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Neighbors react to would-be intruder killed by homeowner(GA)
wrdw.com ^ | 29 June, 2012 | Sheli Muniz

Posted on 07/05/2012 6:07:08 AM PDT by marktwain

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- A would-be burglar is dead after deputies say a homeowner shot at him as he tried to break into his home.

This happened off Battle Row in Harrisburg early Friday morning.

The home isn't very telling, but if you take a closer look, you'll find more than four bullet holes. This is where deputies say an armed man walked up, put on a ski mask and tried to break in. The intruder's plot got foiled when the homeowner fired his gun from inside the house.

Clarence Ingram, who lives just down the street, said his initial reaction was, "Hit the deck."

Ingram figured out that something wasn't right.

"I just heard shots, I heard the dogs barking, and then I started hearing sirens, and I knew something was going on," he said.

But Ingram would not have guessed the suspect would become a victim in his own crime.

"It's just like your parents would say, 'Nothing good happens after 12.'"

Deputies say 26-year-old Bobby Lockhart saw the intruder outside and started firing without even going outside.

"It's an awful thing, but crime is an awful thing and, you know, America is beautiful, and crime needs to be cut," Ingram said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; ga; home
Crime rates continue to fall.
1 posted on 07/05/2012 6:07:18 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

“But Ingram would not have guessed the suspect would become a victim in his own crime.”

Say that again Ms newsperson. The burglar or thief, or mayhem maker became a victim in his own crime? Sorry, he got what he deserved. And different from Florida where Zimmerman is still rotting away awaiting a new bond hearing decision (due out today), the police said the shooting was justified.


2 posted on 07/05/2012 6:13:36 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Mouton

Good shooting, Citizen. Civilization thanks you.


3 posted on 07/05/2012 6:15:44 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: marktwain

how soon before Holder intervenes


4 posted on 07/05/2012 6:18:07 AM PDT by jrd (DO AWAY WITH THE EPA)
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To: Mouton

The media does the job of giving sympathy to criminals that no one else will do.


5 posted on 07/05/2012 6:21:38 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: marktwain

0bama’s sons are certainly busy now that Clintoon’s midnight bassetball games are shut down.


6 posted on 07/05/2012 6:23:34 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: marktwain

They must have both been whites. If black, Al, Jesse, MSNBC, CNN would have had the homeowner convicted and sentenced already. We should be marching against the injustice done to Zimmerman in Florida. Just because the dead person was black. I don’t understand what new evidence was uncovered that they had to indite him after exonerating his actions??? Sick justice.


7 posted on 07/05/2012 6:29:40 AM PDT by bramps (Newt was the one, but Romney will do.)
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To: bramps

Jesse, Al and all the other racebaitin holder’s people “leaders” are too busy scratching out and stuffing their personal reparations in da sag pants while they can after realizing the their Good Ship Nobama is sinking. Its time for every MoFo for hisself, you know.


8 posted on 07/05/2012 6:48:28 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: marktwain

This should keep the incarcaration rate down, too.


9 posted on 07/05/2012 6:52:24 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: marktwain

It is truly astounding how low the rate of repeat is in cases such as this.


10 posted on 07/05/2012 6:59:43 AM PDT by scram2
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To: marktwain

I can’t figure out the wide pattern of shots through the wall?
Did he see the perp or was he firing at random?


11 posted on 07/05/2012 7:27:03 AM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
The media does the job of giving sympathy to criminals that no one else will do.

That's because newspapers and the media care about winning prizes, NOT about winning the respect and trust of their readers and viewers. Maybe conservatives should start giving out 'prizes'...

12 posted on 07/05/2012 7:49:02 AM PDT by GOPJ (Way to go Kraft Foods. I now associate your brand with anal sex.(Oreo cookies) Freeper agere_contra)
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To: marktwain

“It’s just like your parents would say, ‘Nothing good happens after 12.’”

Amen - it’s what I preach to my girls over and over. Thanks for the additional ammo (pun intended), marktwain!


13 posted on 07/05/2012 8:00:17 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: G Larry

Maybe he was following the moving target and hit with multiple shots until the threat was removed.


14 posted on 07/05/2012 8:05:38 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: marktwain

I have often said that if I hear movement in my house, I will reach back and pat my wife to be sure she is in bed and then fire through the walls at the sound.

If it turns out to be a minor that will just have to be tough, he had no business in my home.


15 posted on 07/05/2012 8:18:02 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: G Larry

Did he see the perp or was he firing at random?.....Sounds like he wanted scare off and, luckily, shot the shiitehead.


16 posted on 07/05/2012 8:24:22 AM PDT by Safetgiver
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To: bramps

Indict.


17 posted on 07/05/2012 8:27:15 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: marktwain

The more we shoot criminals, the less there are of them and crime will continue to fall. I like that.


18 posted on 07/05/2012 8:34:49 AM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: marktwain
Another poor defenseless “victim” of a gun.
19 posted on 07/05/2012 8:49:27 AM PDT by bgill
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To: jrd
The burglar had a gun and had put on a ski mask, but had forgotten to bring Skittles. So it's a justifiable homicide.

The neighbor Ingram is black, but the story doesn't say if Lockhart is white or black or what race the burglar was (at the time of the report they were still trying to learn his name).

20 posted on 07/05/2012 9:10:23 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: bramps
I think that area is actually a black area of Augusta Georgia...likely both black is my guess.

maybe a local would know

I looked it up on Google Maps

older prairie bungalow style home typical down here...

yards not landscaped much, cars in front yards

don't throw a race card at me...this is the south and I know more often than not

even by satellite

it looks like older homes built between the big wars which were common down here once and inhabited originally by working class whites who were eventually displaced by blacks streaming in from the fields as the sharecropping system collapsed due to modernization of equipment and corporate nature of larger farms by the 50s or so

on occasion these neighborhoods have held up or been re-gentrified by younger upscale whites but more often than not the decay continues till it's just wasteland eventually

this doesn't look that bad though

I could be wrong but Augusta "metro" is 60% black

21 posted on 07/05/2012 9:16:44 AM PDT by wardaddy (John Roberts collection of Sally Quinn's panties just got a hefty contribution this week..)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Jack, I grow tired of your cynicism. FYI, this innocent victim of a gun-crazy householder was on his way home from choir practice, and on his way to a tutoring session in Nuclear Thermodynamics, when he thought he heard a baby crying inside the house. He was rushing to child's aid, when the deranged gunman opened fire.

The ski mask? Jack, you know as well as I that cool night air wreaks havoc on a fresh do. The handgun? Due to vicious discrimination and the failed policies of George W. Bush, many "urban" residents have had to resort to desperate measures to put meat on the table by hunting for nocturnal protein sources.

Tonight, when I go to the 7-11 for my iced tea and Skittles treats, I am definitely NOT walking by your place.

22 posted on 07/09/2012 11:01:54 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and FU Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: Kenny Bunk

LOL! When you go to 7-11 could you pick me up watermelon flavored Slurpee with Skittles in it? Thanks!


23 posted on 07/09/2012 11:16:30 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

OK. I’ll drop it off ... but no shooting!


24 posted on 07/09/2012 11:32:09 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and FU Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: Kenny Bunk

How about my old trusty full-auto rubber band machine gun?
Or how about my spitball shooter?

Can you handle either of those?


25 posted on 07/09/2012 1:21:27 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
When I must enter a danger zone, I always wear two (2)Trayvon (Copyright) Hoodies and OSHA-Approved Eye Protection. So yes, I think I can handle a high-velocity rubber band barrage (above the waist), or an old-fashioned spitball made from torn and chewed IRS Notices.
26 posted on 07/09/2012 1:35:09 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and FU Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: Kenny Bunk

ROFLMAO!!!!


27 posted on 07/09/2012 1:49:03 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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