If Only They Had A Gun

Cases where a having a gun could have made all the difference

Archive for August, 2008

Home invasion: Teen ’stabbed women then fled’

Police say an unknown male broke in to a home in Roslyn Avenue about 4:40am on Friday. He was confronted by two females, aged 21 and 16, and allegedly armed himself with a knife. The 21-year-old was stabbed in a the upper thigh while the 16-year-old suffered stab wounds to the foot and leg. More information here.

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August 31st, 2008 at 11:42 pm





Florida Man Shot During Invasion of His Home

Tampa, FL police say Christopher Clabeaux was shot in the neck during an early morning home invasion in the Citrus Park Apartments. His friend, a 20-year-old woman was stopped in the complex parking by two armed men who forced her to take them to Clabeaux’s apartment. Once inside the apartment at 8102 Sheldon Road deputies say they hit one man in the mouth with a hammer and the other shot Clabeaux point blank in the neck. Clabeaux was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in critical condition. The robbers then stole a safe and a woman’s purse. More information here.

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August 30th, 2008 at 6:53 pm





3 Charged in Elgin, IL Home Invasion

Two Elgin men and one Poplar Grove man have been charged in a home invasion in which the victims were bound and robbed at gunpoint. One victim was injured. Police said Donell J. Lyle, 22, 1055 Byron Lane, Elgin, Frederick J. Neal, 34, 100 Bounty Lane, Poplar Grove, and Daniel A. Feliciano, 20, 2407 Daybreak Court, Elgin, have each been charged with two Class X felonies for home invasion and one Class X felony for armed robbery. Bail for each was set at $500,000.  More information here.

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August 30th, 2008 at 10:35 am





CT Man Shot By Criminal During Home Invasion

Police said they are searching for a man in his 20’s who broke into an apartment on Wethersfield Avenue in Hartford this morning and shot the resident. The victim was taken to Hartford Hospital with three bullet wounds. He is in critical condition, police said. The home invasion at 469 Wethersfield Avenue. The suspected knocked on the door of apartment A2 and kicked it down when no one answered, police said. The victim tried defending himself with a sword and was shot. The suspect fled in an unknown direction.  More information here.

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August 29th, 2008 at 7:36 pm





Houston Woman Stabbed Multiple Times In Her Home

A woman was critically injured after being stabbed four times at her home in east Harris County. The Harris County Sheriff’s office is investigating the stabbing that happened in a residential neighborhood in the 14000 block Oleoke. Sheriff investigators said they do not have a lead on a suspect. More information here.

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August 29th, 2008 at 7:32 pm





Man and His Current Girlfriend Held For Beating and Rape of His Ex-Girlfriend

Authorities in Lawndale, IL alleged that the 24-year-old victim, who is the mother of Cannady’s child, was attacked by a man named Cannady and his current girlfriend. Cannady quarreled with the victim and accused her of cheating on him, Assistant State’s Atty. Susanne Groebner told the judge. When the victim denied having cheated, Cannady choked and beat her while demanding that she confess, Groebner said. For the next six to eight hours, Cannady allegedly beat the woman with his fists, a broomstick, a belt, a shoe and a cast he removed from his arm while Larson watched and did nothing to stop the assault, Groebner said. “The victim continuously screamed and begged for him to stop and for defendant Larson to call the police, which Larson ignored and just told the victim to own up to what she did,” Groebner said. At one point, Cannady restrained the woman and had sex with Larson in front of her, and afterward raped her repeatedly as Larson watched, authorities allege. He also he cut off the woman’s hair so no one else would want her, Groebner said. More information here.

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August 29th, 2008 at 12:53 pm

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Second Suspect Arrested in Acid Throwing Robbery

Two robbers allegedly threw a caustic liquid on a woman’s face during an armed robbery in the 2900 block of West Altgeld Avenue in Chicago, at about 6:30 a.m. on July 28, Shakespeare District police Capt. Marc Buslik said. After the attack, the robbers fled with the woman’s property. Esperanza Medina, a 48-year-old social worker, was left with third-degree burns over half her body and underwent a series of skin grafts.  More information here.

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August 28th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

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California Man Stabbed to Death Near His Home

A 25-year-old man was found stabbed to death in front of a home late Tuesday night, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office said. Sheriff’s deputies went to the first block of Hill Street about 11:25 p.m. after getting reports of a disturbance at a home there, said sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee. When they arrived, they found Bay Point resident Darrell Woods lying on the ground suffering from stab wounds, Lee said.  More information here.

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August 28th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

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Tulsa, OK Man Stabbed To Death In His Own Home

Tulsa, Oklahoma police have arrested two suspects in the stabbing and beating death of a man in his home. Police say 27-year-old Natasha Sanders and 42-year-old Kyle Moore were arrested Wednesday on first-degree murder complaints in the death of Kevin Jones. Jones was found dead Tuesday in the bathtub of his apartment with blunt force trauma to the head and stab wounds to his back. More information here.

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August 28th, 2008 at 6:01 pm

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Home Invasion and Robbery at Knife Point

City of Poughkeepsie, NJ Police are looking for two men who committed a home invasion robbery on Fox Terrace at 10:15 a.m. today. The victim woke up to find two armed criminals in his apartment. The suspects threatened the victim with knives and stole cash and jewelry before fleeing, police reported.  More information here.

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August 28th, 2008 at 11:10 am





2 Homeless People Severly Beat Chicago Couple

Two homeless people were ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail Wednesday, accused of beating a woman in the South Loop so severely she lost 14 teeth and remains hospitalized with bleeding on her brain, Chicago prosecutors said.  Derrick King, 46, and Joyce Burgess, 36, both of whose most recent address was listed as the Pacific Garden Mission in the 1400 block of South Canal Street, were each charged with two counts of robbery in the attack, police said. Derrick King was also was charged with aggravated battery and Joyce Burgess was also charged with battery. The female victim and a man, both 36, were leaving a Jewel grocery store around 10:30 p.m. Monday at Roosevelt Road and Wabash Avenue when King and Burgess asked them for a cigarette, the prosecutors said. When they responded they didn’t have any cigarettes, the homeless couple reportedly attacked and robbed the victims.

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August 28th, 2008 at 1:12 am

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Man Shot During Home Invasion – Suspects Escape After 2 Hour Standoff With The SWAT Team

One man was shot and a woman and baby escaped during a home invasion this morning in the Gantt community (near Greenville, SC), which led to a two-hour standoff that ended with a SWAT team storming the home in search of two suspects only to find no one inside. At about 9:30 a.m., authorities received a call about a home invasion at 430 South Fairfield Road off U.S. 25 a few miles from the Donaldson Center. Two men reportedly entered the home, demanded money and shot one of the occupants as a woman and a 1-year-old baby escaped. The home invaders remain at large. More information here.

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August 27th, 2008 at 4:40 pm





Sentencing in Melrose Park Home Invasion and Child Rape

Jose Ledezma rang the bell of a random house in the 1400 block of 17th Avenue in Melrose Park, IL. He pushed his way inside when the 53-year-old husband and father answered the door at 5:45 a.m. Ledezma, 22, was armed with a BB gun that looked like a real handgun, an ax, a hunting knife and a stick that looked like a police baton, said Assistant State’s Attorney Maureen O’Brien. He first robbed the family, which also included the wife and two daughters, ages 7 and 10, in the living room. O’Brien said Ledezma then forced the family down into the basement and forced them to strip naked. He then locked the parents and the younger daughter in a bathroom and sexually assaulted the older daughter. For this crime, Jose Ledezma was recently sentenced to 28 years in prison. More information here.

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August 27th, 2008 at 1:59 pm





Unarmed Man Shot By Home Invaders

A 31-year-old Texas man was wounded after three criminals forced their way into a home in the 1800 block of Caldbeck Lane in the Cambridge Falls subdivision, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Terriann Carlson. The intruders broke into the house through the back door shortly after 2 a.m. while the man and three women were in the house, investigators said. The occupants were forced to the floor and tied up. As the three ransacked the house, the man tried to run out the back door but was shot in the upper back. More information here.

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August 27th, 2008 at 1:43 pm





Man is accused of kidnapping and raping his ex-girlfriend

Jose Avila-Favian is accused of attacking his former girlfriend at her home in the 5400 block of Astor Lane in Rolling Meadows, IL, said Kristin Piper, an assistant state’s attorney. He held a pen to the 19-year-old woman’s neck and forced her to walk to a secluded location in Busse Woods, where he raped her, Piper said. Avila-Favian was arrested July 28 by Rolling Meadows police. Piper said that since his arrest, Avila-Favian has attempted to make more than 600 collect calls from the County Jail to the victim and her family.  More information here.

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August 26th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

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Good Samaritan Stabbed To Death

Scotty Brice of Greensboro, NC broke into a home on Acorn Road and assaulted a woman and child inside, according to police. They say Elio Anderson Jr. of Greensboro heard commotion coming from his neighbor’s home and went over to help. When Anderson arrived, investigators say the suspect ran away but later returned with an edged weapon, stabbing the good samaritan to death. More information here.

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August 26th, 2008 at 10:56 pm





Man shot and pistol-whipped during home invasion

A Springfield, MA man was pistol-whipped and shot in the leg during a Pasco Road home invasion this morning. Springfield Police Lt. Rupert A. Daniel said the incident occurred about 4 a.m. when three to four males, armed with a handgun, entered the victim’s home at 106 Pasco Road. After pistol-whipping and stabbing a victim, the suspects took a plasma television and laptop computer and fled on foot, Daniel said.  More information here.

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August 26th, 2008 at 10:47 pm





New York Woman Robbed and Raped by Armed Attacker

The woman was attacked by a man with a silver handgun on 123rd street after she left an ATM machine. The man, thought to be in his 20s, forced her behind a building where he then robbed and raped her, according to New York police. Police said the suspect in this case is different from the two suspects wanted for multiple sex assaults in southeast Queens over the last six months. More information here.

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August 25th, 2008 at 12:11 pm

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Man Stabbed During Home Invasion

Police have arrested a 38-year-old man after he allegedly broke into a house in Murray Bridge last night and stabbed the male home owner. Police say the man broke into the house on Willow Avenue about 3:30am and stabbed the owner in the upper right leg after a struggle. More information here.

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August 24th, 2008 at 6:30 pm





NYC Mother Stabbed To Death

Witnesses say Ebony Garcia, 21, screamed for help for more than a half hour before neighbors called the police. Police found her lying in a pool of blood at about 2:10 a.m Saturday. She was stabbed about a dozen times and died two hours later at a local hospital. One neighbor said she ignored the cries because she thought the victim had been drinking. More information here.

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August 24th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

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