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Police: Levelland homeowner kills intruder with shotgun blast(TX)
kcbd.com ^ | 21 September, 2012 | Adam Clemons, Tiffany Pel

Posted on 09/22/2012 3:32:32 PM PDT by marktwain

Picture of of Paul Ochoa

LEVELLAND, TX (KCBD) -

Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in northwest Levelland on Friday afternoon. Police say a man was found shot to death around 4:30 p.m.

Investigators say a man named Paul Ochoa - also known as "The Joker" possibly attempted to break into a home in the 300 block of North Avenue M, where the homeowner shot the intruder point blank in the chest with a shotgun.

It is unknown if Ochoa was shot inside the home or in the street where he was found.

"The person who made the call apparently claimed to be the shooter. He is in our custody and that is still under investigation," Levelland Sergeant Daniel Hancock said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; home; tx
The homeowner may be barred from legal ownership of firearms.
1 posted on 09/22/2012 3:32:37 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Just a hunch. But i bet we are going to find out the victim was just as shady as the shot guy, and this might not be a classic burglary.
That area isn’t known for law enforcement and DA’s being hostile to self defense.


2 posted on 09/22/2012 3:37:49 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: marktwain

one bad apple gone.


3 posted on 09/22/2012 3:47:52 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: hadaclueonce

Bet the family will not be trying to get the money back for that $2.00 tat.


4 posted on 09/22/2012 3:49:38 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: marktwain
If the homeowner is a released felon, time served, he should have the right to self defense. If he can't be trusted with a firearm, keep him in prison.

/johnny

5 posted on 09/22/2012 3:49:52 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: marktwain

“The Joker”. Looks like the joke is on him.


6 posted on 09/22/2012 3:57:41 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: marktwain

“It is unknown if Ochoa was shot inside the home or in the street where he was found.”

Uhmmmm....a blood trail from the house to the street would clear up the mystery.


7 posted on 09/22/2012 4:02:57 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: JRandomFreeper

Depends. Perjury, felony vandalism, stole a TV, then maybe i can see they can have gun rights again. Especially after a specified reasonable period of proven clean living.
Armed robbery, rape, murder, felony agg assault or battery with a deadly weapon, etc. I’m thinking they need to maybe just deal with it as another consequence of what they did.

If they are that worried about their gun rights, then it behooves them to not commit violent felonies.


8 posted on 09/22/2012 4:03:13 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: marktwain

He’s dead.

No joke.


9 posted on 09/22/2012 4:04:47 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Puckster

“Uhmmmm....a blood trail from the house to the street would clear up the mystery.”

Yeah, if he was shot point-blank with a shotgun I guarantee there’s a lot of blood *somewhere*.


10 posted on 09/22/2012 4:11:33 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: marktwain

Couple of tidbits from the local news. First that the police are still trying to determine whether or not the decedent was trying to break into the mobile home; and second, he was found with a single shotgun blast to the chest lying in the middle of the street.


11 posted on 09/22/2012 4:13:58 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: DesertRhino
Every person deserves the right to self defense. God gave that to us.

If they can't be trusted with a firearm, kill them or keep them in jail.

/johnny

12 posted on 09/22/2012 4:15:13 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: PLMerite

Maybe they hosed down the crime scene prior to investigation...would put it past them.

A blood trail would be the easiest thing to ascertain.


13 posted on 09/22/2012 4:25:11 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: DesertRhino
Though I find myself often in agreement with your views, in this instance:


. . shall NOT be infringed


Those were some pretty smart guys . . if they'd meant to stick an 'except' in there, they'd have prolly done so.




14 posted on 09/22/2012 4:31:41 PM PDT by tomkat (this Nation needs a testosterone transfusion > STAT !)
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To: marktwain
shot the intruder point blank in the chest with a shotgun

This is how every home invasion / burglary / robbery story should end.

15 posted on 09/22/2012 4:41:25 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: marktwain

Somehow, I don’t think he’ll be missed, even if his mother says he was on the verge of “turning his life around.”

Most of the Mexican on Mexican murders are gang-related.


16 posted on 09/22/2012 4:48:29 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: DesertRhino
Depends. Perjury, felony vandalism, stole a TV, then maybe i can see they can have gun rights again

That creates a whole new subset of issues of "who" should be able to own a firearm and becomes totally subjective.

Too many people thought it was okay to deny felons their right, now it has crept to domestic violence, "mental issues", restraining orders and what ever else politicians can convince the people what is "reasonable"....not to mention activist judges.

The 2nd Amendment is the only one that specifically says shall not be infringed, it is either a right, or it is not.

I say if it can be taken away for "reasonable" whims, then it is not a right after all.

17 posted on 09/22/2012 4:54:35 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: marktwain

Looks like another person taking out the trash for the rest of the community. Really need some civic awards for this.


18 posted on 09/22/2012 5:37:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: marktwain

If the Food Stamp President had an illegal immigrant son, he would be like Paul Ochoa.


19 posted on 09/22/2012 7:26:56 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (You can never blame a progressive for a failure .... it's always the fault of someone else.)
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To: hadaclueonce

I heard that tat is called “aim here”.


20 posted on 09/23/2012 3:19:48 AM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: marktwain

My first thought was “Latin Kings”.


21 posted on 09/23/2012 3:21:25 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: DesertRhino
DesertRhino said: "I’m thinking they need to maybe just deal with it as another consequence of what they did."

The problem is that it is we, the law-abiding, who end up paying the price in the form of draconian gun laws, intended to prevent felons from getting firearms, but instead empower thugs like the BATFE.

If the Founders intended to deny freed felons from keeping and bearing arms, they could easily have included that exception.

My guess is that such a law would have been unthinkable and unenforceable at the time. The Founders certainly would not have supported a federal system for accomplishing prior-restraint in the purchase of a firearm.

22 posted on 09/23/2012 8:12:48 PM PDT by William Tell
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