Walterboro, South Carolina
From the June 5, 2010 Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier:
WALTERBORO — An Army specialist just home from the Middle East shot and critically wounded a robber who tried to hold up his family after they stopped with car trouble late Thursday, authorities said.
Two other robbers returned fire as they pulled their wounded accomplice into a getaway car and sped away from the McCleod Road crime scene, according to Colleton County Sheriff George Malone. None of the victims were wounded, but their cars were struck by bullets, deputies said.
Deputies located the injured suspect a short time later at Colleton Regional Hospital, where he was being treated for several gunshot wounds, deputies said. David Jayquon Jakes, 19, of Smoaks was later transferred to Medical University Hospital in Charleston, where he remains in intensive care, Chief Deputy Ted Stanfield said.
Investigators have no plans to file charges against the serviceman who shot Jakes, as he had a valid concealed weapons permit and acted in self-defense, Malone said
From the Chicago Sun-Times of June 4, 2010
Suspect tries to break in house, shot by resident
A man allegedly fleeing Chicago Police apparently picked the wrong house to hide in early Thursday.
Aaron Marshall, 26, was shot in his side by a resident as he broke through a window of a home in the 300 block of North Pine as police chased him on foot, officials said.
The homeowner will not be charged, officials said.
Marshall, of the 5400 block of West Monroe, was charged with criminal trespass to a residence, possession of a controlled substance, failure to stop at a stop sign and driving on a revoked license.
Police chased Marshall on foot after stopping him for a traffic violation near the 300 block of North Long.
Marshall is accused of dropping suspected narcotics during the chase, police said.
Marshall then “crashed though” a window and was was shot by a resident of the home, police said.
The second case of self-defense in a week in defense-free city of Chicago. The pending Supreme Court decision should provide legal relief to citizens needing to protect themselves.
Michigan: Home Invader Shot With Own Sawed-Off Shotgun
From WNEM of June 3, 2010
Home Invader Shot With Own Sawed-Off Shotgun
Flint Township police are investigating after an elderly man got a hold of a sawed-off shotgun while a 35-year-old man burglarized his bedroom.
Police were called to the Brookstone apartment complex on Drummond Drive around 5 a.m. Thursday.
Investigators said the intruder, a Flint resident, had forcibly entered the second-floor apartment. Both residents of the home, a 70-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman, were asleep at the time.
Police said the suspect gained entry by climbing onto the balcony and entered through a screen door. Police said the sliding glass door was partially open.
The man then entered the woman’s bedroom, roused her at gunpoint and began to assault her, according to police.
Her screams awakened her living partner, who was sleeping on a couch in the living room.
Police said the man entered the room and saw the suspect set down his gun while rummaging through the bedroom. The man then grabbed the gun and shot the suspect.
Investigators said the suspect then grabbed the gun from the man and fled the apartment.
Officers said they later discovered him at a nearby apartment building.
The suspect was taken into custody and is being treated at a Flint Township hospital while under police guard.
Authorities said charges are pending against the 35-year-old suspect.