BP employee shoots man who pulled out a gun and attempted to reach cash register in Berkeley
BERKELEY, Mo. (KMOV.com) — A BP gas station employee shot a man who allegedly pulled out a gun and refused to leave the business, police said.
The St. Louis County Police Department said the man showed his gun inside the BP at 4403 N Hanley Road in Berkeley and refused to leave when asked. The man then tried to enter where the store clerk and the cash register were. An employee then pulled out a gun and shot the man.
Police said the man was taken to a hospital for life saving treatment.
Man shot, killed after carjacking off-duty KCSO deputy on Highway 99
A man was shot and killed by an off-duty Kern County [California] Sheriff’s deputy after attempting to steal the deputy’s personal vehicle on northbound Highway 99 north of White Lane on Sunday morning, KCSO said.
The series of events led to traffic being halted on both sides of Highway 99. The northbound lanes in the area of the shooting were especially backed up, with traffic diverted off the highway.
The suspect, whose identity is currently unknown and will be released by the Coroner’s Office, first committed a residential burglary in the 3600 block of Eisenhower Avenue and stole a vehicle at around 8:45 a.m., according to a sheriff’s news release. Bakersfield Police Department officers were dispatched to investigate that part of the incident.
The suspect then crashed the stolen vehicle in the 3400 block of Eisenhower Avenue and fled on foot onto Highway 99 north of White Lane, KCSO said in its news release.
He then stopped the off-duty deputy’s personal vehicle, which was traveling north, and entered the vehicle, attempting to steal it, KCSO said. A physical struggle occurred and the deputy shot the suspect, who died of his injuries at the scene, the sheriff’s office reported in a news release.
The name of the off-duty deputy, who suffered minor injuries from the altercation, has not yet been released. The deputy was placed on routine administrative leave.
At the scene, the carjacking and death of the suspect was being investigated by KCSO and the burglary was being investigated by BPD.
Woman shoots and kills intruder in Scalp Level home
A man who forced his way into a Scalp Level [Pennsylvania] home late Sunday was shot and killed after he ignored warnings to leave the residence, investigators said.
Thomas Deal, 45, of Scalp Level, was confronted by the Second Street home’s owner while coming up her basement stairs, Windber Police Chief Andrew Frear said.
The woman warned Deal that she was armed, he said.
Then, she fired after he continued to ascend the stairway despite multiple warnings to “Leave my home” and “Get out,” Frear said.
Cambria County Coroner Jeffrey Lees said the incident occurred just before midnight. The man was struck once in the head, Lees said.
An autopsy Monday confirmed the man was at close range – less than six feet from the shooter – when he was struck, Lees added.
Lees, whose primary duty is to determine the cause and manner of death, ruled the shooting a homicide due to a gunshot head wound.
Cambria County District Attorney Greg Neugebauer, who is responsible for determining whether charges are warranted, said it appears the shooting was justified – and that the woman was acting in self-defense.
An investigation is not yet complete, but Neugebauer said the residence, home to a family of three, was broken into late at night by a stranger who apparently wouldn’t back down.
Pointing to Pennsylvania’s Castle Doctrine, the district attorney said residents have the right to use deadly force against aggressors who illegally enter their residences – if they believe they are at risk of serious injury, rape or death.
He described the invasion as “random” – adding there are no indications the woman and Deal knew each other. That was corroborated by the Scalp Level man’s own family, Neugebauer said.
“The case will be subject to a full review … to see if it meets the (doctrine’s) guidelines,” he added, noting that the autopsy and police report will be part of the investigation.
Frear said the man forced his way into the home through a basement door. Deal was not armed or carrying anything when he was walking up the stairs, Frear said.
“We may never know why he went inside that house,” Neugebauer said.
Frear said his department has investigated a few break-ins involving Scalp Level homes recently, in those cases, the actor was someone residents recognized.
“In this case, (the family) did not know who he was,” Frear said.