Monday, May 21, 2012

NC: Woman homeowner shoots suspected burglar: "Cumberland County authorities have arrested two men in connection with a home break-in over the weekend in which the homeowner scared them off after shooting one of them in the chest. The woman told sheriff's deputies that she was taking a nap in her home on Grape Arbor Drive, east of Fayetteville, Saturday afternoon when she heard glass breaking. She grabbed the shotgun, police said, went into the kitchen and saw the hand of a man attempting to unlock a window. She fired a shot when yelling didn't scare them away. The two teens then fled the scene, and the woman called 911 to report the crime, according to investigators. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office later charged Dashawn William Smith, 18, of the 200 block of Ellington Road in Fayetteville, after he was admitted to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center to be treated for a gunshot wound to the chest. Investigators said that they do not plan to file any charges against the homeowner."

FL: Victim shoots back but killed: "The victim, who was 16 to 20 years old, died where he stood, police spokesman Allan Ortman said. About 5:30 p.m., the man was standing next to a bicycle in a vacant lot at 32nd Street and Eastview, when two men pulled up in a small black sports car, Ortman said. "They exchanged gunfire together," Ortman said. "That's what witnesses indicated." He said police found a gun on the dead man and were checking to see if it had been fired, and were examining the eight casings found on the ground."

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