Homeowner Attacked While Doing Yard Work, Shoots Man In Neck

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 Attacked While Doing Yard Work, Shoots Man In Neck
Homeowner Attacked While Doing Yard Work, Shoots Man In Neck
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

Las Vegas, NV –-(Ammoland.com)- News in 6 reports in Tulsa Oklahoma this week (5/23/2016) police are investigating a shooting in south Tulsa. About a dozen police cars responded to a 911 call to the 9400 block of South 68th East Avenue around 9:30 Monday night.

In the call, a woman told them someone was acting oddly on her property, rolling around in the yard and pounding on her door. Another 911 caller said a man, who appeared to be very intoxicated, was hiding in one person's bushes and knocking on another's door.

While patrolling the neighborhood for that call, officers said they found another person who told them he was looking for his “very intoxicated friend who was causing problems.” That’s when Officers heard gun shots nearby.

When police got to that home, they saw a man in his 70s applying pressure to a gunshot wound on another man’s neck. The homeowner, told police the wounded man approached while he was doing yard work and punched him in the back of the head, knocking him to the ground.

The man continued to punch him and got on top of him to continue the beating. The homeowner was carrying a gun, fired a warning shot and then fired another shot in the man's neck.

The 23 year old aggressor was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Doctors performed emergency surgery on him but he did not survive.

NewsOn6.com – Tulsa, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports – KOTV.com |

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Who carries their gun while doing evening yard work? Smart people that’s who! You rarely get to pick where and when you or your loved ones will be attacked. (If you think you will be attacked, don’t go there!)

Attacks by criminals are always a surprise, so always carry your gun, DUH! We always advise picking a firearm that is small enough to carry without discomfort. Larger, heavier guns tend to be left at home or in the car. A .380 in your hand beats a .45 left in the car every time!

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

About Bob Irwin

The writer is the owner of The Gun Store in Las Vegas and has a gun talk radio show “Fired Up with Bob Irwin” Firedup is now on KSHP 1400 am radio from 5 to 6 pm on Thursdays and at the same time also on YouTube “Fired Up with Bob Irwin“.

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Dragonheart

When I get dressed in the morning I put my gun on and it doesn’t come off until i get undressed, because I believe if you are going to carry then you need to carry full time. Irwin is right on and I suspect “Tex’ is some kind of a Liberal transplant because I am a real Texan and we believe in the right of self defense.

Jim Burke
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Jim Burke

We don’t get to choose where, when or if we will forced to fight and we should all be prepared. I found that I was forced by clothing and weather on what size model of firearm to carry. I found that sub compacts are great for sticking under a t shirt and shorts when working outside and other size firearms for different clothing and seasons. Honestly, that was my excuse for buying more guns…

Cea
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Cea

Well, I carry my pistol while doing yard work. I lock my house too. It is pretty common to have people just walk in while you are outside, somewhere nearby. I don’t live in a “bad area” at all. But goons show up when least expected. They make their living by counting on unsuspecting, trusting people (sheeple?) not being ready for them. And knowing and preparing for that, isn’t being paranoid. It is just smart. Tex has made several harsh (to say the least) remarks on many recent articles here. I was ready to ask him to take a chill… Read more »

Dave Brown
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Dave Brown

I should read more of the comments, but nope. Anyway, when I am in the yard or garage I carry an NNA32 or better but just a hair bigger a Desert Eagle Micro 380. The rest of the time at least for now as I have been doing this for over 40 years is a Kahr PM40, NS, Laser, and a odd little light. Now the 3 mentioned pistols do not have safeties and really do not need them. But I like safeties, I grew up with them and would not hunt without one. So each of the above pistols… Read more »

Colonialgirl
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Colonialgirl

TEX is a liberal Texas invader from NY, NJ, or MA that picked the nickname “Tex” to blend in with his fake Stetson, Just My Size Jeans, and cowboy boots from Walmart. He probably lives in Austin, liberal LALA city.

Colonialgirl
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Colonialgirl

Jorge said:
(GOOGLE TRANSLATE)

WHAT THIS ARTICLE READ ALL THOSE THAT WOULD HAVE TO EMIT WEAPONS, BY A
TIKET COOKIES TO BUY OR IS LIKE THOSE CARAMELOS.ASÍO ( ?????) not prioritize verifi
MENTAL HEALTH CAR ABOUT GUNS HAVE PREVIOUSLY WANT WITHOUT A CERTIFICATE OF
MENTAL AND WITHOUT HOUSING PROFILE HEALTH STANDING THE REST OF CITIZENS, TO THAT IS IN
AS EXPOSED AND AT THE MERCY OF ANY PSYCHOPATH OFFENDER OR TERRORIST TO DECIDE AGRE
Dirlo, WITHOUT A REASON.

Colonialgirl
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Colonialgirl

Tex is most probably a transplanted MASS, NY, or NJ liberal moron who lives in Austin and takes the nickname “tex” so he fits in under his fake stetson hat and Walmart cowboy boots.

TheGunnyRet
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TheGunnyRet

According to Tex, if the 23 year beat the old man it would be ok…An probably Blame the Police for not getting to the scene in time…IMO the perp deserved it…

Brian
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Brian

I never mow my yard without my Ruger strapped to my side. Wild turtles, ravaging bunny rabbits, and flying feral critters of all kinds; the yard can be a dangerous place. And now I’ve got to worry about drunks?

Vanns40
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Vanns40

What is wrong with you? The most dangerous of all, the mosquitoraptor, is always lurking in the early morning and late afternoon on treetops and telephone poles. With a swooping kill speed in excess of stupid thoughts exiting Tex’s mouth they are, indeed, to be feared the most.

2nd Amender
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2nd Amender

Alcohol, ‘death in a bottle’!

load ammo, not your your self!

self respect, discipline, and responsibility…….virtues on the extinction list

Chuck M
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Chuck M

2nd Amender, a very wise man indeed.

Jorge Norberto Pedace
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Jorge Norberto Pedace

ESTE ARTICULO LO TENDRÍAN QUE LEER TODOS AQUELLOS QUE SE DESPRENDEN DE ARMAS, POR UN
TIKET PARA COMPRAR GALLETITAS O CARAMELOS.ASÍO ES COMO AQUELLOS QUE NO PRIORIZAN VERIFI
CAR LA SALUD MENTAL DE QUIENES QUIEREN TENER ARMAS PREVIAMENTE, SIN UN CERTIFICADO DE
SALUD MENTAL Y SIN PERFIL HABITACIONAL,COLOCAN AL RESTO DE LOS CIUDADANOS,ES DECIR EN TO
TAL INDEFENSIÓN Y A MERCED DE CUALQUIER AGRESOR PSICÓPATA,O TERRORISTA QUE DECIDA AGRE
DIRLO,SIN TENER UN PORQUÉ.

John Carr
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John Carr

I can’t believe you said that……….Whatever it is.

Swampeast
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Swampeast

Democrat Jorge said he likes goats, wanted a burrito when he was done and to hell with the English language.

Davis
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Davis

Touche’

Joe
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Joe

I carry a Judge with # 8 shot shells in case of snakes while mowing my 5 acres. (rattlers or copperheads will be dealt with, black racers and garter snakes get transferred to the woods) I would also feel netter in the event of a two legged snake coming around as being out in the country I might not have the police there when I need them most.

TEX
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TEX

Irwin,I’ll give you credit for one thing ! You are consistent in making an idiot out of yourself !

ManInBlack
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ManInBlack

OK Tex…

jon
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jon

Tex,
You’re brilliant mind has again blown us all away.

Rog
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Rog

Tex is not his real name he is a dumb liberial that stands for destroying America and the freedoms we share because of 2nd amendment 2 bad someone didn’t have a gun in that night club in Florida that would be a different story that mussulm would have been stopped before so many died very sad more Americans will die because of our weak leadership in America blood is on there hands for not going after terrorists

Davis
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Davis

No “Tex” you seem to be the IDIOT, again. If this elderly gentleman wasn’t carrying his weapon at the time, which IS the SMART thing to do, the media surely wouldn’t be covering HIS murder because it deff wont fit their agenda or bring them any media sensationalism.. I’m all but sure you don’t see beyond the tip of your nose at the whole picture. The carrying of a firearm does and has once AGAIN saved an innocent life but as I’m sure being the true liberal hypocrite you are sir you would be the first one to go for… Read more »

Vanns40
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Vanns40

Let’s not call Tex names, instead, let’s ask him for facts. Okay Tex, exactly what are you referring to in your negative comments? Are you able to intelligently and rationally set forth, point by point your obvious objection with something Mr. Irwin said?

Let’s hear it.

Farmer
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Farmer

I do believe you have frightened Mr. Tex away.

Gene Ralno
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Gene Ralno

I’d guess you’re from Houston or South Dallas.

Lee
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Lee

Sound advise for sure