Saturday, August 13, 2011

TX: Marijuana dealer kills robber: "The investigation has indicated that two men went to the Ritchie Street residence and purchased a quantity of marijuana. The two men returned to the residence a short time later, and claimed a discrepancy in the amount of marijuana. Once inside the residence, one of the men produced a .22 caliber pistol and threatened the resident,tied him up and the men then began to ransack the house, gathering valuables in a robbery. The resident of the home, Davarick Chatman, age 32, was able to free himself and retrieve a 16 gauge shotgun. Chatman then shot one of the men, identified as Michael Obrien Johnson, age 27 of Lufkin. Johnson was shot several times at close range. Johnson died at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. The other man, identified as Courtny Randale Allen, age 24 also of Lufkin, fled the scene on foot."

IL: Liquor store holdup deadly for suspect: "Authorities say two armed men entered Z & S Food and Liquors in the 1300-block of West 87th around 10 p.m. Thursday and demanded money. A store clerk spotted one of the suspects outside the building and a struggle ensued. The suspect's gun went off, killing the suspect. The second robber then shot the clerk and fled the scene. The store clerk was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition with a wound to the abdomen. He has since been upgraded to stable condition."

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