Today is Friday, April 25, 2014rss RSS feed

By AWR Hawkins

Grandmother Shoots Armed Robber to Defend Granddaughter

Grandmother Shoots Armed Robber to Defend Granddaughter

AmmoLand Gun News

AmmoLand Gun News

Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)-  On January 5th 2014, 63-year-old grandmother Elzie Pipkins shot and killed an armed robber who was targeting her house for the second time in a matter of weeks.

The robber, Devon Antonio Young, had robbed Pipkins’s Shreveport, Louisiana, home in mid-December, stealing her .38 revolver. Thereafter Pipkins went to a pawn shop and bought another revolver so she would be able to “protect her own.”

According to the Shreveport Times, on Sunday night Pipkin heard her granddaughter talking about a man walking toward the front door. The grandmother went to check, but before she could get to the door Young “done bust in the house and said, ‘Nobody move.’” Pipkins’ granddaughter said, “Oh Lord, Granny, he has a gun.”

Young handed Pipkins’s granddaughter “a bag to fill with valuables.” Pipkins intervened, offering him the money in her purse, hoping he would “take that and leave.” A dissatisfied Young demanded the money in the safe and walked Pipkins to the safe “with a shotgun at her back.”

Pipkins said, “I was so nervous, I messed up two or three times as I was unlocking the safe. I prayed, ‘Oh Lord, help me get through this. Oh Lord, it’s going to be me or him.’”

When she opened the safe she placed one hand on “a bag of change” and one on her handgun. Pipkins said, “here you go,” reaching the bag toward the robber. He took a hand off his gun to grab the bag and Pipkins turned and shot him in the chest.

Young then fought to get his hands back on the shotgun, but Pipkins grabbed the barrel of it, shoved it up in the air, and shot at Young again with her handgun.

Young fled the home and collapsed about a block away.

Said Pipkins:

Just $55 in coins, and he lost his life; Lord Jesus, I wish the young people today would just think, go to school, get an education and a good job and buy what [they] want. Don’t try to take from someone who has worked all their life and still doesn’t have nothing to give.

Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins.

About:
AWR Hawkins writes for all the BIG sites, for Pajamas Media, for RedCounty.com, for Townhall.com and now AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.

His southern drawl is frequently heard discussing his take on current events on radio shows like America’s Morning News, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, the Ken Pittman Show, and the NRA’s Cam & Company, among others. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal (summer 2010), and he holds a PhD in military history from Texas Tech University.

If you have questions or comments, email him at awr@awrhawkins.com. You can find him on facebook at www.facebook.com/awr.hawkins.

Ammoland Click to read AmmoLand FTC Marital Disclosures Distributed to you by - AmmoLand.com – The Shooting Sports News source.
  • 5 User comments to “Grandmother Shoots Armed Robber to Defend Granddaughter”

    1. sdiver2006 on January 10, 2014 at 7:05 AM said:

      Hell ya,
      One for the Good guys

    2. Way to go, Granny !!! This is THE way to make sure he won’t come back again !!! God bless !!

    3. Gandmother and granddaughter saved because of a handgun on January 10, 2014 at 11:45 AM said:

      […] From Ammo Land… […]

    4. Bob Shell on January 10, 2014 at 11:48 AM said:

      We need more grannies like her. She just took out the garbage

    5. LOVE YA GRANDMA !!

    Leave a Comment

    • Sign up Ammoland for your Inbox

      Daily Digest

      Monthly Newsletter

    • Recent Comments

      • Lou: Ask Dustin Friedland if he had justifiable need. Oh that’s right we can’t. He was murdered by four...
      • james: Perhaps Dick has been hanging out with Bob Costas too often?
      • Chris: Hey Jerry, You don’t represent me ! I believe you are a coward and a traitor to to USA. You hide behind...
      • james: Gov Brewer is on her way out and she knows it. She has no plans to seek reelection as of today.
      • james: The only reason he goes on these speaking engagements is not for the money, it keeps him on the road away from...
    • maximum
      Login with Facebook: Log In
      Powered by Sociable!
    • Facebook Activity

    • Google+ Direct Connect

    Copyright 2014 AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News | Sitemap | Μολὼν λαβέ

    Sign up for the Ammoland Daily Digest

    * indicates required
    Daily Digest is a daily recap of Firearms industry news, 2nd Amendment politics , and product articles delivered to the inbox. Stay informed to keep your Individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
    Yes, I want the Monthly email newsletter subscription to Ammoland so I can get a single newsletter once a month on the hot new products from the Firearms Industry!
    9271064
    9764928