Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Pa.: Man Killed Son-In-Law In Self-Defense: "The dust has finally settled following a gun battle involving police and a man accused of killing his mother-in-law. Police on Monday released new information about the incident in Hamburg, Berks County on Saturday. They said Jeremy Krieger, 40, shot and killed his mother-in-law before he was shot and killed by his father-in-law. Berks County District Attorney John Adams said the father-in-law, Clayton Wagner, won't be charged in connection with Krieger's death. State police said everything started when Krieger was fighting with his wife and his mother-in-law, Joan Wagner, 62, at 296 Chestnut Street. Clayton Wagner went upstairs to calm the situation, but the police were already on their way. Krieger's wife and son got away, but state police said Krieger shot Joan Wagner. State police said they exchanged gunfire with Krieger and that's when he went back into the home and threatened his father-in-law. "Mr. Wagner attempted to get the suspect to put his rifle down," said Guth. "When he wouldn't put it down, he fired a shot at him."

KY: Slain burglar had recent break-in: "The man who was shot and killed Sunday when he tried to burglarize a neighbor’s home had been charged with breaking into someone else’s home three months ago. Alan Hampton walked into his neighbor’s open door on Sylvan Road just before midnight Sunday and began beating Ricky Colwell with a chair as the 48-year-old lay sleeping in his bed with his wife next to him, said Independence Capt. Tony Lucas. Colwell grabbed his gun from under the bed and fired several shots at the intruder, Lucas said. During the commotion, Colwell also accidentally shot himself in the upper right leg. Hampton, who lived two doors away, ran from the house and the Colwells called 911. Police found Hampton collapsed on the front lawn of the single-story home. Kenton Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders said Colwell will not be prosecuted for the shooting. Colwell was acting in self-defense, he said."

FL: Pensacola man robbed at gunpoint pulls his own gun and fatally shoots one of his attackers: "A Pensacola armed robbery victim turned the tables on his attackers and fatally shot one of the suspects. It happened early Sunday morning on Mobile Highway near Massachusetts Aveune. Sheriff's deputies say three men approached the victim, pulled a gun and demanded money, but the robbery didn't go as planned for the suspects. The victim pulled his own gun and fatally shot one of his attackers. Eddie Peterson died on the scene. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan says the shooting appears to be justifiable homicide. The two other suspects involved in the armed robbery have been arrested."

OH: Gun battle erupts inside jewelry store: "On Monday, a gun battle erupted during an attempted robbery at a century-old Dayton jewelry store. The incident happened around 10 o'clock at Oscar Beigel Jewelers. The store owner called police minutes after the attempted hold-up and told police the masked man came in and pulled out a gun. Dayton Police Sgt. Moises Perez said the owner and his brother were also armed and when they revealed their weapons, the suspect started shooting. Perez called it a shoot-out and said at least 20 rounds were fired between the three weapons. He said no one inside the store was hit, but wasn't sure about the suspect."

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