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    Police: Man shot while breaking into sister’s home in Dighton

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    DIGHTON, Mass. (WPRI) — A New Hampshire man was shot Wednesday while trying to break into a family member’s home in Dighton, according to the town’s police department.

    Police said they responded to Wheeler Street at about 6:40 p.m. after receiving a call from a woman inside the home.

    The caller told police the man was her estranged brother and said he first crashed his car into the vehicles in the driveway then shattered a sliding glass door in the rear of the home in an attempt to get inside.

    The woman’s husband then shot her brother in the abdomen, according to police.

    The suspect, identified as Ronald Whitmore, Jr., was found by police in a backyard pool when they arrived on scene. Responding officers pulled Whitmore out and began treating his wound before an ambulance arrived to transport him to Rhode Island Hospital. Police said his wound is not life-threatening.

    Whitmore, 46, of Bristol, New Hampshire, is facing charges of breaking and entering during the daytime for a felony, home invasion, assault with a deadly weapon and operating to endanger.

    No charges are being filed against the homeowner, according to police.

    The incident remains under investigation. Gregg Miliote, a spokesperson for the Bristol County District Attorney’s office, said the DA’s office and Massachusetts State Police are assisting with the investigation.
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    Judge: Accomack shooting death of stepson 'justified


    http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/new...ied/560665001/
    Murder charges were dismissed Friday against a New Church man in the shooting death of his stepson earlier this year.

    JoAnn Young, wife of defendant Lonnie Medlin, and mother of victim Patrick "Pat" Wescott, 44, was called to the witness stand by Commonwealth’s Attorney Spencer Morgan. After hearing a testimony from Young and a police investigator, the judge made his ruling on Aug. 11.

    “I cannot think of a theory that would say this was not a justified shooting,” opined Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Croxton Gordon. “He was in a rage, he was physically violent, he threw the bottle of Powerade. Medlin came out of the bedroom with a gun. Wescott was charging Ms. Young, swinging his fists. One blow could have injured her. I dismiss both charges.”

    Medlin had been charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm.

    Wescott had a history of drug use, crimes and incarcerations In Virginia, and more recently in Florida, where he got into trouble after absconding in violation of his probation hearing.

    Young tearfully testified in Accomack General District Court about the events of the early morning of April 1 that resulted in her son shot dead and her husband charged in his murder. Young said her son and his girlfriend were living in her home at the time.

    She said Medlin, 67, was the first to awake that morning. It was before 5 a.m., and he went outside to smoke a cigarette.

    A short time later, he came back to bed and told Young that he saw Wescott's girlfriend in the living room, appearing to have passed out on a loveseat with a lit cigarette.


    Medlin said he pulled on her arm and shook her shoulder, in an attempt to wake her as the cigarette burned the loveseat. Medlin told his wife he called the woman "crazy" and said, "You are burning up my loveseat."

    Wescott barged into their bedroom and grabbed Medlin, shaking him, Young said. “He was screaming that Lonnie had no right to put his hands on anyone.”

    In the living room, Young then found her son cursing and violently ripping the love seat to pieces.

    “I was doing everything I could to get him to stop,” she said.

    Wescott did not stop.

    Young testified that Wescott raised his voice at her and said, “You picked him over me again!”

    Wescott then went back into the bedroom a second time and again grabbed Medlin, shaking him violently, causing him to hit his head on the headboard.

    “I have never seen my son in that much rage. I knew something terrible was going to happen,” Young said, crying.

    She said Wescott returned to the living room and the shouting continued.

    “He was bound and determined to hurt someone that morning,” she said.

    Young repeated what she called, “his very ugly language.”

    "I will kill both of you," Young said, repeating her son. "You can call police, but I’ll kill both of you before the police get here."

    She said her son picked up an unopened bottle of Powerade and threw it at her. It missed her, hit the wall and burst open, she told the court.

    “I didn’t know Lonnie was behind me," she said.

    Young said her son was coming toward her yelling threats. She looked down and said she saw the barrel of a gun near her thigh, heard a shot and saw her son clutch his side.

    “He staggered backwards and fell to the floor,” she said.

    She described the entire altercation as occurring “in a split second.”

    Young said her son’s girlfriend came into the room and performed CPR. Medlin checked his stepson and found no pulse.

    “He’s gone,” Medlin told them, according to Young's testimony.

    Medlin dialed 9-1-1 and handed Young the phone.

    Medlin went to his bedroom, laid the gun on the bed and changed his clothes, according to Young's testimony. He unloaded the gun, took it onto the deck, put it on a table and sat on the steps to wait for the police to arrive.

    When defense attorney Carl Bundick questioned Young about her son, she said he had been released from the Eastern Shore regional jail about six weeks earlier.

    He had a construction job in Ocean City that she drove him to because he had no driver's license, Young said.

    Despite Wescott's long history of drug abuse, he seemed clean until two weeks before his death, when Young began to suspect that he was again using drugs, she testified.

    His drug use was verified when Young said Wescott recently showed her his arm, saying, “I really messed up. I tried to shoot up and missed the vein.”

    “He was reverting back to his old self. He was like he was when he was using drugs,” she said. “The more he took, the meaner he got.”

    She told the court she feared that he would kill or seriously hurt her and her husband.

    “I’ve never seen my son like that before," she said. "He was like a mad man.”

    "This is a circumstance that is clearly defense of self and defense of others,” said the defense attorney. “On two occasions, Medlin was physically assaulted and manhandled."

    Wescott's threats to kill the couple and his drug use heightened their fear.

    "They were anticipating serious bodily harm,” Bundick said.
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    He broke into an apartment, police say, but left with a gunshot wound, not valuables

    Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/l...#storylink=cpy

    A man broke into a Puyallup apartment late Sunday and got a bullet for his trouble.

    The 33-year-old man who lived in the home welcomed the intruder with a pistol and quickly fired two shots when the he burst through the door.

    It was about 10:30 p.m. when the resident heard someone pounding on his door at the Chestnut Hills apartments in the 200 block of 21st Avenue SW.

    He looked out the window and saw a man holding what appeared to be a gun, so he armed himself.

    The resident didn’t fire until the intruder forced his way into the apartment, police said.

    The intruder fled in a vehicle before police arrived.

    Officers notified local hospitals to be on the lookout for a man coming in with a gunshot wound, a routine procedure in that type of incident.

    Shortly afterward, a 52-year-old man sought treatment at Good Samaritan Hospital for a gunshot wound. He’s expected to survive his injury.

    Police said they are unaware of a connection between the resident and the suspected intruder.

    The suspect is expected to be booked into jail after he is released from the hospital.

    Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/l...#storylink=cpy
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    Customer shoots, kills armed robber at T-Mobile store in Lower Garden District


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    NEW ORLEANS -- A customer foiled an apparent armed robbery at the T-Mobile store on St. Andrew Street, police said, shooting and killing the armed robber.

    Right around the time police were investigating the shooting of six people in Central City, officers in the same NOPD district were called to a T-Mobile store in the 500 block of St. Andrew Street, near the Wal-Mart on Tchoupitoulas Street.

    Chief Michael Harrison said a suspect was attempting to rob the store, when a customer shot and killed the man. Both weapons were retrieved, and the customer is being questioned by police, Harrison said.
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    HPD: Robbery suspect found shot outside convenience store


    http://www.khou.com/news/crime/hpd-r...tore/416621229
    HOUSTON – Police are investigating a shooting after an alleged robbery suspect was found shot outside a convenience store Tuesday night.

    According to the Houston Police Department, officers responded at 8 p.m. to a shooting call at the Amigo Convenience Store, located at Beechnut and Club Creek.

    When HPD arrived at the scene, they found a male who had been shot several times. Police said he was transported to the hospital in serious condition.

    While police were there, another male walked up and told police that he was the one who shot him, police said. He told them the man was attempting to rob him there in the parking lot.

    Police said the alleged robbery victim, pulled out his gun when the suspect pointed his gun at him demanding his things. They both started shooting at each other, but the robbery victim managed to wound the suspect.

    The robbery victim was not hurt, police said. The victim being robbed advised HPD that he had a concealed handgun license permit.

    The case is being turned over to homicide detectives for investigation.
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    Three.

    Deadly Central Fresno shooting may have been in self-defense, police say


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    FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Police said the shooting that killed a man in Central Fresno may have been in self-defense. Immediately after the shooting the man drove to police headquarters and told police he fired because he felt threatened.

    The man claims he had wrapped up renovating a house in Central Fresno and was driving out the neighborhood when he came across the driver of a Toyota Camry. The two exchanged words and that is when the man said the victim threatened him and may have had a weapon.

    RELATED: Police investigating after man shot and killed in Central Fresno

    The police have reviewed surveillance video and released the shooter, now they are working to confirm if the homicide victim did have a gun.

    "It stirred people up for sure, a couple of us on this side walked out to see what was going on. At first you're a little sketched out, trying to be cool, check out what's going on," said Joe Beamon, neighbor.

    Neighbors said they did not hear any arguing Thursday morning-- only the shots when they rung out. The first neighbor to respond said he found the victim slumped over with several bullet holes above the handle of his car.

    Detectives have served a search warrant on the victim's car and said they are close to wrapping up this investigation.
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    Four.

    Blytheville Police release details behind deadly armed robbery attempt

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    BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -
    The Blytheville Police Department is investigating a death that happened after an attempted robbery at the Domino's Pizza on 6th Street around 10:30 Sunday night.

    According to Capt. Scott Adams, 53-year-old Thomas “Tony” Price of Little Rock was found lying at the front door deceased when police arrived.

    Police said an employee of the restaurant reported that Price entered the store, asked to see the manager, then pulled a handgun.

    Police said surveillance shows at this point the employee, who was armed with a handgun, shot and killed Price.

    According to a news release, the video shows Price entered the store wearing a hoodie type shirt with the hood pulled up over his head, armed with a weapon, and then displayed it prior to being shot.

    During the investigation, police discovered Price’s weapon was a BB gun that functioned like a semiautomatic handgun.

    Police said Price’s current identification indicated a residency in Little Rock, he is from the Blytheville area and has an extensive criminal history with BPD, including previous felony arrests and convictions.

    Price's body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy.

    Region 8 News will have more information as this story develops.
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    Let's do 5.

    Lyman bar's license suspended due to complaints


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    Deputies with Spartanburg County said a man faces multiple attempted murder charges after opening fire outside a nightclub early Sunday morning.

    The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. at Playoffz nightclub on Inman Road in Lyman.

    Deputies said 32-year-old Jody Ray Thompson pulled out a gun after getting into an argument with another man and fired several rounds toward a crowd that had gathered out in front of the club.

    "His rounds struck three victims, and almost struck a fourth victim, who in self-defense, pulled his own weapon and fired, striking Thompson in the leg," Lt. Kevin Bobo said.

    Bobo said the man who shot Thompson has a valid concealed weapons permit, cooperated with investigators, and won’t be facing any charges.

    "Thompson was still on the scene when deputies arrived, but the initial scene was chaotic," Bobo said. "It wasn’t until victims and witnesses were interviewed, and video from the scene was reviewed that Thompson was identified as the suspect."

    Thompson was charged with four counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

    Bobo said none of the victims' injuries were life-threatening.

    Thompson is being held at the Spartanburg County Detention Center.

    On Monday, council members suspended the bar's license, citing complaints and a history of law enforcement issues.
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    Doing 6 today, hopefully keep my bookmarks from overflowing again. This happened in the last couple of hours. Sounds like the homeowner shot and killed three intruders. One of many arguments against mag limits, you don't know how many assailants you might be facing in a self defense situation. Hopefully more will come out about this one.

    3 People Killed in Possible Self-Defense Shooting, Police Say


    Three people were shot and killed in a suspected self-defense case in Chicago’s East Side neighborhood on Sunday evening, police said.
    Police confirmed that two men and one woman were shot and killed in the 10200 block of S. Ewing. All three victims sustained multiple gunshot wounds, and all three were pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

    According to police, the case is being investigated as a suspected burglary. The three people allegedly entered the home through the basement, and the homeowner shot all three of them, according to a police spokesperson.
    After the shooting, the homeowner allegedly secured himself in another part of the house and called 911, according to police.

    According to police, the man was in possession of a valid Firearm Owner's Identification card.
    Police have not released details or identities of any of the people involved.


    Source: 3 People Killed in Possible Self-Defense Shooting, Police Say - NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local...#ixzz4ph7gZtcQ
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    Man, 61, shoots teenager trying to steal his gun in Detroit


    http://nbc4i.com/2017/08/07/man-61-s...un-in-detroit/
    DETROIT, MI (WDIV) — A recent robbery attempt in a Detroit gas station backfired when a teenager picked the wrong man to mess with.

    Darius Summers is a mild-mannered musician who just turned 61. He also recently received his license to carry a concealed weapon.

    “I’d never been through this,” Summers said. “Never shot a gun before. All this is new to me.”

    Last Sunday Summers was at a gas station near his home on Detroit’s west side.

    “I just wanted some coffee, so I walked down here,” Summers said.

    A 16-year-old boy armed with a gun saw that Summers was also armed, and the teen tried to take his weapon. He stuck his gun in Summers’ back, thinking he was an older, easier target.

    Summers said the teen was controlling him, but then the 61-year-old man pulled out his own gun and shot the boy in the stomach. The teen picked up the gun that he dropped and limped out of the store.

    “I didn’t shoot to kill, I shot to save his life,” Summers said. “I got him up off me.”

    Xavier Futrell was arrested and charged with assault with intent to murder, carrying a weapon with unlawful intent and a felony firearms violation.
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