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Deadly home invasion in Carrick reported near set of Hollywood film (2nd. Amendment triumphs again)
WPXI ^ | 07/22/2014 | uncredited

Posted on 07/22/2014 6:05:48 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog

CARRICK, Pa. — A deadly home invasion was reported in Carrick early Tuesday morning near the set of a Hollywood movie being filmed in the area.

Police said the invasion happened around 2:20 a.m. on Merritt Avenue.

Channel 11’s Brandon Hudson reported that the victim opened fire on the two men accused of breaking into his home, killing one and critically injuring the other.

Detectives said the men demanded the victim’s belongings, but instead he pulled out a shotgun and opened fire.

Investigators said one of the men tried to run away after he was shot, but fell as he was trying to flee.

The incident happened in the same neighborhood where crews are filming “Southpaw,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

“Southpaw” is about a boxer who fights his way to the top, only to find his life falling apart around him, according to the Internet Movie Database.

(Excerpt) Read more at wpxi.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: banglist; crime; gun; selfdefense
Once again, a legally owned firearm is used by a homeowner to fend off thugs. One of whom paid the ultimate price.

Contrary to the byline there is no Carrick, PA. Carrick is a declining white trash neighborhood within the City of Pittsburgh (you'd think people who run a television station here would know that).

Perhaps the most famous people from Carrick are former MLB player John Wehner and the woman who used to suck Dick Morris' toes.

1 posted on 07/22/2014 6:05:48 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

No names or races of the thugs. If they were white, the media would have used that fact in their headline!

Their names might also indicate their race, so were omitted.

Because we know that if we don’t tell you... maybe you will never figure it out!


2 posted on 07/22/2014 6:18:17 AM PDT by Ex-Pat in Mex
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To: Ex-Pat in Mex

Story was only 4 hrs. old when it posted.
I imagine eventually we will know names and races of the perps.

Particularly if their families come out screaming that their civil rights were violated.


3 posted on 07/22/2014 6:29:00 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Shooting when they are coming on to you is one thing, but when one is running away is a no-no. That’s OK for police, but not for a citizen.


4 posted on 07/22/2014 6:30:23 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I thought Dick sucked her toes?

I didn't know she was from Pittsburgh. What a distinction!
5 posted on 07/22/2014 6:39:52 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: imardmd1

TV report made it sound like the homeowner fired when they came at him, then the one who did not die turned and ran. But he fell going down the steps.


6 posted on 07/22/2014 6:51:02 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m not into that stuff so did not know who sucked whose toes in such an arrangement.

Although when I was a kid Carrick was exactly the neighborhood where you went cruising if you wanted to meet
girls like that.


7 posted on 07/22/2014 6:52:13 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Ex-Pat in Mex

Patience, patience. The standard timeline would bring us “turning his life around”, “ain’t never hurt nobody”, and “just running with the wrong people” within 48 hours.


8 posted on 07/22/2014 6:59:36 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Proving once again that a shotgun is the pre-eminent protector of the home for the average person.


9 posted on 07/22/2014 7:04:15 AM PDT by wildbill (If you check behind the shower curtain for a murderer, if you find one what's your plan?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

N.B.: The movie they are filming is supposed to be a biographical sequel to white rapper Eminem’s movie ‘8 mile’. He was supposed to star in it, but I suspect he wisely realized that it was going to be a “Direct-To-Bargain-Bin-DVD”, so bowed out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southpaw_%28film%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8_Mile_%28film%29


10 posted on 07/22/2014 7:12:57 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: jiggyboy; All

“he’s such a good boy” “never in trouble” “waaah” “why they picking on him”


11 posted on 07/22/2014 7:14:44 AM PDT by PenguinM
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To: wildbill

But, But didnt fire warning shot like Crazy Uncle Joe Biden said.....


12 posted on 07/22/2014 7:19:12 AM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

So a guy successfully defends his life and property and this is what they call a “deadly” home invasion?


13 posted on 07/22/2014 7:27:34 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Ramius

Should be: “Successful home defense reported in Carrick near set of Hoolywood film”.


14 posted on 07/22/2014 7:31:56 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Ramius

Oops. Hollywood.


15 posted on 07/22/2014 7:32:34 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/07/22/One-dead-another-injured-in-Carrick-home-invasion/stories/201407220142

More details: “...police believe that the two men entered the four-unit apartment building at 23 Merritt Ave., fired through the door of the first-floor apartment and entered. She said a man and his girlfriend were inside, and the pair pushed the man into a bedroom, where he kept a shotgun. The man then shot the two intruders.”

Fired through the door implies the intruders were armed.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/07/22/1-dead-1-critical-after-shooting-in-carrick/

While filming in Carrick, the product crew turned Merritt Avenue into “Brady Avenue” for the movie. (Which confused police.)


16 posted on 07/22/2014 7:44:12 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Ramius

Yes, when I read that I thought the homeowner was killed. Turns out it was just a work-related injury.


17 posted on 07/22/2014 7:54:59 AM PDT by hometoroost
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To: Buckeye McFrog

G_D I love a warm shotgun in the morning!


18 posted on 07/22/2014 8:19:13 AM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: Ex-Pat in Mex

They were probably “teens” from the Teentown area on the wrong side of the tracks.


19 posted on 07/22/2014 8:23:14 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: imardmd1

It did not say the resident shot at anyone while fleeing. He shot them and then the survivor attempted to flee but was apparently too messed up to do it well.


20 posted on 07/22/2014 8:24:39 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: njslim

He fired an effective warning shot. The survivor heeded the warning and tried to run away.


21 posted on 07/22/2014 8:26:09 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: hometoroost
OSHA should get involved. This is related to workplace hazards. I wonder why OSHA has not tried to ban guns in residences ̣(burglars' workplaces) yet.
22 posted on 07/22/2014 8:28:38 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
While filming in Carrick, the product crew turned Merritt Avenue into “Brady Avenue” for the movie. (Which confused police.)

Boy, do we have a bunch of idiot cops around here or what?

Most likely they were born and raised in Pittsburgh, and have been patrolling Carrick for at least a year, yet changing the street sign on Merrick Ave. throws them off?

I am generally very sympathetic to law enforcement, but my last encounter with city cops left me highly unimpressed. I walked away asking myself "seriously, are these the cops from The Simpsons?"


23 posted on 07/22/2014 9:21:43 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

>>I imagine eventually we will know names and races of the perps.<<

“Channel 11’s Brandon Hudson reported the dead man was identified as David Calhoun. According to the Associated Press, the wounded suspect is 27-year-old Christopher Thomas, of Pittsburgh. He is in critical condition at UPMC Mercy hospital.”


24 posted on 07/22/2014 10:28:12 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog; arthurus

You guys are absolutely right and I got the wrong impression! The victim of the robbery stopped shooting when he became a non-victim.


25 posted on 07/22/2014 1:41:32 PM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: imardmd1

And the victim is only 19!


26 posted on 07/22/2014 1:58:43 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: hometoroost
Turns out it was just a work-related injury.

-snicker- :-)

27 posted on 07/22/2014 4:22:13 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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