Wednesday, August 17, 2011

TX: Caretaker shoots burglar: "Burglars need to realize that if they don’t want to get shot, they shouldn’t be breaking into people’s homes,” said Titus County Sheriff Tim Ingram, who said charges would not be pursued against the caretaker of Mr. Pat’s Emporium who defended both his boss’ property and his own life this morning during a shootout with burglary suspects. Deputies arrived on scene to find the caretaker of the building bleeding from a wound to his right hand and a suspect on the ground near the front of the building suffering from a gunshot to his left hip. The suspect, Jose Moreno, 23, of Mount Pleasant, was transported to Titus Regional Medical Center by ambulance where he underwent surgery before 9 a.m. He is listed in stable condition at Daily Tribune press time. The caretaker was treated for his injury at TRMC and released. The caretaker, who has not been identified by TCSO investigators, fired several times at the suspects and hit Moreno in the hip as the three suspects fled the scene."

ATF's 'Fast and Furious' firearms tracked to at least 11 violent crimes: "Firearms illegally trafficked under the ATF’s Fast and Furious program turned up at the scenes of at least 11 “violent crimes” in this country in addition to being involved in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in southern Arizona last year, the Justice Department has acknowledged to Congress. Although Justice did not provide any details about those crime scenes, it has been learned that the additional violent crimes occurred in cities such as Phoenix, where Operation Fast and Furious was managed, and as far away as El Paso, Texas, where a total of 42 Fast and Furious weapons were seized in two separate crimes. The new numbers, which vastly broaden the scope of the danger the program posed to U.S. citizens over a 14-month period, are contained in a letter Justice Department officials turned over last month to Senate Judiciary Committee members."

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