Saturday, November 19, 2011

IN: Suspect shot during armed robbery attempt: "A suspect in an attempted armed robbery of a convenience store in Jeffersonville was in critical condition Thursday morning at University Hospital in Louisville. Clark County Prosecutor Steve Stewart said police have told him a clerk in the Q Mart Convenience Store on Allison Lane near Middle Road shot a man in or right below the neck after the man allegedly pointed a gun at the clerk in a robbery attempt about 4 a.m. Thursday morning. Both the shooting victim and the clerk apparently had handguns, Stewart said. Another suspect fled and police were still looking for him Thursday, Stewart said. Stewart said the man shot during the attempted robbery wasn’t expected to survive. Based on what he has been told at this point, Stewart said, he believes charges won’t be filed against the clerk in what appears to be a case of self-defense"

TN: Attempted early morning robbery fended off with gunfire: "A Chattanooga Public Works employee turned the tables on a pair of suspects, who attempted to rob him Thursday morning. Calvin McGhee told police he was leaving a home on Drummond Drive, when the two armed men approached him. That's when the victim says he pulled out his own gun and fired. Police believe at least one suspect was hit, and say McGhee will not face charges. For years, Chattanooga Public Works employee Calvin McGhee has left for work just after sunrise. There was never a problem until Thursday morning. The two suspects who walked up to Calvin with guns drawn, took off running after he fired a couple rounds. Officers believe one of the suspects was hit. Police say a man who fit the suspects description was dropped off at a local hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the stomach."

AZ: Charges dropped against Scottsdale road rage suspect: "Criminal charges have been dropped against the prime suspect in a Scottsdale road rage case. However, authorities told CBS-5 News that Valley attorney David Appleton, 59, could still be charged with second degree murder at a later date. Appleton's attorney Richard Gierloff said that this is a clear sign prosecutors don't have a strong enough case and his client is telling the truth about acting in self-defense. Appleton told investigators that Pearson followed him into a parking lot, approached his car, then started choking him. That's when Appleton said he grabbed his gun and opened fire in self-defense. Chris Gooch has known Pearson for 12 years. He described his friend as a peaceful, mild mannered kind of guy, not someone who would attack a driver in an act of road rage."

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