Posts Tagged ‘Woman’

postheadericon Woman Is Shot After Forcing Herself Into Home

LEXINGTON, KY — A woman in her twenties was shot while attempting to break into the home of a woman in her forties — a total stranger.

The early morning scuffle was a bit of a statistical anomaly.

As WKYT reports:

Police say it happened around 4:45 a.m. at a home on Talisman Road, in the Garden Springs neighborhood off Lane Allen Road. Officials say a woman in her 40s was home alone when a woman in her 20s came banging on her door, eventually breaking through a window. Police say the homeowner fired a shot at the intruder.

The woman was taken to UK Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, and will likely be charged with breaking and entering. Police believe the home was randomly targeted.

Now, as some of the more regular readers here (or on any other news site) can tell you, it’s really not that common for women to commit crimes of this nature, especially alone.

There was a time where I wasn’t sure how much of that discrepancy was perception as opposed to an honest-to-goodness difference in number of arrests.

I looked up some statistics on the issue to see what was what, and I was stunned.

Although the information I’m about to share is from a 2012 review by the FBI, I don’t see any reason why we shouldn’t believe that the information is at least pretty close to today.

Women are arrested far less often than men. From that, we can pretty safely assume that women also commit less crime.

Of the 9.5 million people arrested in 2012, the FBI reports, only 2.5 million were women.

That’s less than a third.

And for the particular crime of burglary, the contrast is even more stark. Approximately 184,000 men were arrested for burglary, while just over 36,000 women were arrested for the same.

That’s about 16.4 percent women arrested for committing that offense.

Finding an incident where a woman defended herself from another woman breaking into her home and no one seems to have known each other is pretty darn remarkable.

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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 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 TRAGIC: Woman, Being Attacked By Dog, Is Accidentally Shot And Killed By Man Trying To Save Her

DETROIT, MICHIGAN — An armed citizen with nothing but good intentions was trying to stop a vicious dog attack on a woman in his neighborhood. While trying to save the woman, the man shot her while trying to stop the dog.

Local media reports;

Police said the woman was dragged into the street by the dog, which neighbors described as a stray of no specific breed. She was crying for help when a friend of hers who lives nearby heard her.

“Our resident, seeing this — he’s a CPL holder — came out of his home and engaged the dog,” Detroit police Capt. Darin Szilagy said. “He fired an unknown number of shots to try to stop the attack. Unfortunately, during that action, the woman was struck.”

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The dog, who is believed to have been injured, has not yet been located.

This is a tragic story of how things can go wrong when a firearm is introduced into a scenario. This man, with good intentions, wound up taking a life that he was trying his best to save.

What can we learn from this incident?

In situations like this, such as a woman and attacking dog in close proximity, it’s essential to make sure that a clear shot is had. If it’s not, the situation gets much more difficult. As a once in a lifetime event with so many variables, it’s tough to make the proper decision at the time. Firing a shot into the ground near the attack could be enough to catch the dog off guard long enough for the woman to escape, but it’s an unknown just like anything else.

I can’t say for sure, but I’d see myself doing the following:

  1. Running up to the attack and yelling loudly to try and distract the dog
  2. If that didn’t work, try to kick the dog off of the woman
  3. If that also didn’t work, the dog probably has a grip on the woman and I would try to get as close as possible to the dog to fire a shot that was as far away from the woman as possible

Again, it’s impossible to determine what would have worked and what wouldn’t have worked. To be in this man’s shoes is an impossible feat, as I imagine he is in a great deal of distress over what happened.

In the end, certain situations are impossible to control, and our hearts go out to the woman who was killed, and the man who is unintentionally responsible.

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postheadericon Burglar Tells Woman To Be Quiet, She Pulls Out Something Loud

SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA — A man is sitting (uncomfortably) in jail with a gunshot wound to his rear end after being shot by a woman whose home he had just broken into.

As you can see, it didn’t end well for him.

Samuel Jeter, 42, is facing first-degree burglary charges and is being held at the Spartanburg County Detention Center. He was found unresponsive by law Spartanburg Police officers who followed a trail of blood to the backyard of Katrina Walker, according to multiple reports.

Police responded to the call of a shooting at 12:35 a.m., on Thursday, where they found a woman crying on the front porch and another holding a 9 mm firearm, according to Fox Carolina.

Walker told the Spartanburg Herald-Journal that it was just after midnight when her 24-year-old daughter spotted a man in the bathroom holding a finger to his mouth, signaling her to be quiet. The 24-year-old instead started to scream, and when Walker came running to find out what was happening, the burglar tackled Walker.

The burglar wanted money, but that’s not what he got. The 24-year-old grabbed her gun and started firing. He was shot and found unresponsive by police in a neighbor’s yard.

While the young woman did fire as the suspect was fleeing, it doesn’t seem that she will be facing any charges. While it’s not recommended to shoot at a fleeing suspect, this incident has taken one criminal off the streets. For now.

This story highlights something that we stress so often on our site; carry at home, because you never know when you’ll need it. In this case, the suspect was waiting in the bathroom. Sometimes, it’s just simply too late. Having your firearm on your person is a great way to gain some sort of advantage over the bad guy.

Armed Citizen, 1; Thug Life, 0.

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postheadericon FOLLOW UP: Woman Who Thwarted Kidnapping Reveals Gun Used, And Incident Details

MOLINE, ILLINOIS — In a story that we brought you last week, we saw a woman defend herself against a kidnapper with a large knife in a parking lot. Now, the woman gives the whole story and shares the experience with everyone during an interview with local news.

Her Glock 42 saved her life that day.

“The grace of God is what saved me, and the sense to have calm, and have my weapon, ” Diane McIntire told a reporter during an interview.

What we didn’t know is that the kidnapper, 61-year-old Floyd R. May, made McIntire drive for 20 minutes until he made her pull over on a rural part of the road.

“He apologized for the cut in my arm,” she said.

“He also said I know you can identify me. I know it’s kidnapping.”

Watch her interview below:

The initial story tells us that McIntire was able to get her gun and point it at May, which ultimately made him flee to a nearby home.

For the whole car ride, she didn’t have a move to make until May made a crucial mistake.

“He got out of the truck and the butcher knife fell onto the ground and he got out to pick up the knife, I opened the console and grabbed my pistol. I went ahead and got out of the truck. I had the gun at his chest, and I told him do not come near me,” she recalled.

“I said, if you come near, me, I’m going to shoot you.”

She says May retreated to a house, and she took off in her truck. She drove herself to a hospital, and called police.

“I didn’t want to take a human life, if I didn’t have to. If he took one more step toward me, my finger was already squeezing the trigger, and yes, I would have shot him. There’s no doubt in my mind,” she said.

There is no telling that McIntire’s fate would have been if she didn’t have her Glock 42 with her — and what would have happened if she were unable to get to it.

McIntire made the decision to get her concealed carry permit three years ago. Back in 2013, Illinois became the last state in the country to allow it’s citizens to carry concealed. With this timeline, it wasn’t long after the law was enacted that McIntire applied for her permit.

And if Illinois hadn’t passed concealed carry, McIntire may not have made it out of this terrible situation. It goes to show how important it is for citizens to be armed, if they choose, to defend themselves when they need it.

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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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postheadericon This Young Woman Used A Concealed Carry Method That’s… Not Recommended

By John Boch via The Truth About Guns

Deep concealment took on a whole new meaning in McLean County, Illinois on Friday. Police stopped a 20-year-old Missouri woman, Amika Witt (above), for doing 90 on I-55 at 5:00a.m. During the traffic stop, police became suspicious. During a search, cops found heroin in Ms Witt’s bra and Ecstasy in some other unspecified location on her person. But the surprises didn’t stop there.

Later, when corrections staff processed her into the county jail, they discovered a fully loaded Kimber CDP .380 pistol concealed in her vagina.

While one might think vaginal carry would be dangerous (not to mention awfully uncomfortable), it does provide deep concealment. At the same time, it probably doesn’t do so much for the gun’s finish.

In fact, there are probably lots of good reasons not to tuck a firearm into any body cavity. Especially a pistol with some sharp edges like the Kimber .380.

As a result of her failed concealment efforts, Ms. Witt now faces a slew of bonus criminal charges.

The Bloomington Pantagraph has the details:

Witt is charged with armed violence for possessing a weapon during the alleged commission of a felony and while in possession of drugs, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

A passenger in the car, Clinton McDonald, 29, of Springfield, Mo., was charged with unlawful possession of heroin with intent to deliver the drug, and unlawful possession of Ecstasy.

After Witt was taken to the McLean County jail, a female correctional officer found the Kimber .380 caliber handgun inside the suspect’s body, said Roberts. The gun had a fully loaded magazine and “a bullet in the chamber ready to fire,” said the prosecutor.

Fortunately, Ms. Witt didn’t suffer an accidental discharge in her clandestine pistol-packing. We’d probably name her our irresponsible gun owner of the day, but she has enough to deal with now with all of those felony charges. Just to be safe, though, someone should really remind her of the first rule of gun safety: never point a firearm in an unsafe direction.

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postheadericon Woman Beats Robbery Suspect Senseless With His Own Shotgun

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK — If you’ve ever wanted to see the face of defeat, here it is in all it’s glory.

During an attempted armed robbery of a thrift store on Long Island, suspect Ronald J. Kelly didn’t quite know what he was getting himself into.

From nypost.com;

Ronald J. Kelly walked into Island Thrift store carrying the firearm around 8:25 p.m. Saturday, and demanded the store manager empty the til, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.

The woman grabbed the gun, and with the help of two other employees managed to wrestle him to the ground.

“She grabbed the gun and started struggling with the guy,” store manager Rich Rodriguez told The Post. “The two male employees saw what was going on and started punching the guy in the face. She grabbed the shotgun and started hitting him in the face with the butt of the gun.”

The employees kept Kelly pinned to the floor until police arrived.

None of the employees were injured, however Kelly was pretty banged up during the incident. He had it coming, no doubt. It’s a good day when citizens are able to fend off the bad guys.

While Long Island isn’t NYC, it’s still a relatively difficult place to obtain a concealed carry permit. But hopefully with stories like these, and the continued need to defend, it’ll become more of a reality for many others in gun control-heavy states.

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postheadericon Woman Attacked While Getting Out Of Car, Shoots Suspect After Her Gun Falls Out Of Her Bag

MIDTOWN, TN — A woman was attacked in the middle of the night outside her apartment, and during the course of the scuffle, her firearm fell out of her bag, putting her in real danger.

As The Commercial Appeal reports:

The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of N. McLean near Poplar, police said.

A woman told police that when she got out of her car at her apartment a man ran toward her, grabbed her and tried to steal her laptop bag. The woman and man struggled over the bag and she screamed, waking up a neighbor who ran out to help, police said. The three struggled and fell to the ground. The woman’s gun, a Ruger 9mm, fell out of her bag during the fight and that’s when police said the suspect was shot during the incident.

It was unclear in the police report who fired the gun during the struggle. A third witness told police she heard the suspect say “I’m going to shoot” and saw the muzzle of the gun flash. The witness reported hearing two shots and called police. The man accused in the attempted robbery was identified in a police report as Kerry Petty. He was found on the ground with a gunshot wound when police arrived.

Petty has been charged with aggravated assault and criminal attempted felony, police said.

There are a couple things to discuss, here. First, I, for one, would really like to know exactly which Ruger 9mm we’re talking about here. In news stories, they rarely cover the firearms in play. Such things are good to keep an eye on for other concealed carriers.

I hope it wasn’t a Blackhawk with a conversion cylinder.

But on a much more serious note — it’s extremely important to carry your defensive tool on the body when at all possible for this exact reason. This woman lost control of her gun the same moment the woman lost control of the thing that the robber was going for.

That’s not a good situation.

It’s not always possible, but carry on-body when you can.

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