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Police: Homeowner Shoots Burglary Suspect (FL)
Local6.com ^ | 1/17/07 | Staff

Posted on 01/17/2007 8:21:52 AM PST by highimpact

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A man accused of breaking into a Daytona Beach home was shot by the homeowner Tuesday night, according to police.

Thomas Lockhard, 28, is in critical condition at Halifax Medical Center after being shot just after 10 p.m. at a house on Orange Avenue in Daytona Beach.

Police said they responded to a 911 call from the homeowner, whose house had already been burglarized three times this week, and found Lockhard suffering from a bullet wound.

"This kid, who is known to the guy who's already filed three police reports, tells him he's going to kill him, and with that, the homeowner feels he has no other choice but to fire (his gun)," Daytona Beach Police Chief Michael Chitwood said.

An investigation into the shooting is under way.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; burglary; florida; homeowner; shoots
Police said they responded to a 911 call from the homeowner, whose house had already been burglarized three times this week, and found Lockhard suffering from a bullet wound.

Apparently, the fourth time wasn't the "charm" for the perp.

1 posted on 01/17/2007 8:21:54 AM PST by highimpact
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To: highimpact; DaveLoneRanger

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2 posted on 01/17/2007 8:22:27 AM PST by highimpact
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To: highimpact
"This kid, who is known to the guy who's already filed three police reports, tells him he's going to kill him,

..not tonight....BOOM!!!!!!!!

Doogle

3 posted on 01/17/2007 8:26:33 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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4 posted on 01/17/2007 8:49:18 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger (Wellllllll! Guess it's not about the economy anymore, is it? Stupid?)
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To: highimpact

Thanks!


5 posted on 01/17/2007 8:50:04 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger (Wellllllll! Guess it's not about the economy anymore, is it? Stupid?)
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To: Doogle
He was 28 and still referred to as a kid. Is this one of those kids referred to in the reports about gun violence.
6 posted on 01/17/2007 8:57:11 AM PST by eastforker (.308 SOCOM 16, hottest brand going.2350 FPS muzlim velocity)
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To: highimpact
Walter Watson needs more range time.
Aim center.... Squeeze!
7 posted on 01/17/2007 9:07:20 AM PST by WildBill2275 (The Second Amendment guarantees all of your other rights)
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To: highimpact
"... whose house had already been burglarized three times this week ..."

Holy Stakeouts, Batman, how should the police have reacted after the second break-in?

8 posted on 01/17/2007 9:08:59 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Pelosi, the call was for Comity, not Comedy. But thanks for the laughs. StarKisses, NVA.)
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To: NonValueAdded
Holy Stakeouts, Batman, how should the police have reacted after the second break-in?

I hear ya. The police do not prevent crimes from happening. They investigate crimes after the fact (in between writing traffic citations). It's up to you to protect yourself.

9 posted on 01/17/2007 9:14:32 AM PST by highimpact
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To: NonValueAdded
how should the police have reacted after the second break-in?

..."Dammm we sure cudda used those midnight basketball courts"

10 posted on 01/17/2007 9:14:51 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: highimpact
They investigate crimes after the fact (in between writing traffic citations). It's up to you to protect yours

The police mostly enforce the revenue enhancing laws (seat belt, speeding, etc.) for a several reasons - not particularly risky, easy to do, and best of all it makes money for their employer. Catching burgulars doesn't add anything to the government's pelf, takes a lot of effort, and uses resources that could better be spent on collecting fines.

11 posted on 01/17/2007 9:20:44 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government)
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To: from occupied ga

Someone comes into my house through the window and they will be killed.


12 posted on 01/17/2007 9:46:13 AM PST by bicyclerepair (http://www.therightbrothers.com)
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To: bicyclerepair
Someone comes into my house through the window and they will be killed.

I'll do my darndest to do the same. Likewise if they're coming through the door that they've broken down. I have a few surprises in store for house breakers (at least if I'm present)

13 posted on 01/17/2007 9:55:17 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government)
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To: from occupied ga

Amen to that.

love your page!


14 posted on 01/17/2007 8:59:40 PM PST by herewego (Got .45?)
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To: highimpact

I'm nitpicking, but the way things are phrased makes a difference.

If the burglar is only a "suspect", then it should be said that the homeowner only "allegedly" shot him. Same level of proof should be required.


15 posted on 01/17/2007 9:05:11 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Great point, but a modicum of common sense would be required and you know where it goes from there...


16 posted on 01/17/2007 10:08:06 PM PST by herewego (Got .45?)
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To: bicyclerepair
Someone comes into my house through the window and they will be killed.

Yeah, my windows are tripwired with shotguns too.

;)

17 posted on 01/17/2007 10:12:04 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Celebrate Monocacy!)
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