Homeowner Shoots Home Invasion Suspect

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Homeowner Shoots Home Invasion Suspect
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

USA –-(Ammoland.com)- The Daily Iberian & KABC TV-3 reported 06-07-2017 in Jeanerette, Louisiana, Police Chief Jeffery Matthews said a suspect broke into a house in the 2000 block of Frisco Street around 2 in the morning on Wednesday.

The 60-year-old female homeowner was watching TV in the living room when she heard a noise. She went to the bedroom and retrieved her gun. Hearing more noise, she went into the kitchen and found the intruder!

The first suspect shot at her and she returned fire, hitting him four times. That suspect fell to the ground and a second intruder kicked the back door open and both fled out the back of the home.

They both fled the scene towards the railroad tracks. A blood trail led police over railroad tracks to a patch of grass where the wounded suspect was laying. He was transported to a local hospital and is in critical condition. Police are still looking for the second suspect who is possibly wounded.

Chief Matthews said the hospitalized suspect will be charged when he is released. He did not release the names of either suspect.


An armed homeowner defends herself and wins the gunfight. Clearly this victim had the will and the skill to use her firearm. I love an incident wherein a victim turns the tables on street thugs.

Do you expect that these two would be robbers will try this again? Of course they will! At some point in time we will run out of home invaders!

Note: There were multiple stories here, one sourced from the County Sherriff and one from the Police Chief. Each ignored the other’s investigation. It appears they are competitors rather than colleagues.

Bob Irwin, Las Vegas

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Too bad the pukes lived. We taxpayers will have to pay their hospital bill!


The standard Sharpshooter Fallacy where’s the article on the guy who shot dead a woman for trying to merge in the same lane?


When did Hickok45’s hands become a stock photo? SMH


Sounds like she needs a bigger caliber weapon with hollow points.


And maybe a laser sight.


It sounds like she could use more practice since she only shoots as well a an average cop, if she couldn’t drop both of them with one round each.

JorgeNorberto Pedace

Bravo,perfectamente legítima la acción de defensa personal de la mujer,no solo neutralizó a los delincuentes,sino que evitó que avanzaran sobre ella,a veces con el propósito de propasarse sexualmente.


The best part is that nobody who matters got hurt.

mike DiVito

If she lived in Dem O Rat controlled New Jersey she would be sitting in jail and be hiring a Lawyer . Some of the worst Gun Laaws in the Nation, bar none .

Jim Macklin

The title of this article lead me to think that maybe the homeowner saw the home invader/burglar a few days after the crime as shot the “suspect.” But no! The home owner shot home invaders in her kitchen. There was no suspect when she shot. When the police arrived they found the blood trail and followed it to the critically wound burglar. Police are still seeking his accomplice. When they get the name of the burglar who got away, if the hospitalized burglar talks or DNA or fingerprints reveal the name, that person will be a suspect. In court they… Read more »

Robert DeZinna

Why isn’t this in the mainstream media?

Bill N.

Robert, haven’t you noticed the media is too busy slamming Trump to report any real news. Wake up man.

Aryeh Sax

I don’t think they would make much of the story anyway, they are blindly anti-gun ownership.

Kevin Williams

I am so sick and tired of the misused term “suspect”.

Webfoot Logger

Better than the days when the homeowner would have been labelled a murderer or killer.

American Patriot

To me they are no longer a suspect once they entered the house, they have become home invaders needing a body bag!

Whitney Philbrick

Such shall it ever be when free men must stand tween wars desolation and their own beloved land.

Well done indeed


Ronald Moore

I’m glad the owner of the home is ok. I wonder if anyone sees the change in MO? It used to be that most home invaders never carried firearms; these two came prepared as the lookout kicked the door in to save his partner in crime when it went south! But did the second person know if he was saving his partner when entering, or only respond to the gunfire? It seems many things were missed with this case. Most important the enhanced level of readiness the criminals were at and that the elderly woman was ready and prepared to… Read more »

VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

Another couple of slackers who made the wrong career choice. Now one of them gets to go to trial after he gets over being shot. She put more lead in him than what he could run with, must’ve slowed him down some. Tsk – tsk … perhaps he’ll make some wiser choices when he gets out of the pen … or he might just be stupid and you can’t cure that.

“There is no cure for stupid, there isn’t a pill you can take or an operation that you can get.” – Ron White


Au contraire, the cure is a series of hot lead injections.