Police Investigating Intruder Shot and Killed by Homeowner in California, [Maryland]

UPDATE 8/30/2021: On August 27, 2021, at approximately 11:20 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 23200 block of Woodland Acres Road in California, for the reported burglary with an individual shot.

Deputies arrived on scene and located an individual, later identified as Tavein Malik Dickens, age 23 of Lexington Park, suffering from a gunshot wound. Lifesaving measures were attempted at the scene and Dickens was transported to an area trauma center where he was later pronounced deceased.

Preliminary investigation determined Dickens forced entry to the residence through the front door after repeatedly banging on other exterior doors and windows around the residence.

As Dickens entered the residence, he was confronted by the homeowner at which time a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the homeowner discharged a firearm, striking Dickens in the upper body.

The investigation is ongoing and will be reviewed with the State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County

Man who forced his way into Newport Beach home is shot, killed by occupant

An occupant of a Newport Beach [California] home shot and killed a man on Thursday morning, Aug. 26, after the man forced his way into the residence, police said.
Officers responded to a call in the area of Redlands Drive and Indus Street in Newport Heights shortly after 4 a.m. about a man who seemed to be having a mental health crisis or was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. He “forcibly” entered the home and was shot by someone inside, authorities said in a news release.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, said Heather Rangel, a spokeswoman for the Newport Beach Police Department. She said there is no ongoing threat to the neighborhood.
The identity of the dead man and other details surrounding the case were not released as of Thursday afternoon.
The investigation is continuing.

Oklahoma police investigating after alleged burglar shot by homeowner

LAWTON, Okla. (KFOR) – Authorities in Lawton are investigating a shooting involving a homeowner and an alleged burglar.

Oklahoma City Police investigate after alleged robbery suspect shot, killed by potential victim
On Tuesday, officers with the Lawton Police Department were called to a home in the 3300 block of N.W. Cache Rd. following an attempted burglary.

A witness says that a homeowner heard someone breaking into the home through the back door.

After yelling at the burglar to leave, officials say the homeowner shot the alleged burglar after he entered the house.

The alleged burglar is currently recovering.

Authorities are investigating the break-in and the shooting.

Man shoots person in self-defense on West Side

CHICAGO – A man shot someone in self-defense Wednesday morning in Austin on the West Side, Chicago police said.

Police said the man, 39, opened fire after another man started attacking him with a knife. The attack happened around 8:50 a.m. in the 1700 block of North Lockwood Avenue.

The man who was shot, a 23-year-old, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said.

Intruder shot in the neck and killed after breaking into South Carolina home

A man is dead after breaking into a South Carolina home, according to the Spartanburg Police Department.

It happened on James H. Young Street shortly after 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

According to police, residents said the man kicked in the back door of the home brandishing a handgun, there was a confrontation and one of the residents shot him.

According to police, he was shot in the neck and died at the hospital. The coroner’s office identified the man as Damion Quintel Henderson, 29.

The residents were not injured.

The investigation is ongoing.


⇓’Felony Murder Rule’⇓


Pacific woman charged in fatal shooting of two men

SULLIVAN, Mo. – Charges were issued on a 23-year-old woman after two men were fatally shot Friday morning in the 3300 block of Lollar Branch Road in Sullivan.

Marie E. Pursley, Pacific, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree robbery, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Her bond was set at $250,000 cash-only.

Pursley and the two men who were fatally shot had planned to rob a residence for money and narcotics. She dropped them off near the location of the residence, knowing they had firearms, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

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Pursley then went inside the residence and started doing narcotics with the homeowner. The two men came into the home and pointed guns at the homeowner. Another occupant inside the home then grabbed his gun and ordered the two men to drop their guns.

A physical confrontation then took place where gunshots were fired. The shooting resulted in the death of the two men.

Pursley was found by police later that morning.

Deputies from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office were called to the area for a report of a shooting around 5:30 a.m. They found a 23-year-old man who had been shot. He was pronounced dead by EMS. This victim was from Gray Summit.

Police found a second 24-year-old shooting victim from St. Clair. He was driven to a nearby hospital and later pronounced deceased.

Armed Man Shoots, Kills Robbery Suspect In Bricktown

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City police said an armed suspect was shot to death in an attempted robbery Monday in Bricktown.
According to police, this occurred at 150 E. Reno Ave near the U-Haul Moving & Storage facility.

Police said the suspect approached two people, pulled out a gun, and demanded their property. According to the report, one of the victims then pulled out his own weapon and shot the alleged robber.

Officers quickly arrived on scene and began CPR on the suspect.

The suspect died at the scene.


Gun owner shoots man who pulled gun on him during fight

HOUSTON – A man is in critical condition after he threatened a gun owner with a gun during an argument Saturday afternoon, according to the Houston Police Department.

Houston police said the shooting was reported at a place of business where the gun owner worked in the 8500 block of West Montgomery Road around 1 p.m.

Police said the 27-year-old man walked into the business and asked associates about the 59-year-old man’s whereabouts. Police said the 59-year-old man was outside on a work break when he and the 27-year-old got into an argument. Police said the 27-year-old pulled out a gun during the fight.

Then, the 59-year-old man told investigators that he pulled out a gun he owned and shot the man in self-defense, according to police. The man who was shot crashed his vehicle in an attempt to flee but then fled the scene on foot, police said. Officers later found him in the area and paramedics took him to a nearby hospital, police said.

The gun owner left the scene of the shooting, but later returned to answer officers’ questions and give a statement, police said.

No charges have been filed at this time as the investigation continues.

Occupants shoot intruder multiple times at residence in south Toledo early Friday morning

TOLEDO, Ohio — A would-be burglar is fighting for his life after being shot overnight. This happened around 1 a.m. Friday morning on the 200 block of Knower Street in south Toledo.

Toledo police tell us that the man tried to burglarize a home that was occupied. He made it through the front door and was met with force when a female resident fired at him, hitting him multiple times. That man then stumbled away and fell onto the front lawn where he was found by medics. Life-saving procedures were being done on the man as he was being put into the life squad. He was rushed to a hospital with critical injuries. We are told that he did have a pulse.

The woman who fired the gun was taken in for questioning as standard protocol. We are also told that there were several children inside of the home when the man entered. Nobody else was injured.

The man’s identity was not known by Toledo police as of late Friday morning. According to the incident report, more than one occupant of the house fired at the intruder, and a male and female were listed as occupants of the house who were involved. The intruder’s injuries were described as life-threatening.

Germantown homicide under investigation after homeowner shoots, kills alleged intruder

GERMANTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — Montgomery County Police are investigating a shooting in Germantown after a homeowner allegedly shot an intruder trying to get into his home Monday evening.

Police say they got a call from the homeowner around 7:30 pm, saying someone was trying to get into his home along Futura Ct in Germantown. The homeowner told police he shot the man trying to get in.

Officers say the alleged intruder was found dead at the scene. Police have identified the deceased as 31-year-old, Louis Alfredo Sanchez, Jr. of Germantown, also saying the two men were known to each other.

MCPD officers interviewed the homeowner and passed details onto the Montgomery County State’s Attorneys office. They’ll decide whether to file charges against the homeowner for shooting the alleged intruder.


Quote O’ The Day:
“Everybody’s gangster til they hear the bang bang”

Clerk shoots, kills person trying to rob 7-Eleven in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. — A man was shot and killed Sunday night after he tried to rob a 7-Eleven store, the Norfolk Police Department said.

Around midnight, police responded to the store at 1713 Colley Avenue after a gunshot victim was reported. Officers found Javier Garcia, 28, suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. Investigators think a clerk shot Garcia while he was trying to rob the store.

Police haven’t shared the clerk’s name.

Garcia was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The police department said detectives are continuing to investigate the incident.

Richmond robbery victim pulls out gun, shoots assailants

RICHMOND, Va. — A man robbed in Richmond pulled out a gun and shot his assailants, Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett.

One of the men died as a result of the shooting, the other was taken to the hospital.

The incident happened Friday afternoon along the 1100 block of Commerce Road in South Richmond.

The wounded men drove away after the shooting.

They were later found less than a mile away near East 18th Street and Fairfax Avenue.

Well, we do have past evidence that box cutters are more than adequate.


Employee stabs knife-wielding man in act of self-defense inside Philadelphia Wawa

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Police say a Wawa employee was acting in self-defense when he stabbed a knife-wielding man.

It happened around 10 p.m. Thursday inside the store located on the 7200 block of Germantown Avenue in the city’s Mount Airy section.

Police say a 41-year-old man walked into the Wawa and became upset he wasn’t being waited on quickly enough. He started yelling at an employee who was unpacking boxes and stacking shelves.

Police say the customer pulled out a knife. They say the employee used a box cutter to defend himself and stabbed the man in the chest.

The 41-year-old man was taken to Einstein Medical Center in critical condition.

Police say the employee will not be charged since he was defending himself.

Intruder killed by Webster Groves homeowner

WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A Webster Groves homeowner killed an alleged intruder overnight.

According to police, a homeowner in the 1400 block of Grant confronted a man who entered a rear door of his home just before 3 a.m. The homeowner was armed with a shotgun and reportedly shot the intruder when he did not comply with verbal commands to exit the residence.

“I would have done the same,” neighbor Greg O’Brien said. He woke up to the incident. “That’s the first thing I did when I heard my dogs go crazy, I grabbed my handgun.”

The suspected intruder was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead. Authorities have not identified him.

The incident is under investigation. Police said they do not believe there is an additional threat to public safety.

O’Brien said this type of crime isn’t common in this neighborhood. “Never, never that I’ve heard of.”

Intruder shot after breaking into home in South Austin

A man was shot and seriously wounded after he broke into a home in South Austin Tuesday.

A resident of the home in the 5800 block of West Iowa Street saw the man enter and shot him in his hand, flank and elbow just before 6:30 p.m., Chicago Police said.

He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition, police said.

Police said the resident had a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification card.


Woman opens fire and kills man, injures two others after smashing into parked car

SAN ANTONIO (WOAI) — Police are investigating a shooting that left two people dead and two others in the hospital. It happened outside a home on the 400 block of Hazel Street on the West Side.

It all started just before 10 p.m. Wednesday night when a driver was traveling at high speed and crashed into a parked car – and then for some reason she got out of the car and started firing.

The owner of the vehicle that was hit, a man in his 50’s, and two others came out to see what happened. That’s when the female driver got out of the car and opened fire, hitting all three people.

A neighbor came out to help, and ended up shooting the driver of the car, a woman in her late 20’s or early 30’s. She died at the scene.

“It was a significant crash, like I said, enough for people to come to the aid and check on the driver’s well-being,” explained Officer Corey Schuler.

The man whose car was hit died at the hospital. The two others, a teenage boy and a female in her 50’s, are still in the hospital with critical injuries.

Police are still trying to figure out what caused the driver to open fire. The investigation is ongoing.

One shot, killed during armed robbery at Reno business

One person was shot and killed in the middle on an armed robbery at a Reno business Wednesday afternoon.

Officers with the Reno Police Department responded to a business on the 600 block of East Moana Lane on the report of a shooting at around 3:30 p.m. on August 11. Police said the person was rushed to a local hospital where they later died from a gunshot wound.

Police said all involved in the shooting have been accounted for and are cooperating with the investigation. Officers determined the person was shot while committing an armed robbery inside the business.

Officers determined that no one will be arrested at this time because the shooting was an act of self defense.

Des Moines police say resident shot intruder in self-defense

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Police in Des Moines say a resident shot an armed intruder who broke into an apartment overnight.

Police say the incident happened around 12:30 a.m. Friday when a man armed with a handgun broke into an apartment along Lincoln Avenue. Police say the intruder assaulted and threatened residents inside the apartment before he was shot by one of the residents.

Investigators say the intruder fled the scene and later showed up with a bullet wound at an emergency room. He is expected to recover.

Police did not release the names of the victims or the accused intruder and have not announced any arrests in the case.

Triangle [Virginia} man shot and killed by Dale City homeowner in self defense tied to string of armed robberies

A 20-year-old Triangle man who was fatally shot last month by a Dale City woman in what police determined was a justified act of self-defense has been connected to five recent armed robberies at area 7-Eleven stores, police said Monday.

The man, identified as Azhar Laurent Smart, 20, of Triangle, was found by police suffering a gunshot wound at 12:25 a.m. on Thursday, July 22, outside a home in the 4100 block of Hoffman Drive, a residential area off Prince William Parkway near the Sheetz gas station, according to a news release issued at the time.

Smart was shot by a resident of the home who told police he approached her while she was outside walking her dog. Police later determined that Smart was wearing a face mask and was armed with a handgun when he was shot, according to the police news release.

Smart was transported to a nearby hospital, where he died from his wounds, the release said. The Dale City resident who shot Smart was not identified and was not injured, according to police.

On Monday, Aug. 2, police said a subsequent police investigation into the handgun Smart was carrying determined it matched a firearm that was discharged during a July 16 armed robbery at the 7-Eleven on Dale Boulevard in Woodbridge.

During that robbery, the lone suspect fired a round after taking money from the store. No injuries were reported. The shell casing collected at the scene was compared to the weapon recovered at the July 22 homicide and was determined to be a match, 1st Sgt. Jonathan Perok, Prince William County police spokesman, said in an Aug. 2 news release.

Detectives have been investigating the July 16 robbery in connection to four other robberies that occurred at 7-Eleven stores in Woodbridge and Dumfries since late June involving a suspect with the same description, clothing and behaviors observed in all five incidents, Perok said in the Aug. 2 release.

The other robberies occurred at 7-Eleven stores on Fraley Boulevard in Dumfries on July 5, where a shot was also fired, and locations on Cloverdale Road on July 3, Darbydale Avenue on June 29, and Minnieville Road on June 28, Perok said.

“Detectives became increasingly concerned over the robberies escalating after the suspect was found to have discharged a handgun during the two more recent incidents. Forensic examination of the shell casing recovered on July 5 is ongoing,” Perok said.

At the time of the July 22 homicide, the deceased was wearing clothing that was also observed in the reported robberies, Perok said.

“Following the investigations into this robbery series, all known evidence indicates the deceased was responsible for all five incidents,” Perok said.

Detectives are still looking into why Smart was at that particular house on Hoffman Drive on July 22, Perok said.

Federal law-enforcement officials from Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives contributed to the investigation, Perok said.


Man Behaving Erratically Shot, Killed After Entering Pleasant Hill Home

PLEASANT HILL [California] — A man who was behaving erratically was shot and killed Tuesday evening after entering a home, according to Pleasant Hill police.

It happened at about 5:45 p.m. on Shadow Mountain Court near Camelback Road. Several 911 callers reported a suspect was vandalizing parked cars and trying to get inside homes, according to police.

Responding officers, along with the 911 dispatcher heard several gunshots and discovered a male intruder in the living room of a home suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek where he succumbed to his injuries.

Authorities have not released the suspect’s name or identified the shooter.

Police said the residents of the home, along with witnesses were cooperating with the investigation. There are no other suspects at this time.

More information may be released later.

Des Moines apartment intruder shot by victim in self-defense

Authorities in Des Moines are investigating after a home intruder was shot by one of their victims in self-defense.

Des Moines police received reports of a man arriving at a metro hospital with a gunshot wound.

According to Des Moines police Sgt. Paul Parizek, the man had forced entry into an apartment in the 2500 block of Lincoln Avenue just after 12:30 a.m. Friday armed with a handgun.

Parizek said the man assaulted and threatened residents inside the apartment before being shot by one of the residents.

Police said the intruder’s injuries were not life-threatening.

Des Moines police detectives continue to investigate the case.

Man Behaving Erratically Shot, Killed After Entering Pleasant Hill Home

PLEASANT HILL (CBS SF) — A man who was behaving erratically was shot and killed Tuesday evening after entering a home, according to Pleasant Hill police.

It happened at about 5:45 p.m. on Shadow Mountain Court near Camelback Road. Several 911 callers reported a suspect was vandalizing parked cars and trying to get inside homes, according to police.

Responding officers, along with the 911 dispatcher heard several gunshots and discovered a male intruder in the living room of a home suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek where he succumbed to his injuries. Authorities have not released the suspect’s name or identified the shooter.

Police said the residents of the home, along with witnesses were cooperating with the investigation. There are no other suspects at this time.

The first shooting was justified. When the driver came back to finish the robber off, he was stupid, and it’s going to cost him. Even if he manages to find that one sympathetic juror for the first and maybe third mistrial, he’s going to pay through the nose for it.
Oh, and another lesson for all concerned.
This reinforces that anywhere you are, consider that you are on camera.



Maybe not the best use of force. Lucky she wasn’t charged


Yakima homeowner shoots at trespassing burglar on the run

POMONA, Wash. — A Yakima County homeowner fired at a burglar’s getaway vehicle after she caught him hiding out in her garage.

According to a press release issued by the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, the homeowner on the 1900-block of E Pomona Rd called 9-1-1 at 3:16 p.m. on July 30 while she held the burglar at gunpoint. The suspect then fled the garage and hopped into a commercial “Snap-On Tools” truck, which had been reported stolen from the City of Yakima roughly a half-hour earlier.

While the male suspect drove off, the homeowner attempted to shoot the tires out of the large commercial truck before he could escape. She missed, but sheriff’s deputies spotted the truck off the 300-block of Romona Heights Rd. Law enforcement converged on the vehicle, but the suspect had already fled.

While checking the area, another deputy saw a suspicious individual sitting in a “side-by-side ATV.” He made contact with the individual, who they identified as the suspect in the burglary and auto theft. He was taken into custody without further incident.

Authorities later determined that the suspect stole the ATV from a nearby residence while fleeing.

Deputies booked a 39-year-old Port Orchard transient into the Yakima County Jail for multiple felony charges including burglary to the second degree and two counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle.


But this seems to me like we’re not getting the whole story


Morristown homeowner accused of fatally shooting intoxicated man

NOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Officials with the Morristown Police Department said a man was arrested after he allegedly shot an unknown intoxicated man that allegedly entered his property.

On Wednesday, July 28, Morristown officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Clover Dale Lane in response to an intoxicated intruder, according to police.

Officials said the incident turned into a fight between the homeowner and the individual. An incident report stated the altercation led to shots being fired before officers arrived.

When officers arrived on the scene they made contact with Thaddeus Wallace, 53, who identified himself as the homeowner.

Police said they discovered 44-year-old Brian Stone unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. A 9mm Kel-Tec P-11 pistol was recovered from the scene, according to reports.

Wallace was arrested and faces charges of voluntary manslaughter.

The investigation remains active.