Alaskan Homeowner Shot in Home Invasion

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Alaskan Homeowner Shot in Home Invasion
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

Las Vegas, NV –-( Alaska Native News reports this week (7/21/2016) in Palmer, Alaska, Alaska State Troopers responded to a home invasion incident on Plumley Road at 1:16 am on Thursday morning.

When troopers arrived and conducted their investigation, they found that two suspects, unknown to the homeowner “entered the residence through the window,” the trooper dispatch reported on Thursday.

According to the report, the homeowner confronted the two suspects with a firearm, but they fired first, striking him in the arm. The homeowner shot his own gun but it is unclear if either suspect was injured. Both suspects then fled the scene. A second person in the residence at the time was uninjured.

The homeowner, whose identity was not divulged, was transported to the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center for treatment of his injury. The Wasilla Police Department responded to the scene with a K-9 Unit to track the suspects, but were ultimately unsuccessful.

Palmer and Anchorage Alaska Bureau of Investigation investigators responded to the scene to take over the continuing investigation. Charges in the incident are expected to be Felony Assault, and Attempted Murder among others.


We always advocate using warnings, but that is from a position of safe cover. That being said, getting caught in an open area by multiple armed intruders, it appears prudent to shoot first.

You can have the discussion with intruders about why they are in your house at 1 in the morning at some other time. The first consideration in gunfights is your own survival. The resident victim here was very lucky

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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Think how it would of played out if the homeowner was not armed? ?

Terry H

Robbed, raped, murdered.


No, no, no! You’ve got it all wrong. According to the liberal Democrats if the homeowner did not have a gun (probably would have been confiscated by our all-caring government), the bad guys – oops, that’s not politically correct to say – the slightly misguided Hillary voters would have realized the homeowner was a peace-loving tax payer and just left him alone. Why, don’t you know that no guns in the good guys hands – ah, can I say that?- would have fostered peace and love? What’s wrong with you? Are you one of those misguided Christians that carries a… Read more »