Armed attempted robber shot by concealed carry holder

… 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.

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Young mother’s gun causes home invader to flee

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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Knife-wielding drug-toting intruder stopped by armed homeowner

… 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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Good Samaritan shoots robber who shot store owner

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.