Man shot, killed after allegedly forcing his way into home

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. – Police in Montgomery County are investigating a shooting where an alleged home invader was killed.

Police responded to a house on East Third Avenue for reports of a shooting at around 11:30 p.m on Saturday in Collegeville Borough.

According to a release from the Montgomery District Attorney’s Office, police found a 55-year-old man with a gunshot wound when they arrived at the scene, and was pronounced dead.

Initial reports say that the man was shot by someone that lived in the home after he forced his way in, according to the release.

An autopsy is being conducted by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. The identity of the man is not being released until next of kin has been notified.


Homeowner shoots suspect in reported home invasion

RUSSELL, Ky. (WSAZ) — One person is in serious condition after a shooting during an alleged home invasion in Russell, Kentucky.

Police Chief Ned Crisp tells WSAZ it happened just after 1:30 Sunday morning on the 300 block of Short White Oak Road.

Crisp says a 31-year-old man was shot by the homeowner and was flown to Cabell-Huntington Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Detectives were still on scene early Sunday, and no other details are available at this time.

No one has been charged.


Man shot, killed while attempting robbery in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM — Police in Birmingham said a man was shot and killed while attempting a robbery early Sunday morning. Detectives are conducting a homicide investigation, according to Sgt. Rod Mauldin.

“On Sunday, February 16, 2020, at 4 a.m. an off-duty officer was working an extra security detail when shots were fired at 528 3rd Avenue West,” Mauldin said.

Upon further investigation the officer discovered the subject laying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and the wounded subject was transported to UAB Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

“Preliminary investigation suggest the subject approached a person in a robbery attempt which resulted in the subject being shot,” Mauldin said. “This is an ongoing investigation. Additional details will be provided as they become available.”

Vancouver homeowner shoots, kills suspected burglar

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man was shot and killed while breaking into a home overnight, according to Vancouver police.

Vancouver PD responded to what they believe was a burglary around 10:20 p.m. in the River View Neighborhood along Southeast Beach Drive. Police said an unknown man kicked in a back door and was inside the home when he was confronted by the homeowner, who had a gun.

The burglar charged the homeowner, who fired and shot the suspect. The suspect ran outside and collapsed. When authorities arrived the suspect was already dead.

The homeowner and his family were not injured.

One woman who lives in the neighborhood said she’s sorry for the tragedy that someone died “for trinkets or whatever. It wasn’t worth it. But I totally support the homeowner’s desire to protect themselves.”

Mike Murphy, who lives nearby, said it seems people are more desperate and brazen these days.

“Homeowners have a right to protect themselves. You can’t just expect to break into somebody’s home and there’s not going to be repercussions to their actions.”

Murphy said it’s a nice, quiet area. “You just don’t think there would be those kind of people down here up to no good.”


Suspects shot breaking into home a second time

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – The Reno Police Department released new details into a shooting and house fire in the 900 block of Bates Avenue early Monday morning.

The incident was reported just before 3AM on February 10, 2020.

Investigators say two juveniles, broke into an addition off the main house, looking for a 14-year-old who lives at the home. They were confronted by an adult who was armed with a gun. Investigators say one of the suspects pointed a gun at the adult, and the adult opened fire, shooting both suspects.

One suspect was found at the scene. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition. The other suspect left the scene, but checked into a hospital after getting shot in the leg. He was later arrested.

Part of the home also caught fire. It’s unclear how the fire started.

Investigators say two days prior to the shooting, the same suspects had broken into the home and beat up the 14-year-old who lives there. Police also say the suspects had threatened to return.

The names of the suspects involved are not being released at this time

Convenience Stores, where crooks can go to conveniently get shot

Suspect shot during armed robbery attempt outside gas station

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Police Department is investigating an attempted armed robbery that ended with the suspect getting shot.

Officers responded to the Sunoco gas station at 1416 Oxford St. around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

According to an FWPD lieutenant at the scene, witnesses told police a group of people walked out of the convenience store and got in a car at one of the pumps.

That’s when a man wearing a mask apparently walked up to the car, pulled out a handgun, and tried to rob them at gunpoint.

While that was happening, another man with the group walked out of the store and saw what was unfolding. He pulled out a gun and exchanged fire with the robbery suspect.

The suspect and some of the victims then ran from the scene.

As police searched the area, they found the suspect about a block away with a handgun and a face mask nearby. Police said he was suffering from a gunshot wound.

Medics took the injured suspect to a hospital, but doctors determined his injuries were not life-threatening.

Police also eventually found all of the robbery victims that left the scene. Detectives took them to the police station to interview them about the incident.

During their search for more evidence around the area, officers found multiple guns in various places. It’s still not clear whom they belonged to, and police said it was too early to say what other charges, if any, may result from the situation.

The robbery suspect is being guarded at the hospital and will likely be charged with armed robbery once he is discharged from the hospital, according to a lieutenant at the scene.

One woman who lives across the street from the gas station where the shooting happened said bullets came into her apartment during the incident, but they didn’t hit anyone.

Nobody besides the robbery suspect reported any serious injuries.

Detectives interviewed victims and witnesses, and also planned to review security video at the scene to learn more about the incident and confirm the details of what happened.


Man shot, critically wounded by security guard at Garfield Park liquor store

CHICAGO – A man was critically wounded after being shot by a liquor store’s security guard Wednesday in Garfield Park on the West Side.

The man, 28, got into an argument with the guard about 11:30 p.m. inside Madison Food, Wine and Spirits, 3900 W. Madison St., Chicago police said. When the argument turned physical, the guard shot him in the leg and back.

The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said. The guard was taken in for questioning.

Area North detectives are investigating.

Home intruder shot, killed in rural Grant County

GAS CITY, Ind. (WISH) — A man at a home in a rural part of Grant County told police he shot and killed an intruder Monday afternoon, the sheriff’s department says.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch Center received a 911 call about 1 p.m. from a man who said he’d just shot and killed an intruder at the home near the intersection of East County Road 600 South and South County Road 500 East. That’s about a mile southwest of the I-69 interchange for U.S. 35 and State Road 22.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found two people outside the home, said a news release from sheriff’s Capt. Ed Beaty. The two people were taken into protective custody. One of the two people, Matthew Whitt, 39 of Wabash, was arrested on a parole violation.

The deputies also found a dead man lying on the floor near the back door of the home. He was suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds to the head and torso.

The man was identified Tuesday as Steven Nickell, 33, of Muncie.

Beaty said Tuesday in a news release, “The nature and cause of the shooting is still under investigation and any information that did not come from an official release from the Grant County Sheriff’s Department should only be regarded as speculation at this point. Several interviews have been conducted and continue to be done, as well as the processing and collecting of evidence from the scene and other locations as it relates to this case.”

The Grant County Prosecutor’s Office was called to the scene. Indiana State Police also responded to the initial call.


Willow Man Jailed after being Shot in Shoulder Monday Morning

Unlike all the times Marshal Dillon got shot in the shoulder, getting hit there is one of the worst places since there’s so much bone, muscle and connective tissue necessary to enable the shoulder joint perform the amazing things it’s capable of.

Alaska State Troopers report that a Willow man was arrested on Misconduct Involving Weapons and Assault charges after he was treated for a gunshot wound just after midnight on Monday morning.

Troopers reported a call from Willow homeowner Sherry MacDougal that a suspect, she identified as 51-year-old Shawn Burke, had shown up at her residence with a rifle and shot at her home.

AST was told that the homeowner had shot Burke in the shoulder after the incident. He left the scene after being wounded.

The investigation would find Burke at a neighbor’s property and he was taken into custody and treated for his injury. After declining further treatment, Burke was transported to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer on charges of Misconduct Involving  Weapons and Assault III x3.

He was held without bail.

Auto parts store owner shoots burglary suspect near Katy (Texas)

The owner of a used auto parts store shot one of two burglary suspects he caught breaking into his business early Monday morning, police say.

The man was at the S&T Auto Body Services shop on Cinnamon Drive near the Katy Freeway when he spotted the break-in, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. At some point during the burglary, the owner pulled a gun and shot at the suspects, striking one of them.

The other suspect managed to escape. The condition of the suspect who was shot was not immediately clear.

FEARING FOR HIS FAMILY’S LIFE, OHIO CO. HOMEOWNER SHOOTS PROWLER MULTIPLE TIMES

If what I had was a .22, I would too!

Believing his family was in mortal danger, an Ohio County homeowner has shot a prowler multiple times.

Ohio County Sheriff Tracy Beatty said that Thursday night at approximately 9:50, his office responded to a report of a prowler at the residence at 318 Hwy 85, in Centertown. With deputies en route and while on the phone with Ohio County Dispatch, the caller advised that her husband had shot the prowler, according to Beatty.

Upon police arriving at the scene, deputies found the prowler, Adam Hardin, of Livermore, on the ground next to the front porch suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  The homeowner, Mark Stewart, told deputies that he confronted Hardin near the back of the residence.

After a “verbal confrontation,” Stewart retreated toward the front door of his home with Hardin following, Beatty said. Stewart continued to advise Hardin to stop or he would shoot, with Stewart telling deputies that he believed his family’s lives were in danger.

Beatty said that when Stewart got to his front door, Hardin continued up the steps and onto the porch, where Stewart shot Hardin four times with a .22 caliber handgun.

Hardin was transported to Ohio County Regional Hospital with life-threatening injuries, Beatty said. Hardin is believed to have been under the influence at the time of the shooting.

 

Store owner shoots suspect during robbery on Indy’s north side

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Police are investigating after a person was apparently shot while trying to rob an AutoZone Thursday night.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to the 7400 block of North Michigan Road around 9:15 Thursday night on a call of a reported shooting.

When police arrived, they found a 17-year-old boy suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital in a stable condition.

While interviewing witnesses, police discovered that the teenager was apparently trying to rob an AutoZone along with another suspect. The store owner pulled out a handgun and shot the suspect.

Police are looking for the other suspect in the robbery. They do not have details about the other suspect. We will provide additional details as they become available.


Security Guard Shoots, Kills Man Outside Popular Modesto Poker Room

MODESTO (CBS13) — The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office said there was a fatal shooting outside a popular poker room in Modesto that’s not known for violence.

The shooting happened in the parking lot of the Empire Sportsmen’s Club, near McHenry and Kiernan Avenues. Deputies have identified the man as Alexander Wever of Ripon.

This started with a man who crashed his car, then reportedly jumped out of the car with a baseball bat. Deputies say he started a fight, prompting the on-scene security staff to fire that fatal shot.

Hearing of the violence outside in the parking lot is shocking to loyal gamer Martym Vanderlinin who visited the spot on his birthday, one day after the fatal shooting.

“I’ve never had any problems here or seen any problems here,” he said.

Deputies responded to the scene after a reported crash on site………

“The subject, Alexander Wever was treated at the scene and transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead,” said Sgt. Josh Clayton with the Sheriff’s Office.


Homeowner fatally shot man attempting to enter home

The Gibson County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office is investigating the Thursday evening shooting death of a 43-year-old man by a homeowner, who authorities say was in his legal right to be armed, according to an initial investigation.

Around 6 p.m. on Thursday, Gibson County deputies responded to a shooting at 73 Oak Grove Rd in Milan, TN and found the man laying in the carport.

The homeowners said the man wanted to enter the home even though they didn’t know him, according to the initial report. A confrontation ensued, and the 31-year-old male homeowner shot the man.

He was pronounced dead at Milan Emergency Room, and his body was sent to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

The sheriff’s office is still investigating and conducting interviews. District Attorney General Garry Brown will review the investigation once complete and will determine the outcome.


Homeowner shoots, injures intruder near downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a shooting near downtown Las Vegas.

The incident took place around 5:23 p.m. in the 100 block of North 15th Street at the Fremont Villas.

“It’s shocking, and the neighborhood needs to step up,” said nearby neighbor BruceSchilke.

According to police, a homeowner was inside his apartment when a man unknown to him, attempted to burglarize it.

“This area is pretty calm. It’s just mostly like drugs and stuff. People get into fights but not breaking into houses,” said Harley Gill, who lives at 15th and Fremont.

At some point, the homeowner fired at least one round at the suspect, striking the burglar.

A neighbor across the street defends the victim’s actions.

“Thank God the homeowner had a gun and protected himself,” said Schilke. “These home invasions have got to stop.”

The injured suspect left the scene but was located near 14th Street and Fremont near a convenience store.

A clerk at the store showed News 3 video from around the time the burglary happened of a customer they say came in with a bullet wound.

You can see him in the footage walking in with a black hoodie.

“He went and got a beer and came up to me and said I need a beer,” the clerk said.

That’s when the clerk said she noticed the bullet wound.

“The girl was behind him and calling for an ambulance for him, and she told me that he was the one who got shot, and I could see a hole,” she said.

Once the man went outside, the clerk says she saw him with police.

“He was right out front and they put his hands behind his back and had him on the ground,” she said.

The suspect was transported to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Neighbor Shoots Robbery Suspect Who Pointed Toy Guns at Him in Spotsylvania

The gun owner didn’t realize the suspect’s guns were fake when he shot him in the leg, authorities say

What did the snewzporter expect? Close inspection before defending himself? The crim is lucky he isn’t dead.

A man saw someone stealing from his neighbor in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, Tuesday night and shot the 17-year-old suspect when he pointed what appeared to be two guns in his direction, authorities say.

About 10 p.m., a woman saw the teen inside her car on Forbidden Forest Circle, the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s office said. When she confronted him, he pulled a mask over his face and began to walk away with stuff he stole from her car, according to the sheriff’s office.

She followed the teen and yelled for him to stop. Then, a neighbor and his wife got into their car to try to intervene, the sheriff’s office said.

They called 911 and told the operator they were following the suspect and were trying to stop him, authorities said.

They then pulled their car in front of the suspect, and the man got out of the car while telling the suspect to stop, the sheriff’s office said.

That’s when the teen turned around and pointed what appeared to be two guns in their direction, according to the sheriff.

The man fired at the suspect, shooting him in the leg, the sheriff’s office said.

Investigators said the suspect ran to a nearby home in the area of Harrison Road and North Dickerson and asked the residents to call 911.

The man who shot the teen has a valid concealed weapon permit and cooperated with law enforcement.

Deputies discovered both guns were toy guns that were painted black.

The suspect was charged with brandishing a firearm, wearing a mask in public and petit larceny, the sheriff’s office said.

He was treated at a hospital and then transported to the Rappahannock Juvenile Detention Center.


Cleveland man shot in the pelvis as he and woman tried to rob another man

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cleveland man suffered a gunshot wound that shattered his pelvis during an attempted robbery he tried to pull with a woman, court records say.

Surdeangelo D. Parhman, 22, and Cecilia R. Vargas, 20, are each charged with aggravated robbery in the Jan. 26 incident.

Parham made his first court appearance Saturday and remains in custody on $25,000 bond. Vargas is not in custody but a warrant was issued Friday for her arrest.

Detectives initially identified a 26-year-old man as a suspect in the shooting that injured Parham. They arrested and charged the man with felonious assault, but dismissed the case two days before they charged Parham and Vargas, according to court records.

The 26-year-old man told investigators that Parham tried to rob him at gunpoint prior to the shooting, which happened just before 10 a.m. Jan. 26 on Quincy Avenue near East 40th Street, according to a police report. Vargas acted as Parham’s accomplice, court records say.


Home invasion suspect, posing as sheriff’s deputy, shot, killed by homeowner near Lindsay

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — A frightening situation for a Tulare County family started when they heard banging on their front door at around ten Tuesday night.

“They can hear them yelling ‘Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff’s Office,’ says Tulare County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Torres. “The victims thought it was odd that it was late hours, so the suspects then forced their way into the living room area, they busted the front door.”

At this point, Torres says the homeowner knew for sure that the people at the door were not sheriff’s deputies, as they weren’t wearing law enforcement uniforms.

That’s when Torres says the homeowner and suspects started shooting at each other.

One suspect was hit in the upper body and died at the scene. The other suspects got away.

The homeowner’s wife, child, and another man were inside the house at the time. Thankfully, nobody was hurt.

“Although we are in the early stages, it was a home invasion that went terribly wrong,” Torres said. “There were four people in the residence, along with a 13-year-old that could have all been killed if it wasn’t for the homeowner taking action.”

Torres says everything unfolded in just a few minutes, and it left the family shaken up.

Detectives say they are not ready to release a motive for the home invasion.

An autopsy for the suspect who died has been scheduled for Thursday.

Sheriff’s officials say his name and cause of death will be released once it’s complete.

Brisbane homeowner shoots, kills man inside his home’

BRISBANE CA— A resident shot and killed a man inside his home in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Brisbane in what authorities initially said was a home invasion.

Officers were called Monday around 4:20 p.m. to a home in a quiet neighborhood, where they found a man dead from gunshot wounds inside the house, Brisbane police spokeswoman Michelle Moneda.

Moneda said Tuesday that the incident no longer appears to have stemmed from a home invasion or robbery, though she could not provide more information about what happened. Detectives were still trying to determine what happened and whether the shooter and the man who died were related, she said.

The resident was cooperating with police and was not in custody on Tuesday, Moneda said.

Neither of the men’s names have been released


One teen shot by neighbors, another crashes into tree during police chase after alleged crime spree

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – One teen was shot and another crashed into a tree while running from police following a string of attempted armed robberies and burglaries Tuesday morning, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

The series of events began around 4:35 a.m. on Otter Creek Drive when a man spotted two people breaking into his wife’s vehicle. The man confronted the would-be thieves who then pulled out a gun and began to drive away in a white Toyota Camry. But before leaving, police say, the duo circled back around and fired multiple shots at the man.

The victim was not struck, but his vehicle was.

Less than a half hour later, around 4:50 p.m., police say the duo – still driving the Camry – pulled up behind another car on Clems Branch Drive. One of the teens then got out of the Camry, put on a mask and pointed a gun at the driver of the second vehicle. That driver was armed, however, and fired at the masked teen who then ran from the scene.

Just a few minutes after that, around 4:56 a.m., police spotted a stolen white Camry that matched the description of the one used in the two recent crimes. The driver refused to stop and a pursuit ensued before the teen driving the Camry struck a tree on Bevington Place.

Police say the driver, a teenager and a convicted felon, was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Some time later, at 6:30 a.m., police were still trying to find the second suspect whey they got a call about a shooting on Myers Mill Lane in Ballantyne. When they arrived, they found a 17-year-old who had been shot being held down by good Samaritans.

Robber Killed, Shopkeeper Wounded in Gunfight at Santa Clarita Liquor Store

A gun battle between a would-be robber and a liquor store owner in Santa Clarita late Sunday left the suspect dead and the shopkeeper wounded, authorities said.

The shootout unfolded about 8:20 p.m. at a store in the 19900 block of Golden Valley Road, just east of Sierra Highway, according to Deputy Tracey Koerner of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau.

A man entered the store and tried to rob it, offiicals said.

“There was an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and the victim/store owner,” Koerner said in a written statement.

Both the robber and the store owner were struck, he said.

Video footage from the scene showed deputies approaching with guns drawn as the store owner is seen crawling out of the business with apparent leg wounds.

“(He) was transported to a local hospital with a non-life threatening injury to his lower torso,” Koerner said.

Paramedics pronounced the suspect dead at the scene.

No additional suspects were being sought, officials said.

No further information was available as the investigation continued into the early-morning hours Monday.


Man shoots teen in stolen car, drives him to the hospital

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department say a 15-year-old was shot in Nashville after a man found him in his girlfriend’s stolen car.

The ordeal unfolded around 8:30 a.m. Monday on Rainwood Drive near Madison. Authorities said a 27-year-old man and his girlfriend tracked the car to the address after it was stolen last week.

Police said there were two people in the vehicle, both of whom appeared to be teens. The man used his car to box in the other to keep the driver from leaving.

The teen driver tried to drive away and hit the shooter’s car and another vehicle. The man shot at the car several times, hitting the teen in the arm. The other suspect ran and hasn’t been found.

The man drove the teen to TriStar Skyline Medical Center with a non-life-threatening injury. Police said the shooter’s vehicle, the shooter, and the juvenile were all detained at the hospital for further investigation.

“I heard four or five gun shots and they were loud and they echoed in the house,” neighbor Jacori Leffler recalled. “It sounded like you were in downtown on Fourth of July watching the fireworks.”

Neighbors said the actions of the shooter went too far, and believed he should’ve called police instead.

No. When the car thief used the stolen car as a weapon, that was who went ‘too far’.

The name of the shooter has not been released.

 

This has not just been a very good weekend for the bunglers among us.

Intruder who allegedly made death threats after breaking into north Tulsa residence fatally shot by homeowner

A homeowner fatally shot a man Saturday after he allegedly broke into the residence and made death threats to the people inside.

The intruder broke into the residence in the 800 block of North Oxford Avenue around 11 a.m. Saturday, Tulsa Police Lt. Brandon Watkins said. At least three people were in the home.

“When he kicked in the door, they said he was talking crazy and making threats to kill everyone inside,” Watkins said.

The homeowner told investigators he did not know the man, Watkins said. The man allegedly walked through the house and kicked in interior doors.

The owner of the home then retrieved a rifle and fired one shot, striking the man in the torso, Watkins said. All occupants of the home left the residence and called 911 from a neighbor’s residence.

Emergency responders pronounced the man dead at the scene, Tulsa police said in a news release.

The identity of the man who was shot is being withheld pending family notification.

Those inside the home along with witnesses were questioned and released pending further investigation.


Home intruder shot during break in

No, this is not a duplicate! This is another break-in in Tulsa where the deadhead tendered his ticket for a free trip straight to the morgue

Tulsa police responded to the area of Admiral and North Sheridan for reports of a shooting.

The intruder was shot once with a rifle in the upper torso and died at the scene.

The homeowner stated that he shot the intruder in self-defense.

Crime scene investigators recovered a vintage bolt action rifle as evidence.

No arrest have been made at this time.

The name of the intruder has been confirmed but is not being released until next of kin is notified.


Homeowner fires shot when confronting intruder, deputies looking for suspect

VANDERBURGH CO., Ind. (WFIE) – Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who they say broke into someone’s home.

Deputies say a homeowner came home to find somebody they didn’t know inside. That’s when deputies say the homeowner shot his gun at the intruder.

This happened at a home on Green River Road near Booneville-New Harmoney Road around 3 p.m. Saturday.

Deputies say they searched the area, but couldn’t find him.

According to the press release, the person they are looking for was last seen wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans and has a slender build.


Suspected burglar shot dead by occupant of home in Kansas City, Kansas

A suspected burglar was shot dead early Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas, police said.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting at 1:05 a.m. in the 1900 block of Minnesota Avenue, said Officer Jonathon Westbrook, a spokesman for the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.

Police located a male who had been shot. He was confirmed dead at the scene.

A preliminary investigation suggests that an occupant of the home confronted and shot the suspected burglar.

Castle Rock resident shoots wanted felon during break-in

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Deputies said they arrested a man who broke into a Castle Rock home and got into a violent fight with a person inside.

Authorities in Cowlitz County got a 911 call just before 9 p.m. on Thursday about a break-in on Toutle Park Road.

The caller said the suspect was fighting with her husband and shots had been fired.

Deputies and Castle Rock police responded and had to use a taser to take the suspect into custody. They identified him as 27-year-old Joseph Wiegert.

Authorities said he was armed with a piece of pipe with a hooked end when he forced his way into the home. The homeowner tried to block his entrance and told him he would shoot if he didn’t stop. Deputies said Wiegert overpowered the homeowner, knocked him to the ground and got inside. That’s when the homeowner fired.

The suspect was shot in the shoulder during the struggle but is expected to recover.

The resident suffered minor injuries, deputies said.

Wiegert was booked into the Cowlitz County Jail on charges of 1st-degree attempted murder, 1st-degree burglary and unlawful possession of a gun. He also had an outstanding felony warrant.


Suspected robber critically injured after being shot at Northland home, found on highway ramp

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person has been critically injured Thursday afternoon in a Northland shooting that police say stemmed from an attempted robbery.

Police say victims of that attempted robbery, which took place near N.E. 119th and N. Campbell streets, defended themselves and shot the suspect.

Officers found the suspect who was shot on the ramp from southbound 169 Highway to westbound Highway 152. That person was taken to a nearby hospital with critical injuries.

Police said they don’t know if this was a random or targeted incident or if the suspect actually got into the Northland home. Officers said they believe there was more than one person involved in this incident. They are still investigating.

Lyft driver uses firearm in self defense after Cape Coral man pulls knife

When a Cape Coral man pulled a knife on a rideshare driver on Tuesday morning, the victim retrieved his firearm in self-defense and forced the suspect out of the car, authorities said.

The suspect, Adam John Mormon, 28, now faces a charge of Aggravate Assault.

While the Lyft driver was driving around 1:10 a.m., the passenger retrieved a small, black knife and began dictating where to drive. According to the Cape Coral Police Dept. arrest report, at the intersection of Chiquita Blvd and El Dorado Pkwy, Mormon banged the dashboard with the knife while waving it in a “threatening manner.”

The driver told Mormon to exit the vehicle because he was in fear for his life. When Mormon did not listen, the victim pulled out a firearm and told Mormon once again to exit the vehicle. The arrest report states that Mormon complied and the victim left the scene.

It is against Lyft’s policy to have any kind of weapon, with the consequences of being banned from the company. People living nearby do not want to see the driver face any kind of consequences from the company.

“You have to look at the situation,” said Joanne and Bob Syversen, “before you clamp down on exactly what the rule says or what the law says.”

Police detained Mormon, who was found with a black pocket knife in his jeans. The victim later identified the detained suspect for officers with a request to press charges. Right now, Mormon is at Lee County Jail with a trial date on Feb. 10.

WINK News reached out to Lyft to see if the driver will face punishment for brandishing a gun to protect his life. So far, the rideshare company has not responded.


Akron pizza delivery driver pulls gun on would-be robbers

AKRON, Ohio — A man delivering pizzas pulled a gun on a three robbery suspects, scaring them off, police say.

It was one of two incidents involving pizza delivery drivers on Monday and investigators believe they are related. No one was injured in either incident, but police are still searching for the suspects.

At about 7 p.m., a 26-year-old driver for Papa John’s tells police he went to a house to make a delivery and realized it was vacant. Three teen males walked from behind the house toward the driver.

The driver tells police that one of the males began reaching for his waistband. The driver, who has a concealed carry permit, pulled out his handgun, causing the three suspects to run away, police say. No shots were fired.

The suspects were 15 to 18 years old. One was about 6-feet tall and was wearing a black hooded sweat shirt with a white stripe across the chest, police say.

An earlier robbery occurred at about noon Monday on the 1100 block of Fourth Avenue in East Akron. A 30-year-old driver for Domino’s tells police he was robbed by two teen males, one armed with a handgun, when he tried to deliver a pizza to a vacant home. The suspects took cash and a bag with two pizzas.

The suspects were 16 to 18 years old, with one about 5-foot-10 to 5-foot-11, 150 to 160 pounds, wearing a dark windbreaker and dark vest. The other suspect was wearing a white hooded sweat shirt with a colorful logo pattern.


Police Arrested Burglary Suspect Allegedly Fired Upon By San Rafael Homeowner

AN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — A burglary suspect who allegedly was thwarted by an armed San Rafael homeowner who fired several shots to defend his residence has been arrested, authorities said.

Police said Jamal Jay Bseiso, a 60-year-old man with no fixed address, was being held in Marin County Jail on burglary and burglary of an occupied dwelling charges.

The case began on Jan. 17th when San Rafael police received a 911 call from a homeowner in the 200 block of San Marino Dr. The homeowner was reporting that someone was breaking a window to his residence and was trying to enter his home.

Officers were dispatched to the home. While they were enroute, the homeowner called back saying he had fired shots towards the back of the house in the area where the suspect was trying to break into the residence.

The homeowner told officers he did not know if he struck the suspect. A search of the neighborhood failed to turn up any sign of the man.

A San Rafael police detective followed up on all leads which included a search for any video evidence, re-interviewed the victim, and re-interviewed witnesses who lived in the area.

Through this investigation, he learned that Bseiso was possibility the suspect in the burglary as well as other misdemeanor cases in the area involving vandalism and petty theft.

On Wednesday morning, detectives located Bseiso’s vehicle in the 1300 Block of Hamilton Parkway in Novato. They located Bseiso in the area and arrested him. He apparently was not injured by the homeowner.

Brown County 13-year-old shoots man assaulting teen’s grandmother

Yet, the demoncraps want any access to a gun to be illegal for anyone younger than 21. Tell that to grandma.

Brownwood News – According to a press release from the Brown County Sheriff’s Department, on Sunday, January 26, 2020, Brown County deputies responded to a domestic disturbance with reported shots fired.

Deputies arrived and found an adult male with a gunshot wound to his lower back. Deputies learned that the subject that had been shot was actively assaulting his mother. Another family member, a 13 year-old male, shot the subject with a .30-30 cal. rifle because he was fearful that his grandmother was going to be killed. Deputies also learned that the subject that was shot had threatened several members of the family and had threatened to kill a juvenile family member.

The subject that was shot was transported by helicopter to an out of town hospital. No arrests are anticipated, according to the Brown County Sheriff’s Department.


Armed gas station clerk shoots perp in the leg to stop attempted knifepoint robbery

DULUTH, Ga. — A gas station clerk shot a man and stopped an alleged attempted robbery at knifepoint before it really began early Tuesday morning, according to Duluth Police.

The department said that around 3:35 a.m., 21-year-old Christian Saint Amour rushed with a knife into the gas station mart at a Shell on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.

“Surveillance video showed a black male run into the Shell, with a red shirt covering his face armed with a knife,” a release said.

Police described how the “male continued to run in the store towards the cashier area still armed with the knife,” before he was stopped in his tracks by the store’s armed cashier.

“At this time, the cashier shot the armed male one time in the left leg,” the release said.

According to police, the cashier then called 911. When officers arrived, they found Saint Amour lying on the floor of the store, and they gave him first aid.

He was taken to the hospital by the Gwinnett County Fire Department. Police have since charged Saint Amour with attempted armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a knife during the commission of a felony and wearing a mask to conceal identity.

Atlanta homeowner shoots suspected prowler after threats

ATLANTA – Atlanta police say they won’t file any charges against a homeowner who shot an accused prowler Sunday morning.

Police were called to the home on the 60 block of Adaire Avenue SE after reports of a shooting around 3:20 a.m.

Officials tell FOX 5 that the homeowner reported someone was banging on the family’s front door, but it didn’t sound like the person was looking for help.

The banging was so aggressive that the home’s door was shaking, police reported.

“The homeowners could hear the individual talking making threats against them,” Atlanta Police Department Capt. Jessica Bruce said. “At that point, the homeowners felt threatened for their life.”

Bruce said that the homeowner fired one shot, hitting the suspected prowler in the arm.

The suspect, who has not been identified, was taken to a nearby hospital.

Investigators say the suspect was highly intoxicated, and charges are pending.


Homeowner shoots suspect trying to break into home

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WACH) — The man injured in a Saturday night shooting was trying to break into an Irmo home, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

Joseph James Harkless, 21, is charged with three counts of attempted murder, as well as grand larceny, the department said.

According to deputies, the shooting happened Saturday night at a home in the 200 block of Concord Place.

Deputies said Harkless tried to get into the home by shooting a glass patio door.

That’s when the homeowner grabbed a gun from inside the home and shot Harkless, hitting him in the upper body, deputies said.

The department said Harkless ran from the home and stole a running vehicle from the driveway next door. According to deputies, he drove to a nearby hotel and asked them to call 911.

According to the department, the incident happened after Harkless and the homeowner’s family member broke up earlier that day. Deputies said Harkless threatened to shoot his ex and her entire family.

Harkless is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

Man says he shot teen in self-defense

ANDERSON — A teenager was in serious condition Friday after he was shot multiple times by a man who said the teen was trying to rob him at gunpoint.

Darrian Parkhurst, 23, of Anderson told police he shot Quentin Steffler, 18, of Anderson in self-defense around 4:09 a.m. Friday, according to Maj. Joel Sandefur with the Anderson Police Department.

Parkhurst told police he shot Steffler multiple times after Steffler tried to rob him while Parkhurst was sitting in his car in the 1500 block of Nichol Avenue, Sandefur said.

Steffler was found in the roadway of Laurel Street, near the 1500 block of Nichol Avenue, with gunshot wounds, Sandefur said. Parkhurst stayed at the scene of the shooting until police arrived, then was taken to the police department for questioning. Police said he was not under arrest.

Sandefur said Steffler was transported to St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital for treatment, then to St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital.

The case will remain under investigation until the Madison County Prosecutor’s office makes a final case disposition, according to Sandefur.


Boy Justified In Fatal Stabbing Of Home Invasion Suspect In Allentown

ALLENTOWN, N.J. (AP) – A juvenile who fatally stabbed a man who was attempting a home invasion robbery was justified in using deadly force because he acted in self-defense, authorities have determined. Luis Nieves, 48, forced open the door of an Allentown home around 5:30 p.m. Sunday and started attacking the youth, who lived in the home, according to the Lehigh County District Attorney’s office.

Nieves struck the youth with a metal cane during the struggle, and the boy stabbed Nieves.

Nieves and the youth were both taken to the hospital, where Nieves was pronounced dead a short time later. The youth, whose name and age were not released, was treated for undisclosed injuries and was later released.


 

Armed robber fatally shot at strip mall in case of self defense

The person pronounced dead in an armed robbery and shooting Thursday night in Allentown was the perpetrator of a robbery spree, authorities announced.

Darrell Mussa, 27, of the 1900 block of Glendale Ave. in West Bethlehem, had just robbed Pennsylvania Avenue Cold Beer and Beverages at gunpoint, about 8:45 p.m. at 1452 Pennsylvania Ave., Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said in a news release.

Mussa then went next door to Drake’s Pizza in the Allentown strip mall on the border with Bethlehem and again displayed a handgun as he committed a second armed robbery, Martin said.

“While Mussa was committing that second robbery, the victim of the beverage facility robbery confronted Mussa inside Drake’s Pizza,” Martin says in the release.

The first victim was armed with a legally possessed semiautomatic handgun and shot Mussa as Mussa pointed his gun at the victim and was turning to flee, according to Martin.

Mussa made it into the parking lot where he collapsed and was later pronounced dead at a St. Luke’s University Health Network facility. Following an autopsy Friday, Mussa was found to have died of multiple gunshot wounds and Lehigh County Coroner Eric Minnich ruled the death homicide.


Victims thank good Samaritan who helped save their lives by opening fire at the man chasing them

A big “thank you” to a good Samaritan who helped save the lives of four people.

Police say a man chased four people after he yelled at them at Rusty’s Bar Thursday night.

The fight ended with a car crash and that good Samaritan opened fire.

Investigators say 53-year-old Henry Lesinak, Jr. started it all and now faces several charges.

We spoke with two of those people who ran for help: a mom and daughter on vacation, only in Cape Coral for one night.

They’re calling the man who saved them a hero.

Mom and daughter Ashley and Emily Gallagher say they’re grateful to be alive. All thanks to one Cape Coral man’s quick thinking.

“He’s an amazing person and he saved our lives and he’s a hero, he really is,” Ashley said.

A hero for saving them and two others from Lesniak who, they say, bought their group some drinks at Rusty’s downtown Thursday night.

“I think he was trying to hit on my daughter-in-law and definitely get her to go home with him, or whatever it was. And I think when he realized that wasn’t going to happen, that’s when he said we were taking advantage of him by spending his money,” Ashley said.

“All of a sudden, like, ‘boom,’ he turned violent, angry,” Emily said.

The group tried to leave and get in their car and that’s when, investigators say, Lesniak chased after them.

“That’s when we saw the white pickup truck and honestly, like, he had no choice but to say, like, yes. We kind of just screamed, ‘help,’ begging him to let us into his truck,” Emily said.

Behind the wheel of that white pickup truck? Amir Rossi.

“It just got heated and it got heated so quick,” Rossi said. “They ran in front of my car, they jumped in my truck and they were just like, ‘Go! Go! Go!” And the next thing I know, this guy’s reaching in my car trying to grab me up and that’s when I got my firearm and at that point, he realized that I had a gun and he backed off the car and he disappeared.”

But the story doesn’t end there. Police say Lesniak then rammed the good Samaritan’s truck several times.

That’s when Rossi pulled out his gun, fired several shots into the back of Lesniak’s truck and held him at gunpoint until police arrived.

“I just yelled out, like, ‘God, please help us. Save us. Make sure I go home alive and safe,’” Emily said. “God was with us; he definitely was.”

“I just did what I would want anybody to do for me and my family,” Rossi said. “I appreciate it. I don’t look at it as being a hero, I just look at it as doing what was necessary to be done to protect them.”

Those women will certainly have a story to tell when they go home; a bizarre story. Thankfully, no one was hurt.

The man who chased after the group now faces felony charges. [and a shot-up truck]

Homeowner shoots armed robber in Warren

WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) — Warren police say a homeowner turned the tables on an alleged robber and shot the intruder.

The incident happened around 3 a.m. in the area of Studebaker and Lorraine, not far from 9 Mile and Hoover.

A 22-year-old resident was returning home from a concert when he was approached by another man armed with a handgun. Police say the suspect announced a holdup.

The resident, a CPL holder, pulled out his own pistol and shot the would-be bandit twice, according to Warren police.

The suspect was then taken to St. John Hospital and listed in temp serious condition.

Police confiscated both firearms as their investigation continues.


Homeowner confronted masked intruders, shot and killed one

DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) – A Danville homeowner confronted men in ski masks who kicked in his door and ended up shooting and killing one, police said.

Police were called to a home invasion in progress with shots fired Sunday around 8:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Franklin St.

When they got there, a 31-year-old Danville man met them and said several people armed with handguns and wearing ski masks kicked in his door and tried to rob him.

During the home invasion, the homeowner armed himself with a handgun and fired multiple shots at the intruders.

Police found one of the suspects lying just inside the home with multiple gunshot wounds.

The suspect was identified as 29-year-old Jordan Valdez-Parrish of Danville.

Pizza delivery driver fights back, shoots 3 of 4 would-be robbers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police are investigating after a pizza delivery driver shot three of four people who they said ambushed him and tried to rob him overnight outside an east Charlotte apartment complex.

It happened just before midnight at the Hillrock Estates Apartments on Magnolia Hill Drive.

Police said the victim was delivering pizza to the apartment complex when four suspects approached him and aimed what he thought was a rifle at his head.

The victim, who was armed with his own weapon, fired it at the robbers.

Police said the suspects ran off after the shooting and that the victim was able to call 911. Officers were able to quickly catch three of the suspects near a laundromat on Kilborne Drive.


Man stops would-be burglar at gunpoint in California home

LODI, Calif. (KTXL) — A would-be burglar was caught by surprise recently after entering a woman’s downtown Northern California apartment.

The woman was not home but her boyfriend was and when he saw a man he didn’t know, he pulled out his gun.

“So, it’s just I think a real important lesson to lock your doors even when you’re home now,” said Colleen Brown, whose Lodi home was broken into.

Surveillance video shows the suspect jumping over Brown’s back fence and crawling up the stairs right by her barking dogs.

“Walked right by them, no fear. Didn’t even stop at the dogs,” Brown said.

Brown said she believes he stayed low so people walking by in the alley wouldn’t see him — but the suspect never expected someone to be inside.

Ed Pawlowski was having a cup of coffee in the kitchen when the man entered the home.

“I heard the door opening, expecting it to be her,” Pawlowski said. “Looked back down at my phone and by the time I looked up this guy had came inside the door and shut it very quietly behind himself. And I asked him what he was doing here.”

Pawlowski described the man as looking shocked and said since he has a concealed carry license, he drew his gun. But he didn’t shoot.

“He put his hands together and prayed not to shoot him. And I said, ‘I’m not going to shoot you, what are you doing in here?’” Pawlowski recalled.

What’s the line about people with knives messing around with people with guns?

Man armed with a knife shot to death in Ruskin

RUSKIN, Fla. — A man who attacked a woman and someone she called for help with a knife was shot to death, deputies say.

Law enforcement responded just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday to the area of 7th Street SW and Oceanside Circle on a call about a shooting, according to a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Deputies found the man dead with a gunshot wound in the front yard.

It’s believed he attacked a woman with a knife earlier in the evening. She called another male acquaintance for help and at some point, the two men began arguing outside the home, the sheriff’s office says.

The man with a knife stabbed the other before getting shot.

Deputies say the man stabbed was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he’s listed in stable condition. The woman also was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

No charges have been filed, however, an investigation is ongoing.


Knife-wielding woman shot at nightclub

A woman was shot after attacking a nightclub owner with a knife, Fort Lauderdale police said.

It happened about 10 p.m. Friday at 905 N.E. Fifth St., said Detective Tracy Figone.

The woman was taken to a hospital and treated for a single gunshot wound, Ficone said.

It was not immediately known what charges were pending because the investigation was ongoing, she said.

The incident occurred in Flagler Village at the Glitch Bar, an adult arcade — also known as a “bar-cade” — with free pinball machines and video games and themed alcoholic beverages.

“The Glitch Bar experience can be defined as part local watering hole, part vintage arcade and part late night party,” according to its website.

The Glitch Bar’s co-owners are identified as Dwight Slamp and Chris Guevara but police did not say who was involved in the shooting or who the woman was.