Wednesday morning feel good stories

| January 10, 2018 | 28 Comments

From Chicago, Illinois;

The shooting happened around 5:45 p.m. Monday in the 5500 block of West Thomas Street when Shaquille Gales approached a 58-year-old man, pulled out a gun and demanded his property, police said.

The man pulled his own gun and fired at Gales, hitting him in the back of the head, police said. Gales was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park and pronounced dead.

Police said the 58-year-old man had a concealed carry permit.

From Hood County, Texas;

When a knife-wielding man forced his way into a pregnant woman’s home near Lake Granbury early Monday, the woman and her dog fought back — and won, according to the Hood County Sheriff’s Office.

The 25-year-old woman, who is 35 weeks pregnant and lives in an unincorporated area north of Granbury, told deputies that she heard a knock at the door around 6 a.m. When the woman opened the door, a man brandishing a knife forced his way in.

The Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the woman struck the suspect on the head with a flower vase. Her dog rushed into the room and bit the suspect on his left thigh and chased him out of the home.

The woman suffered several superficial cuts on her arms and stomach but was not seriously injured.

From Tallulah, Louisiana;

Investigators say two suspects, identified as Corey McGowan and Robert Freeman, tried to rob Virgil Barnes. The suspects knocked on the door and Barnes let them in.

Investigators say the suspects were armed. So was Barnes. The men exchanged gunfire. Barnes shot Freeman, who died at the scene.
McGowan was arrested and is being held at the Madison parish detention center.

McGowan is charged with attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery, and home invasion. He is being held without bond.

Virgil Barnes survived the encounter with the intruders.

From Hernando, Mississippi;

Law enforcement officials believe they may have solved a spate of weekend armed robberies at automated teller machines (ATMs) along Goodman Road in Horn Lake after an early morning chase and fatal shooting of a suspect.

A Horn Lake Police investigator, working on a hunch, was at the Regions Bank ATM location near Highway 51 and Goodman shortly before 5 a.m. Monday morning when he was approached by a black male and who brandished a weapon.

The investigator identified himself as a police officer, according to District Attorney John Champion at a news conference later Monday morning, and the suspect then fled into a darkish-gray to black-colored Impala, struck a police car in leaving the scene and headed east on Goodman Road.

Three other officers who were working surveillance with the investigator gave chase, along with the investigator in his unmarked car. However, the suspect’s vehicle spun out while the pursuit was on near Sutton Place, a short distance away from the attempted robbery. That was followed by one of the pursuing police cars striking the suspect’s vehicle.

Champion said after he stopped, the suspect pulled out a gun and fired at the officers who then returned fire and fatally shot the suspect.

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  1. Wilted Willy says:

    Oh how I love all of these DRT’s in the morning! Someday these moroons will understand that we carry and will not give up our goods! Nice shooting people!!

  2. Doc Savage says:

    “Shaquille Gales”


    What do we have for our (un)lucky participant in “The Dumb and the Dead Tournament”?

  3. OldManchu says:

    Who are these people who randomly open their door to strangers simply because they knocked?

    • Claw says:

      Jehovah Witness Groupies?

      The only thing they should be doing in the dark at 0600 is holding formation for morning PT and saluting Reveille.

      • SaraSnipe says:

        I never understood saluting Reveille. It is the alarm clock (for some). Morning colors gets saluted for sure.

        • Claw says:

          Actually what should happen is:

          Reveille is sounded. Everyone comes to Parade Rest.

          Immediately following Reveille, the cannon goes “BOOM” and “To The Colors” is sounded. Everyone comes to Attention and renders a hand salute.

          Usually the first PT exercises are Jumping Jacks (Side Straddle Hop) followed by the Four Count Push-Up.

          At least it was that way in the Army I grew up in./smile

          • Claw says:

            No, Wait, disregard all above.

            I don’t know what the Hell I’m talking about.

            Not enough coffee yet this morning.

            • SaraSnipe says:

              From Army Study”When the flag is being raised in the morning, you should stand at attention on the first note of “Reveille” and salute. In the evening “Retreat” is played prior to “To the Colors.” (“Colors” refer to the flag of the United States and can also include the unit flag). When you hear the first note of “Retreat” come to the position of attention and face the flag (or the direction the music is coming from if the flag is not visible). Render the hand salute at the first note of “To the Colors.” You normally face the flag when saluting, unless duty requires you to face in some other direction. At the conclusion of the music, resume your regular duties. If you are involved in some duty that would be hampered by saluting, you do not need to salute.”
              This supports what you were saying. I was never Active duty Army outside of deployments, so I did not participate in Garrison type stuff that much, but you pretty much described what I have observed. I just never understood the logic of it. I was always up way before Reveille. I would get up fifteen minutes before prescribed wake up time, just to avoid the crowds at the sinks, shitters etc… I also wanted my troops thinking I never slept. I just waited.
              My previous active duty experience in a damper service taught me that Reveille went off while I was on the 04-08 watch, and morning colors was usually at sun up (I guess).

      • Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

        In the beginning, God said let there be light and there was Reveille.

  4. SaraSnipe says:

    Many moons ago when I lived in the Sportsman’s Paradise, I had a friend named Virgil Barnes. He was a Menominee Indian from Wisconsin. Good guy, I hope he recovers completely from his injuries. Whether it is the same VB , or not.

  5. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    *WHOOT!*. THREE DRT’s and another goblin becomes a dog’s chew toy, not bad at all, I bet the dog had to lick his ass for at least an hour to get the taste of the goblin out of his mouth!

  6. Ex-PH2 says:

    ‘… the woman struck the suspect on the head with a flower vase.’

    And you guys think my cast iron frying pan on the stove is inadequate in the at-home self-defense line? I’m glad to know that the dog got into it, too. Way to go, Poochie!

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