Sunday, October 24, 2010

GA: Man shot in home invasion: "A Brunswick man shot an intruder who broke into his apartment late Thursday night, Glynn County police said. Michael Brown, 22, of Darien, was arrested on armed robbery and burglary charges after being treated and released for a gunshot wound to the arm at Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick hospital, police Capt. Marissa Tindale said. Also arrested on identical charges were Thomas Daniels and April McMillan, both 18 and also from Darien, she said. The three are accused of breaking into a home occupied by Keylin Jones, 22, and his girlfriend, Keshuana Lassiter, 23, at Westminister Club Apartments on U.S. 17 North about 11 p.m. Thursday. Tindale said the victims called police and said someone was breaking into the apartment, and that one intruder already was inside the home. Jones, who was armed with a handgun, shot one of the men who then fled with others."

OH: Landlord Shoots Trespasser In Self Defense: "Dayton Police said they won't be charging a landlord who shot a trespasser at his apartment complex on Smithville Road Saturday afternoon. People who live in the complex called police when they saw Charles Roye, who they said has been removed from the property before. One of the residents has a protection order against him, police said. "He wasn't even supposed to be around here," said Trae Brown, who lives nearby. Police said the landlord tried to block in Roye's car with his own so he couldn't leave before police arrived, but Roye hit the gas instead and went on a rampage. He crashed into a picnic table and tried to run over the people who were standing outside. When the landlord tried to stop him again by grabbing his keys from the ignition, police said Roye pinned the man against an apartment with his car. Police said it was self-defense when the landlord pulled out a licensed gun and shot Roye twice through the window of the car."

N.J. laws on guns may be relaxed: "There may be momentum for expanding the rights of law-abiding gun owners in New Jersey. With unprecedented police department layoffs across the state, especially in urban communities, authorities anticipate response times will increase and crime-prevention initiatives will be the first law enforcement services cut. Next year's 2 percent property tax cap will decrease the number of police officers in the state by 30 percent, says state Policemen's Benevolent Association President Tony Wieners. To what end should people be able to protect themselves if government isn't doing the best job? New Jersey residents and visitors have the right to use deadly force on their properties against criminal trespassers, according to the Self-Defense Law, last amended in 1987. The state's gun-control regulations are considered very tight and generally prevent people from carrying concealed weapons."

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