Saturday, April 09, 2011

OH: Shooting stops robbery: "An off-duty police officer working security at a North Side restaurant shot and killed a man early Friday evening. Chief of Detectives Capt. Rod Foley said the man was trying to rob the Galaxy Seafood Restaurant, 1722 Belmont Ave., just before 6:30 p.m. Foley said the man had a gun, but he is not sure if he pointed it at anyone. He said the officer was working an off-duty security detail at the restaurant. The robber was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center, where he died. Foley said police were working to identify the man through his tattoos."

FL: Black woman not guilty of attempted murder in bottle-club shooting: "Benita Green, a woman accused of attempted first-degree murder, was found not guilty by a six-member jury in Viera today after less than an hour of deliberations. During closing statements, defense attorney Jonathan Bull told the jury that his client acted in self-defense when she pulled a gun and shot at Shaunda Green in the parking lot of the Producers Bottle Club In Melbourne in March 2010. Shaunda Green survived and testified against Benita Green this week. Bull said his client was intimidated, harassed and beaten by Shaunda Green and her friends for months before the incident. “It was a season of fear,” Bull said, and added that Benita Green acted in self-defense. “The use of deadly force was justified.” Benita Green was also found not-guilty of an aggravated battery charge. Minutes later Judge Robert Burger told the defendant she was free to go."

MA: Man arrested at Logan with antique guns: "A 44-year-old man is facing charges after trying to pass through a security checkpoint at Logan International Airport with two antique pistols, State Police said. State Police said they arrested Brent Cameron of New London, N.H., at about 7:43 a.m. yesterday at Terminal E after he was stopped by TSA officers. The pistols were detected by TSA workers using an X-ray machine. No ammunition was found with the guns."

CA man in jail for over a year but found not guilty: "Jurors today found that Richard Lukic acted in self defense when he fired on and killed a man at a 2009 Halloween party. Lukic, 38, who has since been held at the San Joaquin County Jail, will spend tonight at home in Ceres after being tried for first-degree murder. Jurors found him guilty of misdemeanor possession of a loaded weapon but cleared him of the murder. At trial Lukic testified that three men – including Jose Antonio Carillo, whom he killed – threatened to harm him in a dispute after the party at the Waterloo Gun and Bocci Club east of Stockton. The men backed Lukic and his girlfriend 250 yards into the dark outside the clubhouse even as Lukic pulled a gun, told them to stop and fired a warning shot into the ground."

1 comment:

Wireless.Phil said...

Backed Lukic and his girlfriend 250 yards into the dark ?

Hesitation will kill you(!) like it killed a local shop owner here a few years ago!