A few defensive gun uses in Alabama

From the Huntsville Times:

Robbery suspect shot dead, alleged accomplice wounded
Posted by Associated Press December 25, 2008 7:30 PM
Categories: Crime
ANNISTON, Ala. - A would-be robber was shot dead overnight Wednesday and his alleged accomplice was wounded after they attempted to rob the owner of a gas station near Anniston.

Calhoun County Sheriff Larry Amerson said the gun-toting suspects and the owner got into a shootout around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller's Oil Company on U.S. 431.

Amerson said 21-year-old Takeem Pope of Anniston appeared to have died of a single gunshot wound. The other man, 19-year-old Blake Jackson, also of Anniston, was shot in the arm.

Amerson declined to name the owner, but said he acted in self-defense. He was not injured. Authorities said charges are pending against Jackson, who was taken to UAB Hospital for treatment.

The Birmingham News:

Birmingham teen charged with capital murder in death of friend shot in robbery
Thursday, December 04, 2008
News staff writer
A Birmingham teen was charged Wednesday with capital murder in the death of his friend who was killed while the two were robbing someone Sunday, police said.

Malik Hameed, 17, was in the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham Wednesday night without bond.

Police say Hameed and friend Patrick Cortez Levert, 26, were shot Sunday in the 100 block of Cotton Avenue Southwest while trying to rob a 39-year-old man at gunpoint.

The man pulled a gun and shot both, police said.

Levert, found on the sidewalk, was taken to UAB Hospital, where he died.

Someone drove Hameed to Princeton Baptist Medical Center, where he was treated and later taken into custody.

Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Henry Irby said though Hameed didn't shoot his friend, he is charged with capital murder because he was a co-conspirator in a crime that resulted in death.

Efforts to reach Hameed's family for comment were unsuccessful.

On Nov. 5, Levert, who went by the nickname Little Pat, was charged with robbery in Jefferson County District Court, according to court records. In 2004, Levert pleaded guilty to another robbery charge and was given a 17-year suspended sentence and three years of probation.

The Birmingham News:

Man shot in Homewood burglary attempt
Posted by Jeremy Gray -- The Birmingham News November 19, 2008 1:07 PM
Categories: Breaking News
A man was shot several times after he kicked in the door of a Homewood apartment in what appears to have been a burglary attempt, according to police.

The incident happened just before noon at the Overlook at Homewood apartment complex off Valley Avenue.

A man in his 20s was at home when someone attempted to break into his apartment, said Sgt. Kent Baker. The occupant then shot the intruder. Police did not release the names of those involved.

Baker said police do not expect to file any charges against the shooter. Baker said he did not know the condition of the injured man, but thinks he was taken to UAB Hospital for treatment.

Thanks to Robert Jordan for these links.



Blogger The Right Guy said...

Sounds like Alabama is having some crime issues. It also sounds like it is being handled.

12/27/2008 1:02 PM  
Blogger Rail Claimore said...

I've been breathing fresh air in regards to gun rights for the past two weeks visiting my parents in Alabama. I've already been invited to shoot full-autos twice, and I could go to any range, buy ammo and rent guns, no ID asked.

My hometown's largest gun store had about 40 semi-auto rifles on the shelf, and they sold 5 of them in the first 30 minutes I was there.

12/27/2008 5:15 PM  

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