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Soldier comes home early, kills burglar (GA)
Augusta Chronicle ^ | May 3, 2007 | Timothy Cox

Posted on 05/03/2007 1:40:48 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger

A man who police said broke into an Army officer's south Augusta house to steal guns was fatally shot Wednesday by the soldier living there.

Errol Lavar Royal, 29, of the 2200 block of Ramblewood Drive was pronounced dead at Medical College of Georgia Hospital about 6:45 p.m. Police said he lived with his parents near the burglarized home in the 3400 block of Linderwood Drive in the Pepperidge subdivision.

Capt. Barre Bollinger, an Iraq war veteran, told police he returned from work about 3:30 p.m. and found his house had been ransacked, said Richmond County sheriff's Investigator Thomas Johnson.

Capt. Bollinger told police he entered his bedroom and noticed that guns were missing.

He grabbed his SKS rifle - a weapon similar to an AK-47 assault rifle - and called 911, Investigator Johnson said.

"While on the phone with 911, he sees the suspect approaching his back door. Because he believes the man now is armed with his stolen weapons, Mr. Bollinger fires at him three times," Investigator Johnson said.

Mr. Royal was shot at least twice in the stomach area. A search of his residence produced two guns taken from Capt. Bollinger's house and marijuana, the investigator said.

Neighbors told police that Capt. Bollinger, who is stationed at Fort Gordon, generally works from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but occasionally returns home early.

As of now, there are no plans to charge Capt. Bollinger in the shooting, police said.

A similar shooting occurred a week ago, when a woman shot an intruder on Lexington Drive, less than a mile from Linderwood Drive.


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1 posted on 05/03/2007 1:40:50 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
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2 posted on 05/03/2007 1:41:02 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Gun-free zones are a mass murderer's first choice.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

All that work on the rifle range pays off.


3 posted on 05/03/2007 1:43:27 PM PDT by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire at the moonbat loonery.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
One less stoner criminal.
4 posted on 05/03/2007 1:43:38 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: DaveLoneRanger

That’s one soldier who knows how to handle Democrats.


5 posted on 05/03/2007 1:44:49 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Ahh, another feel good story.

Thanks Dave. =-)


6 posted on 05/03/2007 1:45:16 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedanism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

A Marine wouldn’t have wasted the other two bullets :-)


7 posted on 05/03/2007 1:46:23 PM PDT by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Something good happens. One less creep.
But expect “liberals” to do everything they can to take away the right to defend oneself and one’s property.


8 posted on 05/03/2007 1:48:22 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Of all the people this jackass chose to rob, he decides it is a good idea to go to the home of not only an officer in the military but a war vet. Right now I am imagining those two spokesmen in the Guinness beer commercial, Brilliant!
9 posted on 05/03/2007 1:49:10 PM PDT by A Texan (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

The captain fired three rounds and hit the burglar at least twice. That is pretty decent shooting, and he aimed at the body mass, just as he is supposed to. Don’t you love these stories with happy endings.


10 posted on 05/03/2007 1:49:30 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Sir, I protest! I am not a merry man! - Lt. Worf)
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To: krb
A Marine wouldn’t have wasted the other two bullets :-)

A Marine would have wasted any of the bullets....

11 posted on 05/03/2007 1:49:45 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (Liberals are willing to sacrifice any amount of someone else's money to increase their own power...)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
"A similar shooting occurred a week ago, when a woman shot an intruder on Lexington Drive, less than a mile from Linderwood Drive."

Remind me to cross off that area if I decide to relocate.

12 posted on 05/03/2007 1:50:43 PM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Whoops! Robbed the wrong effing house! LOL


13 posted on 05/03/2007 1:51:57 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: krb
A Marine wouldn’t have wasted the other two bullets
You got that right.
14 posted on 05/03/2007 1:52:04 PM PDT by ComputerGuy (An expert is a person who avoids the small errors while sweeping on to the grand fallacy)
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To: #1CTYankee

Or burglarize


15 posted on 05/03/2007 1:52:40 PM PDT by abovethefray
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To: DaveLoneRanger

2/3 bullets hitting, that’s 66%, or .66 repeating...baseball stars, eat your hearts out.


16 posted on 05/03/2007 1:53:00 PM PDT by arderkrag (Libertarian Nutcase (Political Compass Coordinates: 9.00, -2.62 - www.politicalcompass.org))
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Guess he picked the wrong house to burglarize.


17 posted on 05/03/2007 1:53:00 PM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: krb

He’s trained to shoot a three shot volley. The problem here may be the size of the shot group; all three rounds should have been close together. We weren’t given that information.


18 posted on 05/03/2007 1:53:38 PM PDT by azsportsterman
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To: DaveLoneRanger
A ‘down’ day has been lifted.
Oh sweet outcome and one less dirt bag to clog the “judicial” system.
19 posted on 05/03/2007 1:53:57 PM PDT by elpinta (Tagline temporarily out of service)
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To: abovethefray
"Or burglarize"

He, he not my line of work.

20 posted on 05/03/2007 1:54:28 PM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

“Errol Lavar Royal, 29, of the 2200 block of Ramblewood Drive was pronounced dead . . . “

Good riddance to another worthless piece of trash.


21 posted on 05/03/2007 1:54:29 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: #1CTYankee

Just move south of Augusta, where I live, close to Waynesboro. :) Seriously, though - Augusta (except for the slums) is a decent town, if a little blue for my tatse. Think Atlanta in the 70’s and you have Augusta. In 25-30 years, we’ll be like Atlanta is now. And hopefully, I’ll have moved even further from the city limits.


22 posted on 05/03/2007 1:56:04 PM PDT by arderkrag (Libertarian Nutcase (Political Compass Coordinates: 9.00, -2.62 - www.politicalcompass.org))
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Gutshot with a rifle. His insides were hamburger.

Ouch.

Thanks for playing!

23 posted on 05/03/2007 1:58:34 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat lead.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

We need more of these Iraqi war veterans!


24 posted on 05/03/2007 1:59:32 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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To: #1CTYankee

I don’t know. It sounds like it is going to now be a safer area.


25 posted on 05/03/2007 2:01:04 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

This gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling.


26 posted on 05/03/2007 2:01:42 PM PDT by RichardW
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To: Dr.Zoidberg
Ahh, another feel good story.

Yep. That was my first reaction, 'Ah, good news.'

27 posted on 05/03/2007 2:02:34 PM PDT by radiohead (They call me DOCTOR radiohead.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

The world’s shortest crime spree!


28 posted on 05/03/2007 2:02:53 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: DaveLoneRanger

I hope that other thieves will take this as a lesson and stop their crimes.


29 posted on 05/03/2007 2:02:53 PM PDT by snowsislander
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To: DaveLoneRanger

“Errol Lavar Royal”

Obviously a Lithuanian.


30 posted on 05/03/2007 2:02:56 PM PDT by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

“Guns don’t kill people, husbands that come home early do.”


31 posted on 05/03/2007 2:03:11 PM PDT by Clemenza (NO to Rudy in 2008! New York's Values are NOT America's Values! RUN FRED RUN!)
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To: MuttTheHoople; wideawake

One less vote for the democrats.


32 posted on 05/03/2007 2:03:11 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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To: Clemenza

Cue Rodney Daingerfield.


33 posted on 05/03/2007 2:05:49 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Duncan Hunter 2008 (or Fred Thompson if he ever makes up his mind))
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To: Larry Lucido

“I love my wife. She give great headache...”


34 posted on 05/03/2007 2:07:06 PM PDT by Clemenza (NO to Rudy in 2008! New York's Values are NOT America's Values! RUN FRED RUN!)
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To: toddlintown

Sounds more Eastonian to me. Wonder if he was a Laplander looking for his raindeer?


35 posted on 05/03/2007 2:07:18 PM PDT by U S Army EOD
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To: krb
A Marine wouldn’t have wasted the other two bullets :-)

Yeah - but only because the extra rounds make the meat tougher.

36 posted on 05/03/2007 2:10:35 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: DaveLoneRanger

“He grabbed his SKS rifle - a weapon similar to an AK-47 assault rifle...”

Oh why oh why don’t they shut up about things they know nothing about?


37 posted on 05/03/2007 2:11:50 PM PDT by Hazwaste (Now with added lemony freshness!)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

The thief was probably returning to heist the rifle too. Then the marine shot him with it. Justice.


38 posted on 05/03/2007 2:12:41 PM PDT by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: Clemenza

“One day as I came home early from work, I saw a guy jogging naked. I said to the guy, ‘Hey buddy...why are you doing that for?’ He said, ‘Because you came home early.’”


39 posted on 05/03/2007 2:16:01 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Duncan Hunter 2008 (or Fred Thompson if he ever makes up his mind))
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To: toddlintown
“Errol Lavar Royal”

Well, he got a Royal Tummyache. For a little while.

40 posted on 05/03/2007 2:16:44 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: arderkrag
"Think Atlanta in the 70’s and you have Augusta. In 25-30 years, we’ll be like Atlanta is now. And hopefully, I’ll have moved even further from the city limits."

Funny how demographics work. I grew up small town that had a pharmacy, post office, barber shop and a small grocery store. Over the years the city people moved, in built big homes and slowly but surely the farm land disappeared.

Fast foreword from 1970 to 2000, In the same state we found a home in the western part of the state where people live in modest homes with lots surrounded by trees. People here don't think twice about going to the store dressed as common folk, flannels shirts and blue jeans. Women without fancy clothes and tons of makeup.

Most people think of Connecticut as a liberal state (Which it is) but Bush carried this town and there are far for Republicans than Demorats. The thing is the State is killing us with the taxes, you can't even imagine the percentage of income I have to rake out for bad roads and bad politicians.

All that said (And it was a lot) i have guns, know how to use them and so does my wife.
I'll use them to protect my family and if some dumb ba$tard decides to break into this house he doesn't know me or my wife.

41 posted on 05/03/2007 2:17:33 PM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: ArtyFO

Two center mass ... gun control.


42 posted on 05/03/2007 2:19:23 PM PDT by MHGinTN (You've had life support. Promote life support for others.)
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To: B-Chan
Whoops! Robbed the wrong effing house! LOL

He may be eligible for a Darwin Award. However, I believe that there may be a provision in the rules which prohibits making the award to a total idiot.

43 posted on 05/03/2007 2:21:09 PM PDT by vox humana
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To: All

good job sir!


44 posted on 05/03/2007 2:21:49 PM PDT by TheShadows
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To: B-Chan

Yea, he should have stayed in bed.


45 posted on 05/03/2007 2:26:11 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: DaveLoneRanger
"A similar shooting occurred a week ago, when a woman shot an intruder on Lexington Drive, less than a mile from Linderwood Drive."

Hooray!

It's a "TWOFER"!

46 posted on 05/03/2007 2:26:45 PM PDT by albee (The best thing you can do for the poor is.....not be one of them. - Eric Hoffer)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Wow!! This is the BEST kind of armed citizen story. A soldier...

Glad the creep didn’t make it to kill someone else or beat the criminal justice system on a technicality.


47 posted on 05/03/2007 2:28:16 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: U S Army EOD
No...I think it’s Latvian Orthodox....
48 posted on 05/03/2007 2:29:40 PM PDT by scottdeus12 (Jesus is real, whether you believe in Him or not.)
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To: vox humana

Isn’t that the point of the Darwin Award? Being a total idiot?


49 posted on 05/03/2007 2:31:29 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Errol Lavar Royal, 29, of the 2200 block of Ramblewood Drive was pronounced dead at Medical College of Georgia Hospital about 6:45 p.m. Police said he lived with his parents...

Gee, what a surprise. Probably a fine, upstanding citizen. </sarc>

50 posted on 05/03/2007 2:31:37 PM PDT by Bob
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