Wednesday, January 11, 2012

WA: Homeowner shoots, kills suspected burglar: "A suspected burglar was shot dead by a homeowner inside an Everett home Monday. Snohomish County Sheriff's deputies said the burglar broke into a house on the 10500 block of 21st Avenue Southeast at 11:45 a.m., believing no one was home. The suspect was confronted by the homeowner, who was armed, and after a confrontation, deputies said the suspect was shot and killed."

FL: Convenience store owner thwarts robbery: "A convenience store owner thwarted an armed robbery Saturday when he pulled out a gun before a man attempting to rob his store could brandish his own, police said. The incident happened just before noon at Steve's Qwik Mart, 7500 Ulmerton Road. The store's owner, who was not identified, noticed a suspicious person outside his store about 11:45 a.m. The victim of a previous robbery on Dec. 19, 2011, he grabbed a firearm, police said. After pacing outside for a few moments, the man entered the store, lifted his shirt and began to brandish a black firearm, police said. The store owner pulled his own out first and pointed it at the man, who fled without taking anything. Police described the man as black, between 18 and his early 20s."

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