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Police identify man killed in North Toledo shooting (Press feels sorry for the robber!)
Toledo Blade ^ | February 22, 2010

Posted on 02/22/2010 6:21:33 PM PST by greatdefender

Edited on 02/27/2010 7:11:04 PM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

Toledo police Sunday identified the victim of Saturday night's fatal shooting on Galena Street in North Toledo as Christopher Childress, 21, of North Toledo.

Sgt. William Wauford said Mr. Childress was shot once in the chest when he was confronted by the homeowner, whom police declined to immediately identify over "concerns about his safety."


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; blamethevictim; homeowner; robber; shooting Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: greatdefender
Mr. Childress was shot once in the chest when he was confronted by the homeowner, whom police declined to immediately identify over "concerns about his safety." The resident had just arrived home at 811 Galena St. So, aside from living at 811 Galena St., they don't want to identify him?
2 posted on 02/22/2010 6:24:28 PM PST by jessduntno (Don't vote party or candidate; VOTE REPUBLIC!)
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To: greatdefender; Admin Moderator

This poster’s editorial is inappropriate, not to mention incorrect. It diminishes the entire site when people try to divine a journalist’s intent.

I read the piece, and it is in no way defending the perp’s actions.

Get a grip, people.


3 posted on 02/22/2010 6:24:52 PM PST by jra
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To: jessduntno
Mr. Childress was shot once in the chest when he was confronted by the homeowner, whom police declined to immediately identify over "concerns about his safety." The resident had just arrived home at 811 Galena St.

So, aside from living at 811 Galena St., they don't want to identify him?

4 posted on 02/22/2010 6:25:07 PM PST by jessduntno (Don't vote party or candidate; VOTE REPUBLIC!)
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To: greatdefender

Good shooting! Now if the wounded perp expires I’ll happily change that to great shooting!


5 posted on 02/22/2010 6:26:15 PM PST by snuffy smiff (imagine if the GOP grew a brain-and threw all RINOs OUT! But that would also require a spine *sigh*)
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To: jessduntno

From another view;

Were I the guy who lived at that address, I would place a large ad everywhere I could that read:

I lived at 811 Galena St. I have moved. If you’re looking for me, I now rent a room at The Toledo Blade. My door has the words “City Editor” on it. You’re welcome to drop in any time.


6 posted on 02/22/2010 6:26:55 PM PST by jessduntno (Don't vote party or candidate; VOTE REPUBLIC!)
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To: greatdefender

the perp is a “victim?” a “victim?” wth?


7 posted on 02/22/2010 6:26:55 PM PST by robomatik (III %)
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To: greatdefender
"Earlier yesterday, friends and family members of the shooting victim deceased burglar "

Fixed it.

8 posted on 02/22/2010 6:27:59 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: snuffy smiff

I think someone needs a bit more time at the range, and needs to remember that anything worth shooting, it’s worth shooting twice.


9 posted on 02/22/2010 6:29:59 PM PST by farlander (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: OldDeckHand

I prefer the term “deceased home invader”...


10 posted on 02/22/2010 6:30:38 PM PST by snuffy smiff (imagine if the GOP grew a brain-and threw all RINOs OUT! But that would also require a spine *sigh*)
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To: greatdefender

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Seems that Childress was NOT the victim He was the perpetrator and he paid a heavy but just price for his criminality.

Just my opinion.


11 posted on 02/22/2010 6:30:41 PM PST by Touch Not the Cat
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To: greatdefender

Since when do you have to have a concealed-carry permit, to shoot an intruder in your own home.


12 posted on 02/22/2010 6:30:49 PM PST by Husker24
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To: OldDeckHand

I hope to see this story in next month’s NRA magazine. As a Toledo resident I highly commend the responsible CCW holder.


13 posted on 02/22/2010 6:32:06 PM PST by NDJeep
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To: greatdefender

Rest in hell, punk!


14 posted on 02/22/2010 6:32:29 PM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: jessduntno
"Police said the victim lived in the area where the shooting occurred but they did not release his address."

Well, considering that the shooting took place in home of the victim and the reporter did release his address I can only assume that the reporter considers the burglar to be the victim here.

15 posted on 02/22/2010 6:33:04 PM PST by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: snuffy smiff
"I prefer the term “deceased home invader”...

That is better. I couldn't think of anything more accurate than "burglar".

16 posted on 02/22/2010 6:33:45 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: greatdefender

Our local news have been covering many gun related deaths. Makes me wonder what is going on. Last night they were talking about the anniversary of a shooting, a shooting last night and a shooting that happened two months ago where the victim just died. The first five minutes of the local news was anti gun propaganda.


17 posted on 02/22/2010 6:35:38 PM PST by proudtobeanamerican1 (Prayers Up! It's our last defense!)
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To: greatdefender

Our local news have been covering many gun related deaths. Makes me wonder what is going on. Last night they were talking about the anniversary of a shooting, a shooting last night and a shooting that happened two months ago where the victim just died. The first five minutes of the local news was anti gun propaganda.


18 posted on 02/22/2010 6:35:38 PM PST by proudtobeanamerican1 (Prayers Up! It's our last defense!)
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To: greatdefender
Did you mean the DECEASED?
19 posted on 02/22/2010 6:35:47 PM PST by packrat35 (Democrat Healthcare is a 9-11 Attack on the Constitution)
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To: NDJeep
"As a Toledo resident I highly commend the responsible CCW holder."

I live part-time just outside Columbus and have had the displeasure of reading the Blade from time to time. It's just this side of a Communist broadsheet. It's ridiculous.

20 posted on 02/22/2010 6:35:59 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

That’s OK. Though I do have to say that “two deceased home invaders” would have really made my day!


21 posted on 02/22/2010 6:36:13 PM PST by snuffy smiff (imagine if the GOP grew a brain-and threw all RINOs OUT! But that would also require a spine *sigh*)
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To: Husker24

The way the story is worded makes it sound like he was carrying the gun when he came home to find his home being burglarized.


22 posted on 02/22/2010 6:37:03 PM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 (Proverbs 18:2 A fool has no delight in understanding but in expressing his own heart.)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

Nothing wrong with that....


23 posted on 02/22/2010 6:46:47 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Political Correctness Will Get Us All Killed)
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To: greatdefender

VICTIM? Not hardly!


24 posted on 02/22/2010 6:46:48 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: greatdefender

I read it twice and I still don’t see where the author expressed any sympathy (or any other emotion) for the deceased. As stories go, this is one is bias free.


25 posted on 02/22/2010 6:47:57 PM PST by Melas
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To: greatdefender

‘victim’

‘Mr. Childress’

‘victim’

‘victim’

‘victim’

‘Mr. Childress’

Aw’...hell no....


26 posted on 02/22/2010 6:48:58 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Political Correctness Will Get Us All Killed)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Not at all. The other poster wanted to know why they made it sound as if he needed a permit to have a gun in his home. I was explaining why I thought they mentioned it.


27 posted on 02/22/2010 6:51:10 PM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 (Proverbs 18:2 A fool has no delight in understanding but in expressing his own heart.)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

Not familiar with the TB.....

They sound like they are well left of the Star Tribune....


28 posted on 02/22/2010 6:53:13 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Political Correctness Will Get Us All Killed)
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To: jra

They called the perp a victim. Let that sink in for a moment.


29 posted on 02/22/2010 6:58:39 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: greatdefender

More information, rather peculiar. Drugs involved?

http://www.toledoonthemove.com/news/story.aspx?id=419993

New details are emerging about the man police say shot and killed an intruder in his North Toledo home Saturday night.

Chris Childress, 21, was fatally shot after breaking into the home of Sedric Joplin at 811 Galena St. around 8:00 p.m. Saturday. Police say when they arrived on scene they found Childress laying unresponsive in the street at the corner of Michigan and Galena. They say he and at least one other suspect broke into Joplin’s home through an unlocked side window.

A neighbor told police he was looking down from his balcony at the home in question when he heard gun shots and saw a suspect, Michael Lee Brown, Jr., jump out of the window and flee the scene along with at least one other suspect. Minutes later, Childress was found by police. He was later pronounced dead at Mercy St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

Brown was located and taken to an area hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

Joplin’s neighbors tell NBC24 that the man who allegedly shot his intruders is a correctional officer at a nearby prison facility. They also say that Joplin, 40, has been known to have a marijuana-cultivation operation inside his home.

Police were at the home through the weekend, where neighbors say they observed DEA investigators removing bags of evidence from the home.


30 posted on 02/22/2010 7:15:16 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: farlander

Yup! Nothing like a double tap.


31 posted on 02/22/2010 7:16:25 PM PST by SkipW
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To: jessduntno

That’s odd. I’d think that announcing that someone who lives at 811 Galena St. is willing to blow away someone caught in his house would be enough to guarantee his safety.


32 posted on 02/22/2010 7:22:13 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“Joplin, 40, has been known to have a marijuana-cultivation operation inside his home”

Colorado legalized marijuana clinics. Many of them got robbed as they were in private homes.

Ads like this abound:

“Get your medical marijuana card. $90 with medical history. $125 without”


33 posted on 02/22/2010 7:55:00 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: jra
This poster’s editorial is inappropriate, not to mention incorrect. It diminishes the entire site when people try to divine a journalist’s intent.

From the article -

Police said the victim lived in the area where the shooting occurred but they did not release his address.

But the journalist had no problem releasing the shooter's address.

Earlier yesterday, friends and family members of the shooting victim placed candles and left written messages on a poster where he fell.

Gee, the guy was just a lovable rogue! He's not a criminal, he's a victim!

I gotta ask myself, is the "journalist" biased? Who should I believe, jra or my own two lying eyes?

34 posted on 02/22/2010 8:03:46 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3
The way the story is worded makes it sound like he was carrying the gun when he came home to find his home being burglarized.

I consider coming home to a supposedly-empty house to be an extremely vulnerable time. I am giving potential intruders a few minutes warning of my approach -- enough time to prepare, conceal themselves and lay a trap.

A couple of dogs and a handgun are your best friends.

35 posted on 02/22/2010 8:11:09 PM PST by CurlyDave
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To: metmom

That’s odd. I’d think that announcing that someone who lives at 811 Galena St. is willing to blow away someone caught in his house would be enough to guarantee his safety.

Not if he has 15 bro’s willing to avenge him...all at once.


36 posted on 02/22/2010 8:50:04 PM PST by jessduntno (Don't vote party or candidate; VOTE REPUBLIC!)
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To: greatdefender
"He was within his rights to have the weapon," Sergeant Wauford said. The homeowner has a concealed-carry permit, the sergeant said.

Thanks Sergeant! (Jackass)
37 posted on 02/23/2010 4:06:08 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Kirkwood

Victims are dead... criminal or not.
Don’t waste your soapbox on terminology. It’s foolish.


38 posted on 02/25/2010 6:38:44 AM PST by Gun142 (Where Will You Be When You Get Where You're Going? -- Jerry Clower)
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To: Kirkwood; Grizzled Bear

This is the problem with people nowadays...one word choice by a flunkie writer gets people all lathered up.

Speaking of using the word ‘victim’, you guys are acting like *you’re* victims from having read a word that offended your sensibilities.

The writer called him a shooting victim, which is accurate.

Bottom line is that the perp got capped. What he’s called in a newspaper article won’t change that.

Grow a sack and find something worthwhile to get riled up about.


39 posted on 02/26/2010 2:56:41 PM PST by jra
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To: jra; Kirkwood
Grow a sack and find something worthwhile to get riled up about.

You've had four days to craft your witty reply. This is the best you can come up with?

How pathetically disappointing.

40 posted on 02/26/2010 4:56:51 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Translation: “I surrender.”

LMAO


41 posted on 02/26/2010 4:59:27 PM PST by jra
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To: jra; Kirkwood; Grizzled Bear

And you getting all riled up about others getting all riled up is something *worthwhile* to get riled up about?

Take your own advice.


42 posted on 02/26/2010 5:01:45 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom
Leave it be, metmom. This “paleo-Freeper” obviously suffers from arrested development which hampers it's ability to cope with others disagreeing with it's world view.

If you communicate with it you'll simply feed it's false delusions of importance and esteem; then it will waste the entire weekend in feeble attempts to troll us into it's demented little psychodrama.

Since it didn't reply for nearly a week I'm led to believe that its mom (or legal guardian) only allows it limited net-time. Wouldn't you rather it use the time pursuing edifying endeavors, perhaps on homework so it won't fail the fifth grade for a third time?

43 posted on 02/26/2010 5:11:59 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: greatdefender

Toledo police Sunday identified the victim of Saturday night’s fatal shooting on Galena Street in North Toledo as Christopher Childress, 21, of North Toledo.

Sgt. William Wauford said Mr. Childress was shot once in the chest when he was confronted by the homeowner, whom police declined to immediately identify over “concerns about his safety.”


What kind of an upside down world are we living in? VICTIM???? My @$$!!!!


44 posted on 02/26/2010 5:13:39 PM PST by Grunthor (The more people I meet, the more I love my dogs.)
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To: jra

“I read the piece, and it is in no way defending the perp’s actions.”

“Toledo police Sunday identified the **victim** of Saturday night’s fatal shooting on Galena Street in North Toledo as Christopher Childress, 21, of North Toledo.

Sgt. William Wauford said Mr. Childress was shot once in the chest when he was confronted by the homeowner, whom police declined to immediately identify over “concerns about his safety.”


45 posted on 02/26/2010 5:15:29 PM PST by Grunthor (The more people I meet, the more I love my dogs.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Check out its posting history. An interesting read.

Others have come to the same conclusion about troll that you have.

I suppose my thought was to show it that it is fooling no one, but is being a hypocrite. But you’re right, cause hypocrites don’t believe they’re hypocrites.


46 posted on 02/26/2010 5:15:29 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: jra

“I read the piece, and it is in no way defending the perp’s actions.”

Really?

“Earlier yesterday, friends and family members of the shooting victim”

Rather than shooting “vicitm” how about “dead criminal?”


47 posted on 02/26/2010 5:17:12 PM PST by Grunthor (The more people I meet, the more I love my dogs.)
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To: metmom

Troll? That’s cute.


48 posted on 02/26/2010 5:25:12 PM PST by jra
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To: metmom
Troll? That’s cute.

Metmom, what ever you do, don't put it in parenthesis. Some people can't cope with parenthesis.

49 posted on 02/26/2010 5:30:45 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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