Homeowner kills intruder, Cops kill homeowner

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Malum Prohibitum, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    While on the scene officers heard gunshots from inside the home and encountered an adult male. An officer discharged his firearm striking the armed male who was transported to the hospital and he later succumbed to his injuries.

    https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/worl...o-home/ar-BBLk5tE?li=AAggNb9&ocid=mailsignout

    Upon further investigation, authorities learned the man they'd confronted lived in the home and had killed the intruder before he was approached by police. Neither of their identities have been released.

    "This is a very heartbreaking and tragic situation for everyone involved," Police chief Mick Metz said in a statement. "We are providing assistance through victim advocates to help the family of the deceased resident through this very difficult time."

    One of his neighbors, Brad Maestas said he was woken up by early morning gunfire and watched as paramedics rolled his long-time friend away on gurney.
     
  2. Malum Prohibitum

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    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/us/aurora-police-shooting-richard-black.html

    "Mr. Black, known as Gary, did not obey at least five commands to drop his gun, Chief Metz said. As he walked toward them, an officer fired four times, fatally shooting Mr. Black."​

    then again...

    "Chief Metz said the family had told him that Mr. Black had a significant hearing impairment from his time in the military, and it was possible he may not have heard the officers' orders."​

    And he had just discharged a gun inside a dwelling. Ears were probably ringing.


    A 73-year-old Aurora, Colo., man who fatally shot a naked intruder who broke into his home, only to be killed by one of the police officers who responded, may not have heard orders to put down his gun because of a hearing impairment, the police said Thursday.

    Early Monday morning, Aurora police officers approached a home in the northern part of the city where they believed an intruder was trying to drown an 11-year-old child, Police Chief Nicholas Metz said at a news conference​
     
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  3. Malum Prohibitum

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    https://www.thedenverchannel.com/ne...wn-gang-member-had-violent-past?autoplay=true

    More info on Dajon Harper ^. He was a gang member (wears red) who punched his ex gf and threw his own 2 year old kid to the ground during an argument with her. He definitely looks like a blm rioter type. 26 years old, had gotten out of jail 24h before the break in to assault an 11 year old boy. Good riddance.

    Aurora police shot 73-year-old Richard “Gary” Black Jr., a Bronze Star recipient and Vietnam veteran, after investigators said Black shot and killed Harper who broke into his family's home and tried to drown his grandson early Monday.
    Dajon - robbery, theft, attempted murder

    "The suspect used his fist to repeatedly hit the victim about her body," court records show. "He then grabbed the two-year-old child, ran down the street, and threw him into the ground."

    When a good Samaritan tried to stop him, Harper allegedly "grabbed a handgun" and then "fired approximately five rounds at the good Samaritan," the statement further states.

    A plea deal was reached in the case, and Harper pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of possession of a weapon by a previous offender and was sentenced to two years of probation.

    Ken Lane, a spokesman for the Denver District Attorney's Office, said over sive years and more than 33,000 felony cases filed later, they don't have specific details about why a plea deal was reached in the case.
    In other words, "Dajon" shoulda been in prison right now. None of this woulda happened.
     
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  4. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    Another story I read said the victim's son - not the grandson - was also in the house at the time. What was he doing while the cops were confronting his father?
     
  5. OWM

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    I read about this back when it first came out. A terrible chain of events. Without placing blame anywhere this one is just wrong in so many ways. One take away I have is to say that if you get in this type situation make damn sure you are no where near a weapon and hands in plain view before LE gets there. As this shooting shows the bad guy you just shot will not be the biggest threat you will face. The trick is to remember to do that after you have just gone to war in the middle of the night in your own home and now you are waiting on the "Good" guys to come to the rescue.Sad.
     
  6. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    I'd very much agree with that. Irrelevant whether the perp is dead or alive. Once the cops show up, drop the gun, put your hands up and try not to get tricked by contradictory commands. Your life very much depends on it.
     
  7. Phil1979

    Phil1979 Member Georgia Carry

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    I'll call the police when the threat is over and my guns are securely put away.
     
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  8. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    Very true but when others are calling 911 you got a problem.
     
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