Home Owner Shoots & Wounds Late Night Robber

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

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USA –-(Ammoland.com)- The Columbus Dispatch reports in 9/23/2016 Franklinton, Ohio, Officers were dispatched to 88 Dana Avenue just after 4:30 a.m. on a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a 27 year old male, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Officers learned that he had kicked in the back door of a nearby home on South Princeton Avenue. The 55-year-old homeowner there had confronted the intruder and ultimately shot him.

The home invader then fled from the house. He was found about a block away near another home on Dana Avenue.

Columbus police said the wounded suspect was transported to Mount Carmel West Hospital where he was listed as in stable condition. He is expected to recover.

He has been arrested and charged with aggravated burglary.


Short and sweet.

Kick in a victim’s back door at 4 in the morning, get shot, get caught and go to jail.

I expect his facial tattoos aided in the quick identification of the suspect.

Perhaps the near death experience will cause a career change. If not a trip to the morgue is probably inevitable. If his next victim is not a better shot, he will eventually find one who is.

A gun in the home and the ability to use it effectively saves the intended victims lives again!

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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Criminal made it easy, he has four marks on his face, just aim and shoot.

Jon Paradis

Kicking in doors is a popular tactic, I want to suggest that 2 brackets and a 2×4 installed on your side garage/pedestrian door will prevent the bad guys from entering.

Chad Bell

I’ve always thought and have been told two to center mass and one to the head as well…until I met a Special Ops, active duty green beret recently and he asked me why would you make one of the smallest targets(the head) one of your attempts to eliminate a threat. He said they are trained to shoot two center mass and then they shoot the pelvic area. Lots of arteries and traumatic damage done there plus the perp has no way to retreat at that point. Just sharing a little input from a seriously trained great American who is still… Read more »


With a face like that you know his mama is really proud of her boy.


Nothing says “I don’t want a job” more than face or neck tattoos.


Yes, several rounds center mass for sure…to hell with 1 round, no no no, multiple rounds folks.


If confronted by someone looking like this, who kicked in my door, he would be in serious trouble – the magazine would be emptied – some to center of mass and some to his ugly head – what a creep, you can see that he is not wrapped to tight. Thanks for Castle Doctrine !

Daniel pukach

Remember folks two the chest one to the head
Works every time .
Now the home owner will have to go to court and defend his actions and maybe the ass wipe will try to sue him in court
And the home owner will have to worry that the ass wipe will some day come after him or his family.

Dead men tell no tales

peewee henson

AGREE 1000%


Not in Ohio. Castle Doctrine… occupied dwelling broken into, occupant has the presumptive right to use any level of force he deems suitable, and will not be second guessed bu government. Too bad EVERY state does not have similar laws.


Practice, practice, practice. NO guarantee, but it helps greatly in a tense moment, RELY on muscle memory, it works. IMO


I’m on night alert… anyone who would kick in my door would be shot……………..ah……. DEAD.
Little more range time for the homeowner is called for.