Wednesday, October 19, 2011

FL: Clerk at 24 Hour shop shoots, kills would-be robber who grabbed child: "A clerk at a landmark East Naples corner store shot and killed a man Tuesday as he attempted to rob the family-run shop and flee with her 1-year-old daughter. The man, whose name was not released, demanded money from the Elizabeth Easterly, a clerk at Del’s 24 Hour Food Store, and then grabbed a stroller that held Easterly’s baby, said Del Ackerman, the store’s owner and Easterly’s grandfather. Easterly, 22, was alone during a shift change, running the shop with her 1- and 2-year-old daughters there, Ackerman said. Around 3 p.m. a man entered the store, 2802 Thomasson Dr., “acting erratically,” Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jamie Mosbach said. As the man made for the front door with the child, Easterly did just as she had been taught — she drew a gun and aimed for the would-be robber’s knee, Ackerman said. Bleeding, the man was then tackled outside the front door by a store employee who was about to start his shift. The man was transported to NCH Downtown Naples Hospital. He died from his injuries."

OH: Robber flees after shot: "An armed robbery at a Dayton business takes an unexpected turn.. when the store clerk pulls out a gun of his own! It happened the evening of September 27th at the Best Wireless store in the 28-hundred block of Salem Avenue in Dayton... and surveillance cameras captured the whole thing. An armed suspect wearing a bandana over his face walked into the store, his weapon already drawn and pointed at the clerk. The suspect even hops the counter, but that's when the tables turned. The store clerk pulled out his own weapon and fired a warning shot into the ceiling! That's when the suspect quickly turns tail and hightails it out the door. Detective Cayce Cantrell said "The suspect is described as a black male with a short haircut"

CA: Camouflaged woman intruder shot dead: "Dressed in camouflage from head-to-toe, an unidentified woman parked her car about a mile from her former co-worker's Cherokee County home, walked the rest of the way and slipped inside with a gun. It was 6:30 this morning, and the homeowner's wife had just left for work. A struggle ensued between the man and the woman. A shot was fired. A bullet hit the woman in the head, killing her."

Senate votes to end “Fast and Furious” gun program: "The Senate voted Tuesday to effectively block the Justice Department from undertaking gun-smuggling probes like the flawed 'Operation Fast and Furious' aimed at breaking up networks running guns to Mexican drug cartels but that lost track of hundreds of the weapons, some of which were used to commit crimes in Mexico and the United States. The 99-0 vote would block the government from transferring guns to drug cartels unless federal agents 'continuously monitor or control' the weapons."

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