If Only They Had A Gun

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

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Pizza Delivery Driver Murdered for a Small Amount of Money

Richel Nova, of Hyde Park, MA, was a “hard working man, making an honest living” as Domino’s pizza delivery man, according to Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis. While making a delivery, three assailants reportedly stabbed Nova to death, in order to take the small amount of money that he was carrying, before fleeing in his vehicle. A tip from a member of the community and surveillance footage led to the arrest of the three suspects, who police say are high school students.  According to news reports, those arrested were Alexander Emmanuel Gallett, 18, Michel Andre St. Jean, 20, and Yamiley Mathurin, 17.  More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

September 6th, 2010 at 7:22 pm





Chicago Taxi Driver Stabbed in Robbery Attempt

A taxi cab driver was stabbed and critically injured Thursday night by a passenger in the West Town neighborhood during a robbery attempt, according to police. The attack occured at about 11:30 p.m. near Western Avenue and Hirsch Street, said Chicago Police Officer Hector Alfaro. The male assailant then fled the scene, and the cab driver was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, Alfaro said. No suspects are in custody. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

March 7th, 2010 at 5:36 pm





Robbers Carjack Cleveland Man, Shoot Him in the Back

Police are searching for two robbers who shot a 40-year-old man in the back during a robbery about 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The man was reportedly loading in his car at 1597 East 30th St. when two teenage robbers approached him. One of the robbers pulled out a gun and took the man’s wallet, but after opening the wallet said “that’s not enough. Get in the car. We are going to the ATM,” according to police. The suspect drove to East 30th Street and Payne Avenue, where he had to stop in heavy traffic. The victim jumped out of the car and ran. The robber fired, shooting the man in the back, and both robbers fled. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

February 15th, 2010 at 8:21 pm





Man charged with 3 day long robbery and rape spree

A 20 year old man from the West Side of Chicago has been charged in connection with a 3 day robbery and rape spree against unarmed victims. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

March 6th, 2009 at 2:27 pm





2 men arrested for allegedly carjacking good Samaritan who helped them

Two men from Kankakee, IL have been charged with armed robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle after police say that they carjacked a good Samaritan who tried to help them after their car rolled over on I-57. Police say that 28 year old James A. Tallent, and 27 year old William C. Blunt, two men from Kankakee, were involved in a rollover crash on I-57, near 139th Street at about 4:30AM yesterday. A good Samaritan saw the rolled over vehicle, and stopped his 2000 Lexus SUV to try and help. Tallent and Blunt then allegedly threw the good Samaritan to the ground and stole his vehicle. Police reportedly found the stolen Lexus near Blunt’s home, where one of the men was arrested. The other man was arrested shortly thereafter in a nearby apartment building. Police also say that about half an hour before the rollover crash and carjacking, one or possibly both of the suspects was involved in the robbery of the Bradley, Illinois BP Fast and Fresh gas station. In that robbery, one man is said to have entered the gas station, armed with a black handgun, and demanded “all” the money. The man then pistol whipped an employee, and ordered him into the cooler, before stealing cash, beer, and other items, according to police.  More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

March 1st, 2009 at 11:12 am





Home Invasion and Car Theft in Rockford, IL

Rockford police are reportedly investigating a home invasion during which a 22 year old Rockford man’s car was stolen. The armed criminals followed allegedly followed the man inside the home and told him to get on the floor, and demanded the car’s title. When he told them he didn’t have it, the robbers kicked him then took his car keys and fled. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

September 19th, 2008 at 6:38 am





Chicago man charged with fatal carjacking of 88-year-old

88-year-old carjack victim Jacint Calderazzo was on his way to Midway Airport last week, when Kenneth Starr reportedly approached Calderazzo’s car and robbed him, Chicago police said. Police reportedly believe the elderly man was knocked to the ground and apparently run over with his own car as his assailant sped off. Starr, 33, whose address is listed in the 4800 block of West Congress Parkway in Chicago, initially was charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking and attempted murder, police said. More information here.

Things might have turned out differently if only they had a gun.

September 12th, 2008 at 3:55 pm