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, 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.
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.