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Posted: 9/3/2005 7:16:07 AM EDT
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He pulls in news from all over the US, here's some w/ a local flavor...

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Decatur, Georgia

From the April 17, 2005 Decatur Daily:

A homeowner turned the tide on an intruder Friday night by sneaking up on him and pointing a gun in his face. Police said homeowner Mark Patterson's wife called Decatur police while her husband kept the gun pointed at Buford Ray Cowley, 50, of 608 Alma St. N.W.

Police arrived a short time later and arrested Cowley. A press statement said the burglary occurred at 9:37 p.m. on Monroe Avenue Northwest. Awakened by footsteps, Patterson went to investigate and discovered someone was in one of his bedrooms. Police charged Cowley with second-degree burglary. He remains in jail on a $1,500 bond.

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Fulton County, Georgia

From Atlanta’s 11Alive.com of June 14, 2005

Woman Fends Off Home Intruder

Police are investigating a complaint from a north Fulton County woman that a man she doesn't know broke into her home early Monday morning. The woman told police she was able to shoot at the man as he fled her residence.

Michelle Johnstone, 38, told police that her attacker threw her to the ground after entering her home, located in the 500 block of Alstonefield Drive.

"She was awake. She came downstairs in her home and that's where the struggle began, that's where she was confronted by the suspect," said Fulton police Lt. Dexter White, conveying to reporters what Johnstone was telling investigators.

She told police she was able to reach for a gun she keeps inside her home and shoot at the intruder as he fled. Police later confirmed that Johnston had fired her gun five times. At least two of the bullets went through a rear window.

There is no evidence she hit anyone.

A neighbor, who asked that she not be identified, said the noise woke her up. "I heard a loud bang, and I thought it was a shot that had come into my house, because it was that loud," she said.

According to police, Johnstone is the one who called 911. Another neighbor said when Johnstone was getting into an ambulance, her head was bloody and she was wearing only a towel.

Johnstone was treated at North Fulton Regional Hospital for cuts and bruises. A police detective drove her home at 1:30 pm.

No subsequent stories about this incident were found.

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Savannah, Georgia

From August 1, 2005 WSAV channel 3:

A weekend shooting in front of a downtown nightclub sent 3 people to the hospital. Two of the victims are also suspected of sparking the shooting by trying a to rob someone at gunpoint, but the would-be robbery victim had a gun too. An innocent bystander was also shot.

It happened in front of the Oz club, just before 3:00am Sunday as a large crowd left the club after a concert. It started when a man said 2 men tried to rob him as he sat in his car on Indian Street. He says he saw one of the men pull a gun, so he grabbed his gun and started shooting. Both suspects were shot and collapsed nearby. They were both taken to the hospital.

Unfortunately, a 24-year-old woman was caught in the fray. She was sitting in the back seat of a car when she realized she was shot in the leg, according to police reports. She was taken to the hospital too. Police say none of the people who were shot had life threatening injuries.


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Savannah, Georgia

From Savannah‘s WSAV.com of August 26, 2005

Man Shot During West Savannah Robbery

An attempted robbery was foiled after a woman shot the suspect.

Police said a man was trying to break into an apartment on Greengate Court in west Savannah late Friday night. That's when the woman living in the apartment shot at the man.

Police did not know how many times the man was shot. There is no word on the extent of his injuries.

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Warner Robbins, Georgia

From the Macon Telegraph of August 30, 2005
(Scroll down)

Pawn shop employee, burglary suspect exchange gunfire

A pawn shop employee escaped injury in an exchange of gunfire with a burglar late Friday night, Warner Robins police say.

Warner Robins police Lt. Bobby Brantley said the suspect also was not hit and fled with a stolen handgun.

The suspect was interrupted by the employee who arrived at the Northside Pawnshop at 1313 Green St. just before midnight.

The suspect was described as a white male, mid-20s, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing about 165 pounds with tatoos on both arms.

According to a Warner Robins police news release, the employee responded to the business alarm, which automatically calls his residence when the alarm is sounded. The employee was fired upon as he entered the store and he returned fire. The employee fled the pawn shop and called 911. The suspect also fled.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 11:34:34 PM EDT

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Blogger

He pulls in news from all over the US, here's some w/ a local flavor...

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Decatur, Georgia

From the April 17, 2005 Decatur Daily:

A homeowner turned the tide on an intruder Friday night by sneaking up on him and pointing a gun in his face. Police said homeowner Mark Patterson's wife called Decatur police while her husband kept the gun pointed at Buford Ray Cowley, 50, of 608 Alma St. N.W.

Police arrived a short time later and arrested Cowley. A press statement said the burglary occurred at 9:37 p.m. on Monroe Avenue Northwest. Awakened by footsteps, Patterson went to investigate and discovered someone was in one of his bedrooms. Police charged Cowley with second-degree burglary. He remains in jail on a $1,500 bond.

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Fulton County, Georgia

From Atlanta’s 11Alive.com of June 14, 2005

Woman Fends Off Home Intruder

Police are investigating a complaint from a north Fulton County woman that a man she doesn't know broke into her home early Monday morning. The woman told police she was able to shoot at the man as he fled her residence.

Michelle Johnstone, 38, told police that her attacker threw her to the ground after entering her home, located in the 500 block of Alstonefield Drive.

"She was awake. She came downstairs in her home and that's where the struggle began, that's where she was confronted by the suspect," said Fulton police Lt. Dexter White, conveying to reporters what Johnstone was telling investigators.

She told police she was able to reach for a gun she keeps inside her home and shoot at the intruder as he fled. Police later confirmed that Johnston had fired her gun five times. At least two of the bullets went through a rear window.

There is no evidence she hit anyone.

A neighbor, who asked that she not be identified, said the noise woke her up. "I heard a loud bang, and I thought it was a shot that had come into my house, because it was that loud," she said.

According to police, Johnstone is the one who called 911. Another neighbor said when Johnstone was getting into an ambulance, her head was bloody and she was wearing only a towel.

Johnstone was treated at North Fulton Regional Hospital for cuts and bruises. A police detective drove her home at 1:30 pm.

No subsequent stories about this incident were found.

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Savannah, Georgia

From August 1, 2005 WSAV channel 3:

A weekend shooting in front of a downtown nightclub sent 3 people to the hospital. Two of the victims are also suspected of sparking the shooting by trying a to rob someone at gunpoint, but the would-be robbery victim had a gun too. An innocent bystander was also shot.

It happened in front of the Oz club, just before 3:00am Sunday as a large crowd left the club after a concert. It started when a man said 2 men tried to rob him as he sat in his car on Indian Street. He says he saw one of the men pull a gun, so he grabbed his gun and started shooting. Both suspects were shot and collapsed nearby. They were both taken to the hospital.

Unfortunately, a 24-year-old woman was caught in the fray. She was sitting in the back seat of a car when she realized she was shot in the leg, according to police reports. She was taken to the hospital too. Police say none of the people who were shot had life threatening injuries.


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Savannah, Georgia

From Savannah‘s WSAV.com of August 26, 2005

Man Shot During West Savannah Robbery

An attempted robbery was foiled after a woman shot the suspect.

Police said a man was trying to break into an apartment on Greengate Court in west Savannah late Friday night. That's when the woman living in the apartment shot at the man.

Police did not know how many times the man was shot. There is no word on the extent of his injuries.

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Warner Robbins, Georgia

From the Macon Telegraph of August 30, 2005
(Scroll down)

Pawn shop employee, burglary suspect exchange gunfire

A pawn shop employee escaped injury in an exchange of gunfire with a burglar late Friday night, Warner Robins police say.

Warner Robins police Lt. Bobby Brantley said the suspect also was not hit and fled with a stolen handgun.

The suspect was interrupted by the employee who arrived at the Northside Pawnshop at 1313 Green St. just before midnight.

The suspect was described as a white male, mid-20s, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing about 165 pounds with tatoos on both arms.

According to a Warner Robins police news release, the employee responded to the business alarm, which automatically calls his residence when the alarm is sounded. The employee was fired upon as he entered the store and he returned fire. The employee fled the pawn shop and called 911. The suspect also fled.



Interesting link

I remember posting about that shooting outside the club in Savannah last month.

ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=8&f=35&t=206855&page=1
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