Monday, May 23, 2011

WA: Progressives cheer gun-toting neighbor who saved them from burglar: "A terrifying burglar has been preying on Seattle's hippest 'hood lately. This person (or persons) apparently has no fear of entering people's homes while they sleep and stealing their shit before they wake up. Fortunately, at least one Capitol Hill resident packs heat"

FL: Gun-toting neighbor foils trailer-park burglary: "A gun-toting neighbor foiled a burglary in a New Smyrna Beach trailer park on Saturday after he spotted people taking boxes out of a neighbor's trailer, then chased the burglars and detained them until police arrived. A man called the Volusia County sheriff's office at 5:54 p.m. Saturday, saying he'd spotted a break-in at the Eldorado Estates mobile home park. The witness told police that he and his adult son were chasing the suspects, who'd taken off in an SUV after they were spotted. The duo lost the getaway vehicle at one point, as it traveled along Taylor Road. But they quickly caught up with them and the suspects pulled over, police said. One of the suspects got of the vehicle and then walked toward the witness's car. That's when the witness got out of his car, pulled a pistol from his pocket and held it at his side for self defense, he said. Deputies arrived at the scene minutes later and reported that they found two televisions, a laptop computer, an X-Box game system, a screwdriver and a pair of rubber gloves in the suspects' vehicle."

CO: Fatal shooting appears to be self-defense: "Authorities are investigating what led to an apparent self-defense shooting that killed one man on Saturday night. Denver Police say officers were called to a shooting in the 5500 Block of Xanadu Street at 9:39 p.m. When they arrived, they found a 54-year-old man who had been shot. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died. According to homicide detectives, there was an argument between the man and the suspect, who both lived at the house, before the shooting. They say the suspect shot the man in self-defense. The suspect was arrested at the scene but has since been released."

KY: Shooting Victim Fights Back: "Two men are in a Lexington hospital after an armed robbery Sunday morning took an unexpected turn. Investigators say the alleged victim managed to grab the suspect's gun, then shot him. Officers were called to East Seventh Street near Chestnut around 2:15 am. They believe the suspect, Quantez Allen, tried to rob a man and shot the victim 3 times. But investigators say the victim managed to get the gun from Allen, then shot him twice. Allen and the alleged victim were taken to UK Hospital. No word on their condition."

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