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Detroit homeowner shoots, kills 1 of two intruders
myfoxdetroit.com ^ | Mar 06, 2014 | myFOXDetroit.com Staff

Posted on 03/07/2014 9:44:32 AM PST by cripplecreek

DETROIT (WJBK) -

Thursday afternoon a Detroit homeowner fatally shot an intruder. A second intruder was also at the scene but ran away and is still being sought by police.


Police say the homeowner heard glass break around 12:30 p.m., ran to the back of his house and saw a person climbing in the window, so he grabbed his gun and fired.


Police say the 17-year-old suspect then collapsed on the driveway, appearing to have died from a gunshot wound to the chest. The other suspect is in his 20s.


Police continue to question the homeowner about the incident, and for a description of the other suspect. They say the homeowner is shaken up.


"It's a message to the criminals - stop coming in to people's homes unannounced and uninvited. Crime no longer pays in the city of Detroit," says Dep. Chief Rodney Johnson of the Detroit Police Department.


The home is on Penrod Street, near Tireman Avenue and the Southfield Freeway on the city's west side. Neighbors tell FOX 2's Taryn Asher the area has gone bad, and just in the past two weeks five Detroit homeowners have caught intruders attempting to rob the houses.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; defense; detroit; guns
If you want to live the thuglife, better be willing to die a thug death.
1 posted on 03/07/2014 9:44:32 AM PST by cripplecreek
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
I kinda like the idea of leaving one alive to warn his friends.

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2 posted on 03/07/2014 9:46:10 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Center mass, now that is gun control.


3 posted on 03/07/2014 9:46:30 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: cripplecreek

Now that’s what I call GUN CONTROL!


4 posted on 03/07/2014 9:46:54 AM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: marktwain

Crime prevention Detroit style.


5 posted on 03/07/2014 9:48:53 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Confiscate criminals, not guns.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 9:50:09 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: TEXOKIE

” They say the homeowner is shaken up.”

Yup. I’d be shook up too when I want both perps as chalk lines instead of 1.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 9:50:53 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: TEXOKIE; Resolute Conservative

The best part is that the police are actively and openly encouraging it.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 9:52:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
"It's a message to the criminals - stop coming in to people's homes unannounced and uninvited..."

Is he suggesting that they ring the doorbell first?

9 posted on 03/07/2014 9:54:18 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: max americana

Lol!


10 posted on 03/07/2014 9:55:01 AM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: cripplecreek

It’s been quite some time since there’s been a twofer. More range time suggested.


11 posted on 03/07/2014 9:56:29 AM PST by Ancient Man
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To: cripplecreek

Good shooting. Both of the bastards would have been better shooting.


12 posted on 03/07/2014 9:57:00 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: cripplecreek

This is not too far from where I grew up. My sisters and I could have ridden our bicycles through this neighborhood without any concerns for our safety - 45 years ago. I’m getting old.


13 posted on 03/07/2014 9:57:28 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: cripplecreek
Anyone wanting to peek into Detroit's future can read “Lord of the Flies”.
14 posted on 03/07/2014 9:58:38 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: max americana
no particular reason for this post, but the story reminded me of another FATAL shooting.

Ponton: He was just found dead in a training facility locker room. Shot in the head.

Inspector Jacques Clouseau: Was it fatal?

Ponton: Yes.

Inspector Jacques Clouseau: How fatal?

Ponton: Um, completely.

Inspector Jacques Clouseau: I want to talk to him now!

15 posted on 03/07/2014 10:00:17 AM PST by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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To: stayathomemom

A few more years of “Bronsonizing” and Detroit might be safe again.


16 posted on 03/07/2014 10:00:22 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Seems to me that exactly the opposite is happening. Detroit has been Lord of the flies for years. Now the victims are fighting back.


17 posted on 03/07/2014 10:03:37 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Ancient Man
It’s been quite some time since there’s been a twofer. More range time suggested.

I scrolled down looking for this ridiculous, but apparently obligatory, comment.

Based on what little is in the details, I suspect the other perp was outside the house waiting for his turn to enter through the broken window when his buddy's chest exploded with a bang. My money is the home owner never got a shot at perp #2.

18 posted on 03/07/2014 10:06:37 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: 11th Commandment

My father-in-law (Ex-LEO Detective) makes the joke about the most determined suicide he ever saw. A known gang leader and drug dealer with a rap sheet longer than Santa’s naughty list was found dead in his house with 3 gun shot wounds to his head, a revolver in his hand and a suicide note pinned to his shirt that said, “I did it.”

The autopsy and coroner concluded that the suicide attempt was successful and were impressed with the shot grouping.


19 posted on 03/07/2014 10:12:00 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: cripplecreek

“Seems to me that exactly the opposite is happening. Detroit has been Lord of the flies for years. Now the victims are fighting back.”

And my guess is that now that Chicago can’t keep people from having guns for defensive purposes, that you will begin reading stories like this coming from that $hit hole city. I believe that the Black residents of Chicago will have the same resolve as their counterparts in Detroit. The only difference my be the response of the CPD because of their lack of real leadership.


20 posted on 03/07/2014 10:12:31 AM PST by vette6387
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To: cripplecreek

Thugs never think about who is going to be the last person they see.


21 posted on 03/07/2014 10:16:19 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: vette6387

It certainly improves my opinion of Chicago.

It should be very interesting to watch the direction of Detroit and Chicago as opposed to east coast cities which are going in exactly the opposite direction in regard to guns and crime.

Maybe we need to encourage thug migration to safer hunting grounds.


22 posted on 03/07/2014 10:18:46 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rjsimmon
Is he suggesting that they ring the doorbell first?

Yea, would you rather be clad in just your underwear or have time to put on a robe before you shoot?

23 posted on 03/07/2014 10:47:07 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: cripplecreek

“Maybe we need to encourage thug migration to safer hunting grounds.”

Not sure I completely understand where you’re coming from, but if you mean having Feral Blacks “migrate” out into the country where sporting firearms can be used and innocent bystanders are out of the field of fire, I’d support that. That the poor inner city folks have had to content with feral criminals along with poverty has been one of the failings of our government, and the answer is simple, let all people have a reasonable means of defending themselves. You are never going to get guns out of the hands of the criminal element, so the only reasonable alternative is to allow the “potential victims” to arm themselves legally. Three cheers for Detroit that their new Police Chief. The light at the end of their tunnel is no longer the train coming.


24 posted on 03/07/2014 11:01:32 AM PST by vette6387
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To: cripplecreek

> They say the homeowner is shaken up.

If you kill someone protecting yourself or your family, you will feel bad. The last thing you want to do is kill someone, but it does stay on the list.


25 posted on 03/07/2014 11:14:49 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: vette6387

Exactly, the best part of this story other than a ferrel yute getting lead skooled is the comment from the Chief...

“It’s a message to the criminals - stop coming in to people’s homes unannounced and uninvited. Crime no longer pays in the city of Detroit,” says Dep. Chief Rodney Johnson of the Detroit Police Department.


26 posted on 03/07/2014 11:16:30 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: cripplecreek

“”It’s a message to the criminals - stop coming in to people’s homes unannounced and uninvited”

The nerve of them not waiting for an engraved invitation to come rob the house. No rsvp either.


27 posted on 03/07/2014 12:02:52 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: cripplecreek

I think everyone is being too hard on the homeowner for not plugging the second guy, who was most likely still on the ground when the first guy was climbing into the window. The second perp probably IMMEDIATELY high-tailed it out of there as soon as he heard the gunshot and his compatriot hit the dirt. Since it was night time, the homeowner probably never got a good look at the second perp.


28 posted on 03/07/2014 12:04:25 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: cripplecreek

When I first read this I thought it said “Detroit homeowner FINALLY shoots intruder.”


29 posted on 03/07/2014 12:18:42 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

There have been 5 or 6 in the past week alone.


30 posted on 03/07/2014 12:21:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rjsimmon
Is he suggesting that they ring the doorbell first?

Most criminals ring the doorbell to see if anyone answers. No answer, so they think there is no one at home. That has a tendency to be a fatal mistake for 0 bummer's sons of late.

31 posted on 03/07/2014 2:12:15 PM 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: cripplecreek
"It's a message to the criminals - stop coming in to people's homes unannounced and uninvited. Crime no longer pays in the city of Detroit," says Dep. Chief Rodney Johnson of the Detroit Police Department.

Preach it, Brother.

32 posted on 03/07/2014 2:14:26 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: cripplecreek

HOORAY Detroit homeowners!

Criminals wanting to confiscate stuff. Sheesh, who do they think they are…government employees? /sarc


33 posted on 03/07/2014 2:21:40 PM PST by PGalt
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To: cripplecreek
If you want to live the thuglife, better be willing to die a thug death.

Another young aspiring rapper, shot down while innocently looking for a venue to perform while turning his life around.

34 posted on 03/07/2014 2:30:11 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: NorthMountain

Criminals know that with a cop, all they have to do is throw up their arms and surrender. Chances are they’ll be back out on the street in a day or two.

They can’t count on that working with an armed citizen.


35 posted on 03/07/2014 2:33:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: PGalt
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36 posted on 03/07/2014 3:09:53 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

-——The home is on Penrod Street, near Tireman Avenue and the Southfield Freeway on the city’s west side-—

Just in case you want to find the man to kill him


37 posted on 03/07/2014 3:14:03 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: cripplecreek

“The best part is that the police are actively and openly encouraging it.”

Exactly!


38 posted on 03/08/2014 3:05:50 PM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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