Tuesday, June 07, 2011

NC: Police say resident acted in self-defense in killing: "Fayetteville police have concluded that a shooting last week on Old Shaw Road was the result of self-defense and say no charges will be filed. Police say Tommy Webb, 34, of the 200 block of Old Shaw Road, began shooting at two men in self-defense early Friday, killing one and wounding the other, according to police. Each of the three men was shot twice in the exchange of gunfire, police spokesman Gavin MacRoberts said. Police on Monday refused to say why the shooting was ruled a self-defense case except to note that the shooting took place in Webb's home and that Webb had been shot. One of the victims, Eric Lamont Bradley, 28, of the 4400 block of Carol Street, was on steps outside Webb's apartment when police arrived. Bradley, who has since been treated and released from Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, told officers that another person, Johnathan Vincent Grimes, 24, was still inside Webb's apartment. Grimes had been shot twice and died at the scene, according to police."

VA: Wife's felony charge reduced: "A woman who shot her husband three times during a dispute last year about suspected infidelity struck a deal yesterday that will leave her with no more than a misdemeanor conviction. Morris, who was represented by attorney Stuart Sullivan, was originally charged with malicious wounding. Court records indicate that the prosecution reduced the charge after finding evidence to support Morris' claim that she acted in self-defense. Her husband, John Morris, was charged with felony child abuse and domestic assault against her a couple of years ago and got a deferred disposition, the plea agreement states. There was also evidence of uncharged violence in the household."

IN: Citilink to let riders carry guns on its buses: "FORT WAYNE – Starting next month, Citilink patrons will be allowed to ride with their guns, despite safety concerns from the transit company. Citilink’s board of directors on Thursday is scheduled to vote on a new weapons policy to comply with state law, essentially allowing passengers to bring their guns on board. Ken Housden, Citilink general manager, said the transit system’s current weapons policy does not comply with the new law. He said he isn’t thrilled with the changes, but his organization can’t ignore the new state statute. Senate Bill 292 generally pre-empts local ordinances that regulate firearms, including cities with specific gun bans and rules prohibiting weapons in public buildings and parks."

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