Friday, November 12, 2010

AL: Robber shot in self defense by Church's Chicken customer: "It was business as usual Thursday at Church's Fried Chicken on Michigan Avenue. A much different scene from the night before when Mobile police said the tables were turned on a would be robber. Authorities say 46-year-old Randall Ford went to the restaurant on Michigan Avenue just before 11 p.m. Wednesday, and tried to rob a man who was leaving the store. Police say Ford was using a box cutter as a weapon. That's when the 32-year-old potential victim pulled out a gun and shot Ford in the neck. Ford was taken to USA Medical Center and treated for the non-life threatening injury. He was arrested and charged with first degree robbery."

TX: One man is dead after police said he was shot by his landlord: "Police were called out to an apartment complex off West Cypress around 3:00 a.m Thursday morning. Investigators told us the landlord called them and admitted to shooting a tenant who was making racial slurs in the courtyard area of the complex. Police had already been called to the complex earlier in the night because that same man had been playing music loudly and yelling in the courtyard. Investigators said the man broke into the landlord's apartment, the two struggled over a shotgun, and the landlord shot the man in the chest. Police told News 4 WOAI the landlord acted in self defense and will not face any charges."

Caretaker and burglar shootout. Both killed: " Investigators are still on the scene of a home in Oakleaf where a burglary suspect and the caretaker of a home were killed during a shooting Wednesday night. When the deputy arrived, he found two armed suspects, and the home's caretaker shot and injured. Shots were fired and the deputy was able to capture one suspect who was injured, according to the sheriff's office. The caretaker/victim and the other suspect died at the scene. The caretaker is being identified by the CCSO as Leroy McDonald, 33, of Orange Park. The suspect is Todd Bradshaw Jr., 24, of Jacksonville. The surviving suspect was taken by medical helicopter to Shands Jacksonville with non life-threatening injuries. The sheriff's office said the female owner of the home is deployed overseas."

FL: Open Carry advocates gear up in five states: "Having held five events over the weekend, Second Amendment advocates continue to promote changing laws in Florida to allow citizens to openly carry holstered handguns. Open carry was legal in Florida until 1987 when Janet Reno, then an assistant state attorney in South Florida, lobbied the Legislature to ban the practice save in some situations — namely hunting, fishing and at firing ranges. … Right now, there are seven states that do not allow open carry — and there is a chance that number will decrease soon.”

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