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Texas man, 21, fatally shoots intruder during home invasion
FoxNews.com ^ | 2/23/2013

Posted on 02/23/2013 5:56:08 AM PST by RoosterRedux

A 21-year-old Texas man is being credited with protecting his family by shooting one of three men suspected of forcing their way into their home outside of Houston.

Harris County Sheriff's deputies tell KHOU.com that the man's father was pushed to the ground by one of the suspects when he answered the door Thursday night.

When the intruders went to attack the mother, the son ran to retrieve his father's gun and fatally shot one of the suspects, the report states. The other two suspects reportedly fled the scene.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/23/2013 5:56:13 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Good.


2 posted on 02/23/2013 5:58:33 AM PST by Shady (Libya shows us how Americans rate...)
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To: RoosterRedux

Another in a typical string of home invasion stories, where the accomplices get away.

The only solution is high capacity magazines.


3 posted on 02/23/2013 6:00:13 AM PST by lurk
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To: RoosterRedux

( Just to make sure I beat some liberal to the punch)

Maybe the intruder wanted to commit “suicide-by-homeowner” and had there not been a gun in the residence, then a life would have been saved...oh what warm and loving thoughts.

Of course I’m being sarcastic — BIG TIME — glad there’s a story of a private home owner that was armed and able to defend his property and family!


4 posted on 02/23/2013 6:00:17 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: RoosterRedux
More details and video at KHOU-Houston.
5 posted on 02/23/2013 6:00:27 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

One less thug the citizens of Texas will have to feed, house, clothe and provide legal representation for in the coming decades.


6 posted on 02/23/2013 6:03:38 AM PST by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: lurk

The accomplices are now in custody.


7 posted on 02/23/2013 6:04:36 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

When someone breaks into an occupied home like that they don’t intend to leave the family alive. Too bad the kid didn’t kill all three.


8 posted on 02/23/2013 6:12:34 AM PST by Venturer
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To: RoosterRedux

“The accomplices are now in custody.”

And will be charged with First degree murder.


9 posted on 02/23/2013 6:13:26 AM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: BigCinBigD
And will be charged with First degree murder.

Do you mean intent or conspiracy to commit First Degree Murder?

10 posted on 02/23/2013 6:16:55 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Should be straight up murder. That is the law as I understand it. A homicide was committed during their crime, and they will be pegged for it.


11 posted on 02/23/2013 6:19:59 AM PST by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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To: Venturer

Has anyone submitted this to husseins web site requesting stories about gun violence yet?

Sadly, a guy can’t even go to work anymore without worrying about someone shooting him. The family might sue the homeowner for lost future wages/earnings.


12 posted on 02/23/2013 6:24:17 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: RoosterRedux

What, he didn’t call 911???

Pffft....


13 posted on 02/23/2013 6:25:19 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Shady

Stories like this from Texas are becoming almost boring. My reaction was: well of course. It was Texas!

TC


14 posted on 02/23/2013 6:27:33 AM PST by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: RoosterRedux
He/she means felony murder. If you are a part of a felony commission, and someone (anyone) gets killed, whether it be a bystander, someone in the house, on the street nearby, whether they are killed by the perpetrators of the felony or as a result of perfect (or imperfect) self-defense by the homeowner or by a law enforcement officer who arrives on the scene, everyone involved in the initial crime of robbery/burglary/whatever, even the getaway driver patiently waiting in the car is culpable of felony murder.
15 posted on 02/23/2013 6:34:50 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: RoosterRedux

A young man protects his family in a time of dire peril in TEXAS, and is (I love it) CREDITED for his action.
In how much of this country would the state governor, the town/city mayor, the media and the anti-gun ownership zealots be demanding his prosecution, trial and incarceration?
I think Texas should set up a monetary fund to reimburse the family defender for the cost of the bullet(s) actually expended in the defense of home and family.
Probably around $30.00 or $40.00 should cover it.


16 posted on 02/23/2013 6:36:54 AM PST by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: BADROTOFINGER
IIRC, Texas does have a "Felony Murder Rule" under which any participant in a crime is liable for any deaths that occur during the commission of a felony.

That said, I don't know how easy it is to get a conviction.

17 posted on 02/23/2013 6:39:04 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: unixfox
What, he didn’t call 911???

Or shoot his twice barrel shotgun in the air?

18 posted on 02/23/2013 6:39:43 AM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation.)
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To: BADROTOFINGER; RoosterRedux

In what I take to be a perverse interpretation of “felony homicide” prosecutors now charge accomplices with first degree murder when the perpetrator of a felony is killed during the commission of a crime. Basically, “felony homicide” makes any death resulting from the commission of a felony first degree murder, and makes accomplices liable as well. Clearly, the legislature never intended this to apply to accomplices of a person killed by an intended victim.

The clear intent was to preclude pleas of “I didn’t mean to hurt anyone” from being heard by juries when robbers killed liquor store clerks and to hold the get away driver just a culpable as the triggerman.

Anyway, anyone who saw an intruder throwing his mother to ground has a moral obligation, not just a right, to kill the mother.


19 posted on 02/23/2013 6:39:43 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Yep. Thx for that clarification.


20 posted on 02/23/2013 6:40:46 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: TexasRedeye

Or maybe he should have used mace or a whistle to scare away the boggie man?

YOU CANNOT FIX RETARDED!


21 posted on 02/23/2013 6:49:04 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Good shootin, partner! Too bad the other two thugs didn’t stay around for a little more action.


22 posted on 02/23/2013 6:49:33 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: RoosterRedux

...and so another gun-related killing, as seen by the media.


23 posted on 02/23/2013 6:51:35 AM PST by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I presume your second use of “mother” in your last sentence was only half a word. ;-)


24 posted on 02/23/2013 6:51:50 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: RoosterRedux

A whistle would have been just as good . . . . .


25 posted on 02/23/2013 6:53:45 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: BCW

Can I play this game?

“Maybe the intruders just wanted to steal the family’s belongings, and not actually hurt anyone. You don’t know what would have happened. Belongings are no reason to kill anyone.”

These are actual arguments that I’ve read on liberal sites written by people that are against homeowners shooting intruders.


26 posted on 02/23/2013 7:17:40 AM PST by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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27 posted on 02/23/2013 7:25:55 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: RoosterRedux

Wow, real close to where I used to live. Brings it home.


28 posted on 02/23/2013 7:46:19 AM PST by NTegraT (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: christx30

YES - that’s a good — I’m sure they would add that if a home owner has the money to purchase a hand gun - then they have the money to purchase home owners insurance - and therefore, those items taken could have been replaced! Thus saving a life...

Yeah - it’s a shame we can sit here and make fun of liberal logic — but the bigger threat is that LL usually ends creating some stupid law or getting a community organizer elected as president!


29 posted on 02/23/2013 8:41:06 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: TexasRedeye

Only in New England does one shoot in the air...per the Biden Directive!


30 posted on 02/23/2013 8:42:32 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
The clear intent was to preclude pleas of “I didn’t mean to hurt anyone” from being heard by juries when robbers killed liquor store clerks and to hold the get away driver just a culpable as the triggerman.

If we get the (possibly) unintended side effect of making everyone who participated in the crime also guilty of felony murder when one of the criminals gets killed in the process, that is a bonus.

My understanding is that the intent was to deter criminals by making everyone culpable for any murder, even one of their fellows. Fewer criminals that way.

31 posted on 02/23/2013 8:57:13 AM PST by CurlyDave
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To: BCW

I read that quote in the comments on a story. Woman’s husband died of cancer in the home. Two guys tried to break in. House was in the middle of no where. She called 911 and was on the line with the dispatcher while they were trying to bust in. Police were more than 30 minutes away. She asked the dispatcher if she could shoot at the intruders. This woman was terrified. Dispatcher told her to what she felt she had to do to protect her children and herself. When the cops got there, one intruder was dead and the other ran away.
One woman on the site was ANGRY that this woman defended herself with deadly force. Over the course of the conversation, she recounted her expirance with being attacked and held at knife point. But she was proud that her attacker was alive to stand trial. It’s good for her, so everyone should do the same. The guy could have just wanted the cancer drugs that the husband had left behind when he died. They could have wanted her TV. And she owed it to the attackers to give them what they wanted rather than kill them. It was really troubling to read.


32 posted on 02/23/2013 9:05:23 AM PST by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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To: BCW

Woman in Florida got 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot against her abusive husband.


33 posted on 02/23/2013 9:09:53 AM PST by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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To: christx30

If one shots at a person - then do so to hit him — all that firing warning shots like Biden stated -— comes from watching too many Hollywood movies - and is not based in reality!


34 posted on 02/23/2013 9:34:19 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: RoosterRedux

Thanks for the link.


35 posted on 02/23/2013 10:39:42 AM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

How about a “10% Rule”? The state pays the citizen 10% of what it would have cost to incarcerate and “rehabilitate” the dead scumbag. Sort of a commission kind of thing?


36 posted on 02/23/2013 10:52:27 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Blueflag

Of course. The fact that anyone who shoots an intruder who threatens his actual mother could be subjected to second guessing by “law enforcement” just makes my blood boil.


37 posted on 02/23/2013 12:30:39 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: BigCinBigD

I love that law.....


38 posted on 02/23/2013 4:03:29 PM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: Pentagon Leatherneck
Retired Army here, thanks for your service and the complement about Texas. It is a great home, but a tad bit afraid the folks from California are comming here to poop in our pool. Thanks for your service.
39 posted on 02/23/2013 6:07:50 PM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: RoosterRedux

“Do you mean intent or conspiracy to commit First Degree Murder?”

In Texas if two or more people commit a crime where one is killed. The others are charged with murder.Kind of a package deal.


40 posted on 02/23/2013 9:26:45 PM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: RoosterRedux

“Do you mean intent or conspiracy to commit First Degree Murder?”

In Texas if two or more people commit a crime where one is killed. The others are charged with murder.Kind of a package deal.


41 posted on 02/23/2013 9:27:15 PM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“Anyway, anyone who saw an intruder throwing his mother to ground has a moral obligation, not just a right, to kill the mother.”

Wut?


42 posted on 02/23/2013 9:33:20 PM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: BigCinBigD

In my outrage, I left off the last two syllables of the last word. It should read “motherjumper”.


43 posted on 02/24/2013 6:47:22 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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