Friday morning feel good stories

| July 13, 2018

UpNorth sends us a link from Kalamazoo, Michigan;

The [Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety] says officers arrived at the scene to find a 46-year-old man who had been shot “at least once” in the torso. He was conscious. Investigators say, preliminarily, it appears the gunshot victim was “breaking into a home when the occupant shot him.”

But Kalamazoo Public Safety is still looking into the matter. It says there are no outstanding suspects or threat to the public.

From Louisville, Kentucky;

A woman in Louisville, Kentucky, is thankful to her rescue pit bull for saving her during a home invasion.

WAVE reported that Kelsey Leachman was in her living room Monday watching TV when her pit bull, Layla, started became agitated.

“She started barking and ran into the kitchen and I could tell by the way she was growling something wasn’t right,” Leachman told WAVE.

A man was standing in her kitchen. Leachman ran for the door and the man ran after her, knocking her to the floor.

“The whole time Layla was barking and biting his legs and going crazy, and I was kicking and screaming,” Leachman said.

Leachman was able to push the intruder away as Layla bit him. The man ran outside, and Leachman locked the door and called police.

From Wales, Wisconsin;

Investigators have identified the intruder who died during a home invasion back in May.

According to the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office, 33-year-old Brandon Kovacs got into a fight with a 76-year-old homeowner on May 30. During the fight, Kovacs became unconscious and unresponsive and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

From Dayton, Ohio;

A 23-year-old man who shot another man multiple times tonight told police he shot his would-be robber.

Police were called at 7:30 p.m. to the Marathon gas station and convenience store at 119 N. James H. McGee Blvd. in Dayton.

The 911 caller said the other man, who also was armed, fled in a blue Chevrolet Cruze, but not before he dropped his gun, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

The shooting victim, a 22-year-old man, was shot multiple times, Dayton police Lt. Steven Bauer said.

A worker said the incident happened at one of the gas pumps.

The gunshot victim was found inside his car a short distance away, on Home Avenue near U.S. 35 and was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, the lieutenant said.

Yellow crime scene tape surrounded the parking lot, and the shooter was in back of a cruiser while police investigated and the Marathon station and Subway restaurant inside were closed.

From Little Rock, Arkansas;

Edricus Drains, 37, of Little Rock told police that as he pulled up to his apartment, he saw three people acting suspicious nearby and placed a firearm into his pocket.

Drains said that someone, identified in the report as 30-year-old Tony Robinson of Little Rock, began assaulting him and reaching into his pockets as he got out his truck. Robinson grabbed Drains’ firearm, at which point a fight began over the weapon, police said.

According to the report, Drains fired up to three rounds at Robinson initially before firing four more rounds when Robinson refused to let go of the weapon.

Drains then ran to the complex’s front office, handed his gun to a security officer and told the official to call police, he told authorities.

Robinson was found lying on the ground surrounded by a “large amount of blood,” the report states. Police noted that he suffered bullet wounds in his abdomen.

An officer said he applied a chest seal to one wound that was “bleeding heavily” on the right side of his abdomen. While doing so, another wound was found in Robinson’s upper left thigh, he added.

Lt. Michael Ford, a spokesman for the Little Rock Police Department, said that Robinson went into surgery around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in critical but stable condition. His condition was not known as of Wednesday.

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  1. 26Limabeans says:

    “rescue pit bull”

    Layla…you got me on my knees……
    Layla… I’m begging darling please..

    • David says:

      Common rescue dog, too many people think they want a pittie and then get rid of it. Many because either the dog “isn’t mean enough” or because when they abuse the dog to make it meaner, they get what they want. Many people shouldn’t be allowed to acquire dogs.

  2. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Calling a criminal who gets his ass shot while committing a felony a “shooting victim” sounds odd to me. I am also sick and tired of the overused and misused terms “alleged” and “allegedly.” Don’t any of these reporters have a thesaurus?