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Homeowner Kills Teen Burglary Suspect(TX)
kdfw.m0bl.net ^ | 9 April, 2012 | NA

Posted on 04/10/2012 6:20:42 AM PDT by marktwain

A homeowner shot and killed a burglary suspect Monday morning in the southeast Dallas neighborhood of Pleasant Grove and two more suspects were in custody.

The shooting happened at about 11 a.m. in the 7300 block of Vallejo Drive, near Jim Miller and Bruton roads.

According to police, three youngsters rang the doorbell and then ran to the back of the home, prompting the homeowner to call 911.

The trio then allegedly kicked in the back door and entered the home, where the unidentified resident opened fire, killing 14-year-old Luis Avila.

Two other 13 and 14-year-old suspects fled the scene and were later arrested. They face burglary charges, police said.

Neighbors said they saw a couple of kids who looked like they were up to no good running from the house. They also heard five gunshots, a pause and then three more shots.

"This is a calm neighborhood. This is like the first time something like this has ever happened," said Sarah Trevino. "I was surprised but I mean it was self defense. I understand why he would do that. I mean, I would have probably done the same thing too."

Avila and at least one other suspect reportedly attend John B. Hood Middle School. The school sent a letter home Monday afternoon letting parents know a student had died.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; home; tx
Breaking down a door and entering a house is a very dangerous thing to do, especially in Texas.
1 posted on 04/10/2012 6:20:58 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
John B. a Hood Middle School

Well, that explains his attitude.

2 posted on 04/10/2012 6:30:27 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: marktwain

I saw one of our Arlington Texas relatives at a family wedding on Sat. night. I told him about this kind of thing happening somewhere in Houston every night. He said he had not heard of it happening in the Dallas Ft Worth Metroplex. Is he just not paying attention or is this a rare occurrence up there?


3 posted on 04/10/2012 6:32:38 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: marktwain

I love happy endings. -sniff-


4 posted on 04/10/2012 6:34:42 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: marktwain

I would take no pleasure in killing a 14 year old boy but I believe the action was justified. I would do the same.


5 posted on 04/10/2012 6:36:55 AM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Ditter

Home invasion of an occupied residence in Texas puts you in a special class of human. .......the extinct class.

I’m sure that 95% of my family, friends and coworkers have a weapon at home. The other 5% are liars.


6 posted on 04/10/2012 6:38:00 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Dick Vomer
Our next door neighbors were broken into last Tuesday. They were not at home and the burglar alarm called the Security guy, he was there in 2 minutes and the perps escaped over the fence into our back yard. We didn't see anything and neither did our dogs. We are heavily armed but the neighbors are not. Houston is experiencing a rash of home invasions right now.
7 posted on 04/10/2012 6:46:14 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: marktwain

Kids just doing what the pre0sent, holder, and people like wright want.

They now think they’re immune.


8 posted on 04/10/2012 6:51:02 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: All

The Left hate Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground because it allows whitey to fight back....


9 posted on 04/10/2012 6:59:00 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Dick Vomer

You betcha.

But we still have a lot of decent kids here. The gangs are the problems.
I call it a gang if there is more then one person. Expect to see more of this.

We need more protection then ever, since the pre0sent has advocated violence by his lack of the right words to calm the situation. Also wright, and sharpton fiercely advocating violence are part of the problem, not the solution. They all have blood on their hands.


10 posted on 04/10/2012 7:03:49 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

If he is committing home invasions at 14, I can only imagine the criminal acts he would have gone on to commit.

They are calling this a “burglary”, it seems clear the young thugs knew the would be victim was home and awake, so I believe this is really an attempted robbery.

Breaking into a unoccupied home to steal is bad enough, but anyone willing to break in with the intention of confronting and overpowering the resident(s) is a VERY, dangerous criminal.


11 posted on 04/10/2012 7:09:23 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The candidate I vote for will NOT have a CARE after his name.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy
I would take no pleasure in killing a 14 year old boy but I believe the action was justified. I would do the same.

As would I. I'd take less pain in capping a 14-year-old perp than in seeing my family put in danger.

12 posted on 04/10/2012 7:16:19 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: marktwain
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13 posted on 04/10/2012 7:21:02 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Above My Pay Grade

I agree, it is robbery. And those who break into homes for robbery or burglary should expect to die.


14 posted on 04/10/2012 7:21:30 AM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Maverick68; Ditter

The law allows EVERYONE to fight back.

I live outside Houston. I told my wife last night that I’ve got a bad feeling I’m going to be using my weapon before long. God, I pray that’s not the case.


15 posted on 04/10/2012 7:22:05 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: marktwain

We are all Zimmerman.


16 posted on 04/10/2012 7:43:39 AM PDT by TheDon (The Democrat Party, the party of the KKK (tm))
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To: TheDon

Which is why the Left HATES the notion of “Stand Your Ground”....it allows decent folks to fight back without fear of losing everything...


17 posted on 04/10/2012 7:48:06 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Young thugs may be lethally surprised to know how many “elderly” white people are COMBAT VETERANS. (Like me...)


18 posted on 04/10/2012 7:57:02 AM PDT by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: Islander7

Ha! I went to that school and grew up in that neighborhood back in the ‘60s. It has changed dramatically from that time.


19 posted on 04/10/2012 8:09:57 AM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: Islander7
I grew up in Pleasant Grove, And Forty years ago it was pleasant. Now it's a Mexican armpit. Out of nostalgia once in a while I'll drive through the old neighborhood. But never unarmed.
20 posted on 04/10/2012 8:18:22 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: marktwain
The school sent a letter home Monday afternoon letting parents know a student had died.

They probably wont do this, but I hope they have a talk with the students about how he died and what he did to cause his death.

21 posted on 04/10/2012 8:28:29 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: marktwain
The school sent a letter home Monday afternoon letting parents know a student had died.

They probably wont do this, but I hope they have a talk with the students about how he died and what he did to cause his death.

22 posted on 04/10/2012 8:28:46 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom
They probably wont do this, but I hope they have a talk with the students about how he died and what he did to cause his death.

I have long believed that schools should have a prominent bulletin board called the Wall of Stupidity. Every time some kid breaks his neck doing a skateboard trick, everytime a kid sticks a roman candle up his butt and lights it, every time a kid chuggs a liter of whiskey, every time a kid commits a burglary and gets shot -- put it on the wall.

Actions have consequences. Sometimes things don't go as expected. Risky behavior sometimes causes heartbreak.

Kids don't seem to understand this (they never have) but maybe it would help if we made an effort to wave it in their face and say, "See? What this kid did was dumb!"

23 posted on 04/10/2012 8:36:31 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: beaversmom

“The school sent a letter home Monday afternoon letting parents know a student had died.”

I wonder if it was in English.


24 posted on 04/10/2012 8:42:58 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: BigCinBigD

So sad, another honor roll student killed for simply enjoying his hobby. He was probably just trying to sell magazine subscriptions to pay for college.....


25 posted on 04/10/2012 8:54:28 AM PDT by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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To: marktwain

“Youngster”? If I recall correctly, that’s the euphemism that Al Sharpton and Charlie Rangel use to describe vicious urban felons at the apprentice stage of their careers.


26 posted on 04/10/2012 9:01:28 AM PDT by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government's footprint!)
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To: marktwain

“Breaking down a door and entering a house is a very dangerous thing to do, especially in Texas.”

It would be at my house, considering I have steel gates and bars on my windows. Anyone breaking through those barriers will be deemed hostile and dead before they hit the floor.


27 posted on 04/10/2012 9:44:35 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Terry Mross

I pray that same prayer every day. We don’t want to kill anyone but if we are in danger it could happen.


28 posted on 04/10/2012 3:12:40 PM PDT by Ditter
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