Wednesday, August 16, 2006

A Newspaper That Can Tell the Victims From the Criminals

Assailant shot dead by victim Pretty unusual for a newspaper.
A Rocky Mount man was shot and killed this weekend after allegedly attacking a Whitakers man in his own house, and authorities on Monday cleared the shooter of any wrongdoing.

Authorities said Leroy Thorpe acted in self-defense when he shot 27-year-old Tavaras T. Pittman of Western Avenue once in the chest with a shotgun.

Two other Whitakers men were charged with beating Thorpe and another man with a baseball bat before the 59-year-old Thorpe fired the fatal shot at the trio, Nash County Sheriff Dick Jenkins said.
[Hat tip to Keep And Bear Arms]

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