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Pizza delivery driver kills attacker in Roswell
The Associated Press ^ | 10/23/2007 07:42:50 AM

Posted on 10/23/2007 8:29:04 PM PDT by monkeycard

Pizza delivery driver kills attacker in Roswell

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Police say a pizza delivery driver in Roswell apparently acted in self-defense in the fatal shooting of a man accused of attacking him. The driver, Dustin Eoff, says he was jumped by three men and beaten with a tire iron as he was getting out of his car to deliver a pizza at a Roswell apartment complex.

Police say 25-year-old Jay Brito was shot to death during the struggle.

Police say Eoff is not facing any charges because the gun was fired in self-defense.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; defense; nmarmedcitizen; self

1 posted on 10/23/2007 8:29:06 PM PDT by monkeycard
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To: monkeycard

Way to Go!!


2 posted on 10/23/2007 8:30:44 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48
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To: monkeycard

Well THAT’S a little disconcerting!! I was just in Roswell a couple of weeks ago.


3 posted on 10/23/2007 8:31:04 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

ping


4 posted on 10/23/2007 8:32:08 PM PDT by monkeycard (There is no such thing as too much ammo.)
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To: monkeycard

In before DLR Ping.


5 posted on 10/23/2007 8:33:25 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (No to nitwit jesters with a predisposition of self importance and unqualified political opinions!)
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To: monkeycard
Don't mess with the locals out there.


6 posted on 10/23/2007 8:33:34 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Take the wheel, Fred.)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

I agree. OUTF***INGSTANDING!


7 posted on 10/23/2007 8:34:23 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: monkeycard

Might of been aliens,too!


8 posted on 10/23/2007 8:34:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: monkeycard
The driver, Dustin Eoff, says he was jumped by three men and beaten with a tire iron as he was getting out of his car

Dustin must be a strong man to survive getting beaten with a tire iron and also manage to get of a well placed shot.

I wish the article had a little info on Dustin’s wellbeing.

Good wishes for Dustin’s health.

9 posted on 10/23/2007 8:35:25 PM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: monkeycard; Tijeras_Slim; martin_fierro

Dustin Eoff

I thought that name sounded familiar.

Jack M. Eoff must be a relative.


10 posted on 10/23/2007 8:37:43 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: monkeycard
And if the attackers was aliens, it could mean real trouble!


11 posted on 10/23/2007 8:38:13 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: monkeycard

Home town bump.

Roswell turned into a target rich environment since I was a kid.

The good fight continues!


12 posted on 10/23/2007 8:39:08 PM PDT by Delta 21 ( MKC USCG - ret)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Elk grove,


Been through that part of the world a few times...Stop at the Alien INN, they have a lot of cool anti-shillary stuff, make a great cheeseburger and beer, and fun to talk with!



PS ...Don't mess with the aleins, and if you have a tire iron in your hand, the tire better be flat!!!
13 posted on 10/23/2007 8:40:03 PM PDT by Issaquahking (N.H. FNC Debate "What did you do for America today?" Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: monkeycard
From The Roswell daily record:

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Pizza delivery driver kills attacker

Vanessa Beauman
Record Staff Writer

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


One man is dead and another man and a juvenile face charges after the trio allegedly tried to rob a Domino's Pizza delivery man Friday night.

Roswell Police Department spokesman Travis Holley said Dustin Eoff, a pizza delivery man, was en route to making a delivery when he noticed another vehicle following him closely. When Eoff attempted to make the delivery, three men from the other vehicle allegedly attacked him with a tire iron and a knife.

Holley said Eoff managed to retrieve a gun from his car, which he used against the three subjects before fleeing the scene.

Holley said the RPD responded to a call about a gunshot at 9:53 p.m. Officers then responded to a call from Domino's Pizza staff at 2417 N. Main St. stating one of their delivery drivers had been in an incident.

One of the subjects who attempted to rob Eoff, 25-year-old Joe Ray Vrito of Roswell, died from gunshot wounds. The other subjects, a juvenile and Christopher Fresquez, 18, of 1405 S. Adams, have both been charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and aggravated battery.

Holley said Fresquez and the juvenile did not have any injuries.

Eoff was found to be in violation of his probation for carrying a firearm.

"He was not charged in relation to the incident," Holley said. "It was determined he acted in self defense." However, although Eoff was not charged by the RPD, he will still have to answer to Probation and Parole.

Holley explained that in the state of New Mexico a person can carry a concealed firearm in his vehicle and that if Eoff had not been on probation, there would have been no charges against him.


14 posted on 10/23/2007 8:46:49 PM PDT by Delta 21 ( MKC USCG - ret)
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To: Delta 21

Thanks for the update.


15 posted on 10/23/2007 8:51:25 PM PDT by monkeycard (There is no such thing as too much ammo.)
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To: Issaquahking

I was there back in the late 80s and early 90s before the X-Files when the whole alien craze was much much smaller.


16 posted on 10/23/2007 8:58:19 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Take the wheel, Fred.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
I knew that I would find a post like yours. He-he-he.
17 posted on 10/23/2007 9:02:03 PM PDT by Iwo Jima ("Close the border. Then we'll talk.")
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To: ElkGroveDan

NV


18 posted on 10/23/2007 9:03:08 PM PDT by shadowcat
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To: Delta 21

looks like part of this guy’s probation was the denial
of his right to protect himself..

pretty steep terms i’d say...


19 posted on 10/23/2007 9:31:59 PM PDT by flat
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To: Jet Jaguar
Jack M. Eoff must be a relative.

Boy does that bring back childhood memories of calling barbershops and having ol Jack paged......it worked and caused laughter so hard we couldn't breathe....thanks for cheering me up before bedtime!

20 posted on 10/23/2007 9:43:23 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (He's the coolest thing around, gonna shut HRC down, gonna turn it on, wind it up, blow em out, FDT!)
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To: shadowcat

I know that. It was the only ET I could find on short notice.


21 posted on 10/23/2007 9:52:12 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Take the wheel, Fred.)
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To: Delta 21
Holley explained that in the state of New Mexico a person can carry a concealed firearm in his vehicle and that if Eoff had not been on probation, there would have been no charges against him.

Well, in this particular case I hope they go easy on him as he could have easily lost his life using a pizza box against a tire iron and a knife.

22 posted on 10/23/2007 9:55:52 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (No buy China!!)
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To: Delta 21

I’m surprised (and disappointed) that the other two perps weren’t charged with murder as well.


23 posted on 10/23/2007 10:01:00 PM PDT by xjcsa (Defenseless enemies are fun.)
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To: monkeycard

Roswell? I’m surprised the delivery guy didn’t say, “They shouted greetings, and then wailed on me with the tire iron.” /obscure


24 posted on 10/23/2007 10:23:49 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: Pontiac

“Good wishes for Dustin’s health.”

BUMP


25 posted on 10/23/2007 10:44:19 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: HerrBlucher; Jet Jaguar

We used Mr. Mehoff.


26 posted on 10/23/2007 10:48:18 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: monkeycard

I used to deliver pizzas and most of those pizza delivery companies have a policy against carrying weapons on your person or in your car. But it seems like pizza delivery guys are getting attacked more and more often.


27 posted on 10/23/2007 11:11:01 PM PDT by TheThinker (Foreign campaign contributions should be criminal. This is not democracy at work.)
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28 posted on 10/25/2007 5:35:47 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger ("Being normal is not necessarily a virtue. It rather denotes a lack of courage.")
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To: flat

Depends on what he did to get on probation.


29 posted on 10/25/2007 5:43:18 AM PDT by ConservatismNow (Iran is just a fantastic natural resource crying out for new, more responsible owners.)
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To: Delta 21

Too bad they can’t be charged with felony murder for the death of the turd loser.

In Florida they would be charged...and I LIKE that law!
Take one out and sparky-the-’lectro-chair takes out the others.


30 posted on 10/25/2007 6:20:15 AM PDT by woollyone (tazers are the 21st century version of the rusty bed frame, car battery, & clamps)
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To: flat

Not necessarily, they may use common sense in this instance.

I believe that everyone has the right to self-defense, even criminals, it is what you do with something that should indicate whether or not a crime has been committed.

I always told my kids in school that if they are attacked to eliminate the physical threat to them. The school authorities told me that was wrong. I also told my kids that they should back away if at all possible.


31 posted on 10/25/2007 6:00:22 PM PDT by 2ndClassCitizen
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To: ConservatismNow
The article on Dustin Eoff did not have much information on his health or anything else following the matter.
He lost a good piece of his ear and is in alot of pain he will have plastic surgery on it in a week or two after the swelling goes down. Dustin is not a mean guy shooting someone is the last thing he wanted to do but he was fighting for his life.
32 posted on 10/26/2007 2:16:33 AM PDT by ceoff19
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To: ceoff19

You sound like you are related to him


33 posted on 10/26/2007 5:45:58 AM PDT by ConservatismNow (Iran is just a fantastic natural resource crying out for new, more responsible owners.)
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To: HerrBlucher
I. P. Daley...
34 posted on 10/26/2007 5:50:41 AM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: Empireoftheatom48

Roswell is near Kennesaw, a town that required its citizenry to be armed. Does anyone know if that is still true


35 posted on 10/26/2007 5:52:31 AM PDT by SonnyBubba
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To: ceoff19

I am related to him Dustin Eoff Is my Brother


36 posted on 10/26/2007 12:22:28 PM PDT by ceoff19
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To: ceoff19

Tell him that he did good. And welcome to Free Republic.


37 posted on 10/26/2007 12:30:37 PM PDT by BikerTrash
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