Skip to comments.Homeowner Kills Armed Robber In Driveway Gunfight
Posted on 03/16/2010 8:43:02 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici
OCOEE, Fla. -- When two gunmen tried to break into an Ocoee house early Tuesday morning, the homeowner pulled out his gun and shot one of the men dead. Another robber ran off after the home invasion on Pomegranate Court.
WFTV gathered new information Tuesday afternoon about the shooter and the robber.
(Excerpt) Read more at wftv.com ...
Shot at two bad guys, killed one and ran off the other one - at night in his driveway!
Learn and practice “point and shoot” so YOU don’t have to worry about the one that got away!
Misleading headline. The OK Corral was a “gunfight” . This wasn’t;)
One for two ain’t bad.
Twouldn’t get no justice in the courts, anyway.
From the article...Meanwhile, homeowner Dave Henry has not been charged in the shooting.
Are they trying to say that he should be????????
I am tearing up....I just love a happy ending...;-)
“Ocoee police said they found the robber, 37-year-old David Butler, face down on top of his gun in the driveway. David Butler later died at the hospital. Police said Butler has an extensive violent criminal history, including an active warrant for a previous home invasion robbery out of Lake County.”
Good thing that he ran up against the wrong man this time.
Beats any Chicago sports team in a given season...
As a side bar, if I saw someone with a gun holstered in public I would go stand by him or her! The odds would be in my favor!
I think this is a standard line they teach in journalism school anymore :-) In Florida, the last time I remember anyone being charged in similar circumstances was about 10 years ago when an old guy shot at two teenagers in his house. I'll have to see if I can find that.
Another Obama voter down, apparently. Bet this was not the change he was hoping for.
He’s still probably open for a civil lawsuit by the criminal’s family, or some liberal legal defense group.
Although it's change that I can believe in!
Florida's latest changes to the Use of Force law (or Castle Doctrine) will not let this happen.
776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force.
(1) A person who uses force as permitted in s. 776.012, s. 776.013, or s. 776.031 is justified in using such force and is immune from criminal prosecution and civil action for the use of such force, unless the person against whom force was used is a law enforcement officer, . . .
The law in Alabama is the same. No civil suits.
in every county in the land, hundreds of active warrants go unanswered, and the Sheriff Departments do very little about it, and municipal PDs even less. Many are for violent crimes. Many of the wanted are well known, even by the police. Frankly, often these people are "too violent" for the cops, who let them slide if they are currently inactive.
This is a national disgrace.
Another happy ending bedtime story.
Next time he should invest in a mini-gun with a tri-pod so he’ll take both down! :-)
Cool! Glad to see they have this covered in Florida. Lots of places don’t.
>> police said they found the robber, 37-year-old David Butler, face down on top of his gun in the driveway. David Butler later died at the hospital.
I can just see his momma blubbering away to the neighbors “He be a good boy”. I clearly remember John Spenkelink’s momma doing the same thing after Florida strapped him in “Old Sparky” in 1979.
Hey there, buck up little Democrat, I'm sure Mr. Butler will still be voting this November.
In most states, and I am not insinuating that the article or its author are not implying the homeowner that they should be charged...
In most states ALL homicides are investigated as such, and are reviewed by a grand jury, most of the time as a “no bill” or no charges filed...
Even a “justifiable” shoot (in this case) requires it to be scrutinized as this one will be...
I don’t like to see the insinuation either...But this will be chalked up rather quickly as a win for the homeowner, and a lose for the criminal who rolled the dice and came up on the losing end...As for the criminals buddy (when caught)...That person may eventually be charged with his friends murder...Strange twist of fate, but definetly a twist...
Just my take on this...
I’m really hoping you’re wrong. I’m not saying you’re wrong. I’m just hoping. That’s horrendous if true.
This home and it's environs protected by Smith and Weston!
“Are they trying to say that he should be????????”
No, that is an automatic line that should be in any well written news report where a person acted in self defense. It is to assure the public that the police are not routinely charging everyone involved with a crime.
Since you're on starboard, I'll yield way and tell you that I hope I am wrong, too! However, in every county in which I have lived, this has been the case. The more rural the area, the more flagrant the abuses, even if fewer in number, because it is damn well known where to find the offenders.
Just look up outstanding warrants in your county. If there are more than 5 violent criminals wandering about who have outstanding warrants, talk to your sheriff. No excuse. If the official to whom you complain uses the word "overwhelmed," more than three times, you're buying.
PS, I will also confess to the crime of being overly fond of the port start, not to mention the port. No need to tell the sheriff about that.
There are places where the police will not go. This is not what we want to hear but it is the reality.
The other guy probably started running when the gun fire started. I”d like to know what kind of hand gun the homeowner used.
That’s a Sig ... which I actually prefer to S&W.
I’ve heard that there are places in the major cities that the cops will only go if they absolutely have to. I tend to believe that a heavily armed representative of the government with radio and back up would be able to go any where they please. Of course, I’m out here in a quiet, leafy community. It’s not my @$$ that gets hurt going to those places.
my wife caught a speeding ticket when 39 weeks pregnant, long/short, she almost died in delivery and missed the when it went to court...
deputy showed up on our porch with an arrest warrant like clockwork...
see my previous...
Some places where the cops won’t go are rural communities.
I’ve not heard that. Why is that, do you think?
There are still a few rural areas that are rather like the old time mountain “hollers” where strangers stick out like a sore thumb and intruders are not tolerated. There is one near where I live that is said to be like that. I have never driven into it but it is said to have one road in and one road out and it is in the general area of where “Peewee” Gaskins had his own private graveyard. I have been told that there is an area like that not too far from Greensboro, NC also. Of course there are reports complete with pictures now of areas in our national parks that are like enemy camps with marijuana being grown in large quantities. The seizure laws haven’t stopped the growers, they just use public lands now. Then there are the Jihad training camps, one of them is in York county here in SC.
Then there is the matter of law enforcement being called to a location where a gunfight is going on and they don’t show up until they are certain the war is over, then they will go in and investigate. This has been reported in a number of locations. Law enforcement officers are not required by law to endanger themselves, often they do but it is out of dedication, not legal requirements.
By the way, that is some very good advice in your tag line, I have forgotten it a few times but I am trying hard not to forget it again.
Check out your own county. I will bet you right now there are warrants out on people for armed robbery, assault and battery, sexual assault, drug charges, DUI, you name it. Most are people who were arrested and made bail, or were even released on their own recognizance. Illegal aliens are routinely let go "pending trial!" The paperwork, you see, is "overwhelming."
On the other hand, if there is the chance of income for the county involved, your sheriff's department will be at your house PDQ!
There is none of that going on here. We used to have a little bit of corruption but one day a whole posse of flying pigs showed up with sixguns blazing and put a stop to all that nonsense. Now the sheriff rides a purple Unicorn and everything is rosy. Of course I must admit that dead bodies are found around the county all too often, only de shadow know what dat about.
At least we don’t have to worry about “Peewee” any more, that little monster was a reality worse than fiction.
BTW, marijuana is NC's new tobacco crop. Staggering money ... and no taxes! BTW, Any truth to the rumors that NC is to be included in Aztlán in the next Secession?
I believe he will be on the rolls for several lifetimes to come, via absentee ballot. Why not? As we say at ACORN, "He be absent, right?"
I don’t think they can stretch Aztlán that far North. They have to take Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina first. If SC secedes again it won’t be so that we can join Aztlán! Maybe if we can move the capital back to Montgomery and start all over we might think about it.
Of course all this is in jest...isn’t it?
Heh-heh. Jes kiddin.
“Hey there, buck up little Democrat, I’m sure Mr. Butler will still be voting this November. “
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Geez...that is a Sig Sauer P223; a much better piece than S&W...my Sig P229 in .40S&W is happily resting in my desk drawer at this moment.
Los Angeles has many of them.