Detroit Glock City

Detroit Glock City

Regular contributor Ed sends this one in.

DGCPolice: Break-in suspect shot, dies after crash

Detroit police say a break-in suspect who was shot by homeowner has died after crashing a getaway vehicle into a nearby home.

Sgt. Michael Woody says two people tried to break into the home on the 15000 block of Glastonbury early Thursday through a window and a third was sitting in the vehicle.

Woody says the homeowner shot at the suspects, who returned fire. He says the person in the vehicle was hit and the two other suspects fled on foot.

FOX 2’s Roop Raj reports a woman in the home that was crashed into was injured. Police didn’t immediately say whether the gunfire or crash killed the suspect.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that an overdose of injected lead didn’t exactly turn him into Parnelli Jones overnight.

Dead Goblin Count: 476 (Enfield)

BlingBling BangBang

BlingBling BangBang

 Robbing a small jewelry store has to be right up there with tugging on Superman’s cape and spitting into the wind. Some people, however, are destined to learn life’s lessons the hard way. 

And sometimes, you get expelled from the school of hard knocks. 

Elgin jewelry store owner shoots burglary suspects

DGCElgin police are investigating a deadly shooting in which a jewelry store owner opened fire on suspected burglars. 

Just before 1:00 a.m., they got a call about shots fired along Highway 290.  They discovered the owner of the Harper’s Jewelry Store, between Ochoa and Main Streets, shot and killed a burglary suspect.

Police say the owner was in a back room when 41-year-old Robert Trevino broke in and tried to break a jewelry case.  That’s when the owner shot him and opened fire on several other people in the parking lot.

Ok, not a big fan of the “opening fire on other people in the parking lot” bit (unless they were shooting as well), but who among us was surprised to learn this? 

Trevino had an extensive criminal record. Police say he was recently implicated in a burglary at the same jewelry store two weeks ago.

I, for one, am shocked, SHOCKED at that news. Thanks to John The Texaner for sending this one in.

Dead Goblin Count: 475 (Linebaugh)

Two Is One, One Is None… So What Is Three?

Two is one, one is none… so what is three?

Thanks to regular contributor Ed for this whopper.

Police: Family shoots, kills burglar breaking into home

DGCOne 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.

Dead Goblin Count: 474 

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Don’t Try At Home. Or Anywhere Else.

Don’t Try At Home. Or Anywhere Else.

Regular contributor Ed sends in this addition to the DGC: 

DGCBradenton argument ends with man dead

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. 

Dead Goblin: 473

 

Don't Try At Home. Or Anywhere Else.

Don't Try At Home. Or Anywhere Else.

Regular contributor Ed sends in this addition to the DGC: 

DGCBradenton argument ends with man dead

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. 

Dead Goblin: 473

 

When In Doubt, Improvise.

When in doubt, improvise.

DGCI’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?  

A Citrus County man kills suspected burglar

A Citrus County man, who doesn’t have a phone, posted to Facebook Tuesday afternoon that there had been an emergency and he needed someone to call 911.

When deputies responded to 13347 S. Old Jones Rd. in Floral City, they discovered a suspected burglar dead.

According to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, the deceased man had been shot to death by an adult son of the homeowners who lives in an apartment on the property. 

Dude. One word: Skype. 

Dead Goblin Count: 472

Rats On The West Side, Bedbugs Uptown.

Rats on the West Side, bedbugs uptown.

DGCActually, Phoenix doesn’t really have an uptown, but rats on west side? Oh yeah. 

One fewer than there used to be, however.

Homeowner shoots, kills intruder in Phoenix

Police say a Phoenix homeowner shot and killed an intruder Friday morning.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson, spokesman for the Phoenix Police Department, said a homeowner shot and killed an unknown intruder at his home near 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home.

Thompson said the shooting occurred at 3:19 a.m after the homeowner was awakened by the intruder. He also said it is believed that the homeowner and the intruder did not know each other. 

Thanks to Danno from Sandcastle Scrolls for sending this in, and a reminder, if you see news of a dead goblin pop up online, send ’em in. 

Dead Goblin Count: 471

Should You Get Involved?

Should you get involved?

DGCWhat if your neighbor was in fear for their life? 

Sheriff’s Office: Neighbor kills gunman who wounded two in Kenneth City home

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.

Dead Goblin Count: 470

Get To Da Chopper (and Your Gun)!

Get to da chopper (and your gun)!

Dead Goblin CountDanno and Leslie both sent in this addition to the Dead Goblin Count.

Cleveland man fatally shoots home intruder, wounds another

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. 

Not good. 

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. 

Dead Goblin Count: 469

There’s Stupid Prizes, And There’s Nobel Stupid Prizes

There’s stupid prizes, and there’s Nobel Stupid prizes

Dead Goblin CountArmed robbery becomes an exceedingly dicey proposition when the robbee is also armed. Thanks to Shane_W for these two.

Alleged robber shot, killed by store owner ID’d

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. 

Attempted robbery victim, suspect killed

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. 

Dead Goblin Count: 468