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Homeowner Walked in on Burglars, Shot Suspects: Miami Police
NBC 6 ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | Ari Odzer and Brian Hamacher

Posted on 02/16/2013 1:23:45 PM PST by EXCH54FE

Police are investigating after a man who walked in on a pair of thieves burglarizing his home shot the suspects in Miami Friday.

The shooting happened at the home in the 500 block of Northwest 52nd Street, Miami Police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes said.

According to Reyes, the homeowner shot both suspects in the legs.

The suspects, Preston Pierre, 18, and Samuel Levy, 26, were taken to Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Unit with non life-threatening injuries, police said. They both face a charge of burglary with an assault therein and one count of unoccupied burglary.

"Absolutely, something that we're seeing that was quite cleaver from that homeowner is what he did was shoot them in the legs to immobiliez them. So, clearly, these two men, who have an extensive past for home invastion robberies, are behind bars today simply because the homeowner chose for them to have life and just immobilize them," said Kenia Reyes, spokeswoman for Miami Police.

Investigators found they had burglarized the adjacent unoccupied home at 551 Northwest 52nd Street.

It wasn't known if they had attorneys.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
Good for the home owners!!
1 posted on 02/16/2013 1:23:52 PM PST by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE
It wasn't known if they had attorneys.

They will. "Medical expenses" and "pain and suffering" will have to be paid for by the homeowner.

2 posted on 02/16/2013 1:29:30 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Body Body Head....Leg shots are a bad idea. He is going to get sued.


3 posted on 02/16/2013 1:33:03 PM PST by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: EXCH54FE

My pistol range doesnt offer targets depicting legs. Must be a Florida thing. Center mass. It’s the only way to be sure.


4 posted on 02/16/2013 1:33:16 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: EXCH54FE

<< Absolutely, something that we’re seeing that was quite cleaver from that homeowner is what he did was shoot them in the legs to immobilize them >>

Leg shots mean that the guy treated the trigger like a hand exercise device, squeezed too hard, and brought the barrel down when the gun fired. He’s lucky he hit them at all.


5 posted on 02/16/2013 1:33:28 PM PST by Klaatu Barada Nikto (Liberty is not a Loophole)
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To: EXCH54FE
Likely 2 properties">The likely 2 properties
6 posted on 02/16/2013 1:36:40 PM PST by doc11355
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To: EXCH54FE
nope, he's gonna get sued...
7 posted on 02/16/2013 1:55:21 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: EXCH54FE

One of them could have gone down with a leg injury then pulled out a pistol. If he had I guarantee he wouldn’t have gone for the homeowner’s leg.


8 posted on 02/16/2013 1:58:50 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“They will. “Medical expenses” and “pain and suffering” will have to be paid for by the homeowner.”

Maybe where you live (especially if in a blue state), but not in Florida. The homeowner there has absolutely nothing to worry about. His only mistake was not taking them out with a couple more rounds. If they’re in your home, you owe that to your community, since keeping these animals behind bars seems to be very difficult to do these days.


9 posted on 02/16/2013 1:59:24 PM PST by BobL
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To: EXCH54FE; mickie
After taxpayer-paid treatment, these two career burglars will be released to the streets again with the admonition, "Go and do thou likewise".

Leni

10 posted on 02/16/2013 1:59:34 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: EXCH54FE
these two men, who have an extensive past for home invasion robberies

Two more pieces of human garbage the taxpayer will have to support until someone finally kills them.

11 posted on 02/16/2013 2:04:17 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Chode

Then he can kill the lawyer


12 posted on 02/16/2013 2:07:39 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Chode

Then he can kill the lawyer


13 posted on 02/16/2013 2:07:53 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: EXCH54FE
Police are investigating after a man who walked in on a pair of thieves burglarizing his home shot the suspects in Miami Friday.

poorly written opener...

14 posted on 02/16/2013 2:20:21 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: EXCH54FE
"Cleaver". Did something that was quite "cleaver". *sigh*

Is it really too much to ask that SOME proofreading be done before publishing something? Or any at all?

I mean yeah, it's a given with a third-grader or summat as such, but a 'professional' writer with a 'professional' editor in a 'professional' publication? Really? I mean, next we'll be seeing writers publishing who don't understand the difference between 'lose' and 'loose'!

Oh, wait...

15 posted on 02/16/2013 2:27:08 PM PST by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: latina4dubya

“poorly written opener.”

I thought “that was quite cleaver “


16 posted on 02/16/2013 2:30:08 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: EXCH54FE
...shot the suspects in Miami Friday.

What I can't figure out is how the injuries were non-life-threatening. Usually, if you are shot in the Miami Friday, it's curtains...

17 posted on 02/16/2013 2:34:54 PM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
I thought “that was quite cleaver “

hahaha! it needs to be cleaved...

18 posted on 02/16/2013 2:36:31 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: EXCH54FE
the homeowner chose for them to have life and just immobilize them

Hit that femoral artery and they'd have bled out in seconds leaving a helluva mess to clean up.

19 posted on 02/16/2013 2:39:24 PM PST by Drew68
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20 posted on 02/16/2013 2:44:36 PM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: Newbomb Turk

A “controlled pair” to the center of the thoracic, followed if the controlled pair do not stop the attacker with a shot to the brain box...Essentially what you said...

It’s called a “mash”...The act of “mashing” the trigger, or making the gun fire instead of a “surprise” break, will send shots low...

Homeowner may have even had a good sight picture with proper sight alignment, but poor trigger control...Instead of finger on the trigger and slack taken up for a surpise trigger break, he mashed the trigger and the resulting jerk of the pistol muzzle sent his shots low...

No way to know, and just a guess, but a pretty safe one...Then again, he may have actually been aiming for the legs in an effort to wound and not “stop”...

Hope he has a good lawyer once it’s discovered these two “yutes” are members of their local choir, former Eagle Scouts, honor students, good to their grandmothers, rescue small kittens, and only entered the house because they thought they smelled smoke and were trying to rescue the residents, etc...

Or the DA is a Dem-o-rat...


21 posted on 02/16/2013 2:53:53 PM PST by elteemike (Light travels faster than sound...That's why so many people appear bright until you hear them speak!)
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To: EXCH54FE

No sympathy for the homeowner when they get out and come back to settle up. I doubt that they will stop with shooting the homeowner in the legs.


22 posted on 02/16/2013 3:08:18 PM PST by PAR35
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To: EXCH54FE

“....that was quite cleaver from that homeowner is what he did was shoot them in the legs to immobiliez them.”

That is a very bad idea.


23 posted on 02/16/2013 3:11:53 PM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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To: doc11355

I love Google Streetview for stuff like this.


24 posted on 02/16/2013 3:17:04 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Gator113
That is a very bad idea.

His gun. His house. His choice. You have to live for the rest of your life with the decisions you make. When its your turn make your own decision, but don't denigrate the one he made.

25 posted on 02/16/2013 3:23:07 PM PST by Starstruck
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To: Utilizer
Must have had something to do with "The Beaver's" Dad Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

26 posted on 02/16/2013 3:29:32 PM PST by Chance Hart
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To: EXCH54FE
Mr. Preston Pierre

And Mr. Samuel Levy


27 posted on 02/16/2013 3:34:23 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Starstruck

Sure, it was certainly his choice. I am saying that it’s bad guidance. I hope to never use deadly force, but if I ever do, I intend to shoot to ‘stop the threat’ and I intend to shoot for ‘center mass”.

Now for you... go ahead, try to just wing ‘em... I am fine with whatever happens to you and yours.


28 posted on 02/16/2013 4:00:20 PM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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To: elteemike; Newbomb Turk

Leg shots are stupid but a head shot is almost a guarantee that the DA will investigate the shooting as a homicide and recommend it to a Grand Jury as one.


29 posted on 02/16/2013 4:29:27 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: EXCH54FE
According to Reyes, the homeowner shot both suspects in the legs.

Bad idea. A head shot followed by a throat, eye, or temple shot is what is called for. These wounded burglars will rob again, but in the future they will be armed and likely to shoot first.

30 posted on 02/16/2013 4:36:47 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Are those NIJ level II or IIIA dreds?


31 posted on 02/16/2013 11:16:06 PM PST by BlueStateMadness (Two commonly violated premises: you can save people from themselves, and the free lunch myth)
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To: BlueStateMadness

I suspect they are antennae to communicate with and get instructions from Jah.


32 posted on 02/17/2013 5:53:09 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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