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    Talking Police: 60-Year-Old Woman Turns Gun On Attempted Carjacker

    Another Texas Grandma who you don't want to mess with...

    http://www.nbc5i.com/news/11130123/detail.html

    Man Listed In Critical Condition

    POSTED: 9:58 pm CST February 27, 2007
    UPDATED: 8:56 am CST February 28, 2007

    FRISCO, Texas -- Frisco police said a 60-year-old woman turned the tables on a 19-year-old carjacker and shot him with his own gun, NBC 5 reported.

    Police said the shooting happened just before 8 p.m. Tuesday at an apartment complex in the 9300 block of Wade Boulevard near Preston Road.

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    The woman said an armed man approached her in the parking lot, demanded her car and fired a warning shot into the air. Police said as the woman struggled with the suspect for control of the weapon, the gun fired and struck the man in the stomach.

    "During that scuffle, she ended up with the gun and the suspect was shot once in the stomach. He was able to get up, get his gun back from the victim and he took off running," said Sgt. Gina McFarlin of the Frisco Police Department.

    The man then fled to the Vineyards Apartment complex across the street, which is where he was later found hiding, police said.

    Police said the man was transported by Careflite to Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He is listed in critical condition.

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    Only once, we need to get her some Mozambique training.

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    Yeah, the fact that the suspect got his gun back may be something that she needs to work on, but sometimes the first shot is all that matters

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    Great story of public justice!!!!!!!

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    Talking A little update on this story... Including 911 tape

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcont...k.2e212af.html

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    Victim: 'It was either him or me'

    Frisco: Man charged with robbery recovering from gunshot wound

    06:31 AM CST on Thursday, March 1, 2007
    By TIARA M. ELLIS / The Dallas Morning News tellis@dallasnews.com

    Shirley Reed wasn't sure whether the gun was real even after the stranger fired a warning shot. But the 60-year-old woman wasn't going to give up the keys to her car.

    He lunged at her, and as they wrestled on the ground, she felt the gun poking her hip.

    "It was either him or me," Ms. Reed told police after the Tuesday night scrap outside her Frisco apartment building. So she grabbed the gun, turned the barrel toward her assailant's stomach and pulled the trigger.

    A shot rang out, and her attacker said, "Oh, [expletive]."



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    The would-be carjacker ran away without the Mitsubishi Eclipse, but a suspect was captured a few hours later and flown to the hospital.

    A handful of neighbors in the Wade Crossing Apartments in the 9300 block of Wade Boulevard rushed to the scene after hearing the gunshots around 7:45 p.m. One man called 911 and put Ms. Reed on the phone. She matter-of-factly described the attack.

    "I got out of my car and took five or six steps. He came from the other side of building," Ms. Reed told the dispatcher. "He pointed a gun at me and asked me for my keys, and I said, 'No.' He said, 'Give me your keys.' I said, 'No.'

    "He pointed the gun in the air and shot it. I've been around guns. , Didn't know if it was a pellet gun."

    She described the handgun for the dispatcher as bigger than a derringer and about 4 or 5 inches long.

    "Then we tussled. He grabbed me and tussled. Got me on the ground," Ms. Reed said. "I got a hold of the gun. It was underneath me, and I pointed it at him and pulled the trigger."

    Police say victims should comply with a would-be robber or carjacker but should be ready to defend themselves if the assailant attacks.

    "When he lunged toward her, the circumstances changed," said Sgt. Gina McFarlin, a Frisco police spokeswoman. "In a case like that, you fight for your life."

    Ms. Reed could not be reached for comment the day after the shooting.

    After being shot, the carjacker ran to an apartment just around the corner in the same complex as Ms. Reed's, according to the police report. He showed people he knew there that he was wounded and asked to be driven to the hospital, the report says.


    Charles Poursoltani The apartment resident's roommate later told police that she did not want to take the man to the hospital, saying, "This is wrong," according to the report. Instead, she called her roommate's mother. The man ran away again.

    Police noticed the two girls standing outside and questioned them. They had one of the girls call 19-year-old Charles Poursoltani on his cellphone. He told police that he was sitting at the pool at an apartment complex across the street. There he was taken into custody and flown to Dallas' Parkland Memorial Hospital for treatment.

    Mr. Poursoltani remained in stable but guarded condition Wednesday under police guard. He has been charged with aggravated robbery, and his bail was set at $100,000. After his release from the hospital, police said, he'll be put in the Collin County Jail.

    If convicted of the first-degree felony, Mr. Poursoltani faces five to 99 years in prison.

    In March 2006, Mr. Poursoltani was convicted of assaulting a family member and served 45 days in the Denton County Jail.
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    Too bad he's recovering. Can we hope for that flesh eating bacteria to settle in for him?

    Good job for the victim, only thing I'd like to have seen gone differently would be that she retained the weapon, and when he got up and went after the gun, she'd have shot him till he quit coming after her.
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    Never underestimate the older ones..they lived in a much tougher time than we do now. Im suprised she didnt have a 12 guage in her purse.
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    Bwahahaha, that grandma's da shit.
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    While Iím gone you take care of the love
    And Iíll deal with the hate.

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    Just care for your children and sleep tight
    Iíll keep you safe on my watch tonight
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