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Updated: Accused Burglar Shot by Homeowner Dies
wreg.com ^ | 2 June, 2013 | Elise Preston and Matt Peace,

Posted on 07/01/2013 4:55:44 AM PDT by marktwain

(Shelby County, TN) An accused burglar shot by a homeowner has died at The Med.

Deputies say 20-year-old Rashawn Calvin tried to break into a house Saturday night on Jonesy in Southeast Shelby County.

Once inside, the homeowner shot him several times, including once in the head.

The homeowner, who was inside with his son, will not face any charges.

“The homeowner does not face any charges because he was protecting himself, his family and his home,” said Washington.

Deputies say Calvin was not armed when he entered the house, but a weapon was later found inside his car. Deputies say he did not know the homeowner was inside when he entered the house.

The homeowner and Calvin knew each other. Calvin used to work for him in his moon bounce business.

Calvin did not show up to the home alone. Another man was waiting in a car.

He will not be charged in the case. Deputies say he didn’t know Calvin was going to burglarize the place when he went inside.

The sheriff’s office says it hopes this sends a message to crooks.

“When you enter into a home illegally or forcibly, you don’t know what’s waiting for you on the other side either,” advised spokesman Chip Washington.

Washington says, in general, if you believe there is suspicious activity going on in or around your home, call for help.

In this case, the homeowner didn’t think he had time and did what felt he needed to do.

“I don’t want people to feel like we live in a police state but at the same time we all do have a right to protect ourselves and our belongings. Fortunately no one else was hurt in this situation,” said Washington.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: banglist; burglar; guncontrol; secondamendment; shelbycounty; tn
Another case where the homeowner will not be charged. While this case is a month old, I do not think it has been posted before on Freerepublic.
1 posted on 07/01/2013 4:55:44 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

>> Rashawn Calvin

Do I even need to see the picture to know that he too looks like Obama’s son?


2 posted on 07/01/2013 4:58:32 AM PDT by qwerty1234
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Calvin was not armed when he entered the house, but a weapon was later found inside his car.

"Never bring an empty hand to a gun fight."

he did not know the homeowner was inside when he entered

Not a well-thought-out plan, I would say.

3 posted on 07/01/2013 5:03:18 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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"The homeowner does not face any charges because he was protecting himself, his family and his home"

Repeat that very very slowly so that liberals can understand.
4 posted on 07/01/2013 5:05:02 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: marktwain

Those “head shots” will do it every time. Good aiming!

Never wound them...always kill them.


5 posted on 07/01/2013 5:07:28 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: qwerty1234

Rashawn Calvin? Hmmm, I’m envisioning him as blond haired and blue eyed. *sarc*


6 posted on 07/01/2013 5:18:20 AM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Repeat that very very slowly so that liberals can understand.

You can't fix retarded.

7 posted on 07/01/2013 5:22:41 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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Calvin did not show up to the home alone. Another man was waiting in a car.

Sad. In Florida, accomplices are charged with felony murder if one of their buddies die committing a crime.

8 posted on 07/01/2013 5:23:08 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Kevin in California

Probably feral Presbyterian?


9 posted on 07/01/2013 5:31:46 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: marktwain

Another black thug dispatched to the fires of hell by an innocent gun owner. Nice shooting. Hey DeShawn say hi to Trayvon!


10 posted on 07/01/2013 6:14:16 AM PDT by jhroberts
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To: marktwain

I love stories with happy endings!


11 posted on 07/01/2013 6:29:58 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: John O

More Amish crime.


12 posted on 07/01/2013 6:47:52 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: marktwain

Excellent gun control.


13 posted on 07/01/2013 6:51:37 AM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: qwerty1234

I just want to know what a “moon bounce business” is.


14 posted on 07/01/2013 7:22:57 AM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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I just want to know what a moon bounce business is.

Don't even think about turning this into a Michael Jackson or Kardashian thread.

15 posted on 07/01/2013 7:30:09 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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Gotta love the Sheriff too. Not even worth a referral to grand jury, just cut-and-dry here.


16 posted on 07/01/2013 7:32:03 AM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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The sheriff’s office says it hopes this sends a message to crooks.

Most unfortunately, if they were smart enough to learn from other people's mistakes, they'd be smart enough to understand crime is a high risk, low reward profession.

17 posted on 07/01/2013 7:37:49 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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Calvin did not show up to the home alone. Another man was waiting in a car.

He will not be charged in the case. Deputies say he didn’t know Calvin was going to burglarize the place when he went inside.

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Ummm, how do you NOT know, when the gun was left in the car, I’ll presume knew the guy (AKA, it wasn’t his house) AND, if he got away with it, coming out w/ a ton of FREE SHIT?!

Yep, glad it wasn’t Florida...His ass SHOULD be arrested.

Next up, the baby momma lamenting her angel be perished by some crazy cracker.


18 posted on 07/01/2013 12:00:15 PM PDT by i_robot73 (We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives - LP.org)
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I am willing to bet that Rashawn has learned his lesson, and will not engage in any more burglaries or other crimes.


19 posted on 07/01/2013 4:13:20 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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