Suspect shot by employee after attempting to rob convenience store

BATON ROUGE – A man has been shot by an employee of a convenience store after attempting to rob it.

According to BRPD, a male suspect attempted to rob the Neighbors Food Mart on 2879 Dougherty Dr around 8 a.m Sunday morning. An employee of the store then shot the suspect.

The alleged robber was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

So far this is all the information available at this time.


80-year-old shoots would-be robber, 73, who attacked him with pepper spray

An 80-year-old man shot a would-be robber in a Hialeah parking lot Friday afternoon.

The suspect is 73 years old.

Police said Julio Perez-Delgado pepper sprayed and punched the older man as the man entered his car outside the Royal Arcade, 5440 West 16th Ave. He demanded the man turn over his money, but Ernesto Del Monte instead reached for his firearm inside his pocket and fired several shots at Perez-Delgado.

Riddled with bullets, Perez-Delgado took off. Police eventually found him about a half-mile away after receiving a call of a man down with multiple gunshot wounds in front of 1910 West 56th St.


Person in Bridgeport fires back at shooter in self-defense

BRIDGEPORT CT— The driver of a vehicle was arrested in the city late Thursday night after opening fire into a small group of people, according to police officials.

The incident happened in the area of Taft Avenue around 11 p.m. Thursday, police spokesman Terron Jones said on Saturday.

Although the shooter’s bullets didn’t hit anyone, another person — who holds a valid pistol permit — returned fire at the shooter, Jones said.

Wabash Trail homeowner opens fire on intruder in kitchen, two later arrested in burglary

Two suspects who traded gunshots with a Wabash Trail homeowner Wednesday used the victim’s stolen keys to enter the house.

Amarion Meeks, 16, and Tyree Tillman, 20, used the keys, which were stolen along with the victim’s car days earlier, to enter the home at about 3:40 a.m., according to the Tallahassee Police Department.

Amarion Meeks, 16, is charged with attempted murder and burglary with assault

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Man shoots, injures suspected burglar at Thurston Co. home

THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. — Authorities say a homeowner in Thurston County shot a suspected burglar in the chest Friday.

It happened at a home along Tennis Court SW, off Fairview Road SW.  The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that the man was attacked in his kitchen by the suspect, and ended up shooting him.

The suspect was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive, according to the sheriff’s office.

The homeowner was not injured, officials said.


Boise woman fires shot at man trying to break into her home

A Boise woman shot at a burglar she found on her porch, apparently trying to break into the front door of her home Thursday night.

In a press release Friday, Boise police said the woman heard a noise and then noticed that her front door was ajar. So she grabbed her gun before going to investigate.

She confronted the man on her front porch and fired the gun one time, police said. He fled the scene.

Police found evidence that the burglar was using a pry bar to try to get the door open. They searched for the suspect with a dog and drone but did not find him.


Homeowner Fires Shots at Would-Be Burglar

A homeowner in San Ysidro fired several shots at someone trying to break into a shed in the backyard, according to San Diego police.

Officers were called to Janse Way in a residential neighborhood east of Dairy Mart Road and west of Interstate 5, less than two miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Just before 4:30 a.m., the homeowner heard something in the backyard.He found the shed door partially opened. When he went to open the door, the suspect pushed the door and knocked the homeowner backwards, police said.

The homeowner had a gun and fired several rounds in the direction of the would-be burglar. It’s not known if anyone was struck by a bullet, police said. The suspect ran from the yard and has not been located.


One Cold Springs robber may have been shot

COLD SPRINGS, NV (KOLO) – Washoe County Sheriff’s deputies continue the search for three people involved in a residential armed robbery. They may be driving a black sedan last reported seen at the victim’s home in Cold Springs, in the area of Aquamarine and Jutewood, and they are believed to have left the Cold Springs area.

Deputies say evidence indicates one of the robbers may have been shot by the homeowner, though no injuries have been reported.

No descriptions of the robbers have been released.

The incident began about 4AM Thursday, May 16, 2019, when deputies responded to a robbery in progress.

Grand Prairie Homeowner Shoots, Kills Would-Be Robber

A homeowner shot and killed a man who broke into their Grand Prairie residence early Monday morning, police say.

The deadly shooting happened around 1:15 a.m. Monday in the 2000 block of Plains Court in Grand Prairie, police said.

The would-be robber, identified as 20-year-old Rayme Castilleja, specifically targeted the home he tried to rob, police said. Castilleja forced his way into the house, then the homeowner grabbed a gun and shot him.

Police said Castilleja fled in a vehicle and was dropped off at Baylor Scott & White Hospital int he 3000 block of Kingswood Boulevard, where he was later pronounced dead.


 

Some people are taking care of business with the thug element

Walgreens security guard opens fire on 2 masked, armed teens; 1 dies at hospital

A security guard at a Walgreens on FM 1960 opened fire on two armed, masked teens who were preparing to enter the store, critically wounding one of the suspects. He later died at the hospital.

The double shooting happened around midnight on Saturday night at the Walgreens at FM 1960 and Ella Boulevard in northeast Harris County, just west of Interstate 45.

Lt. L.R. Rush of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office told Metro Video that two cousins, ages 18 and 16, approached the store in what authorities believe was a planned robbery. They did not see the security guard, who came from around the corner and approached the pair. He told them to stop, at which time one of the armed men pulled a gun from his waist band and pointed it at the guard.


2 people shot to death in Hesperia home as they assaulted owner

Two people were shot to death in a Hesperia residence as they assaulted the elderly homeowner, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said.

No one was immediately arrested in the slayings, which happened Thursday, May 9 in the 17000 block of Adobe Street. The Sheriff’s Department said it would submit a report to the District Attorney’s Office for consideration of charges.

About 3:30 a.m., the homeowner called out for help, and another resident came to his aid. It was then that Raymond Santana, 42, and Arlin Lamas, 28, both of Victorville, were shot. Santana died at the scene, and Lamas died at a hospital. Neither lived at the home.

The homeowner was injured but did not require medical attention, a news release said.


Father shoots, kills home intruder in Lancaster

LANCASTER, Calif. (KABC) — A man was fatally shot after allegedly breaking into a Lancaster home.

The shooting happened around 6:45 a.m. Sunday in the 45100 block of Loma Vista Drive.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives say the man got into the home through one of the downstairs rear windows and walked into an upstairs bedroom.

That’s when the homeowner who feared for the safety of himself and his children grabbed a gun and fired a shot, which struck the suspect in the upper torso, according to authorities.

The family inside the home at the time was not injured.

No additional information was released.

Man shoots armed robber outside Publix in Huntsville

A man was defending himself and his mother when he shot an armed robber outside a Publix store in Huntsville on Thursday, police said.

The 23-year-old man hasn’t been publicly identified, but police said he was within close range of a gun-wielding robber when he took out his own concealed carry gun and pulled the trigger.

It happened shortly before 6 p.m. at Publix on Old Monrovia Road near the Providence neighborhood. The young man and his mother were chatting in the parking lot when two people, armed with pistols, walked up and demanded money, Lt. Michael Johnson said.

Police said they are charging 22-year-old Precious Howard and 19-year-old Deangelo Lindsay in the robbery. Lindsay is at Huntsville Hospital being treated for a gunshot wound.

During the robbery, Lindsay started to turn his gun toward the 23-year-old man’s mother, Johnson said. That’s when the 23-year-old shot Lindsay.

Lindsay and Howard drove away but the vehicle crashed near the AMC movie theater, Johnson said. The crashed vehicle was reported stolen during a carjacking in Mountain Brook, an affluent suburb of Birmingham, according to police.

Security guard fatally shoots man charging at him in McDonald’s

CLEVELAND — A security guard shot a 32-year-old man in the head and killed him as the man was threatening other patrons and charging towards him, according to a Cleveland police report.

At about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Cleveland police officers responded to the McDonald’s at 15110 St. Clair Avenue for an assault in progress with shots fired, police said. On arrival, they found a man outside on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The preliminary investigation indicates that a security guard working inside the restaurant was assaulted by the 32-year-old man, who then left and returned to the restaurant with another man, police said.

The man who was shot reportedly threatened other patrons and then charged at the security guard. The guard first use pepper spray on the man, then fired a single shot. The man ran out of the McDonald’s and collapsed.

Cleveland police reported Tuesday night that the second man who returned to the scene was arrested by police, and the guard was questioned.

Members of Cleveland police’s Homicide Unit, along with the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene, police said.

The matter remains under investigation.


Resident pulls gun, shoots would-be robber

LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) – Lumberton police said a man was shot while attempting to rob a resident Tuesday.

At around 5:50 p.m., two suspects went to a home in the 1100 block of Cherokee Street with the intent to rob the tenant, according to a news release.

Police said the suspects pulled a gun on the tenant who was inside an open garage in the backyard.

The tenant, a 39-year-old man, pulled his own gun and shot one of the suspects in the upper leg, the release states. Police said several shots were fired but only one person was shot.

According to the release, officers detained the tenant until they were able to determine what happened.

Authorities said they found Demarreon McDaniel, 26, of Rowland, lying in the backyard with what appeared to be a single gunshot wound.

McDaniel was transported to the hospital with a serious and potentially life-threatening injury, according to the release.

Armed Guards at Houses of Worship Is Not Enough

If you can carry, do so.

From New Zealand to Sri Lanka, houses of worship are under attack. This has been an all too common phenomenon around the world. At home, there have been recent shootings at synagogues in Pittsburgh and San Diego, and at churches in Texas, Tennessee, Colorado, and South Carolina. So how do we make people safer?

New York City councilman Kalman Yeger will introduce a bill this week that requires the city to pay for armed security guards at any house of worship that requests protection.

That is helpful, if expensive, but New York refuses to adopt the most effective policy: letting more people carry concealed handguns. Indeed, all of the church shootings noted above were stopped by civilians with guns. One that had banned guns and didn’t stop the attack occurred in Charleston, South Carolina.

There are simply too many targets for police to be able to guard every one of them. If terrorists don’t attack synagogues, they can target Kosher grocery stores, Jewish schools, or restaurants. In January 2015, the Hypercacherkosher supermarket siege in Paris left four murdered and nine injured.

These terrorists have huge strategic advantages in determining the time and place of attacks. They can wait for guards to leave the area, or pick an undefended location. Even when guards or police are in the right place at the right time, those who can be readily identified as guards may as well be holding up neon signs saying, “Shoot me first.” Terrorists know that once the guards are killed, they will have free rein to go after everybody else.

Permit holders make guards’ very difficult job easier.

If a terrorist tries to kill a guard, he reveals his position and makes himself a target to someone with a concealed handgun.

Deltona homeowner holds suspected burglar at gunpoint

DELTONA, Fla. – A Deltona homeowner held a suspected burglar at gunpoint until authorities arrived, according to deputies.

The break-in was reported Saturday in the 600 block of Deltona Boulevard.

According to a Volusia County sheriff’s incident report, the homeowner said he was awakened by the sound of breaking glass and discovered a man, later identified by officials as Michael Jiminez, in his home.

The homeowner said he got his 9mm handgun and told the man to leave and fired a warning shot into the ceiling because the man didn’t immediately comply, according to deputies. The homeowner said he was in fear for his life, the incident report said.

Jiminez dropped to the ground when the gun was fired, and the homeowner called 911, deputies said.

Jiminez said he believed he heard a woman screaming for help inside the home, which used to be a business owned by someone he knew, according to authorities.

Jiminez said he broke a window with a pocketknife and entered the home, according to officials.


Man running with rock, damaging cars shot by Philly resident

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — No charges have been filed after police say a resident shot a man who was allegedly running around with a rock and damaging cars in Philadelphia.

It happened around 5:50 p.m. Monday on the unit block of North 57th Street.

Authorities tell Action News that a man was running around with a rock, yelling and damaging cars.

That’s when a 25-year-old resident with a permit to carry shot the man.

The man was transported to an area hospital where he’s currently listed in stable condition.

There is no word yet if the male shooter will be charged.


Pastor and wife kill man breaking into their west Houston home

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Police say a pastor and wife shot and killed a man who was breaking into their home in west Houston.

The shooting happened at their home on Del Monte Drive and Briar Ridge Drive on Saturday night.

Police say the couple heard something outside of their back door and went to check it out. That’s when they saw the suspect breaking into their home.

They then fired both of their guns in fear for their safety.

Firefighters say the man died at the home. According to authorities, after the shooting the couple went outside, placed the guns on the ground and waited for officers to arrive.

The United Methodist Church issued a statement on Sunday night confirming this home was a parsonage which was occupied by a United Methodist Church Pastor Jeff Powers and his wife.

 

Suspect shot, killed in attempted home invasion

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – Memphis Police are investigating after a suspect of an attempted home invasion was found dead.

Officers responded to a shooting in the 4600 block of Cottonwood Road.

According to investigators, the incident appears to have stemmed from an attempted home invasion where the suspect responsible was shot by someone within the home.

The suspect was pronounced dead on the scene.

No identities have been released.

This is an ongoing investigation.


Man shot and killed during downtown Reno sexual assault deemed ‘justifiable homicide’ by Reno police

After a woman shot and killed a man that was sexually assaulting her and a friend on the Sierra Street bridge on April 20, the Reno Police Department has determined she was justified in her actions.

Reno investigators determined that in the early-morning hours of Saturday, April 20, 29-year-old Josue Oconitrillo approached two women walking across the Sierra Street bridge and attempted to sexually assault one of the women.

The women fought back and one of them drew a firearm, demanding he stop the attack.

Oconitrillo continued the assault and the woman shot him in the upper torso.

Officers were called to the scene at about 1:15 a.m. on a call of a shooting and found Oconitrillo suffering from a gunshot wound.

He was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center where he died on April 27.

Two witnesses watched the attack take place and one of them rushed to help the two women before police arrived on scene.

The woman who shot Oconitrillo was intoxicated and was initially arrested for intoxication with a firearm.

After reviewing the evidence, detectives determined the case to be a justifiable homicide.


Homeowner Defends Residence With Gun; Intruder Arrested

A homeowner held an unknown intruder at gunpoint until Summerville Police arrived to make an arrest around 6:25 p.m. Wednesday, according to police reports.

Phillip Jennings, of Cleghorn Street, was inside his home when an intoxicated stranger suddenly appeared inside.

“Upon arrival, Mr. Jennings advised that he held the male subject at gunpoint and ordered him to leave the residence. He stated that the male subject walked out of the house but stayed in the yard around the front porch and was speaking out of his head,” Officer Jo Stricklin stated.

Cops identified the alleged intruder as 56-year-old Charles Turner Jr., of 299 Scoggins Street, in Summerville.

“When asked what was going on, Mr. Turner stated that they (pointing as if someone was with him) wanted to come to the residence and that he knew the person that lived there,” Officer Stricklin said. “I advised Mr. Turner that he could not just enter people’s residence and that he could have been shot by the homeowner. Mr. Turner began speaking to his imaginary accomplices again. At that point, Mr. Turner was placed under arrested for public intoxication and loitering and prowling.”

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Schools that Allow Teachers to Carry Guns are Extremely Safe: Data on the Rate of Shootings and Accidents in Schools that allow Teachers to Carry

Bottom Line Up Front?
Schools that Allow Teachers to Carry Guns haven’t seen school shootings during school hours.

Of course, you’ll never hear this on the lame stream media as it’s not supportive of the gun-grabber’s agenda. But copy the PDF and cram it down the throats of your school boards who can’t seem to get with the program  that defending the children in schools is a pro-active undertaking.

Texas Lawmakers Want to Make Clear That Guns Are Allowed in Churches

Some Texas legislators want to make it clearer in state law that licensed handgun holders can carry weapons in churches, synagogues and other houses of worship, nearly a year and a half after a gunman killed 26 people at a small-town Texas church during a Sunday service.

The effort comes as places of worship around the world face targeted attacks by extremists, including a shooting at a California synagogue last week that left one worshiper dead and injured three others. In October 2018, a gunman killed 11 worshipers at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

The Texas bill would codify an opinion state Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a little over a month after a gunman killed more than two dozen people at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in November 2017. Paxton determined then that licensed handgun holders can legally carry in places of worship unless given “effective oral or written notice” or warning that weapons were banned from the property.

Supporters of the bill that passed the state Senate on Tuesday say it will help churches and other houses of worship determine security measures. A similar measure is expected to get a vote in the House soon.

The measure would align houses of worship with the rules covering licensed handguns on private property if they want to ban handguns, said bill author, Sen. Donna Campbell.

Gun rights advocates say the law’s current language is confusing and leaves Texans with doubts about their rights to carry if they have a license. They say tweaking the law would still allow places of worship to prohibit weapons.

“I would like to eliminate any doubt that it’s legal to carry and use a firearm to defend yourself in a church should the gravest extreme actually present itself,” longtime firearms instructor Kenneth Gibson told lawmakers when the Senate bill had a public hearing.

19-year-old shot by Detroit homeowner during alleged attempted break in

 – A teenager has been shot allegedly trying to break into a Detroit home, according to police.

Detroit police say a 19-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound while reportedly attempting to break into a home in the 20000 block of Avon.

Police said the shots were fired by the female homeowner. The suspect is in temporary serious condition, officials confirmed.


Homeowner opens fire on robber who walked inside

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A homeowner shot at two armed men accused of home invasion robbery late Tuesday night, the St. Petersburg Police Department said.

The two masked men entered the home on 27th Avenue near 28th Street North through the front door, according to police.

Police said Randy Stanley Jr., one of the suspected robbers, was shot several times before officers found him in the middle of the roadway.
Stanley, 26, is listed in critical condition at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. He is charged with home invasion robbery and felon in possession of a firearm.


Wilkinsburg Shooting May Have Stemmed From Dispute, Intruder Fatally Shot In Head

WILKINSBURG  PA(KDKA) — Police say a man was shot and killed while allegedly trying to force his way into a home in Wilkinsburg early Wednesday morning.

The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Jakeem Booker, of Braddock.

Investigators were first called to the home along Franklin Avenue, between S. Trenton Avenue and Peebles Street, around 6:30 a.m.

Allegheny County Police say Booker had been pushing his way into the front door of the home in an attempt to get inside.

“From what we’re piecing together at this point, this is possibly some type of robbery or dispute in which the individual who perished was trying to force his way into the residence,” said Insp. Andrew Schurman, of Allegheny County Police.

Adults and children were inside the house at the time.

According to police, a 17-year-old boy knew Booker from “previous encounters” and knew Booker possessed a firearm.

“One of the residents of the home shot at the person at the door,” Schurman said. “It appears the door may have been opened, the person was trying to force their way in.”

The 17-year-old, who police say feared for the safety of his family, fired one round from the handgun at Booker. The firearm belonged to one of the adults in the house. [Here’s one to cram down the throat of any wanna-be gun grabber who says that young people should not have any access to guns. This teenager would probably be dead, or severely injured right now if not for that gun he had available.]

Booker was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.


St. Louis Woman Shoots, Kills Intruder Who Assaulted Her

ST. LOUIS (AP) — ST. Louis police say a woman fatally shot a 26-year-old intruder who broke into her home and assaulted her and a man inside the residence.Charles Thomas of Florissant died in the shooting. The 25-year-old woman who shot him has not been charged with a crime. The investigation continues.

The shooting happened at 7:14 a.m. Monday in the College Hill neighborhood. New details were released Tuesday.

Police say the woman was in the home with a 25-year-old man and a 3-year-old boy when Thomas broke in and assaulted the two adults, causing minor injuries. The woman shot Thomas more than once and he died at the scene.

The woman’s name was not released. The child was unharmed.

Classroom teachers can have guns. Painful debate marks final passage by Florida House.

TALLAHASSEE

After about seven hours of angry, sometimes deeply painful debate about race and gun violence that spanned two days, the Florida House passed a bill Wednesday that would allow classroom teachers to be armed, expanding a program lawmakers created last year after the Parkland shooting.

The debate reached emotional heights that had Democrats shouting or tearing up as black lawmakers delved into details about their personal experiences with racism and their deep-seated fears about minority children being targeted by teachers who have guns.

The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Ron DeSantis, who expressed early support for it. For teachers and other staff to be armed, school districts must opt-in to the so-called “Guardian program,” which allows teachers and other staff to volunteer to carry a gun on campus after undergoing screening and training by a local sheriff’s office.

 

British Politicians Declare War on Knives
Having failed to thwart crime with gun bans, British officials now want to restrict what may be the most useful tool ever invented.

Next, they’ll want to outlaw rocks and sticks. Stupid is as stupid does.

It turns out that when you pass laws disarming people in an attempt to prevent violence, criminals who habitually disregard all laws don’t make exceptions for the new rules. In London, crime still thrives despite the U.K.’s tight gun controls and the British political class is now desperately turning its attention to restricting knives.

A flurry of recent headlines reveal that London now has a higher murder rate than New York City, a metropolis of nearly identical population and one long considered more vulnerable to crime. “London police investigated more murders than their New York counterparts did over the last two months,” Reuters reported earlier this month. “In the latest bloodshed, a 17-year-old girl died on Monday after she was found with gunshot wounds in Tottenham, north London, a day after a man was fatally stabbed in south London.”

Commentators note that this may be a blip and that New York City’s murder rate for 2017 stood at more than double that for London. In fact, London’s murder rate really hasn’t risen much—instead, New York’s has dropped dramatically. But that stillrepresents a big shift. In her 2002 Guns and Violence: The English Experience, historian Joyce Lee Malcolm noted that “New York City’s homicide rate has been at least five times higher than London’s for two hundred years. For most of that time, there were no serious firearm restrictions in either city.”

New Yorkers didn’t need firearms to exceed the bloodlust of their trans-Atlantic rivals. Even if you removed crimes committed with guns from the comparison, “New Yorkers still managed to outstab and outkick Liverpudlians by a multiple of 3 and Londoners by a multiple of 5.6″ over those two centuries,” wrote the late Eric H. Monkkonen in Murder in New York City, published in 2000.

The mayhem that’s closed London’s homicide gap with its trans-Atlantic rival appears to be largely the result of violent criminal gangs. Firearms are strictly restricted in the U.K., including a near-total ban on handguns. Nevertheless, “[i]n the 12 months to October 2017, there were 2,500 offences involving guns: a 16 per cent increase on the previous year and a 44 per cent increase on 2014,” the London Assembly’s Police and Crime Committee noted in January. Criminals, it seems, are not averse to committing crimes—including the illegal acquisition of tools that help them commit more crimes.

Besides illegal guns, British criminals also use edged weapons, which have been a favorite tool for mayhem since the dawn of civilization.

Having failed to disarm criminals with gun controls that they defy, British politicians are now turning their attention to implementing something new and different: knife control. Because criminals will be much more respectful of knife laws than of those targeted at firearms, I guess.

“No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law,” London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted on April 8.

Not to be outdone, his predecessor, Boris Johnson, currently Foreign Secretary, calledfor increased use of stop-and-search powers by police. “You have got to stop them, you have got to search them and you have got to take the knives out of their possession.”

Poundland (the British equivalent of a dollar store) announced last week that it will no longer sell kitchen knives in any of its 850 stores. Similar stores are being slapped with fines for selling knives to minors.

British politicians propose banning home delivery of knives and police promote street-corner bins for the surrender of knives while also conducting stings against knife vendors. Their goal is to “target not only those who carry and use knives, but also the supply, access and importation of weapons.”

It all sounds all so familiar, doesn’t it? And yet so utterly pointless. If British authorities have been unable to block criminals’ access to firearms—mechanical devices that require some basic mechanical skill to manufacture, or at least a 3D printer—how are they going to cut off the flow of knives, which require nothing more than a piece of hard material that can take an edge?

There are also practical downsides to discouraging the public from possessing knives—one of the oldest and most useful tools ever invented. Poundland, after all, isn’t dropping the sale of combat blades; the company’s move applies specifically to the tools people use to make their meals. The law looks much more likely to inconvenience peaceful people planning to carve a roast than to put off thugs who, push comes to shove, can find a way to sharpen a piece of rebar against a rock.

Meet the Army veteran and off-duty Border Patrol agent who chased the San Diego synagogue shooter.

When Jonathan Morales and Oscar Stewart heard the gunshots, they ran toward them.

The off-duty Border Patrol agent and an Iraq War Army veteran helped stop a suspected gunman who had opened fire at Chabad of Poway on Saturday in what authorities praised as an “act of courage.”

One person died and three more were injured in the hate-fueled attack during Passover services.

Stewart, 51, was in the back of the room when the shots rang out, he told reporters. The veteran said his military training kicked in.

“I ran to fire. That’s what I did. I didn’t plan it. I didn’t think about it. It’s just what I did,” he said.

Stewart said he started yelling expletives at the gunmen, who stopped shooting when he heard Stewart’s voice.

“Get down!” and “I’m going to kill you,” Stewart said he yelled.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the suspected gunman fled the synagogue to a nearby vehicle. Stewart was in close pursuit.

“Stewart caught up to the vehicle as the suspect was about to drive away,” the department said in a statement.

Stewart said he began punching the shooter’s window when Morales told him to get out of the way.

“He yelled, ‘Clear back, I have a gun,'” Stewart said. Then, Morales began firing.

The off-duty agent hit the car, but the gunman drove away, police said. Authorities later arrested John T. Earnest, 19, along Interstate 15. A rifle was found in the front passenger seat, police said.

“Mr. Stewart risked his life to stop the shooter and saved lives in the process,” the sheriff’s department said in a statement.


As Paul commented earlier, here’s another take on the bravery of the people in the synagog

Report from a member of the Poway Chabad Synagogue.

I’m sure that you’ve already heard about the shooting at the Chabad synagogue yesterday in Poway, CA. For those unfamiliar with Chabad, it is an orthodox Jewish movement engaged in outreach to other Jews, especially those who’ve gone adrift, so to speak.

Members of Chabad also tend towards the conservative end of the political spectrum, are often Republican and pro-Trump.

One of the members of the Poway congregation is a member of AR15.com, his screen name is “Drsalee” (he’s a dentist). He started a thread about the shooting yesterday and posted this comment on page 11 yesterday:

“This congregation is armed.

“Lori’s husband had a wheel gun hidden safely in a cabinet. Only a few congregants knew about it. The Rabbi is also armed.

“The perp parked out front, walked in the open front door. Shots were fired immediately, I’m not sure exactly who was hit first. The Rabbi had a few fingers shot off. Lori took one shot to the abdomen and died instantly.

“When husband heard the commotion, he retrieved the wheel gun and tossed it to the BP guy who was praying. There was another ex-military congregant accosted the perp, screaming at folks to get down. The perp panicked and ran to his car. The BP fired several shots into the car, blowing out the back window and possibly hitting a tire. The perp surrendered to local LA a mile down the road.

“The perp had multiple mags. A huge massacre was prevented by the presence of that wheel gun.”

Link: https://www.ar15.com/forums/general/Shooting-at-synagogue-in-Poway-CA/5-2215936/&page=11?fbclid=IwAR2yRuoFlR3pIR72hrOiKODwwIhAZbpb7Mt5LeMrYzJZCD7RBViTOencLpQ (Scroll down toward the bottom.)

[Here’s the first page of the AFRCOM thread]
https://www.ar15.com/forums/General/Shooting-at-synagogue-in-Poway-CA-pics-added-to-OP/5-2215936/?page=1

(Note: Wheel gun is slang for a revolver, for those who don’t know.)

Once again, the only thing that prevented a massacre was the presence of a good guy with a gun and the guts to use it. I am posting this because I doubt it’s going to be reported in the MSM. It goes against the narrative that guns aren’t useful for defense.

I also want to note that I’ve read the perp’s manifesto. Aside from being an antisemite, he’s also anti-Trump, largely because he sees Trump as pro-Jewish and a Zionist. So, before anyone claims this is a result of Trump encouraging antisemitism or racism, stuff it.

COMBAT VET WHO STOPPED THE SYNAGOGUE SHOOTER: ‘I SCARED THE HELL OUT OF HIM’:

Stewart said he chased him all the way out to his car, and began pounding on it — the shooter had managed to lock himself in. When Stewart saw him reach for a rifle, he punched the side of the car as hard as he could, intending to figure out a way to drag him out of the car — that’s when a Border Patrol agent  who attends the synagogue came running out to the parking lot, yelling for Stewart to get down because he had a gun.

Stewart says this man may have saved his life, and pointed to his use of a civilian gun — he was off-duty and was apparently handed the weapon by someone else on the scene — as evidence that gun control isn’t the answer to these kinds of tragedies. “It takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun,” he told the Caller.

The agent fired several rounds into the lower part of the vehicle, intending to disable it, but the shooter managed to drive away. The two of them then grabbed a phone from someone and called the police to report his license plate. The shooter later turned himself in.

Would-be victim shoots, kills alleged robber at Midtown gas station

ATLANTA — An alleged robber was shot and killed by his would-be victim in an early morning incident at a Midtown Atlanta service station parking lot, police said.

The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. at a Chevron station at Spring and Tenth Sts., NW.
Atlanta Police Homicide Commander Andrea Webster told reporters that one group of people tried to rob another group.
One of the robbers, a 21-year-old man, was shot and killed by one of the people he was trying to rob, she said.

The group of robbers then drove away in what police said was a black sports utility vehicle. Police could not provide any further description of the vehicle or of the three robbers.
Police took the victims in the APD headquarters for questioning.
The gun believed used in the shooting was recovered by investigators.


Homeowner shoots at intruder

Injured, but not shot. Probably ruptured himself doing to Hokey-Pokey at warp speed while the lead was flying

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) —  A man is injured after police say he broke into a home in Rochester early Friday morning. The homeowner shot at the intruder, but missed.

Officers responded to the home on Marion Street just before 12:30 a.m. after the homeowner called 911 to report that he shot a burglar.

They found the suspect, Andrew Ransbury, 21, lying in the driveway. Investigators say several shots were fired while Ransbury was in the house, but he wasn’t hit. They believe he was cut by debris that was hit by the gunfire.

Ransbury was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. He is charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

Concealed carry permit–holder tells Chicago cops he shot and killed a carjacker

A remedy to the wave of lawlessness overwhelming Chicago is suggested by the story told to police there by a victim of an attempted carjacking.  Assuming that the story checks out, Illinois ought to consider easing its draconian gun control laws to permit more concealed carry permits to be issued and thereby deter crime.  From the Chicago Tribune

A man with a concealed carry permit told police he shot and killed another man who ran into the back of his BMW in the Loop and then demanded the keys to the car at gunpoint early Friday, authorities said.

The owner of the 2015 BMW said his car was rear-ended by a Volkswagen at Ida B. Wells Drive and State Street around 4:30 a.m.  The man said he got out to look at the damage and then went back to the BMW to get his cell phone.

The driver of the Volkswagen walked up with a gun and demanded the keys, pushing the other man into the BMW, police said.  Both were inside the BMW when the owner grabbed his own gun and shot the other man, 22, in the head.

I know this neighborhood well, and it is in the heart of the Loop, the kind of area where a strong police presence would ordinarily be expected, and which should be considered relatively safe for driving a nice car.

But of course, with the eroding of civil order in Chicago, it isn’t.

Man killed in self-defense shooting in Franklinton

COLUMBUS, Ohio – One man is dead after a self-defense shooting in Franklinton Thursday night, according to Columbus police.

Police said officers were called to a robbery in the area of West Town Street near Hawkes Avenue around 10:20 p.m.

Officers arrived to find a man injured from a gunshot wound. First responders pronounced 39-year-old Thomas Hunt dead on the scene.

Witnesses told detectives that Hunt initiated the violence by assaulting a person with his gun. Hunt was then fatally shot in an act of self-defense.

Detectives say they are processing the scene and will present the evidence to the Franklin County prosecutor’s office. No charges have been filed in this case.

This incident remains under investigation.


Employee shot man who tried to rob Cleveland cellphone store at gunpoint

CLEVELAND, Ohio – An employee shot a man who tried to rob a Cleveland cellphone store at gunpoint Tuesday in the Union-Miles neighborhood, police said.

Amhad D. Jones, 25, threatened to kill the employee before being shot just before 8 p.m. at a Metro by T-Mobile store on Harvard Avenue at East 93rd Street, according to police reports and court records.

Surveillance video from the store showed Jones point a gun at the employee before being shot, police reports say. The employee, who said he acted in self-defense and has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, is not facing criminal charges, police said Thursday.

The employee and a co-worker each told police officers that Jones came into the store saying he wanted to pay his phone bill. He pulled out a gun seconds later, and told both employees not to move, police reports say.

The employee grabbed his own gun, and Jones threatened to kill him, police reports say. The employee then fired three shots at Jones, who fell to the ground.


Man shot while trying to break into apartment

My kind of woman!

PEORIA IL — A Peoria man remains hospitalized after being shot in the arm and the buttocks Tuesday night while committing a home invasion.

According to police spokeswoman Amy Dotson, a man who was at an apartment in the Lexington Hills complex heard a knock on the door at about 9:40 p.m. The apartment, located in the 3400 block of West Sunburst Lane, is on the third floor of the building. When the man opened the door, a person, who was armed with a gun, tried to force his way into the residence and demanded money or property. A woman who was inside the apartment shot at the 18-year-old assailant, hitting him in the buttocks and in the arm, Dotson said.

The assailant was later brought to an area hospital by a private vehicle with a gunshot wound, Dotson said. He remains hospitalized with serious but not life-threatening injuries.


Garland County man shoots alleged burglar, 3 other suspects arrested

GARLAND COUNTY, Ark.- Deputies say a burglary suspect was injured and three other suspects are in custody after an attempted break-in and shooting.

The Garland County 911 Communication Center received a call about a possible burglary in progress at the 1300 block of Thorntown Ferry Road around 6:30 Wednesday morning.

The caller told authorities that multiple people were trying to break-in through the back of the house, according to a news release. The caller also told officials her husband had exchanged gunfire with the suspects.

Officials say Kevin Coleman, 22, is the burglary suspect that was injured in the shooting.

Garland County deputies later found Justin Quindt, 24, Andrew Heatherington, 33, and James Freet, 25, near the crime scene.

Freet, Quindt and Heatherington are being held in the Garland County Jail, and each face Aggravated Residential Burglary.

Coleman was taken to a hospital, and will also be charged with Aggravated Residential Burglary.


DeSoto County homeowner shoots intruder who was on parole, wearing ankle monitor

Why does it matter whether the thug was wearing a ankle monitor? Secondly, that monitor sure worked to keep him from violating house arrest didn’t it?

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. –

A homeowner took action and shot an intruder who broke into his home.
The intruder, who is already on parole, is in the hospital in critical condition.
Richard Bias, 32, was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of the recent incident.

Some neighbors have mixed opinions about the shooting.

Investigators said Bias broke into the home on Center Hill Road, near Coldwater Drive in Desoto County on Thursday morning.

“I understand you’re protecting your own but, what’s valuable here, your house or you,” Deborah McKnight said

Police arrived after the homeowner called 911 and told them he shot Bias. Deputies said they found Bias at the home with gunshot wounds to his abdomen and leg.

A man who appeared to be the homeowner told FOX13 to leave the neighborhood.

McKnight said she thinks the homeowner’s actions could be justified under one condition.

“If he had a weapon and he threatened a person with a weapon, yes, if he didn’t have a weapon and he didn’t threaten the person, come out and threaten the person no, no,” she said.

The reporter apparently has nothing better to do than look up an idiot to interview.
I wonder what Mzz. McKnight might think if and when her house is ever invaded by a bungler. IMO, she doesn’t own a gun, so she’s going to wind up a statistic, or if she does own a gun, she’s not going to have the determination to use it, and still winds up as a statistic.


Suspect shot during home invasion

SHARON PA.— A home invasion Tuesday night in Sharon left one man injured and another in critical condition.

Police responded to a call in the 700 or 800 block of Linden Street at 9:58 p.m. after reports of a loud disturbance and possible gunshots.

When officers arrived, residents told police that a man had suffered a gunshot wound, according to a Sharon Police Department press release.

The 26-year-old resident was taken to Sharon Regional Medical Center by private vehicle before police arrived on the scene, Sharon police Capt. Travis Martwinski said.

“It did not seem that he would be admitted for very long,” Martwinski said.

Although the incident is still under investigation, police said the man was at home when more than one individual entered the house with their faces partially covered. The victim and the intruders struggled over at least one gun, which led to the shots being fired.

Police are still trying to piece together how the home invasion took place, how many intruders there were and whether the shooting was intentional or unintentional, Martwinski said.

Nothing appears to have been taken from the residence, police said. A friend of the homeowner, who was in the house at the time and who drove the victim to Sharon Regional Medical Center for treatment, is not believed to be a suspect in the crime.

“We believe that they had a legitimate reason to be there,” Martwinski said.

Later that evening, at 10:11 p.m., a 21-year-old Farrell man checked into UPMC Horizon in Farrell for a gunshot wound and other serious injuries. Sharon police said he was flown to another facility for treatment.

As of about 3 p.m. Wednesday, police said the Farrell man was in “critical but stable” condition.

Martwinski said the man is suspected of being involved in the home invasion, although police haven’t made contact with him because he was transferred to another hospital.

Sri Lanka Cardinal: ‘The Massacre Could Have Been Avoided’

Sri Lanka’s highest-ranking Catholic prelate said Wednesday the decision by national intelligence officials to conceal information about the possibility of a terrorist attack is “extremely serious,” since “it means that the massacre could have been avoided.”

In an interview with Italy’s Religion Information Service (SIR), Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, said citizens are both in sorrow over the incident and irate with their own government. “If our local security agencies do not do their job, to whom can we turn?” he asked.

“Arm yourself, because no one else here will save you.”

Bun B, wife shaken up after shootout with robber at their Houston home

Yeah, even ‘gangsta rappahs’ have the right of self defense.

HOUSTON — Grammy-nominated rapper — and Houston icon — Bun B shot a robber at his home Tuesday night, Houston police say.

Bun B, whose real name is Bernard Freeman, fired at the masked robber, who had pulled a gun on his wife when she answered the door around 5:45 p.m., police said.

The robber — later identified as Demonte Alif Jackson — forced his way inside and held Queen Freeman at gunpoint, according to attorney Charles Adams.

Bun B heard the disturbance from upstairs, grabbed his gun and confronted Jackson, who was sitting inside his wife’s Audi.

They exchanged gunfire and the suspect jumped out of the Audi and took off.

Police say Bun B chased him and was able to pull his mask off, but the robber got away.

Jackson was later arrested at a Pearland hospital, police said. He had been shot in his left shoulder.


Garrard County business owner shoots intruder

LANCASTER, Ky. (WDKY) – A man is in jail accused of breaking into a Garrard County business before being shot by the owner.

The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at a business on Old Lexington Road.

Police said Dale Parker and Joseph Bickett got into the business from the roof. Parker was armed with a metal pipe when he was confronted by the owner, who lives there.

The owner told police Parker threatened him, so he shot Parker.


Gas station clerk shoots suspected armed robber in Mt. Clemens

 – A gas station clerk shot an armed robber in Mount Clemens Wednesday afternoon.

Deputies say a suspect wearing a mask went into the Mobil gas station at 116 S. Main Street at about 5:10 p.m. Using a hand gun, the man attempted to rob the clerk and customers inside the store.

The clerk, who was armed, shot the suspect. He was taken to the hospital and there were no other injuries, according to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect’s injuries have not been released at this time. [He was shot at at least 7 times and hit 4 or 5 times. Not bad]


78-year-old man fatally shoots intruder in St. Louis home

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a 78-year-old man fatally shot an intruder who forced his way into a St. Louis home during a domestic dispute.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 24-year-old Cameron Campbell was shot in the abdomen around 1 p.m. Tuesday. He died at a hospital.

St. Louis Police Lt. Scott Aubuchon says all of the family members are cooperating with investigators. He wouldn’t disclose the relationship between Campbell and the man who killed him during a fight. [Campbell was the man’s grandson]

Police aren’t saying whether the older man will face charges.
[He won’t, you can almost rest assured of that. Missouri law on self defense, especially within the home, is extremely strong for the homeowner rights]

Stand Your Ground Expansion, Gun Regulations Bill Headed To Governor

In some states, even if your use of force is lawful and covered under the criminal laws concerning self defense, you may wind up in civil court, sued by the person, or their surviving family.
You’ve studied and know your state’s laws about this right?

Legislation expanding Indiana’s Stand Your Ground law and changing some gun regulations is headed to the governor’s desk.

One part of the final measure is the Stand Your Ground expansion. Existing law says you can’t be held criminally liable if you use force to defend yourself, another person or your property. The legislation extends that to civil court.

The other, more controversial portion of the bill deals with guns in churches that are on school property. Current law bars weapons from those worship spaces unless the school gives its OK. Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) is no fan of that.

“Churches are a soft target and they really do need to be protected,” Lucas says.

The bill now allows the property owner – whether it’s the school or the church – to make the decision on guns in the worship space. Sen. Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) is skeptical.

“I can’t believe we’re going to have people sitting in church with firearms expecting to defend the entire church,” Taylor says.

One last provision of the bill eliminates the fee for Indiana’s short, five-year handgun licenses.