patron: "Shortly before 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, a Fresno security guard shot and killed Andrew Herbert, 24, following a physical confrontation outside a northeast Fresno bar. Fresno police believe the shooting was an act of self defense and that Herbert was under the influence of alcohol. Police also say that the guard will probably not face criminal charges. The unidentified guard was patrolling the strip mall when Fresno police said a fight broke out involving Herbert. Police say the guard was attacked by Herbert while trying to break up the fight. Witnesses say that Herbert and a friend were about to drive off, but they saw the security guard talking on his cell phone, trying to notify the police of the fight that took place. That’s when Herbert got out of the car and began attacked the guard a second time. The guard pulled out his gun and shot Herbert. The 24-year-old was pronounced dead a short time later at an area hospital."

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