Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Indianapolis: Diner owner fought back when two armed robbers tried to get away with robbing his business: "Euel Milmoth has been the owner of E.J.'s Diner for the past 11 years. All that time, he said he has carried a .22 magnum pistol in his pocket. He said he felt uneasy Thursday morning when he was opening up for the day around 5 a.m. The lights weren't even on yet when two men came in. One stood by the door, the other approached Euel at the counter. "One guy came up to the register and said, 'I need some money.' He reached into his pocket for something, and when his hand started to come out... I had my gun cocked... and I shot him," he told Fox59 News. One of the suspects was hit in the right shoulder. Police searched the area for any possible leads but came up short."

W.Va.: Homeowner shoots and kills neighbor: "West Virginia State Police say a homeowner shot and killed an intruder at a house along Teays Valley Road in Scott Depot, Tuesday afternoon.
Troopers say Jeff Walker was sleeping on his couch, when his dogs began barking. Walker told police he got up and found his neighbor Stephen King in his home. Walker says King pointed a gun at him when he shot him in the torso. King was taken to the hospital, where he died a short time later. Right now, no charges have been filed in the case."

MD: Gas station owner shoots, kills would-be robber: "The owner of a Laurel gas station struggled with, then shot and killed a man who attempted to rob his store early Tuesday, police said. Based on a preliminary investigation, police said they believe a man entered the store, implied that he had a weapon and demanded money. After a struggle, the 48-year-old store owner shot the would-be robber in the parking lot, said Justin Mulcahy, a police spokesman. The suspect was taken to a hospital in Prince George's County, where he died Tuesday morning. Mulcahy said the man who owns the gas station owns the property, though the doughnut and ice cream shops are owned by franchisees. "We're going to work closely with the state's attorney's office," Mulcahy said. "No one's been charged at this time."

NC: Blizzard Strips Gun Owners of Concealed Carry Privilege: "The recent blizzard that hammered North Carolina is also taking its toll on the state’s law abiding gun owners. Citizens possessing concealed carry permits who are caught packing heat during the “State of Emergency” will be subject to criminal charges, per the state’s firearms law. On Christmas Day, Lt. Governor Walter Dalton, in consultation with Governor Bev Perdue, called in the National Guard as snow covered every county in the state. Once a state of emergency is declared, concealed carry permits become null and void, and those who aren’t familiar with this bizarre stipulation in the law are subject to arrest and criminal prosecution"

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