Sunday, February 11, 2018

Blakely, GA

Blakely, GA (WTVY)-- A Blakely woman shot a convicted sex offender to death over the weekend after he allegedly broke into her home.
During a 9-1-1 call placed late Saturday the victim reported she was assaulted after discovering 53-year old Michael Lindsey hiding in a closet of her home. The woman’s 12-year old daughter was also present.
“Deputies arrived at the scene and insured the safety of the victims who had locked themselves inside a room because they weren’t sure if the intruder was still inside the home,” Early County Investigator Captain Will Caudill said.
Officers also discovered 53-year old Michael Lindsey outside the home. He was taken to a Blakely hospital and pronounced dead. He’s believed to have stumbled from inside before collapsing. Prior to the shooting she fought off her attacker with a spoon, a police report states.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Springville, UT

2/4/18 Associated Press:
SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — A passer-by carrying a concealed pistol is being credited with stopping an attack on a police officer in central Utah.
Derek Meyer told FOX13 he was driving Friday afternoon in Springville when he saw a policeman scuffling with someone near a clothes donation bin.
Meyer turned his vehicle around, pulled over and pulled out his pistol.
He aimed the gun at the man assaulting the policeman and yelled at him to stop

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Milford, CT

A customer with a gun permit chased out two alleged armed robbers on Friday at the Milford Smash Burger, police said. The two suspects were later found by police and arrested.
Royshon Ferguson, 21, and Gregory McLaurin, 22, both of New Haven, are facing numerous charges, including first-degree robbery, first-degree threatening and first-degree kidnapping with a firearm.
Ferguson and McLaurin allegedly entered the restaurant armed with a .22 caliber handgun and ordered all the workers and customers into the restaurant’s kitchen at gunpoint, police said. McLaurin told the manager to open the safe and he started taking the money out while Ferguson went back toward the front of the restaurant to empty the registers, police said.
That’s when a customer, a permitted pistol owner, “saw an opportunity to change the situation,” police said.
The customer, who was not identified, drew his firearm, pointing it at McLaurin, police said. McLaurin panicked, and ran out of the kitchen as the customer chased him. McLaurin ran out of the building leaving Ferguson behind, police said.
The customer then went after Ferguson, who still had the gun in his hand and was taking money out of the registers. Ferguson also panicked when he saw the customer’s gun. The customer then held Ferguson down and knocked the gun out of Ferguson’s hand, police said.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Ladson, SC

The death of a man who was shot five times at a Ladson home this summer has been deemed justifiable homicide, authorities said.
Zachary Cole Davanzo, 23, was killed Aug. 15 at 104 Meese Road.
Officials determined that a woman had shot Davanzo, a roommate in their home, to protect her husband, recently released documents showed. The couple gave investigators consistent self-defense accounts, and prosecutors recommended not pursuing charges against them, the reports added.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Columbus, GA

The man who was shot Oct. 1 during a party outside of a Fort Benning Road apartment was killed in self-defense, according to Columbus Police.
Robert Bennefield Lewis, 29, was pronounced dead at Midtown Medical Center two days after the shooting, Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said.
Authorities were called to the 2300 block of Fort Benning Road around 3:33 a.m. Oct. 1 to investigate a shooting where three people were wounded.
Lt. Ralph Dowe told the Ledger-Enqurier Wednesday morning that further investigation indicated that Lewis was the aggressor. Witnesses said he confronted a person during a party outside of the apartment complex.

Columbus, GA

A homeowner shot and killed an intruder in self-defense late Monday on Kingsberry Street, according to Columbus police.
Derrick Cureton, 23, was pronounced dead at 10:30 p.m. His body will be transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab for an autopsy, said Muscogee County Chief Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley.

Columbus, GA

The Fort Benning soldier killed in a Sunday morning shooting on Armour Avenue had broken into an apartment and was shot by the resident living there, according to a police report on the incident.
Christopher Warden, 31, a Fort Benning soldier apparently thought the apartment was where his wife had gone to pick up her daughter. An unidentified friend of Warden’s and a neighbor in the apartments tried to tell Warden he was at the wrong address. But Warden beat and kicked the door, then broke out a window and climbed through.
Once he was inside the apartment, the resident there heard him, armed herself and yelled at Warden to leave. He refused and walked into her bedroom where she fired a handgun once into his chest.