Monday, November 28, 2011

NC: A store clerk shoots an armed robber twice... and his boss still says he's too SOFT: "Mark Headstrong had never fired a gun before. But, when a robber pointed a pistol at him, the Wilmington, North Carolina, convenience store clerk acted fast and shot his assailant twice. Surveillance video captures the moment Mr Headstrong pulled out his weapon and fired, dropping 30-year-old Joseph Ryan Anderson to the floor with bullet wounds to his leg and his finger. But Mr Headstrong's boss, store owner Musa Agil said his employee should have shot the robber dead: 'He should have killed him and this guy was soft on him.' 'He was trying to give him a second chance. Thugs like those should not ever be given a chance, because if that man shot Mark, he's not going to look at him and give him a chance. That's why Mark made a terrible mistake by letting him go,' Mr Agil told WWAY news in Wilmington."

TN: Officials consider duo shot in self-defense: "Authorities are investigating whether a Columbia man may have shot his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend out of self-defense, Maury County Sheriff’s Lt. Andy Jackson said. Deputies apprehended Laquantez Gilbert soon after the 10 p.m. Wednesday shootings of Masheaka Cathey and Dwayne Locke at Cathey’s 131 Napier Drive residence. Cathey had two bullet wounds while Locke had been shot seven times at close range, officials said. Gilbert was taken into custody at his nearby home on Ashwood Road where he surrendered a handgun. He was questioned by detectives for several hours, but they released him Thursday morning without filing criminal charges. “It appears at this time that the gentleman may have been defending himself,” Jackson said Friday. According to a Sheriff’s Department report, an argument developed between Gilbert and Locke after Gilbert came to the Napier Drive residence. Locke asked him to leave. “It was a domestic-type incident, and it just got out of hand,” Jackson said. “There were threats made.”

DE: Bandit shot after trying to rob man near New Castle: "Police were called about 6:30 p.m. to the first block of Parma Avenue and found a 20-year-old man lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his lower body. He was treated and released at Christiana Hospital, Weglarz said. Minutes after that shooting, Wilmington Police stopped a car for traffic violations at the entrance of Wilmington Hospital and found Dixon in the passenger seat with a gunshot wound to his stomach. He was transferred to Christiana Hospital in stable condition, police said. The 20-year-old old victim was approached by Dixon at Briarcliff Drive and Parma Avenue, police said. The victim ran when Dixon, who was armed, demanded his property, Weglarz said. Dixon shot him as he ran away but was hit when the man fired back, police said. Stolen property and the gun Dixon used were found in the car he was riding in, police said. Weglarz said the 20-year-year-old attempted robbery victim will not be charged."

TX: Homeowner Shoots Home Invasion Suspect: "Police say a Dallas man prevented a brazen home invasion robbery this morning. He fired off shots at some would-be robbers, hitting one of them. Fox 4's Peter Daut spoke with the homeowner and has more. Mendoza said he and his family were sleeping in the back bedroom around 10 o'clock Sunday morning, when they heard a knock at the door. As Mendoza headed towards the door, he said the knocking turned to banging and then kicking. He immediately knew he needed to protect his family. "I got scared and ran for the gun," he said. "One of two men entered, and I fired at his shoulder. I also fired two more shots, just to frighten them away." Police soon arrived and took the wounded man into custody. The other suspect took off running."

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