Thursday, December 16, 2010

FL: Road rager shot: "A man who was shot by another man in a road-rage incident could face charges, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said the man who opened fire on 24-year-old Sean Ralston may have been shooting in self-defense. The deputies who arrived at Marsh Road near County Road 426 about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday found Ralston with a gunshot wound to the chest. He said he had been shot by a man in a white pickup after a road-rage incident. Bustamante and witnesses said Ralston got upset after Bustamante drove too slowly after making a right turn, passed Bustamante and then stopped his own vehicle in the middle of the road. Ralston then approached Bustamante's truck and punched him several times through the open window, prompting Bustamante to shoot Ralston with a .40-caliber handgun, according to the Sheriff's Office. Bustamante, who does not have a criminal record, has a permit to carry the handgun, according to the sheriff's office." [Update from yesterday -- with names]

CA: Liquor store clerk pulled gun on armed robbers: "Two men walked into AC Liquor Store and Mini Market in the 1100 block of South State College Boulevard about 11 p.m. on Dec. 4, said Sgt. Rick Martinez of the Anaheim Police Department. One of them, wearing a light-gray hooded sweatshirt, pulled out a what appeared to be a handgun and demanded cash, while the second man walked to the back of the store to grab two cases of beer. The store clerk pulled out his own gun when the armed robber became distracted with retrieving the money on the counter, Martinez said. “The clerk recognized he had a small window of opportunity,” Martinez said. “He was armed and pointed his handgun in self-defense.” The two men fled in what may have been a small dark pickup truck with a small amount of cash and two cases of beer, Martinez said. The men were described as Latinos in their early 20s"

MS: Home invaders wounded by gunfire: "Jackson police spokeswoman Colendula Green said John Caston, 16, Nicholas Shannon, 19, and Clency Lampton, 17, are charged with house burglary and armed robbery of an individual after they and another unidentified suspect allegedly kicked in the door of a residence early Saturday morning. They were identified when they checked into the hospital with gunshot wounds to the leg, Green said. One of them also suffered a wound to the back. The shootings occurred when the four attempted to rob a family in the 3500 block of Rainey Road in south Jackson. Green said that, after the four suspects kicked in the front door and demanded the family lie on the floor, the homeowner was able to locate his gun and began firing shots. He hit three of them."

AR: Workers Thwart Robbery: "Bullets flew across Thompson Street on Tuesday after employees of a pawn shop thwarted an armed robbery. Shots fired at the robber zipped from C&S Gun Shop across Thompson and hit the plate glass window of P&N Oriental Market. Witnesses said shots also hit a silver or tan vehicle used as a getaway car. “We don’t think anyone was hurt,” said Lt. Kevin Lewis, Springdale Police public information officer. “We are checking with hospitals to see if anyone comes in with a gunshot wound.” A man tried to rob the gun and pawn shop at 1208 S. Thompson at 2:25 p.m., Lewis said."

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