Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Miss.: Store Owner Opens Fire On Robber: "One Jackson store owner decided to fire back when a man tried to rob his furniture store, police said. Jackson Police Department Officer Colendula Green said at about 5 p.m. Monday, a man carrying a gun walked into City Furniture on Bailey Avenue. The store owner started shooting at him and the man ran away without stealing anything, Green said. Green said no one was hurt. Robert Leon Jackson, 22, was later arrested in the area of Wood and Huron streets and is charged in connection with the attempted robbery, Green said. Jackson has previous armed robbery and auto theft convictions and was on probation at the time of his arrest, police said."

ILL: Woman pulls gun on rogue cop: "A 16-year veteran Chicago police officer [above] has been charged with punching a security guard in a parking dispute in west suburban Hillside. A police official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Hillside police received a call at 3:15 p.m. Monday about a woman with a gun on the 4700 block of Butterfield Road. The official said police were half a block away and were able to talk on the scene to both the victim and the officer. The 49-year-old woman, a private security officer, told police the two had a dispute over a parking space. She told police she had been punched in the mouth, losing a tooth. The guard pulled a gun on the officer after he allegedly hit her, the police official said. He said the guard would not be charged because she acted in self defense.

FL: Lee County likely to lift gun ban: "Lee County is likely to let permitted gun owners carry arms in public parks rather than buck state law. Commissioners today will decide whether to lift a ban that prevented people — even those with state-issued concealed weapons licenses — from carrying guns in some county-owned parks. The county’s legal staff is suggesting commissioners lift the ban on permit holders to stay consistent with state law. ‘At this point, we’re going to have to follow state statute’ Commission Chairwoman Tammy Hall said.”

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