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  • Man charged with attempted capital murder after gun battle with Newport News officers at Port Warwick

    05/27/2021 4:51:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    WTKR ^ | 18 May, 2021 | Arianna Herriott
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Newport News Police held a press conference Tuesday after there was an exchange of gunfire between a man and officers earlier that day. Police Chief Steve Drew says the incident took place at Port Warwick after officers were trying to track down a wanted man. At 10:45 a.m., officers were attempting to serve a fugitive with outstanding warrants from James City County who was located in a local apartment complex. Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew identified the suspect as 22-year-old Deston Coward. "They originally saw him in the apartment complex over here around Thimble Shoals,...
  • Attempted Murder at Pennsylvania Gun Range Stopped by Armed Samaritan

    12/30/2020 6:06:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 54 replies
    26 December, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Attempted Murder at Pennsylvania Gun Range Stopped by Armed Samaritan, image from goerie.com On 22 December 2020, at about 2:08 p.m. at the State Game Lands Shooting Range 109, in Erie County, Pennsylvania, a highly unusual attack and defensive shooting occurred.The shooting range is located in a densely wooded area. There are nine shooting points; three for pistols with a 25-yard range, and six for rifles, with a 100-yard range. Tuesday was dull and dreary with a westerly wind of 14 mph. Before noon it had been overcast with light rain. By two p.m, the sun was occasionally peeking through...
  • IN:Passing motorist fatally shot gunman who’d fired at 2 men, killing 1 in Brownsburg

    07/17/2020 12:15:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    WISHTV.com ^ | 15 July, 2020 | Staff
    BROWNSBURG, Ind. (WISH) — A gunman launched an unprovoked attack Tuesday afternoon against two men who were working in the Brownsburg Cemetery, and the aggression ended with two of the three men dead, the town police department said late Wednesday night. A fourth man, a passing motorist, shot and killed the gunman, who was identified as Joshua Hayes, 22, of Indianapolis, according to a news release issued late Wednesday night by Capt. Jennifer Pyatt-Barrett, the investigations division commander of the Brownsburg Police Department. The other man who died, one of the two working in the cemetery, was identified as Seth...
  • Buffalo Wild Wings shooter stalked and planned to kill female victim

    07/14/2020 5:14:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    WKOK ^ | 11 July, 2020 | Staff
    HUMMELS WHARF – Authorities say the suspect of Friday’s deadly shooting at Buffalo Wild Wings stalked and was planning to kill a Trevorton woman who died from injuries that night. A Sunbury man has also been identified as the one who shot the suspect, putting him in serious condition. Court documents say 55-year-old Christopher Fernanders of Paxinos wrote a letter detailing his plan to kill 46-year-old Heather Campbell before the fatal shooting in the restaurant parking lot. The letter was found in Fernanders’ vehicle after a search warrant was executed. Included in Fernanders’ plotted killing was also an Amcrest GPS...
  • MS: Man accused of trying to kill two Wheeler residents

    06/08/2020 5:48:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Daily Journal ^ | 4 June, 2020 | William Moore
    BOONEVILLE - A man is recovering in a Memphis hospital after a Good Samaritan shot him as he assaulted a female. Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar said deputies responded to an altercation in the Wheeler area Tuesday night but were unable to locate the suspect. A resident called 911 around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and said he was near the Wheeler Head Start following the suspect from the night before. "The caller stayed on the line as best was possible keeping the dispatch posted on the suspect's location and direction of travel as well as his erratic behavior," Tolar said. When...
  • Largo Police: Good Samaritan Acted in Self Defense When He Shot Man

    04/15/2019 1:16:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Tampa Bay Reporter ^ | 15 April, 2019 | TBadmin
    The man who was shot is still in the hospital and may face a charge of Aggravated Assault against the Good Samaritan. LARGO – Officers have determined that a Good Samaritan who shot a man he was trying to help was acting in self defense when he shot the man, the Largo Police Department said. Michael E. Girardin, 63, was wounded in the upper left leg. He remains in Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for non-life-threatening injuries after the April 7 incident. (For related story, click here.) He is also thought to have been hit by a car. The incident happened...
  • MO: Hero with Gun Saves Police Officer, Receives Award

    01/09/2019 6:14:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On 4 June 2018, Springfield police officers engaged in a gunfight with Joshua S. Stanford. Stanford was being pursued in a suspected package theft. He shot at police, and the cops shot back. From news-leader.com: That's when police say the suspect produced a handgun and fired at officers. The officers were not hit.An officer caught up to Stanford in an alley behind 2109 N. Fort Ave. The release says Stanford “presented a threat with the firearm and refused to comply with verbal commands from the officer” and the officer shot Stanford. Police have not yet released the name of...
  • KS: Unarmed Samaritan shot; Armed Samaritan Shoots Attacker

    09/21/2016 5:42:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A story out of Kansas is lighting up the Internets.  Video of the scene shortly after the shooting was captured by Wendy Russel Macrorie.  She posted it on Facebook, and it has also been posted on YouTube.  World Net Daily gives a synopsis of what happened.  From wnd.com: Two Good Samaritans are being credited with saving a woman’s life after she was attacked by two suspected carjackers who hit her over the head while she was putting her child into a car seat after leaving Walmart in Shawnee, Kansas, on Sunday.A bystander, who rushed to the aid of the woman after...