Robbery Victim Shoots, Kills Suspect In Mesquite After Being Shot

MESQUITE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Mesquite Police are investigating a deadly shooting in which a suspected armed robber was the one killed.

Police said around 1:35 a.m. on Tuesday, officers responded to a shooting call in the 2600 block of John West Road.

That’s when they came across the injured person who had called police.

He said he had been the victim of a robbery by three people he did not know.

He was shot and shot back at one of the suspects, killing the suspect, police said.

The deceased suspect has been identified and police said next of kin were being notified.

Two other suspects got away.

A dreaded AR15! Aauugghh! What’s a crim supposed to do?

South Philly gunstore owner guarding shop overnight shoots, kills armed looter

A 67-year-old South Philadelphia gun store owner shot and killed a man he said was looting his business for what he suspects is the second night in a row.

Greg Isabella, who owns the Firing Line Inc, one of the oldest gun shops in the city, said he saw a group of looters on his surveillance video breaking a padlock on his gate using bolt cutters and descending on his shop in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred just after 4 a.m. when Isabella then confronted the thieves, and one — in a group of what he says consisted of 3 or 4 people– pointed a gun at him, according to reports by Fox affiliate WTFX.

Isabella fatally shot the gun-wielding robber using an AR-15 and the alleged thief died on the scene, reports say. The owner likely injured a second suspect in the shoulder. The rest of the thieves fled, but a local hospital informed police that a man was being treated for a gunshot wound to the shoulder, and police suspect he may have been involved in the botched heist……….

Man won’t be charged in fatal Omaha protest shooting

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The killing of James Scurlock has resonated with people across the Metro. The Douglas County Attorney’s Office says the shooter was protecting himself.

County Attorney Don Kleine said he made the decision by looking at the evidence, the interview of the shooter, and the videos of what happened.

He says it’s not based on emotions and what happened to George Floyd.

“Shooter was defending himself when he shot Scurlock,” Kleine said.

Kleine said that the shooter was justified in shooting Scurlock at about midnight Saturday.

The shooter was identified as Jacob Gardner, owner of the Hive Bar and Gatsby Bar.

Prosecutors showed video of a scuffle involving Gardner’s dad. Gardner backed up and showed a gun when two people jumped on him.

He fired two shots but didn’t hit anyone and then Scurlock jumped on his back. That’s when Gardner said he was being choked and shot him once in the clavicle.

“Mr. Gardner as we know now has said I did what I did to defend myself and we find that we can’t disprove that from the evidence that we have,” Kleine said.

“I honestly feel that if Mr. Gardner’s dad would’ve kept his hands to himself the incident would’ve never happened in the beginning,” said James Scurlock II. “Once again I ask that we investigate this and I ask my people to stand by me strong but do it peacefully.”

The shooter has been released from police custody. They say witness statements and video do not indicate they were saying racial slurs.

Prosecutors say Gardner did not have an active concealed carry permit but hasn’t been charged with a crime.

Halls Chophouse employee fired gunshots when former NFL player was injured by protesters

A Halls Chophouse employee fired a handgun into the air during Saturday night protests in downtown Charleston when one of the patrons, a former Clemson and professional football player, was injured in an altercation with members of the crowd.

The popular King Street restaurant was not spared from damage during the demonstration Saturday evening. Earlier in the day, hundreds of demonstrators marched through Charleston in peaceful protest to honor George Floyd, an African American man who died at the hands of police in Minnesota. By sundown, buildings caught on fire, windows were smashed and tensions escalated throughout the Holy City.

Jim Stuckey, a Clemson All-American and defensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Jets in the 1980s, was a patron at the restaurant on Saturday evening and was injured. The altercations in front of Hall’s Chophouse quickly spread on social media and three videos shared with The Post and Courier and half a dozen eyewitness statements have helped answer questions as to what occurred.

As crowds began to form, an employee with the restaurant stepped outside, pointed a firearm and told protesters to back away from the establishment, an eyewitness who filmed the incident told the newspaper. Some members of the crowd began throwing things at the steakhouse after being shown the weapon.

Stuckey was already present in front of the restaurant with a golf club and was getting into a verbal altercation with some of the protesters. A Post and Courier reporter on the scene photographed and witnessed the former athlete holding the iron and a cigar while interacting with the crowd.

An eyewitness that filmed the interactions said Stuckey was then attacked by several people after shouting at the crowd and was knocked to the ground. Around 9:56 p.m., the Halls’ employee then came back outside and fired at least four shots into the air according to videos shared with the newspaper and heard by a reporter on scene.

“Shots were fired during the height of the violence outside of our restaurant around the time a window at Halls was being broken,” a statement from the restaurant said. “In an effort to protect customers and staff, a Halls’ team member drew his licensed concealed firearm and discharged it into the air while other members of the Halls team brought an injured guest inside the restaurant.”

The restaurant added that “no one was injured by the gunfire, but a Halls’ guest was injured in front of the restaurant.” The steakhouse said in a statement that they are cooperating with authorities and will conduct an internal investigation.

Additionally, the restaurant said that certain staff members are trained and licensed to carry concealed weapons.

Windows were broken and some damage happened from an object being thrown through the glass, the restaurant confirmed. There was no looting on the premises.

Possible“? It either is, or isn’t .

Possible Home Invasion Shooting

The Coshocton County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Office reports a male subject has been injured during a possible home invasion.

The Sheriff’s Office said on Friday, May 29 at 8:21 p.m. they received a report of a male subject being treated for a gunshot wound at Coshocton Regional Medical Center.

During their invesitgation authorities determined the male had been injured during a possible home invasion on South Lawn Avenue.

The male subject was later flown to Grant Medical Center for treatment of his wounds. His condition is unknown at this time.

Officials said they secured the residence and an investigation began.

The names of those involved are being withheld pending further investigation.

Robbery victim shoots, kills suspect in DeKalb neighborhood,

Police said a robbery suspect was shot and killed by his intended victim Friday morning in a neighborhood near Lithonia High School.

The man who was killed, identified as 19-year-old Aaron Cobb, is accused of going to a location on Marbut Farms Trace about 1 a.m. to commit a robbery, DeKalb police spokeswoman Michaela Vincent told Cobb was allegedly accompanied by others at the time of the shooting.

Police said a robbery suspect was shot and killed by his intended victim Friday morning in a neighborhood near Lithonia High School.

The man who was killed, identified as 19-year-old Aaron Cobb, is accused of going to a location on Marbut Farms Trace about 1 a.m. to commit a robbery, DeKalb police spokeswoman Michaela Vincent told Cobb was allegedly accompanied by others at the time of the shooting.“The intended robbery victim shot one person in self-defense,” Vincent said in an email.It’s unclear whether Cobb or anyone aside from the homeowner was armed.Vincent added that the other people who were with Cobb are facing possible charges. The specific charges were not released, and it’s unclear if the shooter will also face charges.

70-year-old man attacked, stabbed while walking down McKees Rocks street

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. — Allegheny County police are searching for a man accused of stabbing a 70-year-old man in McKees Rocks Wednesday night.

The man was walking on Wright Street around 10:15 p.m. when police said he was attacked and stabbed with a knife by another man who was following him.

The victim was able to stop the attack by pulling out a gun he was legally allowed to carry and firing a shot.

The man took off, and police are still searching for him.

Heroic Soldier Speaks After Stopping Active Shooter Wednesday.

Suspected burglar fatally shot by homeowner in Everett

EVERETT, Wash. — A suspected burglar was shot dead by a homeowner during an apparent break-in in Everett Thursday morning.

The homeowner called 911 just before 5 a.m. to report shooting someone inside his home along 126th Street Southeast, according to Aaron Snell with Everett Police. Officers arrived to find a critically wounded man in his 30s. Officers and medics attempted to revive the man, but he was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators believe the burglar broke into the home and went into a room containing guns. The homeowner, a man in his 70s, awoke to sounds in his home, confronted the intruder and shot him, Snell said.

“That’s probably what I’d do, too,” said Brad Miller, who lives nearby. “‘Cause I’m a firearms owner. If it happens, I’m ready to do the same thing.”………..

Man Shoots, Kills Alleged Burglar In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — A man shot and killed an alleged burglar after he said he caught him breaking into a trailer and stealing DJ equipment in Philadelphia, according to reports.

Action News reports the shooting occurred at about 4 a.m. on the 2700 block of East Somerset Street when a 37-year-old man saw two people breaking into a trailer which contained his DJ equipment.

The outlet reports at least three shots were fired and the alleged burglar was hit in the back.

According to NBC10, the alleged burglar ran off but died a few blocks away.

Authorities found DJ equipment in a vehicle belonging to his girlfriend, who is cooperating with police, the outlet reports.

The shooter has not been charged and is cooperating with police, according to CBS Philadelphia.

You don’t have to use a gun to slug a thug.
And any car has all kinds of foot pounds of energy.

Fort Leavenworth soldier saves ‘countless lives’ by ending active shooter situation on bridge
Investigators not yet certain what prompted man to open fire

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — An active-duty soldier at Fort Leavenworth intervened in an active-shooter situation Wednesday morning on Centennial Bridge in Leavenworth, Kansas, and “saved countless lives,” according to police.

Leavenworth Police Chief Patrick Kitchens said they initially received a multiple shots fired call around 11 a.m. from the bridge and believed the case to be road rage. But after further investigation, police found it was an active shooter situation with a suspect randomly firing at vehicles passing by with a handgun and a semi-automatic rifle.

“This was an active shooter with multiple weapons on the bridge, firing at cars with no particular association,” Kitchens said.

At least seven bullets flew through the window of a Ford Taurus. Two other cars were shot. Investigators said a Fort Leavenworth soldier, who was in one of those vehicles, was wounded.

“There was an active-duty soldier assigned to Fort Leavenworth waiting in traffic behind the event who saw the event unfold and determined it was an active shooter,” Kitchens said. “The soldier intervened by striking the shooter with his vehicle, causing him to be critically injured, ending the encounter with the active shooter and likely saving countless lives.”

Kitchens said the suspected shooter is a Platte County, Missouri, resident.

“There doesn’t appear to be a target,” Kitchens said. “The person was simply, randomly firing at vehicles as they passed by.”

“Me and another patient just heard some sirens and I was like, ‘Wow. That’s awful close,'” said April Steinke, of Nextcare Urgent Care.

Steinke said she was impressed by the soldier’s quick thinking.

“That’s a hero to me,” she said.

Prior to the shooting, the Kansas Department of Transportation had closed one lane on the bridge for road work. Investigators are not sure yet what motivated the man to target random people. Detectives are looking into the shooter’s history.

Many people are focused on the solider who saved lives.

“I admire him. That was really nice thing that he did. Serves for his country every day,” Steinke said.

At last check, the victim shot was in serious condition. The suspected shooter, who was trapped under a car, was in serious condition. Authorities said both are stable and being treated at Kansas City hospitals.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is tracing the guns to see if they were purchased legally.

Washington…………..D.C. And we see one of the results of the Heller case.

More Details on Monday Morning Shooting in Petworth, Arrest Made, Suspect Shot by Complainant, who has a Firearms Registration Certificate and Concealed Carry Permit

“The Fourth District officers responded to a sounds of gun shot call in the 800 block of Randolph Street, NW (11:21am). A preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect pulled a handgun out and threatened the complainant. The complainant, who has a Firearms Registration Certificate and Concealed Carry Permit, drew his weapon and fired two shots striking the suspect twice, with non life threatening wounds. The suspect was transported to a local hospital and placed under arrest for Felony Threats While Armed and Carrying a Pistol Without a License.”

Fatal shooting ‘justifiable

BIRCH TREE, Mo. (AP) — A southwestern Missouri sheriff said a fatal shooting appeared to be justified.

KYTV reported that the shooting happened Saturday night near the small town of Birch Tree in Shannon County. The name of the victim has not been released.

Sheriff Darrin Brawley said the man killed and the shooter were relatives.

Brawley said a man showed up and began firing shots into a mobile home. The homeowner fired back, striking and killing the man

Man shoots, kills home invader

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — The Bay County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at about 6:05 am on Tuesday, May 26th in reference to a home invasion burglary,” officials wrote in a news release. “Deputies responded to 2307 Mound Avenue in Panama City, to find a man, shot, on the floor inside the home.

EMS responded and pronounced the man dead at the scene.

The residents, an elderly man, and another woman in the home told deputies that the male homeowner had been outside in front of the home when he saw the man walking down the street, acting erratically. He was screaming and swearing, and, according to witnesses.

The man walked down the homeowners’ driveway and approached the homeowner. Then he went inside to get away from the man on the street.

The stranger then followed, beating on the door to the house. Later busting in the glass door and breaking in.

The stranger knocked the woman to the ground and began beating her on the head. The homeowner stated he felt he could not physically stop the intruder so he went upstairs to get his firearm.

He shot the firearm multiple times, ending the threat, deputies wrote.

The woman was taken by EMS to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.

They have identified the intruder as Nathan Jerrell Edwards, 31. Initially, it was reported that Edwards was a local. Deputies later clarified that Edwards was from Georgia and was staring in a short-term rental about a block away from the scene of the incident

It’s Noo Yawk. Fuggetaboudit

Grocery store worker arrested after man with knife shot in Brooklyn

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn (WABC) — A grocery store worker in Brooklyn is in custody after police say he shot and killed a man armed with a knife.

It happened just after 11 p.m. Monday at Rose Family Grocery Store in East New York.

Police say 25-year-old Edwin Candelario attempted to attack the worker with a knife during an argument.

That’s when the 34-year-old worker pulled out a gun and police say he shot Candelario several times, killing him.

It appears the worker was not licensed to have the gun.

Apparent burglar shot, killed after breaking into Hesperia home

HESPERIA, Calif. (KABC) — A Hesperia man was shot and killed after he forced his way into a home in the middle of the night, authorities said.

Sheriff’s deputies say Julian Robert Sanchez Garcia, 31, of Hesperia, forced his way into a home on Balsam Avenue around 2:49 a.m. Monday.

Two men who were home at the time say they heard yelling and pounding on the front door at the time. They said Garcia then forced his way inside the home.

A shooting occurred and Garcia was struck by gunfire and later pronounced dead at the scene.

The two men said they did not know Garcia. They were brought to the San Bernardino County sheriff’s station in Hesperia and were cooperating with investigators.

No arrests have been made.

Not the ‘baddest part of town’ by any means.

Man in serious condition after Springfield resident shoots intruder

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Springfield Police are investigating an overnight shooting in the 1100 block of North Missouri.

The Springfield Police Department tells us the shooting happened Saturday night as one person tried to break into the shooter’s home.

One of the residents fired a warning shot and the intruder continued, so a second resident shot him.

Police say after the shooting, both residents fled the home.

One of them returned home, saying they dropped the other off near Atlantic and Broadway. Police are still looking for that person.

The suspected intruder is in serious condition, and police have not released any names.


Press release from the Eureka Police Department:

On May 22nd 2020, at approximately 2:40 a.m., officers from the Eureka Police Department were dispatched to the 1300 block of West Avenue on a report of multiple subjects involved in an altercation.

During the altercation, an occupant of a nearby residence confronted the subjects from his porch and advised them to leave the area. The subjects then confronted the resident and became hostile toward him and entered onto his property.

The resident attempted to use pepper spray to deter the subjects, with no success, as he entered back into his home. At least one subject entered the residence and attempted to assault the resident.

During the altercation inside the home, the resident fired multiple shots from a handgun, which he had retrieved from inside the residence, striking the subject who was assaulting him. This subject was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A second subject, who was on the porch, was struck in the leg by gunfire. This subject was transported to St. Joseph Hospital for treatment. This injury is believed to be non-life-threatening. Officers were able to locate and detain everyone who was involved at the scene, including the shooter. The individuals involved in this incident were unknown to one another.

EPD Detectives responded to the scene, along with Evidence Technicians, and took over the investigation, which is still ongoing.

At this point in the investigation, Detectives have completed their interviews with everyone who was on scene and involved. After completing the interviews and upon initial review of the evidence at the scene, the shooting appears to have been done in self-defense. The Lead Detectives have conferred with the District Attorney’s Office and based on the investigation no arrest will be made at this time. The completed report will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review.

Homeowner fires shots at 3 suspects attempting to burglarize home in Aiken County, one suspect in custody

AIKEN COUNTY (WFXG) – Aiken County authorities say one man was arrested and two are still wanted after a morning burglary on Cobblestone Rd.

According to authorities, on Thursday, May 21, at 8:30 a.m. deputies responded to 407 Cobblestone Rd. after a homeowner reported he fired shots at three men attempting to break into his home.

Authorities say after they arrived at the scene, the homeowner said while walking his dog, he saw at least two men and two vehicles on his property. The owner said as he approached the suspects, he yelled and fired his weapon at them. The suspects then fled to their vehicles, one of which stalled on Cobblestone Road.

Authorities say the Aiken Bloodhound Tracking Team and additional deputies responded to the area to search for the suspects.

Around 9:52 a.m., the tracking team was able to locate James Franklin Fink Jr, in a swamp near Whispering Pines Rd. Fink was taken to a local hospital and treated for a gunshot wound to his left hand. Fink is currently being held at the Aiken County Detention Center where he will be charged with burglary in the 2nd degree and grand larceny.

Investigators have also identified 32-year-old Alister Keith Wingard and 23-year-old Brandon Lee Hall as additional suspects involved in the investigation.

Investigators have obtained warrants and are searching for Hall and Wingward

Homeowner shoots man during attempted home invasion in Fort Worth

A homeowner shot one of three men police say were trying to break into a house in north Fort Worth on Sunday morning.

At 6:22 a.m., a homeowner called police and said men dressed in black kicked in the front door and tried to come into the house in the 2700 block of Northwest 34th Street, police officer Jimmy Pollozani said.

The homeowner shot two rounds and hit one of the men before they ran away. Officers found two of the three suspects and took them into custody; neither was injured.

Shortly after the home invasion call, a woman called police and said her father had been shot. The father was the third suspect and had been shot by the homeowner, Pollozani said.

Thugs come in all species.

Platte County looking for escaped dogs

SMITHVILLE, MO (KCTV) — When we heard Platte County authorities were searching for six “wolf hybrids” that escaped a property near Smithville, we had to send KCTV5’s Emily Rittman to find out more.

When the dogs first escaped, they were originally reported to the sheriff’s office as six wolf hybrids. Since then, the Missouri Department of Conservation tracked their lineage and found they are not wolf hybrids.

At last check, the two dogs are still roaming the area.

Many neighbors who live near State Route 92 and Hornback Road have pets and livestock, which they try to protect from predators.

One owner discovered one of the six escaped dogs on their property, though. “One of them ended up attacking some goats in the area and was killed by the property owner,” explained Major Erik Holland with the Platte County Sheriff’s Office.

After that, and out of an abundance of caution, the sheriff’s office shared photos of the dogs on social media asking the community to report sightings of them.

“We have had some reports of livestock that they’ve already killed, that is why we are treating this a little differently than your average dog that ran away from a house,” said Holland.

“Anytime you are dealing with an animal they may be friendly with their owners or people they know,” Holland said. “We don’t know how they will react to people they don’t know or if they are scared. We are just asking people to try not to catch them. Stay away from them and call us.”

Fayetteville man arrested after shooting

FAYETTEVILLE — Fayetteville police say a man was arrested after he exchanged gunshots with another man Thursday night.

Manuel Navarro, 25, was arrested in connection with aggravated residential burglary, aggravated assault and tampering with physical evidence, according to a news release.

A man at 1469 N. Timbercrest Ave. called police at 10:52 p.m. to report he shot a man who entered his home.

Officers were told Navarro went into the house because his girlfriend refused to come outside. Once inside, Navarro pulled a handgun from his waistband and he and the caller exchanged shots, according to the release.

Navarro was shot on the right side of his body and fled the area, according to the release. He arrived about 45 minutes later at Washington Regional Medical Center where he was arrested.

A spokesman with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said Navarro would remain in the hospital until he could be transferred to the Washington County jail and a deputy was assigned to guard him.

Vineyard man shot, killed intruder in self-defense

VINEYARD Utah— Police have identified a man shot and killed in an apparent act of self-defense during a home invasion robbery.

Robert Jalil Williams, 20, of Salt Lake City, was fatally wounded Tuesday after Utah County sheriff’s deputies say he and a group of at least six others attempted to rob a Vineyard resident.

Police were originally called to the Concord at Geneva apartments, 125 N. Mill Road, about 6:20 p.m. A group of several people listed as homeless in a police affidavit had traveled from Salt Lake City to Vineyard “to rob and assault the intended resident,” whom they believe had previously assaulted one of their friends, the affidavit states.

The man living in the apartment shot and killed Williams.

“This appears to be an act of self-defense,” Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Cannon said Friday.

Six people were arrested, including two teenagers. Baboucarr Trawally, 27; Diego Fuentez, 18; Gabriel Little Hawk Trane, 21; and Sarh Sone Jabbah, 18, were each arrested for investigation of robbery

Man shoots and kills alleged home intruder in Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Police have identified an 18-year-old man who was shot and killed Wednesday night by a homeowner in Scottsdale after he was found naked inside the victim’s residence.

Scottsdale police say the incident happened around 10:45 p.m. near Pima and Happy Valley roads.

The homeowner was reportedly doing work on the property when the family dog alerted him to some type of disturbance. When the father of the family entered a room to investigate, he found that one of his children had been confronted by a naked man, identified Friday as Cameron Yoe.

Police say Yoe was holding a large piece of wood in a threatening manner and charged at the resident. The resident then pulled out a gun and shot Yoe twice, killing him.

The 41-year-old resident was home with his wife and three children at the time. No one else was injured at the time of the shooting.

Police say that earlier in the evening around 9 p.m., officers were also called to a separate home in the area for a report of an attempted home burglary, but a suspect was not found. Police say the description of the male intruder in the first attempted break-in matched the description of the man shot and killed in the second incident.

No arrests have been made in the case as police continue to investigate.

Texas County, Mo. investigators say deadly shooting near Summersville was self-defense

SUMMERSVILLE, Mo. — The Texas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting of a man south of Summersville as a case of self-defense.

Michael R. Eschrich age 63, of Mountain View, Mo. died in the shooting.

Deputies responded to the area in the 1700 block of State Highway 17 Wednesday. They found Eschrich dead from a gunshot wound. The shooter cooperated with investigators on the scene. A preliminary investigation indicate Eschrich approached the shooter with a dangerous object in an aggressive manner.

This investigation is active and upon completion the results will be presented to the Texas County Prosecuting Attorney for review.

Yes, it’s tough when it’s a little kid, but his mommy & daddy should have taught him better.

7-year-old shot while attempting to burglarize St. Louis home with other boys

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A 7-year-old was shot during an attempted burglary at a home in the 1800 block of North 20th Street in St. Louis. The child was with two 12-year-olds during the attempt to break into a home Tuesday evening.

St. Louis Police say that a 23-year-old man [heard, I guess, ed.] banging and glass breaking from the rear of the home. He found the three boys coming into the home through a broken window. Police say the man fired a shot from his weapon in the direction of the suspects, fearing for his safety. The three boys started to run away.

The 7-year-old was struck in the leg by a projectile. A 12-year-old was struck in the wrist by a fragment of the debris. The other 12-year-old was not injured in the incident. The 23-year-old man was also not injured.

EMS took the injured 7-year-old and 12-year-old to the hospital. They are listed in stable condition.

Home intruder killed in Buffalo shooting

No charges will be filed in a deadly home invasion shooting that left a Buffalo man dead.

No charges will be filed in a deadly home invasion shooting that left a Buffalo man dead.

Union County Sheriff David Taylor said the incident occurred just after midnight Tuesday in the vicinity of 1202 Main St., Buffalo. When deputies arrived they found a man laying in the front yard of a home.

EMS was called to the scene and medics were unable to revive the man later identified as 27-year-old Victor De Andre Tiwo Hair of 1202 Main St., Buffalo.

Taylor said deputies found Hair lying on a weapon when they arrived. Hair had been shot while inside the home after he kicked open the front door brandishing a weapon.

Two children, a man and a woman were inside the home when Hair broke into it, Taylor said. The woman ran down toward the bedroom when Hair started firing his weapon.

Taylor said Hair was met in the hallway by Antwan Manquel Booker, 34, of Union who exchanged gunfire with him. Hair was struck by gunfire and ran from the home falling in the front yard where he died.

Casselton shooter won’t be charged, prosecutor says he acted in self defense

FARGO, N.D. — Last Friday, Cass County deputies responded to a report of a gunshot at Harness Mobile Home Court in Casselton, ND.

“The suspect, identified as William Dittmer Jr. called 911 and explained that there was an argument and physical altercation at his address outside near his vehicle between he and the victim, identified as Duane Turchin,” said Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner.

During the disagreement, Dittmer fatally shot his neighbor and was subsequently charged with murder and taken into custody by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

Dittmer claims the shooting was an act of self-defense.

“Mr. Turchin was a considerably larger man. He had presented himself as a challenge to Mr. Dittmer,” explained State’s Attorney Birch Burdick. “He was present on Mr. Dittmer’s property and challenging him right there at his car. The evidence indicated that when Mr. Dittmer got out of his car, Mr. Turchin put his hand around his throat and was squeezing his throat.”

The evidence includes Sheriff’s Office photographs that show a spilled drink on the drivers side window of the vehicle, which Dittmer Jr. said was thrown at him. Photographs also show faint, red scratch marks on Dittmer’s neck. This was corroborated by Dittmer’s girlfriend, Adrienne Johnson, who saw the altercation from inside the couple’s home.

Upon review of the evidence, the State’s Attorney office made the decision not to prosecute Dittmer and he was released from custody three days after he was initially charged.

“We had concluded that we would not be in a position to disprove self defense beyond a reasonable doubt, which is what we would need to be able to do,” said Burdick. “For that reason, we have declined to charge Mr. Dittmer on this case.”

Burdick says Turchin’s actions of having his hand around Dittmer’s throat and pinning Dittmer against the vehicle legally qualify as serious bodily injury and/or aggravated assault and therefore, they are unable to prove that Dittmer’s use of deadly force in self-defense was unjustified.


Burglary suspect fatally shot by North Beach homeowner

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A burglary suspect was fatally shot by a homeowner on North Beach.

Police say a man and a woman entered the home on Snug Harbor Driver overnight, forcing the homeowner to shoot at least once.

Police say he and two women was found a few blocks away on Surfside Boulevard.

His name has not been released.

Kiran Rice is charged with burglary of habitation.

Police say she was inside the home with the man when the shots were fired.

Zulma Zepeda-Antunez was arrested on an outstanding warrant.Investigators say she was inside the car with the suspects.

The Nueces County District Attorney will decide if the home owners will face any charges in connection with the shooting.