Wednesday, January 04, 2012

OK: Young mother shoots and kills intruder: "An 18 year old Blanchard woman says she was forced to shoot and kill a man who was breaking into her home Saturday afternoon. Sarah Dawn McKinley was home alone with her three month old son at the time. She says she heard a knock on her door and looked through the peephole to see two men, one of whom she'd met a couple times before. "I saw that it was the same man. He had been here Thursday night and I had a bad feeling then," said McKinley. McKinley says she moved her couch in front of the door, grabbed her son and her shotgun, called 911 and went in a back room. She says for an agonizing 21 minutes, she listened to the men try to break in. "He was from door to door trying to bust in, just going from door to door," said McKinley. "I waited till he got in the door. They said I couldn't shoot him until he was inside the house. So I waited until he got in the door and then I shot him."

VA: Clerk shoots robber: "A masked man walked into an Oceanfront 7-Eleven early Tuesday morning, flashed a gun and demanded money, according to a police news release. The clerk, who was working with his son, responded by walking to the register and pulling out his own gun. When the would-be robber made an aggressive gesture, the clerk fired, striking the man, who fled from the store at 3908 Atlantic Ave., according to the release.About a half-hour later, around 1:30 a.m., a man suffering from a gunshot wound reported to a local emergency room, and officers linked him to the attempted robbery, police said. Police charged Blake Christian Richardson, 18, of the 1100 block of Bay Colony Drive, with attempted armed robbery, abduction, wearing a mask in public and two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony."

OH: 84-year-old man kills demented intruder: "An 84-year-old man shot and killed an elderly intruder at his home in the 2700 block of Hilda Avenue Tuesday morning, police said. Officers discovered the body after they were summoned to the residence about 10 a.m. when the homeowner called 911, said Officer Kristy Collins, spokeswoman for Hamilton police. Ed T. Stevens, 75, of Hamilton was found dead in the home’s basement. Police said Stevens forced his way into the house past Charles V. Foster. Once inside, Stevens assaulted Foster. who then shot Stevens to stop the assault, police said. Stevens’ family told police that Stevens has a history of suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s. Sgt. Michael Waldeck said there some of Stevens’ relatives lived on the street and the family thought Stevens might have gotten confused and went to the wrong house. Police said no charges have been filed"

FL: Armed robbery at Jewelry store ends with clerk shooting back: "The Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office says three masked men came into the Osvilda Jewelry store in Belle Glade at 116 SW Avenue B and robbed the store. One robber held the clerk at gunpoint and attempted to shoot, but the gun didn't fire, deputies said. That's when investigators say the clerk grabbed a gun and started shooting back at the robbers. The masked men were able to escape in a stolen getaway van, which was later recovered by deputies a few blocks away on 100 Block NW Avenue C. Nobody inside the jewelry store sustained any injuries and it is not clear at this time what was stolen."

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