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| December 6, 2018

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Another reporter confused over victim status.
Update: Police ID machete-wielding man gunned down in pool hall lot
By: Tonya AlanezTonya Alanez

It’s unclear if Rajendranauth Latchman was the aggressor or victim, or perhaps both, when he was gunned down in a Coral Springs pool hall parking lot early Sunday.

Police say he charged at people with a machete after he was asked to leave Premier Billiards & Sports Club at the corner of Wiles Road and University Drive.

But the 49-year-old machinist’s family said “that doesn’t sound like him at all.”

Latchman had gone to the billiard hall where he’s a regular with his brother, Larry Lachtman.

They had a couple beers and “my brother had an argument with some girl in that bar,” another brother, Rajnauth Permanan, of Margate, told the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

“I don’t know exactly. They had some words and it was all kind of resolved,” Permanan said. “When he left everything was all well and good. From there I don’t have a clue of what went on.”

According to police it was about 2 a.m. when Latchman left the bar and armed himself with a machete.

In the parking lot, he made “threatening movements towards the shooter and others in the parking lot,” said Officer Chris Swinson, spokesman for Coral Springs police.

After Latchman was struck by gunfire, the shooter put his gun on the ground and waited for police to arrive.

Read the entire article here at Sun Sentinel

When seconds matter…
Teen shot by homeowner during burglary attempt
Author: Adi Guajardo
By the time deputies arrived, Garcia said, the suspects were gone. But they were later found getting treatment at the hospital.

SAN ANTONIO — A homeowner on the city’s northeast side pulled his gun after walking in on a burglary at his home Tuesday morning, sending one suspect to the hospital.

“When he arrived home, two suspects were inside his residence. (He) chased them upstairs and discharged a firearm before they fled on foot,” said Johnny Garcia, a spokesperson with the Bexar County Sheriff’s office.

Garcia said the homeowner fired off several rounds.

By the time deputies arrived, Garcia said, the suspects were gone. But a tip from the San Antonio Police Department about a man taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound from the Sunrise neighborhood raised some questions.

“The details were very similar,” he said.

Just hours later, deputies connected both crime scenes and arrested three suspects, one of them being that teen after he fled to a home.

Read the rest of the article, and the Sheriff’s unsolicited advice, here at KENS 5 CBS

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  1. OldManchu says:

    “He chased them upstairs and discharged a firearm before they fled on foot.”

    God I love Texas!

  2. 26Limabeans says:

    “Rajendranauth Latchman”

    Now that is just a big fat softball levitating
    over the plate.

    • Claw says:

      And the big fat softball gets smacked for a Whiz Wheel™ dinger:

      Rajendranauth Latchman (DOT) 39 x 3 = 117

  3. Ft Collins Co. Man celebrating his 100th birthday when is knock on door. Police man standing at door asks him to step outside. When the man steps outside the police officer hands him a bag with balloon attached to it and informs him that he is now a official member of the Ft. Collins Swat team. The surrounding crowd and more officers congratulate him in this endeavor. WWII Vet.

  4. Comm Center Rat says:

    A machete, a gun, and an angry woman at a pool hall at 0200. What could go wrong?

    How do you make a billiards table laugh?

    Put your hands down its pockets and tickle its balls.

    Rack em!

  5. From Guyana, explains the machete, threatening movements toward crowd when shot, sounds like life threatening situation. Hey they saved the pool table, hope for some there yet. Next will be a go fund me page for the dearly departed. I hate it when idiots can’t handle their booze, thats why I always got my drinks in a mug.

  6. Tallywhagger says:

    In primary school, elementary school, we were tortured into learning how to diagram a sentence. During advanced English torture there was a mandatory class for rhetoric.

    In rhetoric, students are required to write complete sentences and entire paragraphs before experiencing the academic equivalent of a NDE or near-death-experience, the essay.

    Such triggering moments are no longer required, evidently. Now, essay has become a Hispanic expression. I don’t know what it means but the tone of the way it is spoken can be informative!

  7. Ex-PH2 says:

    Sheriff gave the wrong advice.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      And the dindus tried to hit the wrong house. Least ways, we got a happy ending.

    • Yeah sort of like they told us a long time ago, if you saw something suspicious you were told to shout “Halt, Dung Li” 3 times and wait for response. Yeah right, if it was dark and was no word as to any good guys out side the perimeter, my small brain said that the first thing to do was sight in on target and put one dead center and one left then right before you give away your position. Way too many small unfriendly folks out there

  8. Hondo says:

    So, Lachtman’s relatives said “that doesn’t sound like him at all.”

    Well, there ya go. Alcohol, anger, and (possibly) other chemicals never screw up someone’s judgement to the point that they do something stupid and get hurt or killed as a consequence. So Lachtman must have indeed been blameless after all.

    (I do hope the sarcasm is obvious above.)

  9. OWB says:

    To journalists everywhere:

    Nameless/faceless humanoid approaches another nameless/faceless humanoid. Humanoid #1 has a machete. It doesn’t matter what humanoid #2 has, his/her age or any other characteristic – the moment humanoid #1 swings that machete in the general direction of humanoid #2, humanoid #2 becomes the victim of humanoid #1.

    Seriously – this is not complicated.

  10. 26Limabeans says:

    Leyla is on the Howie Carr show.
    In the studio telling her story about her friends going thru her stuff.
    Cute voice.