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Authorities: Greer man died in shootout with woman who attempted to rob him(SC)
goupstate.com ^ | 31 January, 2012 | Kim Kimzey

Posted on 02/01/2012 5:47:45 PM PST by marktwain

A 62-year-old Greer homeowner died as a result of a shootout with a woman who attempted to rob him at gunpoint at his front door, authorities said Tuesday evening.

Greer Police Lt. Jim Holcombe said officers responded to a 911 call at 9:18 a.m. Monday at 203 Pelham St., and found two people with gunshot wounds inside the residence.

“The investigation revealed that the homeowner answered the door at his residence, and the suspect asked for some money. When the victim refused to give her any money, she pulled a gun and he (then) pulled a gun,” according to a written statement from the Greer Police Department.

The Greenville County Coroner's Office identified the homeowner as Douglas J. Burgess Jr. Burgess died as a result of a single gunshot wound to the chest, Greenville County Deputy Coroner Kent Dill said via phone. Burgess was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect, identified as Tamika Yvette Weatherspoon, 34, was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital, where she died in surgery at 10:32 a.m. Monday. Her last known address was 101 Tremont Ave. in Greer. An autopsy revealed she died as a result of a single gunshot wound to an upper leg, Dill said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; defense; home; sc
I wonder if there is any history of Tamika Yvette Weatherspoon on the internet?
1 posted on 02/01/2012 5:47:49 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I did not know you could die from a gunshot on your leg


2 posted on 02/01/2012 5:53:45 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: marktwain
Yep - and you will be so surprised.

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&sa=N&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1392&bih=806&tbm=isch&tbnid=9ekB5mVmTkHeKM:&imgrefurl=http://mugshots.com/gallery/item/4446545-98ec/&docid=g_4GCh6yR3TdMM&itg=1&imgurl=http://media.mugshots.com/thumbs/gallery/images/2/82/0f/Tamika-Yvette-Weatherspoon_mugshot.400x800.jpg&w=400&h=500&ei=_OgpT6jWEeGC2AWdprnKAg&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=252&sig=104136552057022562983&page=1&tbnh=151&tbnw=121&start=0&ndsp=28&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0&tx=56&ty=53

So she bled out from a femoral hit, eh? Good. I hope they were tardy about administering pain killers.

God bless her victim.

3 posted on 02/01/2012 5:54:15 PM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: marktwain
I wonder if there is any history of Tamika Yvette Weatherspoon on the internet?

Check Amish websites if there are any.

4 posted on 02/01/2012 5:54:29 PM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: funfan

Big artery up there. It’s an easier kill shot than the heart, for some...


5 posted on 02/01/2012 5:55:19 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: funfan
Femoral artery. Bisect that and there is no way to put enough pressure on it yourself to slow the bleeding.

You'll bleed out in minutes.

6 posted on 02/01/2012 5:55:41 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass
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To: marktwain

Must have hit the femoral artery... Sounds like she fired first and then he fired as he fell. Sad. He should have taken her out more swiftly.

If someone is on your doorstep trying to rob you with a firearm, clearly, any delay is not good.


7 posted on 02/01/2012 5:55:55 PM PST by downtownconservative
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To: marktwain
Here.
8 posted on 02/01/2012 5:56:29 PM PST by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: funfan
I did not know you could die from a gunshot on your leg

You have obviously not hunted wild boars.

9 posted on 02/01/2012 5:56:29 PM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: marktwain

There are dozens of versions of this story. But I think I found something.

Check out this list of detainees recently released from the Spartanburg County Detention Center, under Weatherspoon:

http://www.spartanburgcountyjail.org/x/rel15a.xml

She was released on January 20th.

Mug shot from that site:

http://www.spartanburgcounty.org/MugShots/23/33523.001


10 posted on 02/01/2012 5:57:49 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

She died in surgery,probably threw a clot to the lungs and that killed her.


11 posted on 02/01/2012 5:58:00 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: funfan

There is a major artery that runs through the thigh. If you get hit there, you’ll bleed out real quick.


12 posted on 02/01/2012 6:01:56 PM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: marktwain

>>When the victim refused to give her any money, she pulled a gun and he (then) pulled a gun

The lesson to be learned here is to answer the door with gun in hand when the amish come a’knocking.


13 posted on 02/01/2012 6:02:07 PM PST by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: marktwain

A weapon in your hand is worth two in their holsters.
Rest in Peace Veteran.


14 posted on 02/01/2012 6:03:47 PM PST by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: marktwain

Don’t usually hear about the homeowner losing. Seems to me, if someone only wanted money, and had a gun pointed at me, I would just give her money instead of trying to draw on someone who already has a gun pointed at me. Hard to win that one. Then again, she might just shoot me after she gets the money. Tough situation, and the good guy doesn’t always win.


15 posted on 02/01/2012 6:06:34 PM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: marktwain

This story does not compute for me.

Woman knocks on the door and asks for money.

Homeowner says “No!” So she pulls a weapon and shoots the homeowner.

The homeowner draws his weapon and shoots her.

It just makes no friggin’ sense.

BTW, the homeowner who died is a Nam vet.

There’s missing pieces of the puzzle.


16 posted on 02/01/2012 6:08:18 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: downtownconservative

From what I read, sounds like he fired as he was drawing. This would explain the low hit in the upper leg. She then fired at his chest. At least, that’s how I intepret it.


17 posted on 02/01/2012 6:10:33 PM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: marktwain

“Cut that main artery in the leg, that’s—that’s it.”


18 posted on 02/01/2012 6:13:11 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's War on Prosperity is killing me)
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To: funfan

Sever an artery and you can bleed out pretty quickly.


19 posted on 02/01/2012 6:20:13 PM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: funfan

Sever an artery and you can bleed out pretty quickly.


20 posted on 02/01/2012 6:20:42 PM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: marktwain

Please, friends, never open your door. Tell your friends to call you from outside if they show up unannounced.


21 posted on 02/01/2012 6:25:09 PM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: grobdriver
You have obviously not hunted wild boars.

Gosh, I haven't hunted wild boars either but I had no idea it could be obvious.

22 posted on 02/01/2012 6:25:46 PM PST by Misterioso
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To: funfan

Its called the femoral artery and you can bleed out from it in less than 60 seconds.


23 posted on 02/01/2012 6:27:07 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

You bring up some good points. Maybe a strategery would have worked better, then shoot her.


24 posted on 02/01/2012 6:29:21 PM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: Farmer Dean
She died in surgery,probably threw a clot to the lungs and that killed her.

Could have been the surgeon's vain attempt to find the heart of a Heartless Bi**ch.

25 posted on 02/01/2012 6:49:48 PM PST by WesternPacific (Deafness has its Advantages)
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To: marktwain

Black on white crime yet again.

Black criminals like to target whites as they think they don’t carry guns. Glad this one figured wrong. Just wish the criminal died instead.


26 posted on 02/01/2012 6:53:57 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: funfan

Dude you have large arteries and veins in your leg. You can bleed out in a little over a minute, enough to lose consciousness and then die.


27 posted on 02/01/2012 6:55:38 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Bryanw92

I don’t discriminate between Amish or English at my house. If I don’t know you, you’re getting scoped out.


28 posted on 02/01/2012 6:58:06 PM PST by NorthStarStateConservative (The Democrat Party: Making Black People Slaves in Some Form Or The Other Since the 1850s)
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To: marktwain

Tamika?
Do I even have to ask?


29 posted on 02/01/2012 7:03:49 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: grobdriver

30 posted on 02/01/2012 7:13:25 PM PST by libh8er
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To: patriot08

Well.. you did and your answer is above.


31 posted on 02/01/2012 7:14:34 PM PST by libh8er
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To: marktwain
JAF0V...
32 posted on 02/01/2012 7:16:49 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: downtownconservative

I think it was Sean Taylor, a Washington Redskins defender, who was shot in the leg during a robbery. He bled out before help could get to him.


33 posted on 02/01/2012 7:37:09 PM PST by Ax ( He's the only guy I ever knew that was trampled in a giraffe stampede.)
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To: funfan

Did you see Blackhawk Down? There was a scene in the movie like that. Any hit to any artery will result in a massive loss of blood.


34 posted on 02/01/2012 7:43:59 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Cicero

Another one of 0dumb0shit’s & Holder’s people from “da hood”! No surprise there!


35 posted on 02/01/2012 7:51:18 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: Secret Agent Man

She did.


36 posted on 02/01/2012 8:35:58 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: libh8er

How sad. Just when Tamika was turning her life around.


37 posted on 02/01/2012 9:10:17 PM PST by Vehmgericht
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To: libh8er

How sad. Just when Tamika was turning her life around.


38 posted on 02/01/2012 9:10:39 PM PST by Vehmgericht
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To: funfan
I did not know you could die from a gunshot on your leg

So I am a little late, but it can and I am glad. He should have shot her immediately.. as she obviously did.
39 posted on 02/01/2012 10:43:30 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: grobdriver

Is that a favorite tactic of wild boar? Where to they get the guns?

/sic


40 posted on 02/01/2012 10:56:20 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: funfan

Absolutely.

I suspect the bullet hit her in the fermoral artery. A person can “bleed-out” PDQ from that artery.


41 posted on 02/02/2012 3:47:48 AM PST by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: Cicero

I HEARD THEY KNEW EACH OTHER AND HAD AFFAIR


42 posted on 02/02/2012 8:36:07 AM PST by dawn69 (DAWN69)
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To: dawn69

Welcome to Free Republic.


43 posted on 02/02/2012 8:53:46 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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