Skip to comments.Man Who Shot, Killed Thief Charged
Posted on 04/16/2010 5:35:48 PM PDT by Abathar
INDIANAPOLIS -- A man who shot and killed a teenager who broke into his car was charged Friday with voluntary manslaughter.
Virgil Lucas, 17, was found dead of a gunshot wound to the chest on the front porch of a home in the 3500 block of East Morris Street early on April 9.
James Ingram, 30, who lives nearby, told police he returned home from work to find the teen breaking into his car, and confronted him with a gun.
Ingram's attorney said his client was merely attempting to hold Lucas for the police, but when the teen ran, Ingram fired several shots after him.
Ingram told police he didn't think he'd hit the teen until he was found dead in the neighborhood.
Police said that legally, loss of property is not enough to justify the use of deadly force.
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Having had my stuff stolen on a number of occasions I really can't work up a tear for the perp.
Be glad you don’t live in Europe. I recently had a friend in Scotland who had her home broken into by a complete stranger. The police couldn’t arrest the man because she ‘had an unlocked front door’ I kid you not.
What kind of idiocy is this? This is practically an incentive to steal stuff. I'd give this guy a medal. Had he not been persecuted, he would have saved the taxpayers tons of money.
Hopefully the jury will act with more sanity than law enforcement.
He should insist on a jury of his peers, burglary victims.
“What kind of idiocy is this?”
You can thank the liberals for it.
The correct statement would have been: "Ingram's attorney said his client was merely attempting to hold Lucas for the police, but when the career criminal launched an apparent attack, Ingram felt a justifiable fear for his life and fired several shots in self-defense, but the attacker turned away just as Ingram pulled the trigger the last time, and that shot hit the career criminal in the back," assuming that's what happened, of course.
Another golden opportunity to keep oneâs mouth shut missed .
Criminals know this.
I believe he was not charged with any crime.
Property is money.
Money is labor.
Labor, stolen from the laborer, is slavery.
Therefore, property IS enough to justify deadly force, because to take someone’s property is to make them a slave for the benefit of the criminal.
That’s good to hear. ty.
That happened right up the road from my house. He killed them both and the police didn’t wanna charge him, but under pressure from latino groups and the black panthers, they caved...but when it came before a grand jury the didn’t indict(IIRC)...I’m sure the police & prosecutor did a piss poor job presenting the evidence b/c none of them wanted him convicted....oh and the 2 guys he shot were illegals...
The detail that makes me think twice about this case is that the perp appears to have been unarmed and running away when shot.
Shooting him to stop him breaking in, stealing, or harming someone - yes, absolutely, but shooting him in the back while he’s unarmed and running away without having harmed anyone or actually stolen anything.... I don’t know, just doesn’t sit right with me.
And here’s the kicker... if law enforcement was doing its job the perp might have had a few less holes in him.
God’s idiocy....even in the Bible God didn’t justify the killing of a thief breaking in your home....unless it was at night b/c u couldn’t be clear of their motives....to God, life is more valuable than property...
Don’t flame me, I’m as pro-death penalty as they get....
well fact is he shot him in the back (he was running away)
So as long as you don´t live in texas he shot an unarmed person who was running away and this is a crime.
Throughout the Old and New Testaments, both God and Jesus tell us that we must be prepared to defend ourselves against those who would attack us.
There should be no reason to NOT use maximum force against a perp if you feel your life is in danger.
O no kidding? Thanks for the extra information. Very interesting. Were you home at the time?