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Minneapolis homeowner shot after answering knock at door for help
Fox ^ | 1/31/2014

Posted on 02/02/2014 4:57:42 AM PST by Altura Ct.

Edited on 02/02/2014 7:23:41 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

Minneapolis police are investigating the fatal shooting of an elderly homeowner who was approached by a man begging for help and fearing for his life late Friday morning.

At 11:46 a.m. Friday, officers were called a home on the 3700 block of Aldrich Ave. N. in the McKinley neighborhood on a report of a man who had gone to the house and asked the homeowner to call police.


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1 posted on 02/02/2014 4:57:42 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

If the homeowner shot first, the news would be all about how the person was just trying to ask for help.


2 posted on 02/02/2014 4:59:51 AM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Altura Ct.

There certainly isn’t much clarifying information in the article………maybe more will be forthcoming.


3 posted on 02/02/2014 5:02:55 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Altura Ct.

Pictures here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2550080/Grandfather-69-shot-dead-opening-door-20-year-old-man-said-pursued-men-baseball-bats.html


4 posted on 02/02/2014 5:08:18 AM PST by PLMerite
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To: Altura Ct.

The thugs have graduated from Knock Out to Knock Knock Your’re Dead game?


5 posted on 02/02/2014 5:08:19 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: basil

Devon Derrick

Need any more news than that?


6 posted on 02/02/2014 5:09:01 AM PST by jimmyo57
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To: PLMerite

I see 0’s MSM didn’t publish a photo of the perp though it probably isn’t really necessary. Still covering for the Amish and hiding the truth. Pretty bad when you have to get truthful news from overseas media


7 posted on 02/02/2014 5:12:14 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jimmyo57

Put my money on gang initiation.


8 posted on 02/02/2014 5:13:44 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: icwhatudo

Count down to the stories of how Obamas son was turning his life around, getting his GED and getting a job. He fell in with a bad crowd because he was a good boy.


9 posted on 02/02/2014 5:14:07 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Yorlik803

“...and a talented aspiring rap artist.”


10 posted on 02/02/2014 5:15:24 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

Thanks....forgot that one.


11 posted on 02/02/2014 5:17:59 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Altura Ct.

The perp looks like he could be little Trayvon’s brother, which means he looks like he could be Obama’s son!


12 posted on 02/02/2014 5:18:34 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

He don’t look much like an innocent in the picture sitting down with a lap full of cash and blow and chooming, pants pulled down around his thighs.


13 posted on 02/02/2014 5:23:18 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Altura Ct.

The breakdown in society has reached the point where one puts one life in jeopardy when helping other human beings. Recently I was driving through a state park and was flagged down by a motorist who claimed to have a bad battery. I was uncomfortable but did stop to provide the requested assistance. Throughout the process of helping the motorist I felt uncomfortable. Fortunately there was no incident but the person in trouble could have attacked me at any time during the stop. Next time I’ll probably just drive on and report the motorist in trouble at a ranger station.

Another commentary on the state of our cultural decline is the motorist in trouble did not even verbally thank me for stopping and giving him a hand. He jumped in his car and sped away. Perhaps he was an entitled progressive who viewed me as one of the unwashed. After all he was driving an old Volvo and I was driving an environment destroying F250.


14 posted on 02/02/2014 5:28:55 AM PST by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Those who condemned that guy in De-troit that shot the drunken woman who was pounding on his door in the middle of the night asking for help for being a racist gun nut should take a good look at this case.


15 posted on 02/02/2014 5:36:36 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Soul of the South

“.. throughout the process of helping the motorist I felt uncomfortable..”

I am afraid that is where we are in today’s society. We can no longer see a motorist who needs help (a knock at the door asking for help or any other situation) and do the “Christian” thing. We now have to really evaluate the situation and I am afraid to say this but... we have to look at the age/race/gender and put that into the equation as well. For what it is worth... the guy was a jerk for not thanking you.


16 posted on 02/02/2014 5:38:12 AM PST by momtothree
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To: PLMerite
He was being chased by men with baseball bats?


17 posted on 02/02/2014 5:40:01 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Yorlik803

He be a good boy.

He be getting his life turned around.

Dat old man be old.

He gunna die soon anyway.

I can guarantee that is the attitude of his friends and family.


18 posted on 02/02/2014 5:40:21 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: momtothree

Every state has a #/2 digit state police cell phone number.

Call it, give them the location of the stranded driver and keep driving.

Too many setups and ambushes these days and almost everyone has a cell phone of their own to call for help anyway and shouldn’t be needing to ask strangers.

If somebody knocks on my door looking for help [unlikely] I’m going to say, through the still-locked door, “Yeah, I’ll call for help but you can’t come inside. My dogs will tear you apart.”

We’ll see if they wait around for the cops.


19 posted on 02/02/2014 5:45:37 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Altura Ct.

I once came across a questionnaire to determine how long you can expect to live. There was a question which asked: when you answer the door do you always have a firearm in your back pocket? The implications are clear.


20 posted on 02/02/2014 5:47:53 AM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Altura Ct.

”Protect & Serve” my @$$ !!!


21 posted on 02/02/2014 5:50:24 AM PST by ResisTyr ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God " ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Fresh Wind
Those who condemned that guy in De-troit that shot the drunken woman who was pounding on his door in the middle of the night asking for help for being a racist gun nut should take a good look at this case.

The Trayvon fan club is loud and noisy on FR, but I have a feeling they will ignore this incident.

22 posted on 02/02/2014 5:51:13 AM PST by Hacksaw (I haven't taken the 30 silvers.)
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To: Altura Ct.

>>> .... squads arrived a short time later and found the homeowner dead of a gunshot wound. The man who was originally asking for help was found inside the house and was taken into custody. <<<<

Something’s missing.

This ‘report’ didn’t say WHY the man originally asking for help WAS STILL inside the house. My bet is that perp didn’t expect the squads arriving so soon.


23 posted on 02/02/2014 6:06:04 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Altura Ct.

If Obama had a son.....


24 posted on 02/02/2014 6:11:52 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: Altura Ct.

Heard on news last night that murder rate for DC is already 14 as of 1/31/14 (compared to 3 last year).

Some clown had the gall to say...
‘well, most of them were inside homes and apartments, it is hard for us to prevent them’?????? ( or some such drivel)

Reminiscent of “The Biatch Set Me Up’ Marion Berry infamous statement

‘Take away the murders and the crime rate is pretty good’

“One of my all time favorite Pol statements(in regards to the DC prison being 20 some miles away)

“Shut down Lorton and some of those boys will NEVER get out of SouthEast DC”.....


25 posted on 02/02/2014 6:13:43 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Because you have your head up your arse doesn't mean you have to have a crappy outlook.)
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To: Fresh Wind
Those who condemned that guy in De-troit that shot the drunken woman who was pounding on his door in the middle of the night asking for help for being a racist gun nut should take a good look at this case.

Are you saying this incident justifies that one? Or the one in Atlanta?

26 posted on 02/02/2014 6:14:10 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Altura Ct.

Devon Derrick

That sure ain’t an Irish, Amish or German name.


27 posted on 02/02/2014 6:22:59 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Except that Devon is very much English and Derrick is very much Germanic.


28 posted on 02/02/2014 6:28:30 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jsanders2001
"Put my money on gang initiation."

Good bet. In the photo that accompanies the article, the punk is flashing. If my sign lingo is up to date, he's showing "Crip."

29 posted on 02/02/2014 6:35:41 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Why would anyone answer a knock on the door on the 3700 block of Aldrich Ave North? Even during daylight hours, a man is advised to keep a hand near his holster and a sharp look out I t that crime and welfare ridden area.


30 posted on 02/02/2014 6:48:11 AM PST by Sawdring
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To: Altura Ct.
Devon Derrick

Let me guess.

31 posted on 02/02/2014 6:55:03 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Read the link in post 4 (Daily Mail). He got locked in the house and was in process of assaulting the victim’s wife in an effort to get the keys when the cops arrived (I think: hard article to decipher).


32 posted on 02/02/2014 7:10:09 AM PST by LaRueLaDue
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To: Altura Ct.
Parker's police record includes felony arrests for violence, drugs and trespassing

And yet we're to believe there are massive numbers of Blacks in jail for non-violent crimes.

33 posted on 02/02/2014 7:28:21 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: VeniVidiVici

..So we have to go to the UK to find out a more complete picture of this event? Even the VIDEO at the US link did nothing to show the race or gangsta-like persona of the perp.


34 posted on 02/02/2014 7:55:33 AM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: OldPossum

When I answer a knock at my door, day or night, I have a 1911 in my hand. Condition 1. My neighbors know it. And I live in a terrific neighborhood.


35 posted on 02/02/2014 8:07:02 AM PST by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: jjotto; Yorlik803

“... who was on his way home after Bible study...”


36 posted on 02/02/2014 8:16:40 AM PST by ken in texas
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To: ken in texas

hehe

Or Koran study, because, after all, he was getting his life together.


37 posted on 02/02/2014 8:20:54 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Altura Ct.

I’m sure that Devon had a legally bought gun and a CCL. At least he probably votes the right way.


38 posted on 02/02/2014 9:29:21 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

See post #4. Victim’s wife was in the kitchen and saw her beloved husband murdered. The pos was busy beating, robbing and attempting to rape the wife when police arrived.


39 posted on 02/02/2014 9:55:53 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: PLMerite

Suspicions confirmed.


40 posted on 02/02/2014 9:57:45 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Eagles6; LaRueLaDue

Thanks, I finally did (read the UK mail online link).

The Fox story was missing a big piece, while we have to go to overseas source to fill in the blank.


41 posted on 02/02/2014 12:43:38 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Altura Ct.

LET ME GUESS

AFRICAN


42 posted on 02/02/2014 5:10:53 PM PST by wardaddy (wifey instructed me today to grow chapter president beard back again....i wonder why?)
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