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Another one for the good guys
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Dennis    Posted 02-24-2004 at 13:40:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Homeowner shoots intruder who flees, then dies
Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle

Police say a southeast Houston homeowner shot an armed intruder who'd broken into his house overnight, but no realized the suspect died until a neighbor found the body a block away this morning.

The incident happened in the Sagemont Park subdivision, off Fuqua and Sabo, a subdivision with neatly trimmed lawns and many homes with alarm system signs.

Around 10:15 p.m., three intruders barged into the home in the 10400 Kirklane and tried to rob the homeowner of his car.

The homeowner started shooting and the intruders scattered, police said.

Police searched the neighborhood, but the intruders were believed to have gotten away. Around 8:15 a.m., however, a resident one block away in the 10400 Kirkshire found what is believed to be one of the gunmen's body on a walkway next to his home, shot three times in the chest. A ski mask was next to his body, Houston Police Homicide Sgt. Jim Binford said.

Outside the home that the intruders tried to rob, police recovered an AK-47 covered with blood that one of the gunmen is believed to have dropped.

The slain gunman has not been identified. His friends fled in a turquoise Dodge Durango, police said.

Dieselrider    Posted 02-24-2004 at 16:49:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I truely believe that there should be alot more shooting and alot less lawyers.

toolman    Posted 02-24-2004 at 16:53:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
you mean shoot lawyers too ?

Dieselrider    Posted 02-24-2004 at 18:38:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well I'm not puttin any ideas in folks heads but, do you know what they call 100 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?...... A good start!!Lol:)

Maggie/TX    Posted 02-24-2004 at 14:53:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
If the body truly was that of one of the home intruders, (which can be determined fairly easily with fingerprinting off the gun found in the yard of the home that was invaded as well as blood testing) then I say Good Riddance!

I always liked a line from the movie, Judge Roy Bean, "If he wanted a chance, he shoulda gone somewhere else."

Mugway    Posted 02-24-2004 at 15:01:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree completely,besides it saves money on a trial and locking him up for a few years so he can get out and do the same thing all over again,a bullets cheaper.

Bob/Ont    Posted 02-24-2004 at 14:31:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
He could have been the innocent victum of a drive by shooting late at night though.
Later Bob

Stan ETenn    Posted 02-24-2004 at 16:34:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep and his boggin just fell off his head.

free fire zone    Posted 02-24-2004 at 16:02:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't you just love them Texicans

Ron,ar    Posted 02-24-2004 at 15:40:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't think no drive by shooter is gonna leave his ak-47 behind. And even in Texas they frown on folks just going for a late nite walk that heavily armed.

~Lenore    Posted 02-24-2004 at 15:21:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
yep, poor guy.
He must have stood facing that drive by shooter being he recieved three shots to his chest.
Those upscale Houston neighborhoods always have drive by shootings. We all wear ski masks too because of the extreme cold weather, 50 degrees just freezes us.

Probably just a coincidence that he was shot by a drive through shooting just a block away from where that other citizen was being robbed at gun point and on the same night.

Bob/Ont    Posted 02-24-2004 at 15:41:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
50 Deg Eh. must have been a water skiing mask he had on. Them upscalr Hustonians get upset when they find Water Ski Bums in their neighbourhood.
Later Bob

toolman    Posted 02-24-2004 at 15:18:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
well then bob if thats the case i do hope he learned his lesson, he should been home with his family instead of roaming the streets all hours of the night,yup that,ll teach ya been doin anyways ,haven,t heard from you in a while, got spring yet?

Bob/Ont    Posted 02-24-2004 at 15:44:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Been keeping a low profile Toolman, afraid to go out now I hear what them Texans do to you if you wear a ski mask. Likely lots of them lurking all around you know.
Later Bob

toolman    Posted 02-24-2004 at 15:54:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup them ski masks could make things dangerous for us northern folks since most of us carry one in our back pocket most all the time, just to keep warm, we might have to be careful when DJ and TAMMY come up this summer , maybe we should send a picture down to ole DJ just so he knows it us in them masks, but how we gonna explain away our ak47,s, a cane , walkin stick maybe.i don,t think that guy did a very good job on them either , like i mean only 1 out of 3. we would of chased the other two right to their front doors to get them, you know equal rights an all, i would of anyways lol.

T D in Tennessee    Posted 02-24-2004 at 14:23:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
sic em

teresa    Posted 02-24-2004 at 15:51:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
This reminds me of this story.In the next county to me a few years ago a farmer had intruders and he shot at them killing one, the other one was injured. Bear in mind these youths had caused him trouble in the past and had criminal records. The farmer went to prison - 3 years I think it was. The surviving lad tried to sue the farmer saying he wasnt able to work because of his injuries, at the time of the court case the lad was in prison for drugs charges how can this be called justice. Its the boys fault he died , if he didnt go to burgle then he wouldnt have been shot simple.

Maggie/TX    Posted 02-24-2004 at 19:57:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't know what state you're in Teresa. Used to be here in Texas they had the law set up that the intruder had to be shot inside the house, or at least part way in the house for it to be legal self defense. So many folks kept dragging those poor ole shot-up boys halfway into the house that they finally said to heck with it and changed the law. Now, if you "feel in fear of your life, the lives of your family, or feel your property is in danger" you can shoot them. Inside, outside, don't matter. "Don't mess with Texas." :)

toolman    Posted 02-24-2004 at 16:22:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
i was at a meeting one night and the RCMP canadian police were there , they advised us if we ever found ourselves in a situtation where we had to do something like this, then to make it clean, do them all in and finish them off, no problems afterwards and also to try and hit them in the front, so no one could say they were trying to run away and never posed a threat to you when they were running away, course the official policy is not to do stuff like that and call the police , but like they said if you wait for us you probably won,t be around anymore.

Michael M    Posted 02-24-2004 at 17:14:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, When I moved out here in the hills, I went to the local sheriff to renew my personal protection permit, license to carry a concealed handgun. He told me straight out that as far from town as I lived, I was on my own. He only asked that I try to bring in any tresspassers alive, or to make sure they were dead, and mine was the only story getting told.
Funny thing, we had to call the sheriff once because of a minor theft. He called us back over an hour later to ask directions to our house.
Response time? How long it takes me to decide whether I want to call them or not.
Like the sign on my gate says.....
"No Tresspassing. Violators will be shot. Survivors will be violated" EG
Means Evil Grin

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