Skip to comments.Police: East Point homeowner shoots, kills intruder
Posted on 01/04/2014 5:08:24 PM PST by marktwain
An East Point homeowner said he was protecting his home and family when he shot and killed an intruder Tuesday morning, police said.
About 9:30 a.m. the homeowner heard a commotion, retrieved a firearm and went to investigate, said Lt. Cliff Chandler, spokesman for East Point police. The shooting happened in the 3600 block of Mount Vernon Drive.
The suspected would-be burglar was armed with a shovel and had broken through a patio door in an attempt to enter the home, Chandler said. As the prowler entered the dwelling, the homeowner fired one shot, striking the intruder, police said.
The homeowner told Channel 2 Action News that he was in the basement when he heard someone breaking in upstairs. He said the intruder approached him with the shovel and I had to do what I had to do to protect my house and my family.
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Agreed, if that person with the shovel isn’t going up against a person with a firearm.
This turned out well.
One shot, One kill. Bill his family for the bullet.
IMHO, the homeowner exhibited excellent gun control.
One shot, one kill.
Note to self never bring a shovel to a gun fight.
Gun control is a steady hand and a beady eye.
All right! Finally. I just read 3 or 4 where the perp survived.
I got the beady eye, and the less than steady hand, but steady enough at shovel distance.
He didn’t say “Stop!” He didn’t say “I’ve got a gun!” He just said “Bang!” And the perp didn’t even hear that.
The decedent has been identified as one Natavaious Willingham.
Previous offenses 2009:
Previous offenses 2011:
Preview of upcoming news stories crying over the perp’s sudden departure form this earth:
...and he was an aspiring (insert questionable “career” here)
...and he was getting his life together
...and he was recovering from (insert substance here)
...and he was only trying to feed his family
...and his mother is distraught
...and he was from a broken family
...and he had eight “half” siblings who will miss him
...and he didn’t deserve to die...
It’s all really starting to sound the same, isn’t it?
None of the above justify breaking into some dude’s home and threatening him with a shovel. But that will be overlooked by the “media”.
Take away both, add a nervous tic, and any auto can become a scatter gun...