Skip to comments.Detroit homeowner shoots, kills 1 of two intruders
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.
Center mass, now that is gun control.
Now that’s what I call GUN CONTROL!
Crime prevention Detroit style.
Confiscate criminals, not guns.
” 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.
The best part is that the police are actively and openly encouraging it.
Is he suggesting that they ring the doorbell first?
It’s been quite some time since there’s been a twofer. More range time suggested.
Good shooting. Both of the bastards would have been better shooting.
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.
Ponton: He was just found dead in a training facility locker room. Shot in the head.
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: Was it fatal?
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: How fatal?
Ponton: Um, completely.
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: I want to talk to him now!
A few more years of “Bronsonizing” and Detroit might be safe again.
Seems to me that exactly the opposite is happening. Detroit has been Lord of the flies for years. Now the victims are fighting back.
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.
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.
“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.
Thugs never think about who is going to be the last person they see.
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.
Yea, would you rather be clad in just your underwear or have time to put on a robe before you shoot?
“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.
> 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.
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.
“”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.
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.
When I first read this I thought it said “Detroit homeowner FINALLY shoots intruder.”
There have been 5 or 6 in the past week alone.
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.
Preach it, Brother.
HOORAY Detroit homeowners!
Criminals wanting to confiscate stuff. Sheesh, who do they think they are government employees? /sarc
Another young aspiring rapper, shot down while innocently looking for a venue to perform while turning his life around.
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.
-——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
“The best part is that the police are actively and openly encouraging it.”