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postheadericon Woman Shoots Teen In Head After He And Others Breaks Into Her Home

HOUSTON, TEXAS — A teenager who broke into a woman’s house was shot in the head by that woman, and is now in critical condition but expected to survive.

The incident played out as follows, and other teens are thought to have been involved;

The woman said she was home alone when she heard someone breaking into her home. A relative told Eyewitness News reporter Pooja Lodhia that the teens were hiding behind the victim’s couch when one of them jumped up. That’s when she shot the suspect in the head.

What these teens were up to is anyone’s guess, but they sure did pick the wrong house to enter uninvited.

As for the friends of the shot teen, let’s hope that they are charged with whatever crimes are coming their way. From the article, it is unclear whether the others involved were caught or if they made a run for it after losing a member of their thug team.

Armed at home? It’s always a smart thing. Your firearm should never be too far away and ideally, if you’re awake, should be on your person. Things can happen in an instant, and there’s no telling how quickly you’ll need to access your firearm.

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postheadericon Teen Attempts Re-Entry After Sneaking Out, Family Member Makes Mistake of Their Life

INDIANAPOLIS, IA — A teenager was shot and killed by his own family after his re-entrance in the middle of the night was mistaken for an attempted break-in.

According to RTV 6:

Officers were called to a home in the 1800 block of Routiers Avenue around 4:15 a.m. for a person shot. When they arrived they found a teen lying inside the door of the home, suffering a gunshot wound. That teen was pronounced dead at the scene.

A family member told police that they thought everyone who was supposed to be home at the time was already in the house and that someone was trying to break in. “It’s a very tragic accidental shooting of a family member,” IMPD Officer Jim Gillespie said. The teen was identified as Eugene Dobbins.

Police are not releasing what family member was involved in the shooting. Two people were taken to IMPD headquarters for questioning. Police will work with the Marion County prosecutors office to determine if charges will be filed.

It was later revealed that the teen was either sneaking out or coming back home from having sneaked out. Figures. But there are a couple of lessons that can be taken from this.

1. Family security and trust is everything. What this teen did was unwise, especially if he knew that their family was armed and ready to shoot an intruder, but there is a chance that this could have been avoided by upholding family security — being vigilant about differences of behavior that might indicate that family members are doing something strange is important even when the circumstances aren’t this dire.

2. Vitally important for the shooter — know what you’re aiming at. “Vague shadow” will not hold up in court, and in cases especially like this, the consequences are heart-breaking.

Know your target. Keep your family safe. Please don’t make this kind of mistake.

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postheadericon Armed Teen Shot And Killed By His Armed Target During Attempted Robbery

DEKALB COUNTY, GEORGIA — A teen lost his life and one of his buddies is on the run after they picked the wrong person to try and rob at gunpoint. While a 44-year-old man was walking is dog, the duo pulled up and got out of the vehicle to rob the man at gunpoint.

AJC.com reports;

The 44-year-old man told investigators an SUV pulled next to him in the 5800 block of Cedar Croft Lane in Lithonia and two people got out of the vehicle.

“The suspects attempted to rob the victim with a handgun,” DeKalb police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said Thursday. “The victim pulled his handgun and shot one of the suspects.”

The man called 911.

Officers responded about 10:30 p.m. and found the teen in the road suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Police tried searching for the second suspect, but were unable to locate him.

A quick dog walk can turn bad, and it’s why we consistently promote carrying your firearm all the time. Some will use the excuse of ‘I’ll just be out for a few minutes’, but we all know how quickly things can happen in just a few seconds. When the bad guy finds you, it’s best to be prepared.

While this incident is still under investigation, charges are not likely for the concealed carrier, with police Lt. Rob Bryant saying “the evidence is leaning toward no charges at this time.”

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postheadericon Homeowner’s Son Shoots Three Teen Home Invasion Suspects With AR-15

WAGONER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA — When a group of three teen thugs invaded a home, they likely did not expect what they got — the homeowner’s son, armed and ready, with an AR-15.

According to authorities at the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office, three people, all wearing masks, broke into the home via the back door, reports WPXI.

Their plan was to burglarize the home, but that was not to be.

Two of the suspects were 17, and one was 18, according to WPXI. It is unfortunate that they had to lose their lives at such a young age, but one of them was armed with a knife, and another was armed with brass knuckles.

There was no choice.

A fourth suspect was arrested — 21-year-old Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez was booked on three complaints of first-degree murder and three complaints of first-degree burglary. It is believed that she was to be the getaway driver… if anyone had gotten away.

Rodriguez was in the wrong state to pull getaway driver. as WPXI reports:

“In Oklahoma, those believed to be committing a felony that results in a death can face murder charges, even if they did not actually kill anyone.”

Yikes.

Now, we may disagree on whether or not the woman deserves charges for murder, but there’s no question that these intruders got what they deserved — and she did help with that.

What do you think?

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postheadericon Armed Citizen Stabbed In Neck And Head By Teen, Then Shot At Suspect. The Rest Of The Story Will Piss You Off.

SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA — A gun owner confronted a teenager attempting to break into his car outside his apartment. The teenager turned around and stabbed the man repeatedly in the neck, head, and back before the gun owner drew his handgun and shot at the teenager.

According to the Charlotte Observer, Tyler Aaimer Spencer Nichols, 17, turned himself in and was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, four counts of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and three counts of larceny.

That teen was held on $ 25,000 bail. That’s the criminal equivalent of a slap on the wrist, and that’s the “piss you off” part. For such a crime, a higher bail amount would seem reasonable. No?

Thankfully, the victim was able to get treatment and was released from the hospital.

This is a case of a gun owner trying to do the right thing and stop a teenager from breaking into his property. Unfortunately, he was dealing with a violent thug that wouldn’t hesitate to stab a stranger in the neck. This thug will be a welcome addition to a juvenile correction facility, no doubt.

As for the man, he nearly lost his life. This could have ended much worse considering the extent of injuries he sustained.

A defensive mindset is needed at all times. Never assume just because the person doing the crime is a minor that he will be less prone to using violence. If anything, he may feel he has more to prove.

If you’re not comfortable defending yourself with a gun, you need to hold back and wait for police. It’s okay. In fact, in a lot of cases, it’s probably best for the gun owner to stay back and let police handle it. Rushing into that sort of situation will inevitably put you at greater risk. And it’s with that risk you may be forced to defend yourself against someone who has no compunction about taking your life.

A defensive mindset. Every gun owner needs to have it. Protect yourself, protect your family, don’t put yourself into a risky situation you don’t need to be in.

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postheadericon Teen Accidentally Shoots Burglar Thinking She Was An Animal

WOOD COUNTY, TEXAS — A fourteen year old teenager shot a suspected burglar in the chest after he mistook the burglar for what he thought to be an animal on the property of an abandoned house. The intended target ended up being a 43-year-old woman who had her car hid under a tarp and was on someone else’s property without their permission. She was believed, by police, to be in the midst of burglarizing the empty residence.

According to CBS 19 News, the woman was transported to a nearby hospital. For getting shot in the chest, she appears to be doing a lot better than most. My guess is it was a .22LR round.

Police are still debating whether to charge the youth with the shooting. He DID shoot a possible criminal, true, but that’s still a huge mess-up. Mistaking a person for an animal isn’t confirming your target and it’s definitely not a safe way to pick targets.

Investigators will likely take a lot of factors into consideration for this particular case. It’s a weird one, that’s for sure.

Once the woman gets out of the hospital — if she does — then there will likely be a bit more inquiry related to what she was doing there in the first place.

This is just another example of why it’s so important to reinforce those basic components of firearms safety. There’s no issue with stopping a violent crime or a criminal but if we don’t have the basic knowledge to hold fire until we’ve identified the threat, there’s going to be some serious issues further on down the road.

So, I guess it’s a reminder to us all that firearm safety never gets old. It doesn’t matter if it’s our kid learning to shoot for the first time or someone who’s shot continuously for forty plus years.

I personally hope that this kid gets a good life lesson out of this. At the end of the day, he shot another person in the chest. That’s pretty big.

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postheadericon Teen Who Shot And Killed Mother’s Boyfriend Ruled Self-Defense

CENTRAL ISLIP, NEW YORK — One 18-year-old defended his mother and his own life from his mother’s aggressive boyfriend. Despite using a firearm in self defense, he was still charged with second degree murder. We’ve just received word that charges have been dropped.

According to the Oneida Daily Dispatch, 28-year-old Rashad Woolridge got tossed out of the teenager’s house after the teen broke up a fight between him and his mother. Woolridge allegedly left the premises but returned and called out to the teenager to come out outside.

The procession of incidents has not been fully determined but the teenager’s mother claims she heard a single gunshot. When she stepped outside, Woolridge was dead on the ground.

This is a stark reminder to gun owners that just because self defense can be established, it doesn’t mean the prosecutor will immediately take it. In this case, the New York prosecutor thought he might have a case for charging this youth with murder. Thankfully, the jury backed up the teen’s actions and the case was dismissed.

For all we think we know about self defense and lawful gun use, there will always be some shadow of a doubt. If the prosecutor decides that presents an opportunity for him to make a case, you can bet he will.

We covered another story not too long ago that involved a 14-year-old girl who shot and killed her abusive father. Believe it or not, despite multiple corroborating stories confirming the physical abuse, the prosecutor is still going ahead with charges.

Protect your life — make sure you have all your ducks in a row.

This means getting a restraining order. Put in a home surveillance system so you can monitor what goes on outside your home. Distance yourself from abusive or toxic people. Buy and carry a gun every single day. Take a pistol safety class. Become confident and proficient in your own defense. Have an attorney on speed dial in the event of an emergency.

A lot of people will not do the things I mentioned above. They may do a couple but they won’t do all of them. If any of us ever run into a self defense situation and have to use a gun to defend our own life or the life of another, we will have wished we had done every single one of those things.

Pay now or pay later — everyone pays some time. Our lives are worth it.

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postheadericon Teen Burglary Suspect Fatally Shot By Homeowner After Choosing Wrong House

MIAMI, FLORIDA — One family is irate following the death of their teenage son after he was shot and killed breaking into a home. In a follow-up to a previous article we covered, a 17-year-old was shot and killed by the homeowner after she returned home to find him exiting through a window. We’re covering this specifically to highlight that just because you act in due course of the law, don’t expect your attacker’s family to care at all about that.

According to Miami CBS, the police reported that the home had been burglarized previously in the past. The homeowner installed security and surveillance systems to monitor the home while she was away. When the homeowner was notified that her home had been broken into, she notified police and headed home to see what the damages were. When she got there, she found a 17-year-old thug climbing out her window.

While we covered the gist of that story in a previous article, we wanted to highlight the deceased burglar’s family’s opinion on the matter.

via Miami CBS Local

I don’t care if she have her gun license or any of that. That is way beyond the law… way beyond,” said the deceased burglar’s cousin. “He was not supposed to die like this. He had a future ahead of him. Trevon had goals… he was a funny guy, very big on education, loved learning.”

Get ready… It gets better.

“You have to look at it from every child’s point of view that was raised in the hood,” said Harris. “You have to understand… how he gonna get his money to have clothes to go to school? You have to look at it from his point-of-view.”

So, a homeowner returns home to her property after receiving a notification from her alarm system that her house is being broken into. She comes home to find a 17-year-old climbing out the window. When she confronts him, some manner of altercation took place. In the end, she used her legally licensed gun to neutralize the threat. The result was that teenager made a huge miscalculation and he died because of it.

And now we have an irate family yammering on about how he somehow has a right to another person’s belongings and should feel free to jeopardize that person’s right?

There is a massive disconnect in this world when we actually have to sit down and have a discussion about why society operates off of basic rules. A basic rule is you don’t take other people’s things. A second one is that if you’re willing to potentially assault someone or use force against her unlawfully, that person has a right to protect herself and her property.

The homeowner is believed to be in her mid-50s. She’s not about to scrap with some 17-year-old roughneck that doesn’t understand how property works. It’s tragic when anyone loses their life needlessly but in this particular case, there is definitely the absence of any notion of wrong-doing on behalf of the home owner.

Don’t get me wrong — if I lost a close family member to something stupid like this, I’d be emotional, too. I would, however, mind my words carefully on how I decide to phrase the argument that the family member had a transcendent right to violate another person.

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postheadericon US teen pleads guilty to $100 million gaming hack

An Indiana teen has pleaded guilty to his involvement in a hacking ring that is said to have stolen data worth more than $ 100 million from major gaming developers.

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