Thursday, October 14, 2010

OH: Robber killed by intended victim: "Jerry Monroe is being held at the County Jail on a $500,000 bond. Prosecutors say Monroe, two unidentified suspects and 20-year-old Terrance Manning robbed a 30-year-old man Aug. 26 outside his apartment building at 2806 Cedar Road. "They forced the victim at gunpoint to go up to his apartment. The victim's fiancee and three children, 9 months old, 2 and 3, were home," prosecutor's spokesman Ryan Miday said. The men got to the apartment door, then struggled over the gun. Manning was shot in the chest, Miday said. The robbers ran outside. Manning collapsed in the courtyard and died."

AZ robber shot and killed: "Peters, Metcalf Jr., and Greth allegedly burglarized a home near Buckeye Road and 355th Avenue in Tonopah on Monday, according to documents. Two neighbors confronted the trio as they were attempting to load a 55-inch TV into the back of a blue Chevrolet Blazer. The teens dropped the TV, jumped into the SUV and "sped off." One of the neighbors, who told investigators he had been a deputy for 30 years, said the Blazer seemed to be driving toward him so he fired one round from a .22-caliber gun, documents state. He said he "was unaware that the bullet had actually struck anything" and "thought that the angle of the shot would be towards the ground." But the bullet hit Greth in the right side of his back, records show. After the group had been driving for about a quarter mile, Greth began to convulse and "he died shortly after that."

MN: Two cleared of murder in St. Paul shooting: "Robert John Sherman and Larry J. Thompson Jr. were found not guilty Wednesday of murdering Roberto (Bobby) Flores during a gun battle in July 2009 in a vacant lot in St. Paul's Payne-Phalen neighborhood.... after listening to 27 witnesses, the jury was left to decide whether Sherman, 31, and Thompson, 30, were murderers the night of July 26, 2009, or whether they acted in self-defense. According to testimony in the weeklong trial, the victim, too, had a gun and was raising his arm to fire at Sherman when he was shot."

IN: Two shot in Eastside robbery bid: "A 17-year-old and a 20-year-old were both in critical condition after shooting each other on the Eastside last night during an apparent robbery attempt, police said. Kevryn Gaines-Dukes told police he was leaving his apartment at 9226 Sussex Terrace at 9:50 p.m. when the masked juvenile approached him with a gun in the hallway, according to an Indianapolis Metro police report. Gaines-Dukes said the 17-year-old was trying to rob him and the two exchanged gunfire. Gaines-Duke said he shot the juvenile in the neck. The boy was unconscious and wearing a black mask in the hallway when police arrived. Gaines-Dukes had gunshot wounds to the left shoulder and abdomen. Both victims were taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital in critical condition."

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