CPD: Woman shoots man attempting to get in her car on South Side

CHICAGO — A woman shot a man in the head, who was attempting to get in her car, early Wednesday morning on the South Side — according to Chicago police.

Just before 2:10 a.m., police said four male suspects exited a black sedan in the 1300 block of East 89th Street and one of them attempted to open another vehicle armed with a handgun.

The driver, a 23-year-old woman and valid concealed carry holder, fired a shot striking the man in the head. Police said she then fled from her vehicle on foot and was shot in the left arm.

The three other suspects fled and are not in custody. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.

Man Shot After Breaking into Rainier Beach Apartment, Opening Fire in Domestic Violence Incident

A 39-year-old man was shot and wounded Sunday morning after he broke into an ex-girlfriend’s Rainier Beach apartment and opened fire with a handgun.

Around 10:30 AM, the suspect kicked in the door of an apartment in the 9400 block of Rainier Avenue South and opened fire. A 19-year-old man in the apartment then returned fire, striking the suspect multiple times.

Medics transported the suspect to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. He is currently being held under hospital guard and investigators plan to book him into the King County Jail.

No one else was injured in the incident. SPD’s Domestic Violence Unit is investigating.


Man shot multiple times trying to rob store in Northeast Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 26-year-old man was shot multiple times by the manager of a dollar store he attempted to rob in the Castor section of Northeast Philadelphia on Sunday, police say. The shooting happened on 6900 block of Bustleton Avenue at the Grace Dollar Store at around 4:15 p.m.

Police say the 26-year-old man was shot twice in the chest and multiple times in the groin and leg area. He was placed in critical condition and got transported to Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital for further treatment.

Police say no weapons were recovered. The 26-year-old man is being held as a prisoner.

The manager who fired the shots was not hit in the incident, according to police.

2 people stabbed, including 9-year-old boy, by man in downtown L.A. Target

A security guard fatally shot a man who stabbed a 9-year-old boy and a 25-year-old woman Tuesday evening at a Target store in downtown Los Angeles, police said.

The attacker was declared dead at a hospital, said Officer Luis Garcia, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson. He appeared to be homeless, police said.

The 25-year-old woman was in “critical but guarded condition,” on Wednesday morning, and the boy was in stable condition, an LAPD spokesperson said. The two victims are not related, police said.

The incident was reported just after 6:20 p.m. at the Target location at 7th and Figueroa streets in the FIGat7th shopping mall.

The boy was at the store with his mother, who was not present at the time of the attack, Chief Michel Moore said in footage of a news conference broadcast by KCBS-TV Channel 2.

The attacker, identified by Moore as a 40-year-old man, confronted the boy and told him that he was going to stab and kill him, the chief said. The child tried to flee but was stabbed in the back, suffering a laceration to his right shoulder.

Bystanders tried to come to the boy’s aid, and the attacker headed down an aisle where he came across a group of women and stabbed a 25-year-old woman in the chest, Moore said.

Others pulled the woman into a pharmacy, and the attacker moved toward the front of the store where he was confronted by an armed security officer, the chief said. The security officer opened fire at least once, hitting the knife-wielding man in the stomach.

Sleeping Poughkeepsie Man Wakes, Shoots Home Intruder in the Face

In a bizarre case of self-defense, a home intruder was sent to the hospital after waking up the wrong person.

Just after 8 PM on Saturday, Poughkeepsie police received a call saying a man was shot inside an apartment on Main Street in the city. After racing to the scene, officers were met in the hallway before they were even able to reach the apartment by a man who greeted them with a weapon.

The unloaded handgun was laid out on a table by a 46-year-old City of Poughkeepsie resident. Inside the apartment, police discovered another man suffering from a gunshot wound to the face. The injured 39-year-old was on the floor and police say it appeared the bullet entered the man’s face and exited out of his neck.

The shooting victim was transported to Mid Hudson Regional Hospital and later transferred to Westchester Medical Center. Police say that even though the man was shot through his face, he only sustained soft tissue damage. As a result, the wound was not considered life-threatening.

Police interviewed the 46-year-old shooter in an effort to put together the pieces of what actually happened. According to their report, the Poughkeepsie resident says he was fast asleep in his apartment when a man jolted him awake by pointing a gun at his face. He said the intruder explained that he wanted money and threatened him with the weapon.

The awakened man said he was “scared to death” and thought he was going to be shot, so he grabbed at the gun. A struggle began between the intruder and the resident when the gun suddenly went off, shooting the 39-year-old burglar in the face.

After hearing his story, police released the shooter from custody and no charges have been filed. Meanwhile, the 39-year-old who was injured after allegedly breaking into the apartment has disappeared. Police say he left Westchester Medical Center where he was being treated and his whereabouts are now unknown. The investigation is ongoing.

Man survives shooting in the head; charged after Greene County investigators say he strangled woman

GREENE COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) – Investigators say a man survived a gunshot to the head moments after he was strangling the shooter’s mother at a home in Greene County.

Steven Bailey, Jr., is charged with domestic assault and first-degree burglary. He is hospitalized and recovering from his injuries. A judge set bond for Bailey at $500,000.

Greene County deputies say this was not the first time he was at that house on North Farm Raod 143. They say Bailey was the suspect in an Arson incident at the same home in April.

Deputy Paige Rippee said the teenage boy has not been arrested or charged. The teenager told investigators during the assault that Bailey told him, “You’re next, boy.”

“What he was doing was acting in self-defense for a victim,” said Deputy Rippee. “He saw a crime occurring, jumped into action, and did what he had to do to save the victim.”

The boy told deputies he fired the shotgun after begging Bailey to stop choking his mother.

“He (Bailey) has a history of dealing with law enforcement, specifically with domestic assault,” said Deputy Rippee.

Investigators say Bailey has been involved in 15 reported domestic assaults in Greene County since 2006.

A Leader of the Victim Center in Springfield, Brandi Bartel, said the next step for kids in this situation is to not deal with it alone.

“Create a safe space for that child to feel comfortable talking about what happened. Believe the child,” said Bartel.

Bartel said believing in kids is the first step in helping. She said kids who go through trauma might have significant mood changes, sleep issues, or show disinterest in things they used to like.

“Children often feel like it was their fault,” said Bartel. “It’s heartbreaking to know that’s something that a child will believe to be true, based upon something they have no control around, happened to them.”

Bartel said in similar situations, such as the incident on November 15, speaking up is the best thing you can do.

“Those are things that people can recover from and go on to live very resilient thriving lives,” said Bartel. “But it’s” just almost impossible to do that alone. Children need a safe space.”

Greene County Deputies said the woman did not go to the hospital.

Former Marine shoots, kills man suspected of two Limestone County robberies

A man suspected in two Monday night robberies was shot and killed by a witness, according to the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office.

James Lee Henry, 53, of Collegeville, Pennsylvania, is accused of robbing a Circle K in Athens before heading to a service station in Ardmore and ordering the clerk to give him money at gunpoint.

According to the sheriff’s office, “a Good Samaritan (former U.S. Marine), legally armed with his personal protection weapon, observed the robbery outside the front door. Upon Henry exiting the store, the Good Samaritan gave several verbal commands for Henry to drop his gun; however, Henry did not comply. Instead, Henry pointed his weapon at the Good Samaritan and, upon doing so, was immediately shot.”

Henry died at the scene.

Citizens in Ardmore are thankful for the veteran’s quick actions. One worker at a nearby restaurant told WAAY 31 that he feels safe knowing people can use their right to bear arms to protect others.

“I left here two hours before it happened. … I found out when my wife got home from work,” said Kevin Bartlett, who works across the street from the Shell Quik Mart in Ardmore. “Then I talked to one of the guys that had closed last night, and he told me what had happened. My first reaction, like I told you, is just, ‘God bless the Second Amendment.'”

All stolen funds were recovered and the investigation is ongoing, the sheriff’s office said.

Chickasha Police: Homeowner shoots, kills man attempting to enter house

CHICKASHA, Okla. (KFOR) – A homicide investigation is underway in Chickasha after a homeowner shot and killed an intruder Tuesday afternoon.

“It was very scary,” said Nicholle Smith, who lives nearby. “I actually started shaking.”

Officers tell KFOR they were called to the scene near Westbrook St. and W Country Club Rd. around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon.

“Our officers received a call of a domestic disturbance at 3015 Westbrook, in which a subject had broken into the home,” said Lt. Gillian O’Brien with the Chickasha Police Department. “As the subject made entry into the home, the homeowner opened fire right away.”

“I mean, it was pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. I mean, just, you know, as quick as someone could squeeze the trigger,” added Brandon Bowman who lives next door. “I mean, it happened so fast… I walked outside and could smell gunpowder right away.”

The intruder was pronounced dead at the scene. KFOR saw at least a dozen shell casings scattered across the home’s floor.

According to the Chickasha Police Chief, the homeowner did know the man who broke in. However, their exact relationship is not clear.

Why the man broke into the house on Tuesday is also still being investigated by the police department.

“Once we notify next of kin, we may be able to release more details, but it’s going to take some time and investigation,” said Lt. O’Brien.

Officials say whether the homeowner will face charges is up to the district attorney.

Suspected home intruder shot, killed by homeowner 

SAN ANTONIO – A suspected home intruder is dead after being shot during a confrontation with a homeowner on the Southwest Side, according to San Antonio police.

The shooting happened around 6 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Hazel Street.

Police said the homeowner, a man in his early 20s, went to the back door of his home to confront a possible intruder.

The homeowner found the alleged intruder, a man in his mid-30s, near the back door and fired two gunshots, striking him in the chest, SAPD said.

When officers arrived, they performed CPR on the man who was shot until EMS took over. The man later died from his injuries at the scene.

Police said it’s possible the homeowner and the alleged intruder could be related.

The investigation continues.

It’s nice when the crims do part of the job for you, and even provide the gun.

Home invasion suspect shot accomplice before he was killed by homeowner’s son

KATY, Texas (KTRK) — A home invasion suspect was shot and killed inside a Katy home overnight, and deputies believe he accidently shot his own accomplice before his death.

Just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday, deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home invasion in the 3200 block of Windmoor Drive. There were three people inside the home at the time — a mother and her two adult sons. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said two men dressed in body armor kicked the front door down.

The victims told investigators that the suspects were pounding on the door, identifying themselves as Houston police officersABC13’s Charly Edsitty spoke to the adult sons, who said they were trying to fall asleep when they heard someone yelling that they were with HPD. That’s when the sons got up to see what was happening.

Gonzalez said for unknown reasons, when the suspects got inside, they began shooting immediately. When the adult sons confronted them, one of the suspects began firing toward them. That’s when Gonzalez said the suspect may have inadvertently shot his own accomplice.

The wounded man dropped his pistol as he tried to flee, Gonzalez said.

One of the sons said he grabbed the pistol off the floor and started firing, fatally shooting the suspect that initially began shooting at them.

The suspect who was inadvertently shot ran out of the house and took off with a getaway driver in a dark-colored car, Gonzalez said.

Deputies were carefully surveying the home for evidence.

“There are some firearms. There’s ballistic evidence inside the house,” Sidney Miller with HCSO said.

Investigators said they do not think the home invasion was random and believe the home was targeted. They’re working to determine what the motive was.

The search for the two suspects who fled the scene is ongoing.


CHICAGO (WLS) — One person was killed and another was very critically injured in a shooting during an attempted robbery at a South Shore grocery store, which involved a concealed carry license holder.

Chicago police said the incident happened around 6:20 p.m. in the 2600-block of East 73rd Street.

According to CPD, a man walked into the store and pulled out a gun to start a robbery. A Good Samaritan who CPD said has valid FOID and CCL cards also pulled out a gun and shot the would-be robber.

The would-be robber fired back and struck a third person, the employee who he targeted to rob, police said.

The would-be robber was pronounced dead at the scene. The 64-year-old man who was shot by the offender was taken to University of Chicago Hospital in critical condition. The CCL holder was not injured.

“My grandchildren were upstairs and are terrified…so was I,” said neighbor and witness Stephen Galin.

Police said three guns have been recovered from the scene. An investigation is ongoing.

Neighbors wake to news of deadly shooting by off-duty border patrol agent

SAN ANTONIO – A deadly shooting by an off-duty U. S. Border Patrol agent early Friday morning has left people at one West Side apartment complex a bit rattled.

San Antonio police say the agent told officers it happened after he interrupted a car burglary at the complex, located near Ingram Road and Highway 151, around 2 a.m.

The agent told police he caught that man and three others breaking into a vehicle and confronted them. He said one man pointed a handgun at him, while someone else shot at him. The agent said he pulled his own weapon, hitting the man in his left armpit.

Police say the burglary suspects then carried the wounded man to a car and drove off. Investigators later learned he had been dropped off at a hospital, where he died.

Back at the apartment complex, Brian Malott and his wife were trying to make sense of the gunfire that woke them up. “She jumped up and went to the window. I said, ‘Babe, hit the ground. Go! Get down!’,” he said.

A few minutes later, Malott said he heard his neighbor, the border patrol agent, calling to him from outside. “He told me, he said ‘Neighbor, someone was in your truck. Come out quick.’ So I came out. He had already, he got one of them,” Malott said.

As it turned out, Malott’s pickup is the vehicle the suspects had targeted. He says they took a gun from the center console in his truck. He believes it is the same weapon the man pointed at the agent just before he was shot.

“The gun was laying here in a pool of blood,” he said, pointing to a wet spot on the ground.

Others, meanwhile, slept through the entire commotion, but woke later to the news. Matthew Rios said he was surprised by the shooting, but not by the car break-ins.

“It’s definitely been a problem here,” Rios said. He said a relative who also lives in the complex had her vehicle burglarized several times recently.

Rios said just Thursday morning, he discovered his car had been stolen.

“Walked up to the parking space and there’s glass all over the floor and then the car was gone,” he said. While the break-ins may not have been unexpected for Rios, he says the deadly outcome did come as a bit of a shock.


Phoenix police investigate Circle K shooting; store clerk claims self-defense

Phoenix police are investigating a shooting that occurred early Thursday morning at a Circle K near 35th Avenue and Greenway.

Officers responded to the area just before 2:00 a.m. after receiving calls about a shooting, Phoenix police spokesperson Sgt. Melissa Soliz said in a statement.

When police arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound.

According to the statement, preliminary information indicates that the man who was shot and the store’s clerk got in some form of fight that ended in the clerk firing a gun at the man.

Soliz said the unidentified store clerk was interviewed by Phoenix police and claimed the shooting was in self-defense.

The gunshot victim, who is unidentified, was transported to the hospital with serious injuries where Soliz says he is now recovering.

Police: Man armed with large landscaping rock fatally shot by homeowner in Fairfax Co.

OAKTON, Va. — Officers are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred outside a Fairfax County home Wednesday evening.

Around 6 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting at a home in the 11400 block of Waples Mill Road in Oakton, Virginia.

A man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a news release.

Police claim that the homeowner then went back inside his house and got a firearm. At some point, the man reportedly got inside the home with an object that appeared to be a large landscaping rock. The homeowner then fired his gun and shot the man. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives are still working to identify the man shot. Preliminary evidence suggests the homeowner and man did not know each other.

Police say the homeowner was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following the shooting.

The homeowner’s two children, wife and another adult were inside the home during this incident. Police said no one else was hurt.

Detectives are investigating this case as a self-defense fatal shooting.

“Hopefully, when we can positively identify this individual we can maybe start putting some puzzle pieces together,” said Second Lieutenant James Curry with the Fairfax County Police. “Again, preliminarily, we don’t have any reason to believe there was any connection between the homeowner and this man,” Curry said.

Police say they did receive a call for a strange man in the neighborhood earlier in the day Wednesday, but when officers arrived they did not see him. They are still trying to determine if it was the same man who was shot.

Police explained that they are interviewing neighbors and hope to review security video from the neighborhood that may show what happened.

Stay with WUSA9 for further updates.

Suspected intruder shot, killed while trying to crawl through home window,

A 29-year-old man was killed when police say he was shot while trying to break into a west Birmingham [Alabama] home.

The burglary call went out at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday at a house on Avenue O.

The homeowner told police the intruder was trying to crawl through the window of her house. She grabbed her gun and fired a couple of shots, striking the burglary suspect once in the chest.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether the homeowner knew the man.

Authorities said the wounded man then ran a block to the Chevron on Bessemer Road where he collapsed at the front door of the store. A store worker called Birmingham 911 at 12:46 p.m.

West Precinct officers arrived at the store and provided aid to the man until paramedics arrived. He was then transported to UAB Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:11 a.m.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office said the man’s name is being withheld pending notification of his family. The investigation is ongoing.

The man is Birmingham’s 126th homicide this year. Of those, seven have been ruled justifiable and therefore aren’t deemed criminal.

In all of Jefferson County, there have been 170 homicides, including the 126 in Birmingham.

Prosecutors cite self defense, won’t charge man in fatal shooting this week in St. Paul

Prosecutors said Friday that the man arrested in connection with a homicide early this week made a strong claim of self-defense and will not be charged.

Deandre L. Buckner, 28, of St. Paul, died shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday off Payne Avenue on the western edge of the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood, police said.

A 20-year-old man was quickly arrested near the shooting scene on suspicion of murder.

However, Ramsey County Attorney’s Office said in a statement late Friday afternoon that “we declined to file charges in this incident due to facts uncovered in the police investigation that strongly support a self-defense and defense-of-others claim by the person who fired the fatal shot.”

The office did not elaborate on the specifics of the claim by the man, whom police identified as the shooter. The Star Tribune is not naming the man, because he’s no longer subject to being charged.

A resident in the 600 block of Preble Street called 911 and said “people with guns were outside,” and shots were fired within 30 seconds, a statement from police said.

An officer nearby heard the gunfire and went to the scene, according to police. The officer found Buckner and called for additional police, the statement continued. Fire Department medics arrived and declared the man dead at the scene.

Partially blind man shoots home intruder in buttocks

FRANKLIN, Ohio (WKRC) – A burglary attempt sent a man first to the hospital and then to jail in Franklin early Wednesday morning.

Police say they were called to a home on Park Avenue at about 3:30 a.m. after a homeowner said he shot at a burglar.

“I got a shot off him. He was coming right towards me,” the victim told 911 dispatchers.

The victim’s nephew tells Local 12 that his uncle is partially blind and had just gotten home from the hospital Tuesday evening.

Police, with the assistance of a K-9, followed a trail of blood down an alleyway and found Jeffery Carl, 36, hiding in a shed around the corner. That shed is owned by Joe Lewis, who happens to be a friend of Carl’s.

“My reaction was, ‘Damn, somebody shot that boy in the a**,’” said Lewis.

Carl is no stranger to the victim either and told police the victim was an “uncle, pretty much.” He said he broke into the victim’s house when he did because he thought the victim would still be in the hospital.

“He ain’t a dangerous person. He just got issues like all of us do,” said Lewis. Those issues include a history of drug and weapons charges. The victim’s family says that before he was shot, Carl stole guns and music equipment from the victim.

“I’d have never suspected that because he’s never touched nothing here, ever. And we got $1,000 sticks in there. Huge,” said Lewis.

Carl was taken to Atrium Medical Center and then to jail. Carl will be charged with burglary, according to police. Jail records show he also had a warrant for domestic violence.

“I’m hoping he get it right. Hoping he get his life right,” said Lewis.

Carl is locked up on a $50,000 bond.

Armed Defender Faces Four Attackers Outside of a Bar

The District Attorney sure sounds like he doesn’t like what the law required him to do and restricted him from doing. I think if he could have finagled a way, he would have charged the real victim. Poor District Attorney.

Let this DA’s words be an illumination of the fact that a lot of prosecutors do not like the idea that people have the right to defend themselves.

Alexandria resident shoots, kills attempted intruder

ALEXANDRIA, La. (WNTZ) – An Alexandria man was shot and killed when he attempted to break into a residence early this morning.

At 6:23 a.m., Alexandria Police Department received a report of a shooting involving a resident in the Chester Street area. Investigation revealed that Deon Dominique Hammond, 26, of Alexandria, banged on the door of a residence and demanded entry. When the resident came out of the house and asked him to leave, he chased the resident, who fired at Hammond, fatally wounding him.

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At this time, APD is considering the shooting to be justified, with no charges filed against the resident.

Police identify ‘intruder’ shot inside LaPorte County home

The LaPorte County [Indiana] Sheriff’s Office has identified the man shot to death inside a home southeast of LaPorte yesterday morning.

42-year-old Jacob Borders is described by police as a, “intruder”.

A man, woman and one juvenile who live at the home in the 20-thousand block of State Road 4 were unhurt. Investigators say it doesn’t appear the people who lived at the home and Borders knew each other.

LaPorte County investigators are still gathering information and will forward the case to the prosecutor’s office for review.

Man fatally shot after raising fake gun toward second man in Tampa,

TAMPA — A man fatally shot another man who had raised what turned out to be a fake gun toward him at a home in Tampa’s Lowry Park North neighborhood, police said.

Officers dispatched at about 11:30 p.m. to a call about shots fired on the 8500 block of North Hamner Avenue found a man in his late 30s suffering from gunshot wounds in his upper body, according to Tampa police. Officers provided first aid until Tampa Fire Rescue crews arrived and pronounced the man dead.

The shooter, a man in his mid-20s, stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

The shooter told investigators he was sitting in his car, parked in a friend’s driveway, when the other man parked his vehicle in the street, got out, put a handgun in his waistband, approached the shooter’s vehicle and knocked on the window. The shooter told police he lowered his window and the other man “yelled something unknown before raising the gun toward him,” a news release states.

The shooter told police he thought the man was going to shoot him, so he retrieved his own gun and shot the man. Investigators determined the man’s gun was fake.

Police said the shooting was not a random act but have not said whether the two men knew each other and have not released either man’s name.

The investigation continued Friday, and police were consulting with the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office to determine what, if any, criminal charges will be filed against the shooter.