One family member saw an intruder standing at the back door, trying to break into the home. That’s when at least three of the family members reportedly armed themselves.
One of those family members fired a warning shot above the back doors, telling the intruder to leave,
But the Penas tell police that the person continued to try to enter their home. Police say at least two of the family members then opened fire, killing the suspect in the kitchen area.
I’m not in favor of warning shots, but let’s face it, if one of them goes whizzing past your ear AND YOU KEEP GOING, you shouldn’t be too surprised if, a few seconds later, your insides are introduced to the outside.
A man was shot dead early this morning in Bradenton after he got into an argument with a woman.
About 2 a.m., Kerson Edmond, 20, arrived at 3524 30th Lane E. and got into an argument with Olivia Sauceda, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. The argument got physical, and Edmond, who was armed with a handgun, began beating her.
I have to be honest, when I first read that headline, I was unsure if it was a DGC addition, as an argument is not a reason to go to your guns (more on that tomorrow). However, on further review, if the she was in fear for her life, it’s a righteous shoot.
God made man (and woman). Colonel Colt made them both equal.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: If you carry a gun, carry a phone (and some other stuff, too). This one comes via regular contributor Ed: Kudos to this man for improvising a solution on the spot, but Facebook? Really?
Hearing commotion across the street, a neighbor shot and killed a gunman who had entered a home and badly wounded two men inside Sunday night, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.
According to Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda, a man who was known to the victims entered the house. He shot two of the several people inside the house, badly injuring them.
A neighbor across the street heard the shooting and ran to the home with a gun. The neighbor shot and killed the gunman, Barreda said.
We use the fire extinguisher analogy to describe why we carry a gun: If our neighbor’s house was on fire, would we rush over with our fire extinguisher to help them out, even if it mean endangering our lives?
Just something to think about. Thanks to Ed for sending this one in.
Police in Cleveland say a victim of a home invasion fatally shot one of the would-be robbers and wounded the other.
Twenty-four-year-old Everton Mosby told officers that two men approached him outside his house on the city’s east side early Tuesday and ordered him back inside where they pistol-whipped him.
Mosby — who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon — said he was able to get hold of his gun and shot the two men.
I carry inside my home because there are parts of my home that are further away from my safe room than my front/rear doors, meaning that if someone breaks in, they’re closer to the safe room than I am.
Besides, if the gun’s on my hip or in my pocket, I know 100% for certain where it is and who has it, something I can’t say for certain if it’s not in my possession.
Police have now released the identity of a suspect who was killed during a robbery attempt at a store on the Southeast Side. Police say that on Tuesday night, 25-year-old Demarcus Brandon of Riverdale tried to rob a cell phone store in the 1700-block of East 87th Street, but the store owner shot and killed him. Brandon was pronounced dead at the scene.
The second incident isn’t so happy. Goblin and Paladin alike didn’t make it.
Selma police Lt. Curtis Muhannad says 77-year-old Selma resident Willie “Dusty” Berry died of gunshot wounds. Police say he was returning to his home at Highland View condominiums on North Broad Street Tuesday evening when he was approached by two suspects.
Muhannad tells The Selma Times-Journal that investigators think Berry was shot first in his abdomen, then returned fire with his own weapon, striking one suspect in the head. Police say Berry then tried to get to a neighbor’s house and was shot two more times by the second suspect.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mr. Berry.
Roy Hahn, 41, told jurors Tuesday in Michael Burns’ murder trial that he woke up from a “dead sleep” to hear “a loud crunching or cracking” coming from a side door being pried open.
Moments later, he “looked out the window and saw someone or two people run to the front of the house, so I went back into my bedroom, I grabbed my shotgun, and I heard the front door being pried open, so I shot through the front door.”
Burns is charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter in Allen’s death and attempted aggravated burglary in the July 12 break-in.
Now to be fair, there is a seedy side to this story, as our hero had traces of cocaine in his blood and his house was in such a state of disrepair that the crooks thought it was abandoned (memo to myself: Mow the backyard…), but a bunch of crooks are either behind bars or six feet under.
A Tampa man who was part of a robbery setup was shot to death early Friday by the intended victim and a Pinellas County woman was charged with murder for taking part in the plan, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Erika T. Sanez had met Travis Weller about a month ago and arranged a date. Sanez met Weller at a different location before taking him to a vacant home. Inside the home, three men were waiting for Weller, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
When they tried to rob him, Weller opened fire. One of the bullets hit, Marlin Walker, 20, once in the chest. Weller called 911, telling a dispatcher that several people had tried to rob him and he had shot one of them.
Man, I thought I had “dates from hell” when I was a single man…
Next up, if you’re going to do the job, do it right. Thanks to Shane W for these two.
A suspected burglar was shot and killed in Clay County Wednesday night.
Kentucky State Police say somebody returned to a home on Otter Creek Road, south of Manchester, around 9 p.m., and found a man had broken in. At some point an unnamed person opened fire on the suspected burglar, shooting him once.
Officials say Charles Wagers, 20, was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound.
Or maybe something else. As a recovering J-School attendee, I feel for the reporter on this story, as he/she only can write about what the police are telling them, but come on, get a few facts before you write the story.
Either way, the Thanksgiving weekend was a busy weekend indeed!
Police are investigating the shooting death of a man inside a duplex on the city’s east side.
Officers were called just before 10:30 a.m. Monday to a home located in the 2400 block of Euclid Avenue in regard to a shooting.
When they arrived, they found two shooting victims inside the home. Police say at least five people were inside when a fight broke out.
Witnesses told police that a man arrived at the home and was let inside. An argument erupted between the man and the homeowner with the visitor shooting the homeowner in the chest. The homeowner returned fire, killing the man, police said.