Sunday, January 09, 2011

TX: Woman, 64, guns down intruder: "The woman was upstairs with her husband in their home in the 7100 block of Oakridge Drive when they heard a loud bang, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said. They checked downstairs and found a man in his late teens or early 20s inside. He had broken a sliding glass door with a hammer, McManus said. “What are you doing in my house?” the husband asked, while his wife grabbed a gun and fired one shot, killing the intruder. Police officers working undercover were already in the area Thursday afternoon because of a rash of recent burglaries. Advised of the incident, they arrested a man blocks away from the shooting scene who they believe was the dead man's accomplice. Arriving police found the other suspect dead and the homeowners shaken but uninjured, McManus said. McManus said the shooting appeared to be justified, and no charges were filed."

Robber shot dead at Ill. tanning salon: "A customer at a suburban Chicago tanning salon shot and killed a man attempting a robbery, police said. Orland Park, Ill., police said an employee at L.A. Tan called to report an armed robbery in progress at 6:36 p.m. Saturday, the Chicago Tribune reported. The customer had wrestled the robber's gun away and shot him. When police arrived, they found a man with two gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital, where he died at 7:30 p.m. Police said the robber ordered an employee at gunpoint to tie up a woman who was using a tanning bed. Minutes later, a male customer came in for his appointment. The robber ordered him to tie his hands together, police said. Instead, the customer grabbed the gun. The robber then moved toward the customer, prompting the customer to shoot him. The customer, who was not identified, cooperated with police and was freed without charges. No one else was injured."

FL: Invader shot during robbery attempt: "The apparent target of a home invasion robbery in Interlachen told deputies he took a gun from one of the intruders and shot him four times. The homeowner, who authorities said was the target of the robbery, said two men forced their way into his home and tried to rob him, but he fought back. Deputies said that during the struggle, the homeowner got hold of the .22-caliber handgun one of the intruders brought with him and shot the suspect four times — in the thigh, shoulder, elbow and groin. In a news release, the Sheriff's Office said the gunshot wounds did not appear to be life-threatening. The injured man, who was identified as Adam Waller, was taken to Shands at the University of Florida. No charges were immediately filed."

Ark.: Burglar shot by a 14-year-old boy: "A young alleged burglar who was shot in the face by a 14-year-old boy in Hot Springs remains in critical condition and is tethered to a machine that's helping him breathe. Hot Springs police said Tuesday that no charges are anticipated against the shooter because he fired as three youths tried to break into his home at 7:30 a.m. Monday. The suspect who was shot is 17 years old, as is one other suspect. An 18-year-old, Lamar A. McKenzie, is charged with attempted burglary. After the shooting, police say McKenzie and the juvenile dragged the wounded boy around the corner from the home, where they were quickly arrested, with the wounded youth rushed to a hospital"

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