Armed Citizens Shoot Burglar, Clown and a Son

Homeowner shoots, wounds would-be burglar – Houston Chronicle

By Dale Lezon

Police arrested a 39-year-old man Monday night after a homeowner shot and wounded him while he was trying to break into a house in north Houston, officials said.

Kenneth Wayne Shepherd is charged with attempted burglary of a home in connection with the shooting about 9:40 p.m. in the 200 block of Janisch near Werner, said Jodi Silva, a spokeswoman for the Houston Police Department.

Silva said the homeowner, whose name has not been released, was with his wife in their guest house when they heard a commotion outside. A man, who was later identified as Shepherd, had climbed over a fence into the couple’s yard and was trying to break into the guest house.

Silva said the homeowner grabbed a gun and fired two shots at Shepherd, wounding him in the arm and leg. Shepherd then crawled beneath the homeowner’s parked pickup.

When officers arrived, Silva said, they took Shepherd into custody without incident. He was taken to Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. His condition was not released, but Silva said he is expected to survive.

The homeowner and his wife were not injured.”


Gutsy woman fends off gun-toting creepy clowns in Providence

By Amanda Milkovits

Journal Staff Writer

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — When faced with creepy clowns, be Wonder Woman.

Late Tuesday night, 25-year-old Damaris Aponte heard someone calling her name outside her apartment building on Ayrault Street. She was curious, as she later told police, so she went down to open the front door — and three men wearing clown masks and carrying a gun forced their way inside.

They knocked her down and started to beat her in the hallway, Aponte told police. But she fought back.

She kicked one in the groin and fought off the others, according to police. The clowns got nervous.

“Hey someone called police. Yoshi, let’s go!” Aponte heard one of the men saying in Spanish.

They ran for the door, and the man with the gun dropped it down his pants. Aponte told police that the man picked up the weapon when it fell out his pants leg, and kept going.

She followed as the men got into a small, silver two-door car and sped away toward Raymond Street, according to a police report. They left behind one of the clown masks and a baseball hat, which were seized by police.

Score one for Wonder Woman of Smith Hill.”

Man facing attempted murder charges after mother shot him in self-defense



 Man facing attempted murder charges after mother shot him in self-defense

BARNWELL, S.C. A Barnwell woman will not face charges for shooting her son after he allegedly threatened her and attacked the mother of his children.

According to Chief Reuben Black, Bettie Ann Newton shot Venson Jones outside her Turner Street home on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Chief Black said that Jones was attacking the mother of his 4 children, 37-year-old Wanda Badger.

According to the incident report, Newton told investigators that he did exactly what he said he was going to do. She told them that Jones threatened to assault her and burn her house down just the day before. She went to the store where Badger worked to let her know what he said. Newton claims that Jones asked for a hammer to bust open Badger’s head and kill her, and then carry out his original plan to assault his mother and burn her house down.

The incident report states Badger advised Newton not to go back to Jones’ house.

Investigators said Jones asked Newton for a hammer and she said she didn’t have one, however her husband gave Jones a hammer without knowing what was going to happen.

Investigators said Jones asked Badger to bring him a case of water from the store. When she arrived, she told him to get the water out of the backseat.

The incident report said that when Jones reached into the backseat, he began to hit her over the head with a hammer. She sustained several cuts to her head and arms.

Investigators said that Jones then proceeded to charge at Newton after she told him to go home, and that’s when she shot him.

Chief Black said that Newton was afraid of her son, and that charges would not be filed against him.

Newton told investigators she shot Jones three times. According to the incident report, both Badger and Newton are pressing charges against Jones.

Jones is currently recovering at Augusta University Medical Center, and investigators said that he will be charged for attempted murder of Badger.”

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