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Homeowner shoots burglary suspect during attempted car break-in on East Side

SAN ANTONIO – A man is hospitalized after police say he was shot by a homeowner while attempting to break into a car.

The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday off Caribou Creek near Farm-to-Market 78 and Woodlake Parkway on the East Side.

The homeowner told police that he saw two people trying to break into his car. He confronted both of them and opened fire.

One of the suspects was shot in both legs.

Police said the two men ended up driving off in a red car, but a few minutes later, the injured suspect walked into a nearby hospital and collapsed.

That red car was found abandoned in a nearby parking lot. Police are trying to find the second suspect.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

Woman shoots man in knee outside of Frayser home

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police are investigating a shooting that took place outside of a home in Frayser overnight.

The incident happened in the 2700 block of Crackelrose Drive. When officers arrived, they found a man outside with a gunshot wound to the knee.

Reports state that the victim and a woman, the mother of his children, had got into a verbal argument over infidelity.

The woman claimed she put his belongings outside for him to pick them up.

When the man arrived, he began talking to the front door camera. He then broke it and used it to smash open a window at the back of the house, police say.

The woman allegedly grabbed a gasoline container and threw it at the man. After he rinsed his eyes with the outside water hose, he entered the home and reportedly began assaulting her.

MPD says the woman was able to get out of the home, but the man followed; she then fired one shot, hitting him in the leg.

A neighbor came out of the home, and the woman urged them to call the police.

The man remains in non-critical condition. No charges have been filed.

Homeowner shoots man during home invasion in Roberta Grove

On February 20th, 2024 at approximately 5:15am the Houma Police Department responded to a shooting in the 300 block of Roberta Grove Blvd.

Upon arrival, officers contacted the homeowner and he advised that he had shot an intruder in his home.

The victim advised that he heard a noise coming from the first floor of his home and he went to investigate. As the victim was going down the stairs, he was confronted by the intruder on the first floor. The victim then discharged his firearm and the suspect fled from the home.

After further investigation, it was determined that the suspect had been injured. The responding officers then canvassed the neighborhood for evidence to locate the suspect. The suspect was identified as Dex Hebert, 34 years old, and officers then started searching the area for him. A location was obtained for Hebert in the 1200 block of Gibb Street and officers went to that location to apprehend him. As officers were attempting to make contact with Hebert, a female identified as Tye Corbitt, 26 years old, exited the home armed with a handgun. Corbitt was quickly taken into custody without incident, and she advised that Hebert was in the home lying on the sofa suffering from a gunshot to the head. A team of officers entered the home but initially were unable to locate the suspect. Several announcements were made warning the suspect that a K9 would be released with no response. K9 Mario was then released into the home where he was able to locate the suspect hiding under a mattress and allow for officers to take him into custody without incident.

Hebert was found to have been shot in the forehead and was transported to a local medical facility for his injuries. Upon arrival at the hospital, it was determined that all his injuries were superficial and was released after treatment.

Dex Hebert was charged with one count of Simple Burglary, and an outstanding warrant for Probation Violation.

Tye Corbitt was also found to be involved in the burglary as she was charged with Simple Burglary, Obstruction of Justice and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Robbery victim shoots suspect, teen charged with murder

ST. LOUIS – A 17-year-old has been charged with murder for an attempted robbery that resulted in the shooting death of one of his associates.

According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s probable cause statement, the shooting happened around 4 p.m. on Sept. 27, 2023, in the 2600 block of Osage Street, located in the Dutchtown neighborhood.

Police claim four teenagers attempted to rob a man in his 30s, but the would-be victim took out a gun and traded gunfire with the teens. One of the robbers, identified as Jerimiah Grayer, was shot in the head and killed. The man suffered an unspecified gunshot wound and had to be taken to the hospital.

The other three teens were arrested. One of them, Jonathan M. Jones, 17, was certified to stand trial as an adult.

The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged Jones with second-degree murder, first-degree attempted robbery, and two counts of armed criminal action. Jones will remain jailed without bond pending trial.

It’s unclear if the other teens will be tried as adults or go through the juvenile court system.

Man shot, killed by resident at Hueytown home

Hueytown police are investigating a shooting that left a man dead Monday morning.

At around 2 a.m., officers responded to a home in the 200 block of June Avenue on a report of a person shot.When they arrived, they found a man dead in the front seat of a vehicle in the driveway.

Investigators believe that the resident’s sister arrived at the house with two males. At least one of the men showed a gun and was shot by the homeowner. His name has not been released.

Police believe this was a targeted incident and there is no threat to the community. No charges have been filed as the investigation is ongoing.

Detectives are trying to identify the second male involved in the incident.

Homeowner shoots at would-be burglar in SW Miami-Dade’s Glenvar Heights neighborhood; no injuries reported

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A victim turned the tables on a subject who, police said, tried to break into their Southwest Miami-Dade home.

Miami-Dade Police units responded to a call of shots fired in the area of Southwest 83rd Court and 78th Street in the Glenvar Heights neighborhood, just before 2:30 a.m., Saturday.

Investigators said the crook attempted to burglarize the residence when the homeowner opened fire.

Detectives said the subject fled in an awaiting vehicle.

No injuries were reported.

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Man may have been breaking into home when 14-year-old shot him to death

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — A man who was knocking on doors in east Harris County, possibly trying to break into homes, was shot and killed by a 14-year-old boy on Thursday morning, according to investigators.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service at a home in the 14400 block of Brownsville Street just before 7 a.m. At the scene, they found a man who had been shot and killed.

According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the man approached the home and was messing with the front door. Gonzalez said it’s unclear if he actually unlocked and opened the door or if he was just turning the door knob back and forth, trying to get inside.

“A 14-year-old boy who was home alone inside the residence became alarmed, grabbed a pistol, and walked to the doorway,” Gonzalez said. “He saw a man he didn’t recognize and reportedly fired five or six shots from inside the home, striking the man.”

This all unfolded as neighbor Araceli Herrera first noticed a man acting weird outside her property.

“There was this guy in the ditch, and then he got out of the ditch, and he walked around the ditch, and he’s like, super weird behavior,” she said. “With this super weird behavior and a man I never saw, I figured I need to call my neighbor and let her know there is a man going to your property.”

Herrera’s security cameras captured the man, wearing a heavy coat, backpack, and gloves, roaming around the property. As Herrera called her neighbor, he walked next door. Gonzalez said the teen was home alone because a woman had just left the house to drop off other kids, and the father was possibly at work.

“Right when I looked up, that’s when I (saw) the kid open up the door and shoots him for the first time. At this point, the guy falls, and he shoots him three more times,” Herrera recalled of the moment she saw the gunfire.

About three other neighbors made calls about someone who met the man’s description trying to break in and pulling on door knobs around 6:15 a.m. and 6:20 a.m., HCSO said. Some neighbors also said the man was asking for money.

“If we go with the possibility that the male was trying to break into the home, then it’s possible that he may have spotted people leaving the home and was trying to make entry into the home,” Gonzalez said.

Investigators also said the man was familiar with the homeless outreach team in the area. They said they have had contact with him in the past.

The teenage boy and his family are cooperating with investigators, HCSO said.

“They have a right to protect their home. They have a right to feel safe in their home,” Gonzalez said. “Ironically, there is a sign on the gate that basically says that, something to the effect that, ‘Intruders will be met with force.’ So, I think it’s very clear on the front gate.”

The investigation into what exactly happened is ongoing.

Armed Robbery Suspect Found Shot Several Times in McDonough

MCDONOUGH — The Henry County [Georgia] Police Department announced Wednesday that an armed robbery suspect was found in a McDonough apartment complex after being shot several times.

Henry County Police said that on Jan. 30, detectives and officers responded to the 1600 block of Saddle Creek Drive, McDonough at Hampton Point Apartments.

When they arrived, officers found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

After several search warrants were executed and after using Henry County Police Flock cameras, all parties were identified that had been involved in the incident.

Police said officers found out that the man who had been wounded, Artavious Reed, 20, was the suspect in the case.

The HCPD said Reed allegedly robbed the victims at gunpoint and fired multiple rounds at their car. Police said one of the victims fired back in self defense, striking Reed several times.

Police said Reed was charged with armed robbery, three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes.

The HCPD said evidence gathered from the incident also tied Reed to two earlier armed robberies.

In the Jan. 30 incident, Reed was the only person who suffered injuries.

Tenant shoots, kills intruder and injures another during suspected home invasion

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – An early morning home invasion ended with two men shot, police said. One died, while a second man was in critical condition, according to the Memphis Police Department (MPD).

Police said the two men broke into an apartment at the Cedarwoods Apartments in Raleigh. Police said the person renting the apartment woke up and saw the suspects breaking in and shot them.

FOX13 spoke to neighbors who live near the apartment unit where the shooting happened. “We were in bed and we heard about 15 rounds of gunshots,” said Mallorie Haley. “He heard, like, ‘Get away from here, get away from here!”

Van Buford lives with Haley. Buford and Haley told FOX13 they could hear the exchange between the tenant and the suspects. “He said, ‘They tried to break in my house. I killed somebody, and that’s when we heard another guy scream, ‘Help, help, help!”

Memphis Police were called to the Cedarwoods Apartments around 3 a.m. Wednesday.

MPD spokesman Chris Williams told FOX13 it will be up to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office on whether the tenant gets charged.

“We’ll present the facts, evidence to his office and they will make the determination if charges should be rendered in this case,” said Williams.

Buford told FOX13, he just wishes the crime would stop.

“Every day you look on the news, somebody’s doing something, somebody’s getting killed. This is reckless and people just don’t care anymore,” said Buford.

FOX13 will update this story when new information is available.

Car owner fatally shoots burglar outside NW Miami-Dade home

A man who was breaking into a car in a northwest Miami-Dade neighborhood was shot to death early Wednesday morning by the vehicle’s owner, officials said.

According to Miami-Dade Police, officers responded to the area of Northwest 79th Avenue and 194th Street just after 2:30 a.m. regarding a person being shot.

Authorities said the suspect was breaking into a vehicle when he was confronted by the owner of the car and an altercation ensued. The car owner then pulled out a gun and shot the suspect, police said.

“There were two subjects attempting to break in to a vehicle outside of a residence. When the vehicle’s owner came out and confronted those two subjects, an altercation ensued between vehicles owner and subjects,” Miami-Dade Police Det. Andre Martin said.

Authorities said the suspect then fled the scene in an awaiting vehicle, but crashed into several vehicles before coming to a stop.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded and pronounced the car burglar dead at the scene.

Video captured by Chopper 6 showed the crashed car, debris on the ground and what appeared to be the man’s body covered by a yellow tarp next to the vehicle.

The second suspect who was inside the vehicle with the burglar fled the scene and remains at large, police said.

Officials have not released any information on the identities of the passenger, the car burglar, or the vehicle owner who shot him.

It is still unclear if the owner of the car is facing charges.

“Cases like this can be complicated especially when someone is alleging they were a victim of a crime but detectives will see this investigation all the way through and see all angles,” Martin said.

1, All homicide cases are referred to a Grand Jury in Texas, itza state law.
2, Texas law permits use of deadly force in just such a situation.


Man sleeping in truck shot and killed intruder who allegedly tried to rob him

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — A man shot and killed an alleged intruder who tried to rob him as he slept in his truck at an apartment complex in north Harris County, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Tuesday morning.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene in the 300 block of Parramatta Lane near Imperial Valley Drive at about 3:12 a.m. after a man called saying he had shot someone, police said.

The suspected shooter was sleeping in the back seat of his four-door pickup truck when another man, believed to be armed, entered the truck and tried to rob him, Gonzalez said.

“The decedent was apparently burglarizing a number of vehicles in the parking lot – climbed into the reportee’s pickup truck. The reportee was armed with an AR-15 rifle,” HCSO Sgt. Ben Beall said.

The burglary suspect was shot several times and died on the scene.

“He was sleeping in the back seat of the truck, and the windows are heavily tinted, so he did not realize that the truck was occupied until he was actually sitting in the truck,” Beall continued.

The sheriff’s office says the burglary suspect was in his 20s, had a Glock pistol in his pocket, and a large screwdriver they believe he used to break into three or four other cars before breaking into the pickup truck.

ABC13 is told the man who was sleeping in his truck and fired the shots is cooperating with the investigation, and this case will be referred to a grand jury

Child and man wounded, suspected shooter dead in incident at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said the shooter, a woman in her 30s, was fatally shot at the scene.

A child and a man were injured and a woman was killed after she opened fire at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston on Sunday, police said.

The woman entered the church, accompanied by a boy believed to be about 5 years old, and started shooting, Police Chief Troy Finner said at a news conference Sunday afternoon.

Two off-duty law enforcement officers who were at the church when shots were fired about 1:50 p.m. opened fire, and the woman was killed, Finner said.

The child was in critical condition, and a man, who is in his 50s, was being treated for an injury to his leg, Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña said.

If law enforcement gunfire is responsible for striking the child, Finner said, “I’m going to put that blame on her” for putting the boy in danger.

The shooting happened between services as people were arriving for Spanish service, Osteen said.

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Suspect in overnight Elkmont burglary dead

ELKMONT, Ala. (WHNT) — A suspect in an overnight home burglary in Elkmont is dead after he was shot by the homeowner, according to the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies with the sheriff’s office responded to a report of a burglary around 4:20 a.m. on Saturday at a home in the 17000 block of Morris Road. The homeowner reported they were woken up by someone who was, “violently attempting to gain entry” into their home.

LCSO says the owner of the home armed himself and waited for deputies to arrive, but before they made it the scene, the offender kicked in the door and entered the home unlawfully.

The suspect was met by gunfire from the homeowner once inside, according to the sheriff’s office. The suspect, later identified by investigators as 44-year-old Christopher Jason Hovis of Hartselle, retreated back outside where he died as a result of his injuries.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing, however, they added that preliminary results indicate this is a justified shooting. There are no charges being filed at this time.

Flint man was shot and killed after breaking into a home

FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) – Police are investigating a home invasion in Flint in which the home’s residents shot and killed one of the intruders Saturday.

The incident occurred on Saturday around 12:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Spencer Street.

According to the Michigan State Police, a 34-year-old Flint man was shot and killed, and a 41-year-old Flint man was shot during an alleged home invasion and felonious assault. Police say the residents of the home who shot at the men have been identified, interviewed and released by detectives pending further investigation.

Drone strike in Baghdad kills high-ranking militia commander

BAGHDAD — A U.S. drone strike blew up a car in the Iraqi capital Wednesday night, killing a high-ranking commander of the powerful Kataib Hezbollah militia who is responsible for “directly planning and participating in attacks” on American troops in the region, the U.S. military said.

The strike came on a main thoroughfare in the Mashtal neighborhood in eastern Baghdad, attracting a crowd as emergency teams picked through the wreckage. It came amid roiling tensions in the region, and is likely to further anger Iraqi government leaders, who U.S. officials said were not notified before the strike.

Security forces closed off the heavily guarded Green Zone, where a number of diplomatic compounds are located, amid calls for protesters to storm the U.S. Embassy.

There were conflicting reports on the number killed, with U.S. officials saying the initial assessment was one, and saying there were no civilians hurt or killed. But two officials with Iran-backed militias in Iraq said that three died, including Wissam Muhammad Sabir Al-Saadi, known as Abu Baqir Al-Saadi, the commander in charge of Kataib Hezbollah’s operations in Syria. Kataib Hezbollah announced Abu Baqir’s death “following the bombing of the American occupation forces” in a statement.

Those officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak to journalists.

In a statement, U.S. Central Command said “there are no indications of collateral damage or civilian casualties at this time.” It added that the U.S. “will not hesitate to hold responsible all those who threaten our forces’ safety.”

The strike came days after the U.S. military launched an air assault on dozens of sites in Iraq and Syria used by Iranian-backed militias and the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard in retaliation for a drone strike that killed three U.S. troops in Jordan in late January.

The U.S. has blamed the Islamic Resistance in Iraq, a broad coalition of Iran-backed militias, for the attack in Jordan, and officials have said they suspect Kataib Hezbollah in particular of leading it.

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq has regularly claimed strikes on bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria against the backdrop of the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, saying that they are in retaliation for Washington’s support of Israel in its war in Gaza that has killed 27,707 Palestinians, according to the Health Ministry in the Hamas-run territory.

Kataib Hezbollah had said in a statement that it was suspending attacks on American troops to avoid “embarrassing the Iraqi government” after the strike in Jordan, but others have vowed to continue fighting.

On Sunday, the Islamic Resistance in Iraq claimed a drone attack on a base housing U.S. troops in eastern Syria killed six fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-led group allied with the United States.

The latest surge in the regional conflict came shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday rejected terms proposed by Hamas for a hostage-release agreement that would lead to a permanent cease-fire, vowing to continue the war until “absolute victory.”

Also on Wednesday, the media office of the Houthi rebels in Yemen reported two airstrikes in the Ras Issa area in Salif district in Hodeida province.

Alleged thief dead after trying to steal gun from man

DECATUR, Ga. — A man is dead after wrestling with another man over a gun, DeKalb County officials say.

Police responded to The Terraces at Snapfinger condominiums in Decatur just after 10 p.m. Saturday to a person shot call.

When police arrived, they found a 19-year-old who had been shot. He died on the scene, according to police.

The initial investigation shows the suspect attempted to steal the other man’s gun, they both struggled over the gun before it went off, killing the suspect.

DeKalb County officials say they do not expect to file charges against the victim.

Home invader shot by concealed carry holder in South Shore

CHICAGO – A concealed carry license holder shot a man trying to break into his apartment Monday morning in the South Shore neighborhood.

A 30-year-old man forced his way into the apartment around 12:30 a.m. in the 7100 block of South Jeffery Boulevard, according to Chicago police. Once inside, he was shot in the leg by a 29-year-old man who is a concealed carry license holder, police said.

Police officers took the 30-year-old into custody and transported him to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was listed in fair condition.

Police said the shooting appears to be “domestic-related.”

Area One detectives are investigating.

South Carolina teen kills man in self-defense while held at knifepoint

A South Carolina teenager being held by a man with a knife at a motel shot and killed him in self-defense, deputies said Thursday.

Lt. Ryan Flood, with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, said the shooting happened Wednesday night at 20 Chalmers Road, which is the Travelers Inn.

The Greenville County Coroner’s Office identified the man killed as John Parker, 50, who officials said was living at the motel.

Deputies said they were called to the shooting at about 9:15 p.m.

Flood said the shooting started after an altercation inside another person’s motel room, where Parker grabbed the 16-year-old and held him with a knife.

The teen’s name was not released because of his age.

“Acting in self-defense, the juvenile pulled a handgun and shot Parker, resulting in his death,” Flood said.

Jennifer Cason, with the coroner’s office, said Parker suffered at least one gunshot at the motel.

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Parker died of his injuries at Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital just before 10 p.m., Cason said.

Flood said investigators discovered that the pistol used by the teen in the shooting was stolen.

The teen was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia, according to Flood.

Georgia [Vermont] homeowner seriously wounds man during alleged break-in

Georgia, VT – A Franklin County homeowner shot and critically wounded one of three armed men he says were attempting to break into his house late Tuesday, Vermont State Police said.

Gordon Richard Sr. told police he shot Paul E. Brown, 39, of Milton and St. Albans, just after 11:30 p.m. Brown and two other men allegedly tried to enter Richard’s home on Sand Hill Road through a locked door to a section of the house where Richard’s 40-year-old son, Matthew, lived.

Richard told responding officers that he shot Brown with a muzzleloader rifle, then quickly shut the door and called police. Officers found Brown in a neighbor’s yard, but the others had already fled.

Brown was transported to Northwestern Medical Center, then University of Vermont Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition as of Wednesday afternoon.

No arrests have been made. Vermont State Police said troopers executed a search warrant at the house, conducted interviews and “pursued various leads.” Richard has been cooperative with investigators, police said.