Thursday, June 14, 2012

OK: Suspect Shot After  Trying To Steal Tip Jar:  "According to a police report, a man and his friend were playing pool at Chester's Pool Hall near N.W. 50th Street and N. May Avenue on June 10. The man saw two people walk up to a counter, steal a tip jar filled with cash, and walk toward the exit.  The witness told the manager what he'd seen, and the manager went outside to confront the men. The manager and one of the suspects physically struggled over the tip jar. When a second person came out to help the manager, the suspect told his friend to shoot them.  Witnesses said the other suspect, identified as 18-year-old Jesus Perez, pulled out a gun and opened fire. The manager then pulled out his own gun and started shooting.  Both Perez and the manager were hit by gunfire, but neither was seriously hurt. The other suspect threw down the tip jar when the manager pulled out a gun, but witnesses said he then went to grab the gun Perez had dropped.   Before the second suspect could reach the gun, police arrived. Officers arrested Perez and a 16-year-old suspect. They were booked into jail on a complaint of robbery with a firearm."

TX:  Man shoots intruder during apparent robbery:  "A Haltom City homeowner shot and killed an intruder who beat and tried to rob him and his girlfriend over the weekend.  Police were dispatched about 6 p.m. Sunday in response to a burglary call at a home in the 5300 block of Mallory Drive.  The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Jerome Mitchell of Fort Worth, entered the home and struck the two victims with a blunt object, the homeowner told police.  The homeowner, who was not identified, grabbed a gun and shot the intruder in self-defense, he said.  Mitchell later died from his injuries.  The case will be referred to a grand jury for review, according to Haltom City police."

ID: Firearm-friendly towns in Idaho lure gun makers:  "Detroit is known for cars, Los Angeles for its stars, now small towns in Idaho are trying to become gun towns. But it’s not exactly a return to the Wild West: The goal is to get people working again. 'It’s gonna create some jobs,' says David Brown, mayor of Potlatch, Idaho. 'We can stay here, our kids can stay here and live and work.'"

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