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'I just shot the man': Boy, 14, kills intruder after gang of FOUR men try to break into house (NC)
The Daily Mail Online ^ | 5 January, 2012 | Paul Thompson

Posted on 01/12/2012 7:04:53 PM PST by marktwain

Yet another teen has used deadly force to protect his home from intruders.

Police in North Carolina revealed a 14-year-old boy shot dead an intruder attempting to break into his home while he and his sister were alone.

The teen opened fire with a shotgun while his 17-year-old sister hid in a closet as a gang of men attempted to smash their way into their home.

Investigators released a 911 call with the teen calmly describing how he shot the intruder.

In the call, the teen, says: 'I just shot the man. He came around the corner. I shot him. He broke the whole glass out (of the back door).'

He continues: 'I don't know how many it was (who broke in). Just one came around the corner. I got one more in the chamber. I'm going to shoot again,' the boy said.

The incident took place two days before 18-year-old Sarah McKinley shot and killed an intruder breaking into her home in Oklahoma

While on the phone with 911, the young mother shot and killed one of the intruders with a 12-gauge shotgun after he forced his way inside her home.

The teen, who was told to do what she could to protect her three-month-old baby, has been flooded with messages of praise from well wishers.

In the North Carolina incident, police said the 14-year-old and his sister were at home in the rural town of Henderson when four men tried to break into the house.

Michael Anthony Henderson Jr, 19, was shot dead.

He staggered away from the house and collapsed where he was found by police.

His brother Seneca, 20, and one other man Andrew Terry, 23, have already been charged in the case.

Police are still searching for a third man named as 21-year-old Jatwaun Davis.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; home; nc
A good number of pictures at the link. This story has been posted previously, but I do not think the the Daily Mail version has.

Interesting that these stories are gaining international attention.

1 posted on 01/12/2012 7:05:06 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

WAY TO GO KID!!


2 posted on 01/12/2012 7:09:55 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: marktwain
God bless the young man. The intruder needed killin'. I salute the parents who raised this young man and taught him how to use a firearm to defend his home and sister.

The comments on the article are so supportive of the young man that the Daily Mail posted "We are no longer accepting comments on this article."

Are they afraid Yankee (Southern) ingenuity will make its way over the pond?

3 posted on 01/12/2012 7:13:17 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: marktwain

Pictures and interesting comments.

4 posted on 01/12/2012 7:15:24 PM PST by blam
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To: marktwain

Nothing like good gun control.


5 posted on 01/12/2012 7:18:41 PM PST by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: blam
Interesting comments, indeed (asterisks are mine):

Man some n***a or n***az had just broke into my spot and made a come up I had just left so I was being watched but if I would have Ben here it would have Ben the same song since 2012 started it Ben nuthin but jack n going on in the H these n***az ain't got hustle these days and they watch these movies and listen to this music and think they bout bout til something like this happens and it really brings a reality check ain't nobody haven that shit bra 14year olds laying n***az down anybody can kill you man women or child for what you dew to them physical or mental watch what you dew to people and the way you talk to People cause you might not live to regret it

I'm guessing he isn't a Headstart graduate. Anybody fluent in this "language"?

6 posted on 01/12/2012 7:29:45 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: marktwain

Yah I thought I remembered that good Amish name “Jatwaun” from before http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2829122/posts


7 posted on 01/12/2012 7:32:28 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Sounds like some of the “technical” people I run into a lot and somehow get and keep a job.


8 posted on 01/12/2012 7:34:21 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Vigilanteman

Everyone should be proud that a kid was home alone and had to deal with this situation? Where the hell is the 2 parents?? One parent???? Where the heck was the person that was supposed to be responsible for this child, who has access to a shotgun? Where the fludging palacitude is the father and the mother?


9 posted on 01/12/2012 7:35:26 PM PST by mirkwood ( dhs cia nsc fbi)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

In all seriousness, I’ve seen summaries from computer programs that “read” arbitrary news articles that communicated better than that collection of words.


10 posted on 01/12/2012 7:35:58 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
I'm guessing he isn't a Headstart graduate. Anybody fluent in this "language"?

I speak jive.

11 posted on 01/12/2012 7:36:13 PM PST by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Good shooting, Citizen. Civilization thanks you.


12 posted on 01/12/2012 7:37:00 PM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: marktwain

>> I got one more in the chamber. I’m going to shoot again,’<<

That is a child that has been brought up well!


13 posted on 01/12/2012 7:38:22 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I don’t know... something about that comment sounds contrived. The usage and correct spelling of “hustle” and “reality check” seem out of place in a comment that otherwise reads like a cue for Barbara Billingsley to begin conversing in “Jive”. Maybe it’s just auto-spellcheck helping out.


14 posted on 01/12/2012 7:40:26 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
I'm guessing he isn't a Headstart graduate. Anybody fluent in this "language"?

Barbara Billingsley?

15 posted on 01/12/2012 7:42:26 PM PST by NittanyLion
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To: mirkwood

He was with his 18 year old sister. He wasn’t home alone.


16 posted on 01/12/2012 7:42:54 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Ha! I was just about to post that same "comment", or whatever it is. I think even an ebonics expert would have a hard time deciphering that babble.
17 posted on 01/12/2012 7:44:36 PM PST by Major Matt Mason (The Chicago Way isn't the American Way.)
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To: mirkwood

Did you read the article? The boy was 14 and his sister was 17. My parents used to hire a 9 year old girl to babysit us when they went out for the evening. At the time, there were four of us, ranging in ages from 2 to 7. I suppose my parents should have been locked up. But this was in Wyoming, mid-1950’s. Kids were taught a little more responsibility in those days.


18 posted on 01/12/2012 7:47:33 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: NittanyLion
Barbara Billingsly....


19 posted on 01/12/2012 7:52:58 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: mirkwood
Where the hell is the 2 parents?

Oh come on, a 17 year old and a 14 year old are perfectly well left home alone.

20 posted on 01/12/2012 7:54:52 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“I’m guessing he isn’t a Headstart graduate. Anybody fluent in this “language”?”

Then again, maybe it is a Headstart grad:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2832303/posts


21 posted on 01/12/2012 7:56:00 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: mirkwood

“Everyone should be proud that a kid was home alone and had to deal with this situation? Where the hell is the 2 parents?? One parent???? Where the heck was the person that was supposed to be responsible for this child, who has access to a shotgun? Where the fludging palacitude is the father and the mother?”

The boy is 14. His sister, home at the time, is 17.

In most states 12 or 13 is allowed as an age to babysit. Let alone stay home alone!

Parents are not required to stay home with kids until they are 18, for heaven’s sake.


22 posted on 01/12/2012 8:00:48 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: marktwain

Jerry: 12 gauge. Seems to be the most popular gauge.

George: My favorite.

Jerry: Mine too, love the 12 gauge.

George: Makes the 11 gauge look like a cap pistol.


23 posted on 01/12/2012 8:05:08 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

She was fluent in Jive.


24 posted on 01/12/2012 8:06:30 PM PST by stanne
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To: marktwain

I like a story with a happy ending.


25 posted on 01/12/2012 8:08:01 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: mirkwood

All my life I had to move my daddy’s pistol if I needed something out of his sock drawer. I could shoot that pistol when I was half this boy’s age.

Growing up with guns is normal for a lot of us, and we were taught right from wrong where gun safety was concerned.

I’m an over protective mother hen sometimes, but 14 is plenty old enough to stay home alone. This boy knew exactly what to do and did it.

What more do you want?


26 posted on 01/12/2012 8:08:15 PM PST by mountainbunny
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I can translate (paraphrasing):

The brothers been watching too much TV and music. Even 14 year olds laying them out. Watch what you do or it can happen to you.


27 posted on 01/12/2012 8:08:23 PM PST by packrat35 (Heartless)
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To: Persevero; mirkwood; marktwain
The boy is 14. His sister, home at the time, is 17.

I shot my first deer when I was 13.

28 posted on 01/12/2012 8:09:54 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

Prayers offered up for the mental peace of that brave young man. It was still four against one and anything could have happened.


29 posted on 01/12/2012 8:23:15 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: marktwain
He continues: 'I don't know how many it was (who broke in). Just one came around the corner. I got one more in the chamber. I'm going to shoot again,' the boy said.

'Do not, while I’m on the phone do not fire that firearm, OK?' the dispatcher says

'What if another one comes in the house, ma'am?' he asked'Let me know, OK, if you see anybody. I will let you know (when a deputy gets to the house),' the dispatcher responded.

Good thing the kid defended himself before he called 911.

30 posted on 01/12/2012 8:29:51 PM PST by Not The Other One
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To: Not The Other One

‘Do not, while I’m on the phone do not fire that firearm, OK?’ the dispatcher says

Click.

Bang!


31 posted on 01/12/2012 8:53:29 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

mmmmmmm...Beaver’s mom. The origional MILF!!!! (okay, okay, well maybe Donna Reed!!)


32 posted on 01/12/2012 8:58:12 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: Not The Other One

“Good thing the kid defended himself before he called 911. “ Precisely!


33 posted on 01/12/2012 9:11:11 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: marktwain

Is it just me, but why do stories like this get published by UK papers and websites and not in the United States where the events actually happen?

Could it be the American MSM has an agenda to disarm the citizenry? Of course not, how silly to even think that. (sarcasm off)


34 posted on 01/12/2012 9:11:54 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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Click


35 posted on 01/12/2012 9:21:27 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
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36 posted on 01/12/2012 9:36:36 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: Ciexyz
Prayers offered up for the mental peace of that brave young man. It was still four against one and anything could have happened.

I agree. He did well and has nothing to feel guilty or distressed about.

All that being said, the sister needs to learn that hiding in a closet isn't a particularly effective self-defense strategy. The two of them together, both armed, would have been much more effective if, say, the thugs had decided to rush the young man.

37 posted on 01/12/2012 9:55:59 PM PST by susannah59
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To: susannah59

“All that being said, the sister needs to learn that hiding in a closet isn’t a particularly effective self-defense strategy. The two of them together, both armed, would have been much more effective if, say, the thugs had decided to rush the young man. “

Yep, the sister needs to learn good gun control (by that, I mean, proper firearm handling and safety).


38 posted on 01/12/2012 10:09:35 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: marktwain; All

The boy probably saved the girl from being gang raped at the least.

At the worst, it could have been another Knoxville race hate slaughter like the Newsom/Christian case:

Five animals car-jacked a white couple.They raped Christopher Newsom, cut off his penis, then set him on fire and fatally shot him several times while they forced his girlfriend, Channon Christian, to watch. An even more cruel fate awaited her.
Channon Christian, was beaten and gang-raped in many ways for four days by all of them, while they took turns urinating on her. Then they cut off her breast and poured clorox in her mouth ... and then murdered her. Her body was found in pieces in garbage bags.

It was found that this was not a ‘hate crime’ by the authorities. In fact, it was covered up by the media and only became known through the internet.
None of the animals responsible for this heinous crime got the death penalty.

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39 posted on 01/12/2012 10:32:30 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Hmm. Looks like a combination of prisom/criminal cant and hiphop. The poster says that he is an ex-convict (”...I had just left so I was being watched...”). but he would have done the same thing in the same circumstances.

Even another criminal thinks these 4 thugs were stupid and the boy did the right thing.


40 posted on 01/13/2012 3:52:11 AM PST by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: MasterGunner01

“...why do stories like this get published by UK papers and wevsites and not in the US where the events actually happen?”

Perhaps because the press over there has this image of the US as the Wild West, and are using these stories as ‘horrible examples’ of the need for civilized British anti-gun laws here. Hence the closing of comments when the responses were overwhelmingly positive.


41 posted on 01/13/2012 4:02:53 AM PST by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: VietVet
The way things are going in the UK, they're going to be locked in mortal combat with their mushrooming Muslim population (while the ruling elites rearrange deck chairs on the RMS Titanic ship of state). The Brits have outlawed self-defense so who will protect them from the Muslim hordes? Their government will surrender without a shot.
42 posted on 01/13/2012 4:29:06 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: VietVet
The way things are going in the UK, they're going to be locked in mortal combat with their mushrooming Muslim population (while the ruling elites rearrange deck chairs on the RMS Titanic ship of state). The Brits have outlawed self-defense so who will protect them from the Muslim hordes? Their government will surrender without a shot.
43 posted on 01/13/2012 4:29:18 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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