Thursday, June 09, 2011

Pa.: Off-duty cop shoots deranged son: "A Pennsylvania Police Lieutenant shot and killed his 17-year-old son in an act of self-defense after the teen attacked him on Wednesday, reports. Hatfield Police Lt. Eric B. Schmitz fatally shot his son inside their home in Towamencin Township after the teen, Stephen Schmitz, reportedly attacked him with a large hunting knife, according to a press release. Lt. Schmitz was taken to a hospital to be treated for wounds sustained during the incident, officials say, and he is cooperating with the investigation. Stephen Schmitz was released from Horsham Clinic Tuesday after being involuntarily committed for nearly two weeks for treatment after reportedly threatening to kill himself"

TX: Woman shoots former husband: "A woman shot and killed her former husband Wednesday morning after he apparently lay in wait for her and forced her into the home where she was living with her parents and children just off Seaborn Road in unincorporated Denton County. Denton County Medical Examiner investigators have identified the man as Wendell McDonald, 28, of Oklahoma. The woman told sheriff’s investigators that she dropped off her children at an activity and returned to the house. He was hiding in the yard and accosted her as she exited her vehicle, investigators said. “She admits to shooting him and says it was self-defense,” said sheriff’s Lt. Rick Clark. “She told us that he forced her inside the house and sexually assaulted her. He got the gun out of her father’s closet. She shot him once in the chest.” McDonald was declared dead at the scene. She told investigators that she had a protective order against McDonald, and he was not supposed to be near the house."

Miss.: Castle doctrine clears two arrested in fatal shooting: "Prosecutors have declined charges against two arrested in the shooting death of an intruder in April because they said the killing was justified under Missouri's "castle doctrine" law. Police arrested a woman, 29, and a man, 37, after the April 6 shooting death of Emmett Terry. Police said Terry broke into his ex-girlfriend's home in the 4600 block of Oregon Avenue and tried to attack her. Police have said the woman had had a restraining order against Terry. Authorities say the woman shot and killed Terry, of the 1900 block of Semple Avenue. He died at the scene."

New shall-issue carry policy in Sacramento, California: "KCRA reports that the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department has begun issuing concealed carry permits to law-abiding citizens who state self-defense as their good-cause justification. Only Guns and Money blog reports this is because of a successful legal battle fought by the Second Amendment Foundation and Calguns Foundation, where they settled out of court with the Sacramento County and Sheriff. Many residents are concerned for their safety as the budget crisis may cut up to 60 more deputy positions."

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