Homeowner Fatally Shoots Robbery Suspect In Fort Bend Co.

Bob Irwin dissects the latest self defense and other shootings of the week. What went wrong, what went right and what we can learn from defense with a gun.

Homeowner Fatally Shoots Robbery Suspect In Fort Bend Co.
Homeowner Fatally Shoots Robbery Suspect In Fort Bend Co.
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

Las Vegas, NV –-(Ammoland.com)- KTRK-TV ABC 13 reports today (5/12) in Fort Bend County, Colorado, a homeowner shot and killed a man trying to rob him Wednesday night.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff told Eyewitness News the would-be robber demanded money from the homeowner as he stopped in his driveway in the 18300 block of Mossy Creek.

Reacting quickly to the threat, the homeowner grabbed a gun from his vehicle and shot the would-be robber twice. The incident is being investigated as an attempted armed robbery.

Two weapons were recovered at the scene, one belonged the homeowner and the other apparently was wielded by the robber, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The deceased robber was a male in his 20s. Neighbors report that they saw a black truck with two people inside speed off after the incident. It seems likely that they were some additional accomplices.

The Sherriff had a stern message for criminals coming to his jurisdiction. “Don’t come into Fort Bend County and start waving guns around because you could leave in a bag,” he said.

Note: A photograph taken just moments after the incident shows the homeowner, with his gun in hand, standing steps away from the robber’s lifeless body in his front yard.

Comments:

Perfect! Action beats re-action every time. The intended victim fires before the robber can react. The other two bad guys run of course, instead of coming to the aid of their friend. There really is no honor among thieves.

But the photo with the body and holding your gun after the shooting? If you really want a picture, that fact is best kept to yourself. It might be interpreted as a hunter’s trophy by the press (or dead guy’s lawyer).

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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Bruce

Any body know who the victim was?

Greg Tag

KTRK is a Houston station. Ft Bend County is suburban Houston- nothing to do with Colorado, this shooting was in Texas. The bad guy was committing a crime that in Texas is called “Aggravated Robbery”. Texas Penal Code Section 9.32 says it is PRESUMED to be reasonable to use deadly force against someone attempting to commit robbery or aggravated robbery, among other serious crimes such as murder, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, and aggravated kidnapping. 9.32 also declares it is presumed reasonable to use deadly force to prevent or defend against home invasion and carjacking, but in Texas the statute… Read more »

Tionico

I find it more than disturbing that the homeowner’s firearm was also confiscated by the attending officer. On what basis? Is he charged? Or even suspected? If not, confiscating his weapon is wrong. Now he is defenseless. What happens when the dead guy”s pals show up to “settle the score” with the valiant and fast homeowner and he is now disarmed? THIS IS WRONG!!!

The Dude

That’s where a couple of extras in the safe come in handy.

Eric_CA

I like the sheriff’s comment. “Don’t come into Fort Bend County and start waving guns around because you could leave in a bag,”

The following quote is irrelevant: “But the photo with the body and holding your gun after the shooting? If you really want a picture, that fact is best kept to yourself.”

First of all the photo was taken “moments” after the incident. Secondly, the photo was taken by a third party. The defender-of-life has no control over someone else taking a photo and posting said photo.

Will

Fort Bend County is in Texas outside of Houston

TEX

Sure is, I’m in Harris !

HMLA-167 Warrior

Mr. Irwin,

Does that “photo with the body and holding your gun after the shooting” really look like a trophy photo to you? Or a selfie? Seriously? Can you not distinguish between a posed photograph and one taken by a bystander during or shortly after the incident? It is highly unlikely that this homeowner yelled to his neighbor, “Hey Ralph, take a pic of me holding my pistol pointed at this here dead body. And make sure you take it with my back towards you.”

Editorial comments such as yours serve no purpose in true journalism.

Jorge Norberto Pedace

ES LAMENTABLE,PERO EL DUEÑO DE CASA ESTUVO EN TODO SU DERECHO Y LO EJERCIÓ,DE NO HABER ACTUADO RÁPIDAMENTE,DE NO HABER ACTUADO CON SUFICIENTE PRESENCIA DE ÁNIMO,EL MUERTO HABRÍA SIDO ÉL.

Lee

Oi Jorge,
Provelmente voce pode falar ingles tambem… por que voce escreveu em espanhol?
Hi Jorge,
You probably can also speak English… why did you write your comment in Spanish?
Lee

Jesse

So WTF did he say!

HMLA-167 Warrior

Lol. You reply to his Spanish comment in Portuguese in an attempt to get him to write in the “correct” language? Oh the irony…

Lee

Hi Jesse: he said something positive about defending yourself. He is a 2nd Amendment supporter.
Hi HMLA-167: I speak a few languages fluently and I always try to defuse the ridiculous arguments that people get into over language. Has communication improved in the US? No. it is always better if everyone speaks the same language. Immigrants used to instinctively know this. Print two or three identical textbooks in different languages and then complain that we do not spend enough on education. Just plain stupid.

Jesse

Well, I’m Mexican-American or is American-Mexican not sure which is politically correct these days but what’s more important is I’m an American Veteran and I speak what’s being spoken. And since this article was written in English then so be it! Yes, I’m a Bible reading, gun toting American Veteran and would do it all over again!

Wild Bill

Welcome aboard, Jesse. Which service? What do you have for firearms?

Jesse

Thank you Wild Bill, AIT was 67N20 US Army, once in Country I was assigned 67F20 then 67A20. I’ll have to check I think those were the MOS assignments back in the day. I know they have all changed since my day. Viet Nam 71 – 72. Mechanic-Gunner-Crew Chief UH1D (Huey). 162th AHC was 164th CAG USARV out’a Dawg Tam. WOW…I can’t believe I can remember most of that…LOL. This shooting happen about 10 minutes from my house. I’m on the other side of Hyw 6. behind the Palladium Theater. This is too close for comfort. My daily carry is… Read more »

Tionico

same reason you wrote part of your comment in portuguese

james

Google Translate of the above post..

It is unfortunate, but THE HOMEOWNER WAS IN ALL THE RIGHT AND THE EXERTED , HAVE NOT ACTED QUICKLY , IT HAS NOT ACTED WITH presence of mind , IT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE DEAD .

Tionico

google translate is pretty wretched. Its more like

but the homeowner wascompletely in the right, and used it. Had he not acted quickly, and with sufficeint presence of spirit (will), the dead would have been him.