Posts Tagged ‘Kills’

postheadericon 82-Year-Old Homeowner Shoots And Kills Intruder After Being Threatened

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.V. — When a burglar stormed into the garage of an elderly man in the early morning hours, he probably wasn’t expecting the garage’s occupant to be armed.

That was an error that he would soon regret — that is to say, he would regret it had he lived long enough to do so.

As WSAZ reports:

A man is dead after an apparent home invasion in Kanawha County overnight.

Timothy Dean Coker, 24, of Ripley, WV was killed during the incident. Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office tell WSAZ that in the early morning hours Saturday, an 82-year-old man was working in his garage. Coker allegedly broke into the garage through a window and threatened the homeowner.

The homeowner shot Coker, according to deputies, killing him. Detectives are on scene investigating collecting evidence and conducting interviews. No charges are expected to be filed against the homeowner.

I have said it once, and I will say it again: respect your elders.

It’s possible, if not likely, that Coker burst into that garage not expecting a fight. If it was the early morning, the man would have lights on which would broadcast the garage’s occupation, but someone up in the early morning hours tinkering in the garage is not likely someone ready to engage a threat.

However, for this homeowner, his vigilance paid off.

The thug may have been perfectly comfortable threatening an elderly man, but as we’ve seen here many times, you’re probably safer going after a member of another age group. In my experience, older really does often mean wiser, and folks above the age of 70 are pretty likely to be packing some serious home defense capability.

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postheadericon Man Comes Home To Burglar, Who He Shoots And Kills On Sight

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA — 42-year-old Danny Williams was fatally shot after breaking into a home in an attempted burglary.

Williams was shot by the homeowner as he returned from home and found Williams inside.

Police are still investigating, but believe that Williams broke into the home and that the shooting was justified self-defense.

As with many of these similar stories, there isn’t much to say surrounding the details of the incident. It’s usually a three step process:

  1. Intruder enters home
  2. Armed occupant engages intruder
  3. Intruder leaves in either A) a hurry or B) an ambulance

So, here’s to the armed citizen for being able to defend themselves against criminals who look to disrupt our way of life.

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postheadericon Robber Shoots And Kills Man, Bystander Shoots Robber

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE — In the middle of last month, two individuals were shot one after the other when an armed robber shot a victim, and then was shot by a witness in return.

Unfortunately, the original victim was not defended quickly enough for his life.

As Local Memphis reports:

Memphis police are investigating after two people were shot late Wednesday night in south Memphis.

It happened about 10:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of McLemore. Officers arrived to find two people shot. They say an 18-year-old suspect robbed and shot a 24-year-old man. Police say a witness then shot the 18-year-old suspect. The person who shot the suspect is not in custody.

Police say the 24-year-old robbery victim was taken to Regional One, where he died. The suspect is in critical condition at Regional One. Police say this is the 107th homicide for 2017.

Memphis is not one of the safer cities in the United States, and this young thugs did his best to make sure the city kept its poor reputation on that front.

The suspect may only be 18, but he killed a man. He killed a man, and in being shot himself, somehow was able to escape with his own life.

Now, how is that fair?

It isn’t. Obviously.

What can we do about it? Well, we can pay attention to our surroundings. We can be responsibly-armed. If this witness had shot the murderous attacker faster than he had shot the victim, this wouldn’t have been the 107th homicide in the city this year.

Carrying firearms are about exercising your rights, and they are about protecting yourself and your loved ones, first and foremost.

After that, however, using your defensive tool to help the innocent is certainly the next-highest priority.

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postheadericon Resident Shoots And Kills Alleged Intruder

BAXTER COUNTY, AR — A man was shot and killed after allegedly trying to break into a relative’s home, The Baxter Bulletin reports.

Paul James Assaf was shot early this month and killed at the scene, and his body has been taken to a crime lab for analysis. Both state and local police are involved in the investigation.

However, other than that, a lot of this case is a mystery. The Baxter Bulletin did not report whether or not the homeowner was aware of the identity of the home invader, and there is no mention of how the two individuals were related.

Regardless of the details, this break-in gives us two separate reminders in responsible carry:

  1. Family violence is tragic, but it does happen. Please take care to look after you and your loved ones’ safety.
  2. Always, always, always carry at home.

Stay safe out there, folks.

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postheadericon [BREAKING] Gunman Kills 2, Then Shoots Self At UPS Facility In CA

Update @ 2:48pm EST

NBCBayArea.com is reporting that at least 4 people have died in the shooting. The gunman is also said to be among the dead after being transported to the hospital.

UPS spokesman Steve Gaut told reporters that a UPS employee in uniform opened fire on other employees and then “turned the gun on himself.”

Original Article:

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — A gunman opened fire this morning at a UPS facility in San Francisco, killing two and then turning the gun on himself.

As CNN reports;

UPS spokesman Steve Gaut released a statement saying four employees were involved in a “shooting incident” but that the company cannot provide any identifications until the police investigation is complete.

“We understand that there are potentially multiple deaths, although some individuals were transported to the hospital and we are unsure of their status at this time,” the statement said. “The company is saddened and deeply concerned about affected employees, family members and the community we share.”

The gunman is said to have been taken to the hospital, and his condition is not known at this time. Reports have not identified the gunman, nor any affiliation that he may have had with the victims or business.

Employees at a UPS facility in San Francisco were asked to put their hands up as they left the building, according to Kevin Wood, who took this picture from his home across the street.

The San Francisco Police Department released a series of tweets to update the public on the incident, and have lifted the ‘shelter in place’.

We will post more information as it becomes available.

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postheadericon [UPDATED] Angry Ex-Employee Kills 5 At Orlando Business Before Killing Himself

UPDATE @ 3:00pm EST

The identities of four victims have been released by police. The victims are Robert Snyder, 69; Brenda Montanez-Crespo, 44; Kevin Clark, 53; and Jeffrey Roberts, 57. The ID of one victim has not been released.

The gunman, who has been identified as John Robert Neumann Jr., was said to have specifically targeted people during the shooting. One of the witnesses told police that Neumann pointed his gun at her and told her to leave.

The shooting took place in multiple locations inside the business.

Original article:

ORLANDO, FLORIDA — A man, who police say was fired from his job in April, went back to his old employer Monday morning and began shooting. The victims included his old boss, as well as 4 others who have not been identified.

From CNN:

Police have not named the dead gunman, 45, but say he has no ties to terror or subversive groups.

Police responded to the call about 8 a.m. at Fiamma Inc., which makes accessories for recreational vehicles, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said. The business is located in an industrial area northeast of downtown.

Three men and a woman were found dead at the scene, Demings said. Another man died at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

Seven others were inside the business when the shootings took place.

The man responsible has not been identified, but was said to be 45 years old.

Around 8am, police went to the business after receiving a call of shots fired. By the time police arrived, the gunman had taken his own life. He was said to be armed with a knife and handgun.

In 2014, police were called to the same business for a ‘workplace violence’ incident involving the same man responsible for the killings, although no charges were filed.

Check this space for more information as it becomes available.

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postheadericon [VIDEO] “Suicide by cop was my intention.” Man Kills 8, Gives Interview After Being Shot By Police

BOGUE CHITTO, MISSISSIPPI — A man who was determined to get custody of his children from his estranged wife went on a murderous rampage Saturday, killing 8 people. The victims included two boys and a police officer.

From NY Daily News;

Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, gunned down his victims at three separate homes in a rural part of the state and only stopped his bloodshed when he ran out of bullets, according to state investigators.

He was taken into custody by local law enforcement after being shot. He told a Clarion-Ledger newspaper reporter at the scene that he had hoped to die in a shootout.

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The bloody rampage began at about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday at a home in the town of Bogue Chitto after the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a domestic dispute call.

Godbolt, who lives in Bogue Chitto, shot his victims at three separate homes — two of which were in the nearby town of Brookhaven — according to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.

In the video interview below, we witness a rare interview from a person who just committed a mass shooting, and he seems to be relatively calm as he’s speaking with a reporter from the Clarion-Ledger newspaper.

Godbolt told the reporter that a person had called 911 while he was talking with his estranged wife and other members of the family.

When a deputy arrived, Godbolt began to leave and then turned around and started shooting.

The officer who was killed was identified as 36-year-old William Durr, who was with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for 2 years.

The other victims have not yet been identified.

During the interview, Godbolt was asked what’s next for him.

“Death”, Godbolt replied. “My intentions was to have God kill me. I ran out of bullets. Suicide by cop was my intention.”

Godbolt also said that the people who called 911 “cost him his life”, referring to the police officer who was killed. Any sane person, however, would know that it was Godbolt who cost the officer his life, and the lives of the other 7 victims.

In the end, a good guy with a gun stopped this rampage. It’s a sad reality that people are out there who would give their troubles to others by killing. The only thing we have to rely on are armed folks who can be there to step in and take these people out.

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postheadericon Concealed Carrier Shoots And Kills Man Chasing After Him With Gun

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — A man was killed after a self-defense shooting ended a foot chase carried out by the man that was killed, reports RTV6.

You think that’s a little confusing, just wait until you hear what led up to the shooting.

Apparently, the man who was later killed, Keith Banks, age 31, was driving recklessly dangerously close to children, doing doughnuts and burnouts.

A spokesperson with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said that although many people called the police about the issue, Banks left before police arrived.

But Banks was apparently pretty pissed off, if you’ll pardon the French.

Neighbors reported that Banks later returned, furious, threatening to kill someone because the cops were called, according to RTV6.

In a fit of rage, Banks began to chase another man, threatening to shoot him.

Unfortunately for Banks, the other man happened to be responsibly-armed at the time.

The second man drew said handgun, shot Banks multiple times, and reported the bizarre incident to the police.

Banks died at the hospital to which he was taken, according to RTV6.

The second man was not arrested — and good for him — this seems about as clear-cut as they come.

Now, Banks clearly needed help. But when you go around endangering children and threatening the lives of folks, you may end up going after the wrong person.

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postheadericon Store Manager Shoots And Kills Armed Robber During Gunfire Exchange

WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA — When two suspects entered the Coliseum Bingo and Games Wednesday around 5 a.m., the night manager knew he only had moments to draw his gun and get on target. The two armed suspects exchanged shots with the manager. The manager took a hit in the shoulder but was able to mortally wound Deshaun Rashaud Fisher-McCullum. Both armed robbers attempted to flee but Fisher-McCullum was found approximately 300 yards from the scene, expired from his injuries.

According to WFMY News 2, police say that Fisher-McCullum died as a result of gunshots received during the armed robbery. If his accomplice is caught, he will likely face murder charges related to his colleague’s death. The manager’s name hasn’t been released and police are treating this as a self-defense case.

In North Carolina, there are some adult games centers that are targeted due to the influx of cash they receive. Hitting a place in the early morning was likely a calculated move to try to get as much money as possible from the business. These two armed robbers likely thought that having guns was enough to keep anyone from acting ‘out of line’. It wasn’t. When criminals feel that they can threaten the lives of customers and employees, you can bet they’ll do it again.

Thankfully, this business hired the right night manager. Protecting a business with a gun is just a smart move — especially when cash volume makes it a high priority target for hoodlums. Winston-Salem isn’t a particularly violence-prone city in North Carolina but it still has plenty of people who refuse to be victims.

Another factor that likely worked in this manager’s favor was his familiarity with his firearm. There’s a good chance that man had fired his gun before he was stuck in that exchange of gunfire. Basic familiarity, taking cover, and putting rounds on target are often times the only factors that separate the quick from the dead.

When armed robbers enter a place of business, their first thoughts aren’t taking cover. For employees, it should be. Any amount of cover between you and the guy attempting to kill you can play an advantage. There’s less space for the bad guy to hit you and he’s still left exposed to your gunshots.

Good work on behalf of the manager. I hope he recovers from his wounds and gets a bonus for protecting the lives of his patrons.

If you work in a business that deals with either high volumes of cash and/or foot traffic, getting trained up on the proper use of a handgun is the first step to protecting yourself. The second step is to carry that gun every single day, everywhere you’re legally able to. The lives of those around you may well depend on your ability to use that gun properly.

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postheadericon Sometimes Warnings Aren’t Enough: Woman Shoots And Kills Sister’s Boyfriend After Confrontation

SAINT AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA — When her sister gave her a frantic call, one woman and her mother quickly rushed to her aid. The sister’s boyfriend had apparently gotten into a physical confrontation with her and would not leave the premises. Despite having a prior trespassing warning against him, Jeffrey S. Lee, 29, decided to stay at the apartment until the mother and daughter arrived.

According to Jacksonville News 4, Lee proceeded to get into a confrontation with the mother when she told him he needed to leave. That is when the daughter pulled her gun and fatally shot Lee outside the apartment.

Saint Augustine police arrived within minutes and quickly assessed the scene.

“They quickly took the female into custody for their safety, and her safety, that type of thing, then started the initial investigation,” SAPD spokesman Mark Samson said.

While a preliminary investigation is still underway, police are looking at this case as one of self-defense. Before the county prosecutor can make that determination, however, they have to do a full review of the evidence to ensure that the killing was justifiable.

“It very well could be (justified) and that’s why it takes time to do the investigation and get into the apartment the legal way — collect that information and whatever evidence they can collect and get it to FDLE and study it there then tie the whole story together and come up with a conclusion at the end of it,” Samson said.

Under Florida Law, citizens are allowed to exercise ‘Stand Your Ground’. That means that so long as a person has every legal right to be there, he or she has no duty to retreat from a threat. Coupled with the definition of justifiable homicide that includes stopping a violent felony, this gun owner is well on her way to establishing a case of self-defense.

She’s not out of the woods, yet. As traumatic as the event likely was, as painful as it is to live with the consequences of taking another person’s life, she still has a way to go before her life can return to normal.

It’s a long process. And that’s why law-abiding gun owners take that responsibility to defend themselves and their families so seriously. It’s not just the commitment to physically defend one’s self and others, but the fortitude to get through the psychologically and financially daunting process of a homicide investigation.

Don’t let that dissuade you. In cases like this, a warning will not do. When a full grown man is beating on someone’s mother, it would be foolish to think that person wouldn’t step up and use force to ensure her safety.

Carry every single day, everywhere you can.

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