Thursday, February 02, 2012

FL: Black sportsman arrested in attempted armed robbery: "Fort Lauderdale police report that at 6:20 p.m., two masked, armed men approached Oleg Flyaster in an alleyway behind the Gold Buyers business at 5130 N. Federal Highway, demanding his wallet and pointing a gun at his face. Flyaster reached into his back waistband, produced a handgun and quickly began shooting toward the suspects. Flyaster told police the suspects did not return fire as they fled on foot. Witnesses saw them remove their ski masks and throwing the locaded .45-caliber handgun into some brush. Police quickly found suspect Marvin Broadway, 23, of Fort Lauderdale. Broadway had been shot in the shoulder. He was taken to Broward General Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries and released to the jail. Soon after, police stopped a vehicle and found suspect Carlton Lowe, 22, also of Fort Lauderdale. Police found Broadway’s gun and his ski mask near the robbery scene."

CA: Elderly ex-Army marksman shoots burglar: "An elderly man from Baldwin Hills took matters into his own hands when two suspected burglars were at his bedroom window Tuesday night. "I was in bed and heard the noise - boom, boom - then I came to see what it was," said 87-year-old Jack Goodwin. "It was two guys busting the window out coming in." Fearing for his life, Goodwin grabbed his 9mm handgun and shot at the suspects, wounding at least one of them. Goodwin was an Army marksman in World War II. Goodwin said he immediately called police after firing at the suspects. Police said one of the burglary suspects was wounded by the gunshots. They said he is in the hospital in critical condition. The second suspect fled the scene. They do not know if he was wounded as well. Police announced Wednesday night that Goodwin was acting in self-defense and was not expected to be charged with any crime."

KY: Employee of pharmacy pulls gun on would-be robber: "Two men have been charged in connection with the attempted robbery of a pharmacy, Lexington police said Wednesday night. The attempt was foiled when an employee pulled a handgun. John E. McGarvey and Steven E. Corman, both 47, were each charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, police Lt. Chris Van Brackel said. A man entered the pharmacy, displayed a knife and demanded pills. At that point, an employee pulled a handgun and a shot or shots were fired. VanBrackel said no one was hurt. The man was seen getting into a red Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS that was later found by police. Both men were lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center."

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