Saturday, April 14, 2012

IN: Apparent intruder fatally shot in Fort Wayne:  "Police in Fort Wayne say a man told them he shot and killed a man who he said kicked in the door to his apartment.  City police spokesman Officer John Chambers tells The Journal Gazette that the resident said the intruder had a gun when he burst into the first-floor apartment in a complex on the city's east side Thursday night.  Chambers says the resident shot the man, who then ran away for a short distance before collapsing. He died shortly after being taken to a hospital.  Chambers tells WANE-TV that the resident had the legal right to shoot an intruder if he acted in acting in self-defense."

GA: Man shot in the chest during argument, other man not charged:  "A Ringgold man is recuperating from a gunshot wound after being shot in the chest by another man after the two were arguing.  Robert Wilson, 37, of Ringgold, was shot in the chest Sat-urday afternoon, April 7, by a man who was doing yard work for Wilson’s next-door neighbor.  The shooter, Dustin Talley of Fort Oglethorpe, was not arrested and is not currently facing any charges.  Talley told police that he was acting in self-defense.  “The witness then stated that Wilson’s wife started walking away when Wilson began to follow her, then stopped at 63 Karen Drive and started arguing with Mr. Talley.”  The witness claims that Tally eventually dropped the weed trimmer he was holding, pulled a gun out of his pocket and shot Wilson as he was walking toward him."

Big gap between races in U.S. on Trayvon Martin killing:  "Americans are deeply divided by race over the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, with 91 per cent of African Americans saying he was unjustly killed while just 35 per cent of whites thought so, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Thursday.  Fifty-nine per cent of Hispanics believe that Martin was innocent and unjustly killed six weeks ago, according to the online poll of 1,922 Americans, conducted Monday through Thursday.  In a sign of how riveted Americans have been by the case, 93 per cent of those surveyed said they were aware of the shooting, which set off heated debates over race, gun control and crime.  "African Americans have a significantly different perspective on the whole incident than white Americans or Hispanic Americans," said Ipsos pollster Chris Jackson. "This incident is one of the clearest splits we've seen between whites and blacks."

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