Sunday, June 10, 2012

CA: Black Gang Member Arrested In Pharmacy Robbery:  "On Thursday, an armed suspect walked into Stockton Pharmacy demanding money.   Jermaine Smith, 31, allegedly walked into the pharmacy, in the 3300 block of E. Main Street, and told everyone to drop to the ground while attempting to rob the store by demanded money from an employee.  The employee grabbed a gun and shot at Smith; at which point, he fled the area in a vehicle.  Stockton police responded to a call regarding a shot African-American male matching Smith’s description in North Stockton. He was arrested and treated overnight at an area hospital.  Smith, a Stockton resident, is a known gang member and currently on parole for robbery.  He was booked into San Joaquin County Jail for robbery, weapon charges and violating his parole."

TX: Woman bests black intruder with paintball gun:  "A Galveston woman used a paintball gun to detain an intruder long enough Friday for police to arrest him, according to the Galveston County Daily News.  When officers arrived about 10:30 a.m., they heard the sound of the paint ball impacts and found the man inside covered with yellow paint, the Daily News reported.  Elvis Alexander, 53, was charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit theft, said Lt. Michael Gray, a Galveston police spokesman.  According to online records, Alexander remained Saturday in the Galveston County Jail on $40,000 bond.  He was accused of taking coins and Ramen noodles from inside the house in the 1100 block of 36th Street, according to the Daily News"

AK:  Jury acquits 3 men charged with first-degree murder:  "An Anchorage jury found three men not guilty in the shooting death of another man in a busy South Anchorage mall parking lot in 2009.   Dawud Johnson, Ajamu McCoy and Jerry Lynn Taylor Jr. were charged with first-degree murder and evidence tampering in the death of Joe Alfred Young Jr. Lawyers for the three men argued their clients shot Young, 23, in self-defense.  Prosecutors said the shooting was over a stolen necklace. With his dying words, Young told police a man named "Cole" had him killed.  Detectives later said Young had snatched a flashy medallion from the neck of a record producer and drug dealer named Naron "Cole" Celestine.  The shooting was retribution for the theft, police said.  Defense attorneys for Johnson, McCoy and Taylor said that Young ambushed the trio and they shot back to protect themselves.  Celestine is serving a 15-year federal sentence for conspiring to distribute cocaine.

GA: Self defense shooting ends badly:  "After the service concluded, Henderson got into a fight with some others just outside the church. William Miller, DeKalb County public safety director, said, "This group assaulted him. He managed to get to his car after escaping them. He got a gun. He fired. Don't know if he was trying to fire in self defense. And then someone else got a gun, shot and killed him."  Henderson exchanged gunfire with Deimetrius Heard, 28. Henderson was shot four times while Heard took two bullets. Both men died."

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