3 masked teens shot to death outside Conyers home

CONYERS, Ga. — Three masked teenagers were fatally shot after a shootout with a homeowner in Rockdale County early Monday, authorities said.

The incident happened just after 4 a.m. off Flat Shoals Road on White Oak Court in Conyers.. The sheriff’s office said the teens, two 16-year-old boys and a 15-year-old, were killed during an exchange of gunfire. It appears the teens were attempting to rob three people in the front yard, authorities said.

A neighbor described a Conyers residential shooting that left three teens dead as what sounded like a “home invasion gone bad for the invaders” in what the Rockdale County sheriff said could “possibly” be a Stand Your Ground or self-defense case.

Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett said the three teens were wearing masks.

“When deputies arrived they did discover masks on the young men. Again, that rose our suspicion,” Levett said. “So now we are out in the communities, speaking with witnesses, speaking of course with the homeowner involved. And of course trying to identify the young men and notify their families.”

Rockdale County deputies were able to later determine that one of the attempted robbery suspects brandished a gun and fired shots at the residents, but one of the intended victims returned fire.

One of the teens was dead at the scene, while two were transported to a hospital where they later died.


Two men shot and wounded in attempted home invasion in Statesboro on Lanier Drive

STATESBORO, Ga.- Statesboro police say two men were shot at Cambridge at Southern Pines on Saturday evening.

The Statesboro Police department says officers were dispatched around 9:30 Saturday to the apartments to find two male victims shot.

Officers believe this was an attempted home invasion that led to an exchange of gunfire, wounding one of the apartment’s tenants and one of the suspects.

Both men are being treated at Memorial University Health in Savannah.

At this time the investigation is still on going.

Drive-in theater manager kills man who beat her with bat

HOCKLEY, Texas (KTRK) — An attempted robbery suspect was shot to death after police say he beat a movie theater manager with a bat.

Deputies responded to reports of a shooting at the Showboat Drive-in theater located at 22422 Farm to Market 2920 around 2:30 a.m.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office told ABC13 two managers were finishing up their shift when they spotted some motion inside the concession stand.

Deputies say one of the managers decided to go check it out and was confronted by two men.

One of the suspects pulled out a bat and started beating the manager, while the other suspect ran.

The manager reportedly pulled out a gun and shot and killed the man who was beating her.

Deputies are now searching for the second man.

Suspect Shot While Trying To Rob Group Of People At Dallas Apartment Complex

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A suspect was shot in the chest while trying to rob a group of people at an apartment complex in Dallas late Wednesday evening, police say.

Police responded to the shooting at around 10 p.m. in the 1600 block of John West Road. When they arrived, they found the male suspect with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.

According to police, the suspect was trying to rob a group of people and fired several shots in the air. Police say someone who wasn’t part of the group grabbed a shotgun and shot the suspect.

Police say they found a gun on the suspect when they got to the scene.

Police have not found the person who shot the suspect but say they are not expected to face charges.

The suspect was also involved in another robbery in South Dallas before he was shot, according to police. His identity has not yet been released.

Passenger shoots man who attempted to steal girlfriend’s vehicle in Walgreens parking lot

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A man shot an attempted carjacker who allegedly tried to steal his girlfriend’s vehicle in northwest Houston.

Deputies say the attempted carjacking happened in a Walgreens parking lot near Antoine and Gulf Bank around 8:30 p.m.

The man told deputies he was sitting inside of his girlfriend’s vehicle when another man opened the driver’s side door, sat down and then told him to get out of the vehicle.

“They sit in a vehicle or they just walk through hiding, looking for somebody who is in a vehicle to carjack them, or they wait until they come out to carjack them. Be extremely aware of your surroundings,” Harris County Sheriff’s deputy K.W. Cote said.

Deputies say the attempted carjacker appeared to have a gun and pointed it at the man, telling him to get out of the vehicle.

While exiting the vehicle, the victim pulled out his own gun and shot the carjacker in the stomach.

“The bad thing is, this guy didn’t see the guy (carjacker) until he got into the car. You want to look around anytime you get out of a car. Look around you and see who else is around you, see who’s watching you because there’s always somebody watching you,” Cote said.

The suspect is expected to survive, and he will face criminal charges.

1 dead in self-defense shooting in Lake Charles casino robbery

LAKE CHARLES, La. – One person is dead following a casino robbery in Lake Charles on Thursday. Police say it was self-defense.

The Lake Charles Police Department was assigned to EZ Aces Truck Stop located on the I-10 Service Road at 5:00 am in reference to a robbery.

Upon arrival, it was discovered that two people had been shot; one fatally, according to Lieutenant Jeffrey Keenum, spokesperson for the Lake Charles Police Dept.

Police say the two suspects were in the process of brutally attacking the victim within the casino when the victim was able to shoot them.

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Investigating 2 Homicides

Twofer, in the same county even.

AHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two homicides that happened in three days.  Deputies said they are not connected.

The undersheriff said they received a call about a death in the 14600 block of West Clyde Maher Road just before 9 p.m. Tuesday. That is in the Woodall area, southwest of Tahlequah.
A homeowner told deputies that she shot a burglary suspect who was beating on the doors and windows of the residence. The suspect was reportedly yelling, “If you don’t come outside I’m gonna burn your house down.”

The woman told investigators she has no idea who the man is. She fired warning shots then shot the man twice, according to CCSO.
“I just know it was him or her. And I thank God it wasn’t her. She had angels on her shoulders,” Johnny Shine said. Shine said he is the woman’s boyfriend.

Undersheriff Jason Chennault said the woman’s neighbors confirmed her story, and she was not taken into custody. The district attorney will be reviewing what happened.
The man who was killed has been identified as 40-year-old Josh Montgomery.

The other homicide was about two miles south of Todd Access on the Illinois River, the undersheriff said. It took place around 2:20 a.m. Sunday.

People were having a party, and a man and woman got into a fight. Chennault said the two were dating.
The boyfriend beat the woman in the head with a stick, and another man intervened, the undersheriff said. The two men fought, then the man who intervened got a shotgun and shot the boyfriend.
The boyfriend, identified as Tim Ragsdale, died at the scene. The shooter was identified as James Mounce. Mounce was arrested.

“He was a convicted felon who had possession of a firearm, which is against the law. So that’s what we arrested him for,” Chennault said.

The district attorney is reviewing both homicides. Chennault said typically the sheriff’s office investigates two or three homicides a year. So far, this year, there have been five.

Cumberland homeowner shoots, kills suspected burglar

Strange. I really never considered that the area around Fayetteville had that many stupid burglars.

 — A Cumberland County homeowner shot and killed a suspected burglar Wednesday night, authorities said.

Deputies went to 507 Snow Hill Road at about 8:30 p.m. in response to a reported burglary. The homeowner, 46-year-old Tony Libson, told deputies two masked individuals broke into his home and shot him, but he was able to return fire.

Deputies found Henry Miller, 23, dead outside the home. The second intruder is believed to have fled after the shooting, possibly in a white sedan, authorities said.

No charges have been filed in the case.

Suspected thieves may have been shot by man they were trying to rob

Police say two men who were found with gunshot wounds at a shopping center in the Alamo Ranch area may have been shot by a person they were trying to rob.

According to a police report, the injured men asked a security guard for help at the shopping center at the corner of Loop 1604 and Culebra Road at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

The men were suffering from gunshot wounds and told officers they were shot near Loop 1604 and Babcock.

When investigators went to the crime scene, they found a man who said the suspects came to his door, pointed a gun at him and demanded property. He ran inside and grabbed a gun.

By the time he returned to confront the suspects, they were driving away. The victim fired several shots, hitting the car. Police believe the two suspects were shot while they were in the car.

The case remains under investigation. The injured men are expected to recover. They face potential charges of aggravated robbery.

Liquor store owner gets in shootout with gang members invading his home

A Wichita Falls man and his wife closed the liquor store they have owned 25 years like they normally do at 9 p.m. and drove home, only to immediately be faced with armed gang members invading their home through the garage, according to court documents.

The husband exchanged gunfire with two masked men, and his wife was shot in the leg, according to court records. The ensuing police investigation involved DNA from a shoe one suspect lost in the garage.

A Wichita County grand jury handed down an indictment against Dequavious Eugene Sanderson last week in connection with the home invasion, court records showed.

The 23-year-old Wichita Falls man was indicted on one count of burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit aggravated assault and/or attempted aggravated robbery, according to court documents filed Sept. 5.

If convicted of the first degree felony, Sanderson faces up to life in prison.

Man killed while trying to break into Henderson home

HENDERSON, N.C. — A man trying to break into a Henderson home was shot and killed early Monday, police said.

Police responded to a reported shooting at 232 Crozier St. at about 2 a.m. and found a man dead outside a window to the home. A preliminary investigation determined that the dead man, whose name hasn’t been released, was trying to break in when someone inside the home shot him, police said.

The shooting remains under investigation, but no charges have been filed.

Neighbors said they weren’t sure what could have made the home a target for a burglary other an empty television box sitting outside.

“I was just shocked,” said one woman who asked not to be identified. “I came out when I saw all the police. That’s when I realized someone was lying on the ground dead.”

Victim scares off potential Warren robber with gun

A woman tells Warren police that she shot at a man that tried to rob her outside of her home.

Police responded to an attempted robbery in the 700 block of Willard Ave on September 9 just before noon.

The victim told police that as she pulled her car into the driveway and exited the vehicle, a tall man wearing a red shirt and tan pants approached her from behind.

According to the report, the victim then pulled out a gun but was punched in the face by the suspect.

The suspect then fled down the victim’s driveway.

The victim then called the police to make a report.

According to authorities, while the victim was sitting on the front porch waiting for police to arrive, she walked into her backyard.

While she was in the backyard, the suspect returned, but this time the victim warned him and said that he would shoot at him if he didn’t run away.

The suspect moved closer to the victim, and she shot at him. The suspect then ran away.

Warren officers checked the surrounding area, but they could not find the suspect.

‘Gun Battle’ Leaves 21-Year-Old Man Dead In Rankin

RANKIN PA(KDKA) — One person is dead in a shooting in Rankin along Gas Street.

Allegheny County Police say a shooting at 9 p.m. Saturday night at the intersection of Gas Street and North Shore Alley left one dead.

When they arrived on the scene, 21-year-old Emery Heard-Ellis was found on the road with a gunshot wound to his upper torso.

They say their investigation revealed that the Heard-Ellis and a second man were sitting in a Jeep Grand Cherokee when they opened fire on people sitting on a porch.

Someone on the porch returned fire. Police say it’s possible a second person also shot back.

Heard-Ellis and the other man inside the Jeep got out, and police say a “gun battle” ensued.

“I thought it was on the other side of the ball field, but I quickly found out it was out here somewhere,” nearby neighbor and Rankin Councilman William Pfoff said of the shootout.

Police have charged Marcus Carter in relation to the incident. He’s facing multiple charges, including aggravated assault and criminal conspiracy.

Allegheny County Police say Carter was the second person in the Jeep when the fatal shooting occurred.

“I don’t how what the answer is. I don’t know how you control this. I don’t know. I don’t know if anybody knows the answer,” Pfoff said outside his house.

According to court papers, Carter told police that someone he knows as “Vinny” asked him to fight a person he claims beat up his mother. As Vinny drove them over to the house, someone started shooting at them and they returned fire.

“It’s a little unsettling, especially in a quiet area of town like this,” Pfoff said.

Cater is currently in the Allegheny County jail.

Sisters homeowner stops apparent burglary in progress

A Sisters (Oregon) resident stopped an apparent burglary in progress early Monday morning and held the alleged burglar at gunpoint until sheriff’s deputies arrived and arrested him.

Ryan Paul Huber, 43, of Sisters, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespassing and second-degree criminal mischief and lodged in the Deschutes County jail.

Just before 2 a.m. Monday, a burglary in progress was reported at 1659 W. Carson Ave. in Sisters. Deputies were told an unknown man had broken down the back door of the home and entered, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. The homeowner, armed with a rifle, confronted Huber in the home and Huber then left, according to the sheriff’s office.

Huber went to a neighboring home and began ringing the doorbell, according to the sheriff’s office. That homeowner also called 911 and told Huber to leave. Huber then walked to the original home he allegedly broke into, where he was held at gunpoint by the homeowner until sheriff’s deputies arrived.

Huber told deputies he believed his family, who lived nearby, was being held hostage and was in danger, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies conducting a welfare check at Huber’s nearby home found everyone safe and sleeping.

Deschutes County property records list the owners of the burgled home as Erik and Lucie Pronold.

Homeowner shoots man breaking into house near Barrett

A homeowner shot an intruder Friday in northeast Harris County Texas, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

The man allegedly broke into a home near the 200 block of Nod Avenue shortly after noon Friday, Gonzalez tweeted. The homeowner, who was carrying some sort of firearm, spotted the intruder and opened fire, striking him at least once.

The suspected burglar was found lying in the middle of Nod Avenue with a gunshot wound when someone called 911. Paramedics rushed to the street and called for Memorial Herman Life Flight to airlift him to the hospital.

The extent of his injuries was not immediately clear. The homeowner who opened fire is being questioned by investigators with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

No other information was available.


2 men shot in attempted home invasion in Bevo Mill neighborhood

I keep tellin’ them; ‘Windage and Elevation!’, but do they listen?

ST. LOUIS — Two men were shot early Wednesday morning in St. Louis’ Bevo Mill neighborhood.

The shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. in the 4600 block of Varrelmann Avenue.

Police said two men attempted to break into a home in the area when they were shot.

One man was shot in the stomach and the other was shot in the foot.
No other information has been released

Woman shoots man who reached into car and tried to steal purse in SW Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A woman shot and wounded a suspected robber who reached for her purse, police say.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday on Creekbend at Fondren in southwest Houston.

Police say Lachelle Hudgins had just parked her vehicle outside her home when two men reached through her driver’s side window and grabbed her purse. Before they could take it, Hudgins frantically reached into her bag and grabbed her gun.

“I couldn’t do anything except scream. At one point, they told me to stop screaming, and he reached his hand inside my car,” Hudgins explained.

Man Shoots, Kills Man During Attempted Stabbing in Bridgeport

A man has died after another man shot and killed him following an attempted stabbing in Bridgeport on Sunday night, according to police.

Officers were called to Noble Avenue and Shelton Street around 6:15 p.m.

When police arrived, they said they found a man, later identified as 41-year-old Jose Perez-Ortiz, of Monroe, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Authorities said Perez-Ortiz was taken to Bridgeport Hospital, where he later died.

The shooting was captured on a nearby video system and shows Perez-Ortiz attempting to stab the man. The man then drew a gun and fired it, hitting Perez-Ortiz, according to police.