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Police: Shooting Of Home Intruder Was Self-Defense(TN)
newschannel5.com ^ | 20 April, 2012 | NA

Posted on 04/22/2012 8:28:38 PM PDT by marktwain

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Police said a Nashville man acted in self-defense when he fatally shot a convicted felon who forced his way into his apartment in south Nashville.

Police said 35-year-old Michael Shane Martin was killed late Wednesday night at the Brentridge apartment complex off Bell Road.

Investigators said Michael Moffitt and his girlfriend, Caycee Albright, heard a knock at their door around 11 p.m. and Moffitt found the door peephole was covered. He told Albright to call police while he got an AR-15 rifle and opened the door once he saw it was uncovered.

Police said Martin charged in with a semi-automatic pistol and wearing a mask and gloves. Moffitt was shoved into an interior wall and opened fired, killing Martin.

A second masked man seen on the backside of the apartment building fled when he heard the gunshots. Police continue their efforts to identify him.

Albright said she knew Martin through friends and police think he might have come to rob Moffitt of his guns. Moffitt is a firearms enthusiast and had legal weapons in his apartment.

Albright was found to have an outstanding warrant charging her with leaving the scene of a property damage accident last year. She was arrested and released after posting a $5,000 bond.

Martin was convicted of six felony drug counts last November and received a seven-year probated sentence.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; home; tn
Complicated story.
1 posted on 04/22/2012 8:28:49 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I would drop Albright as a girlfriend if I were him.


2 posted on 04/22/2012 8:35:24 PM PDT by Kent1957
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To: marktwain; DaveLoneRanger
Complicated story.....with a happy ending.
3 posted on 04/22/2012 8:36:00 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Kent1957

There is something called a badger game, wherein a girl gets close to a man, then sets him up for extortion/blackmale.

Be careful folks. Go slow with relationships. One thing these people are not is patient.


4 posted on 04/22/2012 8:42:49 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: marktwain
Police said Martin charged in with a semi-automatic pistol and wearing a mask and gloves. Moffitt was shoved into an interior wall and opened fired, killing Martin.


5 posted on 04/22/2012 8:47:48 PM PDT by South40 (Mitt is full of Shtt)
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To: marktwain

The Second Amendment, The Original Homeland Security.


6 posted on 04/22/2012 9:15:37 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: donmeaker
There is something called a badger game, wherein a girl gets close to a man, then sets him up for extortion/blackmale.

The KGB in the old USSR tried this with one of the female "honey pots." This was in the 60s and if memory serves me correct the intended victim was President Surkano of Indonesia.

There plan fell apart when he asked the KGB if they would make him a copy of the secretly filmed "sexcapade" to take back to Indonesia.

7 posted on 04/22/2012 9:35:17 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: donmeaker
There is something called a badger game, wherein a girl gets close to a man, then sets him up for extortion/blackmale.

The KGB in the old USSR tried this with one of the femal "honey pots." This was in the 60s and if memory serves me correct the intended victim was President Surkano of Indonesia.

There plan fell apart when he asked the KGB if they would make him a copy of the secretly filmed "sexcapade" to take back to Indonesia.

8 posted on 04/22/2012 9:36:40 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: marktwain
Happy ending. Can't tell if they were actually wrestling around in a hallway, say, but man!... If I'm grappling with a bad guy up close and personal, and he's got a pistol and I'm trying to maneuver a rifle in his direction while he's trying to point his pistol at me, that's gotta be a pucker moment! Good on the good guy.

Theoretical question: Did the good guy do anything wrong here? How should you respond to someone who you think is a bad guy on the other side of your front door... with a pistol in hand, a rifle in hand, or a shotgun in hand? I think I favor the shotgun. Should you approach the door, or should you stand back and take up a firing position and wait for him to force his way in? Just asking.

9 posted on 04/22/2012 9:36:40 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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and had legal weapons in his apartment.

...what would qualify as illegal weapons? With the right paperwork you can own anything.


10 posted on 04/23/2012 3:52:15 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: LibWhacker

Every situation is different, and has to be evaluated on its own. However, I tend to favor having a pistol in hand for those late at night situations. For a home defense long gun, I like the AR type platform with a 30 round magazine and frangible bullets that tend to penetrate less walls than buckshot.

In this case the fact that the “girlfriend” knew the attacker is very suspicious.


11 posted on 04/23/2012 5:49:18 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: donmeaker

A buddy of mine got burned this way. He met a gal in Philly and when he went to meet her they stole his car.


12 posted on 04/23/2012 6:04:02 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: LibWhacker

I think opening the door was wrong.

When the perp starts breaking down the door you probably have justifiable cause for opening fire.

Of course, he was being flanked at the time and dealing with one of them prevented the second from attacking.


13 posted on 04/23/2012 6:25:43 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: marktwain
In this case the fact that the “girlfriend” knew the attacker is very suspicious.

I'm also of that opinion. Don't like such "coincidences." At the very least, somebody's blabbing too much about Moffitt's guns, whether Moffitt himself or the girlfriend.

14 posted on 04/23/2012 9:37:01 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Little Ray
Nice point (well... truth be told, all were good points :)) about the flanking aspect of this situation. That's exactly the sort of tactical thinking I was looking for. I guess even Martin himself could have flanked Moffitt: he could've walked away from the front door and 30 seconds later been entering through a side window.

It's a situation I hope I NEVER find myself in!

15 posted on 04/23/2012 9:49:47 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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