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USA –-(Ammoland.com)- AL.com reports 06-22-2017 in Mobile County, Alabama, a homeowner shot three suspects during an attempted home invasion in Theodore on Thursday afternoon, the Mobile County Sheriff's Office said.
Detectives said a 62-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran shot the suspects as they were trying to get into his home on Thomas Road. According to police, the suspects have broken into the man's home before and threatened to harm him if he reported the incident to authorities.
The homeowner however, did report the first incident. Apparently aware of that, when the suspects returned to the residence Thursday, they fired several rounds through the front door. The victim was hit in the shoulder. The victim returned fire, injuring all three suspects.
Investigators said two of the suspects drove away from the victim's home to a Dollar General Store in the 10800 block of Dauphin Island Parkway. Deputies arrived at the store to find the two suspects on the ground.
Two of the three suspects shot by a 62-year-old marine veteran when they invaded his home were denied bond when they appeared before a judge Friday morning.
The victim and suspects have been transported to a local hospital. Their conditions are unknown at this time. The sheriff's office said the suspects are in custody while at the hospital and will be booked into Mobile County Metro Jail when released.
The returning criminals fired through the door in an apparent murder attempt. It is not clear in the reports whether the Marine fired back through the closed or open door. In either scenario his life was clearly in danger.
As the investigators and the court refer to the incident as a home invasion, we can assume they were coming in when shot. No mention of the third suspect in the initial report.
The criminals here underestimated the toughness of a Marine. I’m proud my Grandson is one. Semper Fi!
Bob Irwin, Las Vegas
About Bob Irwin
Bob is retired after 30 years of ownership of The Gun Store & Indoor Range in Las Vegas. He continues his 2A issues show “Fired Up with Bob Irwin” on YouTube and on KSHP 1400 AM radio (Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.) As a firearm instructor of Concealed Firearm Applicants, Armed Security Officer and Law Enforcement Academies over his career, Bob appears frequently as an expert witness for firearm & use of force cases in Federal, State and local courts.