Friday, June 24, 2011

VA: Robber flees when gun pointed at him: "Employee Debra Smith was working at the time of the robbery. She will never forget the moment an armed man burst through the doors and pointed a gun at both her and the customers. A surveillance video captured the robber forcing the women to walk in a single line towards the back of the store. However, the criminal failed to notice the jewelry repairman Carl hidden in his workstation at the time of the robbery. Carl acted quickly, grabbing his own gun and pointing it at the robber. At that point the robber ceased his actions and ran out of the store. Carl remained calm and collected during the ordeal even though he says, "I keep thinking this guy is going to kill me. It was so close".

OH: Homeowner shoots in self-defense: "A homeowner shot a man in self-defense during an argument late Thursday that began outside and ended when the suspect ran into a home on Joyce Avenue, Cincinnati police said. The homeowner was defending himself and will not face charges, police said. The suspect, who is expected to recover, is at University Hsoptial. When he is released, he will be taken to the Hamilton County jail on charges of felonious assault and burglary, police said. Investigators are still looking into what prompted the violence. They are not even sure yet if the two men know each other. The pair argued outside the home, and the suspected took out a gun. At that point, the homeowner ran inside and armed himself. Gunfire was exchanged when the suspect entered the home."

TX: Guard, robber shot in exchange of fire: "An off-duty San Antonio security guard was shot in the buttocks Wednesday when he exchanged gunfire with a man accused of trying to rob a pawn shop, shooting him in the torso. Police said the suspect walked into the EZ Pawn in the 3600 block of South Gevers Street in San Antonio shortly after 7 p.m., pointed a gun at the roof, and declared, "This is a holdup." The off-duty security guard - a licensed handgun owner who happened to be at the store - pulled out his own gun and two exchanged fire, Sgt. Roy Bernal said. Both men were transported to Brooke Army Medical Center with injuries not believed to be life-threatening, according to Bernal.
At least four witnesses were in the shop when the shootout occurred and were taken in for questioning, police said. The suspect was to be charged with aggravated robbery."

CA: Man Killed Trying to Hold Up Marijuana Dispensary Truck: "A Santa Ana man was shot dead while trying to rob a marijuana dispensary truck along with three friends in Brea on Wednesday night. 20-year-old Minh Kinh Dang was killed and three other men were jailed on suspicion of robbery and felony murder according to Brea police. while trying to steal marijuana from a medical marijuana deliveryman, and three other men were jailed on suspicion of robbery and felony murder. The men approached the truck around 8:15 p.m. in the Birchwood Village apartment complex in Brea. When Dang whipped out a gun, the marijuana delivery man's security guard shot him, according to the OC Weekly. He was pronounced dead at the scene."

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