Friday, June 30, 2006

Double-Dose of Happy Endings

Boy, this has been a tough couple of days for shotgun-wielding scumbags in the Land of Lincoln.

Shotgun-wielding intruder shot, killed in Bridgeport

A would-be burglar was shot to death Wednesday evening during a confrontation with a homeowner in the city's Bridgeport neighborhood, Chicago Police said.

It was just after 5 p.m. when the homeowner arrived at his home in the 1600 block of West 38th Place, said police officer John Mirabelli.

He parked his car in the garage, got out and as he was walking to the rear was confronted by a man armed with a shotgun.

The two got into a physical fight and at one point the shotgun went off; the intruder suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head, according to police reports.

The 44-year-old man, whom authorities weren't identifying until family had been notified, was pronounced dead on the scene.

Shotgun blast during robbery leaves attacker, 16, dead

A 16-year-old youth was fatally wounded early Thursday in what police said was a struggle over a shotgun among three young robbers and their intended target.

Police said Monte Golliday and two companions had approached a man, 38, about 1:15 a.m. Thursday in front of his home in the 4900 block of Jeannie Place.

One of Golliday's companions pointed a shotgun at the man, said Illinois State Police Master Sgt. James Morissey. In an ensuing struggle, the shotgun discharged, striking Golliday in the abdomen.

I love the quote from one of the ex-scumbag's neighbors:

That's horrible for such a young life to be taken away so soon.

Yeah, he never got a chance to actually kill someone.

Quel dommage.