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.

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.

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.

“I think it was something personal”

Woman treated, man shot after altercation in Boyd County neighborhood

BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) – A man was shot and a woman was injured during an altercation Saturday afternoon in Boyd County.

Deputies say it happened on Ponderosa Ridge when a man from a neighboring home came outside and started yelling at a woman.

According to investigators on scene, the argument escalated and the man lunged at the woman. The woman reportedly hit the man in the head with an object, and he started choking her.

Deputies tell our crew at the scene the woman’s brother came outside and told the neighbor to get off of her. When he didn’t, the brother got a gun and shot the man in the leg.

Deputies say the man’s injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

No arrests have been made, and no names have been released.

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.

One killed, one injured in west Houston apartment burglary

A suspect in a west Houston burglary was shot and killed Sunday morning, and the man who shot him is recovering at a nearby hospital as Houston police look for two other burglars who tried to steal jewelry from an apartment.

An elderly woman living at The Crossing at Old Farm apartment complex at 2500 Old Farm Road woke up to her dogs barking around 5 a.m., and found a man standing next to her bed.

The suspect jumped on top of her and zip-tied her, before letting two other men into the home and ransacking the residence for jewelry, said Houston Police Department homicide detective Alexander Vinogradov. Police said the three burglars climbed a ladder behind the apartment complex and broke in through the balcony door.

Ten minutes after the suspects came into the apartment, the woman’s son returned home and shot at the burglars. In a “wild shootout” in the hallway, the son was shot twice and one of the suspects was fatally shot, Vinogradov said.

Armed man in street leads to fatal shooting in Delta Township

UPDATE: (12:20 p.m.) – There are more details being released as the investigation into a fatal shooting in Delta Township continues.

The Eaton County Sheriff’s Office is saying they received several reports of a man standing in the middle of West Saginaw Highway in the area of the 6500 block. The calls said the man had fired a handgun several times and was pointing his gun at cars driving by.

Investigators say a 22-year-old Delta Township man was driving east and stopped near Brookside Drive when the gunman stepped in front of his vehicle. The gunman pointed his handgun at the driver, who stepped out of his vehicle, pulled his own handgun, which he is licensed to carry and shot the gunman.

That man, a 26-year-old who is believed to be from suburban Grand Rapids, died at the scene.

DELTA TWP., Mich (WLNS) – Saginaw Highway in Delta Township between Creyts Roads and Canal Road is closed in both directions as police investigate a fatal shooting.

Officers were called to the area just after 8:30 a.m. after receiving reports of a man with a gun in the road.

Witnesses say the man was walking down Saginaw, aiming a gun at people and firing shots.

Those witnesses say a passerby saw the man shooting and pulled out his own handgun, shooting and killing the man.

Police say that the man does have license to carry a gun and is cooperating with investigators.

Two shot, one dead, when homeowner confronts burglars

One person is dead and another was wounded Wednesday evening when they were shot attempting a burglary, the Columbia [Missouri] Police Department stated in a news release.

Officers responded about 9 p.m. to the 6000 block of Bentpath Drive in south Columbia to reports of an armed resident confronting two intruders in his home, the release stated. When they arrived, officers found the two wounded suspects and evidence of gunfire and damage to a residence.

The resident reported seeing the intruders entering his home and fired several shots in self-defense, the release stated.

One suspect was declared dead at the scene and the other was taken to a hospital for treatment.

BP employee shoots man who pulled out a gun and attempted to reach cash register in Berkeley

BERKELEY, Mo. ( — 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.

Suspected burglar shot, killed by resident in Pierce County

ELK PLAIN, Wash. – A suspected burglar was shot and killed Sunday morning by a resident of a home in the Elk Plain area of Pierce County, sheriff’s officials said.

Deputies responded to the home, in the 20700 block of 46th Avenue East, at about 5:20 a.m. after receiving a 911 call about a burglary and shots fired, said Ed Troyer of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

The burglary suspect was found dead of a gunshot wound inside the home.

The occupants of the home, an elderly woman who owns the residence and her adult son, were not injured.

A preliminary investigation found that the homeowner’s son awoke to the sound of rustling inside their home. The son armed himself with a handgun and found a burglar standing next to a safe in the home, Troyer said.

The resident reportedly confronted the suspect and the suspect came at him. The resident fired at the suspect, striking and killing him.

Deputies located a stool and broken window that appears to be the point of entry used by the suspect, Troyer said.

The deceased burglary suspect has not been identified.

Homeowner shoots suspect during an attempted home invasion

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (KTUL) — The Broken Arrow Police Department says an alleged suspect is dead and another on the run after an attempted home invasion Saturday night.

The BAPD says about 10:35 p.m., officers were dispatched to a reported first-degree burglary call.

While on the way to the call, officers were told that the homeowner had shot one of the suspects and at least one suspect had run from the scene.

When officers arrived and they found a male deceased in the front of the residence.

Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators are interviewing witnesses and processing the scene for evidence.

The deceased man’s information is not being released until positive identification and next of kin notification can be made.

Intruder shot, killed after confrontation with homeowner in Allegheny Co. neighborhood

ALLEGHENY CO., Pa. — Police are investigating after a home invasion ended in a deadly shooting in an Allegheny County neighborhood.

The incident happened around 10 p.m. Wednesday on West Bellecrest Avenue in Brentwood, according to Allegheny County detectives.