As the officers were rolling up, the suspects were taking off, but instead of chasing them down, the officer arrested the victim for wanton endangerment. Read more
William Lawler told the man to back off several times and even brandished his firearm in an attempt to diffuse the situation without firing any shots, but the man continued to come at him and was eventually shot in the groin. Read more
The woman, who was described as “definitely not sober,” was trying to take her daughter out of her guardian’s car when she became belligerent and pulled out what appeared to be a small handgun. Read more
Pickens told the 911 dispatcher that he believed his friend was dying, but in an attempt to keep from getting into trouble, Pickens played as if he wasn’t sure what happened, initially telling the dispatcher that he thought the gunshot wound was self-inflicted. Read more
What started as a custody battle ended with both parents dead and a little girl left an orphan after the man stabbed the woman 15 times before breaking into a nearby home where he was fatally shot by the homeowner. Read more
The Las Cruces District Attorney’s office announced Thursday that the mixed martial arts fighter, Joseph Torrez, who killed one intruder and severely injured another during a home invasion in January, acted in self-defense and will not face any charges for the man’s death.
“He just kept apologizing, saying he was sorry,” recalled the victim, referring to the moment his brother came out with his Smith and Wesson. Read more
Anthony Broyles and his 2-year-old daughter had come to Higgins Point along Lake Coeur d’Alene when they were approached by a man armed with a knife, but when Broyles pulled out his Ruger LCP, the man quickly backed down. Read more