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  • Antioch: Robber slain, customer wounded during jewelry store robbery

    04/12/2014 1:46:06 AM PDT · by csvset · 9 replies
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 04/11/2014 | Katie Nelson and Natalie Neysa Alund
    ANTIOCH -- An Antioch jewelry store owner shot and killed an armed robber Friday afternoon and police said a customer was also shot during the heist, police said. The robbery at the Hardy Nix Jewelry store at 3600 Delta Fair Boulevard shut down a major street as authorities swarmed the surrounding area looking for a second suspect who escaped the store after the 4:27 p.m. robbery. The female customer who was shot was taken to a hospital with a non-life threatening wound, according to Antioch police Lt. Robin Kelley. The woman "just happened to be in the way" as the...
  • 83-Year-Old Man Shoots Home Invader In The Chest

    04/08/2014 10:08:19 AM PDT · by kingattax · 25 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8 Apr 2014 | AWR HAWKINS
    On April 5 an 83-year-old Huntsville, Alabama, man retrieved a handgun and shot a home intruder in the chest. According to WAFF 48, the homeowner heard a knock at his back door "around 12:45 a.m." and a man saying he needed help. The homeowner "turned to call police when the burglar kicked in the glass door and entered the home."
  • Police: Homeowners shoot burglar dead[Multiple Family Members Armed]

    04/07/2014 2:35:29 PM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 38 replies
    MyFoxOrlando ^ | 4/7/2014 | Aaron Mesmer
    WINTER HAVEN (FOX 13) - A man breaking into a Winter Haven home Monday morning was shot and killed by the family living there, Police Chief Gary Hester said. It happened at a little before 7 a.m. on Lake Marriana Road Drive. A mother, father, and son woke up to the sound of someone, identified by police as 40-year-old Mitchell Large, trying to get in through a porch door. Chief Hester said one of the family members fired a warning shot. "[A resident] fired a warning shot above the door. That warning shot did not deter the intruder. The intruder...
  • BOOM: Mom Shoots & Kills Thief Who ‘Forced Himself into Home with Knife’

    04/07/2014 12:59:39 AM PDT · by kingattax · 16 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 6 April 2014
    An Alabama woman shot and killed a young man when he tried to break into her home, saying his car had broke down. Mikel Steven Smith, 18, was reportedly armed with a knife when he tried to break into a home located in the Booth community, close to Prattville, WSFA reports. ‘He knocked on the door and tried to gain entrance by saying he needed help that he was broke down,’ Autauga County Chief Deputy Joe Sedinger told the station.
  • WA:Spokane homeowner who shot carjacker charged with manslaughter

    05/30/2013 6:04:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 77 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | 29 May, 2013 | Jillian Raftery
    Dori thinks it should be legal to use deadly force to protect your property, but Spokane prosecutors disagree. They announced Wednesday that they are charging Gail Gerlach, who shot and killed a carjacker, with First Degree Manslaughter. According to reports, 56-year-old Gail Herbert Gerlach had left his Chevy Suburban running in his driveway to warm it up on a cold day in March when Brendon Kaluza-Graham tried to drive away with it. Gail fired his gun, hitting Brendon in the head and killing him. Gail said he saw Brendon raise his arm in his direction; he thought Brendon had a...
  • Fatal self-defense shootings running high in Detroit

    03/31/2014 5:52:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/31/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    The city of Detroit went into bankruptcy last summer, citing a whole slew of financial and municipal problems including the Detroit police’s average response time to calls for the highest-priority crimes coming in at an absurd 58 minutes — but that didn’t stop the firestorm of criticism in store for Detroit Police Chief James Craig when he started vocally advocating for more responsible citizens to take up the task of self defense by arming themselves.After an incident last week, however, in which a northwest Detroit homeowner fatally shot two men he said were trying to break home, the number of...
  • PA:Robbers Killed by an Armed Citizen, Now The Families Want To Sue

    03/31/2014 6:30:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 106 replies
    usconcealedcarry.com ^ | 24 March, 2014 | Kevin Michalowski
    Sad but true, this is the way it works in the United States. Two men entered a convenience store, pointed their guns at the clerk, and robbed the store. As they exited the store, an armed citizen confronted them. The robbers pointed their guns at the honest citizen and he shot and killed both of them. Now the family of one of the dead robbers wants “justice.” They want to sue the honest citizen. And leave it to the media to give the families of armed robbers a forum. In what has become a cliché, the mother of an armed...
  • Video: Gunman invades Dollar General, meets concealed carry permit holder

    03/30/2014 12:04:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Another story crosses our desk, courtesy of Rationality Rebooted. I’ve gone through a few reports of this story and it’s still not clear why Kevin Mclaughlin went into the Dollar General in Orrville, Alabama last week, but it certainly wasn’t to find a good deal on tube socks. He began shouting and waving a gun around, herding customers and an employee into a back room. Things were looking bad, but that’s when he ran into Marlo Ellis. One person is dead after a customer at the Dollar General in Orrville began shouting and waving his gun in the air.Dallas County...
  • Detroit homeowner shoots, kills 1 of two intruders

    03/07/2014 9:44:32 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 37 replies
    myfoxdetroit.com ^ | Mar 06, 2014 | myFOXDetroit.com Staff
    DETROIT (WJBK) - Thursday afternoon a Detroit homeowner fatally shot an intruder. A second intruder was also at the scene but ran away and is still being sought by police. Police say the homeowner heard glass break around 12:30 p.m., ran to the back of his house and saw a person climbing in the window, so he grabbed his gun and fired. Police say the 17-year-old suspect then collapsed on the driveway, appearing to have died from a gunshot wound to the chest. The other suspect is in his 20s. Police continue to question the homeowner about the incident, and...
  • OH:Self Defense Shooter's Gun Ordered Returned after 18 Months

    02/28/2014 4:43:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The shooting occurred on October 19, 2012, at about 2:44 am and was a classic case of self defense and castle doctrine.   The deceased was a violent convict that had a long history of crime and fighting, and had alcohol, cocaine, and Oxycodone in his system when he was shot. His relatives complained vigorously when they found out that he was shot, claiming that "they did not have to shoot him". On June 27, 2013, it was reported that Jack Dillon would not be charged.   A grand jury had determined that his decision to shoot Jeffrey Carson fell within...
  • FBI Report: Early 2013 Crime Decrease Coincides with Gun Sales Boom

    02/22/2014 4:27:43 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    Outdoor Hub ^ | February 21, 2014 | Daniel Xu
    FBI Report: Early 2013 Crime Decrease Coincides with Gun Sales Boom The FBI released the Preliminary Seminannual Uniform Crime Report for the first six months of 2013 on Tuesday. According to the statistics found in the report, all of the offenses in the violent crime category—including murder, forcible rape, assault, and robbery—showed a significant decrease in early 2013 from the same period in 2012. This drop in violent crime coincided with one of the largest booms for gun sales in recent history. The FBI report was compiled with data submitted by 12,723 law enforcement agencies in the United States for...
  • Store owner shoots, wounds robbery suspect

    02/16/2014 12:09:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    rockymounttelegram.com ^ | 10 February, 2014 | Brie Handgraaf
    The owner of a Rocky Mount convenience store shot and wounded one of three men suspected of trying to rob the store Sunday night, according to Rocky Mount police. Three men entered Mix Mart at 1522 S. Church St. about 9 p.m. police said. Two of the men were armed with handguns while the third suspect attempted to rob the 43-year-old man, but the store owner pulled a handgun and the two groups fired multiple shots at one another, police said. The three suspects then fled the scene.
  • GA:Woman finds two teens in her home, grabs her gun

    02/14/2014 5:50:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 4 February, 2014 | Alexis Stevens
    When a DeKalb County woman returned home early Tuesday to find two teenagers in her home, she knew she needed to protect herself. She grabbed her gun. The woman, who asked not to be identified, told Channel 2 Action News she walked into her Tucker home as one teen ran out the back door and the other tackled her to the ground.
  • MI:Police: Homeowner Fights Back, Shoots Intruder

    02/14/2014 6:03:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    detroit.cbslocal.com ^ | 4 February, 2014 | NA
    BLOOMFIELD TWP. (WWJ) - Police say a home invasion suspect is on the loose after his partner in crime was shot by a quick-thinking homeowner in Oakland County. The situation unfolded around 9:30 p.m. Monday in the 1600 block of Bloomfield Place Drive, near West Square Lake and Telegraph roads in Bloomfield Township. The homeowner told police that two men forced their way inside his home and demanded money. The man told police he agreed to give the intruders all of his money and took one of the suspects into his bedroom. Once in the bedroom, the homeowner grabbed a...
  • Cops: Burglar shot to death by homeowner on West Side

    02/01/2014 5:43:06 AM PST · by rellimpank · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 01 feb 2014 | Rosemary Regina Sobol
    A 44-year-old man on crutches fatally shot one of two intruders who came charging at him Friday morning in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, according to police. Mario Viramontes, 31, was declared dead on the scene in 2000 block of West 21st Street at 9:22 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Police were called to the scene about 9:10 a.m. for a burglary, and when they arrived, they found that a “male offender” who had been trying to commit a burglary had been shot by the homeowner, said Police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti.
  • Fairbanks man holds would-be burglars at gunpoint until police arrive

    01/29/2014 6:03:39 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 8 replies
    Three would-be burglars were stopped by a Fairbanks resident with a gun Sunday morning, according to an Alaska State Troopers news release. Fairbanks-area troopers got a call at 8:02 a.m. from a man who said he caught three suspects taking items out of his vehicle. He told troopers he was holding the suspects at gunpoint. The suspects were arrested for misdemeanor theft and criminal trespass. Troopers identified them as Shannon Kiehl, 26, of Fairbanks, Felecia Martinez, 31, of Fairbanks, and Vitaliy Gayvoronsky, 33, unknown town of residence. Gayvoronsky pleaded guilty Monday and was sentenced to 15 days in jail, according...
  • Samaritan Cleared Of Charges After Fatally Shooting Assailant Of Young Boy Scout

    01/22/2014 9:35:22 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | January 22, 2014 5:44 PM
    Prosecutors are not pursuing a gunman, who shot and killed a man who was attacking a young boyscout. Carmen Reyes Jr., 58, was initially booked for murder after shooting and killing Sergio Wilms, who allegedly attacked the young boy and his mother as they were packing their family’s van for a camping trip around 5 a.m. on Saturday, according to police. Reyes, who lives with the family and is the caretaker of the boy’s father, reportedly ran outside after hearing the boy scream, at which point a violent altercation ensued.
  • Neighbor: East Allentown man traded shots with robbers before killing one

    01/17/2014 11:14:49 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    The east Allentown man who shot a robber to death Wednesday night was first pistol-whipped by three robbers acting together, a neighbor said Thursday. And when the resident of 655 Westminster St. pulled a gun in self-defense, one of the robbers fired at the resident, a man in his 50s, said the neighbor, recounting what the resident told him. .... Other neighbors said they believe the armed resident has a license to carry a firearm. A woman who opened the door of the alleged shooter's small, single-story home Thursday said the family did not wish to comment. Kevin Kern, who...
  • Customer kills gun-wielding suspect in Dallas Co. Dollar General

    01/16/2014 6:17:19 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 50 replies
    KSFV ^ | 1/16/14 | WSFA News staff
    DALLAS COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - A tense ordeal inside a Dollar General store in Orrville ended with a gunman dead at the hands of a customer who took action. The fatal shooting happened around 12:45 p.m. Thursday on Highway 22. Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman Jr. says the gunman walked into the store waving a gun in the air and forced a cashier and customer at gunpoint towards a break room area. At that point, the customer pulled out a concealed weapon and shot the suspect in the chest once. The gunman was pronounced dead at the scene. The entire...
  • Davie Man Shoots Armed Intruders With AK-47

    01/07/2014 12:04:44 PM PST · by lowbridge · 42 replies
    http://www.nbcmiami.com ^ | january 6, 2014
    Two home invasion suspects are on the run and a third was fatally shot  by a South Florida resident who fought back against the armed intruders with an AK-47 Thursday night, police said. The incident happened at a home on the 6100 block of Southwest 48th Street, Davie Police spokesman Capt. Dale Engle said. Three armed men entered the apartment and pistol-whipped the resident inside, police said. He then confronted the suspects. “The resident of the apartment had possession of an AK-47 and after he received this beating he was able to get possession or control of that, and started...
  • Dallas Store Manager Shoots at 5 Armed Robbers Police Arrive 74 Minutes Later

    01/02/2014 6:27:59 AM PST · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 1, 2014
    Dallas Store Manager Fends Off 5 Armed Robbers with .38 Revolver, Wounding One; Police Arrive 74 Minutes LaterA Dallas store manager using his handgun to fend off an attempted robbery by five armed robbers. There's also audio of the 911 call from the Dallas store manager asking for police help because of the robbery. Reports indicate he asked for police to come because the armed men had tried to rob his store. The store manager shot at the men with a .38 Caliber revolver, sending the robbers scurrying away, and wounding one of them twice. But his call was misclassified...
  • Teens in Muslim burkas try to rob Delco gun shop (Delaware County, PA)

    01/02/2014 5:43:23 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 47 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 01/02/2014 | William Bender
    Most teenagers do dumb things. But not trying-to-rob-Joe-Galiano dumb. Who is Joe Galiano? He's the owner of Suburban Armory, the gun shop on MacDade Boulevard in Collingdale Borough, Delaware County. He is surrounded by guns, including the one on his hip. Like his .45-caliber pistol. Can't miss it. Despite this fact, police say two teenagers dressed in burkas walked into his store this afternoon, pulled a gun on Galiano and tried to stick him up. Galiano, less than thrilled about having a man in female Muslim garb pointing a silver handgun at him inside his own store, decided not to...
  • Video: Store Clerk Scares-Off Robber With Real Gun [poorly written headline]

    12/29/2013 3:37:42 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    mynews13.com ^ | 12-27-13 | Jeff Allen
    DAYTONA BEACH -- A man tried to rob a store with a pellet gun Friday, but the store clerk had a real gun and shot at the robber several times, scaring him off. It happened at the Ice House convenience store off International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach, just before 1 p.m. Friday. The owners of the convenience store, who fear becoming a target of more crime, said the clerk was in fear for his life, which is why he grabbed his gun and fired several shots. Surveillance video shows the robbery suspect lingering outside the store before making his...
  • OH:Suspected robber shot dead during Cleveland home invasion identified by medical examiner

    12/29/2013 8:46:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | 18 December, 2013 | Brandon Blackwell
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the Cleveland man shot dead Tuesday morning while he and another suspect invaded an East Side home in an attempted robbery. Officials say Robert L. Brown, 20, died near the Rudyard Road home where he and another man beat and pistol-whipped resident Everton Mosby, 24. Mosby shot Brown and cohort Willie R. Riley, 27, about 2:30 a.m. The suspects approached Mosby in his driveway and forced him inside the home, police said. Mosby, who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon, was able to reach his weapon and open...
  • MN:Police: Gun-carrying passerby 'did noble thing' halting Mpls. store robbery

    12/29/2013 8:43:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    startribune.com ^ | 19 December, 2013 | PAUL WALSH
    Inside his neighborhood market, Mohamed S. Ahmed was screaming for help after a pair of armed robbers had left him bleeding. Outside the northeast Minneapolis store, two men pounded on the window, trying to get back into the University Market after Ahmed managed to lock them out. “They seemed really agitated, super agitated,” said Matt Dosser, who was walking by about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. At first, “nothing made sense, then I saw the gun.” Dosser, who has a permit to carry a gun, reached for his own weapon. One of the robbers “turned around and looked at me,” Dosser recalled....
  • Alleged burglar apprehended at gunpoint by neighbor

    12/28/2013 3:24:41 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 10 replies
    The Morning Journal ^ | 12-23-13 | Eric Bonzar
    A neighbor apprehended an 18-year-old man at gunpoint Sunday after police say he attempted to burglarize a Sherwood Drive home. At 10:09 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Sherwood while investigating an earlier burglary complaint on Ivanhoe Drive 13 minutes earlier, according to Officer Cielo Rodriguez’s report. Curtis Stanford, 48, told officers he heard a loud noise come from his neighbor’s home while he was in his bedroom. He said he looked out of the window and saw alleged burglar Darrel Watkins running from the backyard in between his residence and the neighbor’s, Rodriguez wrote. Stanford stated...
  • IL:Police: Robber killed by clerk after exchange of gunfire

    12/23/2013 8:27:03 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    wgntv.com ^ | 11 December, 2013 | NA
    Police say Demarcus Brandon was armed with a handgun, and tried to rob a cell phone store in the 1700 block of East 87th Street Tuesday night. The store’s owner who also had a handgun himself shot and killed him.
  • Man out for walk says he showed gun, halted armed robbery of Mpls. market

    12/18/2013 2:49:28 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 12/18/13 | Paul Walsh
    A northeast Minneapolis man said he interrupted an armed and bloody robbery at a corner market in his neighborhood, sending the two suspects fleeing when he drew his handgun from his holster and had it “at the ready.” The confrontation occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday outside the University Market in the 300 block of 37th Avenue, according to police and the man who stepped in and halted the crime. Store owner Mohamed S. Ahmed, 41, had the “back of his skull split open pretty good” from being pistol-whipped by one of the suspects, said Matt Dosser, the armed citizen...
  • OH:West Toledo homeowner shoots would-be burglar

    12/07/2013 10:19:01 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    toledonewsnow.com ^ | 5 December, 2013 | Megan Sanctorum
    TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - A west Toledo man is recovering after being shot during an attempted burglary overnight, but he will be charged for his involvement. Police say Antione Garret, 34, and his girlfriend awoke to the sound of someone breaking into their home on Leybourn Avenue. When Garret heard the front window shatter, he ran downstairs and saw Randy Estrada, 21, climbing inside. Garret fired his handgun several times, until Estrada climbed back out the window and ran away.
  • Ringgold residents were wary of neighbor who shot teen during burglary

    11/24/2013 7:05:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    timesfreepress.com ^ | 14 November, 2013 | Alex Green
    RINGGOLD, Ga. — It's now more clear how 17-year-old Dalton McConathy wound up dead Monday afternoon, shot, police say, by 69-year-old Fred Steven Youngblood outside Youngblood's Post Oak Road home. McConathy and two others -- a 16-year-old male and 18-year-old Ansley Chrnalogar -- were looking for scrap metal at Youngblood's home, said Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk. It was a fatal mistake. And in spite of that shooting -- or maybe because of it -- Youngblood answered his front door Wednesday afternoon, gun in hand. "You need to leave right now," he told a Times Free Press reporter. (snip) "He's...
  • OH:69-Year-Old Vietnam Veteran Shoots Intruders

    11/24/2013 6:57:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    nbc4i.com ^ | 22 November, 2013 | Denise Yost,Denise Alex
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A 69-year-old west Columbus man said he defended himself, his partner and his home from robbers. The attempted robbery occurred at a home on Cascade Court in Columbus at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Vietnam veteran said a female neighbor came to his home Wednesday afternoon, and behind her were four men, two of whom were armed with guns. "(They said,) 'We want your money. We're robbing you.' And then all of a sudden they start hitting my partner," he said. The victim said that one of the men demanded cash. His partner was able to escape...
  • Robbery suspect shot by victim, police say

    11/20/2013 1:32:13 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-20-13 | Mara H. Gottfried
    The victim of an attempted robbery in St. Paul took action when one of the robbers pointed a gun at him, firing his own gun and wounding one of the robbers. One of the robbers simultaneously fired in the direction of the victim, who was not hurt, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday. The Ramsey County attorney's office charged one of the robbery suspects, Marcel Lee Galloway, with aiding and abetting first-degree aggravated robbery and first-degree attempted aggravated robbery, along with second-degree assault. Galloway, 21, of St. Paul, was shot in the leg during the incident. The county attorney's...
  • Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder In Pierce County [Rural Tacoma, WA]

    11/19/2013 1:31:28 PM PST · by zeestephen · 16 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 19 November 2013
    Detectives believe the suspect broke through the front gate with his car, crashed into another car, then broke some windows to get into the home of an elderly couple in their 60s. "I thought we were dead." "We are so lucky we had a gun," the wife said.
  • Alleged convenience store robber in Bassfield shot over 10 times, dies at scene

    11/15/2013 9:14:21 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 70 replies
    WDAM-TV ^ | 14 Nov. 2013 | Christopher Harkey
    JEFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A man in Bassfield is dead, shot at least 10 times by a store owner he was allegedly trying to rob. Investigators say the owner, who was shot during the incident, was taken to Forrest General Hospital for surgery and is expected to recover. LeRobert Young of Bassfield, born in 1978, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to investigators, the gunman entered a Get and Go convenience story early Monday morning outside Bassfield in Jefferson Davis County on Highway 42 and demanded money.
  • Armed intruder shot by homeowner in Pine County, sheriff's officials say

    11/14/2013 11:26:35 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 11/14/13 | AP
  • College Students On Probation For Pulling Gun To Defend Against Intruder

    11/11/2013 7:09:51 AM PST · by grundle · 39 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 11, 2013
    Two seniors from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington were placed on indefinite probation Sunday after pulling a gun to defended themselves when a six-time felon attempted to enter their apartment. [video at link]
  • Family Of Kidnapped Louisiana Woman Bethany Arceneaux Kill Her Captor

    11/09/2013 3:07:39 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 63 replies
    opposing views.com ^ | 11/9/2013 | Allison Geller
    The family of a kidnapped woman in Duson, La., Bethany Arceneaux, took justice into their own hands Friday when they rescued Arceneaux from her captor, Scott Thomas, killing Thomas in the scuffle that ensued. Arceneaux, 29, was kidnapped on Wednesday from a child-care center parking lot by Thomas, 29, the father of her son, reported The Advertiser. Their two-year-old son was in her car at the time, and was not harmed. Arceneaux’s family received a tip that she was being kept in an abandoned house nearby. As law enforcement had not yet acted, a half dozen family members assembled at...
  • Families want justice for suspects killed after robbery of Krick's Korner store in Reading (PA)

    11/07/2013 4:40:30 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 94 replies
    WFMZ.com ^ | November 5, 2013 | Liz Kilmer
    Family members of the two masked men shot to death after allegedly robbing a store in Reading spoke out Tuesday. "It's not fair," said Virginia Medina, mother of 24-year-old William Medina, who police said robbed Krick's Korner store alongside 18-year-old Robert De Carr on Monday. The two men were shot and killed by a private citizen while leaving the store, and family members want to see charges pressed. "[William] had no right to lose his life over something that man could have called the police for," said Medina. "He took the law into his own hands and walked away scot-free."...
  • Shots fired at corner store in Reading (PA); 2 people dead (armed citizen)

    11/04/2013 1:13:36 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    Developing story.
  • Pastor pulls gun, stops robbery at Evansville business

    10/21/2013 5:42:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    14news.com ^ | 10/20/13 | Gabrielle Shirley
    A local pastor pulled a gun on a man authorities say was trying to rob a clerk at an east side Dollar General Store. He was able to hold that man until authorities arrived. Pastor Carl Sanders and he simply says he was in the right place at the right time, just doing God's will. Pastor Sanders tells 14News that he went to the Dollar General Store on Lincoln Avenue for a Gatorade, but people are now calling him a hero.
  • Elderly woman pulls a gun on attacker in Pendleton {Oregon CHL}

    10/11/2013 7:38:06 AM PDT · by Rio · 17 replies
    KEPR TV ^ | 10/08/2013 | Frances Watson
    PENDLETON, OREGON - Harassed by someone at the park an elderly woman pulled a gun from her waistband and fired a shot in the air. Pendleton police say she would have been well within her rights to shoot and kill the fellow park goer. Neighbors have the right to be on edge. A young woman's murder went unsolved for a year until the random beating of a jogger on the riverwalk. Anna Salvador has lived in Pendleton for most of her life. She said, "I actually took 2 knives from my kitchen with me just because I was nervous about...
  • Ohio Woman Says No to Criminals Twice in 4 Months – .357-Style

    10/03/2013 5:23:41 PM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 10 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | October 3rd, 2013 | Kimberly Paxton
    Attn: Criminals. Betty Collins’ home in Toledo, Ohio is the WRONG HOUSE at which to attempt your illegal endeavors. Collins, who is working on her PhD in criminal justice, is one woman you don’t want to mess with. She has proven this not just once, but twice in the past 4 months, detaining intruders on her property until police could arrive with her handy .357 Magnum. Despite the fact that her home has been the target of theft numerous times in the past, Collins is staying put. “I’m not moving. This is my home. I will continue to protect my...
  • SC:Elderly woman awakens to find intruder, shoots at him

    10/03/2013 7:45:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    thetandd.com ^ | 1 October,2013 | Staff
    Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office Deputies are checking Midlands hospitals for someone with a gunshot wound after a would-be burglar broke into an armed 85-year-old woman’s residence early Sunday. The locked-and-loaded Kennerly Road woman said she was awakened by her dog barking at about 2:15 a.m. She said she grabbed her handgun and went to investigate. When she entered her dining room, she came face to face with an intruder, according to the incident report. The woman’s first reaction was to yell at the intruder, “What are you doing in my house?” She said the man didn’t budge nor answer her...
  • TN:Homeowner Puts Burglar In The Hospital

    10/03/2013 7:51:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    wreg.com ^ | 30 September, 2013 | Melissa Moon
    Police say the man was shot by a homeowner who caught him coming through his bedroom window. (snip) Police say the homeowner heard a noise coming from his bedroom, grabbed his gun and shot a man as he was coming through his window. Police say the burglar tried to run for it, but the homeowner was able to get the drop on him and hold him in the backyard until officers arrived.
  • OH:Thief held at gunpoint by homeowner enters guilty plea

    10/03/2013 7:54:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    13abc.com ^ | 30 September, 2013 | NA
    When the suspect didn't leave right away, Collins pulled out her 357 Magnum and ordered the suspect to the ground until police arrived. This is the second time in less than six month that Collins has held a potential criminal at gunpoint.
  • PA:Police find burglary suspect held at gunpoint

    10/03/2013 7:59:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    thecranberryeagle.com ^ | 1 October,2013 | NA
    CRANBERRY TWP — An Allegheny County man broke through the front door of a township home early Monday morning only to find himself facing the barrel of a pistol, police said. Township officers got to the house in the 200 block of Heston Drive and found suspected burglar Matthew A. Fettis on the floor held at gunpoint by homeowner Joseph Eisel. Officers promptly arrested Fettis, 27, of Richland Township, who apparently was intoxicated. “It was a crazy day,” the 51-year-old Eisel said Tuesday morning of his ordeal. Fettis, was in the Butler County Prison on $100,000 bail, is charged with...
  • IN:Intruder shot by homeowner on near south side

    10/03/2013 8:03:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    fox59.com ^ | 3 October, 2013 | Michael Henrich
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A man was shot on the near south side of the city early Thursday morning during a home invasion. The incident occurred in the 1400 block of Kennington St around 4:50 a.m. According to a woman living in the house, the homeowner shot the intruder after the man entered their home with a crowbar. “She heard a noise like someone kicking in the door [and] then she heard a window bust in,” said Crystal Abbeduto, who said her mother, father and 22-year-old sister live in the home.
  • Kenyan Hero's Harrowing Tale of Rescues in Mall Massacre (concealed carry saved lives)

    09/27/2013 4:54:16 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 6 replies
    In one of the most memorable images to emerge from inside the Nairobi mall attacked last weekend by Islamic extremists, a 4-year-old girl is seen running toward a man who is reaching out a hand to pull her to safety. The man was Abdul Haji, a 39-year-old real estate executive who rushed to the mall as the attack got underway. He managed to evacuate scores of people to safety, including that young American girl, Portia Walker, and is being hailed in Kenya as a hero. -snip- Haji says he grew up around guns and lately had been carrying his pistol...
  • Nairobi Hero: When Westgate Went Down, Civilian Grabbed His Gun and Rescued People

    09/28/2013 12:01:39 PM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 9/27/2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Haji says he grew up around guns and lately had been carrying his pistol with him. “I left where I was and I headed straight to the Westgate,” Haji told ABC News. “Luckily on that particular day I had actually carried my licensed gun with me so I didn’t have to go back home to waste time and pick up a gun, I went straight to the mall.”
  • Intruder shot to death in Maine home invasion

    09/30/2013 8:39:19 AM PDT · by AU72 · 11 replies
    Boston Herald Online ^ | Septe4mber 30, 2013 | Associated Press
    ROME, Maine — Maine State Police say a man was shot to death in the town of Rome as he was attempting a home invasion. Police said 44-year-old Christopher Dennison of Livermore Falls was wearing a ski mask and brass knuckles as he broke into a mobile home on Foss Hill Lane on Saturday night. Police said the homeowner, 48-year-old Richard Duffy, shot Dennison after a brief altercation with him in the living room. An autopsy by the State Medical Examiner's office showed Dennison died from multiple gunshot wounds. Duffy and his teenage son were not hurt, and there was...