Friday, August 26, 2005

N.M. Police Probe Homicide at Wal-Mart [Can you say Bias?]

The Associated Press
Friday, August 26, 2005; 7:11 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- One man was killed and a woman was injured Thursday during an apparent domestic dispute inside a Wal-Mart on the city's southeast side, the second time in less than a week that one of the retail giant's Western stores has been the scene of deadly violence.

Police spokeswoman Trish Hoffman said a witness told authorities that a man had been stabbing the woman inside the store when another man intervened and shot her attacker.

Hoffman said the stabbing appeared to stem from a domestic dispute. She did not know the relationship between the woman and the dead man, but friends of the woman told Albuquerque television stations that she had recently obtained a restraining order against her ex-husband.

"It looks like it's a possibility that the guy who shot the other man will be justified," Hoffman said. "From what witnesses are telling us, it corroborates his story that the male was stabbing the female and he intervened."

The woman, whose name was not immediately known, was taken to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was being treated for multiple stab wounds.

The man who was shot was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not immediately released, nor was the name of the man accused of shooting him.

Witnesses told Albuquerque television stations that the gunshots shortly after 5 p.m. sent some people running as others hit the floor and crawled to safety.


When us pro-gunners talk about media bias towards gun owners and reporting on when guns are used properly to defend life this is exactly what we're talking about.

Look at the title. After read the story don't ya think there's a few better titles that would be more fitting and descriptive of what transpired?

What about "Man comes to aid of woman being stabbed, shoots attacker." or "Pistol packing citizen saves life of Wal-Mart employee." even "Homicidal maniac shot inside Wal-Mart while trying to kill ex-wife." would have been better than the one given that makes you think someone committed an unjustified homicide.

And why did they have to bring up the other shooting that happened in AZ? Just because it was at a Wal-Mart? That makes no sense, the reason this on happened was because the woman worked there and I'm betting her ex-husband knew she was going to be there. It had nothing to do with Wal-mart.