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Burglary suspect shot by El Cajon homeowner
San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 10/8/2013 | Susan Shroder

Posted on 10/07/2013 9:52:22 PM PDT by South40

EL CAJON — A 75-year-old El Cajon homeowner fired two gunshots at a juvenile he interrupted Monday during a burglary, police said.

About 11 a.m., he called El Cajon police to report hearing noises coming from a back bedroom of his house on Terra Lane near Naranca Avenue. Fearing for his safety, he told police he had armed himself with a handgun, police Lt. Mark Coit said.

The burglar came out of the bedroom and got into a physical altercation with the homeowner, Coit said. The man fired two rounds.

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The punk picked the wrong house.
1 posted on 10/07/2013 9:52:22 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

what is a Cajon ?


2 posted on 10/07/2013 9:58:49 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: South40
"...got into a physical altercation with the homeowner..."

Now there's a PROBLEM right there.

3 posted on 10/07/2013 9:59:29 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: LeoWindhorse

A box.


4 posted on 10/07/2013 9:59:52 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: LeoWindhorse

a box.


5 posted on 10/07/2013 10:00:03 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: South40

Natural Selection is just working fast enough.


6 posted on 10/07/2013 10:00:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: South40
Natural Selection is just NOT working fast enough.
7 posted on 10/07/2013 10:00:49 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: South40
The burglar came out of the bedroom and got into a physical altercation with the homeowner

I can't picture this.. How could there have been an "altercation" when a homeowner sees a burglar in his house and blows him away?

8 posted on 10/07/2013 10:05:38 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: South40

When you fire when holding the firearm from a low position, that is holding the firearm at waist level, what you think is a center of mass shot will normally be low. I would suspect this is the reason the bad guy was shot in the leg instead of center of mass which is a pity.

If you hold the weapon with your shooting arm straight and your other arm supporting your weapon the slug will go where you want it to go.

Regardless the citizen did good, i.e. good guy one and bad guy zero. In defense of this citizen when bad stuff is coming down and the adrenalin if pumping it is difficult to use proper technique unless you train for this situation.

The citizen did good, and the bad guy is lucky that the citizen did not blow his privates (his junk) into the next room.


9 posted on 10/07/2013 10:13:01 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: South40
What are the self defense laws in California?
10 posted on 10/07/2013 10:13:40 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: BigCinBigD

No Stand Your Ground in California but we do have the Castle Doctrine. And this man was in his own home so it should apply.


11 posted on 10/07/2013 10:18:01 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Like the box they put the burglar in.


12 posted on 10/07/2013 10:52:40 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: LeoWindhorse

Headline should have read: “El Cajon burglar shot in Cajonnes” (ie a suburb of El Cajon?)


13 posted on 10/07/2013 11:08:28 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: South40

Read the other listed articles about crime and criminals in el Cajon. Sounds like a miniature Chicago. At least the police there shoot the armed bastards.


14 posted on 10/07/2013 11:14:34 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Read the other listed articles about crime and criminals in el Cajon. Sounds like a miniature Chicago.

Not sure where you're getting your information but El Cajon is nothing like Chicago.

The chance of becoming a crime victim in El Cajon is 1 in 190.

The chances of becoming a crime victim in Chicago is 1 in 9.

15 posted on 10/07/2013 11:29:30 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

Rest of the story....kid shot in leg, hid in bathroom. Homeowner no doubt told him to stay there. Police arrive, kid arrested.

Homeowner treated at hospital for injuries sustained in scuffle.


16 posted on 10/07/2013 11:40:00 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: South40

Good job in providing factual information.


17 posted on 10/07/2013 11:42:17 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: South40

They (police) rounded up 27 gang members in one combined task force raid, and shot several other men (armed or attacking), including the one armed with a knife, who died. The homeowner shot another one.

Now, was this a bad week or a typical day?

Doesn’t happen in my neighborhood. Might be that many of us are armed and the bad guys avoid us. My son’s retired K9, now sleeping on our living room floor for a few days, will back at the sound of a flea farting.


18 posted on 10/07/2013 11:43:25 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
It doesn't happen in my neighborhood either. Most if not all the crime in EC occurs on the valley floor, and I live nowhere near there.

And you apparently have no clue what happens in Chicago either. That would be a slow day there.

1 in 9 compared to 1 in 190.

Think about that.

19 posted on 10/07/2013 11:59:51 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
Good job in providing factual information.

Thanks. Note how some will continue to ignore it.

20 posted on 10/08/2013 12:00:32 AM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
El Cajon averages about 4 homicides per year.

This is Chicago and we're only in October.

21 posted on 10/08/2013 12:05:58 AM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

Good.


22 posted on 10/08/2013 1:42:17 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: South40

Once again, an outstanding member of D.O.S.G.of A., performed his civic duty!

(D.O.S.G. of A. = D’ey Old School Geezers of America, of which I am a proud member, Urh-rah!)


23 posted on 10/08/2013 3:23:01 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: LeoWindhorse

El Cajon is a city of aprox. 60,000 about 15 miles from downtown San Diego. It is situated in a valley. It’s name is Spanish for “The Box.”


24 posted on 10/08/2013 4:23:43 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: South40

Woo-Hoo!


25 posted on 10/08/2013 4:28:40 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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