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Originally posted by Thistled
reply to post by orangetom1999
we DON'T DO GUNS.
Originally posted by Ismail
reply to post by WhamBamTYM
Allow me to state that I do not consider what I own to be more important than another human's life. Be he a criminal.
Originally posted by Thistled
...and that is why there is a problem with deaths in your country because of firearms.
Remove them from the equation - increased chance of survival.
Last Update: 1/07/09
Police are investigating after a suspect accused of breaking into a Colerain Township home was shot and killed in a gun fight with the homeowner Tuesday night.
According to police, two armed men forced their way into a home at the Burgundy Court Apartments in the 3200 block of Rocker Drive just after 11 p.m.
That is when police say a gun battle broke out between the resident of the apartment and the suspects, with multiple shots fired.
Police say one of the suspects was shot several times. Rescue crews transported him to University Hospital, where he later died.
Authorities are still searching for the other suspect, who fled the scene on foot. Officials believe he was also shot and may seek medical attention.
The homeowner was not injured. He is not currently facing any charges, but the incident remains under investigation.
Dec. 23, 2008
A Chandler jewelry store owner is being praised as a hero for thwarting a robbery even as he was being shot in the face.
Rusty Uptain, his wife, Debbie, and their son, Chris, were in the store at about 6:45 p.m. Saturday when two robbers walked into the shop, shot pepper spray into Chris Uptain's face, then chased him as he ran to the back of the store.
Detectives are still reviewing surveillance footage to determine what happened next. But Uptain's sister-in-law, Nancy, said one of the men lifted his gun to shoot at her brother-in-law and nephew. Before he could shoot, Rusty tackled him.
He then grabbed his own gun and the two exchanged bullets.
The two robbers fled, one on foot, the other, who was shot, in a stolen truck.
Police chased Kevin William Murray, 46, of El Mirage, until he pulled over on his own near the Loop 101 and Broadway Road. He was rushed to a hospital where he died.
The surviving suspect, Kenneth Wayne Simpson Jr., 27, of Phoenix, ran into a nearby neighborhood with a handful of solitaire diamonds, authorities said. He was caught by police within hours and is charged with first-degree murder under a law that holds someone legally liable for a death that occurs during the commission of a felony crime, said Detective David Ramer, a police spokesman.
Standing inside the business where bullet holes were still in the walls Monday, Nancy Uptain praised Rusty as a hero.
"It's because of our freedom to have protection for ourselves that this family is still alive," she said.
"The clear view of the Association of Chief Police Officers and the Home Office is that it is better to let a thief get away and to call the police than to risk injury or death in a confrontation. In its advice to the public on "staying safe when you're out and about", the Home Office states: "If someone grabs your bag, let it go. If you hang on, you could get hurt. Remember your safety is more important than your property.
Originally posted by alkali
reply to post by Thistled
That is absolutely not true. Anyone who wants to kill themselves will do it. I've worked in the ER for quite awhile at a level II trauma center. The majority of suicides that come through are not from gunshots.