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Florida homeowner utilized Second Amendment right when he killed intruder

LAND O’LAKES, Fla. – A Pasco County man is dead after breaking into the home of a family who was supporting his estranged wife during their divorce proceedings, according to Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco.

Authorities say 55-year-old Ronald Fleet broke into the home in the Sunset Lakes subdivision in Land O’Lakes just after noon on Saturday.

Fleet, armed with a handgun, was able to kick the door open and enter the house. The homeowner and Fleet exchanged gunfire which initially caused Fleet to leave, though a short time later he charged back inside. At that point, the homeowner fired again, killing Fleet.

Security guard shoots man who attacks him at Greyhound Bus Depot

DENVER — A security guard at the downtown Greyhound Bus Depot shot a man who attacked him with a metal pipe and knife-like object early Friday, according to the Denver Police Department (DPD).

Denver police officers responded to the incident at 2:35 a.m. Friday at 19th and Curtis streets in downtown Denver.

A DPD spokesperson said that a man stabbed a security guard at the bus depot and the security guard shot him.

Two unidentified security guards were patrolling the area around the bus depot when they spotted a man standing behind a concrete post connected to the bus terminal parking garage on the west side of Curtis Street, according to a probable cause statement for the man’s arrest from DPD.

One of the security guards approached the man, identified as Adell T. Phillips, 30. Phillips hit the guard with a metal pipe and then stabbed at him with a knife-life object, according to the statement.

The security guard suffered stab wounds to his neck and left arm, then drew his gun with his right hand and fired several shots, the statement says.

Both men were taken to a hospital. The security guard had minor lacerations to his neck and arm, and Phillips had gunshot wounds to his back and leg, according to the statement.

Phillips was booked into the Denver jail without bail on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder.

Suspect shot in home invasion dies; police seeking accomplice

Tulsa police are searching for a man with a gunshot wound after a homeowner reportedly shot two men who broke into his home early Friday morning.

Officers responded to the home in the 800 block of North New Haven Avenue about 1:40 a.m. Friday and found the homeowner bleeding from the head after being pistol whipped.

Another man — believed to be one of two who entered the home while the homeowner, his wife and child were sleeping — was found on the floor in a bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head.

The homeowner said his dog’s barking alerted them to the intruders’ presence. Despite being pistol whipped, the homeowner told investigators he managed to take the gun away and shoot both intruders.

The man found in the bedroom, who remains unidentified, was taken St. John Medical Center and was pronounced dead later Friday morning. The homeowner was reportedly hospitalized with head injuries.

The second man remains at large after fleeing the scene before officers arrived. Police say they have checked local hospitals unsuccessfully.

Pulaski man cleared of murder, attempted murder

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Grand Jury decides a Pulaski County man acted in self defense when he fatally shot one man and wounded another during an altercation on his property in the Sloans Valley community in the southern part of the county on July 2.

A Pulaski County Grand Jury returned a “No True Bill” Wednesday against 65-year-old Bobby Ross, of Incline Road in Burnside, according to his attorneys, Jeremy A. Bartley and Kerri N. Bartley.

Ross originally was charged with murder, attempted murder, and wanton endangerment in an incident that took place on his property at about 9:20 p.m. on July 2, 2020. In that incident, 47-year-old Estle “Toby” Ridner, was killed, 45-year-old Danny Ridner, of Waynesburg, was wounded and shots were fired in the direction of Sharlene Helton, 46, and Tony Ridner, 43, investigators said at the time. Continue reading “”

Elderly man shoots woman during burglary

PORTLAND, Ore. — An elderly man opened fire Monday morning on a woman suspected of burglarizing his home in Portland, Oregon, according to authorities.

Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress just before 7 a.m. Monday at a home in the 1300 block of Northeast 81st Avenue.

“Officers were advised an elderly male homeowner was associated with the residence and a female was involved and may still be in the garage,” police said Monday in a news release. As officers were responding, police said they learned that the homeowner had shot the woman.

The woman was transported to a hospital for treatment of her injuries, which did not appear to be life-threatening, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

Authorities said the homeowner, who was not identified, is cooperating with investigators.

Feast or Famine, it seems.

Brownsville Woman Shoots, Kills Intruder Climbing Through Her Window

Miami-Dade police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead early Friday morning. He was shot by a woman who says the man was climbing into her apartment through a window.

Wentzville man killed after stabbing driver in the neck in Lincoln County

ELSBERRY, Mo. (KMOV.com) — An investigation is underway after deputies said a man shot another person to death after being stabbed in the back of the neck in Lincoln County.

The sheriff’s office said three people were in a car driving along Highway W just west of Elsberry on July 28. Around 9 p.m. the car stopped and the two passengers got out.

Law enforcement said when the driver tried to get out of the car, one of the passengers allegedly stabbed the driver in the back of the neck. Deputies said the driver then grabbed a gun and fired one shot at the passenger who stabbed him.

The man who did the stabbing, who law enforcement later identified as 54-year-old Stephen Johnson, of Wentzville, died at the scene. The driver was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The prosecuting attorney will review the case.

Security guard shoots, kills knife-wielding man in midtown Saturday

TUCSON, Ariz. — Police say a man is dead after he was fatally shot by the security guard of an apartment complex in midtown Tucson over the weekend.

According to the Tucson Police Department, it happened at a building on the 3800 block of Fort Lowell Road, between Dodge and Alvernon.

Officers arrived at the scene just before 9 p.m. There, they came to an apartment where they found 49-year-old David Reed, who had been shot. Officers rendered first aid to the man before Tucson Fire Department responders took over. They took Reed to the hospital, where he later died, Police said.

Police say they later learned an armed security guard hired by the apartment complex was conducting a check of the building when he heard noise inside a vacant apartment. He spoke to two people inside — Reed and a woman. As he was detaining the woman, police say Reed took out a knife and the guard shot him. The security guard also suffered minor injuries.

Detectives have not made an arrest in the case and are continuing their investigation.

Off-duty Troy cop fatally shoots man to stop stabbing, victim in critical condition

TROY NY (WRGB) – An off-duty Troy police officer jumped into action Thursday night, attempting to stop a stabbing in process, according to Troy PD’s Deputy Chief Dan DeWolf.

According to police, the officer was off-duty Thursday night at his home on 17th Street in Troy, when he heard a domestic incident upstairs. He went to investigate, and discovered a 26-year-old man in the process of stabbing a 25-year-old woman.

Police say the officer repeatedly told the man to back off, before eventually firing a shotgun, stopping the stabbing.

Police say multiple people called 911 for reports of the stabbing.

Graves man arrested after home invasion

A Graves County Kentucky man was shot early Thursday morning after reportedly kicking in a door and breaking into a home.

Graves Sheriff Jon Hayden reported that at about 3 a.m., a homeowner called 911 to report that a man wearing a mask forced his way into his home while armed with a shotgun. The home is on Ky. 1710 just south of Ky 58 East. The homeowner met the suspect, later identified as James Page II, 19, who reportedly fled the area after getting into a small vehicle. Continue reading “”

Homeowner shoots home invasion suspects near Ithaca

Enfield, N.Y. — A Tompkins County homeowner stopped an attempted home invasion by shooting two men who tried to break into his home, according to the New York State Police.

Troopers responded to the home on Rumsey Hill Road in Enfield at 7:21 a.m. Saturday, police said in a news release Wednesday.

Two people broke into the house, police said. The homeowner told them to leave but shot them when they refused, police said. Continue reading “”

Deputies investigate after homeowner shoots, kills uninvited visitor in Lancaster County

INDIAN LAND, S.C. (WBTV) – Deputies are investigating a shooting death after a homeowner fatally shot an uninvited visitor in Lancaster County over the weekend.

Deputies responded to a burglary call around 3:30 a.m. Sunday at a home on Fox Ridge Lane in Indian Land.

Officers said a 37-year-old man drove to the residence uninvited where his ex-girlfriend was visiting.

Deputies said the 37-year-old man, identified as Anastasio Kroustalis, from Matthews, NC, upset that the woman was there. The homeowner, a 40-year-old man, allowed Kroustalis to come inside to the downstairs kitchen.

The homeowner went upstairs to talk with the woman, who was in a walk-in closet in the master bedroom suite. Soon after, Kroustalis made his way upstairs and confronted the homeowner and the woman at the closet door.

Officers said a disturbance ensued and the homeowner fired a handgun at Kroustalis, who was shot and died at the scene. The woman was taken to a medical facility to be treated for injuries and later released.

A search warrant for the home and the Kroustalis’s automobile was obtained, and evidence was collected.

There have not been any arrests.

Exited their car and just walked in through the front door? Did they bust it in, or did they simply walk in because the homeowner didn’t lock the door or – at least – the screen door?
Good grief people, articulating some facts can make a difference.

Resident shoots suspect during home invasion in Pueblo

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) — The Pueblo Police Department is investigating a reported home invasion in which at least one of the three suspects was shot.

Around 12:15 a.m. Thursday, police were dispatched to the 700 block of Box Elder Street for a reported home invasion.

The two residents told officers that a white car pulled up and parked in front of the home. Three men exited the vehicle and entered the home through the front door. A physical altercation followed and one of the residents fired a handgun at the intruders. The three intruders quickly left and the residents said they believe that two of the three suspects were hit by the gunfire.

Shortly after, a 39-year-old man arrived to a hospital with two non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Police say they believe the man is one of the suspects during the home invasion.

One of the other suspects is described as a bald Hispanic male with a cleft lip, according to Pueblo Police. He was wearing a white basketball jersey with red trim, and he had chest tattoos. The third unknown intruder was described as an older Hispanic man, 6’5″ tall and about 230 pounds. He had grey hair and no facial hair. Police say one of these two intruders may have also been shot during the invasion.

Detectives are still investigating and no arrests have been made as of this article’s writing.

There’s that bringing a knife to a gunfight again

After robber pulls knife on a man on Magazine Street, victim pulls gun

A man facing armed robbers on Magazine Street pulled a gun and forced them to flee, New Orleans police say.

The men met around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 3200 block of Magazine Street. Police say at least one of the suspects pulled a knife “during transaction of purchase.”

The victim then grabbed a gun and told them to leave, which they did.

The robbers were arrested, police say. The number of arrests and their identities of those arrested weren’t released.

It’s unclear the name of the business and what items were attempted to be stolen.

Afghan teen kills 2 Taliban with AK-47 after they murdered her parents

A teenage girl in the central Afghan province of Ghor killed a pair of Taliban militants with an AK-47 rifle after the Taliban members killed her parents.

The Afghan teenager, Qamar Gul, used the AK-47 rifle owned by her family to kill two Taliban fighters who attacked her home and killed her parents for supporting the Afghan government. Habiburahman Malekzada, local police chief, confirmed the incident in comments to Agence France-Presse and later reported by The New York Post.

“Qamar Gul, a young girl and her brother, have killed two Taliban fighters and pushed back several others in Tewri district of Ghor province, after the insurgents killed three members of their family,” the Afghanistan Times tweeted with a photo of Gul and the AK-47 rifle.

Malekzada said a group of Taliban attackers initially came after Gul’s father but killed both her parents outside her home after her mother resisted the Taliban attack. It was then that Gul took action to fight off the Taliban group. Continue reading “”

Customer armed with gun stops machete-wielding man who entered Metairie store

A man who entered a Metairie Louisiana convenience store armed with a machete and threatened an employee fled after he was confronted by a customer who was armed with a gun, according to authorities.

The blade-wielding suspect was later identified as Robert Merritt, 37, of Metairie. He was taken into custody after returning to the store while deputies were still investigating, a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office arrest report said.

The incident began just before 5:30 a.m. at a store in the 2100 block of Cleary Avenue on Friday. An employee told investigators the man later identified as Merritt approached him while he was outside the store, said Capt. Jason Rivarde, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.

Merritt threatened to kill the employee, then walked inside and began taking beers, according to Rivarde. He’s accused of again threatening to kill the employee, who had walked inside the store.

That’s when an unidentified male customer who was also inside the store at the time pulled out his concealed gun and pointed it at Merritt, Rivarde said.

While Merritt was distracted, the employee grabbed the machete and called 911 for help. Merritt allegedly told the employee he’d leave if given back his machete, according to Rivarde. The employee handed back the blade, and Merritt fled the store, dropping his wallet.

No other information was available Monday about the other customer and whether he had a valid concealed-carry permit for the firearm.

Deputies responded to the scene and were still speaking with the victim when Merritt returned to the business, Rivarde said. The deputies tried to detain Merritt, but he resisted being handcuffed, the arrest report said.

One of the deputies used a TASER stun gun, and Merritt was taken into custody. He was arrested and booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna with aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

Bond was set at $1,000, but Merritt was released the same day because of crowding at the jail.

They’re very general in their description of ‘lower extremities’ aren’t they?

Naked man shot by woman after walking uninvited into her Port Arthur apartment

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — A man is expected to survive his injuries after Port Arthur Police say he was shot when he entered a woman’s apartment without permission and completely nude Monday afternoon.

A 911 call came in around 1 p.m. on Monday about a shooting at Avery Trace Apartments on Highway 365.

Officers found the man with a gunshot wound in his ‘lower extremities.’ Investigators say the man knocked on the woman’s door and entered without permission. That’s when police say she shot him.

From a Port Arthur Police Department news release:

On 07-20-20 at approximately 1:05pm, PAPD received a 9-1-1 call in reference to a shooting at 4101 HWY 365, Avery Trace Apartments.

Officers arrived and found a male subject at the scene who sustained a gunshot wound to his lower extremities. Investigation revealed that this male subject had a approached an apartment while completely nude and knocked on the door. A female occupant opened the apartment door and the male subject walked in without permission.

The occupant of the apartment discharged her weapon, striking the male subject.

The male subject’s injuries were non-life threatening and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment. No arrests were made and the case is being turned over to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office for review.


Biloxi resident fatally shoots intruder

BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) – One person is dead following an alleged early morning intrusion in Biloxi, police say.

According to the Biloxi Police Department, they received a 911 call at 1:10 a.m. from a Biloxi resident who shot an intruder at their home located on Old Bay Road. When police arrived, they found the alleged trespasser in the backyard of the house with a gunshot wound.

The investigation is initial thus far. But at the moment, investigators say the deceased did break into the Biloxi residence and the homeowner shot the intruder during a confrontation. Family members of the homeowner immediately called 911 after the incident, authorities say.

No charges have been filed, and the investigation is ongoing.

73-year-old Howard County man shoots robbery suspects

HOWARD COUNTY, Texas (KOSA) – Two suspects were hospitalized after they were shot by an elderly man in Howard County.

According to the Howard County Sheriff’s Office, their deputies received a call at 8:42 p.m. of two people being shot.

When the deputies arrived at the scene they spoke with a 73-year-old man who had shot two suspects identified as Rocky Zarraga and Julian Rodriguez Jr.

The man told deputies that he heard a noise coming from the back of his property. When he went to check it out he found two men, identified as Zarraga and Rodriguez, removing parts from a vehicle he owned.

The man confronted the suspects at gunpoint and told them to show their hands. The suspects then reportedly rushed the man who shot them both.

Zarraga was treated at a hospital and has now been charged with aggravated robbery. Rodriguez was airlifted to a Lubbock hospital where he is listed in critical condition


MACON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Deputies say a Macon County man shot and wounded a home intruder Saturday night, July 11.

The man told investigators a woman knocked on his door and when he answered a man tried to force his way inside.

The homeowner shot the male intruder in the arm and the suspects escaped in a car.

Three suspects, identified as Natasha Kerberg, Carmalita Pike and Kenneth Lawrence were later arrested. They admitted to law enforcement they were trying to rob the man for money to buy heroin. This information led to the drug trafficking arrest of Dean Myers.

Security guard fatally shoots man after being stabbed in Mar Vista altercation

A security guard who was allegedly stabbed by a man, fatally shot his assailant during an altercation in Mar Vista [California] Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

About 12:05 p.m., a man armed with a knife confronted a security guard at a construction site at Modjeska Place and Inglewood Boulevard, Los Angeles Police Department officials told KTLA.

During an altercation, the man allegedly stabbed the security guard several times before running away.

The guard chased the alleged stabber to West Charnock Road and Inglewood Boulevard, where a second altercation occurred, police said.

The guard then shot the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The guard was taken to a hospital in serious but stable condition, police said.

Passing motorist fatally shot gunman who’d fired at 2 men, killing 1 in Brownsburg

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (WISH) — A gunman launched an unprovoked attack Tuesday afternoon against two men who were working in the Brownsburg Cemetery, and the aggression ended with two of the three men dead, the town police department said late Wednesday night.

A fourth man, a passing motorist, shot and killed the gunman, who was identified as Joshua Hayes, 22, of Indianapolis, according to a news release issued late Wednesday night by Capt. Jennifer Pyatt-Barrett, the investigations division commander of the Brownsburg Police Department.

The other man who died, one of the two working in the cemetery, was identified as Seth Robertson, 36, of Indianapolis.

Officers with the Brownsburg police were called around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday to the area of 56th and North Grant streets after receiving a phone call of multiple shots fired and a man down in the middle of the road, Cpl. Chris Nelson with Brownsburg police said at the scene.

Police arrived to find Hayes and Robertson in the street, one man south of the intersection and the other man west of it. Both were pronounced dead at the scene of apparent gunshot wounds, Nelson said at the scene.

Pyatt-Barrett said in the news release that Hayes drove to the cemetery, approached Robertson and another man who police referred to a “Victim 2.” Hayes then opened fire.

“This led to a foot chase where Robertson and Victim 2 separated to seek safety and cover from Hayes’ gun fire (sic),” the news release said. “Hayes continued his pursuit of Robertson, while firing upon him, until he caught up with him in the intersection of 56th St. and N. Grant St, where he ultimately shot and killed Robertson.”

The release said Hayes then began chasing Victim 2 through a residential neighborhood and back onto 56th Street, where a physical altercation ensued and shots continued to be fired.

Next, Hayes encountered a motorist — referred to in the news release as Victim 3 — who was stopped at a traffic light in the eastbound lane of 56th Street. A gunshot from Hayes struck Victim 3, who witnessed Hayes attempting to shoot Victim 2.

“Victim 3 was armed with a firearm that they are legally licensed to carry and intervened on the behalf of Victim 2 and numerous other civilians in the immediate area that were rendering aid to Victim 1 and/or stopped in traffic,” the news release said. “Victim 3 fired his firearm at Hayes as Hayes was pointing his firearm at Victim 2’s head. Hayes died on the scene.”

Victims 2 and 3 were treated for injuries at the scene and cooperated with police.

The police department does not expect to file any criminal charges, but anyone with information on the case was encouraged to contact Brownsburg police. Pyatt-Barrett’s phone is 317-852-1109, Ext. 2121.

Nelson said Tuesday that, to his knowledge, the homicides were the first in Brownsburg this year.

Bend man stabbed at Seattle-area party shoots, kills attacker

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Two men died at an apartment building in suburban Seattle after a male relative of the host stabbed her and two other people and one of the stabbing victims shot him, police said Sunday.

The 41-year-old stabbing suspect from Burien and a 21-year-old man from Renton, whom he allegedly stabbed, died, after some kind of disturbance between the 41-year-old and the party’s 22-year-old host, police chief Steve Mylett said.

The woman hosting the party at the Elements Apartments, a three-building high-rise complex downtown, was taken to the hospital but released on Saturday while a 24-year-old from Bend, who shot the suspect after being stabbed, was in stable condition Sunday at Harborview Medical Center, police said.

Police were investigating what led up to a disturbance and what the relationship was between the party’s host and the stabbing suspect….

Woman shoots, kills man trying to break into home on Indy’s east side

INDIANAPOLIS — A man was shot and killed late Saturday night on the east side of Indianapolis.

911 operators received a call in reference to a person shot just after 11:40 p.m. in the 3600 block of Linwood Avenue. Investigators say a man was attempting to break into a residence before being shot and killed by a woman who lived inside.

Police were also called to the same home earlier in the day, where a woman was stabbed and taken to the hospital. The woman who shot the man stayed at the scene and is fully cooperating with police.

Investigators are calling this an isolated incident and say the man who was shot and killed knew both women. On Monday, the coroner identified the man as 32-year-old David Ingram.

Armed victim kills man who was trying to rob him near downtown St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — A man was shot and killed after exchanging gunfire with a person he was trying to rob Sunday night.

The shooting happened at about 9:49 p.m. on the 800 block of Cole Street, near the border of Downtown and the Columbus Square neighborhood.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said a suspect armed with a pistol tried to hold-up a victim who also had a gun. The two exchanged fire and the suspect was shot and killed.

Reston man shoots and kills intruder in apartment complex

Fairfax County police are investigating a fatal shooting Friday night in Reston involving a tenant of an apartment building firing on a suspected intruder.

Officers were called to the 12000 block of Starboard Drive at 11:36 p.m. for a report of a man causing a disturbance in a breezeway area.

A tenant of the building opened his apartment door and encountered the man, later identified as Daniel Matheson, 29, of Reston, standing in his doorway, police said in a news release.

The tenant reported that Matheson began to raise a firearm in his direction. The tenant, who was also armed, fired one round striking Matheson in his upper body, police said.

First responding officers rendered aid to Matheson who was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Preliminarily, detectives do not believe the men knew each other. Police say the investigation is ongoing and detectives are continuing to conduct interviews and process evidence. Investigative findings will be presented to the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney to determine whether charges will be placed.

Well, that is the way it usually happens

Three armed men broke into a gun enthusiast’s home. The sheriff says he shot them one-by-one.

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — An armed homeowner shot three men with guns who broke into his home, killing two of them and wounding the third.