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Boone County homeowner shoots, kills intruder(KY)
| 3 September,2012
| Brian Hamrick
Posted on 09/04/2012 4:29:15 AM PDT by marktwain
VERONA, Ky. -
One man is dead and two more are behind bars after a World War II veteran took matters into his own hands when a burglar broke into his home.
Boone County Police say a man broke into the basement of a home in the 15000 block of Violet Road in Verona just after 2 a.m.
The homeowner, Earl Jones, 92, was awakened and grabbed his .22 caliber rifle. Thieves targeted Jones farm at least three times recently, stealing guns, money, even cattle. This time, Jones woke up when he heard intruders in the cellar.
Jones is a 92-year-old Air Force veteran who worked on planes, including the Enola Gay that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. He will not be charged.
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; home; ky
Update on a story from yesterday. Those WWII vets are going fast, but this one has plenty of fight left in him.
posted on 09/04/2012 4:29:20 AM PDT
FYI, to further explain “no charges,” a break-in at night at one’s home often allows one to use deadly force without breaking the law.
posted on 09/04/2012 4:34:35 AM PDT
Shot dead with one shot from a .22. Either the perp was very unlucky or the vet is a helluva shooter.
posted on 09/04/2012 4:40:37 AM PDT
I love good news in the morning
posted on 09/04/2012 4:46:26 AM PDT
by John O
(God Save America (Please))
Funny, they don't look Chinese.
posted on 09/04/2012 4:46:28 AM PDT
(Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
Wow!The guy on the left has a really weird shaped head. I wonder if that influenced his choices in life.
posted on 09/04/2012 4:53:00 AM PDT
(Green-eyed lady, lovely lady Strolling slowly towards the sun)
The 2 surviving burglars should be charged with the death of their accomplice.
Those who commit felony crimes should be solely responsible for ALL injuries/deaths/damage occurring during the crime.
posted on 09/04/2012 4:58:29 AM PDT
by Mister Da
(The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
Some outlets report any .22 caliber weapon regardless of cartridge as a ".22". The weapon could be anything from a Chipmunk to a Bushmaster.
No matter. Gramps practiced excellent shot placement in continued service to his county.
posted on 09/04/2012 5:36:46 AM PDT
(This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
Love a story with a happy ending. Only thing better would be three dead perps.
FYI, to further explain no charges, a break-in at night at ones home often allows one to use deadly force without breaking the law.
In most states it also prevents any civil lawsuits being brought against the shooter.
posted on 09/04/2012 10:25:53 AM PDT
(Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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