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Arlington, VA Homeowner Shoots Intruder; Police Undecided on Charging Homeowner
Arlington Sun Gazette (Arlington, VA) ^ | Sept. 1, 2005 | Ryan Self

Posted on 09/01/2005 12:37:23 AM PDT by Poundstone

by RYAN SELF

Staff Writer

An Arlington man was shot in the face over the weekend after allegedly attempting to burglarize a North Arlington home and being confronted by a gun-toting homeowner.

County police said Tuesday morning that 18-year-old David Jeovavy Valdivia Dominguez was arrested at Virginia Hospital Center, where he was seeking treatment for the wound. Police later transferred Dominguez to Inova Fairfax Hospital. After treatment, Dominguez was transported to the Arlington County Adult Detention Facility.

Police allege that Dominguez was in the process of burglarizing a home in the 6000 block of 26th Street North in the Leeway-Overly community about 5:30 a.m. Sunday when he was confronted by the homeowner.

When confronted, police said Dominguez ran from the family room into the room of the man’s teenage daughter. A struggle ensued, and the homeowner shot the intruder in the face.

According to police, Dominquez fled on foot.

While there is an ordinance that makes it illegal to discharge a firearm in Arlington County, Arlington County Police Det. Rick Rodriguez said that no charges have been filed against the homeowner, who was interviewed by detectives following the incident.

“It will be up to the investigator to determine if they will be,” Rodriguez said of charges. “You have to look at the circumstances in this case.”

Police officials say that because of the gruesome nature of Dominguez’s injury, a mug shot will not be released. They have confirmed that Dominguez lives in a house near the crime scene.

A neighbor told the Sun Gazette that a large number of people – perhaps as many as 15 – live in the small home where Dominguez lives.

Rodriguez said that detectives have visited the home and interviewed some of the residents.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: arlingtonva; armedcitizen; bang; banglist; burglarlearnsalesson; criminal; defense; heynicelink; homeowner; immigrantlist; selfdefense; shooting
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15 people living in one house? What's up with that?
1 posted on 09/01/2005 12:37:24 AM PDT by Poundstone
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To: Poundstone

Take one guess..


2 posted on 09/01/2005 12:38:07 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: Poundstone
When confronted, police said Dominguez ran from the family room into the room of the man’s teenage daughter. A struggle ensued, and the homeowner shot the intruder in the face.

Running into Daddy's little girl's room, not a smart move.

3 posted on 09/01/2005 12:41:44 AM PDT by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: Poundstone

The home owner needs a bigger gun.


4 posted on 09/01/2005 12:42:00 AM PDT by DB (©)
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To: Poundstone

Excellent news.


5 posted on 09/01/2005 12:45:26 AM PDT by billybudd
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To: DB

I sure taxpayer's will be picking up the tab for this guy's endless plastic surgeries.


6 posted on 09/01/2005 12:46:20 AM PDT by zarf
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To: Poundstone

How does that go ? Better judget by 12 than carried by 6


7 posted on 09/01/2005 12:49:45 AM PDT by Panerai
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To: Poundstone
While there is an ordinance that makes it illegal to discharge a firearm in Arlington County, Arlington County Police Det. Rick Rodriguez said that no charges have been filed against the homeowner, who was interviewed by detectives following the incident.

If they file charges against the homeowner they need to be pulled into the streets and beat until they come to Jesus. Stupid bastards.
8 posted on 09/01/2005 12:50:35 AM PDT by Jaysun (Democrats: We must become more effective at fooling people.)
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To: DB

A funeral would have been much cheaper.


9 posted on 09/01/2005 12:50:44 AM PDT by DB (©)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Ping


10 posted on 09/01/2005 12:59:34 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: Poundstone
I didn't know people in Va. had 3 last names, whats the deal?

Nevermind, came here to burglarize houses that americans are too lazy to burglarize.

11 posted on 09/01/2005 12:59:43 AM PDT by c-b 1
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To: Poundstone

Yeah, I wonder...


12 posted on 09/01/2005 1:02:57 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: Poundstone
Dominguez ran from the family room into the room of the man’s teenage daughter. A struggle ensued, and the homeowner shot the intruder in the face.

Well that says all that need be said.

Any questions? ...

13 posted on 09/01/2005 1:03:13 AM PDT by konaice
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To: Poundstone

15 people living in one house? What's up with that?






just resting from working jobs Americans won't do, you know, like making burritos out of stray pets


14 posted on 09/01/2005 1:06:59 AM PDT by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: DB
The home owner needs a bigger gun.

Well, there was this bit:
Police officials say that because of the gruesome nature of Dominguez’s injury, a mug shot will not be released.

Still, since the perp is probably so ugly now no one will hire him, some sleazy lawyer will probably sue for lost wages.

Yup, you're right. Bigger gun!

15 posted on 09/01/2005 1:07:22 AM PDT by konaice
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To: c-b 1
David Jeovavy Valdivia Dominguez

It's all in the name.

16 posted on 09/01/2005 1:43:49 AM PDT by banjo joe (Work the angles. Show all work.)
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To: Poundstone

They'll take his pic and put it on his brand spanking new drivers lic.,,doncha know? Who's the Chief there, Sarah Brady?


17 posted on 09/01/2005 1:47:35 AM PDT by Waco
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To: Poundstone
Police allege that Dominguez was in the process of burglarizing a home in the 6000 block of 26th Street North in the Leeway-Overly community about 5:30 a.m.

Defense lawyers will claim he was with The Welcome Wagon.

18 posted on 09/01/2005 1:59:23 AM PDT by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee)
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To: Poundstone
Weekend project:

Drill small holes in the 45 slugs, fill with cyanide crystals and seal with 'liquid metal.'

19 posted on 09/01/2005 2:04:11 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: c-b 1
I didn't know people in Va. had 3 last names, whats the deal?

He's a Latin American immigrant.

In most Hispanic cultures (though not generally among native-born Americans of Hispanic background) your legal name is "first name" + "middle name(s)" + "father's surname" + "mother's surname". Valdivia is his father's name, and Dominguez is his mother's.

To add to the confusion, there are also "saint's names" and many standard nicknames, like Pepe for Jose, or Pancho for Francisco.

I have a friend, Pepe Coppel, whose legal name in Mexico is Jose Alberto Coppel Tirado. People sometimes abbreviate the mother's surname part, so my friend often signs his name "Jose Coppel T."

Informally or in conversation, you would use "first name" + "father's surname", so this burglar would be David Valdivia under our naming system. You could call him David Valdivia-Dominguez and be correct under both Spanish and English naming traditions, but it's a big mistake to call him David Dominguez.

I think a lot of fugitive Mexicans slip through the cracks of the American legal system this way.

-ccm

20 posted on 09/01/2005 2:05:52 AM PDT by ccmay (Question Diversity)
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To: ncountylee

As a firearms instructor (NRA) that is a recipe for jail time. You DO NOT want to use reloads/altered rounds in your personal protection weapon as some dimwit DA will charge you for using "hot" loads if you shoot someone in self-defense. Even if THEY don't charge you, you open yourself up to a lawsuit if the scumbag manages to survive or his survivors get a Cochran-type landshark. Clean fresh FACTORY ammo.

Don't do it.


21 posted on 09/01/2005 2:20:52 AM PDT by highlymotivated (If American ever falls, a STINKING LIBERAL will be behind it.)
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To: Poundstone
While there is an ordinance that makes it illegal to discharge a firearm in Arlington County

So you can bear arms in Arlington County but not discharge them?

And Chris Matthews...is he still allowed to shoot his mouth off in this jurisdiction?

22 posted on 09/01/2005 2:23:57 AM PDT by XpandTheEkonomy
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To: XpandTheEkonomy

That is discharging it for no reason. Like celebrating your kid's birth by firing rounds up into the air, etc.

Shooting an intruder is perfectly legal IF you or yours are in jeopardy.

Also, State Law in Virginia ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS overcomes ANY city or local ordnance.

www.packing.org


23 posted on 09/01/2005 2:29:33 AM PDT by highlymotivated (If American ever falls, a STINKING LIBERAL will be behind it.)
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To: DTogo

Right On. The only weapons we should outlaw are mouse guns. I don't think you would need a mug shot if you shoot them in the face with a .45 even with out cyanide. My bedroom gun is a .45 ACP with a Marlin Guide gun in 45/70 in a rack as backup. Of course, since this is a common situation in my neighborhood, we dont get many burgularies out here. After all, this is Texas.
barbra ann


24 posted on 09/01/2005 3:12:43 AM PDT by barb-tex (Why replace the IRS with anything?)
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To: Brad's Gramma

"Police Undecided on Charging Homeowner", charging him with what?, Citizen of the month I hope..


25 posted on 09/01/2005 3:13:07 AM PDT by guitarnick40 (When a liberal's in doubt, all they do is scream and shout...)
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To: c-b 1

Having three different last names helps when collecting welfare checks


26 posted on 09/01/2005 3:22:15 AM PDT by RexFamilia
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To: highlymotivated

Thanks


27 posted on 09/01/2005 3:48:00 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: guitarnick40

Probably didn't try to reason with the victim in Spanish will be the first charge...


28 posted on 09/01/2005 3:58:43 AM PDT by chadwimc
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To: Poundstone
Arlington's representatives in the Virginia state legislature thought they could eliminate this overcrowding problem by making it unlawful to fall asleep in your recreation room.

There's a serious disconnect between the rich Liberal elites who run Arlington and the illegal aliens who live there.

I doubt it will be solved any time soon unless the Governor sends in the state police to take over Arlington County government.

29 posted on 09/01/2005 4:07:55 AM PDT by muawiyah (/ hey coach do I gotta' put in that "/sarcasm " thing again?)
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To: konaice

Too ugly for his cellmate, 'Mr. Bubba'?


30 posted on 09/01/2005 4:41:03 AM PDT by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: Poundstone; EdReform; jonestown; Ladysmith; Petruchio; Shooter 2.5; Mr. Mojo; PeterPrinciple; ...
(((Armed Citizen ping)))



You are being pinged because of your interest in every-day citizens using firearms to save life and limb. Freep-mail if you want on/off.
31 posted on 09/01/2005 4:43:56 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13))
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To: highlymotivated

But there's not one documented case of that ever happening.

I know, I've looked for them.


32 posted on 09/01/2005 4:47:31 AM PDT by flashbunny (Always remember to bring a towel!)
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To: Poundstone

I lived in the 4000 block of 26th street in the 60s. I used to shoot in my back yard. Arlington is not what it used to be.


33 posted on 09/01/2005 4:55:21 AM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Recall Barbara Boxer)
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To: Poundstone

Ahhh, the Soviet Socialist Republic of Arlington County, VA.

Also known as the land of the Kerry/Edwards bumper stickers.


34 posted on 09/01/2005 4:57:05 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Poundstone
neighbor told the Sun Gazette that a large number of people – perhaps as many as 15 – live in the small home where Dominguez lives.

Most illegals live in someone else's house, and pay rent. They trash the house, the neighborhood, and take the jobs of citizens.

Thank Prez Bush for these invaders. He has rolled out the welcome mat...


35 posted on 09/01/2005 5:01:52 AM PDT by pageonetoo (You'll spot their posts soon enough!)
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To: Poundstone

Actually I live in the area, and it's not uncommon to see hordes of immigrants living under one roof.


36 posted on 09/01/2005 5:02:16 AM PDT by YourAdHere (Bradypalooza. Available wherever books are sold.)
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To: Jaysun
"If they file charges against the homeowner they need to be pulled into the streets and beat until they come to Jesus. Stupid bastards"

This can not be said loud enough or often enough.

Either restore the protections of the constitution or we will come after you.

37 posted on 09/01/2005 5:04:36 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (I have the biggest organ in my town {;o))
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To: Poundstone

Gee...I'll bet this is an undocumented immigrant only here in the US to do the burglaries that our own thugs haven't gotten to yet. I do hope that the feckless ICE officers wrote down the address of the house with 15 other Mexicans living in it...just in case they actually want to deport someone sometime.


38 posted on 09/01/2005 5:06:55 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Poundstone

...."the gruesome nature of Dominguez' injuries"

I love stories with a happy ending.


-Riptides


39 posted on 09/01/2005 5:08:04 AM PDT by Riptides
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To: highlymotivated
I agree with you there, as an NRA instructor myself, I always tell students only factory loads in a defense gun. there is way too much liability in using reloads. Thee are plenty of factory defense loads out there that you don't need to use home loads.
40 posted on 09/01/2005 5:16:44 AM PDT by Bottom_Gun (Crush depth dummy)
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To: leadpenny

I agree with you there, a very blue area in a otherwise red state. Once up in Arlington on business from Virginia Beach, they tried to tell me that my Virginia CCW wasn't good in Arlington county. ob boy, did I have fun with that one *L*


41 posted on 09/01/2005 5:22:28 AM PDT by Bottom_Gun (Crush depth dummy)
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To: Poundstone

And I was once told that Virginia was civilized terroitory.


42 posted on 09/01/2005 5:22:38 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (God has blessed Republicans with really stupid enemies.)
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To: YourAdHere
hordes of immigrants living under one roof

This could be a blessing come round-up time. Praying that time comes soon.

43 posted on 09/01/2005 5:39:34 AM PDT by katana
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To: Balding_Eagle
And I was once told that Virginia was civilized terroitory.

Most of it is. "Arlingraad" is part of the eastern bloc separating civilized Virginians from the DC cesspool.

44 posted on 09/01/2005 5:47:38 AM PDT by gieriscm
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To: ncountylee
Drill small holes in the 45 slugs, fill with cyanide crystals and seal with 'liquid metal.'


That's just silly......

Use Candle wax to seal them. It would be much easier and promote expansion better. :D
45 posted on 09/01/2005 6:05:53 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: highlymotivated

Are "Black Talons" considered a hot load? Just wondering because that's what I have in my 9, and I will put in something more standard (and less expensive) if they're not okay.


46 posted on 09/01/2005 6:08:14 AM PDT by Capriole (I don't have any problems that can't be solved by more chocolate or more ammunition.)
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To: guitarnick40

They should give the homeowner a medal.


47 posted on 09/01/2005 6:15:04 AM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: highlymotivated

"You DO NOT want to use reloads/altered rounds in your personal protection weapon as some dimwit DA will charge you for using "hot" loads if you shoot someone in self-"

Can you point me to ONE case where this has actually happened?


48 posted on 09/01/2005 6:21:42 AM PDT by VRing
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49 posted on 09/01/2005 8:00:44 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Brad's Gramma

I think the INS should at least visit.


50 posted on 09/01/2005 8:03:47 AM PDT by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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