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Two suspects dead, one at large following home invasion
www.nbc12.com ^ | 2/17/2013 | Geneva Smaith

Posted on 02/17/2013 5:51:22 PM PST by Stabnoise

PRINCE EDWARD, VA (WWBT) - Prince Edward sheriff's deputies are investigating a deadly home invasion that happened early Sunday morning in Prospect. Two of the three suspects are dead, shot by the homeowner in self defense, according to investigators on scene. Meanwhile, the search continues for the third suspect.

This situation began unfolding at about 4:30 a.m. in the 5000 block of Prince Edward Highway, or Route 460. Investigators told NBC12's Kelly Avellino three unknown men forced their way in the front door of the home, where a man was alone with a 2-year-old child.

According to a press release issued by Sheriff Wesley W. Reed, that man called 911 to report a home invasion and said the suspects were armed. Reed also said gunfire was exchanged between the suspects and the caller.

Authorities said two suspects were pronounced dead at the scene, while the third managed to escape on foot.

We're told the homeowner and the child were not harmed.

Right now, there is a vague description of that third suspect, who is believed wearing dark clothing. According to Reed, K-9 units tracked the suspect a quarter of a mile west of the crime scene. It was there, investigators say, the suspect is believed to have gotten into a vehicle.

A Virginia State Police spokesperson had previously confirmed to NBC12 they were working with the Prince Edward Sheriff's Department on this investigation.

The two deceased suspects were transported to the medical examiner's office for identification and confirmation of cause of death.

We're working to get more information on this developing story. We will have an update, tonight on NBC12 News at 11.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; homeinvasion; secondamendment
This happened a couple miles from my house. There has been a rash of robberies lately. Hopefully this may put and end to it.
1 posted on 02/17/2013 5:51:30 PM PST by Stabnoise
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To: Stabnoise
"Meanwhile, the search continues for the third suspect"

I'd put the HO on point.

2 posted on 02/17/2013 5:56:56 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Stabnoise

I love a story with a happy ending.


3 posted on 02/17/2013 5:59:36 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster
The two deceased suspects were transported to the medical examiner's office for identification and confirmation of cause of death.

I'm betting on lead poisoning. Any takers?

4 posted on 02/17/2013 6:01:40 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Stabnoise

This is impossible. The media tells us that guns are useless for self defense.


5 posted on 02/17/2013 6:04:11 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Stabnoise

Two dead one on the run. Homeowner and child not injured. Sounds like good shooting under extreme pressure!


6 posted on 02/17/2013 6:04:30 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Stabnoise

Rural area?


7 posted on 02/17/2013 6:14:54 PM PST by umgud
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To: Stabnoise

Like the song goes “Two out of three ain’t bad”


8 posted on 02/17/2013 6:19:11 PM PST by MCF
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To: Paladin2
I'd put the HO on point.

He's babysitting, and actually doing a heck of a job at it.

/johnny

9 posted on 02/17/2013 6:22:21 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: MCF

Yep, you stole my thought. 2 out of 3 ain’t bad. (Meat Loaf approved.)


10 posted on 02/17/2013 6:26:06 PM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Stabnoise
Right now, there is a vague description of that third suspect, who is believed wearing dark clothing.

Those dark clothing wearing types are always causing trouble. Must be in their jeans.

11 posted on 02/17/2013 6:32:32 PM PST by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: Stabnoise

Sounds like a winner to me!


12 posted on 02/17/2013 6:33:13 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: lacrew

Obviously there is only one conclusion to draw from this:

Homeowner invaded in his house.

Houses must be OUTLAWED!!!
or....
At the very least, universal registration of all houses!

BTW....”Thanks to the quick response from police during the home invasion, the perps were shot by police on the scene.....”
( uh, NO.)


13 posted on 02/17/2013 6:34:02 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: lacrew

Can’t wait for this to be on the MSM day and night.


14 posted on 02/17/2013 6:35:34 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: MCF
Like the song goes “Two out of three ain’t bad”?

Hey...a .666 batting average will get you in the hall of fame

15 posted on 02/17/2013 6:47:20 PM PST by Abundy
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To: Stabnoise

These home invasions are increasing around the nation.

The question is, are these targeted or random?

If targeted, is it drug related, or some expectation of grabbing other known assets?


16 posted on 02/17/2013 7:04:02 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: G Larry

The question is, are these targeted or random?

If targeted, is it drug related, or some expectation of grabbing other known assets?

______________________________________________________

Drugs are illegal. But someone else breaking into your house to kill you so they can steal your drugs is still a crime.

Killing someone who wants to hurt you so they can steal from you is worthy of them getting shot, drugs or the family jewels, makes no difference IMO.


17 posted on 02/17/2013 7:55:17 PM PST by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: JAKraig

Cute, but not informative.

My question was, it there a pattern for the motivation?

Random theft is not a useful indicator.

Other motives could be.


18 posted on 02/17/2013 8:03:17 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Stabnoise

This is why one needs more than 10 rounds in a clip.


19 posted on 02/17/2013 8:13:39 PM PST by RginTN
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To: Stabnoise

The guy that got away should be hunting for another line of work seeing that his two partners were retired early.


20 posted on 02/17/2013 8:32:24 PM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: RginTN

10 round clips are fine.....it’s the capacity of the magazines I care about.


21 posted on 02/17/2013 10:39:54 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Repeat Offender

The Golden Rule, if trying to steal Gun Owners Gold, you could leave with more lead than you want.


22 posted on 02/17/2013 11:16:14 PM PST by Steelers6
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To: G Larry
These home invasions are increasing around the nation.

No, they're not. They're just making national news more. Violent crime rates in this country are the lowest they've been since 1960.

As long as you a.) refrain from dealing drugs and b.) don't live in the ghetto, your chances of being a victim of violent crime are about the same as being struck by lightening.

The media is publicizing each and every violent crime to drive a gun control agenda. Don't buy it.

23 posted on 02/17/2013 11:23:39 PM PST by Drew68
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To: y'all
Prospect, Virginia is about 60 miles W-S-W of Richmond. . . near Farmville and Appomattox.

Video at link. . . looks like maybe the dog alerted the homeowner in time to react to the three armed men kicking in the front door. One of the invaders was under a white sheet in the snow in front of the house.

Search continues for third suspect in deadly Prince Edward Co. home Invasion

Prince Edward County Sheriff Wesley Reed "says the situation points to the father protecting himself and his son, who weren't harmed."


24 posted on 02/18/2013 12:00:10 AM PST by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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LINK for video. . .

http://www.nbc12.com/story/21229974/search-continues-for-third-suspect-in-deadly-prince-edward-co-home-invasion


25 posted on 02/18/2013 12:04:45 AM PST by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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To: Drew68

Armed self defense does NOT enhance the gun control agenda.

This is a case of more FReepers posting local news, not normally nationalized by the MSM.


26 posted on 02/18/2013 4:51:49 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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