Attempted home robbery leads to shooting in Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Police are investigating after a man was shot Friday in Miami Beach.

The shooting occurred near the area of Second Street and Meridian Avenue. Police believe the shooting victim, a man in his 60s, was attempting a burglary at 208 Meridian Ave.

The person inside the home shot the would-be intruder.

The shooting happened about 5 p.m. The resident is with Miami Beach police being interviewed while crime scene technicians investigate the scene.

Florida state Rep. Michael Grieco lives nearby and told Local 10 News that people in the area said they heard only one shot.

“Everyone that I’ve spoken to, they heard one shot,” Grieco said. “It must have been a pretty good shot.”

The investigation continues.


No charges filed against Polk man in fatal shooting during child custody exchange

Just to make an observation for people to keep in mind if they ever come to the point they use a gun to defend themselves. That deadhead was shot FIVE – (5) times dead center in the chest and he still had the power in him to run several yards before he collapsed. Yes, he was dead, but he didn’t know it yet. The point being that it’s not over just because you’ve successfully pulled your gun and perforated a bad guy. Quite often a motivated thug will have more than enough strength left to take you along with him if he’s of a mind to, so keep you wits about you and your eyes open.
A word to the wise should be sufficient.


LAKELAND — No charges are expected to be filed against a man who fatally shot the father of his girlfriend’s son Thursday during a child custody exchange, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.

The dead man, 39-year-old Brian Ingram of Gainesville, had driven to pick up his son at the boyfriend’s home on Ewell Road, Judd said at a news conference Friday.

Ingram’s mother, Patricia Ingram, joined him for the exchange because Ingram is prohibited under a court injunction from approaching within 500 feet of the child’s mother, Judd said.

The boyfriend, who was not identified, told Patricia Ingram the child’s mother was at the grocery store and would be home soon. He said he did not feel comfortable handing over the boy, 2, until the mother returned.

Patricia Ingram relayed the information to her son and he called 911 to report that he was being denied access to his son, Judd said. Ingram was told to wait until deputies arrived.

Instead, as surveillance video from the home shows, Ingram ran up to the house, banged on the door, rang the doorbell repeatedly and covered the peephole. The boyfriend opened the door slightly, enabling Ingram to wedge his foot in and push, at one point slamming it into the boyfriend’s head.

“He’s screaming at him to leave,” Judd said. “’If you come in here, I’ll shoot you.’”

Ingram didn’t “follow directions very well, or rules very well,” Judd said.

At that point, the boyfriend opened fire, shooting Ingram five times with a handgun. Ingram turned and ran but collapsed in the yard.

The boyfriend had a right to protect himself in his home and is not expected to face charges, Judd said.

“That there was a forcible burglary and battery,” Judd said, “when the guy banged the door off of his head, broke the door and was trying to get into his house.”

Robbery suspect shot dead with own gun by homeowner

Oh, the ignominy.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A robbery suspect was shot dead by a homeowner in a neighborhood in southwest Houston, police say.

It happened shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday at 5822 Ludington Dr., near Hillcroft and W. Bellfort Avenue.

Police say the homeowner was in his garage when the suspect approached him and said it was a robbery. That’s when police say the homeowner managed to get the suspect’s gun and shot him.

The suspect died at a nearby hospital, according to police.

The suspect’s identity has not yet been released. Officials say the case will go before a grand jury.


Intruder shot, killed in Berrien Co.; 2nd suspect sought

The second suspect hasn’t been found because he probably hit light speed running away and left the local space/time continuum

BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — An intruder was shot and killed during a home invasion in Berrien County late Wednesday night.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. at the Briarwood Apartments located in the 1900 block of Union Avenue in Benton Township, near Benton Harbor.

The Benton Township Police Department said when officers arrived on scene, residents of apartment said two masked gunmen forced their way into the apartment and ordered the people in the living room to “get down.”

A person inside a bedroom heard the commotion, got a rifle and left the room. The resident saw one of the suspects who was armed with handgun, at which time gunfire was exchanged, according to the BTPD.

The suspects ran from the apartment building. One of the suspects was found laying on the pavement outside of the apartment building with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the police department said.

His was identified later Thursday as Dante Long Jr., 23, of Benton Harbor.

The second suspect was not found. Authorities do not have any further information about the second suspect.

Meridian homeowner shoots burglary suspect

A Meridian Mississippi homeowner shot a man suspected of burglary Tuesday night, according to police.

MPD Capt. John Griffith said the shooting happened off Grand Avenue around 11:15 p.m.

According to Griffith, the homeowner said he heard someone in his poolhouse, fired a gun through the door and struck a man in the stomach.

Kolbie Wayne Sheffield, 22, of Grenada, is in police custody at a hospital and is expected to be charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, Griffith said.


Store manager, two robbers exchange gunfire

Texas Avenue, Texas City, Texas. realllly.
Surprisingly there is no Texas County in Texas.

TEXAS CITY Texas

A store manager and a pair of would-be robbers exchanged gunfire Saturday at a store on Texas Avenue, police said.

No was injured in the gunfight and police Sunday still were searching for the two men involved in the aggravated robbery.

The robbery happened about 9:12 p.m. at Texas Avenue Food Store, 1130 Texas Ave., department spokesman Cpl. Allen Bjerke said.

Two men, at least one in his early 20s, tried to rob the store, Bjerke said. Bjerke did not have immediate information on the age of the second man.

The store manager fired a weapon at one of the men and the two men fired four shots, Bjerke said.

Both men were last seen running west on Texas Avenue, Bjerke said.

Feast or Famine around here.

Beauty store clerk shoots, kills masked suspect during attempted armed robbery

AKRON, Ohio — A pair of masked men tried to rob a beauty shop but were met with gunfire, according to WJW.

Friday evening, officers responded to Royal Beauty Supply Store on the 900 block of South Arlington Street in Akron, Ohio.

Police say two masked men, armed with guns, came into the store to rob it.

Two employees were working at the time, and a 26-year-old clerk drew his gun and fired. The shot killed one of the suspects, according to WJW.

Officers say the second attempted robber ran from the scene.


Two intruders shot by homeowner in Graves County

MAYFIELD, Ky. (WDKY) – Two people were shot during a reported home invasion in Graves County.

The Graves County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to Tom Drive around 12:05 a.m. on Tuesday.

Deputies responded and found one person who had been shot multiple times. Minutes later, another shooting victim was found in the city limits. Deputies say the victim was shot during the same incident on Tom Drive.

One shooting victim was taken to a hospital in Paducah. The other victim was flown to a hospital in Nashville.

A third suspect remains on the run. However, deputies think that suspect is no longer in the area.


Shots exchanged between homeowner, burglary suspects in Lauderdale County

Lauderdale County deputies are searching for three men suspected of two car burglaries Saturday night.

A homeowner on Hillview Drive called 911 around 10 p.m. to report the men, whom he believed were trying to steal his car, according to Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun.

The homeowner later determined the men stole three guns from the car before leaving his property, Calhoun said.

After a sheriff’s deputy responded, he heard several gunshots up the road and headed to a nearby home.

There, a different homeowner who said he saw two men in his car and another man nearby, came out with his shotgun and exchanged gunfire with one of the suspects, according to Calhoun.

Calhoun said the homeowner believed he had struck one of the men and deputies later learned from a local hospital that someone arrived with a gunshot wound.

The investigation is ongoing and no one has been charged.


ARMED INTRUDER SHOT & KILLED IN BRUNSWICK

One man is reported injured and the alleged armed intruder is dead. According to the KJ, an armed suspect forced his way into an apartment at Tedford Housing’s family shelter, Federal Street, Brunswick around 11:45 pm last night.

During the break in, the intruder and another man, who also wasn’t supposed to be there, struggled for the weapon resulting in the suspect being shot by the other man. Maine State Police report that the suspect then fled the scene and died outside.

Long Beach police release surveillance video of September police shooting at 7-Eleven

Long Beach police have released video depicting a police shooting that killed an 18-year-old armed robbery suspect inside a convenience store in September.

Three surveillance cameras captured the incident, which shows a suspect, later identified as Jordan Michael Griffin of Long Beach, wearing a mask and all dark clothing. He rushes inside a 7-Eleven store about 11:30 p.m., Sept. 19, and points a firearm at the clerk while wedging himself between two customers at the counter.

Detectives follow shortly after and after a brief exchange, shoot the suspect, causing him to drop his weapon and fall to the floor.

The other two customers scurry toward the back of the store while the clerk ducks behind the counter.

The firearm was determined to be a BB-gun…….

Detectives had been tracking a dark Nissan Maxima believed to have been involved in other recent robberies when it pulled up behind the 7-Eleven in the 5100 block of Pacific Coast Highway. Griffin got out of the passenger seat and went inside the store, followed by detectives.


Man who had his Porsche stolen holds suspect at gunpoint

ST. LOUIS – Andre Tunstall is part owner of Luxe Menswear on Washington Avenue in St. Louis’s Downtown West neighborhood.

Tunstall said he’s worked hard for his money. When he realized someone stole his Porsche on Wednesday, he was desperate to find it. He posted a message on Facebook and within a few hours, a tipster sent a message indicating the vehicle was in an alley in the Baden neighborhood.

Tunstall called St. Louis police, filed a report, and then the officers left the scene. He waited with his car because it had a flat tire and needed a tow. He believes that’s when a man who was the thief returned. Tunstall said the man went to a dumpster as if he knew something was there. He said the man pulled the car’s key fob out of the dumpster and then tried to take the car.

Tunstall said he pulled out his own gun and ordered the man to the ground until the police returned.

“He had his life spared and that’s not anything to brag about,” Tunstall told KTVI. “It’s just for him to move forward and be a good father to his kids.”

Police charged Samuel Jamar Harris with first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle. Tunstall hopes the man held at gunpoint learns a lesson and turns his life around.

“Hopefully, this will be a new beginning for you and your family,” Tunstall said.

He also hopes anyone involved in a life of crime will learn something.

“I think they really need to understand that people out here work hard,” Tunstall said.

Court documents indicate Harris has a prior conviction for first-degree tampering.

Burlington homeowner confronts axe-wielding man with shotgun

BURLINGTON, N.C. — No one was injured Sunday morning when a man showed up at another man’s doorstep with an axe, according to Burlington police.

Around 9 a.m., officers with the Burlington Police Department responded to a home in the 700 block of Edinburgh Court.

According to investigators, the suspect used an axe he found in the yard to try to break in the back door of the home, which was occupied. The homeowner confronted the suspect with a shotgun and pointed it at him, according to police.

The suspect, identified as William Lawrence Cowan, 29, of W. Front Street, fled the scene on foot.

Cowan was arrested and charged with breaking or entering a building with the intent to commit felony/larceny. He was being held at the Alamance County Detention Center under a $5,000 bond.


Suspected burglar shot after breaking into Gulfport house

GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) – Gulfport Police are investigating a shooting after a man was shot at a home on West Virginia Avenue Saturday morning.

Authorities say the man who was shot reportedly broke into the home. After being spotted by the tenant who lives there, police said a struggle ensued and a gun was fired.

The suspect who broke into the home was shot but was able to run away from the house, said authorities. He made it about two blocks before falling. He was taken by AMR to Memorial Hospital. His current condition is unknown.

Police say the suspect may be linked to other break-ins around north Gulfport. They also believe this is the second time he forced his way into this particular home.

Man in hospital after attempted armed robbery at Doraville GA restaurant

A man is in intensive care after an attempted armed robbery at a Doraville restaurant, authorities said.

The man, who police are not identifying, pointed a pistol at the owner of the restaurant in the 5000 block of Buford Highway just before midnight Thursday, Doraville police spokesman Gene Callaway said. The name of the restaurant was not released.The suspect, who demanded cash, was shot in the chest by a restaurant employee, according to Callaway. The injured man fled the scene and was later found in a wood line off Shallowford Road.

Homeowner shoots and injures attacker in her Port Charlotte home

Florida – Deputies say an accused burglar was arrested Thursday night after she was shot by a homeowner.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, 40-year-old Jessica Gutzler forced her way into a residence on Strasburg Drive around 7pm. The victim, who says she knows Gutzler, says she was physically attacked by her. During the attack, the homeowner fired a shot from a handgun, striking Gutzler in the lower back.

Gutzler fled the home and later called 911 for medical assistance. Gutzler was found two blocks away and taken to a medical facility.

She will be charged with Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling – Unarmed, Making an Assault or Battery upon her release from medical care.


Would-be thief flees when Cope woman fires shots

South Carolina – A Cope woman almost lost her van’s catalytic converter to a would-be thief, but he ran away after she fired shots, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

The woman called deputies at 12:33 p.m. Thursday after she heard someone knock on the door of her Ember Drive home. She then checked on her surveillance cameras and saw a male with a blue sedan.  She said the man stood in her yard as if he was checking to see if anyone was at home.

A moment later, the man appeared to be underneath her 1996 white Ford Econoline van. The woman “felt as if she needed to take action,” the incident report states.

She walked out of her front door and shot her Hi-Point 9mm handgun toward the man’s direction. The man fled.

When a deputy arrived, he discovered a yellow saw blade wedged in the exhaust of the van “as if the subject was trying to remove the catalytic converters,” the incident report states.

The woman showed the deputy where she discharged her firearm and the two bullet holes on her screen porch.


North couple thwarts burglary; husband shoots at would-be thief’s vehicle

South Carolina – A couple arrived at their daughter’s Waters Ferry Road residence just before noon on Wednesday only to find a suspicious vehicle in the yard of her North home.

The couple drove to the front yard and honked their horn. Moments later, a man opened the front door, looked at them and slammed the door closed, an incident report states. Not long after that, a man came running from behind the house and got into the mysterious green vehicle in the front yard.

As the man entered the green vehicle, the husband stood in front of it. The man attempted to flee the scene, but the husband pulled his .380-caliber handgun and told the man not to leave. The wife called 911 and the husband told the man he had to wait for deputies to arrive.

The man told the husband he was trying to find Gaston and begged him not to call law enforcement, the report states.

As the man drove forward, the husband stepped to the driver’s side of the green vehicle. He continued to tell the man not to leave, but the man put the vehicle in reverse and backed up quickly. The husband then fired a shot at the man’s tire to try and stop him.

As the man continued to drive, the husband fired more shots at the vehicle. The man got away.

A deputy and a North police officer made sure no one was inside of the home and found an open window in the rear of the house. A deputy was able to locate evidence at the scene. It was secured. A neighbor showed the deputy video surveillance from her home security system.

The burglary task force is investigating the incident.

One dead after shooting Wednesday morning

VICTORIA, Texas – On November 13th ,2019, 12:35 a.m. Victoria Police Department officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of Monterrey Dr. in response to a shooting, according to a statement from Victoria Police.

Preliminary investigation revealed that prior to police arrival, an altercation occurred, and as a result gunfire was exchanged.

The resident, 31 year old Andrew Guzman shot 42 year old Kyle Kirby of Victoria, in what appears to be self-defense. Kirby succumbed to his wounds at the scene.

After conferring with the Victoria County District Attorney’s Office, no arrests have been made at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation.

KCK homeowner shoots, injures intruder

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Kansas, homeowner shot an intruder overnight Wednesday in the 1900 block of Key Lane.

The victim told police he was startled by a noise in his home.

The homeowner found the suspect and shot him.

The suspect was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.

Police have classified the incident as aggravated burglary and aggravated battery.

Woman shot while attempting to break into apartments

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A woman was shot while attempting to break into a Raleigh apartment she claimed was hers. Police were called to The Coves at Yale apartments in the 5000 block of Yale Road Sunday. Erika Glass is charged with aggravated burglary.

One neighbor said she was asleep when she heard someone trying to break into several homes. “I heard a boom coming from across the hall, and my husband, my daughter and I jumped,” she told FOX13. “And I heard after that a woman say ‘She shot me.’”

The resident told FOX13 that Glass started banging on her patio door around 4 a.m. Sunday. That’s when she heard noises that sounded like gunshots and glass breaking. “I haven’t really slept since then,” she said.

She told FOX13 she heard someone trying to get in through her 15-year-old son’s bedroom window. “My neighbors said he or she was going around twisting the nobs and ringing the doorbells,” she said.

The victim told police she asked Glass to get away from her door. She said Glass wouldn’t leave. That’s when the suspect allegedly broke the glass on the patio door.

According to police, the victim shot the suspect when she came into the home.

Another neighbor told FOX13, “I heard at least 2 or three that’s when I was like da**, somebody shooting outside for real.”

Police found the 32-year-old Glass on Yale Road when they arrived. Officers said she was covered in blood and holding mail, trash and a water hydrant cover in her hands.

Glass, whose last address is listed as Ripley, told police the apartment belonged to her and that the victim needed to get out. “My momma, she stay here. I got a little girl that stay here with me. So my momma she elderly. If she would have came, my momma would have let rounds off too,” a neighbor told FOX13.

He said he did not open his door when someone tried to break in his home that same morning.

The victim who allegedly shot the suspect was not home when FOX13 attempted to speak with her.

Jewelry store owner shoots suspects after robbery attempt

TASCOCITA, Texas (KTRK) — Delton Hayes looked out on the showroom of his jewelry store that was transformed in a matter of seconds by a 4 person robbery crew.

In the end, the store owner got the last laugh, despite the damage.

Mid-afternoon, a man tugged at the front door of the store, which is controlled by a security buzzer.

“I’m the one who buzzed him in,” said employee Deana Henson. “When he opened the door, and stuck his foot there, and was on the phone, I knew something was wrong.”

Moments later, four robbers masked with bandanas rushed the store and hammered away at the glass showcase.

What they didn’t know was that Hayes was watching from the office, behind a one-way mirror.

“They were smashing the cases, but they stopped as soon as I started shooting,” he said.

Surveillance video shows them entering, reaching into the jewelry case, and then running for their lives out the door.


Deputies investigating robbery, shooting in Stark County

Training, people; TRAINING. Remember:
#1 Is gun, is not safe
#2 When gun is loaded, front of muzzle is not your friend.

PARIS TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WJW) – The Stark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery that involved a shooting.

According to Sheriff George T. Maier, deputies were called to the 14000 block of Lincoln Street SE in Paris Township on Friday around 2:21 p.m.

A 22-year-old Paris Township man was being robbed by two men.

Authorities say the victim did shoot one of the suspects before they fled the scene. The suspect who was shot was taken to Mercy Medical Center where he is being treated for his injuries.

The second suspect, Caleb Alan Pugh, 22, of New Philadelphia, was arrested and taken to Stark County Jail. He faces charges of robbery and felonious assault.

Officials say the robbery victim also suffered what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was transported to Aultman Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Homeowner shoots, kills alleged intruder in Wheat Ridge

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — An alleged home intruder was shot and killed in Wheat Ridge late Wednesday night.

According to the Wheat Ridge Police Department, the shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. near West 45th Avenue and Parfet Street.

Police say a man entered a home and startled the homeowner. The man refused to leave and was shot by the homeowner.

WRPD did not mention the shooting until it was contacted by FOX31 Thursday evening following a news tip.

The name of the victim and homeowner were not released.

No one involved in the incident is planning to press charges, according to police.

Homeowner shot at intruders who targeted Glen Burnie property

GLEN BURNIE, Md. – Investigators say a Glen Burnie man fired a shotgun at two intruders when he saw them struggling with his wife during a targeted home invasion Thursday morning.

One of the suspects was injured, the other fled the scene, Anne Arundel County police say.

According to police, the man was checking on his chicken coop when he heard a noise from within his house.

When he returned, he saw two men struggling with his wife, and he fired a shotgun at them.


Homeowner shoots suspect during attempted home invasion in Stafford

Stafford, N.Y. (WHAM) – A homeowner said he shot an intruder who was trying to rob him in his home in Stafford.

Our news partners at The Batavian said this happened on Clinton Street Road on Tuesday evening around 9:05 p.m.

According to Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies, Charles Cooper, 36, forced his way into the home with what appeared to be a pistol. He allegedly threatened the two people who lived in the home and demanded money from them. The homeowner said he gave him the cash from his wallet………

“I just shot from my hip. I didn’t aim it or anything,” said the homeowner, who did not want to be identified. “All I wanted to do was make sure he was disabled, because he threatened to kill us.”


 

Cashier shoots at 2 suspects who tried to rob Village Pantry in Carmel

Carmel borders on the north of Indianapolis. Some relatives used to live there.

CARMEL, Ind. — Carmel police are looking for two people who attempted to rob a Village Pantry early Wednesday morning.

The Carmel Police Department said officers responded to a reported armed robbery at the Village Pantry at 9601 North College Avenue around 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Witnesses told police that two suspects entered the business and tried to rob it by holding the cashier at gunpoint. At some point, the cashier shot at the suspects and they ran away with an undetermined amount of cash and merchandise.


Armed Woman Defends Herself After Gunfire Erupts In Dover

The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 100 Block of Old Forge Drive on Sunday morning, according to M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer.

Hoffman said at approximately 1:08, a 21-year-old female observed several black male subjects walking around her vehicle in front of her residence. They walked away from her vehicle and were standing near a black hatchback vehicle parked on Old Forge Drive.

The female drove in her vehicle toward the subjects when one male pulled a handgun and fired several rounds, striking her vehicle in the rear passenger side door. The female stated that she open carries a handgun and returned fire before fleeing in her vehicle.

No injuries were reported and no shots appeared to strike anything else in the area. One of the male subjects was described as being a black male wearing a blue jacket. The group of subjects fled in the black hatchback vehicle.


Two shot during ‘botched’ robbery in Dothan

Looks like the victim gave back better than he got.

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Two men are recovering after shooting each other in a robbery gone wrong, according to Dothan police.

Officers responded to “a robbery/shooting call” on Greentree Ave Monday where they found that the suspect tried to pull a gun on his target only for the victim to fight back.

The would-be robber shot the victim in the leg, but he didn’t escape unscathed as the victim pulled out his own gun and shot the suspect twice, once in the shoulder and once in the leg.

Both men were treated for their wounds, which have been determined to be nonlife-threatening. While the suspect has not been identified, arrests are expected in this case.

Would-be armed robber shot, killed in West Philly by intended victim

A would-be armed robber was killed Sunday in West Philadelphia when his intended victim fought back, pulled his own gun and shot his attacker instead, police said.

Investigators described the hopeful thief as a black male approximately 25 to 30 years old. They said he was attempting to rob a man sitting outside a home on the 1200 block of North 60th Street, near its the intersection with Haverford Avenue a when he was shot.

The alleged robber ran down the block but collapsed on a porch a few feet away. He was transported to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and pronounced dead just before 9 p.m.

Officers did not release the dead man’s name Sunday night, citing the ongoing investigation. He was at least the third person to die and the sixth injured as a result of gun violence in the city this weekend.

The shooter was not injured during the incident and had a license to carry his weapon, they said.


Suspected burglar shot by homeowner

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi police say a suspected burglar was shot by a south side homeowner.

The shooting happened around 5:45 p.m. Sunday in the 7800 block of Yorktown Blvd.

Police say a homeowner confronted two suspects who allegedly burglarized a home. The homeowner then pulled out a gun and fired.

A man was hit, while a woman that was with the burglary suspect took off on foot. The suspect/gunshot victim was transported to Bay Area Hospital. His condition is not known.

Police are still searching for the woman at the scene.

Detroit Justifiable Homicides 25 times the National Average, Murders lowest in 50 years

In 2018, Detroit had 25 times the national average of reported justifiable homicides. The police chief of Detroit, James Craig, supports the residents’ right to self defense. He supports the issuance of concealed carry permits. From detroitnews.com:

The county’s report shows there were 289 homicides in Detroit in 2018, although the county lists all homicides, whereas Detroit, like most cities, doesn’t include justifiable homicides in its report because those aren’t crimes.

Assistant Detroit Police Chief David LeValley said there were 18 justifiable homicides in the city last year. Including those in the city’s count raises the number of homicides to 279 — 10 fewer than the county reported.

Detroit’s population in 2018 was listed as 672,662. The number of murders in Detroit were listed as 261. This equates to a homicide rate of 38.8 per 100,000 population. It is the second highest city in the nation. However, the number of murders are considerably lower than they were in 2012, just before Chief Craig took over. The numbers of murders are the lowest in 50 years. The population of Detroit has dropped; thus the rate of murders is still high. The rate was 55.2 per 100,000 in 2012. In 2012, the interim police chief, Chester Logan, blamed the homicide rate on guns.

The rate of reported justifiable homicide in Detroit in 2018, was 2.68 per 100,000. About 6.5% of the homicides in Detroit are reported as justified.

Suspected burglar shot by homeowner

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Corpus Christi police say a suspected burglar was shot by a south-side homeowner.

The shooting happened around 5:45 pm Sunday in the 7800 block of Yorktown Boulevard.

Police say a homeowner confronted two suspects who allegedly burglarized a home. The homeowner then pulled out a gun and fired.

A man was hit while a woman that was with the burglary suspect took off on foot. The suspect/gunshot victim was transported to Bay Area Hospital. His condition is not known.

Police are still searching for the other alleged burglary suspect.


Off-duty Philly officer opens fire after teens with gun make threat

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — An off-duty Philadelphia police officer opened fire after authorities say he was threatened by two teenagers.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday on the 1000 block of West Chelten Avenue in the East Oak Lane section of the city.

The 18th District officer had just finished his shift and was parking his truck near his home when a 17-year-old boy tapped on the driver side window with a gun, according to police. A second 17-year-old boy, who did not have a gun, approached the passenger side window and told the officer to get out or he was going to get killed.

That’s when the officer pulled out his personal gun and fired.

The officer, who was not in uniform, fired several times, police said. Neither teen was hit, but a bullet went through a van parked across the street.

Both suspects ran off and the officer called for assistance.

A police lieutenant caught up with the two 17-year-old suspects at North 7th and West 64th streets.

Authorities said one of the teens was able to flee, but an arriving police sergeant gave chase. After a foot chase, both teens were taken into custody.

Gun reportedly fired at State Route 380 home intruder

Clinton County (Ohio) deputies and a tracking dog did not immediately locate a suspect who was reported to be inside a State Route 380 residence Thursday before exiting via a window after a gun was fired at him.

It is not known whether the intruder was struck by a bullet, said Clinton County Chief Deputy Brian Prickett.

The area was searched and a law enforcement canine did a track, but as of 4:15 p.m. Thursday the suspect had not been found, Prickett said.


Construction Worker Shoots, Kills Attacker

TULSA, Oklahoma – Detectives are investigating a deadly shooting at a construction site near 13th and Detroit.

Officers said the victim was sitting inside his truck getting the construction site ready for the day when a man carrying a piece of rebar ran up and started beating on the vehicle. When the man tried to get inside, the construction worker told police he pulled out a gun and fired because he was in fear for his life.

Police say the attacker died at the scene.

The victim was taken to the detective division for further questioning but police say he has since been released. Police do not expect to charges to be filed in the case.

“We could always look at the flip side of the coin in this situation. Had this gentleman not been able to protect himself properly he could have been the victim in this homicide. So we like our citizens to take care of themselves and to make sure they’re safe – and if they are going to carry a firearm, do it properly,” said TPD Sgt. Shane Tuell.


Teen burglars shot at a Tri-City man defending a neighbor’s house. He fired back

KENNEWICK, WA
Kennewick police are hunting for a pair of teens who traded bullets with a man after they burglarized his neighbor’s house.

Miguel Barajas, 29, was at home on the 3300 block of South Gum Street about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday when he heard a loud crash next door and thought someone was breaking in.

He grabbed a gun and went to check, Kennewick police said.

As he walked toward the house, he spotted two boys, who looked like they were about 16 to 18 years old, dash out of the house. They got into a tan or gray Honda sedan and drove toward Barajas.

The sedan slowly approached him and one teen fired a shot at him, and Barajas fired back, said police.

Barajas wasn’t hit.


Denver homeowner shoots suspected burglar

DENVER – A homeowner shot a man who was allegedly trying to break into the home through a window Friday night, police said.

The suspect, Aaron Rivers, 25, was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The shooting happened late Friday in the 4600 block of Wyandot in the Sunnyside neighborhood of northwest Denver.

Police said Rivers tried to break into the home through the front door. But when he didn’t make it inside, he began damaging furniture on the porch and broke the home’s front window, police said. He tried to enter the home through the window and the homeowner fired several shots, striking Rivers in the arm, police said.

When even bungling cars isn’t a safe bet for the crims.

Kansas man shot car burglary suspect

TOPEKA, Kan. – Law enforcement authorities are investigating a shooting that may be connected to a car burglary.

Just after 10:30 p.m., Tuesday, police were dispatched to Walgreen at 3900 SW 29th in Topeka for report that a subject walked in the store and told the staff he had been shot, according to Lt. Manuel Munoz.

At the scene, officers located a man who was suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot
wound. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

While the officers were traveling to the call at Walgreens, dispatch received a call in the 4200
block of 29th Terrace on a report of a burglary to a vehicle. Dispatch advised that the victim saw someone burglarizing his vehicle and the victim went out to confront the suspect. The victim
fired one shot towards the burglary suspect.

The suspect was last seen running in the direction of Walgreens. Officers responded to that scene and detectives are working to determine if the two incidents are related. Police have not reported an arrest.


1 shot after gunfire exchanged between homeowner and suspects in Eads, Tenn.

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. – Investigators with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office continue the search for a second suspect involved in an early morning shooting in Eads, Tenn.

Neighbors told FOX13 it is normally a quiet, peaceful area. That’s why several, who didn’t want to talk on camera, said they were shocked to hear their peaceful neighborhood was disrupted by gunfire.

Shelby County Sheriff deputies were called to the 1600 block of Reid Hooker Cove around 4 Thursday morning.

According to deputies, two men were trying to break into a car at a home at the end of the cove when the homeowner heard them.

The homeowner went outside, and a shootout happened between him and the suspects.

The homeowner wasn’t injured but did manage to hit one of the suspects, sending him to the hospital in non-critical condition.


Of course we know bungling houses is not for the faint of heart.

Suspect Shot, Killed During Home Invasion In Lithia

Oh, and don’t ever think MommaBears in their Lairs ain’t lethally dangerous.

ITHIA, Fla. — Hillsborough County deputies are searching for a suspect after a home invasion in Lithia.

Suspect shot, killed during home invasion in Lithia
Other suspect ran off, being sought
Deputies said they do not believe this was random
The suspect being sought is one of two that broke into a home Wednesday night in the 100 block of Old Welcome Road. The other suspect was shot and killed by one of the homeowners, authorities said.

According to authorities, deputies responded to a 911 call just after 9 p.m.

When they arrived, they found one suspect dead in a ditch on the side of the road and the other suspect was gone.

The homeowners, a man and a woman, said two men broke into their home, making demands.

Deputies said the man and woman said the suspects attacked the man, pistol whipping him and beating him. That’s when the woman retrieved a gun and fired a shot, hitting one of the suspects, deputies said.

The suspects ran out the home, with the wounded man falling into a ditch nearby. That’s where deputy found him.