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.