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14-year-old Phoenix boy shoots armed intruder
Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2012, 2:36 PM EDT | AMANDA LEE MYERS

Posted on 06/23/2012 12:10:42 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

A 14-year-old boy shot and nearly killed an intruder who broke into his Phoenix home and pulled a gun on him while he was watching his three younger siblings, police said Saturday.

The teen and his siblings, ages 8, 10 and 12, were at home alone when a woman rang the doorbell Friday afternoon, Phoenix police Officer James Holmes said.

The teen didn't open the door because he didn't recognize the woman.

Soon after, the teen heard a loud bang on the door, rushed his siblings upstairs and got a handgun from his parent's bedroom.

When he got to the top of the stairs, he saw a man break through the front door and point a gun at him.

The boy shot the 37-year-old man, who was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition and underwent surgery. The man was upgraded to critical condition and is expected to survive and be booked into jail within the week on counts of aggravated assault and burglary, Holmes said.

He said the suspect did not get a shot off. He declined to release his name until he is booked into jail.

The woman who rang the home's doorbell got away.

Holmes hailed the teen's actions and his parents for teaching the kids to never open the door to strangers.

"The police and indeed our community does not ever want to see a...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: banglist; heroic; homeinvasion; phoenix
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To: txrefugee; CORedneck
the parents should be congratulated on 1) having an UNLOCKED, LOADED gun and telling the boy where it was...

In Californicate the parents would be arrested, prosecuted, and serve serious prison time if they were unable to get an informed jury.

The perp would be given immunity for testimony against the teen, and the teen would definitely do time in the youth authority as 14 year olds can't get a jury if they are charged as minors.

The family would be impoverished and destroyed, and the perp would definitely sue and again the only check would be an informed jury.

51 posted on 06/23/2012 4:16:06 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Thank you, young man! You’ve made America a little safer.


52 posted on 06/23/2012 4:19:01 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Hunton Peck
It's not uncommon for a woman to act as a lure to get the intended victim to open their door. Glad this kid had the savvy not to fall for the ruse.
53 posted on 06/23/2012 4:23:23 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: BitWielder1

“I’m not sure he gave full thought about what he had to do. He just acted.”

Even better - he didn’t shoot any house pets. What an idiot.

“Yea, I know, dial 911 and wait for the police. “

...and call Crime Scene Cleanup while you are at it, because their services will be needed after the CSI team leaves.


54 posted on 06/23/2012 4:46:30 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: unixfox

“I was hoping to see a picture of the perp on the AP website.

I’m sure that was just an oversight.”

Well, maybe he was a first time offender. </s>


55 posted on 06/23/2012 4:47:27 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Hunton Peck

If the perp looked like a hoodie wearing ,skittles eating, doped up son of Obama and the shooter looked like Romney’s or Rubio’s son- the kids in trouble.

Obama , Pelosi and the DNC killed Brian Terry and could care less- because he was white.


56 posted on 06/23/2012 4:59:30 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I trust Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Cain, Perry, Bachman : I trust their judgment on their 2012 pick.)
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To: Hunton Peck
Apparently, the kid even remembered to shoot low from the top of the stairs.

That is one good, well-trained kid.

Congratulations to all involved (except the intruders).

57 posted on 06/23/2012 5:46:09 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: chaosagent

This is Arizona —the kid will get a special award from the Governor and maybe lunch at the Governor’s Mansion.


58 posted on 06/23/2012 6:31:36 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: LibWhacker

Ha!! Lol!!


59 posted on 06/23/2012 6:35:31 PM PDT by Boxsford (God Is.)
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To: elkfersupper
Apparently, the kid even remembered to shoot low from the top of the stairs.

Why would you want to shoot low?

If anything, you would want to shoot just slightly high to compensate for the descending path through the perp's body and the fact that the bullet would not travel far enough to rise to the line of sight.

60 posted on 06/23/2012 8:06:45 PM PDT by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? [NRA Life Member])
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To: NoLibZone
If the perp looked like a hoodie wearing ,skittles eating, doped up son of Obama and the shooter looked like Romney’s or Rubio’s son- the kids in trouble.

MSNBC will soon be posting 11-year-old pictures of the 37-year-old perp. They're probably working with Photoshop to make the 14-year-old hero look evil.

61 posted on 06/23/2012 9:07:40 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: Hunton Peck

Bump!


62 posted on 06/24/2012 3:17:35 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Mad Dawgg
If Obama had a Son...
(He'd be the guy laying on the floor with the bullet hole in him)

Objection; prosecution is assuming facts not in evidence.

63 posted on 06/24/2012 9:33:32 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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