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  • Man killed in weekend shooting was one of the attackers (Arizona)

    12/15/2015 2:48:18 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Verde Independent ^ | Jon Hutchinson
    COTTONWOOD-- Cottonwood Police have identified the man killed Friday night in what is being called a home invasion robbery. The man who was killed was one of the Phoenix-area men who reportedly attacked two Cottonwood men. Gus Terrell Finklea, 27, of Goodyear, was shot by one of two victims with a handgun from the South 2nd Street home, according to the police report.
  • Federal Judge Susan Dlott made chilling 911 call after 3 gunmen attacked her, husband Stan Chesley

    12/11/2015 9:49:27 AM PST · by euram · 103 replies
    WCPO ^ | Dec 7, 2015 | Julie O'Neil
    INDIAN HILL, Ohio -- You can hear a federal judge make a distressful and chilling call for help after three gunmen attacked her husband and her in the bedroom of their $8 million Indian Hill mansion last Friday.
  • 13-year-old homeschooler shoots, kills felon during home invasion

    11/20/2015 12:26:19 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 25 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 11-16-15 | Ed Staff
    Two men with extensive criminal backgrounds attempted to break in to a home in Ladson, South Carolina in the middle of the day last week. They were greeted by an unlikely hero: a 13-year-old, who takes public classes online at home. When the alleged burglars attempted to enter the property, the boy killed one of them and scared off the other. One of the burglar's guns was identified as a Colt .45, and the weapon the boy used was unreported — except that the gun belongs to his mother, who owns it for self-defense.
  • Former Upstate youth pastor's wife dies after being shot, church says

    11/11/2015 9:39:30 AM PST · by madison10 · 15 replies
    www.wyff4.com ^ | 11/11/2015 | Carla Fiele
    <p>ANDERSON, S.C. —The pregnant wife of a former Upstate youth pastor has died after being shot in the head during a home invasion, according to church officials.</p> <p>Amanda Grace Blackburn, wife of Resonate Church pastor Davey Blackburn, died Wednesday morning, according to a Facebook post by the church.</p>
  • Metairie woman beaten, robbed during home invasion(mug shots)

    10/21/2015 2:05:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 47 replies
    http://www.fox8live.com ^ | 10/20/15 | Natasha Robin
    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - I thought I was going to get killed. I didnt know what to do," said the victim of a violent home invasion in Metairie.The incident happened Oct. 14 at about 8:30 a.m. in the 3500 block of Bissonet Drive. The victim, who still struggles to talk after being severely beaten, said three men claiming to be repairmen knocked on her door.I called my son, and my son talked to one of the guys, the victim said.She gave her phone to them so that I could speak with them," the victim's son said. "I get on the...
  • Atlanta home invasion: Suspect was armed when arrested, cops say (Follow up)

    08/31/2015 8:46:01 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 12 replies
    WSB Radio ^ | 8/21/15 | David Markiewicz and Mike Morris
    An artists sketch of a suspect, and a Crime Stoppers tip that it led to, resulted in the arrest late Thursday of an 18-year-old man in an Atlanta home invasion case that shocked people across the metro area, and beyond.Brandon Jerome Smith was arrested in connection with the attack that left a northwest Atlanta father wounded in both legs. He was captured while walking to a friends house with a stolen .40-caliber handgun in his possession, Atlanta police said Friday.Smith, who did not resist arrest, is believe to be the shooter of Michael Lash, police chief George Turner said...
  • Hands Up! Or Ill Shoot!

    08/21/2015 5:21:34 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-21-2015 | MOTUS
    Its been quite a week for little old ladies: First we have Hillary, in what certainly must have been a display of somewhat-early-onset-Alzheimers. She claimed no knowledge of what is, was, or should be classified; and demurred that the complexities of government security clearance was beyond her ken. Its as if she was a helpless little girl faced with a big bad math problem too tough for a little girl to solve, or something. Employing the old anti-feminist dust rag defense she deflected the entire controversy by metaphorically flicking it off. Hands up! Dont Shoot! (take 2) And then...
  • Father shot in both legs during home invasion

    08/20/2015 4:55:08 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 54 replies
    wsbradio ^ | 8/20/2015 | crime stoppers atlanta
    ATLANTA A family is recovering after a violent home invasion. The father has a metal rod in his leg and is expected to be OK. Whitney Lash says a group of teens burst through the front door of her Sumter Street home in northwest Atlanta Sunday. She made a terrifying 911 call made just moments after the home invasion. "Theres a black young man at the front door. He just pulled a gun on my husband." The group, who tried to rob the family, shot Mike Lash in the leg and then fired at Whitney Lash as she ran...
  • Atlanta home invasion: Please dont shoot, I have a little baby

    08/19/2015 6:43:27 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 25 replies
    Michael Lash knew he had a broken leg and he couldnt feel his other foot. One bullet had gone in the front of his thigh and out the back. While trying to protect his wife and two young children, the northwest Atlanta father was shot in both legs Sunday evening, the beginning of a few terrifying moments for the family. As Lash was recovering Tuesday, Atlanta police were investigating the home invasion, hopeful that security cameras on neighboring homes and evidence left behind would help identify the suspects.
  • Bleeding victim of black-gang shooting: Forgive them - Teen attackers shoot man in both legs

    08/18/2015 10:52:45 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 43 replies
    WND ^ | August 18, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    A man who was shot in both legs by a black gang during a home invasion was lying on the ground, bleeding profusely, as emergency responders attended to his wounds. In excruciating pain, he had a single message for the attackers: Forgive them Father, they know not what they have done. Michael Lashs recitation of Luke 23:34 was related by his wife, Whitney Lash, who posted an update of her husbands condition on a GoFundMe page launched by friends trying to raise a little help for the family. The attack happened late Sunday at their home in Atlanta. WSB-TV...
  • Police search for teens who attacked, terrorized young family

    08/18/2015 4:11:58 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 73 replies
    wsbradio ^ | 8/17/2015 | wsb radio
    Atlanta police are looking for a group of home invaders who they say attacked and terrorized a young couple and their children. The family had just returned from vacation to their home on Sumter Street in northwest Atlanta around 7:30 p.m. Sunday when someone knocked on their door. Police say four teenagers asked to borrow a jack for their car, then tried to force their way inside. When Michael Lash tried to close the door, police say the teens shot him in the legs. Jessica Huffman fought back tears talking about her son-in-laws bravery. He said, I can't let you...
  • Wisconsin man accused of going into home to remove Confederate flag

    08/12/2015 12:20:24 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 54 replies
    Authorities say a Racine man was arrested after forcing his way inside a home to take down a Confederate flag placed in a window. The Journal Times of Racine (http://bit.ly/1J3lCD5 ) reports 37-year-old Tajaun Boatner has been charged on counts including criminal trespassing and misdemeanor theft.
  • Delaware man killed with own gun in Steelton home invasion, shooting: Dauphin County coroner

    07/29/2015 3:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | July 28, 2015 | Megan Trimble
    HARRISBURG A Delaware man was killed with his own gun after a botched attempt to invade a Steelton home. The fatal shooting started as a John Doe case, with the victims saying they did not know the man or his accomplice, Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick said Tuesday afternoon. While the coroner's office has since identified the man killed in the incident, Hetrick said he is withholding the name to allow the man's wife to discuss the death with the couple's young children in Wilmington. Hetrick described him as "a black male that is not really from this area"...
  • John Hester, a 68-year-old white male, is dead; Seven Blacks Arrested in his Execution

    07/22/2015 7:25:44 AM PDT · by smartyaz · 53 replies
    SBPDL ^ | 7/20/15
    A proud member of the Moultrie community. Dead. Murdered. Executed. A victim of a "home invasion gone wrong." Oprah Winfrey would be proud, as he was obviously a member of that generation of white people she believes must die before a more perfect union can be created; Barack Obama would be proud, because his administration's belief that those citizens collecting social security shouldn't be allowed to own a gun (to protect themselves from "home invasions gone wrong") has, in this story, shown its true objective. John Hester was a 68-year-old white male, who lived in Moultrie, Georgia, and his white...
  • Major Changes Needed After Supreme Court Strikes Down John Doe Abuse

    07/22/2015 2:16:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Maciver Institute ^ | July 22, 2015 | James Wigderson
    "I think the word 'freedom' came out of my mouth because I saw it in front of me. I saw the freedom that we were looking for. And every person was sharing it, and so that word came out." - Richie Havens, Rolling Stone interview The state Supreme Court announced Thursday a four to two decision to end the "second John Doe," the coordinated secret investigation, political in nature, into the issue-advocacy activities of Wisconsin conservatives. July 16, 2015, should be commemorated in Wisconsin as holiday celebrating the return of the First Amendment. It is a long-established practice of so-called...
  • Burmese refugees watch as suspected robber kills father in Milwaukee

    06/26/2015 6:09:28 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6-26-15 | Marion Renault
    Jay Ro and his wife, Ca Na, were in their kitchen early Thursday morning, preparing a traditional Burmese breakfast. He was peeling garlic, she was washing dishes. Then their 11-year-old son, Thee Ku Moo, walked into the room with a stranger, holding a gun against the boy's neck. While attempting to get his son out of danger, Jay Ro, 48, was shot dead by the armed robber, who fled the family's home near N. 30th and W. Cherry streets in Milwaukee. A language barrier, fear and bad luck converged that day; the family had spent years in a refugee...
  • Men in black claiming to be police raid Holladay home, suspects on the loose

    05/12/2015 9:17:30 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 10 replies
    Fox 13 Now ^ | 7:40 am, May 12, 2015 | by Ashton Edward
    [Embeded Video] HOLLADAY, Utah Unified Police are looking for four suspects in a home invasion robbery overnight. Police said four Polynesian men dressed in all black kicked the door in at a basement apartment in Holladay. According to the two victims who were home at the time, the men said they were police officers and began searching the home and taking electronics. One of the victims was able to run down the street and call 911. The suspects chased him a few blocks and then ran before police arrived. Police set up roadblocks and began searching for the men...
  • How to protect yourself, your family in the event of a home invasion

    05/05/2015 8:08:33 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 81 replies
    KPRC, Click 2 Houston ^ | May 04 2015 10:15:00 PM CDT | Bill Spencer
    HOUSTON - It's the middle of the night and your house is being invaded by armed men with guns who plan to take you hostage and take what they want. What are you going to do now? What you decide to do in the next 15 minutes could save your life and the lives of your loved ones, or end in tragedy and death. A special team of security experts with decades of experience -- Jim Napolitano, a former U.S. Secret Service agent, and Col. Bernie McCabe, former member of United States Special Operations -- is going to teach you...
  • Outrage! Judge hammers white victims of armed home invasion for racism, lets criminal go free

    04/14/2015 11:05:23 AM PDT · by RonPaulLives · 68 replies
    Louisville Courier-Journal via Bizpacreview.com ^ | April 13, 2015 | Andrew Wolfson Courier-Journal
    Outrage is growing over a Kentucky judge who let a home invader who robbed a family at gunpoint off with probation after openly criticizing the victims for letting their child be afraid of black men because of the crime. Judge Olu Stevens of the Jefferson Circuit Court appeared even more offended by the victim impact statements offered by the family who was robbed than he was by the fact that a crime had been committed at all. Now, a movement is afoot to have the judge removed from office. According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Jordan and Tommy Gray were held...
  • Judge hammers white victims of armed home invasion for racism,lets criminal go free

    04/13/2015 3:57:42 PM PDT · by Jacvin · 73 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 4/13/2015 | Joe Saunders
    Talk about blaming the victims! Outrage is growing over a Kentucky judge who let a home invader who robbed a family at gunpoint off with probation after a openly criticizing the victims for letting their child be afraid of black men because of the crime. Judge Olu Stevens of the Jefferson Circuit Court appeared even more offended by the victim impact statements offered by the family who was robbed than he was by the fact that a crime had been committed at all.
  • Another reason to Home Carry - or Carry Home

    02/19/2015 5:18:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Matthew Haight survived an encounter with a burglar, but not by much. He acknowledges that he made mistakes, and they cost him a great deal. Link to video at kirotv.com: Haight come home from watching the Superbowl on Sunday night, the 1st of February, 2015 in Snohomish County, Washington State. When he walked up the stairs to his apartment, he discovered that something was not right. The door was unlocked. That is when he made a mistake. He went inside to investigate. This is an easy mistake to make. Sometimes people forget to lock doors. Sometimes they give keys...
  • FL: Intruder Shot Dead in Leesburg

    02/02/2015 11:57:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Steven Ricker has been in and out of jail 11 times since 2006. At about 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, 1 February, he was shot and killed. The Leesburg resident who shot him says that Ricker was attempting to force his way into his family's apartment. The manager of the apartment complex says that Ricker had banged on his door first, and that he appeared to be high and searching for drugs. The manager thought Ricker had left, until he heard the gunshot. Video at the link. 2014 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice...
  • Senior With Cancer-Stricken Wife Shoots And Kills Armed Home Invader In Michigan

    01/30/2015 5:05:51 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | January 29, 2015 | Bob Owens
    I cant imagine the terror that must have been running through the mind of the 74-year-old Southgate, Michigan homeowner just before 5:00 AM this morning as a home invader broke in. The homeowner armed himself and stepped outside the bedroom to protect his cancer-stricken wife as she called 911. The homeowner ran into the armed home invader. According to investigators, the home invader raised his weapon, and the homeowner was forced to fire to save his life.
  • Madison Heights (VA) woman (81) dies, son in critical condition after home invasion

    01/23/2015 6:58:12 AM PST · by Perseverando · 37 replies
    The News and Advance ^ | January 22, 2015 | Sherese Gore & Ashlie Walter
    Autumn Parry/The News & Advance Norma Jean Freeman, 81, died at the hospital from injuries after someone entered her Martins Lane home in Madison Heights and attacked her and her son, Allen H. Freeman Jr., early Thursday morning. A brutal home-invasion attack Thursday morning that left a woman dead and her son badly wounded has rocked the quiet community in Madison Heights. Autumn Parry/The News & Advance First responders investigate the scene of a "brutal" home-invasion in Madison Heights early Thursday morning. The attacker's identity remains unknown. Norma Jean Freeman, 81, died at the hospital from injuries she sustained after...
  • Paul DeWolf homicide: Man pleads guilty to two home invasion charges, jury seated for trial

    01/20/2015 1:39:07 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    MLive Media Group ^ | January 20, 2015 at 2:15 PM | Darcie Moran
    One of the three man accused in the death of University of Michigan medical student Paul DeWolf is on trial for three charges this week in Washtenaw County Trial Court. Joei Jordan, 21, pleaded guilty to first degree home invasion and conspiracy to commit home invasion in the second degree when he appeared in Washtenaw County Trial Court on Tuesday prior to jury selection. The charges were related to a home invasion of 210 N. Ingalls St., the home next to DeWolf's at 220 N. Ingall St. Prosecutors previously said the home invasion at 201 N. Ingalls was committed prior...
  • CA: Another Reason for a Gun at the Door

    01/09/2015 11:47:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Jeff Preach, above, is 63. He believed that his days as a high school football center were long gone. He has been a pillar of his community, town council member, a Lions Club president, president of the Chamber of Commerce, member of the Violin Canyon Corporation. He lives in a large house on a dirt road in the country near Castaic, California. Confused motorists have often stopped and asked for directions, according to a commenter who claimed to be related. It was about 10:30 on Sunday night when he answered the door. From abc7.com: "I opened the...
  • WI: Police Attitudes are Changing

    01/06/2015 8:29:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It was not very many years ago that the common refrain echoed by the media for any self defense shooting was that the police advised against "taking the law into your own hands" and the obligatory "leave it to the professionals". It is hard to know how much of this was from real police attitudes, and how much was from what the media wished to portray as police attitudes, but it was what was commonly seen. Over the last two decades, that has changed. Now, we commonly hear: "Homeowners have a right to defend themselves; you will have to...
  • Howard University football player killed in Texas during robbery attempt

    12/28/2014 8:01:02 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 140 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Dec 25, 2014 | Nicole Hensley
    Terrence Tusan, 22, was found dead outside a Denton, Tex., apartment Sunday after allegedly breaking into a home while on his holiday break from Howard University. The senior played three seasons with the Howard Bisons.
  • CO: Home Invasion Shooting Unusual

    12/19/2014 7:34:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It is unusual for a 52-year-old man to be shot invading a home. When I see it, it usually is a career criminal, someone who is drunk and mistakes the home, is in the middle of a bad domestic situation, or someone who had a long brewing feud with a neighbor. In the case of Garry Lieberth of North Platte, Nebraska, I have not been able to find any evidence of those things. Perhaps we will learn more when the toxicology report comes in. From the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in Colorado: The adult male homeowner was asleep on...
  • 14-Year-Old Stops Home Invasion Protecting Grandma Shoots One Thug Dead, The Other...

    12/18/2014 9:49:29 AM PST · by PROCON · 45 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | Dec. 18, 2014 | sundance
    Grandpa had previously taken his grandson to shooting and gun safety class. Charlotte Burglars had tried to break into George and Anna Marie Wyants home near Mint Hill at least twice, so they kept a pistol hidden in the house for protection, hoping theyd never have to use it. On Tuesday, their 14-year-old grandson was visiting. He was sick with bronchitis, and Anna Marie, 73, had just had hip replacement surgery. They were taking care of each other while his mother and the rest of the family was at a Christmas party.The teen was headed to the kitchen to...
  • TX: Attempted Home Invasion; no Media Coverage

    11/24/2014 3:49:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the difficult things to quantify about defensive gun uses, is how often they occur without a shot being fired.  The survey information indicates that it happens somewhere between a few hundred thousand to a few million times per year in the United States.  With the Internet, we are becoming more aware of these events.   Sometimes, they are reported in local media.  It in the vast majority of cases, there is no report to police; if there is a police report, there is no media coverage; if there is media coverage, it is strictly local.   I recall numerous...
  • Lawyer Wearing Only Diaper When Arrested in Home Invasion, Stabbing

    11/14/2014 12:15:29 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 11-14-14 | unattributed
    A knife-wielding attacker posed as a law enforcement officer to get inside a Virginia home, stabbed the residents multiple times then told them he'd be back to finish the job as his wife waited outside, prosecutors said. The suspect, 31-year-old Andrew Schmuhl, was wearing nothing but a diaper when he was apprehended after a car chase, authorities said Friday. These and other disturbing details emerged during a bond hearing for Schmuhl's wife, 30-year-old Alecia Schmuhl, Friday morning. The Schmuhls, both lawyers, are accused in the attack of a couple in their 60s. Police have said the attack apparently stemmed from...
  • Veteran, 91, Dies From Injuries Suffered In Brutal Home Invasion Robbery

    11/11/2014 8:53:29 AM PST · by Main Street · 33 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | November 10, 2014 | Anjali Hemphill
    NORTH HIGHLANDS (CBS13) He survived three tours of duty, but a 91-year-old veteran couldnt survive the brutal beating he suffered in a home invasion. Akemi Girion had to make the toughest decision of her life this weekendsaying goodbye to her stepfather, John Masson. His face was all brokenjaw, cheek, headeverything was broken, she said. Even if he survives, hes not going to have a quality life. Masson was badly beaten on Oct. 28 when thieves broke into his North Highlands home in the middle of the night. They blindfolded and tied up Girion and a caretaker and demanded Massons...
  • Grandpa Shoots & Kills Man, 20, For Attempting To Rape Granddaughter

    10/24/2014 11:14:18 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 53 replies
    Hollywood Life by Bonnie Fuller ^ | October 24, 2014 | Lauren Cox
    Kenneth Byrd, 67, found himself in a scary situation when three men invaded his home and kept him and his wife, Judy, 65, hostage at gunpoint. When the three men attempted to force themselves on his 19-year-old granddaughter, Kenneth snapped and somehow managed to retrieve his own gun and defend his family. The three home invaders then forced Kenneth and his wife, Judy, towards the back of the home at gunpoint while demanding the couple open a private safe and give them their money, reports The Inquistr. However, it was when the three men attempted to gang rape Kenneths teenage...
  • NBC Offers Repellent Advice on Appeasing Home Invaders

    09/21/2014 11:16:08 AM PDT · by pabianice · 55 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 9/20/14
    Americans have a constitutional right to armed self-defense, but they have other choices as well. The University of Colorado, for example, last year offered the students it sought to disarm with statewide legislation other crime prevention tactics. Options for female students facing rapists included passive resistance, biting, and self-degradation. According to one proponent of the bill to ban the lawful carrying of firearms on campuses, such threats are why we have the whistles. Along similar lines, NBCs Today Show recently offered suggestions on how to deal with violent home invaders. Their basic advice: politely defer to the intruder, but if...
  • How to protect your family from home invasion

    09/16/2014 3:36:55 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 115 replies
    Today.com (NBC News) ^ | September 9, 2014 | Jeff Rossen and Jovanna Billington
    Zeins also suggests keeping another item in your bedroom: "Buy a can of wasp hornet spray in the hardware store or the supermarket, keep it by your bedside or the floor," he said. "It's more powerful than police Mace. "The great part is, when you spray, it will go 20 to 25 feet," Zeins added. An intruder hit with the spray will be temporarily blinded. Please check your state and local laws on the legality of using these sprays for self-defense. Zeins has another tip: Sleep with all your bedroom doors open. You want your kids to hear what's going...
  • 3 teens charged after home invasion

    09/08/2014 4:27:02 AM PDT · by SLB · 16 replies
    The News(less) Enterprise ^ | Thursday, September 4, 2014 | Jeff D'Alessio
    A 28-year-old Elizabethtown woman was awakened Tuesday morning in her Warfield Street home when police say three teenagers broke in with the intention of stealing money. The teens all boys between the ages of 14 and 16 are lodged in Lincoln Village Regional Juvenile Detention Center and charged with robbery, authorities said. The woman was shot in the head by a paintball gun, according to Elizabethtown police. The blow left a laceration that forced her to be taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and released. When police responded to the 100 block of Warfield Street...
  • Vanity: Need help choosing home invasion shotgun

    08/18/2014 9:57:48 PM PDT · by DRey · 171 replies
    8/18/2014 | DRey
    I carry concealed a nice glock .40. Fits female hand great, but want a short barrel home invasion shotgun loaded for bear. Any recommendations on a reliable, relatively light-weighted weapon? Brand? Model? Thanks!
  • 911 tells 80-year-old woman to put gun down during home invasion

    08/07/2014 7:29:52 AM PDT · by Innovative · 62 replies
    EAG News ^ | Aug 7, 2014 | Michael Dorstewitz
    HOLMES BEACH, Fla. An 80-year-old Florida woman grabbed her gun and called 911 during a home invasion. While the burglars were breaking a window to her residence, the police dispatcher told her to put the gun down. Huh? Logan was all alone her husband was playing bridge at a friends house. Thats when she took matters into her own hands. She grabbed her gun and dialed the police emergency number as she headed downstairs. When I called 911 she kept saying put the gun down, put the gun down, and I said Ill put the gun down when...
  • After Brutal Home Invasion, Some Scars Never Heal

    07/17/2014 11:36:31 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 16, 2014 | JUJU CHANG & CANDACE SMITH
    I heard footsteps, and they kind of bum-rushed me from behind, he said. And I turned around, and there was a revolver in my face. Dittrich said he gave the men his wallet with $25 inside, doing exactly what some self-defense experts suggest when confronted with a burglar: Give them what they want. As he opened the door, Dittrich said, he tried to make as much noise as possible, trying desperately to alert his fiance, Duffy, who was in the bedroom asleep. But one of the men found Duffy and, pointing the gun at her head, sexually assaulted her, she...
  • Home Invasion Ends in Death

    06/18/2014 2:03:51 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 24 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 22, 2014 | Robert Siciliano
    A man died at the hands of two intruders who invaded his home in Sacramento County recently. The 30-year-old victim had been shot. According to witnesses, two intruders barged into the apartment, then shot the man, but not before stealing some of his belongings. Can something like this be prevented? Most likely... Tips to help prevent a home invasion: Instruct your kids or any children visiting that they are never to answer a knock at the door or the doorbell ringing, even if pizza or some other delivery is expected. Your kids must know that they are forbidden from responding...
  • Florida man calls 911 during home invasion, gets transferred to voicemail

    06/18/2014 8:39:17 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 34 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 13, 2014 | FoxNews,com
    A Florida homeowner who called 911 during a violent home invasion Wednesday morning was transferred to voicemail at the height of the incident when the dispatcher tried to pass the call from the fire department line to police, MyFoxTampaBay.com reported. Women could be heard screaming during the wait as the recording advised, "If this is an emergency, hang up and dial 911." He [the homeowner] told the operator there were four of them who beat his wife and stepmother. He shot one. One suspect was found shot in the back hiding under a car, the report said.
  • Man Charged in St. Cloud Home Invasion, Beating

    06/18/2014 7:22:00 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    KSTP ^ | 6-17-14 | Heidi Enninga
    Corey William Becker, 21, has been charged in connection with a St. Cloud home invasion on Saturday where he beat and sexually assaulted another man. Stearns County prosecutors charged Becker with burglary, first-degree assault, kidnapping, second-degree criminal sexual conduct and third-degree assault. Around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, the victim told police that he woke up and noticed a man he didnt know in his bedroom. Police have identified that man as Becker, and said he then went over the victims bed and started strangling him saying he needed to die. The victim said there was a struggle, and that he tried...
  • SWAT standoff ends with 2 arrests (updt 9 mo murdered in DeKalb)

    05/13/2014 3:57:58 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 18 replies
    WSBRADIO ^ | 5/13/2014 | Ben Gray and Alexis Stevens
    Police officers busted into a southwest Atlanta hotel room late Monday, ending an hours-long standoff involving two suspects in the recent deadly crimes in DeKalb County.Nine shootings have killed four people in recent days, and DeKalb police had worked 60 hours straight to arrest suspects, Chief Cedric Alexander said early Tuesday. But the investigation and search for possible suspects continues, he said.Three adults including two homicide suspects and one of their girlfriends and a 5-year-old boy spent hours in the room Monday during a standoff with officers from three agencies.Cutrez Johnson, 16, and Oslushla Smith, 19, were arrested...
  • Detectives: Deadly home invasion could be part of violent crime spree

    05/12/2014 4:44:44 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 43 replies
    wsbradio (Atlanta) ^ | 5/14/14 | wsbradio
    Investigators said there is a good chance nearly a dozen shootings in DeKalb County this weekend are connected. During a home invasion Saturday night, a 9-month-old baby was killed. Investigators told Channel 2's Ryan Young the shootings may have all started with a murder earlier this month. Its complicated, said DeKalb Police Chief Cedric Alexander. Its insane. Its insane. Officers are going door-to-door on Lani Farm Road looking for clues. This is a neighborhood. This is a community. So if someone could come into a home, shoot four people then they are just gone, they just get away with it,...
  • American Idol winner Scotty McCreery victim in Raleigh home invasion robbery

    05/06/2014 7:10:18 AM PDT · by CodeJockey · 9 replies
    WTVD-TV/DT, Raleigh, NC ^ | 5/5/2014 | WTVD
    RALEIGH (WTVD) -- American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and some friends were the victims of a home invasion style robbery in the 2100 block of Raleigh's Wolf Tech Lane just before 2 a.m. Monday. The area is an apartment complex near the N.C. State campus and McCreery is a student at the university. Click here for Google map of the area. According to Raleigh police, three armed people came into the home and took wallets, cash, and electronic items before fleeing.
  • Police: Violent Home Invasion One of Worst Attacks in Madison (animals attack pregnant woman)

    03/11/2014 4:06:19 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 68 replies
    WKOW (Madison) ^ | March 10, 2014 | Jennifer Kliese
    MADISON (WKOW) -- Police arrested six people believed to be involved in what they're calling one of the most brutal crimes in recent memory. . . . The suspects are accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting the woman who was six months pregnant. "I can tell you that in my 27-plus years of policing here in Madison, this is probably one of the most disturbing and heinous crimes that I've ever seen," says Interim Chief Randy Gaber.
  • State Passes Law to Legalize Shooting Police (Indiana)

    02/04/2014 8:56:17 PM PST · by virgil283 · 62 replies
    "Finally some rational legislation is passed concerning public servants unlawfully entering another persons property...... Well, Indiana has taken action to recognize the unique character of a citizens home and to ensure that a citizen feels secure in his or her own home against unlawful intrusion by another individual or a public servant.
  • Cedar Hill mayor reflects after stepson killed breaking into home

    01/01/2014 6:46:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    wfaa.com ^ | 31 December, 2013 | SEBASTIAN ROBERTSON
    CEDAR HILL Throughout his five terms as the city's mayor, Rob Franke has been open about his stepson's battle with addiction. On Tuesday he spoke openly about his stepson's death. Joshua Slaven, 31, was fatally shot by a homeowner as he broke into a residence located on Stoney Creek Drive around midnight Christmas Eve. Franke says his stepson of more than 25 years has battled addiction since he was a teenager. Throughout his life, Slaven checked into numerous rehab facilities to treat his heroin addiction. (snip) "We saw that Josh was on something, and something different," said Franke. "He...
  • Cedar Hill homeowner shoots suspected would-be burglar on Christmas Eve

    12/31/2013 7:31:16 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | 25 December, 2013 | Tanya Eiserer
    A Cedar Hill homeowner fatally shot a suspected would-be burglar overnight, authorities say. Joshua Slaven, 31, was pronounced dead at 11:59 p.m. on Christmas Eve, according to the Dallas County medical examiner. Authorities say the shooting occurred on Stoney Creek Drive about midnight when a man attempted to break in through a window.