Saturday, February 25, 2012

OH: 78-year-old shoots teen trying to break into his home: "A 78-year-old man said he acted in self-defense Thursday night when he shot a teen trying to break into his Cleveland home. Ted Ziolkowksi rents the house on the 7400 block of Clement Avenue. He said he was staying there last night because he was making some repairs to his place. Around 11 p.m. Ziolkowski heard a knock on his back door, but didn't answer. Moments later, he heard someone trying to break in. He said he pushed the door open and shot the intruder. "I just fired a shot at him. He was standing right there. I just fired one shot and my gun jammed,” Ziolkowski said. Officials told NewsChannel5 the intruder is a 17-year-old boy. Police reports said the teen was shot in his torso and when police responded, a hand gun, a pry bar and a head scarf were laying next him. He was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center."

Woman shoots pitbull: "The woman told the officer that she, her children, and their dachshund were in their fenced backyard on Bear Drive after 5 p.m. when her dog started barking next to the fence, and the pit bull came over to the fence and started climbing it. The woman said she put her children inside her house, shut the door, and called her dog to come to her, but the pit bull jumped up on the fence and was about to get over so she shot one round at the dog, police said. The woman told the officer she was in fear for herself, her children, and her dog and that she had called Animal Control about this dog in the past. Another officer found the pit bull with its owner who said her children had accidentally let the dog out, told the owner about the incident, and took the pit bull to Animal Control, according to the police report."

Gang-related shooting was self-defense: "The gunman allegedly responsible for the death of a 15-year-old won’t stand trial in part because he acted in self-defense, police said. Lafourche Sheriff Craig Webre and District Attorney Cam Morvant II said they will reopen the case if new information becomes available, but for now no one will be held accountable for Jamonta Miles’ death. Byron Thomas, 21, shot Miles Jan. 2 during a confrontation while seeking rival groups in Raceland, police said. He was never arrested or named as a suspect. Authorities did say they singled out a “person of interest,” but they never identified him by name. A Facebook feud between the Midland gang Young Niggas in Charge, which included Miles, and Raceland residents led to the shooting, police have said."


Wireless.Phil said...

Chardon High School shooting: 4 injured, gunman in custody

Anonymous said...

Wow all of this could of been avoided what do people think waste less life of our you g people help is the answer not death sad stories