Showing posts with label armed robbery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label armed robbery. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Airman killed while trying to stop robbery

Airman Shot and Killed While Trying to Stop Armed Robbery

Portland Press Herald, Maine
By Dennis Hoey
18 Mar 2019

A Westbrook native serving in the Air Force was shot and killed Friday night in Arkansas while trying to stop an armed robbery at a convenience store, authorities said.

North Little Rock police said Shawn Mckeough Jr. was killed while trying to stop a robbery at a Valero Big Red convenience store and gas station.
Shawn Mckeough Jr. Photo courtesy NewsCenter Maine
The 23-year-old Mckeough, who graduated from Westbrook High School in 2014, was a senior airman with the Air Force. Police said he was an on active duty and stationed at the Little Rock Air Force Base.

“As a result of the investigation, detectives have learned that two armed suspects entered the location in an attempt to rob the business. The victim in this incident attempted to stop the armed robbery and was fatally shot,” the police department said in a statement Sunday.

The shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m. Friday. Mckeough was pronounced dead at the scene. He apparently was a customer at the time of the robbery.

Sgt. Amy Cooper, spokesman for the North Little Rock Police Department, said in a telephone interview Sunday night that the two robbers – one of whom appears to be a man based on surveillance camera footage – remain at large. The police department is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to their capture.
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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Police looking for gunman who killed Desert Storm Veteran

Surveillance video shows suspect's car in deadly shooting of Desert Storm vet

ABC 13 News
TJ Parker
November 30, 2018

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- New surveillance shows the moments a black Ford Fusion pulled up in front of a home where a veteran was killed during a home invasion.

A man was killed after a suspect broke into his home in northwest Harris County, deputies say. They say motive is robbery.

It happened around 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the 10800 block of Gates Randal Court.

The man has been identified as 47-year-old Leandro Morales Jr.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said the victim and his wife were at home when the wife reported hearing a sound at the back door. The husband was shot while he was investigating the sound, deputies said.

The wife told investigators she heard a noise at the back door and then she heard a gunshot inside of the house.
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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Vietnam veteran robbed at gunpoint on his own porch

Cameras capture men robbing Vietnam veteran at gunpoint at Detroit home
Click On Detroit
By Larry Spruill - Reporter
July 21, 2018

Kendrick Hardaway's eyes dilated when robbers approach him

DETROIT - A Vietnam veteran claims two men robbed him on the front porch of his Detroit home while he was under medication. The good news is everything was recorded on camera.

Kendrick Hardaway has seen a lot over the years, mostly from his front porch. Hardaway sits in the same chair with his best friend beside him. That daily ritual was delayed Friday because Hardaway had a doctor’s appointment to get his eyes dilated.

When he got home, he got out of his car.

“Out of nowhere, two guys popped up, and said, 'Give it up,'” Hardaway said. “It happened in less than two minutes,” Hardaway said.
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Saturday, October 28, 2017

PTSD Vietnam Veteran Sues Vet After Robbery

Robbery victims sue Alcoa veterinary clinic

The Daily Times
Wes Wade
October 28, 2017

A Sevier County couple has filed a $1 million lawsuit against an Alcoa veterinary clinic over an armed robbery at the business last year.
Sevierville residents William and Anita Livingston are suing Midland Pet Emergency Center after the business was targeted in an armed robbery last October. The Livingstons, who were inside the clinic at the time, were also robbed at gunpoint, according to the complaint, filed Friday in Blount County Circuit Court.
The couple is now holding the veterinary clinic responsible for failing to prevent the robbery.
The couple state in the complaint that William Livingston, a 68-year-old Vietnam War veteran, began suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) right after the incident, leading him to believe he was having a heart attack.
The Livingstons state they arrived at the clinic, located at 235 S. Calderwood St., around 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 28, 2016. They came seeking care for their pet Yorkie, which was having seizures, the complaint states.
An employee had to unlock the door to let them in. The complaint states the employee failed to lock the door behind them, allowing a masked intruder to enter a short while later.
That is the part that changed my mind about this story.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Disabled Veteran Marine Killed While Protecting Wife From Armed Robbers

Disabled Marine veteran ambushed, killed by masked men in his Georgia garage

FOX News
September 3, 2017
A disabled Marine veteran was shot and killed in his garage by would-be home invaders, police said. (Fox 5)

A disabled Marine veteran was shot and killed during a confrontation in his garage with would-be home invaders on Friday, police said.

Authorities said that Phillip Lamar Davis, 47, was getting ready to take his wife to work early Friday morning when he opened the garage door and three masked men ambushed them.

Police believe the men intended to rob the victims after entering their home.

When they confronted the couple, Davis tried to protect his wife and push them away, sparking a struggle, during which Davis was shot, police said. His wife took off and ran to a neighbor’s house to call for help.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Marine Vietnam Veteran Fought Back After Being Shot by Invaders

Friends Of Veteran Shot In Home Invasion Search For The Missing Shotgun


Mobile, AL (WKRG) Like looking for a needle in a haystack, friends of Michael Irving combed through the overgrown ditches on Bay Road searching for the missing shotgun used in Thursday’s home invasion.
Irving, a Vietnam veteran battling cancer., was inside his home when three suspects showed up at his back door and fired a shotgun through the window pane, striking him in the right shoulder.
“They were going to kill him, plain and simple. You don’t fire a shotgun at someone unless you mean it. But, guess what?  He’s a marine, and he came back with a vengeance. Of all people to pick on why pick on a marine?” Irving’s close friend who goes by the name, “Roadkill,” told us.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Missing 86 Year Old Veteran Found With Throat Slashed and SUV Stolen

Missing elderly man found with throat slashed survives
News 4 Jax
By Hailey Winslow
April 10, 2017

Family members said Clark is a Navy and Air Force veteran who then retired after years with Maxwell House. They said he was a generous person and would give anyone the shirt of his back.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police are trying to find out whoever slashed a missing elderly man's throat, dumped him in a water-filled ditch miles from his home and stole his SUV.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said a witness found 86-year-old Melvin Clark on Saturday afternoon lying on Maxville Macclenny Highway, a dirt road west of U.S. 301. Police said Clark had stab wounds and his clothes were completely soaked, appearing to have pulled himself out of a ditch and onto the dirt road.

Clark was airlifted to UF Health Jacksonville with life-threatening injuries.

"He’s got a large cut from ear to ear on his neck," said his wife, Gayle Clark.

Investigators learned Clark was reported missing from Neptune Beach home just over three hours earlier. Clark's wife told police he was going to Academy Sports on Atlantic Boulevard, and then to the Navy Exchange on Mayport Road.

Clark's black 2005 Honda CRV was not found with the victim. Police entered it in the federal stolen vehicle database and Miami-Dade police notified the JSO at 10:30 a.m. Sunday that the vehicle was found in their jurisdiction.

In addition to his SUV stolen, the family said there were fraudulent transactions on Clark's credit card.
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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Vietnam Veteran Shot Robbers and Solved Other Crimes!

Vietnam veteran justified in killing robber
Jacob Long
February 04, 2017
Gibbons said both suspects were wanted for other violent crimes across the bi-state that could now see some closure.

"We're able to probably, I believe, able to solve possibly dozens of other armed robberies in the area."
An armed veteran from St. Louis killed one man and injured another during an armed robbery attempt in the metro east.

But, on Friday, prosecutors said the veteran's actions are justified, and could help solve dozens of other violent crimes in Illinois and Missouri.

Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons said this case should serve as a warning to criminals. If you're coming to the Metro East to break the law, you could end up staring down the barrel of a gun.

Thursday morning, Venice police were called to the 200-block of Abbott Street for reports of a shooting. Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons said it happened as a 70-year-old Vietnam Veteran from St. Louis was dropping off his friend.
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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Marine's Wife Paralyzed in Robbery is Pregnant

Family raising funds for former Marine's pregnant wife paralyzed in alleged armed robbery
Published January 27, 2017
“This baby is a miracle. It shouldn’t have survived it. I can’t wait to find out what we’re having and give birth,” Webb told KPRC2. “It’s seriously what is keeping me going.”
The Houston woman who was left paralyzed in an armed robbery and later discovered she was pregnant at the hospital is speaking out in an effort to help authorities nab the alleged suspects. Paxton Webb, 23, is still recovering at Texas Medical Center.

“I am here ad I’m fighting every day,” she told KPRC2.

Webb was working at Katz Boutique, an adult shop, on Christmas Eve when a pair of armed suspects whose faces were covered allegedly demanded money from her before firing a shot into her back. The assault left her paralyzed from the chest down.

“The bullet completely severed my spine, hit my lungs, missed my heart by less than a centimeter, fractured a couple of ribs and fractured my left shoulder,” Webb told KPRC2.
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ABC 13 News Video from robbery

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

CVS Fired Afghanistan Veteran For Stopping Armed Robbery?

Afghanistan Vet Fired after Confronting Robbers
Posted: Mar 01, 2016

BELTSVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 26-year-old CVS store manager who was fired Friday for violating a company policy against confronting robbers says he’s applied to the Prince George’s County Police Department to become an officer.

“It was fight or flight, and I choose fight,” said Afghanistan veteran Joe Morici as he described the Friday morning confrontation inside the Calverton CVS store he was managing.

Morici said two men leapt over the pharmacy counter, stole prescription drugs and headed for the door. Morici told his staff to call 911 and went to see if any employees had been hurt. That’s when he confronted the two robbers and ended up grappling with them near the store’s front door.
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

WWII Veteran Scared Ax Carrying Burglar at 92!

92-year-old WWII veteran scares off ax-wielding would-be burglar, authorities say 
Los Angeles Times Veronica Rocha February 2, 2016
“I let off a shot and he took off,” Milspaugh told the news station with a laugh. “He left his ax. He left his hat and everything else after that.”
A 92-year-old homeowner armed with a handgun fired a shot and scared off an ax-wielding man trying to break into his San Jacinto residence Sunday, authorities said. World War II veteran Joseph Milspaugh told KNBC-TV he heard a noise coming from his backdoor and quickly armed himself with his handgun. 

When he went to investigate he saw a man smashing an ax through one of his windows. read more here

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Florida Robber Picked Wrong Store, Army Veteran Fought Back

Video shows store clerk fighting back against would-be robber
Investigators searching for man between the ages of 19 and 22 years old
By Chris Hush
Published 11:30 PM EST Feb 02, 2016

MIMS, Fla. —A Brevard County store clerk, who is also an Army veteran, came face to face with the barrel of a gun and fought back.
"Over a couple dollars. He wanted to ruin someone's life and I'm not going to lie, that makes me mad," said David Dick, the store clerk who was attacked.

It happened a week ago. Video shows the would-be robber storming into the Sugar Creek gas station and store in Mims, demanding cash. Little did the crook know that he picked the wrong person to mess with.

"Pulling the oven open to pull out the pastries for that night. Put it over here. As soon as I turned around, he was already standing here, coming at me," Dick said.

The man, caught on surveillance video, came in armed with an airsoft gun, looking for cash. But Dick, who was working that night, was ready to fight back.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Mike Gilotti Survived Iraq But Not Going to Alabama Gym

UPDATE January 15, 2016
16-year-old charged in murder of Hoover husband, father, Iraq war veteran
Private funeral services, public support for slain Iraq war veteran
A private funeral services were held Sunday for Mike Gilotti, an Iraqi War veteran who was shot on Tuesday in front of his Hoover home as he left for the gym.

Police say it was possible that Gilotti encountered someone trying to break into cars during the early morning hours.

While the funeral services were private, there was a public showing of support for the veteran who his wife says served 15 months in Iraq as a tank commander and First Lieutenant.

UPDATE From WBRC News January 8, 2016
Hoover PD needs help identifying 2 males in connection to fatal shooting of Iraq war veteran
WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL -

Police find stolen pickup truck used in murder of Hoover father, husband, Iraq veteran
Carol Robinson
January 5, 2016
Mike Gilotti, 33, was killed just before 5 a.m. Jan 5, 2016 as he was leaving his Lake Cyrus home to go to the gym. (Facebook)
Mike Gilotti, a 33-year-old husband, father and Iraq war veteran, was shot to death about 4:55 a.m. just outside his home in the 5500 block of Park Side Circle in Hoover's Lake Cyrus subdivision. He was heading to the gym for a morning workout when police believe he encountered one or more suspects breaking into his car. One shot was fired, and Gilotti collapsed on his doorstep. He was later pronounced dead on the scene.

Gilotti served as a U.S. Army tank commander, first lieutenant and platoon leader in the 12th Cavalry Regiment. An Avon, Connecticut native, Gilotti worked at the State Farm claims office on Lakeshore Parkway. He and his wife had two young sons, ages 5 and 1. Co-workers said they were not authorized to speak about Gilotti but said the entire office is devastated. "Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and coworkers and he will be greatly missed," said State Farm spokesman Roszell Gadson.
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Hoover husband, father, Iraq veteran shot to death leaving Lake Cyrus home for gym

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Armed Robbers Learn Don't Mess With Marine on Harley

Former Marine helps halt suspected serial robbers
KHOU 11 News
Rucks Russell
December 30, 2015

HARRIS COUNTY — Harris County Sheriff’s deputies and Houston Police placed a northwest Harris County apartment complex on lockdown Wednesday as they combed the area for a group of suspected armed robbers thought to have struck the La Michoacana Meat Market on Spring Cypress Road.
Justin Knight, a former Marine, was at a nearby when
four suspects robbed a La Michoacana Meat Market in
northwest Harris County on Wednesday. (Photo: KHOU)
Justin Knight saw what was happening from his seat in a nearby bar. Then the former Marine hopped on his Harley Davidson and did what he had to do.

“I can’t stand a thief,” said Knight. “I realized I couldn’t chase them down, so I jumped on the motorcycle and I chased them down. And when I got up to them, they happened to be flipping through the money and there was a sheriff’s deputy sitting right there.”
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Crime Stoppers (Fresno La Michoacana Aggravated Robbery)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Ohio 90 Year Old WWII Veteran Robbed At Knifepoint

Robber who threatened 90-year-old WWII veteran has been identified, sheriff's office says 
Deputies on the lookout for Brandon Wilson, 23
WCPO Staff
Nov 4, 2015

CLEVES, Ohio — The suspect in the robbery of a 90-year-old World War II veteran at knifepoint has been identified, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office says.
Deputies are looking for Brandon Wilson, 23, last known to be living in Owenton, Kentucky. Wilson is 5-feet, 11-inches and approximately 220-230 pounds. He has short dark hair and brown eyes with multiple tattoos on his right lower arm and a star tattoo on his left elbow. read more here

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Army Veteran Shot In Back After Baseball Game

Army Veteran Shot in the Back after Baseball Game May Never Walk Again
Fox News
Sep 29, 2015

An Army vet may never walk again after he was shot in the back while leaving a St. Louis Cardinals home game on Friday.

Candis Sanna, left, and Christopher Sanna in a picture from the family's 
GoFundMe page to help pay for Christopher's medical bills. (GoFundMe)
Christopher Sanna, 43, was struck in his liver, spine and lungs, according to KMOV. His mother, Candis Sanna, posted on a GoFundMe page on Sunday that "surgeons have confirmed that his spinal injury cannot be repaired."

"They said he could eventually get a little feeling back, but there was no hope for him to walk," Candis Sanna told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "It’s horrible."

Christopher Sanna was attending the game against the Brewers with his three brothers to celebrate his mom’s 60th birthday. But he had to work Saturday morning at his job as the manager of an automotive store, and so he left the game early, with his girlfriend, while the rest of his family stayed to watch the final inning. As Sanna walked back to his car around 10:30 p.m., two armed male suspects in a black sedan confronted him and his girlfriend.

"After she gave him her purse, [one perpetrator] pulled a gun," Candis Sanna told KMOV. "That’s when they turned to run, and he shot at them twice."

Sanna served six years in the Army, stationed in Germany, according to the Post-Dispatch.
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Mayor, police pledge more officers near Busch Stadium after shooting
Chris Sanna, second from right, poses for a family photo with his mother and brothers at a Cardinals game on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. He was shot during a robbery after leaving the game. Family photo.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Firefighter-Marine Takes Down Armed Robber in Seconds

Texas firefighter takes down armed robber during hold-up
JULY 15, 2015

MIDLOTHIAN, TX – A Mansfield firefighter and former Marine took down an armed robber with his bare hands, and it was all caught on camera at a Midlothian gas station. And now, Daniel Gaskey is being hailed as a hero.

The robbery took place June 26 at the Exxon Oasis Food Store on 9th Street in Midlothian, according to Midlothian Police Sgt. Nick Harp.

Security video captured the incident, showing Gaskey standing at the counter getting ready to pay when a white male, wearing a black mask and red and black jacket, enters and shoves him aside. Gaskey, at first, moves back and puts his hand in the air, apparently mistaking the man, identified by police as Dylan Bearden, for an impatient customer.
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MUST SEE VIDEO: A Mansfield firefighter takes down an armed robber. Boom!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Marine Veteran Stood Up to Teenager Robbers So They Killed Him

Former marine gunned down by teenage thugs after standing up to them in Brooklyn: cops 
Friday, February 27, 2015,
Alexander Manning was fatally shot in the chest when he stood up to four teens outside his East Flatbush apartment on Sunday evening, according to cops.
A former marine who served eight years for his country was killed by a group of gun-toting teens when he refused to let them rob him in front of his Brooklyn apartment, police and his family said Thursday.

Alexander Manning, 52, went by the nickname Peanut because of his small stature as a child, but he cast a long shadow to his friends and family, relatives said.

“He was a Marine before he became a Marine,” his sister, Olivia Manning, 50, one of seven siblings, told the Daily News. “At 12 years old, he said ‘I’m the man of the house.’

Just from a young age, he stepped up.” That gusto is likely why Manning stood up to four teens who tried to rob him just steps from his modest apartment on E. 52nd St. near Winthrop St. in East Flatbush around 8:45 p.m. Sunday, family said. When Manning resisted, one of the teens opened fire, fatally striking him in the chest, cops said.
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Friday, August 1, 2014

Veteran Marine and neighbor shock suspect after robbery

Marine, neighbor draw weapons on Lawrence Co. suspect
By Jack Madison
Posted: Jul 31, 2014

One of the two men who subdued an armed man wanted for several alleged crimes, is talking about what happened.

Lawrence County Sheriff's investigators said 24-year-old Ryan Denham robbed a woman at gunpoint, stealing her car and money. This came after they say he tied up his own grandparents and stole the gun he used.

Brian Peters, a Marine who is no longer on active duty, said he and neighbor Curtis Bonar heard the suspect was in the area, and that he had just tried to rob another victim at gunpoint. So the two decided they needed to protect their families.

Authorities had warned people in the neighborhood on County Road 556 to go inside their homes as they looked for Ryan Denham.

Peters said he and his neighbor, Curtis Bonar, came to his house and said he saw Denham, with a rifle, coming close to them. Denham was walking in the woods. Peters got his AR-15, Bonar had his pistol, as they hunkered down in Peters' backyard.
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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Disabled Vietnam Veteran Shot by Thug in Fayetteville

Disabled Vietnam vet shot during attempted robbery in Fayetteville
July 3, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Cumberland County investigators are looking for a man who they say shot and injured a disabled Vietnam veteran Thursday morning.

Authorities said the man approached Melvin Morgan, 59, after Morgan withdrew money from a convenience store ATM near West Mountain Drive.

Morgan told investigators the man approached him in the 200 block of West Mountain Drive and demanded money. When Morgan refused, the man hit him in the head with a handgun and then shot him in the leg, authorities reported.
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