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One Teen Killed, Another Wounded in Home Invasion (TX)
KTBS ^ | June 19, 2006 | Staff

Posted on 06/20/2006 10:39:43 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger

A 15-year-old boy was killed and a 14-year-old was seriously wounded today when a homeowner shot them while defending himself from a home invasion, Longview, Texas, police said.

No charges were immediately filed against the homeowner. Police this afternoon said they were still investigating.

The homeowner told police he was asleep about 3:30 a.m. when he heard the sound of glass breaking. He got a gun and found several people in the living room.

Police said the homeowner told them one of the intruders was holding something he thought was a gun, so he opened fire.

Trenton Joseph Houghton, 15, of Hallsville was found in woods behind the Camille Street house. He was pronounced dead at Longview Regional Medical Center.

The 14-year-old, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, was found at a house in Longview after police got calls that a wounded boy was there. He was listed in fair condition this afternoon in the intensive care unit at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

The homeowner kept a third youth, 17-year-old Gregory Allison, at the house until officers arrived, police said.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; bang; banglist; defenseofproperty; goodriddance; gregory; gun; guns; justice; propertyrights; selfdefense; texas; trenton
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1 posted on 06/20/2006 10:39:47 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
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To: DaveLoneRanger

In Texas, the use of deadly force to stop a home invasion is pre-approved.


2 posted on 06/20/2006 10:40:34 AM PDT by Xenalyte (The wages of sin are death, but after taxes are taken out it's just sort of a tired feeling.)
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3 posted on 06/20/2006 10:40:36 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (If you're proud to hold the American Flag, then the Flag is proud to be held by you.)
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I suppose you realize that the headline is totally misleading.


4 posted on 06/20/2006 10:40:45 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Let us not flinch from identifying liberalism as the opposition party to God.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Displaced from NO by Katrina?


5 posted on 06/20/2006 10:41:02 AM PDT by AK2KX
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I don't see how you mean, but FR mods like us to use the actual title of the story from the news source.


6 posted on 06/20/2006 10:41:56 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (If you're proud to hold the American Flag, then the Flag is proud to be held by you.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Badda Bing!

Nice shootin' Tex.


7 posted on 06/20/2006 10:42:29 AM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Don't break into a private residence...ever...and p[articularly not at 3 AM. Your life is forfeit if you do...and should be.

If the incident occurred as reported, then the homeonwer was well within his rights and I applaud him for understanding and applying his second amendment rights to a situation that could have been dealy to he and his family.

8 posted on 06/20/2006 10:43:06 AM PDT by Jeff Head (God, family, country)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Excellent work. Anyone who's been the victim of a home robbery has dreams about catching the scum in the act, there's no worse violation short of rape and murder.


9 posted on 06/20/2006 10:43:43 AM PDT by wvobiwan (If you're not part of the solution, you're obviously a liberal Democrat.)
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To: Xenalyte

Trenton, you done broke into the wrong house.


10 posted on 06/20/2006 10:43:53 AM PDT by AdvisorB (Zindabad Azadi)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Not your fault for the misleading headline.

These were burglars, not "teens"


11 posted on 06/20/2006 10:45:20 AM PDT by digger48
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Don't mess with Texas.


12 posted on 06/20/2006 10:48:13 AM PDT by freedom4me ("Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom."--Ben Franklin)
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To: Xenalyte

Whoa, you beat the PING by 2 seconds.


13 posted on 06/20/2006 10:48:14 AM PDT by xrp (Fox News Channel: MISSING WHITE GIRL NETWORK)
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To: DaveLoneRanger; ichabod1
I suppose you realize that the headline is totally misleading.

I don't see how you mean, but FR mods like us to use the actual title of the story from the news source.

I agree that the title is misleading in that from reading the headline you would think the teens were residents of the home being invaded. The local news station website SHOULD have titled the article: "One Home Invader Killed, Another Wounded, and One Arrested in Burglary Attempt". Of course you were correct to use the original title of the story even though the "media" did such a bad job in writing the headline.

14 posted on 06/20/2006 10:48:30 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: DaveLoneRanger

I love headlines like this.


15 posted on 06/20/2006 10:49:47 AM PDT by gridlock (In Nov '06 the 'Pubbies will pick up 2 in the Senate and 4 in the House. You read it here first!)
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To: ichabod1
The Headline: One Teen Killed, Another Wounded in Home Invasion (TX)

Your Comment: "I suppose you realize that the headline is totally misleading"

Very first line of post:
A 15-year-old boy was killed and a 14-year-old was seriously wounded today when a homeowner shot them while defending himself from a home invasion, Longview, Texas, police said.

Seems pretty straight forward to me, care to expound?
16 posted on 06/20/2006 10:51:54 AM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: DaveLoneRanger
The homeowner told police he was asleep about 3:30 a.m. when he heard the sound of glass breaking. He got a gun and found several people in the living room.

Any bets who would have been dead had the gun laws the libs want were in place?

17 posted on 06/20/2006 10:52:52 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (LINCOLN: "...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time>")
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To: gridlock
I love headlines like this.
I love a story with a happy ending....
18 posted on 06/20/2006 10:53:41 AM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Headline is wrong.

"Juvenille offender stopped dead in his tracks."


19 posted on 06/20/2006 10:55:53 AM PDT by weegee (happy holidays and seasons greetings...)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

You'd never know that these punks were the perpetrators from the title of the article.


20 posted on 06/20/2006 10:56:01 AM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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