Pregnant Woman Shoots Intruder At NW OKC Apartment

The Oklahoma City Police Department said a pregnant woman shot an alleged intruder Friday in northwest Oklahoma City.
Police said it happened in the 6300 block of Danish Dr.

The woman told police a man she didn’t know knocked on her door, but she did not answer. Police said the woman later took her dog out for a walk, when she went back to her apartment the man returned and tried to force his way inside, according to the report.

Police said the woman retrieved a gun and shot the suspect in the shoulder. He was taken into custody.

Authorities said the woman was uninjured.

The Gun Sales of June: When citizens conclude cops won’t protect them, they buy firearms.

Patricia and Mark McCloskey are the couple made instantly famous—or infamous—after a video showed them wielding firearms as they fended off protesters who had trespassed on private property outside their St. Louis home.

The Circuit Attorney for St. Louis, Kimberly Gardner, reacted by issuing a statement saying she planned an investigation, and that her office will not tolerate any effort to chill peaceful protest by the “threat of deadly force.” Never mind that Mr. McCloskey says he and his wife feared they’d be killed. As they told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “the only thing that kept those mobsters, that crowd, away from us is that we were standing there with guns.”

If soaring gun sales are a guide, millions of Americans are with the McCloskeys. This week the FBI announced a record 3.9 million background checks for June, the highest monthly total since the FBI began keeping the statistic in 1998. Adjusting to reflect checks only for gun purchases, the National Shooting Sports Foundation says this works out to 2.2 million, a 136% increase over June 2019. NSSF spokesman Mark Oliva says about 40% of these checks are for first-time gun buyers.

This is a warning to the Defund the Police movement about unintended consequences. The more progressives push policies that mean cops won’t be around when people need them, the more they are inviting Americans to exercise their Second Amendment rights to protect themselves.

Intruder shot and killed breaking into Galveston home

GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) — One person is dead following a Thursday night home invasion in a Galveston Island neighborhood.

The incident happened just after 11:00 p.m. on Darcy Street near 103rd St.

Police say a resident reported that an intruder had been shot while breaking in through the window of a home.

Crews arrived to find one person dead at the scene.

It is unclear if anyone else was involved.


Bystander shoots, kills armed robber who hit 3 Circle K stores overnight
Suspect killed customer during third armed robbery

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (3TV/CBS 5) – Two men are dead and a third was wounded and is in the hospital after an early morning shooting in Scottsdale.

It happened at about 2:40 a.m. at the Circle K near 81st Street and Indian School Road, which is just east of Hayden Road.

According Sgt. Ben Hoster of the Scottsdale Police Department, an armed man walked into the Circle K intent on robbing the place.

“He fired several rounds at the clerk during the robbery when he was obtaining money,” Hoster explained. While that was happening, another man — “an innocent bystander” — walked into the store, Hoster said. The suspect shot and killed him.

The clerk managed to escape out the back. He was not hurt.

Another bystander “engaged the suspect in gunfire” as he left the store. “A gunfight ensued. The suspect was killed at the scene.”

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Man shoots, kills burglar at South Nashville home

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Police say they are classifying a deadly Nashville shooting as justifiable homicide after a man shot and killed a burglar in his home.

The call came in around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home on Radnor Street, located just off of Nolensville Pike. The shooting happened at the back side of the home.

Metro Nashville police say a 72-year-old Henry Schuster came home after eating breakfast to find a kitchen window screen lying on the floor along with several other items. According to investigators, he drew a pistol and began searching each room of the home.

Police say he encountered 27-year-old Taylor Lowery in a bathroom. Schuster told police he shot Lowery when he lunged at him and tried to grab for the gun. Neighbors like Adam Troy had no idea the shooting even happened.

Troy said, “It’s very scary I can’t imagine what happened over there.”

Schuster ran outside and called 911. Lowery was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.

 

Man fatally shot in apparent case of self-defense in Moreno Valley

In an apparent case of self-defense, a man was fatally shot during a family disturbance in Moreno Valley, California on Sunday morning, officials said.
Deputies arrived at 1:15 a.m. to a home in the 23700 block of Blackbird Circle to a report of a family altercation, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said.
“An estranged family (member) arrived at the location and broke into the residence while threatening to cause harm to the occupants,” a sheriff’s statement said. “The occupants confronted the estranged family member who became hostile. During the altercation, a resident used a firearm against the assailant.”
Deputies found Cesar Acosta, 43, of Moreno Valley suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken by paramedics to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
“At this point, the shooting appears to have been done in self-defense,” the sheriff’s statement said.

Did you catch that?

“There’s no police there, our private security wasn’t there… oh my god, we’re absolutely alone, there is nobody coming to protect us.”

That’s why he grabbed his rifle. Nobody was coming when the mob smashed down his gate and marched onto his property.

Nobody is coming. You are on your own. Be prepared and act accordingly.

“Average people have no opportunity to prepare when there’s a bump in the night or a riot breaks out….”

“Americans who find themselves needing to defend themselves are unlikely to have spares on hand trained for the occasion. It’s these situations where they need a proven, reliable, and multi‐​purpose firearm—and yes, that includes ‘assault weapons.’ When innocent Americans can face multiple attackers, and it can take more than 10 shots to reliably stop a single one, is a 30‐​round magazine and a reliable firearm unreasonable? Definitely not.”

From “A Defense of ‘Assault Weapons'” published at Cato Institute in May 2019. I’m reading it today a propos of that last post. Last year, the question What law-abiding person needs an assault weapon? was asked as if it were self-answering and the answer was Obviously, no one.

Last year.


14-year-old –criminal thug– boy fatally shot in robbery attempt near the Downtown Canal Walk

A 14-year-old boy was fatally shot after he tried to rob someone near the Canal Walk in Downtown Indianapolis early Monday, police say.

The Marion County coroner’s office on Monday identified the boy as Curtis White Jr.

“According to investigators, it appears the 14-year-old was trying to rob the alleged shooter,” Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Samone Burris said in an email to IndyStar Monday.

The shooting suspect remained on the scene and cooperated with investigators, Burris said. Police also interviewed several witnesses.

The incident, among more than a dozen area shootings over the weekend, happened shortly after 2 a.m. in the 600 block of Ellsworth Street, which is on the canal north of West Michigan Street and Indiana Avenue.

Officers found White wounded by apparent gunshots. Medics took him to an area hospital, where he later died.

A large group of juveniles were in the area at the time of the shooting, officials said. Officers were already patrolling nearby after receiving multiple disturbance calls, police said……..


Texas clerk dodges bullet, fatally shoots robbery suspect trying to pass counterfeit bill

A Texas corner store clerk shot and killed a robbery suspect Monday night who allegedly first fired at him after trying to pass a counterfeit $20 bill, according to reports.

The Houston Police Department responded to calls about a robbery taking place at the Super Qwik Food Store off Fulton Street and Julia near the North Freeway around 10 p.m.

By the time officers arrived at the scene, a man had been shot and was transported to the hospital, where he later died……..

The man, who has not been identified by authorities, allegedly tried to use a counterfeit $20 to make a purchase, but the clerk told him he could not accept the bill, KTRK reported.

Police said the robbery suspect then made his way into the clerk’s secured area, pulled out a gun and fired at him at least once within close range, narrowly missing him.

The clerk then pulled out a gun of his own and fired at the man, striking him multiple times……..

The suspect had a criminal record and was released on parole for a similar alleged robbery incident that happened last summer, KHOU reported, citing police records.

What the ‘Castle Doctrine’ means in Missouri
In 2017, Missouri expanded the state’s Castle Doctrine which created a stand-your-ground right

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Understanding Missouri’s Castle Doctrine
On January 1, 2017, new rules for gun-owners in Missouri went into effect.

One of the changes was the expansion of the state’s Castle Doctrine which created a stand-your-ground right.

The Castle Doctrine is a common law doctrine that allows residents to use deadly force against anyone, based on the notion that their home is “their castle.” Basically, if an intruder violates the sanctity of your home, and you believe they intend to do you harm, you should be able to protect yourself or others against an attack…………

More specifically, a person does not have a duty to retreat:
(1) From a dwelling, residence, or vehicle where the person is not unlawfully entering or unlawfully remaining;

(2) From private property that is owned or leased by such individual; or

(3) If the person is in any other location such person has the right to be.

 

Gun-Toting St. Louis Homeowner Speaks Out — Black Lives Matter threatened to kill my dog, my wife and burn down our house!

Lawyer Mark McCloskey speaks out in his first interview — He says the agitators threatened to kill his dog, burn down his house, and burn down his office. Mark McCloskey and wife Patricia McCloskey say they feared for their lives Sunday night when Communists approached their home in a private, gated community. They grabbed their guns after calling the police as a large crowd of 300 stood outside their home.

Man Shoots, Kills Alleged Suspect Of Carjacking Attempt In Dallas,

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A man shot and killed an armed suspect who allegedly tried to carjack him at a park in Dallas on Saturday, police said.

Police said they responded to a shooting at William Blair Park in the 3000 block of Municipal Street at around 10:20 p.m.

According to police, Mark Piper, 51, told them he was standing outside his vehicle when an unidentified male pointed a gun at him and got into his car.

Police said Piper then took out his own gun and shot the alleged suspect, killing him.

After interviewing Piper and other witnesses in the area, police said the case will be referred to a Dallas County grand jury.

Man fatally shot in apparent case of self-defense in Moreno Valley

MORENO VALLEY California— In an apparent case of self-defense, a man was fatally shot during a family disturbance in Moreno Valley on Sunday morning, officials said.

Deputies arrived at 1:15 a.m. to a home in the 23700 block of Blackbird Circle to a report of multiple people involved in a family altercation, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

“During the incident, an estranged family arrived at the location and broke into the residence while threatening to cause harm to the occupants. The occupants confronted the estranged family member who became hostile. During the altercation, a resident used a firearm against the assailant,” the statement said.

Deputies found Cesar Acosta, 43, of Moreno Valley, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken by paramedics to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Investigators were called in, including homicide investigators.

“At this point, the shooting appears to have been done in self-defense,” the sheriff’s statement said.


 

Alleged intruder shot, killed by homeowner in Coloma Township

COLOMA Michigan— One man is dead after he allegedly broke into a home in Coloma Township and was shot by the homeowner early Thursday morning.

Coloma Township Police Chief Wes Smigielski identified the deceased man as Kevin Cox, 47. The homeowner’s name is being withheld as the investigation continues, Smigielski said.


Homeowner fatally shoots man in DeKalb County

DEKALB COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating a deadly shooting in DeKalb County.

One man died in the shooting on Carter Drive in Smithville at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Responding crews found the man lying on the front porch of a home with gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

DEKALB COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating a deadly shooting in DeKalb County.

One man died in the shooting on Carter Drive in Smithville at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Responding crews found the man lying on the front porch of a home with gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Preliminary investigation suggests the homeowner and man exchanged gunfire and the homeowner fatally shot the man.

Cleveland resident fatally shoots alleged burglar

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Division of Police is investigating the shooting death of a 40-year-old man.

Officials responded to a home in the 3300 block of East 137th Street around 9: 20 a.m. for a call indicating a burglary and shooting. At the scene, the victim found shot inside the home and later died at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. He has since been identified as Lavar Overton.

Witnesses tell police Overton had broken into the home and was fatally shot by the resident, also a 40-year-old man. Police say Overton was a former tenant at the home, but had no connections to the current occupant.

The resident left the location after the shooting, but later turned himself in to police. He was questioned and released.

Long Beach police find 2 men dead after resident reports shooting burglar

Officers found two men dead after a resident reported shooting someone who had broken into his Long Beach home, police said Tuesday morning.

The Long Beach Police Department said the officers responded to the 1000 block of Almond Court, near 11th Street, after receiving the resident’s call.

Upon arrival, police found a man down inside the resident’s home, police Lt. Robert Woods told KTLA. Long Beach Fire Department crews tried to revive the man but eventually pronounced him dead at the scene.

The resident was taken to a nearby hospital for an injury, Woods said. The lieutenant did not have information on how the resident got hurt.

Woods said moments later, officers discovered another man down on the street in the 1100 block of Gundry Court, about a block away from the resident’s home. Police believe that person was also a suspect in the break-in.

He was also pronounced dead at the scene. Woods did not confirm how he died.

Neither man has been identified yet.

Armed citizen shoots would-be robber in Opry Mills parking lot

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — An armed citizen shot a man who attempted to rob him in the Opry Mills parking lot Wednesday night.

Metro police were called to the shopping center around 7:15 p.m.

The suspect approached the victim with a revolver and demanded his belongings, according to Metro police. The victim then reportedly pulled out a handgun in self-defense and shot the suspect in the knee.

Metro police said the suspect ran away and was found in front of the Opryland Hotel a short time later. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The victim was not injured in the exchange.


Suspected home intruder dies in Scott County

NICKELSVILLE, Va. — A man who attempted to force his way into a Nickelsville home has died, according to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.

On Tuesday evening, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on Twin Springs Road. The call was in reference to a man attempting to force his way into a home that was occupied by two women and two small children, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

The man, identified as Jared Scott Dockery, 32, gained entry into the residence and was shot and killed upon entry.

Dockery died before deputies arrived. His body has been sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner located in Roanoke, Virginia. This case is currently under investigation. The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation responded to the scene and is also assisting with the investigation.

Attempted robbery victim shoots man in self-defense

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A would-be robber was injured in a shootout when the person he tried to rob fired back.

Metro Nashville Police officials say the man approached someone in the parking lot of Opry Mills Mall, showed them his gun and demanded their things.

But that’s when police say the person also pulled out a gun in self-defense and the two exchanged gunfire.

The suspect was hit in the knee and ran away, but police say he was taken into custody shortly after the incident in front of the hotel and convention center. He was transported to the hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

The attempted-robbery victim was not injured.


 

Lake Elsinore Man Shot By Store Owner During Beating Incident

LAKE ELSINORE, CA — A man who was shot after allegedly assaulting his partner in front of a Lake Elsinore shop owner is now in jail awaiting a court appearance.Vincent Benton, 31, of Lake Elsinore was booked on suspicion of second degree robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, battery, inflicting corporal injury on a spouse/co-inhabitant, terrorists threats, receiving known stolen property, vandalism, and violating probation, among other charges, jail records show.

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Concealed-carry holder shoots attacker on Chicago’s Far South Side

CHICAGO – A man shot someone who attacked him with an object Monday near Hegewisch on the Far South Side, police said.

About 5:30 p.m., a 40-year-old man was shopping in a store in the 13000 block of South Brainard Avenue when a man approached him from behind and struck him in the back with an unknown object, Chicago police said.

The 40-year-old pulled out a gun and opened fire, striking the other man, 52, police said.

The younger man has a valid concealed-carry license, police said. The older man was taken into custody and charges are pending.