Saturday, January 28, 2012

CA: Man Shoots, Kills Intruder: "A Dana Point man shot and killed an intruder in his home late Monday night, authorities said. A resident was asleep in his home on the 34000 block of Capistrano by the Sea when he was awakened by a noise shortly before 11 p.m. Monday. The resident opened his bedroom door, was confronted by a male intruder inside his house and fired multiple shots, hitting the man, Amormino said. Authorities believe the burglar escaped through the same window he used to enter the home and then died in the back yard. The would-be burglar was later identified as Ross Thomas Wells Mortensen, 26, of San Juan Capistrano.

TX: Intruder discovered and shot: "Lubbock County Sheriff's deputies said 69-year old Fred Melcher entered his home with his friend Edith Ayers when they surprised a burglar. Deputies said the burglar is a man they knew, 49-year-old Robert Holt. Sheriff Kelly Rowe said, "There was an exchange of gun fire between the burglar and the homeowner. The homeowner shot and killed the intruder." Deputies said both victims were able to speak briefly to investigators Friday. Melcher is still in critical condition and Ayers in serious.

Pa: Wife found not guilty in slaying of ex-cop: "A Conneautville-area woman won’t go to jail for the shotgun slaying of her husband, ex-Niagara Falls police officer Anthony Oliver, at their home more than 15 months ago. He was shot once in the chest with a single-barrel 12-gauge shotgun just before 10 a.m. Oct. 5, 2010, following a domestic argument about bills. Mrs. Oliver’s defense team argued the shooting was in self-defense. The defense argued Mrs. Oliver told both the Crawford County 911 Center dispatcher following the shooting and police investigators who interviewed her, that she was frightened as Mr. Oliver became enraged, calling her expletives and coming at her."

GA: Liquor Store Manager Fires at Armed Robber: "A Northlake liquor store manager scared away an armed robber Jan. 20 by grabbing his own handgun and firing at the intruder, DeKalb County police said. The robber walked into Northlake Liquor at 3900 Lavista Rd. and pointed a black handgun at the 60-year-old manager between 9:45 p.m. and 10:40 p.m., the police report said. "This is a holdup," the intruder said. The manager reached under the counter, grabbed a 9mm Beretta and fired at the suspect. The suspect ran out of the store empty-handed, heading west past the Wendy's to an unknown location. The suspect was described as a black male about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 150 pounds, wearing black clothing."

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