Las Vegas Homeowner Shoots and Wounds Home Invader

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Las Vegas Homeowner Shoots and Wounds Home Invader
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

USA –-( The Review Journal reports on 06-29-2017 here in Las Vegas, Nevada, at about 2 in the morning a homeowner on the 7700 block of Pyrenees Lane, near Blue Diamond Road, awoke to the sound of glass breaking and retrieved a handgun.

He fired several shots at a male intruder, striking him twice.

The intruder fled before officers arrived. University Medical Center later reported to police that a person with two gunshot wounds had arrived at its emergency room. (An investigative clue!)

His injuries were not considered life-threatening, according to LVMPD spokeswoman Laura Meltzer. The juvenile suspect will be charged with conspiracy to commit home invasion in connection to the incident.


Having a firearm along with the will and skill to use it saves the day again.

The details as to the distance, warnings or the invader being armed are under investigation. Without additional details, when you find an intruder in your home at 2 in the morning, is it reasonable for the residents to assume they are in physical danger?

Yes it is! Las Vegas is currently suffering through a period of frequent home invasion rapes, beatings and murders.

If warnings were given and ignored, that will certainly add to the justification of gunfire and so should be used when possible. (From hard cover of course!)

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.

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Dave from San Antonio

Just remember one thing. IF you ever shoot someone in self defense and they die…when asked…and you WILL be…never ever say you shot to kill…only that you shot to stop the perp. It’s a tactic used by the police and the DA so they can level a more serious charge against you.


Glad the good guy came out ahead!

Greg Tag

I don’t know about Nevada statute, but in Texas, a householder may reasonably assume that a burglar/ home invader is armed. The mere act of entry or attempted entry triggers that presumption-they are not elves delivering magically delicious cookies. No warning , verbal challenge or inquiry is required by law. Obviously , the 4th Rule, namely “Make sure of your target and what is beyond” still applies , but if you have clearly identified Mongo as someone who should not be in your house, that’s all you need. Burglary/ home invasion is a dangerous trade


Yep the same goes in Wisconsin, and the same goes for your car and place of business, and the way Gov, Scott Walker, has our gun laws written, the perpetrator of his/her relatives, have no grounds in which to sue. I personally would like the entire country to know, just how wonderful it is to have a Governor such as Gov, Scott Walker, he has changed Wisconsin, from a Blue to a Red state, and these simple-minded liberals, hate him with a passion, as they do President Donald J. Trump, and yep “I VOTED FOR BOTH OF THEM ” and… Read more »

VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

“Are you happy, are you satisfied How long can you stand the heat Out of the doorway the bullets rip To the sound of the beat Another one bites the dust Another one bites the dust And another one gone, and another one gone Another one bites the dust Hey, I’m gonna get you too Another one bites the dust Another one bites the dust Another one bites the dust Another one bites the dust Another one bites the dust There are plenty of ways you can hurt a man And bring him to the ground You can beat him… Read more »

Wild Bill

@VE, They just don’t write ’em like they used to!