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  • Florida alleged robber armed with gun claims ‘I’m from Chicago, bro,' leaves when clerk displays own weapon

    09/26/2022 9:17:44 PM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies
    Fox News via Yahoo ^ | September 26, 2022 | Louis Casiano
    A man casually carrying a shotgun and claiming to be from Chicago walked into a Florida convenience store during an attempted robbery but walked out when a clerk displayed his own weapon, authorities said. Rakim Stephen Tate, 32, made a bad decision that "became a worse decision" when he walked into a convenience store on Sept. 9 with a visible shotgun to his side, the Escambia County Sheriff's Office said Monday. He is charged with openly carrying a prohibited weapon and attempted robbery with a firearm. Tate walked around the store for a few seconds before a clerk out of...
  • 17-Year-Old Retrieves Shotgun, Shoots Two Masked Home Invaders Dead

    09/19/2022 4:23:51 PM PDT · by montag813 · 51 replies
    24News ^ | Joshua Ford
    by Joshua Ford | 24NewsThree armed men attempted a home invasion of a residence in Texas. However, two of the home invaders never made it off the property because a 17-year-old blasted the alleged burglars with a shotgun.Three armed men wearing masks broke into a home in east Harris County around 10:40 p.m. on Friday, police said. Inside the home were an adult female, a 12-year-old boy, and two 17-year-old males. One of the 17-year-old reacted to the break-in by grabbing a shotgun.Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the 17-year-old fired several times and struck two of the suspects who...
  • Teen kills 2 suspected home invaders with shotgun in Channelview: HCSO [Houston]

    09/10/2022 8:05:48 AM PDT · by grundle · 44 replies
    Fox 26 Houston ^ | September 10, 2022 9
    HOUSTON - Officials say two would-be home invaders in Channelview were killed overnight Saturday and a third remains at large after they were confronted by a teen inside armed with a shotgun. According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, three men in masks tried to break into a home in the 16000 block of 1st St. in east Harris County near Channelview First Baptist Church. Last night in Channelview at the 16000 blk of First Street, three adult males attempted to force entry into a home. The males were armed and wearing masks. The home was occupied by an adult...
  • Witnesses: Armed bystander prevented 4th Detroit death

    08/31/2022 9:57:01 AM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    DETROIT (AP) — A young man suspected of randomly killing three people on Detroit streets fled when an armed bystander saw him shoot a fourth person and responded with his own gunfire, witnesses told a TV station. "He scattered like a jack rabbit,” Wallace Pleasant told WXYZ-TV. Three people were killed over roughly two hours early Sunday. The 19-year-old suspect remained in custody Tuesday while police and prosecutors prepared to file charges Wednesday. The suspect shot a fourth person, an 80-year-old man who was walking his dog, according to police. He survived. Kaia Maxey-Gholson told the TV station that she...
  • Intruder shot, but victims are uninjured following home invasion on Saturday

    08/26/2022 5:54:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Argus Observer ^ | August 23, 2022 | Argus Observer
    ONTARIO — An intruder who was shot during a home invasion on Saturday is expected to survive, although he was transported to a local hospital for emergent care following the incident. If he is released from the hospital, Terry Lee Martz, 67, will be taken into custody by law enforcement. However, it will be Idaho law enforcement, as Martz has active felony warrants out of Idaho. Idaho Department of Corrections had Martz listed on its most wanted list since October of 2020. He was listed as a fugitive with a parole violation for kidnapping/rape/sexual abuse of a minor. According to...
  • Nearly 300 southern Illinoisans have to give up their firearms after gun rights revoked

    08/25/2022 6:56:46 AM PDT · by PROCON · 74 replies ^ | Aug. 24, 2022 | MIKE KOZIATEK
    Illinois State Police announced Wednesday that it has forced nearly 300 people in southern Illinois to give up ownership of their firearms after they had their firearms rights revoked.As part of a “firearms enforcement blitz” from June 16 to July 31 in 41 southern Illinois counties, including St. Clair, Madison, Monroe, Clinton and Randolph counties, state police officers performed 710 “compliance checks,” which resulted in 295 people being “placed into compliance” with the state’s Firearms Owners Identification Card, or FOID card, law.Illinois State Police said those placed in compliance had to do the following:▪ Surrender their FOID card.▪ Transfer all...
  • Man in hospital after firing back during attempted carjacking in Minneapolis

    08/20/2022 11:28:03 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies ^ | 8/19/22 | KSTP
    Minneapolis police say a man is in the hospital with serious injuries after he shot back at three people who tried to rob him Friday afternoon in the city’s Phillips neighborhood. According to a Minneapolis Police Department spokesman, officers responded to a report of a shooting at around 2:07 p.m. near the intersection of 22nd Street East and 10th Avenue South. A man with “potentially life-threatening gunshot wounds” was given first aid before medics took him to the hospital. Investigators say the man was walking to his car when three males approached him and demanded his keys and phone. One...
  • Mother of 2 fatally shoots alleged intruder, claims self-defense

    08/18/2022 8:38:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 28 replies ^ | August 17, 2022 | Bruce Harrison
    The mother, who asked not to be identified, told TMJ4 News that she was in the shower when she heard her 12 and 14-year-old children screaming from the living room. MILWAUKEE — A woman, defending her children, she claimed, shot and killed an intruder who broke into her home on Monday morning. The mother, who asked not to be identified, told TMJ4 News that she was in the shower when she heard her 12 and 14-year-old children screaming from the living room. Without hesitation, she raced to her bedroom, grabbed her gun, and ran into the hallway to face down...
  • Florida College Student Killed Protecting Girlfriend In Alabama

    08/17/2022 1:52:12 PM PDT · by shadowlands1960 · 91 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | August 17th, 2022 | unattributed
    A Florida college student was shot and killed on Sunday in Alabama trying to protect himself and his girlfriend after they were apparently held at gunpoint by a woman who claimed she was having trouble with her car, according to the Clay County (Alabama) Sheriff’s Office:On Sunday, August 14, 2022, at approximately 11:30 am, 911 notified Clay County Sheriff’s Office and dispatched Clay County Rescue Squad and Shinbone Valley Volunteer Fire Department to National Forrest Service Road 600-3 near Cheaha Mountain for a 22-year-old male who had been shot. There were no other details on this call that were known...
  • Colorado Springs ATF special agent resigns, cites lack of criminal accountability in laws

    08/14/2022 6:38:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    KRDO ^ | August 10, 2022 | Sean Rice
    A special agent for the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco, Firearms, and Explosives) in Colorado Springs has resigned after 18 years of service. In his resignation letter obtained by 13 Investigates, Brandon Garcia says he cannot support the way criminals are being handled by the current government. The ATF is a federal law enforcement agency within the Department of Justice. ATF has a field offices in Denver and Colorado Springs. ... Garcia, who according to his resignation letter has served in law enforcement for 18 years, has concerns about the over 5,000 ATF agents nationally. "The last time morale was...
  • Florida Man With Concealed Firearm Kills Gunman Who Threatened To “Shoot Up The Crowd”

    08/10/2022 9:56:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 08/10/2022 | Tyler Durden
    Instead of waiting for the police, a law-abiding citizen with a concealed carry license (also known as a 'good guy with a gun') took matters into his own hands and acted quickly, drawing his weapon and killing a gunman who was about to "shoot up the crowd" at a party in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Sunday night.Local news CBS12 said a fight broke out between 20 people at a family gathering on Division Avenue and 4th Street in West Palm Beach. At that moment, a 22-year-old male retrieved a short-barreled shotgun from his car and threatened to "shoot up...
  • 13-year-old boy [who was participating in an armed robbery] dies after car owner shoots during attempted robbery, police say [Chicago]

    08/05/2022 11:29:14 AM PDT · by grundle · 66 replies
    Fox News via ^ | August 4, 2022 | Ronn Blitzer
    A 13-year-old boy is dead after he and a group of others allegedly tried to break into a parked car, only for the owner to show up in time for a fatal confrontation, police said, according to local Fox32. Law enforcement officials said that the boy, Dion Young, was one of "four to five" males who were trying to break into a car parked in Woodlawn, on the South Side of Chicago. Then the car's owner, a woman in her 30s with a concealed carry license, arrived. According to police, when the woman confronted the group, one of the males...
  • Watch: Dems Openly Admit Gun Control Bill Will Confiscate Firearms In ‘Common Use’

    07/21/2022 5:41:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies
    Summit News ^ | 21 July, 2022 | Steve Watson
    The problem is that they’re in common use.. New York Congressman Jerry Nadler openly admitted at a House Judiciary Committee hearing this week that the point of gun control legislation being pushed by Democrats is to confiscate firearms in “common use”. When questioned by GOP North Carolina Rep. Dan Bishop if Democrats dispute that the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2021,” proposes to ban guns currently in “common use” nation-wide, Nadler, chairman of the committee, replied “That’s the point of the bill.” “So, to clarify, Mr. Chairman, you’re saying it is the point of the bill to ban weapons that are...
  • Man Notices Something Wrong at Gas Station, 4 Shots Later He's a Hero - Another Good Guy with a Gun Saves the Day

    07/21/2022 8:54:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | July 20, 2022 at 1:31pm | By Andrew Jose
    A customer at a QuikTrip convenience store in St. Charles, Missouri, killed an armed robber Saturday after the man had allegedly held a knife to the store clerk’s throat during a robbery spree. The dead man, later identified as 26-year-old Lance Bush — a homeless man from St. Louis — began his robbery spree at about 3 a.m. Saturday by carrying out an armed robbery at a Mobile on The Run convenience store on 1401 S. Fifth St. in St. Charles, according to KMOV-TV in St. Louis. According to KTVI-TV, the man stole from the store’s cash drawers by holding...
  • Update: Eli Dicken stopped the mall shooter in 15 seconds flat, landing 8 out of 10 shots from his 9mm (Glock) at 40 freaking yards!

    07/19/2022 7:58:29 PM PDT · by PROCON · 220 replies ^ | July 19, 2022 | NTB Staff
    ~~~~~~~~~SNIP~~~Eli Dicken - Photo Courtesy: Attorney Guy A. RelfordDicken reportedly hit the bad guy from 40 yards away with his 9mm Glock on the very first shot.(Chief) Ison explained to WRTV, Dicken's first shot at the gunman was from 40-50 yards away and it appeared the very first shot hit the gunman.Dicken was able to hit the gunman with additional rounds.On Tuesday, Johnson County Coroner Mike Pruitt said an autopsy found the suspect had eight gunshot wounds and none were self-inflicted.He fired 10 shots, so he landed 80% of his shots at that range!!! If you aren't familiar with guns,...
  • Woman credited with stopping mass shooting at apartment complex in West Virginia

    07/19/2022 7:26:02 AM PDT · by grundle · 53 replies
    WRAL ^ | May 30, 2022
    Charleston, W.Va. — Police say a woman's actions may have prevented a mass casualty event following an altercation about a man speeding through a neighborhood. "She did the right thing. I don't know if any other person would have done that," said Lt. Tony Hazelett with the Charleston Police Department. Charleston police said it all started when 37-year-old Dennis Butler was speeding up and down a parking lot inside the Vista View apartments. He was approached by people attending a graduation party and a birthday party, who asked him to slow down, as children were playing. Witnesses said Butler seemed...
  • Gun control advocates stunned man who allegedly shot Indiana mall shooter labeled 'Good Samaritan'

    07/18/2022 2:28:36 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 123 replies
    Critics are lashing out after a man carrying a pistol stopped a mass shooting at an Indiana shopping mall, arguing the man should not be called a "Good Samaritan." "The term, ‘Good Samaritan’ came from a Bible passage of a man from Samaria who stopped on the side of the road to help a man who was injured and ignored," wrote CBS4 traffic anchor Justin Kollar on Twitter Monday. "I cannot believe we live in a world where the term can equally apply to someone killing someone… my God."
  • GREENWOOD PARK MALL SHOOTING Wife and husband among Greenwood mall victims; gunman identified

    07/18/2022 12:35:00 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 57 replies ^ | July 18, 2022 | Joe Schroeder
    GREENWOOD, Ind. — The four people who died as a result of Sunday’s mass shooting in the Greenwood Park Mall have been identified. The Greenwood Police Department confirmed that around 6 p.m. Sunday a lone suspect entered the food court of the Greenwood Park Mall, located at 1251 U.S. Hwy 31 North in Greenwood, Indiana. The suspect then shot into the mall, killing three people and injuring two more. The shooter was shot and killed by a man visiting the mall. Greenwood Park Mall shooting: What we know so far On Monday, the Johnson County Coroner’s Office and Marion County...
  • 93-Year-Old Homeowner Shoots and Kills Home Intruder Who Kicked In His Door, Attacked Him

    07/17/2022 8:00:28 PM PDT · by montag813 · 44 replies
    24News ^ | 07-17-2022 | Joshua Ford
    by Joshua Ford | 24News33-year-old suspect Joseph A. Ortega was shot around midnight by a 93-year-old southern California homeowner named Joe Teague.Teague fired his shotgun once, hitting one of the suspects. Ortega was taken to a local hospital in critical condition and later died.Teague is not facing any charges.Speaking to the local news outlet KNBC, Teague said a group of people consisting of “ladies and men” had “kicked the door open.”“The big guy, he came at me,” Teague explained, adding that the rest of the group “started throwing objects that [were] in the house at me.”“When they broke in, they...
  • Chief: 3 dead in Indiana mall shooting; witness kills gunman

    07/17/2022 6:18:12 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 119 replies
    GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — Three people were fatally shot and two were injured Sunday evening at an Indiana mall after a man with a rifle opened fire in a food court and an armed civilian shot and killed him, police said.