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postheadericon Death Of Two Armed Robbers In Unrelated Home Invasions Ruled As Self-Defense — A Tale Of Two Crooks

HENRICO COUNTY, VIRGINIA — Two unrelated home invasions, two justifiable homicides. That’s the verdict from a recent ruling by the Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. Taivon M. Fox, 19, was a star high school quarterback that recently graduated and the other, Jarrelle J. Pringle, 21, wasn’t really known for much at all. Now they’re both dead after each took it upon himself to violently break into other people’s homes.

via Richmond Times-Dispatch

“After reviewing the facts of each case, we found that, in both cases, the evidence was clear that the person who discharged the weapon did so in self-defense,” Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor said in an email.

In Fox’s case, he used a woman to lure a man out from his home. The woman claimed she had accidentally bumped into the man’s vehicle. When he went out to inspect damages, Fox and an accomplice snuck into the home. When they discovered the occupant’s girlfriend on the couch, Fox began beating her with a baseball bat.

Sensing something was off, the man returned to his apartment to find the door locked — which he confirmed he had left open when he walked outside. According to the man’s affidavit to police, he saw Fox standing over his girlfriend with a baseball bat.

The second intruder was upstairs rummaging through the couple’s belongings. The man entered the apartment and retrieved a gun from the kitchen. When Fox made a move towards the man, he opened fire. The girlfriend then got up and retrieved another handgun and shot Fox and the other intruder. Both intruders escaped the home but collapsed shortly thereafter. Fox succumbed to his injuries and died.

Jarrelle J. Pringle died in a separate home invasion. Both he and an accomplice broke into a home only to discover a guest sleeping on the couch. When they pointed their guns at him, he used his own handgun to shoot both of them. Pringle died at the scene.

We’re covering this story to highlight an important detail about home defense.

The situations surrounding each case were extremely different. In the first case, the victim was lured out from his home. They used a simple ruse and it backfired. In the second, the crooks came in guns drawn.

That’s how fast and insidious these situations can be. There’s not a whole lot of warning and even with the killing of both of these intruders ruled as self-defense, there can still be a lengthy investigation process that can take months to fully wrap up.

Prepare for the moment. It’s the only reliable way you can deal with a situation that completely spirals out of control. Whenever possible, the closer that gun is to you, the better the chance you can use it should the need arise.

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postheadericon Two Home Invasions In One Night In Houston — See If You Can Spot The Difference On How They Played Out

HOUSTON, TEXAS — We just finished covering a home invasion where a man had to wrestle control of a gun from one of the armed intruders before he could fight back to defend himself and his family. Go figure, that same night, another home got broken into in Houston and the homeowner was armed. It worked out a bit differently…

We already reported on that first home invasion here. The guy did what he had to do to defend himself and we’ll never fault him for that. However, in the second event of the evening, the homeowner was armed with a .22 caliber rifle and shot the intruder twice in the chest before the intruder fled.

According to MySanAntonio News, the suspect was apprehended outside the home and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment for his gunshot wounds. He’ll likely face criminal charges relating to the unlawful intrusion into that man’s property.

One homeowner doesn’t have a gun and is forced to fight for control of one to defeat two armed intruders pointing guns at him and his family. He takes a bullet to the hand and a grazing wound to his head. The other homeowner suffers no injuries.

This is where guns come into play, folks. It’s better to have one and never need it than to need it and not have it. The level of pain and misery required to overpower two intruders bent on violence is completely different than neutralizing the threat with your own gun.

Everyday carry of a firearm just isn’t in the cards for some people. While I would personally hope that any law-abiding citizen that can hold a gun, should, I fully realize there will be people who just simply won’t. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a gun for your own personal protection in your home. In fact, I strongly encourage it.

If an ambulance has to pull up outside your home after a violent home invasion, I would always hope it would be the other guys getting loaded in and not you. That’s a whole heck of a lot easier if you’re the person with the gun.

Personal protection in the home as well as out in the regular world is downright necessary. If not you, who will defend you, your family and your home? Make the conscious decision for it to be you and keep that gun nearby while you’re in the home. It’s a decision that could save your very life.

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