Skip to comments.Homeowner Walked in on Burglars, Shot Suspects: Miami Police
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.
They will. "Medical expenses" and "pain and suffering" will have to be paid for by the homeowner.
Body Body Head....Leg shots are a bad idea. He is going to get sued.
My pistol range doesnt offer targets depicting legs. Must be a Florida thing. Center mass. It’s the only way to be sure.
<< 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.
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.
“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.
Two more pieces of human garbage the taxpayer will have to support until someone finally kills them.
Then he can kill the lawyer
Then he can kill the lawyer
poorly written opener...
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'!
“poorly written opener.”
I thought “that was quite cleaver “
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...
hahaha! it needs to be cleaved...
Hit that femoral artery and they'd have bled out in seconds leaving a helluva mess to clean up.
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...
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.
“....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.
I love Google Streetview for stuff like this.
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.
And Mr. Samuel Levy
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.
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.
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.
Are those NIJ level II or IIIA dreds?
I suspect they are antennae to communicate with and get instructions from Jah.