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Home intruder killed in Collierville, TN (Memphis Suburb)
The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 12/19/05 | Andre Cherry

Posted on 12/19/2005 5:23:37 PM PST by Sybeck1

There were others, but they scattered when the owner fired (Memphis suburb)

A Collierville homeowner shot and killed one of several people who broke into his house early Saturday, police said.

The group forced its way through a back door of the Brian Harper home at 1376 Panola Cove, setting off a security alarm, Lt. Greg Flint said.

The 3:45 a.m. alarm awakened Harper, who shot one of the intruders with a .45-caliber handgun. The dead man was identified from fingerprints as 28-year-old Lakim Duffy.

Flint said Harper fired several shots, and it was not known if he hit anyone else. None of the invaders fired a weapon, but police do not know if any of them was armed, Flint said.

Authorities had no current address for Duffy, but he lived in the 2200 block of South Parkway East in late 2004, according to court records.

Since 1998 Duffy has been arrested for criminal trespass, especially aggravated robbery, possession of cocaine, especially aggravated robbery and criminal trespass.

The other invaders fled south on foot and were still at large. Flint said Harper was unable to tell them how many people broke into his home. Also, "it was very dark so we don't have solid descriptions of the suspects," Flint said.

No one in the family was injured. It was unknown late Sunday who else was home at the time.

The four-bedroom Harper home is in the Estanaula Trails neighborhood in southernmost Collierville -- south of Bill Morris Parkway and near the intersection of Holmes and Byhalia roads. Schilling Farms Middle School is nearby.

Anyone with information can call the Collierville Police Department at 457-2520.

Flint said Harper declined to be interviewed by The Commercial Appeal.

One of Harper's neighbors in the cove, Paul Taylor, 34, said Sunday night he has seen an increase in the number of people "who cruise the neighborhood who don't belong. ... It just goes to show you that we can't take what we have for granted, that we have to be especially vigilant around Christmastime."

-- Andre Cherry: 529-2643

Copyright 2005, commercialappeal.com - Memphis, TN. All Rights Reserved.


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KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; homeintruder; memphisthug; selfdefense; selfdenfense; thugmeetsdevil

1 posted on 12/19/2005 5:23:37 PM PST by Sybeck1
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Another Punk Bites The Dust Placemarker.
2 posted on 12/19/2005 5:27:46 PM PST by CarolinaGuitarman ("There is a grandeur in this view of life...")
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To: Sybeck1

Are you trying to discourage me? ;^)


3 posted on 12/19/2005 5:29:12 PM PST by billhilly (Demo camo is yellow and white)
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To: CarolinaGuitarman

Good old .45-works first time,every time.


4 posted on 12/19/2005 5:32:42 PM PST by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: Sybeck1

Gee....since he was 21 the perp has been in and out of jail on "lesser" charges. Sooner or later your number comes up.....in this case it was ...45.


5 posted on 12/19/2005 5:32:49 PM PST by Pistolshot (Condi 2008.<------added January 2004. Remember you heard it here first)
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To: Farmer Dean
That's my home defense weapon of choice. Colt's Mark IV/ Series 70.


6 posted on 12/19/2005 5:38:57 PM PST by EricT. (My pastor mentioned Samuel Taylor Coleridge and I thought of Iron Maiden.)
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To: EricT.

Thank goodness for the 2nd Amendment or this guy could have been at the mercy of those criminals.


7 posted on 12/19/2005 5:47:48 PM PST by old republic
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To: Sybeck1

"One of Harper's neighbors in the cove, Paul Taylor, 34, said Sunday night he has seen an increase in the number of people 'who cruise the neighborhood who don't belong. ... It just goes to show you that we can't take what we have for granted, that we have to be especially vigilant around Christmastime.'"

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Yeah, let me think about what that might mean...lol


8 posted on 12/19/2005 5:50:38 PM PST by Skywalk (Transdimensional Jihad!)
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To: Farmer Dean

Nice shooting, Mr. Harper. It looks like the perp you nailed has a rather lengthy rap sheet. Your community should pay you bounty and buy you more bullets.


9 posted on 12/19/2005 5:55:22 PM PST by Vigilanteman (crime would drop like a sprung trapdoor if we brought back good old-fashioned hangings)
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To: CarolinaGuitarman

Another homeowner protecting his home and family!!!


10 posted on 12/19/2005 6:03:22 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than anyone will ever know. He's A++)
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To: cubreporter

And another criminal taking the celestial-eternal-dirtnap. :)


11 posted on 12/19/2005 6:07:21 PM PST by CarolinaGuitarman ("There is a grandeur in this view of life...")
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To: CarolinaGuitarman

yep. Wasn't his home to invade. He paid the price. I keep seeing more and more of this kind of homeowner protecting his home and family!


12 posted on 12/19/2005 6:22:44 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than anyone will ever know. He's A++)
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To: EricT.
That's my home defense weapon of choice. Colt's Mark IV/ Series 70.

(Bowing down profusely) "I'm not worthy!"

13 posted on 12/19/2005 6:26:19 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (None genuine without my signature)
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To: CarolinaGuitarman

I read this story earlier in the morning ... we've seen more instances of these types of responses within Memphis. It's a shame it's getting to this point that even the libs are taking up arms! ;)


14 posted on 12/19/2005 6:32:32 PM PST by mcg2000 (New Orleans: The city that declared Jihad against The Red Cross.)
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To: mcg2000

I'm transferring with my wife and son from Yokosuka to Millington in a few months. I take it Collierville isn't a good place to live? Are there any good places to live? I'm serious, I think I might need a little real-estate help here. My wife's Japanese and not used to this sort of behavior from the indigenous population.


15 posted on 12/19/2005 6:58:36 PM PST by Alien Gunfighter (Socialist liberals never imagine themselves as peasants under their 'perfect' socialist regime)
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To: Alien Gunfighter; Squantos

It is everywhere gunfighter, nowhere is immune. Take her to the range and indoctorinate her into this great country. There are no safe havens. As Squantos would say " Be polite, be profesional but have a plan to kill everyone you meet."


16 posted on 12/19/2005 7:07:00 PM PST by eastforker (Under Cover FReeper going dark(too much 24))
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To: EricT.

Real pretty picture sir!


17 posted on 12/19/2005 7:11:10 PM PST by BellStar (America, still No 1. thanks to our Vets!)
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To: Alien Gunfighter
Collierville is a great place to live, upper middle class. The wolves go where the sheep are, you know. The new mall which just opened will cause a rise in crime also, I'm afraid.
18 posted on 12/19/2005 7:11:39 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Dr. Adrian Rogers, September 12, 1931 - November 15, 2005)
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To: Sybeck1

The most important part of this is: "...be especially vigilant...."


19 posted on 12/19/2005 7:12:31 PM PST by whipitgood (Public schools have replaced a biblical moral code with pragmatism. Civilization, beware!)
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To: Alien Gunfighter

I live in Millington. Actually, Collierville is one of the more affluent places to live. Aside from break-ins, C'ville has a very low crime rate.


20 posted on 12/19/2005 7:29:04 PM PST by TNdandelion
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To: Alien Gunfighter

I agree with Sybeck1 ... you'd be hardpressed to find anyone that would disagree with Collierville being a great and growing community.

It'll be a bit of a long commute? You may want to look into the Lakeland or Arlington areas.


21 posted on 12/19/2005 7:35:28 PM PST by mcg2000 (New Orleans: The city that declared Jihad against The Red Cross.)
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To: eastforker
Since 1998 Duffy has been arrested for criminal trespass, especially aggravated robbery, possession of cocaine, especially aggravated robbery and criminal trespass

Sad that Mr Harper had to mop up the states mees & mockery of judicial responsibility.....

Stay Safe Eastforker !

22 posted on 12/19/2005 7:39:16 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: EricT.
That's my home defense weapon of choice. Colt's Mark IV/ Series 70.

This story points up the downside of using a .45 for home defense.

If the guy had used a 9mm, the cops might have been able to question the criminal about the identity of his buddies. Since a .45 was used, the other criminals are free to strike again.

23 posted on 12/19/2005 7:39:37 PM PST by PAR35
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To: PAR35
I personally would choose a double barrel with buckshot as the best choice, but all I have now is a 9mm myself.
24 posted on 12/19/2005 7:45:20 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Dr. Adrian Rogers, September 12, 1931 - November 15, 2005)
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To: Sybeck1

I also use a 9mm for home defence,an MP5A3.The .45 is for back-up.


25 posted on 12/19/2005 8:12:09 PM PST by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: mcg2000; TNdandelion; eastforker

Thanks for the heads up. We were stationed in Charleston (SC) before, but we lived on base (where the only danger was being woken up by the Mormons early on Saturday morning). We're looking at buying a house in the area. I just got the final copy of my transfer orders today, so I guess I'll be seeing you all in a few months. =)


26 posted on 12/20/2005 2:05:17 AM PST by Alien Gunfighter (Socialist liberals never imagine themselves as peasants under their 'perfect' socialist regime)
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To: PAR35

That's because a 9MM is a .45 set on "stun."


27 posted on 12/20/2005 2:21:20 AM PST by Knitebane (Happily Microsoft free since 1999.)
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To: hiredhand

A "When you shoot someone with a .45, all they can really do is die" ping.


28 posted on 12/20/2005 2:22:25 AM PST by Knitebane (Happily Microsoft free since 1999.)
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To: PAR35
The upside is that the perp ain't around to sue you for not creating a safer working environment for him to rob and kill you.

I've read too many accounts of people getting filled with 9mm holes and still fighting back. Besides, the 9mm is just too European for my taste.

29 posted on 12/20/2005 5:58:35 AM PST by EricT. (My pastor mentioned Samuel Taylor Coleridge and I thought of Iron Maiden.)
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To: Knitebane
:-) 45ACP
30 posted on 12/20/2005 7:21:10 AM PST by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: Knitebane
I JUST noticed your tagline, and do believe that I am entitled to bragging rights here for having BIG part in making you happily Microsoft Free since 1999. ;-) WHOO-HOO!
31 posted on 12/20/2005 9:14:53 AM PST by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: Sybeck1
The new mall which just opened will cause a rise in crime also, I'm afraid.

Yup. Not only that, but Nonconnah---which makes it so convenient to commute to/from Cville---makes it easy for crims from the hood to get to Cville and to get out and back to Memphis. From the site of this home invasion, they could be back on Nonconnah in a minute and back in Memphis in five, blending in with the other trash there.

I wish the Cville mayor would crack down mercilessly in the aftermath of this crime, but I wouldn't count on it. What are we going to need to do? Make all our neighborhoods gated? Or, as so many are doing, move to Fayette County?

Finally, in yesterday's article in the CA the Cville police suggested vaguely that this was not random, as if that was solace for Collierville residents. Yet even today there's nothing to indicate this wasn't a typical home invasion like happens daily in Memphis and which are the wave of the future for Collierville as thugs realize how quickly and easily they can ingress and egress the town. (Hickory Hood---the center of gang activity in Memphis---is five minutes away on Nonconnah.)

32 posted on 12/21/2005 5:51:42 AM PST by gg188
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To: gg188
My best friend was C'vlle PD up until 2003, he's now with the Homeland Security department. They sat on the "Night Vulture" which was in in effect the Hickory Hill creeper.

The creeper had been breaking into homes for months, with women waking up seeing him sitting on their beds.

He was finally caught in Marshall County MS, not far from my parents rural home. But the mayor of Collierville didn't let them advertise that threat.
33 posted on 12/21/2005 5:58:30 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Dr. Adrian Rogers, September 12, 1931 - November 15, 2005)
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