… Police said it all started when some guys talked on Facebook and planned a meeting to sell a PlayStation.
According to police, the man who tried to turn the sale into a robbery ended up being shot by one of the victims … [who] was lawfully carrying a gun concealed and that this was a case of either shoot or be shot.
Police said the victims told them … [Miel] Santiago walked towards them and pulled a gun out of his waistband. Police said one of the victims pulled out a gun too and fired at Santiago, hitting him in the leg….
Police said the victims called 911 and stayed at the scene until police arrived…. Santiago is charged with two counts of robbery and two counts recklessly endangering another person, as well as carrying a firearm without a license, criminal mischief and conspiracy.
A woman fatally shot a man in the head after he pushed his way into her home while armed with a shotgun…. Witnesses told authorities that at about 3:30 a.m. Friday, Charles Shannon Alley … knocked on the door of a home on Piney Knob Drive in Gaffney…. Alley was armed with a shotgun and when a man at the home answered the door Alley pushed his way inside…. A fight began, at which point Alley threatened to harm another man and a woman inside the home…. During the fight, Alley was shot by the woman in the home…. Witnesses told authorities a man who was with Alley ran after the shooting….
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Police said a woman shot a man who allegedly threatened her with a hatchet outside of a store…. Police arrived at the scene and located a man on the ground with an obvious gunshot wound…. Investigators said the woman was leaving a store…. She entered her vehicle and as she attempted to close the door the man approached her and demanded her car keys while holding a hatchet…. The woman retrieved a handgun and told the man to leave. As the man raised the hatchet, she shot him, police said. She was able to keep the man from leaving the scene until officers arrived…..
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Keri Reeves… a wife and mother of two… told WHNS-TV … that she was laying down in bed just before 2 p.m. when her dog Trigger began barking — and Reeves saw [Ralph Jake Goss Jr.] out of the corner of her eye standing in her dining room…. “I start yelling you need to leave,” she told the station. “You need to get out of my house. I need you to go.” Reeves told WHNS that Goss ran into her bedroom “and he’s standing between me and my door.”
Reeves said she and her husband the night before decided to move his gun from the dresser to a spot near the headboard when they installed a new TV…. “I grabbed it, just kind of tossed the holster across the room,” Reeves added to WHNS. “When I pulled it back to load and aim, that’s when he finally realized he needed to go.”
Reeves told the station she chased Goss outside her home and watched him go through the woods in her backyard before she called 911….
Deputies said they found Goss walking out of the woods Wednesday with items belonging to the victim, the station reported, adding that he was arrested and charged with burglary second degree, petit larceny and possession of burglary tools….
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… a home … was targeted for a Wednesday night home invasion robbery that turned fatal for one of the alleged robbers….
Homeowner Brent Bishop, 43, was away from his residence when two strange men entered through a rear door and struck his wife in the face. Moments later, Bishop arrived and noticed that the rear door was open. When he entered the kitchen, Bishop was struck on the head with a blunt object. He was ordered to open his gun safe and the robbers removed three long guns and a pistol. As this was occurring, Bishop’s wife fled to a neighbor’s house. The two robbers then left with the guns.
Bishop, unsure where his wife was, went to another room in the house and retrieved a pistol. He was outside looking for his wife when he encountered the robbers. During the ensuing altercation, Bishop fired on them, fatally wounding Adams. The second robber dropped the long guns and the pistol that had been taken from the safe and ran away. He remains at large.
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The deadly school shooting this month in Parkland, Florida, has ignited national outrage and calls for action on gun reform. But while certain policies may help decrease gun violence in general, it’s unlikely that any of them will prevent mass school shootings, according to James Alan Fox, the Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy at Northeastern….
Fox used data collected by USA Today, the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Report, Congressional Research Service, Gun Violence Archive, Stanford Geospatial Center and Stanford Libraries, Mother Jones, Everytown for Gun Safety, and a NYPD report on active shooters.
Four times the number of children were killed in schools in the early 1990s than today, Fox said. “There is not an epidemic of school shootings,” he said, adding that more kids are killed each year from pool drownings or bicycle accidents. There are around 55 million school children in the United States, and on average over the past 25 years, about 10 students per year were killed by gunfire at school, according to Fox and Fridel’s research….
… Deputies say a homeowner shot a man who broke into a … home with a knife Monday night…. a little after 10 p.m. … Upon arrival and an initial investigation, deputies determined that 30-year-old James Michael Smith Jr. was attempting to enter the residence through a window when the homeowner verbally warned the intruder, then shot at him at least once…. On Tuesday, deputies said Smith had been charged with burglary and possession of marijuana….
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A good guy with a gun helped stop a bad guy with a gun … Friday afternoon, according to the Aurora Police Department. A shooting at the Village East Grocery Store in the area of East Mississippi Avenue and South Peoria Street led police to the crime scene at around 2:09 p.m., where they found a woman [the grocery store owner] suffering from a gunshot wound in the parking lot of the grocery store…. The woman was taken to a hospital where she currently remains in serious, but stable condition….
Officers determined that a Good Samaritan confronted the robbery suspect outside of the grocery store and shot him. The suspect then fled the area. James Sagere, who works at the barber shop next to the grocery store, said the Good Samaritan is a fellow barber in the shop who wanted to help their friend next door…. Sagere said the Good Samaritan barber has a concealed carry license.
A short time later, officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound in the area of South Joliet Street and East Garden Drive…. The man was taken into custody and taken to a local hospital for treatment.
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As a masked man pointed a shotgun at Tina Ring, demanding money, all she could think about was the safety of her daughter, Ashley Lee.
Ring, 53, and Lee, 30, were working Thursday night at the family’s liquor store, Forest Acres Liquor, when the man entered the store and told the mother and daughter to hand over money from the cash register.
“I didn’t want him to hurt my daughter,” Ring told the Tulsa World on Friday. “That was my main thought.”
The confrontation ended when Ring and Lee shot the robber, later identified by police as Tyrone Lee, several times. Tyrone Lee has no relation to Ashley Lee.
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According to a study in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, which cites the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the United Nations International Study on Firearms Regulation, the more guns a nation has, the less criminal activity.
In other words, more firearms, less crime, concludes the virtually unpublicized research report by attorney Don B. Kates and Dr. Gary Mauser. But the key is firearms in the hands of private citizens….
Norway, Finland, Germany, France and Denmark, which have high rates of gun ownership, have low murder rates. On the other hand, in Luxembourg, where handguns are totally banned and ownership of any kind of gun is minimal, the murder rate is nine times higher than Germany. Their source of information? The United Nations’ International Study on Firearms Regulation, published by the UN’s Economic and Social Council and the United Nations Commission on Crime-Prevention and Criminal Justice.
When Kates and Mauser compared England with the United States, they found “’a negative correlation,’ that is, ‘where firearms are most dense violent crime rates are lowest, and where guns are least dense, violent crime rates are highest.’ There is no consistent significant positive association between gun ownership levels and violence rates.”
In 2004, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences released an evaluation from its review of existing research. After reviewing 253 journal articles, 99 books, 43 government publications and its own original empirical research, it failed to identify any gun control that had reduced violent crime, suicide, or gun accidents, note Kates and Mauser.
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