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postheadericon Shipping giant refuses to pay hackers ransom after data stolen

Clarksons, the global shipping firm, has turned the tables on criminal hackers who attempted to extort a ransom payment after stealing confidential information from the company’s network.

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postheadericon Woman Defended By Step-Father After Man Goes After Her With Hammer

DENTON, TX — In a day-long dispute that began at three in the morning, a man was nearly shot after trying to attack his female roommate with a hammer, the Denton Record-Chronicle reports.

31-year-old Chad Knapp was rooming with a 23-year-old victim who had a prescription for Adderall, a medication often used to treat ailments related to ADHD. Unfortunately, it’s one of the most abused prescription drugs around.

Knapp stole the victim’s Adderrall, and tried to leave the apartment with it. The victim followed him.

When she tried to forcefully take back what he had stolen from her, Knapp shoved the victim, hard. He “pushed her so hard that she was thrown backward into a brick wall,” said Denton police spokesman Shane Kizer according to the Denton Record-Chronicle.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where police noticed that she had bruising consistent with someone forcefully grabbing her.

She clearly was not in a good situation.

At about 8 p.m., the victim returned to her apartment, this time with her stepfather, who has a concealed carry permit.

Bringing him along would soon prove to be a wise choice.

The victim forgot her apartment key, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle, and was trying to get back into the apartment when Knapp appeared, wielding a hammer, and “yelling and cussing” according to Kizer.

The victim’s stepfather produced his firearm, and that was the ball game for Knapp. He was arrested on charges of assault causing bodily injury and deadly conduct, and put in jail.

According to police, upon being arrested Knapp claimed that there was no altercation hat morning, and that a man had just broken into the apartment and put a gun into his face.

I think he’ll have a hard time convincing a jury of that.

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postheadericon *WATCH* Two Armed Robbers Dead After Father, While Holding Infant Son, Shoots After Having Gun Pointed At Him

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL — An off-duty police officer in Brazil happened to be inside a pharmacy when two armed robbers came in looking to score big.

Both of those robbers, aged 24 and 22, didn’t leave the pharmacy alive.

The officer, identified as Sgt. Rafael Souza, wasted no time with his response, even while holding his child.

Inside Edition reports;

In the footage, Souza is seen holding his son with one arm and pointing a gun with his opposite hand.

He shoots one man as the suspect runs around a floor display. He runs and fires again, then disappears out of the frame.

The cop’s wife is seen cowering behind another merchandise display, then stretching out her arms toward her husband, who hands off the baby and continues chasing the suspects.

Watch the surveillance video below:

Our friends at TTAG asked their readers a question based on the video: What would you do with your kid(s) during a self-defense gun use?

Well, it’s hard to say, and I imagine that this officer acted the best he could in the given situation. This likely began very quickly, and who’s to say setting the child down first would have been a good or bad decision. If there’s no apparent place to put the child in a split second, it seems that this is the next best option.

What are your thoughts? Where would your kids go if you found yourself in a similar situation? Chime in below.

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postheadericon Woman Shoots Teen In Head After He And Others Breaks Into Her Home

HOUSTON, TEXAS — A teenager who broke into a woman’s house was shot in the head by that woman, and is now in critical condition but expected to survive.

The incident played out as follows, and other teens are thought to have been involved;

The woman said she was home alone when she heard someone breaking into her home. A relative told Eyewitness News reporter Pooja Lodhia that the teens were hiding behind the victim’s couch when one of them jumped up. That’s when she shot the suspect in the head.

What these teens were up to is anyone’s guess, but they sure did pick the wrong house to enter uninvited.

As for the friends of the shot teen, let’s hope that they are charged with whatever crimes are coming their way. From the article, it is unclear whether the others involved were caught or if they made a run for it after losing a member of their thug team.

Armed at home? It’s always a smart thing. Your firearm should never be too far away and ideally, if you’re awake, should be on your person. Things can happen in an instant, and there’s no telling how quickly you’ll need to access your firearm.

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postheadericon Neighbor Fatally Shoots Suspect After Seeing Man Being Beaten And Robbed

GREENVILLE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA — An alert neighbor witnessed a man in a struggle with three other men who were holding him at gunpoint. He immediately grabbed his gun and made the decision to intervene.

Local news reports;

Investigators said Shane William Standard, 25, Tracie Lewis Mayfield, 32, and Jeffrey Eugene Bradley, 31, went to a home, held a man at gunpoint inside the home and demanded money.

Investigators said a neighbor saw the struggle, grabbed a gun and fired a shot, hitting Bradley at least once. He died at the hospital, Greenville County Coroner Kent Dill said.

The other two thugs were both both charged with first-degree burglary, attempted armed robbery, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, criminal conspiracy and kidnapping.

There is no mention of the condition of the man held at gunpoint, but we hope that he is alright and uninjured.

I’ve said it a hundred times; the thug life never pays off in the end. The result here is two people in jail, hopefully for a long time, and their bff dying at the hospital.

Being a criminal has it’s hazards, just like any other career or hobby. In this case, one of them found out the most dangerous hazard of them all; the armed citizen willing to take a life to defend another.

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postheadericon Man Caught After Police Say He Shot 6 People, 3 Fatally, In Maryland & Delaware Shootings

EDGEWOOD, MARYLAND — A man was taken into custody after a full day of searching for him after he allegedly shot and killed three people and injured another three. The incident occurred at a place where he had been employed for the last four months.

The Baltimore Sun reports;

Prince is believed to have shot five people about 9 a.m. Wednesday at a kitchen countertop company in an Edgewood business park where he had worked for the past four months, police said.

The five victims were all employees of the business, Advanced Granite Solutions. Prince also is alleged to have shot another person in Delaware later in the morning.

As the manhunt unfolded and police flooded the Interstate 95 corridor seeking the suspect, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said: “there’s an individual out there on the loose who’s committed one of the most heinous acts in our county; we certainly consider him armed and dangerous.”

Gahler called the shooting “a targeted attack, limited to that business.”

People who knew the gunman said that he was raised by a nice family, and that he seemed to have just ‘snapped’. It’s a testament to how difficult it can be sometimes, to figure out who is a danger and who is not. The suspect did have a history with police, but many did not result in convictions. Regardless of whether or not he was raised right, this man still had some issues that were not happening behind the scenes.

We hope that the surviving victims of this horrible crime are able to recover fully and quickly, and our thoughts are with them and those whose lives were taken by a person with no regard for life.

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postheadericon Teen Attempts Re-Entry After Sneaking Out, Family Member Makes Mistake of Their Life

INDIANAPOLIS, IA — A teenager was shot and killed by his own family after his re-entrance in the middle of the night was mistaken for an attempted break-in.

According to RTV 6:

Officers were called to a home in the 1800 block of Routiers Avenue around 4:15 a.m. for a person shot. When they arrived they found a teen lying inside the door of the home, suffering a gunshot wound. That teen was pronounced dead at the scene.

A family member told police that they thought everyone who was supposed to be home at the time was already in the house and that someone was trying to break in. “It’s a very tragic accidental shooting of a family member,” IMPD Officer Jim Gillespie said. The teen was identified as Eugene Dobbins.

Police are not releasing what family member was involved in the shooting. Two people were taken to IMPD headquarters for questioning. Police will work with the Marion County prosecutors office to determine if charges will be filed.

It was later revealed that the teen was either sneaking out or coming back home from having sneaked out. Figures. But there are a couple of lessons that can be taken from this.

1. Family security and trust is everything. What this teen did was unwise, especially if he knew that their family was armed and ready to shoot an intruder, but there is a chance that this could have been avoided by upholding family security — being vigilant about differences of behavior that might indicate that family members are doing something strange is important even when the circumstances aren’t this dire.

2. Vitally important for the shooter — know what you’re aiming at. “Vague shadow” will not hold up in court, and in cases especially like this, the consequences are heart-breaking.

Know your target. Keep your family safe. Please don’t make this kind of mistake.

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postheadericon Store Owner Sentenced After Shooting Shoplifter In The Back

BAKERSFIELD, CA — A shop owner who shot a man in the back, back in March, was sentenced for the decisions he made.

Turns out, you can’t just go shooting shoplifters willy-nilly.

However, what’s surprising here is not the fact that he was sentence, but the length of his sentence — it’s about as light as could be.

According to 23 ABC News:

Elias Aguilar, the store owner who shot a shoplifter back in March, will spend 30 days in county jail. Aguilar was sentenced Tuesday morning after pleading no contest to assault on a person with force-great bodily injury.

In March, Aguilar shot David Carrillo, who attempted to shoplift $ 11 worth of items from the Azteca Market on Weedpatch Highway. Aguilar shot at Carrillo twice, hitting him once in the back. Along with his 30 days in jail, Aguilar was sentenced to 90 days probation. His jail time will count toward that jail time, meaning he will only have 60 days of probation once he is released.

Listen. Unless that shoplifter has a firearm, knife, bat, etc. out and is clearly a belligerent, you don’t open fire. Whatever they’re stealing, it’s not worth your freedom. It’s not worth your life. Replacing it will almost certainly be cheaper than whatever legal fees you’ll wind up with — and if you shoot an unarmed shoplifter, there’ll be legal trouble.

It is nothing less than astounding that this man was able to get so small a penalty for shooting a man in the back, even if he was a shoplifter. Other courts will not be so kind.

Stay safe out there, folks — but also stay smart. Keep a cool head. It’s more important than a defensive tool.

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postheadericon 4-Year-Old Dies After Looking For Candy In Grandma’s Purse, Finds Loaded Gun Instead

TAMPA, FLORIDA — Last week, a four-year-old girl died when she reached into her grandmother’s purse for a piece of candy.

Instead of finding a piece of candy, she found a gun, accidentally pulled the trigger, and shot herself in the chest.

“She just wanted some damn candy,” Yanelly Zoller’s father, Shane Zoller, 22, said according to The Tampa Bay Times.

“I was driving to pick her up with her bathing suit in my car to take her to the splash pads,” Shane Zoller recalled.

“When I pulled up, that’s when I saw all the police lights.”

Yannelly’s parents shared custody over their daughter, and her grandparents were integral to her upbringing until her passing.

“She was extremely close to them and would get so excited when she got to stay at her nana’s house,” Zoller said. “She was attached to her nana’s hip.”

He’s heartbroken.

“She loved to help daddy work on the car,” he said. “She would hand me tools. But she also really liked doing her makeup.”

There are two major things to take away here, and remember these lessons. That child’s life better damn well not be for nothing.

First of all, purse carry, for those of you who own purses, is not a good idea. That purse can get away from you a lot easier than a gun could in an on-body situation. Find another way to carry. That also applies to folks who carry off-body in another capacity. Backpack carry might not be your best option.

Second, and for the love of God, keep your firearms secure in the presence of minors.

We’ve said it before, but I’ll type that message over and over until my fingers fall off if it prevents even one incident of a minor getting into something that we’ll all regret.

Stay safe out there, folks, and make it safe out there for our kids, too. They’re counting on us.

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postheadericon Woman Shoots Larceny Suspect After He Tries To Hide In Her Office Building While Running From Cops

KNIGHTDALE, NC — A man was shot after allegedly stealing from a Walmart and trying to make a getaway in a building that housed multiple businesses.

He ran into a lone woman, and he was shot. Although someone committing larceny rarely escalates things to where a shooting is justified, this may just prove the exception.

As WRAL reports:

Authorities were called to a Walmart at 7106 Knightdale Boulevard on for a reported larceny at about 6 p.m. when the suspect fled from the store on foot.

Officers chased the man, identified as Deandre Branch, 24, of Clayton, into an office building at 7048 Knightdale Boulevard. Once there, Branch forced his way inside the two-story building, which houses multiple businesses, and encountered a lone employee inside the building. Police said they are unsure what type of exchange took place between Branch and the woman, but he sustained a single gunshot wound as a result of the encounter.

“The suspect encountered a lone female that was working inside the building. The suspect, in the course of that encounter, was shot,” said Knightale Police Chief Lawrence Capps. Capps said officers were not close enough to Branch at the time of the shooting to witness the encounter.

Branch was taken to WakeMed for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Police said that the woman has been cooperative with the investigation, but her name is being withheld.

It’s hard to know what to do when a criminal — but not necessarily a deadly threat — comes barreling at you.

It’s happened to me twice, and both times while I was under the age to be carrying concealed.

I wasn’t touched once, and I got knocked flat on my back the second time.

You never know what a cornered thief might do.

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