Robber Is Shot Dead While Kicking In Door

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Robber Is Shot Dead While Kicking In Door
Robber Is Shot Dead While Kicking In Door
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

Las Vegas, NV –-( WITN TV News reports this week (5/23/2016) in Wilson, North Carolina police say a home invasion attempt happened on Winoca Road 1:15 a.m. on Monday morning.

When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds outside the home.

The homeowner told police he heard someone trying to kick in the door to his house. He warned the intruder to stop and then fired shots through the door.

The would-be burglar was taken to Wilson Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Officers have identified the dead man as a local 36-year-old.

After consulting with the District Attorney’s Office, police say no charges will be filed against the homeowner whose name is not being released.



Most likely a valid shooting as apparently only the bad guy was hit. That being said, shooting through something you can’t see through carries tremendous risk.

Always try verbal warnings to get some information about who is outside. If that does not help, hide behind cover across the room while calling 911.

Experience says the cops will not arrive in time but they will tape your 911 call, your warnings to the intruder and your shots if you need to shoot. Create a witness for yourself on the 911 tape!

Don’t panic, have a plan and be smart.

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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Just sit back, don’t panic and wait till he succeeds in kicking open the door. THEN put 3 or 4 well placed shots into his sorry ass. Then there will be no debate over the matter.


When I took the class for my CCL, the instructor said that one would be clearer in a self defense situation to shoot through the door. Go figure. I always want to be certain of my target.


do you KNOW homeowner did not have one of those peephole or glass thingies in the door? Or that the door and porch could not be seen from a side window? Then how can you say he’s shooting blind? Come on…. sure, turing the 911 call into a witness is a good idea… but I’ve this feeling homeowner was rather preoccupied with keeping his own skin on him. Glad the perp was not left to “suffer from gunshot wounds” for long…. nor will he ever have to tell his side of the story to a jury. Or cost taxpayers much… Read more »