Tuesday, March 01, 2011

IL: Pharmacy robber shot: "A man who was shot by an employee while attempting to rob a Wauconda pharmacy had held up the same store in December, police said Monday. Guy Michael Conti, 31, of the 27600 block of North Hickory Street in Island Lake, has been charged with aggravated robbery and robbery. Police said he robbed Wauconda Pharmacy, 222 S. Main St., on Dec. 10 and tried again on Feb. 14, when the shooting took place. Police said Conti walked into the drug store on Dec. 10, told employees he had a gun and demanded prescription painkillers. He left the store after receiving the painkillers, police said. When Conti returned on Feb. 14 – this time threatening employees with a knife and again demanding painkillers – he scuffled with two pharmacy employees, one of whom shot him, authorities said. Conti has been hospitalized since the shooting and is under police guard. His bond has been set at $500,000, police said."

SC: Castle doctrine popular defense: "A man is strangled to death in a Colleton County home. Another is gunned down outside a West Columbia house. A third is grazed by a bullet as five rounds rip through his car on James Island. All three events occurred this month, and in each case authorities know exactly who inflicted those injuries. But so far, no one has been charged with a crime. That's because each incident involves a citizen trying to protect his home or property, and the state tends to give great leeway to folks who use deadly force in such situations."

SC: lawmakers discuss pros, cons of gun bill: "Some state lawmakers in South Carolina are working to make it easier for gun owners to carry concealed weapons. A recent proposal unanimously approved Thursday by a bipartisan state House Judiciary subcommittee would allow any legal gun owner over the age of 21 to carry a concealed weapon without a permit"

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