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Man shot, killed while burglarizing home off Dauphin Island Parkway(AL)
blog.al.com/live ^ | 29 October, 2010 | Rena Havner Philips

Posted on 11/01/2010 5:24:07 AM PDT by marktwain

MOBILE, Ala. -- Mobile police say a man who was burglarizing a home off Dauphin Island Parkway was shot and killed Thursday night.

A resident of the home on the 1300 block of Driftwood Drive North shot and killed 19-year-old Marcus Steele as he was trying to enter the home, said Mobile Police Officer Chris Levy.

Police arrived to the scene around 9:48 p.m. and found Steele lying in a driveway. Steel was taken to the University of South Alabama Medical Center, and he died later from his injuries.

Burglary is a crime that occurs when someone either breaks into a home or is otherwise there unlawfully to commit another crime.

Levy would not say what crime police thought Steele was there to commit. But he said it was not a "random act."

"There’s some kind of history," Levy said. "I can’t get into that. All I can say is it wasn’t random. He went to that house for a purpose."

At this point, no charges are being filed against the shooter, whom police would not identify.

"We’re going to continue the investigation. If we determine that there should be charges, then there will be," Levy said. "Right now, we know Marcus Steele was committing a burglary and during his committing of that, he got shot. That’s what we believed to have happened right now."

Levy said an autopsy is being done to determine how many shots were fired. He said it appears that Steele was shot around his chin.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: al; banglist; burglar; happyending; home; homeinvasion
Breaking into someones house is very dangerous.
1 posted on 11/01/2010 5:24:15 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

A patriot that spent extra time at the range!!!!! Good shooting friend.


2 posted on 11/01/2010 5:27:34 AM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: marktwain
Burglary is a crime that occurs when someone either breaks into a home or is otherwise there unlawfully to commit another crime.

Gee, thanks for the explanation of this difficult concept, Mr. Newpaper writer.

3 posted on 11/01/2010 5:31:40 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (/s, in case you need to ask)
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To: marktwain
Burglary is a crime that occurs when someone either breaks into a home or is otherwise there unlawfully to commit another crime. ... He went to that house for a purpose."

Whose got the Cap'n Obvious pic?

4 posted on 11/01/2010 5:32:09 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: marktwain

“Burglary is a crime that occurs when someone either breaks into a home or is otherwise there unlawfully to commit another crime.”

I’m so glad they clarified that. I didn’t inherit my family’s American Heritage dictionary, and dictionary.com can be iffy with my internet connection. God help us!


5 posted on 11/01/2010 5:32:30 AM PDT by pops88
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To: marktwain

I love a happy ending.


6 posted on 11/01/2010 5:32:42 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: marktwain

....seems the deceased and the victim have a history....
deceased:”I’m coming over to yo house and gonna kick a**”
victim:”wat time?”


7 posted on 11/01/2010 5:36:41 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: marktwain
I bet he never tries that again.
8 posted on 11/01/2010 5:37:28 AM PDT by Hoodat ( .For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.d)
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To: marktwain

I love a story with a happy ending.


9 posted on 11/01/2010 5:41:17 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I love a happy ending.”

So you’ve lived overseas. Yet another expression not found in my American Heritage dictionary, but I’ve lived overseas and in Las Vegas, so....


10 posted on 11/01/2010 5:44:08 AM PDT by pops88
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To: pops88

That shooting is about an hour from my house. When the word get out things will probably quiet down for awhile.


11 posted on 11/01/2010 5:46:52 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: marktwain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMpXAknykeg
12 posted on 11/01/2010 5:47:18 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

“Whose got the Cap’n Obvious pic?”

With a name like Marcus, no pic is needed.


13 posted on 11/01/2010 5:47:51 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: marktwain
Photo of the amish perp at http://www.al.com/press-register/pageone/saturday1c.pdf.

The cleansing of the gene pool continues.

14 posted on 11/01/2010 5:48:56 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“That shooting is about an hour from my house. When the word get out things will probably quiet down for awhile.”

Well, I’m a bit away, but my peace keeper is handy and ready to go.


15 posted on 11/01/2010 5:52:54 AM PDT by pops88
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To: marktwain

If the burglar was sent into the home on behalf of a voting majority, who elected him to burgle on behalf of other neighbors, where wealth and property would be redistributed based on decisions made by other freely elected parties, would it still be morally acceptable to kill the burglar?


16 posted on 11/01/2010 5:57:57 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: marktwain
In Massachusetts if you break into a house, in say uber liberal Brookline, or Bwarnay Fwanks town, Newton, you’l be fed a no meat all vegan snack, encouraged to screw the daughter( she'll like it ) and the mom, and maybe a son or two, and then forced to stand in the garage for hours why the metrosexual dad shows you his lay down peddle powered commuter bike and why Prius drivers are in the pocket of Big Battery.

And then you will be given some money, a Black Power Salute, and a ‘Fight The Power’ chant. The daughter you raped will offer to drive you back to your place in her BMW she got for her 16th birthday.

17 posted on 11/01/2010 6:32:28 AM PDT by Leisler (They always lie, so much and for so long, that they no longer know what about.)
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To: marktwain

One less Democrat to worry about, or to vote on Tuesday.


18 posted on 11/01/2010 7:11:05 AM PDT by RobertoinAL
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To: marktwain
"He said it appears that Steele was shot around his chin."

Burglar turned gurgler?

19 posted on 11/01/2010 7:13:41 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong. RReagan)
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To: marktwain

An amusing irony is that a quick Google of the name of the perp (Marcus Steele) reveals that his name is shared with that of a prominent gay male porn star. Which I’m sure is going to result in some unintentional hilarity.


20 posted on 11/01/2010 7:21:23 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You may wish to rethink that statement after Googling the name of the perp.


21 posted on 11/01/2010 7:22:43 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Gee, thanks for the explanation of this difficult concept, Mr. Newpaper writer.

*************************

LOL!

22 posted on 11/01/2010 7:25:41 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

A Gay Porn star? That’s what Google seems to think...


23 posted on 11/01/2010 7:29:34 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: marktwain


Breaking into someones house is very dangerous.

At least in most locales south of The Mason-Dixon Line.
Especially Texas.

Heck, even Missouri now has the Castle Doctrine.
Two thugs broke into an apartment here in relatively-liberal
Columbia, MO soon after the Castle Doctrine was enacted.
The guy living in the apartment sent both thugs to their eternal reward.
No charges filed, no grand jury.
Works for me...and apparently even some of the liberal elements in
this town.
I guess they also don’t like people bursting into their domiciles
in the middle of the night.


24 posted on 11/01/2010 8:16:53 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Leisler


In Massachusetts if you break into a house, in say uber liberal Brookline,

Michael Dukakis’ town IIRC.
When he’s not at UCLA.
(I think he’s some sort of adjunct professor/lecturer; at least at
sometime five or six years ago.)


25 posted on 11/01/2010 8:19:03 AM PDT by VOA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That shooting is about an hour from my house.

That shooting is about 2 blocks from the house that I just moved out of when I moved to Texas. I had to read the article to see if anyone that I knew was the shooter. Drugs, burglary, robbery, and crimes of all sorts are common there, many are not even reported. Since we moved in Aug, several other long time residents have placed their houses up for sale and are getting out. It is only going to get worse there.

26 posted on 11/01/2010 8:26:15 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
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To: marktwain

I grew up off DIP on the Bay in Mobile. My father owned a C-store there for a long time. The burglar went on the wrong side of DIP to commit his crime. Driftwood Dr is home to a many G_D fearing, hard working, gun totin’ folks.


27 posted on 11/01/2010 8:27:36 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: numberonepal

DIP used to be a great neighborhood. Not any more. There are still many decent people living there, but they are outnumbered nowadays.


28 posted on 11/01/2010 8:39:06 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
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To: rightly_dividing

My folks moved from Bay Front Rd down the beach to Hollinger’s Island. Once you cross that Dog River bridge, things are better. DIP east between BC Rain and the bridge is “The Hood”. Even down on the Bay now it’s not as safe as it used to be. Either way, you gotta go through the Hood to get home.


29 posted on 11/01/2010 8:48:27 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: marktwain
shot and killed 19-year-old Marcus Steele as he was trying to enter the home,

Just ... damn.

A 19 year old young man should be just starting out life, full of hope and promise and taking on the responsibilities of adulthood.

This guy chose, instead, to follow a life of crime.

Now he's dead, and it's his own damn fault.

What might he have become, what good might he have done, had he chosen wisely?

We'll never know.

At least he won't burgle any more houses.

30 posted on 11/01/2010 8:54:53 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: numberonepal
My mom's best friend lived on Bay Front Rd for 50+ years. My folks moved to DIP in the early 70's.
We went to the community action group meetings there regularly and recieved monthly reports from the MPD about the area crime. We had wanted to move for some time, but could not. When we got the chance to come to Texas, it took about 5 minutes to decide to go. We still have a house for sale off the Parkway that may never sell due to crime and insurance rates. It's been on the market for about 5 months and only had one inquiry. I told my wife just last night, the first offer above the payoff, and it's sold! We had long wanted to move to Silverhill Al, so we named our place in Tx, Silverhill Ranch.
31 posted on 11/01/2010 9:07:38 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
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To: numberonepal

The one thing that we miss about DIP is having Smokey Dembo’s BBQ ribs. The best ribs anywhere.


32 posted on 11/01/2010 9:10:14 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That shooting is about an hour from my house.

45 minutes from me.

33 posted on 11/01/2010 9:18:57 AM PDT by houeto ("You know, I actually believe my own bullsh_t," --- BHO)
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To: rightly_dividing

Mmmmm, Smokey Dem’s.


34 posted on 11/01/2010 9:49:46 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: ArrogantBustard

“What might he have become, what good might he have done, had he chosen wisely?”

I’m sure his mom would call him a good boy who was getting his life together and aspiring to be a rapper before racism put him down.


35 posted on 11/01/2010 11:18:26 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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“he died later from his injuries...”

Another example of 30 cents worth of ammo saving taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

36 posted on 11/01/2010 11:19:16 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: TexasRepublic
I’m sure his mom would call him a good boy who was getting his life together

I suspect his mom had some significant involvement in what was probably a long string of unwise choices on his part. I'd venture to guess that there was a long string of unwise choices on her part, as well. His death didn't happen in a cultural vacuum, and it had nothing whatever to do with "racism putting him down".

37 posted on 11/01/2010 11:28:46 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: TexasRepublic
BTW, this sort of thing always reminds me of the old knight in the Indiana Jones movie:

"He chose .... poorly".

38 posted on 11/01/2010 11:39:00 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: thethirddegree
Photo of the amish perp at http://www.al.com/press-register/pageone/saturday1c.pdf.

I guess it's safe to say that photo of Mr. Steele during healthier days was not taken at the DMV.

39 posted on 11/01/2010 4:52:05 PM PDT by Drew68
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