Friday, January 28, 2011

Va.: Clerk shot at robbery suspect: "No one is in custody after an attempted robbery on Indian Lakes Boulevard in Virginia Beach, Wednesday night. Police spokesperson Jimmy Barnes told a clerk who shot at an armed suspect “has not been charged, and given the circumstances charges are not anticipated." Police said the clerk at the Indian Lakes Food Mart saw an armed man who was wearing a mask and a hooded sweatshirt, walk into the store. The clerk grabbed his own weapon and fired one shot that missed the armed man and hit a metal rack. Saeed said his surveillance cameras captured the moment the suspect ran into the store with his gun drawn. "It looks like a very young kid, and carrying a firearm, it's very dangerous for our community."

IN: Liquor store clerk fires on robbers: "Metro Police are holding three people in last night's attempted robbery in the 3600 block of Lafayette Road. The bungled holdup of a Quick Stop Liquor store resulted in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl--and the victim is believed to have been one of the would-be robbers. The liquor store clerk fired his own gun in self defense, but detectives say the physical evidence shows that he didn't fire the fatal shot. It came instead from a gun wielded by her accused accomplices--25-year-old Tia Washburn, 23-year-old Tymon Brown and 21-year-old Jeramie Seabury. They are held on preliminary charges of murder and attempted robbery."

TN: Homeowner chases down robbers: "Homeowners Jeff and Tammy Gibson were returning home from an evening church service when they came face-to-face with the suspects. ... Jeff pulled out the handgun he almost always carries on his hip, and fired eight shots at the suspects' vehicle. Then, he got in his own car and began chasing them. 'Eventually, as I turned the corner I saw he had driven up an embankment and took out a telephone pole and crashed. So yay me!' said Jeff"

Canada gun controls not working so well: "According to the Province newspaper in Canada, homicides involving handguns are on the rise. I was shocked to find that out, since Canada has such strict regulations involving purchasing a handgun. Here's another quote from the same paper: 'the rate of homicides committed with handguns has more than doubled in the past 20 years.' Again, I was shocked by this knowledge of how well gun control is working in Canada."

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