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Man, 91, Claims Self-Defense in Fatal Shooting(TX)
39online.com ^ | 15 September, 2010 | Mayra Moreno

Posted on 09/17/2010 9:03:43 AM PDT by marktwain

The shooting happened just before midnight Tuesday at a home on Antha near Bertwood in North Houston.

Homicide detectives were investigating the case Wednesday. They confiscated several guns in the man's home. The elderly man said he let the victim inside his home before this time he feared for his life.

If you sit down with Jack Hands, you'll hear plenty of stories that span over his 91 years. This story, however, is one he never thought he'd tell police. Hands shot and killed a man inside his home Tuesday night.

"That's where he fell and I stood right here," Hands said.

He placed a white blanket over the 30-year-old man until homicide investigators arrived.

"He's a local crackhead. I'll call it like it is," Hands' family friend Cynthia Jackson said.

Hands, who has a neighborhood reputation for being generous, helped the man many times by giving him food and money.

"He'll take the shirt off his back and give it to you even if you didn't need it," Jackson said.

Tuesday night was no different. Hands opened his door to the man yet again. This time, he was asking for $80.

"He got money from me and then came back [for more]," Hands explained.

When Hands hid not hand over the cash, he said the man picked up a loaded gun in the home and threatened to use it.

"You're going to die tonight. You're going to die tonight," Hands recalled the man saying.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; defense; home; sheet; shoot; shot; tx
Video at the link.
1 posted on 09/17/2010 9:03:45 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Nice shooting, Tex.


2 posted on 09/17/2010 9:06:37 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: marktwain

I hope the local Texas gun rights organizations go after this policy of automatic police confiscation of firearms after any kind of an incident when charges are not filed. They do that here in VA as well and there’s no excuse for it.


3 posted on 09/17/2010 9:07:01 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: sinanju

Yes, why did they take the old guy’s guns? Then they put that in the news report??? Now every thug in the area knows this poor man is unarmed.


4 posted on 09/17/2010 9:08:23 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: marktwain

This guy made me think of all the times that freepers had to respond “Spend more time at the shooting range” etc.

One shot, to the head, job done, at 91. God Bless the generous and prudent Jack Hands.


5 posted on 09/17/2010 9:10:59 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: marktwain
"I took the gun out. Boom, and I tore his head all out to pieces," said Hands.

Hands considers himself a good shot and he practices at the gun range.

6 posted on 09/17/2010 9:11:36 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: marktwain

“Never pick a fight with an old man. If he’s too old to fight, he’ll probably just kill you.”


7 posted on 09/17/2010 9:15:17 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: marktwain

Goes to show you. No matter how many guns you have, always have a couple hidden/buried for when they take your guns away for your own good.


8 posted on 09/17/2010 9:19:48 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I find the closer I see the face of death, the more things I find much worse. That is a dangerous thing for people to screw with.


9 posted on 09/17/2010 9:20:13 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: marktwain
Great shooting--and thank God this 91 yr old lived to talk about it.

IMHO, this guys should not have his guns displayed in plain view like that. I sure would have all but one stashed out of view somewhere---

10 posted on 09/17/2010 9:20:47 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: marktwain

Hmmm, playing nice with feral freaks doesn’t seem to be working out too well.


11 posted on 09/17/2010 9:24:55 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Morg, believing they cannot be deceived, it's nye impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Pining_4_TX

In the mid ‘80’s, in Stephenville,Texas, my uncle, who was a disabled veteran, kept complaining to the local police about drug deals going down across the street, day and night. They told him to get license plate numbers. He compiled a lengthy list and turned it over. Cops stalled. Over time, the thugs bashed the windows out of my uncle’s antique cars & vandalized his home. One weekend while he was away, they stole all his guns. The next time they came, they knew he was unarmed and they killed him, but not before gouging his eyes out & torturing him until he begged to be killed. Stephenville, Texas turned it’s back on Shroy D Reed.


12 posted on 09/17/2010 9:35:01 AM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: marktwain
Perhaps they can convict him of murder if they can get enough "crack-heads" together to compose a jury. That shouldn't be too difficult.

They've disarmed the poor old guy and bothered to publish that fact. I hope that he has some good neighbors who are armed and can come to his defense.

13 posted on 09/17/2010 9:37:28 AM PDT by davisfh
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To: texas_mrs

Oh my, that is so horrible. I’m so sorry for your family. There is no excuse for that, and I wonder how the police can live with themselves after that.


14 posted on 09/17/2010 9:44:34 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: Dr. Sivana
"I took the gun out. Boom, and I tore his head all out to pieces," said Hands. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Bang, you're dead.

I bet the perp was really surprised to wake up dead.He obviously thought the old man wouldn't kill him, after hands helped him so many times. Thats what happens when you help crack heads.You can never get them enough cash. There is no such thing as a helping relationship with a drug addict. Its a good thing Hands got in the range time.Pulling and snap shooting is not easy at that age.

15 posted on 09/17/2010 9:54:52 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: texas_mrs

What a nightmare. Were the perps ever caught?


16 posted on 09/17/2010 10:11:42 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: marktwain

“We commit this dumbass to the ground,
In the midst of life, because he is in death.
Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, and dust to dust, son.
With sure and certain holes from his transgression,
And trespassing with ill intent on another man’s estate,
He is headed to a place with infernal combustion.”


17 posted on 09/17/2010 11:25:44 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Candor7
You can never get them enough cash. There is no such thing as a helping relationship with a drug addict

respectfully half correct...

on the enuff cash part, no there is never enuff, buy a sandwich ifn theyre hungry sure, but no cash...

I know plenty of drug addicts, in various stages of recovery, and others, not so much...the important thing is that we try to help em, cause i cant read the heart, if they are unwilling, we need to be wary of the possibilities...sounds like the ole guy knew the risks, and acted accordingly...

18 posted on 09/17/2010 11:38:19 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Liberty Valance
Yes, they went to trial. I think one is still on death row.

There was strong speculation that someone 'inside' was tipping off the drug dealers to the info that was being supplied by my uncle.
19 posted on 09/17/2010 11:44:35 AM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: texas_mrs
There was strong speculation that someone 'inside' was tipping off the drug dealers to the info that was being supplied by my uncle.

Speculation? Upon reading your first posting, that was my quick conclusion.

And the cops wonder why no one wants to get involved.

20 posted on 09/17/2010 12:38:56 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: marktwain

Reminds me of the tag line a freeper has (sorry don’t remember his name) Don’t fight with an old man, he’s too tired to fight and will just shoot you. (thats pretty close to the tagline....bad memory at times...


21 posted on 09/17/2010 2:26:55 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: texas_mrs

>>One weekend while he was away, they stole all his guns.<<

Sorry to hear he was killed by thugs but one question is burning a hole in my brain. Why didn’t he have a gun with him when he was traveling?


22 posted on 09/17/2010 4:10:48 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: marktwain

Some things just don’t go away as you get older.


23 posted on 09/17/2010 5:02:09 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: B4Ranch

Who knows? You would think he would have ONE. The stolen ones had been hidden throughout the house and they got them all.


24 posted on 09/17/2010 6:35:16 PM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: marktwain; All

I think the first politician who pens a “Buy that man a Beer” law for people like this would win in a landslide.


25 posted on 09/17/2010 6:38:07 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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