Monday, November 24, 2008

Armed Robber Kills Man, Dives Through Window During Gunfight

Posted By on Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 2:58 PM

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Francisco Ancona: Stone-cold killer, or just kinda stoned-looking.

All that ridiculous police state-DUI-weekend enforcement pays off occasionally, I guess. A police helicopter pilot on the extra duty DUI detail made quite the collar Sunday evening when he pulled over a car with a blown headlight.

Francisco Ancona, 28, had cuts on his body and some information on a murder--a bit of an understatement. It began at 1:30 a.m. Sunday. He kicked in the door of a guy named John Young, 62, who ran a money lending operation out of his home in East Nashville. He entered the bedroom of Young's brother, George, leveled his gun at him and demanded to know where the "bossman" was. Meanwhile, John Young armed himself. He confronted Ancona. Ancona threatened to kill George. A firefight ensued and Young was fatally hit. Apparently invoking John Woo, Ancona dove through the window and continued firing into the house.

The cop who nabbed him, Officer Jake Patterson, noticed the cuts and his tennis shoes, which were consistent with the description given to police. Ancona admitted to the shooting under questioning from detectives. It comes as no surprise that Ancona has a rap sheet, and a remarkably up-to-date one at that. Last week he received a six-month sentence for carrying a prohibited firearm. In October he got nearly a year for vandalism. A three-year felony theft sentence in 2007 and a four-year robbery sentence in 2002--you get the idea. Apparently convicts are being disgorged from jails and prisons to make room for new convicts. The irony and uselessness of it all doesn't need to be spelled out.

Now Mr. Ancona can add criminal homicide, especially aggravated robbery and burglary to his criminal pedigree. Hopefully we at PITW won't have to bring you any more of his misadventures. Surely, by now, he's attained the rank of career criminal and all the prison years it entitles him to. Put this rabid dog away already.

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