Germany charges 3 in home invasion of US Army employee

If you slug a thug with a knife, it still counts.

BERLIN — German authorities have charged three men with an attempted home invasion of a U.S. Army employee’s residence that was foiled by the American.

Zweibruecken prosecutors said Thursday that the three men, whose names weren’t released, were part of a group of four who attempted to force their way into the Landstuhl home in February.

They say the 41-year-old American fought off three robbers and forced them back outside, but a fourth pushed past him, ran upstairs to where his wife and three children were and attacked his wife.

Prosecutors say the man, a civilian employee of the U.S. Army’s Regional Health Command Europe, heard her screams, grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed the burglar twice in self-defence while fighting with him. The wounded intruder fled and later died.

2 of 4 intruders dead, homeowner injured in home invasion

SUMMERFIELD — Marion County sheriff’s officials say a homeowner armed with an AR-15 shot and killed two intrudersand was injured himself during a home invasion robbery in Summerfield Wednesday night.

Two other robbery suspects — Robert John Hamilton, 19, of Ocala, and Seth Adam Rodriguez, 22, of Belleview — were detained near the scene, according got the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Nigel Doyle, 22, of Summerfield, and Keith Jackson Jr., 21, Ocala, were killed. The homeowner, whose name was not released by the Sheriff’s Office, was in stable condition at a hospital Thursday morning.

Rodriguez was arrested on charges of murder and home invasion robbery with a firearm. Hamilton faces home invasion robbery with a firearm.

Deputies got the call at 8:21 p.m. and went to the home at 14999 SE 32nd Court Road in response to a report of shots fired..

Sgt. Micah Moore found Doyle with a gunshot wound and a shotgun next to him on the ground. Deputies entered the home and found Jackson dead on the dining room floor. Detectives said he was wearing a “Jason” mask on top of his head, gloves on both hands, jeans and a black shirt.

Near Jackson’s head was a semi-automatic pistol, detectives said.

Continuing into the home, deputies found the 61-year-old homeowner in a bedroom.

He had an AR-15 rifle on his legs and was bleeding from a gunshot wound to the stomach, according to sheriff’s officials. Doyle and the homeowner were transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center, where Doyle died.

Intruder with machete shot, killed by homeowner

An intruder armed with a machete was shot Thursday morning when he broke into a north DeKalb County home, police said.

The man was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. While he has not been positively identified, investigators believe he lived next door to the home he’s accused of breaking into in the 3300 block of Northlake Trail in unincorporated Doraville.

He was shot by a homeowner after breaking several windows, DeKalb police Lt. Rod Bryant told“We don’t know what kind of contact, what kind of relationship they had,” he said. “We’re getting information that this guy just came uninvited and tried to break inside the residence, and we are still trying to conduct an investigation to find out why.”

Gas station clerk shoots at 2 crooks, kills 1 after robbery near Fort Lauderdale

NEAR FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) – Deputies are investigating after a gas station clerk said he shot at two robbers — killing one — near Fort Lauderdale.

The robbery happened at a Valero gas station along the 2400 block of West Sunrise Boulevard, Wednesday afternoon.

Late Wednesday night, Broward Sheriff’s Office confirmed one of the robbers had been shot and killed. Investigators said his body was dropped off at a Hollywood fire station. He died on the way to the hospital, authorities said.

Deputies were joined by Fort Lauderdale Police in their search for the crooks. The other one still remains at large.

Surveillance video from outside the gas station showed two men — one with a white T-shirt and another with a black shirt — approaching the store.

Video from inside the gas station showed the man in the white shirt going behind the counter and pointing a gun at the gas station’s clerk. The man could then be seen in the video pistol whipping the clerk on the left side of his face.

The video showed a second robber’s hand reaching over the counter and into the station’s register.

The culprits are then seen in the video forcing the clerk to the ground before taking off. The clerk was later identified as Mike.

“Just two guys came inside the gas station and put a gun on me, and they took the money,” said Mike while holding an ice pack to his head.

After the gas station was robbed, the station’s clerk said he gave chase and shot at the two robbers.

“I went outside and shot at them twice,” Mike explained.


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