Tuesday, November 02, 2010

One dead in botched North Philadelphia robbery attempt: "Police said an employee of the Super Pro shoe store, at 22d Street and Indiana Avenue in Swampoodle, fatally shot a man who entered shortly before 1 p.m. Police said the man told the store employee he wanted to buy a pair of sneakers, but then brandished the handle of a gun and demanded money from the register. According to Lt. Raymond Evers, a police spokesman, the store employee gave the man money from the register and a "struggle" ensued. Evers said the store employee then fired at the man, striking him at least one time in the torso. The alleged robber was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital. The gun, the handle of which he displayed, was a BB gun, according to Evers."

VA: Shooter claims self-defense: "A Hampton man, suspected of shooting a Newport New resident on Sunday night, has turned himself in to police and says that he fired in self-defense. A 20-year-old Newport News man was shot in the arm just after 9 p.m. at a location on Madison Avenue. The suspect, a 28-year-old Hampton man, called police moments after the shooting and said that he had fired only after the Newport News man had pulled a gun on him. The suspect surrendered to police near the intersection of 16th Street and Roanoke Avenue. He told police that he took the victim's gun after shooting him. The suspect was found to have two guns in his possession. The suspect has been questioned, but Thurston said no charges have been filed."

ME: Police officer with gun denied ballot by petty official: "A Bangor police officer says he wasn’t allowed to cast his ballot when an election warden refused to let him vote while wearing his service revolver. James Dearing said he was patrolling his beat Friday when he stopped to vote at the Bangor Civic Center. He said that’s where warden Wayne Mallar said he couldn’t vote unless he turned over his weapon. Dearing refused, and then wrote a letter to Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap. Dunlap told the Bangor Daily News yesterday there is no state law prohibiting officers from carrying firearms while voting.”

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