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NC: Union home invasion ends with intruder killed
charlotteobserver.com ^ | 23 May, 2013 | Steve Lyttle

Posted on 05/24/2013 7:26:59 PM PDT by marktwain

A man who forced his way into a Union County home early Thursday was shot and killed by an occupant of the residence, according to the sheriff’s office.

Calling the case a “home invasion,” detectives say the intruder tried to escape after being shot but never made it past the front yard of the house.

The incident happened shortly before 1 a.m. at a home in the 3400 block of Lanesboro Road, off Ansonville Road. That is north of Marshville, in the northeastern part of Union County.

Capt. Ronnie Whitaker says someone inside the home called 911 and said an intruder, wearing a mask and pointing a gun, had forced his way into the residence. An occupant was able to get to a loaded gun and fire a shot at the man, Whitaker says.

The man then fled, but deputies responding to the call found the alleged intruder’s body in front of the house, which sits about 200 feet off the road in a rural area.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; defense; guncontrol; home; nc; secondamendment
Many people are keeping a self defense firearm on their person at home.
1 posted on 05/24/2013 7:26:59 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Don’t try this in Canada, just curl up in a ball and be a good little victim. Freedom at it’s best.


2 posted on 05/24/2013 7:31:57 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: marktwain

Whew, I thought for a second that a “union” invaded a home and one of the members wash killed or a “union house” was invaded and one of the intruders killed. Writing is more harder than summing.


3 posted on 05/24/2013 7:37:50 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Note that third world , socialist, and communist governments have no Bill of Rights!)
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To: marktwain
I love a happy ending.

CC

4 posted on 05/24/2013 7:38:22 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: marktwain
A good ‘gun safety’ bill would have averted this needless death. Gabby is frowning now.
5 posted on 05/24/2013 7:43:17 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: marktwain

Got one about a foot from my hand, 24/7.


6 posted on 05/24/2013 7:46:59 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: marktwain

I wonder where the intruder’s soul is now and if it regrets breaking in that house


7 posted on 05/24/2013 8:12:58 PM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: marktwain

As a guy who leaves the door open most of the time, and open all night about 3 times a week, because I forget to shut it when I go to bed, I wonder about these stories.

The guy whose family I bought this from was murdered when someone unknown broke in and killed him, but not his girlfriend who rolled up in a ball in the corner, I guess that is a home invasion.


8 posted on 05/24/2013 8:25:36 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: marktwain

Defending Your Home is racist, sexist, and homophobic.


9 posted on 05/24/2013 8:34:34 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: MuttTheHoople

It may be racist but it’s good for the gene pool.


10 posted on 05/24/2013 8:48:07 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: marktwain

best story ending i read all day. just think what a good deed this citizen did for his county. one less armed burglar to terrorize the community, and the court system has one less case, the hospital has more resources for law abiding people, and one less criminal in prison to pay for. one less armed criminal who can never steal, murder, rape, and prey on good people ever again.

fantastic.


11 posted on 05/24/2013 10:24:05 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: SWAMPSNIPER

Same with me. I just hope they are smart enough to get out when they hear me load one in the chamber. I’m not interested in having to mop up blood.


12 posted on 05/25/2013 12:25:19 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: MNDude

Good question. I have to think he has had a thorough review of the incident.


13 posted on 05/25/2013 12:26:48 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: ansel12

Ewwww...you live in a house where someone was killed? Ever hear any unexplained noises?


14 posted on 05/25/2013 12:28:40 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

No, I have always been a believer in God, even as a child I wasn’t afraid to sneak through the huge cemetery at night, I don’t play those games.


15 posted on 05/25/2013 12:34:24 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

We bought a foreclosed house on an acre in a good area for a great price. The previous a-hole owner used to live here but moved and rented it out to various section 8 people, just to tick off his former neighbors. The house stunk like a kennel due to one room they used as — a kennel! Dog and cat crap all over.

Anyway, for several years we worried about unwanted visitors in the middle of the night, since some of the former residents were in the amateur pharmaceutical business. A number of years in and we have had no problems.

First line of defense is our dog alarm that can hear a flea fart a quarter mile away during a thunderstorm. Second line of defense? Thanks for asking. Details not currently available.


16 posted on 05/25/2013 3:25:22 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: marktwain
Many people are keeping a self defense firearm on their person at home.

One in my pocket now. Ruger LCP .380 nestles into the watch pocket of my jeans perfectly - deep enough to stay and exposed enough for the grip to be handy. Also hides nicely under my un-tucked t-shirt when out and about.

Once July hits, us Mississippi folks won't have so much to worry about as far as staying "properly concealed".

17 posted on 05/25/2013 4:02:51 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: marktwain

Keep a gun in your home because: When seconds count the police are only minutes away.


18 posted on 05/25/2013 6:37:58 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: marktwain

Do you need a hunting license to shoot feral people?


19 posted on 05/25/2013 6:43:18 AM PDT by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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To: csmusaret

Obama’s son or Holder’s people? OK, sorry. That’s probably racist.


20 posted on 05/25/2013 7:17:56 AM PDT by FXRP
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To: Right Wing Assault

In my first year here I was in a similar situation, the killers were never caught and one of the best theories was that it was the Hell’s Angels who did it, I had hoped that the killers followed the news so that they would know that they had succeeded, but I did take precautions for the first year.

Although I didn’t know the previous owner of this place, I was a frequenter of our local Hell’s Angels bar, but of course I never heard anything about this case. Once a few guys stopped by and while not getting out of the car, they asked what I felt were some strange questions, I figured that if they had been involved, that they were well aware that I lived here now, and I backed off the security from then on.


21 posted on 05/25/2013 11:48:39 AM PDT by ansel12
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