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Man Shot To Death In Hobbs(NM)
permianbasin360.com ^ | 24 February, 2011 | Dylan Brooks

Posted on 02/26/2011 6:11:45 AM PST by marktwain

HOBBS -- A Hobbs man is shot dead after allegedly trying to break in to someone else's property.

The fatal shooting happened around 10:30 PM Tuesday. Hobbs Police say that Watson Green called them Tuesday night, saying that someone was breaking into his home in the 1100 block of North Denson.

Green, 70, told police that he had armed himself, but the dispatch officer told him to put the gun down and wait for police. Green decided to shoot the suspect through the door instead.

When police arrived, they found the suspect -- 43 year old Wallace Roberson -- lying in the alley next the home, wounded. Roberson was taken to Lea Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Lea County District Attorney is reviewing the case.

The shooting comes less than a week after an Odessa homeowner shot and killed a man who was trying to break into his truck. That homeowner has not been charged.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; home; nm
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1 posted on 02/26/2011 6:11:49 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
"Put the gun down and wait for police?"

Sure, when pigs fly!

2 posted on 02/26/2011 6:15:38 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: marktwain
Green decided to shoot the suspect through the door instead.

LMAO!!!

3 posted on 02/26/2011 6:16:47 AM PST by tsmith130
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To: marktwain
Happy endings, however in MN he should have dragged the perp inside.

...but the dispatch officer told him to put the gun down and wait for police.

Perfect example as to why one must be prepared to defend oneself, they very well could have just sent a hearse buy the time the police showed up.

4 posted on 02/26/2011 6:19:08 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: marktwain
...but the dispatch officer told him to put the gun down and wait for the police to finish their donuts and coffee.
5 posted on 02/26/2011 6:34:44 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: marktwain

I love a happy ending.


6 posted on 02/26/2011 6:35:15 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: marktwain

Hope the man has a lot of money and a damn good home owners insurance policy.


7 posted on 02/26/2011 6:39:04 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: marktwain
the dispatch officer told him to put the gun down and wait for police

Good advice:

1. You don't want to get tired before it's time to shoot the criminal breaking into your home, and

2. You can shoot better from a stable rest than from a standing position.


8 posted on 02/26/2011 6:39:43 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: EGPWS
he should have dragged the perp inside

I suspect you're just kidding, but it's worth mentioning that no homeowner in such a situation should consider tampering with evidence.

It destroys all of the homeowner's credibility. And I doubt very much that it would fool an experienced detective.

9 posted on 02/26/2011 6:39:59 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern, you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: marktwain
Green, 70, told police that he had armed himself, but the dispatch officer told him to put the gun down and wait for police. Green decided to shoot the suspect through the door instead.

Clearly a dereliction of a lawful order. He should go to jail for disobedience. lol. /sarc.

10 posted on 02/26/2011 6:40:39 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: tsmith130

Green decided to shoot the suspect through the door instead.
LMAO!!!

I wonder if that hurts? Obviously it kills!! LOL!


11 posted on 02/26/2011 6:44:38 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: marktwain

“Green, 70, told police that he had armed himself, but the dispatch officer told him to put the gun down and wait for police.”

More proof that government is there to protect the criminal.


12 posted on 02/26/2011 6:48:46 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: marktwain

“...but the dispatch officer told him to put the gun down and wait for the police.”

“I can’t hear you very well. You say I should shoot the armed robber for the police?”

“No! I said to put the gun down and wait for the police!”

“You say I should gun him down? Thank you, but I’ll only do that if I have to!”

“No! I said to put the gun down and wait for the police!”

“I’m not going to shoot somebody just because you tell me to, unless I think he’s a threat to my life!”

“No! I said to put the gun down and wait for the police!”

“Here he comes now! I’ll fire a warning shot at the door to tell him to keep away, but I’m not going to shoot him just on your say-so!”


13 posted on 02/26/2011 6:56:04 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Leaning Right
And I doubt very much that it would fool an experienced detective.

Yep, the bullet hole in the door would be a dead give away. Especially that exit hole on the exterior side of the door.

14 posted on 02/26/2011 7:02:40 AM PST by Pontiac
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To: marktwain

“the dispatch officer told him to put the gun down and wait for police”

Me:

“Why? Do you think the cops can get here before he kills me?
“I know you guys would rather investigate my murder than prevent it, but that’s not your decision.”

(Actually, I’d have said “FU” and set the phone down.)


15 posted on 02/26/2011 7:11:22 AM PST by G Larry
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To: marktwain

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16 posted on 02/26/2011 7:14:37 AM PST by wizr (Keep the Faith! Even when it gets tough! Nothing else will do.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

exactly right!!


17 posted on 02/26/2011 7:17:48 AM PST by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: marktwain

Better scenario:

“911, What’s your emergency?”

Yes, Someone is breaking in my front door.

“Do you have someplace safe you can hide, while you wait for the police to arrive?”

“Yes, I’m standing in the hall behind my Sig P220!”


18 posted on 02/26/2011 7:34:55 AM PST by G Larry
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To: G Larry

Good shooting, Citizen. Civilization thanks you.


19 posted on 02/26/2011 7:36:05 AM PST by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Pollster1

Is that a picture of Old Painless?


20 posted on 02/26/2011 7:43:30 AM PST by TxDas (This above all, to thine ownself be true.)
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To: marktwain; LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; ...
What was not reported was the same home was broken into on December 5 and that suspect got into the living room. A woman in the home at the time called police but he was not caught.

The current suspect (now dead) was out (apparently on bond) while awaiting a hearing on a previous burglary. For the homeowner, once burned, twice cautious. This should be an open and shut case for the DA's office.

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21 posted on 02/26/2011 9:14:12 AM PST by CedarDave (What is DADT? Obama's response when inquiries are made about his birth certificate.)
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To: EGPWS
Happy endings, however in MN he should have dragged the perp inside.

That is extraordinarily wrong and stupid advice. You will always get caught and it will not look good if you go to court. Even if you manage to clear yourself of the homicide charge, you'll be done on obstruction of justice.

22 posted on 02/26/2011 9:16:56 AM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: napscoordinator

>>Green, 70, told police that he had armed himself, but the dispatch officer told him to put the gun down and wait for police. Green decided to shoot the suspect through the door instead.
>
>Clearly a dereliction of a lawful order. He should go to jail for disobedience. lol. /sarc.

Not in NM!
NM Constitution, Art II, Sec 6
NO LAW shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms. (As amended November 2, 1971 and November 2, 1986.)


23 posted on 02/26/2011 11:56:58 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: ccmay

“Happy endings, however in MN he should have dragged the perp inside.
That is extraordinarily wrong and stupid advice. You will always get caught and it will not look good if you go to court. Even if you manage to clear yourself of the homicide charge, you’ll be done on obstruction of justice.”

I agree, he should have waited until the perp got inside the door (barely), then emptied the magazine (or revolver) into the sorry S.O.B.!

JC


24 posted on 02/26/2011 8:27:18 PM PST by cracker45 (I don't believe in coincidences!)
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To: marktwain
Don't know what the old guy was shooting, but this article reminds me that I need to get a .357 Magnum revolver.

Of course, my AK won't have too much trouble going through a door, either.

25 posted on 02/28/2011 12:41:49 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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