Wednesday, September 14, 2011

TX: Fatal shooting may be case of self-defense: "Detectives were still questioning witnesses, but no charges have been filed against a man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend at a West Side auto repair shop Monday. The slaying may be a case of self-defense, police said. The woman, identified Tuesday as Monica Rodriguez, 43, apparently learned that her boyfriend, who is in his 50s, was fixing his ex-girlfriend's van. She kicked in the door of a mobile home where the couple lived and ransacked it Saturday, then shot out a tire of his truck, police said. Police said Rodriguez then went to the repair shop in the 5400 block of Old Highway 90, where her boyfriend worked, and shot out the van's windows. She sent text messages threatening to kill him. Rodriguez told him she was going to her truck to get her gun, and the man shot her in the chest as she returned from the truck, police said. Then he called 911. She was unarmed, and police found no gun in her truck."

OH: Store clerk pulls gun on robber: "Police are asking for your help to identify a man who tried to rob a Dayton drive thru. It happened Monday afternoon on Main Street near Siebenthaler Avenue. Police tell us a man wearing a bandana walked in to the store, flashed a butterfly knife and asked for money. The store clerk then pulled a gun and the robber took off. The clerk began chasing the suspect which police say is not recommended. The suspect is described as a black man in his twenties, around 5'6" and 120lbs."

Minn.: Victims bash robber in armed attack: "They said Charette robbed them at gunpoint, taking $25. According to the complaint, Charette struck one of the victims with the butt of his gun. The complaint said the victims then fought back. In the struggle, the three victims struck Charette several times and managed to take the weapon away from him. The victims then fled, according to the complaint. They then threw the gun into a trash can nearby and called the police. The gun was recovered by police, who discovered it was a BB gun. According to the police report, Charette was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for his injuries. Charette was booked at Hennepin County Jail and charged with three felony counts — two for aggravated robbery in the first degree and one for attempted aggravated robbery in the first degree — after being positively identified in a lineup."

No comments: